On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1947

  • Feb 3 Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director, dies at 74
  • Feb 3 Marc A "Pete" Mitscher, US lt-adm (WW II-Task Force 58), dies at 60
  • Feb 5 Ganzefles, Dutch nazi spy/Jews hunter, executed
  • Feb 5 Hans Fallada, German writer (Little Man, What Now?), dies at 53
  • Feb 6 Luigi Russolo, Italian Futurist composer (The Art of Noises), dies at 61
  • Feb 8 Ernest Williams, American composer, dies at 65
  • Feb 12 Sidney Toler, American actor, director and playwright (Madame X, Meeting at Midnight), dies at 72
  • Feb 24 Pierre Janet, French psychologist and neurologist (contributed to the modern concept of mental and emotional disorders involving anxiety, phobias, and other abnormal behaviour), dies at 87
  • Feb 25 Friedrich Paschen, German physicist, dies at 82
  • Feb 26 Ben Webster, British actor (Old Curiosity Shop), dies at 82
  • Feb 26 Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss politician, member of the Federal Council, dies at 78
  • Feb 26 Kálmán Tihanyi, Hungarian physicist and engineer (invented cathode ray tube for television), dies at 49
  • Feb 27 Francis MacKinnon, English cricket batsman (1 Test; Kent CCC) and 35th Chief of MacKinnon clan, dies at 98