Famous Deaths in January 1996

  • Jan 1 Arleigh Albert Burke, US Admiral, dies at 94
  • Jan 1 Arthur Rudolph, rocket Engineer, dies at 89
  • Jan 1 Hamish Imlach, folk singer/comic, dies at 55
  • Jan 2 Sydney Thompson, rock Climber, dies at 81
  • Jan 2 Thornton Page, astrophysicist, dies at 82
  • Jan 2 Karl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist (b. 1915)
  • Jan 3 Geoffrey Pardoe, engineer, dies at 67
  • Jan 3 Terence Tenison Cuneo, artist, dies at 88
  • Jan 4 Ramon Vinay, operatic tenor/baritone, dies at 83
  • Jan 4 Roy McKelvie, soldier/sports writer, dies at 83
  • Jan 5 Jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician, dies at 86
  • Jan 5 Joseph Daniel White, singer/bandleader, dies at 84
  • Jan 5 Lincoln Kirstein, ballet administrator, dies at 88
  • Jan 5 Richard Versaille, tenor, dies at 63
  • Jan 6 Duane Hanson, American sculptor and artist, dies at 70
  • Jan 6 Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson, diplomat/politician, dies at 94
  • Jan 6 John Phillipps Kenyon, historian/teacher, dies at 68
  • Jan 6 Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, musician, dies at 80
  • Jan 7 James Holland, artist/exhibition organiser, dies at 90
  • Jan 7 Karoly Grosz, PM of Hungry (1987-88), dies at 65
  • Jan 7 Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist, dies at 88
  • Jan 7 Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd, English Archaeologist, dies at 93
  • Jan 7 Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (b. 1911)

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Jan 8 Francois Mitterrand, President of France (1981-95), dies of cancer at 79

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • Jan 8 Kurt Schmucker, member (Union of Christian Democrats), dies
  • Jan 8 William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter, dies at 52
  • Jan 8 Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic (b. 1907)
  • Jan 9 Fearless Mary Nadia Wadia, actress, dies at 88
  • Jan 9 Kurt Schmucker, German RFA minister of Economy (1963-66), dies
  • Jan 9 Michael Lynn Synar, politician, dies at 45
  • Jan 10 Alexander Robertus, organic chemist, dies at 88
  • Jan 10 Arthur Sydney Martin, spycatcher, dies at 81
  • Jan 11 Eric Hebborn, artist/faker, dies at 61
  • Jan 11 Harold Walter Bailey, philologist, dies at 96
  • Jan 11 Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist, dies at 87
  • Jan 11 Ike Isaacs, Burnese-born jazz guitarist, dies at 76
  • Jan 12 Edmund Happold, engineer, dies at 65
  • Jan 12 John Howard Purnell, scientist, dies at 70
  • Jan 12 Peggy Braithwaite, lighthouse-keeper, dies at 76
  • Jan 12 Joachim Nitsche, German mathematician (b. 1926)
  • Jan 13 Denise Grey, [Edouardine Verthuy], actress (Julietta), dies at 99
  • Jan 13 Willian Myuon Bany Guerrilla leader, dies
  • Jan 14 Eric Briault, educationalist, dies at 84
  • Jan 14 Pamelo Mounk'a, musician, dies at 50
  • Jan 15 Les Baxter, singer/orchestra leader/composer (Born Again), dies at 73
  • Jan 15 Moshoeshoe II, King of Lesotho (1966-90), dies at 51
  • Jan 15 Richard Charles Cobb, historian, dies at 78
  • Jan 16 Harry Potts, footballer/manager, dies at 75
  • Jan 16 Kaye Webb, publisher, dies at 81
  • Jan 16 Marcia Davenport, American author and music critic (b. 1903)
  • Jan 17 Barbara Charline Jordan, politician, dies at 59
  • Jan 17 Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist, dies at 83
  • Jan 17 Giles William Playfair, writer, dies at 85
  • Jan 17 John Adrian Hope, politician/businessman, dies at 83
  • Jan 17 Robert Covington, drummer/singer, dies at 54
  • Jan 17 Amber Hagerman, American namesake of the Amber Alert system (b. 1986)
  • Jan 17 Mostafa Sid Ahmed, Sudanese singer (b. 1953)
  • Jan 18 Leonor Fini, Argentine artist, dies at 87
  • Jan 18 Minnesota Fats, [Rudolf Wanderone Jr], billiard hustler, dies at 82
  • Jan 18 N T Rama Rao, PM of Andhra Pradesh India (1983-84, 84-89, 94-95), dies
  • Jan 18 Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Indian actor (b. 1923)
  • Jan 18 Jos Kunst, Dutch composer, dies at 60
  • Jan 19 Bernard Baily, comic artist, dies at 79
  • Jan 19 Donald Simpson, film producer, dies at 52
  • Jan 19 Harold Wolpe, sociologist lawyer/South African activist, dies at 70
  • Jan 20 Buster Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 63
  • Jan 20 David Robin Francis Guy Greville, 8th Duke of Warwick, dies at 61
  • Jan 20 Ellis Hillman, politician, dies at 68
  • Jan 20 Gerald Joseph Mulligan, baritone saxophonist/composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 20 Liesbeth Askonas, concert agent, dies at 83
  • Jan 20 Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic, dies at 85
  • Jan 20 Sidney Korshak, lawyer, dies at 87
  • Jan 21 Roman Ciesiewicz, artist/graphic designer, dies at 65
  • Jan 21 Sam Green, industrialist/inventor, dies at 88
  • Jan 21 René Marc Jalbert, sergeant-at-Arms at the National Assembly of Quebec (b. 1921)
  • Jan 22 Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert, dies at 77
  • Jan 22 Efua Theodore Sutherland, writer, dies at 71
  • Jan 22 Mabel Leigh, potter, dies at 80
  • Jan 22 Yisrael Eldad, extremist politician, dies at 85
  • Jan 23 John Mackin, programmer, dies at 36
  • Jan 23 Norman MacCaig, Scottish poet, dies at 85
  • Jan 23 Shirley Carter Burden, patrician, dies at 54
  • Jan 24 Sandor Iharos, athlete, dies at 65
  • Jan 24 Ursula Heathcote Nicholls, campaigner, dies at 75
  • Jan 25 Jonathan Larson, composer, dead Aortic aneurysm at 35
  • Jan 25 Ruth Berghaus, choreographer/director, dies at 68
  • Jan 26 David Schultz, wrestler (Oly-Gold-84), killed by John Du Pont
  • Jan 26 Harold Brodkey, writer, dies at 65
  • Jan 26 Henry Jay Lewis, conductor, dies at 63
  • Jan 26 Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1921)
  • Jan 26 Stevie Plunder, Australian musician (b. 1963)
  • Jan 27 Barbara Skelton, writer, dies at 79
  • Jan 27 John Patrick Sutton Ludlow, actor (Agatha), dies at 93
  • Jan 27 Julian Hill, research chemist, dies at 91
  • Jan 27 Olga Havlova, political activist, dies at 63
  • Jan 27 Ralph Webster Yarborough, politician, dies at 92
  • Jan 27 Tommy Mitchell, cricket (Derbyshire leg-spin, 5 Tests for Eng), dies
  • Jan 28 Burne Hogarth, strip-cartoon artist, dies at 84
  • Jan 28 Dan Duva, boxing promoter, dies at 44
  • Jan 28 Jerry Siegel, comic book writer (Superman), dies at 81
  • Jan 28 John Mosely, recording expert/entrepreneur, dies at 81
  • Jan 28 Joseph Brodsky, poet, dies at 55
  • Jan 28 Or San Yu, president of Burma in (1981-88), dies
  • Jan 28 U San Yu, soldier/politician, dies at 77
  • Jan 28 Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer, dies at 71
  • Jan 29 Jack Sutherland, journalist, dies at 79
  • Jan 29 John Terence Reese, bridge master, dies at 82
  • Jan 30 Bob Thiele, record producer, dies at 73
  • Jan 30 Guy Doleman, actor (Deadly Bees, Idol, Thunderball), dies at 72
  • Jan 31 Gustave Solomon, mathematician, dies at 65