On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 2004

  • Feb 1 May O'Donnell, American modern dancer and choreographer (b. 1909)
  • Feb 2 Alan Bullock, British historian and author (Hitler: A Study in Tyranny), dies at 89
  • Feb 2 Bernard McEveety, American film director (b. 1924)
  • Feb 2 Róbert Zimonyi, Hungarian-American rowing coxswain (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 85
  • Feb 3 Jason Raize, American musical theatre actor (b. 1975)
  • Feb 3 Cornelius Bumpus, American saxophonist and keyboardist (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Feb 5 John Hench, American animator (b. 1908)
  • Feb 5 Harry West, Irish politician, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (1974-79), dies at 86
  • Feb 8 Julius Schwartz, American comic book and sci-fi editor (b. 1915)
  • Feb 9 Claude Ryan, Canadian newspaper director and politician (b. 1925)
  • Feb 10 Guy Provost, Quebec actor (b. 1925)
  • Feb 10 Margaret Stacey, English sociologist who helped shape the distinctively British genre of empirical sociology, dies at 81
  • Feb 11 Shirley Strickland, Australian athlete (b. 1925)
  • Feb 11 Ryszard Kukliński, Polish colonel and Cold War spy for NATO, dies at 73
  • Feb 12 Robert A. Bruce, American cardiologist and pioneer (exercise cardiology), dies at 87
  • Feb 13 Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, Chechen leader (b. 1952)

  • Feb 14 Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (Tour de France 1998), dies of acute cocaine poisoning at 34
  • Feb 15 Jens Evensen, Norwegian minister and jurist (b. 1917)
  • Feb 15 Jan Miner, American actress (Crime Photographer), dies at 86
  • Feb 16 Doris Troy [Doris Elaine Higginsen], US R&B singer and songwriter (Just One Look), dies from emphysema at 67
  • Feb 17 José López Portillo, President of Mexico (b. 1920)
  • Feb 17 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty, Australian 100m dash (Olympic bronze 1948), dies at 78
  • Feb 18 Jean Rouch, French filmmaker and ethnologist (b. 1917)
  • Feb 20 J. J. Malone, American soul singer (It's a shame), dies at 68
  • Feb 21 Guido Molinari, Canadian painter, dies at 70
  • Feb 21 John Charles, Welsh footballer (b. 1931)
  • Feb 21 Les Gray, English vocalist (Mud-Cat Crept In), dies at 57
  • Feb 21 Bart Howard [Howard Joseph Gustafson], American songwriter (Fly Me to the Moon), dies at 88
  • Feb 22 Andy Seminick, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • Feb 22 Roque Máspoli, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1917)
  • Feb 23 Vijay Anand, Indian film director (b. 1934)
  • Feb 23 Carl Anderson, American singer (b. 1945)
  • Feb 23 Sikander Bakht, Indian politician, Governor of Kerala, dies at 85
  • Feb 23 Don Cornell [Luigi Varlaro], American singer (Sammy Kaye Orch, Hold My Hand), dies of emphysema and diabetes at 84
  • Feb 23 Carl Liscombe, Canadian hockey player (b. 1915)
  • Feb 23 Bob Mayo, American session keyboardist (Peter Frampton), dies of a heart attack at 52

  • Feb 24 John Randolph [Emanuel Hirsch Cohen], American actor (King Kong, Lucan, Lucas Tanner, Angie), dies at 88
  • Feb 24 Alvino Rey, American orchestra leader (King Family), dies at 95
  • Feb 25 Donald Hings, Canadian inventor (b. 1907)
  • Feb 26 Shankarrao Chavan, Indian politician (b. 1920)
  • Feb 26 Adolf Ehrnrooth, Finnish general (b. 1905)
  • Feb 26 Boris Trajkovski, 2nd President of the Republic of Macedonia, dies at 47
  • Feb 26 Ralph E. Winters, Canadian film editor, dies at 94
  • Feb 27 Paul Sweezy, American Marxist economist and editor (Monthly Review), dies at 93
  • Feb 27 Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historians (b. 1928)
  • Feb 28 Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian, writer, and Librarian of Congress (b. 1914)
  • Feb 28 Carmen Laforet, Spanish author, dies at 82
  • Feb 28 Andres Nuiamäe, Estonian soldier (b. 1982)
  • Feb 28 Gene Allison, American R&B-singer (You Can Make It If You Try), dies at 69
  • Feb 29 Jerome Lawrence, American playwright (Inherit the Wind), dies at 88