Famous People Born in February 1916

  • Feb 1 Bruce Gordon, American actor (The Untouchables), born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • Feb 1 Gordon Hobday, Lord Lieutenant (Nottinghamshire)
  • Feb 2 Xuân Diệu, Vietnamese poet (d. 1985)
  • Feb 3 Vivien Signy, nurse (d. 1997)
  • Feb 4 Basil Hembry, farmer/campaigner
  • Feb 4 Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker
  • Feb 4 David Vassall Cox, British composer ("Lillibullero"), born in Broadstairs, Isle of Thanet, England in (d. 1997)
  • Feb 4 Gavin Buchanan Ewart, English poet (Pleasures of the Flesh)
  • Feb 4 Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha, 41st master of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi Sufi Order (d. 1980)
  • Feb 6 John Crank, British mathematician, born in Hindley, United Kingdom (d. 2006)
  • Feb 8 Betty Field, American actress (Of Mice and Men, Kings Row, Bus Stop), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1973)
  • Feb 9 Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • Feb 10 Edward R. Roybal, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1963-93), born in Pecos, New Mexico (d. 2005)
  • Feb 10 Oscar "TV Slim" Wills, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Flatfoot Sam"), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1969)
  • Feb 11 Bernice Levin Neugarten, social scientist/gerontologist
  • Feb 12 Joseph L Alioto, American politician (Mayor-San Francisco), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1998)
  • Feb 12 Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, Austrian composer (Vom Tode), born in Győr, Danube Monarchy (now Hungary) (d. 1969)
  • Feb 13 James Griffith, actor (Sheriff of Cochise), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 13 John Reed, British comic actor and singer (Gilbert & Sullivan; D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, 1951-79), born in Close House, Durham, England (d. 2010)
  • Feb 14 Edward Platt, American actor (Get Smart - "The Chief"; North By Northwest), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1974)
  • Feb 14 Marcel Bigeard, French general
  • Feb 14 Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese director (Joi-uchi)
  • Feb 14 Wawrzyniec Żuławski, Polish composer, born in Zakopane, Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1957)
  • Feb 15 Ian Ballantine, publisher (Ballantine Books)
  • Feb 15 Mary Jane Croft, American actress (Our Miss Brooks: The Lucy Show), born in Muncie, Indiana (d. 1999)
  • Feb 15 Ronnie Aldrich, British easy listening and jazz pianist, arranger, and composer, born in Erith, Kent, England (d. 1993)
  • Feb 16 Bill Doggett, American jazz and blues Hammond B-3 organist ("Honky Tonk"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Feb 16 Charlie Fowlkes, American baritone saxophonist (Count Basie Orchestra, 1953-80), born in New York City (d. 1980)
  • Feb 17 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and English rugby union winger (4 caps; Leicester Tigers RUFC, Oxford Uni RFC), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1940)
  • Feb 17 Don Tallon, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (21 Tests, 58 dismissals, 2 x 50s; Queensland CA), born in Bundaberg, Australia (d. 1984)
  • Feb 17 Raf Vallone, Italian actor (El Cid, 2 Women, Greek Tycoon), born in Tropea, Italy (d. 2002)
  • Feb 17 Vivian McGrath, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1937), born in Merrendee, Australia (d. 1978)
  • Feb 18 Betty Phyllis Gathergood, curator
  • Feb 18 Jean Drapeau, mayor of Montreal (1954- )

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Feb 19 American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Triple Crown 1941 Whirlaway, 1948 Citation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Feb 20 Julius Juzeliūnas, Lithuanian composer and organist (The Game), born in Čepolė, Lithuania (d. 2001)
  • Feb 23 George Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Feb 23 Martindale Sidwell, organist/conductor
  • Feb 23 William Walsh, academic
  • Feb 24 Gene Mitchell, museum director
  • Feb 25 Ian Wallace, British CEO
  • Feb 25 Ralph Baldwin, Canadian harness driver and trainer (11 major world records; Hambletonian Stakes 1963, 73), born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan (d. 1982)
  • Feb 25 Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (d. 1991)
  • Feb 26 (John Herbert) "Jackie" Gleason, American comedian, (The Jackie Gleason Show; The Honeymooners), actor (Requiem For A Heavyweight; The Hustler), composer, and conductor (Music for Lovers Only), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • Feb 26 Mordecai Seter, Israeli composer, born in Novorossiysk, Russia (d. 1994)
  • Feb 26 Ross Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1936-37, died in WW II)
  • Feb 28 Svend Asmussen, Danish jazz violinist, known as "The Fiddling Viking" (The Swe-Danes), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2017)

About February 1916

How Old? 106 or 107 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit (Feb 1 - Feb 2), Dragon (Feb 3 - Feb 29)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)