Famous People Who Died in February 1968

  • Feb 1 Lawson Little, American golfer (US Open 1940), dies at 57
  • Feb 4 Eddie Baker, American actor (A Man About Town, Collars and Cuffs), dies of emphysema at 70
  • Feb 4 Gerard den Brabander [Jan G Jofriet], poet (Nothing New), dies at 67
  • Feb 4 Neal Cassady, American writer (b. 1926)
  • Feb 5 (Charles Luckyth) "Luckey" Roberts, stride pianist and composer, dies at 80-ish [various sources dispute birth year, 1887 to 1895] [1]
  • Feb 6 C Montague Shaw, actor (Buck Rogers, Planet Outlaws), dies at 85
  • Feb 7 Nick Adams [Nicholas Aloysius Adamshock], American actor (Interns, Pillow Talk, FBI Story), dies of a drug overdose at 36
  • Feb 7 Stuart Foster, American singer (Galen Drake Show), dies at 49
  • Feb 8 J Borremans, Belgian politician (Communist), dies at 56
  • Feb 9 Barbara Everest, actress (Inquest, Madeleine), dies at 77
  • Feb 9 Frederik M baron van Asbeck, lawyer (League of Nations), dies at 78
  • Feb 10 Pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist, dies at 79
  • Feb 11 Howard Lindsay, American playwright, actor and director (State of the Union), dies at 78
  • Feb 13 Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87
  • Feb 13 Mae Marsh, actress (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), dies at 72
  • Feb 15 Little Walter [Marion Walter Jacobs], American blues singer-songwriter and harmonica player, dies as the result of a fight at 37
  • Feb 16 (James) Healey Willan, British-Canadian organist, composer, and educator, dies at 87
  • Feb 17 Donald Wolfit, British actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, Accursed), dies of heart ailment at 65
  • Feb 18 Sigurd Erixon, etnologist (Atlas "ver Svensk Folkkultur), dies at 79
  • Feb 19 Georg Hackenschmidt, Estonian professional wrestler (b. 1878)
  • Feb 19 Ralph Dunn, American actor (Mr Rudge-Norby), dies at 67
  • Feb 20 Anthony Asquith, British film director (Court Martial), dies at 65

Howard Florey

Feb 21 Howard Florey, Australian pathologist and pharmacologist who purified penicillin (Nobel 1945), dies at 69

  • Feb 22 Omer CFL Tulippe, Belgian geographer, dies at 71
  • Feb 22 Peter Arno, American cartoonist (b. 1904)
  • Feb 23 Fannie Hurst, American author (Anatomy of Me), dies at 78
  • Feb 25 Camille Huysmans, Belgian premier (1946-47), dies at 96
  • Feb 26 Eric Feldary, Hungarian actor (Hold Back the Dawn, 16 Fathoms Deep), dies of burns at 55
  • Feb 27 Frankie Lymon, American pop singer (The Teenagers - "Why Do Fools Fall In Love"), dies of a heroin overdose at 25
  • Feb 27 Johannes Tralow, German writer (Ottoman tetralogy), dies at 85
  • Feb 27 Ludvik Podest, Czech composer, music journalist, and conductor dies at 46
  • Feb 28 Doretta Morrow, American actress (Because You're Mine), dies from cancer at 41
  • Feb 28 Juanita Hall, actress (Capt Billy), dies at 66
  • Feb 29 Lena Blackburne, American baseball infielder, manager, coach (Chicago White Sox; discovered rubbing clay to take the shine off baseballs), dies at 81
  • Feb 29 Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (b. 1886)