Famous People Who Died in January 1957

  • Jan 1 Seán South and Fergal O'Hanlon are killed in the Brookeborough Raid
  • Jan 4 Theodor Korner von Siegringen, 5th President of Austria (1951-57), dies at 84
  • Jan 9 Mary Carr Moore, American composer, dies at 83

Gabriela MistralGabriela Mistral (1889-1957)

Jan 10 Chilean poet (Nobel Prize for Literature, 1945), educator, and diplomat, dies of pancreatic cancer at 67

  • Jan 11 Sir Robert Garran, Australian lawyer and early leading expert in Australian constitutional law (b. 1867)

Humphrey BogartHumphrey Bogart (1899-1957)

Jan 14 American actor (Casablanca, Caine Mutiny), dies of cancer of the esophagus at 57

  • Jan 16 Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone, Governor-General of the Union of South Africa and Canada, dies at 82

Arturo ToscaniniArturo Toscanini (1867-1957)

Jan 16 Italian cellist and conductor (La Scala, 1898-1908 & 1921-29; Metropolitan Opera, 1908-15; New York Philharmonic, 1926-36; NBC Symphony Orchestra, 1937-41 & 1944-54), dies after a stroke in NYC at 89

  • Jan 19 József Dudás, Romanian/Hungarian resistance fighter (b. 1912)
  • Jan 20 Dudley Benjafield, British racing driver, dies at 69
  • Jan 20 James Connolly, 1st Oly winner (1896) since Barasdates (369 CE), dies
  • Jan 21 Arthur L Bowley, English statistician/economist, dies at 87
  • Jan 22 Paul Walden, Latvian chemist (Walden inversion, room-temperature ionic liquid, ethylammonium nitrate), dies at 93
  • Jan 23 Willie Edwards, US African American, murdered by KKK at 25
  • Jan 24 Daniel Taylor, cricketer (bro of Herbie, 2 Tests for S Af 1914), dies
  • Jan 25 Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese industrialist and Minister of Commerce and Industry (b. 1873)
  • Jan 25 Kiyoshi Shiga, Japanese physician and bacteriologist (b. 1871)
  • Jan 28 Fred Stein, TV panelist (Live Begins at 80), dies at 88
  • Jan 30 Grigore Gafencu, Romanian minister of Foreign Affairs (1938-39), dies at 65