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Notable Birthdays for February 21

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Those born on this date include:

- Mexican revolutionary/military commander Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna (conqueror of the Alamo) in 1794
- Roman Catholic Cardinal John Henry Newman in 1801
- classical guitarist Andres Segovia in 1893
- writer Anais Nin in 1903
- poet/author W.H. Auden in 1907
- humorist Erma Bombeck in 1927
- singer Nina Simone in 1933
- actor Rue McClanahan in 1934
- King Harald V of Norway in 1937 (age 84)
- actor Gary Lockwood in 1937 (age 84)
- civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., in 1940
- film/record executive David Geffen in 1943 (age 78)
- actor Tyne Daly in 1946 (age 75)
- Tricia Nixon Cox, daughter of former U.S. President Richard Nixon, in 1946 (age 75)
- actor Anthony Daniels in 1946 (age 75)
- actor Alan Rickman in 1946
- author Jeffrey Shaara in 1952 (age 69)
- actor Kelsey Grammer in 1955 (age 66)
- singer Mary Chapin Carpenter in 1958 (age 63)
- actor Christopher Atkins in 1961 (age 60)
- author David Foster Wallace in 1962
- actor William Baldwin in 1963 (age 58)
- filmmaker Jordan Peele in 1979 (age 42)
- actor Jennifer Love Hewitt in 1979 (age 42)
- singer Charlotte Church in 1986 (age 35)
- actor Elliot Page in 1987 (age 34)
- actor Ashley Greene in 1987 (age 34)
- actor Corbin Bleu in 1989 (age 32)
- actor Joe Alwyn in 1991 (age 30)
- actor Hayley Orrantia in 1994 (age 27)
- actor Sophie Turner in 1996 (age 25).

 

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