February 16 Deaths in History - February 16 Birthdays - February 16 Events

2007 Gene Snyder, Representative-R-Kentucky, 1963 - 1965 and 1967 - 1987
2002 John W. Gardner, American Educator
2001 Howard Koch, producer, The Manchurian Candidate, dies at 84
1998 Martha Gellhorn, war reporter (Reuthers), dies at 89
1996 Brownie McGhee, blues guitarist, dies at 81
1996 Charles McCorquodale, art historian, dies at 47
1996 Pat Brown, politician, Democratic party, 32nd Governor of California, in Beverly Hills, California, at age 90
1996 Kenneth Robinson, politician/businessman, dies at 84
1996 MacLean Stevenson, actor (M*A*S*H), dies of heart attack at 66
1996 Roger Bowen, actor (M*A*S*H, Main Event, What about Bob), dies at 62
1996 Susan Bosence, textile designer, dies at 82
1996 Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, blues singer and guitarist, dies at 80
1995 John Everett Allen, U.S. businessman, dies at 91
1995 Martin Soames, traveller, dies at 91
1993 Donald Phelps, dies of AIDS at 61
1993 Richard Salant, news president (CBS-60 Minutes), dies at 78
1992 Abbas Musawi, leader of Hezbollah, assassinated
1992 Angela Carter, British novelist (Magic Toyshop), dies of cancer at 51
1992 George Mann MacBeth, Scottish journalist/poet (A War Quartet), dies
1992 Janio Quadros, president of Brazil (1961), dies
1992 Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge Amster (squaters), dies at 78
1991 Enrique B Varela, commandant Nicaragua contra's, dies
1990 Keith Haring, artist/cartoonist (brilliant baby), dies of AIDs at 31
1987 Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky, composer, dies at 82
1986 Howard Da Silva, born in Cleveland, Ohio, actor (Ben Franklin-1776), dies at 76
1985 Larry Ward, actor (Frank Ragan-Dakotas), dies at 69
1984 Ken Williams, TV announcer (Video Village), dies at 69
1981 Howard Hanson, composer, dies at 84
1979 Louise Allbritton, actress (Celia-Stage Door), dies at 58
1979 Nematullah Nassiri, Iran general/head of Savak, executed
1968 Healey Willan, composer, dies at 87
1967 Smiley Burnette, cowboy (Charlie-Petticoat Junction), dies at 55
1966 Hendrik W. Tilanus, artillery officer/leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81
1963 Laszlo Lajtha, composer, dies at 70
1957 Leslie Hore-Belisha, Lord Halifax, British Minister of Transport, dies at 63
1952 Knut [Pedersen] Hamsun, Norwegian writer (Wanders, Nobel 1920), dies
1951 Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State), dies at 65
1945 Rudolf Varnlund, Swedish playwright (Upproret), dies at 45
1944 Edmund von Borck, composer, dies at 37
1939 Jura Soyfer, writer, dies at 26
1938 Otto zur Linde, German author (Lieder of the Leids), dies at 64
1936 Tommy Ward, South African cricket wicket keeper (23 Tests), electrocuted
1934 Eduard Bagritsky, Dzjubin, Russian poet/journalist, dies at 38
1931 Dirk Schafer, Dutch pianist/composer (Klavier), dies at 57
1928 Eddie Foy, American Actor
1916 Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, Dutch feminist, dies at 79
1916 [Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Ot and Sien), dies at 57
1915 Emil Waldteufel, Charles Levy, French composer (Estudiantina), dies
1912 Edgar Evans, British explorer of Antarctica, dies
1910 Albert Heinrich Zabel, composer, dies at 75
1907 Giosue Carducci, poet (Nobel 1906), dies
1900 George Labram, U.S. mine engineer in South Africa, dies in battle
1899 Francois Felix Faure, president of France (1895-99), dies at 57
1898 Thomas Bracken, Irish Poet
1892 Henry Walter Bates, naturalist/explorer (South America), dies
1864 Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer, dies at 58
1862 William Pennington, American Lawyer
1858 Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian, dies at 86
1857 Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, French engraver, dies at 77
1857 Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic explorer (Kane Basin), dies at 37
1851 Anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician, dies at 95
1834 Lionel Lukin, life boat pioneer, dies
1829 Francois-Joseph Gossec, Belgian/French composer (Messe of Morts), dies at 95
1825 George Gerson, composer, dies at 34
1823 Johann Gottfried Schict, composer, dies at 69
1823 Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, painter, studied in Italy and painted for wealthy Parisians in Paris, influenced by Romanticism and Neoclassicism dies
1803 Jan V clav Stich, Bohemian composer, dies at 56
1799 Charles Theoby, ruler (Palts and Bayern), dies at 74
1791 Richard earl d'Alton, Austria general of S Netherlands, commits suicide at 58
1779 William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies
1754 Richard Mead, physician, dies
1653 Johannes Schultz, composer, dies at 70
1538 Everhard/Erardus van de Mark, prince-bishop of Liege, dies at 65
1391 Johannes V Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantium (1341-91), dies
1279 Afonso III, King of Portugal (1248-79), dies
1247 Hendrik Raspe, Papenking, count of Thuringen, dies
923 Abu Dja'far Mohammed Djarir al-Tabari, islamic historian, dies at 83
309 Pamphilus van Caesarea, Palestinian scholar/martyr, beheaded

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