Famous People Born in February 1901

Clark 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, Russian-American violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall debut -1917), born in Vilnius, Russian Empire (now Lithuania) (d. 1987)
  • 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 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 15 Paul Haesaerts, Flemish architect/painter (Animisme)
  • 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 and 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 Fred Robinson, American jazz trombonist (Louis Armstong's Hot Five; Fats Waller; Cab Calloway), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1984)
  • Feb 20 Henry Eyring, Mexican/US chemist
  • Feb 20 Louis I Kahn, Estonia, architect (Bryn Mawr dormitory) [or Dec 20]
  • Feb 20 René Jules Dubos, French US microbiologist/author (Health & Disease)
  • 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, Italian chemist, musicologist, composer, and pedagogue, born in Shanghai, China (d. 1975)
  • Feb 25 Zeppo Marx [Herbert Manfred Marx], American comedian and actor (Marx Brothers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • Feb 27 Horatio Luro, American horse trainer (43 x stakes winners; Decidedly, Northern Dancer), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1991)
  • Feb 27 Marino Marini, Italian sculptor/painter

Linus Pauling

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

  • Feb 28 Otakar Pařík, Czech pianist and conductor, born in Frýdek-Místek, Duchy of Silesea (now Czech Republic (d. 1955)
  • Feb 28 Rudolf W. Nilsen, Norwegian poet (Hverdagen)

About February 1901

How Old? 121 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)