Famous Deaths in 1964

Deaths 1 - 200 of 228

  • Jan 1 Alf Hall, cricketer (South African lefty quick took 40 wkts in 7 Tests), dies
  • Jan 1 Otto Emanuel Olsson, composer, dies at 84
  • Jan 1 Rika Hopper, Dutch actress (Comedia, Anastasia), dies at about 86
  • Jan 1 Bechara El Khoury, President of Lebanon (b. 1890)
  • Jan 4 Ralph Dumke, actor (Movieland Quiz), dies at 64
  • Jan 6 Edgar Maass, German/US author (Verdun), dies at 67
  • Jan 7 Colin C McPhee, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles), dies at 62
  • Jan 7 Cyril Davies, American musician (b. 1932)
  • Jan 8 Arnoldus JC Krafft, theologist (Atlas of Neth Antilles), dies at 71
  • Jan 8 Julius Raab, Austrian Chancellor (1953-61), dies at 72
  • Jan 9 Halide Edib Adevar/Salih, Turkish feminist (Handan), dies at about 80
  • Jan 10 A Marja, Dutch author (Man of Day & Night), dies at 46
  • Jan 12 C R Browne, cricket leg-spinner (WI in 4 Tests, 6 wkts), dies
  • Jan 15 Weldon John "Jack" Teagarden, US jazz trombonist/singer, dies at 58
  • Jan 17 Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57

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Jan 17 T. H. White, English author of the King Arthur novels, dies of heart failure at 57

Author T. H. White
Author
T. H. White
  • Jan 19 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (b. 1886)
  • Jan 20 Jan Rychlik, Czech composer, dies at 47
  • Jan 21 Joseph Schildkraut, actor (Cleopatra, Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 68
  • Jan 22 Marc Blitzstein, US composer (Cradle Will Rock), dies at 58
  • Jan 23 Louis Horst, American dance choreographer and composer, dies at 80
  • Jan 24 Stuart Davis, American modernist painter, dies at 71
  • Jan 27 Lieb Glantz, Ukrainian-born tenor, composer and Zionist, dies at 65
  • Jan 29 Alan Ladd, actor (Shane), dies at 50 in Palm Springs Calif
  • Jan 30 Berthold Altaner, German church historian, dies at 80
  • Feb 3 Sir Albert Richardson, English architect (b. 1880)
  • Feb 4 Siegfried T Bok, neurobiologist/anatomist (Cybernetica), dies at 71
  • Feb 6 Sophocles Venizelos, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51), dies at 69
  • Feb 6 W L Cornford, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests v NZ 1930), dies

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Feb 6 Emilio Aguinaldo, 1st President of the Philippines (1899-1901), dies of coronary thrombosis at 94

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Feb 7 Hermann A J Kees, German egyptologist, dies at 77
  • Feb 7 Lillian Copeland, US discus thrower (Oly-gold-32), dies at 59
  • Feb 8 Tom Terriss, English director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), dies at 91
  • Feb 9 Willie Bryant, singer (Sugar Hill Times), dies at 55
  • Feb 10 Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer (b. 1905)
  • Feb 13 Ken Hubbs, 2nd baseman (Chicago Cubs), dies in plane crash at 22
  • Feb 13 Werner Heyde, German psyhiatrist (b. 1902)
  • Feb 15 Robert L. Thornton, American businessman and politician (b. 1880)
  • Feb 18 Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Quebec inventor and industrialist (b. 1907)
  • Feb 20 R T Stanyforth, English cricket wicketkeeper (South Africa 1927-28), dies
  • Feb 22 Edie Martin, actor (Titfield Thunderbolt), dies at 84
  • Feb 24 Alexander Archipenko, Ukr sculptor/water colors painter, dies at 76
  • Feb 24 Frank Conroy, actor (Midnight Mary, Threat), dies at 73
  • Feb 25 Alexander Archipenko, sculptor, dies
  • Feb 25 Grace Metalious, American writer (b. 1924)
  • Feb 27 Orry-Kelly, Australian costume designer (b. 1897)
  • Feb 28 Dirk HW Filarski, painter/lithographer (Bergen School), dies at 78
  • Feb 29 Frank Albertson, actor (Room Service), dies at 55
  • Feb 29 Victor van Straelen, Flemish biologist/paleontologist, dies at 74
  • Mar 1 Sergius Kagen, composer, dies at 54
  • Mar 6 King Paul I, of Greece (1947-64), dies at 62
  • Mar 7 Franz Alexander, Hungarian/US psycho analyst, dies at 73
  • Mar 9 Johanna W "Mina" Bakker, Dutch actress (Boefje), dies at 87
  • Mar 9 Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Prussian general/politician, dies at 93
  • Mar 13 Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, stabbed to death in Queens; almost 40 witnesses but no rescuers
  • Mar 15 Paul Cavanagh, actor (Black Arrow, Woman in Green), dies at 75
  • Mar 16 Nicholas Joy, actor (Boss Lady), dies at 80
  • Mar 18 Norbert Wiener, US mathematician (cybernetics), dies at 69
  • Mar 18 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (b. 1870)

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Mar 20 Brendan Behan, Irish writer/poet, dies at 41

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • Mar 20 Jean Rogister, composer, dies at 84
  • Mar 22 Addison Richards, actor (Col-Pentagon), dies at 76
  • Mar 23 Peter Lorre, actor (Casino Royale), dies at 59
  • Mar 23 Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet choreographer (Gayaneh), dies at 66
  • Mar 24 Peter Lorre, Hungarian/US actor (Maltese Falcon, Raven), dies at 59
  • Mar 29 Ted Collins, pianist (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 63
  • Mar 30 Willem CN Andriessen, Dutch composer/pianist (Beethoven), dies at 76
  • Apr 1 Bozidar Kunc, composer, dies at 60

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Apr 5 Douglas MacArthur, US general (Pacific theater-WW II), dies at 84

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • Apr 14 Bert McGirr, cricketer (2 Tests for NZ, 51 runs), dies
  • Apr 14 Earle Hodgins, actor (Guestward Ho!), dies at 64

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Apr 14 Rachel Carson, American biologist/author (Silent spring), dies at 56

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • Apr 14 Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (b. 1876)
  • Apr 18 Albe Vidakovic, composer, dies at 49
  • Apr 18 Ben Hecht, playwright (Child of the Century), dies at 71
  • Apr 19 Cyril Merry, cricketer (WI batsman in 2 Tests 1933), dies
  • Apr 20 Eddie Dyer, baseball player (b. 1899)
  • Apr 24 Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined) (b. 1895)
  • Apr 26 Edwin John Pratt, Canadian poet (Towards the Last Spike), dies at 81
  • Apr 26 Pieter van der Lijn, Dutch geologist (Boulder Book), dies at 93
  • Apr 27 Georg Britting, writer, dies at 73
  • Apr 28 Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector (b. 1888)
  • Apr 29 Albert Saverys, Flemish painter, dies at 77
  • May 2 Nancy N Witcher Astor, US/Eng feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor, dies
  • May 3 Diana Wynyard, dies at 58
  • May 6 Harold Morris, composer, dies at 74
  • May 10 Carol Haney, dancer (Pantomime Quiz), dies at 35
  • May 10 Ignace Lilien, composer, dies at 66
  • May 10 Mikhail Larionov, Russian painter (b. 1881)
  • May 15 Cornelis H Edelman, Dutch geologist, dies at 61
  • May 15 Vladko Maček, Kingdom of Yugoslavia deputy prime minister (b. 1879)
  • May 17 Otto V Kuusinen, President of Karelo-Finnish soviet rep (1940-56), dies 82
  • May 21 James Franck, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)
  • May 25 Vasily Andreyevich Zolotaryov, composer, dies at 92
  • May 27 Jawaharial Nehru, Independent India's 1st PM, dies at 74
  • May 28 John Finley Williamson, conductor (Westminster Choir), dies at 76
  • May 30 Leo Szilard, Hungarians/US nuclear physicst, dies at 66
  • May 30 Eddie Sachs, American auto racer (b. 1927)
  • May 30 Dave MacDonald, American auto racer (b. 1936)
  • Jun 1 Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer, dies at 66
  • Jun 3 Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Finnish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
  • Jun 4 Samuil Marshak, Russian poet (b. 1887)
  • Jun 6 Robert Warwick, actor (Konga, Zorro, Lady Godiva), dies at 85
  • Jun 7 Charlie Llewellyn, cricketer (544 runs in 15 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Jun 9 Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook/newspaper owner (Leatherhead), dies
  • Jun 9 W Maxwell Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, Engl Min of Info, dies at 85
  • Jun 10 Louis Gruenberg, composer, dies at 79
  • Jun 14 [Hei]ko E Arnoldi, actor/director (3 Drops of Water), dies at 81
  • Jun 18 Alexander Shamil'yevich Melik-Pashayev, composer, dies at 58
  • Jun 20 Edgar Barrier, actor (Cobra Woman, Rocky, Macbeth), dies at 57
  • Jun 21 Andrew Goodman, US civil rights activist, murdered at 20
  • Jun 21 James Chaney, US civil rights activist, murdered at 21
  • Jun 21 Michael Schwerner, US civil rights activist, murder at 21
  • Jun 22 Havank, [HF van der Kallen], detective writer (Shade), dies at 60
  • Jun 25 Gerrit T Rietveld, Dutch architect (Sonsbeekpaviljoen), dies at 76
  • Jun 26 Leo Dandurand, American-born Canadian sports executive (b. 1889)
  • Jun 27 Daniel Lazarus, French composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 28 King Calder, actor (Lt Grey-Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 64
  • Jun 29 Milenko Zivkovic, composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 29 Eric Dolphy, American jazz musician (b. 1928)
  • Jul 1 Pierre Monteux, French/US conductor (Concert Bldg Orch), dies at 89
  • Jul 2 Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, biggest NASCAR money winner, dies in crash
  • Jul 11 Maurice Thorez, sec-general French communist party, dies at 64
  • Jul 12 William Solomon, South African cricketer (Test 1898-99), dies
  • Jul 19 Carol Veazie, actress (Maude-Norby), dies at 69
  • Jul 23 Jan PML de Vries, Dutch germanist/folklorist, dies at 74
  • Jul 24 Erwin F Finlay-Freundlich, British astronomer, dies
  • Jul 26 Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and racing driver (b. 1884)
  • Jul 29 Vean Gregg, American baseball player (b. 1885)
  • Jul 31 Jim Reeves, US country singer, dies in air crash at 39
  • Aug 2 Jack Kirkwood, actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69
  • Aug 2 Jose Maria Castro, composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 3 Flannery O'Connor, writer (Good Man is Hard to Find), dies at 39
  • Aug 5 Moa Martinson, Swedish writer (My Mother Gets Married), dies at 73
  • Aug 5 Art Ross, Canadian hockey player and executive (b. 1886)
  • Aug 6 Cedric Hardwicke, actor (Capt Hook-Peter Pan), dies at 71
  • Aug 12 Ian L Fleming, British journalist/writer (James Bond), dies at 56
  • Aug 13 Peter Anthony Allen is the last person executed (for murder) in England and United Kingdom at Walton Prison, Liverpool
  • Aug 14 Johnny Burnette, rocker, drowns at 30
  • Aug 16 Jack Pennick, actor (Lady From Louisiana), dies at 68
  • Aug 21 Palmiro Togliatti, founder (Communist Italian Party)/min of Just, dies
  • Aug 24 Maurice Schoemaker, composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 27 Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, composer, dies at 59
  • Aug 27 Gracie Allen, American actress and comedienne (Burns & Allen), dies at 62
  • Aug 28 Lumsden Hare, actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox), dies at 89
  • Aug 30 Wesley Lau, actor (Lt Anderson-Perry Mason), dies at 43
  • Aug 31 Carole Coleman, singer (Make Mine Music), dies at 42
  • Sep 1 George Georgescu, composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 2 Francisco H Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese gen/pres (1951-58), dies at 70
  • Sep 2 Morris Ankrum, actor (Kronos, Earth vs Flying Saucers), dies at 67
  • Sep 2 Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist (b. 1900)
  • Sep 2 Alvin York, American World War I soldier who led a famed attack on a German machine gun nest (Medal of Honor), dies at 76
  • Sep 3 Joseph Marx, Austrian composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 3 Stewart Holbrook, American author (b. 1893)
  • Sep 4 W Bergengruen, writer, dies at 71
  • Sep 9 Charles O'Neill, Canadian composer, dies at 82
  • Sep 14 Mary Howe, American composer and pianist (Sand), dies at 82
  • Sep 15 Robert Dower, cricketer (Test for South Africa), dies
  • Sep 16 Leo Weismantel, German writer (Das Totenliebespar), dies at 76
  • Sep 18 Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright (The Plough and the Stars), dies at 84
  • Sep 18 Clive Bell, English art critic (b. 1881)
  • Sep 21 Jim Koethe, Dallas Times Herald reporter, killed by karate chop
  • Sep 26 Calvin Thomas, actor (Judge Hunter-One Man's Family), dies at 79
  • Sep 26 Ida Moore, actress (Mr Music, Johnny Belinda), dies at 82
  • Sep 28 George Dyson, composer, dies at 81
  • Sep 28 Harpo [Arthur] Marx, comedian (Marx Bros), dies at 75
  • Sep 28 Nacio Herb Brown, dies
  • Sep 29 Robert Burton, actor (Dr Gordon-Kings Row), dies at 69
  • Oct 1 Ernst Toch, composer (Melodie Lehre), dies at 76
  • Oct 6 F T Mann, cricketer (father of F G, 281 runs in 5 Tests 1922-23), dies
  • Oct 6 Richard Scheibe, German sculptor (Adler mit Hakenkreuz), dies at 85
  • Oct 7 Eugen Varga, Hungarian/Russian economist/politician, dies at 84
  • Oct 8 Charles Hodge, NYU professor (Answers for Americans), dies at 69
  • Oct 10 Eddie Cantor, comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater), dies at 72
  • Oct 10 Frantisek Picha, composer, dies at 71
  • Oct 10 Konrad Bayer, writer, dies
  • Oct 10 Russ Case, orchestra leader (Julius La Rosa Show), dies at 52
  • Oct 10 Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet pianist (b. 1888)
  • Oct 12 J Howard Frazer, USTA pres, dies in office
  • Oct 15 Cole Porter, composer (Still of the Night), dies at 73
  • Oct 19 Maurice Gosfield, actor (Doberman-Phil Silvers Show), dies at 51
  • Oct 19 Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and essayist (b. 1885)

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Oct 20 Herbert Hoover, 31st President of US (1929-33), dies in NY at 90

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Oct 20 Miles WL Killearn of Killearn, baron/diplomat (Egypt), dies at 84
  • Oct 25 Belle Montrose, actress (Mrs Harrison-Hathaways), dies at 78
  • Oct 26 Agnes Miegel, writer, dies
  • Oct 27 Sammee Tong, actor (Bachelor Father, Mickey), dies at 63
  • Oct 27 Willi Bredel, German writer, dies at 63
  • Oct 28 Reginald Horace Blyth, Zen teacher/scholar, dies in Japan at 66
  • Oct 31 Theodore C Freeman, astronaut, dies at 34 in a T-38 jet air crash
  • Nov 3 John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (b. 1905)
  • Nov 5 Alexander Uriah Boskovich, composer, dies at 57
  • Nov 5 Lansdale Sasscer, U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 5th District (b. 1893)
  • Nov 6 Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born Swedish biochemist who investigated the fermentation of sugar and enzymes (Nobel 1929), dies at 91
  • Nov 6 Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (b. 1925)
  • Nov 10 Jimmie Dodd, American actor (b. 1910)
  • Nov 11 Edward Steuermann, composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 11 H[enry] Beam Piper, US, sci-fi author (4 Day Planet), dies at 60
  • Nov 14 Hendrik G Cannegieter, meteorology/director KNMI, dies at 85
  • Nov 16 Albert Hay Malotte, composer, dies at 69