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Notable Birthdays for February 5

Those born on this date include:

- Former British Prime Minister Robert Peel, founder of the London Police Force, in 1788
- Evangelist Dwight Moody in 1837
- Scotsman John Dunlop, inventor of the pneumatic tire, in 1840
- Outlaw Belle Starr in 1848
- French automotive pioneer Andre Citoen in 1878
- French aviation pioneer Gabriel Voisin in 1880
- U.S. statesman Adlai E. Stevenson in 1900
- Actor John Carradine in 1906
- Novelist William Burroughs in 1914
- Comedian/actor Red Buttons in 1919
- Author Rev. Andrew Greeley in 1928 (age 85)
- Baseball Hall of Fame member Henry Aaron and hockey commentator Don Cherry both in 1934 (age 79)
- Financial writer Jane Bryant Quinn in 1939 (age 74)
- Heisman Trophy winner and football Hall of Fame member Roger Staubach in 1942 (age 71)
- Film director Michael Mann in 1943 (age 70)
- Musician Al Kooper in 1944 (age 69)
- Race car driver Darrell Waltrip in 1947 (age 66)
- Writer/comedian Christopher Guest and actor Barbara Hershey, both in 1948 (age 65)
- Actors Tim Meadows in 1961 (age 52), Jennifer Jason Leigh in 1962 (age 51) and Laura Linney in 1964 (age 49)
- Singer Bobby Brown in 1969 (age 44)
- And Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo in 1985 (age 28).

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