Famous People Who Died In 1965

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1965. This list includes people like Winston Churchill, Malcolm X, T. S. Eliot, Nat King Cole, Le Corbusier and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, playwrights, novelists and diplomats who died in 1965. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Malcolm X
(Major Figure of American Civil Rights Movement)
Malcolm X
72
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: February 21
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 2 
Winston Churchill
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940 - 1945, 1951 - 1955))
Winston Churchill
83
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 30, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 24
 3 
Nat King Cole
(Singer and Jazz Pianist Best Known His Soft Baritone Voice)
Nat King Cole
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: February 15
 4 
Stan Laurel
(Comic Actor Who was Part of The Comedy Duo 'Laurel and Hardy'. and Appeared with His Comedy Partner Oliver Hardy in 107 Short Films)
Stan Laurel
7
Birthdate: June 16, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died: February 23
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 5 
T. S. Eliot
(Best Known as a Leader of the Modernist Movement in Poetry)
T. S. Eliot
70
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 26, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: January 4
 6 
Dorothy Dandridge
(The First African-American Film Star to be Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress,)
Dorothy Dandridge
19
Birthdate: November 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: September 8
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 7 
Shirley Jackson
(American Writer Known Primarily for Her Works of Horror and Mystery)
Shirley Jackson
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: September 8
 8 
Le Corbusier
(Architect)
Le Corbusier
11
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: October 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Died: August 27
 9 
Albert Schweitzer
(Physician and Founder of the “Albert Schweitzer Hospital” in Lambaréné,)
Albert Schweitzer
14
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 14, 1875
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kaysersberg-Vignoble, France
Died: September 4
 10 
Clara Bow
(American Actress Who was a Big Star During Silent Era of the 1920s)
Clara Bow
3
Birthdate: July 29, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 27
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 11 
Viola Desmond
(Businesswoman)
Viola Desmond
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Died: February 7
 12 
William Maugham
(Novelist & Playwright)
William Maugham
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 25, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 15
 13 
Linda Darnell
(Actress)
Linda Darnell
6
Birthdate: October 16, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: April 10
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 14 
Lauri Törni
(Finnish Army Officer Who Fought Under Three Flags in the Winter War and the Continuation War)
Lauri Törni
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 28, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Viipuri, Finland
Died: October 18
 15 
Dorothy Kilgallen
(American Journalist and Panelist on the TV Game Show ‘What's My Line?’)
Dorothy Kilgallen
3
Birthdate: July 3, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: November 8
 16 
Edward R. Murrow
(Journalist)
Edward R. Murrow
4
Birthdate: April 25, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guilford County, North Carolina, United States
Died: April 27
 17 
William M. Branham
(American Christian minister)
William M. Branham
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 6, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cumberland County
Died: December 24
 18 
Judy Holliday
(Actress)
Judy Holliday
2
Birthdate: June 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: June 7
 19 
Lorraine Hansberry
(Writer, Theatre director, Screenwriter, Playwright, Human rights activist)
Lorraine Hansberry
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 19, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 12
 20 
David O. Selznick
(Film producer, Screenwriter and Film studio executive)
David O. Selznick
2
Birthdate: May 10, 1902
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 22
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 21 
Wesley Branch Rickey
(Baseball player)
Wesley Branch Rickey
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
Died: December 9
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 22 
Nannie Doss
(Serial Killer)
Nannie Doss
21
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 4, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Blue Mountain, Anniston, Alabama
Died: June 2
 23 
Eli Cohen
(Egyptian-born Israeli Spy)
Eli Cohen
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 26, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: May 18
 24 
Viola Liuzzo
(Civil Rights Activist)
Viola Liuzzo
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: California, Pennsylvania
Died: March 25
 25 
Jeanette MacDonald
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Musical Films: ‘Maytime’, 'Naughty Marietta' and 'The Love Parade')
Jeanette MacDonald
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 18, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 14
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 26 
Syngman Rhee
(Statesman)
Syngman Rhee
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 26, 1875
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Haeju
Died: July 19
 27 
Constance Bennett
3
Birthdate: October 22, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: July 24
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 28 
Henry Travers
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Clarence Odbody’ in the Film ‘It's a Wonderful Life’)
Henry Travers
1
Birthdate: March 5, 1874
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Prudhoe, Northumberland, England
Died: October 18
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 29 
Dorothea Lange
(Photographer)
Dorothea Lange
2
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: May 26, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 11
 30 
Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt
(Socialite best known as the mother of fashion designer and artist Gloria Vanderbilt)
Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 23, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Switzerland
Died: February 13
 31 
Martin Buber
(Religious Philosopher Known for His Philosophy of Dialogue)
Martin Buber
1
Birthdate: February 8, 1878
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: June 13
 32 
Geeta Bali
(Indian Actress Who Worked in Hindi Language Films)
Geeta Bali
1
Birthdate: 1930 AD
Birthplace: Sargodha, Pakistan
Died: January 21
 33 
Louise Mountbatten
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 13, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Schloss Heiligenberg, Seeheim-Jugenheim, Germany
Died: March 7
 34 
Spike Jones
(Musician)
Spike Jones
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 14, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: May 1
 35 
Curly Lambeau
(American Football Player)
Curly Lambeau
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 9, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
Died: June 1
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 36 
Paul Tillich
(Christian Existentialist Philosopher and One of the Most Influential Theologians of the 20th Century)
Paul Tillich
0
Birthdate: August 20, 1886
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Starosiedle, Poland
Died: October 22
 37 
Felix Frankfurter
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 15, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary small (now Austria)
Died: February 22
 38 
Edgard Varese
(Composer)
Edgard Varese
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 22, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 6
 39 
Frances Perkins
(United States Secretary of Labor (1933-45))
Frances Perkins
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 10, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 14
 40 
Bernard Mannes Baruch
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 19, 1870
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Camden, South Carolina, United States
Died: June 20
Sonny Boy Williamson II
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glendora, Mississippi, United States
Died: May 25
 42 
Alan Freed
(Disc jockey, Radio personality)
Alan Freed
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 15, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Windber
Died: January 20
 43 
Margaret Dumont
0
Birthdate: October 20, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Died: March 6
 44 
Helena Rubinstein
(Business women)
Helena Rubinstein
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 27, 1870
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kraków, Austrian Poland
Died: April 1
 45 
Adlai Stevenson II
(5th United States Ambassador to the United Nations)
Adlai Stevenson II
6
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 5, 1900
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 14
 46 
Jimmie Lee Jackson
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marion, Alabama, United States
Died: February 26
 47 
Zachary Scott
0
Birthdate: February 21, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Died: October 3
 48 
Bill Black
(Musician)
Bill Black
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: October 21
 49 
Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
(Japanese Novelists and One of the Most Prominent Figures in Modern Japanese Literature)
Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 24, 1886
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: July 30
 50 
Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay
(1st Secretary General of NATO (1952 - 1957) )
Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 21, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
Died: December 17