On This Day

Famous Deaths in February 1951

  • Feb 9 Eddy Duchin, American pianist and bandleader (Eddy Duchin Orchestra), dies of acute myelogenous leukemia at 41
  • Feb 10 Joseph Bovet, composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 12 Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (b. 1897)
  • Feb 13 Lloyd C. Douglas, American novelist (The Big Fisherman), dies at 73
  • Feb 16 Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State), dies at 65
  • Feb 17 Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan, Armenian composer, dies at 94
  • Feb 18 Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Crusade), dies at 85

Person of interestAndré Gide

Feb 19 Andre Gide, French writer (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947), dies of pneumonia at 81

Writer André Gide
Writer
André Gide
  • Feb 20 Howard Brockway, composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 21 Anton Roemer, Dutch actor (Potasch & Perlemoer, Boefje), dies at 63
  • Feb 27 Henry Louis Smith, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph, dies at 91
  • Feb 28 Vsevolod Vishnevsky, Russian playwright and journalist, dies at 50