Deaths in History in January 1979

  • Jan 3 Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91
  • Jan 9 Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian engineer and architect (Nuove Struttura), dies at 87
  • Jan 11 Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, German-French art dealer and publisher, dies at 94
  • Jan 14 Thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)
  • Jan 16 August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (b. 1897)

Person of interestNelson Rockefeller

Jan 26 Nelson Rockefeller, American politician (Vice President: 1974-1977; Governor of New York (R), 1959-73), dies of a heart attack at 70

Businessman and US Vice President Nelson Rockefeller
Businessman and US Vice President
Nelson Rockefeller
  • Jan 27 Qalander Baba Auliya, Indian Sufi master (Azeemiyya order), dies at about 81
  • Jan 28 Eileen Shanahan, Irish Poet (b. 1901)