Deaths in History in February 1986

  • Feb 1 Alva Myrdal, Swedish Nobel peace prize winner (1982), dies at 84
  • Feb 6 Frederick Coutts, Scottish 8th Salvation Army General, dies at 86
  • Feb 6 Minoru Yamasaki, American architect (b. 1912)
  • Feb 7 Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegalese historian (b. 1923)
  • Feb 11 Frank [Patrick] Herbert, American sci-fi author (Dune), dies at 65
  • Feb 11 Evelio Javier, Filipino politician, lawyer, and civil servant (b. 1942)
  • Feb 17 Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (Kingdom Happiness), dies at 90
  • Feb 19 James O Eastland, (Sen-D-Miss), dies at 81
  • Feb 20 Jacobus G Rietkerk, Dutch foreign minister (VVD), dies at 58
  • Feb 21 Shigechiyo Izumi, Japanese sugarcane farmer, once thought to be the world's oldest man ever but now disputed (b. 1865)
  • Feb 21 Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer (b. 1895)

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Feb 24 Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician and "Father of Medicare", dies of cancer at 81

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  • Feb 28 Sven Olof Palme, Swedish PM (1969-76, 82-86), assassinated at 59
  • Feb 28 Laura Z. Hobson, American novelist (b. 1900)