Famous Deaths in January 1998

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Jan 1 Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player (31 Grand Slams), dies at 92

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Jan 2 Frank Muir, English writer, raconteur (b. 1920)
  • Jan 4 John Gary, singer, dies at 65
  • Jan 4 Mae Questel, American actress (b. 1908)
  • Jan 5 Georgi Sviridov, Soviet neoromantic composer, dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Jan 5 Sonny Bono, (Rep-R-Ca)/singer (Sonny & Cher), dies skiing at 62
  • Jan 5 Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (b. 1943)
  • Jan 7 Owen Bradley, American record producer (b. 1915)
  • Jan 7 Vladimir Prelog, Croatian-Swiss Chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 91
  • Jan 7 Richard Hamming, American Mathematician and Computer Scientist (Hamming code), dies of a heat attack at 82
  • Jan 8 Michael Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time) dies at 93
  • Jan 8 Walter Diemer, inventor (bubble gum 1928), dies of heart failure at 93
  • Jan 9 Kenichi Fukui, Japanese Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1981) dies at 79
  • Jan 9 Charito Solis, Filipino actress (b. 1935)
  • Jan 11 Klaus Tennstedt, conductor, dies at 71
  • Jan 15 Gulzarilal Nanda, temporary PM of India (1964, 66), dies
  • Jan 15 Junior Wells, American blues musician, dies at 63
  • Jan 16 David "Junior" Kimbrough, blues musician, dies at 67
  • Jan 16 Peter Diamand, artistic administrator, dies at 84
  • Jan 16 Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (b. 1921)
  • Jan 17 Emil Sitka, actor (3 Stooges shorts), dies of stroke at 82
  • Jan 19 Carl Perkins, singer/songwriter, dies at 65
  • Jan 20 Zevulun Hammer, Vice PM of Israel, dies
  • Jan 20 Bobo Brazil, American professional wrestler (b. 1924)
  • Jan 21 Jack Lord, American actor (Hawaii FIVE-O), dies at 77
  • Jan 23 Hilla Limann, president of Ghana in (1979-81), dies
  • Jan 24 Jay Monahan, husband of Katie Couric, dies of cancer at 42
  • Jan 25 Mohammad Yusuf Khan, prime minister of Afganistan in (1963-65), dies
  • Jan 26 S P Leary, Texan Blues drummer (Muddy Waters), dies at 67
  • Jan 26 Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese music teacher (Suzuki Method), dies at 99
  • Jan 26 Walter Edmonds, writer (Drums Along the Mohawk), dies at 93
  • Jan 29 Joseph Alioto, mayor of San Francisco (b. 1916)
  • Jan 30 Ricky Sanderson, stabbed 16-year old girl in NC, executed at 38
  • Jan 30 Richard Cassilly, American tenor (b. 1927)