1933 – Yoko Ono the Japanese-American singer-songwriter was born on the 18th February 1933.
1947 ~ Dennis DeYoung the American singer, songwriter, musician and founding member of STYX was born on the 18th February 1947. Dennis DeYoung was the lead vocalist and keyboardist in Styx from 1961 to 1999, and wrote many Styx songs such as the 1980 hit song Babe . YouTube video: Styx ~ Babe (1979) ~ Number 1 in the US and Canada, number 3 in Australia and New Zealand, and number 6 in the UK (written by Dennis DeYoung)…
1950 – Cybill Shepherd the American actress and singer was born on the 18th February 1950.
1952 – Juice Newton the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 18th February 1952.
1954 – John Travolta the American actor, singer, and producer was born on the 18th February 1954.
1963 – Michael Jordan the American basketball player and actor was born on the 17th February 1963.
1965 – The Ranger 8 probe was launched on its mission to photograph the Mare Tranquillitatis region of the Moon on the 17th February 1965, in preparation for the manned Apollo missions. Mare Tranquillitatis aka Sea of Tranquility became the site chosen for the Apollo 11 lunar landing.
1971 – Denise Richards the American model and actress was born on the 17th February 1971.
1981 – Paris Hilton the American model, actress and singer was born on the 17th February 1981.
1991 – Ed Sheeran the English singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 17th February 1991.
2008 – Kosovo declared independence on the 17th February 2008.
2010 ~ Ruby Hunter the Australian singer and songwriter died on the 17th February 2010, aged 54 (born 31st October 1955). Ruby Hunter was a member of the Ngarrindjeri nation of Aboriginal tribes, and often performed with her partner Archie Roach, whom both met as homeless teenagers. Ruby was forcibly taken from her family at the age of 8 as part of the Stolen Generation. Ruby Hunter received two ARIA Award nominations, for Best Indigenous Release for Thoughts Within (1995), and Best Blues & Roots Album for Feeling Good (2000).
1948 – Art Spiegelman the American cartoonist was born on the 15th February 1948.
1951 – Jane Seymour the English actress was born on the 15th February 1951.
1954 – Matt Groening the American cartoonist, screenwriter, producer and author was born on the 15th February 1954. Matt Groening created the comic strip Life in Hell (1977–2012) as well as 2 successful television series The Simpsons and Futurama.
2003 – Protests against the Iraq war took place in over 600 cities worldwide on the 15th February 2003. It was estimated that between 8 million to 30 million people participated, making this the largest peace demonstration in history.
1502 – Vasco da Gama set sail from Lisbon, Portugal on the 12th February 1502, on his second voyage to India.
1541 ~ Santiago, Chile was founded on the 12th February 1541, by Pedro de Valdivia. Santiago is the largest city and capital of Chile, with a population of 7 million.
1951 ~ Cory Lerios the American pianist, voclist and founding members of the platinum-record selling band Pablo Cruise was born on the 12th February 1951. For the past 30 years Cory Lerios has scored music for film and television. Pablo Cruise performing their No.6 hit single Love Will Find A Way from their most successful album Worlds Away in 1978. This YouTube video is from the ‘It’s Good To Be Live’ CD/DVD greatest hits, which are the first new recordings from Pablo Cruise in over 25 years, recorded at a concert in Northern California by the 3 original founding members of the band: David Jenkins (guitar/vocals), Cory Lerios (piano/keyboards/vocals) and Steve Price (drums), along with Larry Antonino (Jeff Beck, Air Supply, Kenny Loggins) on bass/vocals.
1953 ~ Joanna Kerns the American actress and director best known as Maggie Seaver on Growing Pains was born in San Francisco, California on the 12th February 1953.
1959 – Sigrid Thornton the Australian actress was born on the 12th February 1959.
1959 – Deborah Meaden the English businesswoman was born on the 11th February 1959.
1962 – Sheryl Crow the American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress was born on the 11th February 1962.
1969 ~ Alex Papps the Greek-born Australian actor and television host was born on the 11th February 1969.
1971 – 87 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union, signed the Seabed Arms Control Treaty on the 11th February 1971, outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters.
1974 – Alex Jones the American radio host and author was born on the 11th February 1974.
1944 – Derryn Hinch, Australian radio and television host was born on the 9th February 1944.
1945 – Mia Farrow the American actress and singer was born on the 9th February 1945.
1954 ~ Chris Gardner the American entrepreneur, investor, stockbroker, motivational speaker, author and philanthropist was born Christopher Paul Gardner on the 9th February 1954. Chris Gardner struggled with homelessness while raising his toddler son, Christopher Jr. in the early 1980s. Chris Gardner’s book of memoirs, The Pursuit of Happyness was published in 2006, along with the 2006 movie The Pursuit of Happynessstarring Will Smith as Chris. In 2012 Chris Gardner became CEO of his own stockbrokerage firm, Gardner Rich & Co in Chicago, Illinois, where he lives when he’s not living in Toronto. YouTube video: The Pursuit of Happyness Trailer…
1964 – The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on the 9th February 1964, performing before a record-busting audience of 73 million viewers.
1969 – First test flight of the Boeing 747 was on the 9th February 1969.