Deaths on January 15

1208 :Peter of Castelnau, French nobleman, murdered
1684 :Caspar Netscher, Dutch portrait painter, dies at about 48
1705 :Walraad, the Young, earl of Nassau-Ottweiler/gov of Nijmegen, dies
1744 :Charles-Hubert Gervais, composer, dies at 72
1755 :Azzolino Bernardino Della Ciaia, composer, dies at 83
1765 :Carlmann Kolb, composer, dies at 61
1775 :Giovanni Battista Sammartini, composer, dies
1788 :Gaetano Latilla, composer, dies at 77
1812 :Johannes Herbst, composer, dies at 76
1816 :Henry Harington, composer, dies at 88
1844 :Joseph Mazzinghi, composer, dies at 78
1866 :M T d'Azeglio, writer, dies
1896 :Matthew B Brady, US photographer (Civil War), dies at about 72
1904 :Eduard Lassen, composer, dies at 73
1909 :Ernest Reyer, composer, dies at 85
1909 :Ernest von Wildenbruch, German playwright (Das Edle Blut), dies at 63
1911 :Wilhelm Berger, composer, dies at 49
1915 :Guillaume Couture, composer, dies at 63
1919 :Karl Liebknecht, Marxist revolutionary, murdered at 47
1919 :Rosa Luxemburg, Marxist revolutionary, murdered
1922 :John Kirk Barry, Dr/explorer David Livingstone's companion, dies at 89
1924 :Geza Zichy, composer, dies at 74
1926 :Enrico Toselli, composer, dies at 42
1932 :Georg Kerschensteiner, German educationalist, dies at 77
1934 :Hermann Bahr, Austrian writer (Concert), dies at 70
1934 :Patrick O'Malley, US policeman, killed by John Dillinger
1936 :Henry Forster, cricket (Hants & Oxford U, Gov-Gen of Australia), dies
1942 :Melvin Winfield Sheppard, runner (Olympic-gold-08, 12), dies at 58
1949 :Black Dahlia, murder victim found in LA (basis of the movie)
1949 :Pompeo Aloisi, Italian baron/diplomat/senator, dies at 63
1953 :Viktor Patrick Vretblad, composer, dies at 76
1955 :Yves Tanguy, French/American sailor/surrealistic painter, dies
1961 :Francesco Maria Saraceni, composer, dies at 49
1962 :Kenneth MacKenna, actor (Men Without Women), dies of cancer at 62
1964 :Weldon John "Jack" Teagarden, US jazz trombonist/singer, dies at 58
1965 :Pierre Ngendandumwe, premier of Burundi, murdered
1966 :Betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25
1967 :Albert Szirmai, composer, dies at 86
1968 :Bill Masterson, 1st NHLer fatally injured during game (Jan 13), dies
1968 :John Davidson, actor (Dick Tracy vs Crime Inc), dies at 80
1968 :Leopold Infeld, Pol nuclear physcist (Motion & Relativity), dies at 69
1969 :Theodor Werner, German painter, dies at 82
1971 :John Dall, actor (Corn is Green, Rope), dies of heart attack at 50
1973 :Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor, dies at 68
1974 :Karel Salmon, composer, dies at 76
1978 :Margaret Bowman & Janet Levy, Chi Omega, FSU, killed by Ted Bundy
1981 :Emanuel Celler, (Rep-D-NY, 1923-73), dies at 92
1982 :Red Smith, sportscaster (Pulitzer, Fight Talk), dies at 76
1983 :Meyer Lansky, reputed mobster, dies in Miami Beach Fla at 80
1983 :Shepperd Strudwick, actor (Psychomania), dies of cancer at 75
1986 :James H "Jim" Crowley, US football player (Notre Dame), dies at 83
1987 :Dolores Hawkins, singer (Guy Mitchell Show), dies at 58
1987 :Gerrit Borgers, Dutch literary, dies at 69
1987 :Ray Bolger, actor/dancer (Wizard of Oz), dies at 83
1988 :Sean MacBride, Ireland, commander of Irish Republican Army, dies at 83
1989 :Wilf Slack, cricketer (whilst bat in Gambia England player 1986), dies
1990 :Gordon Jackson, actor (Hamlet), dies after a short illness at 66
1993 :Henry Iba, basketball coach, dies at 88
1993 :Huub H Jacobse, Dutch MP (VVD), dies at 68
1993 :Ken Cory, dies of AIDS at 51
1993 :Sammy Cahn, [Cohen], US songwriter (Bei Mir Bist Du Sch”n), dies at 79
1994 :Gy”rgy Cziffra, Hungarian/French pianist (Chopin/Liszt), dies at 72
1994 :Harry Nilsson, rock vocalist (Everybody's Talkin'), dies at 52
1994 :Philippe Brun, jazz trumpeter, dies at 85
1995 :Sollie McElroy, singer, dies at 61
1996 :Les Baxter, singer/orch leader/composer (Born Again), dies at 73
1996 :Moshushu II, King of Lesotho (1966-90), dies at 51
1996 :Richard Charles Cobb, historian, dies at 78
1997 :Jose Ignacio Domecq, wine maker, dies at 82
1997 :Kenneth Thimann, botanist, dies at 92
1998 :Amos "Junior" Wells, blues musician, dies at 63
1998 :Gulzarilal Nanda, temporary PM of India (1964, 66), dies
1998 :Junior Wells, blues harpist, dies at 63



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