On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1994

  • Feb 1 Fouad Fram al-Boustani, Lebanese historian (Rawaeaa), dies at 88
  • Feb 1 Olan Soule, American actor (My 3 Sons, Captain Midnight, Arnie), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • Feb 1 John Littlejohn [Funchess], American electric blues slide guitarist ("So-Called Friends"), dies of renal failure at 62
  • Feb 2 John Wesley Funchess Littlejohn, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 62
  • Feb 2 Stephen Barclay, actor (Pride of the Plains), dies at 75
  • Feb 2 Willie Mae "Mother" Smith (née Ford), American gospel singer, evangelist, and folk artist, dies at 89
  • Feb 2 Zilner Randolph, American jazz trumpeter, arranger, and music educator, dies at 95
  • Feb 4 Han Jansen, Dutch painter, dies at 62
  • Feb 4 Harold Schneider, US producer (5 Easy Pieces, War Games), dies at 55
  • Feb 4 Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist and director (KNMI), dies at 84
  • Feb 4 Justinus Darmojuwono, Indonesian archbishop/cardinal, dies at 79
  • Feb 5 Fred de Bruyne, Flemish cyclist/gang leader (Paris-Nice), dies at 63
  • Feb 5 Hermann Abs, German banker to Adolf Hitler & Konrad Adenauer and director of Deutsche Bank (1938-45), dies at 92
  • Feb 5 Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer, dies at 59

Ben Enwonwu

Feb 5 Ben Enwonwu, Nigerian painter (Portrait of Tutu), dies at 76

  • Feb 6 Ignace Strasfogel, Polish/US pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 84

Jack Kirby

Feb 6 Jack Kirby, American cartoonist (X-Men; Spider-Man; Hulk; Captain America), dies at 76

  • Feb 6 Joseph Cotten, American actor (Citizen Kane, The Third Man, Airport 77, Hearse), dies from pneumonia at 88
  • Feb 6 Norman Del Mar, British conductor and writer (Conducting Brahms), dies at 74
  • Feb 6 Gwendoline "Gwen" Watford, British actress (Present Laughter, Cleopatra, Taste the Blood of Dracula), dies from cancer at 66
  • Feb 7 Maarten Vrolijk, Dutch soc-dem minister (CRM 1965-66), dies at 74
  • Feb 7 Richard Bissell, US under director of CIA (Pig's Bay), dies at 84
  • Feb 7 Witold Lutosławski, Polish pianist, composer, and conductor (Musique funèbre; Trois poèmes d'Henri Michaux), dies of cancer at 81
  • Feb 8 Jacob Firet, Dutch theologist (Agogic Moment), dies at 70
  • Feb 8 Ken Hall, Australian director and producer (Kokoda front line), dies at 92
  • Feb 8 Raymond Scott, American composer (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 85
  • Feb 9 Arnold Smith, British 1st Secretary-General of Commonwealth (1965-75), dies at 79
  • Feb 9 Jarmila Novotna, Czech-American soprano (Madame Butterfly), dies at 86
  • Feb 9 Louis Kaufman, American violinist and conductor (Gone With The Wind), dies at 88
  • Feb 9 Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist (Nobel 1975), dies at 59
  • Feb 9 Bud Wilkinson, American college football coach (Oklahoma), dies at 77
  • Feb 11 Neil Bonnett, American race car driver, dies at 47
  • Feb 11 Antonio Martin, Spanish cyclist, dies in cycling accident at 23
  • Feb 11 William Conrad [John Cann], American actor (The Killers, Bullwinkle Show, Cannon), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • Feb 11 Vincent Wigglesworth, British entomologist (Metamorphosis hormones), dies at 94
  • Feb 11 Sorrell Booke, American actor (Boss Hogg in Dukes of Hazard), dies of colorectal cancer at 64
  • Feb 12 Donald Judd, US furniture maker/architect/artist, dies at 65
  • Feb 12 Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate, dies at 43
  • Feb 13 Michael Francis Morris Lindsay, orientalist, dies at 84
  • Feb 13 Theo Bitter, Dutch painter/set designer, dies at 79
  • Feb 14 Christopher Lasch, American historian and author (The Culture of Narcissism), dies of metastatic cancer at 61
  • Feb 14 Gary "BB" Coleman, blues vocal/guitarist/producer, dies at 47
  • Feb 14 Andrei Chikatilo, Soviet-Russian serial killer who murdered at least 52 women and children between 1978 and 1990, executed by a single gunshot at 57
  • Feb 15 Andrei Tsjikatilo [Rostov Ripper], Russian mass murdered, executed
  • Feb 15 Tiger Haynes, American actor (Moscow on the Hudson, Cosby Show), dies at 79
  • Feb 15 Maria Britneva, Russian actress (A Room with a View, Maurice), dies of heart failure 72
  • Feb 17 Randy Shilts, American journalist (& the band played on), dies of AIDs at 41
  • Feb 18 Peter Caddy, founder of the Findhorn Community, dies at 76
  • Feb 19 Derek Jarman, actor and director (Tempest), dies of AIDS at 52
  • Feb 19 Georges Watin, Algerian/French officer (OAS), dies at 71
  • Feb 19 Renske Vellinga, Dutch speed-skater, dies in auto-accident at 19
  • Feb 19 Fausto Bara, Mexican-American actor (The Renegades - "Gaucho"), dies of AIDS at 42
  • Feb 20 Derek Jarman, English director (Last of England), dies at 52
  • Feb 20 Manuel F "Garincha" dos Santos, soccer player (Brazil), dies at 49
  • Feb 22 "Papa" John Creach, American blues violinist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane), dies of heart failure at 76
  • Feb 23 Stuart Berger, doctor (Immune Power Diet), dies from obesity at 40

Dinah Shore

Feb 24 Dinah Shore, American singer (See the USA in a Chevrolet), actress and TV personality (Dinah Shore Show; Nabisco DS Championship), dies of ovarian cancer at 76

  • Feb 24 Donald Phillips, pianist and composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 24 Jean Sablon, French pop singer-songwriter, dies at 87
  • Feb 24 Knut Anders Haukfield, SOE Operative, dies at 83
  • Feb 24 Lores Bonney, Australian aviator, 1st female solo flight Australia to UK, dies at 96
  • Feb 24 Eduard Pavlovich Kugno, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 58
  • Feb 25 Baruch Goldstein, physician/murderer (53 in mosque), lynched at 42
  • Feb 25 Hugh Tayfield, cricketer (170 wickets for South Africa in 37 Tests), dies
  • Feb 25 Wladyslaw Sila Lawyer Adviser to Solidarity-Nowicki, dies at 80
  • Feb 25 Yann Piat, French MP (FN/PR), murdered at 44
  • Feb 26 Avery Fisher, US audio manufacturer (1st hi-fi), dies at 87
  • Feb 26 Leopold "Hans" Kohr, Austrian social philosopher, dies at 84
  • Feb 26 Bill Hicks, American stand-up comedian and social critic, dies of pancreatic cancer at 32
  • Feb 27 Harold Acton, English-Italian historian and art collector, dies at 84
  • Feb 27 Karl I Pelgrom, Dutch sculptor, dies at 66
  • Feb 27 Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer, dies at 92
  • Feb 27 Leopold "Hans" Kohr, Austria social philosopher/economist, dies at 84
  • Feb 27 Roosevelt Holts, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 89
  • Feb 28 Aisin Giorro Pu Chieh, brother of Last Emperor of China, dies at 86
  • Feb 28 Buster Holmes, American chef and New Orleans restaurateur, dies at 88
  • Feb 28 (Elbert) "Skippy" Williams, American jazz tenor saxophonist and musical arranger, dies at 77
  • Feb 28 G. O. Sayles, English historian, dies at 92
  • Feb 28 Leopoldina Poldi Feichtegger Gerhard, dies at 90
  • Feb 28 Pu Yi, brother of last Chinese emperor, Pu Yi, dies at 87