Famous Deaths in January 1962

  • Jan 1 Diego Martínez Barrio, Spanish president (1939), dies at 76
  • Jan 4 Hans Lammers, German SS officer (b. 1879)
  • Jan 6 Jacob "Jaap" Nanninga, Dutch painter (France, N Africa), dies at 57
  • Jan 9 LeRoy B Shield, US pianist/composer (Union Pacific Suite), dies at 68
  • Jan 12 Ernie Kovacs, comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), killed in auto crash at 42
  • Jan 12 Richard de Guide, composer, dies at 52
  • Jan 12 Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian writer and feminist (b. 1869)
  • Jan 13 Ernie Kovacs, comedian, dies in a car crash in West LA, at 42
  • Jan 15 Kenneth MacKenna, actor (Men Without Women), dies of cancer at 62
  • Jan 16 Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Holbein in England), dies at 77
  • Jan 16 Ivan Meštrović, Croatian sculptor (b. 1883)
  • Jan 16 Frank Hurley, Australian photographer (b. 1885)
  • Jan 17 Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Dead End), dies at 56
  • Jan 18 Raymond Moulaert, composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 19 Snub Pollard, actor (Limelight, Arizona Days), dies of cancer at 72
  • Jan 20 Robinson Jeffers, poet/playwright (Dear Judas), dies at 75
  • Jan 21 Andre Lhote, French painter/art historian, dies at 76
  • Jan 24 Tom Shirley, actor/TV announcer (They're Off), dies at 62
  • Jan 24 Stanley Lord, captain of the SS Californian the night of the Titanic disaster (b. 1877)

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Jan 26 Charles "Lucky" Luciano, NYC Mafia gangster, dies of a heart attack at 65

  • Jan 26 Fran Lhotka, Czech composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 29 Fritz Kreisler, Austria/US violinist/composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 30 Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician (b. 1894)