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February 1 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 1st:
February 1st - Deaths:
1248 – Henry II - Duke of Brabant (b. 1207)
1328 – King Charles IV of France (b. 1294)
1542 – Girolamo Aleandro - Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1480)
1563 – Menas - Emperor of Ethiopia (died of fever) (b. 1559)
1590 – Lawrence Humphrey - English clergyman & educator
1691 – Pope Alexander VIII (b. 1610)
1718 – Charles Talbot - 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (b. 1660)
1733 – King Augustus II of Poland (b. 1670)
1734 – John Floyer - English physician & writer (b. 1649)
1743 – Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni - Italian composer (b. 1657)
1761 – Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix - French historian (b. 1682)
1768 – Sir Robert Rich - 4th Baronet - British cavalry officer (b. 1685)
1793 – William Wildman Shute Barrington - British statesman (b. 1717)
1832 – Archibald Murphey - North Carolina politician (b. 1777)
1850 – Edward Baker Lincoln - son of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (b. 1846)
1851 – Mary Shelley - English author (b. 1797)
1893 – George Henry Sanderson - Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1824)
1897 – Constantin von Ettingshausen - Austrian geologist (b. 1826)
1903 – George Gabriel Stokes - Irish physicist (b. 1819)
1908 – King Carlos I of Portugal (b. 1863)
1922 – William Desmond Taylor - American silent film actor & director; his murder remains unsolved. (b. 1872)
1928 – Hughie Jennings - American baseball player & manager (b. 1869)
1936 – Georgios Kondylis - general of the Greek army & Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1878)
1940 – Philip Francis Nowlan - science fiction writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888)
1944 – Piet Mondriaan - Dutch painter (b. 1872)
1945 – Prince Kiril of Bulgaria - prince of Bulgaria (b. 1895)
1957 – Friedrich Paulus - German general (b. 1890)
1958 – Clinton Davisson - American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1888)
1959 – Madame Sul-Te-Wan - American actress (b. 1873)
1963 – Fleetwood Lindley - the last living person to see Abraham Lincoln's face (b. 1888)
1966 – Hedda Hopper - American film actress & gossip columnist (b. 1885)
1966 – Buster Keaton - American actor (b. 1895)
1970 – Alfréd Rényi - Hungarian mathematician (b. 1921)
1976 – Werner Heisenberg - German physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1901)
1976 – George Whipple - American scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1878)
1980 – Gastone Nencini - Italian cyclist (b. 1930)
1981 – Donald Wills Douglas - Sr., American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1892)
1981 – Geirr Tveitt - Norwegian composer (b. 1908)
1986 – Alva Myrdal - Swedish politician, diplomat, & writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1902)
1986 – Gino Hernandez - American wrestler (b. 1957)
1987 – Alessandro Blasetti - Italian film director (b. 1900)
1988 – Heather O'Rourke - American actress (b. 1975)
1989 – Elaine de Kooning - American artist (b. 1918)
1991 – Carol Dempster - American actress (b. 1901)
1991 – Phil Watson - Canadian ice hockey player & coach (b. 1914)
1997 – Herb Caen - American newspaper columnist (b. 1916)
1999 – Paul Mellon - American philanthropist (b. 1907)
2001 – André D'Allemagne - Quebec teacher, political observer & essayist (b. 1929)
2002 – Hildegard Knef - German actress, singer, & writer (b. 1925)
2003 – Crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster):
  • Michael P. Anderson (b. 1959)
  • David Brown (b. 1956)
  • Kalpana Chawla (b. 1961)
  • Laurel Clark (b. 1961)
  • Rick D. Husband (b. 1957)
  • Willie McCool (b. 1961)
  • Ilan Ramon (b. 1954)
2003 – Mongo Santamaria - Cuban percussionist & band leader (b. 1922)
2004 – May O'Donnell - American modern dancer & choreographer (b. 1909)
2005 – John Vernon - Canadian actor (b. 1932)
2006 – Dick Bass - American football player (b. 1937)
2006 – Bryce Harland - New Zealand diplomat (b. 1931)
2007 – Gian Carlo Menotti - Italian-born composer (b. 1911)
2007 – Seri Wangnaitham - Thai dance choreographer (b. 1937)
2007 – Whitney Balliett - American jazz critic (b. 1926)
2007 – Ray Berres - American baseball player (b. 1907)
2007 – Ahmad Abu Laban - Danish Muslim leader (b. 1946)
2008 – Beto Carrero - Brazilian theme park owner & entertainer (b. 1937)


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