Famous Deaths in January 1987

  • 1st Gustav Knuth, actor (Heidi, Rats), dies at 85
  • 4th F van Heek, Dutch sociologist, dies at 79
  • 4th Jack Martin, cricketer (Eng pace bowler, 1-111 & 0-18 in Test), dies
  • 4th Peggy Bacon, author/illustrator (Off With Their Heads), dies at 91
  • 5th Margaret Laurence, Canadian author, dies at 60
  • 5th Herman Smith-Johannsen, Norwegian-born Canadian cross-country skier (b. 1875)
  • 7th Larry Carr, pianist (Flight to Rhythm), dies at 72
  • 8th P G Joshi, cricketer (12 Tests for India 1951-60, ct 18 stp 9), dies
  • 8th Peter Adams, actor (Alternative, Blowing Hot & Cold), dies at 69
  • 9th Arthur Lake, actor (Dagwood-Blondie), dies at 81
  • 9th Marion Hutton, American singer (b. 1919)
  • 10th Marion Hutton, American singer and actress (b. 1919)
  • 10th Sir David Robinson, English philanthropist and entrepreneur (b. 1904)
  • 11th Albert Ferber, Swiss-English pianist (b. 1911)
  • 13th E van Ruller, Dutch journalist/co-founder (Trouw, Loyal), dies
  • 14th Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), dies at 86
  • 15th Dolores Hawkins, singer (Guy Mitchell Show), dies at 58
  • 15th Gerrit Borgers, Dutch literary, dies at 69
  • 15th Ray Bolger, actor/dancer (Wizard of Oz), dies at 83
  • 16th Ilse Lagner, German antiwar writer, dies at 87
  • 16th Earl Wilson, Bdwy columnist (Midnight Earl), dies in Yonkers at 79
  • 16th Ilse Langen, writer, dies at 87
  • 16th Joyce Jameson, comedienne (Spike Jones Show), dies at 54
  • 16th Bertram Wainer, Australian pro-abortion campaigner (b. 1928)
  • 17th Hugo Fregonese, Argentine film director (b. 1908)
  • 19th Gerald Brenan, English writer, dies at 92
  • 20th Tom Dollery, cricketer (4 Tests for Eng 1947-50), dies
  • 21st Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (7th Day), dies at 83
  • 21st Charles Goodell, American politician (b. 1926)
  • 22nd R Budd Dwyer, Penns State Treasurer, facing prison for conspiracy & perjury, shot himself to death at a televised news conference
  • 25th Emil Hlobil, composer, dies at 85
  • 29th Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski, composer, dies at 73
  • 30th Angelo Rutherford, actor (Willie-Gentle Ben), dies at 32
  • 30th Ken Drake, actor (Crime & Punishment USA), dies
  • 31st Yves All├ęgret, French film director (b. 1907)