Famous Deaths on 5th January

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842 - Al-Mu'tasim, Abbasid caliph (b. 794)
1066 - Edward de Belijder, the Confessor, king of England (1043-66), dies
1387 - Pedro IV, king of Aragon/conqueror of Sicily, dies at 67
1400 - John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English politician (executed) (b. ca. 1350)
1425 - John of Bavaria/Bayern, liege of Holland/Zealand/Dordrecht, poisoned
1448 - Christopher of Bavaria (b. 1416)
1465 - Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (b. 1394)
1477 - Charles, the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, dies at the Battle of Nancy at 43
1524 - Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pecinich, Croatian poet, dies at 73
1588 - Qi Jiguang, Chinese general (b. 1528)
1589 - Catherine de' Medici, Queen mother of France, dies at 69
1592 - Willem II, Duke of Gulik/Kleef/Gelre, dies at about 75
1595 - Ercole Procaccini, Italian painter, dies
1603 - Pieter Adriaansz van der Werff, mayor of Lead, dies at 73
1684 - Claude Audran II, French painter/engraver, dies at 44
1713 - Jean Chardin, French explorer (b. 1643)
1740 - Antonio Lotti, Italian opera composer, dies at about 72
1746 - Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, composer, dies at 53
1759 - Thomas-Philippe et de Boussu, S Neth cardinal, dies at 79
Empress of Russia Elizabeth of RussiaEmpress of Russia Elizabeth of Russia (1762) 1762 - Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna], tsarina of Russia (1741-62), dies at 52
1771 - John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (b. 1710)
1783 - Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer, dies on 73rd birthday
1788 - Johann Schneider, composer, dies at 85
1796 - Samuel Huntington, US judge (signed Decl of Independence), dies at 64
1807 - Michel Adanson, French biologist (Plant classes), dies at 79
1814 - Johann Gottfried Krebs, composer, dies at 72
1823 - Major George Johnston, Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales (b. 1764)
1827 - Frederick of York, English duke/bishop/general, dies at 63
1846 - Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist (b. 1812)
1848 - Ferdinando Orlandi, composer, dies at 73
1856 - Pierre J David, [David d'Angers], French sculptor, dies at 67
1858 - Johann JWAFK Radetzky von Radetz, Austr earl/field marshal, dies at 91
1860 - St John Nepomucene Neumann, 1st male US saint, dies
1862 - Joseph Frohlich, composer, dies at 81
1883 - Charles Tompson, first Australian published poet (b. 1806)
1888 - Henri Herz, composer, dies at a day before 85th birthday
1891 - Guillaume L Baud, Dutch minister of Colonies (1848-49), dies at 89
1891 - Emma Abbott, American soprano (b. 1849)
1904 - Karl A von Zittel, German geologist/paleontologist (Libya), dies at 64
1922 - Ernest H Shackleton, Brit South pole explorer (Endurance), dies at 47
30th US President Calvin Coolidge30th US President Calvin Coolidge (1933) 1933 - Calvin Coolidge, 30th President (1923-29), dies in Mass at 60
1937 - Marie Booth, child of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1864)
1939 - Amelia Earhart, American aviator declared dead after disappearance in 1937. (b. 1897)
1940 - Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46
1940 - Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (b. 1885)
1941 - Amy Johnson, English aviator (b. 1903)
1942 - Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered
1943 - George Washington Carver, famous black scientist, dies at 81
1944 - Adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80
Aviation Pioneer Amelia EarhartAviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart (1939) 1946 - Kitty Cheatham, American singer (b. 1864)
1951 - Andrei P Platonov, Russian author (Prok, Kotlovan), dies at 51
1952 - Nawab of Pataudi, cricket (play polo 3 Tests for Eng 3 for Ind), dies
1952 - Victor Alexander John Hope, viceroy of India (1936-43), dies at 64
1954 - Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (b. 1891)
1956 - Jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84
1956 - Mistinguett, French singer (b. 1875)
1960 - Donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies
1960 - Pavel P Parenago, Russia, cosmonaut, dies at 53
1963 - Rogers Hornsby, baseball player, dies of a heart ailment at 66
1965 - Neil Craig, actor (Calling Dr Kildare), dies at 73
1965 - Paul Arntzenius, painter/graphic artist/etcher, dies at 81
1966 - George Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies
1968 - Jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79
1969 - Franz T Csokor, Austria author (Gottes General), dies at 83
1969 - Tom Aherne, actor (Hustler, April Fools), dies of influenza in NY
1970 - Joseph A Yablonski, candidate for United Mine Workers pres, murdered
1970 - Max Born, German/British physicist (Nobel 1954), dies at 87
1970 - Roberto Gerhard, composer, dies at 73
1970 - Cyril Fagan, Irish astrologer (b. 1896)
1971 - Douglas Shearer, Canadian film engineer (b. 1899)
1971 - Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, American oceanographer, dies at 66
1973 - Cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP (SGP), dies at 79
1974 - Roy Bargy, orchestra leader (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 79
1974 - Lev Oborin, Russian pianist (b. 1907)
1975 - Don Wilson, pitcher (Astro), dies at 29 of carbon monoxide poisoning
1976 - Georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84
1976 - John A. Costello, Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1891)
1977 - Onslow Stevens, actor (Mr Fisher-This is the Life), dies at 74
1979 - Charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56
1981 - Harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87
1981 - Paul Félix, Flemish architect (Song of the Sun), dies at 67
1981 - Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher (b. 1901)
1982 - Hans Conried, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy), dies at 64
1982 - Harvey Lembeck, actor (Phil Silvers, Hathaways), dies at 56
1982 - Sir Edmund Herring, Australian military commander, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (b. 1892)
1985 - Robert L. Surtees, American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906
1987 - Margaret Laurence, Canadian author, dies at 60
1987 - Herman Smith-Johannsen, Norwegian-born Canadian cross-country skier (b. 1875)
1988 - "Pistol Pete" Mavarich, NBAer (Atlanta), dies of a heart attack at 40
NBA Guard Pete MaravichNBA Guard Pete Maravich (1988) 1988 - Pete Maravich, American basketball player, dies of heart failure at 40
1990 - Arthur Kennedy, actor (Air Force), dies of a brain tumor at 76
1990 - Bart LaRue, entertainer, dies
1991 - John Eckhardt, actor born without legs (Freaks), dies at 82
1991 - Marie Madeline Sullivan, actress (Elvira Mistress of Dark), dies at 80
1991 - Vasko Popa, Serbian WW II-partisan/poet (Sporedno Nebo), dies at 68
1993 - George L George, Russian/US journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
1993 - Henk Knol, Suriname MP (PvdA), dies at 61
1993 - Jennifer Raine Bissell, daughter of Alan Napier, dies 60
1993 - Juan Benet Goitia, Spanish writer (Herrumbrosas Lanzas), dies at 65
1993 - Klaas Wiersma, Dutch sec of Justice (VVD), dies
1993 - Leonce Gras, Flemish singer/conductor, dies at 84
1993 - Nyamuisi Muvingi, Zaire minister of Culture, murdered
1993 - Ronnie Welsh, actor (Patterns), dies of brain cancer at 52
1993 - Westley A Dodd, US murderer, 1st hanging in US since 1965
1994 - Brian Johnston, cricketer (BBC radio commentator for 40 yrs), dies
1994 - Louis R J Ridder van Rappard, Dutch mayor of Zoelen, dies at 87
1994 - Thomas P "Tip" O'Neill, (D-Ma)/Speaker of House (1977-86), dies at 81
1994 - Victor van Os, Dutch jazz guitarist, dies at 39
1994 - William Raynor, writer, dies at 73
1994 - Tip O'Neill, American politician (b. 1912)
1995 - Francis Lopez, Fren dentist/operetta composer (Andalousie), dies at 78
1995 - Mansour Satari, brig-gen/commandant (Iran Air Force), dies at 46
1995 - Yahya Ayyash, PLO bomb maker, booby trapped cellular phone at 28
1996 - Jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician, dies at 86
1996 - Joseph Daniel White, singer/bandleader, dies at 84
1996 - Lincoln Kirstein, ballet administrator, dies at 88
1996 - Richard Versaille, tenor, dies at 63
1997 - Andre Franquin, cartoonist, dies at 72
1998 - Georgi Sviridov, Soviet neoromantic composer, dies of a heart attack at 82
1998 - Sonny Bono, (Rep-R-Ca)/singer (Sonny & Cher), dies skiing at 62
1998 - Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (b. 1943)
2001 - Nancy Parsons, American actress (b. 1942)
2003 - Massimo Girotti, Italian film actor (b. 1918)
2003 - Roy Jenkins, British politician (b. 1920)
2003 - Doreen Carwithen, British composer, widow of William Alwyn (b. 1922)
2003 - Jean Kerr, American author (b. 1923)
2004 - Tug McGraw, American baseball player, father of Tim McGraw (b. 1944)
2005 - Danny Sugerman, American music manager (The Doors) (b. 1954)
2006 - Lord Merlyn-Rees, British politician (b. 1920)
2007 - Momofuku Ando, inventor of instant noodles and cup noodles (b. 1910)
2007 - Chih Ree Sun, Chinese-American physicist and poet (b. 1923)
2008 - Clinton Grybas, Australian sports commentator (b. 1975)
2009 - Ned Tanen, American movie executive (b. 1931)
2010 - Rory Markas, Angels baseball announcer (b.1955)
2010 - Murray Saltzman, Reform Jewish rabbi and civil rights leader (b. 1929)
2012 - Donald Carter, American professional bowler, dies from pneumonia and emphysema complications at 85
2012 - Frederica Maas, American playwright and screenwriter, dies at 111
2013 - Bruce McCarty, American architect, dies at 92
2014 - Carmen Zapata, American actress, dies at 86
2014 - Eusébio, Portuguese footballer, dies from heart failure at 71
2014 - Jerry Coleman, American baseball player, dies from complications from brain bleeding and surgery at 89

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