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Notable Birthdays for February 12

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Those born on this date include:

- Puritan Cotton Mather in 1663
- French architect Etienne-Louis Boullee in 1728
- former first lady Louisa Adams in 1775
- Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States, in 1809
- biologist Charles Darwin in 1809
- labor leader John L. Lewis in 1880
- Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova in 1881
- German painter Max Beckmann in 1884
- U.S. Gen. Omar Bradley in 1893
- actor Lorne Greene in 1915
- Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli in 1923
- baseball player/sports commentator Joe Garagiola in 1926
- Charles Van Doren, subject of U.S. TV quiz scandals, in 1926
- former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., in 1930
- basketball Hall of Fame member Bill Russell in 1934 (age 86)
- actor Joe Don Baker in 1936 (age 84)
- author Judy Blume in 1938 (age 82)
- former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak in 1942 (age 78)
- actor Maud Adams in 1945 (age 75)
- actor Joanna Kerns in 1953 (age 67)
- former talk show host Arsenio Hall in 1956 (age 64)
- actor Lochlyn Munro in 1966 (age 54)
- actor Josh Brolin in 1968 (age 52)
- singer Chynna Phillips in 1968 (age 52)
- actor Jesse Spencer in 1979 (age 41)
- actor Christina Ricci in 1980 (age 40)
- rapper Gucci Mane, born Radric Delantic Davis, in 1980 (age 40)
- singer Elle Varner in 1989 (age 31).

 

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