Deaths in History in February 1966

  • Feb 1 Buster Keaton, [Joseph Francis], US comic (General), dies at 69
  • Feb 1 Hedda Hopper, [Elda Furry], US gossip columnist, dies at 75
  • Feb 1 Nicholas Piantanida, sets balloon flight record & dies in descent
  • Feb 4 Gilbert H Grosvenor, president National Geographic Society, dies at 90
  • Feb 10 Billy Rose [William Samuel Rosenberg], American theatrical producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66
  • Feb 13 Elio Vittorini, writer, dies
  • Feb 15 Camillo Torres, Colombian priest/guerrilla fighter, dies
  • Feb 15 Gerard CioĊ‚ek, Polish architect (b. 1909)
  • Feb 16 Hendrik W Tilanus, artillery officer/leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81
  • Feb 17 Hans Hofmann, German/US painter (Search for the Real), dies at 85
  • Feb 18 Anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94
  • Feb 18 Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 31

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 20 Chester Nimitz, American admiral who commanded the US Pacific fleet in World War II, dies at 80

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz
  • Feb 21 Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician, dies at 70
  • Feb 22 Paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist/folklorist, dies at 74
  • Feb 26 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian freedom fighter and writer (b. 1883)
  • Feb 28 Charles A Bassett II, astronaut, dies at 34, in a crash of T-38 jet
  • Feb 28 Elliot McKay See Jr, astronaut, dies at 38 in T-38 jet crash