Famous Deaths in February 2005

  • Feb 1 John Vernon, Canadian actor (b. 1932)
  • Feb 1 George Douglass Milne, British peer, soldier and artist dies at 95
  • Feb 2 Max Schmeling, German boxer (1930-32 World Heavyweight Champion), dies at 99
  • Feb 3 Corrado Cardinal Bafile, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1903)
  • Feb 3 Ernst Mayr, German-American biologist (evolutionary theory), dies at 100
  • Feb 3 Zurab Zhvania, Prime Minister of Georgia (b. 1963)
  • Feb 4 Raiford "Ossie" Davis, American actor, director, author, and civil rights activist (Purlie Victorious, Do the Right Thing, Hot Stuff, Man Called Adam), dies from heart problems at 87

Person of interestGnassingbé Eyadéma

Feb 5 Gnassingbé Eyadéma, General and President of Togo (1967-2005), dies of heart attack at 69

General and President of Togo Gnassingbé Eyadéma
General and President of Togo
Gnassingbé Eyadéma
  • Feb 6 Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (b. 1930)
  • Feb 6 Karl Haas, American radio presenter (b. 1913)
  • Feb 7 Bob Turner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1934)
  • Feb 8 Jimmy Smith, American jazz musician (b. 1925)
  • Feb 8 Keith Knudsen, American drummer, vocalist and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers), dies at 56
  • Feb 8 Helmut Eder, Austrian composer, dies at 88

Person of interestArthur Miller

Feb 10 Arthur Miller, American playwright, dies at 89

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • Feb 11 Jack L. Chalker, American author (b. 1944)
  • Feb 12 Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (b. 1964)
  • Feb 12 Sammi Smith, American country music singer (Help Me Make It Through the Night) , dies at 61
  • Feb 13 Nelson Briles, baseball player (b. 1943)
  • Feb 13 Lúcia Santos, Carmelite nun and Fatima visionary (b. 1907)
  • Feb 13 Maurice Trintignant, French race car driver (b. 1917)
  • Feb 13 Dick Weber, American professional bowler (b. 1929)
  • Feb 13 Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist, dies at 40
  • Feb 14 Najai Turpin, American boxer
  • Feb 14 Rafik Hariri, Lebanese politician and billionaire businessman (b. 1944)
  • Feb 15 Samuel Francis, American journalist (b. 1947)
  • Feb 15 Pierre Bachelet, French singer and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • Feb 16 Nicole DeHuff, American actress (pneumonia) (b. 1975)
  • Feb 16 Queen Narriman, second and last wife of King Farouk and mother of their only child King Fuad II
  • Feb 17 Daniel "Dan" O'Herlihy, Irish actor (Twin Peaks, Fail Safe, Last Starfighter, Robocop), dies of natural causes at 85
  • Feb 17 Omar Sivori, Argentine footballer (b. 1935)
  • Feb 20 Sandra Dee, American actress (b. 1944)
  • Feb 20 John Raitt, American actor and singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game), dies rom complications due of pneumonia at 88
  • Feb 20 Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (b. 1937)
  • Feb 20 Tom Willmore, English geometer (b. 1919)
  • Feb 20 Pam Bricker, American jazz singer and Thievery Corporation vocalist (b. 1954)
  • Feb 21 Ara Berberian, American opera singer (b. 1930)
  • Feb 21 Gérard Bessette, Quebec novelist and poet (b. 1920)
  • Feb 21 Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Cuban novelist (b. 1929)
  • Feb 21 Eugene Scott, American religious broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • Feb 22 Zdzisław Beksiński, Polish artist (b. 1929)
  • Feb 22 Simone Simon, French actress (All Money Can Buy, Ladies in Love), dies from natural causes at 94
  • Feb 22 Lee Eun Ju, Korean actress (b. 1980)
  • Feb 25 Peter Benenson, Britsh founder of Amnesty International, dies at 83
  • Feb 26 Jef Raskin, American computer scientist (b. 1943)