Famous Deaths on January 14

  • 973 Ekkehard I, monk of St Gallen (Vita Waltharii manu fortis), dies
  • 1163 Ladislaus I Arpad, king of Hungary (1162-63), dies
  • 1236 Sava [Rastko], son of Serbia's king/saint, dies at 64
  • 1301 Andrew III, Venetian King of Hungary and Croatia (1290-1301), dies at 50
  • 1331 Odoric, Italian explorer (b. 1286)
  • 1623 Paolo Sarpi, Italian church historian/politician, dies at 70
  • 1640 Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, English lawyer and judge (b. 1578)
  • 1648 Casparus Barleaus, Flemish theologist/poet (Muiderkring), dies at 63
  • 1676 Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer, dies at 73
  • 1679 Jacques de Billy, French mathematician (b. 1602)
  • 1701 Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord, dies at 72

Person of interestEdmond Halley

1742 Edmond Halley, English mathematician and astronomer (Halley's comet), dies at 85 [NS=Jan 25]

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley
  • 1766 Frederik V, king of Denmark/Norway (1746-66), dies at 42
  • 1786 Meshech Weare, Governor of New Hampshire (b. 1713)
  • 1786 Michael Arne, English composer (b. 1740 or 1741)
  • 1788 François Joseph Paul, marquis de Grasetilly, comte de Grasse, French admiral (b. 1722)

  • 1802 Marie Allard, French ballerina, dies at 59
  • 1817 Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, composer, dies at 87
  • 1819 Peter Pindar, English satirist (b. 1738)
  • 1822 Franz Innocenz Joseph Kobell, German landscape painter, dies at 72
  • 1825 George Dance the Younger, English architect (b. 1741)
  • 1830 Johann Georg Repsold, German instrument maker and astronomer, dies at 59
  • 1833 Seraphim of Sarov, Russian Orthodox Saint, dies at 73
  • 1847 Gov Bent, 5 others in US occupation, killed by revolt in New Mexico
  • 1850 Anthony van Hoboken, Rotterdam merchant/ship owner, dies at 93
  • 1867 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter (Valpincon Bather), dies at 86
  • 1868 Heinrich Schenker, Austrian musicologist (Urlinie) know for his Schenkerian analysis of music, dies at 66
  • 1872 Greyfriars Bobby, a Skye-Terrier who spent 14 years guarding the grave of his owner John Gray, dies at 16
  • 1874 Johann Philipp Reis, German Physicist and Inventor, dies of lung disease at 40
  • 1887 Friedrich von Amerling, Austrian painter, dies at 83
  • 1887 Peter Donders, Dutch Roman Catholic missionary to Suriname, dies at 77
  • 1888 Stephen Heller, Hungarian composer and pianist, dies at 74
  • 1889 Ema Puksec, Croatian singer (b. 1834)
  • 1890 Francesco D'Arcais, composer, dies at 59
  • 1892 Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, British prince (b. 1864)

Person of interestLewis Carroll

1898 Lewis Carroll, English writer (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), dies at 65

Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
  • 1901 Charles Hermite, French mathematician (proof that e is transcendental), dies at 78
  • 1901 Mandell Creighton, British historian and a bishop of the Church of England, dies at 57
  • 1901 Victor Balaguer, Catalaans historian/politician/author, dies at 76
  • 1902 Cato M. Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician and chemist (law of mass action), dies at 65
  • 1905 Ernst Abbe, German physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company), dies at 64

  • 1907 Karl von Perfall, composer, dies at 82
  • 1907 Sir James Fergusson, British politician, and governor of South Australia, New Zealand and Bombay (b. 1832)
  • 1908 Holger Drachmann, writer, dies
  • 1909 Sinovi P Rozhestvensky, Russian admiral, dies at 60
  • 1912 Otto Liebmann, German philosopher (Kant & Epigones), dies at 71
  • 1915 Richard Meux Benson, founder of Anglican religious order (b. 1824)
  • 1916 Otto Ammon, German anthropologist/sociologist, dies at 73
  • 1920 John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (Co-Founder of Dodge Brothers Company), dies at 5
  • 1923 Zübeyde Hanım, Mother of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (b. 1857)
  • 1924 Arne Garborg, Norwegian playwright (Mannfolk), dies at 72
  • 1925 Willem Devout, self employed (V & Dreesmann), dies
  • 1929 Cornelis W Lely, Dutch Governor of Suriname (1902-05), dies at 74
  • 1931 William Ernst Johnson, British mathematician, dies
  • 1937 Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist, dies at 47
  • 1942 Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian writer (b. 1883)
  • 1943 Adolf Sandberger, composer, dies at 78
  • 1944 Mohammed Emin Yurdakul, Turkish poet, dies at about 74
  • 1945 Sandor Vandor, composer, dies at 43
  • 1948 Anna "Ans" van Dike, Dutch Jewish Nazi-collaborator, executed at 42
  • 1949 Joaquín Turina, Spanish pianist/conductor/composer (Rima), dies at 66
  • 1952 Artur Kapp, Estonian composer (b. 1878)
  • 1956 Siegfried Frederick Nadel, Austrian-British anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52

Person of interestHumphrey Bogart

1957 Humphrey Bogart, American actor (Casablanca, Caine Mutiny), dies of cancer of the esophagus at 57

  • 1959 G. D. H. Cole, English political theorist and socialist, dies at 69
  • 1961 Ernest Thesiger, English actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81
  • 1961 Henry Geehl, English composer, dies at 79
  • 1963 Gustav Regler, German writer, dies at 64
  • 1965 Jeanette MacDonald, soprano (When I'm Calling You), dies at 63
  • 1966 Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies
  • 1966 Bill Carr, American athlete (2 Olympic gold 1932), dies at 56
  • 1967 Renato Lunelli, composer, dies at 71
  • 1968 Dorothea Mackellar, Australian poet (My Country) (b. 1885)
  • 1970 John J "Johnny" Murphy, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 61
  • 1970 William Feller, Croatian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1971 Ethel Glenn Hier, American composer, dies at 82
  • 1972 Frederik IX, [Christiaan FFMKW], king of Denmark (1947-72), dies at 72
  • 1974 Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia parliament chairman, dies at 62
  • 1976 Abdul Razak bin Hussain, premier of Malaysia (1970-77), dies at 53

Person of interestAnthony Eden

1977 Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1955-57) and Foreign Secretary, dies of liver cancer at 79

British Prime Minister Anthony Eden
British Prime Minister
Anthony Eden

Person of interestPeter Finch

1977 Peter Finch, actor (Network, The Nun's Story, Judith), dies at 60

  • 1977 Anaïs Nin, French author (b. 1903)
  • 1978 Blossom Rock [Edith Marie Blossom MacDonald], American actress (Grandmamma-Addams Family), dies at 81
  • 1978 Robert Heger, composer, dies at 91
  • 1978 Harold Abrahams, British athlete (b. 1899)
  • 1978 Kurt Gödel, Austrian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1979 Thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)
  • 1980 Robert Ardrey, American author (b. 1908)
  • 1981 John O'Grady, Australian writer (Nino Culotta) (b. 1907)
  • 1984 Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus, Dutch sexuologist (NVSH), dies at 55
  • 1984 Paul Ben Haim [Frankenburger], Israeli composer, dies at 86

Person of interestRay Kroc

1984 Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald's) and owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, dies of heart failure at 81

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • 1985 Jetta Goudal, French actress (White Gold), dies at 86
  • 1986 Donna Reed, actress (Donna Reed Show, Dallas), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1986 Walter Leblanc, Belgian painter, dies at 53
  • 1986 Daniel Balavoine, French singer (b. 1952)
  • 1987 Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), dies at 86
  • 1988 Georgy M Malenkov, PM of USSR (1953-55), dies at 86
  • 1990 David Arkin, actor (I Love You Alice B Toklas), dies
  • 1990 Mani Madhava Chakyar, Koodiyattam artist and Sanskrit scholar (b. 1899)
  • 1991 Sallah Kharaf, [Abu Iyad], co-founder (Al-Fatah), assassinated
  • 1991 Gordon Bryant, Australian politician (b. 1914)
  • 1993 Elisabeth Antoinette de Vreugd, chambermaid for Dutch Queen, dies at 98
  • 1993 Manfred Lachs, Polish lawyer (Intl Court of Justice), dies
  • 1994 Esther Ralston, US actress (Tin Pan Alley, San Francisco Docks), dies at 91
  • 1994 Federica Montseny, anarchist/Sp minister of Health (1936), dies at 80
  • 1995 Alexander Gibson, British conductor and founder of the Scottish Opera, dies at 68
  • 1995 Mark Finch, film festival organizer, dies at 33
  • 1995 Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, newspaper editor, dies at 84
  • 1996 Eric Briault, educationalist, dies at 84
  • 1996 Pamelo Mounk'a, musician, dies at 50

  • 1996 Jacques-Baptiste LeBrun, French finn yachtsman (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 85
  • 1997 King Hu, film director, dies at 64
  • 1997 Dollard Ménard, French Canadian general (b. 1913)
  • 1999 Jerzy Grotowski, Polish theatre director (b. 1933)
  • 1999 Robin Bailey, British actor (See No Evil, I Didn't Know You Cared), dies of respiratory failure at 79
  • 2000 Charles Pick, British publisher (William Heinemann), dies at 82
  • 2001 Burkhard Heim, German physicist (b. 1925)
  • 2003 Koloman Sokol, Slovak painter (b. 1902)
  • 2004 Uta Hagen, German-American actress and theatre practitioner (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), dies at 84
  • 2004 Ron O'Neal, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 2004 Valfar, Norwegian musician (Windir) (b. 1978)
  • 2005 Charlotte MacLeod, American writer (b. 1922)
  • 2005 Conroy Maddox, English painter (b. 1912)
  • 2005 Rudolph Moshammer, German fashion designer (b. 1940)
  • 2005 Jesús-Rafael Soto, Venezuelan kinetic artist (b. 1923)

Person of interestShelley Winters

2006 Shelley Winters [Schrift], American actress (Lolita, A Place in the Sun, A Patch of Blue & Poseidon Adventure), dies of heart failure at 85

  • 2006 Henri Colpi, French film editor and director (b. 1921)
  • 2006 Jim Gary, American sculptor (b. 1939)
  • 2006 Mark Philo, English footballer (b. 1984)
  • 2007 Darlene Conley, American actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), dies at 72
  • 2007 Barbara Kelly, Canadian-born actress (What's My Line?, United Kingdom), dies at 83
  • 2008 Judah Folkman, Surgeon that developed Angiogenesis (b. 1933)
  • 2009 Jan Kaplický, British architect of Czech origin (b. 1937)
  • 2009 Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek II, Naked Gun), dies of congestive heart failure at 88
  • 2010 Petra Schürmann, German model and TV announcer, Miss World 1956 (b. 1935)
  • 2011 Trish Keenan, lead vocalist of English band Broadcast (b. 1968)
  • 2013 Giorgio Alverà, Italian bobsledder, dies at 69
  • 2013 Conrad Bain, Canadian actor (Maude, Diff'rent Strokes), dies from natural causes at 89
  • 2014 Juan Gelman, Argentine poet, dies at 84

Person of interestAlan Rickman

2016 Alan Rickman, English actor (Die Hard, Harry Potter franchise), dies of cancer at 69

  • 2016 René Angélil, Canadian music executive, actor and director (Omertà, L'apparition), and husband of Céline Dion, dies of throat cancer at 73
  • 2017 Zhou Youguang [Zhou Yaoping], Chinese language scholar (father of pinyin), dies at 111
  • 2018 Hugh Wilson, American director, writer and actor (Blast from the Past, Frank's Place), dies at 74
  • 2018 Daniel "Dan" Gurney, American race-car driver, coach and team owner (All American Racers), dies from complications of pneumonia at 86
  • 2018 Marlene VerPlanck [Pampinella], American jazz and pop vocalist, dies of pancreatic cancer at 84