Famous Deaths In February - 28
Monday, 20 March 2023
1929 On this day in history clemens Freiherr von Pirquet, Austrian artist (React of P), dies at 54
1931 Ban Johnson, created (baseball's AL), dies after a long illness on this day in history.
1932 Death of Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (b. 1851) on February - 28.
1935 Alexander W F Idenburg, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1909-16), dies at 73 on this day in history.
1936 Pedro Munoz Seca, La Caraba/La oca, dies at 55 on February - 28.
1940 On this day in history johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81
1941 Death of King Alfonso XIII of Spain (b. 1886) on February - 28.
1949 On February - 28 stanley Robert Marchant, composer, dies at 65
1953 Jim Thorpe, decathlete (Olympics-gold-1912), dies at 64 on February - 28.
1956 Death of Emile Buisson, French murderer executed (b. 1902) on February - 28.
1959 On this day in history maxwell Anderson, US dramatist (Key Largo, Bath Seed), dies at 70
1960 F S Flint, British translator/poet (imagist movement), dies at 74 on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64
1962 On February - 28 harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70
1963 On February - 28 theodore Newton, actor (Voltaire, Ace of Aces), dies at 58
1964 On this day in history dirk HW Filarski, painter/lithographer (Bergen School), dies at 78
1965 On this day in history adolf Scharf, president of Austria (1957-65), dies at 74
1966 Charles A Bassett II, astronaut, dies at 34, in a crash of T-38 jet on February - 28.
1967 Death of Henry Luce, American publisher (b. 1898) on this day in history.
1968 Doretta Morrow, actress (Because You're Mine), dies at 41 on February - 28.
1972 Victor Barna, table tennis champ, dies on this day in history.
1973 Cecil Kellaway, actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 78 on this day in history.
1974 On February - 28 mees Toxopeus, Dutch rescue-vessel captain, dies at 89
1975 On February - 28 istvan Kardos, composer, dies at 83
1977 On February - 28 eddie "Rochester" Anderson, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 71
1978 On this day in history eric Frank Russell, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space), dies at 73
1979 Jane Hylton, English actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot), dies at 52 on February - 28.
1980 Ian Alexander Ross Peebles, cricketer (45 wkts for England), dies on this day in history.
1984 On February - 28 leslie Walcott, cricketer (Test for WI v England 1930), dies
1985 Charita Bauer, actress (Mary-Aldrich Family), dies at 62 in NYC on this day in history.
1986 Death of Sven Olof Palme, Swedish PM (1969-76, 82-86), assassinated at 59 on this day in history.
1987 Anny Ondra, actress (Blackmail), dies at 83 on February - 28.
1988 Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanese playwright, dies at 99 on February - 28.
1989 On February - 28 hermann Burger, writer, dies at 46
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