On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1974

  • Feb 1 Lynda Ann Healy, 1st Bundy murder victim, abducted in Seattle at 22
  • Feb 2 Jean Absil, Belgian organist and composer (Benedictions; Peau d'Ane), dies at 80
  • Feb 4 Mihail Andricu, composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 4 Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (Bose–Einstein statistics), dies at 80
  • Feb 7 Arline Judge, American actress (Girls in Chains, Mad Wednesday, Age of Consent), dies at 61
  • Feb 8 Fern Andra [Vernal Andrews], American actress who worked in German silent cinema, dies at 80
  • Feb 8 Fritz Zwicky, Swiss astronomer (supernova, dark matter), dies at 75
  • Feb 8 Franz Weyergans, Belgian writer and translator (Les Gens Heureux), dies at 61
  • Feb 9 Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier, dies at 60
  • Feb 11 Anna Q Nilsson, actress (Toll Gate, Sorrell & Son), dies at 85
  • Feb 14 C S Dempster, cricketer (10 Tests for NZ, 723 runs), dies
  • Feb 15 Kurt Magnus Atterberg, Swedish composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 16 John Garand, Canadian rifle engineer and manufacturer (b. 1888)
  • Feb 20 David Monrad Johansen, Norwegian composer, dies at 85

Person of interestTim Horton

Feb 21 Tim Horton, Canadian hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons, dies in a car crash at 44

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • Feb 22 Samuel Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (b. 1930)
  • Feb 23 Florence Rice, American actress (Fast Company, Double Wedding, Riding on Air), dies from lung cancer at 67
  • Feb 23 Harry Ruby [Harry Rubenstein], American composer and screenwriter, dies at 79
  • Feb 25 Julian Dash, American swing jazz tenor saxophonist, and composer ("Tuxedo Junction"), dies at 67
  • Feb 28 Mees Toxopeus, Dutch rescue-vessel captain, dies at 89