Deaths in History in January 1939

  • Jan 2 Roman Dmowski, Polish politician (b. 1864)

Person of interestAmelia Earhart

Jan 5 Amelia Earhart, American aviator (1st woman to fly solo across the Atlantic), is declared dead at 41 after disappearing over the Pacific Ocean in 1937

  • Jan 24 Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist, dies at 71
  • Jan 28 William Butler Yeats, Irish poet (Nobel), dies in France at 73