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February 16 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 16th:
February 16th - Deaths:
1247 – Heinrich Raspe - Landgrave of Thuringia (b. 1204)
1279 – King Afonso III of Portugal (b. 1210)
1391 – John V Palaeologus - Byzantine Emperor (b. 1332)
1531 – Johannes Stöffler - German mathematician & astronomer (b. 1452)
1560 – Jean du Bellay - French Catholic cardinal & diplomat
1710 – Esprit Fléchier - French writer & Bishop of Nîmes (b. 1632)
1721 – James Craggs the Younger - English politician (b. 1686)
1754 – Richard Mead - English physician (b. 1673)
1820 – Georg Carl von Döbeln - Swedish Lieutenant General & war hero (b. 1758)
1844 – Joseph Crosfield - English soap & alkali manufacturer (b. 1792)
1898 – Thomas Bracken - New Zealand poet (b. 1843)
1899 – Félix Faure - President of France (b. 1841)
1907 – Giosuè Carducci - Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1835)
1912 – St. Nikolai of Japan - Eastern Orthodox priest (b. 1836)
1917 – Octave Mirbeau - French writer (b. 1848)
1919 – Vera Kholodnaya - Russian film star (b. 1893)
1928 – Eddie Foy - American singer & dancer (b. 1856)
1932 – Ferdinand Buisson - French pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1841)
1932 – Sir Edgar Speyer - American-born British financier & philanthropist (b. 1862)
1967 – Antonio Moreno - Spanish-born actor (b. 1887)
1967 – Smiley Burnette - American actor, singer & songwriter (b. 1911)
1974 – John Garand - Canadian rifle engineer & manufacturer (b. 1888)
1975 – Morgan Taylor - American athlete (b. 1903)
1975 – Norman Treigle - American bass-baritone (b. 1927)
1977 – Carlos Pellicer - Mexican poet (b. 1897)
1978 – E. Roland Harriman - American financier (b. 1895)
1979 – Nematollah Nassiri - executed Iran general/head of SAVAK (b. 1911)
1980 – Erich Hückel - German physicist (b. 1895)
1984 – M.A.G. Osmani - Supreme Commander of Bangladesh Forces during the Bangladesh Liberation War (b. 1918)
1986 – Howard Da Silva - American actor (b. 1909)
1988 – Jean Carignan - French Canadian fiddler (b. 1916)
1990 – Keith Haring - American artist (b. 1958)
1991 – Enrique Bermúdez - Nicaraguan Contra leader (b. 1932)
1992 – Angela Carter - English writer (b. 1940)
1992 – Jânio Quadros - Brazilian politician (b. 1917)
1992 – Herman Wold - Swedish statistician (b. 1908)
1996 – Roger Bowen - American actor (b. 1932)
1996 – Edmund G. Brown - Governor of California (b. 1905)
1996 – Brownie McGhee - American singer (b. 1915)
1997 – Chien-Shiung Wu - Chinese-American physicist (b. 1912)
1999 – Michael Larson - Press Your Luck Big-winning contestant (b. 1949)
2000 – Marceline Day - American actress (b. 1908)
2000 – Karsten Solheim - Norwegian-born engineer & inventor (b. 1911)
2000 – Lila Kedrova - Russian-born actress (b. 1918)
2001 – Bob Buhl - baseball player (b. 1928)
2001 – Howard W. Koch - American film director (b. 1916)
2001 – William Masters - American gynecologist & sexologist (b. 1915)
2002 – Walter Winterbottom - England football manager (b. 1913)
2003 – Rusty Magee - American composer (b. 1955)
2003 – Eleanor "Sis" Daley - wife of Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley (b. 1907)
2004 – Shirley Strickland - Australian athlete (b. 1925)
2004 – Doris Troy - American singer (b. 1937)
2005 – Nicole DeHuff - American actress (pneumonia) (b. 1975)
2005 – Queen Narriman - second & last wife of King Farouk & mother of their only child King Fuad II (b. 1933)
2006 – Johnny Grunge - American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
2006 – Ernie Stautner - German-born American football player (b. 1925)
2009 – Stephen Cardinal Kim Sou-hwan - Korean Cardinal, Protopriest of the Holy Roman Church (b. 1921)
2010 – Wan Chi Keung - Hong Kong soccer player & actor. (b. 1956)


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