On This Day

Deaths in History in January 2002

  • Jan 3 Freddy Heineken, Dutch beer brewer (Heineken), dies at 78
  • Jan 8 Alexander Prochorow, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (b. 1916)
  • Jan 8 Dave Thomas, American businessman who founded Wendy's Restaurants, dies at 69
  • Jan 10 W.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (b. 1909)
  • Jan 10 John Buscema, American comics artist (Conan the Barbarian), dies at 74
  • Jan 11 Struan Sutherland, Australian medical researcher (b. 1936)
  • Jan 12 Cyrus Vance, 57th U.S. Secretary of State (1977-80), dies at 84
  • Jan 16 Robert Hanbury Brown, British-Australian astronomer and physicist (b. 1916)
  • Jan 16 Michael Bilandic, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1923)
  • Jan 17 Bishop Karas, Sudanese-born American religious leader (b. 1955)
  • Jan 17 Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer, (Nobel Prize laureate 1989), dies at 85
  • Jan 22 Stanley Marcus, American business executive (b. 1905)
  • Jan 22 Kenneth Armitage, English sculptor, dies at 85
  • Jan 23 Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist and anthropologist, dies at 71
  • Jan 23 Robert Nozick, American philosopher (Anarchy, State, and Utopia), dies at 63
  • Jan 24 Elie Hobeika, Lebanese Forces militia commander (b. 1956)
  • Jan 24 Kurt Schaffenberger, American comics artist (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane), dies at 81
  • Jan 28 Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author (b. 1907)
  • Jan 29 James Marjoribanks, British ambassador to the European Economic Community, dies at 90
  • Jan 30 Ingeborg "Inge" Morath, Austrian born Magnum photographer and wife of Arthur Miller
  • Jan 31 Francis Gabreski, American fighter pilot (b. 1919)