Famous Deaths on January 1, 1992

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Deaths

  • Called Abma [Hetter Gerrit Abma], Dutch politician (SGP), dies at 74
  • Constantin Poustochkine, jazz critic, dies
  • Corky Geil, dancer, dies in Long Beach CA at 64
  • Ginette Leclerc, actress (Baker's Wife), dies at 79

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Grace Hopper, American computer scientist and US Navy admiral who invented the first compiler for a universal computer programming language and is credited with coining the phrase 'debugging’, dies at 85

Computer Scientist and Admiral Grace Hopper
Computer Scientist and Admiral
Grace Hopper
  • Mike Frankovich, US producer (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies