Famous People Born On February 12th

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Abraham Lincoln
(16th President of the United States (1861-1865))
Abraham Lincoln
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Birth Year: 1809
Birthplace: Larue County, Kentucky, United States
Died: April 15, 1865

A self-educated lawyer, Abraham Lincoln rose from modest background to become one of the greatest presidents of America. The 16th president of the country, who is also known as Honest Abe and the Great Emancipator, played a crucial role in establishing a truly democratic government, abolished slavery, modernised economy and led the country during the American Civil War.

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Charles Darwin
(Naturalist known for His Contributions to Evolutionary Biology)
Charles Darwin
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Birth Year: 1809
Birthplace: The Mount House, Shrewsbury, England
Died: April 19, 1882

Widely regarded as one of the most influential personalities in the history of mankind, Charles Darwin was an English biologist, naturalist, and geologist. He is credited with publishing the Theory of Evolution, which explains the evolution of life from a unicellular organism to human beings. A prolific writer, Charles Darwin also wrote important books on plants and barnacles.

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Bill Russell
(Regarded as One of the Greatest Basketball Players Ever)
Bill Russell
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Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: West Monroe, Louisiana, United States
Died: July 31, 2022

Bill Russell was an American retired professional basketball player. Widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players ever, Russell led the US national basketball team to victory and helped his team win an Olympic gold at the 1956 Summer Olympics. Also known for his accomplishments in the civil rights movement, Russell was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.

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Christina Ricci
(American Actress Known for Playing Unusual Characters With a Dark Edge)
Christina Ricci
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Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

Christina Ricci's name is synonymous with the character, Wednesday Addams,, thanks to her wonderful portrayal of the iconic character in the movie The Addams Family. She then became a teen icon before graduating to adult-oriented roles. Apart from being an actress, Christina Ricci also serves as the national spokesperson for a nonprofit anti-sexual assault organization called Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).

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Gucci Mane
(Rapper, Hip Hop Singer)
Gucci Mane
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Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, United States
Hip-hop and trap sensation Gucci Mane has made waves with tracks such as Gucci Time and Wasted. The “avatar of East Atlanta,” he has had multiple brushes with the law. He owns a label and has also written an autobiography. He has also promoted the Gucci Cruise 2020 Campaign.
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Josh Brolin
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Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

Mainly known for portraying villainous roles, Josh Brolin has worked with a number of big directors like Woody Allen, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino and Oliver Stone. No Country for Old Men, Milk, Gangster Squad, W and Deadpool 2 are some of his notable movies. The role of the warlord Thanos in the Avengers film series made him an international star.

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Michael McDonald
(Singer-Songwriter)
Michael McDonald
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Birth Year: 1952
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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Lorne Greene
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Birth Year: 1915
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
Died: September 11, 1987

Canadian actor, radio personality, and singer, Lorne Greene, is remembered for his appearance in the original science-fiction TV series, Battlestar Galactica. As a young man, he studied to become a chemical engineer. However, he quit engineering for a career in entertainment. He was successful both as a radio personality and an actor in a career spanning almost five decades.

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Robert Griffin III
(American Football Player)
Robert Griffin III
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Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Okinawa, Japan

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Robert Lee Griffin III, also known as RG3 or RGIII, has also played for the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Browns. Named the 2012 NFL Rookie of the Year, he was also part of the 2013 Pro Bowl. Much of his career has been plagued with injuries.

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Tara Strong
(Voice Actor)
Tara Strong
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Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tara Strong has voiced countless animated characters, such as Dil Pickles in Rugrats, Bubbles in The Powerpuff Girls, and Twilight Sparkle in My Little Pony. She has also voiced for video games such as Mortal Kombat X. She now runs VoiceStarz, a company that helps people build careers in voice-acting.
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Mike Posner
(Singer-songwriter, Record Producer)
Mike Posner
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
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Park Bo-young
(South Korean Actress)
Park Bo-young
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Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Jeungpyeong County, South Korea

South Korean actress, Park Bo-young, is best known for her roles in the movies A Werewolf Boy and On Your Wedding Day. Active in the entertainment scene since 2006, she made her debut with a TV series. A teenager at the time, she then proceeded to appear in several acclaimed movies and TV shows to become a much sought-after actress.

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Jesse Spencer
(Actor role in Neighbours (1994–2000, 2005)House (2004–2012), Chicago Fire (2012–2021))
Jesse Spencer
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Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Australian actor and singer Jesse Spencer is best known to fans as Dr. Robert Chase from House and as Billy Kennedy from Neighbours. Though born into a family of medical professionals, Spencer showed an early interest in music, excelling in the violin, and often plays at charity events these days.

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Omar Bradley
(1st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1949-53))
Omar Bradley
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Birth Year: 1893
Birthplace: Clark, Missouri, United States
Died: April 8, 1981
John Michael Higgins
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Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
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Birth Year: 1884
Birthplace: New York City
Died: February 20, 1980
Author and socialite Alice Roosevelt Longworth was the eldest child of American president Theodore Roosevelt, and his only child with his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee. Though Alice was married to Republican leader Nicholas Longworth III, she had a child through an affair with Senator William Edgar Borah. 
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Ray Manzarek
(Keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, an iconic rock band that was prevalent from 1965 until 1973.)
Ray Manzarek
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Birth Year: 1939
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 20, 2013
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DeMarco Murray
(American Football player)
DeMarco Murray
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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Dayanand Saraswati
(Philosopher)
Dayanand Saraswati
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Birth Year: 1824
Birthplace: Tankara, India
Died: October 30, 1883

Dayananda Saraswati was an Indian social leader and philosopher. He is credited with founding an influential Hindu reform movement known as Arya Samaj. He is also credited with popularizing the term Swaraj which was used as a powerful tool by leaders like Lokmanya Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi during India’s freedom struggle. Saraswati influenced people like Bhagat Singh and Madam Cama.

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Arsenio Hall
(Comedian)
Arsenio Hall
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Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Chris McCandless
(American Adventurer Who Led a Nomadic Lifestyle and Trekked and Lived Alone through the Alaskan Wilderness)
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Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States
Died: August 18, 1992

Chris McCandless, also known as Alexander Supertramp, was made famous by Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild, which was later made into a movie. The adventurer had hitchhiked through Alaska, and later took shelter in an abandoned bus, where he eventually died of starvation and poisoning, cut off from civilization.

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Anna Pavlova
(Russian Ballerina and One of the Most-Celebrated Ballet Dancer of Her Time)
Anna Pavlova
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Birth Year: 1881
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: January 23, 1931

One of the first ballerinas to travel extensively around the world, Anna Pavlova had first gained an interest in the dance form after watching an adaptation of The Sleeping Beauty. She initially gained fame dancing with Mikhail Mordkin and later made waves with her iconic role in The Dying Swan.

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Judy Blume
(Writer, novelist, children's writer)
Judy Blume
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Birth Year: 1938
Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
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Joe Don Baker
(Character Actor)
Joe Don Baker
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Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: Groesbeck, Texas, United States

Joe Don Baker is an American actor known for playing action-packed roles in films like Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Wild Rovers, Charley Varrick, and Walking Tall. For his performance in the TV  series Edge of Darkness, Baker received a British Academy Television Award nomination. He has also played interesting roles in a couple of James Bond films.

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Lochlyn Munro
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Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Lac la Hache, Canada

Lochlyn Munro is a Canadian actor known for playing important roles in films like A Night at the Roxbury, Freddy vs. Jason, Scary Movie, and White Chicks. Munro is also known for his work on TV, appearing in series, such as Northwood, Charmed, and Riverdale.

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Jennifer Stone
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Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Arlington, Texas, USA
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Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor
(Holy Roman Emperor (1792-1806))
Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor
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Birth Year: 1768
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: March 2, 1835
Francis II reigned as the last Holy Roman Emperor, from 1792 to 1806, and as the Emperor of Austria (as Francis I), from 1804 to 1835. Francis II fought against Napoleonic France in the Napoleonic Wars and lost at Austerlitz. Eventually, his daughter Marie Louise was married off to Napoleon.
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Simon MacCorkindale
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Birth Year: 1952
Birthplace: Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: October 14, 2010

Simon MacCorkindale was a British actor, writer, and filmmaker. Although he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his father to become an officer with the Royal Air Force, MacCorkindale had to pursue a theatre career due to poor eyesight. As it turned out, poor eyesight was a blessing in disguise as he became a prominent film and TV personality.  

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Larry Nance
(Basketball player)
Larry Nance
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Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Anderson, South Carolina, United States
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Nicolás Otamendi
(Association football player)
Nicolás Otamendi
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Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Nicolás Otamendi is an Argentine football player best known for helping his national team win the 2021 Copa América in Brazil. He has also represented Argentina at two FIFA World Cups. Nicolás Otamendi has also helped Manchester City win two Premier League titles and one FA Cup. He has also won three successive Primeira Liga with Porto.

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Sarah Lancaster
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Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Overland Park, Kansas, USA
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Forrest Tucker
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Birth Year: 1919
Birthplace: Plainfield, Indiana, United States
Died: October 25, 1986
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Brad Keselowski
(NASCAR team owner, Racecar driver)
Brad Keselowski
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Rochester Hills

NASCAR Cup Series racing driver Brad Keselowski, the son of former race driver Bob Keselowski, once also owned Brad Keselowski Racing. His non-profit Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation, which he runs with his wife, funds organization to help with the treatments of war veterans and first responders.

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Tanaya Beatty
(Actress)
Tanaya Beatty
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Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Tanaya Beatty is a Canadian actress known for playing important roles in TV series like True Justice, Arctic Air, and The Night Shift. Apart from being an actress, Beatty has also exhibited an interest in social work; she has received a certificate from a program concerning social work.

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Katherine Barrell
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Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Silvia Saint
(Czech Former Porn Star)
Silvia Saint
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Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Kyjov, Czechia

Silvia Saint is a Czech former pornographic actress who appeared in over 300 pornographic films. She achieved popularity in 1996 when she was named Penthouse Pet of the Year in the magazine's Czech edition. As a pornographic actress, Silvia Saint won many awards, including an AVN Award. In 2012, she was made an inductee of the AVN Hall of Fame.

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Gary Mehigan
(Chef, Restaurateur)
Gary Mehigan
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Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Hayling Island, Hampshire, England

Born in England, Gary Mehigan, celebrated chef and restaurateur, received his initial training in prominent London hotels before moving to Melbourne, Australia. After heading several well-known restaurants there, he opened his own establishment and currently co-owns The Boathouse, located in Moonee Ponds. Concurrently, he can also be seen on televisions productions like MasterChef Australia and Far Flung with Gary Mehigan.

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Paul Shenar
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Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: October 11, 1989
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Joanna Kerns
(Actress)
Joanna Kerns
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Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
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Annette Crosbie
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Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: Gorebridge
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Steve Hackett
(Guitarist, Songwriter)
Steve Hackett
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Birth Year: 1950
Birthplace: London
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Franco Zeffirelli
(Film Director, Producer)
Franco Zeffirelli
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Birth Year: 1923
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: June 15, 2019

Franco Zeffirelli went from being a budding architect to a director after watching Laurence Olivier’s Henry V. Starting as a costume/set designer, he gradually deviated to making Shakespearean adaptations, earning an Academy Award nomination with Romeo and Juliet. The openly gay filmmaker was later accused of sexual assaulting two actors.

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Hussein Onn
(Former Prime Minister of Malaysia)
Hussein Onn
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Birth Year: 1922
Birthplace: Johor Bahru
Died: May 29, 1990

Former Malaysian prime minister Hussein Onn is remembered as the Father of Unity. Son of Malaysian freedom fighter Onn Jaafar, Hussein had been educated in Singapore and then been part of the Indian Army during World War II. He later stepped into politics with the UMNO.

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Arlen Specter
(United States Senator from Pennsylvania)
Arlen Specter
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Birth Year: 1930
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: October 14, 2012
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One Man Gang
(Professional wrestler)
One Man Gang
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Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
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Cliff Bleszinski
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Birth Year: 1975
Birthplace: North Andover
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Ron Lyle
(Boxer)
Ron Lyle
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Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: November 26, 2011
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Ushna Shah
(Pakistani Actress Known for Her TV Series 'Bashar Momin' and 'Alif Allah Aur Insaan')
Ushna Shah
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Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
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Sophie Fiennes
(Film director, Film producer)
Sophie Fiennes
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Birth Year: 1967
Birthplace: Ipswich
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Costa Gavras
(Film Director)
Costa Gavras
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Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: Iraia, Greece

Costa Gavras is a Greek-French screenwriter and filmmaker best known for making movies with social and political themes. His 1969 political thriller film Z, which earned him an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, was the first movie to receive nominations for both the Best Foreign Language Film and Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

Individuals born on February 12 fall under the sun sign Aquarius and are ruled by the Uranus. Aquarians are known as water bearers. Since water is associated with supporting human life, this sign is often attracted to humanitarian causes. Their lofty ideas make them idealistic and eccentric. They are individuals who think outside the box and walk the unbeaten path. In a negative light, they are viewed as detached and aloof. They don't make friends easily, but the friends they make remain close. Despite being associated with water, Aquarius is an air sign. Air sign individuals are known for pursuing intellectual pleasures and spiritual experiences.

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on February 12

Personality
Those born on February 12 have great mental capabilities. They are rational beings and may seem cold and unemotional to others. Despite their logical nature, Aquarians are open-minded; this makes them trendsetters, leaders and inventors. The downside to their personality is their impatience. Aquarians can be temperamental and opinionated. Although some people born on this day can be hard to get along with, many born under this sign are able to carry a conversation with ease.

Health
Individuals born on February 12 are prone to cramps and bad circulation if they don't maintain a healthy exercise routine. Due to bad circulation, varicose veins and hypertension are common. They can also suffer from anxiety disorders, most likely from carrying the world’s problems on their backs. The good news for these individuals is that they have naturally slender figures. However, their favorite foods tend to be high in starch, so they must watch their diet in order to maintain their figure.

Finance
Persons born on February 12 spend their money on artistic endeavors. Although intelligent, they are not natural at managing money. Due to their interest in humanitarian causes, they would rather give money away.

Career
Typical careers for February 12 natives are scientists and entrepreneurs. Anything in the spiritual realm also attracts them. They are stubborn when chasing their dreams, and most often have a specific occupation in mind to pursue.

Relationships, Marriage And Children
People born on this day are romantically attracted to partners who connect with them intellectually. A person informed about current events is irresistible to them. Due to their cool nature, a levelheaded partner is a turn on. They get along well with Aries, Gemini and Libra partners. Aquarians are naturally drawn to family life. They idealize their own family and truly believe that family comes first. Due to their open-mindedness, they are able to deal with children. They can understand how children think because they never really let go off their youthful idealism.

Lucky Colors: Turquoise
Lucky Numbers: 8, 20, 33
Lucky Days (of the week): Saturday, Thursday
Lucky Days (of the month): 3rd, 12th, 30th