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 cricketer (656 runs & 50 wkts in 15 Tests for Eng), dies 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

Person of interestDavid 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