Deaths in History in January 1984

  • Jan 6 Ernest Laszlo, Hungarian-U.S. cinematographer (b. 1898)
  • Jan 7 Alfred Kastler, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
  • Jan 9 Wolfgang Staudte, German director (Ciske de Rat), dies at 77
  • Jan 10 Souvanna Phouma, Prince and Prime Minister of Laos (1951–54, 1956–58, 1960 and 1962–75), dies at 82
  • Jan 14 Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus, Dutch sexuologist (NVSH), dies at 55
  • Jan 18 Malcolm H Kerr, 9th President of American U of Beirut, shot dead
  • Jan 21 Giannis Skaribas, Greek writer, dramatist, and poet (b. 1893)
  • Jan 23 Mu'in Bseiso, Palestinian poet (b. 1926)
  • Jan 29 Frances Goodrich, (Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 93 of lung cancer