On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1879

  • Feb 3 Charles Follis, 1st African American NFLer (Shelby, Ohio)
  • Feb 5 Edward Rigby, British actor (Star Look Down, Young & Innocent), born in Ashford, Kent, England (d. 1951)
  • Feb 6 Carl Ramsauer, German physicist (Ramsauer-Townsend effect), born in Oldenburg, Germany (d. 1879)
  • Feb 9 [Carl] Natanael Berg, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm (d. 1957)
  • Feb 9 Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist
  • Feb 10 Franz Carl Bornschein, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1948)
  • Feb 11 Jean Gilbert [Max Winterfeld], German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1942)
  • Feb 13 Sarojini Naidu, Indian freedom fighter and poet, born in Hyperbad, India (d. 1949)
  • Feb 17 Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American novelist (Book-of-Month-Club)
  • Feb 22 Norman Lindsay, Australian artist and novelist (The Magic Pudding), born in Creswick Victoria (d. 1969) [1]
  • Feb 23 Agnes Arber, English biologist/philosopher (Mind & the Eye)
  • Feb 24 Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Sun)
  • Feb 25 Otakar Ostrcil, composer
  • Feb 26 Frank Bridge, English violinist, composer, conductor and tutor of Benjamin Britten, born in Brighton, England (d. 1941)
  • Feb 27 Jose Sancho Marraco, composer