Famous Deaths in February 1999

  • Feb 1 Paul Mellon, American philanthropist (b. 1907)
  • Feb 1 Barış Manço, Turkish singer, composer, television producer and celebrity. (b. 1943)
  • Feb 2 David McComb, Australian musician (The Triffids) (b. 1962)
  • Feb 3 Gwen Guthrie, American singer("Ain't Nothin' Goin' on but the Rent"), dies of cancer at 48
  • Feb 5 Wassily Leontief, Russian economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1906)
  • Feb 7 King Hussein of Jordan (b. 1935)
  • Feb 7 Bobby Troup, American musician and actor (b. 1918)
  • Feb 7 José Silva, author of Silva Method and the Silva UltraMind ESP System (b. 1914)
  • Feb 8 Iris Murdoch, Irish-born British writer (The Sea, The Sea), dies at 79
  • Feb 9 Bryan Mosley, British actor (b. 1931)
  • Feb 14 John Ehrlichman, American presidential advisor (b. 1925)
  • Feb 14 Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey), dies at 65
  • Feb 15 Big L, American rapper (b. 1974)
  • Feb 15 Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1926)
  • Feb 15 Jan Masseus, Dutch composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 16 Michael Larson, American "Press Your Luck" scandal big-winning contestant, dies of cancer at 49
  • Feb 18 Noam Pitlik, American actor and director (b. 1932)
  • Feb 19 Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, Iraqi Shiite leader (assassinated)
  • Feb 20 Sarah Kane, English playwright (b. 1971)
  • Feb 20 Gene Siskel, American film critic (b. 1946)
  • Feb 21 Wilmer David Mizell, baseball player (b. 1930)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 21 Gertrude B. Elion, American biochemist and drug researcher who developed groundbreaking leukemia and herpes drug treatments (Nobel 1988), dies at 81

Biochemist and Drug Researcher Gertrude B. Elion
Biochemist and Drug Researcher
Gertrude B. Elion
  • Feb 22 Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (b. 1964)
  • Feb 23 Carlos Hathcock, USMC Sniper, 93 Confirmed Kills (b. 1942)
  • Feb 24 Andre Dubus, American writer (b. 1936)
  • Feb 24 Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (b. 1916)
  • Feb 25 Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • Feb 28 Christine Glanville, British Puppeteer (. 1924)