Died in 2013

Jan 1 Jack Davis (American football) an American football guard in the American Football League for the Boston Patriots. He played college football at the University of Maryland and was drafted in the fifteenth round of the 1958 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He also played in the Canadian Football League for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Jan 1 Lory Blanchard a New Zealand rugby league player and coach who represented his country in the 1954 World Cup and coached them at the 1970 World Cup.
Jan 1 Moses Anderson a bishop in the Roman Catholic Church.
Jan 1 Ross Davis (baseball) an African-American baseball pitcher in the Negro Leagues. He played with the Baltimore Elite Giants in 1940, and with the Cleveland Buckeyes in 1943 and 1947. He served in the United States Armed Forces during World War II
Jan 1 Hugh Gillis an American politician.
Jan 1 Lloyd Hartman Elliott President of George Washington University from 1965 to 1988. He was born in Crosby, Clay County, West Virginia in 1918. He was also a professor of educational administration at Cornell University and President of the University of Maine
Jan 1 Roz Howard an American stock car racing driver. He competed in the NASCAR Grand National Division, now the Sprint Cup Series, and the NASCAR Convertible Division in the 1950s and early 1960s, in addition to racing throughout the southeast, winning the 1957 MARC Southern Late Model Championship
Jan 1 Christopher Martin-Jenkins a British cricket journalist and a past President of the MCC. He was also the longest serving commentator for Test Match Special on BBC Radio, from 1973 until diagnosed with terminal cancer in January 2012
Jan 1 Michael Patrick Cronan an American graphic designer, artist and an American Institute of Graphic Arts Fellow based in Berkeley California. He was one of the founders of the San Francisco Bay Area postmodern movement in graphic design that became known as the "Pacific Wave", and a recognized corporate identity designer, acknowledged for the naming and the identities of TiVo, Verio, the Indigo, Onyx and Crimson computer lines for Silicon Graphics and naming Amazon Kindle
Jan 1 Patti Page an American singer and one of the best-known female artists in traditional pop music. She was the top-charting female vocalist, as well as the best-selling female artist of the 1950s, and sold over 100 million records. She was often introduced as "the Singin' Rage, Miss Patti Page". New York WNEW disc-jockey William Williams introduced her as "A Page in my life called Patti"
Jan 1 Allan Hancox a Chief Justice of Kenya. He served between 1989 and 1993, and was succeeded by Fred Kwasi Apaloo
Jan 1 Barbara Werle an American actress and singer, best known for her role in Seconds. Other film credits included Battle of the Bulge in 1965; the 1965 musical comedy, Harum Scarum; The Rare Breed in 1966; Gunfight in Abilene in 1967; Charro! in 1969; Krakatoa, East of Java in 1969; and Gone with the West in 1975
Jan 2 Karel Čáslavský a Czech film historian and television host. Čáslavský worked as a historian for the National Film Archive of the Czech Republic from 1963 until his death in 2013
Jan 2 Charles Chilton a BBC radio presenter, a writer and a producer. Born in Bloomsbury in London, England, he never knew his father – who was killed during the First World War – and when he was six his mother died as a result of having a botched abortion, with the result that Chilton was raised by his grandmother. He was educated at Pancras Church of England School
Jan 2 Ned Wertimer an American actor. He was best known for his role as Ralph Hart, the doorman on the sitcom The Jeffersons, one of the longest-running sitcoms in American television history
Jan 2 Wren Blair a Canadian ice hockey coach. Blair was born in Lindsay, Ontario. He was head coach of the Minnesota North Stars from 1967 to 1970. He was also the General Manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins from July 1975 to December 1976. Blair was responsible for notifying the Boston Bruins about Bobby Orr and helped train him for the NHL
Jan 2 Teresa Torańska a Polish journalist and writer. She was perhaps best known for her award winning monograph, Oni
Jan 2 Merv Hunter an Australian politician. He was the state Member of Parliament for the electorate of Lake Macquarie representing the Australian Labor Party in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1969 to 1991 and was the Shire President of the City of Lake Macquarie in 1969, resigning to enter the NSW Parliament. His son Jeff Hunter was the member for Lake Macquarie from 1991 to 2007
Jan 2 Mamie Rearden an African American supercentenarian who, upon her death at the age of 114 years and 117 days, was the world's 5th oldest living person, the 2nd oldest living American, and the 2nd oldest living person of African descent behind Gertrude Weaver.
Jan 2 Ian McKeever (mountaineer) an Irish mountaineer, broadcaster, and motivational speaker. He once held the world record for the fastest completion of the Seven Summits challenge, completing the Messner and Bass lists in a record 156 days. He was killed by a lightning strike on Mount Kilimanjaro
Jan 2 Gerda Lerner a historian, author and teacher. She was a professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a visiting scholar at Duke University
Jan 2 Jim Boyd (actor) an American actor, born in Philadelphia.
Jan 2 Yuri Alexandrov (boxer) a Russian Soviet-era boxer who was World Amateur Flyweight Champion in 1982, and European Amateur Bantamweight Champion in 1983, as well as four time champion of the USSR. He was unable to replicate this success in the Olympics, being excluded from the 1984 Los Angeles games by the Soviet boycott, and missing the 1988 games due to injury
Jan 2 Maulvi Nazir a leading militant of the Pakistani Taliban in South Waziristan. Nazir's operations were based around Wana
Jan 2 Council Cargle an American stage and film actor, whose career in theater spanned more than six decades. Based in Detroit, Cargle was described as one of the "best-known theater actors" in the U.S. state of Michigan. His film credits included Detroit 9000 in 1973, Word of Honor, a 1981 television movie, and Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown in 1997
Jan 2 Géza Koroknay a Hungarian actor, most notable for his work on the Hungarian television show Szomszédok.
Jan 2 Stephen Resnick an American heterodox economist. He is well known for his work on Marxian economics, economic methodology, and class analysis
Jan 2 Ladislao Mazurkiewicz a Uruguayan football goalkeeper of the 1960s and 1970s.
Jan 2 Susan Nolen-Hoeksema an American Professor of Psychology at Yale University. Her research explored how mood regulation strategies could correlate to a person's vulnerability to depression, with special focus on a construct she called rumination as well as gender differences
Jan 3 M. S. Gopalakrishnan Gopalakrishnan, aka MSG, was a violinist in the field of Carnatic music. He was a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, Padma Sri, Kalaimamani, Sangeetha Kalanidhi and 1997 Sangeet Natak Akademi awards, and is commonly grouped with Lalgudi Jayaraman and T.N.Krishnan as part of the violin-trinity of carnatic music
Jan 3 Ivan Mackerle a Czech cryptozoologist, author, design engineer, and explorer. He organized expeditions to search for the Loch Ness monster of Scotland, the Tasmanian tiger in Australia, and the elephant bird in Madagascar. He was most notable for his search of the Mongolian death worm, and he conducted three trips to Mongolia in 1990, 1992, and 2004. He authored numerous books and publications and from 1998 until 2002 he was chief editor of the Czech paranormal magazine Fantastická fakta
Jan 3 Andrew P. O'Rourke a judge and politician from New York State. A Republican, he served as the County Executive of Westchester County, New York from 1983 to 1998
Jan 3 William Maxson an American Air Force Major General and vice commander, 15th Air Force, Strategic Air Command, March Air Force Base, Calif.
Jan 3 Patty Shepard an American-born Spanish film actress. She appeared in more than fifty Spanish, Italian and French films from the 1960s to the 1980s
Jan 3 Jimmy Halliday a Scottish author, historian and politician. He was the chairman of the Scottish National Party from 1956 to 1960
Jan 3 Burry Stander a South African mountain biker, the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup under-23 men's cross-country 2009 world champion.
Jan 3 Preben Munthe a Norwegian economist.
Jan 3 Alfie Fripp a British Royal Air Force squadron leader who was a flight sergeant during the Second World War. He was shot down by the Luftwaffe in 1939 and held in twelve different prisoner of war camps, including Stalag Luft III, later the site of the "The Great Escape". As the last of the "39ers" , he was the oldest surviving and longest serving British POW
Jan 3 Shikaripura Ranganatha Rao commonly known as S. Rao, was an Indian archeologist who led teams credited with the discovery of a number of Harappan sites including the famous port city of Lothal in Gujarat. He also discovered the ancient city of Dwarka
Jan 3 Sergiu Nicolaescu a Romanian film director, actor and politician. He was best known for his historical films, such as Mihai Viteazul , Dacii , Razboiul Independenţei , as well as for his series of thrillers that take place in the interwar Kingdom of Romania, such as Un comisar acuză. The beautiful and talented Joanna Pacuła starred in his film Ultima noapte de dragoste in 1979 before eventually emigrating to the U.S. where she went on to very successful career
Jan 3 Kanang anak Langkau a Malaysian hero and soldier from the Iban Dayak community in Sarawak. He was in the Royal Ranger Regiment and Regimental Sergeant Major of 8 Renjer of the Malaysian Army with his tag number of 901378. He was awarded the Panglima Gagah Berani and Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa medals from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Ahmad Shah on 3 June 1981. He is the sole recipient of both the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa and Pingat Gagah Berani, and was the last living recipient of the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa. In the annals of the Malaysian Military History, no one person was more decorated than Kanang anak Langkau of the Ranger Corps. He is one of the very few survivors ever conferred the "Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa" whilst still alive and a "Pingat Gagah Berani". No other person has ever received two gallantry awards in the history of the Malaysian Armed Forces. No other Corps can boast of a warrior of his stature but the Ranger Corps
Jan 3 Marianne Grunberg-Manago a Soviet-born French biochemist. Her work helped make possible key discoveries about the nature of the genetic code
Jan 3 Vladimir Sargsyan a Soviet, Armenian scientist in the field of mechanics. Professor, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Academician of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences
Jan 3 Hisayuki Sasaki a Japanese professional golfer.
Jan 3 Selkirk (horse) an American-bred Thoroughbred race horse and sire who raced mainly in Europe. Bred in Pennsylvania and owned by American philanthropist businessman George Strawbridge, Jr., he was trained by Ian Balding. At the end of 1991, his third year, he had a record of 3-1-2 out of seven starts. In total, he had won six of his 15 starts. He retired from racing in 1993 and began his stud career at Kirsten Rausing's Lanwades stud farm in Newmarket, England, where he sired 92 stakes winners from 987 foals. He died on January 3, 2013 at the age of 25
Jan 4 Murray Henderson (ice hockey) a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played 405 games in the National Hockey League with the Boston Bruins.
Jan 4 Bhanumati Devi a Burmese-born Indian film and theater actress.
Jan 4 Ed Emory an American football player and coach. He became East Carolina University's fourteenth head football coach in 1980. In 1983, he guided the Pirate faithful to an 8-3 record and a #20 ranking in the Associated Press final national poll. His three losses came at the hands of Florida State, Florida, and Miami. The football team lost by a combined score of 13 points. Before coaching, Emory went to school at East Carolina College and was a three year varsity letter winner and was third-team All-American in his senior year. He was inducted into the ECU Hall of Fame in 2003
Jan 4 Tony Lip an American actor and occasional author, best known for his portrayal of crime boss Carmine Lupertazzi in the HBO series The Sopranos. He portrayed real-life Bonanno crime family mobster Philip Giaccone, in Donnie Brasco, and real-life Lucchese crime family mobster Francesco Manzo, in Goodfellas. It was at the Copacabana Nightclub where he first met Francis Ford Coppola and Louis DiGiamo who made his first film-debut in The Godfather but in a very small role. He also co-wrote his own book in 2005 named Shut Up And Eat!
Jan 4 Sammy Johns an American country singer-songwriter, best known for his million-selling 1975 hit single, "Chevy Van".