Famous Deaths for 29th February 2024

1852 – John Landseer, English printer and engraver (Royal Academy), dies (birth date unknown 1763-69)
1880 – Sir James Wilson, Premier of Tasmania (b. 1812, also on 29 February)
1956 – Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of the Philippines (1949-53), dies at 65
1964 – Frank Albertson, American actor (Psycho, It’s a Wonderful Life, Alice Adams), dies in his sleep at 55
1968 – Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (b. 1886)
1996 – Wes Farrell, American songwriter (The Partridge Family), dies of cancer at 56
1996 – Duncan Stuart Wilson Fighter pilot-MacDonald, dies at 83
1996 – Joe Minogue, British journalist (Guardian), dies at 72
2000 – Dennis Danell, American punk rock guitarist (Social Distortion), dies of heart failure at 38
2016 – Aron Burton, American electric and Chicago blues bass guitarist, singer, and songwriter, dies of heart disease and diabetes at 77

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