Deaths in History in January 2004

  • Jan 2 Jess Collins, American artist (b. 1923)
  • Jan 3 Des Corcoran, Premier of South Australia (b. 1928)
  • Jan 4 John Toland, American historian (b. 1912)
  • Jan 4 Joan Aiken, English author (b. 1924)
  • Jan 4 Jeff Nuttall, English writer (b. 1933)
  • Jan 6 Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (b. 1921)
  • Jan 6 Pierre Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica (b. 1954)
  • Jan 7 Oswald Garrison Villard Jr., American Engineer (over-the-horizon radar), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • Jan 8 John A. Gambling, American radio talk-show host (b. 1930)
  • Jan 9 Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher (b. 1909)
  • Jan 10 Alexandra Ripley, American author (b. 1934)
  • Jan 11 Mervyn Pike [Baroness Pike], British politician (C), dies at 85
  • Jan 12 Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
  • Jan 13 Arne Næss Jr., Norwegian mountain climber (b. 1937)
  • Jan 13 Harold Shipman, British general practitioner and prolific serial killer, commits suicide at 57
  • Jan 16 Kalevi Sorsa, Prime Minister of Finland (b. 1930)
  • Jan 19 Harry E. Claiborne, American judge (suicide) (b. 1917)
  • Jan 21 Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian writer (b. 1929)
  • Jan 22 Thomas Mead, Australian politician and journalist (b. 1918)
  • Jan 23 Helmut Newton, German photographer, dies at 83
  • Jan 25 Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch athlete (b. 1918)
  • Jan 27 Jack Paar, American television show host (b. 1918)
  • Jan 27 Salvador Laurel, Vice President of the Philippines (b. 1928)
  • Jan 28 Lloyd M. Bucher, U.S. Navy officer (b. 1927)
  • Jan 28 Don Cholito, Puerto Rican radio host (b. 1923)
  • Jan 29 M. M. Kaye, British writer (The Far Pavilions), dies at 95
  • Jan 29 Janet Frame, New Zealand writer (b. 1924)