On This Day

Historical Figures Born in February 1904

  • Feb 2 Buzurg Alavi, Persian author (Panjah va sih nafar, Namal'ha)

Pretty Boy Floyd

Feb 3 Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, American gangster and FBI Most Wanted criminal, born in Adairsville, Georgia (d. 1934)

  • Feb 3 Roger Makins, diplomat
  • Feb 4 Herman B. Wiardi Beckman, Dutch politician (SDAP)/resistance fighter
  • Feb 4 MacKinlay Kantor, Webster City Iowa, novelist (Andersonville)
  • Feb 11 Henry R LaBouisse, headed UNICEF (1965-79)

Keith Holyoake

Feb 11 Keith Holyoake, 26th Prime Minister of New Zealand (National: 1960-72), born in Pahiatua, New Zealand (d. 1983)

  • Feb 14 Charles William Oatley, electrical engineer
  • Feb 14 Hanning Phillips, Lord Lieutenant (Dyfed)
  • Feb 14 Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist
  • Feb 15 Mary Adshead, muralist/painter
  • Feb 16 George F Kennan, US ambassador (to Moscow), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 17 Albert Kuyle [Louis Kuitenbrouwer], Dutch writer (Jesus' Robe)
  • Feb 17 Hans Morgenthau, German political philosopher (d. 1980)
  • Feb 17 Luis A. Ferré, Puerto Rican industrialist and politician (Governor of Puerto Rico, 1969-73), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 2003)
  • Feb 19 Havank [HF vqan der Kallen], Dutch thriller writer (St Eustache)
  • Feb 20 Aleksei N Kosygin, Soviet premier (1964-80)
  • Feb 22 Peter Hurd, Roswell NM, painter (Portrait of Jose Herrera)
  • Feb 23 Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy/founded (CP Palestina)
  • Feb 23 William L Shirer, historian (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich)
  • Feb 25 Adelle Davis, American nutritionist and author (Let's Stay Healthy), born in Lizton, Indiana (d. 1974)
  • Feb 27 James Thomas Farrell, American author (Studs Lonigan trilogy)
  • Feb 27 Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist (d. 1996)
  • Feb 29 Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausen, longest ever personal name, born in Bergedorf, Germany (d. 1997) disputed date

About February 1904

How Old? 117 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit (Feb 1 - Feb 15), Dragon (Feb 16 - Feb 29)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)