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January 27 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 27th:
January 27 - Deaths:
98 – Nerva - Roman Emperor (b. 35)
661 – Ali - the final Sunni Rashidun & first Shia Imam
1490 – Ashikaga Yoshimasa - Japanese shogun (b. 1435)
1540 – Saint Angela Merici - Italian religious leader & saint (b. 1474)
1595 – Sir Francis Drake - English explorer (b. c.1540)
1629 – Hieronymus Praetorius - German composer (b. 1560)
1638 – Gonzalo de Céspedes y Meneses - Spanish novelist (b. 1585?)
1689 – Robert Aske - merchant whose charitable foundation operates Haberdashers' Aske's Boys School & Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls (b. 1619)
1731 – Bartolomeo Cristofori - Italian musical instrument maker (b. 1655)
1740 – Louis Henri - Duc de Bourbon - Prime Minister of France (b. 1692)
1814 – Johann Gottlieb Fichte - German philosopher (b. 1762)
1816 – Samuel Hood - 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral (b. 1724)
1837 – Alexandr Pushkin - Russian poet (b. 1799)
1851 – John James Audubon - French-born naturalist & ornithologist (b. 1789)
1857 – Dorothea Lieven - Russian noblewoman (b. 1785)
1860 – János Bolyai - Hungarian mathematician (b. 1802)
1880 – Edward Middleton Barry - English architect (b. 1830)
1901 – Giuseppe Verdi - Italian composer (b. 1813)
1910 – Thomas Crapper - English inventor (b. 1836)
1919 – Endre Ady - Hungarian poet (b. 1877)
1921 – Maurice Vincent Buckley - Australian soldier (b. 1891)
1922 – Nellie Bly - American journalist & writer (b. 1864)
1927 – Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis-Matulevičius (Matulewicz) - Lithuanian bishop (b. 1871)
1940 – Isaac Babel - Ukrainian writer (b. 1894)
1942 – Kaarel Eenpalu - Estonian Prime Minister (b. 1888)
1956 – Erich Kleiber - Austrian conductor (b. 1890)
1967 – Roger Chaffee – Crew of Apollo 1 (b. 1935)
1967 – Virgil "Gus" Grissom – Crew of Apollo 1 (b. 1926)
1967 – Edward White – Crew of Apollo 1 (b. 1930)
1967 – Alphonse Juin - Marshal of France (b. 1888)
1970 – Rita Angus - New Zealand painter (b. 1908)
1971 – Jacobo Arbenz - President of Guatemala (b. 1913)
1972 – Mahalia Jackson - American singer (b. 1911)
1972 – Richard Courant - German-American mathematician (b. 1888)
1973 – William Nolde - last American combat casualty of Vietnam War (b. 1929)
1974 – Georgios Grivas - Cyprus-born general in the Greek Army (b. 1898)
1975 – Bill Walsh - American producer & writer (b. 1913)
1979 – Qalander Ba Ba Auliya - Sufi master (b. 1898)
1983 – Louis de Funès - French actor (b. 1914)
1986 – Lilli Palmer - German-born actress (b. 1914)
1988 – Massa Makan Diabaté - Malian author (b. 1938)
1989 – Thomas Sopwith - British aviation pioneer (b. 1888)
1989 – Bayani Casimiro - Filipino dancer & actor (b. 1918)
1992 – Clara Solovera - Chilean folk musician (b. 1909)
1993 – André the Giant - French professional wrestler & actor (b. 1946)
1994 – Claude Akins - American actor (b. 1918)
1996 – Ralph Yarborough - American politician (b. 1903)
1997 – Gerald Marks - American songwriter (All of Me) (b. 1900)
2000 – Friedrich Gulda - Austrian pianist (b. 1930)
2001 – Stavros Damianides - Greek musician (b. 1941)
2003 – Henryk Jabłoński - President of Poland (b. 1909)
2003 – Louis Archambault - Quebec sculptor (b. 1915)
2004 – Jack Paar - American television show host (b. 1918)
2004 – Salvador Laurel - Vice President of the Philippines (b. 1928)
2006 – Johannes Rau - 8th President of Germany (b. 1931)
2006 – Gene McFadden - American singer & songwriter (b. 1948).
2006 – Jean-Christophe Lafaille - French mountaineer (disappeared) (b. 1965)
2007 – Tige Andrews - American actor (b. 1920)
2007 – Yang Chuan-kwang - Taiwanese athlete (b. 1933)
2007 – Alberta Davis - American supercentenerian
2008 – Gordon B. Hinckley - president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1910)
2008 – Suharto - President of Indonesia (b. 1921)
2008 – Louie Welch - mayor of Houston (b. 1918)
2009 – John Updike - American Novelist (b. 1932)
2009 – R. Venkataraman - 8th President of India (b. 1910)


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