Famous Deaths in January 1996

  • 1st Arleigh Albert Burke, US Admiral, dies at 94
  • 1st Arthur Rudolph, rocket Engineer, dies at 89
  • 1st Hamish Imlach, folk singer/comic, dies at 55
  • 2nd Sydney Thompson, rock Climber, dies at 81
  • 2nd Thornton Page, astrophysicist, dies at 82
  • 2nd Karl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist (b. 1915)
  • 3rd Geoffrey Pardoe, engineer, dies at 67
  • 3rd Terence Tenison Cuneo, artist, dies at 88
  • 4th Ramon Vinay, operatic tenor/baritone, dies at 83
  • 4th Roy McKelvie, soldier/sports writer, dies at 83
  • 5th Jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician, dies at 86
  • 5th Joseph Daniel White, singer/bandleader, dies at 84
  • 5th Lincoln Kirstein, ballet administrator, dies at 88
  • 5th Richard Versaille, tenor, dies at 63
  • 6th Duane Hanson, sculptor, dies at 60
  • 6th Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson, diplomat/politician, dies at 94
  • 6th John Phillipps Kenyon, historian/teacher, dies at 68
  • 6th Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, musician, dies at 80
  • 7th James Holland, artist/exhibition organiser, dies at 90
  • 7th Karoly Grosz, PM of Hungry (1987-88), dies at 65
  • 7th Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist, dies at 88
  • 7th Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd, English Archaeologist, dies at 93
  • 7th Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (b. 1911)

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8th Francois Mitterrand, Pres of France (1981-95), dies of cancer at 79

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