On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1920

  • Feb 7 Alexander Koltsjak, adm/leader Russian counter-revolutionary, executed
  • Feb 7 Aleksandr Vasilevich Kolchak, Russian military commander, dies at 45
  • Feb 8 Richard Dehmel, German poet and writer, dies at 56
  • Feb 12 Émile Sauret, French violinist and composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 12 Jean Allemane, French socialist/communard (allemanisten), dies at 77
  • Feb 12 Ottalee Baker, Frank "Home Run" Baker's wife, dies at 31

Person of interestRobert Peary

Feb 20 Robert Peary, American arctic explorer (North Pole-Apr 6 1909), dies at 63

Arctic Explorer Robert Peary
Arctic Explorer
Robert Peary
  • Feb 21 Jacinta Marto, witness of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima (b. 1910)
  • Feb 23 Alexander Alexandrovich Il'yinsky, composer, dies at 61
  • Feb 25 Prince Louis of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein nobleman and politician, dies at 73
  • Feb 26 Ludwig Rubiner, German poet and essayist, dies at 38
  • Feb 27 Alexandru D Xenopol, Romanian historian, dies at 72