Famous Deaths in January 1994

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Jan 1 Cesar Romero, US actor (Joker-Batman), dies at 86

  • Jan 1 Werner Schwab, Austrian playwright (Female Presidents) and artist, dies at 35
  • Jan 2 Dixy Lee Ray, chairwoman (US Atomic Energy Comm), dies at 79
  • Jan 2 Pierre-Paul Schweitzer, French director of IMF (1963-73), dies at 81
  • Jan 2 Sammy Taft, Canadian businessman (coined term "hat trick"), dies at 81
  • Jan 3 Roel Bazen, Dutch sound technician (Van Kooten & The Bie), dies at 48
  • Jan 3 Heather Sears, British actress (b. 1935)
  • Jan 4 Jim Booth, New Zealand producer (Heavenly Creatures), dies at 48
  • Jan 4 Michiel P "Michael" Gorsira, Gov of Curacao (1951-67), dies at 80
  • Jan 4 RD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1939)
  • Jan 5 Brian Johnston, cricketer (BBC radio commentator for 40 yrs), dies
  • Jan 5 Louis R J Ridder van Rappard, Dutch mayor of Zoelen, dies at 87
  • Jan 5 Victor van Os, Dutch jazz guitarist, dies at 39
  • Jan 5 William Raynor, writer, dies at 73
  • Jan 5 Tip O'Neill, American politician and 47th speaker of the house (D-Ma: 1977-86), dies of cancer at 81
  • Jan 6 "Iron" Adriaan van Es, Dutch undersec of Navy (1963-72), dies at 80
  • Jan 6 Gerardus J Sizoo, physicist/director of Dutch Free University, dies
  • Jan 6 Morty the Moose, (Northern Exposure), dies at 6
  • Jan 6 Virginia Kelley Clinton, Mother of President Clinton, dies at 70
  • Jan 7 Bobby Pratt, jazz Trombone/Piano Player, dies at 67
  • Jan 7 Lewis Boddington, aerospace Engineer, dies at 85
  • Jan 7 Lynn Blessing, vibes Player, dies at 65
  • Jan 7 Phoumi Vongvichit, President of Laos (1986-91), dies
  • Jan 7 Vittorio Mezzogiorno, actor (Cafe Express), dies of heart failure 52
  • Jan 8 Edward Duke, actor (Decadence, Silver Bears), dies of cancer at 40
  • Jan 8 Harvey Haddix, pitcher (12 perfect inning game), dies at 68
  • Jan 8 Jay Blackton, US conductor/arranger (Oklahoma!), dies at 84
  • Jan 8 Lady Caithness, wife of British undersecretary, commits suicide
  • Jan 8 Pat Buttram, actor (Haney-Green Acres), dies of kidney failure at 78
  • Jan 8 Sri Chandrashekhara Saraswathi, guru of Kanchi, dies at 99
  • Jan 8 Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Italian actor (Octopus), dies at 52
  • Jan 9 Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 82
  • Jan 10 Catharina I "Ien" Dales, min of Internal affairs (1989-94), dies at 62
  • Jan 10 Charles "Chub" Feeney, baseball pres (National League), dies at 72
  • Jan 10 Michael Aldridge, actor (Murder in the Cathedral), dies at 73
  • Jan 11 John Bradley, raised US flag at Iwo Jima, dies at 70
  • Jan 11 Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz piano player/composer, dies at 80
  • Jan 11 Helmut Poppendick, Nazi physician (b. 1902)
  • Jan 12 Bob Horen, dies of cancer at 67
  • Jan 12 Samuel Bronston, Romanian/US producer (El Cid), dies at 85
  • Jan 13 Frederick William Sternfield, musicologist, dies at 79
  • Jan 13 Johan J Holst, Norwegian min of defense/foreign affairs, dies at 56
  • Jan 14 Esther Ralston, US actress (Tin Pan Alley, SF Docks), dies at 91
  • Jan 14 Federica Montseny, anarchist/Sp minister of Health (1936), dies at 80
  • Jan 15 Gyorgy Cziffra, Hungarian/French pianist (Chopin/Liszt), dies at 72
  • Jan 15 Harry Nilsson, rock vocalist (Everybody's Talkin'), dies at 52
  • Jan 15 Philippe Brun, jazz trumpeter, dies at 85
  • Jan 16 Harry Nilsson, singer/Songwriter, dies at 52
  • Jan 16 Martin Kosleck, German/US actor (Hitler Gang), dies at 86
  • Jan 16 Stephen Kritsick, veterinarian (Good Morning America), dies at 42
  • Jan 17 Allan G Odell, Ad exec (Burma Shave), dies at 90
  • Jan 17 Chung Il Kwon, PM of South Korea (1964-70), dies
  • Jan 17 Grady "Fats" Jackson, tenor Sax Player, dies at 66
  • Jan 17 Han Jansen, Dutch journalist (Volkskrant), dies at 61
  • Jan 17 Klaas Peereboom, Dutch sports reporter (Het Parool), dies at 77
  • Jan 17 Noel Chiboust, trumpeter/sax, dies at 84
  • Jan 17 Helen Stephens, American 100m runner and double Olympic champion, dies at 75
  • Jan 17 Yevgeny Ivanov, Soviet spy involved in the Profumo affair (b. 1926)
  • Jan 18 Arthur Altman, songwriter, dies at 83
  • Jan 20 Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Kenyan vice-pres (1963-66), dies at about 81
  • Jan 20 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United), dies at 84
  • Jan 21 Basel al-Assad, Syrian pres Assad son, dies in car accident at 31
  • Jan 22 Frances Gifford, dies of emphysema, at 71
  • Jan 22 Irving B Kahn, inventer (teleprompter), dies at 76
  • Jan 22 Jean-Louis Barrault, French actor (La Ronde), dies at 83
  • Jan 22 Telly Savalas, American actor (Kojak), dies of prostate cancer at 72
  • Jan 22 Rhett Forrester, American singer (Riot) (b. 1956)
  • Jan 23 Nikolai Ogarkov, Russian marshal (Flight KAL 007), dies at 76
  • Jan 23 Oliver Smith, US set designer (Guys & Dolls-7 Tony Awards), dies at 75
  • Jan 23 Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow), dies of cancer at 44
  • Jan 23 Suzanne M Blum, French lawyer (Charlie Chaplin), dies at 95
  • Jan 23 Brian Redhead, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • Jan 24 Michalis Vranopoulos, head of Greek state bank, murdered at 48
  • Jan 25 Stephen Cole Kleene, mathematician (Regular Expressions), dies at 85
  • Jan 27 Claude Akins, actor (Rio Bravo, Lobo), dies of cancer at 67
  • Jan 27 Eddie Calhoun, jazz Bassist, dies at 72
  • Jan 27 Joe Mays, actor (Mr Saturday Night), dies of AIDS at 44
  • Jan 27 Stanley Adams, songwriter, dies at 86
  • Jan 28 Hal Smith, actor (Otis Campbell - "The Andy Griffith Show"), dies at 77
  • Jan 28 Hermanus P "Piet" Mulder, Dutch journalist (Het Parool), dies at 79
  • Jan 28 William Levitt, builder (Levittown), dies of kidney failure at 86
  • Jan 29 Jevgeni P Leonov, Russian actor (Gori, Moja Zvezda), dies at 67
  • Jan 29 Nick Cravat [Nicholas Cuccia], American actor (Gremlin-Twilight Zone), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • Jan 29 Ulrike Maier, olympic skier, breaks neck during world cup skiing at 26
  • Jan 30 Bahjat Talhouni, PM of Jordan (1960-62, 64-65, 67-69, 69-70), dies
  • Jan 30 Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues Singer, dies at 64
  • Jan 30 Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter, dies at 86
  • Jan 30 Jan L N Schaefer, Dutch undersecretary of Housing (PvdA), dies at 53
  • Jan 31 Pierre Boulle, French writer (Executioner), dies at 81