Died On February 20th

Discover the most famous people who died on February 20. The list includes people like Frederick Douglass, Hunter S. Thompson, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, Robert Peary. Famous personalities featured on this list, include journalists, political leaders, soldiers and actors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & France and many more countries.

Frederick DouglassFrederick Douglass
American
American orator
Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
American
Journalist and Author

Chester W. NimitzChester W. Nimitz
American
Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet in

Sandra DeeSandra Dee
American
Film Actress

Dick YorkDick York
American
Actor

Walter WinchellWalter Winchell
American
Journalist, Radio Personality

Joseph II, Holy Roman EmperorJoseph II, Holy Roman Emperor
Hungarian
Holy Roman Emperor

Ferruccio LamborghiniFerruccio Lamborghini
Italian
Founder of Automobili Lamborghini
Alexander HaigAlexander Haig
American
Former United States Secretary of State

Kathryn KuhlmanKathryn Kuhlman
American
Evangelist
Robert PearyRobert Peary
American
Explorer

Percy GraingerPercy Grainger
Australian, American
Musician, Composer, arranger and pianist

John DowlandJohn Dowland
British
Singer, Lutenist and Composer

P.G.T. BeauregardP.G.T. Beauregard
American
Army General

Henri MoissanHenri Moissan
French
Chemist
René CassinRené Cassin
French
French Jurist

Maria Goeppert MayerMaria Goeppert-Mayer
American
Physicist

P. G. T. BeauregardP. G. T. Beauregard
American
Military personnel, Artilleryman, Inventor,

Gene SiskelGene Siskel
American
Journalist, Television presenter, Film critic
Dave Van RonkDave Van Ronk
American
Guitarist, Singer, Jazz musician, Trade unionist

Max SchreckMax Schreck
German
Actor
Curt GowdyCurt Gowdy
American
Sportscaster

Yaroslav the WiseYaroslav the Wise
Ukrainian
Prince

Sarah KaneSarah Kane
British
Playwright, Writer
Robert BoltRobert Bolt
British
Actor, Screenwriter, Playwright, Writer

Toru TakemitsuToru Takemitsu
Japanese
Composer
Chester NimitzChester Nimitz
American
Admiral

Oswald AveryOswald Avery
Canadian
Biologist, Physician, Geneticist

Pope Martin VPope Martin V
Italian
Pope
Maurice BlanchotMaurice Blanchot
French
Philosopher, Writer, Journalist, Literary critic

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John, King of DenmarkJohn, King of Denmark
Danish
King
Habibullah KhanHabibullah Khan
Afghan
Politician

Paul MarcinkusPaul Marcinkus
American
Archbishop

Joseph Banks RhineJoseph Banks Rhine
American
Botanist

Damdin SükhbaatarDamdin Sükhbaatar
Mongolian
Army Leader
WashakieWashakie
American
tribal chief
Charles Emmanuel III of SardiniaCharles Emmanuel III of Sardinia
Italian
Duke

Laura BassiLaura Bassi
Italian
Italian physicist, Academic

Andreas HoferAndreas Hofer
Italian
Tirolean leader

Percy CoxPercy Cox
British
General
Garrick UtleyGarrick Utley
American
Television Journalist

Tancred, King of SicilyTancred, King of Sicily
Italian
King

Paul KanePaul Kane
Canadian
Painter, Writer

Vitaly ChurkinVitaly Churkin
Russian
Diplomat, Politician, Child actor, Interpreter

A. J. CassonA. J. Casson
Canadian
Painter
Eugene Robert BlackEugene Robert Black
South Georgia
American financier

F. Albert CottonF. Albert Cotton
American
Chemist
Eugène ScribeEugène Scribe
French
French dramatist

Ernest AnsermetErnest Ansermet
Swiss
Conductor

Francesco Saverio NittiFrancesco Saverio Nitti
Italian
Prime Minister, Economist
René DubosRené Dubos
French, American
Microbiologist

Gerard Lake, 1st Viscount LakeGerard Lake, 1st Viscount Lake
British
General
Leone Sextus TollemacheLeone Sextus Tollemache
British
 

Joseph HumeJoseph Hume
Politician

Laurence HousmanLaurence Housman
British
Playwright

Charles KnowltonCharles Knowlton
American
Physician

Klas Pontus ArnoldsonKlas Pontus Arnoldson
Swedish
Politician, Journalist, Writer, Non-fiction writer
Isidor PhilippIsidor Philipp
French, Hungarian
Pianist

Matthew MurrayMatthew Murray
British
Engineer

Willie ThrowerWillie Thrower
American
American football player

Jim WoodsJim Woods
American
Sportscaster
Peter MondaviPeter Mondavi
American
Winemaker

Carl-Henning PedersenCarl-Henning Pedersen
Danish
Painter
Fernando CardenalFernando Cardenal
Nicaraguan
Theologian

Jaap BakemaJaap Bakema
Dutch
Architect

David BergerDavid Berger
American
Lawyer
Kothainayaki AmmalKothainayaki Ammal
Indian
 

Heinrich BarkhausenHeinrich Barkhausen
German
Physicist
Charles Rockwell LanmanCharles Rockwell Lanman
American
Scholar

David S. McKayDavid S. McKay
American
Astrobiology

Henry LivingsHenry Livings
British
Playwright
Hermann Franz Moritz KoppHermann Franz Moritz Kopp
German
Chemist

John FultonJohn Fulton
American
Bullfighter
Marie DumesnilMarie Dumesnil
French
Actress

René JeannelRené Jeannel
French
Entomologist

Hugh AllenHugh Allen
British
Musician

Kobayashi TakijiKobayashi Takiji
Japanese
Author
A.M. KleinA.M. Klein
Canadian, Ukrainian
Poet
Nicholas BaconNicholas Bacon
British
Politician

Harold ChristensenHarold Christensen
American
Choreographer

Sir Leonard WoolleySir Leonard Woolley
British
Archaeologist

Henry Percy, 1st earl of NorthumberlandHenry Percy, 1st earl of Northumberland
British
Admirals
Sayyid Shaykh bin Ahmad al-HadiSayyid Shaykh bin Ahmad al-Hadi
Malaysian
Malaysian writer