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Notable Birthdays for February 22

Those born on this date include:

- George Washington, war hero and first president of the United States, in 1732
- German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer in 1788
- Poet, diplomat and editor James Lowell in 1819
- Englishman Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout movement, and German physicist Heinrich Hertz, discoverer of radio waves, both in 1857
- Hall of Fame baseball umpire Bill Klem in 1874
- Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay in 1892
- Actor and TV producer Sheldon Leonard in 1907
- Robert Pershing Wadlow, at 8 ft. 11.1 inches tall, the tallest person in recorded history, in 1918
- Actors Robert Young in 1907, John Mills in 1908 and Paul Dooley in 1928 (age 85)
- Television announcer Don Pardo in 1918 (age 95)
- U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., in 1932
- Baseball Hall of Fame member George Sparky Anderson in 1934
- Filmmaker Jonathan Demme in 1944 (age 69)
- Basketball Hall of Fame member Julius Dr. J Erving and actor Julie Walters, both in 1950 (age 63)
- Golfer Vijay Singh in 1963 (age 50)
- And actors Kyle MacLachlan in 1959 (age 54), Rachel Dratch in 1966 (age 47), Jeri Ryan in 1968 (age 45) and Drew Barrymore in 1975 (age 38)
- Musician James Blunt in 1974 (age 39)
- And Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin in 1962.

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