On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 2010

  • Feb 1 Jack Brisco, American pro wrestler (NWA World Heavyweight Champion 1973–75), dies from complications of open heart surgery at 68
  • Feb 3 Regina, Crown Princess of Austria (b. 1925)
  • Feb 3 Frances Reid, American actress (Days of Our Lives, The Andromeda Strain), dies at 95
  • Feb 4 Kostas Axelos, Greek-French philosopher, dies at 85
  • Feb 4 Allan Wicks, British cathedral organist and choral conductor (Canterbury, 1961-88), dies at 86
  • Feb 5 Harry Schwarz, South African lawyer, politician and diplomat, leader of the anti-apartheid movement (b. 1924).
  • Feb 5 Ian Carmichael, British actor (Private's Progress, I'm All Right Jack), dies at 89
  • Feb 6 John Dankworth, English jazz musician and composer, dies at 82
  • Feb 8 John Murtha, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), dies at 77
  • Feb 9 Phil Harris, American fisherman from Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch (b. 1956)
  • Feb 9 Walter Frederick Morrison, American inventor (b. 1920)
  • Feb 9 Jacques Hétu, Canadian composer, dies of lung cancer at 71
  • Feb 10 Charles Wilson, American politician (b. 1933)
  • Feb 10 Fred Schaus, American basketball coach and executive (b. 1925)
  • Feb 10 Max Schubel, American composer (Opus One Records), dies at 77
  • Feb 10 Carl Braun, American basketball player (NY Knicks), dies at 82

  • Feb 11 [Lee} Alexander McQueen, English fashion designer, commits suicide at 40
  • Feb 12 Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (b. 1988)
  • Feb 13 John Reed, British singer of Gilbert & Sullivan (b. 1916)
  • Feb 13 Lucille Clifton, American poet (Two-Headed Woman), dies at 73
  • Feb 13 Dale Hawkins, American rock singer and songwriter (Susie Q), dies at 73
  • Feb 14 Dick Francis, British jockey and detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes), dies at 89
  • Feb 14 Doug Fieger, American singer–songwriter (The Knack - "My Sharona"), dies of cancer at 57
  • Feb 15 Art Van Damme, American jazz accordionist (Chicago Jazz), dies at 89
  • Feb 15 Adam Kaczyński, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 76
  • Feb 16 Wan Chi Keung, Hong Kong soccer player and actor. (b. 1956)
  • Feb 17 Kathryn Grayson [Zelma Hedrick], American vocalist and actress (Anchors Aweigh, Kiss Me Kate), dies of natural causes at 88
  • Feb 18 John Babcock, Last known Canadian veteran of World War I (b. 1900)
  • Feb 19 Laura Spurr, Tribal Chairperson, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (b. 1945)
  • Feb 20 Alexander Haig Jr, American General and 59th Secretary of State (1981-82), dies from a staphylococcal infection at 85
  • Feb 22 Nelly Adamson Landry, French tennis player (French C'ships 1948), dies at 93
  • Feb 25 İhsan Doğramacı, Turkish paediatrician, academic and the founder of YÖK, dies at 94
  • Feb 26 Nujabes, Japanese Hip Hop producer and inspiration to many around the world.
  • Feb 26 Richard Devon, American character actor (Magnum Force, Battle of Blood Island), dies at 83
  • Feb 26 Violet Barclay, American illustrator, dies at 87
  • Feb 27 Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer, dies at 87
  • Feb 28 Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, American rock bassist (Hall & Oates), dies of a heart attack at 51