Died in 1990

Jan 1 T. B. Simatupang a soldier who served in the Indonesian National Revolution and went on to become chief of staff of the Indonesian Armed Forces.
Jan 1 Linda Obermoeller an American painter known for her watercolor portraits. During her career she worked with watercolor and pencil. She died at age 48. At the time of her death was displaying her work at the Harris Gallery in Houston, Texas and she had a painting displayed at the Watercolor USA Honor Society Watercolor Now II, a national juried exhibition, in which her watercolor, “Still Life with Trout”, won first place posthumously
Jan 1 Ernst Kuzorra a German footballer of the pre-war era. During his entire career, he played for Schalke 04, whom he led to six national championships and one national cup. He is commonly regarded as the greatest Schalke player of all time alongside Fritz Szepan. A highly athletic, technical and prolific forward, Kuzorra is also commonly regarded as one of the greatest German forwards
Jan 2 Vladimir Ussachevsky a composer, particularly known for his work in electronic music.
Jan 2 Alan Hale Jr. an American film, stage, and television actor.
Jan 2 Evangelos Averoff a distinguished right-wing Greek politician of Aromanian origin and author of several books on political and historical topics.
Jan 2 Leonhard Merzin an Estonian theatre and film actor, one of the Estonian actors active in the Soviet Union. He played in more than 50 films. His most notable role in Estonia is "Teacher Laur" in Spring
Jan 4 Henry Bolte an Australian politician. He was the 38th and longest serving Premier of Victoria
Jan 4 Boris Nikolsky a Russian physical chemist and radiochemist, academician of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, and professor of Saint Petersburg State University. Boris Nikolsky was a 1925 graduate of Leningrad State University. In the 1930s he studied the ion exchange processes between aqueous solutions and solids. During that time Nikolsky developed the theory of ion exchange in glass electrodes. He derived equations that describe properties of glass electrodes as well as other types of ion-selective electrodes depending on chemical structure and multi-component composition of glass, concurrent interference of ions and so Boris Nikolsky also actively participated in the Soviet nuclear program. In 1952-1974 he was the senior scientist and the chairman of scientific committee at the Soviet nuclear fuel reprocessing plant Mayak, where he worked on the technology of processing and refining of plutonium. In 1961-1963 he was the chairman of the chemistry department at Leningrad State University
Jan 4 Wim Volkers a Dutch football player and coach.
Jan 4 Harold Eugene Edgerton a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is largely credited with transforming the stroboscope from an obscure laboratory instrument into a common device. He also was deeply involved with the development of sonar and deep-sea photography, and his equipment was used by Jacques Cousteau in searches for shipwrecks and even the Loch Ness monster
Jan 4 Alberto Lleras Camargo the 20th President of Colombia , and the 1st Secretary General of the Organization of American States. A journalist and liberal party politician, he also served as Minister of Government, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and as Minister of National Education in the administrations of President Alfonso López Pumarejo
Jan 5 Arthur Kennedy (actor) an American stage and film actor known for his versatility in supporting film roles and his ability to create "an exceptional honesty and naturalness on stage", especially in the original casts of Arthur Miller plays on Broadway.
Jan 5 Genrikh Sidorenkov a Russian ice hockey player who played in the Soviet Hockey League.
Jan 6 Ian Charleson a Scottish stage and film actor. He is best known internationally for his starring role as Olympic athlete and missionary Eric Liddell, in the Oscar-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire. He is also well known for his portrayal of Rev. Charlie Andrews in the 1982 Oscar-winning film Gandhi
Jan 6 Pavel Cherenkov a Soviet physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in physics in 1958 with Ilya Frank and Igor Tamm for the discovery of Cherenkov radiation, made in 1934.
Jan 7 Horace Stoneham an American Major League Baseball executive and the owner of the New York/San Francisco Giants from 1936 to 1976.
Jan 7 Eero Böök a Finnish chess player and engineer.
Jan 7 Bronko Nagurski a Canadian-born American football player. He was also a successful professional wrestler, recognized as a multiple-time world heavyweight champion
Jan 8 Bernard Krigstein an American illustrator and gallery artist who received acclaim for his innovative and influential approach to comic book art, notably in EC Comics. He was known as Bernie Krigstein, and his artwork usually displayed the signature Krigstein
Jan 8 Georgie Auld a jazz tenor saxophonist, clarinetist, and bandleader.
Jan 8 Terry-Thomas an English comedian and character actor who became known to a worldwide audience through his many films during the 1950s and '60s. He often portrayed disreputable members of the upper classes, especially cads, toffs and bounders, using his distinctive voice; his costume and props tended to include a monocle, waistcoat and cigarette holder. His striking dress sense was set off by a 1⁄3-inch gap between his two upper front teeth
Jan 8 Augusts Strautmanis a Latvian chess master.
Jan 9 Spud Chandler an American right-handed starting pitcher in major league baseball who played his entire career for the New York Yankees from 1937 through 1947.
Jan 9 Northern Calloway an American actor, voice artist, and comedian, best known for playing David on Sesame Street from 1971 through 1989.
Jan 9 Shlomo Pines a scholar of Jewish and Islamic philosophy, best known for his English translation of Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed.
Jan 9 Bazilio Olara-Okello a Ugandan military officer and one of the commanders of the Uganda National Liberation Army that together with the Tanzanian army overthrew Idi Amin in 1979. In 1985, he was briefly the chairman of the ruling Military Council and de facto head of state of Uganda, and later, Lieutenant General and chief of the armed forces
Jan 10 Otto Weidinger a member of the German Waffen-SS and a commander of SS-PzGrenRgt 4 "Der Führer" during World War II and was involved in the massacre of Oradour-sur-Glane in France in June 1944. He held the rank of SS-Obersturmbannführer. He was also a recipient of the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Jan 10 Tochinishiki Kiyotaka a sumo wrestler from Tokyo, Japan. He was the sport's 44th yokozuna. He won ten top division yūshō or tournament championships and was a rival of fellow yokozuna Wakanohana He became the head coach of Kasugano stable in 1959 and was head of the Japan Sumo Association from 1974 until 1988
Jan 10 Juliet Berto a French actress, director and screenwriter.
Jan 11 Carolyn Haywood an American author and illustrator from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Haywood published 47 children's books, most notably the series under the "Eddie" and "Betsy" titles
Jan 11 Kittens Reichert an American child actress in silent films.
Jan 12 Ihsan Abdel Quddous an Egyptian writer, novelist, and journalist and editor in the Al Akhbar and Al-Ahram newspapers. He is known to have written many novels that have been adapted in films
Jan 12 Laurence J. Peter a Canadian educator and "hierarchiologist", best known to the general public for the formulation of the Peter Principle.
Jan 12 John Hansen (footballer born 1924) a Danish footballer who played professionally for seven years in Italy. He scored 124 goals in 187 matches for Juventus FC, and won two Serie A championships with the club, finishing as Capocannoniere top-goal scorer in the 1950 Serie A season. He also played for Italian club SS Lazio, and won the 1944 Danish championship with childhood club BK Frem. Hansen scored 10 goals in eight games for the Denmark national football team in 1948, and won a bronze medal with Denmark at the 1948 Summer Olympics. In 1985, Hansen received the Italian order of chivalry
Jan 13 Jenő Kalmár a former Hungarian footballer and coach. As a player Kalmar played for both MTK Hungária FC and Hungary. During the 1928-29 season he finished as top goalscorer for MTK, scoring 20 goals
Jan 14 Mani Madhava Chakyar a celebrated master performance artist and Sanskrit scholar from Kerala, South India, considered to be the greatest Chakyar Koothu and Koodiyattam artist and authority of modern times. He was considered as the authority of Abhinaya and Nātyaśāstra
Jan 15 František Douda a Czech shot putter who competed for Czechoslovakia. He was born in Planá nad Lužnicí
Jan 15 Nahum Het an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the General Zionists between 1951 and 1955.
Jan 15 Peggy van Praagh a British ballet dancer, choreographer, teacher, repetiteur, producer, advocate and director, who spent much of her later career in Australia.
Jan 15 Gordon Jackson (actor) a Scottish Emmy Award-winning actor best remembered for his roles as the butler Angus Hudson in Upstairs, Downstairs and as George Cowley, the head of CI5, in The Professionals.
Jan 17 Simon Nicholson the son of artist Ben Nicholson and his second wife, sculptor Barbara Hepworth who later became an artist himself.
Jan 17 Charles Hernu a French socialist politician. He served as Minister of Defence from 1981 to 1985, until forced to resign over the bombing of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior in New Zealand
Jan 18 Rusty Hamer an American actor best known for his role as Rusty Williams in the popular ABC/CBS situation comedy The Danny Thomas Show.
Jan 19 Arthur Goldberg an American statesman and jurist who served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor, Supreme Court Justice and Ambassador to the United Nations
Jan 19 Myles Horton an American educator, socialist and cofounder of the Highlander Folk School, famous for its role in the Civil Rights Movement. Horton taught and heavily influenced most of the era's leaders. They included Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks , John Lewis, James Bevel, Bernard Lafayette, Ralph Abernathy, John Thompson, and many others
Jan 19 Rajneesh an Indian mystic, guru and spiritual teacher. His international following has continued beyond his death
Jan 19 Herbert Wehner a German politician. A former member of the Communist Party, he joined the Social Democrats after World War He served as Federal Minister of Intra-German Relations from 1966 to 1969 and thereafter as chairman of the SPD parliamentary group in the Bundestag until 1983
Jan 19 Alberto Semprini an English pianist, composer and conductor, famous for appearances on the BBC, mainly on radio.
Jan 19 Alexander Pechersky one of the organizers, and the leader of the most successful uprising and mass-escape of Jews from a Nazi extermination camp during World War II; which occurred at the Sobibor extermination camp on 14 October 1943.