Died On January 1st

Discover the most famous people who died on January 1. The list includes people like Hank Williams, Grace Hopper, Aaron Copland, Townes Van Zandt, Heinrich Hertz. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, composers, mathematicians and chemists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.

Hank WilliamsHank Williams
American
Father of contemporary country music

Fred WestFred West
British
Serial Killer

Townes Van ZandtTownes Van Zandt
American
Singer & Songwriter

Donna DouglasDonna Douglas
American
Actress

Grace HopperGrace Hopper
American
Computer Scientist
Cesar RomeroCesar Romero
American
Actor

Ray WalstonRay Walston
American
Actor & Comedian

Lexii AlijaiLexii Alijai
American
Rapper
Margaret Brooke SullavanMargaret Sullavan
American
Actress

Edwin LutyensEdwin Lutyens
British
Architect

Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier
French
Actor, Singer

Jon Paul SteuerJon Paul Steuer
American
Actor

Olivier MessiaenOlivier Messiaen
French
Composer, organist
Heinrich HertzHeinrich Hertz
German
Physicist

Eugene Paul Eugene Wigner
American
Physicist & Mathematician

Ferruccio BusoniFerruccio Busoni
German, Italian
Composer

Johann BernoulliJohann Bernoulli
Swiss
Mathematician
Edward WestonEdward Weston
American
Photographer

Vincent AuriolVincent Auriol
French
Former President of France
Shanti Swaroop BhatnagarShanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
Indian
Father of research laboratories

Ernest BlochErnest Bloch
Swiss
Composer

Aleksandr ScriabinAleksandr Scriabin
Russian
Russian Symbolist Composer

C.P. ScottC.P. Scott
British
Former Editor of 'The Guardian'
Mario Matthew CuomoMario Cuomo
American
Politician

Francis MarionFrancis Marion
American
Actor

Victor BuonoVictor Buono
American
Actor
Patti PagePatti Page
American
Singer

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Basil of CaesareaBasil of Caesarea
Israeli
Saint
Juanita MooreJuanita Moore
American
Actress

Feodor I of RussiaFeodor I of Russia
Russian
 

Salvatore BonannoSalvatore Bonanno
American
Screenwriter, Film producer, Writer

Odo of FranceOdo of France
French
King
Fusajiro YamauchiFusajiro Yamauchi
Japanese
Entrepreneur
Don LarsenDon Larsen
American
Baseball player

Derek ParfitDerek Parfit
British
Philosopher

Johann Christian BachJohann Christian Bach
German
Composer

Christian III of DenmarkChristian III of Denmark
Danish
King
Ron AshetonRon Asheton
American
Musician

Ray QuinnRay Quinn
American
Actor

Alexis KornerAlexis Korner
British
Musician, Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Loie FullerLoie Fuller
American
Actor, Lighting designer, Choreographer, Artist,

Arthur RudolphArthur Rudolph
German
Aerospace engineer, Engineer
Claiborne PellClaiborne Pell
American
Senator

Lhasa de SelaLhasa de Sela
American
Singer-songwriter
Shah Abdul Latif BhittaiShah Abdul Latif Bhittai
Pakistani
poet

Vilmos ZsigmondVilmos Zsigmond
Hungarian
Cinematographer

Julia PhillipsJulia Phillips
American
Film producer
Abbas I of PersiaAbbas I of Persia
Afghan
Politician

Helen SuzmanHelen Suzman
South African
Politician
ColumbanusColumbanus
Irish
Missionary

Ulrich BeckUlrich Beck
German
sociologist, professor, non-fiction writer,

Louis Auguste BlanquiLouis Auguste Blanqui
French
Revolutionary

Alastair DennistonAlastair Denniston
British
Field hockey player, Cryptographer, Mathematician

Martinus BeijerinckMartinus Beijerinck
Dutch
Microbiologist
Christopher Martin-JenkinsChristopher Martin-Jenkins
British
Journalist

Helen WillsHelen Wills
American
Tennis player, Writer, Autobiographer, Poet

Ignatius L. DonnellyIgnatius L. Donnelly
American
Politician

Willie KeelerWillie Keeler
American
Baseball player
George Eden, 1st Earl of AucklandGeorge Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland
British
Governor

Clementine HunterClementine Hunter
American
Folk Artist
Arthur MiddletonArthur Middleton
British, American
Politician

Hans von SalmuthHans von Salmuth
German
Military General

Bob MatsuiBob Matsui
American
Politician
John Gresham MachenJohn Gresham Machen
American
Theologian

Samuel SewallSamuel Sewall
British
Jurist, Judge
Kiro GligorovKiro Gligorov
Macedonian
Politician

Lord David CecilLord David Cecil
British
Biographer

Theobald von Bethmann HollwegTheobald von Bethmann Hollweg
German
President, Chancellor
Pieter ClaeszPieter Claesz
Belgian, Dutch
Painter

Martin Heinrich KlaprothMartin Heinrich Klaproth
German
Chemist, Pharmacist, University teacher
Tillie OlsenTillie Olsen
American
Writer

Arthur Porritt, Baron PorrittArthur Porritt, Baron Porritt
New Zealander
Physician

Tony AtkinsonTony Atkinson
Welsh
Economist

Dáithí Ó ConaillDáithí Ó Conaill
Irish
Political activist
William WycherleyWilliam Wycherley
British
Playwright
Francesco GuardiFrancesco Guardi
Italian
Painter

Haakon III of NorwayHaakon III of Norway
Norwegian
King of Norway

Joachim du BellayJoachim du Bellay
French
Poet

Pietro NenniPietro Nenni
Italian
Journalist and politician
Heinrich Rudolf HertzHeinrich Rudolf Hertz
German
German physicist

Alfred Ely BeachAlfred Ely Beach
American
Inventor

Johannes Mario SimmelJohannes Mario Simmel
Austrian
Writer

Jakob WassermannJakob Wassermann
German
Author

Francis PlaceFrancis Place
British
Social Reformer
Alexandre-Théophile VandermondeAlexandre-Théophile Vandermonde
French
Mathematician

Hendrik GoltziusHendrik Goltzius
Dutch
painter
Friedrich Karl ForbergFriedrich Karl Forberg
German
Philosopher

Harry MagdoffHarry Magdoff
American
Editor
Victor SerebriakoffVictor Serebriakoff
British
Executive
Johann Ludwig KrebsJohann Ludwig Krebs
German
Composer