Deaths in History in January 1966

  • Jan 1 Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82

Person of interestAlbert Stevens

Jan 9 Albert Stevens, an American patient in secret medical trials who survived the highest known radiation dose in a human, dies of heart disease at 79

Human Medical Subject Albert Stevens
Human Medical Subject
Albert Stevens
  • Jan 10 Hermann Kasack, German writer (Die Stadt hinter dem Strom), dies at 69
  • Jan 11 Alberto Giacometti, Swiss-French painter and sculptor, dies at 64
  • Jan 11 Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian politician, Prime Minister of India (1964-66), dies under suspicious circumstances at 61
  • Jan 14 Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies
  • Jan 16 Margarete Susman, German-Jewish writer, dies at 91
  • Jan 17 Vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50
  • Jan 18 Kathleen Norris, US author, dies at 85
  • Jan 24 Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (b. 1909)
  • Jan 29 Josef Winckler, German dentist/writer (Tolle Bomberg), dies at 84