Famous People Born in February 1902

  • Feb 1 Carlo Borbolla, Cuban pianist, organist, and composer, born in Manzanillo, Cuba (d. 1990)

Langston HughesLangston Hughes (1902-1967)

Feb 1 American poet (Weary Blues), playwright (Mulatto), and librettist (Troubled Island), born in Joplin, Missouri

  • Feb 1 Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 1947, by execution)
  • Feb 2 Newbold Morris, American politician (d. 1966)
  • Feb 2 Tyra Ryman, Swedish actress (Luffar-Petter, Peter the Tramp), born in Arboga, Sweden (d. 1990)

Charles LindberghCharles Lindbergh (1902-1974)

Feb 4 American aviator who was 1st to fly solo across the Atlantic, born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Feb 4 Hartley Shawcross, British lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
  • Feb 4 Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Mexican pioneering artistic photographer, born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2002) [1]
  • Feb 5 Bronislaw Kaper, Polish-American Academy Award-winning film composer (Green Dolphin Street; Lili; The Brothers Karamazov), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1983)
  • Feb 6 George Brunies, American musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1974)
  • Feb 6 Louis Nizer, Jewish-American lawyer (defended blacklisted stars in '50s, Catspaw), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1994)
  • Feb 7 Ethelda Blebtrey, 100m swimmer (Olympic gold 1920), born in Waterford, New York
  • Feb 8 Demchugdongrub, Mongolian politician (d. 1966)
  • Feb 8 Lyle Talbot [Lysle Henderson], American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Feb 9 Blanche Calloway, American jazz vocalist, band leader (Twelve Clouds of Joy), civil rights activist, and broadcaster, born in Rochester, New York (d. 1978)
  • Feb 9 Chester Lauck, American actor (Dreaming Out Loud, 2 Weeks to Live), born in Allene, Arkansas (d. 1980)
  • Feb 9 Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's leader (d. 1999)
  • Feb 9 Léon M'ba, Gabonese politician and 1st president of Gabon (1961-67), born in Libreville, Gabon (d. 1967)
  • Feb 10 Armand Bernier, Belgian poet (Sorcier Triste)
  • Feb 10 Jack Pettis, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader, born in Ehrmandale, Indiana (d. 1963)

Walter Houser BrattainWalter Houser Brattain (1902-1987)

Feb 10 American physicist and Nobel laureate for his work on transistors, born in Amoy, China

  • Feb 11 Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect (d. 1971)
  • Feb 12 William Collier [Charles F Gall Jr], American stage and film actor and producer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • Feb 12 William D. Revelli, American band leader, born in Spring Gulch, Colorado (d. 1994)
  • Feb 13 Blair Moody, American journalist (US Senator (D)-Michigan, 1951-52), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1954)
  • Feb 13 Karl Menger, Austria-American mathematician (theory of dimension)
  • Feb 13 Valentin Ruiz Aznar, Spanish choirmaster, composer, and priest, born in Borja, Zaragoza, Spain (d. 1972)
  • Feb 14 Fred Scott, American vocalist & actor (Melody of the Plains, Vincent Lopez), born in Fresno, California (d. 1991)
  • Feb 14 Ray "Crash" Corrigan, American actor (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1976)
  • Feb 14 Thelma Ritter, American actress (Miracle on 34th Street), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1969)
  • Feb 18 Walter Herbert, German-born conductor and impresario (d. 1975)
  • Feb 19 Hugo Haas, Czechoslovakian actor and director (Bait, Pick Up, 2 Smart People), born in Brno, Czechoslovakia (d. 1968)
  • Feb 19 John Bubbles, American rhythm tap dancer (No Maps on My Taps), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1986)
  • Feb 19 Nydia Westman, American actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)

Ansel AdamsAnsel Adams (1902-1984)

Feb 20 American landscape photographer and environmentalist (Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980), born in San Francisco, California

  • Feb 21 Arthur D. Nock, English-American historian (St Paul)
  • Feb 21 Bob [Hijman] Scholte, Dutch vocalist [or 1909]
  • Feb 21 John Smallenbroek, Dutch minister of Internal Affairs [or 1909]
  • Feb 22 Hanns Neupert, German piano builder/author (Das Klavichord)
  • Feb 25 Max Kommerell, German literary/author (Die Gefangenen)
  • Feb 25 Oscar Cullmann, Swiss theologist (Das Petrusproblem)
  • Feb 26 Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna State Opera, 1940-58)n born in Munich, Germany (d. 1958)
  • Feb 26 Vercors [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la Mer)
  • Feb 27 Ethelda Bleibtrey, American swimmer (Olympic gold 100m, 300m, 4x100m freestyle relay 1920; first US female champion), born in Waterford, New York (d. 1978)

Gene SarazenGene Sarazen (1902-1999)

Feb 27 American golfer (7 x major titles including Career Grand Slam; 38 PGA Tour event wins), born in Harrison, New York

John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck (1902-1968)

Feb 27 American author (Grapes of Wrath, Nobel Prize 1940, 1962), born in Salinas, California


About February 1902

How Old? 120 or 121 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox (Feb 1 - Feb 7), Tiger (Feb 8 - Feb 28)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)