On This Day

Famous Deaths in January 1864

  • Jan 4 Mateo Ferrer, composer, dies at 75
  • Jan 7 Caleb Blood Smith, American journalist and politician, 6th U.S. Secretary of the Interior, dies at 55
  • Jan 8 Victor-Charles-Paul Dourlen, composer, dies at 83

Person of interestStephen Foster

Jan 13 Stephen Foster, American composer (My Old Kentucky Home), dies at 37 in New York

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster
  • Jan 15 Isaac Nathan, UK-Australian composer (b. 1792)
  • Jan 16 Anton Schindler, German violinist and biographer (Beethoven), dies at 68
  • Jan 23 Michele Puccini, Italian organist and composer (father of Giacomo), dies at 50
  • Jan 24 Otto Jonas Lindblad, composer, dies at 54
  • Jan 24 Stephen Gardner Champlin, brigadier general (Union), dies at about 36
  • Jan 27 Franz von Klenze, German architect (palace Leuchtenberg), dies at 59
  • Jan 28 Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (b. 1799)
  • Jan 31 Hamilton Rowan Gamble, American judge/governor of Missouri (1861-64), dies