Deaths in January 2004

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The following is a list of notable deaths in January 2004.

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Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:

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Harold Henning was a South African professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour.

Elma Ina Lewis was an American arts educator and the founder of the National Center of Afro-American Artists and The Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts. She was one of the first recipients of a MacArthur Fellows Grant, in 1981, and received a Presidential Medal for the Arts by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. She is also an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

Manuel Félix López Ecuadorian businessman and politician

Manuel Enrique Felix Lopez was an Ecuadorian businessman and politician.

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Etta Moten Barnett American singer, actress, activist

Etta Moten Barnett was an American actress and contralto vocalist, who was identified with her signature role of "Bess" in Porgy and Bess. She created new roles for African-American women on stage and screen. After her performing career, Barnett was active in Chicago as a major philanthropist and civic activist, raising funds for and supporting cultural, social and church institutions.

Lynn Cartwright was an American character actress known for her performance as the older version of Geena Davis' character, Dottie Hinson, in the 1992 film A League of Their Own.

<i>A League of Their Own</i> 1992 film by Penny Marshall

A League of Their Own is a 1992 American sports comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). Directed by Penny Marshall, the film stars Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell, and Lori Petty. The screenplay was written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel from a story by Kelly Candaele and Kim Wilson.

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Lillian Beckwith English writer

Lillian Beckwith, real name Lillian Comber, was an English writer best known for her series of semi-autobiographical books set on the Isle of Skye.

Des Corcoran Australian politician

James Desmond Corcoran AO was an Australian politician, representing the South Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party. He was the 37th Premier of South Australia, serving between 15 February 1979 and 18 September 1979. He also served as the 1st Deputy Premier of South Australia in 1968 and again from 1970 to 1979.

Premier of South Australia Wikimedia List

The Premier of South Australia is the head of government in the state of South Australia, Australia. The Government of South Australia follows the Westminster system, with a Parliament of South Australia acting as the legislature. The Premier is appointed by the Governor of South Australia, and by modern convention holds office by virtue of his or her ability to command the support of a majority of members of the lower house of Parliament, the House of Assembly.

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Joan Aiken English fiction writer

Joan Delano Aiken was an English writer specialising in supernatural fiction and children's alternative history novels. In 1999 she was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature. For The Whispering Mountain, published by Jonathan Cape in 1968, she won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, a once-in-a-lifetime book award judged by a panel of British children's writers, and she was a commended runner-up for the Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British writer. She won an Edgar Allan Poe Award (1972) for Night Fall.

<i>The Wolves of Willoughby Chase</i> novel by Joan Aiken

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase is a children's novel by Joan Aiken, first published in 1962. Set in an alternative history of England, it tells of the adventures of cousins Bonnie and Sylvia and their friend Simon the goose-boy as they thwart the evil schemes of their governess Miss Slighcarp, and their so called "teacher" at boarding school, Mrs. Brisket.

Brian Gibson was an English film director.

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Charles Everett "Charlie" Dumas was an American high jumper, the 1956 Olympic champion, and the first person to clear 7 ft.

Norman George Heatley OBE was a member of the team of Oxford University scientists who developed penicillin. Norman Heatley developed the back-extraction technique for efficiently purifying penicillin in bulk.

Tug McGraw American baseball player

Frank Edwin "Tug" McGraw, Jr. was a Major League Baseball relief pitcher and the father of American singer and actor Tim McGraw. He is remembered for coining the phrase, "Ya Gotta Believe" which became a popular rallying cry for the New York Mets, and for recording the final out, via a strikeout of the Kansas City Royals' Willie Wilson, in the 1980 World Series, bringing the Philadelphia Phillies their first world championship. He was the last active major league player to have played under manager Casey Stengel.

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