Famous Deaths in February 1984

  • Feb 3 Anne Townsend, lacrosse/tennis/field hockey star, dies
  • Feb 3 Ravindra Mhatre, Indian diplomat, murdered at 48 by Kashmiri terrorists in Birmingham, England
  • Feb 7 Brooks West, actor (Richard-My Friend Irma), dies at 67
  • Feb 8 Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (b. 1903)
  • Feb 9 Balasaraswathi, Indian classical dancer, dies in Madras

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Feb 9 Yuri Andropov, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1982-84) and KGB Chief (1967-82), dies of total renal failure at 69

Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov
  • Feb 10 David Von Erich, professional wrestler (b. 1958)
  • Feb 12 Julio Cort zar, Argentina writer (Final del Juego), dies at 69
  • Feb 12 Anna Anderson, claimant to the throne of Russia (b. 1896)
  • Feb 13 Andre Stander, South African police captain and bank robber (b. 1946)
  • Feb 15 Avon Long, dancer/actor (Roots: Next Generation), dies of cancer at 73
  • Feb 15 Ethel Merman, singer/actress (Kid Million), dies in her sleep at 76
  • Feb 15 Leamon Hunt, US director-General in Sinai, killed by communists
  • Feb 16 Ken Williams, TV announcer (Video Village), dies at 69
  • Feb 17 Lucille Benson, actress (Lilly-Bosom Buddies), dies at 69
  • Feb 19 Ina Ray Hutton, orchestra leader (Ina Ray Hutton Show), dies at 66
  • Feb 20 Fikret Dzhamil Amirov, composer, dies at 61
  • Feb 21 Michail A Sholochov, Russian writer (Ocean Don, Nobel 1965), dies
  • Feb 22 David, spent most of his life in a plastic bubble, dies at 12
  • Feb 22 Jessamyn West, American writer (b. 1902)
  • Feb 24 Uwe Johnson, writer, dies at 59
  • Feb 24 Helmut Schelsky, German sociologist (b. 1912)
  • Feb 28 Leslie Walcott, cricketer (Test for WI v England 1930), dies
  • Feb 29 Roland Culver, actor (Thunderball), dies of heart problems at 83