Famous Deaths in January 1939

  • Jan 2 Roman Dmowski, Polish politician (b. 1864)

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Jan 5 Amelia Earhart, American aviator and 1st woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, declared dead at 41 after her disappearance over the Pacific Ocean in 1937

  • Jan 6 Albert Ward, cricketer (England batsman in 7 Tests 1893-95), dies
  • Jan 9 Johann Strauss, Austrian conductor/Royal ball director, dies at 72
  • Jan 10 Jameson Thomas, actor (Piccadilly, Farmer's Wife), dies at 50
  • Jan 10 Julius Bittner, Austria composer (Missa Austriaca), dies at 64
  • Jan 13 Jacob Ruppert, CEO (NY Yankees, 1915-39), dies
  • Jan 19 Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (b. 1898)
  • Jan 23 Matthias Sindelar, Austria soccer star, commits suicide
  • Jan 24 Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist (b. 1867)
  • Jan 26 Armand Calinescu, Romania's PM, assassinated by the iron guard
  • Jan 28 William Butler Yeats, Irish poet (Nobel), dies in France at 73
  • Jan 31 George Thornton, cricketer (1 Test for South Africa 1902, 1* & 1-20), dies