On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1982

  • Jan 1 Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orleans), dies at 83
  • Jan 1 Victor Buono, American actor & comic (Mr Schubert-Man from Atlantis), dies at 43
  • Jan 1 Margot Grahame [Margaret Clark], British actress (The Three Musketeers, Criminal Lawyer), dies from chronic bronchitis at 70
  • Jan 3 Derek Sealy, West Indian cricket batsman (11 Tests; youngest West Indian Test player 17:122), dies at 69
  • Jan 5 Hans Conried, American actor (Peter Pan; Bullwinkle Show; Make Room for Daddy - "Uncle Tonoose"; The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T), dies from a heart ailment at 64
  • Jan 5 Harvey Lembeck, actor (Phil Silvers, Hathaways), dies at 56
  • Jan 5 Edmund Herring, Australian military commander, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (b. 1892)
  • Jan 7 Bert Oosterhuis, Dutch motor racer (Paris-Dakar), dies in race crash
  • Jan 7 Eugene Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura plisse), dies at 85
  • Jan 8 Grégoire Aslan, American actor (The Return of the Pink Panther, King of Kings), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • Jan 8 Reta Shaw, American actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir, Mary Poppins, Picnic), dies of emphysema at 69
  • Jan 10 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, dies at 84
  • Jan 10 Paul Lynde, American comedian and actor (The Hollywood Squares, Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), dies after a heart attack at 55
  • Jan 13 Marcel Camus, French film director (Orfeu Negro), dies at 69
  • Jan 15 Red Smith, American sportscaster and columnist (Pulitzer 1976, Fight Talk), dies at 76
  • Jan 16 Harald Søltoft Agersnap, Danish cellist, pianist, conductor, and composer (Royal Danish Theatre, 1931-66), dies at 82

  • Jan 18 Burnet Corwin Tuthill, American composer (Laurentia), dies at 93
  • Jan 18 Trent Lehman, actor (Butch-Nanny & the Professor), dies at 20
  • Jan 19 Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy (WWII), dies at 77
  • Jan 19 Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
  • Jan 20 Marc Demeyer, Belgian road racing cyclist (Paris-Brussels 1974), dies at 31
  • Jan 22 Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70), dies at 71
  • Jan 23 Hope Hampton, actress (Star Dust, Lawful Larcency), dies at 83
  • Jan 24 Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian president and dictator (b. 1918)
  • Jan 25 Mikhail Suslov, Soviet party ideologist and statesman, dies at 79
  • Jan 27 Iris Korn, actress (Widder-Palmerstown USA), dies at 60
  • Jan 30 Félix Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes), dies at 76
  • Jan 30 Riccardo Nielsen, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 30 Stanley Holloway, English comedian (My Fair Lady, Our Man Higgins), dies at 91

Person of interestLightnin Hopkins

Jan 30 Lightnin' [Sam] Hopkins, American blues musician (Ball of Twine), dies of esophageal cancer at 69

Blues Singer Lightnin Hopkins
Blues Singer
Lightnin Hopkins
  • Jan 31 Jiří Srnka, Czech classical and film score composer, dies at 74