Deaths in History in February 1981

Person of interestDonald Wills Douglas

Feb 1 Donald Wills Douglas, American aircraft industrialist (McConnell Douglas) and aviation pioneer (Douglas DC-3), dies at 88

Aviation Pioneer Donald Wills Douglas
Aviation Pioneer
Donald Wills Douglas
  • Feb 2 Jan Donner, Dutch chairman of High Council, dies at 89
  • Feb 5 Kuda Bux, Indian mystic (I'd Like to See), dies at 75
  • Feb 5 Ella Grasso, Governor of Connecticut (b. 1919)
  • Feb 6 Frederica of Hanover, Queen Consort of Greece, dies at 63
  • Feb 18 John Knudsen Northrop, American aircraft designer (Northrop Air), dies at 85
  • Feb 26 FC Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], lawyer/writer (Turkish War), dies at 79
  • Feb 26 Munabi, assistant to Uganda president Obote, murdered
  • Feb 26 Robert Aickman, English writer and conservationist (co-founding the Inland Waterways Association), dies at 66
  • Feb 27 Jacob H Gilbert, American politician (US Representative 1960-1971), dies at 60