Died On January 1st

Discover the most famous people who died on January 1. The list includes people like Hank Williams, Grace Hopper, Aaron Copland, Townes Van Zandt, Heinrich Hertz. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, composers, mathematicians and chemists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Hank Williams
(Singer-songwriter)

Hank Williams
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 17, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mount Olive, Alabama, United States
Died: 1953

 2 
Grace Hopper
(Computer Scientist)

Grace Hopper
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 9, 1906
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1992

 3 
Fred West
(Serial Killer)

Fred West
37
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: September 29, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Much Marcle, United Kingdom
Died: 1995

 4 
Shirley Chisholm
(U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 12th district (1969-83))

Shirley Chisholm
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 30, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2005

 5 
Donna Douglas
(Best Know for Her Role as 'Elly May Clampett' in the TV Series 'The Beverly Hillbillies')

Donna Douglas
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pride, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2015

 6 

Cesar Romero
10
Birthdate: February 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1994
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 7 
Townes Van Zandt
(Country Singer & Songwriter Best Known for His Songs: 'Pancho and Lefty' and 'For the Sake of the Song')

Townes Van Zandt
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: 1997
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 8 
Ray Walston
(Actor & Comedian)

Ray Walston
3
Birthdate: November 2, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Laurel, Mississippi, U.S.
Died: 2001

 9 
David Stern
(Businessman, Lawyer)

David Stern
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2020

 10 

Margaret Sullavan
1
Birthdate: May 16, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Died: 1960

 11 
Heinrich Hertz
(Physicist)

Heinrich Hertz
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 22, 1857
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 1894

 12 

Victor Buono
5
Birthdate: February 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Diego, California, USA
Died: 1982
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 13 
Lexii Alijai
(Rapper)

Lexii Alijai
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United State
Died: 2020
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 14 
Maurice Chevalier
(French Singer Best Known for His Signature Songs: "Livin' In The Sunlight", "Valentine", "Louise" and "Mimi")

Maurice Chevalier
2
Birthdate: September 12, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1972
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 15 
Patti Page
(Singer, Actress)

Patti Page
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Claremore, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 2013
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 16 
James Francis Edward Stuart
(Son of King James II of England)

James Francis Edward Stuart
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 10, 1688
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1766

 17 
Floyd Little
(American football player)

Floyd Little
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 4, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2021

 18 
Don Larsen
(Baseball player)

Don Larsen
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Died: 2020

 19 

Johann Christian Bach
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 5, 1735
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: 1782

 20 
Juanita Moore
(Actress)

Juanita Moore
2
Birthdate: October 19, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greenwood, Mississippi, U.S.
Died: 2014

 21 
Fusajiro Yamauchi
(Entrepreneur)

Fusajiro Yamauchi
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 22, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kyoto
Died: 1940

 22 
Edward Weston
(Photographer)

Edward Weston
1
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: March 24, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois, United States
Died: 1958

 23 
Johann Bernoulli
(Mathematician)

Johann Bernoulli
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 6, 1667
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Basel
Died: 1748

 24 

Arleigh Albert Burke
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 19, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boulder, Colorado, United States
Died: 1996

 25 
Basil of Caesarea
(Bishop of Caesarea Mazaca)

Basil of Caesarea
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0330 AD
Birthplace: Kayseri, Turkey
Died: 0379

 26 
Eugene Wigner
(Physicist & Mathematician)

Eugene Wigner
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 17, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1995

 27 
Derek Parfit
(Philosopher)

Derek Parfit
1
Birthdate: December 11, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chengdu
Died: 2017

Christian III of Denmark
0
Birthdate: August 12, 1503
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gottorf Castle, Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein
Died: 1559

 29 
Loie Fuller
(Actor, Lighting designer, Choreographer, Artist, Dancer, Stage actor, Model)

Loie Fuller
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 15, 1862
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Illinois
Died: 1928

 30 
Darrent Williams
(American football player)

Darrent Williams
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: 2007
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 31 
Odo, Count of Paris
(King of West Francia)

Odo, Count of Paris
0
Birthdate: 0857 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0898

 32 
Louis XII of France
(King of France (1498-1515))

Louis XII of France
1
Birthdate: June 27, 1462
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Château Royal de Blois, Blois, France
Died: 1515

 33 
Lhasa de Sela
(Singer-songwriter)

Lhasa de Sela
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Big Indian, New York
Died: 2010

 34 
Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
(Father of research laboratories)

Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 21, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bhera
Died: 1955

 35 
Alastair Denniston
(Field hockey player at the 1908 Summer Olympics)

Alastair Denniston
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 1, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Died: 1961

 36 
Ulrich Beck
(Sociologist)

Ulrich Beck
0
Birthdate: May 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Slupsk, Poland
Died: 2015

 37 
Vincent Auriol
(Former President of France)

Vincent Auriol
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 27, 1884
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Revel
Died: 1966

 38 
Roland Hayes
(African-American concert artist)

Roland Hayes
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 3, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Curryville, Georgia, United States
Died: 1977

 39 
Columbanus
(Missionary)

Columbanus
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0540 AD
Birthplace: Leinster, Ireland
Died: 0615

 40 

Ignatius L. Donnelly
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 3, 1831
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1901

 41 
Lloyd Haynes
(Actor, Screenwriter)

Lloyd Haynes
0
Birthdate: September 19, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, United States
Died: 1987
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 42 
Gioffre Borgia
(Illegitimate child of Pope Alexander VI)

Gioffre Borgia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 10, 1482
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 1517

 43 
Ralph Lazo
(Military personnel, Activist)

Ralph Lazo
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1992

Charles II of Navarre
0
Birthdate: October 10, 1332
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Évreux, France
Died: 1387

 45 
Mark Eden
(Actor)

Mark Eden
0
Birthdate: February 14, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St Pancras, London, England
Died: 2021

 46 
Kiro Gligorov
(Politician)

Kiro Gligorov
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 3, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shtip, North Macedonia
Died: 2012

 47 
Carlos do Carmo
(Fado singer)

Carlos do Carmo
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 21, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: 2021

 48 
Clementine Hunter
(Folk Artist)

Clementine Hunter
0
Birthdate: December 21, 1939, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1988

 49 
Hans von Salmuth
(Military General)

Hans von Salmuth
1
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: November 11, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Metz, France
Died: 1962

 50 
Willie Keeler
(Baseball player)

Willie Keeler
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1872
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: 1923