Famous Deaths in January 1942

  • Jan 1 Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35
  • Jan 3 Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70
  • Jan 4 Leon Jessel, German composer (The Parade of the Tin Soldiers), dies at 70
  • Jan 5 Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered
  • Jan 6 Emma CalvĂ©, French soprano (b. 1858)
  • Jan 7 Henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, President of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63
  • Jan 8 Arvo Hannikainen, Finnish composer, dies at 44
  • Jan 8 Joseph Franklin Rutherford, American religious publisher (b. 1869)
  • Jan 12 George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies
  • Jan 14 Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian writer (b. 1883)
  • Jan 15 Melvin Winfield Sheppard, runner (Olympic gold 08, 12), dies at 58
  • Jan 16 Carole Lombard [Jane Alice Peters], American actress (My Man Godfrey, To Be or Not to Be), dies in a plane crash at 33
  • Jan 17 Frederick Jerome Work, composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 17 Walther von Reichenau, German field marshal, dies at 57
  • Jan 21 Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/musicologist/conductor, dies at 72
  • Jan 22 Reimond Tollenaere, leader Flemishch National Front, dies at 81
  • Jan 22 Walter Richard Sickert, British painter (Free House!), dies at 81
  • Jan 22 Xiao Hong, Chinese writer (The Field of Life and Death). dies at 30
  • Jan 25 Eugene Samuel-Holeman, composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 26 Gerard Philips, Dutch industrialist and manufacturer (Philips), dies at 83
  • Jan 27 Kaarel Eenpalu, Estonian Prime Minister (b. 1888)
  • Jan 28 Pablo Luna y Carne, composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 29 Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal, composer, dies at 92
  • Jan 30 Vasily Pavovlich Kalafati, composer, dies at 72
  • Jan 31 Henry Larkin, American baseball player (b. 1860)
  • Jan 31 Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (b. 1917)