On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1941

  • Feb 2 Johannes Schlaf, German writer and translator, dies at 78
  • Feb 4 Johann Peter Kirsch, Luxembourg church historian and archaeologist, dies at 79
  • Feb 5 Banjo Paterson, Australian poet, author of "Walzing Matilda" (b. 1864)
  • Feb 6 Maximilien Luce, French painter, dies at 82
  • Feb 11 Rudolf Hilferding, German economist/Min of Finance (SPD), suicide at 63
  • Feb 19 Alexander Josiah Webbe, English cricket wicket-keeper (v Aus 1879), dies
  • Feb 19 Hamilton Harty, Irish composer and conductor called "the prince of accompanists", dies at 61
  • Feb 20 La Bolduc, French Canadian singer and songwriter (b. 1894)

Person of interestFrederick Banting

Feb 21 Frederick Banting, Canadian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, dies in a plane crash at 49

  • Feb 24 Oskar Loerke, German writer (Longest Day-1926), dies at 56
  • Feb 26 Jan Keizer, Zaanse February striker, shot to death
  • Feb 27 William D. Byron, U.S. Congressman (b. 1895)
  • Feb 28 Alfonso XIII, King of Spain (1886-1931), dies at 54