On This Day

Birthdays in History in February 1948

  • Feb 2 Alan McKay, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Boogie Wonderland)
  • Feb 2 Tony DeMeur, rocker (Fabulous Poodles-Anna Rexia, Suicide Bridge)
  • Feb 3 Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo, East Timor politician, Nobel Peace laureate
  • Feb 3 Henning Mankell, Swedish playwright and author (Wallander novels), born in Stockholm (d. 2015)
  • Feb 4 Robert Coover, novelist (Pricksongs & Descants)
  • Feb 4 Rod Grams, (Rep-R-Minnesota), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 5 Elco Brinkman, Dutch politician, born in Dirksland, Netherlands
  • Feb 8 Lynda Lyon Block, American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
  • Feb 10 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician (d. 1994)
  • Feb 12 Raymond Kurzweil, American inventor and author (Kurzweil reading machine, text-to-speech synthesis), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 13 Allan Legere, Canadian serial killer (Monster of the Miramichi), born in Chatham, Canada
  • Feb 14 Teller [Raymond Joseph Teller], American magician (Penn & Teller) and illusionist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 15 Art Spiegelman, American cartoonist
  • Feb 16 Eckhart Tolle, Author and spiritual teacher
  • Feb 16 Séamus Brennan, Irish Fianna Fáil politician and Minister, born in Salthill, Galway, Ireland (d. 2008)
  • Feb 18 Carolyn B. Maloney, American politician (Rep-D-NY), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Feb 19 Byron K. Lichtenburg, American astronaut (STS 9, STS 45), born in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 19 Pim Fortuyn, Dutch politician (d. 2002)
  • Feb 20 A C Fabian, astronomer
  • Feb 20 John Browne, group chief executive, British Petroleum Company
  • Feb 23 Bill Alexander, theatre director
  • Feb 23 Doug Moench, American comic book writer
  • Feb 24 Peter Mond, 4th Baron Melchett
  • Feb 25 G B Warren, British biochemist
  • Feb 25 Aldo Busi, Italian writer
  • Feb 28 Willie Donnell Smith, American fashion designer (WilliWear), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • Feb 28 Mike Figgis, English director
  • Feb 29 Patricia [Anne] McKillip, American sci-fi author (Fool's Run)
  • Feb 29 Jirō Akagawa, Japanese novelist (Ghost Train), born in Fukuoka, Japan

About February 1948

How Old? 72 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Feb 1 - Jan 28), Pig (Jan 22 - Feb 29)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)