The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

February 29th famous birthdays

Aileen Wuornos

Aileen Wuornos (1956 - 2002)

American serial killer

Ja Rule

Ja Rule (45)

American rapper and actor

Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins (61)

American motivational speaker and author

Edward Avila

Edward Avila (29)

American YouTube star

Giovanni Rivera

Giovanni Rivera (25)

American internet star

Dinah Shore

Dinah Shore (1916 - 1994)

American singer and actress

Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina (1944 - 2013)

American police officer and actor

Mark Foster

Mark Foster (37)

American singer

Mohamed Bouazizi

Mohamed Bouazizi (1984 - 2011)

Tunisian street vendor and activist

Tempest Storm

Tempest Storm (1928 - 2021)

American performer

Simon Gagne

Simon Gagne (41)

Ice hockey player

Antonio Sabato Jr.

Antonio Sabato Jr. (49)

Italian-American actor and politician

Peter Scanavino

Peter Scanavino (41)

American actor

Korede Bello

Korede Bello (25)

Nigerian singer

Joss Ackland

Joss Ackland (93)

English actor

Pedro Sánchez

Pedro Sánchez (49)

Spanish politician

Kori Sampson

Kori Sampson (25)

English reality star and model

Sierra Idrees

Sierra Idrees (1)

Daughter of Sham Idrees

Benedikt Höwedes

Benedikt Höwedes (33)

German footballer

Ferrán Torres

Ferrán Torres (21)

Spanish soccer player

Herman Hollerith

Herman Hollerith (1860 - 1929)

American statistician

Monte Kiffin

Monte Kiffin (81)

Player of American and Canadian football

Ken Foree

Ken Foree (73)

American actor

Balthus

Balthus (1908 - 2001)

French-Polish painter

Danielle Aaliyah

Danielle Aaliyah (33)

American YouTube star

Henri Richard

Henri Richard (1936 - 2020)

Canadian ice hockey player

Jimmy Dorsey

Jimmy Dorsey (1904 - 1957)

Bandleader, musician, composer

Jessie Usher

Jessie Usher (29)

American actor

Taylor Twellman

Taylor Twellman (41)

American soccer player

Cullen Jones

Cullen Jones (37)

American college swimmer, international swimmer, Olympic gold medalist

Michèle Morgan

Michèle Morgan (1920 - 2016)

French-American actress

Mervyn Warren

Mervyn Warren (57)

American singer

Gérard Darmon

Gérard Darmon (73)

French-Moroccan actor and singer

Pepper Martin

Pepper Martin (1904 - 1965)

Major League Baseball player

Jack Lousma

Jack Lousma (85)

American astronaut

Frank Woodley

Frank Woodley (53)

Australian comedian

Adam Sinclair

Adam Sinclair (37)

Indian field hockey player

Cam Ward

Cam Ward (37)

Canadian ice hockey player

Lena Raine

Lena Raine (37)

American composer and music producer

Eric Kendricks

Eric Kendricks (29)

American football player

Joey Greco

Joey Greco (49)

American actor

Ben Hampton

Ben Hampton (29)

Australian rugby player

On this day

February 29 in History

  • 1836

    February 29, 1836:

    “Les Huguenots” by German composer Giacomo Meyerbeer premieres in Paris.

  • 1940

    February 29, 1940:

    Actress Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African-American to be presented with an Oscar for her role in the 1939 film, “Gone with the Wind”.

  • 1960

    February 29, 1960:

    The Agadir earthquake hits close to the city of Agadir in Morocco.

  • February 29, 1960:

    The first Playboy Club opens in Chicago with waitresses known as bunnies.

  • 1968

    February 29, 1968:

    The Beatles receive a Grammy Award for “Best Album” for their eighth studio album, "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".

  • 1980

    February 29, 1980:

    Michael Bracey, an Englishman, is finally rescued after being trapped in an elevator for 59 hours and 55 minutes.

  • February 29, 1980:

    Canadian hockey star Gordie Howe scores his 800th goal in the NHL, making him the first player in the sport’s history to achieve this score.

  • February 29, 1980:

    The glasses of rock and roll musician, Buddy Holly, who died in a plane crash in 1959, resurface in Mason City, Iowa.

  • 1992

    February 29, 1992:

    The Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina organizes a referendum to vote on being independent from Serbia.

  • 2000

    February 29, 2000: Eric Clapton is slapped with a six-month ban from driving after he is found guilty of over-speeding.
  • 2004

    February 29, 2004:

    “The Lord of the Rings” film series’ final instalment, “The Return of the King” wins 11 awards at the Academy Awards.