On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1967

  • Jan 1 Maurice Leyland, English cricket batsman (41 Tests, 2764 runs @ 46.06; Yorkshire 1920-46, 1,000+ runs in 17 consecutive seasons), dies at 66
  • Jan 1 Moon Mullican, American hillbilly pianist (7 Nights of Rock), dies at 58

Person of interestJack Ruby

Jan 3 Jack Ruby, American assassin who killed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, dies of pulmonary embolism at 55

Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby
Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Ruby
  • Jan 3 Mary Garden, opera star, dies at 92
  • Jan 4 Donald Campbell, English boat and land racer (world land and water records 1964; only person to complete in same year), dies in record attempt at 45
  • Jan 6 Johnny Keane, American baseball manager (St. Louis Cardinals, NY Yankees), dies of a heart attack at 55
  • Jan 7 Carl Schuricht, German conductor and composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 7 Sid Emery, cricket leg-spinner (NSW & Aus, 5 wkt in 1912 series), dies
  • Jan 7 David Goodis, American writer (b. 1917)
  • Jan 8 Zbigniew Cybulski, Polish actor (Ashes and Diamonds), dies at 39
  • Jan 10 Emerson Treacy, American actor (California Straight Ahead, Prowler), dies after surgery at 66
  • Jan 10 Vilem Petrzelka, composer, dies at 77
  • Jan 12 Holland Smith, American General in the U.S. Marine Corps, dies at 84
  • Jan 14 Renato Lunelli, composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 15 Albert Szirmai, Hungarian operetta composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 15 David Burliuk, Ukrainian artist (b. 1882)

  • Jan 16 Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Sage of Kai-Roi), dies at 72
  • Jan 16 Robert J Van De Graaff, US nuclear physicist, dies at 65
  • Jan 17 Evelyn Nesbit, actress (Redemption), dies at 82
  • Jan 18 Albert Conti, Austrian actor (Jazz Heaven, Doomed Battalion), dies at 79
  • Jan 18 Barney Ross, welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), dies at 57
  • Jan 18 Harry Antrim, American actor (Miracle on 34th St, Devil's Doorway), dies of heart attack at 82
  • Jan 18 Reese "Goose" Tatum, basketballer (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 45
  • Jan 18 Simon FHJ Berkelbach van der Sprenkel, vicar/theologist, dies at 84
  • Jan 19 Grace Cunard, actress (Untamed, Ressurection), dies at 73
  • Jan 21 Ann Sheridan, American actress (They Drive by Night, Dodge City, Another World), dies of cancer at 51
  • Jan 22 Jobyna Ralston, actress (Wings, Girl Shy, Freshman), dies at 66
  • Jan 22 Robert Henriques, English writer (100 Hours to Suez), dies at 61
  • Jan 23 Holcombe Ward, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1904; President USLTA 1937-47), dies at 88
  • Jan 24 Howard Charles Shaiffer, entertainer, dies at 49
  • Jan 26 Albert Rémy, French actor (Grand Prix, The 400 Blows, The Train), dies at 51
  • Jan 26 Kenneth Thomson, American character actor (Broadway Melody, Little Giant), dies of emphysema at 68
  • Jan 27 Alphonse Juin, French marshal, dies at 78
  • Jan 27 Edward Higgins White II, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4), dies at 36
  • Jan 27 Roger B Chaffee, astronaut, dies at 31 in Apollo I fire
  • Jan 27 Virgil Grissom, US Air Force test pilot and NASA astronaut (Mercury-Redstone 4, Gemini 3, Apollo 1), dies at 40 in Apollo 1 fire
  • Jan 28 Shunter Coen, South African cricketer (2 Tests for S Af, hs 41 not out, avg 50), dies at 64
  • Jan 29 Włodzimierz Poźniak, Polish composer, dies at 62
  • Jan 30 Lee Morgan, actor (Dungeons of Harrow, Last Rebel), dies
  • Jan 31 Otto Dibelius, German theologian/bishop, dies at 86
  • Jan 31 Eddie Tolan, American sprinter the "Midnight Express" (1932 Olympics), dies at 58