February 28 Birthdays in History - February 28 Deaths - February 28 Events
1979 Virginia Ledgerwood, Chester, Virginia, rhythmic gymnast 1996 Olympics
1978 Marissa Perez, Miss Connecticut Teen USA 1996
1978 Louise Woodward, British Celebrity
1977 Aki-Petteri Berg, NHL defenseman, Team Finland, Kings, Bronze Medal 1998 Olympics
1977 Debbie Koegel, Norristown, Pennsylvania, dance skater
1976 Angie Kennedy, Nambour QLD Australia, swimmer 1996 Olympics
1976 Ali Larter, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, actress, fashion model, appeared in 'Heroes', 'Dawson's Creek' television series, appeared in film, 'Legally Blonde'
1975 Azhar Mahmood, cricket pace bowler, Pakistani ODI 1996
1974 Katie Allen, Australian field hockey full back/half back 1996 Olympics
1974 Kevin Abrams, cornerback, Detroit Lions
1974 Michael Manasseri, actor, License to Drive
1974 Michael Swift, WLAF CB for the Rhein Fire
1973 Demetrice Martin, WLAF cornerback for the Scotland Claymores
1973 Denard Walker, cornerback for the Tennessee Oilers
1973 Eric Lindros, London Ontario, NHL center for the Philadelphia Flyers
1973 Gary Walker, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end for the Houston Oilers
1973 Henry Bailey, NFL wide receiver/kick returner for the Pittsburgh Steelers
1972 Melisa Moses, born in Jacksonville, Florida, diver, Olympics-4th-96
1972 Scott Gragg, NFL tackle for the New York Giants
1972 Rory Cochrane, American Actor
1971 John Buchanan, actor, Sidekicks, Black Stallion, Family Man
1970 Jan Varholik, hockey defenseman, Team Slovakia 1998
1970 Mika Stromberg, Helsinki FIN, hockey defenseman, Team Finland
1970 Noureddine Morceli, Algeria, 1500m runner, 1996 Olympics gold
1969 Elisa Fiorillo, singer, Forgive Me For Dreaming
1969 Robert Sean Leonard, New Jersey, actor, Dead Poets Society, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge
1969 Shawn McEachern, Waltham, Massachusetts, NHL forward, Boston Bruins, Senators
1968 J T Snow, U.S. baseball 1st baseman, New York Yankees, California Angels
1968 Mike Milchin, born in Knoxville, Tennessee, pitcher for the Minnesota Twins
1967 Antone Davis, NFL tackle, Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles
1967 Jeff[rey] Pfaendtner, Detroit, rower, Olympics-bronze-1996
1967 Marcus Lillington, rock guitarist, Breathe-All I Need
1966 Erik van Kessel, Dutch soccer player for the FC Utrecht
1966 Jan Varholik, born in Kosice, Czechoslovakia, hockey defenseman, Team Slovakia
1966 Tim Goad, NFL defensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns
1966 Vincent Askew, NBA guard and forward, Seattle Supersonics, Trailblazers
1965 Duane Ferrell, NBA forward, SF Warriors, Indiana Pacers
1965 Mikko Makela, Tampere Finland, NHL right wing for the New York Islanders
1962 Angela Bailey, England, Canadian 4X100m relayer 1984 Olympics silver
1962 Chunli Li, Auckland New Zealand, table tennis player 1996 Olympics
1962 Rae Dawn Chong, born in Edmonton, Alberta, actress, Quest for Fire
1962 Steve Tsujiura, hockey forward, Team Japan 1998
1961 Wayne Smith, Albany, Washington, Australasia golfer
1960 Dorothy Stratten, Vancouver BC, playmate, August, 1979, Galixina
1960 Barry McGuigan, born in Clones, County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland, professional boxer, world featherweight champion, number one featherweight challenger in the World Boxing Association
1959 Sydney P Mufamadi, South African leader, SACP
1958 Christine Lathan-Brehmer, born in East Germany, 400m runner, Gold Medal 1976 Olympics
1958 Mark Pavelich, NHLer for the New York Rangers
1958 Jack Abramoff, American Criminal
1957 Cindy Wilson, Athens Georgia, rock vocalist, B-52's-Love Shack
1957 Ian Smith, cricket wicket-keeper, New Zealand of the 80's
1957 Ian Stanley, born in High Wycombe, England, Ian Christopher Stanley, keyboardist, musician, songwriter, record producer, member of Tears for Fears band, made multi-platinum selling album 'Songs from the Big Chair'
1957 Jeff Woodland, Papua New Guinea, Nike golfer, 1991 Dakota Dunes Open
1957 John Turturro, born in Brooklyn, actor, Brain Donor, Color of Money, Jungle Fever
1957 Phil Gould, rock percussionist, Level 42-Hot Water
1955 Adrian Dantley, born in Washington, D.C., NBA forward, Gold Medal 1976 Olympics, Utah Jazz
1955 Gilbert Gottfried, comedian, Beverly Hills Cop
1955 Randy Jackson, New Orleans, guitarist, Zebra-Tell Me What You Want
1953 Ricky "Dragon" Steamboat, Richard Blood, wrestler, NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA
1953 Paul Krugman, born in New York, economist, liberal, political columnist, author, op-ed columnist for 'The New York Times', wrote, 'The Conscience of a Liberal'
1952 Cristina Raines, Tina Herazo, Manila Phil, actress, Sentinel
1952 Eddie Manion, born in America, Eddie 'Kingfish' Manion, saxophonist, tenor and baritone sax, session musician, member of Bruce Springsteen with The Sessions Band Tour, recorded and performed with Diana Ross, Bon Jovi, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, The E Street Band
1952 Jennie Lynn, born in San Diego, California, actress, Love and Marriage
1952 Melissa Babish, South Carolina, swimmer, Olympic
1951 Gustavo Thoeni, Italy, giant slalom, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics
1951 Karsan Ghavri, cricketer, Indian lefty medium pacer early 80s
1950 Ilene Graff, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Marsha-Mr Belvedere
1950 Stephen Chatman, born in Faribault, Minnesota, Canadian composer, received Fulbright grant for study at Hochschule fur Misik in Cologne, since 1976 has served as professor and Head of the Composition Division at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver
1948 Bernadette Peters, Queens, New York, actress, Jerk
1948 Mercedes Ruehl, Queens, New York, actress, Lost in Yonkers, Crazy People
1948 Steven Chu, American Scientist
1948 Kenneth Blackwell, American Politician
1948 Mike Figgis, English Director
1947 Stephanie Beacham, England, Devil's Widow, Schizo, Dallas, Colbys
1946 Graham Vivian, cricketer, son of Giff, 5 Tests for New Zealand 1965-72
1946 Robin Cook, Scottish Politician
1945 Charles "Bubba" Smith, Texas, NFLer for the Baltimore Colts/actor, Police Academy
1945 Mimsy Farmer, born in Chicago, Illinois, actress, Devil's Angel, Road to Salina
1945 Ronnie Rosman, rocker, Tommy James Shondells-Crystal Blue Persuasion
1945 Bubba Smith, American Athlete
1944 Colin Nutley, director and writer, Such is Life, Black Jack
1944 Kelly Bishop, CO, actress, Unmarried Woman, Advice to Lovelorn
1943 Barbara Acklin, Allen, Chicago, R&B singer, Love Makes a Woman
1943 Hans F Dijkstal, Dutch minister of the Interior, VVD, 1994-
1943 Donnie Iris, born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, musician, guitarist, performed with The Jaggerz, Cellarful of Noise, The Cruisers, famous for Wild Cherry's hit 'Play That Funky Music'
1942 Brian Jones, rock guitarist, Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar
1942 Frank Bonner, Little Rock AR, actor, WKRP, Hoax, You Can't Hurry Love
1941 Marty Sanders, rock vocalist
1940 Joe South, Atlanta, guitarist/songwriter/singer, Games People Play
1940 Mario Andretti, race-car driver, 1969 Indianapolis 500
1939 Charles Brown, Cin, Ohio, featherweight boxer 1964 Olympics bronze
1939 John Fahey, singer, Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death
1939 Tommy Tune, born in Wichita Falls, Texas, dancer and choreographer, Boyfriend
1938 Martin Olav Sabo, born in Crosby, North Dakota, Representative-D-Minnesota 1979 - 2007
1937 Jeff Farrell, U.S. swimmer, Olympics-2 gold-1960
1935 Clive Halse, cricketer, South Africa fast bowler on 1963-64 Australia/New Zealand tour
1934 Willie Bobo, New York City, jazz drummer, Cos
1932 Brian Moore, British commentator, Big Match
1932 Don Francks, Vancouver, actor, Terminal Choice, Finian's Rainbow
1931 Gavin MacLeod, Mount Kisco, New York, actor, Murray-Mary Tyler Moore, Love Boat
1931 Gustav Thoni, Italy, skiier, World Cup-1971, 72, 73, 75
1930 Frank Malzone, baseball player
1930 Leon Cooper, U.S. physicist, Nobel 1972
1929 Frank Gehry, American Architect
1929 Hayden Fry, American Coach
1928 Bettye Ackerman, Cottageville, South Carolina, actress, Maggie Graham-Ben Casey
1928 Tom Aldredge, born in Dayton, Ohio, actor in What About Bob, Nurse, Mind Snatchers
1927 Bernard Frank, oriental scholar/writer
1927 John Swire, British aircraft magnate, Cathay Pacific
1926 Seymour Shifrin, composer
1926 Stanley Glasser, composer
1926 Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Josef Stalin/author, My Life
1925 Harry H Corbett, Rangoon Burma, actor, Steptoe and Son, Jabberwacky
1925 James E. Burke, American Businessman
1924 Robert A. Roe, born in Wayne, New Jersey, Representative-D-New Jersey 1969 - 1993
1923 Charles Durning, Highland Falls, New York, actor, Fury, Sting, Tootsie
1921 John Bouber, Blom, actor/author, Fool of Heideloo
1921 Vladimir Sommer, composer
1920 Edward Kassner, music publisher
1920 Jim Olin, born in Chicago, Illinois, Representative-D-Virginia 1983 - 1993
1920 Marjorie M Sweeting, English geomorphologist
1918 Alfred Burke, born in London, England, actor, Backfire
1917 Hans Deutgen, Sweden, world champion archer
1917 John B. Connally, Gov/Sen-D/R-Tx, took a bullet with John F. Kennedy
1915 Peter Medawar, England, zoologist, immunologist, Nobel 1953
1915 Zero "Samuel" Mostel, Brooklyn, actor, Fiddler on the Roof
1914 Jim Boles, Lubbock, Texas, actor, Joe-One Man's Family
1912 Helmut Coing, German lawyer/director, Max-Planck-institute
1911 Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet, Njanji Sunji
1910 Roman Maciejewski, composer
1910 Vincente Minnelli, born in Chicago, Illinois, director, American in Paris, Gigi
1909 Olan Soule, La Harpe, Illinois, actor, My 3 Sons, Arnie
1909 Stephen Harold Spender, England, poet and critic, Vienna, Edge of Darkness
1907 Milton Caniff, Hillsboro Ohio, Dutch cartoonist, Terry and Pirates
1906 Bugsy Siegel, gangster created casinos in Las Vegas
1901 Linus Pauling, chemist/peace worker, Nobel 1954, 1962
1901 Rudolf W. Nilsen, Norwegian poet, Hverdagen
1900 Laura Z. Hobson, writer
1899 Frederick Denison Maurice Hocking, pathologist
1898 Molly Picon, Yiddish actress, Milk and Honey
1896 Philip Showalter Hench, Pittsburgh, physician, cortisone-Nobel
1895 Guiomar Novaes, Brazil, pianist, Brazilian Order of Merit
1895 Marcel Pagnol, French playwright/director, Marchands de Gloire
1893 Ben Hecht, New York City, novelist/playwright/screenwriter, Front Page
1890 Vaslav Nijinsky, born in Kiev, Ukraine, ballet dancer, 3/12 NS
1889 Victor Sutherland, Paducah, Kentucky, actor, Captive City
1887 William Zorach, Lithuania, U.S. sculptor, Spirit of the Dance
1886 Jose Gutierrez Solana, Spanish painter/author, Madrid Escenas
1886 Max Vasmer, German slavic, La Tertulia de Pombo
1882 Geraldine Farrar, U.S. soprano/actress, Story of American Singer
1882 Jose Vasconcelos, Oaxaca Mexico, politician/essayist/philosopher
1882 Richard Heinrich Stein, composer
1877 Sergei Bortkiewicz, composer
1876 John Alden Carpenter, born in Chicago, Illinois, composer, Sea Drift
1875 Viliam Figus, composer
1874 Soledad Jiminez, Santander Spain, actor, Phantom ofthe Range
1866 Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet
1865 Arthur Symons, Welsh poet, critic and co-founder Savoy
1865 Wilfred Grenfell, England, medical missionary
1858 Jacob P Vis, Dutch industrialist, founder NV Royal Salt Industries
1857 Gustave Adolph Kerker, composer
1857 Alfred Loisy, French Clergyman
1854 Juliusz Zarebski, composer
1850 Hermann Schell, German theologist/philosopher, Gott und Geist
1833 Alfred von Schlieffen, Count/Prussian general-Field Marshal
1825 Quincy Adams Gillmore, Major General Union volunteers
1824 Charles Blondin, France, acrobat/aerialist
1824 John Creed Moore, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1823 Ernest Renan, French philosopher/historian/scholar of religion
1822 Matthew Duncan Ector, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1820 John Tenniel, England, cartoonist/illustrator, Alice in Wonderland
1817 James Craig, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1812 Berthold Auerbach, German author, Schwarzwalder Dorfgeschichten
1810 Reinier C Bakhuizen van de Brink, Dutch historian
1799 Johann von Dollinger, German Old Catholic theologian/historian
1797 Mary Lyon, U.S., educator, Mount Holyoke, Hall of Fame
1797 W Frederik K, prince of Netherlands/general/admiral, 10 day campaign
1792 Henriette ALF countess d'Oultremont de Wegimont, wife of King Willem I
1792 Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer, Estonian/German embryologist
1786 D. Francois J. Arago, French astronomer, physicist, and politician
1771 French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter
1764 Robert Haldane, Scottish theologist/philanthropist
1750 Ignacy Potocki, Polish foreign minister
1747 Justin Morgan, composer
1712 Louis Joseph de Montcalm de Saint-Veran, France, general
1690 Aleksei P Romanov, Russia, son of Peter the Great
1683 Rene-Antoine de Reaumur, France, biologist/engineer
1663 Thomas Newcomen, English co-inventor, steam engine
1632 Jean-Baptiste Lully, Florence Italy, composer
1616 Kaspar Forster, composer
1612 John Pearson, British Theologian
1573 Elias Hill, German architect/city builder, Augsburg
1552 Jobst Burgi, Justus Byrgius, Swiss/German mathematician
1533 Michel de Montaigne, France, essayist/philosopher