Deaths in History in February 2002

  • Feb 2 Claude Brown, American writer (b. 1937)
  • Feb 6 Max Perutz, Austrian molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1914)
  • Feb 8 Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (b. 1930)
  • Feb 8 Ong Teng Cheong, President of Singapore (b. 1936)
  • Feb 9 Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom (b. 1930)
  • Feb 10 Traudl Junge, German secretary to Adolf Hitler, dies at 81
  • Feb 15 Howard K. Smith, American journalist (b. 1914)
  • Feb 19 Sylvia Rivera, American gay liberation and transgender activist and drag queen, dies of liver cancer at 50
  • Feb 21 Harold Furth, Austrian-American physicist, dies at 72
  • Feb 21 A. L. [Audrey] Barker, English writer, dies at 83
  • Feb 22 Charles "Chuck" Jones, American animator and cartoonist best known for his work with Warner Bros. (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Porky Pig), dies of congestive heart failure at 89
  • Feb 22 Jonas Savimbi, Angolan rebel leader (b. 1934)
  • Feb 22 Roden Cutler, Australian diplomat and war hero (b. 1916)
  • Feb 22 Daniel Pearl, American journalist (b. 1963)