Deaths in History in January 2010

  • Jan 3 Professor Sir Ian Brownlie, International law specialist
  • Jan 3 Mary Daly, American theologian and feminist scholar (b. 1928)
  • Jan 4 Johan Ferrier, Surinamian politician (b. 1910)
  • Jan 4 Casey Johnson, American heiress and socialite (b. 1979)
  • Jan 4 Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese Businessman, and Survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings (b. 1916)
  • Jan 5 Murray Saltzman, Reform Jewish rabbi and civil rights leader (b. 1929)
  • Jan 5 Gisela Kraft, German writer, dies at 73
  • Jan 5 Kenneth Noland, American Color Field painter, dies of kidney cancer at 85
  • Jan 11 Miep Gies, Dutch Humanitarian, discoverer of Anne Frank's diary (b. 1909)
  • Jan 11 Éric Rohmer [Maurice Schérer], French director, journalist and teacher (My Night at Maud's, Claire's Knee, Le rayon vert), dies at 89
  • Jan 12 Hasib Sabbagh, Palestinian businessman and philanthropist, co-founder of Consolidated Contractors Company (b. 1920)
  • Jan 12 Daniel Bensaïd, French philosopher and a leader of the Trotskyist movement in France, dies of cancer caused by the side effects of drugs used to treat AIDS at 63
  • Jan 13 Kalifa Tillisi, Libyan writer and linguist
  • Jan 15 Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Jewish-American biochemist and geneticist (Nobel 1968), dies at 82
  • Jan 17 Jyoti Basu, Indian politician (b. 1914)
  • Jan 17 Daisuke Gouri, Japanese seiyu (b. 1952)
  • Jan 25 Ali Hasan al-Majid aka Chemical Ali, Iraqi defense minister and military commander (b. 1941)
  • Jan 25 Charles Mathias Jr., American Republican politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), dies at 87

Person of interestJ. D. Salinger

Jan 27 J. D. Salinger, American novelist (The Catcher in the Rye), dies at 91

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger

Person of interestHoward Zinn

Jan 27 Howard Zinn, American historian and activist (A People's History of the United States), dies of a heart attack at 87

Historian and Activist Howard Zinn
Historian and Activist
Howard Zinn