Famous Deaths in 1965

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

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Jan 4 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 5 Neil Craig, actor (Calling Dr Kildare), dies at 73
  • Jan 5 Paul Arntzenius, painter/graphic artist/etcher, dies at 81
  • Jan 6 John Larkin, dir (Circumstanial Evidence), dies of heart attack at 52
  • Jan 8 Aloys-Henri-Gerard Fornerod, composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 12 Lorraine Hansberry, US playwright, dies in NYC, dies at 34
  • Jan 12 Porcupine, in Washington, D.C. zoo, dies at 27; oldest known rodent
  • Jan 14 Jeanette MacDonald, soprano (When I'm Calling You), dies at 63
  • Jan 15 Pierre Ngendandumwe, premier of Burundi, murdered
  • Jan 17 Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, dies at 75
  • Jan 19 Frank Reicher, actor (King Kong, Nazi Agent, Son of Kong), dies at 89
  • Jan 20 Alan Freed, DJ (Big Beat), dies at 42
  • Jan 21 Harvey Zorbaugh, doctor/TV host (Play the Game), dies at 68

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Jan 24 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 25 Staf Gustaf Frans Nees, composer, dies at 63
  • Jan 25 Staff Nees, Flemish composer (Maria-oratorio), dies at 63
  • Jan 26 Ali Mansoer, premier of Persia, murdered
  • Jan 27 Theo Uden Marsman, Dutch orchestra leader, dies at 63
  • Jan 28 Jef van Durme, composer, dies at 57
  • Jan 28 Johan Fiolet, Dutch actor/director, dies at 63
  • Jan 28 Tich Freeman, cricket (3776 FC wickets leg-spin, 304 in 1928), dies
  • Jan 28 Maxime Weygand, French soldier (b. 1867)
  • Jan 29 John Larkin, actor (Saints & Sinners, 12 O'Clock High), dies at 52
  • Jan 29 Michael Spisak, composer, dies at 50
  • Jan 30 Vic Jackson, cricketer (NSW/Leicerstershire off-spinner), dies in car
  • Feb 2 Richard P Blackmur, US, critic/publisher (Good European), dies at 61
  • Feb 2 Richard Wurz, composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 4 U C Greyhound, champion trotter (horse), dies at 33
  • Feb 5 Irving Bacon, actor (Fort Ti, Petticoat Fever), dies at 71
  • Feb 6 Jack Wagner, actor (Jive Junction), dies at 68
  • Feb 7 Nance O'Neil, actor (Cimarron, Royal Bed, Rogue Song), dies at 90
  • Feb 12 Henry Kulky, actor (Otto-Life of Riley), dies at 53
  • Feb 13 Jerry Burke, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies
  • Feb 13 William H Kilpatrick, US mathematician/philosopher, dies at 93
  • Feb 14 Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht, French composer/conductor, dies at 84

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

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

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Feb 21 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 22 Felix Frankfurter, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1882)
  • Feb 23 Stan Laurel, comedian (Laurel & Hardy), dies of heart attack at 74

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

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

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Jul 19 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 24 Constance Bennett, actress (Madame X, Topper), dies at 59
  • Jul 24 Irene Browne, actress (Peg O' My Heart), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jul 27 Henri Daniel-Rops, French writer and historian (b. 1901)
  • Jul 28 Maurice Yvain, composer, dies at 74
  • Jul 28 Minor Watson, actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid), dies at 75
  • Jul 28 Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author (b. 1894)
  • Jul 30 Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Key), dies at 79
  • Jul 31 James Rennie, actor (Wilson, Skylark, Illicit), dies at 75
  • Aug 1 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer, dies at 77
  • Aug 2 Milton B Babbitt, US composer (Widow's Lament), dies at 49
  • Aug 2 N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb, dies at 73
  • Aug 6 Aksel Sandemose, writer, dies
  • Aug 6 Everett Sloane, American actor (Patsy, Citizen Kane, Enforcer), dies of apparent suicide with barbiturates at 55
  • Aug 6 Nancy Carroll, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 60
  • Aug 6 Peter Ronnefeld, composer, dies at 30

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

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

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

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