Deaths in History in February 1942

  • Feb 2 Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (b. 1905)
  • Feb 6 Wobbe de Vries, Dutch linguist, dies at 78
  • Feb 7 Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator, dies at 65
  • Feb 8 Fritz Todt, German Reichs minister (Organization Todt), dies at 50
  • Feb 12 Grant Wood, US painter (American Gothic), dies at 50
  • Feb 13 Epit├ício Pessoa, Brazilian president (b. 1865)
  • Feb 14 Adnan Bin Saidi, Officer of the Malay Regiment killed in the defense of Singapore (b. 1915)
  • Feb 18 Albert Payson Terhune, American author (b. 1872)
  • Feb 19 Frank Abbandando, American gangster (executed) (b. 1910)
  • Feb 23 Stefan Zweig, Austrian poet, essayist and dramatist (Beware of Pity), dies at 60
  • Feb 27 Karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52
  • Feb 27 Martha McChesney Berry, American educator who founded Berry School for Children, dies at 75