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People Who Died in the Year 1963 (33 found): Names Only

Dick Powell

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Ewing Powell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Joan Blondell by 1 year.
husband of
June Allyson, until he died.
Older than June Allyson by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Split Second, You Can Never Tell. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6745 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Jack Carson

Real/Birth Name:
John Elmer Carson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Make Your Own Bed, Arsenic and Old Lace, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Star Is Born (1954). Broadway play Of Thee I Sing Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6361 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
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Rogers Hornsby

Real/Birth Name:
Rogers Hornsby
Nickname(s):
The Rajah
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Infielder, manager, coach for teams St. Louis Browns, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, Boston Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1972. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1942. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6699 Delmar Boulevard.

Al St. John

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred St. John
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Defined the cowboy sidekick in role as Fuzzy Q. Jones. Often rode a horse backwards in films. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6313 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Cactus Jack Call

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Wesley Call
Nickname(s):
Cactus Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
Less than 1
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Kansas City area radio local disc jockey, killed in a car accident. After they had been in Kansas City for a benefit performance for his family Patsy Cline and others died in a plane crash returning.

John Farrow

Real/Birth Name:
John Villiers Farrow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58, 14 days before his 59th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Hondo, Around the World in Eighty Days Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Robert Frost

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Frost
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Received four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. Poem The Road Not Taken. Also a playwright. Congressional Gold Medal 1960.

Sylvia Plath

Real/Birth Name:
Sylvia Plath
Also Known As:
Sylvia Plath Hughes
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Ted Hughes, until she died.
Younger than Ted Hughes by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Portry collection books The Colossus and Other Poems, Ariel.. Pulitzer Prize for the Colossus work, posthumously, in 1982. Suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning, with her head in a gas oven.

Cowboy Copas

Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Estel Copas
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Fiddle and guitar. Album 20 Song Gospel Collection Song Sign, Sealed and Delivered. Died in the same plane crash that killed Patsy Cline, Hankshaw Hawkins

Hankshaw Hawkins

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Franklin Hawkins
Nickname(s):
The Hawk
Eleven Yards of Personality
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Jean Shepard, until he died.
Older than Jean Shepard by 11 years.

Brief Facts:

Album I'm a Rattlesnakin' Daddy. Song Lonesome 7-7203. Died in the same plane crash that killed Patsy Cline. Grand Ole Opry. West Virginia Music Hall of Fame 2009.

Patsy Cline

Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Patterson Hensley
Nickname(s):
Ginny
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Died in an airplane crash. Also killed - Hankshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas. Songs I Fall to Pieces, Crazy, which was written by Willie Nelson. Country Music Hall of Fame 1973. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1998. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 1994. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6160 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 3 August 1999.
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Randy Hughes

Real/Birth Name:
Ramsey D. Hughes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Manager for Patsy Cline. Not instrument rated, piloted plane in a storm, plane crashed near Camden, Tennessee. Killed, with Cline, Hankshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas (his father in-law.)

Texas Ruby

Real/Birth Name:
Ruby Agnes Owens
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Curly Fox, until she died.
Older than Curly Fox by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Don't Let That Man Get You Down, Ain't You Sorry That You Lied, You've Been Cheating on Me. Died in a house fire in her mobile home when she fell asleep while smoking.

Monty Woolley

Real/Birth Name:
Edgar Montillion Wooley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NBC radio show The Magnificent Montague. Movie The Bishop's Wife Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6542 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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Ted Weems

Real/Birth Name:
Wilfred Theodore Weymes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Piccolo Pete, Heartaches. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 2003. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1680 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
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Ernie Davis

Real/Birth Name:
Ernest R. Davis
Nickname(s):
The Elmira Express
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
23
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1961, team Syracuse University, as halfback/linebacker/fullback. Subject of movie The Express. Never played professional footnball, although he signed after his senior year with team Cleveland Browns. Died of leukemia before he could play. College Football Hall of Fame 1979. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 2001. Chic Harley Award 1961.

Elmore James

Real/Birth Name:
Elmore Brooks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Postwar urban blues, responsible for slide-guitar styles that shaped rock. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1992. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame 1992. International Guitar Hall of Fame.

Century Milstead

Real/Birth Name:
Century Allen Milstead
Nickname(s):
Wally
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Named because he was born on the first day of the 20th century. Tackle. Teams Wabash College, Yale University, Philadelphia Quakers, New York Giants. College Football Hall of Fame 1977.

Zasu Pitts

Real/Birth Name:
ZaSu Pitts
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced "Say Zoo." Name for her sisters Eliza and Susan. Silent films. Known for fluttery hands. Movies Life with Father, Francis. Role of the Talking Mule Francis Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6554 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Christian Steinmetz

Real/Birth Name:
Christian Steinmetz
Nickname(s):
Father of Wisconsin Basketball
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 17 days before his 81st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward. Team University of Wisconsin. Highest scorer in the first 35 years of collegiate basketball from 1895 to 1920. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1961. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1957.

Frank Baker

Real/Birth Name:
John Franklin Baker
Nickname(s):
Home Run
Home Run Baker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third baseman. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, New York Yankees. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1955. Phillies Wall of Fame 1993.

Richard Barthelmess

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Semler Barthelmess
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Only Angels Have Wings Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6755 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Larry Keating

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Keating
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies When Worlds Collide, The Incredible Mr. Limpet. TV series Mister Ed. Radio announcer for NBC in the 1940s.

W.E.B. Du Bois

Real/Birth Name:
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois
Also Known As:
WEB DuBois
W.E.B. DuBois
Nickname(s):
Father of Pan-Africanism
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A founder of the group NAACP. The first African-American to earn a PhD (at Harvard) in the US, 1895. Name pronounced "doo BOYSS" rather than "doo BWAH" as pronounced in French. Georgia Writers Hall of Fame 2000.

Willie Heston

Real/Birth Name:
William Martin Heston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback,teams San Jose State Normal School, University of Michigan, Canton Bulldogs. In the first Rose Bowl game on January 1, 1902, he rushed for 170 yards on 18 carries, a record for 59 years. Coach, teams Drake University, North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1955. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1979.

Edith Piaf

Real/Birth Name:
Edith Giovanna Gassion
Also Known As:
Édith Giovanna Lamboukas
Nickname(s):
La Môme Piaf
(The Little Sparrow)
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song La Vie en rose

Adolphe Menjou

Real/Birth Name:
Adolphe Jean Menjou
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Front Page Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6826 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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C.S. Lewis

Real/Birth Name:
Clive Staples Lewis
Also Known As:
C. S. Lewis
Nickname(s):
Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 7 days before his 65th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wrote book series The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

John Kennedy

Real/Birth Name:
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Also Known As:
John F. Kennedy
Nickname(s):
Jack
JFK
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
older brother of
Older than Edward Kennedy by 14 years.
older brother of
Older than Eunice Kennedy Shriver by 4 years.
husband of
Jackie Kennedy, until he died.
Older than Jackie Kennedy by 12 years.
older brother of
Older than Jean Kennedy Smith by 10 years.
father of
grandfather of
younger brother of
Younger than Joseph Kennedy Jr. by 1 year.
son of
uncle of
great uncle of
great uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Patricia Kennedy Lawford by 6 years.
great uncle of
older brother of
Older than Robert Kennedy by 8 years.
son of
grandfather of
older brother of
Older than Rosemary Kennedy by 1 year.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

US Representative from Massachusetts 11th District 1947-1953. Senator from Massachusetts 1953-1960. 35th President of the United Statesfrom January 20, 1961 till he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas Novemeber 22, 1963. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963. Irish American Hall of Fame 2011. Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 1964.

Sabu

Real/Birth Name:
Sabu Dastagir
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

From India. Became a US citizen. Movies The Tiger Walks, The Thief of Baghdad Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6251 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Dinah Washington

Real/Birth Name:
Ruth Lee Jones
Nickname(s):
Queen of the Blues
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Dick Lane by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Song What a Diff'rence a Day Makes. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1993. Blues Hall of Fame 2003. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1991. Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame 1986. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1987. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012.

Gorgeous George

Real/Birth Name:
George Raymond Wagner
Nickname(s):
Gorgeous George
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Started some of the flamboyance of professional wrestling. Long curls in bleached white hair. Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame 2002.

George "Wildcat" Wilson

Real/Birth Name:
George Wilson
Nickname(s):
Wildcat
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. All-American 1925. Teams University of Washington, Los Angeles Wildcats, Providence Steam Roller. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Husky Fever Hall of Fame 1980. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1991. State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 1960.
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