On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 2001

  • Jan 1 Ray Walston, American actor (My Favorite Martian, Damn Yankees), dies at 86
  • Jan 2 William P. Rogers, American Republican politician & US secretary of state (1969-73), dies at 87
  • Jan 2 Teri Diver, American actress, dies at 29
  • Jan 4 Les Brown, American big band leader (His Band of Renown - "Sentimental Journey"), dies at 88
  • Jan 5 Nancy Parsons, American actress (b. 1942)
  • Jan 7 Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr., American librarian and director of the Pierpont Morgan Library, dies at 90
  • Jan 9 Maurice Prather, American photographer (b. 1926)
  • Jan 9 Paul Vanden Boeynants, Prime Minister of Belgium (1966-68, 1978-79), dies at 81
  • Jan 10 Jacques Marin, French character actor (The Vintage, Charade), dies at 81
  • Jan 11 Sir Denys Lasdun, English architect (b. 1914)
  • Jan 11 Michael Williams, British actor, husband of Judi Dench (b. 1935)
  • Jan 12 Affirmed, American racehorse (b. 1975)
  • Jan 12 Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian guitarist and composer (b. 1922)

Person of interestBill Hewlett

Jan 12 William Hewlett, American engineer and businessman (co-founder Hewlett-Packard), dies of a heart attack at 87

Electrical Engineer and Businessman Bill Hewlett
Electrical Engineer and Businessman
Bill Hewlett
  • Jan 12 Kyra Vayne [Knopmuss], English stage and opera soprano, dies at 84
  • Jan 13 Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1985)

  • Jan 14 Burkhard Heim, German physicist (b. 1925)
  • Jan 15 Ted Mann, American screenwriter (b. 1916)
  • Jan 15 Bob Braun, American TV and radio personality (Dotty Mack Show), dies at 71
  • Jan 16 Virginia O'Brien, American actress and singer (Meet the People, Gus, Ziegfeld Follies), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • Jan 16 Laurent-Désiré Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (b. 1939)
  • Jan 16 Auberon Waugh, British author and journalist (b. 1939)
  • Jan 17 Gregory Corso, American beat poet, dies of prostate cancer at 70
  • Jan 18 Al Waxman, Canadian actor (b. 1935)
  • Jan 18 Reg Prentice, British government minister, dies at 77
  • Jan 19 Dario Vittori, Argentinean actor (b. 1921)
  • Jan 20 Nico Assumpção, Brazilian bass player, dies at 46
  • Jan 21 Byron de la Beckwith, American white supremacist, dies at 80
  • Jan 22 Roy Brown, American clown (b. 1932)
  • Jan 22 Tommie Agee, American baseball player (b. 1942)
  • Jan 23 Eugene [Brother Jack] McDuff, American jazz organist (George Benson, Brother Jack), dies of heart failure at 74
  • Jan 24 Leif Thybo, Danish composer and organist, dies at 78
  • Jan 25 Margaret Scriven, English tennis player (French C'ships 1933-34), dies at 88
  • Jan 26 Al McGuire, American basketball coach (Marquette), dies at 72
  • Jan 27 Stavros Damianides, Greek musician (b. 1941)
  • Jan 27 André Prévost, Canadian composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 28 Curt Blefary, American baseball player, dies at 57
  • Jan 30 Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (Lili, Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker), dies at 90
  • Jan 30 Johnnie Johnson, British fighter pilot (b. 1915)
  • Jan 30 Joseph Ransohoff, American neurosurgeon and pioneer in the modern neurosurgery, dies at 85
  • Jan 31 Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian-American sci-fi author (Genetic General), dies at 77