On This Day

Historical Figures Born in February 1923

  • Feb 2 James Dickey, American poet, novelist and lecturer (Deliverance, Buckdancer's Choice), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1997)
  • Feb 2 Peter Fowler, physicist
  • Feb 4 Belisario Betancur, Colombian politician, President of Colombia (1982-86), born in Amagá, Colombia (d. 2018)
  • Feb 5 Doris Bohrer [Sharrar], American WWII spy, born in Basin, Wyoming (d. 2016)
  • Feb 7 Martha Holmes, American photographer (d. 2006)
  • Feb 8 Andrew MacElhone, bar owner

Brendan Behan

Feb 9 Brendan Behan, Irish author and poet (Borstal Boy, The Hostage), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1964)

  • Feb 9 Norman E Shumway, Mich, pioneer cardiac transplant surgeon
  • Feb 11 Baroness Sharples, made a life peer after the assassination of her husband (Sir Richard Sharples)
  • Feb 11 Ronald Arculus, British diplomat
  • Feb 11 Sy Kattelson, American photographer, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2018)
  • Feb 12 Franco Zeffirelli, Italian director (Romeo & Juliet), born in Florence, Italy (d. 2019)
  • Feb 12 James Abdnor, (Sen-R-SD, 1981-87), (d. 2012)
  • Feb 12 Chaskel Besser, Orthodox rabbi

James Chichester-Clark

Feb 12 James Chichester-Clark, Irish politician, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (1969-71), born in Moyola Park, Londonderry (d. 2002)

  • Feb 13 Chuck Yeager, American test pilot who was the 1st man to break the sound barrier, born in Myra, West Virginia (d. 2020) [1]
  • Feb 13 Michael Anthony Bilandic, American politician (d. 2002)
  • Feb 14 Derrick Holden-Brown, CEO (Allied-Lyons)
  • Feb 15 Justice Drake, British justice
  • Feb 15 Yelena Bonner, Soviet dissident and wife of Andre Sakharov, born in Merv, Turkmenistan, Soviet Union (d. 2011) [1]
  • Feb 17 Alden Winship Clausen, American banker (President of World Bank), born in Hamilton, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Feb 20 Forbes Burnham, premier Guyana (1964-85)
  • Feb 23 Gery Florizoone, Flemish poet
  • Feb 23 Rafael Addiego Bruno, Uruguayan politician
  • Feb 25 Roger Parker, Lord Justice of Appeal

About February 1923

How Old? 98 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Dog (Feb 1 - Feb 15), Pig (Feb 16 - Feb 28)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)