On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1999

  • Jan 2 Sebastian Haffner, German journalist & author, dies at 91
  • Jan 2 Shepard Menken, American voice & character actor (The Wild Wild West), dies at 77
  • Jan 3 Jerry Quarry, American boxer (famous bouts v world champions Floyd Patterson, Jimmy Ellis, Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, Ken Norton), dies of chronic traumatic encephalopathy at 53
  • Jan 4 Iron Eyes Cody [Espera Oscar de Corti], Italian-American actor (Keep America Beautiful, Black Gold, Ernest Goes to Camp), dies at 91
  • Jan 6 Michel Petrucciani, French jazz pianist (100 Hearts), dies from a pulmonary infection at 36
  • Jan 9 Jim Peters, English long-distance runner who was 1st to complete a marathon in under 2 hours 20 minutes, dies at 80
  • Jan 10 John Hervey, 7th marquess of Bristol, English flamboyant peer who lost his fortune to drug addiction, dies at 44
  • Jan 10 Sir Edward Williams, Australian judge (b. 1921)
  • Jan 10 Frank Parker, American singer (Arthur Godfrey Show, Masquerade Party), dies at 95
  • Jan 11 Naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (The Corn King and the Spring Queen), dies at 101
  • Jan 11 Brian Moore, Irish novelist (Catholics, Doctor's Wife), dies at 77
  • Jan 11 Fabrizio de AndrĂ©, Italian singer-songwriter (Storia di un impiegato), dies of lung cancer at 58
  • Jan 12 Betty Lou Gerson, American voice actress (101 Dalmatians, Cinderella), dies of a stroke at 84
  • Jan 12 Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1961)
  • Jan 12 Leo Cherne, American economist and commentator (All Star News), dies at 86
  • Jan 14 Jerzy Grotowski, Polish theatre director (b. 1933)

  • Jan 14 Robin Bailey, British actor (See No Evil, I Didn't Know You Cared), dies of respiratory failure at 79
  • Jan 15 Betty Box, British film producer (b. 1915)
  • Jan 16 Jim McClelland, Australian solicitor, politician, Minister, Royal Commissioner, judge (b. 1915)
  • Jan 17 Robert Eads, American transsexual (b. 1945)
  • Jan 19 Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby union footballer (b. 1967)
  • Jan 21 Leslie French, British actor and singer (Death in Venice, More than a Miracle), dies at 94
  • Jan 21 Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (Merry Christmas Baby), dies at 76
  • Jan 21 Susan Strasberg, American actress (b. 1938)
  • Jan 21 Jacques Chailley, French musicologist and composer, dies at 88
  • Jan 22 Graham Staines, Australian missionary (b. 1941)
  • Jan 22 William M. Batten, American businessman and CEO (NY Stock Exchange 1976-84), dies at 89
  • Jan 23 Jay Pritzker, American businessman (b. 1922)
  • Jan 23 Prince Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican musician (b. 1949)
  • Jan 23 Thomas C. Mann, American diplomat (U.S. Ambassador to Mexico), dies at 86
  • Jan 25 Sarah Louise "Sadie" Delany, American author and teacher, dies at 109
  • Jan 25 Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (b. 1924)
  • Jan 25 Robert Shaw, American chorale conductor (Robert Shaw Chorale), dies of a stroke at 82
  • Jan 27 Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Spanish writer associated with the Generation of '36 movement, dies at 88
  • Jan 28 Markey Robinson, Irish painter (b. 1918)
  • Jan 28 Torgny T:son Segerstedt, Swedish sociologist and philosopher (b. 1908)
  • Jan 29 Lili St. Cyr, American dancer (b. 1918)
  • Jan 30 Henry "Huntz" Hall, American actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game), dies from congestive heart failure at 76
  • Jan 30 Ed Herlihy, American broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • Jan 31 Norm Zauchin, American baseball player (b. 1929)
  • Jan 31 Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler