Famous Deaths in January 1973

  • Jan 5 Cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP (SGP), dies at 79
  • Jan 11 Isabel Randolph, actress (Missing Corpse), dies at 83
  • Jan 11 Rudolf Kubin, composer, dies a day after 64th birthday
  • Jan 15 Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor, dies at 68
  • Jan 15 Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1901)
  • Jan 15 Coleman Francis, American film director (b. 1919)
  • Jan 16 Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65
  • Jan 17 Fred Essler, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 77
  • Jan 19 Max Adrian, Irish actor (Boy Friend), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • Jan 20 Amilcar L Cabral, fought for Guinea Bissau independence, murdered 51
  • Jan 20 Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician (b. 1885)

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Jan 22 Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (Democrat: 1963-69), dies at his Texas ranch at 64

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Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jan 23 Alexander Onassis, Greek heir of the Onassis family (b. 1948)
  • Jan 23 Kid Ory, American jazz trombonist (b. 1886)
  • Jan 24 Alan Lisette, cricketer (took 3 wickets in 2 Tests for NZ 1956), dies
  • Jan 24 J Carrol Naish, actor (Charlie Chan-Adv of Charlie Chan), dies at 73
  • Jan 24 Masao Ohba, world champion Japanese boxer (b. 1949)
  • Jan 26 Edward G Robinson, [Goldenberg], actor (Little Caesar), dies at 79
  • Jan 26 Meijer Sluyser, Dutch journalist/commentator (VARA), dies at about 71
  • Jan 26 Jay C. Higginbotham, American musician (b. 1906)
  • Jan 28 John Banner, actor (Schultz-Hogan's Heroes), dies on 62nd birthday
  • Jan 29 Johannes Paul Thilman, composer, dies at 67
  • Jan 29 Ludwig Stossel, Austrian actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 89
  • Jan 30 Jack McGowan, actor (On Our Selection), dies at 54
  • Jan 31 Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist (Nobel 1969), dies at 77