Famous Deaths in February 1976

  • Feb 1 Edgar Pangborn, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy), dies at 66
  • Feb 1 Werner C Heisenberg, physicist (Nobel 1932, field theory), dies at 74
  • Feb 1 George Whipple, American scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1878)
  • Feb 2 Harry Elliott, England cricket wicketkeeper (3 Tests 1927-34), dies
  • Feb 2 Johan Kaart, Dutch actor (My Fair Lady), dies at 78
  • Feb 2 Maurice Jacobson, composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 3 Neville Lindsay, cricketer (South African batsman in Test v Aust 1921), dies
  • Feb 5 Roger Livesey, actor (Drum, Vice Versa, Col Blimp), dies at 69
  • Feb 5 Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley and His Comets) (b. 1926)
  • Feb 6 Vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist and composer (Peanuts TV specials), dies at 43
  • Feb 9 Percy Faith, Canadian musician (b. 1908)
  • Feb 11 Alice Allen, actress (Call of the Hills), dies
  • Feb 11 Charlie Naughton, actor (Frozen Limits), dies at 89
  • Feb 11 Lee J Cobb, American actor (12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), dies at 64
  • Feb 11 Alexander Lippisch, German scientist (b. 1894)
  • Feb 11 Frank Arnau, German writer (b. 1894)
  • Feb 12 James Clifton Williams, composer (Sinfonians), dies at 52
  • Feb 12 Sal Mineo, actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), stabbed at 37
  • Feb 13 General Murtala Mohammed, head of Nigeria, killed during a coup
  • Feb 13 Lily Pons, French/US soprano/opera diva (Met Opera), dies at 71
  • Feb 17 Jean Servais, Belgian actor (Every Man is My Enemy), dies at 65
  • Feb 18 Anton Betzner, writer, dies at 81
  • Feb 18 Eddie Dowling, composer (Anywhere USA), dies at 81
  • Feb 18 Joseph Henabery, actor/director (Cobra), dies at 88
  • Feb 20 Kathryn Kuhlman, religious leader/faith healer, dies
  • Feb 21 Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), dies at 32
  • Feb 21 Frieda Inescort, Scottish actress (Meet Corliss Archer), dies at 74
  • Feb 22 Angela Baddeley, actress (Speckled Band), dies at 71
  • Feb 22 Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), dies of a heart attack at 32
  • Feb 22 Michael Polany, Hungarians/English chemist/sociologist, dies at 84
  • Feb 23 Fuzzy Knight, actor (Gun Town, Ragtime Cowboy Joe), dies at 74
  • Feb 23 L. S. Lowry, British painter of industrial scenes, dies at 88
  • Feb 24 Charles Wilfred Orr, composer, dies at 82
  • Feb 24 H Allen Smith, TV host (Armchair Detective), dies at 69
  • Feb 24 Julian Rivero, actor (Via Pony Express), dies at 85