This Week's Birthdays - Week of February 29

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This Week's Birthdays - Week of February 29

Monday, Feb 29 2016 by kjfitz
February 29, 1936 - Joseph Henri Richard, a former professional ice hockey player who played center with the Montreal Canadiens

Henri Richard
March 1, 1924 - Deke Slayton, an American World War II pilot, aeronautical engineer, test pilot who was selected as one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts.

Deke Slayton

March 2, 1760 - Lucie Simplice Camille Benoist Desmoulins, a French journalist and politician who played an important role in the French Revolution.

Camille Desmoulins Statue
March 3, 1911 - Jean Harlow, an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s.

Jean Harlow
March 4, 1931 - Bob Johnson, a legendary ice hockey coach. He earned his nickname "Badger Bob" while coaching the University of Wisconsin Badgers hockey team.

"Badger" Bob Johnson
March 5, 1948 - Francisco Rivera Pérez, known as Paquirri, a Spanish bullfighter.

March 6, 1927, Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper, Jr., American astronaut.

'Mercury Seven' Astronauts