On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1901

Person of interestClark Gable

Feb 1 Clark Gable, American actor (Gone With the Wind; It Happened One Night) known as 'The King of Hollywood', born in Cadiz, Ohio (d. 1960)

  • Feb 2 Connie Gilchrist, American actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • Feb 2 Jascha Heifetz, US violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall), born in Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Feb 6 Ben Lyon, American actor (Hell's Angels, I Cover the Waterfront, Night Nurse), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1979)
  • Feb 7 Bob den Doolaard [Cornelis Spoelstra], Dutch writer (Grape Pickers)
  • Feb 8 Janina Spychajowa-Kurkowska, Polish women's world champion archer
  • Feb 9 Brian Donlevy, American actor (Barbary Coast, Glass Key, Wake Island), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • Feb 9 James Murray, American actor (The Crowd, The Shakedown), born in NYC, New York (d. 1936)
  • Feb 10 Stella Adler, American actress (My Girl Tisa), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • Feb 11 Roddy Connolly, Irish politician, son of James Connolly (d. 1980)
  • Feb 15 Andre Parrot, French archaeologist/theologist (Assur)
  • Feb 15 Christmas Humphreys, England, lawyer/writer/Buddhist (Awakening of Zen)
  • Feb 15 Paul Haesaerts, Flemish architect/painter (Animisme)
  • Feb 15 James "Kokomo" Arnold, American blues slide guitarist, and singer, born in Lovejoy's Station, Georgia (d. 1968) [some research gives birth year as 1896]
  • Feb 16 Chester Morris, American actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)
  • Feb 16 Wayne King, American saxophonist and bandleader, known as the Waltz King ("The Waltz You Saved for Me"), born in Savannah Illinois (d. 1985)

  • Feb 18 Reginald Sheffield, British actor (Suspicion, Of Human Bondage, Second Chance), born in London, England (d. 1957)
  • Feb 19 Cor[nelis RJ] Kieboom, Dutch resistance fighter/chairman (Feyenoord)
  • Feb 20 Ali Muhammad Naguib, Khartoum, president of Egypt (1952-54)
  • Feb 20 Cecil H King, Irish/British daily newspaper publisher (Daily Mirror)
  • Feb 20 Henry Eyring, Mexican/US chemist
  • Feb 20 Louis I Kahn, Estonia, architect (Bryn Mawr dormitory) [or Dec 20]
  • Feb 20 RenĂ© Jules Dubos, French US microbiologist/author (Health & Disease)
  • 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 20 Fred Robinson, American jazz trombonist (Louis Armstong's Hot Five; Fats Waller; Cab Calloway), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1984)
  • Feb 22 Charles E Whittaker, Kansas, US Supreme Court justice (1957-62)
  • Feb 22 Mildred Davis, American actress (Grandma's Boy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • Feb 22 Stefan Lorant, Hungarian-American writer, photojournalist, filmmaker, born in Budapest (d. 1997)
  • Feb 23 Aartje W "Mien" van It Sant-van Bommel, author (Mieke-serial)
  • Feb 23 Edgar Ende, German painter (d. 1965)
  • Feb 25 Federico Ghisi, composer
  • Feb 25 Zeppo Marx [Herbert Manfred Marx], American comedian and actor (Marx Brothers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • Feb 27 Marino Marini, Italian sculptor/painter
  • Feb 27 Horatio Luro, American horse trainer (Decidedly, Northern Dancer), born in Argentina (d. 1991)

Person of interestLinus Pauling

Feb 28 Linus Pauling, American chemist and peace activist (Nobel 1954, 1962), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1994)

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling
Chemist & Peace Activist
Linus Pauling
  • Feb 28 Rudolf W. Nilsen, Norwegian poet (Hverdagen)

About February 1901

How Old? 120 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Feb 1 - Feb 18), Ox (Feb 19 - Feb 28)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)