Famous Deaths in February 1948

  • Feb 2 Thomas W. Lamont, American banker; father or Corliss Lamont; great-grandfather of Ned Lamont (b. 1870)
  • Feb 2 Bevil Rudd, South African athlete (b. 1894)
  • Feb 5 Johann Blaskowitz, German gen (surrendered at Wageningen), dies at 64
  • Feb 6 Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator, dies at 38
  • Feb 7 "Red" McKenzie, blues-jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper), dies
  • Feb 9 Karl Valentin, German comic/writer, dies at 65
  • Feb 10 Ewart Astill, cricket all-rounder (9 Tests for England 1927-30), dies
  • Feb 11 Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director (Battleship Potemkin), dies at 50
  • Feb 14 Mordecai Brown, American baseball player (b. 1876)
  • Feb 21 Frederick Archibald Lamond, composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 23 John Robert Gregg, Irish-born publisher and inventor (b. 1866)