Famous Deaths in January 1965

  • 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