Died in 1965

Jan 1 Emma Asson an Estonian politician. She belonged to the first women to have been elected to the Estonian parliament. She participated in the creation of the first constitution of the independent Estonia, particularly within the fields of education and gender equality. She also wrote the first textbook in the Estonian language in 1912
Jan 1 Ludwig Wrede an Austrian figure skater in both pairs and singles skating.
Jan 3 Milton Avery an American modern painter. Born in Altmar, New York, he moved to Connecticut in 1898 and later to New York City
Jan 3 Semyon Kosberg a Jewish Soviet engineer, expert in the field of aircraft and rocket engines, Doctor of Technical Sciences , Hero of Socialist Labor.
Jan 3 Alexander Poskrebyshev a Soviet Major-General. He was a USSR political, state and communist party functionary and a Member of Soviet Communist Party since March 1917. He was Chief of the special department of Central Committee of Communist Party
Jan 3 George Rasely an American tenor who had an active career in operas, concerts, and musicals during the first half of the 20th century. He was also a frequent performer on American radio during the 1920s through the 1940s. He won the National Music League singing competition in 1927 and the Walter Naumburg Foundation vocal competition in 1928
Jan 4 T. S. Eliot an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic and "one of the twentieth century's major poets." He was born in Louis, Missouri to an old Yankee family. However he emigrated to England in 1914 and was naturalised as a British subject in 1927 at age 39
Jan 6 Søren Marinus Jensen a Danish sport wrestler who competed in the 1906, 1908, and the 1912 Summer Olympics. He won medals at each Games; however, the gold medals he won at the 1906 Games are no longer considered to be Olympic medals. He remains Denmark's most successful wrestler at the Olympics. In addition, he was World Champion in 1905 and won multiple European championship silver medals
Jan 8 Albert Asher more commonly known, was a New Zealand dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1890s, 1900s, '10s and '20s. At representative level Asher played rugby union for New Zealand, North Island, and Auckland playing on the Wing and played rugby league at representative level for Australasia, New Zealand, Auckland and the New Zealand Māori rugby league team. One of his brothers, Ernie, was also a rugby league international while another, John, became a Ngati Pukenga and Ngati Pikiao leader
Jan 8 Boris Barnet a Soviet film director, actor and screenwriter of British origin. His grandfather was a printmaker who came to the Russian Empire from Great Britain. He directed 27 films between 1927 and 1963
Jan 8 Volodymyr Sosyura a Ukrainian lyric poet, writer, veteran of the Russian Civil War.
Jan 8 Johann Kremer a professor of anatomy and human genetics at Münster University who joined the Wehrmacht on May 20, 1941. He served in the SS in the Auschwitz concentration camp as a physician during World War II, from 30 August 1942 to 18 November 1942
Jan 8 Bimal Roy an Indian film director. He is particularly noted for his realistic and socialistic films like Do Bigha Zamin, Parineeta, Biraj Bahu, Madhumati, Sujata, and Bandini, making him an important director of Hindi cinema. Inspired by Italian neo-realistic cinema, he made Do Bigha Zameen after watching Vittorio De Sica's Bicycle Thieves. His work is particularly known for his mise en scène which he employed to portray realism. He won a number of awards throughout his career, including eleven Filmfare Awards, two National Film Awards, and the International Prize of the Cannes Film Festival. Madhumati won 9 Filmfare Awards in 1958, a record held for 37 years
Jan 9 John Fleming (sport shooter) a British sport shooter who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics.
Jan 10 Frederick Fleet a British sailor, crewman and survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic after it struck an iceberg on 14 April 1912. Employed as a lookout aboard the Titanic, it was Fleet who first sighted the iceberg, ringing the bridge to proclaim, "Iceberg, right ahead!". Fleet testified at the inquiries that if he had been issued binoculars, he would have seen the iceberg sooner, because it was a blue iceberg in calm seas on a moonless night
Jan 10 Antonín Bečvář a Czech astronomer who was active in Slovakia. He was born in Stará Boleslav. Among his chief achievements is the foundation of the Skalnaté Pleso Observatory and the discovery of the comet C/1947 F2. His lifelong illness led him to the High Tatras where he founded the observatory
Jan 11 A. V. Alexander 1st Earl Alexander of Hillsborough a British Labour Co-operative politician. He was three times First Lord of the Admiralty, including during the Second World War, and then Minister of Defence under Clement Attlee
Jan 11 Florestano Di Fausto best known for his building designs in the Italian overseas territories around the Mediterranean. He is considered the most important colonial architect of the Fascist age in Italy and has been described as the "architect of the Mediterranean". Uncontested protagonist of the architectural scene first in the Italian Islands of the Aegean and then in Italian Libya, he was gifted with a remarkable preparation combined with consummate skills, which allowed him to master and to use indifferently and in any geographical context the most diverse architectural styles, swinging between eclecticism and rationalism. His legacy, long neglected, has been highlighted since the nineties of the twentieth century
Jan 11 Wally Pipp an American professional baseball player. A first baseman, Pipp played in Major League Baseball for the Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, and Cincinnati Reds between 1913 and 1928
Jan 12 Lorraine Hansberry an American playwright and writer. Hansberry inspired Nina Simone’s song "To Be Young, Gifted and Black"
Jan 13 Leo Funtek a violinist, conductor and arranger. He is best known for work as a music professor and for his 1922 arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky's piano suite Pictures at an Exhibition
Jan 14 Jeanette MacDonald an American singer and actress best remembered for her musical films of the 1930s with Maurice Chevalier and Nelson Eddy. During the 1930s and 1940s she starred in 29 feature films, four nominated for Best Picture Oscars , and recorded extensively, earning three gold records. She later appeared in opera, concerts, radio, and television. MacDonald was one of the most influential sopranos of the 20th century, introducing opera to movie-going audiences and inspiring a generation of singers
Jan 17 Pierre-Marie Gerlier a French Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Lyon from 1937 until his death, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1937
Jan 20 Alan Freed an American disc jockey. He became internationally known for promoting the mix of blues, country and rhythm and blues music on the radio in the United States and Europe under the name of rock and roll. His career was destroyed by the payola scandal that hit the broadcasting industry in the early 1960s
Jan 21 Reino Helismaa a Finnish singer-songwriter, musician and scriptwriter, mainly known for his humorous, yet homely songs. One of his best-known interpreters was Tapio Rautavaara
Jan 21 Gwynne Evans an American freestyle swimmer and water polo player who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics.
Jan 21 Arie Bieshaar a football player from the Netherlands, who represented his native country at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. There he won the bronze medal with the Netherlands national football team
Jan 21 Jean Favard a French mathematician who worked on analysis.
Jan 22 Pierre Taittinger founder of the Taittinger champagne house and chairman of the municipal council of Paris in 1943–1944 during the German occupation of France, in which position he played a role during the Liberation of Paris.
Jan 24 Nikolay Lossky a Russian philosopher, representative of Russian idealism, intuitionism, personalism, libertarianism, ethics, Axiology , and his philosophy he called intuitive-personalism. Born in Latvia, he spent his working life in Petersburg, New York and Paris. He was the father of the Christian theologian Vladimir Lossky
Jan 24 Winston Churchill a British politician and Nobel laureate who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer , and an artist. Churchill is the only British Prime Minister to have won the Nobel Prize in Literature since its inception in 1901, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States
Jan 25 Sumner Sewall a U.S. Republican politician and airline executive who served as the 58th Governor of Maine from 1941 to 1945. He began his aviation career during World War I as a fighter ace
Jan 27 Kyuzo Mifune has been categorized as one of the greatest exponents of the art of judo after the founder, Kanō Jigorō. He is considered by many to be the greatest judo technician ever, after Kanō
Jan 27 Hassan Ali Mansur an Iranian liberal and politician who was Prime Minister from 1963 to 1965. He served during the White Revolution of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and was assassinated by a member of the Fadayan-e Islam
Jan 27 Reino Kuuskoski a jurist born in Loimaa, Finland.
Jan 28 Taimur bin Feisal the sultan of Muscat and Oman from 5 October 1913 to 10 February 1932. He was born at Muscat and succeeded his father Faisal bin Turki, Sultan of Muscat and Oman as Sultan
Jan 28 Maxime Weygand a French military commander in World War I and World War II.
Jan 28 Tich Freeman an English cricketer. A leg spin bowler for Kent and England, he is the only man to take 300 wickets in an English season, and is the second most prolific wicket taker in first class cricket history
Jan 30 Frol Kozlov a Soviet politician, and a Hero of Socialist Labor.
Jan 30 Burgoyne Diller an American abstract painter. Many of his best-known works are characterized by orthogonal geometric forms that reflect his strong interest in the De Stijl movement and the work of Piet Mondrian in particular. Overall, his Geometric abstraction and non-objective style also owe much to his study with Hans Hofmann at the Art Students League of New York. He was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists. Diller's abstract work has sometimes been termed "constructivist". He also did figurative and representational works early in his career working as a muralist for the New York City Federal Arts Project
Jan 31 Konstantin Muraviev a leading member of the Agrarian People's Union who briefly served as Prime Minister of Bulgaria near the end of Bulgarian involvement in the Second World War. Muraviev was educated at Robert College of Istanbul, just like Ivan Evstratiev Geshov, Todor Ivanchov, Konstantin Stoilov and many other Bulgarian revolutionaries were
Feb 1 José Durand Laguna an Argentine football manager who was manager of the Paraguay national team at Copa América 1921 and 1929 and the 1930 FIFA World Cup.
Feb 2 Carl Johan Lind a Swedish athlete who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics, in the 1920 Summer Olympics, in the 1924 Summer Olympics, and in the 1928 Summer Olympics.
Feb 5 Anastasy Vonsyatsky a Russian anti-Bolshevik émigré and fascist leader based in the United States since the 1920s.
Feb 5 Rolf Lefdahl a Norwegian gymnast who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics.
Feb 6 Ernst Jacobsthal a German mathematician, and brother to the archaeologist Paul Jacobsthal.
Feb 7 Perikles Ioannidis a Greek admiral who became the second husband of Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark.
Feb 7 Luis Giannattasio a Uruguayan political figure.
Feb 8 Wayne Estes a 6'6" forward All-American basketball player for Utah State University from 1963 to 1965. Wayne is the third-leading scorer in Utah State history with 2,001 points and the fourth-leading rebounder. He holds school records for career points per game , free throws made in a career , consecutive 10-point games , points in a season , points per game in a season , points in a game , and rebounds in a game. He was the second leading scorer in the nation in 1965, just behind Rick Barry
Feb 8 Karl Wilhelm Rosenmund a German chemist. He was born in Berlin and died in Kiel