Died On January 21st

Discover the most famous people who died on January 21. The list includes people like Vladimir Lenin, George Orwell, Louis XVI of France, Cecil B. DeMille, Jack Lord. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, political leaders, philosophers and directors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Russia 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 
Vladimir Lenin
(1st & Founding head of government of Soviet Russia (1917-1924) and Soviet Union (1922-24))

Vladimir Lenin
48
Birthdate: April 22, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ulyanovsk, Russia
Died: 1924

 2 
George Orwell
(Known for His Novels “Animal Farm” and “Nineteen Eighty-Four”)

George Orwell
46
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 25, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Motihari, Bihar, India
Died: 1950
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 3 
Louis XVI of France
(King of France)

Louis XVI of France
15
Birthdate: August 23, 1754
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Died: 1793
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 4 
Emiliano Sala
(Footballer)

Emiliano Sala
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 31, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cululú, Santa Fe
Died: 2019
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 5 

Terry Jones
8
Birthdate: February 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Wales
Died: 2020
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 6 

Jackie Wilson
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: 1984

 7 
Jack Lord
(Best Known for His Role of Steve McGarrett in the CBS TV Series 'Hawaii Five-O')

Jack Lord
3
Birthdate: December 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1998
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 8 
Cecil B. DeMille
(Film Director, Producer)

Cecil B. DeMille
2
Birthdate: August 12, 1881
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ashfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1959

 9 
Peggy Lee
(Singer)

Peggy Lee
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 26, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
Died: 2002
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 10 
Ann Sheridan
(Actress)

Ann Sheridan
0
Birthdate: February 21, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Denton, Texas, USA
Died: 1967
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 11 
Carl Switzer
(Actor, Singer)

Carl Switzer
1
Birthdate: August 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, Illinois, United States
Died: 1959

 12 

Nathalie Delon
1
Birthdate: August 1, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oujda, Morocco
Died: 2021
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 13 
Geeta Bali
(Actor)

Geeta Bali
1
Birthdate: 1930 AD
Birthplace: Sargodha, Pakistan
Died: 1965

 14 

Susan Strasberg
0
Birthdate: May 22, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1999
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 15 

Gojong of Korea
2
Birthdate: September 8, 1852
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Unhyeongung, Seoul, South Korea
Died: 1919

 16 
Mrinalini Sarabhai
(Classical Dancer and Choreographer)

Mrinalini Sarabhai
3
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: May 11, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kerala
Died: 2016

 17 
James Beard
(Chef, Non-fiction writer)

James Beard
0
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: May 5, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Portland
Died: 1985

 18 
Eiko Ishioka
(Art Director)

Eiko Ishioka
0
Birthdate: July 12, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: 2012

 19 
Camillo Golgi
(Physician, Pathologist, Biologist)

Camillo Golgi
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 7, 1843
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Corteno, Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia, Italy
Died: 1926

 20 

Joseph Schildkraut
0
Birthdate: March 22, 1896
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1964

 21 
Elisha Gray
(Engineer)

Elisha Gray
0
Birthdate: August 2, 1835
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barnesville
Died: 1901

Princess Ileana of Romania
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: 1991

 23 
Bill Johnson
(Athlete)

Bill Johnson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2016

 24 
Michael Winner
(Film director)

Michael Winner
0
Birthdate: October 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Died: 2013

 25 
Charles Brown
(American singer)

Charles Brown
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Texas City
Died: 1999

 26 
Bassel al-Assad
(Politician, Engineer)

Bassel al-Assad
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Damascus
Died: 1994

 27 

Victor Perez
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 18, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
Died: 1945
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 28 
George Moore
(Irish novelist)

George Moore
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 24, 1852
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: 1933

 29 
Mustafa III
(Sultan)

Mustafa III
0
Birthdate: January 28, 1717
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: 1774

 30 
Billy Tipton
(Musician)

Billy Tipton
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 29, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 1989

 31 

Lytton Strachey
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 1, 1880
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1932

 32 
Yemelyan Pugachev
(Leader of Pugachev Rebellion)

Yemelyan Pugachev
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1742 AD
Birthplace: Volgograd Oblast, Russia
Died: 1775
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 33 
Russell Baker
(Journalist)

Russell Baker
0
Birthdate: August 14, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Loudoun County, Virginia, U.S.
Died: 2019

 34 

Franz Grillparzer
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 15, 1791
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1872

 35 
Alexander Herzen
(Father of Russian socialism)

Alexander Herzen
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 6, 1812
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1870

 36 
Božena Němcová
(Czech Writer Best Known For Her Novel 'Babička')

Božena Němcová
0
Birthdate: February 4, 1820
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1862

 37 
Claude Duval
(Highwayman)

Claude Duval
1
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 1643 AD
Birthplace: Normandy, France
Died: 1670

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 22, 1621
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Dorset, England
Died: 1683

 39 
Alex Groza
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)

Alex Groza
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 7, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Martins Ferry, Ohio, United States
Died: 1995
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 40 

George Washington Goethals
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 29, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: 1928

 41 
Alma Rubens
(Actress)

Alma Rubens
0
Birthdate: February 19, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 1931
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 42 
Brandon Truaxe
(Founder of DECIEM, the Toronto-based beauty company)

Brandon Truaxe
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: 2019

 43 

Mascha Kaleko
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chrzanow, Poland
Died: 1975

 44 
Dennis Oppenheim
(Conceptual artist)

Dennis Oppenheim
0
Birthdate: September 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Electric City, Washington, United States
Died: 2011

 45 
Blaise Cendrars
(Novelist)

Blaise Cendrars
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 1, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Died: 1961

 46 

Pope Paschal II
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1050 AD
Birthplace: Santa Sofia, Italy
Died: 1118

 47 

Joseph O Conor
0
Birthdate: February 14, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Died: 2001

Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 6, 1820
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Forres, Scotland
Died: 1914

 49 
Bernard Mandeville
(Philosopher)

Bernard Mandeville
0
Birthdate: November 15, 1670
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: 1733

Princess Dorothea of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1881
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1967