Which celebrity do you share your February birthday with?
Dennis Emmanuel Brown
(February 1, 1957 – July 1, 1999) was a Jamaican reggae singer. During his prolific career, which began in the late 1960s when he was aged eleven, he recorded more than 75 albums and was one of the major stars of lovers rock, a sub-genre of reggae. Bob Marley cited Brown as his favourite singer, dubbing him "The Crown Prince of Reggae"....
Dennis Morales Francis
(born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1 February 1957) is a comic book creator, artist, and writer. He created the Jax and the Hellhound and Major Lancer and the Starlight Squadron comic series that were published by Blackthorne Publishing Inc. He also worked in advertising, film and television including Late Night With David Letterman
(born 3 February 1932) is a cultural theorist and sociologist who has lived and worked in the United Kingdom since 1951. Hall, along with Richard Hoggart and Raymond Williams, was one of the founding figures of the school of thought that is now known as British Cultural Studies or The Birmingham School of Cultural Studies. He was President of the British Sociological Association 1995–97. Hall is credited with playing a role in expanding the scope of cultural studies to deal with race and gender, and with helping to incorporate new ideas derived from the work of French theorists.
Ralston Milton "Rex" Nettleford, OM (Jamaica), FIJ, OCC (February 3, 1933 - February 2, 2010), was a Jamaican scholar, social critic, choreographer, and Vice-Chancellor Emeritus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), the leading research university in the Commonwealth Caribbean.
Marlon Nathaniel Samuels
(born 5 February 1981) is a West Indian cricketer. Samuels made his Test debut in Australia in 2000, and his One Day International debut against Sri Lanka in Nairobi during the ICC Knockout Trophy in the same year. He is primarily a right-handed middle order batsman. He is the younger brother of Robert Samuels, also a West Indian Test and one-day cricketer.
Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley
Born (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae band Bob Marley & The Wailers (1963–1981). Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a world.
(born Clive Bright, Kingston, Jamaica, February 11, 1966, died August 1988, Houston, Texas, United States) was a prominent dancehall singer in the 1980s, and one of the most influential singers of the early digital reggae era. His best-known song was the 1985 hit "Ring the Alarm" on the "Stalag 17" riddim. Bright was raised in the Payne Avenue district of West Kingston.
(born 11 February 1983 in Kingston) is a Jamaican sprinter, who specializes in the 100 metres. Brooks represented the Jamaica at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She competed at the 4 x 100 metres relay together with Shelly-Ann Fraser, Aleen Bailey and Veronica Campbell-Brown. I
(born February 12, 1976) is a film director, screenwriter, and film producer. Kirk Fraser's first documentary film, The Life of Rayful Edmond: The Rise and Fall, Vol. I was released on July 12, 2005. In 2006 Fraser teamed up with Lil' Kim and Tracey Edmonds to develop a reality series, Lil' Kim: Countdown to Lockdown on BET. It was the highest debuting series in BET history with 1.9 million viewers.
(14 February 1931 – 1 January 2008) was an actor. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, he was a character actor and comedian who appeared in numerous films and television shows, beginning in the 1960s. After making his movie debut in the 1965 film A High Wind in Jamaica, Hyatt had notable performances in the films Crossplot (1969), Club Paradise (1986), Milk and Honey (1988),The Mighty Quinn (1989), Cool Runnings (1993) and Almost Heaven (2005). Hyatt was the recipient of Jamaica's national honour of Order of Distinction (OD), and was awarded the Institute of Jamaica Centenary Medal and the silver Musgrave Medal.
(born February 15, 1970 in Saint Mary, Jamaica) is a Jamaican sprinter. Her accomplishments include winning the silver medal in the 4 x 100 m relay at the 2000 Olympics and the gold medal in the same event at the 2004 Olympics. She also won the bronze medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in the 200 m race. Beverly McDonald is the sister of Michael McDonald.
Michael Anthony Holding
(born 16 February 1954) is a former West Indian cricketer. One of the fastest bowlers ever to play Test cricket, he was nicknamed "Whispering Death" by umpires due to his quiet approach to the bowling crease.
(born Bernardo Constantine Balderamus, 17 February 1952, St Catherine, Jamaica) is a rocksteady and reggae artist. Ruffin got his start singing with Byron Lee and the Dragonaires briefly, before in 1967 joining The Techniques, one of the more successful rocksteady vocal groups of the late 1960s.
(born Horace Hinds on 19 February 1951) is a roots reggae songwriter and singer, known for his distinctive vocals and hit songs such as "Government Land", "Angel", "Five Man Army" and a cover version of "Ain't No Sunshine".
Leslie Alphonso Laing
(born February 19, 1925) is a former Jamaican athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x400 m relay at the 1952 Summer Olympics. Born in Linstead, Jamaica, Leslie Laing previously competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics, where he finished sixth in 200 m and was eliminated in the heats of 100 m. He probably missed a medal, when Arthur Wint pulled a muscle in the 4 x 400 m relay final. At the Helsinki Olympics, Laing was fifth in the 200 m and ran the second leg in the Jamaican 4x400 m relay team, which won the gold medal with a new world record of 3:03.9.In 2005 he was inducted into the Central American and Caribbean Confederation Hall of Fame.
(born 21 February 1964, Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican singer. She is best known for her 1985 hit "Girlie Girlie," which reached number one in Jamaica, and was also a Top-10 hit in the UK. Her other Jamaican hits include "Lazy Body," "It Burn Mi Belly," and the duet "Ain't No Meaning"; all four songs appeared on her ten-song 1986 album, Fresh.
(born Devon Eugene Malcolm, 22 February 1963) is a former English cricketer. Malcolm was one of England's few genuinely fast bowlers of the 1990s. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, he settled in England, making his first-class debut for Derbyshire in 1984, and qualifying to play for England in 1987.
Bertram Oliver "Bert" Fraser-Reid
(born February 23, 1934) is a synthetic organic chemist who has been widely recognized for his work using carbohydrates as starting materials for chiral materials and on the role of oligosaccharides in immune response. Fraser-Reid was nominated in 1998 for a Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work on oligosaccharides and immune responses. The Institute of Jamaica awarded Fraser-Reid the 2007 Musgrave Gold Medal for his work in chemistry, noting that during his career he co-authored over 330 peer-reviewed publications and supervised 85 post-doctoral fellows and 55 Ph.D. students.
(born Sydney Roy Crooks, February 24, 1945, Westmoreland, Jamaica), also known as Sidney Crooks, Sidney Roy, Luddy Pioneer, Luddy Crooks and now Norris Cole, is a Jamaican singer and record producer, and a member of The Pioneers since 1962. Crooks was born in Westmoreland and after moving to Trench Town aged 17, entered the music business in 1962 first as a member of The Spectaculars.
Ce'Cile, born Cecile Charlton
(24 February 1977 in Manchester Parish, Jamaica), is a musician from Kingston, Jamaica. She is among the best known current dancehall artists. Ce'Cile grew up in Jamaica in Porus and Mile Gully, and spent most of her youth in Mandeville, where her grandfather had previously been mayor.
Donald O'Riley Quarrie CD
(born 25 February 1951) is a former Jamaican athlete, one of the world's top sprinters during the 1970s. Don Quarrie competed in five Olympic games. He has received recognition both on and off the field, a statue of him is proudly positioned at the entrance to Jamaica's National Stadium. There is also a school (Donald Quarrie High School) that bears his name in Eastern Kingston.
aka my baby's father (in my mind) was born February 26, 1976. Ky-mani is a Jamaican actor and reggae artist whose East African name means Adventurous Traveler. The only child of table tennis champion Anita Belnavis and reggae icon Bob Marley.
(born Jennifer Wolfe, February 26, 1974) is a national correspondent for NBC's Today, and the co-anchor of their Weekend edition , and had once substituted on the NBC Nightly News. From 2004 to 2007.