Famous People Born in February 1924

  • Feb 1 Ben Weider, Quebec businessman and author
  • Feb 1 Emmanuel Scheffer, Israeli soccer coach (Israel 1968–70, 78–79; only World Cup appearance 1970), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2012)
  • Feb 1 H. Richard Hornberger, American writer (d. 1997)
  • Feb 1 Richard Hooker [Heister Richard Hornberger], American army surgeon, and novelist (MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors - inspiration for film and TV series), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • Feb 2 Elfi von Dassanowsky, Austrian-American producer and musician
  • Feb 2 Sonny Stitt [Edward Hammond Boatner Jr], American jazz saxophonist (Blows the Blues), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1982)
  • Feb 5 Robert Lynn, anarchist
  • Feb 6 Billy Wright, English soccer defender (105 caps, captain x 90; Wolverhampton Wanderers 490 games) and manager (Arsenal 1962-66), born in Ironbridge, England (d. 1994)
  • Feb 6 Jin Yong [Louis Cha Leung-yung], Chinese Wuxia novelist, born in Haining, China (d. 2018)
  • Feb 6 Paolo Volponi, Italian communist & author (Road to Rome), born in Urbino, Italy (d. 1994)
  • Feb 7 Cathy Small Long, American politician (Rep-D-LA, 1985-87), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • Feb 7 Dora Bryan [Broadbent], British stage and screen actress (A Taste of Honey), novelty singer ("All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle"), and hotelier, born in Southport England, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 7 Johnny Jordaan [Johannes van Musscher], Dutch pop and levenslied singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Feb 8 Joe Black, American Negro league and MLB player, born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2002)
  • Feb 9 George Guest, Welsh organist and choir director, born in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales (d. 2002)
  • Feb 10 Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Fort William, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • Feb 10 Randy Van Horne, American vocalist (Nat King Cole Show, The Flintstones, The Jetsons), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2007)
  • Feb 11 Budge Patty, American tennis player (French C'ship, Wimbledon men's singles 1950), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 2021)
  • Feb 11 Mary Tregear, Oriental art historian
  • Feb 12 Hans Berghuis, Dutch author/poet (3 Women, Adam)
  • Feb 13 Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French economic journalist, and politician (founder of Radical Party), born in PAris, France (d. 2006)
  • Feb 13 Ted Croker, English football administrator (Secretary English Football Association 1973-89), born in Kingston-upon-Thames, England (d. 1992)
  • Feb 14 Arghyris Kounadis, Greek composer, born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 2011)
  • Feb 14 Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, born in Westminster, London, England (d. 2017)
  • Feb 16 James Swaffield, British civil servant (Director-General of Greater London Council) (d. 2015)
  • Feb 16 Peter Webster, British High Court Judge
  • Feb 17 Gevork Vartanian, Soviet intelligence agent (Operation Long Jump), born in Rostov-on-Don (d. 2012)
  • Feb 17 Margaret Truman, American presidential daughter, writer (Murder at FBI), and pianist, born in Independence, Missouri (d. 2008)
  • Feb 18 Evald Ilyenkov, Soviet philosopher (Dialectical Logic), born in Smolensk, Soviet Union (d. 1979)
  • Feb 18 Humberto Fernández Morán, Venezuelan scientist (d. 1999)
  • Feb 18 Louis Laberge, Quebec labour union leader (d. 2002)
  • Feb 18 Nicolo Rizzuto, Italian-Canadian organized crime figure, born in Cattolica Eraclea, Sicily, Italy (d. 2010)
  • Feb 19 Bruce Norris, American Hockey Hall of Fame executive (owner Detroit Red Wings 1952-82), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • Feb 19 David Bronstein, Ukrainian chess player (d. 2006)

Lee MarvinLee Marvin (1924-1987)

Feb 19 American actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou), born in NYC, New York

  • Feb 20 Gloria Vanderbilt, American fashion designer, artist, heiress and socialite, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2019)

Robert MugabeRobert Mugabe (1924-2019)

Feb 21 Zimbabwean revolutionary, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (1980-87) and 1st black President of Zimbabwe (1988-2017), born in Harare, Zimbabwe

  • Feb 22 Martin Engelman, Dutch cartoonist, painter and graphic artist, born in Hoenkoop, the Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Feb 23 Lejaren Hiller, American composer (Illiac Suite), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Feb 24 Lionel Dakers, British cathedral organist (Royal School of Church Music), born in Rochester, Kent (d. 2003)
  • Feb 24 William Pillar, British admiral
  • Feb 25 Peg Ridge, peace campaigner
  • Feb 26 Mark Bucci, American composer (1959 Arts & Letters Award), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 26 Noboru Takeshita, Japanese PM (1987-89), born in Unnan, Japan (d. 2000)
  • Feb 27 Heimo Erbse, German concert, opera, and theater composer (Julietta). born in Rudolstadt, Germany (d. 2005)
  • Feb 27 Magnus MacDonald Shearer, former Lord Lieutenant of Shetland
  • Feb 27 Norman Marshall, cricketer (brother of Roy, one Test for WI 1955)
  • Feb 28 Bettye Ackerman, American actress (Maggie Graham-Ben Casey), born in Cottageville, South Carolina (d. 2006)
  • Feb 28 Robert A Roe, American politician (Rep-D-NJ, 1969-93), born in Wayne, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • Feb 29 Al Rosen, American baseball third baseman (MLB All-Star 1952–55; World Series 1948; AL MVP 1953; Cleveland Indians) and executive (NL Executive of the Year 1989), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Feb 29 David Beattie, New Zealand judge, Governor-General of NZ (1980-85), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2001)
  • Feb 29 Otto Hutter, British physiologist, born in Vienna, Austria

About February 1924

How Old? 98 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Pig (Feb 1 - Feb 4), Rat (Feb 5 - Feb 29)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)