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1995James Herriot [Alfred Wight], Scottish author (All Creatures Great & Small), dies at 78

1848John Quincy Adams, 6th US President (1825-1829), dies of a stroke at 80

1821John Keats, Romantic poet, dies of tuberculosis at 25 in Rome

1855Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies

February 23rd Deaths
Date Event
155
Polycarp, disciple of Apostle John, arrested & burned at stake 
943
Herbert II, Count of Vermandois, (b. 884) 
1011
Willigis, Archbishop of Mainz 
1100
Emperor Zhezong of China (b. 1076) 
1447
Eugene IV, [Gabriele Condulmer], Italian Pope (1431-47), dies 
1447
Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (b. 1390) 
1464
Zhengtong, Emperor of China (b. 1427) 
1468
John Gutenberg, German inventor (boekdrukkunst), dies 
1526
Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies 
1554
Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, Lady Jane Grey's father, executed 
1572
Pierre Certon, French composer 
1603
Andrea Cesalpino, Italian philosopher, physician, and botanist (b. 1519) 
1607
Herman Herbertsz, vicar, dies at about 60 
1669
Lieuwe van Aitzema, Frisian historian, dies at 68 
1682
Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian, dies at 75 
1704
Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50 
1718
Francois Fagel, Dutch field marshal/mayor of Nimegen, dies at 63 
1766
Stanislaw Leszcynski, duke of Lutherans/king of Poland, dies 
1781
George Taylor, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (bc. 1716) 
1792
Joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter (Simplicity), dies at 68 
1800
Joseph Warton, English literary critic (b. 1722) 
1806
John Alcock, composer, dies at 90 
1807
Francois Guichard, composer, dies at 61 
1821
John Keats, Romantic poet, dies of tuberculosis at 25 in Rome 
1821
Marie-Anne Collot, French sculptor, dies 
1821
John Keats, La belle dame sans merci 
1828
Mihály Fazekas, Lúdas Matyi 
1848
John Quincy Adams, 6th US President (1825-1829), dies of a stroke at 80 
1855
Carl Friedrich Gauss, mathematician, dies 
1855
Carl Friedrich Gauß, Wer ist der größte Deutsche? 
1859
Zygmunt Krasiński, Polish Romantic poet (b. 1812) 
1867
George Thomas Smart, composer, dies at 90 
1879
Albrecht Graf von Roon, Prime Minister of Prussia (b. 1803) 
1884
Tambo Tambo, Australian aboriginal/US circus attaction, dies at 23 
1897
Woldemar Bargiel, composer, dies at 68 
1900
William Butterfield, architect of the Gothic revival, dies 
1902
Samuel R Gardiner, British historian (Oliver Cromwell), dies at 72 
1903
Albert Cahen, composer, dies at 57 
1903
Friedrich Grutzmacher, composer, dies at 70 
1906
Johann Hoch, US murderer, executed 
1908
Johannes Friedrich August von Esmarch, German surgeon (b. 1823) 
1908
Svatopluk Cech, Jestrab kontra Hrdlicka 
1913
Jimmy Sinclair, cricketer (3 centuries in 25 Test S Afr career), dies 
1915
Robert Smalls, Reconstruction congressman, dies at 75 in SC 
1916
George Clement Martin, composer, dies at 71 
1918
Lord Brassey, The Melbourne Cup 
1920
Alexander Alexandrovich Il'yinsky, composer, dies at 61 
1922
Albert Victor Bäcklund, Swedish physicist (b. 1845) 
1925
James H. Wilson, The War in China 
1927
Sveinbjorn Sveinbjornsson, composer, dies at 79 
1929
Paul H. Cromelin, The Ghost of Slumber Mountain 
1930
Horst Wessel, German nazi lyricist (Fahne Hoch), dies at 22 
1930
Mabel Normand, actress/director (Extra Girl), dies at 35 
1930
Horst Wessel, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas 
1931
Nellie Melba, [Helen Mitchell], Australian soprano, dies 
1931
Emilio Mesejo, Fotografias animadas 
1931
Nellie Melba, Country Life 
1933
David Horsley, The Girl Ranchers 
1934
Augusto Sandino, Nicaraguan patriot, assassinated by National Guard 
1934
Edward William Elgar, English composer (Coronation Ode), dies at 76 
1934
Mally Haaland, Den nye lensmannen 
1934
Edward Elgar, Forrest Gump 
1935
Jan Duiker, Dutch architect (Hotel Gooiland), dies at 44 
1937
Claude Buckenham, cricketer (21 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies 
1940
John Tyke, Circle Canyon 
1940
Viktor Léon, The Merry Widow 
1942
Stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (Die Welt von Gestern), dies at 60 
1942
Robert Katscher, Sweet and Lowdown 
1943
Leopold Jacobson, The Smiling Lieutenant 
1943
Vilhelm Poss-Nielsen, Himlens Straf 
1944
Leo Hendrick Baekeland, inventor (Bakelite), dies 
1945
Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj), dies at 62 
1945
Aubrey Cousins, Canadian sergeant (Victoria Cross), dies in battle 
1945
István Mihály, Romance of Ida 
1945
Aleksei Tolstoy, Peter the First 
1945
Reginald Barker, Civilization 
1946
Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (hanged) (b. 1885) 
1946
Tomoyuki Yamashita,  
1947
Grace Lutz, Marriage in Transit 
1948
John Robert Gregg, Irish-born publisher and inventor (b. 1866) 
1948
Patricia Farr, This Gun for Hire 
1948
Bess Stafford, It Happened in New York 
1950
Charles Gay, The Adventures of Tarzan 
1950
Charles Gay, The Winning of Jess 
1951
Elliott Lester, City Girl 
1952
Lillian Worth, A Shattered Romance 
1953
Major Merriweather, The Big Something 
1955
Paul Claudel, French poet/playwright (L'otage), dies at 86 
1955
Harold McGee, The Man Who Had Influence 
1955
William P. Burt, Danger Lights 
1955
Fitch Fulton, Citizen Kane 
1955
Paul Claudel, Camille Claudel 1915 
1956
Rose Tapley, Sex Madness 
1956
Hattie Carnegie, Our Betters 
1956
John Turnbull, The Happiest Days of Your Life 
1957
Marika Ninou, Greek singer (b. 1918) 
1957
John F Mahoney, American physician who developed pencillin treatment of syphillis, dies at 67 
1957
Eric Wilton, Johnny Apollo 
1957
Gene Marsh, His Prehistoric Past 
1958
Edward Hope, The Long Gray Line 
1958
Cleo Arnold, A Star Is Born World Premiere 
1960
Arthur Legat, Belgian racing driver (b. 1898) 
1960
Charles Sattler, Arch of Triumph 
1960
Giovanni Onorato, The Little World of Don Camillo 
1961
Wilf Ferguson, cricket leg spinner (34 wickets for West Indies), dies 
1963
Louise Kooiman, Willem van Oranje 
1963
Burges Johnson, Saved by Parcel Post 
1964
Ray C. Smallwood, Camille 
1965
Stan Laurel, comedian (Laurel & Hardy), dies of heart attack at 74 
1965
John Kitzmiller, Dr. No 
1968
Fannie Hurst, US author (Anatomy of Me), dies at 78 
1968
Milos Havel, Prazstí Adamité 
1969
Abd al-Aziz Abd al-Rahman al-Faisal al-Saud, King Saudia, dies at 67 
1969
Joseph Messner, composer, dies at 75 
1970
Hirsch Jacobs, American thoroughbred horse trainer and owner (b. 1904) 
1971
King Lockwood, dies of stroke at 73 
1972
Michael Taube, composer, dies at 81 
1973
Dickinson W. Richards, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1895) 
1974
Florence Rice, actress (Girl in 1313, Carnival), dies at 63 
1974
Harry Ruby, American composer and writer (b. 1895) 
1974
Everett Sutherland, Seven Men from Now 
1976
Fuzzy Knight, actor (Gun Town, Ragtime Cowboy Joe), dies at 74 
1976
L S Lowry, painter, dies 
1976
LS Lowry, English artist dies (b. 1887) 
1976
Jack Gordon, Crime, Inc. 
1979
W.A.C. Bennett, Canadian politician (b. 1900) 
1979
William Bennett, H.M.S. Bounty Sails Again! 
1979
Maisie MacFarquhar, Macbeth 
1979
Albert Modley, Take Me to Paris 
1980
Robert Vandekerckhove, Belgian politician, dies at 62 
1981
Peter Cavanagh, Gala Opening 
1981
Shep Fields, Shep Fields and His New Music with Ken Curtis 
1982
Anne Kersten, Lady Lobsters Bräutigam 
1982
Maria Teresa Squella, Encadenada (El yugo) 
1983
Adrian Boult, conductor, dies 
1983
Rod Rogers, Crime, Inc. 
1983
Adrian Boult, Lawrence of Arabia 
1983
Anthony Scott Veitch, The Bloody Judge 
1983
Elizabeth Burger, Waxwork 
1984
Joleen King, The Inspector General 
1984
Uwe Johnson, Episode #1.4 
1984
Walter Jokisch, Ich fahre Patschold 
1985
Alexander Scourby, actor (Jesus, Shaggy Dog, Giant), dies at 71 
1985
William Greer, Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination 
1985
Kurt Roecken, Kennwort Machin 
1985
Irwin Blacker, West 
1986
Miklós Asztalos, Lángok 
1986
Warrington Winters, One Down, Two to go 
1986
Nino Taranto, Easy Years 
1986
Mart Stam, Wo wohnen alte Leute 
1987
Esmond Knight, actor (Black Narcissus, Henry V), dies at 80 
1987
Polly Ward, George Takes the Air 
1987
John Counsell, How Say You? 
1987
Esmond Knight, Hamlet 
1987
José Afonso, April Captains 
1988
Mieczyslaw Milecki, Westerplatte 
1989
Bud Perkins, Fastest Gun in the East 
1989
Hans Hellmut Kirst, The Night of the Generals 
1990
Annelien Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch MP (Liberal), dies at 53 
1990
James Gavin, commandant US 82nd Airborn Div (Normandy), dies at 82 
1990
Jose Napoleon Duarte, president of Salvador (1984-89), dies at 62 
1990
Margareta Bergman, 10.000 Mäuse 
1990
Márton Kerecsendi Kis, Az elsö 
1990
José Napoleón Duarte, The World Is Watching 
1990
Stanley Hough, Carousel 
1990
James M. Gavin, The Longest Day 
1990
Russell T. Ervin, Running the Keyes 
1990
Arne Bang-Hansen, Autumn Sonata 
1990
Gamlet Khani-zade, Qatl günü 
1991
Merrell Jackson, Godspell 
1991
Lennart Tollén, A Swedish Love Story 
1991
Ingrid Aréhn, På farliga vägar 
1991
Dagi Angervo, Viikon tyttö 
1992
Jacquelyn Hyde, actress (Dark, House of Terror), dies at 61 
1992
Markos Vafiades, leader (ELAS, 1943-49), dies 
1992
Valentino Bompiani, La seduzione 
1992
Chuck Harriton, Gnomes 
1992
Robert I. Holt, Check Rein 
1992
Jacquelyn Hyde, Take the Money and Run 
1993
Edwin Louis Battle, actor (Almost Blue, Chase), dies of stroke at 33 
1993
Carl Sautter, Lucky Luke 
1993
Howard Gruber, Pink Flamingos 
1993
Sonja Mjøen, Kontorsjef Tangen 
1993
Beaumont Newhall, Ansel Adams, Photographer 
1993
Keith Fennell, Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow 
1993
Ed Battle, Mother's Day 
1993
Mikhail Majorov, Vystrel v tumane 
1993
Dorothy Fowler, Good Girls Go to Paris 
1993
Raphael Nussbaum, Pets 
1993
Phillip Terry, The Lost Weekend 
1994
Stuart Berger, doctor (Immune Power Diet), dies from obesity at 40 
1994
Emil Obermann, Der Aufstand der Kommune 
1995
Art Kane, photographer, dies at 69 
1995
David Melvin English Franklin, singer, dies at 52 
1995
James Herriot [Alfred Wight], Scottish author (All Creatures Great & Small), dies at 78 
1995
Norman Hunter, writer, dies at 95 
1995
Peter Guy Wykeham Fighter Pilot-Barnes, dies at 79 
1995
Norman Gunn, The Wind of Change 
1995
Lewis Meltzer, The Man with the Golden Arm 
1995
Norman Hunter, Sneeze and Be Slain 
1995
James L. Wolcott, The Wild Women of Wongo 
1995
Melvin Franklin, Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever 
1995
Zivko Jelicic, Buza 
1995
James Herriot, All Creatures Great and Small 
1995
Don Heck, Iron Man 
1996
Freddie Stocks, cricket (cent on debut & wkt on 1st ball, Notts), dies 
1996
George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher, dies at 66 
1996
Joseph Walker Barr, banker/politician, dies at 78 
1996
Helmut Schön, Das Mädchen - Was geschah mit Elisabeth K.? 
1996
Alan Dawson, Sonny Rollins: Live in '65 & '68 
1996
Elisa Cegani, La corona di ferro 
1996
William Bonin,  
1996
Edor Burman, I lapplandsbjörnens rike 
1996
Blayney Lewis, The Tender Years 
1996
Birgit Brüel, Weekend 
1996
Ursula Burg, Professor Mamlock 
1997
Oscar Lewenstein, impressario, dies at 80 
1997
Tony Williams, jazz musician, dies at 51 
1997
Stephen Gray, The Sioux City Story 
1997
Frank Launder, The Lady Vanishes 
1997
Raija Valtonen, Onnellinen ministeri 
1997
Antonia Oland, Five Little Peppers in Trouble 
1997
Oscar Lewenstein, Tom Jones 
1997
Dimo Kolarov, The Goat Horn 
1998
Philip Abbott, actor (Arthur Ward-FBI), dies at 74 
1998
Keith Christopher, Guiding Light 
1998
Robert F. Metzler, Dr. Renault's Secret 
1998
Dimitar Kostarov, Captain Lechi 
1998
Philip Abbott, General Hospital 
1998
Chuck Hayward, The Blues Brothers 
1998
Wellington Honn, Spencer's Mountain 
1998
Lyn Duddy, The Timex Show 
1999
Carlos Hathcock, USMC Sniper, 93 Confirmed Kills (b. 1942) 
1999
Buzz Miller, The Pajama Game 
1999
Inge Brandenburg, Erbe gesucht - Theater vorhanden 
1999
Rick Wilson, WCW/NWO World War 3 
1999
Alan Hyman, The Arsenal Stadium Mystery 
1999
Ivan Rajniak, Orlie pierko 
1999
Patricio Kaulen, A Long Journey 
2000
Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (b. 1957) 
2000
Stanley Matthews, English footballer (b. 1915) 
2000
Albrecht Goes, The Restless Night 
2000
Paul Rich, Pool of London 
2000
Ofra Haza, American Psycho 
2000
Hilda McLean, Miller's Crossing 
2000
Joseph V. Perry, The Karate Kid, Part III 
2000
Stanley Matthews, Episode #13.10 
2001
Robert Enrico, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1931) 
2001
Guy Wood, Raging Bull 
2001
Robert Enrico, The Old Gun 
2001
Hermann H. Field, Angry Harvest 
2001
Tincho Zabala, Don't Die Without Telling Me Where You're Going 
2002
Alice Wallace, Till the Clouds Roll By 
2002
William Lally, Escaped Mental Patient 
2002
Mary Benoit, The Ten Commandments 
2002
Nikolai Dubinsky, Nepobedimye 
2002
Peaches Jackson, Lahoma 
2002
Cathianne Blore, An American Tail 
2002
Mina Block, 51 Birch Street 
2003
Robert K. Merton, American sociologist (b. 1910) 
2003
Howie Epstein, American bass guitarist (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) (b. 1955) 
2003
Joy Hallward, Born to Be Bad 
2003
Marcel Prawy, Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny 
2003
Howie Epstein, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: High Grass Dogs, Live from the Fillmore 
2003
Pavel Lebeshev, Prisoner of the Mountains 
2003
Frédéric O'Brady, Mr. Arkadin 
2003
Titos Vandis, The Exorcist 
2003
Christopher Hill, Episode #6.10 
2003
Maria von Schmedes, Faschings Ausgabe: Europa gegen Amerika 
2004
Vijay Anand, Indian film director (b. 1934) 
2004
Carl Anderson, American singer (b. 1945) 
2004
Sikander Bakht, Governor of Kerala (b. 1918) 
2004
Don Cornell, American singer (b. 1919) 
2004
Carl Liscombe, Canadian hockey player (b. 1915) 
2004
Bert Bernard, Gobs and Gals 
2004
Carl Anderson, Jesus Christ Superstar 
2004
Bob Mayo, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 
2004
Bob Mayo, Peter Frampton: Live in Detroit 
2004
Vijay Anand, Guide 
2004
Don Cornell, Casino 
2004
Pedro Bloch, Leonora of the Seven Seas 
2004
Barbro Ribbing, Vår Herre tar semester 
2004
Ramsey Mostoller, Another World 
2005
Jerzy Buchwald, The Collector 
2005
Gerard Walden, Een kus van een rus 
2005
Petri Hohenthal, Rakkauspakkaus 
2005
Harry Lee Danziger, Devil Girl from Mars 
2006
Benno Besson, Swiss actor and film director (b. 1922) 
2006
Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (b. 1921) 
2006
Zarra, Once pares de botas 
2006
Lidia Maksymowicz, Na strazy swej stac bede 
2006
Diane Shalet, The Last Tycoon 
2006
David May, Stargate 
2006
Genichiro Higuchi, Bicycle in Dream 
2006
Hyman Kotkin, Copperfield: Tornado of Fire 
2006
Benno Besson, Der Arzt wider Willen 
2007
Donnie Brooks, American singer (b. 1936) 
2007
John Ritchie, British footballer (b. 1941) 
2007
Jim Pryor, Dadetown 
2007
Rostislav Goryayev, 24-25 ne vozvrashchaetsya 
2007
Kalle Österlund, Mitä on 'kaatumatauti'? 
2007
Patti Heider, Operation: Bribery 
2007
Dobrila Puckova, Corbadzi Teodos 
2007
Johnny Faire, Date Bait 
2007
Donnie Brooks, A Swingin' Summer 
2007
Heinz Berggruen, The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo 
2007
Gennadi Korolkov, Traktir na Pyatnitskoy 
2007
Thomas Burke, Episode dated 22 July 1996 
2008
Janez Drnovšek, Slovenian prime minister and president (b. 1950) 
2008
Paul Frère, Belgian race car driver and motorsport journalist (b. 1917) 
2008
Douglas Fraser, Scottish pilot, first to land at Newfoundland Airport on January 11, 1938 (b. 1916) 
2008
Paul Frère, Grand Prix 
2008
Josep Palau i Fabre, Nit de la cultura balear 2007 
2008
Frances Chun, Forbidden City, U.S.A. 
2008
Paul Robbins, XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony 
2008
Carl Pingitore, Dirty Harry 
2009
Lyvonne Walder, The Impatient Heart 
2009
Tuulikki Pietilä, Tove ja Tooti Euroopassa 
2009
Seppo Kolehmainen, Fritz ja Liisa 
2009
Sverre Fehn, Kochuu 
2009
Scott Symons, Symposium: Ladder of Love 
2009
Franciszek Starowieyski, Danton 
2009
Frank Gallacher, Dark City 
2009
Will Van Selst, De baron von Münchhausen 
2009
Laurence Payne, The Crawling Eye 
2010
Mervyn Jones, John and Mary 
2010
Mosi Tatupu, Super Bowl XX 
2010
Arvi Auvinen, Olga Ryynänen ja byrokratia 
2010
Derek Vanlint, Alien 
2011
Péter Bösze, Episode dated 3 July 1980 
2011
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Nirmala Devi: Freedom and Liberation - Ein Leben für die Freiheit 
2011
Sean Boru, Lost Dogs 
2011
Sterling Greene, The Red Machine 
2011
Gustav Just, Abends im Kelch 
2011
Vladimir Sklyarov, Aborigen 
2011
John Alese, Network 
2011
Jean Lartéguy, Lost Command 
2012
Bruce Surtees, American cinematographer, dies at 74 
2012
Shaun O'Brien, Killer's Kiss 
2012
William Gay, That Evening Sun 
2012
Anatoli Abdulayev, At the Dawn of Our Youthful Years 
2012
Mariuccia Medici, Comedian 
2012
Bruce Surtees, Dirty Harry 
2013
Bert Schoenfeld, Rocky 
2013
Tolsty, Ronin 
2013
Manfred Niehaus, Headstand, Madam! 
2013
Maurice Rosy,  
2013
Annegrethe Nissen, Alle I unge elskende 
2013
Hansi Knoteck, Two Merry Adventurers 
2013
Osman Gidisoglu, Tövbe 
2013
Jessica Booker, Last Night 
2014
Tadeusz Chyla, Malzenstwo z rozsadku 
2014
Aliza Sommer-Herz, The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life 
2014
Penny DeHaven, Episode #4.6 
2014
Gene Witham, Glory 
2015
Mauro Borcich, Resistance 
2015
Bobby Emmons, All the Right Moves 
2015
Ted Roberts, Lazarus 
2015
Ben Woolf, Pilot 
2015
Yevgeni Tatarsky, Uboynaya sila 
2015
James Aldridge, Posledniy dyuym 
2015
Howard Guttenplan, Crimson Nights 
2017
Cult Japanese Helmer Seijun Suzuki Dies Aged 93 
2017
Veteran filmmaker Nikos Koundouros dies at home aged 91 
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