Famous Deaths in 1965 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 273 of 273

  • Sep 8 Dorothy Dandridge, American actress (Island in the Sun), dies of accidental overdose at 42
  • Sep 9 Julian Antonio Carillo-Trujillo, composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 10 Bobby Jordan, actor (Dead End Kids), dies of sclerosis of liver at 42
  • Sep 10 Father Divine [Reverend Major Jealous Divine], "the Messenger", African American religious leader
  • Sep 11 Ralph C. Smedley, Founder of Toastmasters International (b. 1878)
  • Sep 13 Jean B. Fletcher, American architect (b. 1915)
  • Sep 14 Jack Hearne, cricketer (806 runs in 24 Tests for England), dies
  • Sep 15 Steve Brown, American musician (b. 1890)
  • Sep 16 Ahn Eak-tai, Korean musician, composer, and conductor (b. 1906)
  • Sep 26 Otto Nothling, cricketer (did next to nothling in Aust), dies
  • Sep 26 James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (b. 1898)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 27 Clara Bow, US actress (It), dies at 60

Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow
Silent Screen Actress
Clara Bow
  • Sep 27 Harry Reser, American banjo player and bandleader (Sammy Kaye Show), dies at 69
  • Sep 28 Eddie Gribbon, actor (Keystone Kops), dies after long illness
  • Sep 30 E[dward] E[lmer] "Doc" Smith, sci-fi author (Triplanetary), dies at 75
  • Oct 1 Edward E "Doc" Smith, American sci-fi writer (Subspace encounter), dies
  • Oct 1 Gareth Hughes, Welsh actor (Midnight Girl), dies at 71
  • Oct 2 [John] Selwyn (Brooke) Lloyd, British statesman, dies
  • Oct 3 Zachary Scott, US actor, (Southerner, Flame of Islands), dies at 51
  • Oct 5 Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, composer, dies at 79
  • Oct 6 Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish sculptor/painter, dies at 78
  • Oct 11 Dorothea Lange, American photographer (b. 1895)
  • Oct 11 Walther Stampfli, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1884)
  • Oct 13 Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948), dies at 66
  • Oct 15 Carl Hoff, orchestra leader (Music Hall), dies at 60
  • Oct 17 Barton King, cricketer (America's greatest cricket all-rounder), dies
  • Oct 18 Frank Hutchens, composer, dies at 73
  • Oct 18 Henry Travers [Travers John Heagerty], British actor (Bells of St Mary, High Sierra), dies at 91
  • Oct 21 Bill Black, American band leader and bassist who worked with Elvis, dies of a brain tumour at 39
  • Oct 21 Marie McDonald, singer/actress (Promises Promises), dies of OD at 42
  • Oct 22 Dipa Nusantara Aidit, Indonesian leader (PKI 1951-65), murdered at 42
  • Oct 22 Paul Tillich, German/US Theologist (Courage To Be), dies
  • Oct 26 Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (b. 1949)
  • Oct 27 French Luitjes, Dutch athlete, dies at 21
  • Oct 28 Ben Barka, Moroccan opposition leader, kidnapped & murdered in Paris
  • Oct 28 Earl Bostic, American saxophonist (b. 1913)
  • Oct 29 Mehdi Am Barka, Moroccan socialist leader, murdered in Paris
  • Oct 31 Rita Johnson, actress (All Mine to Give), dies at 53
  • Nov 4 Krsto Odak, Croatian composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 6 Clarence Williams, American composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 6 Edgard Varèse, French-born composer, dies at 81
  • Nov 7 Friedrich Wildgans, composer, dies at 52
  • Nov 8 Dorothy Kilgallen, American newspaper columnist (b. 1913)
  • Nov 11 Gaston Glass, actor (Opening Your Eyes), dies after long illness at 65
  • Nov 12 Syedna Taher Saifuddin, Bohra Spiritual Leader, dies at 77
  • Nov 14 George Bissett, cricketer (25 wickets in 4 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Nov 14 Russell Collins, actor (Niagara, Close Up, Shockproof), dies at 68
  • Nov 16 Alexander King, author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 66
  • Nov 18 Henry A Wallace, VP (1941-45)/founder (Progressive Party), dies at 77
  • Nov 23 Franc Debenham, Australian geographer/geologer, dies at 81
  • Nov 24 Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1895)

  • Nov 25 Dame Myra Hess, British pianist (b. 1890)
  • Nov 26 Wild Bill Elliott, cowboy actor (49'ers), dies of cancer at 60
  • Nov 27 Carl Parrish, composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 27 Harry Harvey Sr, actor (It's a Man's World), dies at 64
  • Dec 2 The Rajkumar of Vizianagram, cricketer (Indian Test capt 1936), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Physiologist Joseph Erlanger
Physiologist
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