Birthdays in History in February 1939

  • Feb 1 Paul E Gillmor, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • Feb 2 Rachel English, author (My 1st 500), born in London, England
  • Feb 2 Akbar Adibi, Iranian scientist, father of electronics in Iran (d. 2000)
  • Feb 2 Dale T. Mortensen, Enterprise, Oregon, economist (Nobel, 2010), (d. 2014)
  • Feb 3 Vladimir Yevgenyevich Preobrazhensky, Russian cosmonaut
  • Feb 3 Michael Cimino, American director (The Deer Hunter), (d. 2016) possible date only
  • Feb 4 Jacques Charlier, Belgian sculptor
  • Feb 4 Stan Lundine, (Rep-D-NY, 1976-86)
  • Feb 8 Gerrit Lakmaaker, sculptor/painter (Leidsepleingroep)
  • Feb 8 José Maria Sison, Filipino communist
  • Feb 10 Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada
  • Feb 11 Bryan Gould, New Zealand and British politician (L), born in Hawera, New Zealand
  • Feb 11 Jane [Hyatt] Yolen, US, sci-fi author (Spider Jane, Heart's Blood)
  • Feb 13 Valery Illych Rozhdestvensky, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 23)
  • Feb 13 Beate Klarsfeld, German Nazi hunter
  • Feb 15 Jo Clayton, US, sci-fi author (Irsud, Maeve, Star Hunters)
  • Feb 15 Tony Bloom, deputy CEO (Sketchley)
  • Feb 15 Robert Hansen, American serial killer
  • Feb 16 David Griffiths, portrait painter
  • Feb 18 Claude Ake, political scientist
  • Feb 23 Edmund Boyd Fisher, publisher
  • Feb 24 George Bain, principal (London Business School)
  • Feb 25 A C F Verity, master (Dulwich College)
  • Feb 27 Antoinette Sibley, ballerina (Turning Point)
  • Feb 27 Kenzo Takada, Japanese director (Dream After Dream)