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Day History: January-20

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History of Deaths


250 - [[Pope Fabian]] -(b. 200)

820 - [[Al-Shafi‘i]] -Palestinian scholar and jurist (b. 767)

842 - [[Theophilos (emperor)|Theophilos]] -Byzantine emperor (b. 813)

1156 - [[Henry (bishop of Finland)|Henry]] -English-Finnish bishop and saint

1191 - [[Frederick VI, Duke of Swabia]] -(b. 1167)

1410 - [[Martin of Aragon]] -(b. 1356)

1479 - [[John II of Aragon]] -(b. 1397)

1568 - [[Myles Coverdale]] -English bishop and translator (b. 1488)

1612 - [[Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor]] -(b. 1552)

1663 - [[Isaac Ambrose]] -English minister and author (b. 1604)

1666 - [[Anne of Austria]] -(b. 1601)

1707 - [[Humphrey Hody]] -English scholar and theologian (b. 1659)

1709 - [[François de la Chaise]] -French priest (b. 1624)

1751 - [[John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol]] -English politician (b. 1665)

1770 - [[Charles Yorke]] -English lawyer and politician; Lord Chancellor|Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1722)

1779 - [[David Garrick]] -English actor, producer, playwright, and manager (b. 1717)

1810 - [[Benjamin Chew]] -American lawyer and judge (b. 1721)

1819 - [[Charles IV of Spain]] -(b. 1748)

1837 - [[John Soane]] -English architect; designed the Bank of England (b. 1753)

1841 - [[Minh Mạng]] -Vietnamese emperor (b. 1791)

1848 - [[Christian VIII of Denmark]] -(b. 1786)

1850 - [[Adam Oehlenschläger]] -Danish poet-playwright (b. 1779)

1852 - [[Ōnomatsu Midorinosuke]] -Japanese sumo wrestler; the 6th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1794)

1873 - [[Basil Moreau]] -French priest; founded the Congregation of Holy Cross (b. 1799)

1875 - [[Jean-François Millet]] -French painter and educator (b. 1814)

1891 - [[Kalākaua]] -of Hawaii (b. 1836)

1900 - [[John Ruskin]] -English painter and critic (b. 1819)

1901 - [[Zénobe Gramme]] -Belgian engineer; invented the Gramme machine (b. 1826)

1907 - [[Agnes Mary Clerke]] -Irish astronomer (b. 1842)

1908 - [[John Ordronaux (doctor)|John Ordronaux]] -American surgeon and academic (b. 1830)

1913 - [[José Guadalupe Posada]] -Mexican engraver and illustrator (b. 1852)

1921 - [[Mary Watson Whitney]] -American astronomer (b. 1847)

1936 - [[George V]] -of the United Kingdom (b. 1865)

1940 - [[Omar Bundy]] -American general (b. 1861)

1944 - [[James McKeen Cattell]] -American psychologist and academic (b. 1860)

1947 - [[Josh Gibson]] -American baseball player (b. 1911)

1962 - [[Robinson Jeffers]] -American poet and philosopher (b. 1887)

1965 - [[Alan Freed]] -American radio host (b. 1922)

1971 - [[Broncho Billy Anderson]] -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1880)

1971 - [[Minanogawa Tōzō]] -Japanese sumo wrestler, the 34th Makuuchi#Yokozuna|Yokozuna (b. 1903)

1973 - [[Lorenz Böhler]] -Austrian physician and surgeon (b. 1885)

1973 - [[Amílcar Cabral]] -Guinea Bissauan-Cape Verdian engineer and politician (b. 1924)

1977 - [[Dimitrios Kiousopoulos]] -Greek jurist and politician; 151st List of Prime Ministers of Greece|Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1892)

1979 - [[Gustav Winckler]] -Danish singer-songwriter (b. 1925)

1983 - [[Garrincha]] -Brazilian footballer (b. 1933)

1984 - [[Johnny Weissmuller]] -American swimmer and actor (b. 1904)

1988 - [[Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan]] -Pakistani activist and politician (b. 1890)

1988 - [[Dora Stratou]] -Greek dancer and choreographer (b. 1903)

1989 - [[Alamgir Kabir (film maker)|Alamgir Kabir]] -Bangladeshi director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1938)

1990 - [[Hayedeh]] -Iranian singer (b. 1942)

1990 - [[Barbara Stanwyck]] -American actress and singer (b. 1907)

1993 - [[Audrey Hepburn]] -British actress and humanitarian (b. 1929)

1994 - [[Matt Busby]] -Scottish footballer and coach (b. 1909)

1994 - [[Bedia Muvahhit]] -Turkish actress (b. 1897)

1996 - [[Gerry Mulligan]] -American saxophonist and composer (b. 1927)

1997 - [[Curt Flood]] -American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1938)

1998 - [[Bobo Brazil]] -American wrestler and actor (b. 1924)

2002 - [[Carrie Hamilton]] -American actress and singer (b. 1963)

2003 - [[Al Hirschfeld]] -American painter and illustrator (b. 1903)

2003 - [[Nedra Volz]] -American actress (b. 1908)

2003 - [[Bill Werbeniuk]] -Canadian snooker player (b. 1947)

2004 - [[T. Nadaraja]] -Sri Lankan lawyer and academic (b. 1917)

2004 - [[Guinn Smith]] -American pole vaulter (b. 1920)

2005 - [[Parveen Babi]] -Indian model and actress (b. 1949)

2005 - [[Per Borten]] -Norwegian politician, 18th Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1913)

2005 - [[Jan Nowak-Jeziorański]] -Polish journalist and politician (b. 1913)

2006 - [[Dave Lepard]] -Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Crashdïet) (b. 1980)

2007 - [[Dan Christensen]] -American painter (b. 1942)

2009 - [[Stéphanos II Ghattas]] -Egyptian patriarch (b. 1920)

2009 - [[David "Fathead" Newman]] -American saxophonist and songwriter (b. 1933)

2012 - [[Etta James]] -American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)

2012 - [[John Levy (musician)|John Levy]] -American bassist and manager (b. 1912)

2012 - [[Ioannis Kefalogiannis]] -Greek politician, Ministry of the Interior (Greece)|Greek Minister of the Interior (b. 1933)

2012 - [[Alejandro Rodriguez (psychiatrist)|Alejandro Rodriguez]] -Venezuelan-American pediatrician and psychiatrist (b. 1918)

2013 - [[Pavlos Matesis]] -Greek author and playwright (b. 1933)

2013 - [[Toyo Shibata]] -Japanese poet and author (b. 1911)

2014 - [[Claudio Abbado]] -Italian conductor (b. 1933)

2014 - [[James Jacks]] -American film producer (b. 1947)

2015 - [[Edgar Froese]] -Russian-German keyboard player and songwriter (Tangerine Dream) (b. 1944)

2015 - [[Hitoshi Saito]] -Japanese martial artist (b. 1961)

2015 - [[Ricardo dos Santos]] -Brazilian surfer (b. 1990)

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