Famous Deaths on January 7

  • 312 Lucianus of Antioch, theologist/saint, dies
  • 1130 Baldricus Burgoliensis, French historian/archbishop, dies at about 83
  • 1285 Charles I of Anjou, king of Naples/bro of King Louis IX, dies at 58
  • 1325 Denis of Portugal, King of Portugal (1279-1325), dies at 63
  • 1355 Inês de Castro, Galician noblewoman, lover and posthumously-recognized wife of King Peter I of Portugal, is murdered on the orders of King Afonso IV at 29 or 30
  • 1400 Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey, English politician (b. 1374)
  • 1451 Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoye and last antipope (Felix V, 1439-48), dies at 67
  • 1529 Peter Vischer, the Old, German count of Sebaldus, dies

Person of interestCatherine of Aragon

1536 Catherine of Aragon, 1st wife of England's King Henry VIII, dies at 50

Spanish Princess, Queen of England Catherine of Aragon
Spanish Princess, Queen of England
Catherine of Aragon
  • 1537 Alessandro de' Medici, Italian monarch of Florence, assassinated
  • 1566 Ludovicus Blosius, [Louis de Blois "Dacrianus"], wrtier, dies
  • 1590 Jacob Andreae, German theologist (Formulae Concordiae), dies at 61
  • 1591 Jacobus de Kerle, French Flemish composer, dies at about 59
  • 1598 Feodor I/Theodorus I, Tsar of Russia (1584-98), dies at 40
  • 1619 Nicholas Hilliard, English painter (bc. 1547)
  • 1625 Ruggiero Giovannelli, Italian composer (bc. 1560)

  • 1655 Pope Innocent X (Giambattista Pamfili), Reigned 1644-55, dies at 80
  • 1658 Theophilus Eaton, American colonist (b. 1590)
  • 1678 Johannes Flittner, composer, dies at 59
  • 1694 Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield, English general (bc. 1618)
  • 1695 Mary II Stuart, queen of England, dies at 32 [OS=Dec 28 1694]
  • 1700 Raffaello Fabretti, Italian antiquarian (b. 1618)
  • 1715 François Fénelon, French-Catholic theologian and writer (b. 1651)
  • 1721 Rochus Aerts, Flemish sculptor, dies [or 1739]
  • 1722 Antoine Coypel, French painter and poet, dies at 60
  • 1736 Ceslav Vanura, composer, dies at 41
  • 1743 Anne Sophie Reventlow, Queen of Denmark and Norway (1721-30), dies at 49
  • 1755 Gallus Zeiler, German composer, dies at 49
  • 1758 Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet (Gentle Shepherd), dies at 71
  • 1767 Thomas Clap, American academic, 1st president of Yale University, dies at 63
  • 1770 Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician, dies at 74
  • 1783 William Tans'ur, English hymnist (b. 1700)
  • 1786 Jean-Étienne Guettard, French physician and scientist (b. 1715)
  • 1790 Antonio Corbisiero, composer, dies at 69
  • 1810 Joseph Lipavsky, composer, dies at 37
  • 1830 Infanta Carlota Joaquina, daughter of Charles IV of Spain and wife of John VI of Portugal, dies at 53
  • 1830 Thomas Lawrence, English painter (b. 1769)
  • 1833 Ramón Cuéllar y Altarriba, Spanish composer, dies at 55
  • 1843 Franz Schoberlechner, Austrian composer, dies at 45
  • 1858 Willem Broes, vicar/theologist (Textenrol), dies at 91
  • 1864 Caleb Blood Smith, American journalist and politician, 6th U.S. Secretary of the Interior, dies at 55

  • 1868 William Batchelder Bradbury, American composer, dies at 51
  • 1870 Karl Schwencke, composer, dies at 72
  • 1872 James Fisk, American entrepreneur (b. 1834)
  • 1876 Juste Olivier, Swiss poet (b. 1807)
  • 1878 François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (b. 1794)
  • 1890 Augusta Maria L Katharina, wife of German Emperor Wilhelm I, dies at 78
  • 1890 Hans Matthison-Hansen, composer, dies at 82
  • 1891 Carl Gottfried Wilhelm Taubert, composer, dies at 79
  • 1892 Tewfik Pasja, viceroy of Egypt, dies at 39
  • 1892 Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke, German Physician and Physiologist, dies at 72
  • 1893 Jožef Stefan, Slovenian physicist and mathematician (b. 1835)
  • 1901 James Dunwoody Bulloch, Confederacy's chief foreign agent in Great Britain during the American Civil War, dies at 77
  • 1907 Anton Urspruch, composer, dies at 56
  • 1912 Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, English Physician and Feminist, dies at 71
  • 1913 Jack Boyle, American baseball player (b. 1866)
  • 1920 Edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849)
  • 1921 Benno Erdmann, German philosopher (Logik I), dies at 69
  • 1922 Antonio Scontrino, composer, dies at 71
  • 1922 Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole, Prince of the Kingdom of Hawaii, dies at 50
  • 1929 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Silver King), dies at 77
  • 1932 Henri Stroethoff, Dutch actor (A Chique Little Boy, Bright Paradise), dies at 60
  • 1933 Herbert "Bert" Hinkler, Australian aviator who made first solo flight from England to Australia (1928), dies in a plane crash at 40
  • 1935 Alfred Ewing, Scottish Physicist (magnetic properties of metals, hysteresis), dies at 79
  • 1936 Howard Francis, cricketer (2 Tests S Af v Eng 1898-99, 39 runs), dies
  • 1936 Guy d'Hardelot, French composer, best known for Because (b. 1858)
  • 1942 Henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, President of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63

Person of interestNikola Tesla

1943 Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist (tesla motor), dies at 86

Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Nikola Tesla
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
Nikola Tesla
  • 1943 George Washington Crile, American Surgeon (blood transfusion, surgical shock), dies at 78
  • 1944 J Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • 1944 Lou Hoover, U.S. First Lady (b. 1874)
  • 1944 Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet, dies at 56
  • 1944 Lou Henry Hoover, 1st lady (1929-33), wife of the 31st President, Herbert Hoover, dies at 69
  • 1944 George Mullin, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers-no-hitter on 7/4/1912), dies at 63
  • 1946 Adamo Didur, Polish tenor (b. 1874)
  • 1948 Raoul Auernheimer, writer, dies
  • 1951 Johanna C H "Nelly" Bodenheim, painter (Luilekkerland), dies at 76
  • 1951 René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (b. 1886)
  • 1953 Osa Johnson, American adventurer and filmmaker, dies at 58
  • 1955 Gerald Hartigan, cricketer (South African batsman in 5 Tests 1911-14), dies
  • 1955 Arthur Keith, Scottish Anthropologist, dies at 88
  • 1957 Al White, choreographer (NBC Comedy Hour), dies
  • 1958 Petru Groza, premier/president (Romania, 1945-58), dies at 74
  • 1960 Luís Costa, Portuguese composer, dies at 80
  • 1960 Dorothea Lambert Chambers, British tennis player (7-time Wimbledon champion), dies at 81
  • 1961 Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Association, dies at 74
  • 1963 Arthur Moore, Premier of Queensland (b. 1876)
  • 1964 Colin C McPhee, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles), dies at 62
  • 1964 Cyril Davies, American musician (b. 1932)
  • 1967 Carl Schuricht, German conductor and composer, dies at 86
  • 1967 Sid Emery, cricket leg-spinner (NSW & Aus, 5 wkt in 1912 series), dies
  • 1967 David Goodis, American writer (b. 1917)
  • 1968 Prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)
  • 1970 Robert [Harriot] Barrat, American actor (Bad Lands, Go West, Distant Drums), dies at 80
  • 1971 Richard "Dick" Kollmar, American actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What), dies from complications from a blood clotting disorder at 60
  • 1971 Madame Spivy [LeVoe], actress (All Fall Down), dies at 64
  • 1972 Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies at 70
  • 1972 John Berryman, American poet (The Dream Songs), dies at 57
  • 1972 Eftichia Papagianopoulos, Greek lyricist
  • 1974 Charles Alfred Coulson, British Chemist (theoretical), dies at 63
  • 1979 Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70
  • 1980 Larry Williams, American rocker (Dizzy, Miss Lizzie), dies of a gunshot wound to the head at 44
  • 1980 Carl White, rocker, dies
  • 1980 Sarah Selby, actress (Tower of London), dies at 74
  • 1981 Jose Ardevol, Cuban composer, dies at 69
  • 1981 Alvar Lidell, UK radio broadcaster (b. 1908)
  • 1981 Eric Robinson, Australian politician (b. 1926)
  • 1982 Bert Oosterhuis, Dutch motor racer (Paris-Dakar), dies in race crash
  • 1983 August Cool, Belgian trade union leader, dies at 79
  • 1984 Alfred Kastler, French physicist (Nobel 1966 - Hertzian resonances within atoms), dies at 81
  • 1985 Johnny Guarnieri, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67

  • 1985 Mary Hardy, Australian radio and television presenter (b. 1931)
  • 1986 Juan Rulfo, writer, dies
  • 1986 Philip D. Eastman, American children's book writer and illustrator (b. 1909)
  • 1987 Larry Carr, pianist (Flight to Rhythm), dies at 72
  • 1988 Trevor Howard, British actor (Brief Encounter, Superman, The Third Man), dies of bronchitis at 71
  • 1988 Michel Auclair [Vladimir Vujović], German actor (Funny Face, Day of the Jackal), dies at 65

Person of interestHirohito

1989 Emperor Hirohito of Japan (1922-89) dies at 87 after a 62-year reign

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito

Person of interestBronko Nagurski

1990 Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski, football hall of famer, dies at 81

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • 1990 Gail Lucas, entertainer, dies
  • 1990 Horace Stoneham, baseball owner (Giants), dies at 86
  • 1990 Joseph Robbie, lawyer/NFL owner (Miami Dolphins), dies at 73
  • 1991 Joe Hicks, baseball coach, dies of cancer at 64
  • 1992 Jhean Burton, entertainer, dies
  • 1992 Richard Hunt, puppeteer/actor (Muppet Movie), dies of AIDS at 40
  • 1993 Richard Branda, actor (2 Minute Warning), dies of colon cancer at 57
  • 1993 Robert Cowan, CEO (Highlands & Islands Enterprises), dies at 60
  • 1994 Bobby Pratt, American jazz trombone and piano player, dies at 67
  • 1994 Lewis Boddington, aerospace Engineer, dies at 85
  • 1994 Lynn Blessing, vibes Player, dies at 65
  • 1994 Phoumi Vongvichit, President of Laos (1986-91), dies
  • 1994 Vittorio Mezzogiorno, actor (Cafe Express), dies of heart failure 52
  • 1994 Llewellyn Rees, British theatre actor (A Fish Called Wanda, Invisible Creature), dies at 92
  • 1995 Arthur Leavins, violinist, dies at 77
  • 1995 Harry Golombek, chess Grandmaster, dies at 83
  • 1995 Viktor Vorobyov, Russian general-major, dies in battle
  • 1995 Larry Grayson, British comedian (Generation Game), dies at 71
  • 1995 Murray Rothbard, American economist (b. 1926)
  • 1996 James Holland, English artist and exhibition organiser, dies at 90
  • 1996 Károly Grósz, Hungarian communist politician, dies at 65
  • 1996 Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist, dies at 88
  • 1996 Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd, English Archaeologist, dies at 93
  • 1996 Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (b. 1911)
  • 1997 Desmond Flower, English publisher, dies at 89
  • 1997 Sandor Vegh, violinist teacher/conductor, dies at 84
  • 1998 Owen Bradley, American record producer (b. 1915)
  • 1998 Vladimir Prelog, Croatian-Swiss organic chemist (Nobel 1975), dies at 91
  • 1998 Richard Hamming, American Mathematician and Computer Scientist (Hamming code), dies of a heat attack at 82
  • 2000 Gary Albright, American professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  • 2001 Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr., American librarian and director of the Pierpont Morgan Library, dies at 90
  • 2002 Avery Schreiber, American actor (b. 1935)
  • 2002 Jon Lee, Welsh musician (Feeder) (b. 1968)
  • 2004 Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (Cries & Whispers, Damned), dies at 77
  • 2004 Oswald Garrison Villard Jr., American Engineer (over-the-horizon radar), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • 2005 Pierre Daninos, French novelist (b. 1913)
  • 2005 Eileen Desmond, Irish politician (b. 1932)
  • 2006 Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1912)
  • 2007 Magnús Magnússon, Icelandic television presenter, dies at 77
  • 2007 Bobby Hamilton, NASCAR team owner (b. 1957)
  • 2007 Lou Brown, American orchestra leader (Jerry Lewis Show), dies at 94
  • 2008 Alwyn Schlebusch, South African vice state president (b. 1917)
  • 2010 Willie Mitchell, American soul singer (b. 1928)
  • 2011 Derek Gardner, British Formula 1 car designer (b. 1931)
  • 2012 Ibrahim Aslan, Egyptian author, dies from heart failure at 77
  • 2013 Fred L. Turner, American businessman (CEO of McDonalds, 1977-2004), dies from complications of pneumonia at 80
  • 2015 Tadeusz Konwicki, Polish writer (Bohin Manor) and film director, dies at 88

Person of interestStéphane Charbonnier

2015 Stéphane Charbonnier [Charb], French cartoonist and editor of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, dies in a terrorist attack at 47

  • 2015 Jean Cabut [Cabu], French caricaturist (Charlie Hebdo), killed in terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris at 76

Person of interestRod Taylor

2015 Rod Taylor, Australian actor (Time Machine, The Birds), dies at 84

Actor Rod Taylor
Actor
Rod Taylor
  • 2016 André Courrèges, French fashion designer, dies at 92
  • 2016 Kitty Kallen, American singer ("Little Things Mean a Lot"), dies at 94

Person of interestMário Soares

2017 Mário Soares, 17th President of Portugal (1986-96) and Prime Minister (1976-78 and 1983-85), dies after falling into a coma at 92

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares
  • 2018 Peter Sutherland, Irish businessman (Allied Irish Banks) and politician (Fine Gael), dies at 71
  • 2018 Anna Mae Hays [McCabe], American military officer and US military's 1st female General, dies from a heart attack at 97
  • 2018 Isabelle "France" Gall, French pop singer (Donner Pour Donner, Sacré Charlemagne), dies from cancer at 70