Famous People Born in February 1949

  • Feb 1 Jim Thorpe, American golfer (The Tradition 2002, 3 PGA Tour titles), born in Roxboro, North Carolina
  • Feb 2 Brent Spiner, American actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 2 Francisco Maturana, Colombian football manager
  • Feb 2 Jetty Weels, Surinamese/Dutch vocalist (Mai Tai)
  • Feb 2 Ross Valory, rock bassist (Journey - "Don't Stop Believin'"; "Open Arms"), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 2 Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow)
  • Feb 2 Tom Tripplehorn, American jazz and rock session and touring guitarist (Gary Lewis & Playboys - "This Diamond Ring"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2019)
  • Feb 3 (Arnold} "Bake" McBride, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1973-83, Rookie of the Year; All-Star (St. Louis Cardinals; Philadelphia Phillies, and 1 other team), born in Fulton, Missouri
  • Feb 3 Arthur Kane, American musician (New York Dolls), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • Feb 3 Hennie Kuiper, Dutch cyclist
  • Feb 3 Oscar Benton, Dutch blues vocalist/guitarist (Ze is Zoals Jij)
  • Feb 4 Ludger Rémy, German harpsichordist, conductor (Les Amis de Philippe), and musicologist, born in Kalkar, Germany (d. 2017)
  • Feb 4 Michael Beck, actor (Hans Helms-Holocaust), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Feb 4 Roy Yeager, American musician (Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Greenwood, Mississippi
  • Feb 5 David Sullivan, Welsh businessman & pornographer (Sunday Sport), born in Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Feb 5 Maidarjabyn Ganzorig, Mongolian scientist & cosmonaut (Soyuz 39 backup), born in Tsetserleg, Mongolia
  • Feb 6 Manuel Orantes, Spanish tennis player (US Open-1975), born in Granada, Spain
  • Feb 6 Mike Batt, British director, actor, composer, and former Deputy Chairman (British Phonographic Industry), born in Southampton, England
  • Feb 6 Richie Zisk, American retired baseball player & pro scout (Chicago Cubs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 7 Alan Lancaster, British rock bassist (Status Quo, 1967-85 - "Pictures of Matchstick Men"), born in London, England (d. 2021)
  • Feb 7 Joe English, American drummer (Wings; Sea Level), born in Rochester, New York
  • Feb 7 Paulo César Carpegiani, Brazilian footballer and coach
  • Feb 7 Sunil Wettimuny, cricket (Sri Lanka open batsman 1975-79 World Cups)
  • Feb 8 Brooke Adams, American actress (Cynthia-OK Crackerby, Body Snatchers), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 8 Julia Barr, American actress (Brooke-All My Children), born in Ft Wayne, Indiana
  • Feb 8 Scott Allen, American skater (Olympic bronze 1964)
  • Feb 9 Bernard Gallacher, British golfer (10 European Tour titles), born in Bathgate, Scotland
  • Feb 9 Janet Issaca Ashford, writer
  • Feb 9 Judith Light, (Angela-Who's the Boss, 1 Life to Live), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Feb 10 Harold Sylvester, American actor
  • Feb 10 Joe Lavender, NFL cornerback, born in Rayville, Louisiana
  • Feb 10 Maxime Le Forestier, French pop and folk singer-songwriter, born in Paris, France
  • Feb 10 Nigel Olsson, British rock touring and session drummer and backing vocalist (Elton John's Band), born in Wallasey, Cheshire, England
  • Feb 12 Gundappa Viswanath, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman of 70s)
  • Feb 12 Len Randle, baseball player (NY Mets)
  • Feb 12 Stanley Knight, American southern rock guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas - High on the Hog), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2013)
  • Feb 13 Judy Dyble, British folk singer-songwriter (Fairport Convention), born in London (d. 2020)
  • Feb 14 Jimmy Randell, rocker
  • Feb 14 Richard E. Neal, American politician (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
  • Feb 15 Billy Nicholls, British singer ("Would You Believe?") and songwriter ("I Can't Stop Loving You (Though I Try)", born in White City, London, England
  • Feb 15 Christopher Rouse, American Grammy Award-winning composer (Trombone Concerto - Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1993), and educator (Eastman School, 1981-2002; Juilliard, 1997-2017), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2019)
  • Feb 15 George Howard, 13th Earl of Carlisle, English hereditary peer
  • Feb 15 Hans Graf, Austrian conductor, and educator, born in Marchtrenk, Austria
  • Feb 15 Jess Walton, Mich, actress (Jill Foster Abbott-Young & Restless)
  • Feb 15 Ken Anderson, NFL quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Feb 16 Dorus Vrede, Surinam poet (Otobanda; the Other Bank)
  • Feb 17 Fred Frith, English guitarist, violinist and bassist (Skeleton Crew), born in Heathfield, England
  • Feb 18 Gary Ridgway, American serial killer, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Feb 19 Danielle Bunton Berry [Dan Bunten], American software developer (M.U.L.E), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)
  • Feb 19 Eddie Hardin, English rock pianist and singer (Spencer Davis Group), born in London, England
  • Feb 19 William Messner-Loebs, American comics writer and artist (Flash, Wonder Woman), born in Ferndale, Michigan
  • Feb 20 Eddie Hemmings, English cricket spin bowler (16 Tests, 43 wickets, best 6/58; 33 ODIs; Nottinghamshire CCC), born in Leamington, England
  • Feb 20 Ivana Trump (née Zelníčková), Czech-American model and ex-wife of Donald Trump (1st Wives Club), born in Gottwaldov, Moravia, Czechoslovak Republic (d. 2022)
  • Feb 21 Jerry Harrison, American rock keyboardist and guitarist (Talking Heads; solo "Rev It Up"), and record producer (Kenny Wayne Shepherd; Bo-Deans; The String Cheese Incident), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 21 Ronnie Hellström, Swedish soccer goalkeeper (77 caps; Hammarby IF, 1. FC Kaiserslautern; Sweden Player of the Year 1971, 78), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2022)

Niki LaudaNiki Lauda (1949-2019)

Feb 22 Austrian auto racer (F1 world champ 1975, 77, 84), born in Vienna, Austria

  • Feb 22 Olga Morozova, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • Feb 23 Anna-Maria Muller, German DR, Luge (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Feb 23 Barbara York, Canadian composer (A Butterfly in Time), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2020) 
  • Feb 23 Larry Demps, American soul singer (Dramatics - "In the Rain"; "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get"), born in Detroit, Michigan

Marc GarneauMarc Garneau (74 years old)

Feb 23 Canadian astronaut (STS 13, 77), born in Quebec City, Québec

  • Feb 23 Maureen Hicks (née Cutler), British politician (Member of Parliament, Conservative, 1987-92), born in England
  • Feb 23 Terry "Tex" Comer, English bassist and guitarist (ACE), born in Burnley, England
  • Feb 24 John Lever, English cricket fast bowler (21 Tests, 73 wickets, BB 7/46; Essex CCC, Natal), born in London, England
  • Feb 24 Manuel De Sica, Italian composer, chiefly of film scores, born in Rome (d. 2014)
  • Feb 25 Frank "Poncho" Sampedro, Spanish-American rock guitarist (Crazy Horse - Neil Young, 1988-2014), born in Welch, West Virginia

Ric FlairRic Flair (74 years old)

Feb 25 American professional wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Feb 26 Elizabeth George, American novelist (Inspector Thomas Lynley mystery novels), born in Warren, Ohio
  • Feb 26 Emma Kirkby, British classical early music soprano, born in Camberley, Surrey, England
  • Feb 27 Jürgen S. Korduletsch. German-American dance music songwriter and producer (Ronnie James - "Video Games"; Cladja Barry -"Boogie Woogie Dancin' Shoes"), born in Germany
  • Feb 28 Arthur "T-Boy" Ross, American songwriter ("I Want You"), brother of Diana, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1996)

About February 1949

How Old? 74 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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