On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1893

  • Feb 2 Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician, born in Székesfehérvár, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • Feb 3 Gaston Julia, French mathematician (d. 1978)
  • Feb 4 Bernard Rogers, American composer (Warrior, Marriage of Aude, Passion), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestRaymond Dart

Feb 4 Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus), born in Brisbane, Queensland (d. 1995) [1]

Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart
Paleoanthropologist
Raymond Dart
  • Feb 5 Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica)
  • 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)

Person of interestJimmy Durante

Feb 10 Jimmy Durante, American actor, comedian and singer known as "the schnozzola" (The Durante-Moore Show, Jimmy Durante Show), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1980)

Actor and Comedian Jimmy Durante
Actor and Comedian
Jimmy Durante
  • Feb 10 Bill Tilden, American tennis player (US Open 1920-25, 29; Wimbledon 1920-21, 30; French 1927, 30), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1953)
  • Feb 11 Johan C P Alberts, Dutch literary (Festival)
  • Feb 12 Marcel Minnaert, Dutch astronomer, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1970)

Person of interestOmar Bradley

Feb 12 Omar Bradley, American WWII General (Invasion of Normandy) and 1st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1949-53), born in Clark, Missouri (d. 1981)

US WWII General Omar Bradley
US WWII General
Omar Bradley
  • Feb 13 Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romania, communist/foreign minister (1945-52)
  • Feb 14 Kay Fisker, Danish architect (Hornbeck House, Copenhagen), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 1965)
  • Feb 15 Harm H Kamerlingh Onnes, painter/etcher/ceramist
  • 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 player (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)
  • Feb 20 Russel Crouse, journalist/novelist/playwright (Life with Father)
  • Feb 20 Elizabeth Holloway Marston, American psychologist (d. 1993)
  • Feb 21 Andres Segovia, Spanish classical guitarist, born in Linares, Spain (d. 1987)
  • Feb 21 Vsevolod Pudovkin, Soviet film director/theorist (Mother, Deserter)
  • Feb 26 Ivor Armstrong Richards, English literary critic (The Meaning of Meaning), born in Sandbach, England (d. 1979)
  • Feb 26 I. A. Richards, English poet and influential critic (Meaning of Meaning), born in Sandbach, England (d. 1979)
  • Feb 26 William Frawley, American actor (I Love Lucy, My 3 Sons), born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 1966)
  • Feb 27 Joseph Messner, Austrian organist and composer, born in Schwaz, Tyrol (d. 1969)
  • Feb 27 Ralph Linton, US cultural anthropologist (Tree of Culture)
  • Feb 28 Ben Hecht, American novelist/playwright/screenwriter (Front Page), born in NYC, New York