Famous Deaths in January 1966

  • Jan 1 Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82
  • Jan 3 Rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62
  • Jan 5 George Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies
  • Jan 9 Haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68

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Jan 9 Albert Stevens, an American patient in secret medical trials who survived the highest known radiation dose in a human, dies of heart disease at 79

Human Medical Subject Albert Stevens
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Albert Stevens
  • Jan 10 George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide
  • Jan 10 Hermann Kasack, writer, dies at 69
  • Jan 11 Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64
  • Jan 11 Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian premier (1964-66), dies at 61
  • Jan 11 Hannes Kolehmainen, Finnish runner (b. 1889)
  • Jan 14 Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies
  • Jan 14 Bill Carr, American athlete (b. 1909)
  • Jan 16 Margarete Susman, writer, dies at 91
  • Jan 17 Vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50
  • Jan 18 Kathleen Norris, US author, dies at 85
  • Jan 22 Herbert Marshall, actor (Dark Angel, Duel in the Sun), dies at 75
  • Jan 24 Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (b. 1909)
  • Jan 29 Josef Winckler, German dentist/writer (Tolle Bomberg), dies at 84
  • Jan 29 Pierre Mercure, composer, dies at 38
  • Jan 31 Elizabeth Patterson, actress (Tall Story), dies at 90