Famous Deaths in 1967

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  • Jan 1 Maurice Leyland, cricketer (41 Tests for England, 2764 runs), dies
  • Jan 1 Moon Mullican, rocker, dies at 58

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Jan 3 Jack Ruby, assassin who killed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, dies of pulmonary embolism at 55

Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby
Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Ruby
  • Jan 3 Mary Garden, opera star, dies at 92
  • Jan 4 Donald Campbell, boat racer, dies trying to break 300 mph on water
  • Jan 6 Arnhem "Tata" Joseph Weiss, "the Zigeunerbaron," buried
  • Jan 6 Johnny Keane, baseball player/mgr (Cards, NY Yanks), dies at 55
  • Jan 7 Carl Schuricht, composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 7 Sid Emery, cricket leg-spinner (NSW & Aus, 5 wkt in 1912 series), dies
  • Jan 7 David Goodis, American writer (b. 1917)
  • Jan 8 Zbigniew Cybulski, Polish actor (See You Tommorrow), dies at 39
  • Jan 10 Emerson Treacy, actor (Prowler), dies after surgery at 66
  • Jan 10 Vilem Petrzelka, composer, dies at 77
  • Jan 14 Renato Lunelli, composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 15 Albert Szirmai, composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 15 David Burliuk, Ukrainian artist (b. 1882)
  • Jan 16 Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Sage of Kai-Roi), dies at 72
  • Jan 16 Robert J Van De Graaff, US nuclear physicist, dies at 65
  • Jan 17 Evelyn Nesbit, actress (Redemption), dies at 82
  • Jan 18 Albert Conti, actor (Eagle, Jazz Heaven, Topaz), dies at 79
  • Jan 18 Barney Ross, welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), dies at 57
  • Jan 18 Harry Antrim, actor (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies of heart attack at 83
  • Jan 18 Reese "Goose" Tatum, basketballer (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 45
  • Jan 18 Simon FHJ Berkelbach van der Sprenkel, vicar/theologist, dies at 84
  • Jan 19 Grace Cunard, actress (Untamed, Ressurection), dies at 73
  • Jan 21 Ann Sheridan, actress (Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies of cancer at 51
  • Jan 22 Jobyna Ralston, actress (Wings, Girl Shy, Freshman), dies at 66
  • Jan 22 Robert Henriques, English writer (b. 1905)
  • Jan 24 Howard Charles Shaiffer, entertainer, dies at 49
  • Jan 26 Albert Remy, actor (Blows), dies at 55
  • Jan 26 Kenneth Thomson, actor (White Gold), dies of emphysema at 68
  • Jan 27 Alphonse Juin, French marshal, dies at 78
  • Jan 27 Edward Higgins White II, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4), dies at 36
  • Jan 27 Roger B Chaffee, astronaut, dies at 31 in Apollo I fire
  • Jan 27 Virgil I (Gus) Grissom, astronaut, dies at 40 in Apollo I fire
  • Jan 28 Stanley Coen, cricket (2 Tests for S Af, hs 41 not out, avg 50), dies
  • Jan 29 Wlodzimierz Pozniak, composer, dies at 62
  • Jan 30 Lee Morgan, actor (Dungeons of Harrow, Last Rebel), dies
  • Jan 31 Chief Thundercloud, actor (Ambush, Colt 45, Typhoon), dies at 100
  • Jan 31 Otto Dibelius, German theologian/bishop, dies at 86
  • Jan 31 Eddie Tolan, American athlete (b. 1908)
  • Feb 1 Ernie Bromley, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1933-34), dies
  • Feb 3 Joe Meek, rocker (Tornados)/producer (Telstar), commits suicide
  • Feb 3 Winifred Kingston, silent screen actress (David Garrick), dies at 72
  • Feb 4 Albert Orsborn, 6th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1886)
  • Feb 5 Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Jokaste against God), dies at 87
  • Feb 5 Leon Leonwood Bean, American department store founder (b. 1872)
  • Feb 6 Martine Carol, French actress (Nana), dies of heart attack at 46
  • Feb 7 Henry Morgenthau, US minster of Finance (devaluate dollar), dies at 74
  • Feb 14 James Schneider, actor (Keystone Kops), dies at 85
  • Feb 14 Sig Ruman, actor (Schultz-Life With Luigi), dies at 82
  • Feb 15 Antonio Moreno, Spanish actor/director (It, Careers), dies at 79
  • Feb 15 William C Bullitt, 1st US ambassador in USSR, dies at 76
  • Feb 16 Smiley Burnette, cowboy (Charlie-Petticoat Junction), dies at 55
  • Feb 18 Manuel Palau Boix, composer, dies at 74

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Feb 18 Robert Oppenheimer, creator of atomic bomb, dies of throat cancer at 62

Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Robert Oppenheimer
  • Feb 19 Wilmer King, 1st casuality on Tappan Zee Bridge NY, dies
  • Feb 21 Charles Beaumont, American writer (b. 1929)
  • Feb 22 Fritz Erler, German politician (SDP), dies at 53
  • Feb 22 Joe Forte, actor (Horwitz-Life With Luigi), dies at 70
  • Feb 24 Franz Waxman, German composer (Day at the races), dies at 60
  • Feb 25 John Griggs, actor (Joey Bishop Show), dies at 57
  • Feb 26 Harry McNaughton, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 70
  • Feb 28 Henry Luce, American publisher (b. 1898)
  • Mar 2 Gordon Harker, actor (Inspector Hornleigh), dies at 81
  • Mar 2 José Martínez Ruiz, Spanish poet and writer (b. 1873)
  • Mar 3 Georges Lonque, composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 4 Vladan Desnica, Croatian and Serbian writer (b. 1905)
  • Mar 4 Michel Plancherel, Swiss mathematician (b. 1885)
  • Mar 5 Mischa Auer, actor (My Man Godfrey), dies at 61 of a heart attack
  • Mar 5 Mohammed H Mossadeq, premier of Persia (1951-53), dies
  • Mar 5 Georges Vanier, Governor General of Canada (b. 1888)
  • Mar 6 Nelson Eddy, US baritone/actor (Phantom of the Opera), dies at 65
  • Mar 6 Oscar Shaw, actor (Rhythm on the River, Marianne), dies at 76
  • Mar 6 Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer (b. 1882)
  • Mar 7 Alice B. Toklas, American companion to Gertrude Stein (b. 1877)
  • Mar 8 John F Bothwell, actor (Freckles-Our Gang), dies at 46
  • Mar 10 Yiorgos Batis, Greek composer and musician (b. 1885)
  • Mar 11 Geraldine Farrar, soprano/actress (Such Sweet Compulsion), dies at 85
  • Mar 13 Frank Worrell, West indian cricketer, dies
  • Mar 16 James Friskin, composer, dies at 80
  • Mar 17 Frank Wisbar, director (Fireside Theater), dies at 67
  • Mar 17 Richard Reeves, actor (Murph-Date With an Angel), dies at 54
  • Mar 18 Jimmy Blaine, singer (Stop the Music), dies at 42
  • Mar 20 A J F Moody, 1st US Army General to die in Vietnam
  • Mar 23 Duncan Macrae, actor (Casino Royale, Kidnapped), dies at 61
  • Mar 24 Marc Lavry, Israeli composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 25 Renato Cellini, Italian conductor (b.c.1913)
  • Mar 27 Gerardus H de Vet, the Bold, bishop of Breda (1962-67), dies at 49
  • Mar 27 Jim Thompson, American designer (disappeared) (b. 1906)
  • Mar 30 Jean Toomer, American writer (b. 1894)
  • Mar 31 Don Alvarado, actor (Morning Glory, Big Steal), dies at 62
  • Mar 31 Hieronim Feicht, composer, dies at 72
  • Apr 4 Mischa Elman, Ukraine/US violinist, dies at 76
  • Apr 4 Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1898)
  • Apr 4 Al Lewis, American songwriter (b. 1901)
  • Apr 5 Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1890)
  • Apr 7 Anne Morrison Chapin, dies in West Hollywood
  • Apr 11 Donald Sangster, Jamaican prime-minister (b. 1911)
  • Apr 13 Luis Somoza Debayle, President of Nicaragua (1956-63), dies at 44
  • Apr 15 Antonio de Curtis Toto, comedian, dies of heart attack at 69
  • Apr 17 Red Allen, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1908)
  • Apr 18 Karl Miller, German footballer (b. 1913)

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Apr 19 Konrad Adenauer, West Germany chancellor (1949-63), dies at 91

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
German Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer
  • Apr 21 Andre L Danjon, French astronomer, dies at 77
  • Apr 22 Tom Conway, actor (Mark Saber, Betty Hutton Show), dies at 62
  • Apr 24 Frank Overton, actor (12 O'Clock High), dies at 48
  • Apr 24 Vladimir M Komarov, cosmonaut (Voshkod I), dies in Soyuz 1 at 40
  • Apr 29 Anthony Mann, US director (El Cid, Last Frontier), dies at 60
  • Apr 29 J. B. Lenoir, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s, dies at 38
  • May 4 Bengt Axel von Torne, composer, dies at 75
  • May 6 Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (b. 1885)
  • May 7 Judith Evelyn, dies of cancer at 54
  • May 7 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian Formula One driver (b. 1935)
  • May 8 Barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39
  • May 8 Elmer Rice, NY playwright/director/novelist, dies at 74
  • May 8 Laverne Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 55
  • May 9 Elmar Berkovich, Dutch industrial designer (Eindhoven theater), dies
  • May 9 Philippa Duke Schuyler, composer, dies at 35
  • May 10 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racing driver, (b. 1935)
  • May 12 Julius Kalas, composer, dies at 64
  • May 12 John Masefield, British writer and poet (Salt-Water Ballads), Poet Laureate (1930-67), dies at 88
  • May 13 Frank McGrath, actor (Wagon Train), dies at 64
  • May 15 Edward Hopper, US painter (House by Railroad), dies at 84
  • May 15 Jaromir Fiala, composer, dies at 74
  • May 17 John Wesley Work III, African-American composer, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, dies at 65
  • May 17 Nigel Martin Balchin, novelist, dies
  • May 18 Andy Clyde, Hopalong Cassidy's sidekick, dies at 75
  • May 18 Richard Ainley, actor (I Dood It, Above Suspicion), dies at 56

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May 22 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), dies at 65

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • May 23 Philip Coolidge, actor (I Want to Live, Tingler), dies at 58
  • May 23 Sanne Sannes, photographer, dies at 30
  • May 26 Antoon Spinoy, Belgian politician, dies at 60
  • May 26 George E Stone, actor (5 Star Final, Front Page), dies at 64
  • May 27 Ernst Niekisch, German politician (b. 1889)
  • May 29 Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer, dies at 69
  • May 30 Claude Rains, actor (Invisible Man), dies at 77
  • May 31 Billy Strayhorn, American composer, pianist and arranger (b. 1915)
  • Jun 2 Zamah Cunningham, actress (Menosha the Magnificent), dies at 74
  • Jun 2 Benno Ohnesorg, German student (b. 1940)
  • Jun 3 Arthur Mitchell Ransome, critic/children's book author, dies
  • Jun 3 Arthur W Tedder of Glenguin, British air marshal (WW II), dies at 76
  • Jun 3 Gertrude "Mickey" MacFadden, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 67
  • Jun 5 Edna Park Edwards, American stage and vaudeville actress, dies at 72
  • Jun 6 Edward G Givens Jr, Major USAF/astronaut, dies in an car crash at 47

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Jun 7 Dorothy Parker, US writer (Enough Rope), dies at 73

Short Story Writer Dorothy Parker
Short Story Writer
Dorothy Parker
  • Jun 7 Pauline Brooks, actress (Make a Million), dies of cancer at 54
  • Jun 7 Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
  • Jun 8 Elliot Griffis, American composer, dies at 74
  • Jun 9 Stefan Boleslaw Poradowski, composer, dies at 64
  • Jun 10 Frank Butler, actor/screenwriter (Road to Bali, China), dies at 76

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Jun 10 Spencer Tracy, US actor (Woman of the Year, Father of the Bride), dies at 67

  • Jun 11 Billy Wells, Gong striker for Rank Films, dies at 79
  • Jun 14 Eddie Eagan, American sportsman (b. 1897)
  • Jun 15 Edward Eagan, boxer (Oly-gold-20)/bobsledder (Oly-gold-32), dies at 69
  • Jun 18 Beat Fehr, Swiss racing driver (b. 1942)
  • Jun 18 Giacomo Russo, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • Jun 22 Adrian Grigor'yevich Shaposhnikov, composer, dies at 79
  • Jun 26 Errol Hunte, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests v England 1930), dies
  • Jun 26 Françoise Dorléac, French actress (b. 1942)
  • Jun 29 Jayne Mansfield, American actress (The Girl Can't Help It), dies in a car crash at 34
  • Jun 29 Oskar Maria Graf, German writer, dies at 72
  • Jun 29 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (b. 1906)
  • Jul 3 John Clark, actor (Last Day of the War), dies at 50
  • Jul 7 Vivian Leigh, actress (Scarlet-Gone with the Wind), dies at 53
  • Jul 7 Jo Schlesser, French Formula One racing driver (b. 1928)
  • Jul 8 Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani political figure (b. 1893)
  • Jul 9 Douglas MacLean, silent film comedian turned producer, dies at 77

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Jul 9 Eugen Fischer, Nazi physician dies at 93

Nazi Physician Eugen Fischer
Nazi Physician
Eugen Fischer
  • Jul 11 Guy Favreau, French Canadian lawyer, politician and judge (b. 1917)
  • Jul 13 Cornelis A Eman, chairman (State of Aruba Peoples Party), dies at 51
  • Jul 13 Tom Simpson, British cyclist (b. 1937)
  • Jul 14 Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (b. 1880)
  • Jul 17 Cyril Ring, actor (Duffy's Tavern, Red Hot & Blue), dies at 74
  • Jul 17 Gertrude McCoy, silent screen actress (Blue Bird), dies at 77

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Jul 17 John Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist/composer (Blue Train), dies of cancer at 40

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane
  • Jul 18 Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Brazil pres (1964-67), dies at 66
  • Jul 21 Albert J Luthuli, president South Africa (ANC), dies

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Jul 21 Basil Rathbone, actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies of heart attack at 75

  • Jul 21 Jimmy Foxx, baseball hall of famer (Det Tigers/534 HRs), dies at 59
  • Jul 21 Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (English paint box), dies at 80
  • Jul 22 Carl Sandburg, poet (Abraham Lincoln: Prairie Years), dies at 89
  • Jul 24 Little Billy Rhodes, dies of stroke at 72
  • Jul 25 W Gombrowicz, writer, dies at 62
  • Jul 26 Matthijs Vermeulen, Dutch composer/critic, dies at 79
  • Jul 28 Karl W. Richter, Lieutenant, USAF, American aviator (b. 1942)
  • Jul 30 Alfried Krupp, German industrialist, dies at 59
  • Jul 30 John Macchia, actor (Beach Blanket Bingo), dies of stroke at 35
  • Jul 31 Mario Varvoglis, composer, dies at 81
  • Jul 31 Richard Kuhn, German chemist, dies
  • Aug 2 Claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press), dies at 77
  • Aug 4 Peter Smith, cricketer (Essex leggie, 3 wickets for England), dies
  • Aug 7 Max Branch, music/radio commentator, dies at 75
  • Aug 7 Max Tak, Dutch violinist/radio commentator, dies at 75
  • Aug 8 Jaromir Weinberger, Czech/US composer (Czech Rhapsody), dies at 71
  • Aug 9 Anton Walbrook, actor (Laura, I Accuse), dies of heart attack at 66
  • Aug 9 Joe Orton, English actor/playwright (Leaf, Murdered), dies at 34
  • Aug 10 John Francis Larchet, composer, dies at 83
  • Aug 13 Jane Darwell, actress (Girls in Prison), dies of heart attack at 87
  • Aug 14 Bob Anderson, British racing driver (b. 1931)