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1990Malcolm Forbes, CEO (Forbes Publishing), dies of a heart attack at 70

1815Robert Fulton, steamboat pioneer, dies at 49

February 24th Deaths
Date Event
616
King Ethelbert of Kent 
1525
Guillaume Gouffier, seigneur de Bonnivet, French soldier 
1563
Francois Guise, French general/duke, assassinated at 44 
1588
Johann Weyer, Dutch physician and occultist 
1642
Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer, dies at about 66 
1666
Nicholas Lanier, composer, dies at 77 
1674
Matthias Weckmann, German composer (b. 1616) 
1685
Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Carlisle, English politician and military leader (b. 1629) 
1686
Ferdinando Tacca, Italian painter/son of Pietro Tacca, dies at 66 
1692
Antimo Liberati, composer, dies at 74 
1704
Marc-Antoine Charpentier, French composer (church music), dies 
1714
Edmund Andros, English governor in North America (b. 1637) 
1721
John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (b. 1648) 
1732
Colonel Francis Charteris, known as "The Rape-Master General". (b. 1675) 
1735
Georg Friedrich Kauffman, composer, dies at 56 
1777
King Joseph I of Portugal (b. 1714) 
1779
Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (b. 1704) 
1781
Edward Capell, English critic (b. 1713) 
1784
Anton Laube, composer, dies at 65 
1785
Carlo Bonaparte, Corsican attorney, dies at 39 
1799
Broerius Brorius, theologist (Pensive Christian), dies at about 41 
1799
Georg C Lichtenberg, German physicist/writer, dies at 56 
1806
John Nieuwenhuijzen, theologist (Society for General Use), dies at 81 
1810
Henry Cavendish, physicist/chemist, dies 
1812
Hugo Kollataj, Polish teacher/minister, dies at 61 
1812
Etienne-Louis Malus, French physicist and mathematician (b. 1775) 
1815
Robert Fulton, steamboat pioneer, dies at 49 
1825
Thomas Bowdler, self-appointed Shakespearean censor, dies 
1829
Auguste Chouteau, St Louis co-founder, dies 
1862
Bernard S Ingemann, Danish author (Holger Danske), dies at 72 
1862
B.S. Ingemann, Valdemar Sejr 
1874
Anselmo Clave, composer, dies at 49 
1876
Jan Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet, dies at 67 
1876
Joseph Jenkins Roberts, first President of Liberia (b. 1809) 
1895
Ignaz Lachner, composer, dies at 87 
1899
Charles Nuitter, Dr. Coppelius 
1907
Otto Goldschmidt, composer, dies at 77 
1907
Archibald Clavering Gunter, A Florida Enchantment 
1908
Anatol' Vakhnyanyn, composer, dies at 66 
1914
Joshua Chamberlain, Civil War hero for the Union on Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg 
1919
Josephine McGill, composer, dies at 41 
1922
Dmitri B Shostakovitch, father of Russian composer Dmitri D S, dies 
1924
Edmond Picard, Fren/Belgium writer (Ambidextre journalist), dies at 87 
1925
Hjalmar Branting, Prime Minister of Sweden, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1860) 
1925
Hjalmar Branting,  
1925
Alois Mrstík, Marysa 
1926
Eddie Plank, pitcher (won 327 games in 17 years), dies at 51 
1929
Andre-Charles-Prosper Messager, composer, dies at 75 
1929
André Messager, The Impossible Mr. Pipelet 
1929
Frank Keenan, The Coward 
1930
Jacobus van Looy, Dutch writer/painter (Night Cactus), dies at 74 
1933
Spottiswoode Aitken, actor (Eagle, Home Sweet Home), dies at 64 
1934
Sanjugo Naoki, Nangoku taiheiki: zenpen 
1934
John J. McGraw, Breaking Into the Big League 
1935
Edith Méra, Dream Castle 
1936
Kazimierz Justian, O czym sie nie mówi 
1937
Humphrey Pearson, Ruggles of Red Gap 
1937
George Daly, Excuse My Glove 
1937
Guy Standing, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer 
1938
Gustave Le Rouge, Le mystérieux docteur Cornélius 
1941
Oskar Loerke, German director (Longest Day-1926), dies at 56 
1941
Wilhelm Klitsch, Der große Kuppler 
1941
Emil Zegadlowicz, Zmory 
1941
Nat Ross, April Fool 
1944
Leo H A Baekeland, Belgian/US chemist (bakeliet), dies at 80 
1944
Elmer Poggi, Mr. Moto Takes a Chance 
1944
Clover Roscoe, Davy Crockett at the Fall of the Alamo 
1945
Ahmed Maher Pasha, Egypt's PM, assassinated in parliament 
1945
William Elmer, Carmen 
1946
Charles Sheldon, In His Steps 
1946
Viggo Cavling, Lydia 
1947
Elizabeth Jordan, Make Way for a Lady 
1948
Zion Myers, Lucky Dog 
1948
Peter Lykke-Seest, Historien om en gut 
1948
Lee Baker, Mourning Becomes Electra 
1948
Will Irwin, Al Jennings of Oklahoma 
1948
Joaquín Coss, The Grey Automobile 
1949
Roman Bohnen, The Best Years of Our Lives 
1950
Irving Bacheller, Old Shep 
1951
Alfred Grünwald, Just a Gigolo 
1952
Howard Irving Young, Music in the Air 
1952
Arthur Millett, Winds of the Wasteland 
1953
Karl R G von Rundstedt, Germ gen-field marshal (Ardennes), dies at 77 
1953
Gerd von Rundstedt, Triumph of the Will 
1954
Ferenc Herczeg, Erotikon 
1954
Wilfred Roberts, The Light That Failed 
1955
Julie Herne, The Snow Bride 
1955
Alfred Grasso, The Miracle Man 
1955
Alfed Grasso, For Those We Love 
1956
Victor de Cottens, Trois cents à l'heure 
1956
Marian Richman, Little Boy with a Big Horn 
1957
Memo Benassi, Everybody's Woman 
1957
Ruth Blair, His Promise 
1958
Fernand Baldensperger [Fernand Baldenne], French poet, dies at 86 
1958
Gaston Ravel, Le rosaire 
1958
Abe Lefton, The Old Corral 
1960
Jean Binet, composer, dies at 66 
1960
Karin Appelberg-Sandberg, När Bengt och Anders bytte hustrur 
1960
Jean Binet, L'oasis dans la tourmente 
1960
Kira Andronikashvili, Caucasian Love 
1962
Pete Peterson, Mighty Joe Young 
1962
Lev Shvarts, The Stone Flower 
1963
Camillo Kossuth, Maresi 
1964
Alexander Archipenko, Ukr sculptor/water colors painter, dies at 76 
1964
Frank Conroy, actor (Midnight Mary, Threat), dies at 73 
1964
Frank Conroy, The Naked City 
1966
Ernst Nadherny, Senso 
1967
Franz Waxman, German composer (Day at the races), dies at 60 
1969
Kenneth Green, actor (Penrod), dies of heart attack at 61 
1969
Frances White, Milk 
1970
Conrad Nagel, actor (Celebrity Time), dies at 73 
1973
Art Smith, actor (Quicksand), dies of heart attack at 73 
1975
Nikolai A Bulganin, marshal/premier of USSR (1955-58), dies at 79 
1976
Charles Wilfred Orr, composer, dies at 82 
1976
H Allen Smith, TV host (Armchair Detective), dies at 69 
1976
Julian Rivero, actor (Via Pony Express), dies at 85 
1978
Franco Arcalli, Last Tango in Paris 
1980
Devulapalli Venkata Krishna Sastri, Malliswari 
1982
Virginia Bruce, actress (Born to Dance, Great Ziegfield), dies at 71 
1982
Benjamin Spikes, Road to Perdition 
1982
Frances MacInerney, Waterloo Bridge 
1982
Alma Lawton, Mary Poppins 
1983
Herbert Norman Howells, composer, dies at 90 
1984
Uwe Johnson, writer, dies at 59 
1984
Helmut Schelsky, German sociologist (b. 1912) 
1984
Lech Badkowski, Robotnicy '80 
1984
Ernst Hofbauer, The School Girls 
1984
Linda Wiser, Death in the Family 
1984
Al Horwits, In Cold Blood 
1984
Frans Halsema, Naakt over de schutting 
1985
Joseph C. Wright, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 
1985
Hal C. Kern, Gone with the Wind 
1985
Jerzy Kreczmar, Góry o zmierzchu 
1985
Jeffrey Dell, Man in a Cocked Hat 
1986
Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician and "Father of Medicare", dies of cancer at 81 
1986
Bill Hickman, The French Connection 
1986
Tommy Douglas, The Great Debate 
1986
Norbert Faulkner, Lady with Red Hair 
1987
Jim Connors, Legendary Radio personality (b. 1940) 
1987
William Kaplan, The Exorcist 
1987
Ole Lytken, Baronessen fra benzintanken 
1988
Irwan Chanin, US theater builder, dies at 96 
1988
László Virány, Az okos mama 
1988
Marion Claire, Make a Wish 
1988
Timothy Scott, A Chorus Line 
1988
Memphis Slim, Ray 
1989
Sparky Adams, American baseball player (b. 1894) 
1989
William Shull, Dumbo 
1990
Johnnie Ray, singer (Cry), dies of liver failure at 61 
1990
Malcolm Forbes, CEO (Forbes Publishing), dies of a heart attack at 70 
1990
Sandro Pertini, president of Italy (1978, 85), dies at 93 
1990
Tony Conigliaro, baseball player (Red Sox), dies of pneumonia at 45 
1990
Malcolm S. Forbes, Malcolm Forbes: High Flying Millionaire 
1990
Jure Kastelan, Brod 
1990
Shingo Kanemoto, Kaibutsu-kun: Suna Majin wo Yattsukero no Maki/Kaibutsu-kun to Haniwa Kaijin no Maki 
1990
Johnnie Ray, Shutter Island 
1990
Tony Conigliaro, Locker Room Follies 
1990
Krunoslav Quien, Kaya 
1991
George Gobel, Chicago, comedian (George Gobel Show), dies at 71 
1991
Jean Rogers, actress (Flash Gordon, Hot Cargo), dies at 74 
1991
Marcella Markham, dies of breast cancer at 68 
1991
Webb Pierce, US country singer (Bye Bye Love), dies of cancer at 64 
1991
Jean Rogers, Flash Gordon 
1991
John Daly, Episode dated 29 March 1964 
1991
George Gobel, The Hollywood Squares 
1991
Héctor Rial, Micaela 
1991
Webb Pierce, The Help 
1991
Lina Volonghi, A Difficult Life 
1991
Marcella Markham, General Hospital 
1992
Kay Loring, dies after long illness 
1992
Al Fats Edwards, Unsere tollen Tanten in der Südsee 
1992
Arnee Nocks, The Soupy Sales Show 
1992
Doreen Montgomery, The Man in Grey 
1992
Gilbert D. Marchant, The Terminator 
1993
Bobby Moore, English soccer team capt (World champs 1966), dies 
1993
Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster (b. 1917) 
1993
Bobby Moore, Up the Hammers 
1993
Danny Gallivan, The Mystery of the Million Dollar Hockey Puck 
1993
Samuel Dos Santos, The Grand Moment 
1994
Dinah Shore, singer (Chevrolet), dies of cancer at 76 
1994
Donald Phillips, pianist/composer, dies at 80 
1994
Jean Sablon, crooner, dies at 87 
1994
Knut Anders Haukfield, SOE Operative, dies at 83 
1994
Lores Bonney, aviator, dies at 96 
1994
Kay Young, In Which We Serve 
1994
Dimitar Griva, Hitar Petar 
1994
Ladislav Mnacko, Jak chutná smrt 
1994
Dinah Shore, Fun & Fancy Free 
1994
Jean Sablon, Chocolat 
1994
Daniel Chapman, Philadelphia 
1994
Frank Geraci, The Hard Way 
1995
Richard Nicholson, musician, dies at 89 
1995
Claude Massot, Kabloonak 
1995
Tatsumi Kumashiro, Love Letter 
1995
Hans Hessling, Die Soldaten 
1995
Vivian Mallah, Beauty on Parade 
1995
Sherry Moreland, Rocketship X-M 
1995
Rudolf Hausner, Ein junger Mann aus dem Innviertel - Adolf Hitler 
1996
Anna Larina, revolutionary, dies at 82 
1996
Gene Mitchell, museum director, dies on 70th birthday 
1996
James Runcieman Sutherland, academic, dies at 95 
1996
Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist, dies at 71 
1996
Aleksei Fomkin, Gostya iz budushchego 
1996
Rebecca Burritt, Caddyshack 
1996
Olle Granberg, Our Boy 
1997
Isabelle Harriet Lucas, actress/singer (Outland, Comics), dies at 69 
1997
Ester de Abreu, As Aventuras de Um Detetive Português 
1997
Kenny Graham, NBComics #1 
1997
Charles Toogood, Crazylegs 
1997
Tony Williams, 'Round Midnight 
1997
Isabelle Lucas, Outland 
1998
Henny Youngman, comedian (Take my wife please), dies at 92 
1998
Antonio Prohias, Cuban-born cartoonist (b. 1921) 
1998
Miff Görling, The Poor Millionaire 
1998
Erma E. Levin, Kramer vs. Kramer 
1998
Geoffrey Bush, The Albatross 
1998
Lalita Pawar, Anand 
1998
Antonio Prohias, Spy vs. Spy 
1998
Henny Youngman, Goodfellas 
1998
Milicent Patrick, White Savages 
1998
Wanda Jakubowska, Ostatni etap 
1998
Elinor Field, The Jungle Goddess 
1999
Andre Dubus, American writer (b. 1936) 
1999
Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (b. 1916) 
1999
Cecile Kramer, Buffalo Bill 
1999
Derek Nimmo, One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing 
1999
Anthony Nutting, Lawrence of Arabia 
1999
Andre Dubus, In the Bedroom 
1999
Biki, Catene invisibili 
2000
Rosalind Keith, Criminals of the Air 
2001
Claude E. Shannon, American information theorist (b. 1916) 
2001
Desmond Leslie, Stranger at My Door 
2001
Terry Liebling, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 
2001
Josep Maria Bardagí, La Marató 2000 
2001
Chuck Keehne, Mary Poppins 
2002
Arthur Lyman, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player (b. 1932) 
2002
Leo Ornstein, Russian-born composer and pianist (b. 1912) 
2002
David Hawkins, The Beginning or the End 
2002
Harry Murray, The House of Scandal 
2002
Mel Stewart, Bride of Re-Animator 
2002
Pyotr Vasilevskiy, Rogatyy bastion 
2002
Joe Karnes, The Harvey Girls 
2002
Karl Chambers, Toomorrow 
2002
Martin Esslin, Shades: Three Plays by Samuel Beckett 
2002
Edalene Stohr, Modern Homemakers 
2002
Earl Parker, Terror House 
2002
Leo Ornstein, Do Not Go Gently 
2002
Arthur Lyman, Ocean's Eleven 
2003
John Edward Christopher Hill, English historian (b. 1912) 
2003
Bernard Loiseau, French chef (b. 1951) 
2003
Albert Hibbs, Episode #9.18 
2003
Adeline Craig, Annie Oakley 
2003
Alberto Sordi, Il marchese del Grillo 
2003
Bernard Loiseau, Episode dated 26 November 2000 
2003
Imogene Lynn, Li'l Abner 
2003
Susan Johnson, Sister Act 
2003
Walter Scharf, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 
2004
John Randolph, American actor (b. 1915) 
2004
Neale Clark, Matewan 
2004
Pete Cera, High Hopes: The Anatomy of a Winner 
2004
Lowell Manfull, On the Yard 
2004
Karel Vrtiska, When the Cat Comes 
2004
Aurora Molina, Nazarin 
2004
Estelle Axton, Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story 
2004
A.C. Reed, Festival Express 
2004
Leonid Gubanov, Kazaki 
2004
Alvino Rey, Alvino Rey and His Orchestra 
2004
Janusz Mirczewski, Westerplatte 
2004
John Randolph, Serpico 
2005
Rolf Illig, Waller's Last Trip 
2005
Kari Kuoppa, Jaakko Ilkka 
2005
Hans-Jürgen Wischnewski, Episode dated 21 October 2003 
2005
András Kozák, The Red and the White 
2005
Robin Jenkins, The Cyborg Cometh 
2005
Goldie Hill, Episode #1.11 
2005
Leonard Miall, The Way We Went Wild 
2005
Joanne Brough, This Is Kate Bennett... 
2005
Nikolai Prokopovich, Neispravimyy lgun 
2006
Octavia Butler, American author and MacArthur Foundation Fellow (b. 1947) 
2006
Don Knotts, American actor (b. 1924) 
2006
John Martin, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1947) 
2006
Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (b. 1925) 
2006
Dennis Weaver, American actor (b. 1924) 
2006
Alf Marholm, Gesang für die Gerechten 
2006
Clelia Bernacchi, Arcane Sorcerer 
2006
Jacques-Paul Bertrand, The Servant 
2006
Octavia Butler, Brave New Worlds: The Science Fiction Phenomenon 
2006
Don Knotts, Pleasantville 
2006
Mamoru Sasaki, The Ceremony 
2006
Danny Perasa, Danny & Annie 
2006
Dennis Weaver, Duel 
2006
Cléa Simões, Woman on Top 
2007
Bruce Bennett, American actor (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), dies from complications of a broken hip at 100 
2007
Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (b. 1932) 
2007
Lamar Lundy, American football player (b. 1935) 
2007
Damien Nash, American football player (b. 1982) 
2007
George Preas, 1964 NFL Championship Game 
2007
Bruce Bennett, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 
2007
Lamar Lundy, No Place to Hide 
2007
Ferenc Havas, Nem szoktam hazudni 
2007
Brett Mycles, Storm Fighter 
2008
Larry Norman, American musician, singer, songwriter and producer (b. 1947) 
2008
Doris Shoumaker, Another Chance 
2008
June Myung Nam, The Iron Giant 
2008
Phil Bodner, Bullets Over Broadway 
2008
Larry Norman, A Thief in the Night 
2008
Philip Hammond, The Incredible Discovery of Noah's Ark 
2008
Günther Rücker, First Spaceship on Venus 
2009
Harold Pullian, Rovin' Tumbleweeds 
2009
Jean Battersby, Personal Column 
2009
Ed Cray, Mr. Id 
2009
Ben Rombouts, Will to Die 
2009
Pearl Lang, Martha Graham: The Dancer Revealed 
2009
Wlodzimierz Midak, Rezerwat 
2009
Edward Judd, First Men in the Moon 
2009
Svatopluk Havelka, The Ear 
2010
Simon Leadley, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 
2010
Keis Maes, Under the Volcano 
2010
Richard Payne, King of the Bootleggers 
2010
Dawn Brancheau, Eddie and Greg Meet Jungle Jack 
2010
C.R. Johnson, The Crash Reel 
2011
Anant Pai, Indian educationalist and creator of comics (b. 1929) 
2011
Venkata Ramana Mullapoodi, Sri Rama Rajyam 
2011
Elaine Haslett, Elmer the Aeronaut 
2011
Rosario Liberatore, Episode #1.9 
2012
Jan Berenstain, American author dies from a stroke at 88 
2012
Istvan Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian composer, dies at 92 
2012
Kenneth Price, American ceramic artist and print maker, dies from cancer at 77 
2012
Benedict Freedman, American novelist and mathematician, dies at 92 
2012
Milt Hamerman, Buried Alive 
2012
Pery Ribeiro, Vanished 
2012
Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree 
2012
Benedict Freedman, Mayberry Goes Hollywood 
2012
Bernard Ebbinghouse, Girly 
2012
Theodore Mann, Al Lewis: Forever Grandpa 
2012
Andrey Benkendorf, Banditskiy Peterburg: Zhurnalist 
2012
Terry Mathews, New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles 
2012
Gary La Vigne, Bonnybridge/Robert Taylor Incident/Painless Penny 
2013
Roy Brown, Ford Edsel 
2013
Dorothy DeBolt, Who Are the DeBolts? [And Where Did They Get 19 Kids?] 
2013
John Driftmier, Dangerous Flights 
2013
Ib Hansen, Epidemic 
2013
Ingrid Backlin, 100 dragspel och en flicka 
2013
Michael Lenz, Das Vermächtnis 
2013
Denis Forman, Sir Denis Forman 
2013
Ralph Hotere, Mauri 
2013
Larry Marks, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead 
2014
Harold Ramis, American actor & director, dies from vasculitis at 69 
2014
Franny Beecher, The Pied Piper of Cleveland: A Day in the Life of a Famous Disc Jockey 
2014
Dusan Trifuncevic, Hajde da se volimo 
2014
Günter Reisch, Die Verlobte 
2014
Harold Ramis, Groundhog Day 
2014
Wolfgang Koszics,  
2014
Anna Reynolds, L'ajo nell'imbarazzo 
2014
Carlos Páez Vilaró, Candombe 
2015
Mirjana Puhar, The Girl Who's a Player 
2015
Maurice Hurley, Heart of Glory 
2015
Robert Belfour, NASCAR: The IMAX Experience 
2015
Richard Taylor, Australia Will Be There 
2015
Aleksandr Shein, Ekipazh 
2015
Dori Maynard, Ethnic Media 
2015
Donald Keough, The Journey 
2017
Alan Colmes of 'Hannity & Colmes' dies aged 66: Associated Press 
2017
Fritz Koenig, sculptor whose art withstood 9/11 attacks, dies aged 92 
2017
Bernie Custis, first black pro football quarterback, dies aged 88 
2018
Nanette Fabray, TV Star of the '50s and '60s, Dies at 97 
2018
The Real Thing's Eddy Amoo dies aged 74 
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