Famous Deaths for 15th January 2024

1672 – John Cosin, English clergyman, dies at 77
1876 – Eliza Johnson, U.S. First Lady (b. 1810)
1902 – Alpheus Hyatt, American zoologist and paleontologist, dies at 63
1972 – Margaret “Daisy” Ashford, British child author who wrote “The Young Visiters” (Mister Salteena’s Plan) aged 9, dies at 90
1978 – Jack Jackson, British trumpeter, dance band bandleader, and influential BBC disc jockey, dies at 71
1989 – Wilf Slack, English cricketer, dies while playing cricket in Gambia at 34
1995 – Sollie McElroy, American RandB singer (The Flamingos. 1953-54 – “Golden Teardrops”), dies at 61
2004 – Gus Suhr, American baseball first baseman (1,435 MLB games Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies; only player to be sued by a fan injured after struck by a foul ball), dies at 98
2014 – Joachim Nowotny, German writer, dies at 80
2020 – Chris Darrow, American country-rock pioneer, singer-songwriter, guitarist, fiddler, bassist, and banjo plucker (Kaleidoscope; Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 1967-70), dies from complications following a stroke at 75

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