Famous People Born On February 29th

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Those born on February 29 are under the influence of the twelfth sun sign, Pisces. Ruled by the planets Jupiter and Neptune, Pisceans are known for their intuition and selflessness. They easily sense what others are thinking or feeling, displaying great understanding and compassion. Due to the uncommon birth date of February 29th, these individuals often have unusual talents and personalities and are extremely likeable, tactful and generous. The Moon is the ruling astrological planet for February 29th and further enhances these Pisceans’ introspective and sensitive natures as well as their friendliness and creativity. Their introspection and over-reliance on feelings and intuition, however, can sometimes lead to their being short-tempered and impulsive.

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Richard Ramirez
(Serial Killer)
Richard Ramirez
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Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Died: June 7, 2013

American serial killer, rapist, and burglar, Richard Ramirez terrorised the people of California, primarily Los Angeles, between 1984 and 1985 before being eventually captured by the police. The brutal criminal, also known as Night Stalker, was finally found guilty of 43 charges, including 13 murders and was sentenced to death. While on a death row, he died of cancer. 

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Aileen Wuornos
(American Serial Killer)
Aileen Wuornos
125
Birth Year: 1956
Birthplace: Rochester, Michigan, United States
Died: October 9, 2002

Sexually and physically assaulted by her own grandfather during her childhood and teenage years, Aileen Wuornos took to prostitution to support herself. From becoming pregnant at age 14 to engaging in sexual activities in exchange for drugs, Aileen's early life played a major role in turning her into a serial killer. Her story eventually became quite famous in popular culture.

 3 
Tony Robbins
(American Motivational Speaker, Author and Businessman)
Tony Robbins
10
Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: North Hollywood, California, United States
Named one of Accenture’s Top 50 Business Intellectuals, motivational speaker, author, and philanthropist Tony Robbins is best known for books such as Awaken the Giant Within. His workshop Unleash The Power Within features a fire-walking exercise. He owns the Anthony Robbins Foundation and co-owns the Robbins-Madanes Center for Intervention.
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Dinah Shore
(Singer and Actress Who was the Top Charting Female Vocalist of the 1940s)
Dinah Shore
6
Birth Year: 1916
Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee, United States
Died: February 24, 1994

Dinah Shore initially launched a solo career after failing to qualify for Benny Goodman’s band. After delivering hits such as Blues in the Night, she appeared in a few films and ventured into a successful TV career. She also hosted shows such as The Dinah Shore Chevy Show.

 5 
Dennis Farina
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Joe Fontana’ in the TV Series ‘Law & Order’)
Dennis Farina
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Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 22, 2013
Dennis Farina went from being a CPD officer to an actor who is mostly cast in roles of police officers or mobsters. He is best known for his portrayal of Joe Fontana in Law and Order. He has also been part of movies such as Midnight Run and Get Shorty.
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Mark Foster
(Singer, Songwriter, Musician)
Mark Foster
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Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: San Jose, California

Mark Foster is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with founding Foster the People, an indie pop band, after several years as a struggling musician. He currently serves as the band's lead singer. A huge fan of The Beach Boys, Mark Foster got an opportunity to perform alongside the popular rock band at the 2012 Grammy Awards.

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Jessie Usher
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Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland

Jessie Usher is an American actor. Over the years, Jessie Usher has played a key role contributing to the success of TV series, such as Level Up and Survivor's Remorse, playing main characters in both the series. He has also played prominent roles in popular films like Independence Day: Resurgence.

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Ja Rule
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Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: New York City
Rapper/hip-hop artist Ja Rule is best known for his collaborative tracks with artists such as Jennifer Lopez and Ashanti. He has delivered a platinum-selling debut album and released two Billboard-topping albums. He has launched a clothing line and a liquor brand, too, and has had multiple brushes with the law. 
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Morarji Desai
(Politician, Prime Minister of India)
Morarji Desai
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Birth Year: 1896
Birthplace: Bhadeli, Bombay Presidency, British India
Died: April 10, 1995
Bharat Ratna-recipient Morarji Desai was a freedom fighter and served as the prime minister of India from 1977 to 1979. He had also been the minister of home affairs and the minister of finance. He was initially part of the Indian National Congress and later joined the Janata Party
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Peter Scanavino
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Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States

Peter Scanavino is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Det./ADA Dominick Carisi Jr. in the popular crime drama TV series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Before establishing himself as a noteworthy actor, Peter Scanavino worked in the kitchen of Blue Hill restaurant, thanks to his interest in cooking. However, his time in Blue Hill restaurant was brief.

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Gioachino Rossini
(Italian composer Best Known for His Operas: ‘The Barber of Seville’, ‘La Cenerentola’ and ‘Semiramide’)
Gioachino Rossini
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Birth Year: 1792
Birthplace: Pesaro, Italy
Died: November 13, 1868

Gioachino Rossini was an Italian composer best remembered for composing 39 operas before retiring at the peak of his popularity when he was still in his 30s. Such is his influence on modern-day virtuosi that many of them have created piano fantasies or transcriptions based on Gioachino Rossini's melodies.  

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Rukmini Devi Arundale
(Bharatnatyam Dancer)
Rukmini Devi Arundale
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Birth Year: 1904
Birthplace: Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: February 24, 1986

Rukmini Devi Arundale was an Indian dancer and choreographer. An exponent of Bharatanatyam, Rukmini Devi helped revive the original sadhir style of the dance form. She also popularized Bharatanatyam among Indian upper-caste elites for which she was named in India Today's 100 People Who Shaped India list. In 1956, Rukmini Devi Arundale was honored with the Padma Bhushan.

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Pedro Zamora
(Educator)
Pedro Zamora
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Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: November 11, 1994
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Joss Ackland
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Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: North Kensington, London, England
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Khaled
(Musician)
Khaled
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Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Oran, Algeria
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Korede Bello
(Singer-Songwriter)
Korede Bello
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Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Lagos State

Nigerian singer Korede Bello was just 7 when he had started performing, using the pseudonym African Prince. His single Godwin later catapulted him to fame. Bello also boasts of a mass communication degree and has been associated with philanthropic activities such as cancer awareness programs.

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Herman Hollerith
(Father of modern automatic computation)
Herman Hollerith
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Birth Year: 1860
Birthplace: Buffalo
Died: November 17, 1929
Bartholomew I of Constantinople
1
Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Zeytinliköy, Turkey
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Jimmy Dorsey
(Musician)
Jimmy Dorsey
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Birth Year: 1904
Birthplace: Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 12, 1957
 20 
Pope Paul III
(Head of the Catholic Church (1534 - 1549) and Established the Counter-Reformation and Encouraged Arts)
Pope Paul III
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Birth Year: 1468
Birthplace: Canino, Italy
Died: November 10, 1549
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Gilles Bensimon
(photographer)
Gilles Bensimon
0
Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Vic-sur-Cère

Gilles Bensimon was born to a painter mother and had struggled with dyslexia in childhood. He had also served the French army in the Algerian War. Nicknamed The Tripod, he later became one of the most popular celebrity photographers of his time, with a client list that included Madonna and Sharon Stone.

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Tyrese Haliburton
(Basketball player)
Tyrese Haliburton
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Birth Year: 2000
Birthplace: Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
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George Young
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Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
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Jessica Long
(Swimmer)
Jessica Long
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Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Bratsk, Russia
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Monte Kiffin
(American football coach)
Monte Kiffin
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Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: Lexington, Nebraska, United States
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Antonio Sabato Jr.
(Model, Actor)
Antonio Sabato Jr.
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Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Italian-American actor Antonio Sabàto Jr. was once a Calvin Klein model. He soared to fame with the role of Jagger Cates in the soap General Hospital and has also part of the reality show But Can They Sing? In the 2018 U.S. elections, he contested as a Republican candidate.
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William A. Wellman
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Birth Year: 1896
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 9, 1975
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James B. Donovan
(Negotiator)
James B. Donovan
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Birth Year: 1916
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: January 19, 1970
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Tempest Storm
(Actress)
Tempest Storm
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Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: Eastman, Georgia
Died: April 20, 2021
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Eric Kendricks
(American football player)
Eric Kendricks
0
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Clovis, California, United States
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Ann Lee
(Religious leader)
Ann Lee
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Birth Year: 1736
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: September 8, 1784

Ann Lee is remembered as the founder of the Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, also known as the Shakers, for their ritual of shaking during worshipping. Born to a blacksmith in England, she initially worked at a textile mill and later ushered her movement into the U.S.

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Michele Morgan
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Birth Year: 1920
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died: December 20, 2016
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Saul Williams
(Singer, Musician, Poet)
Saul Williams
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Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, USA
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Benedikt Höwedes
(Former Footballer defender position)
Benedikt Höwedes
0
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Haltern am See, Germany
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Saphir Taïder
(Football player)
Saphir Taïder
0
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Castres, France
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Henri Richard
(Ice hockey player)
Henri Richard
1
Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: Montreal
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Patrick Côté
0
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Rimouski
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Dwight Ritchie
0
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Shepparton, Australia
Died: November 9, 2019

Dwight Ritchie was an Australian boxer best remembered for winning the Australian middleweight title, which he held from 2014 to 2015. He is also known for winning the junior middleweight title of the youth division of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) in 2017. Ritchie, who had won important fights against several fellow boxers, died during a sparring session, at the age of 27.

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Augusta Savage
(Sculptor)
Augusta Savage
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Birth Year: 1892
Birthplace: Green Cove Springs
Died: March 26, 1962

Augusta Savage was an American sculptor best remembered for her association with the Harlem Renaissance. Savage also worked as a teacher and her studio served as an important tool to the development of the careers of several artists who went on to achieve national prominence. In 2008, Augusta Savage was inducted into the Florida Artist Hall of Fame. 

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Lena Gercke
(Model who won the first season of Germany's Next Topmodel and was the host of Austria's Next Topmodel (seasons 1–4))
Lena Gercke
1
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Marburg, Germany
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Seymour Papert
(Mathematician, Computer scientist, Educator, University teacher, Psychologist)
Seymour Papert
0
Birth Year: 1928
Birthplace: Pretoria
Died: July 31, 2016
 42 
Vladimir Kryuchkov
(Soviet Lawyer, Diplomat, and 7th Chairman of the Committee for State Security (KGB) (1988 - 1991))
Vladimir Kryuchkov
1
Birth Year: 1924
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia
Died: November 23, 2007

Soviet lawyer, diplomat, and KGB chief Vladimir Kryuchkov is best remembered for his involvement in the 1991 coup against Mikhail Gorbachev. Born to working-class Stalin-supporting parents, he initially worked with the Communist Youth League. He misinterpreted the Able Archer 83 conflict simulation as the beginning of a nuclear attack.

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Capital T
(Rapper)
Capital T
0
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Pristina
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Adolf Wölfli
(Painter)
Adolf Wölfli
0
Birth Year: 1864
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland
Died: November 6, 1930

A pioneering figure of outside art, or Art Brut, Swiss artist Adolf Wölfli had a traumatic childhood after being abandoned by his father. Following his mother’s death, he grew up in foster homes. Arrested for an attempted assault and riddled with schizophrenia, he penned a memoir that contained his art, music, and poetry.

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Dorris Alexander Brown
0
Birth Year: 1908
Birthplace: Louisiana, United States
Died: December 12, 2002
 46 
Simon Gagné
(Ice hockey player)
Simon Gagné
0
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Quebec City
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Gopichand Hinduja
(Businessman)
Gopichand Hinduja
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Birth Year: 1940
Birthplace: India
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Sugar Sammy
(Comedian)
Sugar Sammy
0
Birth Year: 1976
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Sugar Sammy is a Canadian actor, comedian, producer, and writer best known for his comedy routines which he delivers in several languages, including English, Hindi, Punjabi, and French. Since 2016, he has been performing his famous one-man show in France, where he was labeled the funniest man by GC magazine. Sammy has also performed in several countries around the world.

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Chris Conley
(Singer, Singer-songwriter)
Chris Conley
0
Birth Year: 1980
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Dick Wood
(American football player)
Dick Wood
0
Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: Lanett, Alabama, United States
Died: April 4, 2015

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on February 29th

Personality
Individuals born on February 29 display an enthusiastic attitude toward life and are proud of their versatility and imagination. They are willing to compromise and fix mistakes when they make them; these characteristics make them easy-going and enjoyable to be around. Pisceans like to set goals and they have faith that they will be able to achieve them, but slow progress can sometimes shake their faith in their abilities. They face adversities and setbacks with dignity and resilience and these traits enable them to successfully overcome obstacles. Though the moon’s dreamy influence can make February 29 individuals seem remote and absent-minded at times, they are really focused and finely attuned to others’ feelings.

Health
A healthy lifestyle is important to those born on February 29 because they understand that good diet and exercise are necessary for them to enjoy life. It is imperative for these individuals to find time to relax and nurture a connection with the natural world in order to do so. As Pisces individuals usually love to swim, this is a good way for them to take care of both mind and body at the same time. Once physically fit and in a relaxed frame of mind, they should pay attention to their feet—a frequent source of discomfort.

Finance
Their insight and intuition enable those born on February 29 in making good financial decisions. They need to be aware that sometimes their empathy allows others to draw them into risky undertakings. They should guard against making impulsive economic decisions.

Career
People born on the 29th of February look for challenging occupations with flexible schedules and rarely stay in one profession over time. Their creative nature find outlet through the arts. Politics and nursing are also attractive fields due to Pisceans' caring nature and strong interest in the welfare of others.

Relationships, Marriage and Children
For those born on February 29, relationships are extremely important and these individuals are loyal, loving and devoted to their families and friends. They work hard to make their relationships work and will go to any extreme to help solve problems. Their caring and romantic ways make them creative partners, but sometimes the traits of fidelity and devotion can turn to jealousy or possessiveness. Pisceans’ introspection and sensitivity, however, make them quick to apologize and make up for any negative behavior. They are perceptive parents who look for innovative ways to teach their children.

Lucky Colors: Turquoise, silver, ash blue
Lucky Numbers: 2, 4
Lucky Days (of the week): Thursday, Monday
Lucky Days (of the month): 2nd, 4th