Famous People Born On February 8th

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James Dean
(Actor)
James Dean
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Birth Year: 1931
Birthplace: Marion, Indiana, United States
Died: September 30, 1955

Best remembered for his role in the film, Rebel Without a Cause, actor James Dean was a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment. Despite having a difficult childhood, he was an exceptional student. He began acting as a young man and was quite successful. Sadly, he was killed in a car crash at the young age of 24.

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Klay Thompson
(American Professional Basketball Player Who Plays at the ‘Shooting Guard' Position)
Klay Thompson
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Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson has won three NBA championships with the team. The five-time NBA All-Star is the son of former basketball player Mychal Thompson. He and Stephen Curry were known as “the Splash Brothers” for setting an NBA record of combined three-pointers, in 2014.

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John Williams
(One of the Greatest Film Composers of All Time)
John Williams
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Birth Year: 1932
Birthplace: Floral Park, New York, United States

John Williams is an American composer, pianist, trombonist, and conductor. Widely considered the greatest film composer ever, John Williams has played a significant role in the American film industry by composing music for films, such as the Jurassic Park films, Star Wars saga, the Indiana Jones films, and Schindler's List. He has also influenced several other composers like Marcus Paus.

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Big Show
(Professional Wrestler and Commentator for Web TV Show ‘AEW Dark: Elevation’)
Big Show
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Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Aiken, South Carolina, United States

Big Show is a professional wrestler. Known for his large frame and athleticism, Show is one of the most popular WWE wrestlers of all time. He has won several world championships in WWE. Big Show's large frame is attributed to a condition called acromegaly, which he used to his advantage and established himself in the wrestling world.

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Mary Steenburgen
(Actress and Comedian Best Known for Her Films: ‘Goin' South’, ‘Melvin and Howard’ and ‘Ragtime’)
Mary Steenburgen
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Birth Year: 1953
Birthplace: Newport, Arkansas, United States

Mary Steenburgen is an American actress and musician. Also an active humanitarian, Steenburgen has been involved with several groups that work towards the welfare of people and the environment. In 2005, she inspired students at the Clinton School of Public Service with her lecture on students' role in public service.

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Bella Poarch
(TikTok Star, Singer)
Bella Poarch
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Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Philippines
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Bethany Hamilton
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Birth Year: 1990
Birthplace: Lihue

Bethany Hamilton is an American surfer. She serves as an inspiration to many surfers around the world as she returned to professional surfing even after surviving a shark attack in which she lost her left arm. Her 2004 autobiography, which narrates her experience, was adapted into a film titled Soul Surfer in which Bethany Hamilton was portrayed by AnnaSophia Robb.

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Gary Coleman
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Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Zion, Illinois, United States
Died: May 28, 2010
Gary Coleman, who topped VHI’s list of the 100 Greatest Kid Stars, was best known to fans as Arnold Jackson from the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes and for The Gary Coleman Show. A congenital kidney disease and hormonal issues led to his short 4’8” frame. He struggled with financial issues later.
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Jules Verne
(French Author Who Was One of the Pioneers of the Modern Science Fiction Genre)
Jules Verne
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Birth Year: 1828
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: March 24, 1905
French author Jules Verne, also known as the “Father of Science Fiction,” is best remembered for his legendary adventure novels Journey to the Center of the Earth, Around the World in Eighty Days, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. He also became the world’s second most-translated writer since 1979.
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Jack Lemmon
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: ‘Mister Roberts’, ‘Some Like It Hot’ and ‘Save the Tiger’)
Jack Lemmon
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Birth Year: 1925
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 27, 2001
John Lemmon is best remembered for his Academy Award-winning roles in Mister Roberts and Save the Tiger, and his Emmy-winning performance in Tuesdays with Morrie. His narration in Harry S Truman: A Journey to Independence earned him a Grammy nomination. He collaborated with Walter Matthau in many projects.
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Dmitri Mendeleev
(Inventor of Periodic Table)
Dmitri Mendeleev
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Birth Year: 1834
Birthplace: Tobolsk
Died: February 2, 1907
Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev created the Periodic Law and his version of the Periodic Table of Elements that revolutionized the field of chemistry. His table was independent of German chemist Julius Lothar Meyer’s version of the table. Mendeleev also assisted in the development of the first oil refinery in Russia.
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Lana Turner
(One of the Highest Paid Actresses in the United States During the 1940s)
Lana Turner
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Birth Year: 1921
Birthplace: Wallace, Idaho, United States
Died: June 29, 1995

Widely regarded as a legend of classical Hollywood cinema, Lana Turner was one of the most prominent and highest-paid actresses in the mid-1940s. Also considered a popular culture icon of Hollywood glamor, Turner also achieved success as a pin-up model. Her life and career have inspired several works across art, literature, music, and film. 

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Cecily Strong
(Actress)
Cecily Strong
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States

Cecily Strong is an American comedian and actress best known for her work in the popular sketch comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live. In 2015, she was part of the White House Correspondents' Association dinner where she was the featured entertainer; she took digs at the US Secret Service, news organizations, the state of Indiana, and President Barack Obama.

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Seth Green
(Best Known for his Portrayal of Scott Evil in the 'Austin Powers' Film Series)
Seth Green
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Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Overbrook Park, Pennsylvania, United States

Seth Green is a popular American actor and voice artist who is credited with co-creating the famous adult animated comedy TV series Robot Chicken for Adult Swim. As a voice actor, Seth Green has contributed immensely to the success of series, Family Guy.

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John Grisham
(American writer)
John Grisham
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Birth Year: 1955
Birthplace: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Criminal lawyer-turned-author John Grisham is known for his bestselling legal thrillers The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Rainmaker, and A Time to Kill. Nine of his novels have been made into films. He is one of three authors to have sold 2 million copies in his first printing.
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William Tecumseh Sherman
(Former Commanding General of the United States Army (1869 - 1883))
William Tecumseh Sherman
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Birth Year: 1820
Birthplace: Lancaster, Ohio, United States
Died: February 14, 1891
William Tecumseh Sherman served as the Union Army general during the American Civil War. He is best remembered for his “scorched earth” military policy and was known as "the first modern general.” His 1875 book Memoir, related his war experiences. He was associated with wildlife conservation in his later years.
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Kathryn Newton
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Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States
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Nick Nolte
(American Actor Best Known for His Films: ‘The Prince of Tides’, ‘Affliction’ and ‘Warrior')
Nick Nolte
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Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Nick Nolte, once a model, was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 1992. He is known for his Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated role in The Prince of Tides. Fans adored him as Kuiil in The Mandalorian and in the films Affliction and Warrior. He has struggled with substance abuse.

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Mary McCormack
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Birth Year: 1969
Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
Mary McCormack is best known as Justine Appleton from Murder One and as Kate Harper from The West Wing. Fans also loved her in the series In Plain Sight and The Kids Are Alright. She co-produced the show 25 Words or Less and appeared in films such as Deep Impact.
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Vince Neil
(The Lead Vocalist & Occasional Rhythm Guitarist of Heavy Metal Band 'Mötley Crüe')
Vince Neil
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Birth Year: 1961
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Vince Neil, lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, had a successful solo career too, with albums such as Tattoos & Tequila. He owns several businesses, including a tattoo parlor and a vineyard. He was imprisoned for vehicular manslaughter in the death of Hanoi Rocks drummer Razzle.

William Jackson Harper
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Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, U.S.
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John Ruskin
(Art Critic and Painter)
John Ruskin
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Birth Year: 1819
Birthplace: England
Died: January 20, 1900

The leading English art critic of the Victorian era, John Ruskin was a hugely influential figure in the latter half of the 19th century. Also a philosopher and prominent social thinker, he wrote on varied subjects like geology, architecture, education, botany, myth, ornithology, literature, and political economy. He founded the charitable trust Guild of St George.

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Kimbo Slice
(Bahamian-American Mixed Martial Artist Who Became Noted for ‘Mutual Combat Street Fights’ Which were Spread Across the Internet)
Kimbo Slice
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Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas
Died: June 6, 2016

Kimbo Slice, dubbed The King of the Web Brawlers by Rolling Stone, gained fame for his mutual combat street fights. He dabbled in MMA, boxing, and wrestling, eventually signing with EliteXC and competing in UFC. A little over a year after signing with Bellator MMA, he died of heart failure.

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Benigno Aquino III
(15th President of the Philippines)
Benigno Aquino III
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Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
Died: June 24, 2021
Benigno Aquino III, also known as PNoy, or Noynoy, was the president of the Philippines from 2010 to 2016. He has also chaired the Liberal Party. Son of Filipino politician Benigno S. Aquino, Jr., he was named to Time 100 in 2013. He has also faced legal charges for corruption.
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Creed Bratton
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Birth Year: 1943
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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Hristo Stoichkov
(Football Player)
Hristo Stoichkov
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Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Bulgarian footballer/coach Hristo Stoichkov’s temper and ugly fights with players have earned him nicknames such as The Raging Bull and The Dagger. The Ballon d'Or-winning player started his career at 11 with a local club. He then graduated to CSKA Sofia and Barcelona and was named to FIFA 100, too.
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Terry Melcher
(Record Producer and Singer-Songwriter Known for His Collaboration With the Rock Band 'The Byrds')
Terry Melcher
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Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 19, 2004

Terry Melcher was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. Melcher played a key role in shaping the California Sound and folk rock movements of the 1960s. He is also credited with forming the popular rock music duo Bruce & Terry along with Bruce Johnston. Melcher is also known for his association with The Byrds and Charles Manson.

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Alonzo Mourning
(Basketball player)
Alonzo Mourning
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Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Chesapeake, Virginia, USA
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Mohammad Azharuddin
(Former Indian International Cricketer and Former Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha (2009 - 2014))
Mohammad Azharuddin
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Birth Year: 1963
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Mohammad Azharuddin, also known as Azhar, was the captain of the Indian cricket team for much of the 1990s. He made headlines for his affair with actor-model Sangeeta Bijlani, which later culminated in marriage. He was later banned from cricket for match-fixing. He also became an Indian National Congress MP.
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Audrey Meadows
(American Actress Known for Her Role in the Sitcom 'The Honeymooners')
Audrey Meadows
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Birth Year: 1922
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: February 3, 1996

Audrey Meadows was an American actress best remembered for her portrayal of Alice Kramden in the popular television sitcom, The Honeymooners. Also a banker, Audrey Meadows was the first woman to serve as the director of the First National Bank of Denver, a position which she held for 11 years.

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Anderson Paak
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Oxnard, California, U.S.
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Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
(Known as one half of the former French house music duo Daft Punk, along with Thomas Bangalter)
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
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Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

French musician, singer-songwriter, record-producer, DJ, and film director Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo is one former half of the French electronic music duo Daft Punk that he formed with Thomas Bangalter. The duo achieved both critical and commercial success with albums like Discovery and RandomAccess Memories. Homem-Christo has also spawned works through the record label Crydamoure which he co-owns with Eric Chedeville.

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Tunku Abdul Rahman
(1st Prime Minister of Malaysia (1957-70))
Tunku Abdul Rahman
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Birth Year: 1903
Birthplace: Alor Setar, Malaysia
Died: December 6, 1990
Tunku Abdul Rahman was a Malaysian statesman who served as the first prime minister of Malaysia from 1957 to 1970. Before becoming the Malaysian prime minister, Tunku played an important role in the independence process that came to an end in 1957. Tunku Abdul Rahman is widely regarded as Malaysia's founding father for his role in the formation of Malaysia.
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Stephanie Courtney
(Known for Her Role as 'Flo' in the TV and Radio Commercials for 'Progressive Corporation')
Stephanie Courtney
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Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Stony Point, New York, United States
Stephanie Courtney is best known as Flo from the TV and radio commercials of Progressive Corporation. She was initially part of the improv and sketch-comedy group The Groundlings. Fans also loved her in Mad Men and Cavemen. She has also lent her voice to Tom Goes to the Mayor.
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Jaden Hossler
(TikTok Star)
Jaden Hossler
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Birth Year: 2001
Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Jagjit Singh
(Ghazal Singer)
Jagjit Singh
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Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Sri Ganganagar
Died: October 10, 2011

Jagjit Singh was an Indian singer, musician, and composer. Nicknamed King of Ghazals, Jagjit Singh is credited with reviving and popularizing an Indian classical art form called ghazal. Regarded as one of the most influential artists in India, Singh was honored with India's third-highest civilian award Padma Bhushan in 2003.  He was also honored with other awards like Lata Mangeshkar Samman.

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Anna Hutchison
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Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Best known for the New Zealand soap Shortland Street and the Australian series Underbelly, Anna Hutchison has also appeared in films such as Encounter. She was in the news for traveling with her 11-month-old daughter from Los Angeles to Auckland amid the COVID-19 pandemic to film A Love Yarn
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Dr Zakir Husain
(President of India (1967-69))
Dr Zakir Husain
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Birth Year: 1897
Birthplace: Hyderabad, India
Died: May 3, 1969

Dr. Zakir Husain was the third President of India and  was the first President to die in office . During his lifetime, he helped found the National Muslim University which was later renamed Jamia Millia Islamia. He was honored with India's highest civilian honor, the Bharat Ratna in 1963.

Constantine XI Palaiologos
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Birth Year: 1405
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: May 29, 1453
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Daniel Bernoulli
(Mathematician)
Daniel Bernoulli
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Birth Year: 1700
Birthplace: Groningen
Died: March 17, 1782

Daniel Bernoulli was a Swiss physicist and mathematician. Born into the popular Bernoulli family of mathematicians, Daniel Bernoulli is renowned for his applications of mathematical equations to mechanics. He is also remembered for his pioneering work in statistics and probability. In 2002, he was inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame.

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Roger Lloyd Pack
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Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: January 15, 2014
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Leighton Vander Esch
(American football player)
Leighton Vander Esch
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Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Riggins, Idaho, United States
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Joe Maddon
(Baseball manager)
Joe Maddon
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Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: West Hazleton, Pennsylvania, United States
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Mauricio Macri
(President of Argentina (2015-19))
Mauricio Macri
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Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Tandil, Argentina
Son of Italian-Argentine businessman Franco Macri, Mauricio Macri had been a Boca Juniors president before becoming the president of Argentina. Interestingly, he was once kidnapped by corrupt police officers and released only after his father paid a ransom worth $6 million, an event that led him to join politics.
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Ted Koppel
(Broadcast Journalist Best Known as the Anchor for 'Nightline')
Ted Koppel
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Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Nelson, Lancashire, England

Ted Koppel is an American broadcast journalist who contributed immensely to the success of the popular late-night television news program Nightline, working as its anchor from 1980 to 2005. Considered one of the most remarkable among the serious-minded interviewers on TV, Ted Koppel has won several prestigious awards, including 42 Emmy Awards and nine Overseas Press Club awards.

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Project Pat
(Rapper)
Project Pat
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Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
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Trinny Woodall
(TV Presenter)
Trinny Woodall
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Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England
Fashion and makeover expert Trinny Woodall, founder of the makeup brand Trinny London, began her career as a marketing expert and then wrote fashion columns for The Daily Telegraph. She has co-hosted What Not to Wear with Susannah Constantine, has co-written several bestselling fashion books, and launched a sleepwear line.
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Dan Seals
(Famous for His Hits 'I'd Really Love to See You Tonight', 'Nights Are Forever Without You')
Dan Seals
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Birth Year: 1948
Birthplace: McCamey, Texas, United States
Died: March 25, 2009
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Nam Woo-hyun
(Singer-songwriter)
Nam Woo-hyun
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Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
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Elizabeth Bishop
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Birth Year: 1911
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 6, 1979

People born on February 8 often encounter problems with their significant others and with those who are in close proximity to them. Anything can trigger an irritable behavior on their part. They have a well-developed psychic awareness, and as a result, they tend to value truthfulness and put a great emphasis on friendship.

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on February 8th

Personality
People who are born on February 8th usually have a pessimistic outlook towards life. They are convinced that they were not born with luck and feel that no matter how hard they try to succeed, nothing will turn out to be alright. Unfortunately, for many of them, their negative way of thinking hampers their opportunities for experiencing the positive things of life such as: having a steady job, a meaningful relationship, and overall feeling good about themselves. Luckily, there is a way to get out of this pessimistic outlook towards life by encouraging themselves to think more positively and have more hope. It is important for people born during February to recognize and embrace both positive and negative experiences that life brings with the purpose of strengthening them as individuals.

Health
Persons born on February 8 usually think in a dichotomous way and tend to take their health habits to the extreme. In order to stay healthy they often follow the most natural lifestyle possible. They usually exercise everyday or they may enroll in activities that include exercise such as, yoga, a gym membership, and sports related activities like basketball, soccer, or tennis. In addition to this, people born on this day take good care of their eating habits by choosing healthy foods that include fruits, vegetables, and lean meats.

Finance
Since money is important for maintaining a good status, people who are born on February 8 are great in managing their finances. They are usually good with executive abilities and managerial positions where great determination and leadership is needed. These individuals become recognized entrepreneurs who have the drive to lead an organization towards success.

Career
Difficulty in choosing a career path that will make them feel fulfilled is one of the challenges that people born on February 8 face. These individuals tend to be interested in careers that involve philosophy; this limits their possibilities of finding a job in the modern world.

Relationships, Marriage, and Children
These people commonly value their uniqueness and independence in life. Forming a family is very seldom part of their plans. This stems from harboring feelings of discontent with the way they were raised by their parents. As adults, they commonly feel emotionally disconnected from their family, and as a result, do not exhibit desires of having children of their own, until they find true meaning with their past. They feel that in order to form a family, they first need to find a solution to unresolved past issues with their families of origin.

Lucky Colors: Deep blue, Black
Lucky Numbers: 8, 17, 26, 35, 44, 53, 62, 71
Lucky Days (of the week): Saturday
Lucky Days (of the month): 1st, 8th