On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1965

  • Feb 2 Richard P Blackmur, American critic/publisher (Good European), dies at 61
  • Feb 2 Richard Würz, German composer, and music critic, dies at 79
  • Feb 4 U C Greyhound, champion trotter (horse), dies at 33
  • Feb 5 Irving Bacon, American actor (Branded Men, Fort Ti), dies at 71
  • Feb 6 Jack Wagner, American actor (The Razor's Edge, Under Two Flags, Jive Junction), dies from a heart attack at 68
  • Feb 7 Nance O'Neil, American actor (Cimarron, Royal Bed, Rogue Song), dies at 90
  • Feb 12 Henry Kulky [Kulakowich], American actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Love Nest), dies from a heart attack at 53
  • Feb 13 Jerry Burke, American easy-listening pianist and organ player (Lawrence Welk Orchestra, 1934-65), dies of cancer at 53
  • Feb 13 William Heard Kilpatrick, American mathematician and philosopher, dies at 93
  • Feb 14 Désiré Inghelbrecht, French composer, conductor and writer, dies at 84

Nat King Cole

Feb 15 Nat King Cole, American singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa), dies of cancer at 49

  • Feb 19 Forrest Taylor, American actor (This is Life, Man Without a Gun), dies at 81
  • Feb 19 Gheorge Gheorghiu-Dej, Romanian communist politician (President of the State Council 1961-65), dies at 63
  • Feb 20 Fred Immler, German actor (Zapata's Gang, Madame DuBarry), dies at 85

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Feb 21 Malcolm X [Little], African American human rights activist and Muslim minister, assassinated in New York City at 39

  • Feb 22 Felix Frankfurter, American jurist (Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1939-62), dies of congestive heart failure at 82

Stan Laurel

Feb 23 Stan Laurel, British comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), dies of a heart attack at 74

  • Feb 28 Adolf Scharf, president of Austria (1957-65), dies at 74