On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1908

  • Feb 1 Albie Booth, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Yale University), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1959)
  • Feb 1 Edward Staempfli, composer
  • Feb 1 George Pal, Hungarian/American director (When Worlds Collide, Puppetoons)
  • Feb 2 Cal Tinney, American comedian and actor (The Missouri Traveler, Stop Me If You Heard This One), born in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma (d. 1993)
  • Feb 2 Pavel Sivic, Slovenian composer, born in Radovljica, Slovenia (d. 1995)
  • Feb 2 Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1982)
  • Feb 2 Wes Ferrell, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1933, 37; no-hitter 1931; record 37 career HRs hit by a pitcher), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1976)
  • Feb 3 Oddbjorn Hagen, Norwegian cross country jumper (Olympic gold 1936)
  • Feb 4 Emmanuel "Manny" Klein, American jazz trumpeter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Feb 4 Gordon Fraser, newscaster (All Star News), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • Feb 5 Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (d. 1969)
  • Feb 5 Peg Entwistle, Welsh actress, born in Port Talbot, Wales (d. 1932)
  • Feb 6 Amintore Fanfani, Italian politician (Prime Minister), born in Pieve Santo Stefano, Italy (d. 1999)
  • Feb 6 Edward Lansdale, United States Air Force Officer, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1987)
  • Feb 7 Clarence "Buster" Crabbe, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1932) and actor (Tarzan the Fearless, Flash Gordon), born in Oakland, California (d. 1983)
  • Feb 8 Grigor Eghiazaryan, composer

  • Feb 8 Leslie Kenneth O'Brien, Lord O'Brien of Lothbury, missionary
  • Feb 8 Myron McCormick, American actor (Hustler, Jolson Sings Again), born in Albany, Indiana (d. 1962)
  • Feb 9 Jackie Fields, American featherweight boxer (Olympic gold 1924)
  • Feb 10 Jean Coulthard, composer
  • Feb 11 Sutan Takdir Alishahbana, Indonesian linguistic/author/novelist
  • Feb 11 Vivian [Ernest] Fuchs, geologist/explorer (British Antarctic Survey)
  • Feb 12 Jacques Herbrand, French logician and mathematician (d. 1931)
  • Feb 12 Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (d. 1982)
  • Feb 12 August Neo, Estonian wrestler (d. 1982)
  • Feb 13 Gerald Strang, American classical and electronic music composer, born in Claresholm, Alberta, Canada (d. 1983)
  • Feb 13 Pauline Frederick, journalist/correspondent (UN, NBC TV)
  • Feb 13 Sulo Nurmela, Finland, 4 X 100K relay skier (Olympic gold 1936)
  • Feb 15 Sidney Gilliat, English screenwriter (Night Train to Munich) and director, born in Stockport, Cheshire, England (d. 1994)
  • Feb 15 Ypk fan der Fear, Frisian writer (Reade Runen)
  • Feb 15 Sarto Fournier, Quebec politician (d. 1980)
  • Feb 17 Staats Cotsworth, American actor (Hamlet, Peyton Place), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1979)
  • Feb 17 Walter L "Red" Barber, Miss, sports announcer (Bkln Dodgers, NY Yanks)
  • Feb 18 Angelo Rossitto, American dwarf actor (known as "Little Moe", Carousel), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1991)
  • Feb 20 Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, test pilot (BI-1)
  • Feb 20 Rosalind Laura Burke, aviatrix
  • Feb 21 Neville Quinn, South African cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 35 wickets), born in Tweefontein, South Africa (d. 1934)
  • Feb 22 Sir John Mills, British actor (Ryan's Daughter, Big Sleep, King Rat, War & Peace), born in North Elmham, Norfolk, England (d. 2005)
  • Feb 22 Romulo Betancourt, President of Venezuela (1945-48, 1958-64)
  • Feb 23 William McMahon, Prime Minister of Australia (Liberal) (1971-72)
  • Feb 25 Frank G Slaughter, author (Sangaree)
  • Feb 26 Tex Avery, American cartoonist (d. 1980)
  • Feb 26 Leela Majumdar, Bengali writer (d. 2007)
  • Feb 26 Jean-Pierre Wimille, French race car driver (d. 1949)
  • Feb 28 Billie Bird, American actress (Jury Duty), born in Pocatello, Idaho (d. 2002)
  • Feb 28 Alexander Golitzen, American art director (d. 2005)
  • Feb 29 Alf Gover, English cricket fast bowler (4 Tests) and coach (Frank Tyson, Viv Richards, Andy Roberts, Ian Bishop; Surrey), born in Epsom, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • Feb 29 Balthus [Balthazar Klossowski], French Polish painter (Valerie), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • Feb 29 Bob Pearce, American wrestler (Olympic gold bantamweight freestyle 1932), born in Wyaconda, Missouri (d. 1996)

About February 1908

How Old? 112 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep (Feb 1 - Feb 1), Monkey (Feb 2 - Feb 29)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)