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2029 - 2020

Famous deaths on January 29th for the celebrities who died in the years 2029 - 2020


  • Hazel McCallion

    Canadian businesswoman and politician, 5th mayor of mississauga (b. 1921)

  • Will Steffen

    American-australian chemist (b. 1947)

  • Gero Storjohann

    German politician (b. 1958)


  • Howard Hesseman

    American actor (b. 1940)


  • Walker Boone

    Canadian actor (d. 2021)[15]


  • Amaura Wilkins

    Amaura Wilkins was a renowned American poet known for her powerful and evocative works.

2019 - 2010

Famous deaths on January 29th for the celebrities who died in the years 2019 - 2010


  • Morganna King

    Renowned burlesque dancer known for her captivating performances.

  • Fernando Gaitán

    Fernando Gaitán was a Colombian journalist and writer, best known for creating the telenovela 'Yo soy Betty, la fea'.

  • James Ingram
    James Ingram

    American singer, who was named the best new artist in 1982. in the mid-'70s, he moved to los angeles as a member and later as a solo artist in r&b. he spent two years touring and recorded his first album with ray charles, singing background vocals and playing keyboard. he was a member of the rhythm section that played for …

  • George Fernandes

    Indian journalist and politician, minister of defence for india (d. 2019)


  • Mustafa Khalifa

    Mustafa Khalifa was a Syrian writer known for his novel 'The Shell'.

  • Dorsey Shaw

    Founder of D.E. Shaw & Co., a global investment management firm.

  • Jacques Rivette

    French director, screenwriter, and critic (b. 1928)

  • Jean-Marie Doré

    Guinean lawyer and politician, 11th prime minister of guinea (b. 1938)


  • Henry Carr

    American track and field athlete who won two gold medals at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

  • Silvina Battistessa

    Argentinian actress known for her roles in television and film.

  • Rod McKuen

    Renowned poet and songwriter with a prolific career in the 1960s and 1970s.

  • Rod McKuen

    Renowned poet and songwriter with a prolific career in the 1960s and 1970s.

  • Colleen McCullough

    Colleen McCullough was an Australian author best known for her novel 'The Thorn Birds'.


  • Camilla Williams

    American soprano and educator (b. 1919)

  • Oscar Luigi Scalfaro

    Italian lawyer and politician, 9th president of italy (b. 1918)

  • Ranjit Singh Dyal

    Indian general and politician, 10th lieutenant governor of puducherry (b. 1928)


  • Milton Babbitt

    American composer, educator, and theorist (b. 1916)

2009 - 2000

Famous deaths on January 29th for the celebrities who died in the years 2009 - 2000


  • Hélio Gracie

    Brazilian martial artist (d. 2009)

  • John Martyn

    English-scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)

  • Helio Gracie

    Brazilian martial artist (born 1913)

  • Bill Frindall

    English cricket statistician and scorer (born 1939).


  • Philippe Khorsand

    French actor. his mother was french and his father was iranian. in the 1970s, he first played a few small roles. he was best known for his role as the father and husband in 'tableau d'honneur' (1992).

  • Margaret Truman
    Margaret Truman

    American writer, daughter harry s. truman (1924).

  • Margaret Truman

    American singer and author (b. 1924)

  • Raymond Jacobs

    American soldier (born 1925).

  • Bengt Lindstrom

    Swedish artist (born 1925).


  • Ademide Ademola

    Nigerian jurist and politician who served as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

  • Barbaro

    American thoroughbred racehorse (born 2003)

  • Dia Abdul Zahra Kadim

    Iraqi extremist leader (born 1970).


  • Lorrinda Russell

    Renowned actress known for her roles in classic films.

  • Nam June Paik

    South korean-american artist (b. 1932)


  • Ephraim Kishon

    Israeli screenwriter, author, and dramatist. he was also an oscar-nominated director. he was one the most popular contemporary satirists around the globe.

  • Ephraim Kishon

    Ephraim Kishon was a popular Israeli satirist and author.

  • Ayli Kishon

    Ayli Kishon was a Hungarian-born Israeli author known for his satirical works.

  • Eric Griffiths

    Welsh guitarist (the quarrymen), (born 1940).


  • Janet Frame

    New Zealand author known for her novels, short stories, and autobiographical work.


  • Natalyia Dudinskaya

    Legendary Russian prima ballerina.

  • Frank Moss

    American lawyer and politician (b. 1911)


  • Harold Russell

    Canadian-american soldier and actor (d. 2002)

  • Dick ''Night Train'' Lane

    American football player (born 1928).

  • Harold Russell

    Canadian-american actor and soldier (d. 2002).

1999 - 1990

Famous deaths on January 29th for the celebrities who died in the years 1999 - 1990


  • Lillie St. Cyr

    Iconic burlesque performer known for her glamorous performances.

  • Lili St. Cyr

    American model and dancer (b. 1918)

  • Lili St Cyr

    American burlesque stripteaser. in a world of brash strippers, her reputation was only high-class. st. cyr, gypsy rose lee, and ann corio were among the most well-known acts in striptease from the 1940s through most of the 1950s.


  • Nicie Cobb

    Nicie Cobb was an American actress who appeared in several films and television shows during the mid-20th century.


  • Louis Pauwels

    French writer and journalist (d. 1997).

  • Osvaldo Soriano

    54 years old, writer dies

  • Eric Schneider
    Eric Schneider

    Missouri executed 35-year-old murderer of two teachers.


  • Jack Sutherland

    Journalist dies at 79

  • John Terence Reese

    Bridge master dies at the age of 82.


  • Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock

    English agronomist rhodesia dies at the age of 88.

  • Richard Burnell

    British rower (1948 olympics-gold medalist), is killed at 77

  • Richard Desborough Burnell

    British oarsman (olympics-gold-1948), dies at age 77.

  • Raymond Joseph Cecil

    British architect dies at the age of 69.

  • Chris de Marigny

    Artist/designer dies at 52.


  • Ulrike Maier

    Olympic skier breaks her neck in world cup skiing at 26.

  • Nick Cravat
    Nick Cravat

    Midget (gremlin–twilight zone), succumbs to lung cancer at the age of 81

  • Jevgeni P Leonov

    Russian actor (gori moja zvezda), is killed at 67


  • Adetokunbo Ademola

    Nigerian lawyer and jurist, 2nd chief justice of nigeria (d. 1993)

  • Ron Kostelnik

    American football player (born in 1940).

  • Hank Werba [Herman Werblowski]

    American journalist (variety) dies at the age of 79.

  • Michel Renault

    French ballet dancer. she was 19 years old when she was appointed a(c)toile (star), of the paris opera ballet from 1946-1959.


  • Willie Dixon

    American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1915)


  • Yasushi Inoue

    Japanese author and poet (b. 1907)

1989 - 1980

Famous deaths on January 29th for the celebrities who died in the years 1989 - 1980


  • Morton DaCosta

    American theatre and film director, film producer, writer and actor (b. 1914)

  • Halina Konopacka

    Polish poet and discus thrower (d. 1989).


  • Adalei Leeming

    Adalei Leeming was a British actress who appeared in numerous films and television shows during the mid-20th century.

  • Rogier van Otterloo

    Dutch composer/conductor dies at the age of 46

  • James Rhyne Killian

    American educator, scientist and white house advisor (b. 1904)

  • Bantcho Bantchevsky

    American opera singer commits suicide

  • James R Killian Jr

    President of mit (1948-1959), dies aged 83.


  • Ingri Schjelderup

    Norwegian author and playwright.

  • Vincent R. Impellitteri

    American politician and judge, 101st mayor of new york city (b. 1900)

  • Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski

    Composer dies at 73


  • Leif Erickson
    Leif Erickson

    California, united states -- actor ("invaders from mars, on the waterfront")


  • John Macnaghten Whittaker

    British mathematician (b. 1905)

  • Frances Goodrich

    American actress, dramatist and screenwriter (b. 1890)

  • Frances Goodrich

    (diary of anne frank), died at 93 from lung cancer


  • Stuart H. Ingersoll

    American naval aviator, usn vice admiral (b. 1898)


  • Charles Sykes

    British physicist and metallurgist (b. 1905)

  • Roger Stanier

    Canadian microbiologist (b. 1916)

  • Rudolph Peters

    British biochemist (b. 1889)


  • Cozy Cole

    Renowned jazz drummer known for his work with various big bands and artists.

  • Cozy Cole
    Cozy Cole

    American drummer (d. 1981)

  • Kipp Hamilton

    American actress known for her roles in various films and TV shows.

  • Jack A. W. Bennett

    New zealander literary scholar (b. 1911)

  • John Glassco

    Canadian poet, novelist, and memoirist. his poems and translations are his most notable works, as well as his erotica. john glassco, a member of a monied family in montreal, was born to a catholic family. he attended selwyn house school and bishop's college school. lower canada college was his last stop before he moved on to mcgill university. he was …


  • Granger Taylor

    Granger Taylor was a Canadian inventor known for his eccentric personality and mysterious disappearance.

  • Jimmy Durante

    American entertainer (b. 1893)

  • Jimmy Durante
    Jimmy Durante

    American actor/singer/comedian (ink-a-dink-a-doo, palooka, the show), dies at age 86 in new york city, new york (born 1893).

  • Antonio Molina
    Antonio Molina

    A spanish bus driver was driving a bus full of people when it was submerged in a flood in murcia. his body was never found.

1979 - 1970

Famous deaths on January 29th for the celebrities who died in the years 1979 - 1970


  • Sonny Payne

    American jazz drummer (b. 1926)


  • Frank Nicklin

    Australian politician, 28th premier of queensland (b. 1895)

  • Tim McCoy
    Tim McCoy

    American actor and military officer (b. 1891)


  • Freddie Prinze
    Freddie Prinze

    American comedian and actor, best known for his role in the tv series "chico and the man." prinze's performance was the main reason his hit show rose quickly to number ten in the ratings. it premiered on september 24, 1974. prinze was forced to use a variety of drugs and alcohol because of the show's difficult schedule.

  • Johnny Franz

    English record producer and pianist (b. 1922)

  • Buster Nupen

    Norwegian-south african cricketer and lawyer (d. 1977)

  • Freddie Prinze

    American comedian freddie prinze's son, an american celebrity, committed suicide at the age of ten months. he was married to his mother for two years. his mom moved with him to albuquerque (nm) after his suicide. he grew up in a normal home, with a loving, firm mother and a normal childhood.


  • Jesse Fuller

    American one-man band musician (b. 1896)

  • Michael Gwynn

    Actor (dunkirk. barabbas. cleopatra), died at 59


  • Orestis Makris

    Greek actor and tenor (d. 1974)


  • H. E. Bates

    British author known for his novels and short stories depicting rural life.

  • Dillon Anderson

    Dillon Anderson was an American lawyer and politician who served as National Security Advisor to President Dwight D. Eisenhower.


  • Johannes Paul Thilman

    German composer (b. 1903)

  • Johannes Paul Thilman

    Composer dies at 67

  • Ludwig Stossel

    Austrian actor man with a camera (man with a camera) dies at 89


  • Gilroy Roberts

    Gilroy Roberts was an American painter known for his work on U.S. coinage designs.


  • Lawren Harris

    Canadian painter and educator (d. 70)

  • B. H. Liddell Hart

    French-english soldier, historian, and journalist (b. 1895)

  • Basil H Liddell Hart

    English military historian dies at the age of 74.

  • B H Liddell Hart

    British historian (born 1895).

1969 - 1960

Famous deaths on January 29th for the celebrities who died in the years 1969 - 1960


  • Allen Dulles

    Allen Dulles was an American diplomat and lawyer who served as the first civilian Director of Central Intelligence.

  • Allen Dulles

    Allen Dulles was an American diplomat and lawyer who served as the first civilian Director of Central Intelligence.


  • Thaine Bowen

    Thaine Bowen was a pioneering American geologist who specialized in the study of igneous and metamorphic rocks.

  • Rainier Martens

    Rainier Martens was a German botanist who specialized in the study of mosses and liverworts.


  • Harold Munro Fox

    English zoologist (b. 1889)

  • Wlodzimierz Pozniak

    Composer dies at 62


  • Pierre Mercure

    Canadian composer, tv producer, bassoonist and administrator (b. 1927)

  • Josef Winckler

    German dentist / writer (tolle bomberg), dies at 84

  • Pierre Mercure

    French canadian composer (born 1927).


  • Jack Hylton

    English pianist, composer, band leader and impresario (b. 1892)

  • Michael Spisak

    Composer dies at 50


  • Alan Ladd
    Alan Ladd

    Alan Ladd was a renowned American actor known for his roles in classic films like 'Shane' and 'This Gun for Hire.'

  • Vera Hall

    American folk singer (b. 1902)

  • Alan Ladd

    American film producer, and former president of 20th century fox. he was the untold hero of star wars and helped usher in the age of "women’s movies." he was born to actor alan ladd, and his first wife, midge, from a prominent hollywood family.


  • Rydge Frost

    Rydge Frost was an American poet who is widely regarded as one of the most influential poets of the 20th century.

  • Robert Frost

    Robert Frost was an American poet known for his realistic depictions of rural life and his use of colloquial language in his poetry.

  • Rodert Frost

    Rodert Frost was an American poet who is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech.

  • Chadric Frost

    Chadric Frost was an American poet, known for his realistic depictions of rural life and his use of colloquial language in his poetry.

  • Raford Frost

    Raford Frost was an American poet known for his realistic depictions of rural life and his use of colloquial language.


  • William Francis Gray Swann

    Anglo-american physicist (b. 1884)

  • Fritz Kreisler

    Austrian-american violinist and composer (b. 1875)

  • Fritz Kreisler

    Austrian-born composer and violinist. he was a well-known violinist and composer, considered one of the greatest of all time. his sweet tone and expressive phrasing made him one of the most prominent violinists of his day or any other. he produced a distinctive sound that was instantly recognizable as his own, just like many other great violinists his age. his …


  • Angela Thirkell

    English novelist (b. 1890)

  • John F O'Ryan

    American major general (born 1874)


  • Mack Harrell

    American operatic and concert baritone vocalist (b. 1909)

  • George S. Messersmith

    American diplomat (b. 1883)

  • Louis Jean Heydt

    Actor (joe waterfront), dies at 54

1959 - 1950

Famous deaths on January 29th for the celebrities who died in the years 1959 - 1950


  • Pauline Smith

    South african novelist, short story writer, memoirist and playwright (b. 1882)

  • Winifred Brunton

    English-south african artist and illustrator (d. 1959).


  • Carmeline Dufour

    Carmeline Dufour was a French painter known for her impressionist landscapes and still life paintings.


  • Alford Van Ronkel

    Hollywood screenwriter who worked on several classic films in the Golden Age of cinema.


  • Henry Mencken

    American editor, writer and satirist. he was the author of "american language" in four volumes, 1919-1948. he was a leading writer of essays and social comment, as well as co-editor of a magazine that he founded in 1924. from 1899, he was a reporter. he also worked as an editor, columnist, and reporter until 1948.

  • H. L. Mencken

    American journalist and critic (b. 1880)

  • H L Mencken

    American journalist (born 1880).

  • H[enry] L[ouis] Mencken

    American essayist/critic/satirist (smart set), dies in baltimore, maryland at age 75.


  • Hans Hedtoft

    Danish politician (b. 1903)

  • Hans Hedtoft

    Premier of denmark (1947-1955), dies aged 51.


  • Walter Conrad Arensberg

    American art collector, critic and poet (b. 1878)


  • Ann Morgan

    Known for her extensive philanthropic work and support for the arts.


  • James Bridie

    Scottish playwright, screenwriter and physician (b. 1888)

  • Frank Tarrant

    Australian umpire and cricketer (d. 1951).


  • Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

    Emir of kuwait (born in 1885).

1949 - 1940

Famous deaths on January 29th for the celebrities who died in the years 1949 - 1940


  • Prince Aimone

    Duke of aosta (b. 1900)

  • Prince Aimone

    Italian aristocrat, duke of aosta (born 1900).


  • Harry Hopkins

    American businessman and politician, 8th united states secretary of commerce (b. 1890)

  • Sidney Jones

    English conductor and composer (b. 1861)

  • Harry L Hopkins

    American minister of business (loan and lease law), dies at 55.

  • Sidney James Jones

    Composer dies at 84

  • Harry Hopkins

    American diplomat and politician 8th united states secretary for commerce (d. 1946).


  • Virginia Eaton

    Pioneering American botanist who made significant contributions to the study of algae.


  • William Allen White

    American newspaper editor and author known for his editorial writing.

  • William Allen White

    Emoria gazette, a us journalist, has died at 75.


  • Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal

    Composer dies at 92


  • Ioannis Metaxas

    Greek general and politician, 130th prime minister of greece (b. 1871)

  • Ioannis Metaxas

    General and politician from greece, 130th prime minister of greece (d. 41).


  • Edward Harkness

    American philanthropist (b. 1874)

1939 - 1930

Famous deaths on January 29th for the celebrities who died in the years 1939 - 1930


  • George Forbes

    Scottish astronomer who made important contributions to the study of stellar parallax and the motion of binary stars.


  • Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh

    American explorer (b. 1853)


  • Hurman Haber

    German chemist who developed the Haber process, a method for synthesizing ammonia from hydrogen and nitrogen, which is essential for the production of fertilizers.

  • Fritz Haber

    Polish-german chemist and engineer, nobel prize laureate (b. 1868)

  • Fritz Haber

    German jewish-born chemist who won the 1918 nobel prize in chemistry for developing the haber process to synthesize ammonia from nitrogen gasses. this invention was crucial to the development of explosives and fertilizers. this method of producing fertilizer is essential for the production of half the world's food. max born and haber proposed the bornaeur”haber cycle for evacuating fertilizer.

  • Dukinfield Henry Scott

    British botanist (b. 1854)


  • Saraih Teasdale

    Saraih Teasdale was an American poet who won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1918.

  • Sara Teasdale

    American lyric poet known for her emotional and introspective poetry.

1929 - 1920

Famous deaths on January 29th for the celebrities who died in the years 1929 - 1920


  • Jacques Bouhy

    Belgian baritone. most famous for singing the "toreador song", the role of escamillo, in carmen's opera carmen.

  • Charles Fox Parham

    American preacher and evangelist (b. 1873)


  • Douglas Haig

    British senior officer during World War I, best known for commanding the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front.

  • Douglas Haig

    The scottish military was appointed commander-in chief of the british army france and belgium on 12/15/1915. he held that post until the end. he began the battle of passchendaele in flanders on 7/31/1917. in the three months that followed, there were 300,000. british casualties and 200,000 germans. his 1918 attack on germany broke the hindenburg line.


  • Joseph Ludwig

    Composer dies at 79


  • Elihu Vedder

    Elihu Vedder was an American painter and illustrator known for his allegorical and symbolist works.

  • Elihu Vedder

    Elihu Vedder was an American symbolist painter known for his mystical and dreamlike works.


  • Emmilia Voskerichian

    Armenian-American activist known for her role in the fight for workers' rights.

1919 - 1910

Famous deaths on January 29th for the celebrities who died in the years 1919 - 1910


  • Aram Manukian

    Key figure in the Armenian national liberation movement.


  • Aleksei Maksimovich Kaledin

    Russian-counter revolutionary (born 1861).


  • Evelyn Baring

    1st earl of cromer, british statesman, diplomat and colonial administrator (b. 1841)

  • Evelyn Baring Earl Cromer English consul-General in Egypt

    At 75 years old, the victim dies.


  • Sibylle von Olfers

    German art teacher, author and nun (b. 1881)

  • Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvils composer

    At the age of 62, he dies.


  • Herman Bang

    Danish journalist and author (b. 1857)

  • Hermann Bang writer

    At the age of 54, he dies.


  • Canon Hannay

    Canon Hannay was a Scottish journalist and author.

  • Édouard Rod

    French-swiss novelist (b. 1857)

1909 - 1900

Famous deaths on January 29th for the celebrities who died in the years 1909 - 1900


  • Felice Beato

    Renowned for his pioneering work in war photography.


  • Christian IX of Denmark (b. 1818)
  • King Christian

    Ix of denmark (born in 1818).

  • Christaan IX King of Denmark (1893-1906)



  • Eugène Louis-Marie Jancourt

    French bassoonist, composer and pedagogue (b. 1815)

  • King Milan

    I of serbia (born 1855).


  • Jesiah D. Reynolds

    Jesiah D. Reynolds was a prominent physician known for his contributions to medical research.

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