Died in 1987

Jan 1 Jack Latham an American actor, and news anchor, active on screen and television from 1934 to 1973. Latham was the news anchor at KNBC in Los Angeles throughout the 1960s/early 1970s
Jan 2 Ramon Castroviejo a famous Spanish and American eye surgeon remembered for his achievements in corneal transplantation.
Jan 2 Harekrushna Mahatab a leader of the Indian National Congress, a notable figure in the Indian independence movement and the Chief Minister of Odisha from 1946 to 1950 and again from 1956 to 1961. He was popularly known by the sobriquet Utkal Keshari
Jan 5 Helenka Pantaleoni an American silent film actress and humanitarian who was the founding director of the U.S. Committee for UNICEF, a role that she held for 25 years. Pantaleoni was the daughter of Polish musicians Jozef and Antonina Adamowski. After studying piano in Poland Antonina became the only known female pupil of Ignacy Paderewski in Paris between 1890 and 1895, when she left for the United States. Josef was a cellist and a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Antonina, Jozef, and Jozef's brother Tymoteusz , made up the Adamowski Trio. Helenka's mother was also the sister of Helena , the second wife of Polish pianist and diplomat Ignacy Paderewski
Jan 5 Herman Smith-Johannsen a Norwegian-Canadian supercentenarian who gained widespread recognition for being one of the first people to introduce the sport of cross-country skiing to Canada and North America. He is recognized by certain groups within the cross-country skiing community in Canada for the many contributions he made to the sport and for his personal longevity
Jan 5 Margaret Laurence a Canadian novelist and short story writer, one of the major figures in Canadian literature. She was also a founder of the Writers' Trust of Canada, a non-profit literary organization that seeks to encourage Canada's writing community
Jan 9 Arthur Lake (actor) an American actor known best for bringing Dagwood Bumstead, the bumbling husband of Blondie, to life in film, radio and television.
Jan 10 David Robinson (philanthropist) a British entrepreneur and philanthropist. He donated £18 million to the University of Cambridge to establish a new college in his name. Robinson College, Cambridge, the newest in the university, was formally opened in 1981. Robinson also donated £3 million to start the Rosie Hospital, named after his mother, which is now a part of Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge
Jan 10 Marion Hutton a United States singer and actress.
Jan 11 Albert Ferber a Swiss pianist whose international performing career spanned four decades, taking him all over the world.
Jan 13 Vladimir Alatortsev a Russian chess grandmaster, organizer, teacher, author, and administrator. During his career, he became champion of both Leningrad and Moscow, and played in the USSR Chess Championship finals nine times, with his best competitive results in the 1930s. He placed clear second in the 1933 Soviet final. He retired from most competitive play in the early 1950s, moving into roles as a chess organizer, teacher, and coach. He served as Chairman of the All-Union chess section from 1954 to 1959. He served as chairman of the USSR Chess Federation from 1959 to 1961. By profession, he was a hydraulics engineer
Jan 13 Igor Ilyinsky a famous Russian film and stage actor, director and comedian.
Jan 14 Douglas Sirk a German film director best known for his work in Hollywood melodramas in the 1950s.
Jan 15 Ray Bolger an American entertainer of vaudeville, stage and screen, and singer and dancer best known for his portrayal of the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz.
Jan 15 Mark Borisovich Mitin a Soviet Marxist-Leninist philosopher and university lecturer, Professor of Philosophy Faculty of Moscow State University. He was interested primarily dialectical and historical materialism , the philosophy of history and criticism of "bourgeois" philosophy
Jan 15 Aníbal Muñoz Duque a Roman Catholic Cardinal and former Archbishop of Bogotá.
Jan 16 Bertram Wainer an Australian doctor who successfully campaigned for legal access to abortion for women in the state of Victoria. In the process he received multiple death threats from the police and survived at least three attempts on his life, including shootings and arson. He was also to uncover political and police corruption
Jan 17 Hugo Fregonese an Argentine film director who worked both in Hollywood and Argentina.
Jan 18 Renato Guttuso an Italian painter.
Jan 19 Veniamin Levich an internationally prominent physical chemist and founder of the discipline of physico-chemical hydrodynamics. He was a student of the theoretical physicist, Lev Landau. His landmark textbook titled Physicochemical Hydrodynamics is widely considered his most important contribution to science. The Levich Equation describing a current at a rotating disk electrode is named after him. His research activities also included gas-phase collision reactions, electrochemistry, and the quantum mechanics of electron transfer
Jan 19 Lawrence Kohlberg an American psychologist best known for his theory of stages of moral development. He served as a professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Chicago and at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. Even though it was considered unusual in his era, he decided to study the topic of moral judgment, extending Jean Piaget's account of children's moral development from twenty-five years earlier. In fact, it took Kohlberg five years before he was able to publish an article based on his views. Kohlberg's work reflected and extended not only Piaget's findings but also the theories of philosophers George Herbert Mead and James Mark Baldwin. At the same time he was creating a new field within psychology: "moral development". Scholars such as Elliot Turiel and James Rest have responded to Kohlberg's work with their own significant contributions. In an empirical study by Haggbloom et using six criteria, such as citations and recognition, Kohlberg was found to be the 30th most eminent psychologist of the 20th century
Jan 21 Charles Goodell a U.S. Representative and a Senator from New York, notable for coming into both offices under special circumstances following the deaths of his predecessors
Jan 22 R. Budd Dwyer an American politician in the state of Pennsylvania. He served from 1971 to 1981 as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate representing the state's 50th district. He served as the 30th Treasurer of Pennsylvania from January 20, 1981 to January 22, 1987. On that day, Dwyer called a news conference in the Pennsylvania state capital of Harrisburg where he killed himself in front of the gathered reporters with a.357 caliber revolver. Dwyer's suicide was subsequently broadcast to a wide television audience across the state of Pennsylvania
Jan 23 Vincent Ellis McKelvey an American geologist. He was married to Genevieve Bowman McKelvey. They had one son, Gregory McKelvey of Spokane, Washington. McKelvey was an earth scientist who spent 46 years with the United States Geological Survey. McKelvey was recognized as an international authority on deep-sea mineral deposits. From 1968 to 1982, he served as scientific adviser and senior deputy to the United States delegation to the Law of the Sea Conference of the United Nations, where fellow delegates often depended on his ability to render complex scientific issues into plain English
Jan 25 Frank J. Lynch a lawyer, judge, and legislator from Pennsylvania.
Jan 25 Nahuel Moreno a Trotskyist leader from Argentina. Moreno was active in the Trotskyist movement from 1942 until his death
Jan 25 Asim Ferhatović a Bosnian footballer. He started his football career in 1948 with FK Sarajevo, for whom he made his first-team debut in 1952. Ferhatovic remained with the club until his retirement in 1967, although he represented Fenerbahçe in the 1960-61 season, winning the Turkish league title. He won a solitary cap for the Yugoslavia national football team in 1961
Jan 27 Norman McLaren a Scottish-born Canadian animator and film director known for his work for the National Film Board of Canada. He was a pioneer in a number of areas of animation and filmmaking, including drawn-on-film animation, visual music, abstract film, pixilation and graphical sound
Jan 28 Valerian Trifa a Romanian Orthodox cleric and fascist political activist, who served as archbishop of the Romanian Orthodox Church in America and Canada. For part of his life, he was a naturalized citizen of the United States
Jan 29 Josep Vicenç Foix a Catalan poet, writer, and essayist. He usually signed his work by using the abbreviation J.V. Foix
Jan 29 Emvin Cremona a Maltese artist and stamp designer. He is regarded as one of the best Maltese artists of the 20th century. Cremona is known for designing most Maltese stamps from 1957 to the 1970s, including the stamp issue commemorating Malta's independence from Great Britain in 1964. He studied at the Malta School of Arts and the Regia Accademia delle Belle Arti in Rome. Some of his works can be found at the parish churches of Msida and Hamrun, Ta' Pinu Sanctuary and the Chapel of the Malta International Airport. The World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva and the United Nations Headquarters in New York also house paintings by Cremona
Jan 29 Gerhard Klopfer an official of the Nazi Party and assistant to Martin Bormann in the Office of the Party Chancellery.
Jan 29 Princess Pilar of Bavaria the only daughter of Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria and his wife Infanta Maria de la Paz of Spain.
Jan 29 Carlo Cassola an important Italian novelist and essayist. His novel La Ragazza di Bube , which received the Strega Prize, was adapted into a film by Luigi Comencini in 1963
Jan 30 Harold Loeffelmacher an American musician and bandleader best known for forming the polka band known as the Six Fat Dutchmen. The band, based in New Ulm, Minnesota, traveled extensively and played as many as 335 dates per year, mostly in the Midwestern United States. Over a span of 14 years the Six Fat Dutchmen recorded 800 polkas, waltzes and schottisches on the RCA Victor label, and for ten years they were signed by Dot Records. Loeffelmacher was inducted into the International Polka Association's Hall of Fame in 1975
Jan 31 Yves Allégret a French film director, often working in the film noir genre. He was born in Asnières-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine and died in Paris
Jan 31 Idris Barzani a Kurdish politician in Kurdistan. He was the brother of Massoud Barzani, a well-known Kurdish figure, and the father of Nechervan Idris Barzani. He was often on diplomatic trips for the KDP. He died on January 31, 1987, of a heart attack
Jan 31 M. Bhaktavatsalam an Indian lawyer, politician and freedom fighter from the state of Tamil Nadu. He served as the Chief Minister of Madras state from 2 October 1963 to 6 March 1967. He was the last Congress chief minister of Tamil Nadu and the last to have taken part in the Indian independence movement
Feb 1 Alessandro Blasetti an Italian film director who influenced Italian neorealism with the film Quattro passi fra le nuvole. Blasetti was one of the leading figures in Italian cinema during the Fascist era. He is sometimes known as the "father of Italian cinema" because of his role in reviving the struggling industry in the late 1920s
Feb 1 Gustav Knuth a German film actor. He appeared in 128 films between 1935 and 1982 and starred in the TV series Alle meine Tiere
Feb 2 Yakov Estrin a Russian chess International Master, International Correspondence Chess Grandmaster and world champion, chess theoretician, and writer.
Feb 2 Carlos José Castilho a Brazilian football goalkeeper. He played for Fluminense from 1947 to 1964 and for Brazil. He was a member of the Brazil squad in four World Cups: 1950, 1954, 1958 and 1962, but he only actually played three games, all of them in the 1954 finals. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Feb 2 Abraham Zelmanov a prominent scientist working in the General Theory of Relativity and cosmology. He first constructed, in 1944, the complete mathematical method to calculate physical observable quantities in the General Theory of Relativity. Applying the mathematical apparatus, in the 1940s, he established the basics of the theory of inhomogeneous anisotropic universe, where he determined specific kinds of all cosmological models — scenarios of evolution — which could be theoretically conceivable for a truly inhomogeneous and anisotropic Universe in the framework of Einstein's theory
Feb 2 Alistair MacLean a Scottish novelist who wrote popular thrillers and adventure stories, the best known of which are perhaps The Guns of Navarone, Ice Station Zebra, and Where Eagles Dare – all three having been made into popular films. He also wrote two novels under the pseudonym Ian Stuart
Feb 3 George Derwent Thomson an English classical scholar, Marxist philosopher, and scholar of the Irish language.
Feb 4 Liberace an American pianist and entertainer.
Feb 4 Carl Rogers an influential American psychologist and among the founders of the humanistic approach to psychology. Rogers is widely considered to be one of the founding fathers of psychotherapy research and was honored for his pioneering research with the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions by the American Psychological Association in 1956
Feb 4 Meena Keshwar Kamal an Afghan revolutionary political activist, feminist, women's rights activist and founder of Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan , who was assassinated in 1987.
Feb 5 Klāvs Elsbergs a Latvian poet and translator. He was the son of Latvian poet Vizma Belševica
Feb 5 William Collier Jr. an American film and stage actor who appeared in 89 films.