On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1929

  • Jan 2 Erich Wichmann, Dutch fascist painter & sculptor, dies at 38
  • Jan 5 Nicholas Nikolaevich Romanov, Grand Duke of Russia and general in World War I (1914-18), dies at 72
  • Jan 6 Tex Rickard, American boxing promoter and entrepreneur (founder NHL New York Rangers; builder third incarnation of Madison Square Garden, NYC), dies of complications from an appendectomy at 59
  • Jan 7 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Silver King), dies at 77
  • Jan 9 Heiner Muller, writer, dies
  • Jan 11 Julio Antonio Mella, Cuban revolutionary, murdered at about 28

Person of interestWyatt Earp

Jan 13 Wyatt Earp, American frontiersman and marshal who participated in the gunfight at the OK Corral, dies at 80

Frontier lawman Wyatt Earp
Frontier lawman
Wyatt Earp
  • Jan 13 H. B. Higgins, Australian politician and judge (b. 1851)
  • Jan 14 Cornelis W. Lely, Dutch Governor of Suriname (1902-05), dies at 74
  • Jan 19 Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (b. 1873)
  • Jan 24 Willem Royaards, Dutch theater director (Adam in Ballingschap), dies at 62
  • Jan 24 Wilfred Baddeley, English tennis player (Wimbledon 1891-2, 95), dies at 57
  • Jan 30 La Goulue, French Cancan dancer (b. 1866)