The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

February 28th famous birthdays

Rudy Mancuso

Rudy Mancuso (29)

Brazilian-American YouTube star and singer

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg (27)

English singer-songwriter

LunarEclipse

LunarEclipse (24)

Canadian YouTuber

Dream Doll

Dream Doll (29)

American reality star

Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean (44)

American singer and guitarist

Jonathan Daviss

Jonathan Daviss (22)

American actor

Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried (66)

American comedian and actor

Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping (42)

Cypriot-English mixed martial artist

Ali Larter

Ali Larter (45)

American actress

Brian Jones

Brian Jones (1942 - 1969)

English guitarist, songwriter, and producer

Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters (73)

American actress, singer, and author

Noureen DeWulf

Noureen DeWulf (37)

American actress

Karolína Kurková

Karolína Kurková (37)

Czech model and actress

Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman (68)

American economist

Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling (1901 - 1994)

American chemist and activist

Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Vodianova (39)

Russian-French model

Tayshaun Prince

Tayshaun Prince (41)

American basketball player

Patrick Monahan

Patrick Monahan (52)

American musician

Sarah Bolger

Sarah Bolger (30)

Irish actress

AngelaBaby

AngelaBaby (32)

Chinese model and actress

Kelly Bishop

Kelly Bishop (77)

American actress and dancer

Svetlana Alliluyeva

Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926 - 2011)

Russian daughter of Joseph Stalin

Tasha Smith

Tasha Smith (50)

American actress

Rory Cochrane

Rory Cochrane (49)

American actor

Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo (35)

American reality star, socialite, model, actress

DeRay Davis

DeRay Davis (53)

American comedian and actor

Eric Lindros

Eric Lindros (48)

Canadian ice hockey player

Ricky Steamboat

Ricky Steamboat (68)

American wrestler

Daniel Handler

Daniel Handler (51)

American author and screenwriter

Ylona Garcia

Ylona Garcia (19)

Filipino-Australian singer, dancer and actress

Adrian Dantley

Adrian Dantley (66)

American basketball player

Rafael Amaya

Rafael Amaya (44)

Mexican actor

Jelena Janković

Jelena Janković (36)

Serbian tennis player

Diego Ribas da Cunha

Diego Ribas da Cunha (36)

Brazilian footballer

Dorothy Stratten

Dorothy Stratten (1960 - 1980)

Canadian-American model and actress

Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti (81)

Italian-American race car driver

Markéta Irglová

Markéta Irglová (33)

Czech singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress

Clara Petacci

Clara Petacci (1912 - 1945)

Italian mistress of Benito Mussolini

Marquis Teague

Marquis Teague (28)

American basketball player

Olivia Scriven

Olivia Scriven (24)

Canadian actress

Ainsley Harriott

Ainsley Harriott (64)

English chef and author

Dean Smith

Dean Smith (1931 - 2015)

American basketball player and coach

Robin Cook

Robin Cook (1946 - 2005)

Scottish politician

Lucian Bute

Lucian Bute (41)

Romanian-Canadian boxer

Cindy Wilson

Cindy Wilson (64)

American singer

Brian Billick

Brian Billick (67)

American football player and coach

On this day

February 28 in History

  • 1922

    February 28, 1922:

    The independence of Egypt is declared.

  • 1942

    February 28, 1942:

    Japanese troops begin their occupation of Java Island during World War II.

  • 1947

    February 28, 1947:

    The Republic of China government, led by the Kuomintang Party, suppresses an anti-government uprising leading to the death of between 5000 and 28,000 people.

  • 1953

    February 28, 1953:

    Francis Crick and James Watson, both scientists at the University of Cambridge, announce their discovery of the chemical structure of DNA.

  • 1983

    February 28, 1983:

    The popular American war comedy-drama television series, “M*A*S*H” ends its original run.

  • 1984

    February 28, 1984:

    Michael Jackson wins eight awards out of his 12 nominations at the Grammy Awards ceremony.

  • 1986

    February 28, 1986:

    Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme is assassinated.

  • 2013

    February 28, 2013:

    Leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI resigns, making him the first Pope to do so in almost 600 years since Gregory XII in 1415.  

  • 2016

    February 28, 2016:

    Leonardo DiCaprio wins his first Oscar for “Best Actor”.

  • 2020

    February 28, 2020:

    Chinese swimming champion, Sun Yang is banned for eight years for failing to take a doping test in September 2018.