On This Day

Deaths in History in January 1950

  • Jan 2 James Dooley, Irish-Australian Premier of New South Wales, dies at 72
  • Jan 6 Isaiah Bowman, geographer/co-founder (Geographical Review), dies at 71
  • Jan 8 Joseph A Schumpeter, Aus/US economist/Minister of Finance, dies at 66
  • Jan 8 Joseph Issac Shneerson, Jewish Lubavitch Chabal leader, dies
  • Jan 11 Karin Michaelis, writer, dies at 77
  • Jan 15 Gen Henry "Hap" Arnold, U.S. General of the Air Force (b. 1886)
  • Jan 15 Henry "Hap" Arnold, American commanding general, US Army Air Force (WWII), dies at 63

Person of interestGeorge Orwell

Jan 21 George Orwell, British author (Animal Farm, Nineteen Eighty-Four), dies in London at 46

  • Jan 28 Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician, dies at 66
  • Jan 29 Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1885)