Died on this Day
Anniversary Date: 20-Feb
Died on This Day (20-Feb)
Dominick Argento was an American composer known for his lyric operatic and choral music.
Cuthbert A. Pattillo
Cuthbert Augustus "Bill" Pattillo was a Major General in the United States Air Force who served as Director of Plans and Policy for the United States Readiness Command at MacDill Air Force Base.
Asar Isayevich Eppel was a Russian writer and translator.
Alexander Meigs Haig Jr. was the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and the White House chief of staff under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
US Secretary of State
Orville Lothrop Freeman was an American Democratic politician who served as the 29th Governor of Minnesota from January 5, 1955, to January 2, 1961, and as the U.
Recipient of the Purple Heart medal
Anatoly Aleksandrovich Sobchak was a Russian politician, a co-author of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the first democratically elected mayor of Saint Petersburg, and a mentor and teacher of both Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev.
Mayor of St Petersburg
Verdina Shlonsky שלונסקי) was an Israeli composer, pianist, publicist and painter.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth was an American writer and prominent socialite.
Albert Louis Wolff was a French conductor and composer of Dutch descent.
Robert Edwin Peary Sr. was an American explorer and United States Navy officer who made several expeditions to the Arctic in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
United States admiral
Stephen Edward Hewlett was a British print, radio and TV journalist, and visiting professor of Journalism and Broadcast Policy at the University of Salford.
British print and radio journalist
Antonio Roma was an Argentine football goalkeeper.
Noemí Simonetto de Portela
Noemí Simonetto was an Argentine athlete who competed mainly in the long jump.
Athletics (sport) competitor
Hunter S. Thompson
Hunter Stockton Thompson was an American journalist and author, and the founder of the gonzo journalism movement.
Rosemary Shirley DeCamp was an American radio, film, and television actress.
William Thomas Strydom was a South African first-class cricketer who played with Orange Free State in the Currie Cup from 1961 to 1981.
South African cricketer
Clarence Charles "Ducky" Nash was an American voice actor, best known as the original voice of the Disney cartoon character Donald Duck.
Robert Strauss was an American actor. He became most familiar in Hollywood films of the 1950s such as Stalag 17 , for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Colonel John Crimmin was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Recipient of the Victoria Cross
Joseph VII Peter Tyan was the 66th Maronite Patriarch of Antioch from 1796 until his resignation in 1809.
Maronite Patriarch of Antioch