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Notable Birthdays for February 22

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Those born on this date include:

- George Washington, first president of the United States, in 1732
- German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer in 1788
- Englishman Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout movement, in 1857
- German physicist Heinrich Hertz, discoverer of radio waves, in 1857
- poet Edna St. Vincent Millay in 1892
- actor/TV producer Sheldon Leonard in 1907
- actor Robert Young in 1907
- television announcer Don Pardo in 1918
- actor Paul Dooley in 1928 (age 93)
- U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., in 1932
- filmmaker Jonathan Demme in 1944
- author Richard North Patterson in 1947 (age 74)
- three-time Formula 1 driving champion Niki Lauda in 1949
- basketball Hall of Fame member Julius Dr. J Erving in 1950 (age 71)
- actor Julie Walters in 1950 (age 71)
- Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin in 1962
- golfer Vijay Singh in 1963 (age 58)
- actor Kyle MacLachlan in 1959 (age 62)
- actor Rachel Dratch in 1966 (age 55)
- actor Jeri Ryan in 1968 (age 53)
- singer/songwriter James Blunt in 1974 (age 47)
- actor Drew Barrymore in 1975 (age 46)
- actor Zach Roerig in 1985 (age 36).

 

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