Famous Deaths in February 1969

  • Feb 2 Boris Karloff, [Pratt], British actor (Frankenstein), dies at 81
  • Feb 2 Giovanni Martinelli, opera singer (NY Met), dies at 83
  • Feb 3 Eduardo C Mondlane, president of Mozambique, murdered
  • Feb 5 Thelma Ritter, American actress (All About Eve, Pillow Talk), dies at 63
  • Feb 7 Bainbridge Crist, composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 9 Manuel Plaza Reyes, Chilean marathoner (Oly-gold 1928), dies at 68
  • Feb 9 [George] Gabby Hayes, actor (Albuquerque, Colorado), dies at 83
  • Feb 11 James Lanphier, American actor (Flight of Lost Balloon), dies at 48
  • Feb 12 Johanna Tourniaire, Dutch actress (Potasch & Perlemoer), dies at 80
  • Feb 14 Vito Genovese, US mafia chief, dies at 71
  • Feb 14 Wolfe Barzell, actor (Blue Angel), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Feb 18 Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premier of (Yugoslavia 1939-4.), dies at 76
  • Feb 19 Madge Blake, American actress (b. 1899)
  • Feb 20 Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor/composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 20 Jack Ingram, actor (Law of the West), dies of heart attack at 66
  • Feb 21 Jose de Capriles, Mexican-born US Olympic fencer, dies
  • Feb 23 Joseph Messner, composer, dies at 75
  • Feb 24 Kenneth Green, actor (Penrod), dies of heart attack at 61
  • Feb 25 Jan Zajic, Czech student, self incinerates
  • Feb 26 Karl Jaspers, German psychiatrist/philosopher, dies at 86
  • Feb 26 Levi Eshkol, [Sjkolnik], Israeli Prime Minister (1963-69), dies in office of a heart attack at 73
  • Feb 27 John Boles, actor (Stella Dallas, Curly Top), dies at 73
  • Feb 27 Marius Barbeau, French Canadian folklorist (b. 1883)