On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1904

  • Feb 1 S J Perelman, American author, humorist and screenwriter (The New Yorker, Around the World in 80 Days), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1979)
  • Feb 1 Joe "Tricky Sam" Nanton, American trombonist and plunger-mute pioneer (Duke Ellington Orchestra), born in New York City (d. 1946)
  • Feb 2 Buzurg Alavi, Persian author (Panjah va sih nafar, Namal'ha)
  • Feb 2 Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer

Person of interestPretty Boy Floyd

Feb 3 Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, American gangster and FBI Most Wanted criminal, born in Adairsville, Georgia (d. 1934)

  • Feb 3 Luigi Dallapiccola, Italian 12-tone composer, born in Pisino, Austrian Empire (d. 1975)
  • Feb 3 Roger Makins, diplomat
  • Feb 3 Jimmy Starr, American screenwriter, actor (The Corpse Came C.O.D.), and gossip columnist, born in Clarksville, Texas, (d. 1990)
  • Feb 4 Herman B. Wiardi Beckman, Dutch politician (SDAP)/resistance fighter
  • Feb 4 MacKinlay Kantor, Webster City Iowa, novelist (Andersonville)
  • Feb 4 Predrag Milosevic, composer
  • Feb 7 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • Feb 7 Alison Leggatt, British character actress (Day of Triffids, Cows), born in Kensington, London (d. 1990)
  • Feb 8 Igor' Fyodorovich Belza, composer
  • Feb 10 John Farrow, Australian director and actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1963)
  • Feb 11 Henry R LaBouisse, headed UNICEF (1965-79)

Person of interestKeith Holyoake

Feb 11 Keith Holyoake, 26th Prime Minister of New Zealand (National: 1960-72), born in Pahiatua, New Zealand (d. 1983)

New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake
New Zealand Prime Minister
Keith Holyoake
  • Feb 12 Ted Mack, American TV host (Original Amateur Hour), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Feb 14 Charles William Oatley, electrical engineer
  • Feb 14 Hanning Phillips, Lord Lieutenant (Dyfed)
  • Feb 14 Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist
  • Feb 15 Antonin Magne, French cyclist (Tour de France 1931, 34)
  • Feb 15 Mary Adshead, muralist/painter
  • Feb 16 Ellis Achong, cricketer (West Indian SLA, 8 wickets in 6 Tests)
  • Feb 16 George F Kennan, US ambassador (to Moscow), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 16 James Baskett, American actor (Song of the South) 1st African American male to receive an Oscar, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1948)
  • Feb 17 Albert Kuyle [Louis Kuitenbrouwer], Dutch writer (Jesus' Robe)
  • Feb 17 Hans Morgenthau, German political philosopher (d. 1980)
  • Feb 17 Luis A. Ferré, Puerto Rican industrialist and politician (Governor of Puerto Rico, 1969-73), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 2003)
  • Feb 19 Havank [HF vqan der Kallen], Dutch thriller writer (St Eustache)
  • Feb 20 Aleksei N Kosygin, Soviet premier (1964-80)
  • Feb 20 Armin Loos, German-born American composer, born in Darmstadt (d. 1971)
  • Feb 20 Bramwell Fletcher, British actor (White Cargo, Random Harvest, The Mummy), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England (d. 1988)
  • Feb 21 Armand Preud'homme, Flemish organist/poet
  • Feb 22 Peter Hurd, Roswell NM, painter (Portrait of Jose Herrera)
  • Feb 23 Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy/founded (CP Palestina)
  • Feb 23 William L Shirer, historian (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich)
  • Feb 25 Adelle Davis, American nutritionist and author (Let's Stay Healthy), born in Lizton, Indiana (d. 1974)
  • Feb 27 James Thomas Farrell, American author (Studs Lonigan trilogy)
  • Feb 27 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor and director (Innocent Heart), born in Belgium (d. 1930)
  • Feb 27 Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist (d. 1996)
  • Feb 27 André Leducq, French cyclist (Tour de France 1930, 32; Olympic gold road race 1924), born in Saint-Ouen, France (d. 1980)
  • Feb 27 Chick Fullis, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • Feb 29 Alan Richardson, Scottish composer and pianist, born in Edinbugh, Scotland (d. 1978)
  • Feb 29 Jimmy Dorsey, American orchestra leader (Stage Show), born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 29 John "Pepper" Martin, American baseball utility (MLB All-Star 1933–35, 37; World Series 1931, 34; NL stolen base leader 1933, 34, 36; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Temple, Oklahoma (d. 1965)
  • Feb 29 Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausen, longest ever personal name, born in Bergedorf, Germany (d. 1997) disputed date
  • Feb 29 Rukmini Devi Arundale, Indian dancer and founder of Kalakshetra (d. 1986)

About February 1904

How Old? 117 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit (Feb 1 - Feb 15), Dragon (Feb 16 - Feb 29)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)