On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1882

Person of interestLouis St. Laurent

Feb 1 Louis St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 1948-57), born in Compton, Quebec (d. 1973)

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent

Person of interestJames Joyce

Feb 2 James Joyce, Irish novelist and poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1941)

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • Feb 2 James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold)
  • Feb 2 Andrew, Prince of Greece and Denmark, born in Monte Carlo, Monaco (d. 1944)
  • Feb 3 Trijntje Jansma-Boskma; oldest person in the Netherlands
  • Feb 5 Felice Lattuada, Italian composer and educator (Civica Scuola di Musica, Milan, 1935-62), born at Caselle di Morimondo, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1962)
  • Feb 7 Wilbur Sweatman, American ragtime and dixieland jazz clarinetist, composer, and bandleader, born in Brunswick, Missouri (d. 1961) [1]
  • Feb 8 George Siegmann, American actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba, Oliver Twist), born in NYC, New York (d. 1928)
  • Feb 8 Thomas Selfridge, First person to die in an airplane crash (d. 1908).
  • Feb 9 Thomas Campbell, South African cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests 1909-12)
  • Feb 11 Gheorghe Cucu, Romanian composer, born in Puiești, Romania (d. 1932)
  • Feb 12 Walter Vaes, Flemish painter/etcher
  • Feb 14 George Jean Nathan, American editor, author and critic (American Mercury), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 1958)
  • Feb 14 Ignaz Friedman, Polish pianist & composer, born in Podgórze, Kraków, Austrian Poland (d. 1948)
  • Feb 15 John Barrymore, American actor (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1942)
  • Feb 17 Kurt Schindler, German-American composer and conductor, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1935)
  • Feb 22 Eric Gill, England, sculptor/engraver/typographer (Perpetua)
  • Feb 23 Ladislav Vycpalek, composer
  • Feb 25 Jozef Goossenaerts, Flemish philologist (Language boundary)
  • Feb 26 Walter Lucht, German artillery general (WW I/WW II)
  • Feb 26 Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral, commander of the Pacific Fleet during Pearl Harbour Attack, born in Henderson, Kentucky (d. 1968)
  • Feb 28 Geraldine Farrar, American soprano and actress (Story of American Singer), born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 1967)
  • Feb 28 Jose Vasconcelos, politician, essayist, philosopher, born in Oaxaca, Mexico (d. 1959)
  • Feb 28 Richard Stein, German composer, born in Halle, Germany (d. 1942)