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List of celebrities and famous people who died on February 21st

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2029 - 2020

Famous deaths on February 21st for the celebrities who died in the years 2029 - 2020

2021

  • Ilay Cooper

    Prolific writer of historical fiction novels.

  • Rosamary Leach

    Rosamary Leach was a British actress known for her roles in television shows and films.

  • Mireya Arboleda

    Colombian classical pianist (b. 1928)

  • Kevin Dann

    Australian rugby league player (b. 1958)

2019 - 2010

Famous deaths on February 21st for the celebrities who died in the years 2019 - 2010

2019

  • Cherica Easton

    Grammy-winning pop singer known for hits like 'Gypsy, Tramps & Thieves'.

  • Peter Tork
    Peter Tork

    Peter tork was an american musician and actor, best known as the keyboardist and bass guitarist of the 1960s pop group the monkees.

  • Mitsuye Yamamoto

    Japanese American author known for her novel 'Woman from the Other Side'.

  • Stanley Donen

    Legendary director of classic musical films like 'Singin' in the Rain'.

2018

  • Billy Graham

    American evangelist (b. 1918)

2017

  • Kenneth Arrow

    Nobel laureate known for his contributions to welfare economics.

  • Ken Arrow

    Nobel laureate in economics for his contributions to general equilibrium theory and welfare economics.

  • Jeanne Martin Cissé

    Guinean teacher and politician (b. 1926)

2016

  • Eric Brown

    Scottish-english captain and pilot (b. 1919)

2015

  • Clark Terry

    American trumpet player, composer, and educator (b. 1920)

  • Clarke Terry

    Renowned jazz trumpeter and composer.

  • Aleksei Gubarev

    Russian general, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1931)

  • Sadeq Tabatabaei

    Iranian journalist and politician (b. 1943)

2014

  • Héctor Maestri

    Cuban-american baseball player (b. 1935)

  • Matthew Robinson

    Australian snowboarder (b. 1985)

2013

  • Hasse Jeppson

    Swedish footballer (b. 1925)

2012

  • Arrow

    Arrow was a renowned political scientist known for his contributions to social choice theory.

  • Emlyn Hooson

    Welsh Liberal politician known for his work in the House of Lords.

  • Barney Rosset

    Barney Rosset was a pioneering publisher who fought for freedom of speech and published controversial works.

  • H. M. Darmstandler

    American general (b. 1922)

2011

  • Dwayne McDuffie

    Milestone media, an american producer and screenwriter, was co-founded by american author screenwriter steve martin (d. 2011).

  • Dwanye McDuffie

    American comic book and television writer known for his work on animated series and comic books.

  • Bernard Nathanson

    American abortionist became a pro-life activist (born in 1926)

2009 - 2000

Famous deaths on February 21st for the celebrities who died in the years 2009 - 2000

2008

  • Ben Chapman

    American actor (b. 1928)

  • Ben Chapman

    American actor (born 1928).

  • Sunny Lowry

    First british woman to swim in the english channel (born in 1911).

2006

  • Ted Draper

    Ted Draper was an American political scientist and historian.

2005

  • Guillermo Cabrera Infante

    Cuban novelist and essayist known for his innovative writing style.

  • Zdzisław Beksiński

    Polish painter, photographer, and sculptor (b. 1929)

  • Eugene Scott

    American religious broadcaster (born 1929).

  • Guillermo Cabrera Infante

    Cuban novelist (born 1929)

  • Ara Berberian

    American opera singer (born 1930)

2004

  • Guido Molinari

    Canadian abstract painter associated with the Montreal School.

  • Guido Molinari

    Canadian abstract painter associated with the Montreal School.

  • John Charles

    Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1931)

2003

  • Eddie Thomson

    Scottish football coach and player (born 1947).

2002

  • John Thaw
    John Thaw

    English actor and producer, played inspector morse (d. 2002)

  • Harold Furth

    Austrian-born physicist (born 1939)

2000

  • Clifton Daniel

    Clifton Daniel was a prominent journalist known for his work at The New York Times.

  • Antonio Diaz-Miguel

    Spanish basketball coach (born 1933).

1999 - 1990

Famous deaths on February 21st for the celebrities who died in the years 1999 - 1990

1999

  • Gertrude Elion

    Gertrude Elion was a Nobel Prize-winning American biochemist and pharmacologist who made significant contributions to the development of several life-saving drugs.

  • Girtrude Elion

    Girtrude Elion was an American biochemist and pharmacologist who shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her work in drug development.

  • Gertrude B. Elion

    Nobel Prize-winning pharmacologist who developed several important drugs, including treatments for malaria and herpes.

  • Gertrude B. Elion

    American biochemist and pharmacologist, nobel prize laureate (d. 1999)

  • Wilmer Mizell

    Wilmer Mizell was a former Major League Baseball player who later served as a U.S. Congressman.

1997

  • Michael Hollings

    At 75, a catholic priest/crusader dies.

  • Kenneth Rowntree

    Painter dies at 81

1996

  • Morton Gould

    American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1913)

  • Horace Leonard Gold

    Science fiction author/editor, who dies at the age of 81.

  • Terence Edward Armstrong

    Polar geographer, dies at age 75.

  • Jean Burroughs

    Educationalist dies at 67

1995

  • Robert Bolt

    British playwright doctor zhivago, bounty, dies at age 70

  • Robert Bolt

    English playwright and screenwriter (d. 1995)

  • Jorge Jose Emiliano dos Santos

    Brazilian football referee (born 1954).

1994

  • Johannes Steinhoff

    German fighter pilot & nato commander (born 1913)

  • William Elgin Swinton

    Child psychiatrist dies at the age of 54.

  • Frederick Edward Nicklin

    Architect dies at 68

1993

  • Inge Lehmann

    Danish geophysicist and seismologist (d. 1993).

  • Ferrucci Lamborghini

    Automobile maker lamborghini dies at 76

1992

  • Ebbe Carlsson

    Swedish journalist and author known for his investigative work.

  • Jane Pickens Langley Hoving

    Singer, dies at 83

  • Eva A Jessye

    Us singer/actress eva jessye chor, dies at the age of 97.

  • William S Magginetti

    Dies at 98

  • Franc Holden

    British astronomer, binary stars, dies.

1991

  • Margot Fonteyn

    British ballerina, fonteyn is a legendary dancer. fonteyn started dancing lessons at age 4 and was enrolled at sadler wells ballet school when she was 14. she made her debut at the school in the next year. in 1962, she met nureyev and their dance partnership was legendary. she was made a dame in the british empire in 1956 and …

  • Nutan

    Indian actress (b. 1936)

  • Dorothy Auchterlonie Green

    Australian poet, critic, and academic (b. 1915)

  • Nutan Behl

    Indian actress (born 1936).

  • Dorothy Auchterlonie

    Born 1915, australian poet, literary critic, and academic (born 1915).

1990

  • Amory Houghton

    Chemist who made significant contributions to the field of organic chemistry.

1989 - 1980

Famous deaths on February 21st for the celebrities who died in the years 1989 - 1980

1989

  • Hattye Moen

    Renowned chemist known for her contributions to organic chemistry.

  • Alwin Kettler

    German physicist known for his contributions to quantum mechanics.

  • Alex Thepot

    French footballer (born 1906)

1987

  • Petro Grigorenko

    A Soviet military officer and human rights activist who opposed the Soviet regime.

  • Noel Odell

    English mountaineer, last to see mallory or irvine alive (born 1890).

1986

  • Helen Hooven Santmyer

    American novelist (b. 1895)

1985

  • Ina Claire
    Ina Claire

    Stage and film actress who appeared in 'The Awful Truth' and 'Ninotchka.'

  • Louis Hayward
    Louis Hayward

    Johannesburg, south africa -- actor (lone wolf, survivors)

  • Eric Herfst

    Dutch cabaret performer floris (47 years old) dies.

1984

  • Makail Sholokhov

    Russian novelist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1965.

  • Mikhail Sholokhov

    Russian nobel prize winner for academic writing (d. 1984).

  • Mikhail Sholokhov

    Russian novelist and short story writer, nobel prize laureate (b. 1905)

  • Michail A Sholochov

    Russian writer (ocean don. nobel 1965).

1982

  • Gershom Gerhard Scholem

    A leading scholar of Jewish mysticism and one of the founders of the academic study of Kabbalah.

  • Gershom Scholem

    A leading scholar of Jewish mysticism and one of the founders of the academic study of Kabbalah.

  • Gershom Scholem

    German-born israeli jewish historian and philosopher, born in germany. he is widely considered to be the founder of modern academic kabbalah study and was the first professor of jewish mysticism in the hebrew university of jerusalem.

  • Murray the K

    American disc jockey and impresario (born in 1922)

1980

  • Alfred Andersch

    German-swiss publisher and author (d. 1980).

1979 - 1970

Famous deaths on February 21st for the celebrities who died in the years 1979 - 1970

1979

  • Ray Whitley

    Composer

1978

  • Ambert Boulanger

    Renowned chemist known for groundbreaking research in organic chemistry.

  • Bertha Coombes

    Pioneering female journalist known for her investigative reporting.

  • Mieczys?aw Zywczynski

    Polish priest and historian (born 1901).

1977

  • Arien Houtman

    Dutch painter known for his landscapes and still life paintings.

  • Nolan Strong

    Detroit doo-wop artist with the diablos (born 1934).

1976

  • Frieda Inescort

    Scottish actress meet corliss archer, dies at 74

1974

  • Tim Horton

    Canadian ice hockey player and businessman, co-founded tim hortons (b. 1930)

1973

  • Herberta Lackner

    Renowned opera singer known for her powerful voice and emotional performances.

  • Sible de Blaauw

    Renowned Dutch painter known for his landscapes and seascapes.

1972

  • Zhang Guohua

    Chinese general and politician (b. 1914)

  • Bronislava Nijinska

    Russian-american dancer and choreographer (b. 1891)

  • Eugène Tisserant

    French cardinal of roman catholic church.

  • Eugene Tisserant

    French catholic cardinal (born in 1884)

  • Zhang Guohua

    Chinese politician and general (born 1914).

1971

  • Tilia Durieux

    Renowned Austrian actress known for her stage and film performances.

  • Adolph Weiss

    Composer dies at 79

1969 - 1960

Famous deaths on February 21st for the celebrities who died in the years 1969 - 1960

1969

  • Jose de Capriles

    Mexican-born us olympic fencer

1968

  • Howard Florey

    Howard Florey was an Australian pharmacologist who co-discovered penicillin and shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945.

  • Howard Florey

    Australian pathologist and pharmacologist, nobel prize laureate (b. 1898)

  • Howard Walter Florey

    An australian-born pharmacologist who was awarded the nobel prize in physiology or medicine in 1898.

1967

  • Charles Beaumont

    American author known for his work in science fiction and horror genres.

  • Waldemar Hönig

    German painter known for his expressionist works.

1966

  • Paul Comtois

    Canadian politician and lawyer 21st lieutenant governor, quebec (d. 1966).

1965

  • Malcolm X

    American activist, who rose from humble beginnings to become a national civil rights activist. he was a young black rebel and was convicted in 1946 of burglary. he served time in prison. he founded the organization of afro-american unity in 1963. he assumed the moslem name of el-hajji malik el-shabazz. however, he was suspended from being a muslim minister on …

  • Malik El Shabazz

    Also known as Malcolm X, he was a prominent figure in the Nation of Islam and a leading voice in the African-American civil rights movement.

  • Malik Shabazz

    Malcolm X, also known as Malik Shabazz, was a prominent civil rights activist in the 1960s.

  • Little

    Malcolm X, also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was a prominent civil rights activist.

1960

  • Jacques Becker

    French screenwriter and film director (born 1906).

1959 - 1950

Famous deaths on February 21st for the celebrities who died in the years 1959 - 1950

1958

  • Duncan Edwards

    Duncan Edwards was a talented English footballer who tragically died in the Munich air disaster.

1956

  • Edwin Franko Goldman

    Composer dies at 78

1951

  • Anton Roemer

    Dutch actor, gay death, dies at 63

1949 - 1940

Famous deaths on February 21st for the celebrities who died in the years 1949 - 1940

1949

  • Tan Malaka

    Indonesian communist leader and nationalist activist (born 1894)

  • Ernest Walker

    Composer dies at 78

1948

  • Frederick Archibald Lamond

    Composer dies at age 80

1947

  • Fannie Charles Dillon

    American composer (b. 1881)

1946

  • José Streel

    Belgian journalist (b. 1911)

  • Jose Streel

    Belgian world war ii collaborator (born in 1911).

1945

  • Eric Liddell

    China -- english 400m runner (1924 olympics-gold medalist).

1944

  • Ferenc Szisz

    Hungarian-born race car driver (born 1873)

1941

  • Fredderick Banting

    Co-discoverer of insulin and Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine.

  • Frederick Banting

    Canadian physician and academic, nobel prize laureate (b. 1891)

  • Frederick Banting

    Charles h. best was a canadian physician who extracted (1921) insulin from his pancreas. insulin injections proved to be the first effective treatment of diabetes, a condition in which blood glucose levels are abnormally high. their experiments were completed by banting and best in 1922. banting and macleod were awarded the nobel prize for physiology or medicine in 1923 for …

  • Fredrick Banting

    Co-discovered insulin and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

1939 - 1930

Famous deaths on February 21st for the celebrities who died in the years 1939 - 1930

1938

  • George Ellery Hale

    Hale is known for his contributions to the field of astronomy, including the development of the spectroheliograph and his work on the study of sunspots.

  • George Ellery Hale

    American astronomer (born 1868).

  • Albert Huybrechts

    Composer dies at 39

1934

  • Augusto César Sandino

    Nicaraguan rebel leader (b. 1895)

  • Augusto Nicolas Calderon Sandino

    Nicaraguan revolutionary (born 1895).

1929 - 1920

Famous deaths on February 21st for the celebrities who died in the years 1929 - 1920

1928

  • Adamo Boari

    Italian architect known for his work on the design of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

1926

  • Heike Kamerlingh Onnes

    Dutch scientist known for his work on low-temperature physics.

  • Heike Kamerlingh Onnes

    Dutch physicist and academic, nobel prize laureate (b. 1853)

  • Murphy Brown

    Murphy Brown was a pioneering astronomer known for her work on stellar classification.

1925

  • Alfred Baldwin Sloan

    Composer dies at 52

1924

  • Salvatore Auteri Manzocchi

    Composer dies at 78

1920

  • Jacinta Marto

    Witness of the blessed virgin mary at fatima (born in 1910)

1919 - 1910

Famous deaths on February 21st for the celebrities who died in the years 1919 - 1910

1919

  • Kurt Eisner

    German journalist and politician, minister-president of bavaria (b. 1867)

  • Karl von Hohenzollern Prince of Belgium

    Dies.

  • Kurt Eisner

    German socialist is assassinated. his death leads to the creation of the bavarian soviet republic, and the fleeing of parliament and government from munich, germany.

  • Giovanni Bolzoni composer

    At the age of 77, he dies.

  • Habib Ullah Chan emir of Afghanistan (1901-19)

    At age 46, he was murdered.

1918

  • Incas

    Last known carolina parakeet (h. )[39]

1911

  • Isidro Nonell

    Isidro Nonell was a Spanish painter associated with the Catalan Modernisme movement.

  • Isidoro Nonell

    Isidoro Nonell was a Catalan painter associated with the post-impressionist movement.

1909 - 1900

Famous deaths on February 21st for the celebrities who died in the years 1909 - 1900

1908

  • Adelaide Crisp Hosmer

    American author and sculptor, known for her biographies and novels.

1901

  • George Francis Fitzgerald

    Irish mathematician (born 1851)

1900

  • Marthinus Nikolaas Ras

    South african gunmaker (born in 1853)

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