Deaths in History in 1965

  • Jan 3 Betty Harte, entertainer, dies at 82

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Jan 4 T. S. Eliot, American-born British poet (The Waste Land) and Nobel laureate (1948), dies in London at 76

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • Jan 5 Paul Arntzenius, painter/graphic artist/etcher, dies at 81
  • Jan 6 John Larkin, dir (Circumstanial Evidence), dies of heart attack at 52
  • Jan 12 Lorraine Hansberry, US playwright, dies in NYC, dies at 34
  • Jan 12 Porcupine, in Washington, D.C. zoo, dies at 27; oldest known rodent
  • Jan 15 Pierre Ngendandumwe, premier of Burundi, murdered
  • Jan 17 Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, dies at 75
  • Jan 20 Alan Freed, DJ (Big Beat), dies at 42

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Jan 24 Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain (C) (1940-45, 51-55) British leader during WWII dies at 90

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Jan 26 Ali Mansoer, premier of Persia, murdered
  • Jan 28 Maxime Weygand, French soldier (b. 1867)
  • Feb 2 Richard P Blackmur, American critic/publisher (Good European), dies at 61
  • Feb 4 U C Greyhound, champion trotter (horse), dies at 33
  • Feb 13 William H Kilpatrick, American mathematician/philosopher, dies at 93
  • Feb 19 Gheorge Gheorghiu Dej, Romanian president, dies at 63

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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)

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Feb 26 Jimmie Lee Jackson, civil rights activist, dies from gunshot wounds at 26

Civil Rights Activist Jimmie Lee Jackson
Civil Rights Activist
Jimmie Lee Jackson
  • Feb 28 Adolf Scharf, president of Austria (1957-65), dies at 74
  • Mar 5 Chen Cheng, Chinese politician (b. 1897)
  • Mar 9 Kazys Boruta, writer, dies
  • Mar 11 James Reeb, US vicar/civil rights activist, murdered
  • Mar 13 George Calinescu, Romanian author (Lauda Lucrorilor), dies at 65
  • Mar 13 Corrado Gini, Italian statistician (b. 1884)
  • Mar 13 Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop, poet, and politician (b. 1882)
  • Mar 13 Vittorio Jano, Italian engineer (b. 1891)
  • Mar 17 Nancy Cunard, British writer and activist, dies at 69
  • Mar 17 Almos Alonzo Stagg, football coach (University of Chicago), dies in California at 102
  • Mar 18 Farouk I, last King of Egypt (1936-52), dies at 45
  • Mar 25 Viola Gregg Liuzzo, US civil rights activist, murdered
  • Mar 28 VAA Mary, English princess, dies at 67
  • Mar 28 Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (b. 1888)
  • Mar 30 Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, (Nobel Prize 1950 for cortisone), dies at 69
  • Apr 1 Henry D G Crerar, Canadian general (WW I, Normandy), dies at 76
  • Apr 1 Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics manufacturer (b. 1870)
  • Apr 3 Ernst Kirchweger, Austrian communist and resistance fighter (born 1897 or 1898)
  • Apr 8 Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70
  • Apr 14 Leonard Mudie, England, British actor (Magnetic Monster, British Intelligence), dies of heart ailment at 82
  • Apr 14 Perry E Smith, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
  • Apr 14 Robert E Hickok, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
  • Apr 15 Syd Chaplin, dies at 80
  • Apr 18 Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican inventor (b. 1917)
  • Apr 20 Dick Wessel, dies of heart attack on 52nd birthday
  • Apr 21 Edward Victor Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72
  • Apr 28 Ferdinand Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer/writer (Character), dies at 80
  • May 3 Howard Spring, British author (Heaven Lies About Us), dies at 76
  • May 3 Otto Forst de Battaglia, Austrian diplomat/genealogist, dies at 75
  • May 4 Norman Brokenshire, TV moderator (Four Square Court), dies at 66
  • May 9 Leopold Figl, premier Austria, dies at 62
  • May 10 Hubertus J van Mook, Dutch min of Colonization (1942-45), dies at 70

  • May 11 Ludovicus H "Lode" Baekelmans, Flemish playwright, dies at 86
  • May 11 Roger Vailland, French author, dies at 57
  • May 12 Roger Vailland, French playwright (La Truite), dies at 57
  • May 14 Frances Perkins, US 1st female minister of Labor (1933-45), dies at 83
  • May 15 Adrian Schoevers, Dutch director (Schoevers Institution), dies
  • May 18 Eduard J Dijksterhuis, mathematician (Archimedes), dies at 72
  • May 19 Maria Dabrowska, Polish writer (Znaki Zycia), dies
  • May 21 Geoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer (b. 1882)
  • May 22 Heinrich Barth, Swiss philosopher (Das Sein in der Zeit), dies
  • May 22 Christopher Stone, first disc jockey in the United Kingdom (b. 1882)
  • May 23 David Smith, sculptor, dies
  • Jun 4 Bernard Verhoeven, poet/educator (Pleidooi near een non), dies
  • Jun 6 Lester Matthews, (Sir Dennis-Adv of Fu Manchu), dies at 64
  • Jun 7 Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (Bauernpassion), dies
  • Jun 8 Edmondo Rossoni, Italian fascist (b. 1884)
  • Jun 11 José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (b. 1883)
  • Jun 13 Martin Buber, German/Israel philosopher/zionist/theologist, dies at 87
  • Jun 13 David Drummond, Australian politician (b. 1890)
  • Jun 15 E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (b. 1902
  • Jun 17 Arnold Meijer, leader (Fascist Nationally Front), dies
  • Jun 19 James B Collip, Canadian bio-chemist (insulin), dies at 72
  • Jun 21 Bernard M Baruch, pres advisor (termed "Cold War"), dies at 94
  • Jun 22 Adriaan F Dussenbroek, Dutch doctor/co-founder (UNA), dies at 72
  • Jun 22 David O Selznick, producer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 63
  • Jun 26 Johan C T Kikkert, painter/etcher/critic, dies at 82
  • Jun 27 Anthony Veiller, writer, dies at 62
  • Jul 3 Trigger, horse (Roy Rogers), dies at 25
  • Jul 5 Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican diplomat and international playboy (b. 1909)
  • Jul 7 Moshe Sharett, 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1894)
  • Jul 10 Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Le cavalier seul), dies at 66
  • Jul 14 Adlai Stevenson, US amb to UN/presidential candidate (D, 1952, 56), dies
  • Jul 15 Francis Cherry, American politician (b. 1908)

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Jul 19 Syngman Rhee, first President of South Korea (1948-60), dies at 90

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee
  • Jul 27 Henri Daniel-Rops, French writer and historian (b. 1901)
  • Jul 28 Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author (b. 1894)
  • Jul 30 Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Key), dies at 79
  • Aug 2 N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb, dies at 73
  • Aug 6 Aksel Sandemose, writer, dies

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Aug 8 Shirley Jackson, US author (Road Through the Wall), dies at 45

  • Aug 8 Olga Fastrová, Czech writer and editor (National Policy), dies at 89
  • Aug 13 Ikeda Hayato, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1899)
  • Aug 14 Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet and author (Walk at Dawn), dies at 80
  • Aug 22 Ellen Church, American 1st female airline stewardess (United flight in 1930 from San Francisco to Cheyenne), dies in a horse riding accident at 60
  • Aug 23 John Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer, dies at 67
  • Aug 27 Edmond of Dooren, Flemish painter, dies at 68

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Aug 27 Le Corbusier, [Charles Jeanneret], Swiss French architect and city planner and dies at 77

Architect and City Planner Le Corbusier
Architect and City Planner
Le Corbusier
  • Aug 28 Giulio Racah, Israeli physicist (b. 1909)
  • Sep 2 Johannes Bobrowski, writer, dies at 48
  • Sep 4 Albert Schweitzer, German/French missionary (Nobel 1954), dies at 90
  • Sep 5 Thomas Johnston, Scottish-born politician (b. 1882)
  • 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 26 James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (b. 1898)
  • Sep 30 E[dward] E[lmer] "Doc" Smith, sci-fi author (Triplanetary), dies at 75
  • Oct 1 Edward E "Doc" Smith, American sci-fi writer (Subspace encounter), dies
  • Oct 2 [John] Selwyn (Brooke) Lloyd, British statesman, dies
  • Oct 6 Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish sculptor/painter, dies at 78
  • Oct 11 Dorothea Lange, American photographer (b. 1895)
  • Oct 11 Walther Stampfli, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1884)
  • Oct 13 Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948), dies at 66
  • Oct 22 Dipa Nusantara Aidit, Indonesian leader (PKI 1951-65), murdered at 42
  • Oct 22 Paul Tillich, German/US Theologist (Courage To Be), dies
  • Oct 26 Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (b. 1949)
  • Oct 28 Ben Barka, Moroccan opposition leader, kidnapped & murdered in Paris
  • Oct 29 Mehdi Am Barka, Moroccan socialist leader, murdered in Paris
  • Nov 8 Dorothy Kilgallen, American newspaper columnist (b. 1913)
  • Nov 12 Syedna Taher Saifuddin, Bohra Spiritual Leader, dies at 77
  • Nov 16 Alexander King, author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 66
  • 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)

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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 16 William Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor's Edge), dies at 91
  • Dec 20 Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt, German anthropologist, dies at 73
  • Dec 24 William M. Branham, Christian minister (b. 1906)
  • Dec 26 Anthonie Donker, Dutch [Prof N Donkersloot], literary, dies at 63
  • Dec 27 Edgar Ende, German painter (b. 1901)