Famous Deaths in January 1928

  • Jan 6 Alvin C Kraenzlein, track star (Olympic-4 gold-1900), dies at 51
  • Jan 8 Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu, composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 11 Thomas Hardy, English novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd) and poet, dies near Dorchester at 87
  • Jan 12 Ruth Snyder, 1st woman to die in electric chair
  • Jan 13 Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer, dies at 57
  • Jan 21 George Goethals, American army engineer (b. 1858)
  • Jan 27 Marie Verstraete, actress (Frou-Frou/Nora), dies at 74
  • Jan 29 Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig/field marshal (WWI), dies at 66
  • Jan 30 Douglas Haig, British fieldmarshal (Sudan/Boer war/WWI), dies at 66
  • Jan 30 Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, Danish scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1867)