Died On February 22nd

Discover the most famous people who died on February 22. The list includes people like Andy Warhol, Amerigo Vespucci, Chuck Jones, Kasturba Gandhi, Charles Lyell. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, philosophers, journalists and political leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & France and many more countries.
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Andy Warhol
(Visual Artist & Film Director Who was a Leading Figure in the Visual Art Movement Known as Pop Art)
Andy Warhol
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Birthdate: August 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1987

Andy Warhol was an artist and filmmaker who played a key role in the visual art movement. Thanks to his extensive body of work, he has been the subject of various films, books, and retrospective exhibitions. Described as the bellwether of the art market, some of Warhol's works are among the most expensive paintings ever sold.

 2 
Amerigo Vespucci
(Discoverer of South America)
Amerigo Vespucci
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 9, 1454
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Florence
Died: 1512

Amerigo Vespucci was a merchant, navigator, and explorer. Credited with participating in two major voyages of the Age of Discovery, Vespucci's claim that the New World represented a new continent inspired cartographers to associate the name America (a Latinized form of his first name) to the newly discovered continents.

 3 
Sophie Scholl
(German Student and Anti-Nazi Political Activist)
Sophie Scholl
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 9, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Forchtenberg, Germany
Died: 1943

Sophie Scholl was a German anti-Nazi political activist who was involved with a non-violent resistance group called White Rose. Scholl was executed by guillotine at the age of 21 for distributing anti-war leaflets. Since her death, Sophie Scholl has been viewed as an iconic figure. Her life and work have inspired several films, including Sophie Scholl – The Final Days.

 4 
Chuck Jones
(Animator, Filmmaker, Cartoonist, Author, Artist, & Screenwriter)
Chuck Jones
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Birthdate: September 21, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
Died: 2002

Chuck Jones was an American animator, painter, and voice actor. Jones is best remembered for his work on Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes. He is credited with founding Chuck Jones Enterprises where he produced and directed the film adaptation of The Phantom Tollbooth. During the course of his career, Chuck Jones received three Academy Awards and the Edward MacDowell Medal.

 5 
Florence Ballard
(American Singer and Member of Vocal Female Group ‘The Supremes’)
Florence Ballard
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 1976
 6 
Stefan Zweig
(One of the Most Popular and Widely Translated Writers in the World During 1920s & 1930s)
Stefan Zweig
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Birthdate: November 28, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1942

Stefan Zweig was an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist, and biographer. He was one of the most widely translated and most popular writers in the world at the height of his career. His best-known work is Sternstunden der Menschheit, in which he wrote about decisive historical events. His later years were very difficult and he died by suicide in 1942.

 7 
Nanette Fabray
4
Birthdate: October 27, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Died: 2018
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 8 
Dennis Johnson
(Basketball player)
Dennis Johnson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2007
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 9 
Clark James Gable
(Actor)
Clark James Gable
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Birthdate: September 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Malibu, California, United States
Died: 2019
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 10 
Mark Lanegan
(Musician)
Mark Lanegan
4
Birthdate: November 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ellensburg, Washington, USA
Died: 2022
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 11 
Ed Flanders
(Actor)
Ed Flanders
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Birthdate: December 29, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1995
 12 
Baron Münchhausen
(German Nobleman)
Baron Münchhausen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 11, 1720
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bodenwerder, Germany
Died: 1797
 13 
Felix Frankfurter
(Judge)
Felix Frankfurter
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 15, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary small (now Austria)
Died: 1965
 14 
Kasturba Gandhi
(Wife of Mahatama Gandhi)
Kasturba Gandhi
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 11, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Porbandar
Died: 1944

Kasturba Gandhi was an Indian freedom fighter and political activist. Best remembered as the wife of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Kasturba took part in Indian independence movements along with her husband. Her life and career inspired a play titled Kasturba which was written by Narayan Desai and directed by Aditi Desai. The play was staged several times in India.

 15 
Francisco I. Madero
(37th President of Mexico)
Francisco I. Madero
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 30, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Parras de la Fuente, Mexico
Died: 1913

Apart from being the president of Mexico, Francisco I. Madero was also a social reformist. Born into an affluent landowning family, Madero grew up to challenge the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz and was one of the initiators of the Mexican Revolution. He was assassinated in a right-wing coup.

 16 
Simone Simon
(Actress)
Simone Simon
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Birthdate: April 23, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Died: 2005
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 17 
Morgan Woodward
(Actor)
Morgan Woodward
2
Birthdate: September 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: 2019
 18 
Lee Eun-ju
(Actress)
Lee Eun-ju
4
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gunsan-si
Died: 2005
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 19 
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(Indian Independence Activist and 1st Indian Minister of Education)
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
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Birthdate: November 11, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: 1958

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was an Indian independence activist, Islamic theologian, and scholar. He played a key role in the Indian independence movement, serving as a senior leader of the Congress. His contribution to the Indian education system is recognized across India by celebrating his birthday as National Education Day

 20 
Hugo Wolf
(Austrian Composer Known for His Art Songs)
Hugo Wolf
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 13, 1860
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia
Died: 1903

Hugo Wolf was an Austrian composer best remembered for his art songs. Although he produced extraordinary musical pieces, his work was constantly affected by depression before he suffered a mental collapse in the late-1890s. Hugo Wolf is credited with producing some of the best-known lieders, a type of German song.

 21 
Charles Lyell
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Birthdate: November 14, 1797
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Angus
Died: 1875

Charles Lyell was a Scottish geologist best remembered for his work Principles of Geology, which explains the origin of the earth. He is also remembered for his pioneering explanation of climate change. A close friend of Charles Darwin, Charles Lyell is also credited with influencing many of Darwin's works pertaining to the theories of evolution.  

 22 
Rupert von Trapp
(Singer known for being the eldest sibling in the famed family band The Trapp Family Singers)
Rupert von Trapp
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 1, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pula, Croatia
Died: 1992
 23 
Efrem Zimbalist
(Composer, Conductor, Music educator, Violinist, University teacher)
Efrem Zimbalist
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 21, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rostov-on-Don
Died: 1985
 24 
Elizabeth Bowen
(Novelist)
Elizabeth Bowen
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 7, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1973
 25 
Oskar Kokoschka
(Austrian Artist, Poet and Playwright)
Oskar Kokoschka
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 1, 1886
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pöchlarn, Austria
Died: 1980

Austrian artist, playwright, poet and teacher Oskar Kokoschka CBE is counted among the prominent exponents of Expressionism whose works influenced the Viennese Expressionist movement. Notable works of Kokoschka include paintings like The Bride of the Wind and Portrait of Lotte Franzos and writings like the short play Murderer, the Hope of Women and the play Orpheus und Eurydike.   

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Frank Carson
(Comedian)
Frank Carson
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Birthdate: November 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: 2012

Born into a working-class family in Belfast, Frank Carson initially worked as an electrician and plasterer. He once narrowly escaped death while serving the British Army in the Middle East. After switching to stand-up comedy, he soared to fame with the show The Comedians, and popularized catchphrases such as “What a cracker.”

 27 
David Susskind
(Producer)
David Susskind
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Birthdate: December 19, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 1987
 28 
Marie Colvin
(Journalists)
Marie Colvin
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Birthdate: January 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2012
 29 
Michael Polanyi
(British Polymath Who Made Important Theoretical Contributions to Physical Chemistry, Economics, and Philosophy)
Michael Polanyi
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Birthdate: March 11, 1891
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1976

Hungarian-British polymath Michael Polanyi contributed to a wide range of subjects, such as chemistry, philosophy, and economics, and also had a medical diploma. He is best remembered for his research on the adsorption of gases but moved away from chemistry after fleeing to England ro escape the Nazi regime.

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John Jacob Astor III
(Financier, Philanthropist)
John Jacob Astor III
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 10, 1822
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 1890
 31 
Douglas Slocombe
(British Cinematographer)
Douglas Slocombe
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Birthdate: February 10, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Died: 2016

Douglas Slocombe was a British cinematographer best remembered for his association with Ealing Studios during the 1940s and 1950s. He is also remembered for his work in the first three Indiana Jones movies. A critically acclaimed cinematographer, Douglas Slocombe was honored with three Academy Award nominations and three BAFTA Awards during his career.

 32 
Carl Bloch
(Painter)
Carl Bloch
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Birthdate: May 23, 1834
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1890

Carl Bloch was a Danish artist. His parents wanted him to become a naval officer, but he went against their wishes to pursue painting. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Art (Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi) under Wilhelm Marstrand and went on to become a well-known painter. He made 23 paintings for the King's Chapel at Frederiksborg Palace. 

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Charles Willson Peale
(American Painter)
Charles Willson Peale
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Birthdate: April 15, 1741
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chester, Maryland, United States
Died: 1827
 34 
Jonas Savimbi
(Politician)
Jonas Savimbi
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 3, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Munhango, Angola
Died: 2002
 35 
Aleksander Doba
(Canoeist)
Aleksander Doba
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Swarzędz, Poland
Died: 2021
 36 
Abraham Ribicoff
(Politician)
Abraham Ribicoff
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 9, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Britain, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1998
 37 
Margaret of Cortona
(Saint)
Margaret of Cortona
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1247 AD
Birthplace: Castiglione del Lago, Italy
Died: 1297
 38 
Katina Paxinou
(Actress)
Katina Paxinou
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Birthdate: December 17, 1900
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Piraeus, Greece
Died: 1973
 39 
Christopher Mitchell
(Actor)
Christopher Mitchell
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Birthdate: May 21, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Surrey, England
Died: 2001
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 40 
Richard E. Taylor
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Died: 2018

Nobel Prize-winning Canadian physicist and Stanford professor Richard E. Taylor is best remembered for revolutionizing particle physics by discovering quarks, which make up matter. He was also associated with the designing of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

 41 
John Fahey
(Guitarist)
John Fahey
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 28, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 2001
 42 
John Kellogg
(Actor)
John Kellogg
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Birthdate: June 3, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2000
 43 
Johann Christoph Bach
(Musician)
Johann Christoph Bach
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 16, 1671
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Erfurt, Germany
Died: 1721
 44 
Michael Malloy
(Former firefighter)
Michael Malloy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1873 AD
Birthplace: County Donegal, Ireland
Died: 1933
 45 
S. Rajaratnam
(One of the Founding Fathers of Singapore and the 1st Senior Minister of Singapore)
S. Rajaratnam
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 25, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Died: 2006

S. Rajaratnam was a Singaporean politician best remembered for his service as the first Senior Minister of Singapore from 2 January 1985 to 3 September 1988. Rajaratnam is credited with authoring the Singapore National Pledge and is counted among the founding fathers of Singapore. He is also credited with co-founding the famous People's Action Party.

 46 
B. Smith
(Restaurateur, Model)
B. Smith
2
Birthdate: August 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Everson, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2020
 47 
Sara Josephine Baker
(Physician)
Sara Josephine Baker
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 15, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Poughkeepsie
Died: 1945
 48 
Johnnie Carr
(Civil rights activists)
Johnnie Carr
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: 2008
 49 
George Francis FitzGerald
(Physicist, University teacher)
George Francis FitzGerald
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Birthdate: August 3, 1851
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin
Died: 1901

Irish physicist and Trinity College professor George Francis FitzGerald made pioneering contributions to wireless telegraphy with his discovery of a way of producing radio waves. His Lorentz–FitzGerald contraction was later used by Albert Einstein in his special theory of relativity. He also made unsuccessful attempts to create a flying machine.

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Sydney Smith
(Cleric, Journalist)
Sydney Smith
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 3, 1771
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Woodford, London, United Kingdom
Died: 1845