On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1862

  • Jan 1 Mikhail Ostrogradsky, Russian physicist & mathematician, dies at 60
  • Jan 5 Franz Joseph Fröhlich, German composer, dies at 81

Samuel Colt

Jan 10 Samuel Colt, American inventor and industrialist (Colt 6 shot revolver), dies of gout at 47

John Tyler

Jan 18 John Tyler, American politician, 10th US President (1841-45), dies in Richmond, at 71

  • Jan 20 Felix Zollicoffer, Gen killed after mistakenly riding into Union lines
  • Jan 24 James McIntosh, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at about 33