1986 - Deaths - January

January

  • January 1 – Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
  • January 2 – Una Merkel, American actress (b. 1903)
  • January 4
    • Christopher Isherwood, English writer (b. 1904)
    • Phil Lynott, lead singer and bassist of Thin Lizzy (b. 1949)
  • January 7 – Juan Rulfo, Mexican writer (b. 1917)
  • January 8 – Pierre Fournier, French cellist (b. 1906)
  • January 10 – Jaroslav Seifert, Czech writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
  • January 14 – Donna Reed, American actress (b. 1921)
  • January 23 – Willard Van Dyke, American filmmaker and photographer (b. 1906)
  • January 24
    • L. Ron Hubbard, American writer and founder of Scientology (b. 1911)
    • Gordon MacRae, American actor, singer (b. 1921)
  • January 27 – Lilli Palmer, German actress (b. 1914)
  • January 28, in the Challenger disaster:
    • Gregory Jarvis, American astronaut (b. 1944)
    • Christa McAuliffe, American astronaut and teacher (b. 1948)
    • Ronald McNair, American astronaut (b. 1950)
    • Ellison Onizuka, American astronaut (b. 1946)
    • Judith Resnik, American astronaut (b. 1949)
    • Dick Scobee, American astronaut (b. 1939)
    • Michael J. Smith, American astronaut (b. 1945)
  • January 29 – Leif Erickson, American actor (b. 1911)

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