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January 5 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 5th:
January 5 - Deaths:
842 – Al-Mu'tasim - Abbasid caliph (b. 794)
1066 – Edward the Confessor - King of England (b. 1004)
1387 – King Peter IV of Aragon (b. 1319)
1400 – John Montacute - 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English politician (executed) (b. c. 1350)
1448 – Christopher of Bavaria (b. 1416)
1465 – Charles - Duke of Orléans, French poet (b. 1394)
1477 – Charles - Duke of Burgundy (killed in battle) (b. 1433)
1524 – Marko Marulić - Croatian poet (b. 1450)
1527 – Felix Manz - Swiss leader (executed) (b. 1498)
1588 – Qi Jiguang - Chinese general (b. 1528)
1589 – Catherine de' Medici - queen of Henry II of France (b. 1519)
1713 – Jean Chardin - French explorer (b. 1643)
1740 – Antonio Lotti - Italian composer (b. 1667)
1762 – Empress Elizabeth of Russia (b. 1709)
1771 – John Russell - 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (b. 1710)
1796 – Samuel Huntington,(statesman) (b. 1731)
1823 – Major George Johnston - Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales (b. 1764)
1846 – Alfred Thomas Agate - American artist (b. 1812)
1858 – Joseph Radetzky von Radetz - Austrian field marshal (b. 1766)
1860 – Saint John Nepomucene Neumann - first American bishop to be canonized (b. 1811)
1883 – Charles Tompson - first Australian published poet (b. 1806)
1888 – Henri Herz - Austrian pianist (b. 1803)
1891 – Emma Abbott - American soprano (b. 1849)
1904 – Karl Alfred von Zittel - German palaeontologist (b. 1839)
1910 – Léon Walras - French economist (b. 1834)
1919 – Sumako Matsui - Japanese actress & singer (b. 1886)
1922 – Ernest Shackleton - Irish explorer (b. 1874)
1933 – Calvin Coolidge - 30th President of the United States (b. 1872)
1937 – Marie Booth - child of William & Catherine Booth (b. 1864)
1939 – Amelia Earhart - American aviator declared dead after disappearance in 1937. (b. 1897)
1940 – Humbert Wolfe - Italian-British poet (b. 1885)
1941 – Amy Johnson - English aviator (b. 1903)
1942 – Tina Modotti - Italian photographer, model, actress, & revolutionary political activist (b. 1896)
1943 – George Washington Carver - American educator (b. 1864)
1946 – Kitty Cheatham - American singer (b. 1864)
1951 – Andrei Platonov - Russian writer (b. 1899)
1952 – Victor Hope - 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow, Viceroy of India (b. 1887)
1952 – Hristo Tatarchev - Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1869)
1954 – Rabbit Maranville - American baseball player (b. 1891)
1956 – Mistinguett - French singer (b. 1875)
1963 – Rogers Hornsby - American baseball player (b. 1896)
1970 – Max Born - German physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)
1970 – Cyril Fagan - Irish astrologer (b. 1896)
1970 – Roberto Gerhard - Catalan composer (b. 1896)
1971 – Douglas Shearer - Canadian film engineer (b. 1899)
1974 – Lev Oborin - Russian pianist (b. 1907)
1976 – John A. Costello - Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1891)
1976 – Mal Evans - Beatles' "roadie" (b. 1935)
1978 – Wyatt Cooper - American screenwriter (b. 1927)
1979 – Charles Mingus - American musician (b. 1922)
1981 – Harold C. Urey - American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1893)
1981 – Lanza del Vasto - Italian philosopher (b. 1901)
1982 – Sir Edmund Herring - Australian military commander, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (b. 1892)
1982 – Hans Conried - American actor (b. 1917)
1982 – Harvey Lembeck - American actor (b. 1923)
1985 – Robert L. Surtees - American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906)
1987 – Herman Smith-Johannsen - Norwegian-born Canadian cross-country skier (b. 1875)
1987 – Margaret Laurence - Canadian Author (b. 1926)
1988 – Pete Maravich - American basketball player (b. 1947)
1990 – Arthur Kennedy - American actor (b. 1914)
1991 – Vasko Popa - Yugoslav poet (b. 1922)
1994 – Brian Johnston - English cricket commentator (b. 1912)
1994 – Tip O'Neill - American politician (b. 1912)
1996 – Lincoln Kirstein - American writer, impresario, art connoisseur (b. 1907)
1996 – Yahya Ayyash - Palestinian Hamas member (b. 1966)
1997 – Burton Lane - American composer & lyricist (b. 1912)
1997 – André Franquin - Belgian cartoonist (Gaston Lagaffe) (b. 1924)
1998 – Sonny Bono - American entertainer & politician (b. 1935)
1998 – Ken Forssi - American musician (Love) (b. 1943)
2001 – Nancy Parsons - American actress (b. 1942)
2003 – Massimo Girotti - Italian film actor (b. 1918)
2003 – Roy Jenkins - British politician (b. 1920)
2003 – Doreen Carwithen - British composer, widow of William Alwyn (b. 1922)
2003 – Jean Kerr - American author (b. 1923)
2004 – Tug McGraw - American baseball player, father of Tim McGraw (b. 1944)
2004 – Norman Heatley - member of the team of Oxford University scientists who developed penicillin (b. 1911)
2005 – Danny Sugerman - American music manager (The Doors) (b. 1954)
2006 – Lord Merlyn-Rees - British politician (b. 1920)
2007 – Momofuku Ando - inventor of instant noodles & cup noodles (b. 1910)
2007 – Chih Ree Sun - Chinese-American physicist & poet (b. 1923)
2008 – Clinton Grybas - Australian sports commentator (b. 1975)
2009 – Ned Tanen - American movie executive (b. 1931)


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