On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1920

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 1 Kenneth Bond, former vice-chairman
  • Feb 1 Zao Wou-Ki, Chinese French painter (Juin-Octobre 1985), born in Beijing, China (d. 2013)
  • Feb 3 Margaret "Bibi" Osterwald, American actress (As Good as It Gets, Bridget Loves Bernie), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 2002)
  • Feb 3 Henry Heimlich, Surgeon and inventor of the Heimlich maneuver, born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 2016)
  • Feb 3 Stan Ockers, Belgian road cyclist (World road champion 1955; Tour de France runner-up 1950, 52), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • Feb 3 Tony Gaze, Australian racing driver
  • Feb 3 George A. Miller, cognitive psychologist (the magical number seven), born in Charleston, West Virginia (d. 2012)
  • Feb 4 Derek Worlock, English Roman Catholic Archbishop Liverpool, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Feb 5 Frank Muir, British comedian (d. 1998)
  • Feb 6 James H. Scheuer, American politician (Rep-D-NY, 1965-73, 75- 93), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2005)
  • Feb 7 An Wang, Chinese-American computer engineer (Wang Labs, Wang Computers), born in Shanghai, China (d. 1990)
  • Feb 7 Oscar Brand, Canadian-born American folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2016)
  • Feb 8 Buddy Blattner, baseball player
  • Feb 10 Alexander Comfort, English poet/writer (Wreath for the Living)
  • Feb 10 J Heslop-Harrison, botanist
  • Feb 11 Billy Halop [William Halop Cohen], American actor (Angels with Dirty Faces, All in the Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)

  • Feb 11 Daniel F[rancis] Galouye, American sci-fi author (Dark Universe, Last Leap)
  • Feb 11 Farouk I, Cairo, last King of Egypt (1936-52)
  • Feb 11 Paul Peter Piech, artist
  • Feb 12 William Roscoe Estep, Baptist historian and professor (d. 2000)
  • Feb 12 Pran Krishan Sikand, Indian actor often cast as the villain in Hindi cinema (Khandaan, Be-Imaan), born in New Delhi (d. 2013)
  • Feb 12 Robert "Bob" Shad [Abraham Shadrinsky], American record producer and record label owner (Big Brother and the Holding Company), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • Feb 13 Boudleaux Bryant, American country music and pop songwriter (Rocky Top, Love Hurts, Bye Bye Love), born in Shellman, Georgia (d. 1987)
  • Feb 13 Eileen Farrell, opera soprano (Interrupted Melody), born in Willimantic, Connecticut
  • Feb 15 Ingmar Milveden, Swedish composer (d. 2007)
  • Feb 15 Piet van Aken, Flemish writer (Klinkaart, Het begeren), born in Terhagen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1984
  • Feb 15 Richard O'Brien, CEO (Manpower Services Commission)
  • Feb 15 Endicott Peabody, 62nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • Feb 16 Hubert van Herreweghen, Flemish writer/journalist
  • Feb 16 Lee Russell, vocalist (Vincent Lopez), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 16 Anna Mae Hays [McCabe], American military officer and US military's 1st female General, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2018)
  • Feb 17 Paul Fetler, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 17 Trevor Oswald Ling, religious studies professor
  • Feb 18 Bill Cullen, Pitts, TV game show host (over 20 different games)
  • Feb 18 Jack Palance [Vladimir Palahniuk], American actor (City Slickers, Contempt, Batman), born in Lattimer Mines, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • Feb 19 Frances K Bairstow, educator/labor relations consultant

  • Feb 19 George Rose, British actor and singer (Beacon Hill, Holocaust), born in Bicester, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1988)
  • Feb 19 C. Z. Guest, American socialite (d. 2003)
  • Feb 19 Jaan Kross, Estonian writer (d. 2007)
  • Feb 20 Armin Schibler, Dutch Swiss composer (Devil in the Winter Palace)
  • Feb 20 Evgeny Dragunov, Russian weapons designer (d. 1991)
  • Feb 22 Bettina Vernon-Warren, dancer
  • Feb 22 Del Wood [Adelaide Hazelwood], American country musician, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1989)
  • Feb 23 David Wright, South African-British poet (Deafness: A Personal Account), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1994)
  • Feb 23 Hall Overton, composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), born in Bangor, Michigan
  • Feb 23 John St Aubyn, 4th Baron St Levan, English peer (St Michael's Mount), born in London (d. 2013)
  • Feb 23 Paul Gérin-Lajoie, French Canadian politician
  • Feb 24 Frank Rogers, CEO (NPA Telegraph)
  • Feb 25 Sun Myung Moon, South Korean evangelist (Unification Church), born in Chongju, Japanese Korea (d. 2012)
  • Feb 25 Antony Duff, British diplomat, Head of MI5, advocate for the homeless (d. 2000)
  • Feb 25 Hayes Gordon, American stage director and actor (Sky Pirates, Dark Room), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • Feb 25 Gérard Bessette, Canadian author (d. 2005)
  • Feb 26 A W [Rie] Kuiper-Mastenbroek, Neth, swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-1936)
  • Feb 26 Antony Kearey, TV producer
  • Feb 26 Tony Randall [Leonard Rosenberg], American actor (Felix-Odd Couple), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2004)
  • Feb 26 Danny Gardella, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Feb 26 Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (d. 2006)
  • Feb 26 Azzedine Alaïa, Tunisian-born fashion designer, born in Tunis, Tunisia
  • Feb 27 Jose Melis, orchestra leader (Jack Paar Program), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Feb 27 Reg Simpson, English cricket batsman (27 Tests; best 156no v Australia 1951), born in Sherwood, Nottinghamshire (d. 2013)
  • Feb 27 Robert L. "Bob" Talley, American jazz and blues pianist and composer (Blues Alley All Star Band), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1995)
  • Feb 28 Edward Kassner, music publisher
  • Feb 28 Jim Olin, American politician (Rep-D-VA, 1983-93), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • Feb 28 Marjorie M Sweeting, English geomorphologist
  • Feb 29 Arthur Franz, American actor (The Caine Mutiny, Invaders From Mars, Young Lions), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Feb 29 James Mitchell, American dancer and actor (All My Children, Bloomer Girl), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2010)
  • Feb 29 Louise Wood, director of Girl Scouts of USA (1961-72)
  • Feb 29 Michèle Morgan, French actress (Passage to Marseille), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine (d. 2016)
  • Feb 29 Ivan Petrov, Russian operatic bass (d. 2003)

About February 1920

How Old? 99 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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