February 28th

by Milos Itic on February 28, 2011

10 people born on this day (February 28th):

  1. Brian Jones (1942) – English musician and a founding member of The Rolling Stones
  2. Dino Zoff (1942) – Italian former football goalkeeper and is the oldest winner ever of the World Cup, which he earned as captain of the Italian team in the 1982 tournament in Spain, at the age of 40
  3. Bernadette Peters (1948) – American actress, singer and children’s book author from New York City
  4. Berthold Auerbach (1812) – German-Jewish poet and author. He was the founder of the German “tendency novel,” in which fiction is used as a means of influencing public opinion on social, political, moral, and religious questions
  5. Mario Gabriele Andretti (1940) – Retired Italian American world champion racing driver, one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport
  6. “Tommy” Tune (1939) – American actor, dancer, singer, theatre director, producer, and choreographer
  7. Charles Durning (1923) – American actor. With appearances in over 100 films, Durning’s memorable roles include police officers in the Oscar-winning The Sting (1973) and crime drama Dog Day Afternoon (1975), along with the comedies Tootsie and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (both 1982), the latter of which earned him an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor
  8. Linus Carl Pauling (1901 ) -American chemist, peace activist, author, and educator
  9. Svend Asmussen (1916 ) – Jazz violinist from Denmark, known as “The Fiddling Viking”
  10. Donald Bruce Dawe (1930) – Australian poet, and is considered by many as one of the most influential Australian poets of all time


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