Famous Deaths in February 1982

  • Feb 2 Stringfellow Barr, US educationalist (100 Great Books), dies at 85
  • Feb 2 Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (b 1905)
  • Feb 4 Sue Carol, actress (She's My Weakness), dies at 73 of a heart attack
  • Feb 4 Alex Harvey, Scottish musician (b. 1935)
  • Feb 4 Georg Konrad Morgen, German judge (b. 1909)
  • Feb 5 Dolores Moran, actress (Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies at 56
  • Feb 5 Neil Aggett, South African worker's union leader, commits suicide
  • Feb 5 Wies [Aloisius CA] Moens, Flemish writer/nazi, dies at 84
  • Feb 6 Ben Nicholson, England, painter/sculptor (Circle), dies at 87
  • Feb 8 John Hay Whitney, US newspaper magnate, dies at 76
  • Feb 10 K R Meher-Homji, cricket wk (Test as Indian, catch no stumped), dies
  • Feb 11 Eleanor Powell, American actress and tap dancer (Born to Dance, Born to Dance), dies of cancer at 69
  • Feb 11 Takashi Shimura, Japans actor (Rashomon, 7 Samurais), dies at 76
  • Feb 11 Victor Jory, Canadian actor (Kings Row, Manhunt), dies at 79
  • Feb 12 Cornelis Rijnsdorp, Dutch writer (Culprit), dies at 87
  • Feb 12 Hal Hooker, cricket (307 partners with Kippax for last wicket), dies
  • Feb 13 Zeng Jinlian, Hunan China, grew to 8'1" (tallest woman), dies at 17
  • Feb 14 Henk Schaer [Hendricus Schaareman], Dutch actor and conductor (Majoor Barbara, Lijmen), dies at 79
  • Feb 17 Lee Strasberg, Austrian acting coach and actor (The Godfather: Part II, Somewhere in the Night), dies at 80
  • Feb 17 Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (b. 1922)
  • Feb 17 Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • Feb 18 Edith Ngaio Marsh, NZ detective writer/producer, dies at 82
  • Feb 18 Tina Carver, actress (Inside Detroit, Uranium Boom), dies at 58
  • Feb 21 Murray "the K" Kaufman, NYC DJ (5th Beatle), dies at 60
  • Feb 22 Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (b. 1898)
  • Feb 24 Virginia Bruce, actress (Born to Dance, Great Ziegfield), dies at 71
  • Feb 25 J K Irani, cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests for India 1947-48), dies
  • Feb 26 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle), dies at 45
  • Feb 26 Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japanese actor and director (Gate of Hell, A Page of Madness, Jujiro, Jigoku-mon), dies at 86
  • Feb 27 Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer, dies at 39