Famous Deaths in January 1984

  • Jan 1 Alexis Korner, British blues musician (b. 1928)
  • Jan 6 Ernest Laszlo, Hungarian-U.S. cinematographer (b. 1898)
  • Jan 7 Alfred Kastler, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
  • Jan 9 Wolfgang Staudte, German director (Ciske de Rat), dies at 77
  • Jan 10 Souvanna Phouma, Prince and Prime Minister of Laos (1951–54, 1956–58, 1960 and 1962–75), dies at 82
  • Jan 11 Fritz Geissler, German composer, dies at 62
  • Jan 11 Jack La Rue, TV narrator (Lights Out), dies at 81
  • Jan 14 Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus, Dutch sexuologist (NVSH), dies at 55
  • Jan 14 Paul Ben Haim, composer, dies at 86

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Jan 14 Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald's) and owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, dies of heart failure at 81

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  • Jan 18 Malcolm H Kerr, 9th President of American U of Beirut, shot dead
  • Jan 18 Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer and songwriter (b. 1915)
  • Jan 19 Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1920)
  • Jan 20 Johnny Weissmuller, US swimmer (Olympics-5 gold-1924, 28), dies at 79
  • Jan 21 Jackie Wilson, American soul singer-songwriter and performer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), dies at 49
  • Jan 21 Giannis Skaribas, Greek writer, dramatist, and poet (b. 1893)
  • Jan 23 Samuel Gardner, composer, dies at 92
  • Jan 23 Mu'in Bseiso, Palestinian poet (b. 1926)
  • Jan 27 Lou Crosby, TV announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 72
  • Jan 28 John Macvane, newscaster (United or Not), dies at 71
  • Jan 29 Frances Goodrich, (Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 93 of lung cancer