Famous Deaths in January 1947

  • 4th Forrest Reid, Irish author/critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71
  • 9th Karl Mannheim, sociologist (Diagnosis of Our Time), dies at 53
  • 9th Lambertus Zijl, sculptor (Merchant Exchange-Amsterdam), dies at 80
  • 11th Eva Tanguay, Canadian-born singer and entertainer (b. 1879)
  • 12th Jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Wertwissenschaft), dies at 77
  • 13th Veit Valentin, German/US historian (German People), dies at 61

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15th Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia (b. 1924)

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short
  • 17th Pyotr Krasnov, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1869)
  • 17th Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, French Archbishop of Quebec (b. 1883)
  • 20th Josh Gibson, Negro League slugger, dies of a brain tumor at age 35
  • 23rd Pierre Bonnard, French painter/illustrator, dies at 79
  • 23rd Roy Park, cricketer (prolific Victorian bat & official), dies
  • 24th Felix Timmermans, writer/painter (Gift from St Nicholas), dies at 60

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25th Al Capone, Chicago gangster, dies of neurosyphilis at 48

Gangster Al Capone
Al Capone
  • 26th Grace Moore, American soprano/actress (One Night of Love), dies at 48
  • 26th Gustav Adolf, crown prince of Sweden, dies in air crash
  • 28th Reynaldo Hahn, composer, dies at 72
  • 29th Fred Barratt, cricket (5 wkts at 47 in 5 Tests for Eng 1929-30), dies
  • 30th Frederick F Blackman, English botanist, dies at 80