On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1967

  • Feb 1 Ernie Bromley, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests; first Western Australian to play Test cricket for Australia), dies at 54
  • Feb 3 Joe Meek, English record producer (Telstar), commits suicide at 37
  • Feb 3 Winifred Kingston, British silent screen actress (The Squaw Man, Davy Crockett), dies at 72
  • Feb 4 Albert Orsborn, 6th General of The Salvation Army, dies at 80
  • Feb 5 Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Jokaste against God), dies at 87
  • Feb 5 Leon Leonwood Bean, American department store founder (b. 1872)
  • Feb 6 Martine Carol [Maryse Mopurer], French actress (Lola Mont├Ęsm, Trente et quarante), dies of heart attack at 46
  • Feb 7 Henry Morgenthau Jr., US Secretary of Treasury (1934-45) who helped design the New Deal and Lend Lease programs, dies at 74
  • Feb 13 Forough Farrokhzad, Iranian pre-eminent poet and film director, dies in a car crash at 32
  • Feb 14 James Schneider, American actor (The Key to Yesterday, Keystone Kops), dies at 85
  • Feb 14 Sig Ruman [Siegfried Albon Rumann], German-American actor (Schultz-Life With Luigi), dies at 82
  • Feb 15 Antonio Moreno, Spanish actor and director (It, Careers), dies at 79
  • Feb 15 William C Bullitt, 1st US ambassador in USSR, dies at 76
  • Feb 15 J. Frank Duryea, American inventor (Duryea Motor Wagon Company, first auto built in the US), dies at 97
  • Feb 16 Smiley Burnette, cowboy (Charlie-Petticoat Junction), dies at 55
  • Feb 18 Manuel Palau Boix, composer, dies at 74

Person of interestRobert Oppenheimer

Feb 18 Robert Oppenheimer, American theoretical physicist known as the father of the atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), dies of throat cancer at 62

Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb
Robert Oppenheimer
  • Feb 19 Wilmer King, 1st causality on Tappan Zee Bridge NY, dies
  • Feb 21 Charles Beaumont, American writer (Twilight Zone), dies at 38
  • Feb 22 Fritz Erler, German politician (SDP), dies at 53
  • Feb 22 Joe Forte, actor (Horwitz-Life With Luigi), dies at 70
  • Feb 24 Franz Waxman [Wachsmann], German-American film score composer (Rebecca; Sunset Boulevard; A Place In The Sun), dies of cancer at 60
  • Feb 25 John Griggs, actor (Joey Bishop Show), dies at 57
  • Feb 25 Walter "Fats" Pichon American jazz pianist, singer, and big bandleader, dies at 60
  • Feb 26 Harry McNaughton, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 70
  • Feb 28 Henry Luce, American magazine publisher (Time, Fortune, Life), dies at 68