Died in 1963

Jan 1 Ulrich Kleemann an officer in the German Army during World War II.
Jan 2 Dick Powell an American singer, actor, film producer, film director and studio head. Though he came to stardom as a musical comedy performer, he showed versatility and successfully transformed into a hardbitten leading man starring in projects of a more dramatic nature
Jan 2 Jack Carson a Canadian-born American-based film actor.
Jan 3 Oskar Back a noted Austrian-born Dutch classical violinist and pedagogue. He taught at the Amsterdam Conservatory for 42 years, and also had a significant earlier teaching career in Belgium
Jan 3 Sophie Fedorova a Russian ballerin.
Jan 5 Rogers Hornsby an American baseball infielder, manager, and coach who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball. He played for the Louis Cardinals , New York Giants , Boston Braves , Chicago Cubs , and Louis Browns. Hornsby had 2,930 hits and 301 home runs in his career; his career.358 batting average is second only to Ty Cobb's average. He was named the National League 's Most Valuable Player twice, and was a member of one World Series championship team
Jan 5 Stanisław Jaros a Polish electrician who was executed for carrying out two assassination attempts of Polish Communist leader Władysław Gomułka, and one attempt to kill Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.
Jan 6 Frank Tuttle a Hollywood film director and writer who directed films from 1922 to 1959. He was educated at Yale University, where he edited campus humor magazine The Yale Record
Jan 7 Lydia Durnovo a Soviet Russian art historian and art restorer. She specialized in medieval art, especially in early Russian painting and Armenian illuminated manuscripts and frescoes
Jan 7 Arthur Edward Moore an Australian politician. He was the Country and Progressive National Party Premier of Queensland, from 1929 to 1932. He was the only Queensland Premier not to come from the ranks of the Labor Party between 1915 and 1957. Although successful in achieving the unity of the conservative forces in Queensland for an extended period, Moore's abilities were tested by the onset of the Great Depression and like many other governments in Australia and elsewhere his was unable to endure the formidable challenges it posed
Jan 7 Erik Lundqvist a Swedish athlete who won a gold medal in the javelin throw at the 1928 Summer Olympics. Two weeks later he became the first man two break the 70 m barrier, setting a new world record at 71.01 m
Jan 8 Kay Sage an American Surrealist artist and poet. She was active between the years of 1936 and 1963, the year she committed suicide. She married the surrealist painter Yves Tanguy in 1940, and was deeply affected by his sudden death by stroke in 1955. A member of the Golden Age, and later the Post-War periods of surrealism, she is mostly recognized for her artistic works, which typically contain themes of an architectural nature
Jan 9 Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin a German general during World War II.
Jan 10 Franz Planer a cinematographer born in Karlsbad, Austria-Hungary.
Jan 13 Antonio Thrasybule Kébreau Chairman of the Military Council and President of the Republic of Haiti from 14 June – 22 October 1957. His short reign followed that of Daniel Fignolé and preceded that of François Duvalier
Jan 13 Sylvanus Olympio a Togolese political figure who served as Prime Minister, and then President, of Togo from 1958 until his assassination in 1963. He came from the important Olympio family, which included his uncle Octaviano Olympio, one of the richest people in Togo in the early 1900s. After graduating from the London School of Economics, he worked for Unilever and became the general manager of the African operations of that company. After World War II, Olympio became prominent in efforts for independence of Togo and his party won the 1958 election making him the Prime Minister of the country. His power was further cemented when Togo achieved independence and he won the 1961 election making him the first President of Togo. He was assassinated during the 1963 Togolese coup d'état
Jan 13 Ramón Gómez de la Serna a Spanish writer, dramatist and avant-garde agitator. He strongly influenced surrealist film maker Luis Buñuel
Jan 13 Henry Thomas (boxer) a British bantamweight professional boxer who won gold in Boxing at the 1908 Summer Olympics with a decision over John Condon.
Jan 15 Daniel Auster Mayor of Jerusalem in the final years of Mandatory Palestine, the first Jewish mayor of the city, and the first mayor of Jerusalem after Israeli independence.
Jan 16 Ike Quebec an American jazz tenor saxophonist.
Jan 16 Corbett Denneny a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played professionally from 1912 to 1931, including nine seasons in the National Hockey League for the Toronto Arenas, Toronto Pats, Hamilton Tigers and Chicago Black Hawks. Corbett also played for the Vancouver Maroons of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association and the Saskatoon Sheiks of Western Canada Hockey League. He twice won the Stanley Cup with the original versions of the NHL's Toronto franchise
Jan 16 Jack Mew an English footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Jan 17 Henri Masson a French fencer who competed in the late 19th century and early 20th century.
Jan 18 P. Jeevanandham a social reformer, political leader, litterateur and one of the pioneers of the communist and socialist movements in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.
Jan 18 Edward Charles Titchmarsh a leading British mathematician.
Jan 18 Hugh Gaitskell a British Labour politician who held Cabinet office in Clement Attlee's governments, and was the Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition from 1955 until his death in 1963. He was responsible for introducing prescription charges on the National Health Service which caused Aneurin Bevan to resign from the Cabinet
Jan 19 Clement Smoot an American golfer who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics.
Jan 19 Ernst Torgler the last chairman of the Communist Party of Germany faction in the German Reichstag.
Jan 20 Fyodor Terentyev a former Soviet cross-country skier who competed during the 1950s, training at the Armed Forces sports society in Moscow. He earned two medals at the 1956 Winter Olympics with a bronze in the 50 km and a gold in the 4x10 km relay
Jan 21 Acharya Shivpujan Sahay a noted Hindi Novelist, editor and a Prose Writer.
Jan 21 Spiros Xenos a Greek-Swedish artist.
Jan 21 Karl Strölin a Nazi German politician and from 1933 to 1945 the Oberbürgermeister of Stuttgart.
Jan 21 Al St. John an American film actor. In his persona of Fuzzy Jones, John basically defined the role and concept of "comical sidekick" to cowboy heroes from 1930 to 1951
Jan 22 Nadejda Mountbatten Marchioness of Milford Haven the second daughter of Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich of Russia and his morganatic wife Sophie, Countess von Merenberg. She was a younger sister of Countess Anastasia de Torby
Jan 22 William Godfrey an English Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Westminster from 1956 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1958
Jan 23 Muhammad Ali Bogra a well-known and notable Pakistani Foreign service officer of Bengali origin, serving as the third Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1953 until 1955, and prior to that, was also the Foreign Minister of Pakistan from 1954 to 1955.
Jan 23 Józef Gosławski (sculptor) a Polish sculptor and medallic artist. He was a designer of coins , monuments and medals. Laureate of many artistic competitions; decorated with the Silver Cross of Merit
Jan 23 Pyotr Otsup a Soviet photographer, foreman of the historic photography. He worked in photo reporting genre and was taking a lot of historic events such as Russo-Japanese War, 1905 Russian Revolution, October Revolution in 1917, World War I and Russian Civil War. Pyotr Adolfovich Otsup has done nearly 40,000 photos
Jan 25 Wilson Kettle a Canadian centenarian.
Jan 25 Isaac Shoenberg an electronic engineer born in Russia who was best known for his role in history of television.
Jan 26 H. S. Lloyd Herbert Summers Lloyd MBE, , known commonly as S. Lloyd, was best known for being a breeder of show English Cocker Spaniels. He remains the most successful breeder/owner at Crufts, having won Best in Show on six occasions in the 1930s and 1940s
Jan 27 John Farrow an Australian-born American film director, producer and screenwriter. In 1957, he won the Academy Award for Best Writing/Best Screenplay for Around the World in Eighty Days and in 1942 he was nominated as Best Director for Wake Island
Jan 28 Gustave Garrigou one of the best professional racing cyclists of his era. He rode the Tour de France eight times and won once. Of 117 stages, he won eight, came in the top ten 96 times and finished 65 times in the first five
Jan 29 Robert Frost an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of the twentieth century, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America's rare "public literary figures, almost an artistic institution." He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetical works. On July 22 1961 Frost was named Poet laureate of Vermont by the state legislature through Joint Resolution R-59 of the Acts of 1961, which also created the position
Jan 29 Isaías de Noronha one of the leaders of the junta that governed Brazil during the time Washington Luís was deposed.
Jan 30 Francis Poulenc a French composer and pianist. His compositions include mélodies, solo piano works, chamber music, choral pieces, operas, ballets, and orchestral concert music. Among the best-known are the piano suite Trois mouvements perpétuels , the ballet Les biches , the Concert champêtre for harpsichord and orchestra, the opera Dialogues des Carmélites , and the Gloria for soprano, choir and orchestra
Jan 30 William Henry Ogilvie a Scottish-Australian narrative poet and horseman. He was born near Kelso, Borders, Scotland and arrived in Australia in 1889 returning to Scotland after a decade
Jan 30 Pelham Warner a Test cricketer.
Jan 31 Alasgar Alakbarov an Azerbaijani actor.
Feb 1 John D'Alton an Irish Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church who served as Archbishop of Armagh and thus Primate of All Ireland from 1946 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1953.