On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1900

  • Jan 3 Edwin George Monk, English church organist and composer, dies at 80
  • Jan 8 Billy Bates, English cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 5 x 50, 50 wickets, BB 7/28, hat-trick 1883; Yorkshire CCC), dies from pneumonia at 44
  • Jan 20 John Ruskin, English writer (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of flu at 81
  • Jan 20 R. D. Blackmore, English novelist (Norie, Lorna Doone), dies at 74

David Edward Hughes

Jan 22 David Edward Hughes, British-American inventor (microphone, teleprinter), dies at 68

  • Jan 30 Vittorio Bersezio [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright, dies at 71