Famous Deaths in December 1964

  • Dec 1 J. B. S. Haldane, Scottish geneticist (b. 1892)
  • Dec 3 Ernst Ginsberg, writer, dies
  • Dec 3 George Brown, cricketer (7 Tests for England), dies
  • Dec 5 Remy Angenot, Flemish actor ( Met den helm geboren, Patriot, Idiot), dies at 70
  • Dec 6 Consuelo Vanderbilt (b. 1877)
  • Dec 9 Edith L Sitwell, English poet/author (Wheels), dies at 77
  • Dec 11 Percy Kilbride, American actor (Egg & I, Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 76
  • Dec 11 Sam Cooke, US soul musician ('A Change is Gonna Come') shot to death at 33
  • Dec 12 H I "Sailor" Young, cricketer (left-arm bowler Eng v Aust 1899), dies
  • Dec 14 William Bendix, American actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley), dies from lobar pneumonia at 58
  • Dec 17 Victor Franz Hess, Austrian-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1883)
  • Dec 21 Carl Van Vechten, American writer and photographer (b. 1880)
  • Dec 22 Bonifacio Gil Garcia, Spanish composer and folklorist, dies at 66
  • Dec 23 Arrigo Pedrollo, composer, dies at 86
  • Dec 25 Cheerio Meredith, actress (One Happy Family), dies at 74
  • Dec 29 Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats), dies at 63
  • Dec 29 Miroslav Krejci, composer, dies at 73
  • Dec 30 Andrés Soriano, Spanish Filipino industrialist (San Miguel Brewery, Philippine Airlines), dies of pancreatic cancer at 66
  • Dec 31 Gertrude Michael, American actress (Cleopatra, Menace, Club Havana, caged), dies from undisclosed causes at 53
  • Dec 31 Ólafur Thors, Icelandic Prime Minister (5 times between 1942-63), dies at 72
  • Dec 31 Bobby Byrne, baseball player (b. 1884)