Famous Deaths in January 1960

  • Jan 1 Margaret Sullavan, American actress (Three Comrades), dies of barbiturate overdose at 48
  • Jan 2 Cees [Cornelis J] Laseur, Dutch actor/dir (Hague Comedy), dies at 60
  • Jan 2 Chris van Abkoude, author (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), dies at about 79
  • Jan 2 Fausto Coppi, Italian, ran world record 45,798 km, dies at 40
  • Jan 2 Friedrich Adler, Austria soc-dem, murdered PM Storgkh, dies at 80
  • Jan 2 Paul SauvĂ©, Canadian politician (b. 1907)
  • Jan 3 Victor Seastrom, entertainer, dies at 80

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Jan 4 Albert Camus, French author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 46

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  • Jan 5 Donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies
  • Jan 5 Pavel P Parenago, Russia, cosmonaut, dies at 53
  • Jan 6 Edith Barstow, choreographer (Frankie Laine Time), dies at 52
  • Jan 6 Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Scope & Means), dies at 68
  • Jan 7 Luis da Costa, composer, dies at 80
  • Jan 7 Dorothea Douglass Chambers (aka Katharine Lambert Chambers), UK tennis player (b. 1878)
  • Jan 9 Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (b. 1880)
  • Jan 10 Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1879)
  • Jan 11 Johan E Elias, Dutch historian (Elias Family), dies at 84
  • Jan 12 Nevil Shute [Norway], Eng/Aust author (Town like Alice), dies at 60
  • Jan 13 Sibilla Aleramo, [Rina Faccio], Italian poet (Una Donna), dies at 83
  • Jan 20 Matt Moore, Irish-American actor and director (Coquette, Deluge), dies at 72
  • Jan 24 John Miljan, actor (Charlie Chan in Paris, Yankee Clipper), dies at 66
  • Jan 25 Diana Barrymore, actress (Ladies Courageous), dies at 38
  • Jan 25 Rutland Boughton, composer, dies at 82
  • Jan 28 Jacques de Menasce, composer, dies at 54
  • Jan 28 Zora Neale Hurston, American author, dies at 69
  • Jan 29 Louis Jean Heydt, actor (Joe-Waterfront), dies at 54
  • Jan 31 Lowell Gilmore, actor (Calcutta, Roadblock), dies at 53