Died On January 20th

Discover the most famous people who died on January 20. The list includes people like Audrey Hepburn, Etta James, Barbara Stanwyck, John Ruskin, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan. Famous personalities featured on this list, include artists, political leaders, composers and emperors & kings and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Italy & France and many more countries.
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Audrey Hepburn
(British Actress Who was Famous as a Film and Fashion Icon)
Audrey Hepburn
121
Birthdate: May 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium
Died: 1993

British actress Audrey Hepburn is counted among the greatest female screen legends in Golden Age Hollywood. Rising to prominence in the 1950s, she became one of the few people to win Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards. She devoted much of her time in her later life to UNICEF and was actively involved in humanitarian work.

 2 
George V
(King of the United Kingdom (1910-36))
George V
65
Birthdate: June 3, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1936

George V became the King of Great Britain and the British Dominions in 1910. During the World War I, he played an active role in supporting the troops. The rise of socialism, communism, fascism and the Indian independence movement was witnessed during his rule. His reign also saw the supremacy of the elected British House of Commons established by the Parliament.

 3 
Meat Loaf
(American Rock Singer Known for His Powerful, Wide-Ranging Voice and Theatrical Live Shows)
Meat Loaf
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 27, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: 2022

Born Marvin Lee Aday, rock singer Meat Loaf was best known for his Bat Out of Hell trilogy. Famous for his wide-ranging voice and theatrical live shows, this Grammy-winning performer also appeared in over 50 movies and television shows. 

 4 
Barbara Stanwyck
(American Actress Known for Her Strong, Realistic Screen Presence and Versatility)
Barbara Stanwyck
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Birthdate: July 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1990

Barbara Stanwyck went on to become one of the greatest actresses of Classical Hollywood cinema after being orphaned at age four. One of the favorite actresses of directors like Cecil B. DeMille, Barbara had become the highest-paid actress in America by 1944. Known for her realistic screen presence, Barbara won several prestigious honorary lifetime awards for her contribution to cinema.

 5 
Etta James
(Singer-Songwriter Know for Hits Such as "The Wallflower", "At Last", "Tell Mama")
Etta James
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2012

Etta James was an American singer whose powerful, deep voice bridged the gap between rock and roll and rhythm and blues. Her ability to perform in various genres earned her a spot in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time list. Her work has influenced several musicians, including Christina Aguilera, Diana Ross, Janis Joplin, Adele, and Rita Ora.

 6 
Johnny Weissmuller
(Olympic Swimmer and Actor Who Played Tarzan)
Johnny Weissmuller
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Freidorf, Romania
Died: 1984

Johnny Weissmuller was an American swimmer and actor. Although Weissmuller won five Olympic gold medals and set several world records during his illustrious swimming career, he is best remembered for his portrayal of the title role in the 1932 action-adventure film Tarzan the Ape Man. In 1965, he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

 7 
John Ruskin
(Art Critic and Painter)
John Ruskin
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Birthdate: February 8, 1819
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: England
Died: 1900

The leading English art critic of the Victorian era, John Ruskin was a hugely influential figure in the latter half of the 19th century. Also a philosopher and prominent social thinker, he wrote on varied subjects like geology, architecture, education, botany, myth, ornithology, literature, and political economy. He founded the charitable trust Guild of St George.

 8 
Garrincha
(One of the Greatest Football Players of All Time)
Garrincha
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 28, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pau Grande, Magé, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: 1983
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 9 
Bobby Hull
(One of the Greatest Ice Hockey Players of All Time)
Bobby Hull
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 3, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Point Anne, Belleville, Canada
Died: 2023
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 10 
Josh Gibson
(One of the Best Power Hitters and Catchers in Baseball History.)
Josh Gibson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buena Vista, Georgia, United States
Died: 1947
Joshua Gibson, or the Back Babe Ruth, was one of the most powerful hitters and catchers in the history of baseball. He had a long stint with the Negro League team the Homestead Grays. He was the second Negro League inductee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
 11 
Mira Furlan
(Actress)
Mira Furlan
2
Birthdate: September 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia
Died: 2021
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 12 
Carrie Hamilton
(Actress)
Carrie Hamilton
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Birthdate: December 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 2002
 13 
Alan Freed
(American Disc Jockey and Radio Personality)
Alan Freed
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 15, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1965
 14 
Curt Flood
(Baseball player)
Curt Flood
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 18, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston
Died: 1997
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 15 
Paul Bocuse
(Chefs)
Paul Bocuse
1
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: February 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or, France
Died: 2018
 16 
Kalakaua
(Monarch)
Kalakaua
1
Birthdate: November 16, 1836
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: 1891
 17 
Bobo Brazil
(Wrestler)
Bobo Brazil
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Died: 1998
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 18 
Jean-François Millet
(Artist)
Jean-François Millet
1
Birthdate: October 4, 1814
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gréville-Hague, La Hague, France
Died: 1875
 19 
Al Hirschfeld
(Caricaturist, Artist, Postage stamp designer)
Al Hirschfeld
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 21, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: 2003
 20 
Claudio Abbado
(Conductor Who Was One of the leading conductors of his Generation)
Claudio Abbado
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 26, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: 2014
 21 
Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor
(Emperor)
Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor
1
Birthdate: August 6, 1697
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brussels
Died: 1745
 22 
Gerry Mulligan
(Former Jazz musician who teamed up with Chet Baker to form an influential cool jazz group)
Gerry Mulligan
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 6, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Queens Village, New York, United States
Died: 1996
 23 
Charles IV of Spain
(Former King of Spain (1788 - 1808))
Charles IV of Spain
5
Birthdate: November 11, 1748
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portici, Italy
Died: 1819
Charles IV of Spain reigned as the king of Spain from 1788 to 1808. His reign turned out to be a turning point in the history of Spain for various reasons. His reign is often criticized for allowing Spain to enter a series of unpropitious alliances, which eventually led to his abdication. 
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Nedra Volz
(Actress, Singer)
Nedra Volz
5
Birthdate: June 18, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montrose, Iowa, United States
Died: 2003
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 25 
Muhammad ibn Idris ash-Shafi`i
(Arab Muslim Scholar, Theologian, and Writer)
Muhammad ibn Idris ash-Shafi`i
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Birthdate: 0767
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gaza
Died: 0820
 26 
David Garrick
(Actor, Playwright, Film producer, Writer, Screenwriter, Stage actor)
David Garrick
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 19, 1717
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hereford
Died: 1779
 27 
Prince Henry of Battenberg
(Prince)
Prince Henry of Battenberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 5, 1858
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: 1896

Prince Henry of Battenberg was a morganatic descendant of the Grand Ducal House of Hesse. He was the son of Prince Alexander of Hesse and by the Rhine, and his wife, Countess Julia von Hauke. He married Queen Victoria's youngest child, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, and became a member of the British Royal Family. 

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Amílcar Cabral
(Agricultural engineer and Politician)
Amílcar Cabral
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 24, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bafatá, Portuguese Guinea
Died: 1973
 29 
Bairbre Dowling
(Actress)
Bairbre Dowling
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Birthdate: March 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 2016
 30 
Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni
(Military Personnel and Prime Minister of Japan from August 1945 to October 1945)
Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 3, 1887
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Died: 1990
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Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor
(Politician)
Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor
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Birthdate: July 18, 1552
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: 1612

Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor reigned as the King of the Romans and as the King in Germany between 1576 and 1612. Best remembered as an intellectual aficionado of occult arts, Rudolf is often seen as the founding father of the Scientific Revolution. He devoted his time to astrology and alchemy in an attempt to find the Philosopher's Stone.

 32 
John Soane
(English Architect and Archaeologist)
John Soane
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: September 10, 1753
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Goring, United Kingdom
Died: 1837

English architect John Soane contributed immensely to the Neo-Classical style of architecture. Born to a bricklayer, Soane began training as an architect at 15. He soared to fame during his 45-year stint as an architect of the Bank of England and was also knighted for his achievements.

 33 
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
(Political & Spiritual Leader and Founder of the 'Khudai Khidmatgar' Resistance Movement against British Colonial Rule in India)
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 6, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Utmānzai, Pakistan
Died: 1988

Abdul Ghaffar Khan was a Pashtun independence activist who opposed the British rule in India. A spiritual and political leader, Khan called for Hindu-Muslim unity in India and opposed the partition of India. Khan is still revered by many in India and Pakistan for his pacifist ideology. Many places in India are named in his honor.

 34 
David Newman
(Composer)
David Newman
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 24, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Corsicana, Texas, United States
Died: 2009
 35 
Minh Mang
(Emperor)
Minh Mang
2
Birthdate: May 25, 1791
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gia Định, Việt Nam
Died: 1841
 36 
Adelaide of Austria
(Queen)
Adelaide of Austria
1
Birthdate: June 3, 1822
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Royal Palace, Milan, Italy
Died: 1855

The first wife of Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia, who later became the king of Italy, Adelaide of Austria was a Milanese noblewoman who became the queen of Sardinia. She birthed 8 children, including future king of Italy, Umberto I. Her marriage to Victor was primarily a political alliance.

 37 
Beatrice Lillie
(Actress)
Beatrice Lillie
1
Birthdate: May 29, 1894
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 1989
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 38 
José Guadalupe Posada
(Mexican Political Lithographer)
José Guadalupe Posada
0
Birthdate: February 2, 1852
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aguascalientes
Died: 1913
 39 
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga
(Kenyan Political Leader Who Played a Key Role in Kenya's Struggle for Independence)
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bondo, Kenya
Died: 1994
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga was a Kenyan political leader who played an important role in Kenya's struggle for independence. After Kenya's independence, Oginga Odinga served as the country's first vice-president from 12 December 1964 to 14 April 1966. Jaramogi Oginga Odinga is best remembered for his autobiography Not Yet Uhuru.
 40 
Edgar Froese
(German Electronic Musician Best Known for Founding the Electronic Music Group 'Tangerine Dream')
Edgar Froese
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sovetsk, Russia
Died: 2015

A pioneer in electronic music and founder of music band Tangerine Dream, Edgar Willmar Froese started playing guitar at the age of 15. At nineteen, he formed his first group, which disbanded within three years. By then, he had started experimenting and eventually formed Tangerine Dream, concurrently continuing to sing solo and release solo albums.

 41 
Thomas Mifflin
(Politician)
Thomas Mifflin
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 10, 1744
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1800
 42 
Ferdinand Mannlicher
(Austrian Small Arms Designer and Engineer)
Ferdinand Mannlicher
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 30, 1848
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: 1904
 43 
Gad Anders Rausing
(Industrialist)
Gad Anders Rausing
1
Birthdate: May 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bromma, Sweden
Died: 2000

Gad Anders Rausing was a Swedish archaeologist and industrialist. Alongside his brother Hans Anders Rausing, Gad is credited with popularizing the food packaging company Tetra Pak, which was founded by his father Ruben Rausing. Gad Rausing, who had a lifelong passion for archaeology, taught at Lund University's Institute of Archaeology. Gad Anders Rausing also authored several books on archaeology. 

 44 
Dit Clapper
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Player Who Played as Defencemen)
Dit Clapper
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 9, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Died: 1978
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 45 
Craig Claiborne
(Food Critic)
Craig Claiborne
1
Birthdate: September 4, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sunflower, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2000
 46 
Anatol Rapoport
(American Mathematical Psychologist)
Anatol Rapoport
0
Birthdate: May 22, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lozova,Russia
Died: 2007
 47 
Reynolds Price
(Poet)
Reynolds Price
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Macon, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2011
 48 
Dante Lavelli
(Football player)
Dante Lavelli
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 23, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hudson, Ohio, United States
Died: 2009
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 49 
George Smathers
(Politician, Basketball player)
George Smathers
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2007
 50 
Sexy Cora
(Actress)
Sexy Cora
3
Birthdate: May 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Berlin, West Germany
Died: 2011