Famous Deaths in 1965

Deaths 1 - 200 of 274

  • Jan 1st Gertrude Michael, actress (Caged, Cleopatra), dies at 53
  • Jan 1st Juan Bautista Plaza-Alfonzo, composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 3rd Betty Harte, entertainer, dies at 82
  • Jan 3rd Julius Tannen, comedian, dies at 84

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Jan 4th T. S. Eliot, American-born British poet (The Waste Land) and Nobel laureate (1948), dies in London at 76

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • Jan 5th Neil Craig, actor (Calling Dr Kildare), dies at 73
  • Jan 5th Paul Arntzenius, painter/graphic artist/etcher, dies at 81
  • Jan 6th John Larkin, dir (Circumstanial Evidence), dies of heart attack at 52
  • Jan 8th Aloys-Henri-Gerard Fornerod, composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 12th Lorraine Hansberry, US playwright, dies in NYC, dies at 34
  • Jan 12th Porcupine, in Washington, D.C. zoo, dies at 27; oldest known rodent
  • Jan 14th Jeanette MacDonald, soprano (When I'm Calling You), dies at 63
  • Jan 15th Pierre Ngendandumwe, premier of Burundi, murdered
  • Jan 17th Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, dies at 75
  • Jan 19th Frank Reicher, actor (King Kong, Nazi Agent, Son of Kong), dies at 89
  • Jan 20th Alan Freed, DJ (Big Beat), dies at 42
  • Jan 21st Harvey Zorbaugh, doctor/TV host (Play the Game), dies at 68

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Jan 24th Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain (C) (1940-45, 51-55) British leader during WWII dies at 90

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Jan 25th Staf Gustaf Frans Nees, composer, dies at 63
  • Jan 25th Staff Nees, Flemish composer (Maria-oratorio), dies at 63
  • Jan 26th Ali Mansoer, premier of Persia, murdered
  • Jan 27th Theo Uden Marsman, Dutch orchestra leader, dies at 63
  • Jan 28th Jef van Durme, composer, dies at 57
  • Jan 28th Johan Fiolet, Dutch actor/director, dies at 63
  • Jan 28th Tich Freeman, cricket (3776 FC wickets leg-spin, 304 in 1928), dies
  • Jan 28th Maxime Weygand, French soldier (b. 1867)
  • Jan 29th John Larkin, actor (Saints & Sinners, 12 O'Clock High), dies at 52
  • Jan 29th Michael Spisak, composer, dies at 50
  • Jan 30th Vic Jackson, cricketer (NSW/Leicerstershire off-spinner), dies in car
  • Feb 2nd Richard P Blackmur, US, critic/publisher (Good European), dies at 61
  • Feb 2nd Richard Wurz, composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 4th U C Greyhound, champion trotter (horse), dies at 33
  • Feb 5th Irving Bacon, actor (Fort Ti, Petticoat Fever), dies at 71
  • Feb 6th Jack Wagner, actor (Jive Junction), dies at 68
  • Feb 7th Nance O'Neil, actor (Cimarron, Royal Bed, Rogue Song), dies at 90
  • Feb 12th Henry Kulky, actor (Otto-Life of Riley), dies at 53
  • Feb 13th Jerry Burke, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies
  • Feb 13th William H Kilpatrick, US mathematician/philosopher, dies at 93
  • Feb 14th Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht, French composer/conductor, dies at 84

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Feb 15th Nat King Cole, American singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa), dies at 49

Musician Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
  • Feb 19th Forrest Taylor, actor (This is Life, Man Without a Gun), dies at 81
  • Feb 19th Gheorge Gheorghiu Dej, Romanian president, dies at 63
  • Feb 20th Fred Immler, German actor (b. 1880)


Feb 21st Malcolm X [Little], African American human rights activist and Muslim minister, assassinated in New York City at 39

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • Feb 22nd Felix Frankfurter, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1882)
  • Feb 23rd Stan Laurel, comedian (Laurel & Hardy), dies of heart attack at 74

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Feb 26th Jimmie Lee Jackson, civil rights activist, dies from gunshot wounds at 26

Civil Rights Protestor Jimmie Lee Jackson
Civil Rights Protestor
Jimmie Lee Jackson
  • Feb 28th Adolf Scharf, president of Austria (1957-65), dies at 74
  • Mar 1st Boleslav Vomacka, composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 3rd Carlo Gatti, Italian composer, dies at 88
  • Mar 5th Chen Cheng, Chinese politician (b. 1897)
  • Mar 5th Pepper Martin, American baseball player (b. 1904)
  • Mar 6th Margaret Dumont [Daisy Baker], actress (Animal Crackers), dies at 75
  • Mar 6th Ruvim Pergament, composer, dies at 58
  • Mar 8th Esther Howard, actress (Detour), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Mar 9th Anthon van der Horst, Dutch organist/composer, dies at 65
  • Mar 9th Kazys Boruta, writer, dies
  • Mar 11th James Reeb, US vicar/civil rights activist, murdered
  • Mar 13th George Calinescu, Romanian author (Lauda Lucrorilor), dies at 65
  • Mar 13th Corrado Gini, Italian statistician (b. 1884)
  • Mar 13th Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop, poet, and politician (b. 1882)
  • Mar 13th Vittorio Jano, Italian engineer (b. 1891)
  • Mar 17th Nancy Cunard, British writer and activist, dies at 69
  • Mar 17th Almos Alonzo Stagg, football coach (University of Chicago), dies in California at 102
  • Mar 17th Quentin Reynolds, newscaster (Its News to Me)/author (FBI), dies at 62
  • Mar 18th Farouk I, last King of Egypt (1936-52), dies at 45
  • Mar 23rd Mae Murray, actress (Bachelor Apartment), dies of heart ailment at 75
  • Mar 25th Giorgio Federico Ghedini, composer, dies at 72
  • Mar 25th Viola Gregg Liuzzo, US civil rights activist, murdered
  • Mar 28th VAA Mary, English princess, dies at 67
  • Mar 28th Jack Hoxie, American actor and rodeo performer (b. 1885)
  • Mar 28th Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (b. 1888)
  • Mar 30th Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1896)
  • Apr 1st Henry D G Crerar, Canadian general (WW I, Normandy), dies at 76
  • Apr 1st Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics manufacturer (b. 1870)
  • Apr 2nd Renzo Bossi, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • Apr 3rd Ernst Kirchweger, Austrian communist and resistance fighter (born 1897 or 1898)
  • Apr 8th Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70
  • Apr 8th Jack Durston, cricketer (one Test for England, 4-102 & 1-34), dies
  • Apr 8th Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), dies after illness at 78
  • Apr 10th Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours), dies from burns received in a house fire at 41
  • Apr 10th Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (b. 1928)
  • Apr 14th Leonard Mudie, dies of heart ailment at 82
  • Apr 14th Perry E Smith, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
  • Apr 14th Robert E Hickok, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
  • Apr 15th Syd Chaplin, dies at 80
  • Apr 18th Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican inventor (b. 1917)
  • Apr 19th George Davis, actor (Private Lives, Devil May Care), dies at 75
  • Apr 20th Dick Wessel, dies of heart attack on 52nd birthday
  • Apr 21st Edward V Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72
  • Apr 23rd Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Pygmalion), dies at 67
  • Apr 24th Louise Dresser, actress (State Fair, Ship Comes In, Mammy), dies at 86
  • Apr 26th Aaron Avshalomov, composer, dies at 70
  • Apr 27th Alan Bunce, actor (Albert-Ethel & Albert), dies at 61
  • Apr 27th Edward R Murrow, newscaster (Person to Person), dies at 57
  • Apr 28th Ferdinand Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer/writer (Character), dies at 80
  • Apr 30th Helen Chandler, American actress (Dracula, Salute, Last Flight), dies at 59
  • May 1st Leo Spies, Russian-born German composer, dies at 65
  • May 1st Spike Jones, composer (Spike Jones Show), dies at 53
  • May 3rd Howard Spring, British author (Heaven Lies About Us), dies at 76
  • May 3rd Otto Forst de Battaglia, Austrian diplomat/genealogist, dies at 75
  • May 4th Norman Brokenshire, TV moderator (Four Square Court), dies at 66
  • May 8th H T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for England), dies
  • May 9th Leopold Figl, premier Austria, dies at 62
  • May 10th Hubertus J van Mook, Dutch min of Colonization (1942-45), dies at 70
  • May 11th Ludovicus H "Lode" Baekelmans, Flemish playwright, dies at 86
  • May 11th Roger Vailland, French author, dies at 57
  • May 12th Roger Vailland, French playwright (La Truite), dies at 57
  • May 14th Frances Perkins, US 1st female minister of Labor (1933-45), dies at 83
  • May 15th Adrian Schoevers, Dutch director (Schoevers Institution), dies
  • May 18th Eduard J Dijksterhuis, mathematician (Archimedes), dies at 72
  • May 19th Maria Dabrowska, Polish writer (Znaki Zycia), dies
  • May 21st Geoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer (b. 1882)
  • May 22nd Bobby Watson, comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), dies at 77
  • May 22nd Heinrich Barth, Swiss philosopher (Das Sein in der Zeit), dies
  • May 22nd Christopher Stone, first disc jockey in the United Kingdom (b. 1882)
  • May 23rd David Smith, sculptor, dies
  • May 23rd Earl Webb, American baseball player (b. 1897)
  • May 25th Sonny Boy Williamson II [Aleck Miller], American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, dies at 65

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Jun 1st Curly Lambeau, First coach of the Green Bay Packers, dies of a heart attack at 67

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • Jun 4th Bernard Verhoeven, poet/educator (Pleidooi near een non), dies
  • Jun 6th Lester Matthews, (Sir Dennis-Adv of Fu Manchu), dies at 64
  • Jun 7th Judy Holliday, American comedienne/actress (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib), dies of cancer at 43
  • Jun 7th Pierre Cardevielle, Fren composer/conductor (L'ile Rouge), dies at 59
  • Jun 7th Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (Bauernpassion), dies
  • Jun 8th Edmondo Rossoni, Italian fascist (b. 1884)
  • Jun 11th José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (b. 1883)
  • Jun 13th Martin Buber, German/Israel philosopher/zionist/theologist, dies at 87
  • Jun 13th David Drummond, Australian politician (b. 1890)
  • Jun 14th Guido Guerrini, composer, dies at 74
  • Jun 15th E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (b. 1902
  • Jun 15th Steve Cochran, American actor (b. 1917)
  • Jun 17th Arnold Meijer, leader (Fascist Nationally Front), dies
  • Jun 18th George Melachrino, composer, dies at 56
  • Jun 19th James B Collip, Canadian bio-chemist (insulin), dies at 72
  • Jun 20th Ira Louvin, country singer (Louvin Brothers), dies at 41
  • Jun 21st Bernard M Baruch, pres advisor (termed "Cold War"), dies at 94
  • Jun 22nd Adriaan F Dussenbroek, Dutch doctor/co-founder (UNA), dies at 72
  • Jun 22nd David O Selznick, producer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 63
  • Jun 23rd Mary Boland, actress (Boy Trouble, New Moon), dies at 83
  • Jun 26th Johan C T Kikkert, painter/etcher/critic, dies at 82
  • Jun 26th Reginald Beckwith, actor/writer (39 Steps, Dr in Love), dies at 56
  • Jun 27th Anthony Veiller, writer, dies at 62
  • Jun 28th [Theodora E] Betsy Ranucci-Beckman, actress (Dood Water), dies at 88
  • Jun 28th Red Nichols, American musician (b. 1905)
  • Jun 29th Sidney Marion, actor (Outlaws is Coming, Quicksand), dies at 64
  • Jun 30th Bessie Barriscale, actress (Plain Jane, Show Folks), dies
  • Jul 1st Claude Thornhill, composer, dies at 55
  • Jul 1st Wally Hammond, South African cricketer (7,249 runs for England), dies
  • Jul 2nd Theodora E "Betsy" Ranucci-Beckmann, actress (Klatergoud), dies at 88
  • Jul 3rd Clarence Loomis, composer, dies at 75
  • Jul 3rd Trigger, horse (Roy Rogers), dies at 25
  • Jul 5th Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican diplomat and international playboy (b. 1909)
  • Jul 7th Bill Hitch, England cricket fast-bowler (7 Tests 1911-21), dies
  • Jul 7th Moshe Sharett, 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1894)
  • Jul 10th Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Le cavalier seul), dies at 66
  • Jul 11th Ray Collins, actor (Halls of Ivy, Perry Mason), dies at 75
  • Jul 14th Adlai Stevenson, US amb to UN/presidential candidate (D, 1952, 56), dies
  • Jul 15th Francis Cherry, American politician (b. 1908)
  • Jul 17th Luiz Cosme, Brazilian composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 18th Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, composer, dies at 64

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Jul 19th Syngman Rhee, first President of South Korea (1948-60), dies at 90

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee
  • Jul 24th Constance Bennett, actress (Madame X, Topper), dies at 59
  • Jul 24th Irene Browne, actress (Peg O' My Heart), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jul 27th Henri Daniel-Rops, French writer and historian (b. 1901)
  • Jul 28th Maurice Yvain, composer, dies at 74
  • Jul 28th Minor Watson, actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid), dies at 75
  • Jul 28th Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author (b. 1894)
  • Jul 30th Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Key), dies at 79
  • Jul 31st James Rennie, actor (Wilson, Skylark, Illicit), dies at 75
  • Aug 1st Kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer, dies at 77
  • Aug 2nd Milton B Babbitt, US composer (Widow's Lament), dies at 49
  • Aug 2nd N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb, dies at 73
  • Aug 6th Aksel Sandemose, writer, dies
  • Aug 6th Everett Sloane, American actor (Patsy, Citizen Kane, Enforcer), dies of apparent suicide with barbiturates at 55
  • Aug 6th Nancy Carroll, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 60
  • Aug 6th Peter Ronnefeld, composer, dies at 30

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Aug 8th Shirley Jackson, US author (Road Through the Wall), dies at 45

  • Aug 8th Olga Fastrová, Czech writer and editor (National Policy), dies at 89
  • Aug 9th Creighton Hale, silent film actor (Cat & Canary), dies at 83
  • Aug 10th Rayford Robinson, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1937), dies
  • Aug 11th Bill Woodfull, cricketer (35 Tests for Australia), dies
  • Aug 13th Ikeda Hayato, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1899)
  • Aug 14th Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet/writer (Walk at Dawn), dies
  • Aug 16th Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, composer, dies at 64
  • Aug 22nd Henriette de Vreker-Verschuur, actress (Revolt in Mental Home), dies
  • Aug 22nd Ellen Church, American 1st female airline stewardess (United flight in 1930 from San Francisco to Cheyenne), dies in a horse riding accident at 60
  • Aug 23rd John Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer, dies at 67
  • Aug 25th Moonlight Graham, American baseball player
  • Aug 27th Edmond of Dooren, Flemish painter, dies at 68
  • Aug 27th Gerald Bond, cricketer (South Africa 1938-39), dies

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Aug 27th Le Corbusier, [Charles Jeanneret], Swiss/French architect, dies at 77

Architect/ City Planner Le Corbusier
Architect/ City Planner
Le Corbusier
  • Aug 27th Otto Reinhold, composer, dies at 66
  • Aug 28th Giulio Racah, Israeli physicist (b. 1909)
  • Sep 2nd Johannes Bobrowski, writer, dies at 48
  • Sep 3rd Otto Lederer, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 79
  • Sep 4th Albert Schweitzer, German/French missionary (Nobel 1954), dies at 90
  • Sep 5th Thomas Johnston, Scottish-born politician (b. 1882)
  • Sep 6th Konstantin Mostras, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 7th Catherine Dale Owen, actress (Behind Office Doors), dies at 62