Famous People Born in February 1893

  • Feb 2 Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician, born in Székesfehérvár, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • Feb 2 Len Doyle, American actor (Harrington-Mr District Attorney), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1959)
  • Feb 3 Gaston Julia, French mathematician (d. 1978)
  • Feb 4 Bernard Rogers, American composer (The Warrior; Three Japanese Dances; To The Fallen), and pedagogue (Eastman School, 1929-67), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)

Raymond DartRaymond Dart (1893-1988)

Feb 4 Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus), born in Brisbane, Queensland [1]

  • Feb 5 Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica), born in Kraków, Austria-Hungary (d. 1970)
  • Feb 6 Muhammad Zafrulla Khan, President of UN General Assembly (1962-63), born in Sialkot, Pakistan (d. 1985)
  • Feb 8 Ba Maw, Burmese politician (d. 1977)

Bill TildenBill Tilden (1893-1953)

Feb 10 American tennis player (US Open 1920-25, 29; Wimbledon 1920-21, 30; French 1927, 30), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jimmy DuranteJimmy Durante (1893-1980)

Feb 10 American vaudeville, radio, and screen actor, comedian (The Durante-Moore Show; Frosty The Snowman), piano player and singer ("Inka Dinka Doo"; "Make Someone Happy"), sometimes known as "the schnozzola", born in Manhattan, New York

  • Feb 12 Marcel Minnaert, Dutch astronomer, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1970)

Omar BradleyOmar Bradley (1893-1981)

Feb 12 American WWII General (Invasion of Normandy) and 1st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1949-53), born in Clark, Missouri

  • Feb 13 Ana Pauker, Romanian communist leader and Minister of Foreign Affairs (1947-52), the world's 1st female Foreign Minister, born in Codăești, Vaslui County, Kingdom of Romania (d. 1960)
  • Feb 14 Kay Fisker, Danish architect (Hornbeck House, Copenhagen), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 1965)
  • Feb 15 Harm Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch painter, etcher and ceramist, born in Zoeterwoude, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • Feb 15 Walter Donaldson, American pianist and popular song composer ("Makin' Whoopee"; "My Blue Heaven"; My Buddy"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1947)
  • Feb 17 Wally Pipp, American baseball first baseman (World Series 1923; AL HR leader 1916, 17; NY Yankees), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1965)
  • Feb 19 Cedric Hardwicke, British stage actor (Rope; Suspicion; Peter Pan; Richard III), born in Lye, Worcestershire, England (d. 1964)
  • Feb 19 Pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Scrittori d'Oggi) (d. 1952)
  • Feb 20 Elizabeth Holloway Marston, American psychologist (d. 1993)
  • Feb 20 Russel Crouse, American Broadway playwright and journalist (Life with Father), born in Findlay, Ohio (d. 1966)
  • Feb 21 Andres Segovia, Spanish classical guitarist, born in Linares, Spain (d. 1987)
  • Feb 21 Vsevolod Pudovkin, Soviet film director and theorist (Mother, Deserter), born in Penza, Russia (d. 1953)
  • Feb 26 (Ivor Armstrong) I. A. Richards, British poet and influential critic (Meaning of Meaning), born in Sandbach, England (d. 1979)
  • Feb 26 William Frawley, American vaudeville, silent and sound screen actor (I Love Lucy - "Fred"; My Three Sons - "Bub"; Miracle on 34th Street), born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 1966)
  • Feb 27 Joseph Messner, Austrian organist and composer, born in Schwaz, Tyrol (d. 1969)
  • Feb 27 Ralph Linton, American cultural anthropologist (Tree of Culture), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1953)
  • Feb 28 Ben Hecht, American novelist, screenwriter and playwright (The Front Page), born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)