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Notable Deaths on February 4th

2006Betty Friedan, American writer and feminist, dies of congestive heart failure at 85

1880James Donnelly, patriarch of the "Black Donnellys", murdered in the Black Donnelly massacre at 63

1975Louis Jordan, American musician (b. 1908)

1987Liberace, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), dies at 67

February 4th Deaths
Date Event
211
Lucius Septimius Severus, Emperor of Rome (193-211), dies at 64 
708
Sisinnius, Greek-Syrian pope (708, 20 days), dies 
856
Hrabanus Maurus, East France, archbishop of Mainz, dies 
869
Saint Cyril, Greek missionary to the Slavs (b. 827) 
1189
Gilbert of Sempringham, English monastery founder/saint, dies 
1222
Willem I, earl of Holland (1203-22), dies 
1503
Queen Elizabeth, consort of Henry VII of England, dies 
1505
Joan of Valois, Queen of France/saint, dies at 40 
1508
Conrad Celtes, German humanist scholar (b. 1459) 
1553
Caspar Othmayr, composer, dies at 37 
1590
Gioseffo Zarlino, composer, dies at 73 
1615
Dom Justo Takayama, Japanese warlord (b. 1552) 
1615
Giovanni Battista della Porta, Italian scholar, polymath and child prodogy (b. 1535) 
1617
Louis Elsevier, Dutch publisher, dies at about 76 
1640
Hendrick C Vroom, Dutch seascape painter, dies 
1694
Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina, Tsaritsa of Russia (b. 1651) 
1714
Duke of Berry, French King Louis XIV's grandson, dies 
1746
Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave), dies at 46 
1774
Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701) 
1781
Josef Myslivecek, composer, dies at 43 
1781
Willem Crul, admiral (West-Indies), dies in battle at 59 
1799
Étienne-Louis Boullée, French architect (b. 1728) 
1815
Geert Reinders, Dutch cattle breeder/inoculation proponent, dies at 77 
1815
Jacob van Strij, Dutch cartoonist/graphic artist, dies at 58 
1816
Meingosus Gaelle, composer, dies at 63 
1834
Amelie Julia Candielle, composer, dies at 66 
1844
Willem de Clerq, Dutch merchant/literary, dies at 49 
1854
Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer, dies at 66 
1869
Johan M Dautzenberg, Flemish author/novelist (Future), dies at 60 
1880
James Donnelly, patriarch of the "Black Donnellys", murdered in the Black Donnelly massacre at 63 
1894
Antoine J "Adolphe" Sax, instrument maker (saxophone), dies at 79 
1895
Faustina Hasse Hodges, composer, dies at 71 
1896
Henry David Leslie, composer, dies at 73 
1905
Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (b. 1841) 
1907
Jenny Blicher-Clausen, Farbror Frans 
1911
Peter A "Piet" Cronje, South Africa Boer general, dies at about 75 
1911
Owen Frawley Kildare, Regeneration 
1911
Pieter Cronje, Cronje's Surrender to Lord Roberts 
1915
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Lady Audley's Secret 
1920
Leo Delaney, A Tin-Type Romance 
1921
Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter/illustrator, dies at 75 
1921
Carl Hauptmann, Die Austreibung 
1922
Florence Deshon, The Roof Tree 
1922
Goro Kino, Narikin 
1923
William H. Thompson, Eye of the Night 
1925
William Haggar, The Poachers 
1927
Thomas Linnemann Laub, composer, dies at 74 
1928
Hendrik A Lorentz, physicist (L transformation-Nobel 1902), dies at 74 
1933
Archibald Sayce, English educator (b. 1846) 
1934
Ernesto Nazareth, Scoop 
1936
Wilhelm Gustloff, German leader of the Swiss Nazi party (b. 1895) 
1939
Edward Sapir, US linguist/cultural antropologist (indian), dies at 55 
1939
Henri W A Deterding, Dutch oil magnate (Royal Oil, Shell), dies at 72 
1940
Nikolai Yezhov, Head of Soviet NKVD (b. 1895) 
1941
Johann Peter Kirsch, Luxembourg church historian, dies at 79 
1941
Rosa Gore, The Cook's Revenge 
1941
Margaret Mann, Four Sons 
1943
Frank Calder, 1st NHL president, dies 
1943
Rudolf Rittner, The Master of Nuremberg 
1944
Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (b. 1867) 
1944
Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (b. 1872) 
1944
Harry Holden, Winds of the Pampas 
1944
Will B. Johnstone, Horse Feathers 
1946
Margarete Boie, writer, dies 
1947
Buck Connors, Reuben's Busy Day 
1948
J. Keirn Brennan, Seabiscuit 
1950
Hank Bell, Flame of Barbary Coast 
1951
Edwin Wallock, The Ace of Hearts 
1951
Cecil Gant, Killer of Sheep 
1953
Alexander Loudon, Dutch diplomat (League of Nations), dies at 60 
1953
James Flood, Wings in the Dark 
1953
Paul Renay, Shadows on the Stairs 
1953
Charles E. Lynch, The Black Pirate 
1953
Ben Ames Williams, Leave Her to Heaven 
1954
Vaclav Vackar, composer, dies at 72 
1954
Ragnar Widestedt, Den farliga leken 
1955
Annie Mar, Charlie Chan at the Circus 
1956
Leendert A Donker, Dutch soc dem party-minister of Justice, dies at 56 
1956
Peder Gram, composer, dies at 74 
1957
Joseph Hardaway, creator of Bugs Bunny, dies at 66 
1957
Miguel Covarrubias, Mexican illustrator, dies 
1957
R.M. Andrews, Superman 
1957
Erich Ponto, The Third Man 
1957
Frank Crayne, The Street of Seven Stars 
1957
F.B. Crayne, Seven Years Bad Luck 
1958
Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince, dies at 46 
1958
Henry Kuttner, The Last Mimzy 
1958
Monta Bell, Man, Woman and Sin 
1959
Una O'Connor, actress (Banjo, Invisible Man), dies at 78 
1959
Bertrand Robinson, Ladies' Day 
1959
Una O'Connor, Witness for the Prosecution 
1961
Alphonse Picou, Episode dated 25 December 1958 
1962
Angus MacLeod, Bombs Over London 
1964
Siegfried T Bok, neurobiologist/anatomist (Cybernetica), dies at 71 
1965
U C Greyhound, champion trotter (horse), dies at 33 
1966
Gilbert H Grosvenor, president Natl Geographic Society, dies at 90 
1966
Robert Graf, The Great Escape 
1967
Albert Orsborn, 6th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1886) 
1968
Ed Baker, actor (Keystone Kops), dies of emphysema at 70 
1968
Gerard den Brabander, [Jan G Jofriet], poet (Nothing New), dies at 67 
1968
Neal Cassady, American writer (b. 1926) 
1974
Mihail Andricu, composer, dies at 79 
1974
Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1894) 
1975
Louis Jordan, American musician (b. 1908) 
1975
Howard Hill, American archer (b. 1899) 
1977
Brett Halliday, American writer (b. 1904) 
1977
Seiji Haji, Sunae shibari - Morio Jûshirô: Kôhen 
1978
Bergen Evans, English professor ($64,000 Question), dies at 73 
1978
Bergen Evans, Down You Go 
1980
L. Swisher, The Idle Class 
1981
Herberta Williams, The Picture of Dorian Gray 
1981
Mario Camerini, A Romantic Adventure 
1982
Sue Carol, actress (She's My Weakness), dies at 73 of a heart attack 
1982
Alex Harvey, Scottish musician (b. 1935) 
1982
Georg Konrad Morgen, German judge (b. 1909) 
1982
Jean Francel, Callaghan remet ça 
1982
Sue Carol, Check and Double Check 
1982
Alex Harvey, Big Fan 
1982
Carlos Molina, Carnival in April 
1983
Jim Ameche, actor (Festival of Stars), dies at 68 
1983
Karen Carpenter, rock drummer (Carpenters), dies of anorexia at 32 
1983
Reginald Denham, director/writer (Death at BC House), dies at 89 
1983
Reginald Denham, Ladies in Retirement 
1983
Jim Ameche, The Story of Mankind 
1983
Lucienne Bogaert, Les dames du Bois de Boulogne 
1984
John Ponyman, The World's Greatest Lover 
1984
Pierre Dudan, In The Water... Which Makes Bubbles!... 
1985
Werner Helwig, As the Sea Rages 
1985
John Wexley, Angels with Dirty Faces 
1985
Jesse Hibbs, To Hell and Back 
1985
Friedrich Arndt, Episode #1.2 
1985
Fred Ryan, Your Past Is Showing 
1985
Dave Kashner, Street Angel 
1985
Luijs Smits, Pie bagatas kundzes 
1986
Herbert Smith, Calling All Stars 
1986
Carla Wiberg, Kristin Commands 
1986
Arthur Schröder, Letzter Punkt der Tagesordnung 
1986
Eftimie Vasilescu, Filmul Iasilor 
1987
Liberace, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), dies at 67 
1987
Carl Rogers, American psychologist (b. 1902) 
1987
Patrick Waddington, A Night to Remember 
1987
Fyffe Robertson, The Call of the Isles 
1987
Roy Gunsberg, Death Valley 
1987
Liberace, Another World 
1987
Wynford Vaughan-Thomas, Anzio 
1987
Larisa Pashkova, Lyagushka-puteshestvennitsa 
1988
Willy Kollo, Wir tanzen um die Welt 
1988
Jan Doat, La télévision, oeil de demain 
1989
Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, country singer (Homer & Jethro), dies at 69 
1989
John Roderick, Death of a Rat 
1989
Ferris Webster, The Great Escape 
1989
Trevor Lucas, Cassandra 
1989
Martin Pendleton, The Nutty Professor 
1989
Jethro, Episode #2.11 
1989
Thorkild Hansen, Hamsun 
1989
Tsuyako Okajima, The House Where Evil Dwells 
1990
Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1917) 
1990
Maria Gambarelli, Le amiche 
1990
Ernest B. Wehmeyer, To Kill a Mockingbird 
1991
Bob Leslie, actor (Cinderella, Mako: Jaws of Death), dies at 64 
1991
Bob Leslie, Nice Dreams 
1991
Ann Belsky, Death of a Salesman 
1992
Fred Slyter, dialogue coach, dies after long illness at 56 
1992
John Dehner, actor (Apache, Cowboy, Boys from Brazil), dies at 76 
1992
Salah Kabil, Al-asfour 
1992
Ned Locke, Bozo's Circus 
1992
Vittorio Gelmetti, Red Desert 
1992
John Dehner, Airplane II: The Sequel 
1992
Ethel Pepperell, Little Miss Grown-Up 
1992
Joseph La Cava, The Monster of Piedras Blancas 
1992
Hans Habietinek, Alles gerettet 
1993
Marietta Rares, La 'Moara cu noroc' 
1993
Sascha Brastoff, The Three Stooges Scrapbook 
1993
René Lestelly, Saturnin de Marseille 
1993
Lillian Tarry, Sweet Jesus, Preacherman 
1994
Han Jansen, Dutch painter, dies at 62 
1994
Harold Schneider, US producer (5 Easy Pieces, War Games), dies at 55 
1994
Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist/director (KNMI), dies at 84 
1994
Justinus Darmojuwono, Indonesian archbishop/cardinal, dies at 79 
1994
Harold Schneider, A Safe Place 
1994
Monica Rose, The Sky's the Limit 
1995
Betty Davis, British dance teacher of Dame Margot Fonteyn, dies 
1995
Patricia Highsmith, [Mary Patricia Plangman], US/Swiss, dies at 74 
1995
Roel Wiersma, Dutch soccer star (PSV), dies at 62 
1995
Betty J. Glennie, Horse Party 
1995
Carlos Cytrynowski, Ayer, sin ir más lejos 
1995
Patricia Highsmith, The Talented Mr. Ripley 
1996
Manolo Fábregas, Two Mules for Sister Sara 
1996
Von Dexter, House on Haunted Hill 
1997
James Friell, political cartoonist, dies at 84 
1997
Dave Marks, Nancy Goes to Rio 
1997
Robi Ghosh, The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha 
1997
Jack Kevan, The Wizard of Oz 
1997
Robert Clouse, Enter the Dragon 
1998
John M. Foley, Where No Man Has Gone Before 
1998
Martínez Bordiú, The Two Faces of Fear 
2000
Carl Albert, American politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1908) 
2000
Doris Coley, American singer (Shirelles) (b. 1941) 
2000
Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer (b. 1919) 
2000
Henry Jaeger, Condemned to Sin 
2000
Ronnie Robertson, Episode #20.1 
2000
Joachim E. Behrendt, Jazz in Poland 
2000
Herbert Benkman, The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood 
2000
Phil Tonken, Atomic Lady 
2000
Joan Capri, Sucedió en mi aldea 
2000
Doris Kenner-Jackson, Because I Said So 
2001
J. J. Johnson, American jazz trombonist and composer (b. 1924) 
2001
Iannis Xenakis, Greek composer and architect (b. 1922) 
2001
Iannis Xenakis, For the Whales 
2001
Murray Nolte, The Sound of a Stone 
2001
Gilbert Trigano, Meeting Others 
2001
J.J. Johnson, Shaft 
2001
Tony Steedman, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 
2001
Raimo Kangro, The Adventurer 
2001
Dragan Maksimovic, Pretty Village, Pretty Flame 
2002
George Nader, American film and television actor (b. 1921) 
2002
Asko Martinheimo, Villahousupakko 
2002
Inge Konradi, O Palmenbaum 
2002
Marie-José, Love Story 
2002
Boog-a-Loo Aimes, Delta Blues 
2002
Mack McLean, The Big Store 
2002
George Nader, Robot Monster 
2002
Helena Friedrichová, Arabesky 
2002
Broderick Thompson, Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers 
2002
John Bromley, World of Sport 
2002
Marisa Sanches, Episode #1.300 
2002
Prince Sigvard Bernadotte, Crime and Punishment 
2002
Baxter Ward, KTLA at 40: A Celebration of Los Angeles Television 
2002
Master Bhagwan, Maine Pyar Kiya 
2003
Charlie Biddle, Canadian jazz bassist (b. 1926) 
2003
Benyoucef Ben Khedda, Algerian politician (b. 1920) 
2003
André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (b. 1931) 
2003
Jack Mack, Tuff Turf 
2003
Steve Carlin, Science All-Stars 
2003
Robert Arnold, Tunes of Glory 
2003
Archie Savage, South Pacific 
2003
Jerome Hines, The Metropolitan Opera: Centennial Gala 
2003
Tommy Bush, Con Air 
2003
Marcel Gassouk, The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe 
2003
Charles Nizet, Rescue Force 
2004
Michael Easton, The Mao Game 
2004
Gordon Batt, Britain Needs You: The Fighting Few 
2004
Michael P. Moran, Scarface 
2004
Larry Elikann, I Know My First Name Is Steven 
2004
Janusz Kieszkiewicz, Smak czekolady 
2005
Ossie Davis, Doctor Dolittle 
2006
Betty Friedan, American writer and feminist, dies of congestive heart failure at 85 
2006
Myron Waldman, American animator (b. 1908) 
2006
George T. Davis, Episode #5.118 
2006
Myron Waldman, Billion Dollar Limited 
2006
Angiolina Quinterno, The Mistress Is Served 
2006
Boris Nebieridze, Ubiystvo v Sunshine Menor 
2006
Valerian Kvachadze, Sakme gadaetsema sasamartlos 
2006
Rosa Del Rosario, May bakas ang lumipas 
2006
Jenõ Dalnoki, Helsinki 1952: Games of the XV Olympiad 
2006
Jan Schulbach,  
2006
Jan Schlubach, The Rose Garden 
2006
Betty Friedan, Women's Lib 
2006
Roger Fellous, Diary of a Chambermaid 
2007
Steve Barber, American baseball pitcher (b. 1938) 
2007
José Carlos Bauer, Brazilian World Cup footballer (b. 1925) 
2007
Ilya Kormiltsev, Russian poet and translator (b. 1959) 
2007
Jules Olitski, Ukrainian-born American abstract painter and sculptor (b. 1922) 
2007
Barbara McNair, American singer and actress (b. 1934) 
2007
Jules Olitski, Painters Painting 
2007
Ilya Kormiltsev, Brother 
2007
Rod Colbin, Frances 
2007
Colin Romoff, The Little Drummer Boy 
2007
Ed Becker, Sinatra: Dark Star 
2007
Barbara McNair, General Hospital 
2007
Kurt Hald Jensen, ...Og det var forår - og Danmark frit 
2008
Stefan Meller, Polish foreign minister (b. 1942) 
2008
Tata Güines, Cumbite 
2008
Ralph B. White, Titanica 
2008
Augusta Dabney, General Hospital 
2008
Maggie Ostroff, Armageddon 
2008
Aagot Støkken, Ut av mørket 
2008
Chuck Alford, The Hollywood Strangler Meets the Skid Row Slasher 
2008
Bertha Moss, The Exterminating Angel 
2008
Vilma Kurer, Walk East on Beacon! 
2008
Otto Lackovic, Muj prítel Fabián 
2008
Stefan Meller, Danton 
2008
Rose Hacker, The Time of Their Lives 
2009
Lux Interior, Frontman of the garage rock band The Cramps (b. 1946) 
2009
Lux Interior, The Social Network 
2009
Payton Jordan, Salute 
2009
Dave Willson, Porgy and Bess 
2009
Gilchrist Calder, Say Hello...... Say Tirra 
2009
Hugh Spencer-Phillips, Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 
2009
Witold Zalewski, Ranny w lesie 
2010
Frank Fasi, Bu Lai'a the Hawaiian Superman 
2010
Bill Dudley, Triple Threat 
2010
Wei Te, Feelings of Mountains and Waters 
2010
Manuel Esteba, Hola... señor Dios 
2010
Georges Beauvilliers, Justine de Sade 
2010
Frank Interlandi, Episode #8.5 
2010
H.A. Perera, Under the Bridge 
2011
Sekou Hamilton, Soul Food 
2011
Michael Habeck, The Name of the Rose 
2011
Lena Nyman, Autumn Sonata 
2011
Vladimir Kunin, Bastards 
2011
Sheila Jackson, Birds of a Feather 
2011
Woodie Fryman, Game 4 
2011
Tura Satana, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! 
2011
Keith Murdoch, Disneyland: Secrets, Stories, & Magic 
2011
Michael Bishop, Last of the Long-haired Boys 
2011
Jenee Bandler, Christmas in Connecticut 
2011
John Jarvis, Deadly Advice 
2012
Florence Green, last surviving veteran of World War One, dies at 110 
2012
Robert Glaser, American educational psychologist, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 91 
2012
Istvan Csurka, Hungarian writer and politician, dies at 77 
2012
Robert Daniel, five term American congressman for Virginia, dies at 75 
2012
Michael deGruy, The Life of Mammals 
2012
István Csurka, Kertes házak utcája 
2012
Sabina Chrominska, Gra o wszystko 
2012
Hiroshi Ashino, Cometo-san 
2012
Jon Guidinger, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 
2012
Andrew Wight, Sanctum 
2012
Jeff Fraza, Random Acts of Courage 
2012
János Sebestyén, Joe Gould's Secret 
2013
Pat Halcox, British trumpeter, dies at 82 
2013
Reg Presley, English rocker, dies from lung cancer at 71 
2013
Pat Halcox, Look Back in Anger 
2013
Reg Presley, Love Actually 
2013
Essie Mae Washington-Williams, Episode #1.5 
2013
Donald Byrd, A Bronx Tale 
2013
Julian B. Coco, Jongens, jongens, wat een meid 
2013
Hilary Bamford, And We Don't Pay London Prices 
2014
Adam Cooley, Me, Myself, and My Third Eye: 4 Enlightened Stories for 1 Imperfect God 
2014
Eugenio Corti, Uno scrittore al fronte 
2014
Ma Wu, A Chinese Ghost Story 
2014
Guy Longnon, Terreur en Oklahoma 
2014
Michael Korb, Two Thousand Maniacs! 
2014
Guy-Claude François, Brotherhood of the Wolf 
2015
Ade Capone, La donna, il sogno & gli altri video 
2015
María Romero, The Living Forest 
2015
Donald Keith Newbury, The Hunt for the Texas 7 
2015
Odete Lara, Antonio das Mortes 
2015
Alfred Peschek, Episode dated 20 October 1972 
2015
Autumn Boh, The Expendables 
2015
Micha Shagrir, Just Like the Queen of England 
2015
Monica Scattini, My Way 
2016
Maurice White Of Earth, Wind & Fire Dies At 74  
2016
Dave Mirra, BMX Rider, Dies at 41 of Apparent Suicide 
2016
Former Indiana Gov. Edgar D. Whitcomb dies at age 98 
2016
Edgar Mitchell, Sixth Astronaut to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 85 
2016
Leslie Bassett, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer, Dies at 93 
2017
Scottish Motor Neurone Disease campaigner Gordon Aikman dies aged 31 
2017
Former CBI boss Joginder Singh dies aged 77 
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