Famous People Born in February 1896

  • Feb 1 Anastasio Somoza García [Tacho], General, dictator and President of Nicaragua (1937-56), born in San Marcos, Nicaragua (d. 1956)
  • Feb 2 Kazimierz Kuratowski, Polish mathematician and logician (d. 1980)
  • Feb 3 Johannes Urzidil, writer
  • Feb 4 Friedrich Glauser, writer
  • Feb 4 Friedrich Hund, German physicist (d. 1997)
  • Feb 7 Harold Hoffman, South Amboy NJ, (Gov-NJ)
  • Feb 7 Jacob Paludan, Danish pharmacist/writer (Jorgen Stein)
  • Feb 8 Orville Caldwell, Ca, actor (Patsy, French Doll, Last Warning)
  • Feb 10 Olin Howlin, actor (Swifty-Circus Boy), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Feb 14 Arthur Milne [Edward Arthur Milne], Hull Yorkshire, English Astrophysicist (kinematic relativity)
  • Feb 15 Arthur Shields, actor (River, Enchanted Island), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Feb 16 Alexander Brailowsky, Russian pianist (Chopin)

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Feb 18 André Breton, French writer and poet, founder of Surrealism, born in Tinchebray, France (d. 1966)

Writer and Surrealist André Breton
Writer and Surrealist
André Breton
  • Feb 20 Henri de Lubac sj, French theologist/anti-fascist
  • Feb 21 Sylvain Poons, Dutch cabaret performer (Blue Jackets)
  • Feb 22 Edvin Wide, Swedish 10K runner (Olympic silver 1924)
  • Feb 22 Enid Markey, American actress, 1st to play Tarzan's Jane, born in Dillon, Colorado (d. 1981)
  • Feb 22 Nacio Herb Brown, US composer
  • Feb 22 Paul Van Ostaijen, Flemish poet/writer/critic (Occupied City)
  • Feb 24 Richard Thorpe, American director (Jailhouse Rock), born in Hutchinson, Kansas (d. 1991)
  • Feb 25 John Little McClellan, Sheridan Arkansas, American lawyer and politician (Sen-D-Ark)
  • Feb 26 Andrei A Zjdanov, Russian politician (against kosmopolitism)
  • Feb 26 Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer
  • Feb 28 Philip Showalter Hench, American physician (Nobel Prize 1950 for cortisone), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • Feb 29 Omer C F L Tulippe, Belgian geographer
  • Feb 29 Ranchhodji Morarji Desai, premier of India (1977-79)
  • Feb 29 Stanley Swash, CEO (Woolworths)
  • Feb 29 William W Wellman, director (Star is Born), born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Feb 29 Wladimir Rudolfovich Vogel, composer