On This Day

Birthdays in History in February 1914

  • Feb 2 Eric Kierans, Canadian politician and economist (d. 2004)
  • Feb 3 Cornelis "Kees" Andrea, Dutch painter, graphic artist and carpet designer
  • Feb 3 Felix Kelly, New Zealand-born British artist, born in Auckland (d. 1994)
  • Feb 4 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head)
  • Feb 5 Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, British biophysicist (Nobel 1963), born in Banbury (d. 1998)

Person of interestWilliam S. Burroughs

Feb 5 William S. Burroughs, American writer (Naked Lunch, The Nova Trilogy) and visual artist, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1997)

Writer and Artist William S. Burroughs
Writer and Artist
William S. Burroughs
  • Feb 7 David Ignatow, American poet (Tread the Dark, Rescue the Dead)
  • Feb 7 Jacques Mornard [Ramon Mercader], murderer (Trotsky)
  • Feb 7 Ralph Whitlock, English writer, born in Pitton (d. 1995)
  • Feb 11 French Duynstee, Dutch constitutional lawyer
  • Feb 12 Nello Celio, Swiss politician, born in Quinto, Switzerland (d. 1995)
  • Feb 12 Arvid Pardo, Maltese diplomat, a.k.a "Father of the Law of the Sea Conference", born in Rome, Italy (d. 1999)
  • Feb 14 Margarete Mewes, Nazi overseer at concentration camp
  • Feb 15 R W Woods, bishop (Worcester)
  • Feb 15 Hale Boggs, American politician (d. 1972)
  • Feb 16 J Tobin, British anaesthetist
  • Feb 17 Albert Westerlinck [Jose J M Aerts pseudoym], Flemish poet, writer and priest, born in Geel, Belgium (d. 1984)
  • Feb 20 Marion Kettlewell, British director (WRNS)
  • Feb 20 Willem J H Baart, Dutch vicar (Cuentanan di Nanzi)
  • Feb 21 Hermanus P "Piet" Mulder, Dutch journalist (Parool/VARA)
  • Feb 22 Renato Dulbecco, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
  • Feb 23 Margaret Farrer, CEO (Central Midwives Board)
  • Feb 24 David Langdon, cartoonist/illustrator
  • Feb 24 Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (d. 2005)

About February 1914

How Old? 107 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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