Famous People Born in February 1885

  • Feb 1 Camille Chautemps, French politician (Prime Minister of France 1930, 1933-34, 1937-38), born in Paris, France (d. 1963)
  • Feb 2 Aldo Palazzeschi [Giurlani], Italian writer (I cavalli bianchi), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1974)
  • Feb 4 Cairine Ray Wilson, Canadian politician and diplomat (1st woman appointed to Canadian senate 1930), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1962) [1]
  • Feb 7 [Harry] Sinclair Lewis, American writer and social critic (Nobel Prize in Literature 1930), born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota (d. 1951)
  • Feb 9 Alban Berg, a Lulu of a composer!, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1935)
  • Feb 12 Licinio Refice, Italian priest and composer (Cecilia), born in Patrica, Italy (d. 1954)

Bess TrumanBess Truman (1885-1982)

Feb 13 US First Lady (1945-52), born in Independence, Missouri

  • Feb 14 Syed Zafarul Hasan, Indian-Pakistani Prominent Muslim philosopher (d. 1949)
  • Feb 15 Richard Würz, German composer, and music critic, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1965)
  • Feb 21 Sacha Guitry, French actor and playwright (Deburan, The Story of a Cheat), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1957)
  • Feb 24 Bert Lytell, American actor (One Man's Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 1954)

Chester NimitzChester Nimitz (1885-1966)

Feb 24 American admiral who commanded the US Pacific fleet in World War II, born in Fredericksburg, Texas

  • Feb 24 Juliusz Kaden-Bandrowski, Polish novelist and satirist (Black Wings), born in Rzeszów, Galicia (d. 1944)
  • Feb 24 Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1939)
  • Feb 24 Yosef Sprinzak, Israeli politician, first Speaker of the Knesset (1949-59) and leading Zionist, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1959)
  • Feb 25 Sylvia Brett, Lady Brooke and Ranee of Sarawak, born in London, England (d. 1971)
  • Feb 26 Aleksandras Stulginskis, President of Lithuania (d. 1969)
  • Feb 26 Lili Green [Alice Sally Mary], Dutch English dancer, born in Bromley, England (d. 1977)