Famous People Who Died in 1963 (Part 2)

  • Oct 21 Józef Franczak, Polish soldier and anti-communist resistance fighter who was the last cursed soldiers, dies in a firefight with 35 functionaries of a ZOMO (paramilitary riot police) at 45
  • Oct 22 Elvin M. Jellinek, American Physiologist and pioneer in the study of alcoholism, dies at 73
  • Oct 24 Beverly Wills, American actress (I Married Joan - "Beverly"; Some Like It Hot), dies in a house fire at 30
  • Oct 25 Abu-Bakr Khairat, Egyptian composer, dies at 53
  • Oct 28 Mart Saar, Estonian composer, dies at 81
  • Oct 29 Adolphe Menjou, American actor (Front Page, Star is Born), dies at 73
  • Oct 29 Michael Holliday [Norman Milne], British pop singer ("The Story of My Life"), dies of a suspected drug overdose at 38
  • Oct 31 Henry Daniell, British actor (The Great Dictator, Camille, Philadelphia Story, Body Snatchers), dies at 69
  • Nov 1 Elsa Maxwell, American author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 80

Ngô Đình DiệmNgô Đình Diệm (1901-1963)

Nov 2 President and authoritarian leader of South Vietnam (1954-63), assassinated in a coup at 62

  • Nov 6 Djuanda Kartawidjaja, 11th and final Prime Minister of Indonesia, dies at 52
  • Nov 8 Simon Jurovsky, Slovak composer and conductor, dies at 51
  • Nov 10 Otto Flake, writer, dies
  • Nov 13 Margaret Murray, English anthropologist and Egyptologist (b. 1863)
  • Nov 15 (Frederick) "Fritz" Reiner, Hungarian-American conductor (Cincinnati Symphony, 1922-31; Pittsburgh Symphony, 1938-48; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1953-63), and educator (Curtis Institute), dies of pneumonia at 74 [1]
  • Nov 15 Linus McAtee, American Hall of Fame jockey (Preakness Stakes 1916; Kentucky Derby 1927, 29; US Champion Jockey by earnings 1928), dies at 65
  • Nov 19 Carmen Amaya, Spanish flamenco dancer, dies at about 50
  • Nov 21 Artur Lemba, Estonian concert pianist, composer (Sabina), and piano teacher (St. Petersburg Conservatory, 1908-20), dies at 67
  • Nov 21 Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet (Perfil del Aire), dies at 61
  • Nov 21 Pierre Blanchar, Algerian actor and director (Magnificent Sinner; Wooden Crosses; Pastoral Symphony), dies from a brain tumor at 71
  • Nov 21 Robert Stroud, American murderer, convict, and ornithologist dubbed "Birdman of Alcatraz", dies at 73

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Nov 22 English author (Brave New World), dies at 69

  • Nov 22 Bikram Singh, Indian Lt-General (Kashmir), killed in a helicopter crash in Poonch district

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Nov 22 British author (The Chronicles of Narnia), dies of renal failure at 64

  • Nov 22 Daulet Singh, Indian Lt-General, killed in a helicopter crash in Poonch district
  • Nov 22 Erlic Pinto, Indian air vice marshal (Annexation of Goa), killed at 42 in a helicopter crash in Poonch district
  • Nov 22 J. D. Tippit, American police officer, murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald at 39, shortly after the assassination of John F. Kennedy

John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Nov 22 35th President of the United States (1961-63) and Senator (D-Mass), assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas at 46

  • Nov 22 Wilhelm Beiglböck, Nazi physician (b. 1905)
  • Nov 22 William R. Titterton, English author (Candle of the Stars), dies at 87

Lee Harvey OswaldLee Harvey Oswald (1939-1963)

Nov 24 American assassin, shot dead two days after he killed JFK by nightclub owner Jack Ruby live on TV at 24

  • Nov 26 Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian-American operatic soprano (Cave of the Winds), dies at 81
  • Nov 28 Fred Uttal, TV host (QED), dies at 55
  • Nov 28 Karyn Kupcinet, American actress (Carol-Gertrude Berg Show), murdered at 23
  • Dec 2 Sabu [Dastagir], Indian actor (The Thief of Bagdad, Elephant Boy, Drum), dies of a heart attack at 39
  • Dec 5 Herbert H Lehman, (Gov-D-NY), dies
  • Dec 5 Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1892)
  • Dec 5 Karl Amadeus Hartmann, German composer, dies at 58
  • Dec 6 Jozef Goossenaerts, Flem philologist (Language Boundary), dies at 81
  • Dec 8 Field Marshal Sarit Dhanarajata, Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1908)
  • Dec 12 Yasujiro Ozu, Japanese film director (b. 1903)
  • Dec 13 Hubert ME Pierlot, Belgian advocate/premier (1939-45), dies at 79
  • Dec 13 Stan Jones, American singer-songwriter ("Ghost Riders in the Sky"), and actor (Rio Grande; Ten Who Dared), dies of cancer at 49
  • Dec 14 Dinah Washington [Ruth Lee Jones], American jazz, blues, pop, and R&B singer ("What a Diff'rence a Day Makes": "September In The Rain"), dies of sleeping pill overdose at 39
  • Dec 14 Erich Ollenhauer, German politician, leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (1952-63), dies at 62
  • Dec 18 Winfried Zillig, German opera composer, and conductor (Fantasia Irica), dies at 58
  • Dec 20 Paul Constantinescu, composer, dies at 54

Jack HobbsJack Hobbs (1882-1963)

Dec 21 English Cricket Batsman (61 Tests, 5,410 runs @ 56.94, 15 x 100s; leading 1st-class run-scorer [61,760] and century-maker [199]; Surry), dies at 81

  • Dec 24 Raphaël Verwilghen, Belgian architect, and urban planner, dies at 78
  • Dec 25 Tristan Tzara [Samuel Rosenfeld] Romanian-French poet (Approximate Man), dies at 67
  • Dec 26 "Gorgeous George" Wagner, wrestler, dies
  • Dec 28 Abbott Joseph Liebling, American journalist/writer, dies

Paul HindemithPaul Hindemith (1895-1963)

Dec 28 German composer (Composer's World), dies at 68