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, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies
  • Feb 13 William Heard Kilpatrick, American mathematician and philosopher, dies at 93
  • Feb 14 Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht, French composer/conductor, dies at 84

Person of interestNat King Cole

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

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole
  • Feb 19 Forrest Taylor, 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

MurderMalcolm X

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

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • Feb 22 Felix Frankfurter, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1882)

Person of interestStan Laurel

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

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel
Civil Rights Activist Jimmie Lee Jackson
Civil Rights Activist
Jimmie Lee Jackson
  • Feb 28 Adolf Scharf, president of Austria (1957-65), dies at 74