Famous People Born in February 1940

  • 1st Bibi Besch, actress (Star Trek 2, Beast Within), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1st Herve Filion, sulky driver (1969 Canadian Sports Hall of Fame)
  • 2nd Alan "Tea" Caddy, rock guitarist (Tornados-Globetrotter)
  • 2nd Thomas M[ichael] Disch, US, sci-fi author (Genocides, 102 H-Bombs)
  • 2nd David Jason, English actor
  • 2nd Wayne Fontes, American football coach

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3rd Fran Tarkenton, NFL QB (NY Giants, Minnesota Vikings), born in Richmond, Virginia

Quarterback Fran Tarkenton
Fran Tarkenton
  • 3rd Jim Hartz, newscaster (NBC-TV, Innovations)
  • 4th John Schuck, American actor (McMillan & Wife, Holmes & Yoyo), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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4th George A Romero, actor/director (Creepshow, Martin, 2 Evil Eyes)

Actor & Director George Romero
Actor & Director
George Romero
  • 5th H R Giger, Swiss artist & special effects designer (Alien), born in Z├╝rich, (d. 2014)
  • 6th Jimmy Tarbuck, English comic/golfer
  • 6th Tom Brokaw, Yankton SD, news anchor (NBC Nightly News 1982- )
  • 7th Gary Bond, England, actor (Outback, Zulu, Anne of Thousand Days)
  • 8th Averil Cameron, British(?) historian
  • 8th Talib Rasul Hakim, composer
  • 8th Ted Koppel, Lancashire England, American journalist (ABC Nightline)
  • 9th Brian Bennett, rock drummer (Shadows), born in London, England
  • 10th Hamish Imlach, folk singer/comic
  • 10th Mary Rand-Bignal-Toomey, England, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 10th Peter Middleton, CEO (Lloyd's)
  • 10th Jimmy Merchant, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools), born in NYC, New York
  • 11th Calvin Fowler, Pitts, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 12th Hank Brown, (Rep-R-CO, 1981-88)
  • 12th Richard Lynch, American actor (Xaviar-Battlestar Galactica), (d. 2012)
  • 14th Porpoise, 1st born in captivity in US (Marineland, Fla)
  • 15th John Hadl, American football player
  • 15th Hamzah Haz, Indonesian politician
  • 16th Karoli Ruth Needles, painter
  • 17th Dennis Gamsy, cricketer (South African bat in 2 Tests v Australia 1970)
  • 19th Smokey Robinson, American R&B and soul singer-songwriter (The Miracles-Tears of a Clown)
  • 19th Bobby Rogers, US vocalist (Miracles-You Really Got a Hold on Me), (d. 2013)
  • 19th Carlin Glynn, US actress (Continental Divide)
  • 19th William "Smokey" Robinson, Det, vocalist (& Miracles-Being With You)
  • 19th Saparmurat Niyazov, President of Turkmenistan (d. 2006)
  • 20th Barbara Laine Ellis, singer
  • 20th Christoph Eschenbach, Breslau, Germany, pianist/conductor
  • 20th Jimmy Greaves, British broadcaster/soccer player
  • 20th RA Weiss, director (Institute of Cancer Research)
  • 20th V Payne, British headmistress (Malvern Girls' College)
  • 21st John Lewis, (Rep-D-Georgia)
  • 21st Peter McEnery, England, actor (Game is Over, Moonspinners)
  • 21st Peter Gethin, British racing driver
  • 22nd Chet Walker, NBA all-star forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • 22nd Johnson P Mlambo, South African leader (Pan-African Congress)
  • 22nd Julian Chagrin, mime/actor (Golddiggers), born in London, England
  • 22nd Billy Name [William Linich Jr], photographer (Andy Warhol's factory), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 2016)
  • 23rd Jermyn P Brooks, CEO (Price Waterhouse Europe)
  • 23rd Peter Fonda, actor (Easy Rider, Lilith, Wild Angels, Trip)
  • 24th Jimmy Ellis, WBA heavyweight boxing champ (1968-70), born in Louisville, Kentucky, (d. 2014)
  • 24th Theo Bosch, Dutch humanist/architect (Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam)
  • 24th Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)
  • 24th Denis Law, Scottish footballer (Manchester United, Manchester City), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 25th Billy Packer, Wellsville NY, basketball sportscaster (CBS)
  • 25th George Paul, CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
  • 25th Hector MacKenzie, trade unionist
  • 25th Jud Taylor, actor (Dr Gerson-Dr Kildare)
  • 25th Ron Santo, shortstop (Cubs, 1st baseball player to veto his trade)
  • 27th Barbara Kelly, CEO (Scottish Consumer Council)
  • 27th Howard Hesseman, Salem Or, actor (Dr Johnny Fever-WKRP, Head of Class)
  • 27th Bill Hunter, Australian actor
  • 28th Joe South, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Games People Play), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2012)

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28th Mario Andretti, Italian American race-car driver (1969 Indianapolis 500, 1978 Formula One World Champion)

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • 29th Gretchen Christopher, British(?) pop singer
  • 29th Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople