On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1965

  • Dec 2 Maharajkumar of Vizianagram "Vizzy", Indian cricket batsman, captain, administrator, broadcaster and politician (3 Tests) dies at 59

Person of interestJoseph Erlanger

Dec 5 Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist (shock therapy-Nobel 1944), dies of heart disease at 91

Physiologist Joseph Erlanger
Joseph Erlanger
  • Dec 6 Alberto Vaccari, Italian jesuit/old testament scholar, dies at 90

Person of interestBranch Rickey

Dec 9 Branch Rickey, American baseball player (St. Louis Browns), manager (St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers) and sports executive, dies of heart failure at 83

Baseball Player and Sports Executive Branch Rickey
Baseball Player and Sports Executive
Branch Rickey
  • Dec 10 Henry (Dixon) Cowell, US pianist/composer (Aeolian Harp), dies at 68
  • Dec 12 Johnny Lee, American actor (Song of the South, The Amos 'n' Andy Show), dies from a heart attack at 67
  • Dec 13 Robert Frederick Sink, United States Army Officer (WWII, Korean War & Vietnam War), dies at 60
  • Dec 14 Hermann Sandby, Danish cellist & composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 16 William Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor's Edge), dies at 91
  • Dec 16 Tito Schipa [Raffaele Attilio Amedeo Schipa], Italian tenor/composer (La Rondine), dies at 77
  • Dec 20 Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt, German anthropologist (classified human into races), dies at 73
  • Dec 21 Claude Champagne, Canadian composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 22 Al Ritz [Joaquim], American actor (Gorilla, Hi Ya Chum), dies at 62
  • Dec 22 Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster, dies at 52
  • Dec 24 William M. Branham, Christian minister (b. 1906)
  • Dec 26 Nico Donkersloot, Dutch literary and writer, dies at 63
  • Dec 27 Edgar Ende, German painter (b. 1901)
  • Dec 29 Kusaku Yamada, Japanese composer and conductor, dies at 79
  • Dec 29 KĊsaku Yamada, Japanese composer (Nagauta Symphony), and conductor, dies of a heart attack at 79