Deaths in History in January 1967

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 4 Donald Campbell, English boat and land racer (set world land and water records in 1964), dies attempting a new water speed record at 45
  • Jan 6 Arnhem "Tata" Joseph Weiss, "the Zigeunerbaron," buried
  • Jan 7 David Goodis, American writer (b. 1917)
  • Jan 12 Holland Smith, American General in the U.S. Marine Corps, dies at 84
  • 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 27 Virgil Grissom, U.S. Air Force test pilot and NASA astronaut (Mercury-Redstone 4, Gemini 3, Apollo 1), dies at 40
  • Jan 31 Otto Dibelius, German theologian/bishop, dies at 86