Died On January 19th

Discover the most famous people who died on January 19. The list includes people like Hedy Lamarr, Maharana Pratap, Debendranath Tagore, Osho Rajneesh, Thomas Hart Benton. Famous personalities featured on this list, include philosophers, actors, political leaders and soldiers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Italy and many more countries.
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Hedy Lamarr
(Actress Best Known for Her Films 'Algiers', 'Lady of the Tropics' & 'Boom Town')
Hedy Lamarr
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Birthdate: November 9, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 2000

Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress whose early career was defined by her performance in the controversial Czech erotic film Ecstasy. Apart from gaining popularity as a beautiful Hollywood actress, Hedy Lamarr became known as an inventor after co-inventing frequency-hopping spread spectrum. Her career has inspired several works of art. She was also the inspiration behind the iconic character Catwoman.

 2 
Suzanne Pleshette
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Emily Hartley’ in the TV Series ‘The Bob Newhart Show’)
Suzanne Pleshette
16
Birthdate: January 31, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn Heights, New York, United States
Died: 2008
Suzanne Pleshette is best remembered for her Golden Globe-nominated role in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. She also appeared as Emily Hartley on The Bob Newhart Show and was nominated for both the Emmy and the Golden Globe for her portrayal of real-life hotelier Leona Helmsley in her biopic.
 3 
Miguel Ferrer
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Bob Morton’ in the Film ‘RoboCop’)
Miguel Ferrer
11
Birthdate: February 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: 2017

Miguel Ferrer was an American actor who achieved popularity after portraying Bob Morton in the 1987 cyberpunk superhero film RoboCop. His popularity led him to be featured in a couple of music videos. After his death at the age of 61, Peter David named Spider-Man 2099's alter ego after Miguel Ferrer.

 4 
Aldo Gucci
(Businessman, Fashion designer)
Aldo Gucci
7
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 26, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Died: 1990
 5 
Maharana Pratap
(13th Rana of Mewar Who Became a Folk Hero for His Military Resistance Against Mughal Empire Under Akbar)
Maharana Pratap
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Birthdate: May 9, 1540
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rajsamand District, Rajasthan, India
Died: 1597
Maharana Pratap, son of Maharana Udai Singh, ruled the Indian region of Mewar, in modern-day Rajasthan, from 1572 to 1597. Also known as “Mewari Rana,” he is best remembered for his exploits at the Battle of Haldighati, against the Mughal army of Akbar, led by Man Singh I of Amer.
 6 
William O. Douglas
(Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
William O. Douglas
11
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 16, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maine Township, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1980
 7 
Tony Mendez
(CIA Officer)
Tony Mendez
22
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eureka, Nevada, United States
Died: 2019
 8 
Dorothy Malone
5
Birthdate: January 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Died: 2018
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 9 
Carl Perkins
(Singer-songwriter)
Carl Perkins
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tiptonville, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1998
 10 
Wilson Pickett
(American Singer and Songwriter)
Wilson Pickett
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Prattville, Alabama, United States
Died: 2006
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 11 
Stan Musial
(Baseball Player)
Stan Musial
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Donora, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 2013
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
Fredo Santana
(Rapper Known for His Albums ‘Trappin Ain't Dead’ and ‘Fredo Kruger 2’)
Fredo Santana
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2018

Fredo Santana was an American rapper whose debut studio album peaked at number 45 on Billboard 200 chart. Santana suffered from drug addiction throughout his life and attributed his addiction to trauma experienced in his childhood. Eventually, his addiction took a toll on his health and he died in 2018 at the age of 27, joining the dreaded 27 Club.

 13 
John Russell
(Actor, Officer, Film actor, Television actor)
John Russell
2
Birthdate: January 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1991
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Tony Franciosa
(Actor)
Tony Franciosa
1
Birthdate: October 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2006
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 15 
Lamont Bentley
(Actor)
Lamont Bentley
9
Birthdate: October 25, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Died: 2005
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Anna Leonowens
(British Travel Writer, Educator, and Social Activist)
Anna Leonowens
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 5, 1834
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ahmednagar, India
Died: 1915

Indian-born British author Anna Leonowens is best remembered for her memoir The English Governess at the Siamese Court, which related her experience as a governess of the children of King Mongkut of Siam. The musical The King and I and the novel Anna and the King of Siam were inspired by her life.

 17 
Thomas Hart Benton
4
Birthdate: April 15, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Missouri
Died: 1975
 18 
Carlota of Mexico
(Empress Consort of Mexico (1864 - 1867))
Carlota of Mexico
4
Birthdate: June 7, 1840
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castle of Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
Died: 1927

Carlota of Mexico served as the Empress consort of Mexico from 10 April 1864 to 15 May 1867. Her husband Maximilian I of Mexico died at the age of 34 and their relationship has inspired many movies, plays, TV series, and novels.

 19 
Adriana Caselotti
(Actress, Singer)
Adriana Caselotti
3
Birthdate: May 16, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1997
 20 
Francesca Woodman
(Photographer)
Francesca Woodman
5
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: April 3, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denver
Died: 1981
 21 
Earl Weaver
(Baseball player)
Earl Weaver
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 14, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 2013
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 22 
Jan Palach
(Activist Known for Self-Immolation After the 1968 Invasion of Czechoslovakia)
Jan Palach
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 11, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: 1969
 23 
Abbas I of Persia
(5th Safavid Shah (king) of Iran)
Abbas I of Persia
5
Birthdate: January 27, 1571
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Herat, Afghanistan
Died: 1629
 24 
John Stewart
(He is known for his contributions to the American folk music movement of the 1960s)
John Stewart
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 5, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Died: 2008
 25 
Frank P. Ramsey
(Mathematician, Philosopher, Economist)
Frank P. Ramsey
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 22, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cambridge
Died: 1930

British philosopher and mathematician Frank P. Ramsey was the son of a famed mathematician and later laid down the Ramsey theory of mathematical logic. The Cambridge alumnus also translated Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus but died at age 26, probably due to a liver infection he contracted while swimming.

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Osho Rajneesh
(Indian Spiritual Leader and Founder of the ‘Rajneesh Movement’)
Osho Rajneesh
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Birthdate: December 11, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: 1990

Osho Rajneesh was an Indian godman and mystic. Also known as Acharya Rajneesh and Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh, he was the founder of the Rajneesh movement. He preached the importance of meditation, mindfulness, celebration,  love, courage, and creativity and called for a more open attitude to human sexuality, because of which he was considered a controversial new religious movement leader. 

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Vavá
(Brazilian Professional Footballer)
Vavá
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 12, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Recife, Brazil
Died: 2002
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Bettino Craxi
(Politician)
Bettino Craxi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milan
Died: 2000

Italy’s first Socialist prime minister, Bettino Craxi was born to an anti-fascist lawyer who was persecuted by Benito Mussolini’s regime. He later deviated from the traditional socialism and even changed the symbol of his party from the hammer-and-sickle to a red carnation. He was nicknamed The Big Boar due to his size.

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Jose Torres
(Puerto Rican Professional Boxer)
Jose Torres
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 3, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: 2009
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 30 
Eric Voegelin
(Philosopher)
Eric Voegelin
0
Birthdate: January 3, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: 1985
 31 
Chris Street
(Basketball Player)
Chris Street
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Iowa, United States
Died: 1993
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Debendranath Tagore
(Philosopher)
Debendranath Tagore
6
Birthdate: May 15, 1817
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: 1905
 33 
Elis Regina
(Brazilian Singer of Popular and Jazz Music)
Elis Regina
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Died: 1982

Elis Regina was a Brazilian singer who achieved national recognition in 1965 when she performed Arrastão on TV Excelsior. Best remembered for her interpretation and vocalization, Regina helped popularize tropicalismo in the late-1960s and early-1970s. Elis Regina's life, career, and untimely death at age 36 inspired a film titled Elis where she was played by Andréia Horta.

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Denny Doherty
(Singer, Actor)
Denny Doherty
7
Birthdate: November 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: 2007
 35 
Dagobert I
(King of Austrasia)
Dagobert I
0
Birthdate: 0603 AD
Died: 0639
 36 
Shin Kyuk-ho
(South Korean Entrepreneur and Founder of 'Lotte Corporation')
Shin Kyuk-ho
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ulsan, South Korea
Died: 2020

The founder of Korean candy giant Lotte, Shin Kyuk-ho started as a chewing gum maker but later expanded the Lotte Group to include industries such as hotels, fast food outlets, and department stores, and even 2 baseball teams. One of South Korea’s richest people, he was also convicted of embezzlement later.

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Jennifer Lyon
(Former actress and television personality best known for her appearance on Survivor: Palau)
Jennifer Lyon
2
Birthdate: February 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boulder City, Nevada, United States
Died: 2010
 38 
Frank Reicher
(Actor)
Frank Reicher
0
Birthdate: December 2, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 1965

German-American actor and filmmaker Frank Reicher was the son of actor Emanuel Reiche and the grandson of baritone singer August Kindermann. While he started his career with Broadway, he later soared to fame as Capt. Englehorn from the film King Kong and its sequel, The Son of Kong.

 39 
Yevgeny Mravinsky
(Conductor, Music pedagogue)
Yevgeny Mravinsky
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 4, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1988
 40 
Branislav Nušić
(Playwright)
Branislav Nušić
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 20, 1864
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belgrade
Died: 1938
 41 
Alan North
(Actor)
Alan North
1
Birthdate: December 23, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 2000
 42 
Lawrence Kohlberg
(Psychologist best known for his theory of stages of moral development)
Lawrence Kohlberg
2
Birthdate: October 25, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bronxville, New York, United States
Died: 1987
 43 
Hans Massaquoi
(Journalist, Writer)
Hans Massaquoi
0
Birthdate: January 19, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 2013
 44 
Bartolomé Mitre
(Soldier, Linguist, Journalist, Historian, Politician, Translator)
Bartolomé Mitre
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 26, 1821
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: 1906

Bartolomé Mitre was an Argentine soldier, statesman, and author. He is best remembered for his service as the President of Argentina from 12 October 1862 to 12 October 1868. A major political figure that best characterized liberalism in 19th century Argentina, Bartolomé Mitre was also a historian, journalist, writer, and poet.

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G. Ledyard Stebbins
(American Botanist and Geneticist Known for His Application of the Modern Synthetic Theory of Evolution to Plants)
G. Ledyard Stebbins
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 6, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lawrence, New York, United States
Died: 2000

G. Ledyard Stebbins was an American geneticist and botanist. He is considered one of the 20th century's leading evolutionary biologists. Stebbins is credited with writing Variation and Evolution in Plants, which describes plant speciation and is considered his most important publication. For his contributions to science, G. Ledyard Stebbins received many awards including the prestigious National Medal of Science.

 46 
Heinrich Anton de Bary
(German Surgeon, Botanist, Microbiologist, and Mycologist Known for Demonstrating Sexual Life Cycle of Fungi)
Heinrich Anton de Bary
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 26, 1831
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Died: 1888

German surgeon and botanist Heinrich Anton de Bary is regarded as the pioneer of plant pathology and mycology. Apart from teaching botany, he chalked the life cycles of many fungi and also coined the term symbiosis to explain the mutually beneficial co-existence of many orgnanisms, such as fungi and algae.

 47 
Allison Shearmur
(Producer)
Allison Shearmur
0
Birthdate: October 23, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 2018
 48 
Isabella of Austria
(Queen)
Isabella of Austria
1
Birthdate: July 18, 1501
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: 1526
 49 
Trevor Taylor
(Singer)
Trevor Taylor
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 11, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Died: 2008
 50 
Max Adrian
(Former Stage actor who was a founding member of both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre)
Max Adrian
0
Birthdate: November 1, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kilkenny, Ireland
Died: 1973
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)