On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1976

  • Feb 1 Edgar Pangborn, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy), dies at 66
  • Feb 1 George Whipple, American scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1878)
  • Feb 1 Werner Heisenberg, German physicist who discovered the uncertainty principle (Nobel 1932), dies at 74
  • Feb 2 Harry Elliott, England cricket wicket-keeper (3 Tests 1927-34), dies
  • Feb 2 Johan Kaart, Dutch actor (My Fair Lady), dies at 78
  • Feb 2 Maurice Jacobson, composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 3 Neville Lindsay, cricketer (South African batsman in Test v Aust 1921), dies
  • Feb 5 Roger Livesey, Welsh actor (Drum, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp), dies from bowel cancer at 69
  • Feb 5 Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley and His Comets) (b. 1926)
  • Feb 6 Vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist and composer (Peanuts TV specials), dies at 43
  • Feb 6 Ritwik Ghatak, Bengali filmmaker (Titash Ekti Nadir Naam), dies at 50
  • Feb 9 Percy Faith, Canadian musician (b. 1908)
  • Feb 11 Alice Allen, actress (Call of the Hills), dies
  • Feb 11 Charles "Charlie" Naughton, Scottish actor (Frozen Limits), dies at 89
  • Feb 11 Lee J. Cobb [Leo Jacoby], American actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), dies from a heart attack at 64
  • Feb 11 Alexander Lippisch, German scientist and pioneer of aerodynamics, dies at 81

  • Feb 11 Frank Arnau [Heinrich Schmitt], German crime fiction writer, dies at 81
  • Feb 12 Clifton Williams, American composer (The Ramparts, Sinfonians), dies from cancer at 52
  • Feb 12 Sal Mineo, American actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), stabbed at 37
  • Feb 13 Lily Pons, French opera singer (Met Opera) and actress (That Girl From Paris), dies at 71
  • Feb 13 Murtala Mohammed, Nigerian military ruler, is assassinated at 37
  • Feb 17 Jean Servais, Belgian actor (Le Plaisir, Every Man is My Enemy), dies from heart failure at 65
  • Feb 18 Anton Betzner, writer, dies at 81
  • Feb 18 Eddie Dowling, American actor (Rainbow Man, Anywhere USA), dies at 80
  • Feb 18 Joseph Henabery, actor and director (Cobra), dies at 88
  • Feb 20 Kathryn Kuhlman, religious leader/faith healer, dies
  • Feb 20 RenĂ© Cassin, French jurist and judge (Nobel Peace Prize 1968), dies at 88
  • Feb 21 Frieda Inescort, Scottish actress (Meet Corliss Archer), dies at 74
  • Feb 22 Angela Baddeley, English actress (Speckled Band), dies at 71
  • Feb 22 Florence Ballard, American R&B singer (The Supremes), dies of a heart attack at 32
  • Feb 22 Michael Polany, Hungarians/English chemist/sociologist, dies at 84
  • Feb 23 John Forest "Fuzzy" Knight, American actor (Oklahoma Annie, Cowby & the Lady), dies at 74
  • Feb 23 L. S. Lowry, British painter of industrial scenes, dies at 88
  • Feb 24 Charles Wilfred Orr, English pianist and composer (settings of A.E. Housman poems), dies at 82
  • Feb 24 H Allen Smith, TV host (Armchair Detective), dies at 69
  • Feb 24 Julian Rivero, American actor (Son of Oklahoma, Via Pony Express), dies at 85