On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1872

  • Jan 7 James Fisk, American financier “Barnum of Wall Street”, dies at 38
  • Jan 14 Greyfriars Bobby, a Skye-Terrier who spent 14 years guarding the grave of his owner John Gray, dies at 16
  • Jan 21 Franz Grillparzer, Austrian playwright (Sappho/Libussa), dies at 81