Famous People Born in February 1895

  • Feb 1 Conn Smythe, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame team owner (Toronto Maple Leafs 1927-61; Stanley Cup x 8), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1980)

John FordJohn Ford (1895-1973)

Feb 1 American director (Stagecoach, Air Mail, Quiet Man), born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

George HalasGeorge Halas (1895-1983)

Feb 2 American NFL coach and pioneering owner of the Chicago Bears, born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Feb 3 Nick Kenny, American columnist and songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • Feb 3 Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, Peruvian politician (founded APRA-Peru, drafted constitution), born in Trujillo, Peru (d. 1979) [or Feb 22]
  • Feb 4 Annie Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Erflaters), born in Hatert, Netherlands (d. 1978)
  • Feb 4 Nigel Bruce, British actor (Rebecca, Suspicion, Sherlock Holmes), born in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico (d. 1953)
  • Feb 4 [Johann Baptist] Hanns Albin Rauter, German SS and Police leader in the occupied Netherlands, born in Klagenfurt, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1949)
  • Feb 6 Babe Ruth, American Baseball Hall of Fame slugger (MLB All-Star 1933, 34; 7 x World Series champion; 12 × AL home run leader 1918–21, 23-24, 1926–31; Boston RS, NY Yankees), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1948)
  • Feb 7 Irving Aaronson, American jazz pianist and big band leader, born in New York City (d. 1963)
  • Feb 9 Hermann Brill, German politician (d. 1959)
  • Feb 11 Viktor Trambitsky, Russian composer, born in Brest-Litovsk, Russian Empire (d. 1970)
  • Feb 13 Fred Essler, Austrian actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown, Saratoga Trunk), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • Feb 14 Max Horkheimer, German philosopher & sociologist (Studies in prejudice), born in Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1973)
  • Feb 15 Earl Thomson, Canadian athlete (d. 1971)
  • Feb 17 Anita Stewart, American silent film actress (South of Hell Mountain), producer, and mystery novelist, born in Brooklyn, NYC (d. 1961)
  • Feb 17 Edna Park Edwards, American stage and vaudeville actress, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • Feb 18 George "The Gipper" Gipp, American football player (Notre Dame), born in Laurium, Michigan (d. 1920)
  • Feb 18 Semjon Timoshenko, Russian military officer (Marshal of the Soviet Union, held commands during Soviet-Finnish War and on WWII Eastern Front), born in Orman, Bessarabia Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1970)
  • Feb 19 Louis Calhern, American actor (Julius Caesar, Blackboard Jungle), born in NYC, New York (d. 1956)
  • Feb 20 Jimmy Yancey, American boogie-woogie jazz and blues pianist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1951) [birth year disputed - documentation ranges from 1894-1903]
  • Feb 21 Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist, (1943 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for discovery of vitamin K), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1976)
  • Feb 22 Victor Raúl Haya de la Torre, Peruvian politician and author (founder of Peruvian Aprista Party), born in Trujillo, Peru (d. 1979)
  • Feb 23 Richard Goolden, British actor (Two Days to Live, School for Husbands), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • Feb 25 Bert Bell, American Pro Football HOF executive (NFL Commissioner 1946-59; owner Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)
  • Feb 25 Henri Martelli, French composer, born in Bastia, Corsica, France (d. 1980)
  • Feb 27 Edward Brophy, American character actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy, The Cameraman, Doughboys), born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • Feb 28 Guiomar Novaes, Brazilian concert pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), born in São João da Boa Vista, Brazil (d. 1979)
  • Feb 28 Marcel Pagnol, French playwright, filmmaker (Topaze; The Baker's Wife), and novelist, born in Paris (d. 1974)