On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 2019

  • Feb 1 Wade Wilson, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl 1995, Dallas Cowboys; Pro Bowl 1988, Minnesota Vikings), dies of complications from Type 1 Diabetes at 60
  • Feb 3 Matti Nykänen, Finnish ski jumper (4 Olympic gold 1984, 88), dies of diabetes complications at 55
  • Feb 3 Bob Friend, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), dies from cardiac arrest at 88
  • Feb 4 Zbigniew Penherski, Polish composer (Little Music for the End of Century), dies at 84
  • Feb 5 Dakshayani 'Gaja Muthassi, elephant 'granny' Indian elephant, oldest in captivity, dies in Kerala at 88
  • Feb 6 Rosamunde Pilcher, English novelist (The Shell Seekers), dies at 94

Person of interestFrank Robinson

Feb 7 Frank Robinson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder, manager (MVP 1961-NL and 1966-AL), dies of bone cancer at 83

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson
  • Feb 7 Albert Finney, English actor (The Dresser, Under the Volcano), dies at 82
  • Feb 7 John Dingell, American politician (D-Michigan, 1955-2015), dies at 92
  • Feb 10 Jan-Michael Vincent, actor (Hooper, Tribes, Buster & Billie), dies of cardiac arrest at 74
  • Feb 12 W. E. B. Griffin [William Edmund Butterworth], American best-selling author (Clandestine Operations, The Lieutenants), dies at 89
  • Feb 12 Gordon Banks, English soccer goalkeeper (World Cup 1966, 73 England caps), dies of kidney cancer at 81
  • Feb 15 Gene Littler, American golfer (1961 US Open, 29 PGA Tour titles), dies at 88
  • Feb 16 Don Bragg, American pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1960), dies of results of stroke at 83
  • Feb 16 Ken Nordine, American voice-over and recording artist (World Jazz), dies at 98
  • Feb 16 Theodore Isaac Rubin, American psychiatrist and author credited with popularising psychotherapy, dies at 95

  • Feb 17 Ethel Ennis, American jazz singer (If Women Ruled The World), dies of a stroke at 86 [1]
  • Feb 18 T. J. Cunningham, American NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks), dies at 46
  • Feb 19 Karl Lagerfeld, German fashion designer (Fendi, Chanel), dies at 85 (age disputed)
  • Feb 19 Don Newcombe, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), dies at 92
  • Feb 20 William Broomfield, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan), dies at 96
  • Feb 20 Dominick Argento, American composer (Colonel Jonathan the Saint), dies at 91
  • Feb 21 Peter Tork [Thorkelson], American musician and actor (The Monkees), dies from complications of adenoid cystic carcinoma at 77
  • Feb 21 Stanley Donen, American film director and producer (Singin' in the Rain, Bedazzled, Damn Yankees), dies at 94
  • Feb 21 Peter Michael Braun, German composer, dies at 82
  • Feb 23 Katherine Helmond, American actress and director (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss), dies at 89
  • Feb 23 Dorothy Masuka, Zimbabwe-born South African jazz singer and activist, dies from complications of a stroke at 83
  • Feb 24 Li Xueqin, Chinese eminent historian, archaeologist, and palaeographer, dies at 85
  • Feb 24 Malcolm "Mac" Wiseman, American bluegrass singer, dies at 93
  • Feb 24 Margaret Scott, South-African ballet dancer and founder (Australian Ballet School), dies at 96
  • Feb 25 Mark Hollis, British synth-pop musician (Talk Talk), dies at 64
  • Feb 26 Charles McCarry, American author and former CIA spy (The Tears of Autumn), dies of a cerebral haemorrhage at 88
  • Feb 27 Nathaniel Taylor, American actor (Rollo-Sanford & Sons), dies at 80
  • Feb 27 Bill Playle, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests), dies at 80
  • Feb 27 France-Albert René, 2nd President of Seychelles (1977-2004), dies at 83
  • Feb 27 Doug Sandom, British drummer (The Who, 1962-64), dies at 89
  • Feb 28 André Previn, German-American conductor (London Symphony), film score composer (My Fair Lady), and jazz pianist, dies at 89