Famous Deaths in February 1922

  • Feb 1 William Desmond Taylor [Deane-Tanner], Irish director and actor (The Awakening, Broken Coin), murdered at 49
  • Feb 3 Christiaan R de Wet, South African Boer general, dies at 67
  • Feb 3 John Butler Yeats, Northern Irish artist (b. 1839)
  • Feb 5 James William Tate, composer, dies at 46
  • Feb 5 Slavoljub Eduard Penkala, Croatian inventor (b. 1871)
  • Feb 11 Gerardus J P Bolland, Dutch philosopher (Bolland Society), dies at 67
  • Feb 14 Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish lawyer and politician (Minister of the Interior), assassinated at 41
  • Feb 15 Clara [G Meijer-]Wichmann, German/Dutch anarchist/feminist, dies at 36
  • Feb 23 Albert Victor Bäcklund, Swedish physicist (b. 1845)
  • Feb 24 Dmitri B Shostakovitch, father of Russian composer Dmitri D S, dies
  • Feb 25 Henri Désiré Landru, French sex murderer, guillotined at 52
  • Feb 28 Vicente Lleo, composer, dies at 51