Birthdays in History in February 1923

  • Feb 2 Peter Fowler, physicist
  • Feb 5 Doris Bohrer [Sharrar], American WWII spy, born in Basin, Wyoming (d. 2016)
  • Feb 7 George H H Lascelles, English earl of Harewood/leader (Covent Garden)
  • Feb 7 Martha Holmes, American photographer (d. 2006)
  • Feb 8 Andrew MacElhone, bar owner

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Feb 9 Brendan Behan, author/poet (Hostage), born in Dublin, Ireland

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • Feb 9 Norman E Shumway, Mich, pioneer cardiac transplant surgeon
  • Feb 11 Baroness Sharples, made a life peer after the assassination of her husband (Sir Richard Sharples)
  • Feb 11 Ronald Arculus, British diplomat
  • Feb 12 Franco Zeffirelli, Italian director (Romeo & Juliet), born in Florence
  • Feb 12 James Abdnor, (Sen-R-SD, 1981-87), (d. 2012)
  • Feb 12 Chaskel Besser, Orthodox rabbi
  • Feb 12 James Chichester-Clark, Irish politician, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (1969-71), born in Moyola Park, Londonderry (d. 2002)
  • Feb 13 Chuck Yeagar, US test pilot (1st man to break sound barrier)
  • Feb 13 Michael Anthony Bilandic, American politician (d. 2002)
  • Feb 14 Derrick Holden-Brown, CEO (Allied-Lyons)
  • Feb 15 Justice Drake, British justice
  • Feb 15 Yelena Bonner, Moscow, soviet disident/wife of Andre Sakharov
  • Feb 17 Alden Winship Clausen, Hamilton Ill, banker (President of World Bank)
  • Feb 20 Forbes Burnham, premier Guyana (1964-85)
  • Feb 23 Gery Florizoone, Flemish poet
  • Feb 23 Rafael Addiego Bruno, Uruguayan politician
  • Feb 25 Roger Parker, Lord Justice of Appeal