Famous Deaths in December 1965

  • Dec 2 The Rajkumar of Vizianagram, cricketer (Indian Test capt 1936), dies

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Dec 5 Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist (shock therapy-Nobel 1944), dies of heart disease at 91

Physiologist Joseph Erlanger
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Joseph Erlanger
  • Dec 6 Alberto Vaccari, Italian jesuit/old testament scholar, dies at 90
  • Dec 9 Branch Rickey, American baseball executive (b. 1884)
  • Dec 10 Henry (Dixon) Cowell, US pianist/composer (Aeolian Harp), dies at 68
  • Dec 12 Johnny Lee, actor (Calhoun-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 67
  • Dec 14 Hermann Sandby, composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 16 William Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor's Edge), dies at 91
  • Dec 16 Tito Schipa, Italian tenor/composer (La Rondine), dies at 77
  • Dec 17 Tito [Raffaele A] Schipa, Italian tenor/composer (Rondine), dies at 76
  • Dec 20 Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt, German anthropologist, dies at 73
  • Dec 21 Claude Adonai Champagne, composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 22 Al Ritz, actor (Gorilla, Hi Ya Chum), dies at 62
  • Dec 22 Richard Dimbleby, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1913)
  • Dec 24 William M. Branham, Christian minister (b. 1906)
  • Dec 26 Anthonie Donker, Dutch [Prof N Donkersloot], literary, dies at 63
  • Dec 27 Edgar Ende, German painter (b. 1901)
  • Dec 29 Kusaku Yamada, composer, dies at 79