On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1895

Person of interestJohn Ford

Feb 1 John Ford, American director (Stagecoach, Air Mail, Quiet Man), born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine (d. 1973)

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • 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)

Person of interestGeorge Halas

Feb 2 George Halas [Papa Bear], American NFL coach and pioneering owner of the Chicago Bears, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1983)

American Football Coach and Team Owner George Halas
American Football Coach and Team Owner
George Halas
  • Feb 3 Izak Buys, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1922, 0 & 4*, 0-52)
  • Feb 3 Nick Kenny, Astoria columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 3 Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, politician (APRA-Peru) [or Feb 22]
  • Feb 4 Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Erflaters)
  • 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 4 Nigel Bruce, British actor (Rebecca, Suspicion, Sherlock Holmes), born in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico (d. 1953)
  • 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), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1948)
  • Feb 9 Hermann Brill, German politician (d. 1959)
  • Feb 11 Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer
  • 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 actress (South of Hell Mountain), born in NYC, New York (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, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WWII)
  • Feb 19 Louis Calhern, American actor (Julius Caesar, Blackboard Jungle), born in NYC, New York (d. 1956)
  • Feb 20 Freida Geiken, autobiographer (National Historic Taping)
  • Feb 21 Carl Peter Henrik Dam Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
  • Feb 22 Victor RaulHaya de la Torre, founder (Peruvian Aprista Party)
  • Feb 23 Richard Goolden, British actor (Two Days to Live, School for Husbands), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • Feb 25 DeBenneville "Bert" Bell, PA, NFL owner/commissioner/HOF (Eagles)
  • Feb 25 Henri Martelli, French composer, born in Bastia, Corsica, France (d. 1980)
  • Feb 27 Edward Brophy, American character actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy, Cameraman, Doughboys), born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • Feb 28 Guiomar Novaes, Brazil, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit)
  • Feb 28 Marcel Pagnol, French playwright/director (Marchands de Gloire)