Famous Deaths in February 1997

  • Feb 1 Herb Caen, columnist, Lung cancer, dies at 80
  • Feb 1 Mitchell Goodman, writer, dies at 71
  • Feb 1 Peter Morris, historian of France, dies at 50
  • Feb 1 Thelma Moss, psychologist, dies at 78
  • Feb 2 Chico Science Francisco Franca, musician, dies at 40
  • Feb 2 Godfrey Baseley, British radio executive, dies at 92
  • Feb 2 Erich Eliskases, Austrian chess player (b. 1913)
  • Feb 2 Sanford Meisner, American actor (b. 1904)
  • Feb 3 Anthony Cuthbert Baines, writer/curator, dies at 84
  • Feb 3 Bohumil Hrabal, writer, dies at 82
  • Feb 3 William Geoffrey Biddle, bomb disposal expert, dies at 79
  • Feb 4 James Friell, political cartoonist, dies at 84
  • Feb 5 John Richard Patterson, businessman, dies at 51
  • Feb 5 Pamela Harriman, US Ambassador (to France), dies of stroke at 76
  • Feb 7 Danil Shafran, cellist, dies at 74
  • Feb 8 Roy George Elroy Josephs, jazz dance teacher, dies at 57
  • Feb 9 Barry Evans, actor (Dr Upton-Dr in the House), dies at 53
  • Feb 9 Brian Connolly, lead singer (Sweet), dies of heart failure at 52
  • Feb 10 Milton Cato, PM of San Vincent & Grenadines (1979-84), dies
  • Feb 10 Matthew Eappen of Newton Massachusetts (b. 1996)
  • Feb 11 Don Porter, actor (Gidget), dies at 84
  • Feb 12 Nora Beloff, journalist, dies at 78
  • Feb 12 Walter Ritchie, sculptor, dies at 77
  • Feb 13 Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (b. 1920), Jessica Browne, singer and dancer
  • Feb 16 Chien-Shiung Wu, Chinese-American physicist (b. 1912)
  • Feb 17 Zein Isa, Palestinian militant imprisoned in the United States for the honor killing of his daughter
  • Feb 18 Emily Hahn, American writer, dies at 92
  • Feb 18 Enrique Peralta Azurdia, Colonel and military President of Guatemala (1963-66), dies at 88
  • Feb 18 Eric William Fenby, musician, dies at 90

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Feb 19 Deng Xiaoping, Chinese revolutionary and paramount leader of China (1978-92), dies at 92

Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • Feb 19 Leo Rosten, writer/humourist (Joys of Yiddish), dies at 88
  • Feb 19 Stanley Pearson, footballer, dies at 76
  • Feb 20 Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist (b. 1960)
  • Feb 21 Kenneth Rowntree, painter, dies at 81
  • Feb 21 Michael Hollings, catholic priest/crusader, dies at 75
  • Feb 22 Austin Andrew Wright, sculptor, dies at 85
  • Feb 22 Frank Launder, director/scriptwriter, dies at 91
  • Feb 22 Joseph Aiuppa, American gangster (b. 1907)
  • Feb 23 Oscar Lewenstein, impressario, dies at 80
  • Feb 23 Tony Williams, jazz musician, dies at 51
  • Feb 24 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, actress/singer (Outland, Comics), dies at 69
  • Feb 25 Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky, writer/critic, dies at 71
  • Feb 25 Tony Williams, jazz drummer (Miles Davis), dies at 51
  • Feb 26 David Doyle, actor (Charlie's Angels), dies at 67
  • Feb 26 Giuseppe 'Nuccio' Bertone, car Designer, dies at 82