Famous People Who Died in January 1941

  • Jan 2 Mischa Levitzki, Russian-born American pianist & composer (The Enchanted Nymph), dies of a heart attack at 42
  • Jan 4 Henri Bergson, French philosopher (Le Rire, Nobel 1928), dies at 81

Amy JohnsonAmy Johnson (1903-1941)

Jan 5 British pilot who was the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia, dies during a ferry flight at 37

  • Jan 6 Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 65
  • Jan 6 Franz Hessel, German writer, dies at 60

Robert Baden-PowellRobert Baden-Powell (1857-1941)

Jan 8 British officer and founder of the modern scouting movement, dies at 83

  • Jan 9 Ko Boezeman, Dutch resistance fighter, dies
  • Jan 10 Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer (Sea), dies at 61
  • Jan 10 Joe Penner, Hungarian-born comedian and actor (b. 1904)
  • Jan 10 Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian and antifascist, murdered at 67
  • Jan 10 Sir John Lavery, Northern Irish artist (b. 1856)
  • Jan 11 Emanuel Lasker, German chess player (b. 1868)

James JoyceJames Joyce (1882-1941)

Jan 13 Irish novelist and poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake), dies in Zurich Switzerland, at 58

  • Jan 17 Jose Leite de Vasconcelos, Portuguese scholar (Etnografia), dies at 82
  • Jan 23 Dobri Khristov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 65
  • Jan 24 Tommy Bond, Irish baseball pitcher and right fielder (Triple Crown 1877; Boston Red Caps; first man born in Ireland to play MLB), dies at 84
  • Jan 27 Iver Holter, Norwegian conductor (Oslo Philharmonic, 1886-1911), and composer (St. Hans Kveld), dies at 90
  • Jan 29 Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general and dictator (1936-41), commits suicide at 69