Deaths in History in February 1957

  • Feb 1 Friedrich Paulus, German field marshal who commanded the 6th Army at Stalingrad, dies at 66
  • Feb 2 Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (b. 1890)
  • Feb 4 Miguel Covarrubias, Mexican illustrator, dies
  • Feb 5 Joseph Ben Hardaway, American storyboard artist, director, and creator of Bugs Bunny, dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Feb 5 Sami Ibrahim Haddad, Lebanese surgeon (b. 1890)
  • Feb 8 John von Neumann, mathematician and astronomer (Bocher Award 1938), dies at 53
  • Feb 9 Miklos Horthy von Nagybanya, Hung admiral/regent (1920-44), dies at 88
  • Feb 10 Laura Ingalls Wilder, American author (Little House on Praries), dies at 90
  • Feb 12 Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Martha og Maria), dies at 82
  • Feb 12 Eric Alfred Knudsen, American folklorist (b. 1872)
  • Feb 16 Leslie Hore-Belisha, [Lord Halifax], British min of Transport, dies at 63
  • Feb 18 Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan freedom fighter, dies by execution at 36

Person of interestJoseph Gilbert Hamilton

Feb 18 Joseph G. Hamilton, American Physician who was a pioneer of using radioactive isotopes in disease treatment and diagnosis, dies of radiation induced leukemia at 49

  • Feb 18 Henry Norris Russell, American astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram), dies at 79
  • Feb 23 John Friend Mahoney, American physician who pioneered the treatment of syphilis with penicillin, dies at 67
  • Feb 25 Mark Aldanov, Russian-French writer and critic (Novy Zhurnal), dies at 70

Person of interestBugs Moran

Feb 25 Bugs Moran, American gangster, dies of lung cancer in prison at 65

Gangster Bugs Moran
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Bugs Moran