February 2 Deaths in History - February 2 Birthdays - February 2 Events

2008 Earl Butz, dies in Washington, D.C., in his sleep, at 98
2008 Joshua Lederberg, dies in New York, of pneumonia, at 82
2004 Alan Bullock, British Historian
2002 Claude Brown, American Writer
1997 Chico Science Francisco Franca, musician, dies at 40
1997 Godfrey Baseley, British radio executive, dies at 92
1996 Gene Kelly, actor and dancer, 'An American in Paris', 'Singin' in the Rain', dies at 83
1996 Ray McIntire, chemical engineer, dies at 77
1996 Shamus Culhane, animator, dies at 87
1995 Alexis d'Anjou de Bourbon-Conde, French prince/Russian, dies at 47
1995 Andre Frossard, French publicist (Defense of Pope), dies at 80
1995 David Kindersley, alphabet Designer/Cutter, dies at 79
1995 Donald Pleasance, English actor (Halloween), dies at 75
1995 Fred Perry, English tennis star (Wimbledon 1934-36), dies at 85
1995 Phillip Borsos, Tasmanian/Canadian director (Mean Season), dies
1995 Robert L Haller, coon Dog Trainer, dies at 32
1994 John Wesley Funchess Littlejohn, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 62
1994 Stephen Barclay, actor (Pride of the Plains), dies at 75
1994 Willie Mae Ford Smith, gospel Singer/Songwriter, dies at 89
1994 Zilner T Randolph, jazz Trumpeter/ Arranger, dies at 95
1993 Francois Reichenbach, French director (L'Amerique Insolite), dies at 70
1992 Bert Parks, Jacobson, TV host (Miss America), dies at 77
1992 Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist, dies at 78
1992 Maurice J Hill, writer (Track of Thunder), dies of pneumonia at 89
1992 Maurice L Kusell, dies
1990 Joel Fluellen, actor (Man Friday, Burning Cross), dies at 79
1990 Aaron Copland, American Composer
1989 John Cassavetes, U.S. actor (Rosemary's Baby)/director, dies at 59
1988 Clive Epstein, brother of Brian Epstein, dies at 51
1988 G Mennen Williams, Supreme Court justice, dies at 76 in Detroit
1987 Alfred Lion, record founder (Blue Note), dies at 78
1987 Patrick "Spike" Hughes, British jazz musician (Cinderella), dies at 78
1987 Alistair Maclean, Scottish Novelist
1983 Roy Horb, Suriname sergeant/putschist, commits suicide
1983 Sam Chatman, elder statesman of the blues, dies
1982 Stringfellow Barr, U.S. educationalist (100 Great Books), dies at 85
1981 Donald W. Douglas, U.S. aircraft pioneer/builder, dies at 88
1981 Jan Donner, Dutch chairman of High Council, dies at 89
1981 Louise Lorraine, actress (Adventures of Tarzan), dies
1980 William H Stein, U.S. biochemist (Nobel 1972), dies at 68
1980 William Howard Stein, American Scientist
1979 Sid Vicious, John Simon Ritchie, bassist (Sex Pistols), OD's at 31
1978 Wendy Barrie, TV hostess (Wendy Barrie Show), dies at 65
1976 Harry Elliott, England cricket wicketkeeper (3 Tests 1927-34), dies
1976 Johan[nes A] Kaart, Dutch actor (My Fair Lady), dies at 78
1976 Maurice Jacobson, composer, dies at 80
1974 Jean Absil, Belgian composer (Benedictions), dies at 80
1973 Henry J Elias, Flemish historian/mayor of Gent, dies at 70
1972 Jessie Royce Landis, actress (North by Northwest), dies at 67
1972 Natalie Clifford Barney, American Author
1970 Bertrand Russell, philosopher, British MP, dies in Merioneth at 97
1970 Jaroslav Vogel, composer, dies at 76
1969 Boris Karloff, Pratt, British actor (Frankenstein), dies at 81
1969 Giovanni Martinelli, opera singer (New York Met), dies at 83
1965 Richard P Blackmur, U.S., critic/publisher (Good European), dies at 61
1965 Richard Wurz, composer, dies at 79
1963 Herman Bouber, Blom, actor and playwright (Bluejackets), dies at 77
1961 Adolf Vogl, composer, dies at 87
1961 Anna May Wong, actress (Thief of Baghdad), dies at about 56
1960 Jeno Huszka, composer, dies at 84
1957 Valery Larbaud, French author/novelist/writer (Amants), dies at 75
1957 Julia Morgan, American Architect
1956 Charley Grapewin, actor (Ellery Queen), dies at 86
1954 Theodor Rogalski, composer, dies at 52
1953 Gustav Strube, composer, dies at 85
1952 Charles De Roche, actor (10 Commandments), dies at 72
1952 Johann Babtist Thaller, composer, dies at 79
1945 Karl F Goerdeler, mayor (Leipzig)/"July 20th plot", hanged at 60
1941 Johannes Schlaf, writer, dies at 78
1934 Ernesto Nazareth, composer, dies at 70
1931 Theodor Batthynyi, Hungarian contra-revolutionary, dies at 71
1929 Albert Steinruck, German actor (Golem), dies at 56
1925 Antti Aarne, Finnish sociologist, dies at 57
1921 Luigi Mancinelli, composer, dies at 72
1919 Xavier Henry Napoleon Leroux, composer, dies at 55
1918 John L Sullivan, Massachusetts, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59
1909 Adolf Stoecker, German anti-semite/prime minister, dies at 73
1907 Dmitri I Mendelejev, Russian chemist (Periodic Table), dies at 72
1902 Emanuil Mandlov, composer, dies at 42
1882 Fabio Campana, composer, dies at 63
1881 Aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper), dies at 59
1864 Adelaide Anne Procter, English Poet
1852 Francois MP Liberman, French founder (Congr of H Heart), dies at 49
1828 Frederik Sigismund earl of Bylandt, Vice-Admiral, dies at 78
1827 Johann Nepomuk Kalcher, composer, dies at 62
1822 Jean-Baptiste Davaux, composer, dies at 79
1804 Caesar Rodney, U.S. judge signed Declaration of Independence, dies at 62
1793 William Aiton, English botanist (Kew Gardens), dies at 61
1789 Armand-Louis Couperin, French composer/organist (Notre Dame), dies at 63
1779 Georg Philipp Kress, composer, dies at 59
1769 Clement XIII, Carlo Rezzonico, Pope (1758-69), dies at 75
1750 Johann Graf, composer, dies at 65
1723 Antonio M Valsalva, Italian anatomist, dies at 66
1704 Guillaume F A de l'Hospital, French mathematician, dies at about 62
1685 Charles II, King of England/Scotland/Ireland (1660-85), dies at 54
1673 Kaspar Forster, composer, dies at 56
1660 Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (Isaac blesses Jacob), dies at 45
1660 Jean BG duke of Orleans, brother of French king Louis XIII, dies at 51
1597 Lucas van Valckenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 61
1594 Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, Italian composer, dies at 68
1563 Hans Neusiedler, Hungarian/German luitist/author, dies at approx 54
1540 George Schenck van Toutenburg, gov/viceroy of Frisia/Groningen
1491 Martin Schongauer, German painter, dies at 40
1435 Johanna II, lawless Queen of Naples (1414-35), dies at 61
1032 Rudolf III, last independent king of Bourgundy, dies

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