Famous Deaths in February 1942

  • Feb 2 Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (b. 1905)
  • Feb 6 Wobbe de Vries, Dutch linguist, dies at 78
  • Feb 7 Dorando di Desiderio Pietri, marathoner (Oly-gold-1908), dies at 56
  • Feb 7 Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator (b. 1876)
  • Feb 8 Fritz Todt, German Reichs minister (Organization Todt), dies at 50
  • Feb 12 Grant Wood, US painter (American Gothic), dies at 50
  • Feb 13 Epit├ício Pessoa, Brazilian president (b. 1865)
  • Feb 14 Adnan Bin Saidi, Officer of the Malay Regiment killed in the defense of Singapore (b. 1915)
  • Feb 15 Guido Adler, Austrian musicologist, dies at 91
  • Feb 15 Stanislav Binicki, composer, dies at 69
  • Feb 18 Albert Payson Terhune, American author (b. 1872)
  • Feb 19 Frank Abbandando, American gangster (executed) (b. 1910)
  • Feb 20 Guido Gasperini, composer, dies at 76
  • Feb 23 Stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (Die Welt von Gestern), dies at 60
  • Feb 25 Leo Ascher, Austrian-born composer who moved to the US, dies at 61
  • Feb 27 Karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52