Famous Deaths in February 1963

  • Feb 1 Fleetwood Lindley, the last living person to see Abraham Lincoln's face (b. 1888)
  • Feb 2 Herman Bouber, [Blom], actor/playwright (Bluejackets), dies at 77
  • Feb 6 Mohammed ibn al-Chattabi Abd el-Krim, Morocco opposition leader, dies
  • Feb 6 Werner Erich Josten, German composer (Jungle), dies at 77
  • Feb 6 Abd el-Krim, Moroccan politician
  • Feb 7 Learco Guerra, Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
  • Feb 8 Abdul Karim Kassem, PM of Iraq (58-63), assassinated in Baghdad at 48
  • Feb 8 George Dolenz, Italian actor (Count of Monte Cristo), dies at 55

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Feb 11 Sylvia Plath, American poet/novelist (Ariel), commits suicide at 30

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  • Feb 13 Harry Steers, bowling hall of famer, dies
  • Feb 16 Laszlo Lajtha, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 18 Monte Blue, American silent film actor (Apache), dies of heart attack at 73
  • Feb 18 Todd "Hugh" Gaitskell, leader British Labour Party, dies at 56
  • Feb 20 Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor (b. 1914)
  • Feb 20 Jacob Gade, Danish composer(b. 1879)
  • Feb 26 Artturi A Leinonen, Fin journalist/politician (Prophet), dies at 74
  • Feb 28 Theodore Newton, actor (Voltaire, Ace of Aces), dies at 58
  • Feb 28 Rajendra Prasad, First President of India (b. 1884)