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January 15 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 15th:
January 15 - Deaths:
69 – Galba - Roman Emperor (b. 3 BC)
570 – Saint Ita - Irish nun (b. 475)
936 – King Rudolph of France
1345 – Martin Zaccaria - Italo-Greek ruler
1595 – Murat III - Ottoman Sultan (b. 1546)
1623 – Fra Paolo Sarpi - Italian patriot, scholar, scientist & church reformer (b. 1552)
1672 – John Cosin - English clergyman (b. 1594)
1683 – Philip Warwick - English writer & politician (b. 1609)
1775 – Giovanni Battista Sammartini - Italian composer
1781 – Infanta Mariana Victoria of Spain - queen regent of Portugal (b. 1718)
1790 – John Landen - English mathematician (b. 1719)
1804 – Dru Drury - English entomologist (b. 1725)
1815 – Emma - Lady Hamilton, English mistress of Lord Nelson (b. 1761)
1864 – Isaac Nathan - UK-Australian composer (b. 1792)
1876 – Eliza Johnson - U.S. First Lady (b. 1810)
1885 – Leopold Damrosch - German-American orchestral conductor (b. 1832)
1893 – Fanny Kemble - British actress & author (b. 1809)
1896 – Mathew Brady - U.S. photographer (b. 1822)
1909 – Arnold Janssen - German missionary (b. 1837)
1916 – Modest Tchaikovsky - Russian writer (b. 1850)
1919 – Rosa Luxemburg - German politician (b. 1870)
1919 – Karl Liebknecht - German politician (b. 1871)
1926 – Enrico Toselli - Italian composer (b. 1883)
1926 – August Sedláček - Czech historian (b. 1843)
1936 – Henry Forster - 1st Baron Forster, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1866)
1944 – Robert J. Kirby - Warden of New York's Sing Sing Prison (b. 1890)
1945 – Wilhelm Wirtinger - Austrian mathematician (b. 1865)
1947 – Elizabeth Short - the Black Dahlia (b. 1924)
1950 – Gen Henry "Hap" Arnold - U.S. General of the Air Force (b. 1886)
1952 – Ned Hanlon - Premier of Queensland (b. 1887)
1955 – Yves Tanguy - French painter (b. 1900)
1964 – Jack Teagarden - American musician (b. 1905)
1967 – David Burliuk - Ukrainian artist (b. 1882)
1968 – Bill Masterton - Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
1970 – William T. Piper - American aircraft designer (b. 1881)
1972 – Daisy Ashford - English child writer (The Young Visiters) (b. 1881)
1973 – Ivan Petrovsky - Russian mathematician (b. 1901)
1973 – Coleman Francis - American film director (b. 1919)
1983 – Meyer Lansky - Russian-born gangster (b. 1902)
1983 – Shepperd Strudwick - American actor (b. 1907)
1987 – Ray Bolger - American actor, singer, & dancer (b. 1904)
1988 – Seán MacBride - Irish statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1904)
1990 – Dame Peggy van Praagh - British ballet dancer, choreographer, director (b. 1910)
1992 – Dee Murray - English bassist (b. 1946)
1993 – Sammy Cahn - American songwriter (b. 1913)
1994 – Georges Cziffra - Hungarian-French pianist (b. 1921)
1994 – Harry Nilsson - American musician (b. 1941)
1994 – Harilal Upadhyay - Gujarati-Indian Author, Poet, Astrologist (b. 1916)
1995 – Vera Maxwell - American fashion designer (b. 1901)
1996 – Minnesota Fats - American billiards player (b. 1913)
1996 – Les Baxter - American musician & composer (b. 1922)
1996 – Paramount Chief Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho (b. 1938)
1998 – Junior Wells - American musician (b. 1934)
1999 – Betty Box - British film producer (b. 1915)
2000 – Georges-Henri Lévesque - Canadian Dominican priest & sociologist (b. 1903)
2000 – Fran Ryan - American actress (b. 1916)
2000 – Željko Ražnatović - aka Arkan, Serbian paramilitary leader (b. 1952)
2001 – Ted Mann - American screenwriter (b. 1916)
2001 – Leo Marks - English cryptographer, screenwriter & playwright (b. 1920)
2002 – Steve Gromek - American baseball player (b. 1920)
2003 – Doris Fisher - American singer & songwriter (b. 1915)
2005 – Elizabeth Janeway - American author (b. 1913)
2005 – Ruth Warrick - American actress (b. 1915)
2005 – Walter Ernsting - German author (b. 1920)
2005 – Victoria de los Angeles - Catalan soprano (b. 1923)
2005 – Deem Bristow - American video game voice actor (b. 1947)
2005 – Dan Lee - Canadian animator (b. 1969)
2006 – Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah - Emir of Kuwait (b. 1926)
2007 – Bo Yibo - Chinese politician (b. 1908)
2007 – James Hillier - Canadian inventor of electron microscope (b. 1915)
2007 – Awad Hamed al-Bandar - former chief judge of the Iraqi Revolutionary Court (b. 1945) (executed)
2007 – Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti - former Iraqi intelligence chief & half-brother of Saddam Hussein (b. 1951) (executed)
2007 – David Vanole - American soccer player (b. 1963)
2007 – Pura Santillan-Castrence - Filipino writer & diplomat (b. 1905)
2008 – Mark Haigh-Hutchinson - Game Designer (b. 1964)
2008 – Brad Renfro - American actor (b. 1982)


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January 15 - Births

Calendar Date January 15th:
January 15th - Births:
1342 – Philip II - Duke of Burgundy (d. 1404)
1432 – King Afonso V of Portugal (d. 1481)
1481 – Ashikaga Yoshizumi - Japanese shogun (d. 1511)
1538 – Maeda Toshiie - Japanese general (d. 1599)
1622 – Molière - French playwright (d. 1673)
1671 – Abraham de la Pryme - English antiquarian (d. 1704)
1674 – Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon - French writer (d. 1762)
1716 – Philip Livingston - American founding father (d. 1778)
1747 – John Aikin - English doctor & writer (d. 1822)
1754 – Richard Martin - Irish animal rights activist (d. 1834)
1791 – Franz Grillparzer - Austrian writer (d. 1872)
1795 – Alexandr Griboyedov - Russian playwright (d. 1829)
1803 – Marjory Fleming - Scottish writer & poet (d. 1811)
1809 – Pierre-Joseph Proudhon - French anarchist (d. 1865)
1812 – Peter Christen Asbjørnsen - Norwegian writer (d. 1885)
1816 – Marie LaFarge - French murderer (d. 1852)
1824 – Marie Duplessis - French courtesan (d. 1847)
1834 – Samuel Arza Davenport - American politician (d. 1911)
1841 – Frederick Stanley - 16th Earl of Derby, Governor General of Canada (d. 1908)
1842 – Blessed Mary McKillop - Australian candidate for sainthood (d. 1909)
1842 – Josef Breuer - Austrian psychiatrist (d. 1925)
1850 – Mihai Eminescu - Romanian poet (d. 1889)
1850 – Sofia Kovalevskaya - Russian mathematician (d. 1891)
1850 – Leonard Darwin - son of Charles Darwin (d. 1943)
1855 – Jacques Damala - Greek military officer & actor (d. 1889)
1859 – Archibald Peake - Premier of South Australia (d. 1920)
1863 – Wilhelm Marx - Chancellor of Germany (d. 1946)
1866 – Nathan Söderblom - Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1931)
1869 – Stanisław Wyspiański - Polish dramatist (d. 1907)
1869 – Ruby Laffoon - 43rd Governor of Kentucky (d. 1941)
1870 – Pierre S. du Pont - American businessman (d. 1954)
1872 – Arsen Kotsoyev - Russian writer (d. 1944)
1875 – Tom Burke - American runner (d. 1929)
1877 – Lewis Terman - American psychologist (d. 1956)
1878 – Johanna Müller-Hermann - Austrian composer & pedagogue (d. 1941)
1879 – Mazo de la Roche - Canadian author (d. 1961)
1882 – Princess Margaret of Sweden (d. 1920)
1885 – Lorenz Böhler - Austrian physician (d. 1973)
1885 – Huang Yuanyong - Chinese writer (d. 1915)
1885 – Grover Lowdermilk - American baseball player (d. 1968)
1890 – Tommy Fleming - American soccer player (d. 1965)
1891 – Ray Chapman - American baseball player (d. 1920)
1891 – Osip Mandelstam - Russian poet (d. 1938)
1892 – Rex Ingram - Irish director (d. 1950)
1893 – Ivor Novello - Welsh composer & actor (d. 1951)
1895 – Artturi Ilmari Virtanen - Finnish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
1897 – Xu Zhimo - Chinese poet (d. 1931)
1899 – Goodman Ace - American actor (d. 1982)
1900 – William Heinesen - Faroese writer, poet & artist (d. 1991)
1902 – King Saud of Saudi Arabia (d. 1969)
1902 – Nazım Hikmet - Turkish poet (d. 1963)
1903 – Paul A. Dever - 58th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
1905 – Torin Thatcher - English actor (d. 1981)
1905 – Kamatari Fujiwara - Japanese actor (d. 1985)
1906 – Aristotle Onassis - Greek shipping magnate (d. 1975)
1908 – Edward Teller - Hungarian-born physicist (d. 2003)
1909 – Jean Bugatti - German-born automobile designer (d. 1939)
1909 – Gene Krupa - American drummer (d. 1973)
1912 – Michel Debré - French politician (d. 1996)
1912 – Harry Hay - American gay rights activist (d. 2002)
1913 – Lloyd Bridges - American actor (d. 1998)
1913 – Miriam Hyde - Australian composer (d. 2005)
1913 – Alexander Marinesko - captain of the S-13 submarine, which sank the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff (d. 1963)
1914 – Hugh Trevor-Roper - English historian (d. 2003)
1918 – João Figueiredo - President of Brazil (d. 1999)
1918 – Édouard Gagnon - Canadian Roman Catholic cardinal (d. 2007)
1918 – Gamal Abdal Nasser - President of Egypt (d. 1970)
1919 – Maurice Herzog - French mountaineer, first to ascend an 8000m peak, Annapurna in 1950
1920 – John Cardinal O'Connor - American Catholic cardinal (d. 2000)
1920 – Steve Gromek - American baseball player (d. 2002)
1921 – Frank Thornton - English actor
1922 – Sir Eric Willis - Australian politician (d. 1999)
1923 – Ivor Cutler - Scottish poet (d. 2006)
1923 – Lee Teng-hui - Taiwanese politician
1925 – Ruth Slenczynska - U.S. pianist
1926 – Florence Buchsbaum - French theater director (d. 1996)
1926 – Maria Schell - Austrian actress (d. 2005)
1927 – Phyllis Coates - American actress
1929 – Martin Luther King - Jr., American civil rights leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1968)
1930 – Eddie Graham - American professional wrestler (d. 1985)
1933 – Ernest J. Gaines - American author
1935 – Malcolm Frager - American pianist
1937 – Margaret O'Brien - American actress
1938 – Chuni Goswami - Indian footballer & cricketer
1939 – Tony Bullimore - English sailor & adventurer
1941 – Captain Beefheart - American musician & visual artist
1943 – Ashraf Aman - first Pakistani to reach the summit of K2
1943 – Mike Marshall - American baseball player
1945 – Vince Foster - American lawyer (d. 1993)
1945 – William R. Higgins - USMC colonel (d. 1990)
1945 – Princess Michael of Kent - British royal
1947 – Andrea Martin - Canadian actress
1948 – Ronnie Van Zant - American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1977)
1949 – Luis Alvarado - Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2001)
1949 – Panos Mihalopoulos - Greek actor
1950 – Marius Trésor - French footballer
1953 – Kent Hovind - American evangelist
1953 – Ta-Tanisha - American actress
1953 – Randy White - American football player
1954 – Nikos Sarganis - Greek footballer
1954 – Jose Dalisay - Jr., Filipino writer
1955 – Nigel Benson - English author
1956 – Mayawati - Indian politician
1956 – Marc Trestman - CFL head coach
1956 – Miki Fujimura - Japanese singer
1957 – Patrick Dixon - English entrepreneur
1957 – Marty Lyons - American football player
1957 – Mario Van Peebles - American actor
1958 – Boris Tadić - President of Serbia
1959 – Pete Trewavas - English musician
1959 – Sister Carol - Jamaican reggae singer
1959 – Pavle Kozjek - Slovenian climber (d. 2008)
1960 – Kelly Asbury - American director & actor
1960 – Aaron Jay Kernis - American composer
1961 – Yves P. Pelletier - Canadian comedian & film director
1962 – Creflo Dollar - American televangelist
1963 – Conrad Lant - English musician
1964 – Osmo Tapio Räihälä - Finnish composer
1965 – Maurizio Fondriest - Italian cyclist
1965 – Bernard Hopkins - American boxer
1965 – Adam Jones - American musician (Tool)
1965 – James Nesbitt - Northern Irish actor
1968 – Chad Lowe - American actor
1968 – Iñaki Urdangarín - Spanish royalty
1969 – Delino DeShields - American baseball player
1970 – Shane McMahon - American professional wrestler
1971 – Max Beesley - English musician & actor
1971 – Regina King - American actress
1972 – Christos Kostis - Greek footballer
1972 – Kobe Tai - American porn star
1972 – Claudia Winkleman - English television presenter
1973 – Essam El-Hadary - Egyptian footballer
1974 – Ray King - American baseball player
1975 – Edith Bowman - Scottish television & radio presenter
1975 – Mary Pierce - French tennis player
1976 – Corey Chavous - American football player
1976 – Scott Murray - Scotland rugby player
1978 – Eddie Cahill - American actor
1978 – Franco Pellizotti - Italian cyclist
1978 – Ryan Sidebottom - English Cricketer
1979 – Drew Brees - American football player
1979 – Ken Chu - Taiwanese singer-actor & taichi champ
1979 – Young Dro - American rapper
1979 – Michalis Morfis - Cypriot footballer
1979 – Martin Petrov - Bulgarian footballer
1980 – Matt Holliday - American baseball player
1981 – Howie Day - American singer
1981 – El Hadji Diouf - Senegalese footballer
1981 – Sean Lamont - Scottish rugby union footballer
1982 – Benjamin Agosto - American skater
1982 – Armando Galarraga - Venezuelan baseball player
1982 – Brett Lebda - American hockey player
1982 – Neil Nitin Mukesh - Indian actor
1982 – Prince Philip & Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia
1983 – Jermaine Pennant - English footballer
1983 – Hugo Viana - Portuguese footballer
1984 – Megan Jendrick - American swimmer
1984 – Victor Rasuk - American actor
1985 – Kenneth Emil Petersen - Danish footballer
1985 – Rene Adler - German footballer
1986 – Fred Davis - American football player
1986 – Jessy Schram - American actress
1987 – Kelly Kelly - American WWE Diva
1987 – Greg Inglis - Australian rugby league player
1987 – Aria C Jalali - American musician
1987 – David Knight - English footballer
1987 – Michael Seater - Canadian actor
1988 – Sonny Moore - American musician From First to Last
1989 – Alexei Cherepanov - Russian hockey player (d. 2008)
1989 – Keiffer Hubbell - American ice dancer
1990 – Fernando Forestieri - Italian footballer


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January 15 - General (Calendar Date)


January 15th - Basic Facts:
  • January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 350 days remaining until the end of the year (351 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is January 14.
  • Next day is January 16.
January 15th Births (Here)

January 15th Deaths (Here)

January 15th Events:

588 BC – Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem (under Zedekiah's reign).
69 – Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor of Rome.
1559 – Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England at Westminster Abbey, London.
1582 – Russia cedes Livonia & Estonia to the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
1759 – The British Museum opens.
1782 – Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris recommends establishment of a national mint & decimal coinage.
1822 – Greek War of Independence - Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative assembly.
1844 – University of Notre Dame receives its charter from the state of Indiana.
1865 – American Civil War – Fort Fisher North Carolina falls to the Union.
1870 – First political cartoon shows the United States Democratic Party with a donkey.
1889 – The Coca-Cola Company, (then Pemberton Medicine Company), is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.
1892 – James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball.
1919 – Freikorps torture & murder Rosa Luxemburg & Karl Liebknecht (2 prominent socialists in Germany).
1943 – The Soviet counter-offensive at Voronezh begins (World War II).
1943 – The Pentagon, the world's largest office building, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.
1947 – Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") is found dead in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California.
1949 – Chinese Civil War - The Chinese Communist Party forces take over Tianjin from the Nationalist Government.
1966 – The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa government in Nigeria is overthrown in a military coup d’état.
1967 – The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles, California (Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs).
1969 – The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 5.
1970 – Biafra surrenders after a 32-month fight for independence from Nigeria.
1970 – Muammar al-Qaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.
1973 – Vietnam War - President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam.
1977 – The Kälvesta air disaster kills 22 people - worst air crash in Sweden's history.
1986 – The Living Seas opens at EPCOT Center in Walt Disney World, Florida.
1991 – The United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires.
1992 – Independence of Slovenia & Croatia from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
1993 – Mafia boss Salvatore Riina, known as "The Beast", is arrested in Sicily.
1999 – The Racak incident - 45 Albanians in village of Racak (Kosovo) are killed by Yugoslav security forces.
2001 – Wikipedia goes online.
2005 – Intense solar flare - sends X-rays across the solar system.
2005 – ESA's SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovers elements such as calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, & other surface elements on the moon.
2007 – Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti & Awad Hamed al-Bandar are executed by hanging in Iraq.
2009 – US Airways Flight 1549 makes emergency landing in the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City.

Heidi Lynne Fleiss (American Media Personality) b. 1965


Heidi Fleiss Demographics:
  • Name - Heidi Lynne Fleiss
  • Born - December 30, 1965.
  • Fiancee - Dennis Hof (owner of Nevada's Moonlite Bunny Ranch).
  • Religion - Jewish
  • Father - Dr. Paul Fleiss (pediatrician)
  • Mother - Elissa Fleiss (schoolteacher).
  • Occupation - American columnist & television personality.
Heidi Fleiss General Facts:
  • As a teenager Heidi recognised her entrepreneurial talent by setting up a babysitting service, employing her friends.
  • At the age of 19 years Heidi became the personal secretary of millionaire financier bachelor 61-year-old Bernie Cornfeld.
  • later became known as the "Hollywood Madam"
  • In January 2010 Heidi became a resident in the Celebrity Big Brother UK 2010 reality TV house - and was 2nd to be evicted (January 15, 2010).
Legal Issues (Fleiss The Hollywood Madam):
  • Became famous in August of 1993 following the report of her arrest by the LA Times.
  • Fleiss (at age 22 years) took control of a Hollywood prostitution ring under the supervision of Elizabeth Adams a.k.a. Madam Alex in 1988.
  • From 1990 Fleiss began to run her own prostitute ring.
  • Fleiss was so successful that a number of local madams & pimps became jealous - likely contributing to her subsequent investigation by the LAPD & FBI.
  • Fleiss was arrested by the LAPD in June 1993.
  • The state trial started in 1994.
  • The state conviction was overturned in May 1996.
  • In September 1996, Fleiss was convicted on Federal charges.
  • The sentence was 37 months in prison.
  • Heidi was finally released in September 1999, having served 3 years.
Legal Issues (Other):
  • On February 7, 2008, Fleiss was arrested in Pahrump, Nevada for illegal possession of prescription drugs & driving under the influence. [1]
Heidi Fleiss Business Interests:
  • Sold the rights to her life story to Paramount Pictures in 2004 - for $5 million.
  • Owner of the West Hollywood, California boutique "Hollywood Madam."
  • Owns a laundromat called "Dirty Laundry" in Pahrump, Nevada.
  • Heidi has also reported plans to open a brothel in Pahrump called "Heidi Fleiss' Stud Farm."
References:
[1] - Abigail Goldman (February 7, 2008). "Heidi Fleiss arrested". Las Vegas Sun. http://www.lasvegassun.com/blogs/cops/2008/feb/07/heidi-fleiss-arrested/

Image - Heidi Fleiss + Dennis Hof (Heidi's fiancee) + Ron Jeremy by AnonEMouse (Wikipedia) (cc)


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