February 19th

by Milos Itic on February 19, 2011

10 people born on this day:

  1. Massimo Troisi (1953 ) – Italian actor, film director, and poet. He is best known for his role as Mario Ruoppolo in the 1994 film Il Postino.
  2. Nicolaus Copernicus (1473) – Renaissance astronomer and the first person to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology, which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe
  3. Falco Johann (Hans) Hölzel (1957) – Austrian pop and rock musician (Rock me Amadeus, Jeanny)
  4. Lee Marvin (1924) – Famous American film actor
  5. Benicio del Toro (1967) – Puerto Rican actor and film producer
  6. William “Smokey” Robinson (1940) – American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer
  7. Seal (1963) - English soul and R&B singer-songwriter, of Nigerian background
  8. “Tony” Iommi (1948) – English guitarist and songwriter best known as the founding member of heavy metal band Black Sabbath
  9. John Frankenheimer (1930) – Award-winning American film and television director known for social dramas
  10. José Eustasio Rivera Salas (1888 ) – Colombian lawyer and poet primarily known for his national epic The Vortex

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