Famous Deaths in January 2007

  • Jan 1 A. I. Bezzerides, American novelist and screenwriter (b. 1908)
  • Jan 1 Ernie Koy, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  • Jan 1 Tillie Olsen, American writer (b. 1912)
  • Jan 1 Leon Davidson, American scientist known for studying UFOs (b. 1922)
  • Jan 1 Julius Hegyi, American conductor (b. 1923)
  • Jan 1 Roland Levinsky, South African medical scientist (b. 1943)
  • Jan 1 Leonard Fraser, Australian serial killer (b. 1951)
  • Jan 1 Darrent Williams, American football player (b. 1982)
  • Jan 1 Del Reeves, American country singer (b. 1932)
  • Jan 1 Tad Jones, American jazz music historian (b. 1952)
  • Jan 2 Teddy Kollek, Austrian-born mayor of Jerusalem (b. 1911)
  • Jan 2 David Perkins, Stanford University geneticist (b. 1919)
  • Jan 2 Mauno Jokipii, Finnish professor and World War II researcher (b. 1924)
  • Jan 2 Paek Nam-sun, North Korean Foreign Affairs minister (b. 1929)
  • Jan 2 Sergio Jiménez, Mexican actor (b. 1937)
  • Jan 2 Don Massengale, American PGA Tour golfer (b. 1937)
  • Jan 2 Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, American historian (b. 1941)
  • Jan 2 Robert C. Solomon, American scholar of continental philosophy (b. 1942)
  • Jan 2 Dan Shaver, NASCAR driver and ARCA race car driver/owner (b. 1950)
  • Jan 2 Richard Newton, Australian-born technology pioneer and professor (b. 1951)
  • Jan 2 Garry Betty, American CEO of Earthlink (b. 1957)
  • Jan 3 William Verity Jr., United States Secretary of Commerce 1987-1989 (b. 1917)
  • Jan 3 Michael Yeats, Irish Fianna Fáil senator 1961-1981 and son of W.B. Yeats (b. 1921)
  • Jan 3 Sir Cecil Walker, Ulster Unionist Member of Parliament for North Belfast 1983-2001 (b. 1924)
  • Jan 3 Earl Reibel, Canadian ice hockey forward Detroit Red Wings (b. 1930)
  • Jan 3 Janos Furst, Hungarian orchestral conductor (b. 1935)
  • Jan 4 Marais Viljoen, former State President of South Africa (b. 1915)
  • Jan 4 Sir Lewis Hodges, British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1918)
  • Jan 4 Steve Krantz, American film and TV producer (Fritz the Cat) (b. 1923)
  • Jan 4 Osman Waqialla, Sudanese artist and calligrapher (b. 1925)
  • Jan 4 Gren, Welsh newspaper cartoonist (b. 1934)
  • Jan 4 Sandro Salvadore, Italian footballer (b. 1939)
  • Jan 4 Jan Schröder, Dutch cyclist (b. 1941)
  • Jan 4 Gáspár Nagy, Hungarian poet and writer (b. 1949)
  • Jan 4 Ben Gannon, Australian theatre film and television producer (b. 1952)
  • Jan 4 Helen Hill, American independent filmmaker (b. 1970)

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Jan 5 Momofuku Ando, Taiwanese-Japanese inventor of instant noodles and cup noodles, dies of heart failure at 96

Inventor of Instant Noodles Momofuku Ando
Inventor of Instant Noodles
Momofuku Ando
  • Jan 5 Chih Ree Sun, Chinese-American physicist and poet (b. 1923)
  • Jan 6 Roberta Wohlstetter, military historian and strategist (b. 1912)
  • Jan 6 Sneaky Pete Kleinow, American musician and special-effects artist (b. 1934)
  • Jan 6 Mario Danelo, American football player (b. 1985)
  • Jan 7 Magnús Magnússon, Icelandic television presenter, dies at 77
  • Jan 7 Bobby Hamilton, NASCAR team owner (b. 1957)
  • Jan 8 Jane Bolin, first African American female judge (b. 1908)
  • Jan 8 Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-born actress (10 Commandments, Lily-Munsters), dies at 84
  • Jan 8 Francis Cockfield, British politician (b. 1916)
  • Jan 8 David Ervine, Northern Irish politician (b. 1953)
  • Jan 8 Iwao Takamoto, American animator (b. 1925)
  • Jan 9 Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (b. 1977)
  • Jan 10 Carlo Ponti, Italian film producer (b. 1912)
  • Jan 10 Bradford Washburn, American explorer (b. 1910)

  • Jan 11 Puchi Balseiro, Puerto Rican singer & songwriter (b. 1926)
  • Jan 11 Robert Anton Wilson, American author (b. 1932)
  • Jan 11 Solveig Dommartin, French-German actress (b. 1961)
  • Jan 12 Sir James Killen, Australian politician (b. 1925)
  • Jan 12 Alice Coltrane, American jazz musician (b. 1937)
  • Jan 13 Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1949)
  • Jan 13 Danny Oakes, racecar driver (b. 1911)
  • Jan 14 Darlene Conley, American actress (b. 1934)
  • Jan 14 Barbara Kelly, Canadian-born actress (b. 1924)
  • Jan 15 Bo Yibo, Chinese politician (b. 1908)
  • Jan 15 James Hillier, Canadian-American inventor (co-created the electron microscope), dies at 91
  • Jan 15 David Vanole, American soccer player (b. 1963)
  • Jan 15 Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (b. 1905)
  • Jan 15 Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Iraqi Revolutionary Court (b. 1945) (executed)
  • Jan 16 Ron Carey, American actor (Barney Miller), dies of a stroke at 71
  • Jan 16 Benny Parsons, American racecar driver and commentator (b. 1941)
  • Jan 17 Art Buchwald, American humorist (b. 1925)
  • Jan 17 Yevhen Kushnaryov, Ukrainian politician (b. 1951)
  • Jan 18 Brent Liles, American musician (Agent Orange/Social Distortion) (b. 1963)
  • Jan 19 Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow, American professional wrestler (b. 1961)
  • Jan 19 Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian newspaper editor (b. 1954)
  • Jan 19 Denny Doherty, Canadian singer (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1940)
  • Jan 19 Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer and composer (b. 1969)
  • Jan 21 Maria Cioncan, Romanian athlete (b. 1977)
  • Jan 21 U;Nee, Korean pop artist (b. 1981)
  • Jan 22 Doug Blasdell, American personal trainer
  • Jan 22 Ngô Quang Trưởng, South Vietnamese general (b. 1929)
  • Jan 22 Abbé Pierre, French priest (b. 1912)
  • Jan 23 E. Howard Hunt, American Watergate figure (b. 1918)
  • Jan 23 Ryszard Kapuściński, Polish journalist and writer (b. 1932)
  • Jan 23 Syed Hussein Alatas, Malaysian Politician (b. 1928)
  • Jan 24 Krystyna Feldman, Polish actress (b. 1916)
  • Jan 24 Guadalupe Larriva, Ecuadorian politician (b. 1956)
  • Jan 24 Emiliano Mercado del Toro, World's oldest living man 2004-2007, dies at 115
  • Jan 26 Hans J. Wegner, Danish furniture designer (b. 1914)
  • Jan 26 Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 77
  • Jan 27 Tige Andrews, American actor (b. 1920)
  • Jan 27 Yang Chuan-kwang, Taiwanese athlete (b. 1933)
  • Jan 28 Carlo Clerici, Swiss professional road racing cyclist (b. 1929)
  • Jan 28 Father Robert Drinan, Roman Catholic Priest and American politician (b. 1920)
  • Jan 28 Karel Svoboda, Czech composer of popular music (b. 1938)
  • Jan 28 Hsu Wei Lun, Taiwanese actress (b. 1978)
  • Jan 28 Yelena Romanova, Russian athlete (b. 1963)
  • Jan 28 Emma Tillman, the world's oldest living person from January 24-28, 2007 (b. 1892)
  • Jan 29 Barbaro, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 2003)
  • Jan 29 Dia Abdul Zahra Kadim, Iraqi extremist leader (b. 1970)
  • Jan 30 Nikos Kourkoulos, Greek actor and artistic director (b. 1934)

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Jan 30 Sidney Sheldon, American novelist and playwright (Master of the Game, Bloodline, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer), dies of pneumonia at 89

Novelist Sidney Sheldon
Novelist
Sidney Sheldon
  • Jan 31 Kirka Babitzin, Finnish singer (b. 1950)
  • Jan 31 Molly Ivins, American political columnist and author (b. 1944)
  • Jan 31 Lee Bergere, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Jan 31 Adelaide Tambo, South African activist and wife of Oliver Tambo (b. 1929)