Famous Deaths in January 1967

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 3 Jack Ruby, American 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)