On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 2014

  • Jan 1 Juanita Moore, American actress (Imitation Of Life), dies at 99 [1]
  • Jan 2 Elizabeth Jane Howard, English novelist, dies at 90
  • Jan 2 Jay Traynor, American singer (Jay and the Americans), dies of liver cancer at 70

Person of interestPhil Everly

Jan 3 Phil Everly, American singer & half of the rock and roll duo "The Everly Brothers" (Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 74

Singer Phil Everly
Singer
Phil Everly
  • Jan 3 Tom Rosenthal, British publisher & broadcaster, dies at 78
  • Jan 3 Saul Zaentz, American record company executive (Fantasy), and film producer (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest; Amadeus; The Unbearable Lightness Of Being; The English Patient), dies of Alzheimer's disease complications at 92
  • Jan 5 Carmen Zapata, American actress (Hagen, Viva Valdez, Man & the City), dies at 86
  • Jan 5 Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, Portuguese footballer (top goalscorer-1966 World Cup), dies from heart failure at 71
  • Jan 5 Jerry Coleman, American MLB 2nd baseman, dies from complications from brain bleeding and surgery at 89
  • Jan 6 Larry D Mann, Canadian actor and broadcaster (Accidental Family, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer), dies at 91
  • Jan 6 H. Owen Reed, American composer, dies at 103
  • Jan 9 Dale T. Mortensen, American economist and Nobel laureate, dies at 74
  • Jan 10 Larry Speakes, Acting White House Press Secretary under President Ronald Reagan, dies at 74
  • Jan 11 Ariel Sharon, Israeli politician and general, Prime Minister of Israel (2001-2006), dies from heart failure at 85
  • Jan 12 Gyula Torok, Hungarian Olympic Champion Boxer, dies at 75
  • Jan 12 Michael L. Strang, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado), dies at 84

  • Jan 13 Bobby Collins, Scottish soccer midfielder (31 caps; Celtic, Everton, Leeds), dies at 82
  • Jan 14 Juan Gelman, Argentine poet, dies at 84
  • Jan 14 Flavio Testi, Italian composer and musicologist, dies at 91
  • Jan 14 Mae Young, American professional wrestler and one of the pioneers in women's wrestling (National Wrestling Alliance, WWF), dies at 90
  • Jan 16 Russell Johnson, American television and film actor, best known for his role as "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island, dies of kidney failure at 89
  • Jan 16 Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor (Charlotte's Web, Alice, The Partridge Family), dies from heart and kidney failure at 82
  • Jan 18 Dennis Frederiksen, American rock singer, dies from liver cancer at 62
  • Jan 19 Bert Williams MBE, English soccer goalkeeper (24 caps; Wolverhampton Wanderers 381 games), dies at 93
  • Jan 19 Udo Kasemets, Etonian-born Canadian composer, dies at 94
  • Jan 20 Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor (La Scala, 1969-86; London Symphony, 1979-87; Berlin Philharmonic, 1989-2002), dies of stomach cancer at 80
  • Jan 26 Tom Gola, American basketball player, dies at 81
  • Jan 27 Pete Seeger, American folk singer (The Weavers - Goodnight Irene) and activist, helped create the modern American folk music movement, dies at 94
  • Jan 28 Fernand Leduc, Canadian painter (The Automatistes), dies at 97
  • Jan 29 Ashutosh Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader and founder of the Divine Light Awakening Mission, claims 30 million followers, dies at 68
  • Jan 31 Christopher Jones, American actor, dies from cancer at 72
  • Jan 31 Alexander Ivashkin, Russian cellist, conductor, and sitar player, dies at 65