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Notable Deaths on February 29th

1956Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53), dies at 65

1960Melvin Purvis, American FBI Agent, dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 56

February 29th Deaths
Date Event
468
Pope St. Hilarius (461-468), calendar reformer, dies (birth date unknown) 
1528
Patrick Hamilton, Scottish protestant martyr, burned at stake 
1592
Alessandro Striggio, Italian composer (b. 1540) 
1604
John Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury (1583-1604), dies at about 74 
1740
Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal (b. 1667) 
1744
John Theophilus Desaguliers, French philosopher (b. 1683) 
1820
Johann Joachim Eschenburg, German literary critic (b. 1743) 
1844
Thaddaus Weigl, composer, dies at 67 
1852
John Landseer, printer/engraver (Royal Academy), dies 
1868
Ludwig/Louis I, King of Bavaria, dies at 81 
1880
Sir James Wilson, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1812, also on 29 February) 
1908
Pat Garrett, U.S. gunslinger 
1908
John Hope, 1st Marquess of Linlithgow, first Governor-General of Australia (as Lord Hopetoun) 
1916
Edward H J Keurvels, Flemish conductor/composer (Parisina), dies at 62 
1928
Adolphe Appia, Swiss set designer/theorist, dies at 65 
1928
Armando V Diaz, Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24), dies at 66 
1928
Ina Coolbrith, first poet laureate of California (b. 1841) 
1928
Karl Noll, Dobrý voják Svejk 
1932
"Big Ed" Morris, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), dies 
1940
Edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies 
1940
Josef Swickard, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 
1940
Robert S. Abbott, The Millionaire 
1940
E.F. Benson, Dead of Night 
1940
Nyrki Tapiovaara, One Man's Fate 
1940
Prins Aage, De kongelige skal fotograferes 
1940
F.N. Murphy, Lady Windermere's Fan 
1944
Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, President of Finland (b. 1861) 
1944
Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, Suomi kutsuu II 
1944
Bobby Connolly, Fools for Scandal 
1944
Durward Lely, Rob Roy 
1948
Oscar Heurlin, Everybody at His Station 
1948
Chief Many Treaties, The Law Rides Again 
1956
Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53), dies at 65 
1956
John Hastings Turner, The Ghoul 
1960
Melvin Purvis, American FBI Agent, dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 56 
1960
Larry Conley, Awakenings 
1960
Melvin Purvis, Dillinger: Public Enemy No. 1 
1964
Frank Albertson, actor (Room Service), dies at 55 
1964
Victor van Straelen, Flemish biologist/paleontologist, dies at 74 
1964
Anchise Brizzi, Othello 
1968
Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (b. 1886) 
1980
Yigol Alton, Israeli Foreign Minister, dies at 61 
1980
Gil Elvgren, American artist (b. 1914) 
1980
Robert Lee Johnson, Gentlemen Are Born 
1980
Margaret Morris, Margaret Morris Movement 
1980
Yigal Alon, Mivtsa Yonatan 
1980
Tore Lindwall, A Time in the Sun 
1984
Roland Culver, actor (Thunderball), dies of heart problems at 83 
1984
Ken Strickfaden, Dracula vs. Frankenstein 
1984
Ludwik Starski, Border Street 
1988
Sidney Harmon, The Talk of the Town 
1988
Vaughn Horton, We Need to Talk About Kevin 
1992
Earl Scheib, CEO (Earl Scheib Auto Paint), dies at 85 
1992
Johnny Mack, British actor (Time Lord-Dr Who), dies at 70 
1992
Ruth Pitter, English poet (b. 1897) 
1992
Jaroslav Vrzala, By the Right of Love 
1992
Czeslaw Nowicki, Nie lubie poniedzialku 
1992
La Lupe, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 
1992
Arthur Fellows, House on Greenapple Road 
1992
Don Heinrich, USFL on ESPN 
1992
Ada Colangeli, Un giorno nella vita 
1992
Ferenc Karinthy, Budapesti tavasz 
1996
Duncan Stuart Wilson Fighter pilot-MacDonald, dies at 83 
1996
Joe Minogue, journalist, dies at 72 
1996
John Grant, rear-admiral, dies at 87 
1996
Wes Farrell, songwriter, dies at 56 
1996
Wes Farrell, Midnight Cowboy 
1996
Milton Kahn, The House of Rothschild 
2000
Dennis Danell, American artist (b. 1961) 
2000
Unto Kumpulainen, Evakko 
2000
Gérard Lorin, Last Year at Marienbad 
2000
Dennis Danell, Another State of Mind 
2004
Jerome Lawrence, American playwright (b. 1915) 
2004
Marc Cavell, Cool Hand Luke 
2004
James Cresson, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 
2004
Ben Hendricks, The Black Hole 
2004
Witold Rudzinski, Bialy mazur 
2004
Jerome Lawrence, Inherit the Wind 
2004
Dana Broccoli, Inside 'Dr. No' 
2004
Ruth Siedler, Bruce & Me 
2008
Gayne Rescher, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 
2008
Buddy Dial, Dallas Cowboys vs. St. Louis Cardinals 
2008
John F. Long, The Home Owner 
2008
Sergio Corrieri, I Am Cuba 
2012
Davy Jones, English musician, dies from heart attack at 66 
2012
Woody Farmer, Low Blow 
2012
David Banks, The Never-Never Affair 
2012
Karen Greslie, Once Upon a Forest 
2012
Milos Vacek, Atentát 
2012
Sheldon Moldoff, Marco Polo: Return to Xanadu 
2012
Dennis Chinnery, The Plague of the Zombies 
2012
George Angel Rivas Jr., Conversation with Joseph Garcia and George Rivas 
2012
Anne Marie Moss, 'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris 
2016
French "Utopian" Architect Claude Parent Dies Aged 93 
2016
Angus, Thongs And Full-Frontal Snogging author Louise Rennison dies aged 64 
2016
Actor George Kennedy, star of Naked Gun, dies aged 91 
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