Famous People Born in February 1906

  • Feb 1 Helen Chandler, American actress (Christopher Strong, Dracula), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1965)
  • Feb 1 Hildegarde [Sell], American cabaret vocalist (“Leave It To The Girls"; "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup"), born in Adell, Wisconsin (d. 2005)
  • Feb 1 Pierre Capdevielle, French conductor, composer (Élégie de Duino), music critic (Monde musicale), and teacher, born in Paris (d. 1969)
  • Feb 3 George Adamson [Baba ya Simba - "Father of Lions"], British conservationist (Born Free), born in Etawah, India (d. 1989)
  • Feb 3 Ludvig Nielsen, Norwegian organist, composer, choir director, and conductor (Nidaros Cathedral, 1935-76), born in Borge, Norway (d. 2001)
  • Feb 4 Clyde William Tombaugh, American astronomer (discovered Pluto)
  • Feb 4 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologist (Confessing Church)
  • Feb 5 John Carradine, American actor (The Grapes of Wrath, Stagecoach, Howling), born in Greenwich Village, New York (d. 1988)
  • Feb 7 Henry P'u-i, last emperor of China, puppet emperor of Manchukuo
  • Feb 7 Oleg Antonov, Soviet aircraft designer (d. 1984)
  • Feb 8 Artur Balsam, Polish-American classical pianist (Begeleidde Menuhin, Milstein), born in Warsaw, Kingdom of Poland (d. 1994)
  • Feb 8 Chester F. Carlson, American inventor (photocopy), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1968)
  • Feb 8 Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), born in Tysmenitz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • Feb 9 André Kostolany, stock market expert and speculator (d. 1999)
  • Feb 9 Gwen Catley, British coloratura soprano, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Feb 10 Erik Rhodes [Ernest Sharpe], American actor (Top Hat, Night at the Ritz), born in El Reno, Indian Territory (d. 1990)
  • Feb 10 Henry Phelps Brown, British historian and economist, born in Calne (d. 1994)
  • Feb 10 John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
  • Feb 10 Lon Chaney Jr, American actor (Larry Talbot-The Wolf Man, Lennie Small-Of Mice and Men), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1973)
  • Feb 10 Walraven (Wally) van Hall, Dutch banker/resisted Nazis
  • Feb 11 Denis Barnett, British air chief marshal (WWII, Suez Canal) (d. 1992)
  • Feb 13 Agostinho da Silva, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1994)
  • Feb 15 Stephen Brown, CEO (Stone-Platt Industries)
  • Feb 16 Vera Menchik, Russian-born British chess master, 1st official women's world chess champion (1927-39), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1944)
  • Feb 17 Galo Plaza Lasso, President of Ecuador (1948-52), head of OAS (1968-75)
  • Feb 17 Ramon Tapales, Filipino composer and conductor, born in Baybay, Philippines (d. 1995)
  • Feb 18 Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician and eponym of Asperger syndrome, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)
  • Feb 19 Grace Mary Williams, Welsh composer (Penillion), born in Barry, Wales (d. 1977)
  • Feb 19 Hendrik Spruit, Dutch conductor and composer, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1998)
  • Feb 19 Louis Gesensway, Latvian-American violinist (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1926-71), and composer (Ode To Peace), born in Dvinsk, Russian Empire (now Daugavpils, Latvia) (d. 1976)
  • Feb 20 Gale Gordon [Charles Thomas Aldrich, Jr], American actor and comedian (Our Miss Brooks; Dennis The Menace; The Lucy Show; Here's Lucy), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)
  • Feb 20 Jack Jackson, British trumpeter, dance band leader, and influential BBC disc jockey, born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England (d. 1978)
  • Feb 22 Edmund von Borck, composer
  • Feb 24 Alexis Curvers, Belgian author (Tempo di Roma, Bourg-le-Rond)
  • Feb 25 Boris Papandopulo, Croatian composer, born in Bad Honnef, Germany (d. 1991)
  • Feb 25 Domingo Ortega, Spanish bullfighter
  • Feb 25 Howard Zahniser, Father of Wilderness Act
  • Feb 25 Warren Hymer, American actor (Girl From Havana, Meet the Mob), born in NYC, New York (d. 1948)
  • Feb 26 Madeleine Carroll, British actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent), born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England (d. 1987)
  • Feb 26 Nikos Ghika, Greek artist, born in Athens (d. 1994)
  • Feb 27 H Algernon F "Algy" Rumbold, English diplomat (South Africa/Tibet)
  • Feb 27 Mal Matheson, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (2 Tests) and rugby union Test referee (Australia v NZ 1946), born in Omaha, New Zealand (d. 1985)

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Feb 28 American gangster who created casinos in Las Vegas, born in Brooklyn, New York


About February 1906

How Old? 116 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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