On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1929

  • Feb 2 Reiner Bredemeyer, German composer, born in Vélez, Colombia (d. 1995)
  • Feb 3 Russell Arms, vocalist (Your Hit Parade), born in Berkeley, California
  • Feb 3 Ken Shipp, American football coach
  • Feb 3 Pedro Nájera, Mexican soccer midfielder (FIFA World Cup 1954, 62; Club América), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 2020)
  • Feb 4 Mary Joan Nielubowicz, rear admiral/nurse
  • Feb 4 Paul Burlison, rockabilly musician (The Rock N Roll Trio), born in Brownsville, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • Feb 4 Jerry Adler, American actor, director and producer (The Sopranos, The Good Wife), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 5 Fred Sinowatz, Austrian politician
  • Feb 5 Al Worthington, baseball player
  • Feb 5 Hal Blaine [Harold Belsky], American drummer and session musician (The Wrecking Crew), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • Feb 6 Sixten Jernberg, Swedish skier (Olympic gold 1956/60/64), born in Lima, Sweden (d. 2012)
  • Feb 6 Pierre Brice [Pierre-Louis Le Bris], French actor (Winnetou), born in Brest, France (d. 2015)
  • Feb 6 Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta, Venezuelan writer, born in Boconó, Venezuela (d. 2011)
  • Feb 8 Roger Byrne, English soccer fullback (33 caps; Manchester United 245 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Manchester, Lancashire (d. 1958)
  • Feb 9 Bill Barrett, (Rep-R-Nebraska)
  • Feb 9 James Mulcro Drew, composer

  • Feb 9 Lennox Butler, cricketer (1 Test WI v Aust 1955, 16 & 2-151)
  • Feb 9 Willem Kersters, Flemish composer (Parwati, Gospel Song)
  • Feb 9 Clement Meadmore, Australian-born sculptor (d. 2005)
  • Feb 10 Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian cross country skier (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Trysil, Norway (d. 2007)
  • Feb 10 Henk Heidweiler, Surinam ambassador (in Netherlands)
  • Feb 10 Jerry Goldsmith, American pianist and composer (Twilight Zone, Planet Of The Apes), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • Feb 10 Jim Whittacker, mountain climber (1st American to climb Mt Everest)
  • Feb 11 Leonard Gregory Kastle, composer
  • Feb 13 Omar Torrijos Herrera, president Panama
  • Feb 14 Matthew G Martinez, (Rep-D-CA, 1982- )
  • Feb 14 Vic Morrow, American actor (Combat, Roots, Twilight Zone the Movie), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • Feb 15 Gerald Harper, British broadcaster and actor (Tunes of Glory, Extra Day), born in London, England
  • Feb 15 Graham Hill, auto racer (1962, 68 international racing champ), born in London, England
  • Feb 15 James Schlesinger, US Secretary of Defense (1973-75)
  • Feb 16 Peter NF Porter, Australian/British author/poet (Chair of Babel)
  • Feb 16 Gerhard Hanappi, Austrian footballer (d. 1980)
  • Feb 17 Chaim Potok, American novelist (Promise), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 17 Paul Meger, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Feb 17 Nicholas Ridley, Lord Ridley of Liddesdale, English politician, Minister of Finance, born in Northumberland (d. 1993)
  • Feb 17 Dame Patricia Routledge, British actress and singer (Keeping Up Appearances, Talking Heads: A Lady of Letters), born in Tranmere, Birkenhead

  • Feb 18 Agustín González García, Spanish composer (Prince of Viana Prize), born in Alsasua, Navarra
  • Feb 18 Leonard Cyril Deighton, English author (Ipcress File, Fighter)
  • Feb 18 André Mathieu, Canadian pianist & composer (Concerto de Québec), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1968)
  • Feb 18 Lou Gorman, American baseball executive (general manager Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2011)
  • Feb 19 Jacques Deray, French film director (d. 2003)
  • Feb 20 Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Kitty Russell-Gunsmoke), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1989)
  • Feb 20 Toshiro Mayuzumi, Japanese composer (Sphenogramme), born in Yokohama, Japan (d. 1997)
  • Feb 21 James Beck, British actor (Dad's Army), born in Islington, London (d. 1973)
  • Feb 21 Henry Kloss, American audio engineer (acoustic loudspeaker), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • Feb 22 Marni Nixon, American singer (for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood & Deborah Kerr), born in Altadena, California (d. 2016)
  • Feb 22 Ryne Duren, American near-sighted pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Cazenovia, Wisconsin (d. 2011)
  • Feb 22 James Hong, American-Chinese actor (The New Adventures of Charlie Chan), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Feb 22 Rebecca Schull [Wattenberg], American actress (Wings, United 93), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 23 Elston Howard, Yankee catcher (1st African American NY Yankee/1963 AL MVP)
  • Feb 23 Richard Moryl, American composer, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Feb 24 David Houston, Major-General/Lord Lieutenant of Sutherland
  • Feb 24 Richard B Shull, American character actor (Diana, Holmes & Yoyo), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Feb 25 Peter Bingham Hinchcliff, British church historian (1 Sided Reciprocity)
  • Feb 25 Tommy Newsom, American saxophonist and bandleader (Tonight Show), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 2007)
  • Feb 27 Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, (d. 2013)
  • Feb 27 Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach (d. 2008)

Person of interestFrank Gehry

Feb 28 Frank Gehry, Canadian born American architect (Bilbao Guggenheim Museum), born in Toronto, Canada

Architect Frank Gehry
Architect
Frank Gehry
  • Feb 28 Hayden Fry, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (SMU 1962-72, North Texas State University 1973-78, University of Iowa 1979-98), born in Eastland, Texas (d. 2019)
  • Feb 28 John Montague, Irish poet and 1st occupant of the Ireland Chair of Poetry, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 28 Joseph Rouleau, French-Canadian bass opera singer (Royal Opera), born in Matane, Quebec (d. 2019)

About February 1929

How Old? 91 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon (Feb 1 - Feb 9), Snake (Feb 10 - Feb 28)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)