Deaths in History in January 2015

  • Jan 1 Mario Cuomo, American Democratic Party politician and the 52nd Governor of New York (1983-95), dies of a heart condition at 82
  • Jan 1 Boris Morukov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 64
  • Jan 1 Ninón Sevilla, Cuban-Mexican actress (Aventurera, Víctimas del Pecado), dies at 85
  • Jan 1 Omar Karami, Lebanese Prime Minister (1992-94, 2004-05), dies at 80

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Jan 3 Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass), first popularly elected African American to the US Senate (1967-79), dies at 95

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke

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Jan 7 Stéphane Charbonnier [Charb], French cartoonist and editor of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, dies in a terrorist attack at 47

  • Jan 7 Jean Cabut [Cabu], French caricaturist (Charlie Hebdo), killed in terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris at 76
  • Jan 10 Robert Stone, American novelist (Dog Soldiers, WUSA), dies from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 77
  • Jan 12 John Bayley, English academic and writer (Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch), dies at 89
  • Jan 13 Ronnie Ronalde [Ronald Charles Waldron], British entertainer and world famous whistler, dies at 91
  • Jan 21 Martin Honeysett, British cartoonist (Punch, Private Eye), dies at 71
  • Jan 23 King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (2005-2015), dies at 90
  • Jan 26 Tom Uren, Australian politician, Australian heritage and conservation campaigner, dies at 93
  • Jan 27 Charles Hard Townes, American Physicist and inventor (Nobel Prize 1964 for mazer-lazer principle), dies at 99
  • Jan 29 Colleen McCullough, New Zealand-born Australian author (The Thorn Birds), dies at 77

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Jan 30 Carl Djerassi, Austrian-born American chemist, father of the contraceptive pill, dies at 91

Chemist Carl Djerassi
Chemist
Carl Djerassi
  • Jan 31 Richard von Weizsacker, German politician and 1st president of reunited Germany (1990-94), dies at 94