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January 29 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 29th:
January 29 - Deaths:
1119 – Pope Gelasius II
1240 – Pelagio Galvani - Cardinal-Bishop of Albano (b. c. 1165)
1342 – Louis I - Duke of Bourbon (b. 1279)
1597 – Elias Ammerbach - German organist (b. 1530)
1608 – Frederick I - Duke of Württemberg (b. 1557)
1647 – Francis Meres - English writer (b. 1565)
1676 – Tsar Alexis I of Russia (b. 1629)
1678 – Jeronimo Lobo - Portuguese Jesuit missionary (b. 1593)
1696 – Ivan V - Russian tsar (b. 1666)
1706 – Charles Sackville - 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet & courtier (b. 1638)
1737 – George Hamilton - 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (b. 1666)
1743 – André-Hercule de Fleury - French statesman (b. 1653)
1763 – Louis Racine - French poet (b. 1692)
1820 – King George III of the United Kingdom (b. 1738)
1829 – Paul François Jean Nicolas Barras - French politician (b. 1755)
1870 – Leopold II - Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1797)
1871 – Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé - French Canadian writer (b. 1786)
1899 – Alfred Sisley - British impressionist painter (b. 1839)
1901 – King Milan I of Serbia (b. 1855)
1906 – King Christian IX of Denmark (b. 1818)
1918 – Aleksei Maksimovich Kaledin - Russian-counter revolutionary (b. 1861)
1928 – Douglas Haig - British soldier (b. 1861)
1933 – Sara Teasdale - American poet (b. 1884)
1934 – Fritz Haber - German chemist, Nobel Laureate (b. 1868)
1941 – Ioannis Metaxas - Greek general & dictator (b. 1871)
1946 – Harry Hopkins - 8th United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1890)
1948 – Tomislav II of Croatia - 4th Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (b. 1900)
1950 – Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah - Emir of Kuwait (b. 1885)
1951 – Frank Tarrant - Australian cricketer (b. 1880)
1956 – H. L. Mencken - American journalist (b. 1880)
1961 – John F. O'Ryan - American major general (b. 1874)
1962 – Fritz Kreisler - Austrian violinist (b. 1875)
1963 – Robert Frost - American poet (b. 1874)
1964 – Alan Ladd - American actor (b. 1913)
1966 – Pierre Mercure - French Canadian composer (b. 1927)
1969 – Allen Dulles - American CIA director (b. 1893)
1970 – Basil Liddell Hart - British historian (b. 1895)
1975 – Orestis Makris - Greek actor (b. 1898)
1977 – Buster Nupen - South African cricketer (b. 1902)
1977 – Freddie Prinze - American actor & comedian (b. 1954)
1980 – Jimmy Durante - American actor & comedian (b. 1893)
1986 – Leif Erickson - American actor (b. 1911)
1989 – Halina Konopacka - Polish athlete (b. 1900)
1991 – Yasushi Inoue - Japanese historian (b. 1907)
1992 – Willie Dixon - American composer & musician (b. 1915)
1993 – Ron Kostelnik - American football player (b. 1940)
1994 – Ulrike Maier - Austrian alpine skier (b. 1967)
1998 – Joseph Alioto - American politician (b. 1916)
1999 – Lili St. Cyr - American dancer (b. 1918)
2002 – Dick "Night Train" Lane - American football player (b. 1928)
2002 – Harold Russell - Canadian-born American actor (b. 1914)
2003 – Frank Moss - American politician (b. 1911)
2004 – M. M. Kaye - British writer (b. 1908)
2004 – Janet Frame - New Zealand writer (b. 1924)
2005 – Eric Griffiths - Welsh guitarist (The Quarrymen) (b. 1940)
2005 – Ephraim Kishon - Israeli satirist (b. 1924)
2007 – Barbaro - American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 2003)
2007 – Dia Abdul Zahra Kadim - Iraqi extremist leader (b. 1970)
2008 – Raymond Jacobs - American soldier (b. 1925)
2008 – Philippe Khorsand - French actor (b. 1948)
2008 – Margaret Truman - American writer, daughter of Harry S. Truman (1924)
2009 – Hélio Gracie - Brazilian martial artist (b. 1913)
2009 – John Martyn - Scottish singer & songwriter (b. 1948)
2009 – Bill Frindall - English cricket scorer & statistician (b. 1939)


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