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Day History: January-24

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History of Deaths


41- Caligula -Roman emperor (b. 12)

1125- David IV of Georgia -(b. 1073)

1366- Alfonso IV of Aragon -(b. 1299)

1376- Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel -English commander (b. 1306)

1473- Conrad Paumann -German organist and composer (b. 1410)

1595- Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria -(b. 1529)

1626- Samuel Argall -English captain and politician, List of colonial governors of Virginia|Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1572)

1639- Jörg Jenatsch -Swiss politician (b. 1596)

1666- Johann Andreas Herbst -German composer (b. 1588)

1709- George Rooke -English admiral (b. 1650)

1769- François de Chevert -French general (b. 1695)

1877- Johann Christian Poggendorff -German physicist (b. 1796)

1882- Levi Boone -American politician, 17th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1808)

1883- Friedrich von Flotow -German composer (b. 1812)

1895- Lord Randolph Churchill -English politician (b. 1849)

1911- David Graham Phillips -American journalist and author (b. 1867)

1918- George Arthur Crump -American architect, designed the Pine Valley Golf Club (b. 1871)

1920- Amedeo Modigliani -Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1884)

1924- Anna Bayerová -Czech physician (b. 1853)

1924- Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg -(b. 1894)

1932- Alfred Yarrow -English businessman, founded Yarrow Shipbuilders (b. 1842)

1936- Harry T. Morey -American actor (b. 1873)

1939- Maximilian Bircher-Benner -Swiss physician (b. 1867)

1943- John Burns -English union leader and politician (b. 1858)

1948- Maria Mandel -Austrian SS officer (b. 1912)

1955- Ira Hayes -American marine, member of the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima (b. 1923)

1955- Henry Potter (golfer)|Henry Potter -American golfer (b. 1881)

1960- Arthur Murray Chisholm -American author (b. 1872)

1960- Edwin Fischer -Swiss pianist and conductor (b. 1886)

1961- Alfred Carlton Gilbert -American pole vaulter and businessman, founded the A. C. Gilbert Company (b. 1884)

1962- André Lhote -French painter (b. 1885)

1962- Stanley Lord -English captain (b. 1877)

1965- Winston Churchill -English colonel and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)

1966- Homi J. Bhabha -Indian physicist (b. 1909)

1969- Saud of Saudi Arabia -(b. 1902)

1970- Caresse Crosby -American poet (b. 1891)

1971- Bill W. -American activist, co-founded of Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)

1973- J. Carrol Naish -American actor (b. 1897)

1973- Masao Ohba -Japanese boxer (b. 1949)

1975- Larry Fine -American actor and singer (b. 1902)

1978- Herta Oberheuser -German physician (b. 1911)

1980- Lil Dagover -Dutch-German actress (b. 1887)

1981- Orville Brown -American wrestler (b. 1908)

1982- Alfredo Ovando Candía -Bolivian general and politician, 56th President of Bolivia (b. 1918)

1983- George Cukor -American director and producer (b. 1899)

1986- L. Ron Hubbard -American religious leader and author, founded the Church of Scientology (b. 1911)

1986- Flo Hyman -American volleyball player (b. 1954)

1986- Gordon MacRae -American actor and singer (b. 1921)

1988- Werner Fenchel -German mathematician (b. 1905)

1989- Ted Bundy -American serial killer (b. 1946)

1989- George Knudson -Canadian golfer (b. 1937)

1990- Madge Bellamy -American actress (b. 1899)

1990- Kevin James (pornographic actor)|Kevin James -American porn actor (b. 1954)

1991- John M. Kelly (politician)|John M. Kelly -Irish academic and politician (b. 1931)

1991- Jack Schaefer -American author (b. 1907)

1992- Ken Darby -American composer and conductor (b. 1909)

1992- Ricky Ray Rector -American murderer (b. 1950)

1993- Gustav Ernesaks -Estonian composer and conductor (b. 1908)

1993- Thurgood Marshall -American lawyer and jurist, 32nd United States Solicitor General (b. 1908)

1993- Uğur Mumcu -Turkish journalist (b. 1942)

1994- Yves Navarre -French author (b. 1940)

1997- Dr. Jerry Graham -American wrestler (b. 1921)

1998- Walter D. Edmonds -American author (b. 1903)

2000- Bobby Duncum, Jr. -American wrestler (b. 1965)

2002- Peter Gzowski -Canadian journalist and broadcaster (b. 1934)

2002- Elie Hobeika -Lebanese commander and politician (b. 1956)

2003- Gianni Agnelli -Italian businessman (b. 1921)

2004- Leônidas da Silva -Brazilian footballer (b. 1913)

2005- June Bronhill -Australian soprano (b. 1929)

2005- Volodymyr Ivanovych Savchenko -Ukrainian author (b. 1933)

2005- Chalkie White (rugby player)|Chalkie White -English rugby player and coach (b. 1929)

2006- Schafik Handal -Salvadoran politician (b. 1930)

2006- Fayard Nicholas -American actor, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1914)

2006- Chris Penn -American actor (b. 1965)

2006- Subramaniyam Sugirdharajan -Sri Lankan journalist (b. 1970)

2007- Krystyna Feldman -Polish actress (b. 1916)

2007- Guadalupe Larriva -Ecuadorian politician (b. 1956)

2007- Emiliano Mercado del Toro -Puerto Rican soldier (b. 1891)

2008- Lee Embree -American sergeant and photographer (b. 1915)

2008- Randy Salerno -American journalist (b. 1963)

2009- Gérard Blanc -French singer and guitarist (b. 1947)

2009- Reg Gutteridge -English sportscaster (b. 1924)

2009- Kay Yow -American basketball player and coach (b. 1942)

2010- Pernell Roberts -American actor and singer (b. 1928)

2011- Bernd Eichinger -German director and producer (b. 1949)

2011- Bhimsen Joshi -Indian singer (b. 1922)

2011- Gerry Ortega -Filipino environmentalist, journalist, and politician (b. 1963)

2012- Theodoros Angelopoulos -Greek director and producer (b. 1935)

2012- Sukumar Azhikode -Indian author and critic (b. 1926)

2012- James Farentino -American actor (b. 1938)

2012- J. Joseph Garrahy -American soldier and politician, 69th Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1930)

2012- Vadim Glowna -German actor and director (b. 1941)

2012- Delma Kollar -American super-centenarian (b. 1897)

2012- Patricia Neway -American soprano and actress (b. 1919)

2012- Stig Sæterbakken -Norwegian author (b. 1966)

2012- Althea Wynne -English sculptor and educator (b. 1936)

2013- Khuseyn Gakayev -Russian commander (b. 1970)

2013- Dave Harper (footballer)|Dave Harper -English footballer (b. 1938)

2013- Miroslav Janů -Czech footballer and manager (b. 1959)

2013- Gottfried Landwehr -German physicist (b. 1929)

2013- Barbara Leonard -American politician (b. 1924)

2013- Jim Line -American basketball player (b. 1926)

2013- Umashanker Singh -Indian politician (b. 1940)

2013- Richard G. Stern -American author and educator (b. 1928)

2013- Harry Taylor (1957 pitcher)|Harry Taylor -American baseball player (b. 1935)

2013- Jim Wallwork -English sergeant and pilot (b. 1919)

2014- Shulamit Aloni -Israeli politician, 11th Ministry of Education (Israel)|Israeli Minister of Education (b. 1928)

2014- Igor Badamshin -Russian skier (b. 1966)

2014- Curt Brasket -American chess player (b. 1932)

2014- Lisa Daniely -English actress (b. 1929)

2014- Abdelkader El Brazi -Moroccan footballer (b. 1964)

2014- Boyd Oxlade -Australian author and screenwriter (b. 1943)

2014- Rafael Pineda Ponce -Honduran academic and politician (b. 1930)

2014- Maren-Sofie Røstvig -Norwegian historian and academic (b. 1920)