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Notable Birthdays for February 28

Those born on this day include:

- French essayist Michel de Montaigne in 1533
- Journalist and screenwriter Ben Hecht in 1894
- Chemist and physicist Linus Pauling, twice winner of the Nobel Prize (Peace and Chemistry), in 1901
- Movie director Vincente Minnelli in 1903
- Cartoonist Milton Caniff (Terry and the Pirates, Steve Canyon) in 1907
- Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, in 1926
- Actors Billie Bird in 1908, Zero Mostel in 1915, Charles Durning in 1923 and Gavin MacLeod in 1931 (age 82)
- Architect Frank Gehry in 1929 (age 84)
- Dancer Tommy Tune in 1939 (age 74)
- Hall of fame college basketball coach Dean Smith in 1931 (age 82)
- Former race car driver Mario Andretti in 1940 (age 73)
- Rolling Stones member Brian Jones in 1942
- Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu in 1948 (age 65)
- Actors Bernadette Peters and Mercedes Ruehl both in 1948 (age 65), John Turturro in 1957 (age 56), Rae Dawn Chong in 1961 (age 52) and Robert Sean Leonard in 1969 (age 44)
- Newspaper columnist and Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman in 1953 (age 60)
- Comedian Gilbert Gottfried in 1955 (age 58)
- And hockey player Eric Lindros in 1973 (age 40).

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