February 20th - Happy B-Day!

1844 - Joshua Slocum, Canadian seaman and adventurer (d. 1909)
1899 - Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, LI NY, founder (Pan Am Airways)
1904 - Aleksei N Kosygin, Soviet premier (1964-80)
1916 - Jackie Gleason, Bkln NY, comedian (Ralph Kramden-Honeymooners)
1924 - Sidney Poitier, actor (In The Heat of the Night)
1925 - Robert Altman, Kansas City MO, director (Nashville, M*A*S*H)
1927 - Roy Cohn, lawyer, "grand inquisitor" (for Sen Joseph McCarthy)
1934 - Bobby Unser, auto racer (1968, 75, 81 Indianapolis 500)
1942 - Phil Esposito, NHL center/GM (Bruins, Rangers)
1943 - Aleksandr Pavlovich Alexandrov, Russian, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-9, TM-3)
1949 - Ivana Trump, Gottwaldov Cz, ex-wife of Donald Trump
1954 - Patty Hearst Shaw, SF, famous kidnap hostage
1955 - Kelsey Grammer, Virgin Islands, actor (Fraiser Crane-Cheers/Fraiser)
1958 - Carol Ficatier, Auscene France, playmate (December, 1985)
1959 - Joel Rifkind, NY serial killer
1963 - Charles Barkley, NBA forward (Phila, Phx, Hou, Oly-gold-96)
1963 - William Baldwin, NY, actor (Backdraft, Sliver, Flatliners)
1964 - French Stewart, NM, actor (Harry Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun)
1966 - Cindy Crawford, Dekalb Ill, super model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)
1967 - Kurt Cobain, rock vocalist (Nirvana)
1967 - Rebekka Lynn Armstrong, Bakersfield Ca, playmate (Sep, 1986)
1977 - Stephon Marbury, NBA guard (Minn, NJ, Phx, NYK, Bos)
1977 - Veronica Ledesma, Miss Universe-Argentina (1996)
1988 - Rihanna, Barbadian singer/Chris Brown punching bag