Famous People Born in February 1903

  • Feb 1 Carl Reynolds, American baseball outfielder (2nd player in MLB history to hit home runs in 3 consecutive innings 1930; Chicago White Sox), born in LaRue, Texas (d. 1978)
  • Feb 1 Georg Rendl, Austrian miner, beekeeper and writer (The Bees Novel) (d. 1972)
  • Feb 2 Frank McGrath, American actor (The Reluctant Astronaut, Wagon Train), born in Mound City, Missouri (d. 1967)
  • Feb 3 (Ivy) Priaulx Rainier, South African-British composer (Ploërmel), born in Howick, Colony of Natali (now South Africa) (d. 1986)
  • Feb 3 Walter Linck, Swiss sculptor (1948 Olympics), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1975)
  • Feb 4 Alexander Oppenheim, British mathematician (Oppenheim conjecture), born in Salford, England (d. 1997)
  • Feb 4 Catherine Wolfe Donohue, American watch dial painter, born in LaSalle County, Illinois (d. 1938) [1]
  • Feb 4 Edwin Denby, American dance critic and poet (Snoring in N; Horse Eats Hat), born in Tientsin, China (d. 1924)
  • Feb 4 Frank L. Howley, American general (Commander of American sector of Berlin after WWII), born in Hampton, New York (d. 1993)
  • Feb 5 Ivan Galamian, American violinist and violin teacher, born in Tabriz, Persia (d. 1981)
  • Feb 5 Joan Whitney Payson, American heiress, businesswoman and philanthropist (co-founder & majority owner of MLB's New York Mets), born in NYC, NY (d. 1975)
  • Feb 5 Nathaniel Owings, American architect (Oak Ridge, TN; Sears Tower), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1984)
  • Feb 6 Claudio Arrau, Chilean pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra), born in Chillán, Chile (d. 1991)
  • Feb 6 John Dunning, New Zealand cricketer (NZ medium-fast bowler of 30's), born in Omaha, New Zealand (d. 1971)
  • Feb 6 Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (Temptation of Poverty), born in Kortessem, Belgium (d. 1987)
  • Feb 8 Greta Keller, Austrian-born cabaret singer and actress, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1977)

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Feb 8 Malaysia's founding father, 1st Prime Minister of Malaya (1957-63) and Malaysia (1963-70), born in Alor Star, Kedah

  • Feb 9 Georg Trexler, German composer, choirmaster, and organist (St. Trinitatis, Leipzig, 1930-70), born in Pirna, Germany (d. 1979)
  • Feb 10 Abel Meeropol, American songwriter ("Strange Fruit"; "The House I Live In'), and librettist ("The Good Soldier Schweick"), born in the Bronx, New York City (d. 1986)
  • Feb 10 Matthias Sindelar, Austrian footballer (d. 1939)
  • Feb 10 Matvey Isaakovich Blanter, Russian-Soviet composer of popular songs and film music ("Katyusha"), born in Pochep, Russian Empire (d. 1990)
  • Feb 10 Waldemar Hoven, German physician (d. 1948)
  • Feb 11 Hans Redlich, Austrian-English composer & musicologist (Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1968)
  • Feb 11 Rex Lease, American actor (Fast Bullets, Sunny Skies, Custer's Last Stand), born in Central City, West Virginia (d. 1966)
  • Feb 12 Chick Hafey, American Baseball HOF outfielder (World Series 1926, 31 St. Louis Cardinals; NL batting champion 1931; MLB All Star 1933), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1973)
  • Feb 12 Joseph F. Biroc, American cinematographer (d. 1996)
  • Feb 13 Georges Simenon, Belgian born mystery writer (Maigret detective novels, Snow Was Black), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1989)
  • Feb 14 Fritz Büchtger, German composer, educator, and modern music proponent (Association for Contemporary Music; Studio for New Music), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1978)
  • Feb 14 Stuart "Stu" Erwin, American actor (The Stu Erwin Show), born in Squaw Valley, California (d. 1967)
  • Feb 16 (Giuseppe) "Joe" Venuti, American jazz musician and pioneer violinist considered the "father of jazz violin", born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • Feb 16 Edgar Bergen, American ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1978)
  • Feb 16 George-Henri Lévesque, Quebec priest and sociologist (d. 2000)
  • Feb 18 Nikolai Podgorny, Ukrainian Soviet statesman, Premier of the USSR (1965-77), born in n Karlovka, Russian Empire (d. 1983)
  • Feb 19 Kay Boyle, American novelist (Plagued by Nightingales), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1992)
  • Feb 19 Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Blind Person Owl), (d. 1951)
  • Feb 20 Ella Maillart, Swiss travel writer, and sportsperson (Forbidden Journey), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1997)
  • Feb 20 Karel Janeček, Czech composer, born in Czestochowa (d. 1974)
  • Feb 20 Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer, born in Heer Agimont, Namur, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • Feb 21 Anaïs Nin, French-Cuban writer (Delta of Venus), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1977)
  • Feb 21 Eric Fogg, English composer, born in Manchester, England (d. 1939)
  • Feb 21 Fairfax M. Cone, American advertising executive (d. 1977)
  • Feb 21 Raymond Queneau [M Presle], French author (Un Enfant a Dit), born in La Havre, France (d. 1976)
  • Feb 21 Tom Yawkey, American Baseball HOF executive (owner Boston Red Sox 1933-76), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1976)
  • Feb 22 Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian Nazi (d. 1969)
  • Feb 22 Morley Callaghan, Canadian author and radio personality (Toronto Star, Native Argosy), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1990)
  • Feb 22 Robert Weede, American baritone (d. 1972)
  • Feb 23 Grigori Aleksandrov, Russian film director (Veselye Rebjata), born in Yekaterinburg, Russia (d. 1983)
  • Feb 25 King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
  • Feb 26 Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
  • Feb 27 Grethe Weiser, German actress (The Great Love), born in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Feb 27 Reginald Gardiner, British actor (The Flying Deuces, The Great Dictator), born in London, England (d. 1980)
  • Feb 28 Vincente Minnelli, director (An American in Paris, Gigi), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)

About February 1903

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

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)