Famous Deaths in January 2005

Person of interestShirley Chisholm

Jan 1 Shirley Chisholm, 1st African American Congresswoman (Rep-D-NY) and presidential candidate, dies of a stroke at 80

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm
  • Jan 1 Hugh Lawson, 6th Baron Burnham, British newspaperman (b. 1931)
  • Jan 1 Eugene J. Martin, American painter, artist (b. 1938)
  • Jan 1 Bob Matsui, American politician (b. 1941)
  • Jan 1 Hugh Davies, English composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 2 Maclyn McCarty, American geneticist (b. 1911)
  • Jan 2 Cyril Fletcher, British comedian, dies at 91
  • Jan 2 Edo Murtić, Croatian painter, dies at 83
  • Jan 2 Frank Kelly Freas, American artist (b. 1922)
  • Jan 2 Ronald "Bo" Ginn, American politician, dies at 70
  • Jan 3 Koo Chen-fu, Chinese negotiator (b. 1917)
  • Jan 3 Will Eisner, American comic book artist (b. 1917)
  • Jan 3 JN Dixit, Indian government official (b. 1936)
  • Jan 4 Alton Tobey, American artist (b. 1914)
  • Jan 4 Robert Heilbroner, American economist (b. 1919)
  • Jan 4 Frank Harary, American mathematician (b. 1921)

  • Jan 4 Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
  • Jan 4 Guy Davenport, American author, artist, and scholar (b. 1927)
  • Jan 4 Humphrey Carpenter, English author (b. 1946)
  • Jan 4 Robert Christiani, West Indian cricketer (brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests), dies at 84
  • Jan 5 Danny Sugerman, American music manager (The Doors) (b. 1954)
  • Jan 6 Louis Robichaud, Premier of New Brunswick (b. 1925)
  • Jan 6 Lois Hole, Lt. Governor of Alberta (b. 1933)
  • Jan 7 Pierre Daninos, French novelist (b. 1913)
  • Jan 7 Eileen Desmond, Irish politician (b. 1932)
  • Jan 8 Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster (b. 1952)
  • Jan 8 Warren Spears, American choreographer and dancer
  • Jan 8 Michel Thomas, Polish linguist (b. 1914)
  • Jan 9 Gonzalo Gavira, Mexican film sound technician (b. 1925)
  • Jan 10 Gene Baylos, American comedian (b. 1906)
  • Jan 10 Margherita Carosio, Italian soprano (b. 1908)
  • Jan 10 James Forman, American civil rights leader (b. 1928)
  • Jan 10 Kalevi Hämäläinen, Finnish cross country skier (b. 1932)
  • Jan 10 Erwin Hillier, British cinematographer (b. 1911)
  • Jan 10 Jack Horner, American sports journalist (b. 1912)
  • Jan 10 Joséphine-Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Princess of Belgium, dies at 77
  • Jan 10 Metropolitan Wasyly Fedak, primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (b. 1909)
  • Jan 10 Tommy Fine, American baseball player, dies at 90
  • Jan 11 Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (b. 1913)
  • Jan 11 Spencer Dryden, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1938)
  • Jan 11 James Griffin, American musician (Bread) (b. 1943)

  • Jan 11 Fabrizio Meoni, Italian motorcyclist (b. 1957)
  • Jan 12 Alessia di Matteo, first survivor of eight transplants in one operation (b. 2003)
  • Jan 12 Amrish Puri, Indian actor (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom- Mola Ram, Mr. India), dies of a cerebral haemorrhage at 72
  • Jan 12 Edmund S. Valtman, Estonian-born cartoonist (b. 1914)
  • Jan 13 Earl Cameron, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1915)
  • Jan 13 Nell Rankin, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1924)
  • Jan 14 Charlotte MacLeod, American writer (b. 1922)
  • Jan 14 Conroy Maddox, English painter (b. 1912)
  • Jan 14 Rudolph Moshammer, German fashion designer (b. 1940)
  • Jan 14 Jesús-Rafael Soto, Venezuelan kinetic artist (b. 1923)
  • Jan 15 Elizabeth Janeway, American author (b. 1913)
  • Jan 15 Walter Ernsting, German author (b. 1920)
  • Jan 15 Victoria de los Angeles, Catalan soprano (b. 1923)
  • Jan 15 Deem Bristow, American video game voice actor (b. 1947)
  • Jan 15 Dan Lee, Canadian animator (b. 1969)
  • Jan 15 Ruth Warrick, American actress and singer (Citizen Kane, All My Children), dies of complications from pneumonia at 88
  • Jan 16 Marjorie Williams, American journalist (b. 1958)
  • Jan 17 Charlie Bell, Australian fast food executive (b. 1960)
  • Jan 17 Virginia Mayo [Jones], American actress (The Best Years of Our Lives, Out of the Blue, White Heat), dies of congestive heart failure at 84
  • Jan 17 Albert Schatz, American microbiologist (b. 1920)
  • Jan 17 Zhao Ziyang, Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1919)
  • Jan 18 Lamont Bentley, American actor (b. 1973)
  • Jan 19 Anita Kulcsár, Hungarian handball player (b. 1976)
  • Jan 19 Bill Andersen, New Zealand communist and trade union leader (b. 1924)
  • Jan 19 K. Sello Duiker, South African novelist (b. 1974)
  • Jan 20 Per Borten, 18th Prime Minister of Norway (1965-71), dies at 91
  • Jan 20 Roland Frye, American literary critic and theologian (b. 1921)
  • Jan 20 Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, Polish journalist, writer, and politician (b. 1913)
  • Jan 20 Miriam Louisa Rothschild, British zoologist, entomologist, and author (b. 1908)
  • Jan 21 Theun de Vries, Dutch writer (b. 1907)
  • Jan 21 John L. Hess, American journalist (b. 1917)
  • Jan 21 Parveen Babi, Indian actress (b. 1955)
  • Jan 22 César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1943)
  • Jan 22 Carlo Orelli, Italian veteran of World War I (b. 1894)
  • Jan 22 Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter, dies at 88
  • Jan 22 Rose Mary Woods, American Watergate scandal figure (b. 1917)
  • Jan 23 Morys George Lyndhurst Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare, British politician (b. 1921)

Person of interestJohnny Carson

Jan 23 Johnny Carson, American comedian and TV host (The Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust), dies of respiratory failure arising from emphysema at 79

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson
  • Jan 24 June Bronhill, Australian singer (b. 1929)
  • Jan 24 Vladimir Savchenko, Ukrainian writer (b. 1933)
  • Jan 24 Chalkie White, English rugby union coach (b. 1929)
  • Jan 25 Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (b. 1923)
  • Jan 25 William Augustus Bootle, American judge (b. 1902)
  • Jan 25 Philip Johnson, American architect (b. 1906)
  • Jan 25 Manuel Lopes, Cape Verdean writer and poet (b. 1907)
  • Jan 25 Ray Peterson, American singer (Tell Laura I Love Her), dies at 65
  • Jan 25 Nettie Witziers-Timmer, Dutch athlete (b. 1923)
  • Jan 28 Jim Capaldi, English singer and songwriter (Traffic-Something So Strong), dies at 60
  • Jan 28 Karen Lancaume, French actress (suicide) (b. 1973)
  • Jan 28 Jacques Villeret, French actor (b. 1951)
  • Jan 29 Eric Griffiths, Welsh guitarist (The Quarrymen) (b. 1940)
  • Jan 29 Ephraim Kishon, Israeli author, dramatist, screenwriter, and Oscar-nominated film director, dies at 80
  • Jan 30 Martyn Bennet, Canadian musician (b. 1971)
  • Jan 30 Wes Wehmiller, American musician (b. 1971)