Famous People Born in February 1918

  • Feb 1 Maurice Laing, life president (John Laing)

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Feb 1 Muriel Spark, Scottish writer (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2006)

Author Muriel Spark
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Muriel Spark
  • Feb 2 Hella [S Lelyveld-]Haasse, Dutch author (Cider for Poor People)
  • Feb 3 Joey Bishop, [Gottlieb], talk show host (Joey Bishop Show), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Feb 3 Helen Stephens, Fulton Mo, American 100m runner (double Olympic gold-1936)
  • Feb 4 Ida Lupino, Anglo-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • Feb 4 Norman Wisdom, comedian (Kraft Music Hall), born in London, England
  • Feb 4 Luigi Pareyson, Italian philosopher (d. 1991)
  • Feb 4 Janet Waldo, American actress
  • Feb 5 Charles J "Tim" Holt, US actor (Treasure of Sierra Madre)
  • Feb 5 Kara Abulfazogli Karayev, composer
  • Feb 5 Tim Holt, actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • Feb 6 Lothar-G√ľnther Buchheim, German author (d. 2007)
  • Feb 7 Markey Robinson, Northern Irish painter (d. 1999)
  • Feb 8 John Intoxication, resistance fighter
  • Feb 8 Lord Maxd Rayne, English broker/multi-millionaire
  • Feb 8 Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • Feb 10 Gordon Pirie, English Group Captain and politician, born in Oxford (d. 2003)
  • Feb 10 Idwal Pugh, British ombudsman
  • Feb 11 Margaret Heldt, American hairdresser who created the Beehive, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 12 Dominic DiMaggio, baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • Feb 12 Julian S Schwinger, US physicist
  • Feb 13 Patty Berg, LPGA golfer (1938 US Amateur), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Feb 15 Alan Arbus, American actor (Dr Sidney Freedman-M*A*S*H), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Feb 16 Patty Andrews, American vocalist (Andrews Sisters), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Feb 17 Charles A Hayes, (Rep-D-IL, 1983- )
  • Feb 17 Olive Gibbs, peace campaigner
  • Feb 18 Jane Loevinger, American psychologist (d. 2008).
  • Feb 20 Leonore Annenberg American Billionaire
  • Feb 22 Charles O Finley, baseball team owner (Oakland A's)
  • Feb 22 Don Pardo, Westfield Mass, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live)
  • Feb 22 Robert Wadlow, Alton Ill, tallest known human (2.72 m, 8' 11.1")
  • Feb 22 Sid Abel, Melville, Saskatchewan, Canadian NHL hockey player (1948-49 Hart Trophy)
  • Feb 22 Charlie Finley, American sports entrepreneur (d. 1996)

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Feb 22 Alfred J. Gross, American inventor (invented the walkie-talkie), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2000)

Inventor Alfred J. Gross
Inventor
Alfred J. Gross
  • Feb 23 Dom Aelred Watkin, headmaster (Downside School)
  • Feb 23 Richard G. Butler, American fascist (d. 2004)
  • Feb 25 Henry Norwood Ewell, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1948), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 25 Barney Ewell, American athlete (d. 1996)
  • Feb 25 Rena Kyriakou, Greek pianist (d. 1994)

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Feb 25 Bobby Riggs, American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • Feb 26 Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, baseball pitcher (Bkln Dodgers)
  • Feb 26 Otis R Bowen, US Sec of Health & Human Services (1985-89)
  • Feb 26 Theodore Sturgeon, American sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1985)
  • Feb 28 Alfred Burke, actor (Backfire), born in London, England