On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1884

  • Feb 1 Bradbury Robinson Jr., American football pioneer (threw first legal forward pass in the history of American football 1906), born in Bellevue, Ohio (d. 1949)
  • Feb 1 Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian novelist/playwright (We)
  • Feb 1 Rosey Rowswell, American MLB broadcaster (Pittsburgh Prates 1936-54), born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1955)
  • Feb 2 Julius Deutsch, Austria politician and general in the Spanish republican army, born in Lackenbach, Austria-Hungary (d. 1968)
  • Feb 4 Julius Callewaert, Flemish dominican/bringing up children
  • Feb 4 Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (South African batsman in 5 tests 1912-14)
  • Feb 8 Reginald "Snowy" Baker, Australian boxer (Olympic silver middleweight 1908), rugby union halfback (2 caps) and actor (The Sword of Valor), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1953)
  • Feb 9 Frederik Gerretson, [Geerten Gossaert], Dutch poet/politician)
  • Feb 10 Herbert Hordern, cricketer (pioneering leggie for Aust & Philadelphia)
  • Feb 10 Frederick Hawksworth, GWR Chief mechanical engineer. (d. 1976)
  • Feb 11 Alfonso Leng, Chilean dentist and composer (Doloras), born in Santiago (d. 1974)
  • Feb 12 Max Beckmann, German painter and graphic artist
  • Feb 12 Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (d. 1957)
  • Feb 12 Johan Laidoner, Estonian military commander (d. 1953)
  • Feb 14 Hezekiah M. Washburn, American Presbyterian Congo missionary, born in Brooksville, Bracken, Kentucky (d. 1972)
  • Feb 14 Joe Jagersberger, Austrian-American racing driver, born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (d. 1952)
  • Feb 14 Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet, born in Burgas, Bulgaria (d. 1974)

Person of interestAlfred Carlton Gilbert

Feb 15 Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American athlete, inventor, and businessman (invented the Erector Set), born in Salem, Oregon (d. 1961)

  • Feb 16 Robert Flaherty, American filmmaker and the father of documentary film (Nanook of North), born in Iron Mountain, Michigan (d. 1957)
  • Feb 17 Arthur Vanderpoorten, Flemish minister of Internal affairs (1940)
  • Feb 18 Burton "Burt" Mustin, American actor (All in the Family, The Andy Griffith Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)
  • Feb 18 Andrew Watson Myles, Canadian politician (d. 1970)
  • Feb 22 Abraham "Abe" Attell, boxing hall of famer
  • Feb 23 Frank Cellier, British actor (Quiet Wedding, Big Blockade), born in Surbiton, Surrey, England (d. 1948)
  • Feb 23 Herman Courtens, Belgian painter
  • Feb 26 Dina Appeldoorn, Dutch pianist and composer, born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands (d. 1938)
  • Feb 26 Hildo Krop, Dutch modernistic sculptor
  • Feb 29 Alfred Sendrey, American composer and musicologist, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1976)