Famous People Born in February 1911

  • Feb 2 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist and composer, born in Cran-Gevrier, France (d. 1982)
  • Feb 2 Jussi Bjorling, Swedish operatic tenor, born in Borlänge, Sweden (d. 1960)
  • Feb 3 Jehan [Ariste] Alain, French organist/composer
  • Feb 3 Jesse Thomas, blues singer
  • Feb 3 Tom Creavy, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1931), born in Tuckahoe, New York (d. 1979)
  • Feb 6 Dooley Briscoe MC, South African cricket batsman (2 Tests; Transvaal) and soldier (Military Cross 1941), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1941)

Ronald ReaganRonald Reagan (1911-2004)

Feb 6 40th US President (Republican: 1981-89) and actor (Bedtime for Bonzo), born in Tampico, Illinois

  • Feb 8 Anne Hopkins Aitken, American Zen Buddhist and co-founder of Diamond Sangha, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • Feb 8 Elizabeth Bishop, American poet (North & South)/Pulitzer Prize (1956)
  • Feb 8 Henri Knap, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist/writer
  • Feb 9 Eustace Wenworth Roskill, law lord
  • Feb 9 William Darby, American WWII Army officer (d. 1945)
  • Feb 11 Alec Cairncross, chancellor (Glasgow U)
  • Feb 11 Ben Carter, American actor (Crash Dive, Dark Alibi, Maryland), born in Fairfield, Iowa (d. 1946)
  • Feb 11 Helen Hicks, American golfer (Western Open 1937, Titleholders Championship 1940), born in Cedarhurst, NY (d. 1974)
  • Feb 12 Charles Mathiesen, Norwegian 1500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1936)
  • Feb 12 Frank Hercules, Trinidadian-American novelist (On Leaving Paradise; Sunrise at Midnight), and teacher, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 1996)
  • Feb 12 Stephen H. Sholes, American recording executive (d. 1968)
  • Feb 12 Sylvstre A. Guzman Fernandez, president (Dominican Republic)
  • Feb 13 Jean Muir, American actress (Fugitive in the Sky, The Aldrich Family) and the 1st performer to be blacklisted for being an alleged communist sympathizer, born in Suffern, New York (d. 1996)
  • Feb 14 Willem J. Kolff, Dutch-American internist & inventor (Artificial Kidney)
  • Feb 15 Leonard Woodcock, labor leader (UAW)
  • Feb 16 Hal Porter, Australian writer (Tilted Cross, Paper Chase), born in Albert Park, Australia (d. 1984)
  • Feb 19 Bill Bowerman, American track and field coach and co-founder of Nike, born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1999)
  • Feb 19 Merle Oberon, British actress (That Uncertain Feeling, Wuthering Heights), born in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India (d. 1979)
  • Feb 19 Nikola Hercigonja, Croatian composer, born in Vinkovci (d. 2000)
  • Feb 20 Margot Grahame [Margaret Clark], British actress (The Three Musketeers, Criminal Lawyer), born in Canterbury, England (d. 1982)
  • Feb 20 Paul Tripp, American TV host (Mr I Magination), songwriter (Tubby the Tuba), and children's book writer (Rabbi Santa Claus), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • Feb 20 Robert McBride, American composer (Mexican Rhapsody), born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 2007)
  • Feb 22 Bill Baker, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • Feb 23 G. Mennen Williams, American lawyer, politician (Governor of Michigan, 1949-61), diplomat, and jurist (Chief Justice of Michigan Supreme Court, 1983-86), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1988)
  • Feb 23 Walter Ernest Allen, writer/critic
  • Feb 24 Konrad Lechner, composer
  • Feb 26 Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia MP chairman
  • Feb 26 Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (d. 1996)
  • Feb 28 Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet (Njanji Sunji)

About February 1911

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

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