Famous People Who Died In 1965

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.

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 
Malcolm X
(Major Figure of American Civil Rights Movement)

Malcolm X
53
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 (1940-45, 1951-55))

Winston Churchill
56
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 30, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, England
Died: January 24

 3 
Nat King Cole
(Singer and Jazz Pianist Best Known His Soft Baritone Voice)

Nat King Cole
7
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
1
Birthdate: June 16, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died: February 23
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 5 

Dorothy Dandridge
13
Birthdate: November 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: September 8

 6 

Shirley Jackson
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: September 8

 7 
Le Corbusier
(Architect)

Le Corbusier
8
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: October 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Died: August 27
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 8 
Albert Schweitzer
(Theologian, Polymath)

Albert Schweitzer
8
Birthdate: January 14, 1875
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kaysersberg-Vignoble, France
Died: September 4

 9 
Clara Bow
(Actress)

Clara Bow
1
Birthdate: July 29, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: September 27

 10 
William Maugham
(Novelist & Playwright)

William Maugham
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 25, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 15

 11 
Viola Desmond
(Businesswoman)

Viola Desmond
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Died: February 7

 12 

T. S. Eliot
60
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 26, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: January 4

 13 
Lauri Törni
(Soldier)

Lauri Törni
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 28, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Viipuri, Finland
Died: October 18

 14 
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

 15 
Linda Darnell
(Actress)

Linda Darnell
5
Birthdate: October 16, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: April 10
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 16 
William M. Branham
(American Christian minister)

William M. Branham
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 6, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cumberland County
Died: December 24

 17 
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

 18 
Nannie Doss
(Serial Killer)

Nannie Doss
7
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 4, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Blue Mountain, Anniston, Alabama
Died: June 2

 19 
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)

 20 
Dorothy Kilgallen
(Journalist)

Dorothy Kilgallen
2
Birthdate: July 3, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: November 8

 21 
Viola Liuzzo
(Civil Rights Activist)

Viola Liuzzo
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: California, Pennsylvania
Died: March 25

 22 
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)

 23 
Jeanette MacDonald
(Film actor)

Jeanette MacDonald
1
Birthdate: June 18, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: January 14
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 24 
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

 25 
Judy Holliday
(Actress)

Judy Holliday
1
Birthdate: June 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: June 7

 26 
Syngman Rhee
(Statesman)

Syngman Rhee
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 26, 1875
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Haeju
Died: July 19

 27 
Spike Jones
(Musician)

Spike Jones
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 14, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States
Died: May 1

 28 
Martin Buber
(Philosopher)

Martin Buber
1
Birthdate: February 8, 1878
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: June 13

 29 

Louise Mountbatten
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 13, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Schloss Heiligenberg, Seeheim-Jugenheim, Germany
Died: March 7

 30 

Henry Travers
1
Birthdate: March 5, 1874
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Prudhoe, Northumberland, England
Died: October 18
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 31 
Paul Tillich
(Christian existentialist philosopher)

Paul Tillich
0
Birthdate: August 20, 1886
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Starosiedle, Poland
Died: October 22

 32 

Felix Frankfurter
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 15, 1882
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary small (now Austria)
Died: February 22

 33 

Constance Bennett
2
Birthdate: October 22, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: July 24
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 34 
Edgard Varese
(Composer)

Edgard Varese
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 22, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 6

 35 
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

 36 
Geeta Bali
(Actor)

Geeta Bali
1
Birthdate: 1930 AD
Birthplace: Sargodha, Pakistan
Died: January 21

 37 
Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt
(Socialite best known as the mother of fashion designer and artist Gloria Vanderbilt)

Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 23, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Switzerland
Died: February 13

 38 

Eli Cohen
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 26, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: May 18

 39 
Alan Freed
(Disc jockey, Radio personality)

Alan Freed
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 15, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Windber
Died: January 20

 40 
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)

Sonny Boy Williamson II
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glendora, Mississippi, United States
Died: May 25

 42 
Helena Rubinstein
(Business women)

Helena Rubinstein
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 27, 1870
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kraków, Austrian Poland
Died: April 1

 43 

Margaret Dumont
0
Birthdate: October 20, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Died: March 6

 44 

Frederick Fleet
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 15, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool
Died: January 10

 45 

Jimmie Lee Jackson
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marion, Alabama, United States
Died: February 26

 46 
Bill Black
(Musician)

Bill Black
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: October 21

 47 
Lee Hoi-chuen
(Opera Singer, Actor)

Lee Hoi-chuen
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 4, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Shunde District, China
Died: February 7

 48 
Geoffrey de Havilland
(Aerospace engineer, Engineer, Test pilot, Aviator, Entrepreneur)

Geoffrey de Havilland
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 27, 1882
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: High Wycombe
Died: May 21

 49 

Hastings Lionel Ismay, Baron Ismay
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 21, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Uttarakhand, India
Died: December 17

 50 

Bernard Mannes Baruch
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 19, 1870
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Camden, South Carolina, United States
Died: June 20