On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1964

  • Jan 1 Alf Hall, South African cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, 40 wickets), dies at 67
  • Jan 1 Otto Olsson, Swedish organist (Gustaf Vasa Church, 1907-56), composer, and teacher (Royal Swedish Academy, 1908-45), dies at 84
  • Jan 1 Rika Hopper, Dutch actress (Comedia, Anastasia), dies at ~86
  • Jan 1 Bechara El Khoury, President of Lebanon, dies at 73
  • Jan 4 Ralph Dumke, American actor (Movieland Quiz), dies at 64
  • Jan 4 (Arthur) "Artie" Bernstein, American jazz and session double bassist (The Dorsey Brothers), dies at 54
  • Jan 6 Edgar Maass, German/American author (Verdun), dies at 67
  • Jan 7 Colin McPhee, Canadian-American pianist, composer (Tabuh-Tabuhan; H2O; Mechanical Principles), and ethno-musicologist (Bali), dies at 63
  • Jan 7 Cyril Davies, American musician (b. 1932)
  • Jan 8 Arnoldus JC Krafft, theologist (Atlas of Netherlands Antilles), dies at 71
  • Jan 8 Julius Raab, Austrian Chancellor (1953-61), dies at 72
  • Jan 9 Halide Edib Adevar/Salih, Turkish feminist (Handan), dies at about 80
  • Jan 10 A Marja, Dutch author (Man of Day & Night), dies at 46
  • Jan 12 C R Browne, cricket leg-spinner (WI in 4 Tests, 6 wkts), dies
  • Jan 15 (Weldon) "Jack" Teagarden, American jazz trombonist and vocalist ("Chances Are"; "Basin Street Blues"), dies from bronchial pneumonia at 58
  • Jan 15 George Duncan, Scottish golfer, course designer (British Open 1920), dies at 80

T. H. White

Jan 17 T. H. White, English novelist (England Have My Bones) and author of the King Arthur novels, dies of heart failure at 57

  • Jan 19 Joe Weatherly, American auto racer (NASCAR Sprint Cup champion 1962-63), dies of head injuries in race crash at 41
  • Jan 19 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist who twice won the Tour de France (1919, 1922), dies at 77
  • Jan 20 Jan Rychlik, Czech composer, dies at 47
  • Jan 21 Joseph Schildkraut, Austrian actor (Cleopatra, Joseph Schildkraut Presents, Diary of Anne Frank), dies from a heart attack at 68
  • Jan 22 Marc Blitzstein, American opera and theater composer, librettist (The Cradle Will Rock), and translator (Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill works), killed by a sailor at 58
  • Jan 23 Louis Horst, American dance choreographer and composer, dies at 80
  • Jan 24 Stuart Davis, American modernist painter, dies at 71
  • Jan 27 Lieb Glantz, Ukrainian-born tenor, composer and Zionist, dies at 65
  • Jan 29 Alan Ladd, American actor (Shane, Carpetbaggers), dies from an overdose at 50
  • Jan 30 Berthold Altaner, German church historian, dies at 80