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Notable Birthdays for February 7

Those born on this date include:

- English statesman and writer Thomas More in 1478
- Farm equipment manufacturer John Deere in 1804
- English novelist Charles Dickens in 1812
- Little House books author Laura Ingalls Wilder in 1867
- Novelist Sinclair Lewis in 1885
- Ragtime composer and pianist Eubie Blake in 1887
- Buster Crabbe, actor (Flash Gordon) and Olympic swimming gold medalist, in 1908
- Writer Gay Talese in 1932
- Actors Pete Postlethwaite in 1946, Miguel Ferrer in 1955 (age 58), James Spader in 1960 (age 53), Eddie Izzard in 1962 (age 51) and Ashton Kutcher in 1978 (age 35)
- Comedian Emo Philips in 1956 (age 57)
- Country singer Garth Brooks in 1962 (age 51)
- And comedian Chris Rock in 1966 (age 47).

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