Famous Deaths in January 1972

  • Jan 1 Jane Morgan, actress (Mrs Margaret Davis-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 91
  • Jan 1 Maurice A Chevalier, French actor and singer (Can Can, Gigi), dies at 83
  • Jan 3 Frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82
  • Jan 4 Carl-Olof Anderberg, composer, dies at 57
  • Jan 6 Chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901)
  • Jan 7 Clarence Passailaigue, cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies
  • Jan 7 John Berryman, US poet (Imaginary Jew), dies
  • Jan 7 Eftichia Papagianopoulos, Greek lyricist

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Jan 8 Kenneth Patchen, US writer (See You in the Morning), dies at 60

Poet/Novelist Kenneth Patchen
Poet/Novelist
Kenneth Patchen
  • Jan 9 Ted Shawn, US dancer, dies at 80
  • Jan 10 Al Goodman, Russian/US orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81
  • Jan 10 Georg Rendl, Austriam miner/beekeeper (Satan on Earth), dies at 68
  • Jan 10 Sverre Jordan, composer, dies at 82
  • Jan 10 Aksel Larsen, Danish politician (b. 1897)
  • Jan 12 Padraic Colum, Irish poet/writer/founder (Irish Review), dies at 90
  • Jan 14 Frederik IX, [Christiaan FFMKW], king of Denmark (1947-72), dies at 72
  • Jan 15 Daisy Ashford, English child writer (The Young Visiters) (b. 1881)
  • Jan 16 David Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52
  • Jan 16 Teller Ammons, American politician (b. 1895)
  • Jan 17 Rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), dies at 55
  • Jan 17 Betty Smith, American writer and singer (b. 1896)
  • Jan 18 Rudolf Wittelsbach, composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 19 Michael Rabin, American violinist (b. 1936)
  • Jan 24 Jerome Cowan, actor (Mr Dithers-Blondie), dies at 74
  • Jan 25 Erhard Milch, German field marshal (b. 1892)

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Jan 27 Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer (He Got the Whole World), dies at 60

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson
  • Jan 27 Richard Courant, German/US mathematician, dies at 84
  • Jan 28 Adriaan B "Jaap" Wagemaker, Dutch sculptor, dies at 66
  • Jan 28 Dino Buzzati, Italian writer (The Tartar Steppe), dies at 67
  • Jan 30 Karel Boleslav Jirak, composer, dies at 81
  • Jan 31 Bir Bikram Shah Deva Mahendra, king of Nepal (1955-72), dies at 51
  • Jan 31 Howard Barlow, conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 79
  • Jan 31 Istvan Szelenyi, composer, dies at 67