Famous People Who Died in January 1973

  • Jan 2 Joseph Arthurlin "Joe" Harriott, Jamaican-British be-bop and free-form jazz alto saxophonist (Abstract), dies of cancer at 44
  • Jan 3 Wilbur De Paris, American swing and Dixieland jazz trombone player, dies at 72
  • Jan 5 Cor of Dis sr. [Cornelis Nicolas of Dis sr.], Dutch politician (SGP), dies at 79
  • Jan 11 Isabel Randolph, American actress (Missing Corpse), dies at 83
  • Jan 11 Rudolf Kubin, Czech cellist, dies a day after 64th birthday
  • Jan 12 Glen "Turk" Edwards, American NFL tackle (Washington Redskins), dies at 65
  • Jan 15 Coleman Francis, American film director (b. 1919)
  • Jan 15 Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1901)
  • Jan 15 Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist, educator, and conductor (Collegium Musicum Antverpiense), dies at 68
  • Jan 17 Fred Essler, Austrian actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown, Saratoga Trunk), dies at 77
  • Jan 19 Max Adrian, Irish actor (Boy Friend), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • Jan 20 Amilcar Cabral, Bissau-Guinean nationalist leader, fought for Guinea Bissau independence, murdered at 51
  • Jan 20 Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician (b. 1885)

Lyndon B. Johnson

Jan 22 Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (Democrat: 1963-69), dies at his Texas ranch at 64

  • Jan 23 Alexander Onassis, Greek heir of the Onassis family (b. 1948)
  • Jan 23 Edward "Kid" Ory, American New Orleans style jazz trombonist, dies of pneumonia and a heart attack at 86
  • Jan 24 Alan Lisette, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow left-armer vs West Indies 1956), dies at 53
  • Jan 24 J. Carrol Naish, American actor (Charlie Chan-Adv of Charlie Chan), dies at 73
  • Jan 25 Masao Ohba, Japanese boxer (WBA flyweight champion), dies in a car accident at 23
  • Jan 26 Edward G. Robinson [Goldenberg], Romanian actor (Double Indemnity, The Stranger, The Ten Commandments), dies at 79
  • Jan 26 Jay C. Higginbotham, American swing jazz trombonist (Luis Russell'; Red Allen;, Benny Carter), dies at 67
  • Jan 26 Meijer Sluyser, Dutch journalist/commentator (VARA), dies at about 71
  • Jan 28 John Banner, Austrian-born American actor (Hogan's Heroes, Lone Ranger, 36 Hours), dies of a abdominal haemorrhage at 63
  • Jan 29 Johannes Paul Thilman, composer, dies at 67
  • Jan 29 Ludwig Stössel, Austrian actor (Man With a Camera, The Pride of the Yankees), dies at 89
  • Jan 30 Jack MacGowran, Irish actor (King Lear, The Quiet Man, The Exorcist), dies of influenza at 54
  • Jan 31 Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist (Nobel 1969), dies at 77