Famous Deaths in January 2000

  • Jan 1 Colin Vaughan, Australian political journalist (b. 1931)
  • Jan 2 Patrick O'Brian, British novelist (b. 1914)
  • Jan 2 Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., U.S. admiral (b. 1920)
  • Jan 2 Nat Adderley, American musician and composer (b. 1931)
  • Jan 4 Tom Fears, American football player (b. 1922)
  • Jan 6 Don Martin, American cartoonist (b. 1931)
  • Jan 7 Gary Albright, American professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  • Jan 8 Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrianist (b. 1918)
  • Jan 9 Nigel Tranter, Scottish historian and author (b. 1909)
  • Jan 10 Sam Jaffe, American producer (b. 1901)
  • Jan 11 Betty Archdale, Anglo-Australian educationalist and cricketer (b. 1907)
  • Jan 11 Ivan Combe, American inventor (b. 1911)
  • Jan 11 Bob Lemon, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 79
  • Jan 12 Marc Davis, American animator (b. 1913)
  • Jan 12 Bobby Phills, American basketball player (b. 1969)
  • Jan 14 Charles Pick, British publisher (William Heinemann), dies at 82
  • Jan 15 Georges-Henri Lévesque, Canadian Dominican priest and sociologist (b. 1903)
  • Jan 15 Fran Ryan, American actress (b. 1916)
  • Jan 15 Željko Ražnatović, aka Arkan, Serbian paramilitary leader (b. 1952)
  • Jan 16 Will "Dub" Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1928)
  • Jan 16 John Morris Rankin, musical entertainer (b. 1959)
  • Jan 17 Philip Jones, British trumpeter (b. 1928)
  • Jan 18 Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (b. 1897)
  • Jan 19 Bettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)

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Jan 19 Hedy Lamarr, Austro-American actress (Ecstacy, Samson & Delilah), dies of heart failure at 86

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
  • Jan 22 Craig Claiborne, American writer and editor (b. 1920)
  • Jan 22 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (Kamouraska) (b. 1916)
  • Jan 24 Bobby Duncum, Jr., American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • Jan 26 Don Budge, American tennis player (b. 1915)
  • Jan 26 Kathleen Hale, British author (b. 1898)
  • Jan 26 A. E. van Vogt, Canadian-born author (b. 1912)
  • Jan 27 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist (b. 1930)
  • Jan 31 Gil Kane, Latvian-born comic book writer (b. 1926)