Famous People Born in February 1906

  • Feb 1 Hildegarde, Adell Wisc, night club vocalist (I'll Be Seeing You)
  • Feb 1 Pierre Cardevielle, French composer/conductor (Amants Captifs)
  • Feb 3 Ludvig Nielsen, composer
  • Feb 4 Clyde William Tombaugh, US, astronomer (discovered Pluto)
  • Feb 4 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologist (Confessing Church)
  • Feb 4 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (champ-1933)
  • Feb 5 John Carradine, actor (Grapes of Wrath, Howling), born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • Feb 7 Henry P'u-i, last emperor of China, puppet emperor of Manchukuo
  • Feb 7 Oleg Antonov, Soviet aircraft designer (d. 1984)
  • Feb 8 Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist (Begeleidde Menuhin, Milstein)
  • Feb 8 Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopy)
  • Feb 8 Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), born in Tysmenitz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • Feb 9 Gwen Catley, British(?) soprano
  • Feb 9 AndrĂ© Kostolany, stock market expert and speculator (d. 1999)
  • Feb 10 Erik Rhodes, [Ernest Sharpe], actor (Top Hat, Night at the Ritz)
  • Feb 10 Henry Phelps Brown, historian/economist
  • Feb 10 John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
  • Feb 10 Lon Chaney Jr, actor (Hawkeye, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1973)
  • Feb 10 Walraven (Wally) van Hall, Dutch banker/resisted Nazis
  • Feb 11 Denis Barnett, British air chief marshal
  • Feb 13 Agostinho da Silva, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1994)
  • Feb 15 Stephen Brown, CEO (Stone-Platt Industries)
  • Feb 16 Vera Menchik, Russian 1st official women's world chess champion (1927), born in Moscow (d. 1944)
  • Feb 17 Galo Plaza Lasso, President of Ecuador (1948-52), head of OAS (1968-75)
  • Feb 17 Ramon Tapales, composer
  • Feb 18 Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician (d. 1980)
  • Feb 19 Grace Mary Williams, composer
  • Feb 19 Hendrik W C Spruit, Dutch conductor
  • Feb 22 Edmund von Borck, composer
  • Feb 22 Gale Gordon, actor (Conklin-Our Miss Brooks, Here's Lucy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 24 Alexis Curvers, Belgian author (Tempo di Roma, Bourg-le-Rond)
  • Feb 25 Boris Papandopulo, composer
  • Feb 25 Domingo Ortega, Spanish bullfighter
  • Feb 25 Howard Zahniser, Father of Wilderness Act
  • Feb 25 Warren Hymer, American actor (Girl From Havana, Meet the Mob), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 26 Madeleine Carroll, England, actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent)
  • Feb 26 Nikos Ghika, Greek artist, born in Athens (d. 1994)
  • Feb 27 Alexander Matheson, NZ cricket pace bowler (2 Tests 1930-31)
  • Feb 27 H Algernon F "Algy" Rumbold, English diplomat (South Africa/Tibet)

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Feb 28 Bugsy Siegel, American gangster who created casinos in Las Vegas, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1947)

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