Famous People Who Died in February 1957

Friedrich PaulusFriedrich Paulus (1890-1957)

Feb 1 German field marshal who commanded the 6th Army at Stalingrad and was the highest-ranking German officer to surrender, dies at 66

  • Feb 2 Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (b. 1890)
  • Feb 2 Julia Morgan, American architect (Hearst Castle, and other Hearst properties), first female degreed by Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and first licensed in California, dies at 85 [1]
  • Feb 4 Miguel Covarrubias, Mexican illustrator, dies
  • Feb 5 Joseph Ben Hardaway, American storyboard artist, director, and creator of Bugs Bunny, dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Feb 5 Sami Ibrahim Haddad, Lebanese surgeon (b. 1890)
  • Feb 7 Rudolph Reti, Serbian composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 8 John von Neumann, Hungarian-American mathematician and astronomer (Bocher Award 1938), dies at 53
  • Feb 9 Miklos Horthy von Nagybanya, Hung admiral/regent (1920-44), dies at 88

Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957)

Feb 10 American author (Little House on the Prairie), dies at 90

  • Feb 12 Eric Alfred Knudsen, American folklorist (b. 1872)
  • Feb 12 Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Martha og Maria), dies at 82
  • Feb 16 Józef Hofmann, Polish-American pianist, composer, educator (Curtis Institute, 1924-38), and inventor, (pneumatic shock absorbers), dies of pneumonia at 81
  • Feb 16 Leslie Hore-Belisha, British politician (Minister of Transport, 1934-37; War Secretary, 1937–40), dies at 63
  • Feb 18 Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan freedom fighter, dies by execution at 36
  • Feb 18 Henry Norris Russell, American astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram), dies at 79

Joseph Gilbert HamiltonJoseph Gilbert Hamilton (1907-1957)

Feb 18 American Physician who was a pioneer of using radioactive isotopes in disease treatment and diagnosis, dies of radiation induced leukemia at 49

  • Feb 19 Maurice Garin, Italian-born French road bicycle racer (winner of Tour de France in 1903), dies at 85
  • Feb 22 Harry Sothern, British actor (Blind Wives, Buck Rogers), dies at 72
  • Feb 23 John Friend Mahoney, American physician who pioneered the treatment of syphilis with penicillin, dies at 67
  • Feb 23 Marika Ninou, Greek singer (b. 1918)

Bugs MoranBugs Moran (1891-1957)

Feb 25 American gangster of the Prohibition-era, dies of lung cancer in prison at 65

  • Feb 25 Kurt von Wolfurt, German composer, dies at 76
  • Feb 25 Mark Aldanov, Russian-French writer and critic (Novy Zhurnal), dies at 70