On This Day

Deaths in History in February 1990

  • Feb 7 Dom Heider Camara, nonviolent/human rights Bishop of Brazil, dies
  • Feb 7 Nathan Wartels, publisher (Crown), dies at 88 of pneumonia
  • Feb 7 Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (b. 1905)
  • Feb 8 George de Mestral, Swiss engineer (invented Velcro), dies at 83

Person of interestKeith Haring

Feb 16 Keith Haring, American graffiti artist (brilliant baby), dies of AIDS at 31

Artist & Social Activist Keith Haring
Artist & Social Activist
Keith Haring
  • Feb 17 Frans Kellendonk, Dutch writer (Good for Nothing), dies at 39
  • Feb 19 Michael Powell, English director (Life & Death of Col Blimp), dies at 84
  • Feb 23 Annelien Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch lawyer and politician (Liberal), dies at 53
  • Feb 23 James Gavin, US 82nd Airborne Division General (Sicily/Normandy), dies at 82
  • Feb 23 Jose Napoleon Duarte, president of Salvador (1984-89), dies at 62

Person of interestMalcolm Forbes

Feb 24 Malcolm Forbes, American publisher of Forbes Magazine, dies of a heart attack at 70

Publisher Malcolm Forbes
Malcolm Forbes
  • Feb 24 Sandro Pertini, 7th President of Italy (1978-85), dies at 93
  • Feb 26 Maurine Stuart, Zen teacher (head of Cambridge Buddhist Association), dies
  • Feb 27 Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (b. 1903)