Famous Deaths in January 1970

  • Jan 2 Piotr Rytel, Polish composer, dies at 85
  • Jan 3 Gladys Aylward, British missionary in China; portrayed by Ingrid Bergman in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (b. 1902)
  • Jan 4 Jean-√Čtienne Valluy, French general (b. 1899)
  • Jan 5 Joseph A Yablonski, candidate for United Mine Workers pres, murdered
  • Jan 5 Max Born, German/British physicist (Nobel 1954), dies at 87
  • Jan 5 Roberto Gerhard, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 5 Cyril Fagan, Irish astrologer (b. 1896)
  • Jan 7 Robert [Harriot] Barrat, actor (Bad Lands, Go West), dies at 81
  • Jan 8 Georges Guibourg, French performer (b. 1891)
  • Jan 10 Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II), dies at 44
  • Jan 12 Blanche Stuart Scott, US pilot, dies at 84
  • Jan 14 John J "Johnny" Murphy, US baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 61
  • Jan 14 William Feller, Croatian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • Jan 16 Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61
  • Jan 17 Billy Stewart, singer (I Do Love You), dies in auto-accident at 32
  • Jan 17 Simon Kovar, Russian-American bassoonist (b. 1890)
  • Jan 18 David O McKay, 9th Mormon president, dies at 96
  • Jan 19 Hal March, actor (Atomic Kit, Outrage, Yankee Pasha), dies at 49
  • Jan 24 James "Shep" Shepherd, rocker (Shep & Limelites), beaten to death
  • Jan 24 Caresse Crosby, American poet (b. 1891)
  • Jan 25 Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st African American female DA in NY, dies at 70
  • Jan 25 Marie Benavente, actress (Paradise), dies at 84
  • Jan 25 Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese television writer and producer (Ultraman) (b. 1901)
  • Jan 27 Probir Sen, cricket (20 catch & 11 stumpings, 14 Tests for Ind), dies
  • Jan 27 Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (b. 1908)
  • Jan 28 Tommy Andrews (Aust) 16 Tests 1921-26, cricketer (592 runs), dies
  • Jan 29 Basil H Liddell Hart, English military historian, dies at 74
  • Jan 30 Malcolm Keen, English actor (Uncle Chris-Mama), dies at 82
  • Jan 31 Slim Harpo, [James Moore], rocker, dies at 28