Deaths in History in February 1959

  • Feb 7 Daniel Fran├žois Malan, Prime Minister of South Africa (1948-54) who began the implementation of apartheid, dies at 84
  • Feb 8 William J "Wild Bill" Donovan, Office Strategic Services, dies at 76
  • Feb 15 Owen W Richardson, English physicist (Nobel 1928), dies at 69
  • Feb 28 Maxwell Anderson, US dramatist (Key Largo, Bath Seed), dies at 70