On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1903

  • Feb 1 Georg Rendl, Austria miner/beekeeper/writer (The Bees Novel)
  • Feb 1 Carl Reynolds, American baseball outfielder (2nd player in MLB history to hit home runs in 3 consecutive innings 1930; Chicago WS), born in LaRue, Texas (d. 1978)
  • Feb 2 Frank McGrath, American actor (The Reluctant Astronaut, Wagon Train), born in Mound City, Missouri (d. 1967)
  • Feb 3 Priaulx Rainier, South African British composer, born in Howick, South Africa (d. 1986)
  • Feb 3 Walter Linck, Swiss sculptor
  • Feb 4 Alexander Oppenheim, mathematician
  • Feb 4 Edwin Denby, Tientsin China, US dance critic/poet (Snoring in N)
  • Feb 4 Frank Howley, Brigadier General (Answers for Americans), born in Hampton, New York
  • 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, architect (Oak Ridge, TN; Sears), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 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 6 Claudio Arrau, Chilean pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra), born in Chillán, Chile (d. 1991)

Person of interestTunku Abdul Rahman

Feb 8 Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia's founding father, 1st Prime Minister of Malaya (1957-63) and Malaysia (1963-70), born in Alor Star, Kedah (d. 1990)

Malaysia's Founding Father Tunku Abdul Rahman
Malaysia's Founding Father
Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • Feb 8 Greta Keller, Austrian-born cabaret singer and actress, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1977)

  • Feb 9 Georg Trexler, composer
  • Feb 10 Matvey Isaakovich Blanter, composer
  • Feb 10 Waldemar Hoven, German physician (d. 1948)
  • Feb 10 Matthias Sindelar, Austrian footballer (d. 1939)
  • Feb 11 Hans Redlich, Austrian-English composer & musicologist (Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians), born in Vienna (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 Hall of Fame outfielder (2 World Series 1926, 31), 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 Stuart "Stu" Erwin, American actor (The Stu Erwin Show), born in Squaw Valley, California (d. 1967)
  • Feb 16 Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 16 George-Henri Lévesque, Quebec priest and sociologist (d. 2000)
  • Feb 17 Johannes Linthorst Homan, director of the queen in Groningen
  • Feb 18 Nikolaj V Podgorny, pres USSR (1965-77)
  • Feb 19 Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Blind Person Owl), (d. 1951)
  • Feb 19 Kay Boyle, St. Paul, Minnesota, American novelist (Plagued by Nightingales)
  • Feb 20 Ella Maillart, explorer
  • Feb 20 Karel Janeček, Czech composer, born in Czestochowa (d. 1974)
  • Feb 20 Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer
  • Feb 21 Eric Fogg, English composer, born in Manchester (d. 1939)
  • Feb 21 Raymond Queneau, [M Presle], French author (Un Enfant a Dit)
  • Feb 21 Thomas Yawkey, baseball owner (Boston Red Sox)
  • Feb 21 Fairfax M. Cone, American advertising executive (d. 1977)
  • Feb 21 Anaïs Nin, French writer (d. 1977)
  • Feb 22 Morley Callaghan, Canadian author (Toronto Star, Native Argosy)
  • Feb 22 Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian Nazi (d. 1969)
  • Feb 22 Robert Weede, American baritone (d. 1972)
  • Feb 23 Grigori V Aleksandrov, Russian director (Veselye Rebjata)
  • Feb 25 King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
  • Feb 26 Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
  • Feb 27 Reginald Gardiner, British actor (The Flying Deuces, The Great Dictator), born in London, England (d. 1980)
  • Feb 27 Grethe Weiser, German actress (The Great Love), born in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Feb 28 Vincente Minnelli, director (An American in Paris, Gigi), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)

About February 1903

How Old? 117 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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