Famous Deaths in February 1965

  • Feb 2 Richard P Blackmur, American 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, American 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 of cancer 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)

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Feb 23 Stan Laurel, British comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), dies of a heart attack at 74

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel

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

Civil Rights Activist Jimmie Lee Jackson
Civil Rights Activist
Jimmie Lee Jackson
  • Feb 28 Adolf Scharf, president of Austria (1957-65), dies at 74