Famous People Born in February 1887

  • Feb 1 Charles Nordhoff, English-born author (d. 1947)
  • Feb 1 Dirk Roosenburg, Dutch architect
  • Feb 2 Ernst Hanfstängl, German pianist and politician (d. 1975)
  • Feb 3 Carlo Jachino, composer
  • Feb 3 Georg Trakl, Austrian poet (Autumn of the Lonely)
  • Feb 3 Juan Negrín, Spanish Prime Minister (d. 1956)
  • Feb 3 Silvio d'Amico, Italian theater critic (Tramonto del grande attore)
  • Feb 6 Josef Frings, German Archbishop of Cologne, born in Neuss, Germany (d. 1978)
  • Feb 7 (James Hubert) "Eubie" Blake, American ragtime composer and pianist ("Memories of You"; "I'm Just Wild About Harry"), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1983) [1]
  • Feb 9 Henry Zimmerman, baseball player (1912-batted .372 with 14 HRs)
  • Feb 9 Vital Celen, Flemish writer (Puppy Love)
  • Feb 10 [Fran J] Vital Celen, Flemish literary/author [or Feb 9]
  • Feb 11 John van Melle, South African writer (Dawid Booysen)
  • Feb 15 H M Bateman, Sutton Forest NSW, cartoonist
  • Feb 16 Kathleen Clifford, American actress (When the Clouds Roll by), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1962)
  • Feb 17 Leevi Antti Madetoja, Finnish composer (Pohjalaisia), conductor and teacher, born in Oulu, Finland, (d. 1947)
  • Feb 20 David McKinley Williams, Welsh-American church musician and composer, born in Carnarvonshire, Wales (d. 1978)
  • Feb 20 Hesketh Pearson, England, biographer/playwright (Writ for Libel)

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Feb 20 Canadian diplomat and 1st Canadian-born Governor General of Canada (1952-59), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • Feb 21 Savielly Tartakower, Austrian-Polish-French chess player, born in Rostov-on-Don, Russian Empire (d. 1956)
  • Feb 22 Mary Ellen Chase, educator/author (Windswept, 1959 Sarah Hale Award)
  • Feb 23 Cyril Delevanti, British actor (Soylent Green, The Night of the Iguana), born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • Feb 23 Oskar Frederik Lindberg, composer
  • Feb 24 Mary Ellen Chase, US linguistic/author (White Gate)
  • Feb 25 Leonard Carey, British actor (Rebecca, Laughter), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • Feb 26 Benegal Narsing Rau, Indian lawyer and civil servant, President of UN Security Council (1950), helped draft India's constitution, born in Mangalore, India (d. 1953)
  • Feb 26 Grover Cleveland Alexander, American Baseball HOF pitcher (World Series 1926 Chicago Cubs; Triple Crown 1915, 16, 20; 6 × NL wins & strikeout leader; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Elba, Nebraska (d. 1950)
  • Feb 26 Stefan Grabinski, Polish writer (d. 1936)
  • Feb 27 James D Innes, English painter
  • Feb 28 William Zorach, Lithuanian-American sculptor (Spirit of the Dance), born in Jurbarkas, Lithuania, Russian Empire (d. 1966)