On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in February 1940

  • Feb 1 Bibi Besch, actress (Star Trek 2, Beast Within), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Feb 2 David Jason, English actor
  • Feb 3 Jim Hartz, newscaster (NBC-TV, Innovations)
  • Feb 4 John Schuck, American actor (McMillan & Wife, Holmes & Yoyo), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestGeorge A. Romero

Feb 4 George A. Romero, American-Canadian director (Night of the Living Dead), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2017)

  • Feb 6 Jimmy Tarbuck, English comedian, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Feb 6 Tom Brokaw, American news anchor (NBC Nightly News 1982-2004), born in Webster, South Dakota
  • Feb 7 Gary Bond, England, actor (Outback, Zulu, Anne of Thousand Days)
  • Feb 8 Ted Koppel, Lancashire England, American journalist (ABC Nightline)
  • Feb 12 Richard Lynch, American actor (Xaviar-Battlestar Galactica), (d. 2012)
  • Feb 19 Carlin Glynn, American actress (Continental Divide)
  • Feb 20 Jimmy Greaves, English soccer striker (57 caps; FIFA World Cup 1966; Chelsea, Tottenham, WHU) and journalist/broadcaster (The Sun, World of Sport, On the Ball), born in London, England (d. 2021)
  • Feb 21 Peter McEnery, England, actor (Game is Over, Moonspinners)
  • Feb 22 Julian Chagrin, English mime & actor (Golddiggers), born in London, England
  • Feb 23 Peter Fonda, American actor (Easy Rider, Ulee's Gold), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • Feb 24 Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)
  • Feb 25 Billy Packer, Wellsville NY, basketball sportscaster (CBS)
  • Feb 25 Jud Taylor, actor (Dr Gerson-Dr Kildare)
  • Feb 27 Howard Hesseman, American actor (Dr Johnny Fever-WKRP, Head of Class), born in Salem, Oregon
  • Feb 27 Bill Hunter, Australian actor, born in Ballarat, Australia (d. 2011)

About February 1940

How Old? 81 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit (Feb 1 - Feb 7), Dragon (Feb 8 - Feb 29)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)