Famous People Who Died in January 1976

  • Jan 3 Mateusz Glinski, Polish conductor, musicologist, and composer, dies at 83
  • Jan 3 Michael V. Love, American test pilot (X-24), dies in F-4 crash at 37
  • Jan 4 Jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov), dies at 84
  • Jan 5 Georges Migot, French composer, and poet (Les Agrestide; L'Arche), dies at 84
  • Jan 5 John A. Costello, 3rd Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland, dies at 84
  • Jan 5 Mal Evans, British Beatles roadie and personal assistant, dies in a confrontation with police at his Los Angeles home at 40
  • Jan 6 Albert Rice Leventhal, American publisher (Little Golden Books), dies at 68
  • Jan 8 Robert Forgan, British fascist (b. 1891)

Zhou EnlaiZhou Enlai (1898-1976)

Jan 8 Premier of the People's Republic of China, dies of bladder cancer at 77

  • Jan 10 Howlin' Wolf [Chester Arthur Burnett], American blues musician (Smokestack Lightnin', Killing Floor), dies of complications during kidney surgery at 65
  • Jan 11 Mervyn Grell, cricketer (Test WI v England 1930, 21 & 13, 0-17), dies

Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie (1890-1976)

Jan 12 English crime writer (Murder on the Orient Express, Mousetrap), dies at 85

  • Jan 13 Margaret Leighton, British actress (The Go-Between, The Night of the Iguana), dies of multiple sclerosis at 53
  • Jan 14 Abdul Razak bin Hussain, premier of Malaysia (1970-77), dies at 53
  • Jan 17 Ad Verhoeven, soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in a car crash [or 1/18]
  • Jan 18 Ad Verhoeven, Dutch soccer player (Xerxes/Sparta), dies in a car crash at 42 [or 1/17]
  • Jan 18 Sonia Dresdel, actor (Fallen Idol, Secret Tent), dies at 67
  • Jan 19 Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (b. 1886)
  • Jan 19 Kevin Coughlin, American actor (T R Ryan-Mama), killed in a hit and run at 30
  • Jan 23 Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 44
  • Jan 23 Paul Dupuis, French Canadian actor (The Fortress; Passport to Pimlico), dies at 62
  • Jan 23 Paul Robeson, American stage and screen bass-baritone singer ("Old Man River"), actor, and civil rights activist, dies of stroke complications in Philadelphia at 77
  • Jan 26 João Branco Núncio, Portuguese Bullfighter (b. 1901)
  • Jan 28 Chris Kenner, American R&B singer-songwriter (I Like it Like That), dies at 46
  • Jan 29 Jesse Fuller, American one-man blues band ("San Francisco Bay Blues"), dies of heart disease at 80
  • Jan 29 Michael Gwynn, English actor (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • Jan 30 Beau De Glen "Mance" Lipscomb, American blues singer and guitarist ("Shine On, Harvest Moon"), dies of a stroke at 80
  • Jan 30 Percy Tyson "Plum" Lewis, South African cricketer (pair in only Test for South Africa), dies at 91
  • Jan 31 Buster Brown, American blues singer and harmonica player (Fannie Mae), dies at 64
  • Jan 31 Ernesto Miranda, American litigant, conviction on kidnapping, rape, and armed robbery charges, stabbed to death at 34