Famous Deaths in 1967

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Jun 11th Billy Wells, Gong striker for Rank Films, dies at 79
  • Jun 14th Eddie Eagan, American sportsman (b. 1897)
  • Jun 15th Edward Eagan, boxer (Oly-gold-20)/bobsledder (Oly-gold-32), dies at 69
  • Jun 18th Beat Fehr, Swiss racing driver (b. 1942)
  • Jun 18th Giacomo Russo, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • Jun 22nd Adrian Grigor'yevich Shaposhnikov, composer, dies at 79
  • Jun 26th Errol Hunte, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests v England 1930), dies
  • Jun 26th Françoise Dorléac, French actress (b. 1942)
  • Jun 29th Jayne Mansfield, actress (Female Jungle), dies in a car crash at 34
  • Jun 29th Oskar Maria Graf, German writer, dies at 72
  • Jun 29th Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (b. 1906)
  • Jul 3rd John Clark, actor (Last Day of the War), dies at 50
  • Jul 7th Vivian Leigh, actress (Scarlet-Gone with the Wind), dies at 53
  • Jul 7th Jo Schlesser, French Formula One racing driver (b. 1928)
  • Jul 8th Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani political figure (b. 1893)
  • Jul 9th Douglas MacLean, silent film comedian turned producer, dies at 77

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Jul 9th Eugen Fischer, Nazi physician dies at 93

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

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

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

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

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