Sigismund of Luxemburg "I am the Roman emperor, and am above grammar." *

(02/14/1368 – 12/09/1437)
Germanic emperor
William Blackstone "That the king can do no wrong, is a necessary and fundamental principle of the English constitution."

Sir William Blackstone
(07/10/1723 – 02/14/1780)
English jurist
George Jean Nathan "Shaw writes his plays for the ages; the ages between five and twelve."

George Jean Nathan
(02/14/1882 – 04/08/1958)
US writer
William Tecumseh Sherman "Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other."

General William Tecumseh Sherman
(02/08/1820 – 02/14/1891)
US military (died near his birthday)
Benjamin Kubelsky "A scout troop consists of twelve little kids dressed like schmucks following a big schmuck dressed like a kid."

Jack Benny
(02/14/1894 – 12/26/1974)
US comic
Thelma Ritter "When a man and a woman see each other and like each other they ought to come together—wham—like a couple of taxis on Broadway, not sit around analyzing each other like two specimens in a bottle."

Thelma Ritter
(02/14/1902 – 02/05/1969)
US actor
Wayne Woodrow Hayes "Without winners, there wouldn't be any civilization."

Woody Hayes
(02/14/1913 – 03/12/1987)
US football coach
James Riddle Hoffa "I may have my faults, but being wrong isn't one of them."

Jimmy Hoffa
(02/14/1913 – 07/30/1975 [disappeared])
US union leader
"The great political tugs of the past 35 years have concerned the distribution of the golden eggs. In the 1980s and 1990s we must focus on the health of the goose."

Paul Tsongas
(02/14/1941 – 01/18/1997)
US senator (MA), presidential candidate
"Pauline Kael is the Rambo of film critics... a demented bag lady."

Alan Parker
(02/14/1944 – 07/31/2020)
English film director
"For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norms, even our cultural ideal."

Carl Bernstein
(02/14/1944 – )
US journalist (was married to Nora Ephron)
Gregory Hines "I don't remember not dancing. When I realized I was alive and these were my parents, and I could walk and talk, I could dance."

Gregory Hines
(02/14/1946 – 08/09/2003)
US dancer, actor
Raymond Joseph Teller "Sometimes, magic is just someone spending more time on something than anyone else might reasonably expect."

(02/14/1948 – )
US comic, magician (also see Penn Jillette)
"'Just say no' has done as much for drugs and sex as 'have a nice day' has for depression."

Dr. E. Tyson
(02/14/1948 – )
US? doctor?
"Statistics declare that the Average Man Finds the Average Woman and mates;
That the Average Family, children all told, Is something like two and three-eights.
(Though fractional children disturb and appall,
The Average Man isn't worried at all.)"

Wallace Irwin
(03/15/1875 – 02/14/1959)
US writer
Margaret Elizabeth Chan "I have nothing intelligent to say."

Meg Tilly
(02/14/1960 – )
Canadian actor (sister of Jennifer Tilly; LTR and child with Colin Firth) , accosted by a reporter
Julian Huxley and elephant skull "Sooner or later, false thinking brings wrong conduct."

Sir Julian Huxley
(06/22/1887 – 02/14/1975)
English writer, conservationist (brother of Aldous, grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley)
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse "Ice formed on the butler's upper slopes."

Sir P. G. Wodehouse
(10/15/1881 – 02/14/1975)
English writer
"I don't like my music, but what is my opinion against that of millions of others?"

Frederick Loewe
(06/10/1901 – 02/14/1988)
Austrian composer (songwriting partner of Alan Jay Lerner)
Caroline Maureen Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood "There is really nothing more unattractive than the sight of a young woman displaying a repulsive amount of arm."

Lady Caroline Blackwood
(07/16/1931 – 02/14/1996)
English writer (was married to Robert Lowell)