On This Day

Deaths in History in January 1955

  • Jan 2 Jose Antonio Remon, President of Panama (1952-55), assassinated at 46
  • Jan 4 Jan Derk Domela Nieuwenhuis Nyegaard, Dutch vicar (Young Flanders), dies at 84
  • Jan 4 G. G. van der Hoeven, Dutch editor-in-chief (NRC newspaper), dies at 82
  • Jan 7 Arthur Keith, Scottish Anthropologist, dies at 88
  • Jan 11 Rodolfo Graziani, Italian Marshal, fascist and Viceroy of Italian East Africa, dies at 72
  • Jan 15 Yves Tanguy, French-American sailor/surrealistic painter, dies
  • Jan 17 Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch minister (1908-13), dies at 94
  • Jan 21 Maarten Pleun Vrij, Dutch lawyer and criminologist, dies at 59
  • Jan 24 Ira Hayes, American World War II hero (b. 1923)
  • Jan 27 Ernst Penzoldt, writer, dies
  • Jan 29 Hans Hedtoft, 14th Prime Minister of Denmark (1947-50, 53-55), dies at 51
  • Jan 31 John Mott, American theologist and founder (YMCA, Nobel 1946), dies at 89