Famous Deaths in January 1949

  • Jan 1 Malcolm Campbell, English cyclist (world speed-record), dies at 63

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Jan 6 Victor Fleming, American film director ("Wizard of Oz", "Gone With Wind"), dies at 65

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  • Jan 9 Amilcare Zanella, composer, dies at 75
  • Jan 10 Erich von Drygalski, German geographer, geophysicist, and polar scientist (b. 1865)
  • Jan 14 Joaquín Turina, Spanish pianist/conductor/composer (Rima), dies at 66
  • Jan 15 Pompeo Aloisi, Italian baron/diplomat/senator, dies at 63
  • Jan 15 Charles Ponzi, Italian con man (Ponzi scheme in the US), dies at 66
  • Jan 20 Josephus T J Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Stock Exchange), dies at 87
  • Jan 22 William Thomas Walsh, American author (b. 1891)
  • Jan 25 Emil Axman, Czech composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 25 Makino Nobuaki, Japanese statesman (b. 1861)
  • Jan 27 Boris Asafiev, composer, dies at 64
  • Jan 28 Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist, composer, dies at 62
  • Jan 31 Henri de Vries, [Hendricus Walterop], actor (Cleopatra), dies at 84