On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 2001

  • Feb 1 André D'Allemagne, Quebec teacher, political observer and essayist (b. 1929)
  • Feb 4 J. J. Johnson, American jazz trombonist and composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 4 Iannis Xenakis, Romanian-born, Greek-French composer, music theorist, and architect who helped revolutionize 20th century classical music (Metastaseis), dies after several years of serious illness at 78
  • Feb 6 Filemon Lagman, Filipino Communist revolutionary (b. 1953)
  • Feb 6 Fulgence Charpentier, French-Canadian journalist, dies at 103
  • Feb 6 Jack Hyles, Independent Baptist pastor (First Baptist Church of Hammond 1959-2001), dies at 74
  • Feb 7 Dale Evans, American actress and singer (Roy Rogers Show), dies at 88
  • Feb 7 Robert "King" Moody, American actor and comedian (Shtarker-Get Smart), dies at 71
  • Feb 8 Ivo Caprino, Norwegian animated film director (b. 1920)
  • Feb 9 Herbert Simon, American economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)
  • Feb 9 Reginald Marsh, British actor (Sicilians, It Happened Here), dies at 74
  • Feb 10 Abraham Beame, Mayor of New York City (b. 1906)
  • Feb 10 George Holmes Tate, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist (b. 1913)
  • Feb 10 Lewis Arquette, American actor (Horror Show, Book of Love), dies at 65
  • Feb 12 Kristina Söderbaum, German actress and photographer, dies at 88

  • Feb 14 Alan Ross, British poet and editor (London Magazine), dies at 78
  • Feb 16 Howard W. Koch, American film director (b. 1916)
  • Feb 16 William Masters, American gynecologist and sexologist (b. 1915)
  • Feb 16 Bob Buhl, baseball player (b. 1928)
  • Feb 17 Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman (b. 1948)
  • Feb 17 Bob Geary, Canadian football player and manager (b. 1933)
  • Feb 18 Balthus [Balthazar Klossowski], French Polish painter, dies at 92
  • Feb 18 Dale Earnhardt, American auto racer (7 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championships), dies in crash during Daytona 500 at 49
  • Feb 18 Eddie Mathews, American hall of fame third baseman (Milwaukee Brave) who hit 512 home runs, dies at 69
  • Feb 19 Priscilla Davis, American socialite (b. 1942)
  • Feb 19 Stanley Kramer, American producer/director (Inherit the Wind), dies at 87
  • Feb 19 Charles Trenet, French singer (b. 1913)
  • Feb 20 Rosemary DeCamp, American actress (b. 1910)
  • Feb 21 Ronnie Hilton, British radio presenter and singer (Moonraker), dies at 75
  • Feb 22 John Farley, American folk singer and guitarist (Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death), dies at 61
  • Feb 23 Robert Enrico, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1931)
  • Feb 24 Claude Shannon, American mathematician and information theorist (A Mathematical Theory of Communication), dies at 84

Person of interestDonald Bradman

Feb 25 Sir Donald Bradman, Australian cricket batsman and captain (52 Tests; 6,996 runs @ WR 99.94 average; HS 334), dies of pneumonia at 92

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Feb 26 Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuelan writer (b. 1906)