On This Day

Deaths in History in January 1967

Jack 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 (world land and water records 1964; only person to complete in same year), dies in record attempt at 45
  • 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 (100 Hours to Suez), dies at 61
  • 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 Grissom, US Air Force test pilot and NASA astronaut (Mercury-Redstone 4, Gemini 3, Apollo 1), dies at 40 in Apollo 1 fire
  • Jan 31 Otto Dibelius, German theologian/bishop, dies at 86