Famous Deaths in January 1968

  • Jan 2 Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies
  • Jan 4 Joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83
  • Jan 5 Jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79
  • Jan 6 Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81
  • Jan 7 Prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)
  • Jan 9 Kokichi Tsuburaya, Jap marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide
  • Jan 9 Louis-Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera), dies at 90
  • Jan 10 Basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73
  • Jan 10 Howard Smith, actor (Harvey Griffin-Hazel), dies at 74
  • Jan 10 Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer, dies at 85
  • Jan 10 Louis-Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (La Momie), dies at 90
  • Jan 13 Bill Masterson, NHL player for the Minnesota Northstars checked into the boards, dies two days later
  • Jan 14 Dorothea Mackellar, Australian poet (My Country) (b. 1885)
  • Jan 15 Bill Masterson, 1st NHLer fatally injured during a game (Jan 13), dies
  • Jan 15 John Davidson, actor (Dick Tracy vs Crime Inc), dies at 80
  • Jan 15 Leopold Infeld, Pol nuclear physcist (Motion & Relativity), dies at 69
  • Jan 15 Bill Masterton, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • Jan 16 Robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84
  • Jan 17 Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/general Spanish rep army, dies at 83
  • Jan 18 Bert Wheeler, actor (Rainmakers, High Flyers, Dixiana), dies at 72
  • Jan 18 John Ridgely, actor (Air Force, Possessed, Big Sleep), dies at 58
  • Jan 18 Lee Tracy, actor (Martin Kane-Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 69
  • Jan 19 Ray Harroun, American race car driver (b. 1879)
  • Jan 21 Will Lang Jr., American magazine executive (b. 1914)
  • Jan 22 Duke Kahanamoku, 100m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-12, 20, 24), dies at 77
  • Jan 25 Virginia Maskell, actress (Only Two Can Play), dies at 31
  • Jan 26 Merrill C. Meigs, American newspaper publisher (b. 1883)
  • Jan 26 Yvor Winters, American poet (b. 1900)
  • Jan 29 Laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, cricketer (Test for India), dies
  • Jan 30 Tsugouharu T Foujita, Japanese/French painter, dies at 81