Deaths in History in February 1980

  • Feb 2 William H Stein, US biochemist (Nobel 1972), dies at 68
  • Feb 7 Secondo Campini, Italian jet engine pioneer, dies at 75
  • Feb 9 Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect, dies at 106
  • Feb 9 Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (b. 1900)
  • Feb 12 Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (b. 1913)
  • Feb 16 Erich Hückel, German physicist (b. 1895)
  • Feb 17 Graham Sutherland, English artist (official WWII war artist), dies at 76
  • Feb 20 Alice Longworth Roosevelt, youngest daughter of Theodore, dies at 96
  • Feb 22 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head), dies at 66
  • Feb 22 Oskar Kokoschka, Austria/British painter/graphic artist, dies at 93
  • Feb 23 Robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician, dies at 62
  • Feb 29 Yigol Alton, Israeli Foreign Minister, dies at 61
  • Feb 29 Gil Elvgren, American artist (b. 1914)