Died On February 20th

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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.
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 1 
Frederick Douglass
(American Social Reformer, Abolitionist, Orator, Writer, and Statesman)
Frederick Douglass
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 14, 1818
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Talbot County, Maryland, United States
Died: 1895
 2 
Hunter S. Thompson
(Journalist, Author and Founder of the Gonzo Journalism Movement)
Hunter S. Thompson
32
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2005
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 3 
Dick York
(Best Known for His Role ‘Darrin Stephens’ on the ABC Sitcom ‘Bewitched’)
Dick York
15
Birthdate: September 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Died: 1992
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 4 
Sandra Dee
(Actress and Model Best Known for Her Film ‘Until They Sail’)
Sandra Dee
9
Birthdate: April 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2005
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 5 
Chester W. Nimitz
(American Admiral Known for His Role as Commander in Chief of US Pacific Fleet in World War II)
Chester W. Nimitz
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 24, 1885
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
Died: 1966
 6 
Ferruccio Lamborghini
(Founder of Automobili Lamborghini)
Ferruccio Lamborghini
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 28, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Renazzo di Cento, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Died: 1993
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1980
 8 
Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor
(Holy Roman Emperor from 1765 to 1790)
Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor
12
Birthdate: March 13, 1741
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1790
 9 
Kathryn Kuhlman
(Evangelist)
Kathryn Kuhlman
18
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 9, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Johnson County, Missouri, United States
Died: 1976
 10 
Gene Siskel
(Film critic. Journalist)
Gene Siskel
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1999
 11 
Alexander Haig
(United States Secretary of State (1981-82))
Alexander Haig
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2010
 12 
Walter Winchell
(Journalist, Radio Personality)
Walter Winchell
2
Birthdate: April 7, 1897
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1972
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 13 
Robert Peary
(Explorer)
Robert Peary
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 6, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cresson, Pennsylvania
Died: 1920
 14 
Max Schreck
0
Birthdate: September 6, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1936
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 15 
Curt Gowdy
(Sportscaster)
Curt Gowdy
0
Birthdate: July 31, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Green River
Died: 2006
 16 
Yaroslav the Wise
3
Birthdate: 0978 AD
Birthplace: Ukraine
Died: 1054
 17 
Jimmy Young
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2005
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 18 
Percy Grainger
(Composer, Arranger and Pianist Known for His Folk-Dance Tune ‘Country Gardens’)
Percy Grainger
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 8, 1882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brighton, Australia
Died: 1961
 19 
John Dowland
(Singer, Lutenist and Composer)
John Dowland
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1563 AD
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1626
 20 
John Raitt
(Actor and singer)
John Raitt
1
Birthdate: January 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santa Ana, California
Died: 2005
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 21 
Muhammad Asad
(For English Translation of Quran, 'The Message of The Qur'an")
Muhammad Asad
1
Birthdate: July 2, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
Died: 1992
 22 
Pope Martin V
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 26, 1369
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Genazzano, Italy
Died: 1431
 23 
Habibullah Khan
(Emir of Afghanistan from 1901 to 1919)
Habibullah Khan
3
Birthdate: June 3, 1872
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tashkent
Died: 1919
 24 
Oswald Avery
(Biologist, Physician, Geneticist)
Oswald Avery
0
Birthdate: October 21, 1877
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Halifax
Died: 1955
 25 
Maria Goeppert-Mayer
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 28, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Katowice, Poland
Died: 1972
 26 
Al-Mustaʿṣim
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1213 AD
Birthplace: Baghdad, Iraq
Died: 1258
Henry Percy, 1st earl of Northumberland
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 10, 1341
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Northumberland, England
Died: 1408
 28 
Laura Bassi
(Physicist)
Laura Bassi
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 29, 1711
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: 1778
 29 
Paul Marcinkus
(American Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church)
Paul Marcinkus
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 15, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cicero, Illinois, United States
Died: 2006
 30 
Sarah Kane
(Playwright, Writer)
Sarah Kane
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brentwood
Died: 1999
 31 
Washakie
(Saints)
Washakie
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1808 AD
Birthplace: United States
Died: 1900
 32 
Robert Bolt
(Playwright and a two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter)
Robert Bolt
0
Birthdate: August 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sale, Cheshire, England
Died: 1995
 33 
Henri Moissan
(Chemist)
Henri Moissan
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 28, 1852
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1907
 34 
Christopher Nolan
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 6, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mullingar, Ireland
Died: 2009
 35 
Maurice Blanchot
(Former writer, philosopher, and literary theorist)
Maurice Blanchot
1
Birthdate: September 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Devrouze, Saône-et-Loire, France
Died: 2003
 36 
Garrick Utley
(Television Journalist)
Garrick Utley
0
Birthdate: November 19, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2014
Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia
0
Birthdate: April 27, 1701
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: 1773
 38 
Toru Takemitsu
(Composer)
Toru Takemitsu
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: 1996
 39 
Damdin Sükhbaatar
(Army Leader)
Damdin Sükhbaatar
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 2, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Khuree, Qing Empire, Mongolia
Died: 1923
 40 
John, King of Denmark
(King of Denmark (1481–1513))
John, King of Denmark
1
Birthdate: February 2, 1455
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aalborghus Castle, Aalborg, Denmark
Died: 1513
 41 
Troy Jackson
(Basketball player)
Troy Jackson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: 2011
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 42 
Sullivan Walker
2
Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Laventille, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: 2012
 43 
Waldo R. Tobler
(American-Swiss Cartographer and Geographer)
Waldo R. Tobler
0
Birthdate: November 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: 2018
Leone Sextus Tollemache
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 10, 1884
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: 1917
 45 
René Cassin
(French Jurist)
René Cassin
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 5, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bayonne
Died: 1976
 46 
Nicholas Bacon
(Politician)
Nicholas Bacon
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 13, 1509
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1579
 47 
Joseph Banks Rhine
(American Botanist Who Founded Parapsychology as a Branch of Psychology)
Joseph Banks Rhine
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 29, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1980
 48 
Tirso de Molina
(Spanish Poet and Roman Catholic Monk Known for Writing 'The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest')
Tirso de Molina
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 24, 1583
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: 1648
 49 
René Dubos
(French-American Experimental Pathologist, Microbiologist, Humanist, Environmentalist, and Writer)
René Dubos
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 20, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France
Died: 1982
 50 
Isidor Philipp
(French Pianist and Composer)
Isidor Philipp
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 2, 1863
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1958