On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1909

  • Feb 1 Douglas Hall, Governor (Somaliland Protectorate)
  • Feb 1 George Beverly Shea, American gospel singer, born in Winchester, Ontario
  • Feb 2 Frank Albertson, American actor (Psycho, It's a Wonderful Life, Alice Adams), born in Fergus Falls, Minnesota (d. 1964)
  • Feb 3 M Vasalis [Margaretha Droogleever Fortuyn-Leenmans], poet (Phoenix)
  • Feb 3 Simone Weil, social philosopher/Resistance fighter (WWII), born in Paris, France
  • Feb 3 Andre Cayatte, French filmmaker, born in Carcassonne (d. 1989)
  • Feb 4 Kenneth W Howell, English Anglican bishop (Chile/Bolivia/Peru)
  • Feb 4 Robert Coote, British actor (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Scaramouche), born in London, England (d. 1982)
  • Feb 5 Grażyna Bacewicz, Polish violinist & composer, born in Łódź (d. 1969)
  • Feb 6 Israel Citkowitz, American composer (d. 1974)
  • Feb 7 Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Flem cyclist (champ sprinter 1932-37) [OS]
  • Feb 7 Hélder Câmara, Roman catholic archbishop (d. 1999)
  • Feb 9 Carmen Miranda, Portuguese vocalist and actress (Copacabana, Date With Judy), born in Marco de Canavezes, Portugal (d. 1955)
  • Feb 9 Dean Rusk, US Secretary of State (1961-69), born in Cherokee County, Georgia (d. 1994)
  • Feb 9 Harald Genzmer, German composer, born in Blumenthal, Germany (d. 2007)
  • Feb 9 Heather Angel, British actress (Informer, Last of Mohicans), born in Oxford, England (d. 1986)

  • Feb 9 John Eustace Theodore Brancker, Barbadian lawyer, civil rights activist and parliamentarian (d. 1996)
  • Feb 10 George Douglass Milne, British peer, soldier and artist, born at Lichfield (d. 2005)
  • Feb 11 Joseph L Mankiewicz, Wilkes-Barre PA, film writer/director (Sleuth)
  • Feb 11 Max Baer, American heavyweight boxing champion (1934-35), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1959)
  • Feb 12 Barry Wood [Louis Rappaport], American pop vocalist (Your Hit Parade; "We Did It Before (And We Can Do It Again)"), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Feb 14 A. Moses Klein, Canadian poet (Hath Not a Jew...), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 15 Harold Beeley, British diplomat
  • Feb 15 Miep Gies, Dutch biographer of Anne Frank
  • Feb 16 Hugh Beaumont, American actor (The Mole People, Leave it to Beaver), born in Lawrence, Kansas (d. 1982)
  • Feb 16 Jeffrey Lynn [Ragnar Godfrey Lind], American actor (Four Daughters, Roaring Twenties), born in Auburn, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • Feb 16 Richard McDonald, American fast food pioneer (d. 1998)
  • Feb 17 Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Belgian cyclist (champ sprinter 1932-37)[NS]
  • Feb 18 Matti Jarvinen, Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1932)
  • Feb 18 Wallace Stegner, novelist/critic (Pulitzer-1971-Angle of Repose)
  • Feb 20 Oscar Alemán, Argentine jazz and swing guitarist, and singer ("Rosa Madreselva"), born in Machagai, Chaco, Argentina (d. 1980)
  • Feb 21 George G F van Renesse, Dutch pianist/music director
  • Feb 21 Hans Erni, Swiss painter and sculptor, born in Lucerne, Switzerland (d. 2015)
  • Feb 21 Helen O Dickens [Henderson], American physician/gynaecologist
  • Feb 22 Roderick Barclay, diplomat
  • Feb 23 Frank Ward, cricketer (Australian leggie late 30s)
  • Feb 24 August Derleth, American writer (Judge Peck Mysteries) and editor, born in Sauk City, Wisconsin (d. 1971)
  • Feb 24 Jean Yves Morvan Marin, broadcaster
  • Feb 24 Max Black, Dutch/British/American philosopher (analytical philosophy)
  • Feb 24 Michael Francis Morris Lindsay, orientalist
  • Feb 24 Riccardo Freda, Italian film director and screenwriter (Theodora, Slave Empress), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1999)
  • Feb 25 Edgar Pangborn, American sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy)
  • Feb 25 John Evan "Jasper" Weston-Davies [pen name Berkley Mather], English writer, born in Gloucester (d. 1996)
  • Feb 25 Geoffrey Dummer, electronics engineer, first to build integrated circuit / microchip, born in Hull England (d. 2002)
  • Feb 26 Fanny Cradock, English TV Chef and food critic, born in Leytonstone, England (d. 1994)
  • Feb 26 King Talal of Jordan (d. 1972)
  • Feb 27 Elisabeth Welch, American born British-based singer (Stormy Weather, Over the Moon), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 2003)
  • Feb 28 Olan Soule, American actor (My 3 Sons, Captain Midnight, Arnie), born in La Harpe, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • Feb 28 Stephen Spender, English poet and critic (Vienna, Edge of Darkness), born in London (d. 1995)

About February 1909

How Old? 111 or 112 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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