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, 1984), dies in London at 46

  • Jan 28 Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician (b. 1883)
  • Jan 29 Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1885)