Died in 1967

Jan 1 Maurice Leyland an English cricketer who played 41 Test matches between 1928 and 1938. In first-class cricket, he represented Yorkshire between 1920 and 1946, scoring over 1,000 runs in 17 consecutive seasons. A left-handed middle-order batsman and occasional left-arm spinner, Leyland was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1929
Jan 3 Jack Ruby a nightclub operator in Dallas, Texas. On November 24, 1963, Ruby fatally shot Lee Harvey Oswald, who was in police custody after being charged with the murder of John Kennedy two days earlier. A Dallas jury found Ruby guilty of murdering Oswald, and Ruby was sentenced to death. Later, Ruby appealed his conviction and was granted a new trial. As the date for his new trial was being set, Ruby became ill and died of a pulmonary embolism due to lung cancer
Jan 3 Reginald Punnett a British geneticist who co-founded, with William Bateson, the Journal of Genetics in 1910. Punnett is probably best remembered today as the creator of the Punnett square, a tool still used by biologists to predict the probability of possible genotypes of offspring. His Mendelism is sometimes said to have been the first textbook on genetics; it was probably the first popular science book to introduce genetics to the public
Jan 3 Mary Garden a Scottish-American operatic soprano with a substantial career in France and America in the first third of the 20th century. She spent the latter part of her childhood and youth in the United States and eventually became an American citizen, although she lived in France for many years and eventually retired to Scotland, where she died
Jan 4 Donald Campbell a British speed record breaker who broke eight absolute world speed records on water and on land in the 1950s and 1960s. He remains the only person to set both world land and water speed records in the same year
Jan 5 Albert M. Greenfield a real estate broker and developer who built his company into a vast East Coast network of department stores, banks, finance companies, hotels, newspapers, transportation companies and the Loft Candy Corporation. His high-rise office buildings and hotels were instrumental in changing the face of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, his base of operations. Uniquely for his time, he formed business relationships across religious, ethnic and social lines and played a major role in reforming politics in Philadelphia as well as at the national level
Jan 6 Mohan Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana the prime minister and foreign minister of Nepal from 30 April 1948 until 12 November 1951.
Jan 7 David Goodis an American writer of crime fiction, noted for his prolific output of short stories and novels epitomizing the noir fiction genre. A native of Philadelphia, Goodis alternately resided there and in New York City and Hollywood during his professional years. Yet, throughout his life he maintained a deep identification with the city of his birth, Philadelphia. Goodis cultivated the skid row neighborhoods of his home town, using what he observed to craft his hard-boiled sagas of lives gone wrong, realized in dark portrayals of a blighted urban landscape teeming with criminal life and human despair
Jan 7 Carl Schuricht a German conductor.
Jan 8 Nikolay Okhlopkov a Soviet actor and theatre director who patterned his work after Meyerhold.
Jan 8 Zbigniew Cybulski a Polish actor, one of the best-known and most popular personalities of the post-World War II history of Poland.
Jan 8 Walter Bruno Henning a scholar of Middle Iranian languages and literature, especially of the corpus discovered by the Turpan expeditions of the early 20th century.
Jan 8 Josef Frank (architect) an Austrian-born architect, artist, and designer who adopted Swedish citizenship in the latter half of his life. Together with Oskar Strnad, he created the Vienna School of Architecture, and its concept of Modern houses, housing and interiors
Jan 9 Ryuki Miki a Japanese amateur tennis player. His main success was winning the 1933 Wimbledon Championships in mixed doubles
Jan 10 Vilém Petrželka a prominent Czech composer and conductor.
Jan 10 Charlotte Berend-Corinth a female German painter and artist in the Berliner Secession. She was married to German painter Lovis Corinth
Jan 10 Radhabinod Pal an Indian jurist. He was the Indian member appointed to the International Military Tribunal for the Far East's trials of Japanese war crimes committed during the second World War. Among all the judges of the tribunal, he was the only one who submitted a judgment which insisted all defendants were not guilty. The Yasukuni Shrine and the Kyoto Ryozen Gokoku Shrine have monuments specially dedicated to Judge Pal
Jan 10 Ludwig Engels a German–Brazilian chess master.
Jan 11 Wolfgang Zeller a German composer noted for his complex film music.
Jan 11 Nikola Dobrovic a Serbian architect, teacher and urban planner.
Jan 12 James Bedford a University of California psychology professor who wrote several books on occupational counseling. He is the first person whose body was cryopreserved after legal death, and who remains preserved at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. In the cryonisists community, the anniversary of his cryopreservation is celebrated as "Bedford Day."
Jan 12 Holland Smith sometimes called the "father" of modern U.S. amphibious warfare. His nickname, "Howlin' Mad" Smith, had been given to him by his troops in the Dominican Republic in 1916
Jan 13 Anatole de Grunwald a Russian British film producer and screenwriter.
Jan 13 Ove Andersen (athlete) a Finnish athlete who competed mainly in the 3000 metre steeple chase.
Jan 14 Miklós Kállay a Hungarian politician who served as Prime Minister of Hungary during World War II, from 9 March 1942 to 22 March 1944.
Jan 15 David Burliuk a Ukrainian Futurist, Neo-Primitivist, book illustrator, publicist, and author associated with Russian Futurism. Burliuk is often described as "the father of Russian Futurism."
Jan 16 Ivan Meshchaninov a Soviet linguist and ethnographer.
Jan 16 Robert J. Van de Graaff an American physicist, noted for his design and construction of high voltage generators, who taught at Princeton University and MIT.
Jan 16 Yuri German a Soviet Russian writer, playwright, screenwriter, and journalist.
Jan 17 Evelyn Nesbit a popular American chorus girl and artists’ model whose liaison with renowned architect Stanford White immortalized her as "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing.".
Jan 17 Montagu Brocas Burrows Commander-in-Chief of West Africa Command of the British Army from 1945 to 1946.
Jan 18 Goose Tatum an African American multi-sport athlete.
Jan 18 Linné Ahlstrand an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its July 1958 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Frank Bez
Jan 19 Grace Cunard an American actress, screenwriter and film director. Her sister was actress Mina Cunard
Jan 19 Peter Laszlo Peri an artist and sculptor.
Jan 19 Taavi Tamminen a Finnish wrestler and Olympic medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling.
Jan 20 Boleslav Vladimirovich Likhterman a Soviet medical researcher. He is best remembered as a pioneer in the use of high frequency electrical currents in the treatment of physical ailments and as an editor of the academic journal Voprosi Kurortologii, Physiotherapii i Lechebnoi Physicheskoi Kultury
Jan 21 Ann Sheridan an American actress. She worked regularly from 1934 to her death in 1967, first in film and later in television. Notable roles include Angels with Dirty Faces , The Man Who Came to Dinner , Kings Row and I Was a Male War Bride
Jan 22 Jobyna Ralston an American stage and film actress.
Jan 22 Robert Henriques a British writer, broadcaster and farmer. He gained modest renown for two award-winning novels and two biographies of Jewish business tycoons, published during the middle part of the 20th century
Jan 22 Harry Stephen Keeler a prolific but little-known American author.
Jan 24 Luigi Federzoni a twentieth-century Italian nationalist and later Fascist politician.
Jan 24 Oliverio Girondo an Argentine poet. He was born in Buenos Aires to a relatively wealthy family, enabling him from a young age to travel to Europe, where he studied in both Paris and England. He is perhaps most famous for his participation in the magazines , which ushered in the arrival of ultraism, the first of the vanguardist movements to settle in Argentina
Jan 25 Ettore Bastianini an Italian opera singer who was particularly associated with the operas of Verdi.
Jan 27 Roger B. Chaffee an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut in the Apollo program. Chaffee died along with fellow astronauts Gus Grissom and Ed White during a pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission at the then-Cape Kennedy Air Force Station, Florida, in 1967. Chaffee was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and the Navy Air Medal
Jan 27 Edward Higgins White an American aeronautical engineer, U.S. Air Force officer, test pilot and NASA astronaut. On June 3, 1965, he became the first American to "walk" in space. White died along with his fellow astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom and Roger Chaffee during prelaunch testing for the first manned Apollo mission at Cape Canaveral. He was awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal for his flight in Gemini 4 and then awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor posthumously
Jan 27 Gus Grissom one of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts, test pilot, mechanical engineer, and a United States Air Force pilot. He was the second American to fly in space, and the first member of the NASA Astronaut Corps to fly in space twice
Jan 27 Alphonse Juin a Marshal of France. A graduate of the Saint-Cyr class of 1912, he served in Morocco in 1914 in command of native troops. Upon the outbreak of the First World War, he was sent to the Western Front in France, where he was gravely wounded in 1915. As a result of this wound, he lost the use of his right arm
Jan 28 Bechor-Shalom Sheetrit an Israeli politician, minister and the only signatory of the Israeli declaration of independence to have been born in the country. He served as Minister of Police from independence until his death in 1967, making him the longest-serving cabinet member in the same portfolio to date
Jan 28 Václav Wasserman a Czechoslovak screenwriter, film actor and director. He wrote for 91 films between 1920 and 1958