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Famous Australian February Birthdays

February 1 to 15     February 16 to 29

Were you or someone you know born in February? You'll find below some notable Australian politicians, footballers, actors, musicians, athletes and even our Man From Snowy River, Banjo Paterson, that have February birthdays.

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JAN   1-15   16-31 APR   1-15   16-30 JULY   1-15   16-31 OCT   1-15   16-31
FEB   1-15   16-29 MAY   1-15   16-31 AUG   1-15   16-31 NOV   1-15   16-30
MAR   1-15   16-31 JUNE   1-15   16-31 SEPT   1-15   16-30 DEC   1-15   16-31
Birth Death Born in February A little bit about them . . .
01 Feb 1985   Jodi Gordon Australian model and actress (Home and Away, Blood Brothers, The Cup), 2006 Logie Award
01 Feb 1931   Roger David Covell Australian musicologist, critic (Sydney Morning Herald principal music critic) and author (Australia's Music: Themes of a New Society), 2006 Classical Music Award, 1993 Pascall Prize for Critical Writing
01 Feb 1947   Normie Rowe Australian singer (Que Sera Sera, Ooh La La, It's Not Easy) and actor (Sons & Daughters), Variety Clubs of Australia National Ambassador, 1991 TV infamous on-air melee over disparaging remarks talkback radio host Ron Casey made about Normie's Vietnam service
02 Feb 1888 -1969 Frederick Lane Australian swimmer, first person to represent Australia in swimming at an Olympic Games, won 2 Gold Medals 1900 Paris Olympics
02 Feb 1958   Fiona Wood British-Australian, well-known for invention of spray-on-skin for burn victims greatly reducing scarring, led team to save 2002 Bali bombing burn survivors, Australian of the Year 2005
03 Feb 1920 -2013 Tony Gaze Australian decorated World War II flying ace (488 combat missions), awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross 3 times becoming the only Australian in WWII to achieve this honour, after the war became a race car driver, helped to develop Australian motorsport
03 Feb 1944   Trisha Noble
(Patsy Ann Noble)
Australian singer using the name Patsy Ann Noble (Like I'm in Love, Busy Lips, Good Looking Boy) and actress using the name Trisha Noble (Strike Force, The Private Eyes, Star Wars Episode II and III)
03 Feb 1948   Les Twentyman Australian youth outreach worker and community activist, worked at Open Family Australia (youth refuge house in Victoria), runs 20th Man Fund (youth services)
03 Feb 1976   Isla Fisher Australian actress (Paradise Beach, Home and Away, Scooby-Doo, Wedding Crashers, Definitely Maybe)
04 Feb 1893 -1988 Raymond Dart Australian anthropologist, best known for involvement in 1924 discovery in South Africa of the first fossil ever found of Australopithecus Africanus (extinct hominid closely related to humans), later worked over 20 years with IAHP an organization treating brain injured children
04 Feb 1937   John Devitt Australian swimmer, gold medal 1956 & 1960 Olympics and 3 Gold Medals at 1958 Commonwealth Games
04 Feb 1975   Natalie Jane   Imbruglia Australian actress (Neighbours, Johnny English, Closed for Winter), singer-songwriter (Tom, Big Mistake), judge on X Factor 2010, MTV Award for Best New Artist 1998, 6 ARIA Awards in 1998, and 2 ARIA Awards in 1999
04 Feb 1980   Cameron Muncey Australian guitarist and vocalist, member rock band Jet (Radio Song, Are You Gonna Be My Girl, I Spy I Spy, Bring It on Back), APRA Award 2006, 2007
05 Feb 1972   Crown Princess Mary
Mary Elizabeth   Donaldson
Australian married to Crown Prince Frederik (14 May 2004) became Her Royal Highness Crown Princess of Denmark, Countess Mary of Monpezat, she gave birth to Prince Christian (2005), Princess Isabella (2007), and in 2011 twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine
05 Feb 1976   John Aloisi Australian footballer, league total of 438 games and 118 goals, his penalty kick against Uruguay was voted by Sport Australia Hall of Fame as one of three of the greatest moments in Australian sporting history
06 Feb 1952   Richard Charsworth Australian women Hockeyroos head coach when team won gold at Olympics 1996, 2000 & at Commonwealth Games 1998), Sport Australia Hall of Fame 1987, Australian Sports Medal 2000, Federal Member for Perth (Labor Party) 1983-1993
06 Feb 1954   Peter Bensley Australian actor (Class of '74, Waterloo Street, Young Doctors, Restless Years, Prisoner, Neighbours, Home and Away, Water Rats, Packed to the Rafters), 1980's  nude photo (strategically placed scuba gear) of Peter was the centrefold in Cleo magazine (Jack Thompson in Cleo was first-ever nude male centrefold in Australia)
06 Feb 1970   Mark Hutton Australian baseball pitcher, played in USA major leagues (NY Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, Florida Marlins, Colorado Rockies), member of Australia national baseball team in the 2000 Summer Olympics
06 Feb 1983   Jamie Whincup Australian race car driver, V8 Supercars champion (2008, '09, '11), Bathurst 1000 winner (2006, '07, '08)
07 Feb 1912 -1981 Russell Drysdale Australian artist, virtually blind in his left eye since age 17 yet he became famous for painting the remote Australian landscape and people
07 Feb 1941   Peter Foxhall English-Australian evangelist, author (Odd Socks: God's Beloved Eccentrics), ran Rainbow Ministries
08 Feb 1884 -1953 Reginald "Snowy"   Baker Australian athlete (played 26 sports, 2 international rugby caps for Australia, silver medal 1908 Olympics for boxing) and actor (Enemy Within, Man from Kangaroo, Shadow of Lightning Ridge), he taught many Hollywood stars how to ride, fence and swim (Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley Temple, Greta Garbo, and Rudolph Valentino)
09 Feb 1897 -1935 Charles Edward   Kingsford-Smith Australian aviator, first trans-Pacific flight from USA to Australia 1928 in the Southern Cross, first non-stop crossing Australian mainland, first flights between Australia and New Zealand, flew from Australia to London in a record 10.5 days, served at Gallipoli as a motorcycle despatch rider, earned his pilot's wings in 1917 in Royal Flying Corps, Military Cross for gallantry in battle (shot down and injured in 1917), worked as a barnstormed in USA and in Australia, flew under Cowra traffic bridge for fun, disappeared flying from Allahabad India to Singapore 1935 trying to break the England-Australia speed record, his body was never recovered
09 Feb 1929 -2005 Clement Meadmore Australian-American sculptor, known for his massive outdoor steel sculptures, author (How to Make Furniture without Tools), designed furniture for several years
09 Feb 1940   J. M. Coetzee
John Maxwell Coetzee
South African-Australian novelist, 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature, first writer to be awarded the Booker Prize twice 1993 & 1999, three time winner CNA Prize, novels (Dusklands, Life & Times of Michael K, Age of Iron, Diary of a Bad Year), film & TV (Dust, Lives of Animals, Disgrace)
09 Feb 1944   Derryn Hinch Australian media personality (Melbourne radio), police reporter, foreign correspondent, TV personality (Beauty and the Beast, Hinch, Midday Show), publicly identified a man on trial who was previously convicted of indecent assault with a minor yet was running a youth camp, for letting the public know about it Hinch was convicted of contempt of court, fined $10,000 and jailed for 12 days
10 Feb 1944 -1992 Peter Allen 
born Peter Woolnough
Australian singer, songwriter (I Still Call Australia Home, I Go to Rio, Legs Diamond),  first male dancer to dance with the Rockettes in Radio City Music Hall, many of his songs were recorded by others (I Honestly Love You, Don't Cry Out Loud), once married to Liza Minnelli, his ashes were scattered at sea, stage musical The Boy from Oz was based on his life
10 Feb 1970   Melissa Doyle Australian television personality (Today Tonight, Sunrise, Where Are They Now, The Zoo), author (Working Mother's Survival Guide)
11 Feb 1965   Vicki Wilson Australian netballer, won gold medals with her team Olympics 1999, 1995, 1991 and gold medal at 1998 Commonwealth Games, Sport Australia Hall of Fame 2004, Australian Netball Hall of Fame 2008
11 Feb 1982   Neil Robertson Australian snooker player, at age 14 was youngest player to make a century break in an Australian ranking event, won 2010 World Championship, 2007, 2011, 2011 World Open, only Aussie to win a ranking event
11 Feb 1969   Alex Papps Australian actor (Home and Away, Henderson Kids, Blue Heelers, Neighbours, Saddle Club, Flying Doctors, MDA, Stingers), TV host (The Factory, ABC's Play School), 1988 Logie Award
11 Feb 1948   Peter Conrad Australian academic specializing in English literature, Rhodes Scholar, writer of features and reviews (for New York Times, New Yorker, Observer), author (Behind the Mountain: Return to Tasmania), teacher at Oxford Uni.
12 Feb 1958 -2006 Grant McLennan Australian musician, co-founder of The Go-Betweens (Unkind and Unwise, Send Me a Lullaby), his 1983 song Cattle and Cane named by APRA as one of 30 greatest Aussie songs of all time, 2005 ARIA Award
12 Feb 1959   Sigrid Thornton Australian actress (Underbelly 3, Little Oberon, Sea Change, Whipping Boy, Father Dear Father, Last Outlaw, Far Country, Inspector Gadget 2, Man from Snowy River 1 & 2), known for her ongoing work with World Vision, Royal Children's Hospital, Vision Australia and other charities, Logie Award 2000, 1984
12 Feb 1979   Jesse Spencer Australian actor (House, Neighbours, Death in Holy Orders, Winning London, Uptown Girls, Swimming Upstream, Lorna Doone), plays violin in Band From TV music group with includes Hugh Laurie (lead in House)
12 Feb 1985   Saskia Burmeister Australian actress (Hating Alison Ashley, Sea Patrol, Underbelly Razor, Home and Away, Blue Heelers, Ned Kelly, Water Rats), AFI Award 2006
13 Feb 1921 -1993 Leonard Meares Australian writer (Battle of Jericho Street, Dead Man Smiling, Rescue a Tall Texan, Jo Jo and the Private Eye, Major and the Miners), wrote over 740 novels mostly westerns, used pseudonym Marshall McCoy, Marshall Grover, Ward Brennan and Glenn Murrell, he could turn out as many as 30 books in one year
13 Feb 1939   Andrew Peacock Australian politician, federal leader of the Liberal Party (1983-1985 and 1989-1990), ran against Prime Minister Bob Hawke but lost (1990), Australian Ambassador to the USA (1996-1999), past President Boeing Australia, had a well-publicised relationship with Shirley MacLaine
14 Feb 1934 -1985 Neil Brian Davis Australian photojournalist, achieved worldwide recognition for his work during the Vietnam War and other Indochinese conflicts, earned the ire of the US military for filming the perspective of both sides of the Vietnam War, was wounded several times almost losing a leg, briefly imprisoned in Syria accused of spying for Israel (1981), while filming a minor Thai coup attempt in Bangkok he was killed by shrapnel fired by a tank, Logie Awards Hall of Fame 1986 (posthumously)
14 Feb 1934   Marlene Matthews Australian sprinter,  2 bronze medals Olympics 1956, 1 silver & 2 gold medals Commonwealth Games 1958, Sports Australia Hall of Fame 1985
15 Feb 1930   Bruce Dawe  
Donald Bruce Dawe
Australian teacher and poet (No Fixed Address, An Eye for a Tooth, Just a Dugong at Twilight, Heat-Wave), Braille Book of the Year 1979, Dame Mary Gilmore Medal 1973, has four university degrees all completed by part-time study (B.A., M. Litt., M.A., Ph. D.)
15 Feb 1934 -2005 Graham Cyril Kennedy Australian radio, TV and film performer, known as the King of Australian television, started in radio as a news runner at ABC studios and then in the record library at 3UZ, eventually going on-air with (and learning from) the popular Nicky Nicholls (early 1950s), first appearance on TV was in March 1957 on a Red Cross telethon, his career really started May 1957 In Melbourne Tonight (similar to American Tonight Show format), later the Graham Kennedy Show (Feb 1960), Hall of Fame Gold Logie 1998, Logie Awards in 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1978, following his wishes, his ashes were scattered at sea
15 Feb 1955   Bev Francis Australian powerlifter and female bodybuilder, broke more than 40 powerlifting records, won 6 powerlifting championships, first woman to officially bench press over 300 pounds, won the 1982 Australian national shot put championships, 1st place Pro World Championship of Bodybuilding 1987, International Federation of Body Builders Hall of Fame 2000, International Powerlifting Federation Hall of Fame 1987, appeared in the movie Pumping Iron II: The Women
15 Feb 1974   Jodie McMullen Australian actress (Requiem, Jack of Diamonds), Miss Australia 1996, Miss Congeniality (Miss Universe pageant) 1996

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