February is the shortest month of the year. It is also the only month which ends on the same weekday it begins. The Roman month Februarius was named after the Latin term februum which stands for purification. It is celebrated as the LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom and the Black History Month in United States and Canada. February is dotted with events, such as, World Marriage Day (second Sunday of February), Valentine’s Day (14th of February), International Mother Language Day (21st of February), Candlemas (2nd February), George Washington’s Birthday (22nd of February) among others. I share my birthday with George Washington and somehow, in some teeny meeny way, it makes me happy – sharing my birthday with someone famous. There are loads of famous people who made it into this world in the special month of February. Among them, the TOP 10 Famous People are:
Famous People Born In February
10. Shakira (2nd February, 1977)
Shakira is Columbian dancer, singer-songwriter, model and choreographer. Her “Hips don’t lie” (from the album ‘Oral Fixation, Volume 2’) proved to be the best selling song of the 21st century.
Her official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, “Waka Waka (This time for Africa)” is the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time with over 720 million views on YouTube. She has won two Grammy awards among others.
9. Cristiano Ronaldo (5th February, 1985)
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a forward for Real Madrid and is the captain of the Portuguese national team. He became the world’s most expensive player when he transferred from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009. The transfer was worth $132 million. He holds the record for ‘most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League season’, scoring 17 goals in the 2013-2014 season. He is regarded as many to be one of the greatest players of all time.
8. Big Show (8th February, 1972)
Paul Donald Wight is an American professional wrestler, more popularly known by his ring name ‘BIG SHOW’. He is signed to WWE and is a seven-time world champion. He has won the WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP twice, the WWF/E CHAMPIONSHIP twice, the ECW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP once and the WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP twice. He is the only wrestler to have won all four titles. He is the 24th Triple Crown and 12th Grand Slam winner in WWE history.
7. Jennifer Aniston (11th February, 1969)
Jennifer Aniston is an American actress. She gained her worldwide popularity for her role of Rachel Green in the television sitcom ‘Friends’. This role earned her an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She has also had an amazing film career starring in box office hits like Bruce Almighty (2003), The Break-UP (2006), Marley & Me (2008), Just Go with It (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011) and We’re the Millers (2013).
6. Billie Joe Armstrong (17th February, 1972)
Billie Joe Armstrong is an American singer-songwriter, actor, guitarist and multiple-instrumentalist. He is popularly known to be the co-founder of the punk rock band ‘Green Day’. He is also the vocalist for the punk rock band ‘Pinhead Gunpowder’.
5. Kurt Cobain (20th February, 1967)
Kurt Cobain was an American musician, best known as the lead singer of the grunge band Nirvana. He formed Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in 1985. The band found breakthrough success with “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from its second album Nevermind.
4. Jennifer Love Hewitt (21st February, 1979)
Jennifer Love Hewitt is an American actress, producer, television director, author and singer-songwriter. She rose to fame on account of her roles in the Fox series Party of Five as Sarah Reeves Merrin and films ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ and its sequel as Julie James. She played the role of Melinda Gordon in ‘Ghost Whisperer’ for which she won the Saturn Award in 2007 and in 2008 for Best Actress on Television. She also starred in the television series ‘The Client List’. She has been nominated previously for the pilot movie.
3. Steve Irwin (22nd February, 1962)
Steve Irwin was an Australian wildlife expert, television personality and conservationist. He achieved worldwide fame from the television series ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ which was an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series. He was justly nicknamed ‘The Crocodile Hunter’. He along with his wife, Terri also owned and operated the Australian Zoo. He died on 4th September 2006 being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb white while filming an underwater documentary film titled ‘Ocean’s Deadliest’.
2. Steve Jobs (24th February, 1955)
Steve Jobs was an American entrepreneur and inventor. He was the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Apple Inc. He is widely recognized as a design-driven pioneer of the personal computer revolution. He has often been described as the ‘Father of the Digital Revolution’.
1. James Phelps and Oliver Phelps (25th February, 1986)
James Phelps and Oliver Phelps are identical twin British actors. They are best known for playing identical twins, Fred and George Weasley respectively in the Harry Potter film series. James has also worked in ‘The Da Vinci Code’. In 2012, they starred in ‘A Mind’s Eye’ which is a short documentary film based on the philosophies of Plato.