Famous People Who Died in February 1956

  • Feb 2 Charley Grapewin, American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Libeled Lady), dies at 86
  • Feb 2 Pyotr Konchalovsky, Russian painter (b. 1876)
  • Feb 3 Émile Borel, French mathematician (b. 1871)
  • Feb 3 Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (b. 1916)
  • Feb 4 Leendert Antonie Donker, Dutch Minister of Justice (PvdA), dies at 56
  • Feb 4 Peder Gram, Danish composer, dies at 74
  • Feb 5 Savielly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player, dies at 74

Connie Mack

Feb 8 Connie Mack, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, manager and owner (World Series 1910, 11, 13, 29, 30; most managerial wins, losses & games managed in MLB history; Philadelphia A's), dies at 93

  • Feb 13 Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish logician, philosopher, professor, and author, dies at 77
  • Feb 18 Gustave Charpentier, French opera composer (Louise), dies at 95
  • Feb 21 Edwin Franko Goldman, American march music composer, and founder of American Bandmasters Association.,dies at 78
  • Feb 25 Marij Kogoj, Slovenian composer, dies at 59
  • Feb 26 Herman Courtens, Belgian baron and painter, dies at 72
  • Feb 27 Frank Dailey, American orchestra leader (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 54
  • Feb 27 Gunther Ramin, German organist and composer, dies at 57
  • Feb 28 Emile Buisson, French murderer executed (b. 1902)