Famous Deaths on 27th February

Deaths 1 - 108 of 108

1167 - Robert of Melun, English philosopher/bishop of Hereford, dies
1656 - Johan van Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer/writer/interpreter, dies
1659 - Henry Dunster, first President of Harvard College (b. 1609)
1699 - Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, English politician (b. c. 1625)
1706 - John Evelyn, diarist, dies
1720 - Samuel Parris, English-born Puritan minister (b. 1653)
1731 - Angelo Predieri, composer, dies at 76
1733 - Johann Adam Birkenstock, composer, dies at 46
1735 - John Arbuthnot, physician/mathematician, dies
1779 - Jan Nepveu, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1769-79), dies at 59
1797 - Benvenuto Robbio San Rafaele, composer, dies at 61
1805 - Stefan Paluselli, composer, dies at 57
1844 - Nicholas Biddle, US lawyer/diplomat/statesman/financier, dies at 85
1852 - Joseph Drechsler, composer, dies at 69
1862 - Gabriele dell' Addolorata, patron of Ital Catholic youth, dies at 23
1881 - George Colley, British governor of Natal/general, dies in battle at 46
1887 - Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin, Russian composer, dies at 53
Luggage Maker Louis VuittonLuggage Maker Louis Vuitton (1892) 1892 - Louis Vuitton, French luggage maker (b. 1821)
1906 - Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer and pioneer aviator, dies at 71
1913 - Adam Sedgwick, English zoologist (Peripatus), dies at 58
1920 - Alexandru D Xenopol, Romanian historian, dies at 72
1921 - Schofield Haigh, cricketer (Eng all-rounder 11 Tests 1898-1912), dies
1923 - Charles Francis Abdy Williams, composer, dies at 67
1929 - Manuel Manrique de Lara y Berry, composer, dies at 65
1932 - William Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher (b. 1843)
1936 - Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist (reflexes, Nobel 1904), dies at 86
1936 - Joshua W. Alexander, U.S. Secretary of Commerce under Woodrow Wilson (b. 1852)
Physiologist Ivan PavlovPhysiologist Ivan Pavlov (1936) 1939 - Nadezjda K Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin, dies at 70
1940 - Peter Behrens, German architect, dies
1941 - William D. Byron, U.S. Congressman (b. 1895)
1942 - Karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52
1943 - Kostis Palamas, Greek poet, twice nominated for the Nobel prize (b. 1859)
1945 - HJ Lochtman, Dutch chaplain/resistance fighter, dies in Bergen-Belsen
1947 - Mackinnon of Mackinnon, cricketer (Tests Eng v Aust 1879), dies at 89
1950 - Ivan Goll, writer, dies at 58
1951 - Henry Louis Smith, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph, dies at 91
1952 - Theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator 1926, dies at 74
1955 - Tom Howard, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 66
1956 - Frank Dailey, orchestra leader (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 54
1956 - Gunther Ramin, German organist/composer/choir conductor, dies at 57
1958 - Harry Cohn, CEO (Columbia Pictures), dies of a heart attack
1960 - Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer/manufacturer, dies at 58
1961 - Platt Adams, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1912), dies
1962 - Willie Best, actor (Charlie-My Little Margie), dies at 45
1964 - Orry-Kelly, Australian costume designer (b. 1897)
1966 - Minerva Urecal, actress (Apache Rose, Ghost Crazy), dies at 81
1968 - Johannes Tralow, writer, dies at 85
1968 - Ludvik Podest, composer, dies at 46
1968 - Frankie Lymon, American rock and roll/rhythm and blues singer (The Teenagers), dies at 25 of a heroin overdose
1969 - John Boles, actor (Stella Dallas, Curly Top), dies at 73
1969 - Marius Barbeau, French Canadian folklorist (b. 1883)
1970 - Robert Bruce Lockhart, diplomat/writer, dies
1970 - Marie Dionne, one of the French Canadian Dionne quintuplets (b. 1934)
1972 - Pat Brady, American actor and singer (b. 1914)
1973 - Lucijan Marija Skerjanc, Yugoslav composer/conductor, dies at 72
1974 - Pat Brady, Toledo Ohio, actor (Roy Rodgers Show), dies at 59
1975 - Neville Cardus, writer/cricketer, dies
1977 - Allison Hayes, actress (Attack of 50 Foot Woman), dies at 47
1977 - John Dickson Carr, American author (b. 1905)
1978 - Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer, dies at 65
1980 - George Tobias, actor (Abner Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 78
1981 - Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (b. 1920)
1982 - Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer, dies at 39
1985 - David Huffman, actor (FIST, Jane Doe, Firefox, Onion Field), dies
1985 - Henry Cabot Lodge, (Sen-R)/diplomat, dies at 82
1985 - Pat J O'Malley, actor (My Favorite Martian, Maude), dies at 83
Ice Hockey Goaltender Jacques PlanteIce Hockey Goaltender Jacques Plante (1986) 1986 - Jacques Plante, Canadian ice hockey goalie, dies of stomach cancer at 57
1987 - Joan Greenwood, English actress (Gentle Sex, Bad Sister), dies at 65
1989 - Conrad Lorenz, Austria zoologist (Nobel 1973), dies
1989 - Joe Silver, actor (Rage, Rapid, Deathtrap, Shivers), dies at 66
1989 - Konrad Lorenz, Austria zoologist (Nobel 1973), dies at 85
1989 - Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer (b. 1897)
1990 - Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (b. 1903)
1991 - H J of Royen, manager Dutch (Concertgebouw Orch), dies at 52
1991 - Robert-Jan Akkerman, Dutch diplomat (to Tunis), murdered
1992 - Marinus Ruppert, Dutch trade union leader (CNV), dies at 80
1992 - S I Hayakawa, (Sen-California, 1977-83), dies at 85
1993 - Jose Duval, actor (Juan Valdez), dies at 72
1993 - Lillian Gish, US actress (Birth of a Nation), dies at 96
1994 - Harold Acton, English/Italian historian/art collector, dies at 84
1994 - Karl I Pelgrom, Dutch sculptor, dies at 66
1994 - Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer, dies at 92
1994 - Leopold "Hans" Kohr, Austria social philosopher/economist, dies at 84
1995 - Bernard Cornfield, financier, dies at 67
1995 - Philip Sherrington, opus Dei Priest, dies at 51
1996 - Francois Chaumette, actor (They Never Slept, Christine), dies at 72
1996 - George Ian Murray, 10th Duke of Atholl, dies at 64
1996 - Pat Smythe, show jumper, dies at 67
1996 - Sylvia Williams, museum director/curator, dies at 60
1998 - J. T. Walsh, American actor (b. 1943)
Comedian and author Spike MilliganComedian and author Spike Milligan (2002) 2002 - Spike Milligan, Irish comedian (b. 1918)
2003 - John Lanchbery, English composer (b. 1923)
2003 - Fred Rogers, host of TV's "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" dies at age 74
2004 - Paul Sweezy, American economist and editor (b. 1910)
2004 - Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historians (b. 1928)
2006 - Otis Chandler, American newspaper publisher (b. 1927)
2006 - Robert Lee Scott, Jr., U.S. General, Flying Tiger, and author (b. 1908)
2006 - Linda Smith, British comedian (b. 1958)
2007 - Bobby Rosengarden, American jazz drummer (b. 1924)
2007 - Bernd von Freytag-Loringhoven, German soldier (b. 1914)
2008 - Myron Cope, American sports broadcaster (b. 1929)
2008 - William F. Buckley, Jr., American conservative author and commentator (b. 1925)
TV Host Fred RogersTV Host Fred Rogers (2003) 2008 - Boyd Coddington, American automobile designer (b. 1944)
2011 - Frank Buckles, last surviving American World War I veteran (b. 1901)
2011 - Duke Snider, American professional baseball player (b. 1926)
2012 - Tina Strobos, Dutch physician and resistor to Nazi occupation, dies from cancer at 91
2013 - Stephane Hessel, German-born French diplomat, dies at 95
2013 - Van Cliburn, American pianist, dies at 78

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