Famous Deaths in January 1956

  • Jan 3 Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91
  • Jan 3 Joseph Wirth, 5th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic (Germany) (b. 1876)
  • Jan 4 Alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91
  • Jan 5 Jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84
  • Jan 5 Mistinguett, French singer (b. 1875)
  • Jan 8 Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928)
  • Jan 10 Henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84
  • Jan 10 Karl L Schmidt, German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum), dies at 64
  • Jan 12 John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (WW II Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70
  • Jan 12 Norman Kerry, actor (Air Eagles, Phantom of Opera), dies at 61
  • Jan 14 Siegfried F Nadel, Aust/British anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52
  • Jan 19 Charles Dingle, American actor (The Little Foxes), dies at 68
  • Jan 21 Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883)
  • Jan 22 P A M Speet, Dutch broadcast CEO (KRO), dies
  • Jan 23 Alexander Korda, English movie producer (Henry VIII), dies at 62
  • Jan 27 Erich Kleiber, Austrian conductor, dies

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Jan 29 H[enry] L[ouis] Mencken, US essayist/critic (Smart Set), dies at 75

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken
  • Jan 30 Gerrit Mannoury, mathematician/philosopher, dies at 88
  • Jan 30 Jane Seymour, actress (Young Mr Bobbin), dies at 56

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Jan 31 A. A. Milne, English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, dies at 74

Author A. A. Milne
Author
A. A. Milne