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, American Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress (Butterflies Are Free), and mother of Gwyneth Paltrow, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 3 Dennis Edwards, American po and R&B singer (The Temptations - "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone"), born in Fairfield, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • Feb 3 Eric Haydock [Haddock], British rock bassist (The Hollies, 1962-66 - ""Look Through Any Window"), born in Stockport, Cheshire, England (d. 2019)
  • Feb 4 Alberto João Jardim, Portuguese president of the regional government of Madeira
  • Feb 4 Barry Beckett, American keyboardist and record producer (David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2009)
  • Feb 4 Cheryl Miller, American actress (Daktari - "Paula"; Born Free), born in Sherman Oaks, California
  • Feb 4 Jimmy Johnson, American session guitarist and co-founder of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, born in Sheffield, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • Feb 4 Ken Thompson, American computer scientist
  • Feb 5 Chuck Winfield, American trumpet and flugelhorn player (Blood, Sweat & Tears - "Spinning Wheel"), born in Monessen, Pennsylvania
  • 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

Nolan BushnellNolan Bushnell (80 years old)

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

  • Feb 6 Fabian [Fabiano Anthony Forte], American pop singer ("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, American MLB player, born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2020)
  • 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 José Antônio Rezende de Almeida Prado, Brazilian composer, born in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2010)
  • Feb 8 Pirzada Qasim, Pakistani poet and VC of Karachi University, born in Delhi, British India
  • Feb 9 Barbara Lewis, American soul and R&B singer-songwriter ("Hello Stranger"; "Baby I'm Yours"), born in Salem, Michigan
  • Feb 9 James King, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1968), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Joe PesciJoe Pesci (80 years old)

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

  • Feb 9 Jonny Nilsson, Swedish speed skater (Olympic gold 10k 1964; World C'ships gold allround 1963), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2022)

Joseph StiglitzJoseph Stiglitz (80 years old)

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

  • Feb 9 Ryland Davies, Welsh tenor, born in Cwm, Gwent
  • Feb 9 Squire Fridell, American actor (Rosetti & Ryan), born in Oakland, California
  • 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 Alan Rubin, American jazz and session trumpeter and flugelhorn player (SNL; Blues Brothers) known as "Mr Fabulous", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2011)
  • Feb 11 Iain Cameron, British brigadier
  • Feb 11 Serge Lama [Chauvier], French singer ("Je suis malade"), born in Bordeaux, France
  • Feb 13 Bill Szymczyk, American sound engineer, and record producer (The Eagles; Joe Walsh), born in Muskegon, Michigan
  • 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 14 Aaron Russo, American political activist, movie producer and director (Trading Places, Wise Guys, The Rose), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 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 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 16 Anthony Dowell, English ballet dancer (Royal Ballet), born in London, England
  • Feb 16 James Beaton, British police officer (awarded George Cross for saving Princess Anne), born in St Fergus, Aberdeenshire
  • Feb 18 Graeme Garden, Scottish writer (The Goodies), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Feb 19 Homer Hickam, American author (Rocket Boys) and retired NASA engineer, born in Coalwood, West Virgina
  • Feb 19 Lou Christie [Lugee Sacco], American singer-songwriter ("Lightnin' Strikes"), born in Glenwillard, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 19 Tim Hunt, British biochemist, (Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology for discovery of protein molecules), born in Neston, England
  • Feb 20 Aleksandr Pavlovich Alexandrov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-9, TM-3)
  • Feb 20 Kanji "Antonio" Inoki, Japanese pro wrestler (12 x world champion; NJPW/JWA), promoter, and politician (House of Councillors, 1989-95 & 2013-19), born in Yokohama, Japan (d. 2022) [1]
  • 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, Italian director (Copkiller, Corrupt), born in Turin, Italy
  • Feb 22 David Skaggs, American politician (Rep-D-Colorado), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Feb 22 Dick Van Arsdale, American NBA all-star (New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Feb 22 Horst Köhler, German politician, born in Skierbieszów, Poland
  • Feb 22 Tom Van Arsdale, American NBA basketball player, 1965-77, 3X All-Star (Detroit Pistons, Cincinnati/Kansas City/Omaha Kings, Philadelphia 76ers), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Feb 23 Bobby Mitchell, American golfer (US Masters runner-up 1972), born in Chatham, Virginia (d. 2018)
  • Feb 23 Fred Biletnikoff, American Pro Football HOF wide receiver (Super Bowl 1976 [MVP] Oakland Raiders; First-team All-Pro 1972; 4 × Pro Bowl; NFL receptions leader 1971), born in Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 23 Jada Rowland, American actress (Penny-Hamptons, Amy-Secret Storm), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 24 Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer
  • Feb 24 Pablo Milanés, Cuban Nueva Trova singer-songwriter and guitarist (Yolanda; Yo Me Quedo), born in 1943, Bayamo, Cuba (d. 2022) [1]
  • Feb 24 Terry Semel, American business executive
  • Feb 25 Elliot Roberts [Rabinowitz] American music artist manager (Joni Mitchell; Neil Young), and label executive (Asylum Records), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2019)

George HarrisonGeorge Harrison (1943-2001)

Feb 25 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

  • Feb 25 Maryann Amacher, American electronic music composer, and sound installation artist, born in Kane, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • Feb 25 Wilson da Silva Piazza, Brazilian footballer
  • 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 Dante Ferretti, Italian art director & costume designer, born in Macerata, Italy
  • Feb 26 Paul Cotton, American rocker (Poco), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 27 Dilorom Saidaminova, Uzbek composer, educator, and songwriter, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Feb 27 Klaus Köste, German gymnast (Olympic gold 1972- vault), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 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 28 Barbara Acklin, American soul singer ("Love Makes A Woman"), and songwriter ("Have You Seen Her"), born in Oakland, California (d. 1998)
  • Feb 28 Charles Bernstein, American composer of film and television scores, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 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)

About February 1943

How Old? 80 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)