Famous People Who Died In 1964

Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1964. This list includes people like Jawaharlal Nehru, Herbert Hoover, Douglas MacArthur, Sam Cooke, Ian Fleming and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, journalists and novelists who died in 1964. This list includes people from United States, Germany, India & United Kingdom and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Sam Cooke
(Singer-songwriter)

Sam Cooke
23
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 11
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 2 
Douglas MacArthur
(Military officer)

Douglas MacArthur
20
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 26, 1880
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Died: April 5
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 3 
Herbert Hoover
(31st President of the United States)

Herbert Hoover
21
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 10, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Branch, Iowa, United States
Died: October 20

 4 
Ian Fleming
(Author of James Bond Series)

Ian Fleming
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mayfair, London
Died: August 12

 5 
Alan Ladd
(Actor)

Alan Ladd
5
Birthdate: September 3, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
Died: January 29
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 6 
Cole Porter
(Composer, Songwriter)

Cole Porter
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 9, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Peru, Indiana, United States
Died: October 15

 7 

Peter Lorre
8
Birthdate: June 26, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Austria-Hungary
Died: March 23
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 8 
Alvin York
(Soldier)

Alvin York
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 13, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fentress County, Tennessee, United States
Died: September 2
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 9 
Jawaharlal Nehru
(First PM of India & Freedom Fighter)

Jawaharlal Nehru
72
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 14, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Allahabad
Died: May 27

 10 
Rachel Carson
(Marine biologist)

Rachel Carson
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Springdale
Died: April 14

 11 
Harpo Marx
(Comedian)

Harpo Marx
4
Birthdate: November 23, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 28

 12 
Jim Reeves
(Singer-Songwriter)

Jim Reeves
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 20, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Galloway, Texas, United States
Died: July 31
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 13 
Gracie Allen
(Comedian)

Gracie Allen
1
Birthdate: July 26, 1895
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Died: August 27
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 14 
Nancy Astor
(Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton (1919-45))

Nancy Astor
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 19, 1879
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Danville, Virginia, United States
Died: May 2

 15 

Consuelo Vanderbilt
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 2, 1877
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: December 6

 16 
Norbert Wiener
(Father of Cybernetics)

Norbert Wiener
0
Birthdate: November 26, 1894
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Columbia, Missouri, United States
Died: March 18

 17 
Andrew Goodman
(Civil Rights Acrivist)

Andrew Goodman
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: June 21

 18 
Alma Mahler
(Austrian Composer & Socialite)

Alma Mahler
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 31, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 11

 19 
J.B.S. Haldane
(British Scientist Who Developed the Mathematical Theory of Population Genetics and One of the Founders of ‘Neo-Darwinism’)

J.B.S. Haldane
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 5, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: December 1

 20 
Eddie Cantor
(comedian)

Eddie Cantor
0
Birthdate: January 31, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: October 10
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 21 
Leó Szilárd
(Physicist)

Leó Szilárd
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 11, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: May 30

 22 
Khawaja Nazimuddin
(Former Prime Minister of Pakistan)

Khawaja Nazimuddin
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 19, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dhaka
Died: October 22

 23 

Cedric Hardwicke
1
Birthdate: February 19, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lye, England
Died: August 6
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 24 
Paul of Greece
(King of Greece (1947-1964))

Paul of Greece
2
Birthdate: December 14, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tatoi Palace, Greece
Died: March 6

 25 
Anna Julia Cooper
(Author, Educator)

Anna Julia Cooper
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 10, 1858
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Died: February 27

 26 
Eric Dolphy
(Musician)

Eric Dolphy
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 20, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 29

 27 
Jimmie Dodd
(Former Actor best known as the master of ceremonies for the popular 1950s Walt Disney television series The Mickey Mouse Club)

Jimmie Dodd
0
Birthdate: March 28, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: November 10

 28 
Mary Pinchot Meyer
(Painter & Journalist)

Mary Pinchot Meyer
0
Birthdate: October 14, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: October 12

 29 
Giorgio Morandi
(Painter and printmaker who specialized in still life)

Giorgio Morandi
0
Birthdate: July 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: June 18

 30 

Alfred Blalock
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 5, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Culloden, Georgia, United States
Died: September 15

 31 

Joseph Schildkraut
0
Birthdate: March 22, 1896
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: January 21

 32 
Fireball Roberts
(Car Racer)

Fireball Roberts
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tavares, Florida, United States
Died: July 2

 33 

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 7, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Concord, New Hampshire, U.S.
Died: September 5

Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 24, 1895
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Morbihan, France
Died: November 10

 35 
T. H. White
(Author)

T. H. White
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 29, 1906
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bombay, British India
Died: January 17

 36 
James Chaney
(civil rights advocate)

James Chaney
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 21

 37 
Karl Polanyi
(Economist, Anthropologist, Economic historian, Historian, Journalist, Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Sociologist)

Karl Polanyi
0
Birthdate: October 25, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: April 23

 38 
Roscoe Pound
(Scholar)

Roscoe Pound
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 27, 1870
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Died: June 30

 39 
Ben Hecht
(Screenwriter)

Ben Hecht
0
Birthdate: February 28, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
Died: April 18

 40 
Michael Schwerner
(Social Reformer)

Michael Schwerner
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 21

 41 
Orry-Kelly
(Costume designer)

Orry-Kelly
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 31, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kiama
Died: February 27

 42 
James Franck
(Physicist)

James Franck
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 26, 1882
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamburg, German Empire
Died: May 21

 43 
Kitty Genovese
(Murder Victim)

Kitty Genovese
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 7, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: March 13

 44 
Johnny Burnette
(Singer, Musician)

Johnny Burnette
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 25, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 14

 45 
Jack Teagarden
(Trombonist)

Jack Teagarden
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 20, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vernon, Texas, US
Died: January 15

 46 
Gerhard Domagk
(Pathologist and Bacteriologist)

Gerhard Domagk
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 30, 1895
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Łagów, Poland
Died: April 24

Prince Axel of Denmark
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 12, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: July 14

 48 
Fred Hutchinson
(Baseball player)

Fred Hutchinson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 12, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: November 12
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 49 

Meade Lux Lewis
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 4, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: June 7

 50 
Victor Francis Hess
(Discoverer of Cosmic Rays)

Victor Francis Hess
0
Birthdate: June 24, 1883
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Peggau
Died: December 17