On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1966 (Part 2)

  • Sep 10 James Langridge, cricketer (242 runs & 19 wkts for England), dies
  • Sep 10 Emil Gumbel, German mathematician and pacifist (b. 1891)
  • Sep 11 Charlie Cantor, actor (Artie-Ray Bolger Show), dies at 68
  • Sep 11 Collett E. Woolman, American airline founder (Delta Air Service), dies at 76
  • Sep 14 Gertrude Berg, American actress (Molly Goldberg-Goldbergs), dies at 66
  • Sep 14 Nikolai Cherkasov, Russian actor (Ivan the Terrible), dies at 63
  • Sep 14 Hiram Wesley Evans, American member of the Ku Klux Klan, dies at 84
  • Sep 17 Fritz Wunderlich, German tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58), dies at 35
  • Sep 18 Fernand Lamy, French composer, dies at 85
  • Sep 18 Jeno Vecsey, Hungarian composer, dies at 57
  • Sep 21 Paul Reynaud, Premier of France (May-June 1940), dies at 87
  • Sep 26 Helen Kane, actress (Heads Up, Pointed Heels), dies of cancer at 62
  • Sep 28 Eric Fleming, American actor (Gil-Rawhide), drowns at 41
  • Sep 28 Lucky Millinder, American R&B bandleader and singer, dies at 56

Person of interestAndré Breton

Sep 28 André Breton, French writer and poet, founder of Surrealism, dies at 70

Writer and Surrealist André Breton
Writer and Surrealist
André Breton
  • Sep 29 Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Motion), dies at 75

  • Oct 4 Sherman Billingsley, talk show host (Stork Club), dies at 66
  • Oct 4 Mike Tresh, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1945; Chicago WS), dies from cancer at 52
  • Oct 6 Sydney Chatton, English actress (Once Upon a Horse), dies of heart attack at 48
  • Oct 7 Johnny Kidd [Frederick Heath], British rock singer-songwriter (Johnny Kidd & Pirates - "Shakin' All Over"), dies in a car crash at 26
  • Oct 7 Smiley Lewis [Overton Amos Lemons], American singer (The Bells Are Ringing; I Hear You Knocking), dies of stomach cancer at 46
  • Oct 8 Célestin Freinet, French pedagogue & educational reformer, dies at 69

Person of interestCharlotte Cooper

Oct 10 Charlotte Cooper, British tennis player (1st female Olympic champion 1900; Wimbledon 1895-96, 98, 1901, 08), dies at 96

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Oct 12 Arthur Vincent Lourie, composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 13 Clifton Webb [Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck], American actor (Razor's Edge, Laura), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • Oct 13 Father Marriott, cricketer (one Test for England, 11 wickets), dies
  • Oct 14 Arcady Dubensky, Russian composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 16 George O'Hara, American silent era screenwriter and actor (The Sea Beast, The Grapes of Wrath), dies at 67
  • Oct 17 Soledad Jiménez, Spanish actress (Kid Galahad, The Phantom of the Range), dies at 92
  • Oct 17 Wieland Wagner, German opera director, dies
  • Oct 18 Bill Nestell, American actor (Dangerous Venture, Buckskin Frontier), dies of heart attack at 73
  • Oct 18 Sebastian S. Kresge, American merchant and philanthropist (Kmart), dies at 99
  • Oct 19 Elizabeth Arden, US cosmetic manufacturer, dies
  • Oct 21 Gertrude Hoffman, actress (Mrs Odetts-My Little Margie), dies at 95
  • Oct 22 Hewlett Johnson [Red Dean of Canterbury], English bishop, dies at 92
  • Oct 23 Claire McDowell, actress (Big Parade), dies after long illness at 88

  • Oct 24 Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1896)
  • Oct 26 Alma Cogan, English singer (b. 1932)
  • Oct 27 Nigel Haig, English cricket all-rounder (5 Tests; 1,000 runs and 100 wickets 1921, 27, 29 Middlesex), dies at 78
  • Oct 29 [Louis C] Marcel Berckmans, painter/actor (Manner Kater), dies at 83
  • Oct 30 Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (Leonís), dies at 60
  • Nov 2 Mississippi John Hurt, American country blues singer and guitarist, dies at 73
  • Nov 2 Sadao Araki, Japanese general, Minister of War (1931-34), dies at 89
  • Nov 2 Peter Debye, Dutch-American Physical Chemist (Nobel 1936), dies at 82
  • Nov 3 Eric Spear, British film and TV composer (Coronation Street theme), dies at 58
  • Nov 7 Rube Bressler, Baseball player (b. 1894)
  • Nov 8 Bernhard Zondek, German/Israeli gynaecologist, dies at 75
  • Nov 10 Evelyn Sears, American tennis player (US National 1907), dies at 91
  • Nov 10 Steven Nagy, American bowler (first televised perfect game [300}, 1954; ABC Hall of Fame 1963), dies at 53
  • Nov 12 Quincy Porter, American composer, teacher, and Pulitzer Prize winner (1954), dies at 69
  • Nov 15 Dimitrios Tofalos, Greek weightlifter (b. 1877)

Person of interestCluny MacPherson

Nov 16 Cluny MacPherson, Canadian inventor of the gas mask, dies at 87

  • Nov 18 Bela Tardos, Hungarian composer, dies at 56
  • Nov 18 Jean Peugeot, French auto manufacturer, dies
  • Nov 22 Moises Frumencio da Costa Gomez, 1st Prime Minister of Dutch Antilles, dies at 59
  • Nov 23 Seán T. O'Kelly, Irish politician and President of Ireland (1945-59), dies at 84
  • Nov 26 Harold Burrage, American singer/pianist (Got to Find a Way), dies at 35
  • Nov 26 Siegfried Kracauer, writer, dies at 77
  • Nov 28 Vittorio Giannini, composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 2 Luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician, dies at 85
  • Dec 5 Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1936, 39), dies of cancer at 57
  • Dec 6 Hermann Heiss, German composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 8 Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (b. 1899)
  • Dec 9 Yury Alexandrovich Shaporin, Russian-Ukrainian Soviet composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 10 Boris Koutzen, Russian violinist, composer & educator, dies at 65
  • Dec 13 Charles Watts, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies of cancer
  • Dec 14 Emma Dunn, English American actress (You Can't Fool Your Wife), dies at 91
  • Dec 14 Richard Whorf, American actor & director (Yankee Doodle Dandy, Keeper of Flame), dies from a heart attack at 60
  • Dec 14 Verna Felton, American actress (Hilda-December Bride), dies at 76

Person of interestWalt Disney

Dec 15 Walt [Walter Elias] Disney, American animator and producer (co-founder of Walt Disney Co), dies of lung cancer at 65

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • Dec 17 Gustaf Paulson, Swedish organist and composer (The Resurrection Symphony), dies at 68
  • Dec 18 Gene Gauntier, dies in Cuernavaca Mexico
  • Dec 19 Ehm Welk [Thomas Trimm], German writer, dies at 82

Person of interestLucy Burns

Dec 22 Lucy Burns, American suffragist (National Woman's Party) and women's rights advocate, dies at 87

Suffragist Lucy Burns
Suffragist
Lucy Burns
  • Dec 23 Heimito von Doderer, Austrian writer, dies at 70
  • Dec 23 Robert Keith [Rolland Keith Richey], American actor (Guys and Dolls, The Wild One, Battle Circus, Branded, Wild One), dies at 68
  • Dec 24 Gaspar Cassadó, Spanish cellist and composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 26 Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright and author (Poverty), dies at 91
  • Dec 26 Noel Gallon, French composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 27 Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (b. 1906)
  • Dec 27 Frankie Genaro, American boxer (World flyweight champion 1928-31; Olympic gold flyweight 1920), dies at 65
  • Dec 30 Christian Herter, American Republican politician, 59th Governor of Massachusetts (1953-57) and US Secretary of State (1959-61), dies at 71
  • Dec 31 Chief Nipo Strongheart, Native American actor (Pony Soldier), dies at 75
  • Dec 31 Pieter Geyl, Dutch historian (History of the Dutch Race), dies at 79