Famous People Born in February 1889

  • Feb 1 Gertrude Caton-Thompson, British archaeologist (Zimbabwe, So Arabia), born in London, England (d. 1985)
  • Feb 3 Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish director (Passion of Jeanne d'arc), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1968)
  • Feb 3 Risto Ryti, Finnish politician (Prime Minister of Finland 1939-41, President of Finland 1940-44), born in Huittinen, Finland (d. 1956)
  • Feb 4 Walter Catlett, American actor (Climax, Front Page, Tale of 2 Cities), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1960)
  • Feb 5 E H (Patsy) Hendren, English cricket batsman (51 Tests, 7 x 100s, HS 205no; 57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever; Middlesex CCC), born in Turnham Green, England (d. 1962)
  • Feb 5 Ernest Tyldesley, English cricket batsman (14 Tests, 3 x 100, 6 x 50, HS 138; Lancashire CCC), born in Worsley, England (d. 1962)
  • Feb 5 Ioan Dumitru Chirescu, Romanian composer and conductor, born in Cernavoda (d. 1980)
  • Feb 6 Karel Wellens, Flemish painter, born in Lummen, Belgium (d. 1958)
  • Feb 6 Siegfried Kracauer, German writer, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1966)
  • Feb 7 Harry Nyquist, Swedish-American physicist and electronic engineer who contributed to communication theory (Nyquist–Shannon sampling theorem; Nyquist rate), born in Nilsby, Värmland, Sweden (d. 1976)
  • Feb 10 Howard Spring, Welsh writer and critic (O Absalom), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1965)
  • Feb 11 Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, Russian-Soviet composer (Ice and Steel), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1955)
  • Feb 17 H[aroldson] L Hunt, Texas oil tycoon (East Texas Oil Field), born near Ramsey, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • Feb 18 Sybold van Ravesteyn, Dutch architect (Blijdorp, CS Rotterdam, Utrecht), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • Feb 20 Levko Revutsky, Ukrainian composer, music editor and pedagogue, born in Irzhavets, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1977)
  • Feb 21 Felix Aylmer, British actor (Anastasia, Hamlet, Iron Duke, Macbeth, St Joan), born in Corsham, Wiltshire, England (d. 1979)
  • Feb 22 Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (d. 1977)
  • Feb 22 Robin G. Collingwood, English philosopher. historian ("The Principles of Art"; "The Idea of History") and archaeologist (Roman Britain), born in Cartmel Fell, England (d. 1943)
  • Feb 23 Frederik M. baron of Asbeck, Dutch lawyer and legal scholar (League of Nations), born in Den Helder, Netherlands (d. 1968)
  • Feb 23 Musidora [Jeanne Roques], French actress and director (Les vampires, Judex), born in Paris, France (d. 1957)

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Feb 23 American film director (The Wizard of Oz; Gone With The Wind), born in Pasadena, California

  • Feb 25 Homer S. Ferguson, United States Senator (d. 1982)
  • Feb 27 Freddie Keppard, American jazz cornetist (Original Creole Orchestra), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1933)
  • Feb 27 Samuel Bronfman, Jewish-Russian-Canadian businessman, distiller (founder of Seagrams), and philanthropist was born in Otaci, Bessarabia, Russian Empire (now Moldova) (d. 1971)
  • Feb 28 Victor Sutherland, American actor (Captive City), born in Paducah, Kentucky (d. 1968)