On This Day

Famous Deaths in January 1964

  • Jan 1 Alf Hall, cricketer (South African lefty quick took 40 wkts in 7 Tests), dies
  • Jan 1 Otto Emanuel Olsson, composer, dies at 84
  • Jan 1 Rika Hopper, Dutch actress (Comedia, Anastasia), dies at about 86
  • Jan 1 Bechara El Khoury, President of Lebanon (b. 1890)
  • Jan 4 Ralph Dumke, American actor (Movieland Quiz), dies at 64
  • Jan 6 Edgar Maass, German/American author (Verdun), dies at 67
  • Jan 7 Colin C McPhee, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles), dies at 62
  • 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 John "Jack" Teagarden, US jazz trombonist/singer, dies at 58
  • Jan 15 George Duncan, Scottish golfer, course designer (British Open 1920), dies at 80

Person of interestT. 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

Author T. H. White
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  • 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 composer (Cradle Will Rock), dies 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