Famous Deaths on 27th January

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98 Marius Cocceius Nerva, emperor of Rome (96-98), dies of a stroke at about 67

Roman Emperor Nerva
Roman Emperor
Nerva
  • 661 Death of Ali, the final Sunni Rashidun and first Shia Imam.(b. 599 or 600)
  • 672 Vitalianus, pope (657-72)/saint, dies
  • 847 Sergius II, pope (844-47), dies
  • 1164 Abraham ibn Ezra, poet/philosopher, dies
  • 1490 Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shogun (b. 1435)
  • 1540 Angela Merici, Italian monk/monastery, dies
  • 1565 Robrecht de Berghes, prince-bishop of Liege (1557-64), dies
  • 1612 Maarten van Valckenborch, Flemish painter, buried at about 77
  • 1625 Adriaen Valerius, notary/Neth Gedenck-clanck, dies at about 49
  • 1629 Hieronymus Praetorius, composer, dies at 68
  • 1638 Gonzalo de Céspedes y Meneses, Spanish novelist
  • 1669 Gaspar de Crayer, Flemish painter, dies at 87
  • 1699 William Temple, statesman, dies
  • 1731 Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker - considered the inventor of the piano, dies at 75
  • 1740 Louis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France (b. 1692)
  • 1763 John Theodor of Bavaria, prince-bishop of Liege/cardinal, dies
  • 1802 Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, composer, dies at 42
  • 1814 Johann Gottlieb Fichte, philosopher, dies
  • 1814 Philip Astley, theatre manager, dies

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1816 Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood/admiral, dies at 92

British Admiral Samuel Hood
British Admiral
Samuel Hood
  • 1850 J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/writer, dies at 85
  • 1850 Philipp Roth, composer, dies at 70

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1851 John James Audubon, conservationist (Audubon Society), dies at 65

Ornithologist John James Audubon
Ornithologist
John James Audubon
  • 1851 Karl Moser, composer, dies at 77
  • 1857 Dorothea von Benckendorff, Baltic monarch of Lieven, dies at 72
  • 1858 Gerrit van der Linde Jz, Dutch "Principal", poet, dies at 49
  • 1859 Carl A Agardh, Swedish botanist/bishop of Karlstad, dies at 74
  • 1860 János Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1802)
  • 1864 Franz von Klenze, German architect (palace Leuchtenberg), dies at 59
  • 1866 John Gibson, sculptor, dies
  • 1880 Edward Middleton Barry, English architect (b. 1830)
  • 1889 Ivan S Aksakov, Russian journalist, dies at 65
  • 1893 James G Blaine, US minister of foreign affairs, dies at 62

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1901 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer, dies at 77

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • 1904 Adam Minchejmer, composer, dies at 73
  • 1910 Thomas Crapper, English plumber and inventor (ballcock), dies at 73
  • 1919 Endre Ady, Hungarian poet (b. 1877)
  • 1921 Maurice Vincent Buckley, Australian soldier (b. 1891)
  • 1922 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (I Mala Voglia), dies at 81
  • 1927 Georgios Grivas, Cyprus-born general in the Greek Army
  • 1927 Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis-Matulevičius (Matulewicz), Lithuanian bishop
  • 1928 Marie Verstraete, actress (Frou-Frou/Nora), dies at 74
  • 1930 Jean Hure, composer, dies at 52
  • 1941 Iver Paul Fredrik Holter, composer, dies at 90
  • 1942 Kaarel Eenpalu, Estonian Prime Minister (b. 1888)
  • 1949 Boris Asafiev, composer, dies at 64
  • 1954 Paul-Marie Masson, composer, dies at 71
  • 1955 Ernst Penzoldt, writer, dies
  • 1956 Erich Kleiber, Austrian conductor, dies
  • 1963 John Farrow, actor/director (Botany Bay), dies at 58
  • 1964 Lieb Glantz, composer, dies at 65
  • 1965 Theo Uden Marsman, Dutch orchestra leader, dies at 63
  • 1967 Alphonse Juin, French marshal, dies at 78
  • 1967 Edward Higgins White II, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4), dies at 36
  • 1967 Roger B Chaffee, astronaut, dies at 31 in Apollo I fire
  • 1967 Virgil I (Gus) Grissom, astronaut, dies at 40 in Apollo I fire
  • 1969 Charles Winninger, actor (Charlie Farrell Show), dies at 82
  • 1969 Hanns Jelinek, composer, dies at 67
  • 1970 Probir Sen, cricket (20 catch & 11 stumpings, 14 Tests for Ind), dies
  • 1970 Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (b. 1908)
  • 1971 Jacobo Arbenz, President of Guatemala (b. 1913)

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1972 Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer (He Got the Whole World), dies at 60

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson
  • 1972 Richard Courant, German/US mathematician, dies at 84
  • 1974 Georgios Grivas, Greek gen/oppos leader on Cyprus (EOKA), dies at 75
  • 1974 Paula Ludwig, writer, dies at 74
  • 1975 Bill Walsh, American producer and writer (b. 1913)
  • 1977 Walter Baldwin, actor (Gay Amigo), dies at 88
  • 1978 Marguerite Canal, composer, dies at 87
  • 1978 Oscar Homolka, actor (7 Year Itch, Ball of Fire), dies at 79
  • 1979 Qalander Ba Ba Auliya, Sufi master (b. 1898)
  • 1981 Leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58), dies at 78
  • 1982 Iris Korn, actress (Widder-Palmerstown USA), dies at 60
  • 1983 Louis De Funes, actor/writer (Mad Adv of Rabbi Jacobs), dies at 68
  • 1983 Paul "Bear" Bryant, US football coach (Alabama), dies at 69
  • 1983 Robert Christian, actor (Bustin' Loose), dies of cancer at 42
  • 1984 Lou Crosby, TV announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 72
  • 1986 L Ron Hubbard, novelist/founder (Church of Scientology), dies at 74
  • 1986 Lilli Palmer, German actress (Boys from Brazil, Kinder), dies at 71
  • 1988 Massa Makan Diabaté, Malian author (b. 1938)
  • 1989 Thomas Sopwith, British aviation pioneer (b. 1888)
  • 1989 Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor (b. 1918)
  • 1990 Helen Jerome Eddy, actress (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 92
  • 1992 Francesca Primus, columnist (Back Stage), dies at 45
  • 1992 Gene Harris, entertainer, dies after long illness
  • 1992 Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Brit actress (Eliza Dolittle), dies at 101

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1993 André the Giant, WWF wrestler, dies of congestive heart failure at 49

Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant
  • 1994 Claude Akins, actor (Rio Bravo, Lobo), dies of cancer at 67
  • 1994 Eddie Calhoun, jazz Bassist, dies at 72
  • 1994 Joe Mays, actor (Mr Saturday Night), dies of AIDS at 44
  • 1994 Stanley Adams, songwriter, dies at 86
  • 1995 Geoffrey Parsons, Australian/British pianist, dies at 65
  • 1995 Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/MI6-spy/priest, dies at 76
  • 1995 Jean Tardieu, author, dies at 91
  • 1995 Willem R "Wim" van der Zee, gen-sec Council of Churches, dies at 64
  • 1996 Barbara Skelton, writer, dies at 79
  • 1996 John Patrick Sutton Ludlow, actor (Agatha), dies at 93
  • 1996 Julian Hill, research chemist, dies at 91
  • 1996 Olga Havlova, political activist, dies at 63
  • 1996 Ralph Webster Yarborough, politician, dies at 92
  • 1996 Tommy Mitchell, cricket (Derbyshire leg-spin, 5 Tests for Eng), dies
  • 1997 Cecil Lewis, airman/writer, dies at 98
  • 1997 Matthew Coady, journalist, dies at 73
  • 1997 Gerald Marks, American songwriter (All of Me) (b. 1900)
  • 2000 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist (b. 1930)
  • 2001 Stavros Damianides, Greek musician (b. 1941)
  • 2003 Henryk Jabłoński, President of Poland (b. 1909)
  • 2003 Louis Archambault, Quebec sculptor (b. 1915)
  • 2004 Jack Paar, American television show host (b. 1918)
  • 2004 Salvador Laurel, Vice President of the Philippines (b. 1928)
  • 2006 Johannes Rau, 8th President of Germany (b. 1931)
  • 2006 Gene McFadden, American singer and songwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2006 Jean-Christophe Lafaille, French mountaineer (disappeared) (b. 1965)
  • 2007 Tige Andrews, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 2007 Yang Chuan-kwang, Taiwanese athlete (b. 1933)
  • 2008 Gordon B. Hinckley, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1910)

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2008 Suharto, 2nd President of Indonesia (1967-98), dies at 86

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto
  • 2008 Louie Welch, mayor of Houston (b. 1918)
  • 2008 Gordon B. Hinckley, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • 2009 John Updike, American Novelist (b. 1932)
  • 2009 R. Venkataraman, 8th President of India (b. 1910)

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2010 J. D. Salinger, American novelist (The Catcher in the Rye), dies at 91

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger
  • 2010 Howard Zinn, American historian (b. 1922)
  • 2010 Zelda Rubinstein, American actress (b. 1933)
  • 2012 Kevin White, American politician, dies at 82
  • 2014 Pete Seeger, American folk singer (Weaver, Goodnight Irene) and activist, helped create the modern American folk music movement, dies at 94
  • 2015 Charles Townes, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 1964 for mazer-lazer principle), dies at 99
  • 2016 Artur Fischer, German Inventor with more patents than Edison, dies at 96