On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1914

  • Feb 1 A K Hangal, Indian freedom fighter and Bollywood character actor (Aaina, Sholay), born in Sialkot, Punjab, British India (d. 2012)
  • Feb 2 Eric Kierans, Canadian politician and economist (d. 2004)
  • Feb 3 Cornelis "Kees" Andrea, Dutch painter, graphic artist and carpet designer
  • Feb 3 Felix Kelly, New Zealand-born British artist, born in Auckland (d. 1994)

George Nissen

Feb 3 George Nissen, American inventor (created the trampoline), born in Blairstown, Iowa (d. 2010)

  • Feb 3 Edward Sinclair, English actor (Dad's Army), born in Lancashire, England (d. 1977)
  • Feb 4 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head)
  • Feb 5 Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, British biophysicist (Nobel 1963), born in Banbury (d. 1998)

William S. Burroughs

Feb 5 William S. Burroughs, American writer (Naked Lunch, The Nova Trilogy) and visual artist, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1997)

  • Feb 6 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor (Tony the Tiger), and bass singer ("You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"), born in Norfolk, Nebraska (d. 2005)
  • Feb 6 Forrest Towns, American athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 1936), born in Fitzgerald, Georgia (d. 1991)
  • Feb 7 David Ignatow, American poet (Tread the Dark, Rescue the Dead)
  • Feb 7 Jacques Mornard [Ramon Mercader], murderer (Trotsky)
  • Feb 7 Ralph Whitlock, British farmer, conservationist, writer, and broadcaster, born in Pitton, Wiltshire,England (d. 1995)
  • Feb 8 Bert Haas, American baseball player, born in Naperville, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Feb 8 Jules van Ackere, Flemish musicologist (Eternal Music; Maurice Ravel), born in Heule, Netherlands (d. 2008)

Bill Veeck

Feb 9 Bill Veeck, American MLB owner and promoter (Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)

  • Feb 9 Ernest Tubb, American country musician ("Walking the Floor Over You"), born in Crisp, Texas (d. 1984)
  • Feb 9 Ralph Herman, American Emmy Award-winning composer (From the Scriptures; Circus Time), orchestra leader, and music director (ABC-TV, 1952-71), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1994)
  • Feb 10 Larry Adler, American pop and classical harmonica player, and composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2001)
  • Feb 11 Josh White, Blues, folk and gospel musician, born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 1969)
  • Feb 11 French Duynstee, Dutch constitutional lawyer
  • Feb 11 Matt Dennis, American pop singer, pianist, composer, and arranger ("Everything Happens To Me"; "Angel Eyes"), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2002)
  • Feb 12 Gordon "Tex" Beneke, American saxophonist/bandleader/vocalist (Glenn Miller Orchestra), born in Fort Worth, Texas; (d. 2000)
  • Feb 12 Nello Celio, Swiss politician, born in Quinto, Switzerland (d. 1995)
  • Feb 12 Arvid Pardo, Maltese diplomat, a.k.a "Father of the Law of the Sea Conference", born in Rome, Italy (d. 1999)
  • Feb 13 George Kleinsinger, American composer (Tubby the Tuba), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 1982)
  • Feb 14 Margarete Mewes, Nazi overseer at concentration camp
  • Feb 14 Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer, coach, broadcaster (British Open 1948 3rd), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 2007)
  • Feb 15 Arthur Sydney Martin, spy catcher
  • Feb 15 Kevin McCarthy, American actor (Invasion of Body Snatchers, Death of a Salesman), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2010)
  • Feb 15 R W Woods, bishop (Worcester)
  • Feb 15 Hale Boggs, American politician (d. 1972)
  • Feb 16 J. Tobin, British anaesthetist
  • Feb 16 Jimmy Wakely, American country vocalist (5 Star Jubilee), born in Mineola, Arkansas
  • Feb 17 Albert Westerlinck [Jose J M Aerts pseudoym], Flemish poet, writer and priest, born in Geel, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • Feb 17 Arthur Kennedy, American actor (Fantastic Voyage, Peyton Place), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • Feb 17 Per-Jakez Helias, French Breton writer and actor, born in Pouldreuzig, Brittany (d. 1995)
  • Feb 17 Wayne Morris, American actor and decorated WWII pilot (Paths of Glory, The Bushwackers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1959)
  • Feb 18 Pee Wee King [Julius Frank Kuczynski], American country singer, accordionist, and songwriter ("Tennesee Waltz"; "Slow Poke"), born in Abrams, Wisconsin (d. 2000)
  • Feb 19 Jacques Dufilho, French comedian (d. 2005)
  • Feb 20 John Daly, South Africa, newscaster/TV game show host (What's My Line)
  • Feb 20 Marion Kettlewell, British director (WRNS)
  • Feb 20 Willem J H Baart, Dutch vicar (Cuentanan di Nanzi)
  • Feb 21 Arnold Denker, American chess champion (1944-46), born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • Feb 21 Hermanus P. "Piet" Mulder, Dutch journalist (Parool/VARA)
  • Feb 22 Renato Dulbecco, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
  • Feb 23 Margaret Farrer, CEO (Central Midwives Board)
  • Feb 23 Theofiel Middelkamp, Dutch cyclist (d. 2005)
  • Feb 23 Mike Tresh, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1945; Chicago White Sox), born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)
  • Feb 24 David Langdon, cartoonist/illustrator
  • Feb 24 Zachary Scott, American actor (Spotlight Playhouse, Mildred Pierce), born in Austin, Texas (d. 1965)
  • Feb 24 Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (d. 2005)
  • Feb 25 John Arlott, British cricket commentator & writer (BBC), born in Basingstoke, England (d.1991)
  • Feb 26 Robert Alda, American actor (Supertrain, By Popular Demand), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • Feb 26 Witold Rowicki, Polish conductor and composer, born in Taganrog, (d. 1989)
  • Feb 28 Jim Boles, American actor (The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, One Man's Family), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 1977)

About February 1914

How Old? 108 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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