Famous People Who Died in January 1990

  • Jan 1 Charles Boost, Dutch film critic, dies at 82
  • Jan 1 James W. Wood, American astronaut (Dynasoar), dies at 65
  • Jan 1 Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricket batsman (23 Tests, 1,636 runs @ 46.74; Nottinghamshire CCC), dies at 78
  • Jan 1 Suzuki Sochu, Japanese-born Zen teacher, dies at 80
  • Jan 2 Alan Hale Jr., American actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island), dies of cancer at 68
  • Jan 2 Vladimir Ussachevsky, Manchurian-American composer (Creation), dies at 78
  • Jan 3 Arthur Gold, American pianist, half of Gold and Fizdale duo (b. 1917)
  • Jan 3 Ken Hill, American actor (Cobra, Protocol), dies at 49
  • Jan 4 Alberto Lleras Camargo, president of Colombia (1945-46, 58-62), dies
  • Jan 4 Harold Edgerton, American electrical engineer (b. 1903)
  • Jan 4 Robert F Adams, American sci-fi author (Castaways in Time), dies at 57
  • Jan 4 Sir Henry Bolte, Premier of Victoria 1955-1972 (b. 1908)
  • Jan 5 Arthur Kennedy, American actor (Fantastic Voyage, Peyton Place), dies of a brain tumor at 76
  • Jan 5 Bart LaRue, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 6 Hans Jaray, Austrian actor (Lydia, Fedora) and playwright, dies at 83
  • Jan 6 Ian Charleson, Scottish actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), dies of AIDS at 40

Bronko Nagurski

Jan 7 Bronko Nagurski, Canadian-American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback (Chicago Bears), dies at 81

  • Jan 7 Gail Lucas, American entertainer, dies at 37
  • Jan 7 Horace Stoneham, American baseball owner (Giants), dies at 86
  • Jan 7 Joseph Robbie, American lawyer and NFL owner and founder of the Miami Dolphins, dies at 73
  • Jan 8 Terry-Thomas [Thomas Terry Hoar-Stevens], English comedian and actor (I'm All Right Jack, Private's Progress), dies of Parkinson's disease at 78
  • Jan 9 Sir Edward McTiernan, Australian jurist, lawyer and politician (b. 1892)
  • Jan 9 Spud Chandler, American baseball player (AL MVP 1943), dies at 82
  • Jan 10 Juliet Berto, screenwriter/actress (Bastienne Bastien), dies at 42
  • Jan 10 Yvonne Peattie Marquard, actress (Donovan's Reef), dies
  • Jan 11 Kittens Reichert [Catherine Alma Reichert], American silent screen child actor [House of Cards, Les Misérables], dies at 79
  • Jan 11 Mary Jane Carr, American actress (Forbidden Trail, Second Wife), dies
  • Jan 12 Laurence J. Peter, Canadian author (Peter Principle), dies of a stroke at 70
  • Jan 12 Paul Amadeus Pisk, Austrian-American composer, musicologist, and educator, dies at 96
  • Jan 14 David Arkin, actor (I Love You Alice B Toklas), dies
  • Jan 14 Mani Madhava Chakyar, Koodiyattam artist and Sanskrit scholar (b. 1899)
  • Jan 15 Gordon Jackson, Scottish actor (Upstairs, Downstairs, The Professionals, The Great Escape), dies after a short illness at 66
  • Jan 17 Anna Arnold Hedgeman, African-American social activist (NYC cabinet), dies at 90
  • Jan 17 Charles Hernu, French minister of Defense (1981-85), dies
  • Jan 17 Fritz "Freddie" Brocksieper, German big band jazz drummer, and bandleader, dies at 77
  • Jan 18 Melanie Appleby, English singer (Mel & Kim), dies of liver cancer at 23
  • Jan 18 Rusty Hamer, American actor (Rusty-Make Room for Daddy), dies at 52
  • Jan 19 (Alberto) Semprini, British pianist and radio broadcaster (BBC's Semprini Serenade), dies at 81
  • Jan 19 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Indian leader of the Rajneesh movement, dies at 58
  • Jan 19 Herbert Wehner, German politician (Member of the Bundestag, 1949-83; chairman of the SPD, 1969-83), dies of complications from Binswanger's disease at 83
  • Jan 19 Myles Horton, American educator and Civil Rights Movement teacher, dies at 84
  • Jan 20 Barbara Stanwyck [Ruby Stevens], actress (Big Valley), dies at 82
  • Jan 20 Hayedeh [Ma'soumeh Dadehbala], Persian classical, pop, and folk singer, dies of a heart attack at 47
  • Jan 20 Naruhito Higashi-Kuni, Japanese PM (1945), dies
  • Jan 20 Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, Japanese imperial prince and 30th Prime Minister of Japan, dies at 102
  • Jan 23 (Larken) Allen Collins, American southern rock guitarist, and songwriter (Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Free Bird"; "Gimme Three Steps"; Rossington-Collins Band - "Don't Misunderstand Me"), dies from chronic pneumonia, a complication of the paralysis suffered in a drunk driving accident, at 37
  • Jan 23 Mariano Rumor, Italian politician (Prime Minister of Italy, 1968-70; 73-1974), dies at 74
  • Jan 23 [Piet] "Peter" Sweval, American rock bassist (Looking Glass - "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" ; Starz - "Cherry Baby"), dies of AIDS at 42
  • Jan 24 Madge Bellamy, American actress, dies of heart failure at 90
  • Jan 25 Alexander Lockwood, actor (Duel), dies

Ava Gardner

Jan 25 Ava Gardner, American actress (Barefoot Contessa, On the Beach), dies of pneumonia at 67

  • Jan 25 Ian Dudley Hardy, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 26 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (b. 1914)
  • Jan 26 Boy Trip, Dutch minister, dies at 68
  • Jan 26 Lewis Mumford, American historian (b. 1895)
  • Jan 26 Miloslav Ištvan, Czech composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 27 Helen Jerome Eddy, actress (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 92
  • Jan 31 Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian-born imam (b. 1935)