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January 1 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 1st:
January 1 - Deaths:

379 – Saint Basil of Caesarea (b. 330)
404 – Saint Telemachus
874 – Hasan al-Askari - eleventh Shia Imam (b. 846)
898 – Odo - Count of Paris (b. 860)
962 – Baldwin III - Count of Flanders (b. c. 940)
1204 – King Haakon III of Norway (b. c. 1170)
1387 – King Charles II of Navarre (b. 1332)
1515 – King Louis XII of France (b. 1462)
1554 – Pedro de Valdivia - Spanish conquistador (b. 1500)
1559 – Christian III of Denmark & Norway (b. 1503)
1560 – Joachim du Bellay - French poet (b. 1522)
1617 – Hendrik Goltzius - Dutch painter (b. 1558)
1631 – Thomas Hobson - the "Cambridge Carrier", eponym of Hobson's Choice (b. 1544)
1697 – Filippo Baldinucci - Florentine biographer/historian (b. 1624)
1716 – William Wycherley - English dramatist (b. 1640)
1730 – Samuel Sewall - English judge (b. 1652)
1742 – Peregrine Bertie - 2nd Duke of Ancaster & Kesteven, English statesman (b. 1686)
1748 – Johann Bernoulli - Swiss mathematician (b. 1667)
1759 – Jacques-Joachim Trotti - marquis de La Chétardie, French adventurer (b. 1705)
1766 – James Francis Edward Stuart - "The Old Pretender" (b. 1688)
1782 – Johann Christian Bach - German composer (b. 1735)
1789 – Fletcher Norton - 1st Baron Grantley, English politician (b. 1716)
1793 – Francesco Guardi - Venetian painter (b. 1712)
1796 – Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde - French mathematician (b. 1735)
1800 – Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton - French naturalist (b. 1716)
1817 – Martin Heinrich Klaproth - German chemist (b. 1743)
1835 – Mátyás Godina - writer, teacher & pastor (b. 1768)
1852 – John George Children - British chemist, mineralogist & zoologist (b. 1777)
1853 – Gregory Blaxland - Australian explorer (b. 1778)
1862 – Mikhail Vasilievich Ostrogradsky - Russian physicist (b. 1801)
1869 – Martin W. Bates - American politician (b. 1786)
1881 – Louis Auguste Blanqui - French political activist (b. 1805)
1892 – Roswell B. Mason - Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)
1894 – Heinrich Rudolf Hertz - German physicist (b. 1857)
1896 – Alfred Ely Beach - American inventor (b. 1826)
1906 – Sir Hugh Nelson - Premier of Queensland (b. 1835)
1918 – Wilfred Campbell - Canadian poet (b. 1858)
1919 – Mikhail Drozdovsky - Russian general (b. 1881)
1921 – Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg - Chancellor of Germany (b. 1856)
1931 – Martinus Beijerinck - Dutch microbiologist & botanist (b. 1851)
1932 – C P Scott - British journalist, publisher & politician (b. 1846)
1940 – Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao - Indian writer & essayist (b. 1865)
1943 – Colonel Andrew Summers Rowan - U.S. military officer who gave "a message to Garcia" (b. 1857)
1944 – Sir Edward Lutyens - British architect who designed New Delhi (b. 1869)
1944 – Charles Turner - Australian cricketer (b. 1862)
1953 – Hank Williams - American singer (b. 1923)
1954 – Duff Cooper - British diplomat & writer (b. 1890)
1955 – Arthur C. Parker - American archaeologist, folklorist, & historian (b. 1881)
1957 – Seán South & Fergal O'Hanlon are killed in the Brookeborough Raid
1958 – Edward Weston - American photographer (b. 1886)
1960 – Margaret Sullavan - American actress (b. 1909)
1964 – Bechara El Khoury - President of Lebanon (b. 1890)
1966 – Vincent Auriol - French politician (b. 1884)
1969 – Barton MacLane - American actor (b. 1902)
1969 – Bruno Söderström - Swedish athlete (b. 1888)
1971 – Saint Amphilochius of Pochayiv - Ukrainian Orthodox Christian Saint (b. 1894)
1972 – Maurice Chevalier - French actor & singer (b. 1888)
1973 – Sergei Kourdakov - former KGB agent
1980 – Adolph Deutsch - American composer & arranger (b. 1897)
1980 – Pietro Nenni - Italian socialist politician (b. 1891)
1981 – Hephzibah Menuhin - American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920)
1982 – Victor Buono - American actor (b. 1938)
1984 – Alexis Korner - British blues musician (b. 1928)
1985 – Sigerson Clifford - Irish poet & writer (b. 1913)
1985 – Kamatari Fujiwara - Japanese actor (b. 1905)
1986 – Alfredo Binda - Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
1986 – Bruce Norris - American hockey executive (Detroit Red Wings) (b. 1924)
1989 – Aleka Stratigou - Greek actress (b. 1926)
1991 – Buck Ram - American songwriter & businessman (The Platters) (b. 1907)
1992 – Grace Hopper - American computer pioneer (b. 1906)
1994 – Lord Arthur Porritt - Governor-General of New Zealand (b. 1900)
1994 – Cesar Romero - American actor (b. 1907)
1994 – Edward Arthur Thompson - British historian (b. 1914)
1995 – Fred West - British serial killer (suicide) (b. 1941)
1995 – Eugene Wigner - Hungarian American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1902)
1996 – Arleigh Burke - American admiral (b. 1901)
1996 – Arthur Rudolph - German engineer (b. 1906)
1997 – Ivan Graziani - Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1945)
1997 – Hagood Hardy - Canadian composer & musician (b. 1937)
1997 – Townes Van Zandt - American musician (b. 1944)
1998 – Helen Wills Moody - American tennis player (b. 1905)
2000 – Colin Vaughan - Australian political journalist (b. 1931)
2001 – Ray Walston - American actor (b. 1914)
2002 – Julia Phillips - American film producer (b. 1944)
2003 – Joe Foss - American politician, fighter pilot & AFL Commissioner (b. 1915)
2003 – F. William Free - American advertising executive (b. 1928)
2003 – Cyril Shaps - English actor (b. 1923)
2005 – Shirley Chisholm - American politician (b. 1924)
2005 – Hugh Lawson - 6th Baron Burnham, British newspaperman (b. 1931)
2005 – Eugene J. Martin - American painter, artist (b. 1938)
2005 – Bob Matsui - American politician (b. 1941)
2006 – Bryan Harvey - American musician (House of Freaks) (b. 1956)
2006 – Dawn Lake - Australian TV comedienne (b. 1927)
2006 – Harry Magdoff - American magazine editor (b. 1913)
2006 – Hugh McLaughlin - Irish publisher & inventor (b. 1918)
2007 – A. I. Bezzerides - American novelist & screenwriter (b. 1908)
2007 – Leon Davidson - American scientist known for studying UFOs (b. 1922)
2007 – Leonard Fraser - Australian serial killer (b. 1951)
2007 – Julius Hegyi - American conductor (b. 1923)
2007 – Tad Jones - American jazz music historian (b. 1952)
2007 – Ernie Koy - American baseball player (b. 1909)
2007 – Roland Levinsky - South African medical scientist (b. 1943)
2007 – Tillie Olsen - American writer (b. 1912)
2007 – Del Reeves - American country singer (b. 1932)
2007 – Darrent Williams - American football player (b. 1982)
2008 – Salvatore Bonanno - son of Joseph Bonanno (b. 1932)
2008 – Peter Caffrey - Irish actor (b. 1949)
2008 – Pratap Chandra Chunder - Union minister of India (b. 1919)
2008 – Harold Corsini - American photographer (b. 1919)
2009 – Claiborne Pell - U.S. senator (b. 1918)
2009 – Nizar Rayan - Hamas leader (b. 1962)
2009 – Aarne Arvonen - Finnish supercentenerian (b.1897)


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