Famous Deaths in January 1990

  • Jan 1 Charles Boost, Dutch film critic, dies at 82
  • Jan 1 Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricketer (23 Tests for England, 1636 runs), dies at 78
  • Jan 1 Suzuki Sochu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/abbot of Ryutakuji, dies
  • Jan 1 James W. Wood, American astronaut (Dynasoar), dies at 65
  • Jan 2 Alan Hale Jr., American actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island), dies of cancer at 68
  • Jan 2 Vladimir Alexis Ussachevsky, Manchuria composer (Creation), dies at 78
  • Jan 3 Ken Hill, actor (Cobra, Protocol), dies
  • Jan 3 Arthur Gold, American pianist, half of Gold and Fizdale duo (b. 1917)
  • Jan 4 Alberto Lleras Camargo, president of Colombia (1945-46, 58-62), dies
  • Jan 4 Robert F Adams, American sci-fi author (Castaways in Time), dies at 57
  • Jan 4 Harold Edgerton, American electrical engineer (b. 1903)
  • 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, actor (Lydia, Fedora), dies
  • Jan 6 Ian Charleson, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), dies of AIDS at 40

Person of interestBronko Nagurski

Jan 7 Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski, football hall of famer, dies at 81

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • Jan 7 Gail Lucas, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 7 Horace Stoneham, baseball owner (Giants), dies at 86
  • Jan 7 Joseph Robbie, lawyer/NFL owner (Miami Dolphins), dies at 73
  • Jan 8 Terry-Thomas [Thomas Terry Stevens], British actor (It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World), 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 Mary Jane Carr, actress (Forbidden Trail, Second Wife), dies
  • Jan 11 Kittens Reichert [Catherine Alma Reichert], American silent screen child actor [House of Cards, Les Misérables], dies at 79
  • Jan 12 Laurence J Peter, author (Peter Princible), dies of a stroke at 70
  • Jan 12 Paul Amadeus Pisk, composer, 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 Charles Hernu, French minister of Defense (1981-85), dies
  • Jan 17 Anna Arnold Hedgeman, African-American social activist (NYC cabinet), dies at 90
  • Jan 18 Melanie Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim), dies of liver cancer at 23
  • Jan 18 Rusty Hamer, American actor (b. 1947)
  • Jan 19 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, indian guru, dies at 58
  • Jan 19 Herbert Wehner, German ex-communist/chairman (1958-73), dies at 83
  • Jan 19 Semprini, English musician (b. 1908)
  • 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 Miloslav Istvan, composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 20 Naruhito Higashi-Kuni, Japanese PM (1945), dies
  • Jan 20 Hayedeh, Persian singer (b. 1942)
  • Jan 23 Allen Collins [Larkin Allen Collins Jr.], American rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies of pneumonia at 37
  • Jan 23 Mariano Rumor, Italian politician (PM, 1968-70; 73-1974), dies
  • Jan 24 Madge Bellamy, American actress, dies of heart failure at 90
  • Jan 25 Alexander Lockwood, actor (Duel), dies

Person of interestAva Gardner

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

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