Famous People Born in February 1902

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

Person of interestLangston Hughes

Feb 1 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1967)

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

Person of interestCharles Lindbergh

Feb 4 Charles A Lindbergh, pilot (1st to fly solo across Atlantic), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Feb 4 Hartley Shawcross, British lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
  • Feb 5 Bronislaw Kaper, Polish film composer and Academy Award winner (Green Dolphin Street, Lili), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1983)
  • Feb 6 Louis Nizer, lawyer (defended blacklisted stars in '50s, Catspaw)
  • Feb 6 George Brunies, American musician (d. 1974)
  • Feb 7 Ethelda Blebtrey, 100m swimmer (Olympic gold 1920), born in Waterford, New York
  • Feb 8 Lyle Talbot [Lysle Henderson], American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Feb 8 Demchugdongrub, Mongolian politician (d. 1966)
  • Feb 9 Blanche Calloway, US vocalist/dancer (12 Clouds of Joy)
  • 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 10 Armand Bernier, Belgian poet (Sorcier Triste)

Person of interestWalter Houser Brattain

Feb 10 Walter Houser Brattain, American physicist and Nobel laureate for his work on transistors, born in Amoy, China (d. 1987)

  • Feb 11 Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect (d. 1971)
  • Feb 12 William D Revelli, Spring Gulch Colorado, band leader
  • Feb 12 William Collier [Charles F Gall Jr], American stage and film actor and producer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • Feb 13 Blair Moody, (Sen-Mich), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Feb 13 Karl Menger, Austria-American mathematician (theory of dimension)
  • Feb 14 Fred Scott, American vocalist and 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 Valentin Ruiz Azner, composer
  • 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, rhythm tap dancer (No Maps on My Taps), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Feb 19 Nydia Westman, American actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)

Person of interestAnsel Adams

Feb 20 Ansel Adams, photographer (1966 ASMP Award), born in San Francisco, California

Photographer Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams
  • Feb 21 Arthur D Nock, English/US 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 Philharmonic)
  • Feb 26 Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la Mer)
  • Feb 27 Ethelda Bleibtrey, 100m/300m US swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-1920)
  • Feb 27 Gene Sarazen, Harrison NY, PGA golfer (Masters 1935, US Open 1922, 32)

Person of interestJohn Steinbeck

Feb 27 John Steinbeck, American author (Grapes of Wrath-Nobel 1962), born in Salinas, California (d. 1968)