1741 – Henry Fuseli the Swiss painter was born on the 7th February 1741 (died 1825).
1804 – John Deere the American businessman and founder of Deere & Company was born on the 7th February 1804 (died 1886).
1867 – Laura Ingalls Wilder the American author was born on the 7th February 1867 (died 1957).
1870 – Alfred Adler the Austrian psychologist was born on the 7th February 1870 (died 1937).
1906 – Oleg Antonov the Soviet aircraft designer and founder of the Antonov Aircraft Company was born on the 7th February 1906 (died 1984).
1909 – Wilhelm Freddie the Danish painter was born on the 7th February 1909 (died 1995).
1912 – Russell Drysdale the Australian painter was born on the 7th February 1912 (died 1981).
1918 – Markey Robinson the Irish painter was born on the 7th February 1918 (died 1999).
1920 – An Wang the Chinese-American engineer, businessman and founder of Wang Laboratories was born on the 7th February 1920 (died 1990).
1923 – Martha Holmes the American photographer was born on the 7th February 1923 (died 2006).
1935 – Monopoly the classic board game was invented on the 7th February 1935.
1940 – The second full length animated Walt Disney film, Pinocchio, premiered on the 7th February 1940.
1948 – Neil Harvey became the youngest Australian to score a century in Test cricket on the 7th February 1948.
1948 – Jimmy Greenspoon the American keyboard player from Three Dog Night was born on the 7th February 1948.
1949 – Joe English the American drummer from Wings was born on the 7th February 1949.
1960 – James Spader the American actor was born on the 7th February 1960. James Spader is best known for his movie roles in Pretty in Pink, Less Than Zero, Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Crash, Stargate, Secretary, Lincoln and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. He’s best known for his television roles in The Practice, Boston Legal, The Office and as Raymond Reddington in The Blacklist.
1962 – Garth Brooks the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 7th February 1962.
1962 – Eddie Izzard the Yemeni-English actor and comedian was born on the 7th February 1962.
1964 – The Beatles first arrived in the United States on the 7th February 1964. Their performance on The Ed Sullivan Show 2 days later would marked the beginning of the British Invasion.
1965 – Chris Rock the American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer was born on the 7th February 1965.
1974 – Grenada gained independence from the United Kingdom on the 7th February 1974.
1974 – Danny Goffey the English drummer from Supergrass was born on the 7th February 1974.
1975 – Wes Borland the American guitarist from Limp Bizkit was born on the 7th February 1975.
1978 – Ashton Kutcher the American model, actor, and producer was born on the 7th February 1978.
1979 – Pluto moved inside Neptune‘s orbit on the 7th February 1979, for the first time since either was discovered.
1984 – Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B Mission – Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart made the 1st untethered space walk on the 7th February 1984, using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU).
2009 – Bushfires in Victoria on the 7th February 2009, left 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia’s history.
2013 ~ Australian sport’s “blackest day” was on the 7th February 2013, when a devastating report from the Australian Crime Commission found that drugs were being supplied in Australia by organised crime figures who had infiltrated every level of Australian sport.