Famous People Who Died in February 1973

  • Feb 2 Hendrik Elias, Flemish historian and Mayor of Ghent (1941-44), dies at 70
  • Feb 3 Edward Lockspeiser, British composer and musicologist (Debussy: His Life and Mind), dies at 67
  • Feb 5 George Morrison, dies at 82
  • Feb 5 L C William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam, funeral
  • Feb 6 Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar), dies at 74
  • Feb 8 Herbie Taylor, South African cricket batsman and captain (42 Tests; 2,936 runs @ 40.77; 7 x 100s), dies at 83
  • Feb 9 Max Yasgur, American dairy farmer, and owner Woodstock Festival site in Bethel, New York, dies of a heart attack at 53
  • Feb 9 Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek-American actress (The Exorcist), dies at 89
  • Feb 11 Elisabeth Achelis, American heiress, writer, and proponent of the 13-month World Calendar, dies at 93
  • Feb 11 J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist (Nobel prize 1963), dies at 65
  • Feb 12 Benjamin Frankel, British composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 15 Tim Holt [Charles John Holt III], American actor (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), dies of bone cancer at 54
  • Feb 15 Wallace "Wally" Cox, American comedian and actor (Mister, Underdog, Peepers, Hollywood Squares), dies of a heart attack at 48
  • Feb 16 Pieter Van der Bijl, cricketer (outstanding S Af bat in 1938-39), dies

Frank CostelloFrank Costello (1891-1973)

Feb 18 Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld), dies of a heart attack at 82

  • Feb 20 Brigitte Reimann, German writer (Franziska Linkerhand), dies of cancer at 39
  • Feb 20 Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (Violinist Notebook 1933), dies at 80
  • Feb 20 Maurice Dallimore, British actor (The Collector, Me and My Girl), dies from Laennec's cirrhosis at 60
  • Feb 22 Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (The Death of the Heart, Cat Jumps), dies at 73
  • Feb 22 Jean-Jacques Bertrand, 21st Premier of Quebec (1968-70), dies at 56
  • Feb 22 Katina Paxinou, actress (For Whom the Bell Tolls, Zita), dies at 72
  • Feb 22 Winthrop Rockefeller, US governor (Arkansas), dies at 60
  • Feb 23 Dickinson W. Richards, American physician (Nobel 1956 - development of cardiac catheterization and the characterisation of a number of cardiac diseases), dies at 77
  • Feb 24 Art Smith, actor (Quicksand), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • Feb 26 Doc Hayes, American basketball coach (Southern Methodist University 1947-67), dies in an auto accident at 67
  • Feb 26 Mary Finney, American actress (Honestly Celeste), dies at 68
  • Feb 27 Lucijan Marija Skerjanc, Yugoslav conductor and composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 28 Cecil Kellaway, South African-born American actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 78
  • Feb 28 Hope Landin, American actress (I Remember Mama, Sugarfoot), dies at 79