Famous Deaths in February 1986

  • Feb 1 Alva Myrdal, Swedish Nobel peace prize winner (1982), dies at 84
  • Feb 1 Dick James, Beatles' music publisher (1962-70), dies in London at 58
  • Feb 1 Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (b. 1957)
  • Feb 6 William Collier, actor (Up the River, She's My Weakness), dies
  • Feb 6 Frederick Coutts, Salvation Army general (b. 1899)
  • Feb 6 Minoru Yamasaki, American architect (b. 1912)
  • Feb 7 Armand Preud'homme, Flemish organist/lyricist, dies at 81
  • Feb 7 Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegalese historian (b. 1923)
  • Feb 10 Brian Aherne, actor (Juarez, My Sister Eileen, Rosie), dies at 83
  • Feb 11 Frank [Patrick] Herbert, sci-fi author (Dune), dies at 65
  • Feb 11 Evelio Javier, Filipino politician, lawyer, and civil servant (b. 1942)
  • Feb 12 Guy Douglas Hamilton Warrack, composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 12 Sid Stone, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 82
  • Feb 16 Howard Da Silva, Cleve Oh, actor (Ben Franklin-1776), dies at 76
  • Feb 17 Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (Kingdom Happiness), dies at 90
  • Feb 17 Paul Stewart, actor (Opening Night, In Cold Blood, Window), dies
  • Feb 19 Adolfo Celi, actor (Thunderball), dies at 63
  • Feb 19 James O Eastland, (Sen-D-Miss), dies at 81
  • Feb 19 Paul Stewart, actor (Top Secret USA, Deadline), dies at 77
  • Feb 20 Francisco Paolo Mignone, composer, dies at 88
  • Feb 20 Jacobus G Rietkerk, Dutch foreign minister (VVD), dies at 58
  • Feb 21 Shigechiyo Izumi, Japanese sugarcane farmer, once thought to be the world's oldest man ever but now disputed (b. 1865)
  • Feb 21 Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer (b. 1895)

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Feb 24 Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician and "Father of Medicare", dies of cancer at 81

Father of Medicare Tommy Douglas
Father of Medicare
Tommy Douglas

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Feb 27 Jacques Plante, Canadian ice hockey goalie, dies of stomach cancer at 57

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante
  • Feb 28 Sven Olof Palme, Swedish PM (1969-76, 82-86), assassinated at 59
  • Feb 28 Laura Z. Hobson, American novelist (b. 1900)