On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1988

  • Jan 1 Leo Steiner, American restaurateur (Carnegie Deli), dies at 48
  • Jan 1 Marcel Hillaire, German actor (Take the Money and Run, Seven Thieves), dies from surgery complications at 79
  • Jan 2 E.B. Ford, British ecological geneticist, dies at 86

Gaston Eyskens

Jan 3 Gaston Eyskens, Prime Minister of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), dies at 82

  • Jan 3 William Cagney, American producer and actor (Torrid Zone), brother of James Cagney, dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Jan 3 Rose Ausländer, German poet (b. 1901)
  • Jan 3 Joie Chitwood, American racedriver & Daredevil (b. 1912)
  • Jan 4 Lily Laskine, French harpist, dies at 94
  • Jan 4 Predrag Milošević Serbian pianist, conductor, composer (Simfonijeta), and pedagogue, dies at 83
  • Jan 5 "Pistol Pete" Mavarich, NBAer (Atlanta), dies of a heart attack at 40
  • Jan 6 Brent Collins, soap actor (Another World), dies of heart attack at 46

Trevor Howard

Jan 7 Trevor Howard, English actor in over 70 films (Brief Encounter, Superman, The Third Man), dies of bronchitis at 71

  • Jan 7 Michel Auclair [Vladimir Vujović], German actor (Funny Face, Day of the Jackal), dies at 65
  • Jan 8 Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53), dies at 76
  • Jan 11 Pappy Boyington, American combat pilot (United States Marine Corps fighter ace during World War II), dies of cancer at 75
  • Jan 11 Isidor Isaac Rabi, nuclear physicist (Nobel Prize-1944), dies at 89
  • Jan 11 Florence Knapp, American, one-time oldest person in the world (b. 1873)
  • Jan 12 Connie Mulder, South African politician (b. 1925)
  • Jan 13 Chiang Ching-huo, president of Taiwan (1978-88), dies at 69

Georgy Malenkov

Jan 14 Georgi Malenkov, Soviet leader who was briefly leader of the Soviet Union after Stalin's death (1953-55), dies in obscurity at 86

Seán MacBride

Jan 15 Seán MacBride, Chief of Staff of the Irish Republican Army and founder of Amnesty International (Nobel 1974), dies at 83

  • Jan 16 Ballard Berkeley [Blascheck], British actor (Fawlty Towers, East meets West, The BFG), dies at 83
  • Jan 16 Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal (b. 1899)
  • Jan 20 Philippe de Rothschild, French race-car driver and manager (Bordeaux Vineyard), dies at 86
  • Jan 20 Dora Stratou, Greek choreographer and folklorist (b. 1903)
  • Jan 21 Abraham Sofaer, Burmese born British actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk), dies at 91
  • Jan 22 Parker Fennelly, actor (Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm), dies at 96
  • Jan 23 Charles Glen King, American biochemist and pioneer of nutrition research who isolated vitamin C, dies at 91
  • Jan 23 Dan Daniel, American politician (Rep-D-VA, 1969-88), dies at 73
  • Jan 24 Werner Fenchel, German mathematician (b. 1905)
  • Jan 25 Colleen Moore, actress (These Girls Won't Talk), dies at 87
  • Jan 27 Massa Makan Diabaté, Malian author (b. 1938)
  • Jan 27 Edward Pawley, American actor (Angels with Dirty Faces), dies t 86
  • Jan 28 Klaus Fuchs, German physicist (b. 1911)
  • Jan 29 Bantcho Bantchevsky, US opera singer, commits suicide
  • Jan 29 James R. Killian Jr., 10th president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1948-59), dies at 83
  • Jan 29 Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch composer and conductor, dies at 46
  • Jan 30 Corry [Cornelia Diderika] Vonk, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 85