Famous People Born in February 1897

  • Feb 1 Denise Robins, romantic novelist (1st Long Kiss), born in London, England
  • Feb 2 Howard Johnson, American hotelier (d. 1972)
  • Feb 2 Aimé Avignon, France's former oldest living man (d. 2007)
  • Feb 4 Ludwig Erhard, chancellor of Germany (CDU)
  • Feb 5 Dirk U Stikker, director (Heineken)/Dutch foreign minister/NATO
  • Feb 6 Alberto [de Almeida] Cavalcanti, Brazil, director (Nicholas Nickleby)

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Feb 6 Louis Buchalter, Jewish American mobster (Murder, Inc.), born in NYC, New York

  • Feb 7 Quincy Porter, composer, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Feb 9 Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith, pioneer Australian aviator
  • Feb 10 John Franklin Enders, Conn, microbiologist (polio-Nobel 1954)
  • Feb 11 Yves de La Casiniere, composer
  • Feb 12 Vola Vale [Smith], American actress, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1970)
  • Feb 14 Jorgen Bentzon, composer
  • Feb 15 Earl H Blaik, Det, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1965)
  • Feb 17 Johan[nes A] Kaart, Dutch actor/stage manager (My Fair Lady)
  • Feb 18 Charles Kuentz, WW1 veteran, changed nationality 4 times (d.2005)
  • Feb 19 Alma Rubens, American actress (Humoresque), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1931)
  • Feb 20 Ivan Albright, Illinois, painter (Door, Window)
  • Feb 21 Celia Lovsky, Austrian-American actress (Soylent Green, T'Pau-Star Trek), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1979)
  • Feb 22 Karol Świerczewski, Polish general (d. 1947)
  • Feb 27 Bernard F Lyot, French astronomer (Lyot filter)
  • Feb 27 G Paul H Schuitema, graphic designer/photographer (System-O-Color)

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Feb 27 Marian Anderson, American contralto and celebrated singer (My Lord, What a Morning), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)