Deaths in History in January 1965

  • Jan 3 Betty Harte, entertainer, dies at 82

Person of interestT. S. Eliot

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, Dutch painter, graphic artist and etcher, dies at 81
  • 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

Person of interestWinston Churchill

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)