Famous Deaths in January 1963

  • Jan 2 Dick Powell, American actor and director (Dick Powell Theater), dies at 58
  • Jan 2 Jack Carson, actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), dies at 52
  • Jan 3 Oscar Backing, Austria/Neth viola player, dies at 83
  • Jan 5 Rogers Hornsby, baseball player, dies of a heart ailment at 66
  • Jan 6 Lourens GM Baas Becking, Dutch botanist/resistance fighter, dies at 68
  • Jan 7 Arthur Moore, Premier of Queensland (b. 1876)
  • Jan 8 Stark Young, US writer (So Red the Rose), dies at 81
  • Jan 8 Kay Sage, American artist and poet commits suicide aged 64
  • Jan 10 Tadeusz Szeligowski, composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 11 Arthur D Nock, English/Americans historian (St Paul), dies at 60
  • Jan 13 Leonardus G Kortenhorst, Dutch MP (KVP), dies at 76
  • Jan 14 Gustav Regler, German writer, dies at 64
  • Jan 16 Gilardo Gilardi, Argentine composer, pianist and conductor (La leyenda del urutaú, Réquiem, Misa de Gloria), dies at 73
  • Jan 16 Ike Quebec, American tenor-saxophone player, dies of cancer at 44
  • Jan 18 Johnnie Moyes, journalist and cricketer (S Aust batsman), dies
  • Jan 21 Al St John, actor (Law & Order, Devil Riders), dies at 70
  • Jan 21 Franz Jung, German writer and political activist, dies at 74
  • Jan 25 Wilson Kettle, Nfld, dies at 102, leaving 582 living descendents
  • Jan 26 John Sigvard Olsen, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70
  • Jan 27 John Farrow, actor/director (Botany Bay), dies at 58
  • Jan 28 Jean Felix Piccard, swiss explorer, dies on his 79th birthday
  • Jan 28 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (b. 1884)

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Jan 29 Robert Frost, American poet (New Hampshire, 4 Pulitzers), dies at 88

  • Jan 30 P F "Plum" Warner, cricketer (England mgr during Bodyline tour), dies
  • Jan 30 Francis Poulenc, French composer (b. 1899)