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January 20 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 20th:
January 20 - Deaths:
287 – St. Sebastian
1156 – Bishop Henry - patron saint of Finland
1191 – Frederick VI - Duke of Swabia (b. 1167)
1479 – King John II of Aragon (b. 1397)
1568 – Myles Coverdale - English Bible translator
1612 – Rudolf II - Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1552)
1663 – Isaac Ambrose - English Puritan divine (b. 1604)
1666 – Anna of Austria - wife of Louis XIII of France & regent (b. 1601)
1707 – Humphrey Hody - English theologian (b. 1659)
1709 – François de la Chaise - French confessor of Louis XIV of France (b. 1624)
1739 – Francesco Galli-Bibiena - Italian architect/designer (b. 1659)
1751 – John Hervey - 1st Earl of Bristol - English politician (b. 1665)
1770 – Charles Yorke - Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1722)
1779 – David Garrick - English actor (b. 1717)
1810 – Benjamin Chew - Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania (b. 1722)
1819 – King Charles IV of Spain (b. 1748)
1848 – Christian VIII of Denmark (b. 1786)
1850 – Adam Oehlenschläger - Danish poet (b. 1779)
1873 – The Venerable Father Basil Anthony Marie Moreau - Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross (b. 1799)
1875 – Jean-François Millet - French painter (b. 1814)
1877 – Dato Maharajalela Lela - Malay nationalist.
1891 – David Kalakaua - King of Hawaii (b. 1836)
1900 – John Ruskin - English art critic (b. 1819)
1901 – Zénobe Gramme - Belgian engineer (b. 1826)
1908 – John Ordronaux - American Civil War army surgeon, a professor of medical jurisprudence, & pioneering mental health commissioner (b. 1830)
1913 – José Guadalupe Posada - Mexican engraver & illustrator (b. 1852).
1920 – Georg Lurich - Estonian wrestler (b. 1876)
1936 – King George V of the United Kingdom (b. 1865)
1940 – Omar Bundy - American army general (b. 1861)
1944 – James McKeen Cattell - American psychologist (b. 1860)
1947 – Josh Gibson - American baseball player (b. 1911)
1954 – Fred Root - English cricketer (b. 1890)
1962 – Robinson Jeffers - American poet (b. 1887)
1965 – Alan Freed - American disk jockey (b. 1922)
1971 – Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson - American actor, director, writer, & producer (b. 1880)
1973 – Lorenz Böhler - Austrian physician (b. 1885)
1979 – Gustav Winckler - Danish singer (b. 1925)
1983 – Garrincha - Brazilian footballer (b. 1933)
1984 – Johnny Weissmuller - American swimmer & actor (b. 1904)
1988 – Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan - Pashtun Nationalist & non-violent freedom fighter (b. 1890)
1988 – Dora Stratou - Greek choreographer & folklorist (b. 1903)
1989 – Alamgir Kabir - Bangladeshi film director (b. 1938)
1990 – Hayedeh - Persian singer (b. 1942)
1990 – Barbara Stanwyck - American actress (b. 1907)
1993 – Audrey Hepburn - Anglo-Dutch actress (b. 1929)
1994 – Sir Matt Busby - Scottish football player & coach (b. 1909)
1996 – Gerry Mulligan - American musician (b. 1927)
1997 – Curt Flood - American baseball player (b. 1938)
1998 – Bobo Brazil - American professional wrestler (b. 1924)
2002 – Carrie Hamilton - actress & singer (b. 1963). Daughter of comedienne/actress Carol Burnett.
2003 – Al Hirschfeld - American caricaturist (b. 1903)
2003 – Craig Kelly - American snowboarder (b. 1966)
2003 – Nedra Volz - American actress (b. 1908)
2003 – Bill Werbeniuk - Canadian snooker player (b. 1947)
2004 – Guinn Smith - American athlete (b. 1920)
2005 – Per Borten - Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1913)
2005 – Roland Frye - American literary critic & theologian (b. 1921)
2005 – Jan Nowak-Jeziorański - Polish journalist, writer, & politician (b. 1913)
2005 – Miriam Louisa Rothschild - British zoologist, entomologist, & author (b. 1908)
2006 – Dave Lepard - Swedish rock singer & guitarist (b. 1980)
2009 – Stéphanos II Ghattas - Patriarch Emeritus of Alexandria for the Coptic Catholic Church (b. 1920)
2009 – Stan Hagen - Canadian politician (b. 1940)
2009 – David Newman - American jazz musician - nicknamed "Fathead" (b. 1933)
2009 – Sheila O'Nions Walsh (aka Sheila Walsh, Sophie Leyton), English romance writer (b. 1928)


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