On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1889

  • Jan 10 Martin Andreas Udbye, composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 13 Solomon Bundy, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 21st district), dies at 65
  • Jan 14 Ema Puksec, Croatian singer (b. 1834)
  • Jan 17 Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian author (Siete Tratados), dies at 56
  • Jan 23 Alexandre Cabanel, French painter (Birth of Venus), dies at 65
  • Jan 27 Ivan Aksakov, Russian journalist (Denj, Moskvitsh), dies at 65

Person of interestRudolf, Crown Prince of Austria

Jan 30 Rudolf Franz Karl Joseph, Crown Prince of Austria and heir apparent to the Imperial throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, dies at 30 in a suicide pact with his mistress, Mary Freiin von Vetsera, at the Mayerling hunting lodge