On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1936

  • Feb 1 G H Blake, Principal (Collingwood College, Durham U)
  • Feb 1 Azie Taylor Morton, 35th Treasurer of the United States (d. 2003)
  • Feb 2 Duane Jones, American actor
  • Feb 3 Bob Simpson, Australian cricket batsman, captain and coach (62 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1965), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Feb 3 Jim Marshall, American photographer (The Beatles, Woodstock), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • Feb 4 Daan van Golden, Dutch sculptor
  • Feb 4 Gary Conway, actor (Burke's Law, Land of the Giants), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 4 David Brenner, American stand-up comedian and TV talk show host (Nightlife) known as a pioneer of observational comedy, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Feb 6 J. Howard Marshall III, American businessman, born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 8 Cletis Boyer, 3rd baseman (NY Yankees)
  • Feb 8 Larry Verne, singer (Custer)
  • Feb 8 Manohar Hardikar, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests India v WI 1958-59)
  • Feb 9 Clive Swift, actor (Frenzy, Passage to India), born in Liverpool, England
  • Feb 9 "Stompin' Tom" Connors, Canadian country and folk singer-songwriter ("The Hockey Song"), born in St. John, New Brunswick, (d. 2013)
  • Feb 10 Olwyn Bowey, British artist, born in Stockton-on-Tees, Durham
  • Feb 10 Sylvia Williams, museum director/curator

Person of interestBurt Reynolds

Feb 11 Burt Reynolds, American actor (Deliverance, Evening Shade, Strip Tease, Cannonball), born in Lansing, Michigan (d. 2018)

  • Feb 12 Arnost Parsch, Czech composer, born in Bučovice, Czech Republic (d. 2013)
  • Feb 12 Fang Lizhi, Chinese astrophysicist/dissident (Tiananmen Square, 1989), born in Beijing, China (d. 2012)
  • Feb 12 Joe Don Baker, American actor (Eischied, Walking Tall, Fletch), born in Groesback, Texas
  • Feb 12 Paul Shenar, American actor (Carrington-Roots), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 13 John Harris, British(?) cricket player
  • Feb 13 Leamon King, Tulare California, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Feb 14 Andrew Prine, American actor (V, W.E.B., Wide Country), born in Jennings, Florida
  • Feb 14 Fanne Foxe [Annabella Battistella], Argentine-American exotic dancer famous for her involvement in a sex scandal with Wilbur Mills, born in Nueve de Julio, Argentina
  • Feb 14 Takuo Aoyagi, Japanese engineer who invented the pulse oximeter, born in Niigata Prefecture, Japan (d. 2020)
  • Feb 16 Jill Kinmont, American skier

Person of interestCarl Icahn

Feb 16 Carl Icahn, American businessman (Icahn Enterprises), born in NYC, New York

Investor and business magnate Carl Icahn
Investor and business magnate
Carl Icahn
  • Feb 16 William "Buddy" Deppenschmidt, American jazz drummer (Charlie Byrd Trio - "Jazz Samba") born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 16 Murray Weideman, Australian rules football CHF (Collingwood VFL premiers 1953, 58 [c]; B&F 1957, 61, 62; Victoria 1956-60) and coach (Collingwood 1975-76), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2021)
  • Feb 17 Barry Jarman, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (19 Tests; 54 dismissals), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2020)

Person of interestJim Brown

Feb 17 Jim Brown, American NFL Running Back (Cleveland Browns), born in St. Simons, Georgia

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • Feb 17 Peter Walker, English cricket batsman (3 Tests; Glamorgan CCC), born in Bristol, England (d. 2020)
  • Feb 17 John Leyton, British actor and singer ("Johnny Remember Me"), born in Frinton-on-Sea, England
  • Feb 18 Jean M. Auel, Finnish-American writer (Earth's Children series), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 18 Jozef Vengloš, Slovak soccer manager (Australia, Czechoslovakia, Malaysia, Fenerbahçe, Aston Villa, Celtic, Slovakia), born in Ružomberok, Slovakia (d. 2021)

  • Feb 19 Marin Sorescu, Romanian poet, playwright and artist (Iona, House under surveillance), born in Bulzești, Dolj County (d. 1996)
  • Feb 19 Bob Engemann, American singer (The Lettermen), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Feb 19 Ione Mylonas Shear, archeologist
  • Feb 20 Larry Hovis, American actor (Hogan's Heroes - "Sgt. Carter"; Gomer Pyle), born in Wapito, Washington (d. 2003)
  • Feb 20 Marj Dusay [Mahoney], Russell Ks, actress (Kate-Bret Maverick)
  • Feb 21 Barbara Jordan, (Rep-D-Tx, 1972-78), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 22 Ernie K-Doe [Ernest Kador Jr.], African-American R&B singer (Mother-in-Law"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 22 J. Michael Bishop, American immunologist & microbiologist (Nobel Prize 1989), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 25 Norman Orville Scribner, composer
  • Feb 25 Norman Scribner, American organist, conductor, choral director (St. Alban's, 1960-2007; Choral Arts Society of Washington, 1965-2012), and composer (Song for St. Cecilia), born in Washington DC (d. 2015)
  • Feb 26 Manmohan Desai, Indian filmmaker (Amar Akbar Anthony, Suhaag), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1994)
  • Feb 26 Cyrus Faryar, American folk musician, songwriter, and record producer (Modern Folk Quartet), born in Tehran, Persia
  • Feb 27 Chuck Glaser, American country singer (Tompall & the Glaser Brothers), born in Spalding, Nebraska (d. 2019)
  • Feb 27 Roger M. Mahoney, American cardinal (Archbishop of Los Angeles, 1985–2011), born in Hollywood, California
  • Feb 27 Virginia Maskell, English actress (Suspect, Doctor in Love, Man Upstairs), born in Shepherd's Bush, London (d. 1968)
  • Feb 27 Ron Barassi, Australian rules footballer, born in Castlemaine, Australia
  • Feb 29 Alex Rocco, American actor (The Godfather, The Famous Teddy Z), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2015)

Person of interestHenri Richard

Feb 29 Henri Richard, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (record 11 Stanley Cups; 9 x NHL All Star; Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2020)

Ice Hockey Great Henri Richard
Ice Hockey Great
Henri Richard
  • Feb 29 Jack R Lousma, Col USMC/astronaut (Skylab 3, STS-3), born in Grand Rapids Michigan

About February 1936

How Old? 85 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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