Died On January 13th

Discover the most famous people who died on January 13. The list includes people like Wyatt Earp, James Joyce, Hubert Humphrey, Stephen Foster, Schuyler Colfax. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, spiritual & religious leaders, poets and pianists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland and many more countries.
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Wyatt Earp
(American Lawman and Gambler Best Known for His Involvement in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral)
Wyatt Earp
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 19, 1848
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Monmouth, Illinois, United States
Died: 1929

A policeman and a gunfighter, Wyatt Earp is most known for his role in one of the most famous gunfights in the American West history - the Gunfight at O.K. Corral against a group of cowboys. The incident inspired numerous films and books that elevated his heroic status. During his life, he also worked as a truck driver and saloonkeeper. 

 2 
James Joyce
(One of the Most Influential Writers of the 20th Century)
James Joyce
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 2, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rathgar, Ireland
Died: 1941

James Joyce was an Irish novelist, poet, teacher, short story writer, and literary critic. Widely considered one of the 20th century's most important and influential writers, James Joyce contributed immensely to the modernist avant-garde movement. Joyce's work has influenced several scholars and writers, such as Jorge Luis Borges, Salman Rushdie, Seán Ó Ríordáin, Flann O'Brien, John Updike, and Cormac McCarthy.

 3 
Teddy Pendergrass
(Singer)
Teddy Pendergrass
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingstree, South Carolina, USA
Died: 2010
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 4 
Patrick McGoohan
(Actor Known for His Roles as ‘Dr. Paul Ruth’ in Scanners (1981) & ‘King Edward I’ in Braveheart (1995))
Patrick McGoohan
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Birthdate: March 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Astoria, New York, United States
Died: 2009

Though born in the US, Patrick McGoohan moved to the US with his family as a child and later became one of Britain’s best-known actors. Fans loved him as John Drake in Danger Man and as Number Six in The Prisoner. He is also known for his Emmy-winning performance in the series Columbo.

 5 
Donny Hathaway
(American Soul Singer, Keyboardist and Songwriter)
Donny Hathaway
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1979
 6 
Hubert Humphrey
(38th Vice President of the United States (1965-1969))
Hubert Humphrey
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 27, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wallace, South Dakota, United States
Died: 1978

The 38th vice president of the USA, Hubert Humphrey was an early skeptic of the Vietnam War; however, he had no choice but to support the war effort as President Lyndon B. Johnson wanted the war to go on. Thanks to his popularity, several buildings have been named after Humphrey. He has also been portrayed by actors like Bradley Whitford.

 7 
Patty Andrews
(Singer)
Patty Andrews
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 16, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mound, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2013
 8 
Stephen Foster
(Composer known as the Father of American music)
Stephen Foster
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 4, 1826
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1864
 9 
Gaius Marius
(Roman General)
Gaius Marius
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0157 BC
Birthplace: Arpinum
Died: 0086
Born to a plebeian farmer, near Arpinum, Gaius Marius was a skilled military leader but lacked the polish and sophistication required of a political leader. Known as "the third founder of Rome" for his win at the Cimbrian War, Marius had been made a consul for seven terms.
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Joe Spinell
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Birthdate: October 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 1989
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 11 
Charles the Fat
(Emperor of the Carolingian Empire)
Charles the Fat
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Birthdate: June 13, 0839
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Donaueschingen, Germany
Died: 0888

Charles the Fat reigned as the emperor of the Carolingian Empire between 881 and 887. During the same time period, he also served as the king of West Francia and Aquitaine, king of Italy, and king of East Francia and Alemannia. Although he was considered lethargic, Charles managed to reunite the entire Carolingian Empire after inheriting all of West Francia.

 12 
Sophia of Prussia
(Princess of Prussia and Former Queen consort of the Hellenes (1913 - 1917))
Sophia of Prussia
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Birthdate: June 14, 1870
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Palace, Potsdam, Germany
Died: 1932

The daughter of German emperor Frederick III, Princess Sophia of Prussia was also one of the granddaughters of Queen Victoria through her mother. She later became the queen consort of the Hellenes by her marriage to King Constantine I of Greece. Following the National Schism, she spent her life in exile.

 13 
Ted Demme
(Film director)
Ted Demme
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Birthdate: October 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 2002
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Schuyler Colfax
(17th Vice President of the U.S.A)
Schuyler Colfax
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 23, 1823
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1885
 15 
Mel Stottlemyre
(Baseball player)
Mel Stottlemyre
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hazleton, Missouri, United States
Died: 2019
 16 
Sophie Taeuber-Arp
(Swiss Artist, Textile Designer, and Sculptor Whose Multimedia Works Bridged the Gap Between Fine and Applied Arts)
Sophie Taeuber-Arp
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Birthdate: January 19, 1889
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Davos, Switzerland
Died: 1943

Swiss-French artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp initially studied textile design and later began creating multimedia art called Duo-Collages, along with her husband, German-French abstract artist Jean Arp. Apart from teaching at an art and craft school, the Dadaist had also used dance, painting, and sculpture to showcase her artistic talent.

 17 
Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator
(Pharaoh of Egypt (51–47 BC))
Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator
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Birthdate: 0062 BC
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: 0047

The son of pharaoh Ptolemy XII, Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator co-ruled with his sister, Cleopatra VII. Faced with a civil war after he forced his sister to flee to Syria, he later ruled with Arsinoe IV, another sister. He was killed while battling Julius Caesar’s forces in the Alexandrian War.

 18 
Saint Mungo
(Missionary)
Saint Mungo
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0518 AD
Birthplace: Culross, Scotland
Died: 0614
 19 
Brecker, Michael Leonard
(Composer)
Brecker, Michael Leonard
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 29, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: 2007
 20 
Maria Sibylla Merian
(German-Born Dutch Naturalist and Scientific Illustrator Known for Her Contribution to 'Entomology')
Maria Sibylla Merian
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Birthdate: April 2, 1647
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Free City of Frankfurt, German
Died: 1717

German-born Dutch naturalist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian is remembered for her drawings of insects and plants. She also contributed to the development of entomology through her detailed work on insects and her documentation of a butterfly’s metamorphosis. Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium is her best-known work.

 21 
Michael Cuccione
(Actor, Singer, Film actor)
Michael Cuccione
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burnaby
Died: 2001
 22 
Alexander Stepanovich Popov
(Russian Physicist Who Was One of the First Persons to Invent a Radio Receiving Device)
Alexander Stepanovich Popov
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 16, 1859
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Krasnoturinsk, Russia
Died: 1906

Alexander Stepanovich Popov was a Russian physicist best remembered for his pioneering work in transmitting radio signals. One of the first inventors to come up with a radio receiving device, Popov's work was contemporaneous with the groundbreaking work of Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi. Popov's life and career inspired the 1949 biographical film Alexander Popov which was directed by Herbert Rappaport.

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Margaret Leighton
(Actress)
Margaret Leighton
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Birthdate: February 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Barnt Green, Worcestershire, England
Died: 1976
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Brian Bedford
(Actor)
Brian Bedford
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Birthdate: February 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Morley, United Kingdom
Died: 2016
 25 
Jan Brueghel the Elder
(Flemish Painter and the Son of the Eminent Flemish Renaissance Painter 'Pieter Bruegel the Elder')
Jan Brueghel the Elder
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Birthdate: 1568 AD
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 1625

Flemish painter Jan Brueghel the Elder is perhaps best remembered for his floral still lifes and landscapes. The second son of legendary Flemish artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder, he was also nicknamed "Velvet" Brueghel and "Flower" Brueghel and was a court painter of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II.

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Ronny Jordan
(British Guitarist)
Ronny Jordan
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 29, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2014
 27 
Nadezhda von Meck
(Russian Businesswoman who Became an Influential Patron of the Arts)
Nadezhda von Meck
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Birthdate: February 10, 1831
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Znamenskoye, Chechen Republic
Died: 1894
 28 
Chiang Ching-kuo
(Politician)
Chiang Ching-kuo
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 27, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fenghua
Died: 1988

Son of former president Chiang Kai-shek, Chiang Ching-kuo had been the premier and the president of the Republic of China. He had also studied in Russia as Nikolai Vladimirovich Elizarov. Following the rise of communists in China, he moved to Taiwan and continued to manage the government in exile.

 29 
Saint Remigius
(Writers)
Saint Remigius
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0437 AD
Birthplace: Cerny-en-Laonnois, France
Died: 0533
 30 
Marcel Camus
(Film Director)
Marcel Camus
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Birthdate: April 21, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chappes, France
Died: 1982
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Siegfried Fischbacher
(Magician and Entertainer Who was Part of the Duo 'Siegfried & Roy')
Siegfried Fischbacher
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rosenheim, Germany
Died: 2021

One half of the German-American entertainer duo Siegfried & Roy, Siegfried Fischbacher teamed up with his partner Roy Horn to perform awe-inspiring stunts with white tigers and lions. They hosted one of Las Vegas’s most visited shows, till Horn was severely injured after a tiger attacked Horn on stage.

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Princess Louise Augusta of Denmark
(Princess)
Princess Louise Augusta of Denmark
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 7, 1771
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hirschholm Palace, Hørsholm, Denmark
Died: 1843
 33 
Madan Puri
(Actor)
Madan Puri
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Birthdate: September 30, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nawanshahr, Jullundur, Punjab, British India
Died: 1985
 34 
Suger
(French Abbot, Statesman, and Historian)
Suger
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Birthdate: 1081 AD
Birthplace: Chennevières-lès-Louvres, France
Died: 1151

Abbot Suger was a French abbot, statesman, and historian considered one of the earliest patrons of Gothic architecture. He was born into a humble family and trained at the priory of Saint-Denis de l'Estrée. He started working as the secretary to the abbot of Saint-Denis and later became the abbot. He was also a patron of art. 

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Murad Wilfried Hofmann
(German Author and Diplomat)
Murad Wilfried Hofmann
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Aschaffenburg, Germany
Died: 2020
 36 
Lyonel Feininger
(Painter)
Lyonel Feininger
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Birthdate: July 17, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1956
 37 
Aino Aalto
(Prominent Architect and a Pioneer of Scandinavian Design who Co-founded the 'Artek' Design Company)
Aino Aalto
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: January 25, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire
Died: 1949

Prominent Finnish architect and designer Aino Aalto considered a pioneer of Scandinavian design, co-founded Artek design company with her architect husband, Alvar Aalto and others. She served as its first creative director and collaborated on most of its famous designs. It has been discovered that work of the Viipuri Library, which typifies 1920s functionalist architectural design, was completed by her.  

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Heinz Lammerding
(German SS Officer Convicted of War Crimes During World War II)
Heinz Lammerding
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: August 27, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dortmund, Germany
Died: 1971
 39 
Gilberto Agustoni
(Swiss Prelate of the Catholic Church)
Gilberto Agustoni
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Died: 2017

Catholic cardinal Gilberto Agustoni initially studied theology in Rome but later moved to Fribourg due to World War II. He had served as part of the Roman Curia, had been the Secretary of the Congregation for the Clergy, and was named as part of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura.

 40 
Kitaw Ejigu
(Space Scientist)
Kitaw Ejigu
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: February 25, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bonga, Russia
Died: 2006

Kitaw Ejigu was an Ethiopian-American engineer and one of Ethiopia’s first aerospace scientists. He worked for NASA as a system engineer and space research scientist and managed a joint NASA/ESA International Solar Polar Mission Spacecraft Systems Interface. He is also credited with the invention of two aerospace mechanisms which were patented under NASA's new technologies programs.  

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Sylvanus Olympio
(1st President and Prime Minister of Togo)
Sylvanus Olympio
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 6, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kpandu, Togoland
Died: 1963
 42 
J. F. R. Jacob
(Indian Army Officer Who Played a Major Role in 'The Bangladesh Liberation War Of 1971')
J. F. R. Jacob
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 2, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: 2016

J. F. R. Jacob was an Indian Army officer who played a major role in the Bangladesh War of Independence in 1971; the Indian Army helped Bangladesh attain independence from Pakistan. He also saw action in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 and during World War II. J. F. R. Jacob also served as the governor of Punjab and Goa.

 43 
Andre Kostelanetz
(Conductor, Radio personality)
Andre Kostelanetz
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 22, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg
Died: 1980
 44 
Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
(British Photographer Best Known for His Portraits of World Notables)
Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: March 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belgravia
Died: 2017

From working as a photographer to becoming one of the members of the British royal family, Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon had an amazing journey. Despite being known for his marriage with Princess Margaret, he was also known for his philanthropy and charity work. He also co-designed the Snowdon Aviary, which is now part of the famous London Zoo.

 45 
George Fox
(Author)
George Fox
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Birthdate: 1624
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire, England
Died: 1691

Born to a weaver, George Fox had little formal education and left home at 18, in pursuit of some religious experience. The English missionary later founded the Society of Friends, or Quakers, which is a Protestant branch. He was married to Margaret Fell, known widely as "the mother of Quakerism."

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Ed Thigpen
(Drummer)
Ed Thigpen
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 28, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2010
 47 
Henri Langlois
(Civil servant, Archivist)
Henri Langlois
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Birthdate: November 13, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: İzmir
Died: 1977
 48 
Albert Gomes
(Writer)
Albert Gomes
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 25, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: 1978
 49 
Mansour Rahbani
(Lebanese Composer, Musician, and Poet - Part of the Legendary 'Rahbani Brothers')
Mansour Rahbani
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Antelias, Lebanon
Died: 2009

One of the two Rahbani Brothers, Mansour Rahbani, along with his brother, Assi, enriched the Lebanese music scene with their legendary compositions. They also developed the unique Rahbani singing theater and composed music for a few films. Mansour and Assi later formed a trio with Assi’s wife, Fairuz.

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Jean-Baptiste Marchand
(French Explorer and Military Officer)
Jean-Baptiste Marchand
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 2, 1863
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Thoissey, France
Died: 1934