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Famous People Born in February 1943

  • Feb 1 Josceline Dimbleby, cookery writer
  • Feb 1 Tina Sloan, NY, actress (Lillian-Guiding Light, Search for Tomorrow)
  • Feb 2 Peter MacBeth, rocker (Foundations)
  • Feb 3 Blythe Danner, actress (Butterflies are Free), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 3 Dennis Edwards, American lead singer of The Temptations (Papa Was A Rollin' Stone), born in Fairfield, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • Feb 3 Eric Haydock, bassist (Hollies-He Aint Heavy He's My Brother)
  • Feb 4 Cheryl Miller, American actress (Paula-Daktari, Born Free), born in Sherman Oaks, California
  • Feb 4 Alberto João Jardim, Portuguese president of the regional government of Madeira
  • Feb 4 Ken Thompson, American computer scientist
  • Feb 4 Jimmy Johnson, American session guitarist and co-founder of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, born in Sheffield, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • Feb 4 Barry Beckett, American keyboardist and record producer (David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2009)
  • Feb 5 Craig Morton, College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Cal; NFL: Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Feb 5 Ivan Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, French-American composer of Russian and Chinese parentage (Le va et le vient), born in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France (d. 2003)
  • Feb 5 Larry Tamblyn, American rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 5 Michael Mann, American actor & director (Sexpot, Close Friends), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestNolan Bushnell

Feb 5 Nolan Bushnell, American electrical engineer (founded Atari, created Pong), born in Clearfield, Utah

Electrical Engineer, Businessman and Founder of Atari Nolan Bushnell
Electrical Engineer, Businessman and Founder of Atari
Nolan Bushnell
  • Feb 6 Fabian [Fabiano Anthony Forte], American vocalist (Turn Me Loose, Tiger), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 6 Gayle Hunnicutt, American actress (Legend of Hell House, Dallas), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Feb 6 Pelle Svensson, Swedish Greco-Roman wrestler (World C'ship gold 100kg 1970, 71; Olympic silver 97kg 1964), born in Sollefteå, Sweden (d. 2020)
  • Feb 7 Gareth Hunt, English actor (d. 2007)
  • Feb 7 Walter Scott, American singer (Bob Kuban) whose murder was featured on "Forensic Files", born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1983)
  • Feb 8 Bob Oliver, baseball player
  • Feb 8 Creed Bratton [William Schneider], American rock guitarist (Grass Roots - "Sooner or Later"), and actor (The Office -"Creed Bratton"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 8 Jose de Almeida Prado, composer
  • Feb 8 Pirzada Qasim, Pakistani poet and VC of Karachi University
  • Feb 9 Barbara Lewis, American singer (Hello Stranger), born in Salem, Michigan
  • Feb 9 James King, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1968), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Person of interestJoe Pesci

Feb 9 Joe Pesci, American actor (Half Nelson, Goodfellas), born in Newark, New Jersey

Actor Joe Pesci
Actor
Joe Pesci
  • Feb 9 Jonny Nilsson, Swedish 10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Feb 9 Ryland Davies, Welsh tenor, born in Cwm, Gwent
  • Feb 9 Squire Fridell, American actor (Rosetti & Ryan), born in Oakland, California

Person of interestJoseph Stiglitz

Feb 9 Joseph Stiglitz, American economist and Nobel laureate (asymmetric information), born in Gary, Indiana

Economist Joseph Stiglitz
Economist
Joseph Stiglitz
  • Feb 10 Ralph "Ral" Donner, American rock and roll singer ("You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It)", born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • Feb 11 Iain Cameron, British brigadier
  • Feb 11 Serge Lama [Chauvier], French singer ("Je suis malade"), born in Bordeaux, France
  • Feb 13 Friedrich Christian Delius, German writer, born in Rome, Italy
  • Feb 13 Leo Frankowski, American sci-fi author (High Tech Knight, Flying Warlord), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • Feb 13 Bill Szymczyk, American sound engineer, and record producer (Eagles; Joe Walsh), born in Muskegon, Michigan
  • Feb 14 Eric Anderson, American vocalist (Avalanche, Be True to You), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 14 Israël "Ischa" Meijer, Dutch journalist, critic and author (Een Dik Uur Ischa, Boezemvriend), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • Feb 14 Maceo Parker, American tenor saxophonist (James Brown; Parliament-Funkadelic, King's One, Mo' Roots), born in Kinston, North Carolina
  • Feb 14 Bob Murphy Jr, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1970 runner-up; 11 Senior PGA Tour titles), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 14 Aaron Russo, American political activist, movie producer and director (Trading Places, Wise Guys, The Rose), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • Feb 16 Anthony Dowell, ballet dancer (Royal Ballet), born in London, England
  • Feb 16 James Beaton, British GC
  • Feb 18 Graeme Garden, Scottish writer (The Goodies), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Feb 19 Lou Christie [Lugee Sacco], American singer-songwriter ("Lightnin' Strikes"), born in Glenwillard, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 19 Homer Hickam, American author and retired NASA engineer
  • Feb 19 Tim Hunt, British biochemist, Nobel laureate
  • Feb 20 Aleksandr Pavlovich Alexandrov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-9, TM-3)
  • Feb 20 Antonio Inoki [Kanji Rikidozan], wrestler (NJPW/JWA)
  • Feb 20 Lord McNally, British Minister of State for Justice
  • Feb 20 Mike Leigh, dramatist/director (High Hopes, Secrets & Lies)
  • Feb 21 David Geffen, American record producer (Geffen Records, Asylum) and film studio executive (DreamWorks SKG), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 21 Duncan Swift, British jazz stride pianist, born in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England (d. 1997)
  • Feb 21 Roberto Faenza, director (Cop Killers, Corrupt)
  • Feb 22 David Skaggs, American politician (Rep-D-Colorado), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Feb 22 Dick Van Arsdale, American NBA all-star (NY Knicks, Phoenix Suns), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Feb 22 Tom Van Arsdale, American NBA all-star (Detroit, Cincinnati, KC-Omaha, Phil), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Feb 22 Horst Köhler, German politician, born in Skierbieszów, Poland
  • Feb 23 Bobby Mitchell, American golfer (US Masters runner-up 1972), born in Chatham, Virginia (d. 2018)
  • Feb 23 Fred Biletnikoff, NFL wide receiver
  • Feb 23 Jada Rowland, American actress (Penny-Hamptons, Amy-Secret Storm), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 24 Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer
  • Feb 24 Terry Semel, American business executive
  • Feb 24 Pablo Milanés, Cuban musician

Person of interestGeorge Harrison

Feb 25 George Harrison, British guitarist, singer, songwriter, and sitar player (Beatles -"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"; "Here Comes The Sun"; solo - "If Not For You"; Traveling Wilburys - "Handle With Care"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2001)

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Feb 25 Maryann Amacher, composer
  • Feb 25 Wilson da Silva Piazza, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 25 Elliot Roberts [Rabinowitz] American music manager (Joni Mitchell; Neil Young), and label executive (Asylum Records), born in the Bronx, New York City (2019)
  • Feb 26 Bill Duke, American actor (Bird on a Wire, Predator), born in Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Feb 26 Bob "Bear" Hite, American vocalist (Canned Heat-Going Up the Country), born in Torrance, California (d. 1981)
  • Feb 26 Bob van Reeth, Flemish architect, born in Temse, Belgium
  • Feb 26 Paul Cotton, American rocker (Poco), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 26 Dante Ferretti, Italian art director & costume designer, born in Macerata, Italy
  • Feb 27 Mary Frann, American actress (Joanna-Newhart, Days of Our Live), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 27 Morten Lauridsen, American composer, born in Colfax, Washington
  • Feb 27 Klaus Köste, German gymnast (Olympic gold 1972- vault), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 2012)
  • Feb 27 Dilorom Saidaminova, Uzbek composer, educator, and songwriter, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Feb 28 Barbara Acklin, American soul singer ("Love Makes A Woman"), and songwriter ("Have You Seen Her"), born in Oakland, California (d. 1998)
  • Feb 28 Donnie Iris [Dominic Ierace], American rock musician (The Cruisers), born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 28 Hans Dijkstal, Dutch minister of the Interior (VVD, 1994-98)
  • Feb 28 Charles Bernstein, American composer of film and television scores, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

About February 1943

How Old? 78 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Horse (Feb 1 - Feb 3), Goat/Sheep (Feb 4 - Feb 28)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)