Died On February 7th

Discover the most famous people who died on February 7. The list includes people like Adolphe Sax, Maria Altmann, Josef Mengele, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Lee Hoi-chuen. Famous personalities featured on this list, include non-fiction writers, actors, novelists and opera singers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Canada and many more countries.
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Albert Finney
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Birthdate: May 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Salford, Lancashire, England
Died: 2019

Albert Finney was an English actor known for his contribution across all the three major acting mediums: films, television and theatre. A recipient of Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, and Emmy awards, Albert Finney also received nominations for prestigious awards, such as the Academy Award and Tony Award

 2 
Orson Bean
(Actor, Comedian, and Host of Game Shows and Talk Shows)
Orson Bean
6
Birthdate: July 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States
Died: 2020

Veteran actor, Orson Bean, was once considered a mainstay of Los Angeles’ small theater scene. Born in the late 1920s, he served in the army for a few years before beginning his career in entertainment. He appeared in numerous TV shows, plays, and films, making a name for himself as one of the finest actors of his generation.

 3 
King Hussein of Jordan
(King of Jordan from 1952 to 1999)
King Hussein of Jordan
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Birthdate: November 14, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Amman, Jordan
Died: 1999

King Hussein of Jordan reigned as the king of Jordan from 1952 to 1999. As a royal member of the House of Hashim, Hussein was a direct descendant of Prophet Muhammad. At the time of Hussein's accession, Jordan was a young nation with few natural resources. However, by the end of his reign, Jordan had become a stable, modern state.

 4 
Viola Desmond
(Businesswoman)
Viola Desmond
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Died: 1965

Though born bi-racial, Viola Desmond became a Black icon for her business acumen. After not being allowed to train as a beautician in Halifax, she moved to Montreal. Her beauty products, salon, and training institute, all catering specifically to Black women, filled a major void in the beauty industry.

 5 
Adolphe Sax
(Inventor of Saxophone)
Adolphe Sax
5
Birthdate: November 6, 1814
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dinant
Died: 1894

The inventor of the saxophone, Belgian musician Adolphe Sax, was born to instrument-maker parents who had themselves re-designed the French horn. As a child, he was known as "the ghost" for his frequent brushes with death. He made many other instruments, which were included in the French army bands.

 6 
Dean Smith
(Basketball Coach)
Dean Smith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 28, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Emporia, Kansas, United States
Died: 2015
 7 
Frank Robinson
(Baseball Outfielder, Manager)
Frank Robinson
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beaumont, Texas, United States
Died: 2019
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 8 
Dieter Dengler
(Second Captured U.S. Airman to Escape Enemy Captivity During the Vietnam War)
Dieter Dengler
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 22, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wildberg, Germany
Died: 2001

Dieter Dengler was a German-born American aviator who served the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He was caught and tortured by the enemies for over six months, after which Dengler escaped from captivity, becoming only the second U.S. airman to escape captivity during the war. The experience was documented by Dieter Dengler in his book, Escape From Laos.

 9 
Richard Hatch
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Birthdate: May 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 10 
Li Wenliang
(Chinese Ophthalmologist Who First Warned His Colleagues of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Wuhan)
Li Wenliang
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Beizhen, Jinzhou, Liaoning, China
Died: 2020

Chinese ophthalmologist Li Wenliang was one of the first to identify the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan. In late 2019, he alerted his colleagues of an illness that resembled SARS but didn’t respond to usual treatment. He was reprimanded and later died of COVID-19. He is since regarded as a medical hero.

 11 
Dale Evans
(Actress)
Dale Evans
3
Birthdate: October 31, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Uvalde, Texas, United States
Died: 2001
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 12 
Big Pun
(The First Latino Artist to Go 'Platinum')
Big Pun
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2000

Big Pun was an American songwriter and rapper. Well-known for his heavy use of alliteration and exceptional breath control, Pun was also widely regarded as one of the best MCs ever. He struggled with weight issues and obesity throughout his life, which eventually led to his death caused by respiratory failure and a heart attack at the age of 28.

 13 
Qianlong Emperor
(Emperor of China)
Qianlong Emperor
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Birthdate: September 25, 1711
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lama Temple, Beijing, China
Died: 1799
The Qianlong Emperor of the Qing Dynasty was the fourth son of the Yongzheng Emperor and reigned over China from 1735 to 1796. Known for the economic prosperity and military prowess his kingdom gained under his rule, he continued to indirectly rule as the Retired Emperor even after his abdication.
 14 
Nick Adams
(Actor)
Nick Adams
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Birthdate: July 10, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1968
 15 
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(American Aviator and Writer Who Became the First Woman to Receive a U.S. Glider Pilot License)
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 22, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey
Died: 2001

Anne Morrow Lindbergh was an American aviator and writer. She is best remembered for her exploratory flights along with her husband and pioneer aviator, Charles Lindbergh. Anne was the first woman to earn a US glider pilot license in 1930. In 1996, Anne Morrow Lindbergh was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

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Bobby Troup
(Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Actor, Songwriter, Jazz musician, Officer)
Bobby Troup
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 18, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harrisburg
Died: 1999
 17 
David Unaipon
(Preacher)
David Unaipon
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Birthdate: September 28, 1872
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: South Australia
Died: 1967

David Unaipon was an Aboriginal Australian preacher, author, and inventor. He is best remembered for his significant contribution to Australian society, which helped break several stereotypes about Aboriginal Australians. Apart from establishing a couple of awards in his honor, the Australian government has also featured Unaipon on the Australian fifty-dollar note.

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Doug Henning
(Magician)
Doug Henning
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: 2000
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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James Glaisher
(Meteorologists)
James Glaisher
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 7, 1809
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rotherhithe, London, England
Died: 1903

Renowned meteorologist and aeronaut James Glaisher was a pioneer of balloon flights and had penned the iconic book Travels in the Air. He had also contributed to the formation of the Meteorological Society and the Aeronautical Society of Britain. The 2019 movie The Aeronauts depicts his exploits as a balloonist.

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Minoru Yamasaki
(Architect, best known for designing the original World Trade Center in New York City)
Minoru Yamasaki
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 1, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: 1986

Architect Minoru Yamasaki was known for his signature style that was far removed from austerity of modern architecture. He is best remembered for designing New York’s famed World Trade Center, or the Twin Towers, destroyed later in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He had previously worked as a draftsman and an engineer.

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Witold Lutoslawski
(The Most Significant Polish Composer of 20th-Century Classical Music)
Witold Lutoslawski
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 25, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 1994

Although he studied math at the University of Warsaw, Witold Lutoslawski also earned diplomas in composition and piano. He grew up to be one of the finest Polish composers and was often compared to Chopin. Known for combining neoclassical and folk elements in his music, he later won a Grammy.

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Harvey Samuel Firestone
(Entrepreneur)
Harvey Samuel Firestone
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Listed In:
Birthdate: December 20, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Columbiana
Died: 1938
 23 
Matt Monro
(Singer)
Matt Monro
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Died: 1985
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Blossom Dearie
(Jazz musician)
Blossom Dearie
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Durham, New York, United States
Died: 2009
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Dave Peverett
(Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter)
Dave Peverett
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 16, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dulwich
Died: 2000
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Ann Radcliffe
(Author)
Ann Radcliffe
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 9, 1764
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Holborn
Died: 1823
 27 
Billy Casper
(American Professional Golfer)
Billy Casper
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Died: 2015

Billy Casper was an American golfer who won three majors, including two U.S. Open Championships, in an illustrious professional career that spanned more than two decades. One of the best performers on the PGA Tour of his generation, Casper won 51 PGA Tour events. In 1978, Billy Casper was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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Hans Rosling
(Swedish Physician, Co-Founder and Chairman of the 'Gapminder Foundation')
Hans Rosling
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 27, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
Died: 2017

A Swedish physician, academic, and public speaker, Hans Rosling was the co-founder of Gapminder Foundation, that is known for the development the Trendalyzer software system. He gave several talks/lectures, presented television documentaries like Don’t Panic: The Truth about Population and also co-authored a bestselling book titled Factfulness. Additionally, he was a professor of international health at Karolinska Institute too.

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Vuk Stefanović Karadžić
(Philologist, Anthropologist and Linguist)
Vuk Stefanović Karadžić
2
Birthdate: November 6, 1787
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tršić, Serbia
Died: 1864
 30 
Igor Kurchatov
(Nuclear physicist)
Igor Kurchatov
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 12, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sim, Russia
Died: 1960
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Robert Wood Johnson I
(Industrialist)
Robert Wood Johnson I
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 20, 1845
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Carbondale, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1910
 32 
Tzvetan Todorov
(Historian, Philosopher, Sociologist Known for His Contributions to Literary, Cultural, and Thought History)
Tzvetan Todorov
0
Birthdate: March 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
Died: 2017

Tzvetan Todorov was a Bulgarian-French historian, philosopher, literary critic, and sociologist. He completed his doctorat ès lettres at the University of Paris and had a brilliant academic career. He helped to found the journal Poétique and served as one of its managing editors. He authored many books, including Conquest of America: The Question of the Other. 

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Sheridan Le Fanu
(Writer)
Sheridan Le Fanu
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 28, 1814
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1873
 34 
Nap Lajoie
(Baseball player)
Nap Lajoie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Woonsocket, Rhode Island, United States
Died: 1959
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Licinius
(Emperor)
Licinius
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Birthdate: 0265 AD
Birthplace: Moesia
Died: 0325
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Ivan Bilibin
(Russian Illustrator and Stage Designer)
Ivan Bilibin
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Birthdate: August 16, 1876
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1942

Ivan Bilibin was a Russian stage designer and illustrator. Inspired by the culture and art of Ruthenia, Bilibin established himself as an important illustrator. He is remembered for his contribution to Slavic folklore and Russian folk tales. As a stage designer, he contributed to the Ballets Russes. Ivan Bilibin is also credited with co-founding the Union of Russian Artists.     

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Daniel Defert
(French Sociologist and HIV/Aids Activist)
Daniel Defert
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Birthdate: September 10, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Avallon, France
Died: 2023

Best known as the partner of legendary French philosopher Michel Foucault, Daniel Defert was initially a professor of sociology. After Foucault died of AIDS, Defert turned into an AIDS activist and formed AIDES, France’s first AIDS awareness organization. He inherited Foucault’s estate, despite opposition from Foucault’s family.

 38 
Augusto Monterroso
(Writer)
Augusto Monterroso
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Died: 2003
 39 
Maria Altmann
(Art Collector)
Maria Altmann
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 18, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 2011

Maria Altmann was an Austrian-American Jewish refugee who fled her home country fearing the Nazis. She is remembered for her successful legal campaign to reclaim Gustav Klimt's family-owned paintings from the Government of Austria, which were stolen during the Second World War by the Nazis. Her life and career inspired documentary films, novels, and feature films, including Woman in Gold.

 40 
Henry E. Steinway
(Piano Manufacturer)
Henry E. Steinway
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 15, 1797
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wolfshagen, Germany
Died: 1871
 41 
Walter Lang
(Film Director)
Walter Lang
0
Birthdate: August 10, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee
Died: 1972
 42 
John Dingell
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan (1955-2015))
John Dingell
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Died: 2019
 43 
Robert E. Park
(sociologist, criminologist, writer, university teacher)
Robert E. Park
0
Birthdate: February 14, 1864
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Harveyville
Died: 1944
 44 
Pope Pius IX
(Head of the Catholic Church from 1846 to 1878)
Pope Pius IX
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 13, 1792
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Senigallia, Italy
Died: 1878

Pope Pius IX served as the longest-tenured pope. His reign also witnessed the first Vatican Council and was thus the last pope who had control over the Papal States. He also issued the Syllabus of Errors and inspired books such as The Pope Who Would Be King by David Kertzer.

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Abe Attell
(Boxer)
Abe Attell
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 22, 1883
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 1970
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 46 
Nexhmije Pagarusha
(Vocalist)
Nexhmije Pagarusha
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pagarushë, Kosovo
Died: 2020
 47 
Norman Douglas
(Writer)
Norman Douglas
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 8, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thuringen, Austria
Died: 1952
 48 
Jose Garcia Villa
(Filipino Poet, Short Story Writer, Literary Critic, and Painter)
Jose Garcia Villa
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manila
Died: 1997

Jose Garcia Villa was a Filipino poet, short story writer, literary critic, and painter. Nicknamed the Comma Poet, Villa is credited with introducing and popularizing the extensive usage of punctuation marks, especially commas, in poems. Over the course of his career, José García Villa received several honors and awards, including the Order of National Artists of the Philippines.

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William Edmondson
(Sculptor)
William Edmondson
0
Birthdate: 1874 AD
Birthplace: Davidson County, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1951
 50 
Dock Boggs
(Singer, Banjo player)
Dock Boggs
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 7, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Norton, Virginia, United States
Died: 1971