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January 16 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 16th:
January 16 - Deaths:
960 – Polyeuctus - Patriarch of Constantinople
1387 – Elizabeth of Bosnia - Hungarian queen & regent (b. 1340)
1400 – John Holland - 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (b. 1352)
1545 – George Spalatin - German reformer (b. 1484)
1547 – Johannes Schöner - German astronomer & cartographer (b. 1477)
1554 – Christiern Pedersen - Danish humanist (b. 1480)
1585 – Edward Clinton - 1st Earl of Lincoln, English admiral (b. 1512)
1659 – Charles Annibal Fabrot - French lawyer (b. 1580)
1710 – Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (b. 1675)
1711 – Joseph Vaz - Apostle of Ceylon (b. 1651)
1747 – Barthold Heinrich Brockes - German poet (b. 1680)
1748 – Arnold Drakenborch - Dutch classical scholar (b. 1684)
1750 – Ivan Trubetskoy - Russian field marshall (b. 1667)
1752 – Francis Blomefield - English topographer (b. 1705)
1794 – Edward Gibbon - English historian (b. 1737)
1809 – John Moore - British general (b. 1761)
1817 – Alexander J. Dallas - American statesman (b. 1759)
1826 – Lindley Murray - grammarian (b. 1745)
1834 – Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette - French mathematician (b. 1769)
1856 – Thaddeus William Harris - American naturalist (b. 1795)
1864 – Anton Schindler - Austrian biographer of Beethoven (b. 1795)
1865 – Edmond François Valentin About - French writer (b. 1828)
1879 – Octave Crémazie - French Canadian poet (b. 1827)
1886 – Amilcare Ponchielli - Italian opera composer (b. 1834)
1891 – Léo Delibes - French composer (b. 1836)
1898 – Charles Pelham Villiers - British Member of Parliament (b. 1802)
1901 – Jules Barbier - French opera librettist (b. 1825)
1901 – Arnold Böcklin - Swiss painter (b. 1827)
1901 – Hiram Revels - first African-American to serve in the U. S. Senate (b. 1822)
1906 – Marshall Field - American entrepreneur (b. 1834)
1917 – George Dewey - American admiral (b. 1837)
1919 – Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves - President of Brazil (b. 1848)
1920 – Reginald De Koven - American music critic & operetta composer (b. 1859)
1924 – Winifred Cochrane - Countess of Dundonald, Scottish philanthropist (b. 1859)
1935 – Ma Barker - American criminal (b. 1871)
1936 – Albert Fish - American serial killer (b. 1870)
1942 – Prince Arthur - Duke of Connaught, son of Queen Victoria (b. 1850)
1942 – Carole Lombard - American actress (b. 1908)
1957 – 1st Earl of Athlone - British royal, brother of Queen Mary (b. 1874)
1957 – Arturo Toscanini - Italian conductor (b. 1867)
1962 – Ivan Meštrović - Croatian sculptor (b. 1883)
1962 – Frank Hurley - Australian photographer (b. 1885)
1963 – Ike Quebec - American tenor-saxophone player (b. 1918)
1967 – Robert J. Van de Graaff - American nuclear physicist (b. 1901)
1968 – Bob Jones - Sr, American evangelist (b. 1883)
1969 – Vernon Duke - American composer & songwriter (b. 1903)
1969 – Jan Palach - Czech political protester (b. 1948)
1971 – Philippe Thys - Belgian cyclist (b. 1890)
1972 – Teller Ammons - American politician (b. 1895)
1972 – Ross Bagdasarian - Sr. (David Seville), American actor (b. 1919)
1979 – Ted Cassidy - American actor (b. 1932)
1979 – August Heissmeyer - German SS officer (b. 1897)
1981 – Bernard Lee - English actor (b. 1908)
1982 – Red Smith - American sports columnist (b. 1905)
1985 – Robert Fitzgerald - American poet & translator (b. 1910)
1986 – Herbert W. Armstrong - American evangelist, author, & publisher (b. 1892)
1987 – Bertram Wainer - Australian pro-abortion campaigner (b. 1928)
1988 – Andrija Artuković - Croatian war criminal (b. 1899)
1988 – Ballard Berkeley - English actor (b. 1904)
1989 – Prem Nazir - Malayalam actor (b. 1926)
1993 – Jón Páll Sigmarsson - Icelandic strength athlete (b. 1960)
1993 – Glenn Corbett - American actor (b. 1930)
1995 – Eric Mottram - English poet, teacher, critic, & editor (b. 1924)
1996 – Marcia Davenport - American author & music critic (b. 1903)
1997 – Ennis Cosby - son of entertainer Bill Cosby (b. 1969)
1998 – Dimitris Horn - Greek actor (b. 1921)
1999 – Jim McClelland - Australian solicitor & politician (b. 1915)
2000 – Will "Dub" Jones - American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1928)
2000 – John Morris Rankin - Canadian musical entertainer (b. 1959)
2001 – Laurent-Désiré Kabila - President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (b. 1939)
2001 – Auberon Waugh - British author & journalist (b. 1939)
2002 – Michael Bilandic - Mayor of Chicago (b. 1923)
2002 – Robert Hanbury Brown - British astronomer & physicist (b. 1916)
2002 – Bobo Olson - American boxer (b. 1928)
2002 – Eddie Meduza - Swedish composer (b. 1948)
2002 – Ron Taylor - American actor (b. 1952)
2003 – Richard Wainwright - English politician (b. 1918)
2004 – Kalevi Sorsa - Prime Minister of Finland (b. 1930)
2005 – Marjorie Williams - American journalist (b. 1958)
2006 – Stanley Biber - American surgeon (b. 1923)
2007 – Ron Carey - American actor (b. 1935)
2007 – Benny Parsons - American racecar driver & commentator (b. 1941)
2009 – Joe Erskine - American boxer & long distance runner (b. 1930)
2009 – John Mortimer - British barrister, screenwriter & author. (b. 1923)
2009 – Andrew Wyeth - American realist painter (b. 1917)


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