On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1947

  • Jan 4 Forrest Reid, Irish author/critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71
  • Jan 8 Tadeusz Kutrzeba, Polish general during the Second Polish Republic, dies at 61
  • Jan 9 Karl Mannheim, German sociologist (Diagnosis of Our Time), dies at 53
  • Jan 9 Lambertus Zijl, Dutch sculptor (Merchant Exchange-Amsterdam), dies at 80
  • Jan 11 Eva Tanguay, Canadian-born vaudeville and film singer and entertainer dies at 68
  • Jan 12 Jonas Cohn, German philosopher (Wertwissenschaft), dies at 77
  • Jan 13 Veit Valentin, German/American historian (German People), dies at 61
  • Jan 14 Bill Hewitt, American Pro Football HOF end (4 Ă— First-team All-Pro; Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles; one last players to not wear a helmet), dies in a car crash at 37

Murder of InterestElizabeth Short

Jan 15 Elizabeth Short, American victim in the Black Dahlia case, murdered at 22

  • Jan 17 Pyotr Krasnov, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1869)
  • Jan 17 Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, French cardinal and Archbishop of Quebec, dies at 63
  • Jan 20 Josh Gibson, Negro League slugger, dies of a brain tumor at age 35
  • Jan 23 Pierre Bonnard, French painter and illustrator, dies at 79
  • Jan 23 Roy Park, Australian cricketer (prolific Victorian bat & official), dies at 54
  • Jan 24 Felix Timmermans, Flemish painter and illustrator (Pallieter), dies at 60
  • Jan 26 Grace Moore, American soprano and actress (One Night of Love), dies at 48
  • Jan 26 Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Swedish prince second in line to the Swedish throne, dies in an airplane crash at 40
  • Jan 28 Reynaldo Hahn, Venezuelan-French singer, composer, conductor, and music critic, dies at 72
  • Jan 29 Fred Barratt, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 5 wickets; Nottinghamshire), dies at 52
  • Jan 30 Frederick F Blackman, English botanist, dies at 80