On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1894

  • Jan 1 Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, German physicist, dies at 36
  • Jan 8 Pierre-Joseph van Beneden, paleont (life of tapeworms), dies at 84
  • Jan 13 Nadezhda von Meck, Russian patroness of Pyotr Tchaikovsky (b. 1831)
  • Jan 19 Francois Haverschmidt, Dutch writer (Snikken en grimlachjes), dies at 58
  • Jan 21 Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer, dies at 24