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January 15 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 15th:
January 15 - Deaths:
69 – Galba - Roman Emperor (b. 3 BC)
570 – Saint Ita - Irish nun (b. 475)
936 – King Rudolph of France
1345 – Martin Zaccaria - Italo-Greek ruler
1595 – Murat III - Ottoman Sultan (b. 1546)
1623 – Fra Paolo Sarpi - Italian patriot, scholar, scientist & church reformer (b. 1552)
1672 – John Cosin - English clergyman (b. 1594)
1683 – Philip Warwick - English writer & politician (b. 1609)
1775 – Giovanni Battista Sammartini - Italian composer
1781 – Infanta Mariana Victoria of Spain - queen regent of Portugal (b. 1718)
1790 – John Landen - English mathematician (b. 1719)
1804 – Dru Drury - English entomologist (b. 1725)
1815 – Emma - Lady Hamilton, English mistress of Lord Nelson (b. 1761)
1864 – Isaac Nathan - UK-Australian composer (b. 1792)
1876 – Eliza Johnson - U.S. First Lady (b. 1810)
1885 – Leopold Damrosch - German-American orchestral conductor (b. 1832)
1893 – Fanny Kemble - British actress & author (b. 1809)
1896 – Mathew Brady - U.S. photographer (b. 1822)
1909 – Arnold Janssen - German missionary (b. 1837)
1916 – Modest Tchaikovsky - Russian writer (b. 1850)
1919 – Rosa Luxemburg - German politician (b. 1870)
1919 – Karl Liebknecht - German politician (b. 1871)
1926 – Enrico Toselli - Italian composer (b. 1883)
1926 – August Sedláček - Czech historian (b. 1843)
1936 – Henry Forster - 1st Baron Forster, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1866)
1944 – Robert J. Kirby - Warden of New York's Sing Sing Prison (b. 1890)
1945 – Wilhelm Wirtinger - Austrian mathematician (b. 1865)
1947 – Elizabeth Short - the Black Dahlia (b. 1924)
1950 – Gen Henry "Hap" Arnold - U.S. General of the Air Force (b. 1886)
1952 – Ned Hanlon - Premier of Queensland (b. 1887)
1955 – Yves Tanguy - French painter (b. 1900)
1964 – Jack Teagarden - American musician (b. 1905)
1967 – David Burliuk - Ukrainian artist (b. 1882)
1968 – Bill Masterton - Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
1970 – William T. Piper - American aircraft designer (b. 1881)
1972 – Daisy Ashford - English child writer (The Young Visiters) (b. 1881)
1973 – Ivan Petrovsky - Russian mathematician (b. 1901)
1973 – Coleman Francis - American film director (b. 1919)
1983 – Meyer Lansky - Russian-born gangster (b. 1902)
1983 – Shepperd Strudwick - American actor (b. 1907)
1987 – Ray Bolger - American actor, singer, & dancer (b. 1904)
1988 – Seán MacBride - Irish statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1904)
1990 – Dame Peggy van Praagh - British ballet dancer, choreographer, director (b. 1910)
1992 – Dee Murray - English bassist (b. 1946)
1993 – Sammy Cahn - American songwriter (b. 1913)
1994 – Georges Cziffra - Hungarian-French pianist (b. 1921)
1994 – Harry Nilsson - American musician (b. 1941)
1994 – Harilal Upadhyay - Gujarati-Indian Author, Poet, Astrologist (b. 1916)
1995 – Vera Maxwell - American fashion designer (b. 1901)
1996 – Minnesota Fats - American billiards player (b. 1913)
1996 – Les Baxter - American musician & composer (b. 1922)
1996 – Paramount Chief Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (b. 1938)
1998 – Junior Wells - American musician (b. 1934)
1999 – Betty Box - British film producer (b. 1915)
2000 – Georges-Henri Lévesque - Canadian Dominican priest & sociologist (b. 1903)
2000 – Fran Ryan - American actress (b. 1916)
2000 – Željko Ražnatović - aka Arkan, Serbian paramilitary leader (b. 1952)
2001 – Ted Mann - American screenwriter (b. 1916)
2001 – Leo Marks - English cryptographer, screenwriter & playwright (b. 1920)
2002 – Steve Gromek - American baseball player (b. 1920)
2003 – Doris Fisher - American singer & songwriter (b. 1915)
2005 – Elizabeth Janeway - American author (b. 1913)
2005 – Ruth Warrick - American actress (b. 1915)
2005 – Walter Ernsting - German author (b. 1920)
2005 – Victoria de los Angeles - Catalan soprano (b. 1923)
2005 – Deem Bristow - American video game voice actor (b. 1947)
2005 – Dan Lee - Canadian animator (b. 1969)
2006 – Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah - Emir of Kuwait (b. 1926)
2007 – Bo Yibo - Chinese politician (b. 1908)
2007 – James Hillier - Canadian inventor of electron microscope (b. 1915)
2007 – Awad Hamed al-Bandar - former chief judge of the Iraqi Revolutionary Court (b. 1945) (executed)
2007 – Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti - former Iraqi intelligence chief & half-brother of Saddam Hussein (b. 1951) (executed)
2007 – David Vanole - American soccer player (b. 1963)
2007 – Pura Santillan-Castrence - Filipino writer & diplomat (b. 1905)
2008 – Mark Haigh-Hutchinson - Game Designer (b. 1964)
2008 – Brad Renfro - American actor (b. 1982)


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