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February 28 in recent years
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2003 (Friday)
2002 (Thursday)
2001 (Wednesday)
2000 (Monday)

February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 306 days remaining until the end of the year (307 in leap years).

Events[]

Births[]

  • 1155Henry the Young King, son of Henry II of England (d. 1183)
  • 1261Margaret of Scotland, queen of Norway (d. 1283)
  • 1533Michel de Montaigne, French writer (d. 1592)
  • 1552Joost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker (d. 1632)
  • 1573Elias Holl, German Architect (d. 1646)
  • 1612John Pearson, English theologian (d. 1686)
  • 1670Benjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (d. 1737)
  • 1675Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (d. 1726)
  • 1683René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (d. 1757)
  • 1704Louis Godin, French astronomer (d. 1760)
  • 1712Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French military commander (d. 1759)
  • 1724George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (d. 1807)
  • 1812Berthold Auerbach, German poet and author (d. 1882)
  • 1820John Tenniel, English illustrator (d. 1914)
  • 1823Ernest Renan, French philosopher (d. 1892)
  • 1824Blondin, French tightrope walker (d. 1897)
  • 1833Alfred von Schlieffen, German field marshal (d. 1913)
  • 1838Maurice Lévy, French engineer (d. 1910)
  • 1840Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (d. 1892)
  • 1841Adrien Albert Marie de Mun, French politician (d. 1914)
  • 1851Samuel W. McCall, 47th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1923)
  • 1865Wilfred Grenfell, medical missionary (d. 1940)
  • 1878Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (d. 1929)
  • 1878 – Artur Kapp, Estonian composer (d. 1952)
  • 1882Geraldine Farrar, American soprano (d. 1967)
  • 1882 – José Vasconcelos, Mexican writer (d. 1959)
  • 1882 – Pádraic Ó Conaire, Irish writer (d. 1928)
  • 1894Ben Hecht, American playwright (d. 1964)
  • 1895Marcel Pagnol, French novelist, playwright and film director (d. 1974)
  • 1896Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
  • 1900Wolfram Hirth, German pilot (d. 1959)
  • 1901Linus Pauling, American chemist and activist, Nobel laureate (d. 1994)
  • 1903Vincente Minnelli, American film director (d. 1986)
  • 1906Bugsy Siegel, American gangster (d. 1947)
  • 1907Milton Caniff, American cartoonist (Terry and the Pirates, Steve Canyon) (d. 1988)
  • 1908Billie Bird, American actress (d. 2002)
  • 1908 – Alexander Golitzen, American art director (d. 2005)
  • 1909Stephen Spender, English poet (d. 1995)
  • 1911Otakar Vávra, Czech film director
  • 1912Clara Petacci, Italian mistress of Benito Mussolini (d. 1945)
  • 1915Ketti Frings, American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter, (d. 1981)
  • 1915 – Peter Medawar, Brazilian-born scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
  • 1915 – Zero Mostel, American actor (d. 1977)
  • 1916Cesar Climaco, Filipino politician (d. 1984)
  • 1916 – Svend Asmussen, Danish jazz violinist
  • 1917Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director, cinematographer, and producer (d. 2007)
  • 1918Alfred Burke, British actor
  • 1921Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (d. 2006)
  • 1923Charles Durning, American actor
  • 1926Svetlana Alliluyeva, Soviet defector, daughter of Joseph Stalin
  • 1925Harry H Corbett, English actor (d. 1982)
  • 1929Hayden Fry, American football coach
  • 1929 – Frank Gehry, Canadian-American architect
  • 1929 – John Montague, Irish poet
  • 1929 – Joseph Rouleau, French Canadian bass opera singer
  • 1930Leon Neil Cooper, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1930 – Bruce Dawe, Australian poet
  • 1931Gavin MacLeod, American actor
  • 1931 – Dean Smith, American basketball coach
  • 1932Don Francks, Canadian actor
  • 1933Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (d. 1989)
  • 1933 – Miro Steržaj, Slovenian 9-pin bowler
  • 1933 – Rein Taagepera, Estonian politician
  • 1938Foge Fazio, American college football coach (d. 2009)
  • 1939Chögyam Trungpa, Tibetan Buddhist meditation master (d. 1987)
  • 1939 – Daniel C. Tsui, Chinese-born physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1939 – Tommy Tune, American dancer
  • 1940Mario Andretti, Italian-American race car driver
  • 1940 – Joe South, American singer
  • 1942Frank Bonner, American actor
  • 1942 – Brian Jones, English musician (The Rolling Stones) (d. 1969)
  • 1942 – Dino Zoff, Italian footballer
  • 1943Barbara Acklin, American soul singer (d. 1998)
  • 1943 – Charles Bernstein, American composer
  • 1944Win Aung, Burmese politician
  • 1944 – Kelly Bishop, American actress
  • 1944 – Sepp Maier, German footballer
  • 1945Bubba Smith, American football player and actor
  • 1946Robin Cook, British politician (d. 2005)
  • 1947Stephanie Beacham, English actress
  • 1948Steven Chu, American physicist, Nobel laureate, U.S. Secretary of Energy-Designate
  • 1948 – Mike Figgis, English director
  • 1948 – Bernadette Peters, American actress and singer
  • 1948 – Mercedes Ruehl, American actress
  • 1951Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (d. 1998)
  • 1952William Finn, American composer
  • 1953Ingo Hoffmann, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1953 – Paul Krugman, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1953 – Ricky Steamboat, American professional wrestler
  • 1954Brian Billick, American football coach
  • 1955Gilbert Gottfried, American comedian
  • 1956Adrian Dantley, American basketball player
  • 1956 – Jimmy Nicholl, Canadian-born Northern Irish footballer
  • 1956 – Mike Tenay, American wrestling commentator
  • 1956 – Guy Maddin, Canadian film director
  • 1957Paul Delph, American musician and producer (d. 1996)
  • 1957 – Ainsley Harriott, British celebrity chef
  • 1957 – John Turturro, American actor
  • 1957 – Cindy Wilson, American singer (The B-52's)
  • 1958Natalya Estemirova, Russian activist (d. 2009)
  • 1958 – Ginette Harrison, British mountaineer (d. 1999)
  • 1958 – Jeanne Mas, French singer and actress
  • 1958 – David R. Ross, Scottish historian and writer (d. 2010)
  • 1960Dorothy Stratten, Canadian actress (d. 1980)
  • 1961Rae Dawn Chong, Canadian actress
  • 1961 – Mark Latham, Australian politician
  • 1961 – Barry McGuigan, Irish boxer
  • 1961 – René Simard, French Canadian singer and TV host
  • 1961 – Eric Bachelart, Belgian racing driver
  • 1963Claudio Chiappucci, Italian cyclist
  • 1964Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, Uzbekistan cyclist
  • 1964 – Fernando del Valle, American tenor
  • 1964 – Lotta Lotass, Swedish writer, member of the Swedish Academy
  • 1965Park Gok-ji, South Korean film editor
  • 1966Paulo Futre, Portuguese footballer
  • 1967Colin Cooper, English footballer
  • 1968Stéphan Lebeau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1969Butch Leitzinger, American race car driver
  • 1969 – Robert Sean Leonard, American actor
  • 1969 – Tor Øivind Ødegaard, Norwegian track runner
  • 1969 – Patrick Monahan, American singer (Train)
  • 1970Daniel Handler, American writer, better known as Lemony Snicket
  • 1970 – Noureddine Morceli, Algerian athlete
  • 1971Maxine Bahns, American actress
  • 1971 – Tristan Louis, American writer
  • 1971 – Junya Nakano, Japanese composer
  • 1971 – Peter Stebbings, Canadian actor
  • 1972Rory Cochrane, American actor
  • 1973Eric Lindros, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1973 – Nicolas Minassian, French racing driver
  • 1973 – Masato Tanaka, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1974Lee Carsley, Irish footballer
  • 1974 – Moana Mackey, New Zealand politician
  • 1974 – Tangi Miller, American actress
  • 1975Mike Rucker, American football player
  • 1976Ali Larter, American actress and model
  • 1976 – Adam Pine, Australian swimmer
  • 1976 – Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Canadian actor
  • 1977Jason Aldean, American country singer
  • 1978Jeanne Cherhal, French singer-songwriter
  • 1978 – Yasir Hameed, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1978 – Benjamin Raich, Austrian Olympic skier
  • 1978 – Jamaal Tinsley, American basketball player
  • 1978 – Mariano Zabaleta, Argentine tennis player
  • 1979Michael Bisping, English mixed martial artist
  • 1979 – Sébastien Bourdais, French racing driver
  • 1979 – Ivo Karlović, Croatian tennis player
  • 1979 – Primož Peterka, Slovenian ski jumper
  • 1980Pascal Bosschaart, Dutch footballer
  • 1980 – Lucian Bute, Romanian-born Canadian boxer
  • 1980 – Esquerdinha, Brazilian footballer
  • 1980 – Piotr Giza, Polish footballer
  • 1980 – Tayshaun Prince, American basketball player
  • 1981Brian Bannister, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Florent Serra, French tennis player
  • 1982Natalia Vodianova, Russian supermodel
  • 1984Ben Fagan, American musician and reality show contestant
  • 1984 – Karolína Kurková, Czech supermodel
  • 1985Fefe Dobson, Canadian singer
  • 1985 – Jelena Janković, Serbian tennis player
  • 1985 – Tim Bresnan, Yorkshire and England cricketer
  • 1986Mark Sztyndera, German rugby player
  • 1987Kerrea Gilbert, English footballer
  • 1988Steeve Gerard Fankà, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1988 – Markéta Irglová, Czech songwriter and actress
  • 1989Charles Jenkins, American basketball player
  • 1989 – Jason Pierre-Paul, American football player
  • 1991Sarah Bolger, Irish actress
  • 2007Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco

Deaths[]

  • 1261Henry III, Duke of Brabant (b. c.1230s|1230)
  • 1326 – Duke Leopold I of Austria (b. 1290)
  • 1453Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine (b. 1400)
  • 1485Niclas, Graf von Abensberg, German soldier (b. 1441)
  • 1510Juan de la Cosa, Spanish cartographer and explorer
  • 1525Cuauhtémoc, Aztec ruler
  • 1572Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (b. 1505)
  • 1621Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1590)
  • 1648 – King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway (b. 1577)
  • 1746Hermann von der Hardt, German historian (b. 1660)
  • 1786John Gwynn, English architect and engineer (b. 1713)
  • 1788Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman (b. 1725)
  • 1857André Dumont, Belgian geologist (b. 1809)
  • 1869Alphonse de Lamartine, French writer and poet (b. 1790)
  • 1891George Hearst, American businessman and US Senator (b. 1820)
  • 1916Henry James, American writer (b. 1843)
  • 1925Friedrich Ebert, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1871)
  • 1929Clemens von Pirquet, Austrian physician (b. 1874)
  • 1932Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (b. 1851)
  • 1935Chiquinha Gonzaga, Brazilian composer (b. 1847).
  • 1936Charles Nicolle, French bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1866)
  • 1941 – King Alfonso XIII of Spain (b. 1886)
  • 1942Karel Doorman, Dutch admiral (b. 1889)
  • 1956Emile Buisson, French murderer (executed) (b. 1902)
  • 1959Maxwell Anderson, American playwright and film writer (b. 1888)
  • 1963Rajendra Prasad, First President of India (b. 1884)
  • 1966Jonathan Hale, Canadian-born actor (b. 1891)
  • 1967Henry Luce, American publisher (b. 1898)
  • 1974Bobby Bloom, American singer/songwriter (b. 1946)
  • 1977Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 1978Philip Ahn, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 1978 – Zara Cully, American actress (b. 1892)
  • 1978 – Eric Frank Russell, English author (b. 1905)
  • 1979Paul Alverdes, German writer (b. 1897)
  • 1985David Byron, English singer (Uriah Heep) (b. 1947)
  • 1985 – Ray Ellington, English singer (b. 1916)
  • 1986Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1927)
  • 1986 – Laura Z. Hobson, American novelist (b. 1900)
  • 1991Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (b. 1916)
  • 1991 – Wassily Hoeffding, American statistician (b. 1914)
  • 1993Ishiro Honda, Japanese film director (b. 1911)
  • 1993 – Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress and dancer (b. 1910)
  • 1998Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (b. 1952)
  • 1998 – Arkady Shevchenko, Soviet diplomat (b. 1930)
  • 1999Christine Glanville, British puppeteer (b. 1924)
  • 2002Mary Stuart, American actress (b. 1926)
  • 2002 – Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (b. 1920)
  • 2003Chris Brasher, English athlete (b. 1928)
  • 2003 – Dinos Dimopoulos, Greek film director and screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • 2003 – Fidel Sánchez Hernández, President of El Salvador (b. 1917)
  • 2003 – Roger Michael Needham, British cryptographer (b. 1935)
  • 2003 – Rudolf Kingslake, English optical engineer (b. 1903)
  • 2004Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian, writer, and Librarian of Congress (b. 1914)
  • 2004 – Carmen Laforet, Spanish writer (b. 1921)
  • 2004 – Andres Nuiamäe, Estonian soldier (b. 1982)
  • 2006Owen Chamberlain, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1920)
  • 2007Baron Charles Forte, Italian-born hotelier (b. 1908)
  • 2007 – Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. American historian and political commentator (b. 1917)
  • 2007 – Billy Thorpe, Australian musician (Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs) (b. 1946)
  • 2008Mike Smith, English musician (The Dave Clark Five) (b. 1943)
  • 2009Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster (b. 1918)

Holidays and observances[]

Liturgical observances[]

References[]

  1. ^ a b *Holweck, F. G. A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints. St. Louis, MO: B. Herder Book Co. 1924.

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114 Familypedia people were born on February 28

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Harriet Albury (1854-1935)John Albury (1823-1855)Mary Ann Masters (1822-1901)
Ira Alden (1799-1862)John Adams Alden (1763-1843)Hannah Daniels (1768-1843)
Eliza Maria Allred (1848-1939)James Tillmon Sanford Allred (1825-1905)Elizabeth Bridget Manwaring (1821-1866)
Charles Anthoney (1867-1955)Richard Anthoney (c1837-1929)Ann Betts (c1846-1902)
Maartje Appelman (1830-1898)Cornelis Appelman (1799-1882)Dieuwertje Wagemaker (1801-1860)
Joseph Marciano Armstrong (1995)Billie Joe Armstrong (1972)Adrienne Nesser (1969)
Catherine Arnold (1690-1776)Elisha Arnold (1661-1710)Susanna Carpenter (1666-1753)
Carlos Hipólito Assumma (1928-1997)Giuseppe Assumma (1882-1947)Ángela Bilotti (1886-1970)
Beatrice Berchtold (1880-1948)
Therese Blackman (1884-1964)John Thomas Blackman (1857-1936)Mary Ann Large (1864-1936)
Simeon Blanchard (1801-1875)Thomas Blanchard (1769-1848)Silva Brown (1760-1821)
Jorien Boon (1853-1920)
Vanessa Bowe (1857-1910)
Cecilia Bowes-Lyon (1912-1947)Patrick Bowes-Lyon, 15th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1884-1949)Dorothy Beatrix Godolphin Osborne (1888-1946)
Richard Cavendish Boyle (1812-1886)Edmund Boyle, 8th Earl of Cork (1767-1856)Isabella Henrietta Poyntz (c1768-1843)
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150 Familypedia people died on February 28

 FatherMotherAge at death
Henry Palmer Abbott (1872-1947)Henry Palmer Abbott (1827-1903)Elizabeth Anne Lord (1844-1926)
Roger Amidon (1702-1757)Philip Amidon (1669-1747)Joanna Warfield (1680-1711)
Frederick Arbon (1846-1910)Thomas Arbon (1823-1872)Elizabeth Fisher (1826)
Jason Baar (1929-2008)Jeffrey Baar (1870-1929)Barbara Wilson (1878-1951)
Henry Bacon (1857-1945)John Bacon (c1817-1866)Ann Maria Powers (c1812-1914)
Henry Durrell Ball (1887-1915)Jasper Clinton Ball (1852-1933)Nellie Rebecca Durrell (1856-1945)
Friedericke Bauer (1842-1908)Frederick Bauer (1817-)Christina (1821-)
Mercy Bigelow (1686-1745)Samuel Bigelow (1653-1730)Mary Flagg (1657-1720)
Jonathan Bingham (1674-1751)Thomas Bingham (1642-1729)Mary Rudd (1649-1726)
Elizabeth Birchard (1621-1699)Thomas Birchard (1595-c1684)Mary Robinson (1596-1655)
John Bond (1652-1690)William Bond (1625-1695)Sarah Biscoe (1626-1693)
Charlotte Annie Amelia Brindley (1869-1934)Edwin Brindley (1831-1881)Clarissa Pearce (1830-1911)65
Martha Elizabeth Brown (1851-1935)John Brown (1820-1896)Elizabeth Crosby (1822-1906)
Hermann Brunswik (1898-1939)Adolf Brunswik (1866-1924)Johanna von Pokorny (c1870-c1940)
Lydia Jackson Cabot (1848-1933)Samuel Cabot (1815-1885)Hannah Lowell Jackson (1820-1879)
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78 Familypedia people were first married on February 28

 FatherMotherJoined with
George Adams (1648-1733)George Adams (1620-1696)Frances Taylor (1623-1696)Martha Fiske (1666-1733)
Margaret Ann Albury (1831-1913)John Albury (1794-1868)Ann Ralph (1794-1860)John Field (1810-1887)
John Thomas Allen (1857-1919)John Allen (bef1857-)Mary Cook (bef1857-)Hannah Jane Page (1860-1879)+Susanne Ellen Carraill (1859-1931)
Israel Arnold (1677-1753)Israel Arnold (1649-1718)Mary Barker (1649-1723)Elizabeth Smith (1672-1718) + Dorothy Rhodes Whipple (1681-1723) + Elizabeth Stafford (1682-1756)
Mary Bentinck (c1679-1726)Hans Willem Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland (1649-1709)Anne Villiers (c1651-1688)Algernon Capell, 2nd Earl of Essex (1670-1710)+Conyers d'Arcy (-1758)
Jaroslav Borsita von Martinitz (1582-1649)Jaroslav Borsita von Martinitz (1549-1581)Johana Dašická z Barchova (c1560-1592)Maria Eusebia von Sternberg (1584-1634) + Eliška Marie Magdalena von Vrtba (c1595-1643) + Kateřina Ludmila (Františka) Talatzková z Gestieticz (c1600-1649) + Alena Barbora Kostomlatská z Vřesovic (c1620-1682)
Eva Mary Bowden (1878-1963)Frank W Bowden (1855-1942)Letitia S Smith (1858-1934)Arthur Osborn Hoy (1875-1966)
Mary Brecht (1863-1944)Reinhart Brecht (1827-1912)Catherine Wagner (1842-1923)John Joseph Pickart (1860-1942)
Benjamin Brewster (1633-1710)Jonathan Brewster (1593-1659)Lucretia Oldham (1600-1679)Anne Addis (1628-1709)
Charles Henry Buerckner (1868-1940)Carl Wilhelm Buerckner (1824-1886)Martha Parish (1849-1921)Elizabeth Shankland Armstrong (1883-1927)
Mary Bunker (1685-1763)William Bunker (1648-1712)Mary Macy (1648-1729)Tristram Coffin (1685-1763)
Colin Campbell, 3rd Earl of Argyll (c1486-1529)Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll (1466-1513)Elizabeth Stewart (c1464-)Jean Gordon (aft1473-)
Algernon Capell, 2nd Earl of Essex (1670-1710)Arthur Capell, 1st Earl of Essex (1632-1683)Elizabeth Percy (1636-1717)Mary Bentinck (c1679-1726)
John Sims Carter (1797-1834)Gideon Carter (1766-1828)Johanna Sims (1767-1830)Elizabeth Kinyon (1793-1828) + Jarusha Carter (1799-1835)
Lucy Cecil (1568-1614)Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter (1542-1623)Dorothy Neville (1548-1608)William Paulet, 4th Marquess of Winchester (c1572-1628)
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