Famous People Who Died on This Day in History, Who Died Today in History?

Here is a list who died on date 5 February today. Important and famous people from throughout history died on this day. Today's famous deaths list for February 5

Who Died Today, Famous Deaths on February 5

Name Date
523 Avitus of Vienne, Gallo-Roman bishop
806 Kanmu, emperor of Japan (b. 736)
994 William IV, duke of Aquitaine (b. 937)
1015 Adelaide, German abbess and saint
1036 Alfred Aetheling, Anglo-Saxon prince
1146 Zafadola, Arab emir of Zaragoza
1578 Giovanni Battista Moroni, Italian painter (b. 1520)
1661 Shunzhi, Chinese emperor of the Qing Dynasty (b. 1638)
1705 Philipp Spener, German theologian and author (b. 1635)
1754 Nicolaas Kruik, Dutch astronomer and cartographer (b. 1678)
1766 Count Leopold Joseph von Daun, Austrian field marshal (b. 1705)
1775 Eusebius Amort, German theologian and academic (b. 1692)
1790 William Cullen, Scottish physician and chemist (b. 1710)
1807 Pasquale Paoli, Corsican commander and politician (b. 1725)
1818 Charles XIII, king of Sweden (b. 1748)
1881 Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher, historian, and academic (b. 1795)
1882 Adolfo Rivadeneyra, Spanish orientalist and diplomat (b. 1841)
1892 Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish author (b. 1807)
1915 Ross Barnes, American baseball player and manager (b. 1850)
1917 Jaber II Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ruler (b. 1860)
1922 Slavoljub Eduard Penkala, Croatian engineer, invented the mechanical pencil (b. 1871)
1927 Inayat Khan, Indian mystic and educator (b. 1882)
1931 Athanasios Eftaxias, Greek politician, 118th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1849)
1933 Josiah Thomas, English-Australian miner and politician (b. 1863)
1937 Lou Andreas-Salomé, Russian-German psychoanalyst and author (b. 1861)
1938 Hans Litten, German lawyer and jurist (b. 1903)
1941 Banjo Paterson, Australian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1864)
1946 George Arliss, English actor and playwright (b. 1868)
1948 Johannes Blaskowitz, German general (b. 1883)
1952 Adela Verne, English pianist and composer (b. 1877)
1955 Victor Houteff, Bulgarian religious reformer and author (b. 1885)
1957 Sami Ibrahim Haddad, Lebanese surgeon and author (b. 1890)
1962 Jacques Ibert, French-Swiss composer (b. 1890)
1967 Leon Leonwood Bean, American businessman, founded L.L.Bean (b. 1872)
1969 Thelma Ritter, American actress (b. 1902)
1970 Rudy York, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1913)
1972 Marianne Moore, American poet, author, critic, and translator (b. 1887)
1976 Rudy Pompilli, American saxophonist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (b. 1926)
1977 Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist and academic (b. 1894)
1981 Ella Grasso, American politician, 83rd Governor of Connecticut (b. 1919)
1982 Neil Aggett, Kenyan-South African physician and union leader (b. 1953)
1983 Margaret Oakley Dayhoff, American chemist and academic (b. 1925)
1987 William Collier Jr., American actor and producer (b. 1902)
1989 Joe Raposo, American pianist and composer (b. 1937)
1991 Dean Jagger, American actor (b. 1903)
1992 Miguel Rolando Covian, Argentinian-Brazilian physiologist and academic (b. 1913)
1993 Seán Flanagan, Irish footballer and politician, 7th Irish Minister for Health (b. 1922)
1995 Doug McClure, American actor (b. 1935)
1997 Pamela Harriman, English-American diplomat, 58th United States Ambassador to France (b. 1920)
1998 Tim Kelly, American guitarist (b. 1963)
1999 Wassily Leontief, Russian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
2000 Claude Autant-Lara, French director and screenwriter (b. 1901)
2004 John Hench, American animator (b. 1908)
2005 Gnassingbé Eyadéma, Togolese general and politician, President of Togo (b. 1937)
2006 Norma Candal, Puerto Rican-American actress (b. 1927)
2007 Leo T. McCarthy, New Zealand-American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 43rd Lieutenant Governor of California (b. 1930)
2008 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru, founded Transcendental Meditation (b. 1918)
2010 Brendan Burke, Canadian ice hockey player and activist (b. 1988)
2011 Brian Jacques, English author and radio host (b. 1939)
2012 Sam Coppola, American actor (b. 1932)
2013 Reinaldo Gargano, Uruguayan journalist and politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Uruguay (b. 1934)
2014 Robert Dahl, American political scientist and academic (b. 1915)
2015 K. N. Choksy, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, Minister of Finance of Sri Lanka (b. 1933)
2016 Ciriaco Cañete, Filipino martial artist (b. 1919)
2020 Kirk Douglas, American actor (b. 1916)
2021 Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor (b. 1929)