On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1993

  • Jan 1 June Clayworth, American actress (Bodyguard, Criminal Court), dies of lymphoma at 87
  • Jan 1 Phyllis Hill, American stage and film dancer and actress (Singing in the Dark), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Jan 1 "Georgia" Tom [Dorsey], American blues and gospel pianist, songwriter ("Peace In The Valley"), and evangelist, dies at 93
  • Jan 3 Johnny Most, American sports announcer (b. 1923)
  • Jan 4 Daniel H Craven, South African rugby coach, dies
  • Jan 4 Joe Keenan, actor (Conviction of Kitty Dodd), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jan 4 Charles Bridgford, Australian politician
  • Jan 5 George L George, Russian/American journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
  • Jan 5 Henk Knol, Suriname MP (PvdA), dies at 61
  • Jan 5 Jennifer Raine Bissell, British actress (Thriller, Rush: Inspired by Battlefield) dies from a heart ailment 60
  • Jan 5 Juan Benet Goitia, Spanish writer (Herrumbrosas Lanzas), dies at 65
  • Jan 5 Klaas Wiersma, Dutch sec of Justice (VVD), dies
  • Jan 5 Leonce Gras, Flemish singer/conductor, dies at 84
  • Jan 5 Nyamuisi Muvingi, Zaire minister of Culture, murdered
  • Jan 5 Ronnie Welsh, actor (Patterns), dies of brain cancer at 52
  • Jan 5 Westley A Dodd, US murderer, 1st hanging in US since 1965
  • Jan 5 Anthony Wakefield Cox, English architect, dies at 77
  • Jan 6 Elisabeth, arch duch of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein, dies at 70
  • Jan 6 John B "Dizzy" Gillespe, blues trumpeter, dies of cancer at 75
  • Jan 6 Rudolph Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer and choeographer (Kirov Ballet), dies of AIDS at 54
  • Jan 7 Richard Branda, American actor (You Are There, Two-Minute Warning), dies of colon cancer at 57
  • Jan 7 Robert Cowan, Scottish CEO (Highlands & Islands Enterprises), dies at 60
  • Jan 8 Asif Nawaz, Pakistani general, dies
  • Jan 8 Hakija Turajlic, Bosnian vice-premier, murdered
  • Jan 8 Theo Bruins, Dutch concert pianist and composer (Sei Studi; Syncope), dies at 63
  • Jan 9 Alois Brunner, German/Syrian commandant of KZ-Lower Drancy, dies
  • Jan 9 Felix Grucci, fireworks expert, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • Jan 9 Sir Paul Hasluck, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1905)
  • Jan 10 Diana Adams, ballerina, dies
  • Jan 10 Noorjahan Begum, "adulterous" wife in Bangladesh, stoned to death
  • Jan 11 Lacey Fosburgh, author (Closing Time), dies of breast cancer at 50
  • Jan 12 Carles Mira, Spanish director (Que Nos Quiten Lo Bailao), dies at 45
  • Jan 13 Rene Pleven, Prime Minister of France (1950-51, 51-52), dies at 91
  • Jan 13 Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer, dies at 85
  • Jan 14 Elisabeth Antoinette de Vreugd, chambermaid for Dutch Queen, dies at 98
  • Jan 14 Manfred Lachs, Polish lawyer (Intl Court of Justice), dies
  • Jan 15 Henry Iba, basketball coach, dies at 88
  • Jan 15 Huub Jacobse [Hendrik Hubert Jacobse], Dutch politician (VVD), dies at 68
  • Jan 15 Ken Cory, American actor (The Candidate; Without A Trace), dies of AIDS at 51
  • Jan 15 Sammy Cahn [Cohen], American lyricist ("Three Coins in a Fountain"; "High Hopes"; "Call Me Irresponsible"), dies of heart failure at 79
  • Jan 16 Florence Desmond [Dawson], actress (Sally in Our Alley), dies at 87
  • Jan 16 Glenn Corbett, American actor (Shenandoah, Chisum, Midway), dies at 63
  • Jan 16 Sathasivam Krishnakumar, Sri Lanka commander, commits suicide
  • Jan 16 Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (b. 1960)
  • Jan 16 Freddie Cochrane, American boxer (World Welterweight champion 1941-1946), dies at 77
  • Jan 17 Ger ter Horst, Dutch soccer trainer (Sparta), dies
  • Jan 17 Albert Hourani, English historian (b. 1915)
  • Jan 17 Barbara Buczek, Polish pianist, composer (Anekumena – Concerto for 89 Instruments; Two Impressions), and teacher, dies at 53
  • Jan 18 M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor, dies at 85
  • Jan 18 Mia Meijer, Dutch playwright and director (Machine Child), dies
  • Jan 18 Mike Templeton, American, 2nd person to receive a heart pump, dies at 34
  • Jan 18 Eleanor Hibbert, British author (b. 1906)
  • Jan 19 Chris Street, basketball player, dies at 20
  • Jan 19 Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo), dies at 72
  • Jan 19 Reginald Lewis, CEO (Beatrice), dies of brain cancer at 50
  • Jan 19 William LeMassena, American stage and screen actor (All That Jazz; As The World Turns, 1985-92), dies of lung cancer at 76

Audrey Hepburn

Jan 20 Audrey Hepburn, British actress (Roman Holiday; Breakfast at Tiffany's; My Fair Lady), dies of colon cancer at 63

  • Jan 20 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], American playwright, actor, and director (Matchmaker, Tomorrow), dies at 80
  • Jan 20 Mercer McCleod, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 86
  • Jan 21 Charlie Gehringer, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 6-time MLB All Star), dies at 89
  • Jan 21 Jan Zimmer, Slovak composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 22 Alexander Bodon, Hungarian-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood), dies at 86
  • Jan 22 Kobo Abe, Japanese writer (Wife in the Sand), dies at 68
  • Jan 22 Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author, dies at 75
  • Jan 23 Dudley Stevens, English entertainer, dies of AIDS at 57
  • Jan 23 Thomas A. Dorsey, American jazz pianist (Take My Hand, Precious Lord), dies at 93
  • Jan 23 Keith Laumer [Anthony LeBaron], American sci-fi author (Retief's War), dies at 67
  • Jan 23 Charles "Majeed" Greenlee, American jazz trombonist (Archie Shepp), dies at 65
  • Jan 24 Ugur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (Cumhuriyet Murder), dies at 50
  • Jan 25 Henry Louis Miller, American Rear Admiral (WW II-Pacific), dies at 80
  • Jan 26 Axel Von Dem Bussche, German aristocrat, dies
  • Jan 26 Jan Gies, Dutch resistance fighter (helped Anne Frank), dies at 87
  • Jan 26 Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (large iron sculptures), dies at 80
  • Jan 26 Jeanne Sauvé, 23rd Governor-General of Canada (1984-90), dies at 70

André the Giant

Jan 27 André the Giant, French pro wrestler (WWF World Heavyweight C'ship 1988; WWF World Tag Team C'ship [with Haku] 1989), dies of congestive heart failure at 49

  • Jan 28 Aben Kandel, screenwriter (Dinner at 8), dies of heart failure at 96
  • Jan 28 John Steadman, American actor (Gator, Fade to Black), dies of a lung ailment at 83
  • Jan 29 Hank Werba [Herman Werblowski], American journalist (Variety), dies at 79
  • Jan 29 Michel Renault, French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies at 65
  • Jan 30 Taikichiro Mori, Japanese real estate developer, dies at 88