On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1983

  • Feb 2 Bryan Valentine, British cricket batsman (7 Tests, 2 x 100; Kent CCC, Cambridge University CC), dies at 75
  • Feb 2 Roy Horb, Suriname sergeant/putschist, commits suicide
  • Feb 2 (Vivian) "Sam" Chatmon, American Delta blues guitarist, banjo player, and singer (The Mississippi Sheiks), dies at 86
  • Feb 3 Tullio Campagnolo, Italian racing cyclist and inventor (quick release skewer patent; founder bicycle component company Campagnolo), dies at 81
  • Feb 4 Jim Ameche [James Amici], American voice actor (Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy), dies at 67
  • Feb 4 Karen Carpenter, American pop vocalist and drummer ("We've Only Just Begun"; "Rainy Days And Mondays"; "Top Of The World"), dies of anorexia nervosa at 32
  • Feb 4 Reginald Denham, English writer & director (Obsession, The Bad Seed), dies at 89
  • Feb 5 Derk Roemers, Dutch union leader/politician (soc dem), dies at 67
  • Feb 10 Eduard Franz, American actor (Zorro), dies at 80
  • Feb 10 Vittorio Sereni, Italian poet (Diario d'Algeria), dies at 69
  • Feb 12 (James Hubert) "Eubie" Blake, American ragtime composer and pianist ("Memories of You"; "I'm Just Wild About Harry"), dies at 96
  • Feb 13 Marian Nixon [Marja Nissinen], American silent and sound film actress (Hands Up!; Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms; Winner Takes All), dies after open-heart surgery at 78
  • Feb 14 Lina Radke, German 800m runner (Olympic gold 1928), dies at 79
  • Feb 19 Alice White, actress (Employees' Entrance), dies at 78 of a stroke
  • Feb 20 James G Richardson, (Tim Cassidy-Sierra), dies at 37 in ski accident
  • Feb 20 Ray Vitte, actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), killed by police at 33
  • Feb 20 Fritz K√∂berle, Austrian-Brazilian physician (b. 1910)
  • Feb 22 Christina E "Christine" Auwen, singer and wife of John Kelly, dies at 75
  • Feb 22 Romain Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1935), dies at 70
  • Feb 22 Adrian Boult, British conductor (BBC Symphony Orchestra, 1930-50; London Philharmonic, 1950-59), dies at 93
  • Feb 24 Herbert Howells, British organist, teacher, and composer of Anglican Church music, dies at 90
  • Feb 25 John Cowles Sr, US publisher, dies at 84

Tennessee Williams

Feb 25 Tennessee Williams, US playwright and writer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71