Famous Deaths in January 2006

  • Jan 1 Harry Magdoff, American magazine editor (b. 1913)
  • Jan 1 Hugh McLaughlin, Irish publisher and inventor (b. 1918)
  • Jan 1 Dawn Lake, Australian TV comedienne (b. 1927)
  • Jan 1 Bryan Harvey, American musician (House of Freaks) (b. 1956)
  • Jan 2 Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (b. 1913)
  • Jan 3 Bill Skate, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954)
  • Jan 3 Steve Rogers, Australian rugby league footballer (b. 1954)
  • Jan 4 Irving Layton, Canadian poet (b. 1912)
  • Jan 4 Robert Howard White, Mayor of Papatoetoe, New Zealand (b. 1914)
  • Jan 4 Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai (b. 1946)
  • Jan 5 Lord Merlyn-Rees, British politician (b. 1920)
  • Jan 6 Lou Rawls, American vocalist (Dean Martin's Golddigers, Natural Man)
  • Jan 6 Hugh Thompson, Jr., American Vietnam War veteran (played a major role in ending the My Lai massacre), dies of cancer at 62
  • Jan 7 Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1912)
  • Jan 8 Tony Banks, British politician (b. 1943)
  • Jan 9 Andy Caldecott, Australian motorcycle racer (b. 1964)
  • Jan 9 Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor, director (b. 1937)
  • Jan 11 Markus Löffel (Mark Spoon), German DJ (b. 1966)
  • Jan 11 Nixzmary Brown, American child abuse victim, dies from extreme abuse 7
  • Jan 13 Frank Fixaris, American sportscaster (b. 1934)
  • Jan 13 Marc Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)

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Jan 14 Shelley Winters, American actress (Lolita, A Place in the Sun, A Patch of Blue & Poseidon Adventure), dies at 85

  • Jan 14 Henri Colpi, French film editor and director (b. 1921)
  • Jan 14 Jim Gary, American sculptor (b. 1939)
  • Jan 14 Mark Philo, English footballer (b. 1984)
  • Jan 15 Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1926)
  • Jan 16 Stanley Biber, American physician, pioneer of transgender surgery, (b. 1923)
  • Jan 17 Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer (b. 1930)
  • Jan 17 Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (b. 1925)
  • Jan 18 Jan Twardowski, Polish poet (b. 1915)
  • Jan 19 Anthony Franciosa, American actor (b. 1928)
  • Jan 19 Aoun Al-Sharif Qasim, Sudanese writer and Islamic scholar (b. 1933)
  • Jan 19 Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricket player (b. 1921)

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Jan 19 Wilson Pickett, American R&B singer (Funky Broadway), dies of a heart attack at 64

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett
  • Jan 21 Ibrahim Rugova, President of Kosovo (b. 1944)
  • Jan 21 Bedanand Jha, Nepalese politician
  • Jan 23 Chris McKinstry, Canadian scientist (b. 1967)
  • Jan 24 Fayard Nicholas, American tap dancer, one-half of The Nicholas Brothers (b. 1914)
  • Jan 24 Schafik Handal, Salvadoran politician
  • Jan 24 Chris Penn, American actor (b. 1965)
  • Jan 26 Khan Abdul Wali Khan, Pakistani opposition leader and Pashtun nationalist (b. 1917)
  • Jan 26 Len Carlson, Canadian actor (b. 1937)
  • Jan 26 Carol Lambrino, son of Carol II of Romania and Zizi Lambrino (b. 1920)
  • Jan 27 Johannes Rau, 8th President of Germany (b. 1931)
  • Jan 27 Gene McFadden, American singer and songwriter (b. 1948)
  • Jan 27 Jean-Christophe Lafaille, French mountaineer (disappeared) (b. 1965)
  • Jan 28 Yitzchak Kaduri, rabbi (b. around 1900)
  • Jan 28 Henry McGee, English comedian (b. 1929)
  • Jan 30 Coretta Scott King, American activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr., dies of ovarian cancer at 78
  • Jan 31 Moira Shearer, Scottish actress (The Red Shoes) and ballerina (b. 1926)