Deaths in February 1999

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The following is a list of notable deaths in February 1999.

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Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:

February 1999

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Marion Ursula Boyars, née Asmus, was a British book publisher.

Paul Leo Emile Calvert was a Canadian professional baseball player. He was a pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators and Detroit Tigers over all or parts of seven seasons spanning 1942–51. Listed at 6 feet tall and 175 pounds (79 kg), he batted and threw right-handed. In 109 MLB games and 301⅔ innings pitched, Calvert allowed 345 hits and 158 bases on balls. He struck out 102, threw five complete games and earned five saves.

Rudolf Kárpáti Hungarian fencer

Rudolf Kárpáti was a fencer from Hungary, who won six gold medals in sabre at four Olympic Games (1948–1960). He also won seven gold, three silver and two bronze medals at the world championships. For his achievements he was named Hungarian Sportsman of the year in 1959 and 1960.

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Marie Van Brittan Brown was an African-American inventor. She was the inventor of the home security system in 1966, along with her husband Albert Brown. In the same year they jointly applied for a patent, which was granted in 1969. Brown was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York; she died there at the age of 76.

Tunku Puan Besar Hajah Kurshiah binti Almarhum Tunku Besar Burhanuddin was the former Tunku Ampuan Besar or Queen of Negeri Sembilan. She also served as the first Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaya between 1957 and 1960.

Malaysia Federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia

Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of 13 states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia shares a land and maritime border with Thailand and maritime borders with Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia and a maritime border with the Philippines and Vietnam. Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and largest city while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. With a population of over 30 million, Malaysia is the world's 44th most populous country. The southernmost point of continental Eurasia, Tanjung Piai, is in Malaysia. In the tropics, Malaysia is one of 17 megadiverse countries, with large numbers of endemic species.

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Norman Bluhm American artist

Norman Bluhm, was an American painter classified as an abstract expressionist, and as an action painter.

Jim Cope Australian politician

James Francis Cope was an Australian politician, and Speaker of the House of Representatives for two years 1973–75, resigning abruptly in dramatic circumstances when he came into conflict with the Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.

Gwen Guthrie American singer-songwriter

Gwendolyn "Gwen" Guthrie was an American singer-songwriter and pianist, who also sang backing vocals for Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Peter Tosh, and Madonna, among others, and who wrote songs made famous by Ben E. King, Angela Bofill and Roberta Flack. Guthrie is well known for her 1986 anthem, "Ain't Nothin' Goin' on But the Rent", and for her 1986 cover of the song (They Long to Be) Close to You.

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Joe Hayes was an English footballer who played as an inside forward for Manchester City and scored the opening goal in the 1956 FA Cup Final.

Ashok Jain was an Indian industrialist and philanthropist, who was the Chairman of India's largest media group, Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd., parent company of The Times of India and other large newspapers.

Sean Richard Sellers was an American Serial Killer, one of 22 persons in the United States since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976 to be executed for a crime committed while under the age of 18, and the only one to have been executed for crime committed under the age of 17. His case drew worldwide attention due to his age as well as his jailhouse conversion to Christianity and his claim that demonic possession made him innocent of his crimes.

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Neville Bonner Australian politician

Neville Thomas Bonner AO was an Australian politician, and the first Aboriginal Australian to become a member of the Parliament of Australia. He was appointed by the Queensland Parliament to fill a casual vacancy in the representation of Queensland in the Senate, and later became the first Indigenous Australian to be elected to the parliament by popular vote. Neville Bonner was an elder of the Jagera people.

John Lambert Cotter was an American archaeologist whose career spanned more than sixty years and included archaeological work with the Works Progress Administration, numerous posts with the National Park Service, and contributions to the development of historical archaeology in the United States.

Leo Echegaray was the first Filipino to be meted the death penalty after its reinstatement in the Philippines in 1993, some 23 years after the last judicial execution was carried out. His death sparked national debate over the legality and morality of the death penalty, which was later suspended on 15 April 2006.

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