Famous Deaths in January 1991

  • Jan 1 Charles B Timmer, Dutch writer (Russia Black on White), dies at 83
  • Jan 1 Yvonne Waegemans, Flemish author (Gnome Patjoepelke), dies at 81
  • Jan 2 Renato Rascel, actor (7 Hills of Rome), dies of heart failure at 78
  • Jan 4 Berry Kroeger, actor (Demon Seed), dies of kidney failure at 78
  • Jan 4 Harry Krimer, actor (Napoleon), committed suicide at 94
  • Jan 4 Leo N Wright, US saxophonist (I Left My Heart in SF), dies at 57
  • Jan 5 John Eckhardt, actor born without legs (Freaks), dies at 82
  • Jan 5 Marie Madeline Sullivan, actress (Elvira Mistress of Dark), dies at 80
  • Jan 5 Vasko Popa, Serbian WW II-partisan/poet (Sporedno Nebo), dies at 68
  • Jan 6 Ada Moore, entertainer, dies of cancer at 64
  • Jan 7 Joe Hicks, baseball coach, dies of cancer at 64
  • Jan 8 Steve Clark, guitarist (Def Leppard-Hysteria), dies at 30
  • Jan 10 Dimitris Myrat, dies of cancer at 62
  • Jan 11 Jason Christmas, dies of gunshot wound during robbery in NY at 49

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Jan 11 Carl David Anderson, American physicist, Nobel laureate, dies at 85

Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson
Nobel Laureat Physicist
Carl David Anderson
  • Jan 12 Keye Luke, actor (Charlie Chan's No 1 Son), dies after a stroke at 86
  • Jan 12 Vasco Pratolini, Italy, writer (Ragazze di San Frediano), dies at 77
  • Jan 14 Sallah Kharaf, [Abu Iyad], co-founder (Al-Fatah), assassinated
  • Jan 14 Gordon Bryant, Australian politician (b. 1914)
  • Jan 17 Olav AFEC van Sleeswijk-Holstein-S-G V, king of Norway (1957), dies
  • Jan 18 Hamilton Fish, congressman (NY), dies at 102
  • Jan 18 Lillian Bond, actress (Air Mail, Pick-up, Blond Cheat), dies at 83
  • Jan 18 Nita Krebs, actor (Munchkin-Wizard of Oz), dies of heart attack at 85
  • Jan 19 Don Beddoe, actor (Bullwhip, Loophole, Texas), dies at 87
  • Jan 19 Glenn Langan, actor (Big Chase, Jungle Heat, Rapture), dies at 73
  • Jan 19 John Russell, American actor (Apache Uprising, Yellow Sky), dies at 70
  • Jan 19 Marcel Chaput, Quebec politician (b. 1918)
  • Jan 20 Bill Riordon, US tennis promotor (Jimmy Connors), dies
  • Jan 20 Louis Seigner, actor (Eclipse, Special Section), dies in a fire at 87
  • Jan 21 Frank Mitchell, actor (Music is Magic, Prairie Gunsmoke), dies
  • Jan 21 Richard Bolling, (Rep-D-Mo)/US civil-rights leader, dies at 74
  • Jan 22 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (b. 1905)
  • Jan 23 Northrop Frye, Canadian writer and critic (b. 1912)
  • Jan 24 George Gobel, comedian, dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Jan 24 Lawrence Lott, actor (Real Men, Philadelphia Experiment), dies of AIDS at 40
  • Jan 24 John M. Kelly, Irish politician and academic (b. 1931)
  • Jan 25 Stanley Brock, actor (Tin Men), dies of heart attack at 59
  • Jan 26 Johnny van Doorn, Dutch writer/poet, dies at 46

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Jan 28 Harold "Red" Grange, football's galloping ghost, dies of Parkinson's disease at 87

NFL halfback Red Grange
NFL halfback
Red Grange
  • Jan 28 Dale Long, hit HRs in 8 consecutive games, dies at 66
  • Jan 29 Yasushi Inoue, Japanese historian, dies
  • Jan 30 John McIntire, actor (Virginian, Psycho), dies of emphysema at 83

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Jan 30 John Bardeen, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1908)

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen
  • Jan 30 Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (b. 1907)