Famous Deaths in January 1938

  • Jan 3 Arthur Boon, Flemish priest/philologist, dies at 54
  • Jan 8 Johnny Gruelle, American cartoonist, creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy (b. 1880)
  • Jan 10 Willem de Vreese, Flemish linguist, dies at 68
  • Jan 12 Gösta Ekman (senior), Swedish actor (b. 1890)
  • Jan 17 William Pickering, American astronomer (predicted Pluto), dies at 79
  • Jan 21 George Melies, French early filmmaker (A Trip to the Moon), dies at 76
  • Jan 28 Bernd Rosemeyer, German race car driver, dies at 28
  • Jan 28 John Sharp, cricketer (England bat 1909, also soccer intl), dies