Deaths in History in February 1965

  • 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

MurderAssassination

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 interestPerson of Interest

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