On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1964 (Part 2)

  • Oct 27 Willi Bredel, German writer, dies at 63
  • Oct 28 Reginald Horace Blyth, Zen teacher/scholar, dies in Japan at 66
  • Oct 31 Theodore Freeman, American astronaut, dies at 34 in a T-38 jet air crash, 1st NASA astronaut fatality
  • Nov 1 Clifford "Doc" Carlson, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Pittsburgh 367–248 [.597]), dies at 70
  • Nov 3 John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (b. 1905)
  • Nov 5 Alexander Uriah Boskovich, Israeli composer, dies at 57
  • Nov 5 Lansdale Sasscer, U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 5th District (b. 1893)
  • Nov 5 Mabel Lucie Attwell, English children's author and illustrator, dies at 85
  • Nov 5 (Edwin) "Buddy" Cole, American jazz and session pianist, Hammond organist, orchestra leader, and composer ("Truth Or Consequences"), dies at 47
  • Nov 6 Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born Swedish biochemist who investigated the fermentation of sugar and enzymes (Nobel 1929), dies at 91
  • Nov 6 Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (1951 Tour de France, dies at 39
  • Nov 10 James "Jimmie" Dodd, American actor (Thundering Trails, Riders of the Rio Grande), dies of cancer at 54
  • Nov 11 Edward Steuermann, Austrian American composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 11 H[enry] Beam Piper, American sci-fi author (4 Day Planet), dies at 60
  • Nov 14 Hendrik Gerrit Cannegieter, meteorology/director KNMI, dies at 85
  • Nov 14 Heinrich von Brentano, German politician (Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs), dies at 60

  • Nov 16 Albert Hay Malotte, composer, dies at 69
  • Nov 16 John Emery, American actor (Ship Ahoy, Kronos, Mademoiselle Fifi), dies at 59
  • Nov 16 Piet Moeskops, Dutch track cyclist (world sprint champion 1921-24, 26), dies at 71
  • Nov 20 John Tasker Howard, American composer and music historian, dies at 73
  • Nov 24 John Fabricius, playwright, dies at 55
  • Nov 25 Clarence Kolb, American actor (Mr Honeywell-My Little Margie), dies at 90
  • Nov 28 Charles Meredith, American actor (Court of Last Resort), dies at 70
  • Nov 28 Jan Fabricius, Dutch/English playwright (Dolle Hans), dies at 93
  • Nov 29 Anne de Vries, Dutch teacher and author (Bartje), dies at 60
  • Nov 30 Don Redman, American jazz musician and orchestra leader (Sugar Hill Times), dies at 64
  • Dec 1 J. B. S. Haldane, British-Indian geneticist (primordial soup theory), dies at 72
  • Dec 3 Ernst Ginsberg, writer, dies
  • Dec 3 George Brown, English cricket wicketkeeper/batsman (7 Tests; Hampshire), dies at 77
  • Dec 5 Remy Angenot, Flemish actor (Met den helm geboren, Patriot, Idiot), dies at 70
  • Dec 6 Consuelo Vanderbilt (b. 1877)
  • Dec 9 Edith Sitwell, English poet and author (Wheels), dies at 77
  • Dec 11 Percy Kilbride, American actor (Egg & I, Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 76
  • Dec 11 Sam Cooke, American singer and entrepreneur described as "the inventor of soul music" (You Send Me), 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 famous for the controversial novel "Nigger Heaven", dies at 84
  • Dec 21 Algernon Kingscote, English tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1919), dies at 76
  • Dec 22 Bonifacio Gil Garcia, Spanish composer and folklorist, dies at 66
  • Dec 23 Arrigo Pedrollo, Italian 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 Krejčí, Czech 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)