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

Margaret Brooke SullavanMargaret Sullavan
American
Actress

Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier
French
Actor, Singer
Heinrich HertzHeinrich Hertz
German
Physicist

Olivier MessiaenOlivier Messiaen
French
Composer, organist

Eugene Paul Eugene Wigner
American
Physicist & Mathematician
Edward WestonEdward Weston
American
Photographer

Johann BernoulliJohann Bernoulli
Swiss
Mathematician
Ferruccio BusoniFerruccio Busoni
German, Italian
Composer

Shanti Swaroop BhatnagarShanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
Indian
Father of research laboratories

Vincent AuriolVincent Auriol
French
Former President of France
Ernest BlochErnest Bloch
Swiss
Composer

Aleksandr ScriabinAleksandr Scriabin
Russian
Russian Symbolist Composer

C.P. ScottC.P. Scott
British
Former Editor of 'The Guardian'

Jon Paul SteuerJon Paul Steuer
American
Actor

Edwin LutyensEdwin Lutyens
British
Architect
Victor BuonoVictor Buono
American
Actor
Patti PagePatti Page
American
Singer

Feodor I of RussiaFeodor I of Russia
Russian
 

Shah Abdul Latif BhittaiShah Abdul Latif Bhittai
Pakistani
poet

Derek ParfitDerek Parfit
British
Philosopher
Basil of CaesareaBasil of Caesarea
Israeli
Saint

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Fusajiro YamauchiFusajiro Yamauchi
Japanese
Entrepreneur

Juanita MooreJuanita Moore
American
Actress

Alexis KornerAlexis Korner
British
Musician, Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Johann Christian BachJohann Christian Bach
German
Composer
Christian III of DenmarkChristian III of Denmark
Danish
King

Loie FullerLoie Fuller
American
Actor, Lighting designer, Choreographer, Artist,
Salvatore BonannoSalvatore Bonanno
American
Screenwriter, Film producer, Writer

Ron AshetonRon Asheton
American
Musician

Ulrich BeckUlrich Beck
German
sociologist, professor, non-fiction writer,
Arthur RudolphArthur Rudolph
German
Aerospace engineer, Engineer

Abbas I of PersiaAbbas I of Persia
Afghan
Politician
Lhasa de SelaLhasa de Sela
American
Singer-songwriter

Julia PhillipsJulia Phillips
American
Film producer

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

Vilmos ZsigmondVilmos Zsigmond
Hungarian
Cinematographer

Helen SuzmanHelen Suzman
South African
Politician
Louis Auguste BlanquiLouis Auguste Blanqui
French
Philosopher, Politician, Journalist, Communard

Alastair DennistonAlastair Denniston
British
Field hockey player, Cryptographer, Mathematician

Tony AtkinsonTony Atkinson
Welsh
Economist

Ignatius L. DonnellyIgnatius L. Donnelly
American
Politician
Martinus BeijerinckMartinus Beijerinck
Biologist, Microbiologist, University teacher,

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

Willie KeelerWillie Keeler
American
Baseball player

John Gresham MachenJohn Gresham Machen
American
Theologian
Arthur MiddletonArthur Middleton
British, American
Politician

Hans von SalmuthHans von Salmuth
German
Military General
Martin Heinrich KlaprothMartin Heinrich Klaproth
German
Chemist, Pharmacist, University teacher

Francesco GuardiFrancesco Guardi
Italian
Painter

Theobald von Bethmann HollwegTheobald von Bethmann Hollweg
German
President, Chancellor
Joachim du BellayJoachim du Bellay
French
Poet

William WycherleyWilliam Wycherley
British
Playwright
Hendrik GoltziusHendrik Goltzius
Dutch
painter

Heinrich Rudolf HertzHeinrich Rudolf Hertz
German
German physicist

Alexandre-Théophile VandermondeAlexandre-Théophile Vandermonde
French
Mathematician

Saint BasilSaint Basil
Turkish
Theologian
Patrick KellyPatrick Kelly
American
Fashion Designer
Géry LeulietGéry Leuliet
French
Theologian, University teacher, Catholic priest

Arleigh Albert BurkeArleigh Albert Burke
American
Admiral