On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1939

  • Feb 1 Del McCoury, American bluegrass guitarist and singer, born in York, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 1 Paul E Gillmor, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • Feb 1 Claude François, French pop singer-songwriter ("Comme d'habitude"), born in Ismaïlia, Egypt (d. 1978)
  • Feb 1 Joe Sample, American jazz and session keyboardist and composer (The Jazz Crusaders), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2014)
  • Feb 2 Akbar Adibi, Iranian scientist, father of electronics in Iran (d. 2000)
  • Feb 2 Dale T. Mortensen, Enterprise, Oregon, economist (Nobel, 2010), (d. 2014)
  • Feb 3 Vladimir Yevgenyevich Preobrazhensky, Russian cosmonaut
  • Feb 3 Michael Cimino, American director (The Deer Hunter), (d. 2016) possible date only
  • Feb 4 Jacques Charlier, Belgian sculptor
  • Feb 4 Stan Lundine, (Rep-D-NY, 1976-86)
  • Feb 5 Brian Luckhurst, cricketer (England opener of 60's & early 70's)
  • Feb 5 Jane Bryant Quinn, newscaster/financial writer (Everyone's Money Book), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • Feb 5 Derek Wadsworth, British jazz composer and arranger, born in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire (d. 2008)
  • Feb 5 Patric Standford, British composer (Taikayoku; Christus Requiem), born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England (d. 2014)
  • Feb 6 Mike Farrell, American actor & director & activist (M*A*S*H; Battered; Patch Adams), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Feb 8 Gerrit Lakmaaker, Dutch sculptor/painter (Leidsepleingroep) (d. 1995)
  • Feb 8 José Maria Sison, Filipino communist
  • Feb 9 Barry Mann [Imberman], American pop songwriter ("You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling"), and singer ("Who Put the Bomp In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 9 Janet Suzman, South African actress (Dry White Season, Nuns on the Run)
  • Feb 10 Barbara Kolb, composer (Trobar Jus), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Feb 10 Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada
  • Feb 10 Peter Purves, English television presenter and actor (Doctor Who, Blue Peter), born in Preston, Lancashire
  • Feb 11 Bryan Gould, New Zealand and British politician (L), born in Hawera, New Zealand
  • Feb 11 Gerry Goffin, American pop and rock lyricist ("Will You Love Me Tomorrow"; "Up On The Roof"; "Pleasant Valley Sunday"), married to Carole King, 1959-69, born in Queens, New York (d. 2014)
  • Feb 11 Jane Yolen, American sci-fi and children's literature author and poet (Spider Jane; Heart's Blood), born in Manhattan, New York City
  • Feb 12 Ray Manzarek, American rock organist and songwriter (The Doors - "Light My Fire"; "Love Her Madly"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Feb 12 John D Hancock, American actor and director (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Feb 13 Valery Rozhdestvensky, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 23), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 2011)
  • Feb 13 Beate Klarsfeld, Franco-German journalist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • Feb 14 Chris Pyne, British jazz, touring, and session trombonist (Mike Gibbs; Ronnnie Scott; Humphrey Lyttelton), born in Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Feb 14 Michael Rudman, English theater director and producer (Donkeys' Years)
  • Feb 15 Jo Clayton, American sci-fi author (Irsud, Maeve, Star Hunters)
  • Feb 15 Tony Bloom, deputy CEO (Sketchley)
  • Feb 15 Robert Hansen, American serial killer
  • Feb 16 David Griffiths, Welsh portrait painter, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Feb 17 Mary Ann Mobley, American model and actress (Miss America-1959, Diff'rent Strokes), Biloxi Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • Feb 18 Claude Ake, political scientist
  • Feb 18 Marlos Nobre, composer
  • Feb 18 Petronella CM "Carletta" Banning, actress (Potasch & Perlemoer)
  • Feb 18 Dal Maxvill, American baseball player
  • Feb 18 Marek Janowski, Polish-born conductor
  • Feb 18 Bobby Hart [Harshman], American pop songwriter ("I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone"; "Last Train To Clarksville") and singer (Boyce & Hart - "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight"), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Feb 19 Gwen Taylor, British actress (Life of Brian, Sob Sisters, Screaming)
  • Feb 20 (Roy George) Elroy Josephs, Jamaican-British jazz dance teacher, and actor, born in Jamaica (d. 1997)
  • Feb 20 Frank Arundel, English footballer
  • Feb 21 Richard Beymer, American stage actor and singer (West Side Story; Diary of Anne Frank), born in Avoca , Iowa
  • Feb 21 Ron Nagle, American sculptor, and songwriter, born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 22 Steve Barber, American MLB pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees), born in Takoma Park, Maryland (d. 2007)
  • Feb 22 George Haslam, British avant-garde jazz baritone saxophonist, and tárogató player, born in Preston, Lancashire, England
  • Feb 23 Edmund Boyd Fisher, publisher
  • Feb 23 Josef Feistmantl, Austrian lugeist (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Feb 23 Esteban "Steve" Jordan, American conjunto, Tejano, rock and jazz accordion player, born in Elsa, Texas (d. 2010)
  • Feb 24 George Bain, principal (London Business School)
  • Feb 25 A C F Verity, master (Dulwich College)
  • Feb 25 Marisa Mell, Graz Austria, actress (Masquerade, Casanova '70)
  • Feb 26 Josephine Tewson, English actress, born in Hampstead, United Kingdom
  • Feb 27 Antoinette Sibley, British ballerina (Turning Point), born in Bromley, United Kingdom
  • Feb 27 Kenzō Takada, Japanese fashion designer (Kenzo), born in Himejo, Japan (d. 2020)
  • Feb 27 Lester King, West Indian cricketer (WI fast bowler, 2 Tests 1962-68, 9 wkts), born in St Catherine, Jamaica
  • Feb 27 Peter Revson, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1971 pole winner, runner-up), born in New York City (d. 1974)
  • Feb 28 Charles Brown, featherweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Feb 28 John Fahey, American folk singer and guitarist (Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death), born in Washington, D.C. (d, 2001)
  • Feb 28 Tommy Tune, American dancer and choreographer (Boyfriend), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Feb 28 Kamel Lemoui, Algerian soccer defender (7 caps; AS Béziers Hérault) and manager (Algeria 1988-89), born in Batna, Algeria (d. 2022)

About February 1939

How Old? 83 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger (Feb 1 - Feb 18), Rabbit (Feb 19 - Feb 28)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)