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1st of February 1327 EVENT Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.
1st of February 1411 EVENT The First Peace of Thorn is signed in Thorn, Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights (Prussia).
1st of February 1587 EVENT The Roanoke Colony on Roanoke Island is established by the landing of Sir Walter Raleigh. This Colony would become known as the "Lost Colony"
1st of February 1662 EVENT The Chinese general Koxinga seizes the island of Taiwan after a nine-month siege.
1st of February 1709 EVENT Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being shipwrecked on a desert island, inspiring the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
1st of February 1713 EVENT The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman sultan's order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.
1st of February 1790 EVENT In New York City, the Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time.
1st of February 1793 EVENT French Revolutionary Wars: France declares war on the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
1st of February 1796 EVENT The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.
1st of February 1814 EVENT Mayon Volcano, in the Philippines, erupts, killing around 1,200 people, the most devastating eruption of the volcano.
1st of February 1835 EVENT Slavery is abolished in Mauritius.
1st of February 1861 EVENT American Civil War: Texas secedes from the United States.
1st of February 1865 EVENT President Abraham Lincoln signs the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
1st of February 1884 EVENT The first volume (A to Ant) of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
1st of February 1893 EVENT Thomas A. Edison finishes construction of the first motion picture studio, the Black Maria in West Orange, New Jersey.
1st of February 1897 EVENT Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.
1st of February 1908 EVENT King Carlos I of Portugal and his son, Prince Luis Filipe are killed in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon.
1st of February 1918 EVENT Russia adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
1st of February 1920 EVENT The Royal Canadian Mounted Police begins operations.
1st of February 1924 EVENT The United Kingdom recognizes the USSR.
1st of February 1942 EVENT World War II: Josef Terboven, Reichskommissar of German-occupied Norway, appoints Vidkun Quisling the Minister President of the National Government.
1st of February 1942 EVENT Voice of America, the official external radio and television service of the United States federal government, begins broadcasting with programs aimed at areas controlled by the Axis powers.
1st of February 1942 EVENT World War II: U.S. Navy conducts Marshalls-Gilberts raids, the first offensive action by the United States against Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater.
1st of February 1946 EVENT Trygve Lie of Norway is picked to be the first United Nations Secretary General.
1st of February 1957 EVENT Felix Wankel's first working prototype DKM 54 of the Wankel engine runs at the NSU research and development department Versuchsabteilung TX in Germany
1st of February 1958 EVENT Egypt and Syria merge to form the United Arab Republic, which lasted until 1961.
1st of February 1960 EVENT Four black students stage the first of the Greensboro sit-ins at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.
1st of February 1965 EVENT The Hamilton River in Labrador, Canada is renamed the Churchill River in honour of Winston Churchill.
1st of February 1968 EVENT Vietnam War: The execution of Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem by South Vietnamese National Police Chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan is videotaped and photographed by Eddie Adams. This image helped build opposition to the Vietnam War.
1st of February 1968 EVENT Canada's three military services, the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force, are unified into the Canadian Forces.
1st of February 1968 EVENT The New York Central Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad are merged to form the ill-fated Penn Central Transportation.
1st of February 1972 EVENT Kuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal charter granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
1st of February 1974 EVENT A fire in the 25-story Joelma Building in Sao Paulo, Brazil kills 189 and injures 293.
1st of February 1974 EVENT Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.
1st of February 1978 EVENT Director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees the United States to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl.
1st of February 1979 EVENT The Ayatollah Khomeini is welcomed back to Tehran, Iran after nearly 15 years of exile.
1st of February 1979 EVENT Convicted bank robber Patty Hearst is released from prison after her sentence is commuted by President Jimmy Carter.
1st of February 1982 EVENT Senegal and the Gambia form a loose confederation known as Senegambia.
1st of February 1989 EVENT The Western Australian towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamate to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
1st of February 1992 EVENT The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bhopal court declares Warren Anderson, ex-CEO of Union Carbide, a fugitive under Indian law for failing to appear in the Bhopal Disaster case.
1st of February 1993 EVENT Gary Bettman becomes the NHL's first commissioner
1st of February 1996 EVENT The Communications Decency Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
1st of February 1998 EVENT Rear Admiral Lillian E. Fishburne became the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral.
1st of February 2003 EVENT Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
1st of February 2004 EVENT 251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
1st of February 2004 EVENT Janet Jackson's breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in US broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to Federal Communications Commission censorship guidelines.
1st of February 2005 EVENT King Gyanendra of Nepal carries out a coup d'etat to capture the democracy, becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers.
1st of February 2009 EVENT Johanna Sigur?ardottir is chosen the first female Prime Minister of Iceland, becoming the first openly gay head of government in the modern world.
1st of February 1261 BIRTHDAY Walter de Stapledon, English bishop (d. 1326)
1st of February 1459 BIRTHDAY Conrad Celtes, German scholar (d. 1508)
1st of February 1462 BIRTHDAY Johannes Trithemius, German cryptographer (d. 1516)
1st of February 1552 BIRTHDAY Edward Coke, English jurist and Member of Parliament (d. 1634)
1st of February 1635 BIRTHDAY Marquard Gude, German archaeologist (d. 1689)
1st of February 1659 BIRTHDAY Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch explorer (d. 1729)
1st of February 1663 BIRTHDAY Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, Filipino foundress of the Religious of the Virgin Mary (d. 1748)
1st of February 1690 BIRTHDAY Francesco Maria Veracini, Italian composer (d. 1768)
1st of February 1710 BIRTHDAY Konrad Ernst Ackermann, German actor (d. 1771)
1st of February 1761 BIRTHDAY Christian Hendrik Persoon, South African mycologist (d. 1836)
1st of February 1763 BIRTHDAY Thomas Campbell, Irish theologian (d. 1854)
1st of February 1764 BIRTHDAY George Duff, Royal Navy Captain, killed in action at the Battle of Trafalgar (d.1805)
1st of February 1796 BIRTHDAY Abraham Emanuel Frohlich, Swiss poet (d. 1865)
1st of February 1801 BIRTHDAY Emile Littre, French lexicographer (d. 1881)
1st of February 1820 BIRTHDAY George Hendric Houghton, American Protestant Episcopal clergyman (d. 1897)
1st of February 1841 BIRTHDAY William Davenport, American magician (d. 1877)
1st of February 1844 BIRTHDAY G. Stanley Hall, American psychologist (d. 1924)
1st of February 1851 BIRTHDAY Durham Stevens, American diplomat (d. 1908)
1st of February 1859 BIRTHDAY Victor Herbert, Irish composer (d. 1924)
1st of February 1872 BIRTHDAY Jerome F. Donovan, American politician (d. 1949)
1st of February 1872 BIRTHDAY Andrew Kehoe, American mass murderer (d. 1927)
1st of February 1873 BIRTHDAY Joseph Allard, Canadian fiddler (d. 1947)
1st of February 1873 BIRTHDAY John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1901)
1st of February 1874 BIRTHDAY Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austrian writer (d. 1929)
1st of February 1878 BIRTHDAY Milan Hodza, Slovak politician (d. 1944)
1st of February 1882 BIRTHDAY Louis Stephen St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1973)
1st of February 1884 BIRTHDAY Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian writer (d. 1937)
1st of February 1884 BIRTHDAY Bradbury Robinson, who threw the first forward pass in American football history in 1906 (d. 1949)
1st of February 1887 BIRTHDAY Charles Nordhoff, English-born author (d. 1947)
1st of February 1894 BIRTHDAY James P. Johnson, American composer (d. 1955)
1st of February 1894 BIRTHDAY John Ford, American director and producer (d. 1973)
1st of February 1895 BIRTHDAY Conn Smythe, Canadian builder of the National Hockey League (d. 1980)
1st of February 1897 BIRTHDAY Denise Robins, (aka Francesca Wright, Ashley French, Harriet Gray, Julia Kane) British romance novelist (d. 1985)
1st of February 1898 BIRTHDAY Leila Denmark, American pediatrician and medical researcher who co-developed the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine and supercentenarian.
1st of February 1901 BIRTHDAY Frank Buckles, last surviving American veteran of World War I (d. 2011)
1st of February 1901 BIRTHDAY Clark Gable, American actor (d. 1960)
1st of February 1902 BIRTHDAY Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 1947)
1st of February 1902 BIRTHDAY Langston Hughes American writer (d. 1967)
1st of February 1904 BIRTHDAY S. J. Perelman, American humorist (d. 1979)
1st of February 1905 BIRTHDAY Emilio G. Segre, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1989)
1st of February 1906 BIRTHDAY Hildegarde, American actress and singer (d. 2005)
1st of February 1906 BIRTHDAY Adetokunbo Ademola, Nigerian Chief Justice (d. 1993)
1st of February 1907 BIRTHDAY Gunter Eich, German lyricist (d. 1972)
1st of February 1907 BIRTHDAY Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer (d. 1993)
1st of February 1908 BIRTHDAY George Pal, Hungarian-born director and producer (d. 1980)
1st of February 1909 BIRTHDAY George Beverly Shea, Canadian singer
1st of February 1910 BIRTHDAY Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme, Tibetan politician (d. 2009)
1st of February 1915 BIRTHDAY Stanley Matthews, English footballer (d. 2000)
1st of February 1917 BIRTHDAY Eiji Sawamura, Japanese baseball player (d. 1944)
1st of February 1918 BIRTHDAY Muriel Spark, Scottish author (d. 2006)
1st of February 1921 BIRTHDAY Peter Sallis, English actor
1st of February 1921 BIRTHDAY Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano (d. 2004)
1st of February 1924 BIRTHDAY Richard Hooker, American writer (d. 1997)
1st of February 1924 BIRTHDAY Ben Weider, Canadian businessman and author (d. 2008)
1st of February 1926 BIRTHDAY Shane Devine, United States Federal Judge (d. 1999)
1st of February 1928 BIRTHDAY Tom Lantos, American politician (d. 2008)
1st of February 1928 BIRTHDAY Stuart Whitman, American actor
1st of February 1930 BIRTHDAY Mario Beaulieu, Canadian politician (d. 1998)
1st of February 1930 BIRTHDAY Shahabuddin Ahmed, former President of Bangladesh
1st of February 1930 BIRTHDAY Hossain Mohammad Ershad, Bangladeshi politician
1st of February 1931 BIRTHDAY Iajuddin Ahmed, former President of Bangladesh
1st of February 1931 BIRTHDAY Boris Yeltsin, 1st President of the Russian Federation (d. 2007)
1st of February 1932 BIRTHDAY Jan Ramberg, Swedish law professor, and arbitration court judge
1st of February 1934 BIRTHDAY Bob Shane, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio)
1st of February 1936 BIRTHDAY Azie Taylor Morton, American civil servant, and 35th Treasurer of the United States (d. 2003)
1st of February 1937 BIRTHDAY Garrett Morris, American comedian
1st of February 1937 BIRTHDAY Ray Sawyer, American singer (Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show)
1st of February 1937 BIRTHDAY Don Everly, American musician (Everly Brothers)
1st of February 1938 BIRTHDAY Sherman Hemsley, American comedian and actor
1st of February 1938 BIRTHDAY Niculita Secrieriu, Romanian painter (d. 2002)
1st of February 1939 BIRTHDAY Fritjof Capra, Austrian physicist
1st of February 1939 BIRTHDAY Claude Francois, French singer (d. 1978)
1st of February 1939 BIRTHDAY Paul Gillmor, American politician (d. 2007)
1st of February 1939 BIRTHDAY Joe Sample, American jazz pianist
1st of February 1940 BIRTHDAY Bibi Besch, Austrian-American actress (d. 1996)
1st of February 1940 BIRTHDAY Herve Filion, Canadian harness racer
1st of February 1941 BIRTHDAY Karl Dall, German television host
1st of February 1941 BIRTHDAY Jerry Spinelli, children's author
1st of February 1942 BIRTHDAY Muna Wassef, Syrian/Arab actress and United Nations Goodwill ambassador.
1st of February 1942 BIRTHDAY Terry Jones, Welsh actor and writer
1st of February 1944 BIRTHDAY Mike Enzi, American politician, senior senator from Wyoming
1st of February 1944 BIRTHDAY Burkhard Ziese, German football manager (d. 2010)
1st of February 1945 BIRTHDAY Serge Joyal, Canadian politician
1st of February 1945 BIRTHDAY Gerhard Welz, German footballer
1st of February 1946 BIRTHDAY Chris Clark, Motown Soul singer
1st of February 1946 BIRTHDAY Elizabeth Sladen, English Actress (d. 2011).
1st of February 1947 BIRTHDAY Mike Brant, Israeli pop singer (d. 1975)
1st of February 1947 BIRTHDAY Normie Rowe, Australian singer
1st of February 1947 BIRTHDAY Jessica Savitch, American journalist (d. 1983)
1st of February 1948 BIRTHDAY Rick James, American musician and composer (d. 2004)
1st of February 1950 BIRTHDAY Mike Campbell, American guitarist and producer
1st of February 1951 BIRTHDAY Sonny Landreth, American guitarist and songwriter
1st of February 1952 BIRTHDAY Jeno Jando, Hungarian pianist
1st of February 1953 BIRTHDAY Brendan Batson, English former footballer
1st of February 1954 BIRTHDAY Bill Mumy, American actor and musician
1st of February 1954 BIRTHDAY Chuck Dukowski, American musician (Black Flag)
1st of February 1955 BIRTHDAY Ernie Camacho, baseball player
1st of February 1956 BIRTHDAY Brahmanandam, Indian film actor
1st of February 1956 BIRTHDAY Exene Cervenka, American musician
1st of February 1956 BIRTHDAY Mike Kitchen, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1st of February 1957 BIRTHDAY Renae Jacobs, American voice actress
1st of February 1958 BIRTHDAY Luther Blissett, English footballer
1st of February 1958 BIRTHDAY Ryo Horikawa, Japanese voice actor
1st of February 1958 BIRTHDAY Jackie Shroff, Indian actor
1st of February 1961 BIRTHDAY Daniel Tani, NASA astronaut
1st of February 1961 BIRTHDAY Volker Fried, German field hockey player
1st of February 1962 BIRTHDAY Jose Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian footballer (d. 2004)
1st of February 1962 BIRTHDAY Tomoyasu Hotei, Japanese guitarist
1st of February 1963 BIRTHDAY Takashi Murakami, Japanese artist
1st of February 1964 BIRTHDAY Linus Roache, English actor
1st of February 1964 BIRTHDAY Mario Pelchat, Canadian singer
1st of February 1965 BIRTHDAY Sherilyn Fenn, American actress
1st of February 1965 BIRTHDAY Brandon Lee, American actor (d. 1993)
1st of February 1965 BIRTHDAY Princess Stephanie of Monaco
1st of February 1966 BIRTHDAY Donna Edmondson, Playboy Playmate
1st of February 1966 BIRTHDAY Vasilis Dimitriadis, Greek footballer
1st of February 1966 BIRTHDAY Michelle Akers, American soccer player
1st of February 1966 BIRTHDAY Rob Lee, English footballer
1st of February 1967 BIRTHDAY Patle Shishupal Natthu, Indian politician
1st of February 1967 BIRTHDAY Meg Cabot, American author
1st of February 1968 BIRTHDAY Lisa Marie Presley, American singer and actress
1st of February 1968 BIRTHDAY Kent Mercker, American baseball player
1st of February 1968 BIRTHDAY Pauly Shore, American comedian
1st of February 1968 BIRTHDAY Mark Recchi, Canadian ice hockey player
1st of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Gabriel Batistuta, Argentine footballer
1st of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Brian Krause, American actor
1st of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Patrick Wilson, American musician (Weezer)
1st of February 1969 BIRTHDAY Joshua Redman, American musician
1st of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Yasuyuki Kazama, Japanese racing driver
1st of February 1970 BIRTHDAY Malik Sealy, American basketball player (d. 2000)
1st of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Michael C. Hall, American actor
1st of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Jill Kelly, American porn actress
1st of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Ajay Jadeja, Former Indian cricketer
1st of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Ron Welty, American musician
1st of February 1971 BIRTHDAY Zlatko Zahovic, Slovenian footballer
1st of February 1972 BIRTHDAY Yoshi DeHerrera, American TV personality
1st of February 1972 BIRTHDAY Kami (musician), drummer of Japanese visual kei band Malice Mizer (d. 1999)
1st of February 1973 BIRTHDAY Andrew DeClercq, American basketball player
1st of February 1973 BIRTHDAY Yuri Landman, Experimental musical instrument builder, musician and comic book artist
1st of February 1973 BIRTHDAY Makiko Ohmoto, Japanese voice actress
1st of February 1974 BIRTHDAY David Meca, Spanish long distance swimmer
1st of February 1974 BIRTHDAY Walter McCarty, American basketball player
1st of February 1975 BIRTHDAY Katerina Thanou, Greek sprinter
1st of February 1975 BIRTHDAY Big Boi, American musician (Outkast)
1st of February 1976 BIRTHDAY Phil Ivey, American poker player
1st of February 1977 BIRTHDAY Kevin Kilbane, Irish footballer
1st of February 1977 BIRTHDAY Robert Traylor, American basketball player
1st of February 1978 BIRTHDAY Domenick Davies, Welsh-born German rugby player
1st of February 1978 BIRTHDAY Tim Harding, Australian singer (Hi-5)
1st of February 1979 BIRTHDAY Julie Augustyniak, American soccer player
1st of February 1979 BIRTHDAY Rachelle LeFevre, Canadian actress
1st of February 1979 BIRTHDAY Valentin Elizalde, Mexican Singer (d. 2006)
1st of February 1979 BIRTHDAY Juan Silveira dos Santos, Brazilian footballer
1st of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Hector Luna, Dominican Republic baseball player
1st of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Moises Munoz, Mexican footballer
1st of February 1980 BIRTHDAY Otilino Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2005)
1st of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Rob Austin, British racing driver
1st of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Graeme Smith, South African cricketer
1st of February 1981 BIRTHDAY Luis Lama, Angolan footballer
1st of February 1982 BIRTHDAY Gavin Henson, Welsh rugby player
1st of February 1982 BIRTHDAY Shoaib Malik, Pakistani cricketer
1st of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Belgian cyclist
1st of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Kevin Martin, American basketball player
1st of February 1983 BIRTHDAY Andrew VanWyngarden, musician (MGMT)
1st of February 1984 BIRTHDAY Darren Fletcher, Scottish footballer
1st of February 1984 BIRTHDAY John Booth, Guitarist/songwriter
1st of February 1984 BIRTHDAY Lee Thompson Young, American actor
1st of February 1985 BIRTHDAY Rachael Scdoris, American dog musher
1st of February 1985 BIRTHDAY Jodi Gordon, Australian actress and model
1st of February 1985 BIRTHDAY Dean Shiels, Northern Irish footballer
1st of February 1986 BIRTHDAY Lauren Conrad, American reality TV personality
1st of February 1987 BIRTHDAY Montario Hardesty, American football player
1st of February 1987 BIRTHDAY Heather Morris, American actress and dancer
1st of February 1987 BIRTHDAY Wu Jingyu, Chinese taekwondo practitioner
1st of February 1987 BIRTHDAY Giuseppe Rossi, Italian footballer
1st of February 1988 BIRTHDAY Mark Healey, British computer games developer
1st of February 1990 BIRTHDAY Laura Marling, English singer-songwriter
1st of February 1248 DEATH Henry II, Duke of Brabant (Born 1207)
1st of February 1328 DEATH King Charles IV of France (Born 1294)
1st of February 1542 DEATH Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (Born 1480)
1st of February 1563 DEATH Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia (died of fever) (Born 1559)
1st of February 1590 DEATH Lawrence Humphrey,English clergyman and educator
1st of February 1691 DEATH Pope Alexander VIII (Born 1610)
1st of February 1718 DEATH Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (Born 1660)
1st of February 1733 DEATH King Augustus II of Poland (Born 1670)
1st of February 1734 DEATH John Floyer, English physician and writer (Born 1649)
1st of February 1743 DEATH Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian composer (Born 1657)
1st of February 1761 DEATH Pierre Francois Xavier de Charlevoix, French historian (Born 1682)
1st of February 1768 DEATH Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer (Born 1685)
1st of February 1793 DEATH William Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman (Born 1717)
1st of February 1832 DEATH Archibald Murphey, North Carolina politician (Born 1777)
1st of February 1850 DEATH Edward Baker Lincoln, son of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (Born 1846)
1st of February 1851 DEATH Mary Shelley, English author (Born 1797)
1st of February 1893 DEATH George Henry Sanderson, Mayor of San Francisco (Born 1824)
1st of February 1897 DEATH Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist (Born 1826)
1st of February 1903 DEATH George Gabriel Stokes, Irish physicist (Born 1819)
1st of February 1908 DEATH King Carlos I of Portugal (Born 1863)
1st of February 1922 DEATH William Desmond Taylor, American silent film actor and director; his murder remains unsolved. (Born 1872)
1st of February 1928 DEATH Hughie Jennings, American baseball player and manager (Born 1869)
1st of February 1936 DEATH Georgios Kondylis, general of the Greek army and Prime Minister of Greece (Born 1878)
1st of February 1940 DEATH Philip Francis Nowlan, science fiction writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (Born 1888)
1st of February 1944 DEATH Piet Mondriaan, Dutch painter (Born 1872)
1st of February 1945 DEATH Prince Kiril of Bulgaria, prince of Bulgaria (Born 1895)
1st of February 1957 DEATH Friedrich Paulus, German general (Born 1890)
1st of February 1958 DEATH Clinton Davisson, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (Born 1888)
1st of February 1959 DEATH Madame Sul-Te-Wan, American actress (Born 1873)
1st of February 1963 DEATH Fleetwood Lindley, the last living person to see Abraham Lincoln's face (Born 1888)
1st of February 1966 DEATH Hedda Hopper, American film actress and gossip columnist (Born 1885)
1st of February 1966 DEATH Buster Keaton, American actor (Born 1895)
1st of February 1968 DEATH Jacob van der Hoeden, Dutch-Israeli veterinary scientist (Born 1891)
1st of February 1970 DEATH Alfred Renyi, Hungarian mathematician (Born 1921)
1st of February 1976 DEATH Werner Heisenberg, German physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (Born 1901)
1st of February 1976 DEATH George Whipple, American scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (Born 1878)
1st of February 1980 DEATH Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (Born 1930)
1st of February 1981 DEATH Donald Wills Douglas, Sr., American aircraft manufacturer (Born 1892)
1st of February 1981 DEATH Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian composer (Born 1908)
1st of February 1986 DEATH Alva Myrdal, Swedish politician, diplomat, and writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (Born 1902)
1st of February 1987 DEATH Alessandro Blasetti, Italian film director (Born 1900)
1st of February 1988 DEATH Heather O'Rourke, American actress (Born 1975)
1st of February 1989 DEATH Elaine de Kooning, American artist (Born 1918)
1st of February 1991 DEATH Carol Dempster, American actress (Born 1901)
1st of February 1991 DEATH Phil Watson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (Born 1914)
1st of February 1995 DEATH Richey James Edwards, lyricist and rhythm guitarist of Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers (presumed dead) (Born 1967)
1st of February 1997 DEATH Herb Caen, American newspaper columnist (Born 1916)
1st of February 1999 DEATH Paul Mellon, American philanthropist (Born 1907)
1st of February 2001 DEATH Andre D'Allemagne, Quebec teacher, political observer and essayist (Born 1929)
1st of February 2002 DEATH Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (Born 1925)
1st of February 2003 DEATH Crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster) Michael P. Anderson (Born 1959) David Brown (b. 1956) Kalpana Chawla (b. 1961) Laurel Clark (b. 1961) Rick D. Husband (b. 1957) Willie McCool (b. 1961) Ilan Ramon (b. 1954)
1st of February 2003 DEATH Mongo Santamaria, Cuban percussionist and band leader (Born 1922)
1st of February 2004 DEATH May O'Donnell, American modern dancer and choreographer (Born 1909)
1st of February 2005 DEATH John Vernon, Canadian actor (Born 1932)
1st of February 2006 DEATH Dick Bass, American football player (Born 1937)
1st of February 2006 DEATH Bryce Harland, New Zealand diplomat (Born 1931)
1st of February 2007 DEATH Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian-born composer (Born 1911)
1st of February 2007 DEATH Seri Wangnaitham, Thai dance choreographer (Born 1937)
1st of February 2007 DEATH Ray Berres, American baseball player (Born 1907)
1st of February 2007 DEATH Whitney Balliett, American jazz critic (Born 1926)
1st of February 2007 DEATH Ahmad Abu Laban, Danish Muslim leader (Born 1946)
1st of February 2008 DEATH Beto Carrero, Brazilian theme park owner and entertainer (Born 1937)

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