Died in 1964

Jan 1 Alf Hall a South African cricketer who played in seven Tests from 1923 to 1931. His appearances in first class cricket were limited by his movement between South Africa and his native Lancashire due to business commitments, but he played nine times as a professional for his native county in 1923 and 1924, despite controversy as to whether he was eligible given that he had played for South Africa. However, because Hall’s bowling was developed on the matting pitches then used in South Africa, he was not successful in England apart from his first two games when he took a total of sixteen wickets against the two University teams - though he did bowl with deadly effect in Lancashire League games for East Lancashire and Todmorden
Jan 4 Paul Lehmann (palaeographer) a German paleographer and philologist.
Jan 4 Andreas Hermes a German agricultural scientist and politician. In the Weimar Republic he was a member of several governments, serving as minister of food/nutrition and minister of finance for the Catholic Zentrum. During the rule of the Nazi party, he was a member of the resistance, for which he was imprisoned and sentenced to death. After World War II, Hermes co-founded the Christian Democratic Union
Jan 6 Werner Kempf a Panzer General in the German army during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.
Jan 7 Reg Parnell a racing driver and team manager from Derby, England. He participated in seven Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, achieving one podium, and scoring a total of nine championship points
Jan 7 Cyril Davies one of the first British blues harmonica players and blues musician.
Jan 8 Julius Raab a conservative Austrian politician, who served as Federal Chancellor of Austria from 1953 to 1961. Raab steered Allied-occupied Austria to independence, when he negotiated and signed the Austrian State Treaty in 1955. In internal politics Raab stood for a pragmatic social partnership and the "Grand coalition" of Austrian Conservatives and Social Democrats
Jan 8 Truman G. Yuncker a taxonomic botanist and was best known for his work in the Piperaceae family. Yuncker first taught at Manual High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. After service in World War I, he received his Doctorate from the University of Illinois in 1919. Soon after, he became a faculty member at DePauw University and became head of the botany and bacteriology department in 1921 and held that post until retirement in 1956. During his tenure he described 839 new species, 211 new varieties and 25 new formae in the Piperaceae. He wrote the treatment of that family in almost every regional flora published during his lifetime. His early studies were on the genus Cuscuta, in which he described 67 new species and 39 new varieties
Jan 8 Martin Stixrud a Norwegian figure skater. He was the 1920 Summer Olympics bronze medalist, 1923 European silver medalist, and 1912 European bronze medalist
Jan 9 Halide Edip Adıvar a Turkish novelist, nationalist, and political leader for women's rights. She was best known for her novels criticizing the low social status of Turkish women and what she saw as the lack of interest of most women in changing their situation
Jan 11 George Grebenstchikoff a writer and professor of Russian literature.
Jan 12 Bechara El Khoury the first post-independence President of Lebanon, holding office from 21 September 1943 to 18 September 1952, apart from an 11-day interruption in 1943. He had previously served two brief terms as Prime Minister, from 5 May 1927 to 10 August 1928 and from 9 May to 11 October 1929
Jan 12 Snuffy Browne a West Indian Test cricketer who was a member of the first West Indies Test cricket team, playing against England in 1928. A right-arm medium pace bowler, and right-handed batsman, Browne played first-class cricket for both Barbados and British Guiana in a career that spanned from 1908 to 1938
Jan 15 Jack Teagarden an American jazz trombonist, bandleader, composer, and vocalist, regarded as the "Father of Jazz Trombone".
Jan 15 Harry Sunderland an Australian rugby league football administrator and journalist.
Jan 16 Pinky Silverberg a boxer in the flyweight division who briefly held the National Boxing Association flyweight title in 1927. Silverberg won his the title vacated by Fidel LaBarba, who had recently retired, by defeating Ruby Bradley on October 22, 1927, when Bradley was disqualified due to a low blow in the seventh round. Silverberg met Bradley again on December 4, 1927, in a match that was contested above the flyweight limit. Bradley beat him in a ten-round decision. Shortly after that match, the President of the NBA stripped Silverberg of the title for an "unsatisfactory showing" in a non-title bout. As a later historian put it, "it remains the only time in boxing history that a champion was shorn of his title due to a poor performance in a non-title bout."
Jan 16 Aharon Zisling an Israeli politician and minister and a signatory of Israel's declaration of independence.
Jan 17 T. H. White an English author best known for his sequence of Arthurian novels, The Once and Future King, first published together in 1958. One of his most memorable stories is the first of that series, "The Sword in the Stone", published as a stand-alone book in 1938
Jan 19 Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann a German astronomer.
Jan 19 Firmin Lambot a Belgian bicycle racer who twice won the Tour de France.
Jan 20 Karl Johan Svensson a Swedish gymnast who participated in the 1908 Summer Olympics and in the 1912 Summer Olympics.
Jan 20 Jan Rychlík a Czech composer and music theorist. He was one of the most important exponents of the Czech New Music in the 1950s and 1960s
Jan 21 Joseph Schildkraut an Austrian-American stage and film actor.
Jan 21 Carlo Chiarlo an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as nuncio to several countries, mostly Latin American, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1958
Jan 22 Marc Blitzstein an American composer, lyricist, and librettist. He won national attention in 1937 when his pro-union musical The Cradle Will Rock, directed by Orson Welles, was shut down by the Works Progress Administration. He is known for The Cradle Will Rock and for his Off-Broadway translation/adaptation of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. His works also include the opera Regina, an adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play The Little Foxes; the Broadway musical Juno, based on Seán O'Casey's play Juno and the Paycock; and No for an Answer. He completed translation/adaptations of Brecht's and Weill's musical play Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and of Brecht's play Mother Courage and Her Children with music by Paul Dessau. Blitzstein also composed music for films, such as Surf and Seaweed and The Spanish Earth , and he contributed two songs to the original 1960 production of Hellman's play Toys in the Attic
Jan 23 Charles Baehni a Swiss botanist who made important contributions to scientific knowledge in the botanical field.
Jan 26 Xawery Dunikowski a Polish sculptor and artist, notable for surviving Auschwitz concentration camp, and best known for his Neo-Romantic sculptures and Auschwitz-inspired art.
Jan 27 Leib Glantz a Russian-born lyrical tenor cantor , Composer, Musicologist of Jewish music, Writer, Educator and Zionist leader.
Jan 29 Adolfo Díaz the President of Nicaragua between 9 May 1911 and 1 January 1917 and between 14 November 1926 and 1 January 1929. Born in Costa Rica to Nicaraguan parents in 1875, he worked as a secretary for the La Luz y Los Angeles Mining Company, an American company chartered in Delaware that owned the large gold mines around Siuna in eastern Nicaragua. In this capacity, he helped channel funds to the revolt against Liberal President José Santos Zelaya, who had incurred the anger of the United States by negotiating with Germany and Japan to resurrect the proposed Nicaragua Canal. Díaz became Vice President of Nicaragua in 1910. After he became president in 1911, Díaz was forced to rely on U.S. Marines to put down a Liberal revolt, which resulted in a contingent of Marines remaining in Nicaragua for over a decade. In return, in 1914, he signed the Bryan-Chamorro Treaty, which granted the United States exclusive rights to build an inter-oceanic canal across Nicaragua. He also studied in UTSA and won a futbol game
Jan 29 Alan Ladd an American actor and film and television producer. Ladd found success in film the 1940s and early 1950s, particularly in Westerns and film noirs where he was often paired with Veronica Lake. His popularity diminished in the late 1950s, though he continued to appear in popular films until his accidental death due to a lethal combination of alcohol, a barbiturate, and two tranquilizers in January 1964
Jan 31 Viktor Eisymont a Soviet film director. He was a three-time recipient of the Stalin Prize, in 1942, 1947, and 1951
Jan 31 Kanysh Satbayev one of the founders of Soviet metallogeny, principal advocate and the first president of Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences.
Feb 3 Albert Richardson a leading English architect, teacher and writer about architecture during the first half of the 20th century. He was Professor of Architecture at University College London, a President of the Royal Academy, editor of Architects’ Journal and founder of the Georgian Group
Feb 3 C. Sittampalam a leading Ceylon Tamil politician, Member of Parliament and government minister.
Feb 3 Ivan Ivanovich Zarubin a Soviet specialist of Iranian languages, particularly Pamir languages.
Feb 3 Infante Alfonso Duke of Calabria one of two claimants to the title of the head of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies from 1960 until his death in 1964. Alfonso was the son of Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies and his wife Mercedes, Princess of Asturias
Feb 6 Emilio Aguinaldo officially recognized as the First President of the Philippines and led Philippine forces first against Spain in the latter part of the Philippine Revolution , and then in the Spanish-American War , and finally against the United States during the Philippine-American War. He was captured by American forces in 1901, which brought an end to his presidency
Feb 7 Sofoklis Venizelos a Greek politician, who three times served as Prime Minister of Greece – in 1944 , 1950 and 1950–1951.
Feb 7 Flaminio Bertoni an automobile designer from the years preceding World War II until his death in 1964. Before his work in industrial design, Bertoni was a sculptor. Working at Citroën for decades, Bertoni designed the Traction Avant , 2CV, the H van, the DS, and the Ami 6. The DS was often exhibited at industrial design showcases, such as the 1957 Milan Triennial Exposition
Feb 8 Ernst Kretschmer a German psychiatrist who researched the human constitution and established a typology.
Feb 9 Ary Barroso a Brazilian composer, pianist, soccer commentator, and talent-show host on radio and He was one of Brazil's most successful songwriters in the first half of the 20th century.
Feb 9 Eberhard Vogdt an Estonian sailor who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics.
Feb 9 Marek Weber a German violinist and bandleader.
Feb 10 Paul Baudouin a French banker who became a politician. As Vichy foreign minister, he was a controversial figure in French occupied Indochina. During Japanese occupation, he was one of the first to articulate the concern that French weakness before the Japanese might signal the end of "white superiority" in the eyes of the "native" Indochinese. Indeed, the French population, which had based its subjugation of indigènes on notions of racial dominance, was dealt a severe blow by the sight of Japanese occupying forces
Feb 10 Eugen Sänger an Austrian aerospace engineer best known for his contributions to lifting body and ramjet technology.
Feb 12 Gerald Gardner (Wiccan) an English Wiccan, as well as an author and an amateur anthropologist and archaeologist. He was instrumental in bringing the Contemporary Pagan religion of Wicca to public attention, writing some of its definitive religious texts and founding the tradition of Gardnerian Wicca
Feb 12 Raffaele Ciferri an Italian botanist, agriculturalist and mycologist.
Feb 13 Paulino Alcántara a Filipino–Spanish footballer and manager. He spent most of his playing career at Barcelona and was the first Filipino and Asian player to play for a European club. He also played for Catalonia, the Philippines and Spain. Alcántara made his debut for Barcelona at the age of 15 and remains the youngest player to play or score for the club. He also scored 100 goals in 69 matches, making him the club's highest goalscorer. After retiring as a player in 1927 at the age of 31, he became a doctor. On 3 July 1927, Barcelona played against Spain in a testimonial match in his honour and he later served as a club director between 1931 and 1934. In 1951, Alcántara became a coach and managed Spain for three games
Feb 13 Werner Heyde a German psychiatrist. He was one of the main organizers of Nazi Germany's T-4 Euthanasia Program
Feb 13 Patrick Ryan (athlete) an Irish hammer thrower who won the Gold medal as a member of the U.S. Olympic team at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, winning the event by the biggest winning margin in history. In 1913 he established the first World Record in the event which stood for 36 years and which stood as an American record for forty years, lasting until July 1953. Ryan was part of a group of Irish weight throwers known collectively as the Irish Whales