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February 3 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 3rd:
February 3rd - Deaths:
619 – Laurence of Canterbury - 2nd Archbishop of Canterbury
699 – Saint Werburgh
1014 – King Sweyn I of Denmark
1116 – King Coloman of Hungary (b. 1070)
1399 – John of Gaunt - 1st Duke of Lancaster (b. 1340)
1428 – Ashikaga Yoshimochi - Japanese shogun (b. 1386)
1451 – Murad II - Ottoman Sultan (b. 1404)
1468 – Johannes Gutenberg - German publisher
1566 – George Cassander - Flemish theologian (b. 1513)
1619 – Henry Brooke - 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator (b. 1564)
1737 – Tommaso Ceva - Italian Mathematician (b. 1648)
1802 – Pedro Rodríguez - Conde de Campomanes, Spanish statesman (b. 1723)
1832 – George Crabbe - English naturalist (b. 1754)
1862 – Jean-Baptiste Biot - French physicist (b. 1774)
1866 – François-Xavier Garneau - French Canadian poet & historian (b. 1809)
1873 – Isaac Baker Brown - English gynaecologist & surgeon (b. 1811)
1874 – Lunalilo - Hawaiian monarch (b. 1835)
1889 – Belle Starr - American outlaw (b. 1848)
1922 – John Butler Yeats - Northern Irish artist (b. 1839)
1924 – Woodrow Wilson - 28th President of the United States, Nobel laureate (b. 1856)
1929 – Agner Krarup Erlang - Danish scientist (b. 1878)
1935 – Hugo Junkers - German engineer (b. 1859)
1936 – Sophie of Schönburg-Waldenburg - consort of William of Wied, Prince of Albania (b. 1885)
1937 – Marija Leiko - Latvian film actress (b. 1887)
1945 – Roland Freisler - Nazi leader (b. 1893)
1947 – Marc Mitscher - American Navy Admiral (b. 1887)
1952 – Harold L. Ickes - American administrator & politician (b. 1874)
1956 – Émile Borel - French mathematician (b. 1871)
1956 – Johnny Claes - Belgian racing driver (b. 1916)
1959 – The Day the Music Died
  • Buddy Holly - American singer (b. 1936)
  • Roger Peterson - pilot (b. 1937)
  • Ritchie Valens - American singer (b. 1941)
  • J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson - American singer (b. 1930)
1960 – Fred Buscaglione - Italian singer & actor (b. 1921)
1961 – Viscount Dunrossil - Australian governor-general (b. 1893)
1964 – Sir Albert Richardson - English architect (b. 1880)
1967 – Joe Meek - English record producer (b. 1929)
1969 – Eduardo Mondlane Mozambican independence founder (b. 1920)
1975 – William D. Coolidge - American physicist & inventor (b. 1873)
1975 – Umm Kulthum - Egyptian singer (b. 1904)
1985 – Frank Oppenheimer - American physicist (b. 1912)
1989 – John Cassavetes - American actor (b. 1929)
1989 – Lionel Newman - American movie music orchestra leader, composer & arranger (b. 1916)
1991 – Harry Ackerman - American TV executive producer (b. 1912)
1991 – Nancy Kulp - American actress (b. 1921)
1998 – Fat Pat - American rapper (Screwed Up Click) (b. 1970)
2003 – Lana Clarkson - American actress & model (b. 1962)
2009 – Sheng-yen - Buddhist monk & founder of Dharma Drum Mountain. (b. 1930)


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