Famous Deaths on 27th January

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98 - Marius Cocceius Nerva, emperor of Rome (96-98), dies at about 67
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 di Francesco Cristofori, Ital piano builder, 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
British Admiral Samuel HoodBritish Admiral Samuel Hood (1816) 1816 - Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood/admiral, dies at 92
1850 - J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/writer, dies at 85
1850 - Philipp Roth, composer, dies at 70
1851 - John James Audubon, conservationist (Audubon Society), dies at 65
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
Composer Giuseppe VerdiComposer Giuseppe Verdi (1901) 1901 - Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer, dies at 77
1904 - Adam Minchejmer, composer, 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)
Gospel Singer Mahalia JacksonGospel Singer Mahalia Jackson (1972) 1972 - Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer (He Got the Whole World), dies at 60
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
Professional Wrestler André the GiantProfessional Wrestler André the Giant (1993) 1993 - André the Giant, WWF wrestler, dies of congestive heart failure at 49
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)
2008 - Suharto, President of Indonesia (b. 1921)
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)
Novelist J. D. SalingerNovelist J. D. Salinger (2010) 2010 - J. D. Salinger, American novelist (b. 1919)
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

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