Famous Deaths in January 1958

  • Jan 1 David Broekman, musican (Think Fast), dies at 55
  • Jan 1 Edward Weston, American photographer (b. 1886)
  • Jan 4 Waverley John Anderson, Scot, viscount/governor of Bengal, dies at 75
  • Jan 6 Josephine CMA, princess of Belgium/nun, dies at 85
  • Jan 7 Petru Groza, premier/president (Romania, 1945-58), dies at 74
  • Jan 8 Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (b. 1883)
  • Jan 9 Paul Fechter, German writer/historian (God's Magician), dies
  • Jan 9 Willis Rodney Whitney, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research, dies at 89
  • Jan 10 Charles de Trooz, Belgian writer, dies at 52
  • Jan 11 Alec Rowley, English composer, dies at 65
  • Jan 12 Arthur Shepherd, composer, dies at 77
  • Jan 12 Charles Mallory Hatfield, U.S. rainmaker (b. 1875)
  • Jan 13 Edna Purviance, actress (Charlie Chaplin, Sunnyside), dies at 61
  • Jan 13 John Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/church historian, dies at 75
  • Jan 13 Jesse L. Lasky, U.S. film producer (b. 1880)
  • Jan 23 Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (b. 1880)
  • Jan 30 Earnest H Heinkel, German airplane builder (WW II), dies at 70
  • Jan 30 Jean Crotti, Swiss artist (b. 1878)