Famous Deaths for Year 1965

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Deaths 1 - 150 of 271

Jan 1st - Gertrude Michael, actress (Caged, Cleopatra), dies at 53
Jan 1st - Juan Bautista Plaza-Alfonzo, composer, dies at 66
Jan 2nd - Staf Gustaf Frans Nees, composer, dies at 63
Jan 3rd - Betty Harte, entertainer, dies at 82
Jan 3rd - Julius Tannen, comedian, dies at 84
Jan 4th - T. S. Eliot, poet and Nobel laureate (Washed Country), dies in London at 76
Jan 5th - Neil Craig, actor (Calling Dr Kildare), dies at 73
Jan 5th - Paul Arntzenius, painter/graphic artist/etcher, dies at 81
Jan 6th - John Larkin, dir (Circumstanial Evidence), dies of heart attack at 52
Jan 8th - Aloys-Henri-Gerard Fornerod, composer, dies at 74
Jan 12th - Lorraine Hansberry, US playwright, dies in NYC, dies at 34
Jan 12th - Porcupine, in Washington DC zoo, dies at 27; oldest known rodent
Jan 14th - Jeanette MacDonald, soprano (When I'm Calling You), dies at 63
Jan 15th - Pierre Ngendandumwe, premier of Burundi, murdered
Jan 19th - Frank Reicher, actor (King Kong, Nazi Agent, Son of Kong), dies at 89
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. EliotPoet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot (Jan 4th) Jan 20th - Alan Freed, DJ (Big Beat), dies at 42
Jan 21st - Harvey Zorbaugh, doctor/TV host (Play the Game), dies at 68
Jan 24th - Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain (C) (1940-45, 51-55) British leader during WWII dies at 90
Jan 25th - Staff Nees, Flemish composer (Maria-oratorio), dies at 63
Jan 26th - Ali Mansoer, premier of Persia, murdered
Jan 27th - Theo Uden Marsman, Dutch orchestra leader, dies at 63
Jan 28th - Jef van Durme, composer, dies at 57
Jan 28th - Johan Fiolet, Dutch actor/director, dies at 63
Jan 28th - Tich Freeman, cricket (3776 FC wickets leg-spin, 304 in 1928), dies
Jan 28th - Maxime Weygand, French soldier (b. 1867)
Jan 29th - John Larkin, actor (Saints & Sinners, 12 O'Clock High), dies at 52
Jan 29th - Michael Spisak, composer, dies at 50
Jan 30th - Vic Jackson, cricketer (NSW/Leicerstershire off-spinner), dies in car
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Jan 24th) Feb 2nd - Richard P Blackmur, US, critic/publisher (Good European), dies at 61
Feb 2nd - Richard Wurz, composer, dies at 79
Feb 4th - U C Greyhound, champion trotter (horse), dies at 33
Feb 5th - Irving Bacon, actor (Fort Ti, Petticoat Fever), dies at 71
Feb 6th - Jack Wagner, actor (Jive Junction), dies at 68
Feb 7th - Nance O'Neil, actor (Cimarron, Royal Bed, Rogue Song), dies at 90
Feb 12th - Henry Kulky, actor (Otto-Life of Riley), dies at 53
Feb 13th - Jerry Burke, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies
Feb 13th - William H Kilpatrick, US mathematician/philosopher, dies at 93
Feb 14th - Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht, French composer/conductor, dies at 84
Feb 15th - Nat King Cole, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa), dies at 49
Feb 19th - Forrest Taylor, actor (This is Life, Man Without a Gun), dies at 81
Feb 19th - Gheorge Gheorghiu Dej, Romanian president, dies at 63
Feb 20th - Fred Immler, German actor (b. 1880)
Feb 21st - Malcolm X, [Little], African American Muslim leader and human rights activist, assassinated in New York City at 39
African American Activist Malcolm XAfrican American Activist Malcolm X (Feb 21st) Feb 22nd - Felix Frankfurter, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1882)
Feb 23rd - Stan Laurel, comedian (Laurel & Hardy), dies of heart attack at 74
Feb 26th - Jimmie Lee Jackson, civil rights activist, dies from gunshot wounds at 26
Feb 28th - Adolf Scharf, president of Austria (1957-65), dies at 74
Mar 1st - Boleslav Vomacka, composer, dies at 77
Mar 3rd - Carlo Gatti, composer, dies at 88
Mar 5th - Chen Cheng, Chinese politician (b. 1897)
Mar 5th - Pepper Martin, American baseball player (b. 1904)
Mar 6th - Margaret Dumont [Daisy Baker], actress (Animal Crackers), dies at 75
Mar 6th - Ruvim Pergament, composer, dies at 58
Mar 8th - Esther Howard, actress (Detour), dies of heart attack at 72
Mar 9th - Anthon van der Horst, Dutch organist/composer, dies at 65
Mar 9th - Kazys Boruta, writer, dies
Civil Rights Protestor Jimmie Lee JacksonCivil Rights Protestor Jimmie Lee Jackson (Feb 26th) Mar 11th - James Reeb, US vicar/civil rights activist, murdered
Mar 13th - George Calinescu, Romanian author (Lauda Lucrorilor), dies at 65
Mar 13th - Corrado Gini, Italian statistician (b. 1884)
Mar 13th - Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop, poet, and politician (b. 1882)
Mar 13th - Vittorio Jano, Italian engineer (b. 1891)
Mar 17th - Almos Alonzo Stagg, football coach (U of Chic), dies in California at 102
Mar 17th - Quentin Reynolds, newscaster (Its News to Me)/author (FBI), dies at 62
Mar 18th - Farouk I, last King of Egypt (1936-52), dies at 45
Mar 23rd - Mae Murray, actress (Bachelor Apartment), dies of heart ailment at 75
Mar 25th - Giorgio Federico Ghedini, composer, dies at 72
Mar 25th - Viola Gregg Liuzzo, US civil rights activist, murdered
Mar 28th - VAA Mary, English princess, dies at 67
Mar 28th - Jack Hoxie, American actor and rodeo performer (b. 1885)
Mar 28th - Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (b. 1888)
Mar 30th - Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1896)
Apr 1st - Henry D G Crerar, Canadian general (WW I, Normandy), dies at 76
Apr 1st - Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics manufacturer (b. 1870)
Apr 2nd - Renzo Bossi, composer, dies at 81
Apr 3rd - Ernst Kirchweger, Austrian communist and resistance fighter (born 1897 or 1898)
Apr 8th - Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70
Apr 8th - Jack Durston, cricketer (one Test for England, 4-102 & 1-34), dies
Apr 8th - Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), dies after illness at 78
Apr 10th - Linda Darnell, American actress, dies from burns received in a house fire at 41
Apr 10th - Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (b. 1928)
Apr 12th - Linda Darnell, US actress (Dakota Incident), dies at 43
Apr 14th - Leonard Mudie, dies of heart ailment at 82
Apr 14th - Perry E Smith, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
Apr 14th - Robert E Hickok, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
Apr 15th - Syd Chaplin, dies at 80
Apr 18th - Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican inventor (b. 1917)
Apr 19th - George Davis, actor (Private Lives, Devil May Care), dies at 75
Apr 20th - Dick Wessel, dies of heart attack on 52nd birthday
Apr 21st - Edward V Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72
Apr 23rd - Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Pygmalion), dies at 67
Apr 24th - Louise Dresser, actress (State Fair, Ship Comes In, Mammy), dies at 86
Apr 26th - Aaron Avshalomov, composer, dies at 70
Apr 27th - Alan Bunce, actor (Albert-Ethel & Albert), dies at 61
Apr 27th - Edward R Murrow, newscaster (Person to Person), dies at 57
Apr 28th - Ferdinand Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer/writer (Character), dies at 80
Apr 30th - Helen Chandler, actress (Dracula, Salute, Last Flight), dies at 56
May 1st - Leo Spies, composer, dies at 65
May 1st - Spike Jones, composer (Spike Jones Show), dies at 53
May 3rd - Howard Spring, British author (Heaven Lies About Us), dies at 76
May 3rd - Otto Forst de Battaglia, Austrian diplomat/genealogist, dies at 75
May 4th - Norman Brokenshire, TV moderator (Four Square Court), dies at 66
May 8th - H T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for England), dies
May 9th - Leopold Figl, premier Austria, dies at 62
May 10th - Hubertus J van Mook, Dutch min of Colonization (1942-45), dies at 70
May 11th - Ludovicus H "Lode" Baekelmans, Flemish playwright, dies at 86
May 11th - Roger Vailland, French author, dies at 57
May 12th - Roger Vailland, French playwright (La Truite), dies at 57
May 14th - Frances Perkins, US 1st female minister of Labor (1933-45), dies at 83
May 15th - Adrian Schoevers, Dutch director (Schoevers Institution), dies
May 18th - Eduard J Dijksterhuis, mathematician (Archimedes), dies at 72
May 19th - Maria Dabrowska, Polish writer (Znaki Zycia), dies
May 21st - Geoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer (b. 1882)
May 22nd - Bobby Watson, comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), dies at 77
May 22nd - Heinrich Barth, Swiss philosopher (Das Sein in der Zeit), dies
May 22nd - Christopher Stone, first disc jockey in the United Kingdom (b. 1882)
May 23rd - David Smith, sculptor, dies
May 23rd - Earl Webb, American baseball player (b. 1897)
May 25th - Sonny Boy Williamson, [Aleck Miller], blues player, dies at 65
NFL Head Coach Curly LambeauNFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau (Jun 1st) Jun 1st - Curly Lambeau, first coach of the Green Bay Packers, dies of a heart attack at 67
Jun 4th - Bernard Verhoeven, poet/educator (Pleidooi near een non), dies
Jun 6th - Lester Matthews, (Sir Dennis-Adv of Fu Manchu), dies at 64
Jun 7th - Judy Holliday, comedienne (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib), dies at 42
Jun 7th - Pierre Cardevielle, Fren composer/conductor (L'ile Rouge), dies at 59
Jun 7th - Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (Bauernpassion), dies
Jun 8th - Edmondo Rossoni, Italian fascist (b. 1884)
Jun 11th - José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (b. 1883)
Jun 13th - Martin Buber, German/Israel philosopher/zionist/theologist, dies at 87
Jun 13th - David Drummond, Australian politician (b. 1890)
Jun 14th - Guido Guerrini, composer, dies at 74
Jun 15th - E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (b. 1902
Jun 15th - Steve Cochran, American actor (b. 1917)
Jun 17th - Arnold Meijer, leader (Fascist Nationally Front), dies
Jun 18th - George Melachrino, composer, dies at 56
Jun 19th - James B Collip, Canadian bio-chemist (insulin), dies at 72
Jun 20th - Ira Louvin, country singer (Louvin Brothers), dies at 41
Jun 21st - Bernard M Baruch, pres advisor (termed "Cold War"), dies at 94
Jun 22nd - Adriaan F Dussenbroek, Dutch doctor/co-founder (UNA), dies at 72
Jun 22nd - David O Selznick, producer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 63
Jun 23rd - Mary Boland, actress (Boy Trouble, New Moon), dies at 83
Jun 26th - Johan C T Kikkert, painter/etcher/critic, dies at 82
Jun 26th - Reginald Beckwith, actor/writer (39 Steps, Dr in Love), dies at 56
Jun 27th - Anthony Veiller, writer, dies at 62
Jun 28th - [Theodora E] Betsy Ranucci-Beckman, actress (Dood Water), dies at 88
Jun 28th - Red Nichols, American musician (b. 1905)
Jun 29th - Sidney Marion, actor (Outlaws is Coming, Quicksand), dies at 64
Jun 30th - Bessie Barriscale, actress (Plain Jane, Show Folks), dies
Jul 1st - Claude Thornhill, composer, dies at 55
Jul 1st - Wally Hammond, South African cricketer (7,249 runs for England), dies
Jul 2nd - Theodora E "Betsy" Ranucci-Beckmann, actress (Klatergoud), dies at 88
Jul 3rd - Clarence Loomis, composer, dies at 75

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