On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 2011

  • Jan 1 Marin Constantin, Romanian composer & conductor, dies at 85
  • Jan 1 Reynaldo Dagsa, Filipino politician, assassinated at 35
  • Jan 1 Billy Joe Patton, American golfer (Masters 1954 3rd; Walker Cup captain 1969), dies at 88
  • Jan 2 Anne Francis, American actress (Honey West, Forbidden Planet, Pancho Villa), dies at 80
  • Jan 2 Pete Postlethwaite, English actor, dies at 64
  • Jan 2 Szeto Wah, Hong Kong politician & educationalist, dies at 79
  • Jan 2 Richard D. Winters, American Army officer, dies at 92
  • Jan 3 Fadil Hadžić, Croatian film director, dies at 88
  • Jan 4 Mick Karn, Cypriot-born British musician (Japan) (b. 1958)
  • Jan 4 Dick King-Smith English Author (b. 1922)
  • Jan 4 Coen Moulijn, Dutch footballer (b. 1937)
  • Jan 4 Gerry Rafferty, Scottish guitarist and vocalist (Baker Street), dies at 63
  • Jan 5 Roland Kayn, German electronic music composer, dies at 77
  • Jan 6 Uche Okafor, Nigerian footballer (b. 1967)
  • Jan 7 Derek Gardner, British Formula 1 car designer (b. 1931)
  • Jan 8 Thorbjørn Svenssen, Norwegian footballer (b. 1924)

  • Jan 8 John Roll, United States Federal Judge (b.1947)
  • Jan 8 Vang Pao, charismatic Laotian general who commanded a secret army of his mountain people in a long, losing campaign against Communist insurgents, dies at 81
  • Jan 9 Peter Yates, English film director (Breaking Away, Bullitt), dies at 81
  • Jan 10 Margaret Whiting, American singer (It Might As Well Be Spring, Time After Time), dies at 86
  • Jan 10 Bosko Petrovic, Croatian jazz musician, founder of the Zagreb Jazz Quartet, dies at 75
  • Jan 10 Cookie Gilchrist, American football fullback (AFL All Star 1962-65; AFL MVP 1962; CFL All Star 1956-60), dies of chronic traumatic encephalopathy at 75
  • Jan 10 Liana Alexandra, Romanian composer, dies at 63
  • Jan 11 David Nelson, American actor, director, and producer (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies at 74
  • Jan 12 Paul Picerni, American actor (The Untouchables), dies at 88
  • Jan 12 Clemar Bucci, Argentine racing driver, dies at 90
  • Jan 13 Ellen Stewart, American actress, director and founder of La Mama Theatre Group, dies at 91
  • Jan 14 Trish Keenan, lead vocalist of English band Broadcast (b. 1968)
  • Jan 15 Nat Lofthouse, English Footballer (b. 1925)
  • Jan 17 Donald "Don" Kirshner, American rock & roll producer known as "The Man With the Golden Ear" (invented bubblegum music), dies at 76
  • Jan 18 Sargent Shriver, American politician and activist (Peace Corps), dies at 95
  • Jan 19 Ernest McCulloch, Canadian stem cell research pioneer, dies at 84
  • Jan 20 Bruce Gordon, American actor (The Untouchables), dies after long illness at 94
  • Jan 21 E. V. V. Satyanarayana, Indian Telugu Film Director, screenwriter and producer, dies at 54
  • Jan 21 Dennis Oppenheim, American conceptual artist (b.1938)
  • Jan 23 Jack LaLanne, American fitness and nutritional expert, dies at 96
  • Jan 24 Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director, dies at 61
  • Jan 24 Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian classical singer (khayal form of singing, bhajans, abhangs), dies at 88
  • Jan 26 Charlie Louvin, American musician (b. 1927)
  • Jan 26 Gladys Horton, American musician and singer, member of the group The Marvelettes (b. 1944)
  • Jan 26 Gladys Horton, American pop singer (The Marvelettes), dies at 65
  • Jan 30 John Barry [Prendergast], English film score composer (James Bond films; Born Free), dies at 77