On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1915

  • Feb 1 Stanley Matthews CBE, English soccer forward (54 caps; Stoke City, Blackpool; 1st British player to be knighted), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England (d. 2000)
  • Feb 1 Gus Tinsley, American College Football Hall of Fame end and coach (All-American 1935, 36; coach LSU 1948-55; NFL: Chicago Cardinals), born in Ruple, Louisiana (d. 2002)
  • Feb 2 Evert Werkman, Dutch journalist (Het Parool)
  • Feb 2 Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (d. 2002)
  • Feb 2 Stan Leonard, Canadian golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Vancouver, BC (d. 2005)
  • Feb 3 Jann Willem Holsbergen, author (Zakenmensen Fair as Gold)
  • Feb 3 Richard Bales, composer
  • Feb 4 William Talman, American actor (Crashout, The Hitch-Hiker, Perry Mason), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1968)
  • Feb 4 Norman Wisdom, English comedian (Kraft Music Hall, Trouble In Store), born in London, England (d. 2010)
  • Feb 4 Ray Evans, American songwriter with Jay Livingston (d. 2007)
  • Feb 4 Peter Butterworth, English actor and comedian, born in Bramhall, United Kingdom (d. 1979)

Person of interestRobert Hofstadter

Feb 5 Robert Hofstadter, American atomic physicist and Nobel laureate (electron scattering in atomic nuclei), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)

  • Feb 6 Derk Roemers, Dutch politician (Soc-Dem), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • Feb 7 Eddie Bracken, American actor (Summer Stock, Young & Willing), born in Astoria, New York (d. 2002)
  • Feb 8 Lambros Georges Guetary Worloou, singer
  • Feb 9 Lennard Pearce, British actor (Only Fools and Horses....), born in Paddington, London, England (d. 1984)

  • Feb 10 Aldus Roger, American Cajun accordionist (Lafayette Playboys - "Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés"), born n Carencro, Louisiana (d. 1999)
  • Feb 11 Haakon Stotijn, Dutch oboist (VARA Orch; Orkestgebouw Orchestra)
  • Feb 11 Mervyn Levy, artist/critic
  • Feb 11 Patrick Leigh Fermor, author
  • Feb 11 Richard Hamming, American Mathematician and Computer Scientist (Hamming code), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 12 Andrew J. Goodpaster, American general, supreme commander (NATO-Europe)
  • Feb 12 Lorne Greene [Lyon Chaim Green], Canadian actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica), born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1987)
  • Feb 13 Lyle Bettger, American actor (The Greatest Show on Earth, Lone Ranger), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)

Person of interestAung San

Feb 13 Aung San, Burmese general and nationalist politician, born in Natmauk, Myanmar (d. 1947)

General and Politician Aung San
General and Politician
Aung San
  • Feb 14 A W H Stewart-Moore, CEO (Gallaher)
  • Feb 14 Irving Gordon, American songwriter ("Unforgettable"; "Me, Myself, And I"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Feb 16 Michael Relph, British film producer and director (d. 2004)
  • Feb 17 Homer Keller, American classical composer, born in Oxnard, California (d. 1996)
  • Feb 18 Marcel Landowski, French composer (Un enfant appelle), born in Pont-l'Abbé, Brittany (d. 1999)
  • Feb 18 Phyllis Calvert [Bickle], British actress (Crash of Silence, The Man in Grey), born in London, England (d. 2002)
  • Feb 19 John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host
  • Feb 19 Frank Glazer, American pianist (Satie), composer and teacher (Eastman School of Music, 1965-80), born in Chester, Wisconsin (d. 2015)
  • Feb 20 Philip Friend, British actor (Dick Turpin, Buccaneer's Girl, Vulture, Fur Collar), born in Horsham, Sussex, England (d. 1987)
  • Feb 20 Chick Harbert, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1954), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1992)
  • Feb 21 Ann Sheridan, American actress (They Drive by Night, Dodge City, Another World), born in Denton, Texas (d. 1967)
  • Feb 21 Godfrey Brown, British athlete, 4 X 400m runner (Olympic gold 1936), born in Bankura, India (d. 1995)
  • Feb 22 Dan Seymour [Daniel Seymour Katz], American actor (To Have and Have Not, We the People, Sing It Again), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • Feb 22 Gus Lesnevich, light heavyweight boxing champ (1947 fight of year)
  • Feb 23 Heinrich Schirmbeck, German author (Das Spiegellabyrinth)
  • Feb 23 Jon Hall, American actor (Ramar of the Jungle), born in Fresno, California (d. 1979)
  • Feb 23 Paul Tibbets, US Air Force retired Brigadier General and Pilot of B-29 "Enola Gay" over Hiroshima (d. 2007)
  • Feb 24 Jim Ferrier, Australian golfer (PGA C'ship 1947), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1986)
  • Feb 24 Charles Henry "Harry" Urwin, trade unionist
  • Feb 26 Elisabeth Eybers, South African Dutch poetess (That Woman & Other Verses)
  • Feb 26 Pran Nath Chhuttani, Indian physician and teacher, born in Leiah, Pakistan (d. 1996)
  • Feb 27 Arthur Gilson, Belgian attorney/minister of Defense (1958-..)
  • Feb 28 Peter Medawar, British biologist (1960 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for discovery of acquired immunological tolerance"), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1987)
  • Feb 28 Samuel Joel "Zero" Mostel, American comedian and actor (Fiddler on the Roof, The Producers), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1977)

About February 1915

How Old? 106 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger (Feb 1 - Feb 13), Rabbit (Feb 14 - Feb 28)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)