Famous Deaths in January 1990

  • Jan 1 Charles Boost, Dutch film critic, dies at 82
  • Jan 1 Joe Hardstaff Jr, cricketer (23 Tests for England, 1636 runs), dies
  • Jan 1 Suzuki Sochu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/abbot of Ryutakuji, dies
  • Jan 1 James W. Wood, American astronaut (Dynasoar), dies at 65
  • Jan 2 Alan Hale Jr, Skipper on Gilligan's Island, dies of cancer at 71
  • Jan 2 Vladimir Alexis Ussachevsky, Manchuria composer (Creation), dies at 78
  • Jan 3 Ken Hill, actor (Cobra, Protocol), dies
  • Jan 3 Arthur Gold, American pianist, half of Gold and Fizdale duo (b. 1917)
  • Jan 4 Alberto Lleras Camargo, president of Colombia (1945-46, 58-62), dies
  • Jan 4 Robert F Adams, US, sci-fi author (Castaways in Time), dies at 57
  • Jan 4 Harold Edgerton, American electrical engineer (b. 1903)
  • Jan 4 Sir Henry Bolte, Premier of Victoria 1955-1972 (b. 1908)
  • Jan 5 Arthur Kennedy, actor (Air Force), dies of a brain tumor at 76
  • Jan 5 Bart LaRue, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 6 Hans Jaray, actor (Lydia, Fedora), dies
  • Jan 6 Ian Charleson, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), dies of AIDS at 40

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Jan 7 Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski, football hall of famer, dies at 81

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • Jan 7 Gail Lucas, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 7 Horace Stoneham, baseball owner (Giants), dies at 86
  • Jan 7 Joseph Robbie, lawyer/NFL owner (Miami Dolphins), dies at 73
  • Jan 8 Terry Thomas, Engl comic (Heroes), dies of Parkinson's disease at 78
  • Jan 9 Sir Edward McTiernan, Australian jurist, lawyer and politician (b. 1892)
  • Jan 9 Spud Chandler, baseball player (b. 1907)
  • Jan 10 Juliet Berto, screenwriter/actress (Bastienne Bastien), dies at 42
  • Jan 10 Yvonne Peattie Marquard, actress (Donovan's Reef), dies
  • Jan 11 Mary Jane Carr, actress (Forbidden Trail, Second Wife), dies
  • Jan 12 Laurence J Peter, author (Peter Princible), dies of a stroke at 70
  • Jan 12 Paul Amadeus Pisk, composer, dies at 96
  • Jan 14 David Arkin, actor (I Love You Alice B Toklas), dies
  • Jan 14 Mani Madhava Chakyar, Koodiyattam artist and Sanskrit scholar (b. 1899)
  • Jan 15 Gordon Jackson, actor (Hamlet), dies after a short illness at 66
  • Jan 17 Charles Hernu, French minister of Defense (1981-85), dies
  • Jan 18 Melanie Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim), dies of liver cancer at 23
  • Jan 18 Rusty Hamer, American actor (b. 1947)
  • Jan 19 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, indian guru, dies at 58
  • Jan 19 Herbert Wehner, German ex-communist/chairman (1958-73), dies at 83
  • Jan 19 Semprini, English musician (b. 1908)
  • Jan 20 Barbara Stanwyck, [Ruby Stevens], actress (Big Valley), dies at 82
  • Jan 20 Miloslav Istvan, composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 20 Naruhito Higashi-Kuni, Japanese PM (1945), dies
  • Jan 20 Hayedeh, Persian singer (b. 1942)
  • Jan 23 Allen Collins, guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies of pneumonia at 37
  • Jan 23 Mariano Rumor, Italy's PM (1968-70, 73-1974), dies
  • Jan 24 Madge Bellamy, American actress, dies of heart failure at 90
  • Jan 25 Alexander Lockwood, actor (Duel), dies

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Jan 25 Ava Gardner, actress (Barefoot Contessa), dies of pneumonia at 67

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner
  • Jan 25 Ian Dudley Hardy, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 26 FHP "Boy" Trip, Dutch minister, dies
  • Jan 26 Lewis Mumford, American historian (b. 1895)
  • Jan 26 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (b. 1914)
  • Jan 27 Helen Jerome Eddy, actress (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 92
  • Jan 31 Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian-born imam (b. 1935)