Died On January 10th

Discover the most famous people who died on January 10. The list includes people like David Bowie, Coco Chanel, Carl Linnaeus, Paul Lynde, Sinclair Lewis. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, soldiers and historians and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Italy and many more countries.
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 1 
David Bowie
(Regarded as One of the Most Influential Musicians of the 20th Century)
David Bowie
174
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 2016

English singer-songwriter and actor David Bowie is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Dubbed "The Greatest Rock Star Ever" by Rolling Stone magazine, he rose to international prominence in the 1970s with his innovative style of music. Deeply dedicated to his profession, he remained musically active until his death in 2016.

 2 
Coco Chanel
(French Fashion Designer Best Known as the Founder of 'Chanel' and Her Signature Perfume ‘Chanel No. 5’)
Coco Chanel
42
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 19, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saumur, France
Died: 1971

Coco Chanel was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand. She is credited with replacing the corseted silhouette as the feminine standard of style with a sporty, casual chic. Her work as a designer redefined the fashionable woman in the era post World War I. She also played a vital role in revolutionizing jewelry, handbags, and fragrance.

 3 
Carl Linnaeus
(Botanist)
Carl Linnaeus
65
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 23, 1707
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Linnés Råshults Stiftelse, Älmhult Municipality, Sweden
Died: 1778

Swedish botanist and lecturer Carl Linnaeus, who established the concept of binomial nomenclature, or the system of naming organisms, is also known as the father of modern taxonomy. His system of classification is known as Linnaean taxonomy. He was the first to include humans and apes under the header Anthropomorpha.

 4 
Buffalo Bill
(American Showman, Bison Hunter and One of the Most Famous Figures of the American Old West,)
Buffalo Bill
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 26, 1846
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Scott County, Iowa, United States
Died: 1917
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was a legendary showman and bison hunter who had also been a Union soldier. He began working as a freight carrier at 11 and later performed in Wild West-themed shows. He later formed Buffalo Bill's Wild West and toured across the U.S. and Europe.
 5 
Paul Lynde
(Comedian and Actor Known for His Role as ‘Uncle Arthur’ in the TV Series ‘Bewitched’)
Paul Lynde
8
Birthdate: June 13, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
Died: 1982

Paul Lynde was an American comedian, actor, game show panelist, and voice artist. Lynde was much-loved and admired by his peers and often featured in lists, such as the most-liked TV stars. Throughout his life, Lynde was rumored to be homosexual and was popular among the homosexual community. In 2020, it was revealed that Lynde's biopic was in the making.

 6 
Richard Boone
(Actor)
Richard Boone
4
Birthdate: June 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1981
 7 
Howlin' Wolf
(Singer)
Howlin' Wolf
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 10, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whites, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1976
 8 
Sam Berns
(Activist)
Sam Berns
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Died: 2014
 9 
Sinclair Lewis
(Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)
Sinclair Lewis
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 7, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sauk Centre
Died: 1951
 10 
John Dye
(Actor)
John Dye
11
Birthdate: January 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amory, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2011
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 11 
Dashiell Hammett
(Regarded as one of the Best Mystery Writers of All Time)
Dashiell Hammett
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 27, 1894
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States
Died: 1961
 12 
Adrien-Marie Legendre
(Mathematician)
Adrien-Marie Legendre
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 18, 1752
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1833

Born into an affluent family, French mathematician Adrien-Marie Legendre probably never had to earn a living till the beginning of the French Revolution. Excelling in math and physics, he later contributed to areas such as elliptic functions, developed the least squares method, and lent his name to Legendre polynomials.

 13 
Samuel Colt
(American Inventor, Industrialist, and Businessman)
Samuel Colt
9
Birthdate: July 19, 1814
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1862
 14 
Taylor Negron
(Actor)
Taylor Negron
3
Birthdate: August 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 15 
Maila Nurmi
(Actress)
Maila Nurmi
4
Birthdate: December 11, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2008
Maila Nurmi’s glamorized horror character Vampira made her a favorite at nightclubs and even got her a show. Vampira originated from a Hollywood party that Nurmi had attended, dressed like an Addams Family character. While she had a child with Orson Welles, she was a close friend of James Dean.
 16 
Carlo Ponti
(Former movie producer known for his work on the 1965 classic film Doctor Zhivago)
Carlo Ponti
2
Birthdate: December 11, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Magenta, Italy
Died: 2007
 17 
Samuel Mudd
(Physician, Farmer, Politician)
Samuel Mudd
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 20, 1833
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Charles County
Died: 1883
 18 
Gabriela Mistral
(Chilean poet)
Gabriela Mistral
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 7, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vicuña, Chile
Died: 1957

Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet and educator Lucila Godoy Alcayaga was better known by her pseudonym, Gabriela Mistral. The suicide of her first love inspired her poem Dolor. Her diplomatic assignments later took her to places such as Madrid and Lisbon. She is remembered for her emotional verses and her feminism.

 19 
Ruth Graves Wakefield
(American Chef Best Known as the Inventor of the Toll House Cookie, the First Chocolate Chip Cookie)
Ruth Graves Wakefield
0
Birthdate: June 17, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: East Walpole, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1977
 20 
Jean-Leon Gerome
(Painter)
Jean-Leon Gerome
2
Birthdate: May 11, 1824
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vesoul, Haute-Saône, France
Died: 1904
 21 
Clare Hollingworth
(English Journalist and Author)
Clare Hollingworth
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 10, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Knighton, Leicester, England
Died: 2017
 22 
Marinus van der Lubbe
(Politician, Trade unionist)
Marinus van der Lubbe
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 13, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leiden
Died: 1934
 23 
Tony Rosato
(Actor)
Tony Rosato
0
Birthdate: December 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Naples, Campania, Italy
Died: 2017
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 24 
Amir Kabir
(Chancellor of Persia)
Amir Kabir
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 9, 1807
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hezaveh, Iran
Died: 1852

Amir Kabir was chief minister to Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (Shah of Persia) for three years. He is regarded as "Iran's first reformer." He tried to bring gradual reform to the country. He executed many Babis, including the founder of the movement, the Báb. Later in his life, he was exiled to Fin Garden in Kashan and eventually murdered. 

 25 
Thierry Hermès
(Founded Hermès International)
Thierry Hermès
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 10, 1801
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Krefeld, Germany
Died: 1878
 26 
James Forman
(Activist)
James Forman
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Died: 2005
 27 
Lyman Beecher
(Clergyman)
Lyman Beecher
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 12, 1775
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Haven
Died: 1863

Known for his stance against alcoholism, publishing six time-honored sermons on it, Presbyterian minister Lyman Beecher also worked for women’s education. An active participant in theological controversies, adhering to the New School Presbyterian branch of schism, he was once tried for heresy. However, he is equally remembered for fathering thirteen children, seven of whom earned distinction in their chosen field.

 28 
William Laud
(Archbishop of Canterbury (1633–1645))
William Laud
1
Birthdate: October 7, 1573
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1645
 29 
Petey Greene
(Radio personality, Disc jockey)
Petey Greene
2
Birthdate: January 23, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 1984
 30 
Margaret Whiting
(Singer)
Margaret Whiting
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 22, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 2011
 31 
Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom
(Princess)
Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 22, 1770
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buckingham House, London, England
Died: 1840
 32 
Sidney Frank
(Businessman)
Sidney Frank
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 2, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montville, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2006
 33 
C. Douglas Dillon
(Diplomat)
C. Douglas Dillon
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 21, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: 2003
 34 
Neda Arneric
(Serbian Actress and Politician)
Neda Arneric
0
Birthdate: July 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Knjazevac, Serbia
Died: 2020
Neda Arneric was a Serbian actress and politician. Considered a sex symbol at the peak of her acting career, Arnerić appeared in films like The Sensual Man, Three Tickets to Hollywood, and The Elusive Summer of '68. Neda Arnerić was active as a television, stage, and film actress.
 35 
Frederick Fleet
(Sailor)
Frederick Fleet
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 15, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool
Died: 1965
 36 
Edwin Flack
(Australian Athlete, Tennis Player and Olympic Medalist)
Edwin Flack
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 5, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: 1935

Edwin Flack was an Australian tennis player and athlete. In 1896, Flack became Australia's first Olympian when he represented the nation in the first modern Olympic Games. He went on to win gold medals in the 800m and 1500m events, becoming the first Australian Olympic champion. In 1985, he was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

 37 
Georg Forster
(German Explorer Who Established Travel Literature as a Genre in Germany)
Georg Forster
0
Birthdate: November 27, 1754
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mokry Dwór, Poland
Died: 1794
German ethnologist, explorer, and travel writer Georg Forster established travel literature as a prominent genre in the German literary circle. Both he and his naturalist father, Johann Reinhold Forster, accompanied Capt. James Cook on his second voyage around the world. He also taught at several universities, before becoming a librarian.
 38 
Charles Olson
(Poet)
Charles Olson
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 27, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1970
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 39 
John Newland
(Film director)
John Newland
1
Birthdate: November 23, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: 2000
 40 
Larry Speakes
(Secretary, Journalist)
Larry Speakes
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2014
 41 
W.A. Criswell
(Author)
W.A. Criswell
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Eldorado, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 2002
 42 
Pavel Belyayev
(Fighter Pilot)
Pavel Belyayev
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 26, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chelishchevo, Russia
Died: 1970
 43 
Robert Stone
(American novelist)
Robert Stone
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 21, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2015
 44 
Edward Boscawen
(Admiral)
Edward Boscawen
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 19, 1711
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tregothnan, Cornwall, England
Died: 1761
 45 
John Lavery
(Painter)
John Lavery
0
Birthdate: March 20, 1856
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: 1941

A major figure of the Glasgow school of painting, Irish painter John Lavery is remembered for his realism in his portraits, landscapes, and war paintings. Though made the official artist for World War I, health issues prevented him from fulfilling the role. He was, nevertheless, knighted for his achievements.

 46 
Evan S. Connell
(Author)
Evan S. Connell
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 17, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: 2013
 47 
Okuma Shigenobu
(Prime Minister)
Okuma Shigenobu
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 11, 1838
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saga
Died: 1922

Although an important member of the Japanese Meiji oligarchy, Kōshaku (Marquess) Ōkuma Shigenobu was a centrist and a supporter of western ideas and science. His campaign for a parliamentary system of governance led to political reforms in Japan. As a foreign minister, he modernized the country’s fiscal system.  A two-time Prime Minister, he was also the founder of Waseda University

 48 
Bob Oatley
(Australian Businessman, Winemaker and Yachtsman)
Bob Oatley
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 11, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
Died: 2016
 49 
Basil Sydney
(Actor)
Basil Sydney
1
Birthdate: April 23, 1894
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St Osyth, Essex, England
Died: 1968
 50 
Alexandra Ripley
(American writer)
Alexandra Ripley
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 8, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: 2004