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

Cesar RomeroCesar Romero
American
Actor

Donna DouglasDonna Douglas
American
Actress
Grace HopperGrace Hopper
American
Computer Scientist

Ray WalstonRay Walston
American
Actor & Comedian

Margaret Brooke SullavanMargaret Sullavan
American
Actress

Maurice ChevalierMaurice Chevalier
French
Actor, Singer

Heinrich HertzHeinrich Hertz
German
Physicist

Edwin LutyensEdwin Lutyens
British
Architect

Lexii AlijaiLexii Alijai
American
Rapper
Olivier MessiaenOlivier Messiaen
French
Composer, organist

Jon Paul SteuerJon Paul Steuer
American
Actor

Eugene Paul Eugene Wigner
American
Physicist & Mathematician

Johann BernoulliJohann Bernoulli
Swiss
Mathematician
Edward WestonEdward Weston
American
Photographer

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

Mario CuomoMario Cuomo
American
Politician
Victor BuonoVictor Buono
American
Actor

Patti PagePatti Page
American
Singer

Basil of CaesareaBasil of Caesarea
Israeli
Saint
Feodor I of RussiaFeodor I of Russia
Russian
 

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Fusajiro YamauchiFusajiro Yamauchi
Japanese
Entrepreneur
Christian III of DenmarkChristian III of Denmark
Danish
King

Arleigh Albert BurkeArleigh Albert Burke
American
Admiral

Juanita MooreJuanita Moore
American
Actress

Loie FullerLoie Fuller
American
Actor, Lighting designer, Choreographer, Artist,
Johann Christian BachJohann Christian Bach
German
Composer
Salvatore BonannoSalvatore Bonanno
American
Screenwriter, Film producer, Writer

Shah Abdul Latif BhittaiShah Abdul Latif Bhittai
Pakistani
poet

Abbas I of PersiaAbbas I of Persia
Afghan
Politician

Derek ParfitDerek Parfit
British
Philosopher
Bob AndersonBob Anderson
British
Fight Choreographer

Ron AshetonRon Asheton
American
Musician

Lhasa de SelaLhasa de Sela
American
Singer-songwriter

Alexis KornerAlexis Korner
British
Musician, Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Julia PhillipsJulia Phillips
American
Film producer
Don LarsenDon Larsen
American
Baseball player

Arthur RudolphArthur Rudolph
German
Aerospace engineer, Engineer
Vilmos ZsigmondVilmos Zsigmond
Hungarian
Cinematographer

Claiborne PellClaiborne Pell
American
Senator

Helen WillsHelen Wills
American
Tennis player, Writer, Autobiographer, Poet
ColumbanusColumbanus
Irish
Missionary

Louis Auguste BlanquiLouis Auguste Blanqui
French
Revolutionary
Clementine HunterClementine Hunter
American
Folk Artist

Alastair DennistonAlastair Denniston
British
Field hockey player, Cryptographer, Mathematician

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

Helen SuzmanHelen Suzman
South African
Politician

Martinus BeijerinckMartinus Beijerinck
Dutch
Microbiologist
Bob MatsuiBob Matsui
American
Politician

Tillie OlsenTillie Olsen
American
Writer

Samuel SewallSamuel Sewall
British
Jurist, Judge

Kiro GligorovKiro Gligorov
Macedonian
Politician
Ignatius L. DonnellyIgnatius L. Donnelly
American
Politician

George Eden, 1st Earl of AucklandGeorge Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland
British
Governor
Dáithí Ó ConaillDáithí Ó Conaill
Irish
Political activist

Pieter ClaeszPieter Claesz
Belgian, Dutch
Painter

Willie KeelerWillie Keeler
American
Baseball player
Hans von SalmuthHans von Salmuth
German
Military General

Haakon III of NorwayHaakon III of Norway
Norwegian
King of Norway
William WycherleyWilliam Wycherley
British
Playwright

Christopher Martin-JenkinsChristopher Martin-Jenkins
British
Journalist

Lord David CecilLord David Cecil
British
Biographer
Martin Heinrich KlaprothMartin Heinrich Klaproth
German
Chemist, Pharmacist, University teacher

Joachim du BellayJoachim du Bellay
French
Poet
Arthur MiddletonArthur Middleton
British, American
Politician

Hendrik GoltziusHendrik Goltzius
Dutch
painter

Francesco GuardiFrancesco Guardi
Italian
Painter

Pietro NenniPietro Nenni
Italian
Journalist and politician
Tony AtkinsonTony Atkinson
Welsh
Economist
Louis LeroyLouis Leroy
French
Painter

Peter CaffreyPeter Caffrey
Irish
Actor

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

Alfred Ely BeachAlfred Ely Beach
American
Inventor
Saint Fulgentius of RuspeSaint Fulgentius of Ruspe
Ancient Roman
Saint

Alexandre-Théophile VandermondeAlexandre-Théophile Vandermonde
French
Mathematician

Jakob WassermannJakob Wassermann
German
Author

Johannes Mario SimmelJohannes Mario Simmel
Austrian
Writer

Jan GrooverJan Groover
American
Photographer
Friedrich Karl ForbergFriedrich Karl Forberg
German
Philosopher

Petro MohylaPetro Mohyla
Romanian
Theologian
Francis PlaceFrancis Place
British
Social Reformer

Donagh MacDonaghDonagh MacDonagh
Irish
Author
Camillo AgrippaCamillo Agrippa
Italian
Mathematician
Johann Ludwig KrebsJohann Ludwig Krebs
German
Composer