Famous People Who Died in February 1949

  • Feb 1 Herbert Stothart, American theater (Rose-Marie) and film score composer (The Wizard of Oz; Mutiny on the Bounty; A Night at the Opera), dies at 63
  • Feb 5 Juozas Tallat-Kelpsa, composer, dies at 50
  • Feb 8 Franco Leoni, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • Feb 8 Leonid Polovinkin, Russian conductor, and composer (Night Dreams), dies at 54
  • Feb 9 Poul Schierbeck, Danish organist and composer, dies at 60
  • Feb 12 Hassan al Banna, Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, dies at 42
  • Feb 14 Yusuf Salman Yusuf, Iraqi-Assyrian communist leader (b. 1901)
  • Feb 18 Niceto Alcalá-Zamora, 1st Prime Minister of the Second Spanish Republic and President of Spain (1931-36), dies at 71
  • Feb 19 Auguste Serieyx, French pedagogue and composer, dies at 83
  • Feb 21 Ernest Walker, British composer, dies at 78
  • Feb 21 Tan Malaka, Indonesian philosopher and founder (Indonesian Communist), executed at 49
  • Feb 22 Russell W. Porter, American artist and explorer (Alaska), dies at 77
  • Feb 28 Stanley Marchant, English composer, dies at 65