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February 14 – History, Events, Births, Deaths, Holidays and Observances On This Day

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  •  – Abbasid Revolution: The Hashimi rebels under Abu Muslim Khorasani take Merv, capital of the Umayyad province Khorasan, marking the consolidation of the Abbasid revolt.
  •  – Charles  and Louis the  swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and languages.
  •  – Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry of , King of and of , as Holy .
  •  – Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV, Holy Roman .
  •  – Pope Innocent II is elected.
  •  – Several hundred Jews are burned to death by mobs while the remaining Jews are forcibly removed from Strasbourg.
  •  – Richard II of England dies, most probably from starvation, in Pontefract Castle, on the orders of Henry Bolingbroke.
  •  – Spanish conquistadores, led by Nuño de Guzmán, overthrow and execute Tangaxuan II, the last monarch of the Tarascan state in present-day central .
  •  – Thomas Cranmer is declared a heretic.
  • 1556 – Coronation of Akbar.
  •  – The Mapuches launch coordinated attacks against the Spanish in beginning the Mapuche uprising of 1655.
  • 78 – The  flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte renders a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones.
  •  – American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Kettle Creek is fought in .
  • 1779 –  is killed by Native Hawaiians near  on the Island of Hawaii.
  •  – French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of Cape St. : John Jervis, (later 1st Earl of St ) and Horatio (later 1st Viscount ) lead the British Royal Navy to victory over a Spanish fleet in action near Gibraltar.
  •  – Karađorđe leads the First Serbian Uprising against the .
  •  – Ras Marye of Yejju marches into Tigray and defeats and kills Dejazmach Sabagadis in the Battle of Debre Abbay.
  •  – The original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, in the Latter Day Saint movement, is formed in Kirtland, .
  •  – In City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving  of the United States to have his photograph taken.
  •  – Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, the first hospital in England to provide in-patient beds specifically for children, is founded in London.
  •  –  is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, .
  •  – Oregon is admitted as the 33rd U.S. state.
  •  – Alexander Graham Bell applies for a patent for the telephone, as does Elisha Gray.
  •  – The  breaks out when the Chilean Army occupies the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.
  •  – Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections.
  •  – British forces begin the Battle of the Tugela Heights in an effort to lift the Siege of Ladysmith.
  •  – The United States Department of Commerce and Labor is established (later split into the Department of Commerce and the Department of Labor).
  •  – Arizona is admitted as the 48th and the last contiguous U.S. state.
  • 1912 – The U.S. Navy commissions its first class of diesel-powered submarines.
  •  – The Polish–Soviet War begins.
  •  – The League of Voters is founded in Chicago.
  •  – The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company changes its name to  Business Machines Corporation (IBM).
  •  – Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre: Seven people, six of them gangster rivals of Al Capone’s gang, are murdered in Chicago.
  •  – Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of .
  •  –  War II: Rostov-on-Don, is liberated.
  • 1943 – : Tunisia Campaign:  Hans-Jürgen von Arnim’s Fifth Panzer Army launches a concerted attack against Allied positions in Tunisia.
  •  – World War II: In the Action of 14 February , a Royal Navy submarine sinks a German-controlled Italian submarine in the Strait of Malacca.
  •  – World War II: On the first day of the bombing of Dresden, the British Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces begin fire-bombing Dresden.
  • 1 – World War II: Navigational error leads to the mistaken bombing of Prague, Czechoslovakia by an American squadron of B-17s assisting in the Soviet’s Vistula–Oder Offensive.
  • 1945 – World War II: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans
  • 1945 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt meets King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia aboard the USS Quincy, officially beginning U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relations.
  •  – The Bank of England is nationalized.
  •  – The Knesset (parliament of Israel) convenes for the first time.
  • 1949 – The Asbestos Strike begins in . The strike marks the beginning of the Quiet Revolution in Quebec.
  •  – Discovery of the chemical elements: Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of .
  •  – Australian currency is decimalized.
  •  – In Kabul, Setami Milli militants kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.
  •  – United American Bank of Knoxville, Tennessee collapses. Its president, Jake Butcher, is later convicted of fraud.
  •  – Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 million to the Indian government for damages it caused in the  Bhopal disaster.
  • 1989 –  leader Ruhollah Khomeini issues a fatwa encouraging Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses.
  •  – Ninety-two people are killed when Indian Airlines Flight 605 crashes in Bangalore, .
  • 1990 – The Voyager 1 spacecraft takes the photograph of  Earth that later become famous as Pale Blue Dot.
  •  – An oil tanker train collides with a freight train in Yaoundé, Cameroon, spilling fuel oil. One person scavenging the oil created a massive explosion which killed .
  •  – The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.
  •  – In a suburb of , Russia, the roof of the Transvaal water park collapses, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others.
  •  – In Beirut, 23 people, including former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri, are killed when the equivalent of around 1,000 kg of TNT is detonated while Hariri’s motorcade drives through the city.
  • 2005 – Seven people are killed and 151 wounded in a series of bombings by suspected al-Qaeda-linked militants that hit Makati, Davao City, and General Santos City, all in the .
  • 2005 – YouTube is launched by a group of  students, eventually becoming the largest video sharing website in the world and a main source for viral videos.
  •  – Northern Illinois University shooting: A gunman opens fire in a lecture hall of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb County, Illinois, resulting in six fatalities (including the gunman) and 21 injuries.
  •  – As a part of Arab Spring, the Bahraini uprising begins with a ‘Day of Rage’.
  •  – Jacob Zuma resigns as President of South .
  • 2018 – A shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas  in Parkland, Florida is one of the deadliest school massacres with 17 fatalities and 15 injuries.
  •  – Pulwama attack takes place in Lethpora in Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir, India in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel and a suicide bomber were killed and 35 were injured.

Births on February 14

  •  – Leon Battista Alberti, Italian painter, poet, and philosopher (d. )
  •  – John FitzAlan, 14th Earl of Arundel (d. )
  •  – Pandolfo Petrucci, tyrant of Siena (d. )
  •  – Johannes Werner, German priest and mathematician (d. )
  •  – Babur, Moghul emperor (d. 1530)
  •  – Valentin Friedland, German scholar and educationist of the Reformation (d. 1556)
  •  – Domenico Ferrabosco, Italian composer (d. )
  •  – Lucrezia de’ Medici,  (d. )
  •  – Francesco Cavalli, Italian composer (d. )
  •  – John Wilkins, bishop, academic and natural philosopher (d. )
  •  – Countess Palatine Maria Eufrosyne of Zweibrücken, Swedish princess (d. )
  •  – Valentine Greatrakes, Irish faith healer (d. )
  •  – Countess Palatine Anna Magdalena of Birkenfeld-Bischweiler (d. )
  •  – Rajaram Raj Bhonsle, third Chhatrapati of the  Empire (d. )
  •  – Georg Friedrich Kauffmann, German organist and composer (d. )
  •  – Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French author and playwright (d. )
  •  – Enrique Flórez, Spanish historian and author (d. )
  •  – Jean Victor Marie Moreau, French general (d. )
  •  – Eleanora Atherton, English philanthropist (d. )
  •  – Heinrich Baermann, German clarinetist (d. )
  •  – Walenty Wańkowicz, Polish painter and (d. )
  •  – Emory Washburn, American historian, lawyer, and politician, 22nd  of Massachusetts (d. )
  •  – Michael Costa, Italian-English conductor and composer (d. )
  • 1813 – Lydia Hamilton Smith, African-American businesswoman (d. 1884)
  •  – Christopher Latham Sholes, American and politician, invented the typewriter (d. )
  •  – Winfield Scott Hancock, American general and politician (d. )
  •  – Edmond François Valentin About, French journalist and author (d. )
  • 1835 – Piet Paaltjens, minister and poet (d. )
  •  – Margaret E. Knight, American inventor (d. )
  •  – Julian Scott, American soldier and drummer,  recipient (d. )
  • 1847 – Anna Howard Shaw, American physician, minister, and activist (d. 1919)
  •  – Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer and academic (d. )
  • 1855 – Frank Harris, Irish author and journalist (d. )
  • 1859 – George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., American engineer, inventor of the Ferris wheel (d. )
  •  – Eugen Schiffer, German lawyer and politician, Vice-Chancellor of Germany (d. )
  • 1 – Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Scottish physicist and meteorologist,  laureate (d. )
  •  – Julius Nieuwland, Belgian priest, chemist and academic (d. )
  •  – John Barrymore, (d. 1942)
  • 1884 – Nils Olaf Chrisander, Swedish and director (d. )
  • 1884 – Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet and playwright (d. )
  • 1890 – Nina Hamnett, Welsh-English painter and author (d. )
  • 1890 – Dick Richards Welsh international footballer, forward
  •  – Katherine Stinson, American aviator (d. )
  •  – Radola Gajda, Czech commander and politician (d. )
  • 1894 – Jack Benny, American actor and (d. 1)
  •  – Wilhelm Burgdorf, German general (d. 1945)
  • 1895 –  Horkheimer, German philosopher and sociologist (d. )
  •  – Bill Tilman, English mountaineer and explorer (d. 1977)
  • 1898 – Fritz Zwicky, Swiss-American physicist and astronomer (d. 1974)
  • 1900 – Jessica Dragonette, American singer (d. )
  • 1903 – Stuart Erwin, American actor (d. )
  •  – Thelma Ritter, American actress and singer (d. )
  •  – Johnny Longden, English-American jockey and trainer (d. )
  •  – Willem Johan Kolff, Dutch physician and inventor (d. )
  • 1912 – Tibor Sekelj, Hungarian lawyer, explorer, and author (d. )
  •  – Mel Allen, American sportscaster (d. )
  • 1913 – Woody Hayes, American football player and coach (d. )
  • 1913 – Jimmy Hoffa, American trade union leader (d. )
  • 1913 – James Pike, American bishop (d. 1969)
  •  – Marcel Bigeard, French general (d. )
  • 1916 – Sally Gray, English actress and singer (d. )
  • 1916 – Masaki Kobayashi, director and producer (d. 1996)
  • 1916 – Edward Platt, American actor (d. 1974)
  •  – Herbert A. Hauptman, American mathematician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
  •  – Hugh Downs, American journalist, game show host, and producer
  • 1921 – Hazel McCallion, Canadian businesswoman and politician, 3rd Mayor of Mississauga
  •  – Jay Hebert, American golfer (d. )
  • 1924 – Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma (d. )
  •  – Lois Maxwell, Canadian-Australian model and actress (d. )
  •  – William Allain, American soldier and politician, 58th Governor of Mississippi (d. )
  • 1928 – Vicente T. Blaz, American general and politician (d. )
  • 1929 – Vic Morrow, American actor and director (d. )
  • 1931 – Bernie Geoffrion, Canadian-American ice player and coach (d. 2006)
  • 1931 – Brian Kelly, American actor and director (d. 2005)
  •  – Harriet Andersson, Swedish actress
  • 1934 – Florence Henderson, American actress and singer (d. )
  •  – David Wilson, Baron Wilson of Tillyorn, Scottish academic and diplomat, 27th Governor of
  • 1936 – Anna German, Polish singer (d. 1982)
  •  – John MacGregor, Baron MacGregor of Pulham Market, English politician, Secretary of State for Transport
  • 1937 – Magic Sam, American singer and guitarist (d. 1969)
  •  – Razzy Bailey, American music singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1939 – Blowfly, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2016)
  • 1939 – Eugene Fama, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  •  – James Maynard, American businessman, co-founded Golden Corral
  •  – Donna Shalala, American academic and politician, 18th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • 1941 – Paul Tsongas, American lawyer and politician (d. 1997)
  • 1942 – Michael Bloomberg, American businessman and politician, 108th Mayor of New York City
  • 1942 – Andrew Robinson, American actor and director
  • 1942 – Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican race car driver (d. )
  • 1943 – Eric Andersen, American singer-songwriter
  • 1943 – Maceo Parker, American saxophonist
  • 1943 – Aaron Russo, American director and producer (d. 2007)
  • 1944 – Carl Bernstein, American journalist and author
  • 1944 – Alan Parker, English director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1944 – Ronnie Peterson, Swedish race car driver (d. )
  • 1945 – Hans-Adam II, Prince of
  • 1945 – Rod Masterson, American lieutenant and actor (d. 2013)
  • 1946 – Bernard Dowiyogo, Nauru politician, President of Nauru (d. 2003)
  • 1946 – Gregory Hines, American actor, singer, and dancer (d. 2003)
  • 1947 – Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)
  • 1947 – Judd Gregg, American lawyer and politician, 76th Governor of New Hampshire
  • 1948 – Kitten Natividad, Mexican-American actress and dancer
  • 1948 – Pat O’Brien, American journalist and author
  • 1948 – Wally Tax, Dutch singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1948 – Teller, American magician and actor
  •  – Roger Fisher, American guitarist and songwriter
  •  – Terry Gross, American host and producer
  • 1951 – Kevin Keegan, and manager
  •  – Sushma Swaraj, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (d. 2019)
  • 1954 – Jam Mohammad Yousaf, Pakistani politician, Chief Minister of Balochistan (d. 2013)
  •  – Carol Kalish, American publisher (d. )
  • 1956 – Howard Davis Jr., American boxer and trainer (d. )
  • 1956 – Dave Dravecky, American baseball player
  • 1956 – Katharina Fritsch, German sculptor and academic
  •  – Alan Hunter, American television host and actor
  • 1957 – Soile Isokoski, Finnish soprano and actress
  • 1957 – Alan Smith, English bishop
  •  – Grant Thomas, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1959 – Renée Fleming, American soprano and actress
  •  – Philip Jones, English admiral
  • 1960 – Jim Kelly, American football player and businessman
  • 1960 – Meg Tilly, American actress and author
  •  – Enrico Colantoni, Canadian actor, director, and producer
  • 1963 – John Marzano, American baseball player (d. 2008)
  •  – Gianni Bugno, Italian cyclist and sportscaster
  • 1966 – Petr Svoboda, Czech ice hockey player and agent
  • 1967 – Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Greek-English businessman, founded easyJet
  • 1967 – Manuela Maleeva, Bulgarian-Swiss player
  • 1967 – Mark Rutte, Dutch businessman and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
  •  – Jules Asner, American model and television host
  • 1968 – Chris Lewis, Guyanese-English
  • 1968 – Scott McClellan, American civil servant and author, 25th White House Press Secretary
  • 1969 – Meg Hillier, English journalist and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
  •  – Giuseppe Guerini, Italian cyclist
  • 1970 – Sean Hill, American ice hockey player
  • 1970 – Simon Pegg, English actor, director, and producer
  •  – Kris Aquino, Filipino talk show host, actress, and producer
  • 1971 – Gheorghe Mureșan, Romanian basketball player
  •  – Drew Bledsoe, American football player and coach
  • 1972 – Musōyama Masashi, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • 1972 – Najwa Nimri, Spanish actress and singer
  • 1972 – Jaan Tallinn, Estonian computer programmer, co-developed Skype
  • 1972 – Rob Thomas, American singer-songwriter
  • 1973 – H. D. Ackerman, South African cricketer
  • 1973 – Tyus Edney, American basketball player and coach
  • 1973 – Steve McNair, American football player (d. 2009)
  • 1973 – Annalisa Buffa, Italian mathematician
  • 1974 – Valentina Vezzali, Italian fencer and politician
  •  – Liv Kristine, Norwegian singer-songwriter
  • 1976 – Rie Rasmussen, Danish model, film director, writer, photographer, and actress
  • 1977 – Cadel Evans, Australian cyclist
  • 1977 – Jim Jefferies, Australian comedian and actor
  • 1977 – Darren Purse, English footballer
  • 1977 – Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (d. 2007)
  • 1977 – Anna Erschler, Russian mathematician
  • 1977 – Robert J. Jackson Jr., American
  • 1978 – Richard Hamilton, American basketball player
  • 1978 – Darius Songaila, Lithuanian basketball player and coach
  • 1980 – Josh Senter, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1980 – Michelle Ye, Hong Kong actress and producer
  •  – Matteo Brighi, Italian footballer
  • 1981 – Randy de Puniet, French motorcycle racer
  • 1981 – Brad Halsey, American baseball player (d. 2014)
  • 1982 – Marián Gáborík, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1982 – John Halls, English footballer and model
  • 1982 – Lenka Tvarošková, Slovak tennis player
  • 1983 – Callix Crabbe, Virgin Islander baseball player
  • 1983 – Rocky Elsom, Australian rugby player
  • 1983 – Bacary Sagna, French footballer
  •  – Karima Adebibe, English model and actress
  • 1985 – Tyler Clippard, American baseball player
  • 1985 – Heart Evangelista, Filipino singer and actress
  • 1985 – Philippe Senderos, Swiss international footballer, centre back
  • 1985 – Miki Yeung, Hong Kong singer and actress
  •  – Michael Ammermüller, German race car driver
  • 1986 – Oliver Lee, English actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1986 – Gao Lin, footballer
  • 1987 – Edinson Cavani, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1987 – Tom Pyatt, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987 – David Wheater, English footballer
  • 1988 – Katie Boland, Canadian actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1988 – Ángel Di María, Argentinian footballer
  • 1988 – Siim Liivik, Estonian ice hockey player
  • 1988 –  Nitollano, American singer and dancer
  • 1989 – Néstor Calderón, Mexican footballer
  • 1989 – Adam Matuszczyk, Polish footballer
  • 1989 – Emma Miskew, Canadian curler
  • 1989 – Brandon Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1989 – Jurij Tepeš, Slovenian ski jumper
  • 1989 – Kristian Thomas, English gymnast
  • 1990 – Sefa Yılmaz, German-Turkish footballer
  • 1991 – Daniela Mona Lambin, Estonian footballer
  • 1991 – Chris Rowney, English footballer
  •  – Christian Eriksen, Danish footballer
  • 1992 – Freddie Highmore, English actor
  • 1996 – Lucas Hernandez, French footballer

Deaths on February 14

  • 869 – Cyril, Greek missionary bishop (b. )
  • 945 – Lian Chongyu, Chinese general
  • 945 – Zhu Wenjin, Chinese emperor
  •  – Bruno of Querfurt, German missionary bishop
  •  – Fujiwara no Korechika, Japanese nobleman (b. 974)
  •  – Leo I, Armenian prince
  • 1140 – Sobĕslav I, duke of Bohemia
  •  – Sviatoslav Olgovich, Kievan prince
  •  – Rǫgnvaldr Guðrøðarson, king of the Isles
  •  – Margaret of ,
  • 1400 – Richard II, king of England (b. )
  •  – Dietrich of Oldenburg, German nobleman
  •  – Nicolaus von Tüngen, prince-bishop of Warmia
  •  – Edzard I, German nobleman (b. )
  •  – Il Sodoma, Italian painter (b. )
  •  – Odet de Coligny, French cardinal (b. )
  • 1676 – Abraham Bosse, French engraver and illustrator (b. 1602)
  •  – Maria Luisa of Savoy, queen of (b. )
  •  – Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot, English lawyer and politician Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. )
  •  – John Hadley, English mathematician, invented the octant (b. )
  • 1779 – James Cook, English captain, cartographer, and explorer (b. )
  •  – William Blackstone, English jurist and politician (b. )
  • 1782 – Singu Min, Burmese king (b. )
  • 1808 – John Dickinson, American lawyer and politician 5th Governor of Delaware (b. )
  • 1831 – Vicente Guerrero, Mexican general and politician, 2nd President of Mexico (b. 1782)
  • 1831 – Henry Maudslay, English engineer (b. )
  • 1870 – St. John Richardson Liddell, American general (b. )
  •  – Fernando Wood, American merchant and politician, 73rd Mayor of New York City (b. )
  • 1884 – Lydia Hamilton Smith, African-American businesswoman (b. 1813)
  • 1885 – Jules Vallès, French journalist and author (b. )
  • 1891 – William Tecumseh Sherman, American general (b. )
  • 1894 – Eugène Charles Catalan, Belgian-French mathematician and academic (b. )
  • 1901 – Edward Stafford, Scottish- educator and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of  (b. 1819)
  •  – Giovanni Passannante, Italian anarchist (b. 1849)
  •  – Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish lawyer and politician (b. )
  • 1929 – Thomas Burke, American sprinter, coach, and lawyer (b. )
  •  – Thomas Mackenzie, Scottish-New Zealand cartographer and politician, 18th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. )
  •  – Carl Correns, German botanist and geneticist (b. )
  • 1942 – Adnan Saidi, Malayan lieutenant (b. )
  • 1943 – Dora Gerson, German actress and singer (b. 1899)
  • 1943 – David Hilbert, Russian-German mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. )
  • 1948 – Mordecai Brown, American baseball player and manager (b. 1876)
  • 1949 – Yusuf Salman Yusuf, Iraqi politician (b. 1901)
  • 1950 – Karl Guthe Jansky, American physicist and engineer (b. 1905)
  • 1952 – Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
  • 1958 – Abdur Rab Nishtar, Pakistani politician, 2nd Governor of Punjab (b. 1899)
  • 1959 – Baby Dodds, American drummer (b. 1898)
  • 1967 – Sig Ruman, German-American actor (b. 1884)
  • 1969 – Vito Genovese, Italian-American mob boss (b. )
  • 1970 – Herbert Strudwick, English cricketer and coach (b. 1880)
  • 1974 – Stewie Dempster, New Zealand cricketer and coach (b. 1903)
  • 1975 – Julian Huxley, and eugenicist, co-founded the World Wide Fund for Nature (b. )
  • 1975 – P. G. Wodehouse, English novelist and playwright (b. 1881)
  • 1979 – Adolph Dubs, American lieutenant and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Afghanistan (b. 1920)
  • 1983 – Lina Radke, German runner and coach (b. 1903)
  • 1986 – Edmund Rubbra, English composer and conductor (b. 1901)
  • 1987 – Dmitry Kabalevsky, Russian pianist and composer (b. )
  • 1988 – Frederick Loewe, German-American composer (b. 1901)
  • 1989 – , American ornithologist and zoologist (b. 1900)
  • 1989 – Vincent Crane, English pianist (b. 1943)
  •  – Andrei Chikatilo, Soviet serial killer (b. 1936)
  • 1994 – Christopher Lasch, American historian and critic (b. 1932)
  •  – Michael V. Gazzo, American actor and playwright (b. 1923)
  • 1995 – U Nu, Burmese politician, 1st Prime Minister of Burma (b. 1907)
  • 1996 – Bob Paisley, English footballer and manager (b. 1919)
  •  – John Ehrlichman, American lawyer and politician, 12th White House Counsel (b. )
  • 1999 – Buddy Knox, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1933)
  •  – Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1922)
  • 2002 – Mick Tucker, English drummer (b. 1947)
  • 2003 – Johnny Longden, English jockey and trainer (b. 1907)
  • 2004 – Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (b. 1970)
  • 2005 – Rafic Hariri, Lebanese businessman and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1944; assassinated)
  • 2006 – Lynden David Hall, English singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1974)
  • 2007 – Ryan Larkin, Canadian animator and director (b. 1943)
  • 2007 – Gareth Morris, English flute player and educator (b. 1920)
  • 2009 – Bernard Ashley, English engineer and businessman, co-founded Laura Ashley plc (b. )
  • 2009 – Louie Bellson, American drummer and composer (b. 1924)
  • 2010 – Doug Fieger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1952)
  • 2010 – Dick Francis, Welsh jockey and author (b. 1920)
  • 2010 – Linnart Mäll, Estonian historian, orientalist, and translator (b. )
  • 2011 – George Shearing, English-American pianist and composer (b. 1919)
  •  – Mike Bernardo, South African boxer and martial artist (b. 1969)
  • 2012 – Tonmi Lillman, Finnish drummer and producer (b. 1973)
  • 2012 – Dory Previn, American singer-songwriter (b. 1925)
  • 2012 – Péter Rusorán, Hungarian swimmer, water polo player, and coach (b. 1940)
  • 2013 – Glenn Boyer, American historian and author (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Ronald Dworkin, American philosopher and scholar (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Tom Finney, English footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Chris Pearson, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of Yukon (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Mike Stepovich, American lawyer and politician, Governor of Alaska Territory (b. 1919)
  • 2015 – Louis Jourdan, French-American actor and singer (b. 1921)
  • 2015 – Philip Levine, American poet and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Franjo Mihalić, Croatian-Serbian runner and coach (b. 1920)
  • 2016 – Eric Lubbock, 4th Baron Avebury, English lieutenant, engineer, and politician (b. 1928)
  • 2016 – Steven Stucky, American composer and academic (b. 1949)
  • 2018 – Ruud Lubbers, Dutch politician and diplomat, Prime Minister and  High Commissioner for Refugees (b. 1939)
  • 2018 – Morgan Tsvangirai, 2nd Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (b. 1952).

Holidays and observances on February 14

  • Christian feast day:
    • Cyril and Methodius, patron of Europe (Roman )
    • Manchan
    • Valentine (Valentine’s Day)
    • February 14 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Statehood Day (Arizona, United States)
  • Statehood Day (Oregon, United States)
  • Presentation of at the Temple (Armenian Apostolic Church)
  • Parents’ Worship Day (parts of India)
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