On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1965 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 287 of 287

  • Sep 2 Johannes Bobrowski, German poet and writer, dies at 48
  • Sep 3 Otto Lederer, Austrian actor (The Jazz Singer), dies at 79
  • Sep 4 Albert Schweitzer, German/French missionary (Nobel 1954), dies at 90
  • Sep 5 Thomas Johnston, Scottish-born politician (b. 1882)
  • Sep 6 Konstantin G. Mostras, Russian composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 7 Catherine Dale Owen, actress (Behind Office Doors), dies at 62
  • Sep 8 Dorothy Dandridge, American actress (Island in the Sun), dies of accidental overdose at 42
  • Sep 9 Julian Antonio Carillo-Trujillo, composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 10 Robert "Bobby" Jordan, American actor (Dead End Kids, Kid Dynamite, Flying Wild), dies of sclerosis of liver at 42
  • Sep 10 Father Divine [Reverend Major Jealous Divine], "the Messenger", African American religious leader
  • Sep 11 Ralph C. Smedley, Founder of Toastmasters International (b. 1878)
  • Sep 13 Jean B. Fletcher, American architect (b. 1915)
  • Sep 14 Jack Hearne, cricketer (806 runs in 24 Tests for England), dies at 76
  • Sep 14 Lydia Mei, Estonian artist who specialized in watercolors and still lifes, dies at 69
  • Sep 15 Steve Brown, American musician (b. 1890)
  • Sep 16 Ahn Eak-tai, Korean musician, composer, and conductor (b. 1906)

  • Sep 16 Fred Quimby, American film producer (Tom and Jerry cartoons), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Sep 22 Othmar Ammann, Swiss-American bridge engineer, dies at 86
  • Sep 25 Nikolai Sokoloff, Russian-American conductor (Seattle Symphony), dies at 79
  • Sep 26 Otto Nothling, Australian rugby union player and cricketer (did next to nothling in Aust), dies at 65
  • Sep 26 James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (b. 1898)

Person of interestClara Bow

Sep 27 Clara Bow, American actress (It), dies at 60

Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow
Silent Screen Actress
Clara Bow
  • Sep 27 Harry Reser, American banjo player and bandleader (Sammy Kaye Show), dies at 69
  • Sep 28 Eddie Gribbon, actor (Keystone Kops), dies after long illness
  • Sep 30 E. E. Smith, American food engineer and sci-fi author (Triplanetary), dies at 75
  • Oct 1 Edward E "Doc" Smith, American sci-fi writer (Subspace encounter), dies at 75
  • Oct 1 Gareth Hughes, Welsh actor (Midnight Girl), dies at 71
  • Oct 3 Zachary Scott, American actor (Spotlight Playhouse, Mildred Pierce), dies from a malignant brain tumor at 51
  • Oct 5 Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, Swedish composer, dies at 79
  • Oct 6 Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish sculptor/painter, dies at 78
  • Oct 11 Dorothea Lange, American documentary photographer, dies at 70
  • Oct 11 Walther Stampfli, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council, dies at 80
  • Oct 13 Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948), dies at 66
  • Oct 15 Carl Hoff, orchestra leader (Music Hall), dies at 60
  • Oct 17 Barton King, cricketer (America's greatest cricket all-rounder), dies
  • Oct 18 Frank Hutchens, composer, dies at 73

  • Oct 18 Henry Travers [Travers John Heagerty], British actor (Bells of St Mary, High Sierra), dies at 91
  • Oct 21 Bill Black, American band leader and bassist who worked with Elvis, dies of a brain tumour at 39
  • Oct 21 Marie McDonald, American singer and actress known as "The Body Beautiful" (Promises Promises), dies of an accidental drug overdose at 42
  • Oct 22 Dipa Nusantara Aidit, Indonesian communist leader of PKI (1951-65), murdered at 42
  • Oct 22 Paul Tillich, German-American theologist (Courage To Be), dies at 79
  • Oct 22 Earl Cooper, American auto racer (AAA National Championship 1913, 15, 17; Indianapolis 500 1924 runner-up), dies at 78
  • Oct 26 Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (b. 1949)
  • Oct 27 French Luitjes, Dutch athlete, dies at 21
  • Oct 28 Ben Barka, Moroccan opposition leader, kidnapped & murdered in Paris
  • Oct 28 Earl Bostic, American jazz alto saxophonist (Flamingo, Temptation), dies at 52
  • Oct 29 Mehdi Am Barka, Moroccan socialist leader, murdered in Paris
  • Oct 31 Rita Johnson, American actress (Honolulu, All Mine to Give), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 53
  • Nov 4 Krsto Odak, Croatian composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 6 Clarence Williams, American composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 6 Edgard Varèse, French-born composer, dies at 81
  • Nov 7 Friedrich Wildgans, Austrian composer, dies at 52
  • Nov 8 Dorothy Kilgallen, American newspaper columnist (b. 1913)
  • Nov 11 Gaston Glass, actor (Opening Your Eyes), dies after long illness at 65
  • Nov 12 Syedna Taher Saifuddin, Bohra Spiritual Leader, dies at 77
  • Nov 14 George Bissett, South African cricketer (25 wickets in 4 Tests for South Africa), dies at 60
  • Nov 14 Russell Collins, American actor (Niagara, Close Up, Shockproof), dies at 68
  • Nov 14 Dawn Powell, American writer (Turn, Magic Wheel), dies at 68
  • Nov 15 John Geoghegan, U.S. Army infantry lieutenant and Silver Star recipient, killed during the Battle of Ia Drang in Vietnam War at 24
  • Nov 16 Alexander King, author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 66
  • Nov 16 William Thomas Cosgrave, President of the Irish Free State, dies at 85
  • Nov 16 Harry Blackstone Sr., American magician, dies at 80
  • Nov 18 Henry A Wallace, VP (1941-45)/founder (Progressive Party), dies at 77
  • Nov 23 Franc Debenham, Australian geographer/geologer, dies at 81
  • Nov 24 Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1895)
  • Nov 25 Dame Myra Hess, British pianist (b. 1890)
  • Nov 26 Wild Bill Elliott [Gordon Nance], American actor (Beyond the Sacramento), dies of cancer at 60
  • Nov 27 Carl Parrish, American composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 27 Harry Harvey Sr, actor (It's a Man's World), dies at 64
  • 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
Physiologist
Joseph Erlanger
  • Dec 6 Alberto Vaccari, Italian jesuit/old testament scholar, dies at 90
  • Dec 9 Branch Rickey, American baseball executive (b. 1884)
  • 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