Famous People Born in February 1921

  • Feb 1 Peter Sallis, British actor (Wallace and Gromit, Last of the Summer Wine), born in Twickenham, England (d. 2017)

Betty FriedanBetty Friedan (1921-2006)

Feb 4 American feminist and writer (The Feminine Mystique), born in Peoria, Illinois

  • Feb 5 John M Pritchard, conductor, born in London, England
  • Feb 5 Ken Adam, British film production designer (James Bond sets), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2016)
  • Feb 6 Bob Scott, New Zealand rugby union fullback (17 Tests; Auckland RU), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2012)
  • Feb 7 Athol Rowan, cricketer (brother of Eric, South African off-spinner)
  • Feb 7 Bryan Woods, soldier/clerk

Lana TurnerLana Turner (1921-1995)

Feb 8 American pin-up model and actress (Peyton Place; The Postman Always Rings Twice; Imitation of Life), born in Wallace, Idaho

  • Feb 8 Nexhmije Hoxha, Albanian wife of dictator Enver Hoxha 'Lady Macbeth of Albania', born in Manastir, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (d. 2020)
  • Feb 8 Walter "Hoot" Evers, American MLB player, 1941, 1946-56, 2X All-Star (Detroit Tigers, and 5 other teams), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • Feb 9 B M Ducat-Amos, Air Commandant/director (RAF Nursing Service)
  • Feb 9 Charles Montgomery Monteith, publisher
  • Feb 10 Adrian Cruft, British composer, born in London (d. 1987)
  • Feb 11 Edward Seidensticker, American scholar (d. 2007)
  • Feb 11 Lloyd Bentsen, (Sen-D-TX, 1971- )/1989 Dem VP nominee)
  • Feb 13 Henk van Galen Last, Dutch journalist
  • Feb 13 Wardell Gray, American swing and bebop jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1955)
  • Feb 13 Zao-Wou-Ki, Chinese/French painter and graphic artist
  • Feb 14 Albert Sloman, Vice-Chancellor (Essex U)
  • Feb 14 Hugh Downs, American TV journalist (20/20, Concentration), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • Feb 14 Jeanne Demessieux, French organist and composer (Te Deum), born in Montpellier, France (d. 1968)
  • Feb 14 Skeezix, of "Gasoline Alley" discovered on Wallets' doorstep
  • Feb 15 Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (d. 1985)
  • Feb 16 Araucaria [John Galbraith Graham], British crossword compiler (The Guardian) and priest, born in Oxford, England (d. 2013)
  • Feb 16 Esther Bubley, American photographer, born in Phillips, Wisconsin (d. 1998)

Hua GuofengHua Guofeng (1921-2008)

Feb 16 Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (1976-81) and Premier of the People's Republic of China (1976-80), born in Jiaocheng County, Shanxi

  • Feb 16 Jean Behra, French Formula One driver, born in Nice, France (d. 1959)

Vera-EllenVera-Ellen (1921-1981)

Feb 16 American actress and dancer (White Christmas; Big Leaguer; On the Town), born in Norwood, Ohio

  • Feb 19 Andries Treurnicht [Dr No], South African politician (founder of the South African Conservative Party), born in Piketberg, South Africa (d. 1993)
  • Feb 19 Claude Rene Georges Pascal, French composer, born in Paris, France (d. 2017)

Joseph A. WalkerJoseph A. Walker (1921-1966)

Feb 20 American experimental physicist, World War II and NASA test pilot (1st spaceplane flights to edge of outer space), born in Washington, Pennsylvania

  • Feb 20 Mervin Shiner, American honky-tonk country and hillbilly singer, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 20 Ruth Gipps, British prolific conductor and composer, born in Bexhill-on-Sea, England (d. 1999)
  • Feb 22 David Greene, British television director, born in Manchester, England (d. 2003)
  • Feb 22 Giulietta Masina, Italian actress (La Strada, Swindle, White Sheik) and wife of director Federico Fellini, born in San Giorgio di Piano, Italy (d. 1994)

Jean-Bédel BokassaJean-Bédel Bokassa (1921-1996)

Feb 22 President (1966-76) and later Emperor (1976-79) of the Central African Republic, born in Bobangui, then French Equatorial Guinea

  • Feb 22 Marshall Teague, American auto racer (Daytona Road Course Strictly Stock Car winner 1951, 52; AAA National Stock Car champion 1952, 54), born in Daytona Beach, Florida (d. 1959)
  • Feb 22 Wayne Booth, American literary critic, born in American Fork, Utah (d. 2005)
  • Feb 24 Abe Vigoda, American actor (Barney Miller - "Fish"; The Godfather), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Feb 24 Douglass Watson, American actor (Satan Murders, Another World), born in Jackson, Georgia (d. 1989)
  • Feb 24 Gaston Reiff, Belgian athlete (Olympic gold 1948), born in Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • Feb 24 Ingvar Lidholm, Swedish composer (Toccata e Canto), born in Jönköping, Sweden (d. 2017)
  • Feb 24 Ludvik Aschkenazy, Czech writer (Brutus), (d. 1986)
  • Feb 25 Andy Pafko, Boyceville, Wisconsin, MLB player (Chicago Cubs), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 26 Betty Hutton [Elizabeth June Thornburg], American actress, dancer, singer and comedian (Greatest Show on Earth), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • Feb 27 András Szőllősy, Hungarian composer, and musicologist (cataloged works of Béla Bartók), born in Orăştie, Hungary (d. 2007)
  • Feb 27 Michael Fox, American actor (Perry Mason, Quincy, Dallas, Bold & the Beautiful), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1996)
  • Feb 28 Donald H. White, American composer (Lyric Suite for Euphonium and Winds; Tuba Sonata) and educator, born in Narberth, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Feb 28 Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (d. 2006)
  • Feb 28 Saul Zaentz, American record company executive (Fantasy), and film producer (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest; Amadeus; The Unbearable Lightness Of Being; The English Patient), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • Feb 28 Vladimir Sommer, Czech composer, born in Dolní Jiřetín, Czech Republic (d. 1997)

About February 1921

How Old? 101 or 102 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey (Feb 1 - Feb 7), Rooster (Feb 8 - Feb 28)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)