Famous Deaths on January 25

  • 389 Gregory Nazianzus, theologian and Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 329)
  • 477 Geiseric, King of the Vandals and Alans
  • 844 Pope Gregory IV, Italian Pope (827-844)
  • 1067 Emperor Yingzong of China (b. 1032)
  • 1138 Anacletus II, [Pietro Pierleone], Jewish anti-pope (1130-38), dies
  • 1139 Godfried I, with the Beard, duke of Brabant/earl of Leuven, dies
  • 1366 Henry Suso, German mystic
  • 1431 Charles II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1364)
  • 1494 Ferdinand I, cruel king of Naples, dies
  • 1547 Lieven Algoet, Flemish humanist, dies
  • 1573 Hirate Hirohide, Japanese samurai, dies at the Battle of Mikatagahara (b. 1553)
  • 1586 Lucas Cranach "the Young", German painter, dies at 70
  • 1640 Robert Burton, author (Anatomy of Melancholy), dies
  • 1670 Nicholas II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1612)
  • 1726 Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (b. 1675)
  • 1733 Reinier V van Hompech, Dutch gen-maj cavalry, dies
  • 1733 Gilbert Heathcote, Mayor of London (b. 1652)
  • 1744 Domenico Natale Sarro, Italian opera composer, dies at 64
  • 1751 Paul Dudley, Attorney-General of Massachusetts (b. 1675)
  • 1820 Joseph F Weigl, German/Austria violin cellist, dies at 79
  • 1821 Johan Valckenier, Dutch politician/patriot, dies at 62
  • 1829 William Shield, composer, dies at 80
  • 1852 Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Russian explorer who discovered the continent of Antarctica dies at 72
  • 1855 Dorothy Wordsworth, English writer, brother of William Wordsworth, dies at 83
  • 1875 Leopold Jansa, composer, dies at 79
  • 1881 Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (b. 1794)
  • 1882 Peter Singer, composer, dies at 71
  • 1896 Frans C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (Court of Justice), dies at 68
  • 1896 Frederic Leighton, President of the Royal Academy (1878-96), dies
  • 1899 Alfredo d'Escragnolle, French/Brazilian writer (Innocencia), dies
  • 1906 Joseph Wheeler II, Confederate General, dies at 70
  • 1906 Pierre L Goossens, Belgian archbishop of Malines/Cardinal, dies at 78
  • 1907 René Pottier, French cyclist (b. 1879)
  • 1908 Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850)
  • 1908 Ouida, English writer (b. 1839)
  • 1910 Leon Walras, French economist (School of Lausanne), dies at 75
  • 1917 Edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies
  • 1920 Amadeo Modigliani, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 35
  • 1921 Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych, composer, dies at 43
  • 1925 Ivan Vucetic, Croatian anthropologist (b. 1858)
  • 1940 Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)
  • 1942 Eugene Samuel-Holeman, composer, dies at 78

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1947 Al Capone, Chicago gangster, dies of neurosyphilis at 48

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone
  • 1949 Emil Axman, Czech composer, dies at 61
  • 1949 Makino Nobuaki, Japanese statesman (b. 1861)
  • 1952 Sveinn Bjornsson, Danish 1st President of Iceland (1944-52), dies at 70
  • 1957 Kiyoshi Shiga, Japanese physician and bacteriologist (b. 1871)
  • 1957 Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese industrialist and Minister of Commerce and Industry (b. 1873)
  • 1960 Diana Barrymore, actress (Ladies Courageous), dies at 38
  • 1960 Rutland Boughton, composer, dies at 82
  • 1963 Wilson Kettle, Nfld, dies at 102, leaving 582 living descendents
  • 1965 Staf Gustaf Frans Nees, composer, dies at 63
  • 1965 Staff Nees, Flemish composer (Maria-oratorio), dies at 63
  • 1968 Virginia Maskell, actress (Only Two Can Play), dies at 31
  • 1969 Irene Castle, English dancer (b. 1887)
  • 1970 Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st African American female DA in NY, dies at 70
  • 1970 Marie Benavente, actress (Paradise), dies at 84
  • 1970 Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese television writer and producer (Ultraman) (b. 1901)
  • 1972 Erhard Milch, German field marshal (b. 1892)
  • 1975 Vivien Kellems, TV hostess (The Power of Women), dies at 78
  • 1975 Charlotte Whitton, Canadian politician, mayor of Ottawa (b. 1896)
  • 1977 Donald Kerr, actor (Devil Bat, Killer Bats), dies at 85
  • 1978 Tango Duke, dies in Australia at 42; oldest known thoroughbred horse
  • 1979 J Robertson Hare, actor (Fighting Stock), dies at 87
  • 1980 David Newell, actor (Dangerous Curves, White Heat), dies at 75
  • 1980 Queenie Watts, English actress (b. 1926)
  • 1981 Richard Talmadge, actor (Speed Reporter), dies
  • 1981 [Adele] Marie Astaire, actress (Last Man on Earth, Millie) and sister of Fred Astaire, dies at 82
  • 1982 Mihail A Suslov, Soviet party ideologist, dies at 79
  • 1986 Ernst Schnabel, writer, dies at 72
  • 1986 Horace Smith, cricketer (1 Test NZ v Eng 1933, one wkt at 113), dies
  • 1987 Emil Hlobil, Czech composer, dies at 85
  • 1988 Colleen Moore, actress (These Girls Won't Talk), dies at 87
  • 1990 Alexander Lockwood, actor (Duel), dies

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1990 Ava Gardner, actress (Barefoot Contessa), dies of pneumonia at 67

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner
  • 1990 Ian Dudley Hardy, entertainer, dies
  • 1991 Stanley Brock, actor (Tin Men), dies of heart attack at 59
  • 1992 John Touchstone, American actor (Across Five Aprils), dies of cirrhosis at 59
  • 1992 Mahmoud Riad, sec-gen of Arab League (1972-79), dies
  • 1992 Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, dies at 70
  • 1992 Vernon William Reed Sr, singer, dies after a long illness at 73
  • 1994 Stephen Cole Kleene, mathematician (Regular Expressions), dies at 85
  • 1995 Peter Black, TV critic, dies at 82
  • 1995 Tom Brugman, Dutch puppeteer (Brave Dodo), dies at 62
  • 1995 William Sylvester, actor (2001, Devil Doll, Blind Corner), dies at 72
  • 1996 Jonathan Larson, composer, dead Aortic aneurysm at 35
  • 1996 Ruth Berghaus, choreographer/director, dies at 68
  • 1997 Herbert Eugene Caen, columnist, dies at 80
  • 1997 Jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • 1998 Mohammad Yusuf Khan, prime minister of Afganistan in (1963-65), dies
  • 1999 Sarah "Sadie" Delany, American author (b. 1889)
  • 1999 Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (b. 1924)
  • 1999 Robert Shaw, American conductor (b. 1916)
  • 2003 Samuel Weems, Arkansas judge (b. 1936)
  • 2004 Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch athlete (b. 1918)
  • 2004 Miklós Fehér, Hungarian footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2005 Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (b. 1923)
  • 2005 William Augustus Bootle, American judge (b. 1902)
  • 2005 Philip Johnson, American architect (b. 1906)
  • 2005 Manuel Lopes, Cape Verdean writer and poet (b. 1907)
  • 2005 Ray Peterson, American singer (b. 1935)
  • 2005 Nettie Witziers-Timmer, Dutch athlete (b. 1923)
  • 2008 Christopher Allport, American actor (b. 1947)
  • 2008 Evelyn Barbirolli, English musician (b. 1911)
  • 2009 Kim Manners, American television producer and director (b. 1951)
  • 2010 Ali Hasan al-Majid aka Chemical Ali, Iraqi defense minister and military commander (b. 1941)
  • 2012 Paavo Berglund, Finnish conductor dies aged 82
  • 2015 Demis Roussos, Greek singer, dies at 68
  • 2016 Concepcion Picciotto, American peace activist (longest political protest in US history, outside The White House), dies at 80