On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 2018

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Smith, American author and a groundbreaking gay comedian (The Tonight Show, Funny Gay Males), dies from Lou Gehrig’s disease at 59
  • Graeme Langlands, Australian rugby league fullback, captain and coach (24 Tests; St. George), dies from dementia and Alzheimer's disease at 76
  • Howard Lew Lewis, English comedian and actor (Maid Marian and Her Merry Men and Brush Strokes), dies at 76
  • Jack Whitten, American abstract painter, dies of chronic leukemia at 78
  • James "Jim" Rodford, English rock vocalist and bassist (The Kinks, Argent, Zombies), dies after a fall at 76
  • John Coleman, American journalist, co-founder of The Weather Channel and broadcaster (1953-2014), dies at 83
  • Naomi Parker Fraley, American who inspired "Rosie the Riveter" poster, dies at 96
  • Paul Bocuse, French great chef (Legion of Honor), dies of Parkinson's disease at 91