Famous Deaths in January 1983

  • Jan 2 Bernard George Stevens, composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 2 Dick Emery, actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), dies at 65
  • Jan 2 Harriet Parsons, producer (Susan Slept Here), dies at 76 of cancer
  • Jan 7 August Cool, Belgian trade union leader, dies at 79
  • Jan 8 Gale Page, actress (4 Daughters, Knute Rockney), dies of cancer at 72
  • Jan 8 Lois Wilson, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
  • Jan 8 Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (b. 1913)
  • Jan 8 Gerhard Barkhorn, German fighter pilot (b. 1919)
  • Jan 8 Ron Frazer, Australian actor (b. 1924)

MurderMurder of Interest

Jan 10 Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), murdered at 40

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Gangster
Roy DeMeo
  • Jan 11 Nikolaj V Podgorny, president USSR, dies at 79
  • Jan 11 Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator (b. 1894)
  • Jan 12 Rebop Kwaku Baah, Nigerian percussionist (b. 1944)
  • Jan 13 Arthur Space, actor (Doc Weaver-Lassie), dies of cancer at 74
  • Jan 13 D Mack Reynolds, US writer (Amazon Planet, Once Departed), dies
  • Jan 13 Doodles Weaver, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers), dies at 71
  • Jan 13 John McHugh, actor (Unspeakable), dies of a heart attack at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 15 Meyer Lansky, reputed mobster, dies in Miami Beach Fla at 80

Mobster Meyer Lansky
Mobster
Meyer Lansky
  • Jan 15 Shepperd Strudwick, actor (Psychomania), dies of cancer at 75
  • Jan 17 Doodles Weaver, actor/comedian (Ring of Fire), shoots himself at 71
  • Jan 20 Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (b. 1933)
  • Jan 22 Fred Bakewell, cricketer (dashing England bat of 30s, 6 Tests), dies
  • Jan 24 George Cukor, director, dies of stroke & heart attack at 83
  • Jan 26 Paul "Bear" Bryant, American college football coach (Alabama), dies at 69
  • Jan 27 Louis De Funes, French actor and writer (The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacobs), dies at 68
  • Jan 27 Robert Christian, actor (Bustin' Loose), dies of cancer at 42
  • Jan 28 Billy Fury [Ronald Wycherley], English singer (That'll Be the Day), dies at 42 of heart failure
  • Jan 28 Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1890)
  • Jan 30 Joan Valerie, actress (Pier 13), dies of pneumonia
  • Jan 30 [Dallas] Mack/McCord Reynolds, sci-fi author (Earth War), dies at 65