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People Who Died in the Year 1964 (27 found): Names Only

Barney Sedran

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

Brief Facts:

Pro basketball in 1910s and 1920s. The smallest player inducted, height 5' 4". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1989. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1962. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Jack Teagarden

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. DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1969. Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1985. ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame 2005.

Joe Weatherly

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. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1994. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2009. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2015. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1965. Talladega Walk of Fame 2001. Motorcycle Hall of Fame 1998.

Alan Ladd

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:

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:

Height 5' 6¼". Movies Shane, The Great Gatsby, Boy on a Dolphin, The Carpetbaggers. Died of drug overdose combined with excessive alcohol - possible suicide. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1996. Hall of Great Western Performers 2017. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 N. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 8 January 1995.

Paul of Greece

Real/Birth Name:
Pavlos
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
grand 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
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
second cousin twice removed of
grandson of
great grandson of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
second cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
grand nephew of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
second cousin twice removed of
great grandson of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin of
second cousin twice removed of
great great grandson of
first cousin twice removed of
great grandson of
nephew of
first cousin once removed of
grand nephew of
second cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
second cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin of
grand nephew of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
second cousin once removed of
second cousin of
grand nephew of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin once removed of
grand 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 once 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

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

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 Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6619 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Rachel Carson

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. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1980.

Bob Flock

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. Georgia Racing Hall of Fame 2003. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1981.

Steve Owen

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. New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame 2000. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966. Annis Stukus Trophy 1962.

Bobby Guy

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

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. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1965. Talladega Walk of Fame 2000. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1995. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1961. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990. Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1993. NASCAR Hall of Fame 2014.

Bo Farrington

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

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. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2010. College Football Hall of Fame 1999. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1961.

Dean Manuel

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

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. Grand Ole Opry. Country Music Hall of Fame 1967. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998.

Cedric Hardwicke

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:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Knighted 1934. Movies Nicholas Nickleby, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Ten Commandments Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6660 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ian Fleming

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. Other stories added later written or co-written by others.

Gracie Allen

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. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1996. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame 1996. Television Hall of Fame 1988. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1977. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6672 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Harpo Marx

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.
brother of
husband of
Susan Fleming, until he died.
Older than Susan Fleming by 19 years.
brother of

Brief Facts:

Comedy group The Marx Brothers Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 190 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way; ceremony: 11 March 1994.

Eddie Cantor

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. Theater Hall of Fame. National Radio Hall of Fame 2000. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1978. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6648 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6765 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 1770 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Cole Porter

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. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Theater Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Herbert Hoover

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

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

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

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
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. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1958.

William Bendix

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 Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1638 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
A star at 6251 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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