Famous People Who Died In 1964

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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.
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 1 
Sam Cooke
(Singer-songwriter)
Sam Cooke
28
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
21
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 (1929 – 1933))
Herbert Hoover
30
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
15
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mayfair, London
Died: August 12
 5 
Alan Ladd
(Actor and Film Producer)
Alan Ladd
7
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
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 9, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Peru, Indiana, United States
Died: October 15
 7 
Peter Lorre
(Best Known for His Role as the Psychotic Child Murderer in the Thriller Film ‘M’)
Peter Lorre
13
Birthdate: June 26, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ružomberok, Slovakia
Died: March 23
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 8 
Jawaharlal Nehru
(First PM of India & Freedom Fighter)
Jawaharlal Nehru
76
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 14, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Allahabad
Died: May 27
 9 
Alvin York
(One of the Most Decorated United States Army Soldiers of World War I)
Alvin York
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 13, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pall Mall, Tennessee
Died: September 2
 10 
Rachel Carson
(Marine biologist)
Rachel Carson
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Springdale
Died: April 14
 11 
Harpo Marx
(Comedian and Actor Well-Known for His Clown and Pantomime Traditions With a Curly Reddish Blond Hairstyle)
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
2
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 
Cedric Hardwicke
(British Stage and Film Actor Known for His Performances in the Plays of 'Shakespeare' and 'Shaw')
Cedric Hardwicke
1
Birthdate: February 19, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lye, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England
Died: August 6
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 21 
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)
 22 
Leó Szilárd
(Physicist)
Leó Szilárd
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 11, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: May 30
 23 
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
 24 
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
 25 
Anna Julia Cooper
(One of the Most Important African-American Scholars in US History)
Anna Julia Cooper
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 10, 1858
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Died: February 27
 26 
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
 27 
Guru Dutt
(Actor, Producer, Director, Choreographer)
Guru Dutt
4
Birthdate: July 9, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bangalore
Died: October 10
 28 
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
 29 
Paul of Greece
(Former King of Greece (1947 - 1964))
Paul of Greece
2
Birthdate: December 14, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tatoi Palace, Greece
Died: March 6
 30 
Alfred Blalock
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 5, 1899
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Culloden, Georgia, United States
Died: September 15
 31 
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 7, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Concord, New Hampshire, U.S.
Died: September 5
 32 
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
 33 
Joseph Schildkraut
(Austrian-American Actor)
Joseph Schildkraut
1
Birthdate: March 22, 1896
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: January 21
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 34 
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
 35 
Mary Pinchot Meyer
(Painter & Journalist)
Mary Pinchot Meyer
1
Birthdate: October 14, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: October 12
 36 
Roscoe Pound
(Scholar)
Roscoe Pound
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 27, 1870
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Died: June 30
 37 
James Chaney
(civil rights advocate)
James Chaney
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 21
 38 
Orry-Kelly
(Costume designer)
Orry-Kelly
1
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 31, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kiama
Died: February 27
 39 
Jack Teagarden
(Trombonist)
Jack Teagarden
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 20, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vernon, Texas, US
Died: January 15
 40 
James Franck
(Physicist)
James Franck
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 26, 1882
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamburg, German Empire
Died: May 21
 41 
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
 42 
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
Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 24, 1895
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Morbihan, France
Died: November 10
 44 
T. H. White
(English Writer Best Known for His 'Arthurian' Novels)
T. H. White
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 29, 1906
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: January 17
 45 
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
 46 
Ben Hecht
(Screenwriter)
Ben Hecht
0
Birthdate: February 28, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
Died: April 18
 47 
Paulino Alcántara
(Football player and manager who played as a forward)
Paulino Alcántara
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 7, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Iloilo, Philippines
Died: February 13
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Prince Axel of Denmark
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 12, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: July 14
 49 
Gerhard Domagk
(Pathologist and Bacteriologist)
Gerhard Domagk
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 30, 1895
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Łagów, Poland
Died: April 24
 50 
Carl van Vechten
(Writer, photographer)
Carl van Vechten
1
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: June 17, 1880
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids
Died: December 21