Famous Deaths in January 1951

  • Jan 2 Sir William Campion, Governor of Western Australia (b. 1870)
  • Jan 3 Ferdinand [Fred] Barlow, French composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 5 Andrei P Platonov, Russian author (Prok, Kotlovan), dies at 51
  • Jan 7 Johanna C H "Nelly" Bodenheim, painter (Luilekkerland), dies at 76
  • Jan 7 René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (b. 1886)
  • Jan 10 Athos Palma, Argentine composer, dies at 59
  • Jan 10 [Harry] Sinclair Lewis, American writer (Nobel Prize in Literature 1930), dies from advanced alcoholism in Rome at 65
  • Jan 10 Sinclair Lewis, writer, dies at 65
  • Jan 10 Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (b. 1890)
  • Jan 18 Robert Mark, US chairman (Caste World Congress), dies at 41
  • Jan 19 Constantin Nottara, composer, dies at 60
  • Jan 22 Eastwood Lane, composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 22 Karl Nessler, inventor of the perm (b. 1872)
  • Jan 28 Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, president of Finland (b.1867)
  • Jan 29 James Bridie, [Osborne Henry Mavor], dramatist, dies
  • Jan 29 Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer (b. 1880)
  • Jan 30 Ferdinand Porsche, German automotive engineer (Volkswagen Beetle, Mercedes-Benz SS) and founder of the Porsche car company, dies at 75