There are a ton of celebrities that are celebrating their birthday on Sunday, February 6! Take a look!
Rick Astley – Pop Singer
Singer Rick Astley is never going to give up a chance to celebrate his 56th birthday! Richard Paul Astley is an English singer, songwriter, and radio personality, who was born in Newton-le-Willows in the United Kingdom. He was born on February 6, 1966.
The “Together Forever” singer” married Lene Bausager in 2003, and the couple has one child together: a daughter named Emilie.
Charlie Heaton – TV Actor
Charlie Heaton is celebrating his 27th birthday on February 6, 1994! He was born in Leeds, United Kingdom. Although he is both an actor and a musician, he is best known for his role as Jonathan Byers in the Netflix series “Stranger Things.”
He has been dating his “Stranger Things” costar Natalia Dryer since 2016!
Axl Rose – Rock Singer
W. Axl Rose was actually born William Bruce Rose Jr. on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. This makes today his 60th birthday!
Axl Rose is a singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He’s best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the hard rock band “Guns N’ Roses” and has been the only constant member of the band since they started rocking in 1985.
Bob Marley – Reggae Singer (1945 – 1981)
Jamaican singer, songwriter, and musician Bob Marley is considered one of the pioneers of reggae. He was known for fusing elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady into his work. He also received fame due to his distinctive voice and songwriting.
He was born Robert Nesta Marley on February 6, 1945, in Nine Mile, Jamaica. He was married to Rita Marley from 1966 until his death on May 11, 1981, in Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida.
In July 1977, Marley had been diagnosed with a type of malignant melanoma under his toenail. Afraid that amputating the toe would limit his ability to perform, Marley tried to treat his toe with alternative methods.
Unfortunately, in 1980, he collapsed while out for a jog in Central Park in New York City. He was immediately transported to a hospital, where doctors discovered that the cancer had spread to his brain, lungs, and liver.
He was given a state funeral in Jamaica on May 21, 1981, and was buried in a chapel near his birthplace with his guitar.
Babe Ruth – Baseball Player (1895 – 1948)
American baseball legend Babe Ruth was born German Herman Ruth Jr. on February 6, 1895, in Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland. Ruth is known for his amazing Major League Baseball career, which spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 to 1935.
He served as an outfielder for both the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves, keeping his iconic number “3.” Ruth was married to Claire Merritt Ruth from 1929 to 1948 and Helen Ruth from 1914 to 1929.
He passed away in his sleep at a New York City hospital on August 16, 1948. Two years earlier, doctors had told him that he had an inoperable malignant tumor at the base of his skull and neck. Doctors tried an experimental treatment of drugs and chemotherapy, which resulted in him losing over 80 pounds. He grew weaker and weaker to the point where he was barely able to speak before he passed away.
Ronald Reagan – U.S. President (1911 – 2004)
Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989. He had previously served as 33rd governor of California from 1967 to 1975 after working as a Hollywood actor.
Reagan was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois. During the time he was in office, George H.W. Bush served as his Vice President. Reagan was married to Jane Wyman from 1940 to 1949. He later married Nancy Reagan in 1952 and was with her up until his death in Los Angeles, California, on June 5, 2004. Reagan passed away from pneumonia, which was complicated by Alzheimer’s disease.
Aaron Burr – Vice President (1756 – 1836)
If you’re looking for a convenient excuse to listen to “Hamilton” one more time, it’s Aaron Burr’s birthday! Aaron Burr Jr. was born on February 6, 1756, in Newark, New Jersey. He served as the third vice president of the United States from 1801 to 1805.
Burr is known to history as the man who killed rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel in 1804, while he was still serving as Vice President. Burr himself passed away over 30 years later on September 14, 1836.
After his second marriage resulted in a divorce and a scandal of its own, Burr found himself financially ruined and alone in his final days. He passed away from a stroke in a boarding house in 1836.