Deaths in History in February 1961

  • Feb 3 Viscount Dunrossil, Gov-Gen of Australia (1959-61), dies at 67
  • Feb 4 Piet[er] L Kramer, influential Dutch architect (Amsterdam School), dies at 79
  • Feb 5 Anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73
  • Feb 9 Grigory Levenfish, Russian International chess grandmaster, dies at 70
  • Feb 11 Patrice Lumumba, Congolese revolutionary, 1st prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, assassinated by the Belgian government at 34
  • Feb 20 Otto E Huiswoud, [Frank Billings], editor (Negro Worker), dies at 67
  • Feb 21 Blaise Cendrars [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Swiss poet, dies at 73
  • Feb 21 Frederick McKinley Jones, American inventor (developments in refrigeration), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • Feb 22 George de Cuevas, Chilean-born ballet impresario and choreographer (Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas), dies at 75 or 76
  • Feb 26 Karl Albiker, German sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83
  • Feb 26 Mohammed V, ibn Yusuf, sultan/King of Morocco, dies at 51