Famous Deaths in January 1941

  • Jan 2 Mischa Levitzki, composer, dies at 42
  • Jan 4 Henri Bergson, French philosopher (Le Rire, Nobel 1928), dies at 81
  • Jan 5 Amy Johnson, British pilot who was the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia, dies during a ferry flight at 37
  • Jan 6 Franz Hessel, German writer, dies at 60
  • Jan 6 Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (b. 1882)
  • Jan 8 Robert Baden-Powell, founder (Boy Scout movement), dies at 83
  • Jan 9 Ko Boezeman, Dutch resistance fighter, dies
  • Jan 10 Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer (Sea), dies at 61
  • Jan 10 Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian, murdered at 67
  • Jan 10 Sir John Lavery, Northern Irish artist (b. 1856)
  • Jan 10 Joe Penner, Hungarian-born comedian and actor (b. 1904)
  • Jan 11 Emanuel Lasker, German chess player (b. 1868)

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Jan 13 James Joyce, novelist (Ulysses), dies in Zurich Switzerland, at 58

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  • Jan 17 Jose Leite de Vasconcelos, Portuguese scholar (Etnografia), dies at 82
  • Jan 23 Dobri Khristov, composer, dies at 65
  • Jan 27 Iver Paul Fredrik Holter, composer, dies at 90
  • Jan 29 Ioannis Metaxas, Greek gen/dictator (1936-41), commits suicide at 69