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February 14 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 14th:
February 14th - Deaths:
270 – St. Valentine marking Valentines Day
869 – Saint Cyril - Greek monk, scholar, theologian & linguist (b. 827)
1317 – Marguerite of France - queen of Edward I of England (b. 1282)
1400 – King Richard II of England (murdered) (b. 1367)
1405 – Timur - Mongol conqueror (b. 1336)
1571 – Odet de Coligny - French cardinal & Protestant (b. 1517)
1676 – Abraham Bosse - French engraver & artist
1714 – Maria Luisa of Savoy - Queen Consort of Spain (b. 1688)
1737 – Charles Talbot - 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1685)
1744 – John Hadley - inventor (b. 1682)
1779 – James Cook - British naval captain & explorer (b. 1728)
1780 – William Blackstone - English jurist (b. 1723)
1808 – John Dickinson - American lawyer & Governor of Delaware & Pennsylvania (b. 1732)
1831 – Vicente Guerrero - Mexican revolutionary hero (b. 1782)
1831 – Henry Maudslay - English inventor (b. 1771)
1870 – St. John Richardson Liddell - American Civil War Confederate General (b. 1815)
1881 – Fernando Wood - New York City mayor (b. 1812)
1885 – Jules Vallès - French writer (b. 1832)
1891 – William Tecumseh Sherman - Civil War General (b. 1820)
1894 – Eugène Charles Catalan - Belgian mathematician (b. 1814)
1922 – Heikki Ritavuori - Finnish politician (assassinated) (b. 1880)
1929 – Tom Burke - American runner (b. 1875)
1942 – Adnan Bin Saidi - Officer of the Malay Regiment killed in the defense of Singapore (b. 1915)
1943 – Dora Gerson - German actress, cabaret singer, & Holocaust victim (b. 1899)
1943 – David Hilbert - German mathematician (b. 1862)
1948 – Mordecai Brown - American baseball player (b. 1876)
1949 – Yusuf Salman Yusuf - Iraqi-Assyrian communist leader (b. 1901)
1950 – Karl Guthe Jansky - American Discoverer of cosmic radio waves (b. 1905)
1952 – Maurice De Waele - Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
1958 – Abdul Rab Nishtar - veteran leader of Pakistan Movement, (b. 1899)
1959 – Baby Dodds - American jazz drummer (b. 1898)
1967 – Sig Ruman - German-American actor (b. 1884)
1969 – Vito Genovese - American gangster (b. 1897)
1970 – Herbert Strudwick - English cricketer (b. 1880).
1974 – Stewie Dempster - New Zealand cricketer (b. 1903)
1975 – Julian Huxley - British biologist (b. 1887)
1975 – P. G. Wodehouse - English writer (b. 1881)
1978 – Paul Governali - American football player (b. 1921)
1979 – Adolph Dubs - American diplomat (b. 1920)
1980 – Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah - Assamese composer & actor (b. 1926)
1983 – Lina Radke - German athlete (b. 1903)
1986 – Edmund Rubbra - English Composer (b. 1901)
1987 – Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky - Russian composer (b. 1904)
1987 – Karolos Koun - Greek theater director (b. 1908)
1988 – Frederick Loewe - Austrian-American composer (b. 1901)
1989 – James Bond - American ornithologist (b. 1900)
1990 – Tony Holiday - German singer (b. 1951)
1994 – Andrei Chikatilo - Russian serial killer (executed) (b. 1936)
1994 – Christopher Lasch - American historian & social critic (b. 1932)
1994 – Rodney Orr American racing driver (b. 1962)
1995 – U Nu - Burmese politician (b. 1907)
1995 – Michael V. Gazzo - American actor (b. 1923)
1996 – Bob Paisley - English football manager (b. 1919)
1999 – John Ehrlichman - American presidential advisor (b. 1925)
1999 – Buddy Knox - American singer & songwriter (b. 1933)
2002 – Nándor Hidegkuti - Hungarian footballer (b. 1922)
2003 – Dolly - first cloned mammal (b. 1996)
2003 – Johnny Longden - English jockey (b. 1907)
2004 – Marco Pantani - Italian cyclist (b. 1970)
2005 – Tatiana Gritsi-Milliex - Greek novelist & journalist (b. 1920)
2005 – Najai Turpin - American boxer (b. 1981)
2006 – Shoshana Damari - Israeli singer & actress (b. 1923)
2006 – Lynden David Hall - British singer (b. 1974)
2006 – Darry Cowl - French musician & actor (b. 1925)
2007 – Gareth Morris - British flautist (b. 1920)
2007 – Ryan Larkin - Canadian animated filmmaker (b. 1943)
2009 – Sir Bernard Ashley - Welsh businessman (b. 1926)
2010 – Doug Fieger - American musician The Knack (b. 1952)
2010 – Dick Francis - British jockey-turned-novelist (b. 1920)


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