Deaths in History in 1967

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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 4 Donald Campbell, boat racer, dies trying to break 300 mph on water
  • Jan 6 Arnhem "Tata" Joseph Weiss, "the Zigeunerbaron," buried
  • Jan 7 David Goodis, American writer (b. 1917)
  • 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 18 Simon FHJ Berkelbach van der Sprenkel, vicar/theologist, dies at 84
  • Jan 22 Robert Henriques, English writer (b. 1905)
  • Jan 24 Howard Charles Shaiffer, entertainer, dies at 49
  • 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 I (Gus) Grissom, astronaut, dies at 40 in Apollo I fire
  • Jan 31 Otto Dibelius, German theologian/bishop, dies at 86
  • Feb 4 Albert Orsborn, 6th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1886)
  • Feb 5 Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Jokaste against God), dies at 87
  • Feb 5 Leon Leonwood Bean, American department store founder (b. 1872)
  • Feb 7 Henry Morgenthau, US minster of Finance (devaluate dollar), dies at 74
  • Feb 15 William C Bullitt, 1st US ambassador in USSR, dies at 76
  • Feb 16 Smiley Burnette, cowboy (Charlie-Petticoat Junction), dies at 55

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Feb 18 Robert Oppenheimer, American theoretical physicist known as the father of the atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), dies of throat cancer at 62

Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb
Robert Oppenheimer
  • Feb 19 Wilmer King, 1st casuality on Tappan Zee Bridge NY, dies
  • Feb 21 Charles Beaumont, American writer (b. 1929)
  • Feb 22 Fritz Erler, German politician (SDP), dies at 53
  • Feb 28 Henry Luce, American publisher (b. 1898)
  • Mar 2 José Martínez Ruiz, Spanish poet and writer (b. 1873)
  • Mar 4 Vladan Desnica, Croatian and Serbian writer (b. 1905)
  • Mar 4 Michel Plancherel, Swiss mathematician (b. 1885)

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Mar 5 Mohammad Mosaddegh, Prime Minister of Iran (1951-53) who was overthrown in a coup d'état aided by the CIA and the British SIS, dies at 84

Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh
Prime Minister of Iran
Mohammad Mosaddegh
  • Mar 5 Georges Vanier, Governor General of Canada (b. 1888)
  • Mar 7 Alice B. Toklas, American companion to Gertrude Stein (b. 1877)
  • Mar 17 Frank Wisbar, director (Fireside Theater), dies at 67
  • Mar 20 A J F Moody, 1st US Army General to die in Vietnam
  • Mar 27 Gerardus H de Vet, the Bold, bishop of Breda (1962-67), dies at 49
  • Mar 27 Jim Thompson, American designer (disappeared) (b. 1906)
  • Mar 30 Jean Toomer, American writer (b. 1894)
  • Apr 5 Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1890)
  • Apr 11 Donald Sangster, Jamaican prime-minister (b. 1911)
  • Apr 13 Luis Somoza Debayle, President of Nicaragua (1956-63), dies at 44
  • Apr 16 Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist who helped identify the Guillain-Barré-Strohl syndrome, dies at 86

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Apr 19 Konrad Adenauer, West Germany chancellor (1949-63), dies at 91

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • Apr 21 Andre L Danjon, French astronomer, dies at 77
  • Apr 24 Vladimir M Komarov, cosmonaut (Voshkod I), dies in Soyuz 1 at 40
  • Apr 29 Anthony Mann, US director (El Cid, Last Frontier), dies at 60
  • May 6 Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (b. 1885)
  • May 7 Judith Evelyn, dies of cancer at 54
  • May 9 Elmar Berkovich, Dutch industrial designer (Eindhoven theater), dies
  • May 12 John Masefield, British writer and poet (Salt-Water Ballads), Poet Laureate (1930-67), dies at 88
  • May 15 Edward Hopper, US painter (House by Railroad), dies at 84
  • May 17 Nigel Martin Balchin, novelist, dies

  • May 18 Andy Clyde, Scottish actor (The Real McCoys, Lassie), dies from natural causes at 75
  • May 23 Sanne Sannes, photographer, dies at 30
  • May 26 Antoon Spinoy, Belgian politician, dies at 60
  • May 27 Ernst Niekisch, German politician (b. 1889)
  • Jun 2 Benno Ohnesorg, German student (b. 1940)
  • Jun 3 Arthur Mitchell Ransome, critic/children's book author, dies
  • Jun 3 Arthur W Tedder of Glenguin, British air marshal (WWII), dies at 76
  • Jun 3 Gertrude "Mickey" MacFadden, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 67
  • Jun 6 Edward G Givens Jr, Major USAF/astronaut, dies in an car crash at 47

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Jun 7 Dorothy Parker, American writer (Enough Rope), dies at 73

Short Story Writer Dorothy Parker
Short Story Writer
Dorothy Parker
  • Jun 7 Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
  • Jun 29 Oskar Maria Graf, German writer, dies at 72
  • Jul 8 Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani political figure (b. 1893)

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Jul 9 Eugen Fischer, Nazi physician, dies at 93

Nazi Physician Eugen Fischer
Nazi Physician
Eugen Fischer
  • Jul 11 Guy Favreau, French Canadian lawyer, politician and judge (b. 1917)
  • Jul 13 Cornelis A Eman, chairman (State of Aruba Peoples Party), dies at 51
  • Jul 14 Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (b. 1880)
  • Jul 18 Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Brazil pres (1964-67), dies at 66
  • Jul 21 Albert J Luthuli, president South Africa (ANC), dies
  • Jul 21 Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (English paint box), dies at 80
  • Jul 22 Carl Sandburg, poet (Abraham Lincoln: Prairie Years), dies at 89
  • Jul 24 Little Billy Rhodes, dies of stroke at 72
  • Jul 25 W Gombrowicz, writer, dies at 62
  • Jul 28 Karl W. Richter, Lieutenant, USAF, American aviator (b. 1942)
  • Jul 30 Alfried Krupp, German industrialist, dies at 59
  • Jul 31 Richard Kuhn, German chemist, dies
  • Aug 2 Claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press), dies at 77
  • Aug 15 René Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 68
  • Aug 19 Carl Wilhelm de Vries, Dutch jurist, dies at 84
  • Aug 19 Isaac Deutscher, Polish/Eng historian (Stalin-biography), dies at 60
  • Aug 19 Hugo Gernsback, Luxembourg-born American inventor and sci-fi writer (1960 Hugo), dies at 83
  • Aug 22 Gregory Goodwin Pincus, American endocrinologist (b. 1903)

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Aug 24 Henry J. Kaiser, industrialist (Boulder Dam, Liberty ship), dies at 85

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Industrialist
Henry J. Kaiser
  • Aug 25 George Lincoln Rockwell, head of American Nazi Party, assassinated
  • Aug 25 Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1883)
  • Aug 27 Henri-Georges Adam, French painter/cartoonist/sculptor, dies at 63
  • Aug 28 Charles Darrow, US inventor of Monopoly, dies
  • Aug 31 Ilja G Ehrenburg, Russian poet/writer (9th wave), dies at 76
  • Aug 31 Michael Fitzmaurice, dies of lymphoma at 59
  • Sep 1 Ilja Ehrenburg, writer, dies at 76
  • Sep 1 Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack), dies at 80
  • Sep 1 Ilse Koch, Nazi war criminal (commonly known as "The Bitch of Buchenwald") hangs herself in prison at 60
  • Sep 3 David Cohen, historian and chairman of the Jewish Council, dies at 84
  • Sep 11 Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish technician and textilist (b. 1904)
  • Sep 13 Russell L Rogers, USAF/astronaut (X-20), dies in explosion at 38
  • Sep 14 Mohammed Abdul Hakim Amer, Egyptian vice-PM, commits suicide at 47
  • Sep 18 John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
  • Sep 19 Zinaida Serebriakova, Russian painter (b. 1884)
  • Sep 19 Monica Proietti, Canadian criminal (b. 1940)
  • Sep 24 Orville Caldwell, American actor (Patsy, French Doll, Last Warning), dies at 71
  • Sep 24 Robert H van Gulik, diplomat/writer (Judge Tie), dies
  • Sep 27 Felix Yussupov, Russian aristocrat, dies at 80
  • Sep 29 Carson McCullers, US author (Heart is a Lonely Hunter), dies at 50
  • Oct 2 Albertina Rasch, ballerina/choreographer, dies at 76
  • Oct 3 Pinto Colvig, animation voice (Goofy, Pluto), dies at 75
  • Oct 5 Clifton C Williams Jr, astronaut, dies at 35, in T-38 jet crash
  • Oct 7 Norman Angell (Lane), English journalist/pacifist (Nobel 1933), dies

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Oct 8 Clement Attlee, British politician, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1945-51), dies at 84

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • Oct 9 Andre Maurois [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac), dies at 82

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Oct 9 Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary and physician, executed in Bolivia at 39

Argentine Revolutionary Che Guevara
Argentine Revolutionary
Che Guevara
  • Oct 9 Gordon Allport, US Psychologist (personalities), dies at 69
  • Oct 12 Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, Indian Socialist politician, dies at 57
  • Oct 14 Marcel Aymé, French novelist and playwright (b. 1902)
  • Oct 17 Henry Pu Yi, last emperor of China, dies at 61
  • Oct 20 Yoshida Shigeru, Japanese politician and diplomat, Prime Minister of Japan (1946-54), dies at 89
  • Oct 21 Ejnar Hertzsprung, Danish astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram), dies at 94
  • Oct 31 Jan Mens, Dutch writer (Honor to God Alone), dies at 70
  • Nov 7 John Nance Garner, (VP-D, 1933-41), dies at 98
  • Nov 7 Larry Kent, director (High Stakes), dies at 67
  • Nov 12 Herman Uyttersprot, Flemish literature historian, dies at 58
  • Nov 12 Kurt Barthel [KuBa], German writer and political activist, dies at 53
  • Nov 15 Michael James Adams, USAF pilot (X-15), dies in X-15 crash at 37
  • Nov 19 Charles J. Watters, US Army chaplain, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1927)
  • Nov 21 C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (b. 1896)
  • Nov 22 Pavel Korin, Russian painter (b. 1892)
  • Nov 24 Arnold J d'ailly, mayor of Amsterdam (1946-56), dies at 65
  • Nov 24 Louis Fratto, American gangster (b. 1908)
  • Nov 25 Ossip Zadkine, [Zadkin], Russ sculptor (Destroyed City), dies at 77
  • Nov 28 Leon Mba, 1st president of Gabon (1960-67), dies
  • Nov 28 Leon M'ba, Gabonese politician 1st president of Gabon (1961-67), dies at 65
  • Dec 2 Francis J "Cardinal" Spellman, archbishop of NY, dies at 78
  • Dec 3 Annette Kolb, German writer and pacifist, dies at 97
  • Dec 4 Bert Lahr, [Irving Lahrheim], American comic and actor (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 72

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Dec 8 Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., USAF/astronaut, dies in a crash of an F-104 Starfighter while training at 32

  • Dec 9 Charles Léon Hammes, Luxembourgian lawyer and President of the European Court of Justice (b. 1898)
  • Dec 17 Harold Holt, Australian premier (1966-67), drowns at 59
  • Dec 17 [Francis] Barry Byrne, American architect, dies at 83
  • Dec 19 Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor, dies at 78
  • Dec 21 Louis Washkansky, 18 days after 1st heart transplant, dies at 55
  • Dec 23 Ruth Fuller Sasaki, American Zen teacher (1st Zen Institute of America), dies at 75
  • Dec 28 Béla Schick, Hung/US children's physician (Scarlet Fever), dies at 90
  • Dec 28 Katharine McCormick, American women's rights activist (b. 1875)

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Dec 30 Vincent Massey, Canadian diplomat, 1st Canadian-born Governor General of Canada (1952-59), dies at 80

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey