Famous People Born in February 1918

  • Feb 1 Maurice Laing, English builder (John Laing & Son), born in Carlisle, England (d. 2008)

Muriel SparkMuriel Spark (1918-2006)

Feb 1 Scottish author (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Feb 2 Hella Haasse, 'Grande Dame of Dutch Literature' (Oeroeg, Cider for Poor People), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 2011)
  • Feb 3 Helen Stephens, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m & 4x100m relay 1936), born in Fulton, Missouri (d. 1994)
  • Feb 3 Joey Bishop [Gottlieb], American TV talk show host (Joey Bishop Show) and member of the "Rat Pack" group of entertainers, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2007)
  • Feb 4 Ida Lupino, British-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • Feb 4 Luigi Pareyson, Italian philosopher (d. 1991)
  • Feb 5 Gara Garayev [Kara Karayev], Soviet-Azerbaijani composer (Seven Beauties), born in Baku (d. 1982)
  • Feb 6 Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author, born in Weimar, Germany (d. 2007)
  • Feb 7 Markey Robinson, Northern Irish painter (d. 1999)
  • Feb 8 Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • Feb 8 Max Rayne, English property developer /multi-millionaire (d. 2003)
  • Feb 10 Gordon Pirie, English Group Captain and politician, born in Oxford (d. 2003)
  • Feb 10 Idwal Pugh, Welsh-born British civil servant (UK Ombudsman 1976-78), born in Blaenau Ffestiniog (d. 2010)
  • Feb 11 Margaret Heldt, American hairdresser who created the beehive hairstyle, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Feb 12 Dom DiMaggio 'The Little Professor', American baseball player (Boston Red Sox), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2009)
  • Feb 12 Julian Schwinger, US physicist (1965 Nobel Prize in Physics for quantum electrodynamics), born in New York City (d. 1994)
  • Feb 13 Irv Cottler, American session and touring drummer (Frank Sinatra; Dinah Shore), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)

Patty BergPatty Berg (1918-2006)

Feb 13 American golfer (15 major titles, US Open 1946), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Feb 15 Allan Arbus, American commercial photographer, and actor (M*A*S*H - "Dr. Sidney Freeman"; Greaser's Palace; Curb Your Enthusiasm), born in New York City (d. 2013)
  • Feb 16 Patty Andrews, American pop and swing jazz singer (The Andrews Sisters - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"; "Rum and Coca-Cola"), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2013)
  • Feb 17 Charles Hayes, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1983-93), born in Cairo, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • Feb 17 Olive Gibbs, British politician, anti-nuclear activist and peace campaigner, born in Oxford, England (d. 1995)
  • Feb 18 Jane Loevinger, American psychologist (d. 2008).
  • Feb 19 Fay McKenzie, American actress (The Party; Sierra Sue), and singer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2019)
  • Feb 20 Leonore Annenberg, American diplomat and philanthropist (Chief of protocol for Ronald Reagan), born in New York City (d. 2009)

Al GrossAl Gross (1918-2000)

Feb 22 American inventor (invented the walkie-talkie), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • Feb 22 Charles "Charlie O" Finley, American sports entrepreneur (MLB's Kansas City/Oakland A's: NHL's California Golden Seals), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1996)
  • Feb 22 Don Pardo, American television announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live), born in Westfield, Massachusetts (d. 2014)
  • Feb 22 Robert Wadlow, American who was tallest known human (2.72 m, 8' 11.1"), born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1940)
  • Feb 22 Sid Abel, Canadian NHL hockey player (1948-49 Hart Trophy), born in Melville, Saskatchewan (d. 2000)
  • Feb 23 Richard G. Butler, American fascist (d. 2004)
  • Feb 25 Barney Ewell, American athlete (1948 Olympics 1 gold, 2 silver), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Feb 25 Barney Ewell, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x100m relay, silver 100m, 200m 1948; equal WR 100m 1948), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)

Bobby RiggsBobby Riggs (1918-1995)

Feb 25 American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Feb 25 Rena Kyriakou, Greek pianist and composer, born in Herakleion, Crete, Greece (d. 1994)
  • Feb 26 Otis Bowen, American politician, US Sec of Health & Human Services (1985-89), born in near Rochester, Indiana (d. 2013)
  • Feb 26 Preacher Roe, American baseball pitcher (5 × MLB All-Star Brooklyn Dodgers; NL strikeout leader 1945 Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Ash Flat, Arkansas (d. 2008)
  • Feb 26 Theodore Sturgeon, American sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1985)
  • Feb 28 Alfred Burke, British actor (Public Eye, Backfire, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), born in London, England (d. 2011)

About February 1918

How Old? 105 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Snake (Feb 1 - Feb 10), Horse (Feb 11 - Feb 28)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)