Birthdays in History in February 1940

  • Feb 2 Thomas M[ichael] Disch, American sci-fi author (Genocides, 102 H-Bombs)
  • Feb 4 George A. Romero, American-Canadian director (Night of the Living Dead), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2017)
  • Feb 4 Theodore "Ted" Stanley, American anesthesiologist and medical entrepreneur (created the fentanyl lollipop), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • Feb 5 H R Giger, Swiss artist & special effects designer (Alien), born in Z├╝rich, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 8 Averil Cameron, British(?) historian
  • Feb 10 Peter Middleton, CEO (Lloyd's)
  • Feb 12 Hank Brown, (Rep-R-CO, 1981-88)
  • Feb 14 Porpoise, 1st born in captivity in US (Marineland, Fla)
  • Feb 15 Hamzah Haz, Indonesian politician
  • Feb 16 Karoli Ruth Needles, painter
  • Feb 19 Saparmurat Niyazov, President of Turkmenistan (d. 2006)
  • Feb 20 RA Weiss, director (Institute of Cancer Research)
  • Feb 20 V Payne, British headmistress (Malvern Girls' College)
  • Feb 21 John Lewis, American politician (Rep-D-Georgia) and prominent civil rights leader (Big Six), born in Troy, Alabama
  • Feb 22 Johnson P Mlambo, South African leader (Pan-African Congress)
  • Feb 22 Billy Name [William Linich Jr], photographer (Andy Warhol's factory), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 2016)
  • Feb 23 Jermyn P Brooks, CEO (Price Waterhouse Europe)
  • Feb 24 Theo Bosch, Dutch humanist/architect (Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam)
  • Feb 25 George Paul, CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
  • Feb 25 Hector MacKenzie, trade unionist
  • Feb 27 Barbara Kelly, CEO (Scottish Consumer Council)
  • Feb 29 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople