Subscribe to the Famous Daily to get the Born Today Email

Christopher Marlowe
"Where both deliberate, the love is slight:
Who ever lov'd, that lov'd not at first sight?"

Christopher Marlowe
(02/06/1564 – 05/30/1593)
English writer (image from Bridgeman Art Library)
King Charles II "My words are my own, and my actions are my ministers'."

King Charles II
(05/29/1630 – 02/06/1685)
English royalty
"What I have known with respect to myself, has tended much to lessen both my admiration, and my contempt, of others."

Joseph Priestly
(03/13/1733 – 02/06/1804)
English chemist
George Herman Ruth "I had only one superstition. I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run."

Babe Ruth
(02/06/1895 – 08/16/1948)
US baseball player
"Some people will believe anything if you whisper it to them."

Louis Nizer
(02/06/1911 – 11/10/1994)
English-US lawyer
Ronald Wilson Reagan "Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."

Ronald Reagan
(02/06/1911 – 06/05/2004)
US actor, President (40) (was married to Jane Wyman and Nancy Reagan; father with Wyman of Maureen Reagan and Michael Reagan; see other US Presidents)
Gustav Klimt "All art is erotic"

Gustav Klimt
(07/14/1862 – 02/06/1918)
Austrian artist
Sári Gábor "You mean apart from my own?"

Zsa Zsa Gabor
(02/06/1919 – )
Hungarian celebrity-because-a-celebrity (sister of Eva; was married to Conrad Hilton and eight others) , when asked how many husbands she's had
"Should not the Society of Indexers be known as Indexers, Society of, The?"

Keith Waterhouse
(02/06/1929 – )
English writer
Joan Lucille Olander "I've married a few people I shouldn't have, but haven't we all?"

Mamie van Doren
(02/06/1931 – )
US actor
Francois Truffaut "Some day I'll make a film that critics will like. When I have money to waste."

Francois Truffaut
(02/06/1932 – 10/21/1984)
French director
"I'm honored that you invited me, especially when for $10,000 and a new convertible you could have had the top running-back prospect at SMU."

Tom Brokaw
(02/06/1940 – )
US telejournalist , on emceeing an NCAA honors luncheon
Bob Marley "Get plenty article that is pure foolishness. You have a guy come talk to you for a whole week, and him go an' write something for please the Devil."

Bob Marley
(02/06/1945 – 05/11/1981)
Jamaican singer, guitarist, reggae icon
"Happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up."

Charles Morgan
(01/22/1894 – 02/06/1958)
English writer
William Bruce Rose "Psychologically, you could consider this a reunion tour because I've managed to find enough pieces of my mind in order to be with you here tonight."

Axl Rose
(02/06/1962 – )
US singer (Guns'n'Roses) (also see Slash)
"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill."

Barbara W. Tuchman
(01/30/1912 – 02/06/1989)
US writer, historian
Amos Muzyad Jahoob "Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others."

Danny Thomas
(01/06/1914 – 02/06/1991)
US actor (father of Marlo Thomas)
Arthur Ashe "You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that."

Arthur Ashe
(07/10/1943 – 02/06/1993)
US tennis pro
Jacob Kurtzberg "I was handed a chocolate bar and an M-1 rifle and told to go kill Hitler."

Jack Kirby
(08/29/1917 – 02/06/1994)
US cartoonist
"People will get tired of managing personal computers and will want instead terminals, maybe with windows."

Ken Olsen
(02/20/1926 – 02/06/2011)
US businessman, DEC founder