Famous Deaths for 2nd February 2024

1768 – Robert Smith, English mathematician (b. 1689)
1828 – Frederik Sigismund van Bylandt, Dutch count and vice-admiral, dies at 78
1987 – Edna Manley, Jamaican sculptor ‘Mother of Jamaican art’, dies at 86
1988 – G. Mennen Williams, American lawyer, politician (Governor of Michigan, 1949-61), diplomat, and jurist (Chief Justice of Michigan Supreme Court, 1983-86), dies at 76
1988 – Clive Epstein, British music artist manager, and brother of Brian Epstein, dies at 51
1994 – Zilner Randolph, American jazz trumpeter, arranger, and music educator, dies at 95
1997 – Godfrey Baseley, British radio executive, dies at 92
2008 – Earl Butz, 18th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (1971-76), dies at 98
2016 – Intizar Hussain, Pakistani and Urdu writer and columnist, dies in his early 90s
2021 – Rudolph Pariser, American physical and polymer chemist (molecular orbital computation), dies at 97

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