Famous People Born in February 1912

  • Feb 2 Burton Lane, American film and stage composer and lyricist (Finian's Rainbow), born in New York City (d. 1997)
  • Feb 2 Millvina Dean, British civil servant who was the last living survivor of the RMS Titanic and also the youngest aboard, born in Branscombe, Devon, England (d. 2009)
  • Feb 2 Stefan Schnabel, German actor (Anna, Dracula's Widow, Firefox), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1999)
  • Feb 3 Jacques Soustelle, French anthropologist and Minister of Information (Free French forces), born in Montpellier, France (d. 1990)

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Feb 4 American golfer (winner 5 major titles; record 19 tournaments 1945), born in Fort Worth, Texas

  • Feb 4 Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-born American conductor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1993)
  • Feb 4 James Craig [Meador], American actor (Devil & Daniel Webster, Cyclops), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1985)
  • Feb 4 Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, archbishop of Quebec (d. 2006)
  • Feb 4 Ola Skjåk Bræk, Norwegian politician (d. 1999)
  • Feb 5 Willard Parker, American actor (Kiss Me Kate, What A Woman), born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • Feb 5 Zoltán Pongrácz, Hungarian avant-garde composer (Mariphonia), born in Diószeg (d. 2007)
  • Feb 6 Eva Braun, German mistress and wife of Adolf Hitler, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1945)
  • Feb 7 Alfred Desenclos, French composer, mostly of liturgical works (Messe de Requiem), born in Pontel, France (d. 1971)
  • Feb 7 Derek Farr, British actor (8 O'Clock Walk, Doctor at Large), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • Feb 7 Russell Drysdale, Australian artist (painted Australian outback), born in Bognor Regis, England (d. 1981}
  • Feb 8 Simon Jurovsky, Slovak composer, born in Ulmanka (d. 1963)
  • Feb 11 Roy Fuller, English poet and novelist (Lost Season), born in Failsworth, England (d. 1991)
  • Feb 11 Rudolf Firkušný, Moravian-American concert pianist and educator (Julliard), born in Napajedla, Moravia (d. 1994)
  • Feb 12 Ernest Clark, British actor (Ghandi, The Dam Busters, Doctor in the House), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • Feb 12 R. F. Delderfield, English author (d. 1972)
  • Feb 13 Arthur "Schneeze" Rollini, American big band jazz tenor saxophonist, born in New York City (d. 1993)
  • Feb 13 Jose de Capriles, Mexican-born American fencer (Olympic-1936, 48, 52), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1969)
  • Feb 13 Margaretta Scott, British actress (Crescendo, Where's Charley, Counterblast), born in Westminster, London (d. 2005)
  • Feb 14 Edmund G. Love, American historian and author (A Small Bequest, Subways Are for Sleeping), born in Flushing, Michigan (d. 1990)
  • Feb 14 Juan Pujol Garcia, Spanish double agent (spied for Britain, codename Garbo, pretended to spy for Nazi Germany codename Arabel), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1988)
  • Feb 14 Ollie Harrington, American cartoonist (Bootsie), born in Valhalla, New York (d. 1995)
  • Feb 14 Tibor Sekelj, Croatian explorer (d. 1988)
  • Feb 15 George Mikes, Hungarian-British writer and humorist (How to Be an Alien), born in Siklós, Hungary (d. 1987)
  • Feb 16 Arthur Crook, British editor (Times Literary Supplement) (d. 2005)
  • Feb 16 Bob Tadema Sporry, Dutch author (d. 1987)
  • Feb 16 Del Sharbutt, American radio and TV announcer (Your Hit Parade), born in Cleburne, Texas (d. 2002)
  • Feb 16 Gwydion Brooke [Holbrooke], British bassoonist (Royal Philharmonic, 1946-1961), born in Kentford, Suffolk, England (d. 2005)
  • Feb 17 Alice "Andre" Norton, American sci-fi author (The Time Traders, The Zero Stone), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • Feb 18 Dane Clark, American actor (Wire Service, Bold Venture, Perry Mason), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)
  • Feb 19 Adolf Rudnicki [Aron Hirschhorn], Polish writer (Niekochana), born in Żabno, Galicia (now Poland) (d. 1990)
  • Feb 19 Peter Francis du Sautoy, British publisher (Faber & Faber) (d. 1995)
  • Feb 19 Saul Chaplin [Kaplan], American Oscar Award-winning stage, and screen composer, arranger, and orchestrator (An American in Paris; "The Anniversary Song"), born in Brooklyn, NYC (d. 1997)
  • Feb 20 Pierre Boulle, French author (d. 1994)
  • Feb 21 Arline Judge, American actress (Girls in Chains, Mad Wednesday, Age of Consent), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1974)
  • Feb 21 Nikita Magaloff, Georgian-Russian pianist (1st to record Chopin's complete works, Arkadia 598-Schubert), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1992)
  • Feb 22 Jadwiga Szajna-Lewandowska, Polish pianist, composer, and pedagogue, born in Brody, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1994)
  • Feb 24 Július Kowalski, Slovak composer, born in Ostrava, Austrian Silesia (now Czech Republic) (d. 2003)
  • Feb 25 Richard Wattis, British actor (Hobson's Choice, Prince & Showgirl, The Man Who Knew Too Much), born in Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England (d. 1975)
  • Feb 27 Hugues Panassié, French jazz critic, record producer, and impresario (Hot Club de France), born in Paris (d. 1974)
  • Feb 27 Kusumagraj, Indian writer (d. 1999)
  • Feb 27 Lawrence Durrell, Indian-British writer (Private Country, Alexandria Quartet), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, British India (d. 1990)
  • Feb 28 Clara Petacci, Italian mistress of Benito Mussolini, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1945)
  • Feb 28 Helmut Coing, German legal historian (Max Planck institute), born in Celle, Germany (d. 2000)

About February 1912

How Old? 111 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Pig (Feb 1 - Feb 17), Rat (Feb 18 - Feb 29)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)