Famous People Who Died in February 1995

  • Feb 1 Michael Cesar, American man & self-proclaimed 'Pope of Pot', dies of liver cancer at 52
  • Feb 2 Alexis d'Anjou de Bourbon-Condé, French prince/Russian, dies at 47
  • Feb 2 Andre Frossard, French publicist (Defense of Pope), dies at 80
  • Feb 2 David Kindersley, British stone letter-carver and typeface designer, dies at 79
  • Feb 2 Donald Pleasence, British actor (You Only Live Twice, Escape from New York, Halloween), dies from heart failure at 75

Fred PerryFred Perry (1909-1995)

Feb 2 English tennis player/broadcaster (8 x Grand Slam singles, 6 x Grand Slam doubles titles; Davis Cup 1933, 34, 35, 36), dies of broken ribs at 85

  • Feb 2 Phillip Borsos, Tasmanian/Canadian director (Mean Season), dies
  • Feb 3 Art Kane [Kanofsky], American art director (Seventeen Magazine), and portrait photographer (A Great Day In Harlem), takes his own life at 69
  • Feb 3 John Pinsent, English classical scholar (Greek mythology), dies at 72
  • Feb 3 Turner Fodrell, American blues and folk singer, and guitarist, dies at 66
  • Feb 4 Betty Davis, British dance teacher of Dame Margot Fonteyn, dies
  • Feb 4 Godfrey Brown, British athlete, 4 X 400m runner (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 79
  • Feb 4 Manohar Hardikar, Indian cricketer (batted in 2 Tests India v WI 1958-59), dies at 58
  • Feb 4 Patricia Highsmith [Plangman], American novel writer (Strangers On A Train; The Talented Mr. Ripley; The Price of Salt), dies of lung cancer at 74
  • Feb 4 Roel Wiersma, Dutch soccer star (PSV), dies at 62
  • Feb 5 Court Benson, Canadian-American actor and broadcaster, dies at 79
  • Feb 5 Doug Mcclure, US rodeo rider/actor (Trampas-Virginian), dies at 59
  • Feb 5 Frederick Craig Riddle, British violist, dies at 82
  • Feb 5 Judith Fluks, Amsterdam's activist, dies
  • Feb 5 Kimberley Leston, journalist, dies at 35
  • Feb 6 Art Taylor, American jazz drummer (Bud Powell, Red Garland, John Coltrane, Donald Byrd), band leader (Taylor's Wailers), and writer (Notes and Tones), dies at 65
  • Feb 6 James Ingram Merrill, American poet (Braving the Elements), dies at 68
  • Feb 7 Helen Wallis, cartographer/Librarian, dies at 70
  • Feb 7 Massimo Pallottino, Italian archaeologist (Etruscologia), dies at 86
  • Feb 7 William Harry "Billy" Jones, American rock guitarist (The Outlaws), dies of self-inflicted gunshot at 45
  • Feb 8 B. G. Hooghoudt, Dutch radiotelescope builder (Dwingeloo/Westerbork), dies at 70
  • Feb 8 Clay Warnick, American choral director (Your Show Of Shows), dies at 79
  • Feb 8 J. William Fulbright, US politician (Senator-Arkansas 1945-74) and founder of the Fulbright scholarship, dies at 89
  • Feb 8 Wilhelm J. Soukop, Austrian-British sculptor, dies at 88
  • Feb 9 David Wayne, American stage and screen actor (Andromeda Strain, Adam's Rib), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • Feb 9 J. William Fulbright, American senator from Arkansas, known for opposition to the Vietnam War), dies at 89
  • Feb 10 Kenton Kilmer, American writer, dies of cancer at 85
  • Feb 10 Louis Sen A Kaw, Suriname's great dam builder, dies at 75
  • Feb 10 Paul Monette, American writer, dies of AIDS at 49
  • Feb 10 S van der Linde, church historian, dies at 89
  • Feb 12 Earring George Mayweather, American blues harmonica player, dies of liver cancer at 66
  • Feb 12 L Jansma, Fries publisher (Friese stamp), dies
  • Feb 12 Nat Holman, American Basketball HOF coach (NCAA, NIT C'ships 1950 CCNY), dies at 98
  • Feb 12 Rachid Mimouni, Algerian author (L'Honneur de la Tribu), dies at 49
  • Feb 12 Terence Beckles, English pianist and teacher, dies at 82
  • Feb 12 Tony Secunda, English rock band manager (The Moody Blues), dies at 54
  • Feb 13 Abdelhafid Said, Algerian student leader, murdered
  • Feb 13 Alberto Burri, Ital's physician/sculptor/painter), dies at 79
  • Feb 13 Azeddine Medjoubi, head Algerian nationally theater, murdered at 49
  • Feb 13 Joan A C Ramsey nee Hamilton, lady Ramsey of Canterbury, dies at 84
  • Feb 13 Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair, Jamaican jazz saxophonist, dies at 68
  • Feb 14 Alberto Burri, Italian physician, sculptor, and painter, dies at 79
  • Feb 14 Israël "Ischa" Meijer, Dutch journalist, critic and author (Een Dik Uur Ischa, Boezemvriend), dies of a myocardial infarction at 52
  • Feb 14 Michael V. Gazzo, American playwright (A Hatful Of Rain), and actor (The Godfather Part II; Cookie; Fear City), dies of complications from a stroke at 71
  • Feb 14 Nigel Finch, English TV director and film-maker (Chelsea Hotel; Vampyr; Stonewall), dies from AIDS-related illness at 45
  • Feb 14 Roger de Grey, British landscape painter and President of Royal Academy (1984-93), dies at 76
  • Feb 14 Siem Suurhoff, Dutch TV-director (Behind the News, Sonja), dies at 58
  • Feb 14 U Nu, 1st Prime Minister of Burma (1948-56, 1960-62), dies at 87
  • Feb 15 Joseph Ortiz, French-Algerian extremist and rebel (barricade uprising), dies at 77
  • Feb 15 Lord Taylor of Hadfield, British President of Taylor Woodrow Group, dies at 90
  • Feb 15 Nabila Diahnine, Algerian architect/feminist, murdered at 33
  • Feb 15 Sahnoun Jawhari, Tunisian Annahda-leader, dies at 40 in jail
  • Feb 15 Seymour Berry, 2nd Viscount Camrose, British Conservative Lower house leader (1941-45), dies at 85
  • Feb 16 John Everett Allen, American businessman, dies at 91
  • Feb 17 Thelma Hulbert, English painter (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies at 81
  • Feb 17 Uta Graf, German born American singer and teacher, dies at 80
  • Feb 18 Dennis "Denny" Cordell, British rock music and record producer (The Moody Blues, Leon Russell), dies of lymphoma at 51
  • Feb 18 John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, American jazz trumpeter (Dogtown Blues, Stormy Weather), dies of a heart attack at 84
  • Feb 18 Robert "Bob" Stinson, American rock guitarist (The Replacements), dies of organ failure at 35
  • Feb 19 Calder Willingham, American novelist and scriptwriter (End as a Man), dies at 72
  • Feb 19 Ian Ball, newspaper photographer, dies at 80
  • Feb 19 John Howard, American actor (The Philadelphia Story, My Three Sons), dies of heart failure at 81
  • Feb 19 Shlomo Averbach, Israeli ultra-orthodox rabbi, dies at 84
  • Feb 20 John Humphreys Whitfield, British scholar of Italian language & literature, dies at 88
  • Feb 20 Shlomo Averbach, Rabbi, buried in Jerusalem, 250,000 attend
  • Feb 21 Robert Bolt, British playwright (Doctor Zhivago, Bounty), dies at 70
  • Feb 22 Ed Flanders, actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere), commits suicide at 60
  • Feb 22 Elfi Althoff-Jacobi, Austrian circus director, dies at 80
  • Feb 22 Emmanuel Roblès, Algerian-French novelist and playwright (Lesson Hauteurs), dies at 80
  • Feb 22 Lembarek Boumaarafi, Algerian murderer of President Boudiaf, dies

James HerriotJames Herriot (1916-1995)

Feb 23 British veterinarian and novelist (All Creatures Great and Small), dies of prostate cancer at 78

  • Feb 23 Melvin Franklin, American musician (The Temptations), dies at 52
  • Feb 23 Norman Hunter, English children's writer (Professor Branestawm), dies at 95
  • Feb 23 Peter Wykeham, Royal Air Force fighter pilot, dies at 79
  • Feb 24 Richard Nicholson, musician, dies at 89
  • Feb 25 Jack Clayton, British director (Great Gatsby), dies at 73
  • Feb 25 Oh Jin Woo, Korean minister of defense, dies
  • Feb 25 Terence Weil, British cellist (English Chamber Orchestra; Melos Ensemble), dies at 73
  • Feb 26 Frank O’Keefe, American southern rock bassist (The Outlaws, 1968-76), dies of pain medication overdose at 44
  • Feb 26 Willie Johnson, American electric blues guitarist (Howlin' Wolf's "How Many More Years"), dies at 71
  • Feb 27 Bernard Cornfield, financier, dies at 67
  • Feb 27 Philip Sherrington, opus Dei Priest, dies at 51
  • Feb 28 (Herman) "Ace" Wallace, American St. Louis blues guitarist and singer, dies at 69
  • Feb 28 Keith Rigg, cricketer (8 Tests for Australia 1931-37), dies
  • Feb 28 Max Rudolf, German-American conductor (Cincinnati Symphony, 1958-70), and pedagogue (Curtis Institute, 1970-73 and 1980-95), dies at 92