On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1888

  • Feb 2 Candelario Huízar, Mexican violist, horn player, and classical and canción composer ("Surco"), born in Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico (d. 1970)
  • Feb 2 Frederick Lane, Australian swimmer (d. 1969)
  • Feb 3 Joris Baers, Flemish bibliography/founder (Boekengids)
  • Feb 4 Paul Althaus, German theologist (The Christian Truth)
  • Feb 6 Ljudmil Stojanow, Bulgarian poet (Metsh i Slowo, Cholera), born in Kovachevitsa, Bulgaria (d. 1973)
  • Feb 8 Edith Evans, British actress (Tom Jones, David Copperfield), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • Feb 8 Matthijs Vermeulen, Dutch composer and music journalist, born in Helmond, Netherlands (d. 1967)
  • Feb 10 Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (Hermeticism) and journalist, born in Alexandria (d. 1970)
  • Feb 13 Georgios Papandreou, Greek politician and Prime Minister of Greece (1944–45, 1963, 1964–65), born in Kalentzi, Achaea, Greece (d. 1968)
  • Feb 13 Heintje Davids [Hendrika], Dutch revue star
  • Feb 17 Henrietta "Hetty" Beck, Dutch hearing actress (Bouwmeester Award), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • Feb 17 Otto Stern, German American physicist (Stern-Gerlach-experiment, Nobel 1943)
  • Feb 17 Ronald Arbuthnott Knox, British priest, broadcaster and author (Viaduct Murder), born in Kibworth Leicestershire, England (d. 1957)
  • Feb 19 Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (d. 1949)
  • Feb 20 Georges Bernanos, French novelist (Diary of a Country Priest)
  • Feb 20 Marie Rambert, English ballet producer/director/teacher, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Feb 20 Vasyl Barvinsky, Ukrainian pianist, composer, conductor, musicologist ("Béla Bartók in Lviv"), and teacher (Lysenko Higher Institute of Music, 1915-48), born in Ternopil, Russian Empire (now Ukraine (d. 1963)
  • Feb 21 Willem Banning, Dutch theologist/sociologist (Religious Build Up)
  • Feb 21 Clemence Dane [Winifred Ashton], British novelist and playwright (A Bill of Divorcement), born in Blackheath, England (d. 1965)
  • Feb 22 Owen Brewster, American politician (d. 1961)
  • Feb 26 Ida Cox (nee Prather), American blues singer and vaudeville performer, born in Habersham County, Georgia (d. 1967) [birth year disputed, may be 1894 or 1896]
  • Feb 27 Lotte Lehmann, German soprano (Der Rosenkavalier; Fidelio), born in Perleberg Germany (d. 1976)
  • Feb 27 Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist and writer (Psychosynthesis,), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1974)
  • Feb 27 Earl Caddock, American professional wrestler (d. 1950)