People Who Died in the Year 1964:

(29 found)

Barney Sedran
basketball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Barney Sedran
Nickname(s):
Mighty Mite
The Mighty Might of Basketball
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 14 days before his 73rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Height:
5 feet 4 inches (162.56 cm)

Brief Facts:

Pro basketball in 1910s and 1920s. The smallest player in the hall.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Teagarden
singer, musician, jazz, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Weldon Leo Teagarden
Nickname(s):
Big T
The Swingin' Gate
Father of Jazz Trombone
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trombone jazz.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Joe Weatherly
auto racing, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Herbert Weatherly
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR racer. Died from a head injury in a race crash.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Alan Ladd
actor, western, overdose, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Walbridge Ladd
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 6¼ inches (167.64 cm)

Relationships:

father of
father of
father of
grandfather of
husband of
Sue Carol, until he died.
Younger than Sue Carol by 6 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Shane, The Great Gatsby, Boy on a Dolphin, The Carpetbaggers. Died of drug overdose combined with excessive alcohol - possible suicide.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 N. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 8 January 1995

Paul of Greece
royalty, military

Real/Birth Name:
Pavlos
Παύλος
Also Known As:
Paul, King of the Hellenes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

second cousin twice removed of
great great grandson of
great nephew of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
great grandson of
son of
father of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
grandfather of
husband of
Frederica of Hanover, until he died.
Older than Frederica of Hanover by 15 years.
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
grandson of
first cousin twice removed of
grandson of
great grandson of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
second cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
great nephew of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
great grandson of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin of
great great grandson of
first cousin twice removed of
great grandson of
nephew of
first cousin once removed of
great nephew of
second cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
second cousin of
great nephew of
first cousin once removed of
nephew of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
great grandson of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
great nephew of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
great nephew of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
son of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
father of
great grandson of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin twice removed of
grandson of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

The third son of Constantine I, King of the Hellenes.

Kitty Genovese
murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Catherine Susan Genovese
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Murdered near her home. Reported in the media that bystanders did nothing, which is only partly true.

Peter Lorre
actor

Real/Birth Name:
László Löwenstein
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Maltese Falcon, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Casablanca, Arsenic and Old Lace, Thank You, Mr. Moto

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6619 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Rachel Carson
scientist, activist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Rachel Louise Carson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Marine biologist, conservationist. Book Silent Spring. Credited with initiating much of the popular ecology movement. Her book led to the banning of DDT.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Eddie Dyer
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Hawley Dyer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left-handed pitcher, outfielder, first base. Team St. Louis Cardinals. Gravestone shows birth year 1900, in error.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bob Flock
auto racing

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Newman Flock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Fonty Flock by 2 years.
older brother of
Older than Tim Flock by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Pole position for NASCAR's first Strictly Stock (now Monster Energy Cup Series) race. Was a moonshiner.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Steve Owen
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Stephen Joseph Owen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle, guard. Teams Phillips University, Kansas City Blues, Hartford Blues, Cleveland Bulldogs, Kansas City Cowboys, New York Giants. Coach, teams New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Toronto Argonauts, Calgary Stampeders, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Syracuse Stormers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bobby Guy
musician

Real/Birth Name:
William Robert Guy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47, 1 day before his 48th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Rose Marie, until he died.
Older than Rose Marie by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Trumpeter. With NBC and TV show Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Fireball Roberts
auto racing, NASCAR, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Glenn Roberts Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Died due to pneumonia and sepsis after burns received in a race car crash a few weeks earlier, on May 24.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Bo Farrington
football, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
James R. Farrington
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Prairie View A&M University, Chicago Bears. Killed in an automobile accident along with teammate Willie Galimore

Willie Galimore
football, accident, vehicle crash, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Willie Galimore
Nickname(s):
The Wisp
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams Florida A&M University, Chicago Bears. Died in an auto crash, along with teammate Bo Farrington

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dean Manuel
musician, business, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Dockie Dean Manuel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Business partner of Jim Reeves and pianist in his band The Blue Boys. Died in the same plane crash in Tennessee.

Jim Reeves
singer, country, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
James Travis Reeves
Nickname(s):
Gentleman Jim
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40, 20 days before his 41st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Four Walls, He'll Have to Go which was written by Joe Allison. Died in a plane crash in a rainstorm.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Cedric Hardwicke
actor, director, producer, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
Cedric Webster Hardwicke
Also Known As:
Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Older than Helena Pickard by 7 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Knighted 1934. Movies Nicholas Nickleby, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Ten Commandments

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6660 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Ian Fleming
writer, military, spy

Real/Birth Name:
Ian Lancaster Fleming
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Naval intelligence officer in World War II who wrote espionage novels made into movies Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only, Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Secret Service. These all had the central character/role James Bond. Others added later written or co-written by others. Children's book Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car, movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Gracie Allen
comedy, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 32 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
George Burns, until she died.
Older than George Burns by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

With her husband George Burns she did radio show Burns and Allen. Birth date may be 1902 or 1897.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6672 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Harpo Marx
actor, comedy, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Adolph Marx
Also Known As:
Arthur Marx
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

brother of
older brother of
Older than Groucho Marx by 1 year.
older brother of
Older than Gummo Marx by 4 years.
husband of
Susan Fleming, until he died.
Older than Susan Fleming by 19 years.
brother of

Brief Facts:

Comedy group The Marx Brothers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 190 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, ceremony date: 11 March 1994

Eddie Cantor
actor, singer, comedy, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Israel Iskowitz
Nickname(s):
Banjo Eyes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Helped found March of Dimes.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6648 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6765 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1770 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Cole Porter
composer, lyricist

Real/Birth Name:
Cole Albert Porter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Musical movies Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate. Album Bing Crosby Sings Cole Porter Songs

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Herbert Hoover
president

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Clark Hoover
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Republican. President of the US 1929-1933. First president born west of the Mississippi.

Belle Montrose
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Isabelle Donohue
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Vaudeville. Movie Son of Flubber

Ted Freeman
aviator, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Cordy Freeman
Also Known As:
Theodore C. Freeman
Nickname(s):
Ted
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test Pilot. Trained to be an astronaut. Died in a plane crash of a T-38 jet he ejected from, but his parachute failed.

Consuelo Vanderbilt
famous

Real/Birth Name:
Consuelo Vanderbilt
Also Known As:
Duchess of Marlborough
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
daughter of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
annulled ex-wife of
Younger than Charles Spencer-Churchill by 5 years.
great granddaughter of
niece of
first cousin once removed of
niece of
first cousin of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
older sister of
Older than Harold Stirling Vanderbilt by 7 years.
granddaughter of
aunt of
first cousin of
granddaughter of
daughter of
older sister of
Older than William K. Vanderbilt II by 1 year.
aunt of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Railroad heiress. Famed for beauty. Forced into marriage by mother. Divorced, then annulled.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sam Cooke
singer, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Cook
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot to death - shooter never charged.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7051 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 1 February 1994

William Bendix
actor, radio

Real/Birth Name:
William Bendix
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58, 31 days before his 59th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Radio and TV show The Life of Riley. Movies A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Babe Ruth Story, Two Years Before the Mast, The Blue Dahlia, Wake Island

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1638 Vine Street for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6251 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
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