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January 31 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 31st:
January 31 - Deaths:
1398 – Emperor Sukō (b. 1334)
1435 – Xuande - Emperor of China (b. 1398)
1561 – Bairam Khan - Great Mughal General, regent for Akbar
1561 – Menno Simons - Dutch Mennonite leader (b. 1496)
1580 – Henry of Portugal (b. 1512)
1606 – Guy Fawkes – Gunpowder Plot conspirators (b. 1570)
1606 – Ambrose Rokewood – Gunpowder Plot conspirators (b. c.1578)
1606 – Thomas Wintour – Gunpowder Plot conspirators (b. 1571)
1615 – Claudio Aquaviva - Italian Jesuit (b. 1543)
1632 – Joost Bürgi - Swiss clockmaker & mathematician (b. 1552)
1665 – Johannes Clauberg - German theologian & philosopher (b. 1622)
1686 – Jean Mairet - French dramatist (b. 1604)
1720 – Thomas Grey - 2nd Earl of Stamford, English privy councillor (b. c. 1654)
1729 – Jakob Roggeveen - Dutch explorer (b. 1659)
1736 – Filippo Juvarra - Italian architect (b. 1678)
1788 – Charles Edward Stuart - the exiled Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England, Scotland, & Ireland (b. 1720)
1790 – Thomas Lewis - Irish-born Virginia settler (b. 1718)
1794 – Marriott Arbuthnot - British admiral (b. 1711)
1815 – José Félix Ribas - Venezuelan independentist leader (b. 1775)
1828 – Alexander Ypsilantis - Phanariot Greek military commander & national hero of the Greek War of Independence (b. 1792)
1836 – John Cheyne (physician) - British physician, surgeon & author (b. 1777)
1844 – Henri Gratien - Comte Bertrand, French general (b. 1773)
1888 – John Bosco - Italian priest, youth worker, educator, founder of the Salesian Society (b. 1815)
1892 – Charles Spurgeon - English preacher & evangelist (b. 1834)
1907 – Timothy Eaton - Canadian department store founder (b. 1834)
1923 – Eligiusz Niewiadomski - Polish assassin of Gabriel Narutowicz (b. 1869)
1933 – John Galsworthy - English writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1867)
1942 – Henry Larkin - American baseball player (b. 1860)
1942 – Rolf Wenkhaus - German actor (b. 1917)
1944 – Jean Giraudoux - French writer (b. 1882)
1945 – Eddie Slovik - American soldier (b. 1920)
1954 – Edwin Howard Armstrong - American electrical engineer & inventor of the FM radio (b. 1890)
1955 – John Mott - American YMCA leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1865)
1956 – A. A. Milne - English author (b. 1882)
1966 – General Arthur Ernest Percival - British Army Officer (b. 1887)
1967 – Eddie Tolan - American athlete (b. 1908)
1969 – Meher Baba - Indian guru (b. 1894)
1970 – Slim Harpo - American singer (b. 1924)
1971 – Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky, Russian literary historian, linguist (b. 1891)
1973 – Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch - Norwegian economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
1974 – Samuel Goldwyn - Polish-born film studio executive (b. 1882)
1976 – Ernesto Miranda - American litigant (b. 1941)
1981 – Cozy Cole - American jazz drummer (b. 1909)
1987 – Yves Allégret - French film director (b. 1907)
1989 – William Stephenson - Canadian spymaster (b. 1896)
1990 – Rashad Khalifa - Egyptian-born imam (b. 1935)
1995 – George Abbott - American stage director & producer (b. 1887)
1997 – John Joseph Scanlan - Irish Catholic prelate (b. 1930)
1999 – Norm Zauchin - American baseball player (b. 1929)
1999 – Shohei Baba - Japanese professional wrestler (b. 1938)
1999 – Barış Manço - Turkish singer, composer, television producer & celebrity. (b. 1943)
2000 – Gil Kane - Latvian-born comic book writer (b. 1926)
2001 – Gordon R. Dickson - Canadian writer (b. 1923)
2002 – Francis Gabreski - American, fighter pilot ace (b. 1919)
2004 – Eleanor Holm - American swimmer (b. 1913)
2006 – Moira Shearer - Scottish actress (The Red Shoes) & ballerina (b. 1926)
2007 – Kirka Babitzin - Finnish singer (b. 1950)
2007 – Molly Ivins - American political columnist & author (b. 1944)
2007 – Lee Bergere - American actor (b. 1924)
2007 – Adelaide Tambo - South African activist & wife of Oliver Tambo (b. 1929)
2008 – Zeltim Odie Peterson - famous pug dog (b. 1997)
2009 – Nagesh - Indian comedian actor in Kollywood (b. 1933)


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