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Famous People Born in February 1922

  • Feb 1 Renata Tebaldi, Italian lyric soprano, born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 2004)
  • Feb 1 Bogumil Witalis Andrzejewski, professor of Cushtic Languages
  • Feb 1 Clifford McWatt, West Indian cricket wicketkeeper (6 Tests, 10 dismissals), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 1997)
  • Feb 3 Bill Chappell Jr, (Rep-D-FL, 1969- )
  • Feb 4 Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian classical singer (khayal form of singing, bhajans, abhangs), born in Ron, Karnataka, India (d. 2011)
  • Feb 5 Bernard Kalb, American journalist, moderator, lecturer and author, one of the most respected broadcast journalists of his time (CBS News, NYT, Times), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 5 Alain de Changy, Belgian racing driver (d. 1994)
  • Feb 6 Patrick Macnee, British actor (The Avengers, Magnum, P.I., Sherlock Holmes), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Feb 6 Denis Norden, British television personality, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2018)
  • Feb 7 Josephine "Hattie" Jacques, British comedy actress (Carry on films, Hancock's Half Hour), born in Kent, England (d. 1980)
  • Feb 8 Joeri Averbach, Russian chess grandmaster
  • Feb 8 Audrey Meadows [Cotter], American actress (The Honeymooners; The Jackie Gleason Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Feb 9 Jim Laker, English cricket spin bowler (46 Tests; world best 19-90 4th Test v Australia 1956), born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1986)
  • Feb 9 Kathryn Grayson [Zelma Hedrick], American vocalist and actress (Anchors Aweigh, Kiss Me Kate), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (d. 2010)
  • Feb 10 Harold Hughes, American politician, Governor of Iowa (D) and US Senator, born in Ida County, Iowa (d. 1996)
  • Feb 10 Neva Patterson, American actress (The Seven Year Itch, Taxi, Nichols), born near Nevada, Iowa (d. 2010)

  • Feb 10 Árpád Göncz, Hungarian politician, 1st post-communist President (1990-2000), born in Budapest (d. 2015)
  • Feb 11 Tudor Jarda, Romanian composer, born in Cluj (d. 2007)
  • Feb 12 Elisabeth Carron, American soprano ("The Saint of Bleecker Street"; New York City Opera, 1958-73), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Feb 13 Lord Pym of Sandy, British minister of foreign affairs
  • Feb 13 Gordon Tullock, American economist
  • Feb 13 Tristram Coffin, San Marino, California, folklorist (The Book of Christmas Folklore, The Old Ball Game), (d. 2012)
  • Feb 14 Murray the K [Kaufman], American disk jockey (5th Beatle), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • Feb 15 Herman Kahn, NJ, writer (Thinking About the Unthinkable)
  • Feb 15 John B. Anderson, American politician and 1980 Republican presidential candidate, born in Rockford, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Feb 16 Geraint Evans, Welsh bass-baritone opera singer (Knaben Wunderhorn), born in Cilfynydd, Wales (d. 1992)
  • Feb 16 Paul van 't Veer, Dutch journalist/writer (Het Vrije Volk)
  • Feb 17 Tommy Edwards, American R&B singer-songwriter ("It's All In The Game"), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1969)
  • Feb 17 Enrico Banducci, American nightclub owner (d. 2007)
  • Feb 17 Marshall Teague, American race car driver (d. 1959)
  • Feb 18 Eric Gairy, first Prime Minister of Grenada (1974-1979)
  • Feb 18 Helen Gurley Brown, American author/publisher and editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, born in Green Forest, Arkansas, (d. 2012)
  • Feb 18 Juhan Smuul, Estonian author, born in Muhu, Estonia (d. 1971)
  • Feb 18 Rolf "Hazy" Osterwald, Swiss jazz bandleader, trumpeter, and vibraphonist, born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 2012)
  • Feb 19 Beant Singh, politiician
  • Feb 19 Josef Matej, Czech composer, born in Brusperk (d. 1992)

  • Feb 19 Fredell Lack, American concert violinist, and teacher (University of Houston, 1959-2009), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2017)
  • Feb 21 Uroš Krek, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana (d. 2008)
  • Feb 22 Andre Asriel, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Feb 22 Felix Werder, German-born Australian composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2012)
  • Feb 22 Jesús Iglesias, Argentine racing driver, born in Pergamino, Argentina (d. 2005)
  • Feb 22 William J. Baumol, American economist (Baumol’s cost disease), born in South Bronx, New York (d. 2017)
  • Feb 24 Kanwar Rai Singh, cricketer (batted at MCG in Test for India 1948)
  • Feb 24 Richard Hamilton, English early pop art painter, born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • Feb 24 Steven Hill, American actor (Mission Impossible, Law & Order), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • Feb 25 Matti Rautio, Finnish classical composer (The Blue Heron), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1986) 
  • Feb 26 Bill Johnston, Australian cricket fast/spin bowler (40 Tests, 160 wickets @ 23.91; Victoria), born in Beeac, Australia (d. 2007)
  • Feb 26 Margaret Leighton, British actress (The Go-Between, The Night of the Iguana), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1976)
  • Feb 26 Bunny Briggs [Bernard Briggs], American tap dancer, born in Harlem, New York (d. 2014)
  • Feb 27 Mervyn Jones, author (Nobody's Fault, 5 Hungarian Writers)
  • Feb 27 Hans Rookmaaker, Dutch professor and art historian (d. 1977)
  • Feb 27 Jackie Kelso [John Joseph Kelson Jr], American jazz saxophonist and session musician, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)

About February 1922

How Old? 99 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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