On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1966

  • Jan 1 Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82
  • Jan 3 Rex Lease, American actor (Fast Bullets, Sunny Skies, Custer's Last Stand), dies at 62
  • Jan 4 Marcel Tabuteau, French-American oboist (Philadelphia Orch 1915-54), dies at 78
  • Jan 5 George Duckworth, English cricket wicket-keeper (24 Tests, 60 dismissals), dies at 64
  • Jan 9 Haro Levoni Step'anian, Armenian composer, dies at 68

Person of interestAlbert Stevens

Jan 9 Albert Stevens, an American patient in secret medical trials who survived the highest known radiation dose in a human, dies of heart disease at 79

Human Medical Subject Albert Stevens
Human Medical Subject
Albert Stevens
  • Jan 10 George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide
  • Jan 10 Hermann Kasack, German writer (Die Stadt hinter dem Strom), dies at 69
  • Jan 11 Alberto Giacometti, Swiss-French painter and sculptor, dies at 64
  • Jan 11 Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian politician and Prime Minister of India (1964-66), dies under suspicious circumstances at 61
  • Jan 11 Hannes Kolehmainen, Finnish long-distance runner (Olympic gold 1912), dies at 76
  • Jan 14 Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies
  • Jan 14 Bill Carr, American athlete (2 Olympic gold 1932), dies at 56
  • Jan 16 Margarete Susman, German-Jewish writer, dies at 91
  • Jan 17 Vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50
  • Jan 18 Kathleen Norris, American author, dies at 85
  • Jan 22 Herbert Marshall, actor (Dark Angel, Duel in the Sun), dies at 75
  • Jan 24 Homi J. Bhabha, Indian nuclear physicist, dies at 56
  • Jan 29 Josef Winckler, German dentist and writer (Tolle Bomberg), dies at 84
  • Jan 29 Pierre Mercure, composer, dies at 38
  • Jan 31 Elizabeth Patterson, actress (Tall Story), dies at 90