On This Day

Famous People Born in February 1942

  • Feb 1 David Sincock, Australian cricket spin bowler (3 Tests, 8 wickets), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Feb 1 Terry Jones, Welsh comedian (Monty Python), born in Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Wales (d. 2020)
  • Feb 1 Muna Wassef, Syrian actress (The Message) and UN Goodwill ambassador, born in Damascus, Syria
  • Feb 1 Milt Sunde, American NFL guard (Pro Bowl 1966; NFL Champion 1969; Minnesota Vikings), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2020)
  • Feb 2 Barry Diller, founder (Fox-TV)
  • Feb 2 Graham Nash, British-American musician and singer-songwriter (The Hollies - "Bus Stop"; Crosby, Stills & Nash - "Our House"), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Feb 2 Satya Paul, Indian fashion designer and entrepreneur who invented the modern sari, born in Layyah, Punjab, British India (d. 2021) [1]
  • Feb 4 Johnny Gamble, rocker (Classics)
  • Feb 5 Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2015)
  • Feb 5 Roger Staubach, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1963, Navy; Super Bowl 1971 [MVP], 77; Dallas Cowboys), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Feb 5 Susan Hill, English playwright (Magic Apple Tree)
  • Feb 6 John London, American songwriter & bassist (Michael Nesmith band), born in Brazos County, Texas
  • Feb 6 Sarah Brady, American gun-control activist, born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • Feb 6 James Loewen, American sociologist & historian, born in Decatur, Illinois
  • Feb 7 Ton de Kok, Dutch politician (CDA)
  • Feb 8 Fritz Peterson, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Feb 8 Robert Klein, comedian and actor (Hooper, Deadly Rivals), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Feb 8 Terry Melcher [Terrence Jorden], American record producer and musician, Doris Day's son (The Rip Chords; The Byrds), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 9 Carole King, American songwriter, and singer (Tapestry - "You've Got A Friend"; "So Far Away"; "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 9 Charlie Morrow, American avant-garde composer, and sound artist, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Feb 9 Miloš Štědroň, Czech composer born in Brno, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
  • Feb 9 Peder Lunde Jr, Norwegian yachtsman (Olympic gold 1960), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Feb 10 Michael Bishop, British CEO (British Midland Airways), born in Bowdon, Cheshire
  • Feb 10 Howard Mudd, American football OL (Pro Bowl 1966–68; All-Pro 1967-68; SF 49ers, Chicago Bears) and coach (Super Bowl 2006; OL Indianapolis Colts), born in Midland, Michigan (d. 2020)
  • Feb 11 Archie Andrews, comic book character (Archie)
  • Feb 11 Leon Haywood, American funk and soul singer, and keyboardist ("It's Got To Be Mellow"; "I Want'a Do Something Freaky To You"), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Feb 11 Otis Clay, American gospel, soul, and R&B-singer ("That's How It Is (When You're In Love)"), born in Waxhaw, Mississippi (d. 2006)
  • Feb 11 Tony Colton [Chalk], British singer-songwriter, and record producer (Head, Hands, and Feet), born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England (d. 2020)
  • Feb 12 Chananjit Vohra, Kenyan/British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Feb 12 Lionel Grigson, British jazz pianist, and horn player, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (d. 1994)
  • Feb 12 Rick Frank, American drummer (Elephant's Memory)
  • Feb 12 Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel
  • Feb 12 Pat Dobson, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • Feb 13 Carol Lynley, American actress (Night Stalker, Fantasy Island, Immortal), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 13 Donald E. Williams, US naval officer & NASA astronaut (STS 51D, STS 34), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • Feb 13 Peter Tork [Thorkelson], American musician and actor (The Monkees), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2019)
  • Feb 14 Margaret Wright, chief commissioner (Guide Association)
  • Feb 14 Andrew Robinson, American actor
  • Feb 14 Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican auto racer (youngest F1 driver ever to race for Ferrari), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1962)
  • Feb 14 Michael Bloomberg, American philanthropist, politician, and CEO of Bloomberg L.P., born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 15 Glyn Johns, British recording engineer and producer (Eagles; The Who; Eric Clapton), born in Epsom, Surrey, England
  • Feb 16 Gabriel Brnčić, Chilean composer, and pedagogue, born in Santiago, Chile

Person of interestKim Jong-il

Feb 16 Kim Jong-il, Supreme Leader of North Korea (1994-2011), born in Vyatskoye, Soviet Union [disputed birthplace and birth date, 1941] (d. 2011)

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-il
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-il
  • Feb 16 Bob Hammond AM, Australian rules key defender (AFL Hall of Fame; North Adelaide; SA) and coach (Sydney Swans 1984), born in Perth, Australia (d. 2020)
  • Feb 17 Huey P. Newton, African-American activist, revolutionary and co-founder of the Black Panther Party, born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1989)
  • Feb 18 Roy Prosser, Australian rugby union prop (25 caps; Northern Suburbs), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2008)
  • Feb 19 Ken Kramer [Kenneth Bentley Kramer], former American Republican member of the House of Representatives, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 20 Charlie Gillett, Lancashire, rock broadcaster (Sound of the City)
  • Feb 20 Claude Miller, director (Garde a Vue, Little Thief, Wild Child), (d. 2012)
  • Feb 20 David O'Dowd, Chief Constable (Northamptonshire)

Person of interestMitch McConnell

Feb 20 Mitch McConnell, American politician, (Senator-R-KY, 1985-, and Senate Majority Leader 2015- ), born in Sheffield, Alabama

US Senator Mitch McConnell
US Senator
Mitch McConnell

Person of interestPhil Esposito

Feb 20 Phil Esposito, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center, coach, GM, broadcaster (Black Hawks, Bruins, Rangers), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • Feb 21 Margarethe Von Trotta, actress/director (Marianne), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Feb 21 Peter Leonard, Australian journalist and newsreader, born in Yass, New South Wales (d. 2008)
  • Feb 22 Christine Keeler, British model & showgirl (Profumo affair), born in Uxbridge, England (d. 2017)
  • Feb 23 Beau Boulter, (Rep-R-TX, 1985- )
  • Feb 23 John Lewis, Head Master (Eton College)
  • Feb 23 Joop van den Ende, Dutch theatrical producer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Feb 24 David K Williamson, Australian screenplay/playwright (Removalists)
  • Feb 24 Joe Lieberman, (Sen-D Connecticut)
  • Feb 24 Paul Jones, English rock singer (Manfred Mann - "Do Wah Diddy Diddy") and radio presenter (The Blues Show), born in Portsmouth, England
  • Feb 24 Stuart Henry, British disc jockey
  • Feb 24 Colin Bond, Australian racing driver
  • Feb 26 Adriaan van Dis, Dutch author (Nathan Sid, In Africa), born in Bergen aan Zee, Netherlands
  • Feb 26 Yōsuke Yamashita, Japanese jazz pianist, and composer of jazz, film scores, and classical works, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Feb 27 Charlayne Hunter-Gault, American journalist & foreign correspondent (McNeil-Lehrer), born in Due West, South Carolina
  • Feb 27 Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist & Nobel Prize laureate, born in Marshall County, Kentucky
  • Feb 27 Michel Forget, French Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 28 Frank Bonner [Boers], American actor (WKRP in Cincinnati - "Herb Tarlek"; The Hoax; Just The Ten Of Us), and television director, born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2021)
  • Feb 28 Brian Jones, British blues and rock guitarist, organist and sitar player (Rolling Stones, 1962-69), born in Gloucestershire, England (d. 1969)
  • Feb 28 Dino Zoff, Italian footballer

About February 1942

How Old? 79 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Snake (Feb 1 - Feb 14), Horse (Feb 15 - Feb 28)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)