Famous Deaths in January 1969

  • Jan 1 Barton Maclane, actor (Gen Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 68
  • Jan 1 Bruno Söderström, Swedish athlete (b. 1888)
  • Jan 2 Georges Renevant, actor (Cornered), dies after long illness at 74
  • Jan 3 Howard McNear, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show,Irma La Douce), dies after long illness at 63
  • Jan 3 Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (b. 1909)
  • Jan 4 Montague Fawcett Phillips, composer, dies at 83
  • Jan 4 Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (b. 1908)
  • Jan 5 Franz Theodor Csokor, Austrian author (Gottes General), dies at 83
  • Jan 5 Tom Aherne, actor (Hustler, April Fools), dies of influenza in NY
  • Jan 8 Albert Hill, British athlete (b. 1889)
  • Jan 9 Ladislav Vycpalek, composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 10 John Brownlee, Australian tenor (b. 1900)
  • Jan 11 Richmal Crompton, British author (b. 1890)
  • Jan 13 Fred Price, cricket wicket-keep (England, v Aust Headingley 1938), dies
  • Jan 13 Wilton Graff, actor (Bloodlust, Just Before Dawn), dies at 65
  • Jan 15 Theodor Werner, German painter, dies at 82
  • Jan 16 Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20
  • Jan 16 Vernon Duke [Vladimir Alexandrovich Dukelsky], American composer and songwriter (Taking a Chance on Love), dies of lung cancer at 65
  • Jan 17 Grazyna Bacewicz, composer, dies at 59
  • Jan 18 Hans Freyer, German sociologist and philosopher, dies at 81
  • Jan 19 Charles Winninger, actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island), dies at 84
  • Jan 23 Jaroslav Kricka, composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 24 Pauline Hall, composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 24 Tom Zachary, baseball pitcher (Wash Senators), dies at 72
  • Jan 25 Irene Castle, English dancer (b. 1887)
  • Jan 27 Charles Winninger, actor (Charlie Farrell Show), dies at 82
  • Jan 27 Hanns Jelinek, composer, dies at 67
  • Jan 30 Allan Welsh Dulles, US diplomat/director (CIA 1953-61), dies at 75
  • Jan 30 Dominique G Pire, clergyman, (Europe village Nobel 1958), dies at 58
  • Jan 31 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer, dies at 77
  • Jan 31 Meher Baba, Indian guru (b. 1894)