Died On January 21st

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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.
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 1 
Vladimir Lenin
(Russian Revolutionary & Politician Who Served as the First Head of Government of Soviet Russia)
Vladimir Lenin
61
Listed In: Leaders
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
52
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
20
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
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 31, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cululú, Santa Fe
Died: 2019
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 5 
Terry Jones
10
Birthdate: February 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Wales
Died: 2020
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 6 
Jack Lord
(Best Known for His Role of Steve McGarrett in the CBS TV Series 'Hawaii Five-O')
Jack Lord
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Birthdate: December 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1998
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 7 
Jackie Wilson
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: 1984
 8 
Cecil B. DeMille
(One of the Most Commercially Successful Producers & Directors in Film History)
Cecil B. DeMille
2
Birthdate: August 12, 1881
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ashfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1959
 9 
Peggy Lee
(Singer)
Peggy Lee
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 26, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
Died: 2002
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 10 
Carl Switzer
(Actor, Singer)
Carl Switzer
2
Birthdate: August 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, Illinois, United States
Died: 1959
 11 
Ann Sheridan
(Actress)
Ann Sheridan
1
Birthdate: February 21, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Denton, Texas, USA
Died: 1967
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 12 
Susan Strasberg
0
Birthdate: May 22, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1999
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 13 
Geeta Bali
(Indian Actress Who Worked in Hindi Language Films)
Geeta Bali
1
Birthdate: 1930 AD
Birthplace: Sargodha, Pakistan
Died: 1965
 14 
Nathalie Delon
2
Birthdate: August 1, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oujda, Morocco
Died: 2021
Height: 5'5" (165 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
2
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: May 5, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Portland
Died: 1985
 18 
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
 19 
Elisha Gray
(Engineer)
Elisha Gray
0
Birthdate: August 2, 1835
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barnesville
Died: 1901
 20 
Bassel al-Assad
(Politician, Engineer)
Bassel al-Assad
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Damascus
Died: 1994
 21 
Bill Johnson
(Athlete)
Bill Johnson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2016
 22 
Joseph Schildkraut
(Austrian-American Actor)
Joseph Schildkraut
1
Birthdate: March 22, 1896
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1964
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 23 
Theodor Kittelsen
(Artist, illustrator)
Theodor Kittelsen
0
Birthdate: April 27, 1857
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kragerø, Norway
Died: 1914
Princess Ileana of Romania
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: 1991
 25 
Mustafa III
(Sultan)
Mustafa III
0
Birthdate: January 28, 1717
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: 1774
 26 
George Moore
(Irish Novelist Known for His Work ‘Confessions of a Young Man’ and ‘Esther Waters’)
George Moore
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 24, 1852
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moore Hall, Ireland
Died: 1933
 27 
Victor Perez
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 18, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
Died: 1945
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 28 
Eiko Ishioka
(Art Director)
Eiko Ishioka
2
Birthdate: July 12, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: 2012
 29 
Alexander Herzen
(Russian Writer and Thinker Known as the ‘Father of Russian Socialism’)
Alexander Herzen
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 6, 1812
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1870
 30 
Charles Brown
(American singer)
Charles Brown
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Texas City
Died: 1999
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
 32 
Yusuf Lule
(4th President of Uganda)
Yusuf Lule
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 10, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kampala, Uganda
Died: 1985
 33 
Franz Grillparzer
(Austrian Dramatist and Poet Known for Plays Such as 'Der Traum', 'ein Leben' and 'Spartacus')
Franz Grillparzer
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 15, 1791
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1872
 34 
Pope Paschal II
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1050 AD
Birthplace: Santa Sofia, Italy
Died: 1118
 35 
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
 36 
Blaise Cendrars
(Swiss Novelist and Poet)
Blaise Cendrars
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 1, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Died: 1961
 37 
Claude Duval
(French Highwayman Whose Life Has Inspired Novels, Dramas & Operas)
Claude Duval
2
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: 1643 AD
Birthplace: Domfront, Orne, 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 
Dennis Oppenheim
(Conceptual artist)
Dennis Oppenheim
0
Birthdate: September 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Electric City, Washington, United States
Died: 2011
 40 
Alex Groza
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Alex Groza
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 7, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Martins Ferry, Ohio, United States
Died: 1995
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 41 
Russell Baker
(Journalist)
Russell Baker
0
Birthdate: August 14, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Loudoun County, Virginia, U.S.
Died: 2019
 42 
George Washington Goethals
(Former 1st Governor of Panama Canal Zone (1914 - 1917))
George Washington Goethals
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 29, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1928
 43 
Mascha Kaleko
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chrzanow, Poland
Died: 1975
 44 
Joseph O Conor
0
Birthdate: February 14, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Died: 2001
 45 
John Couch Adams
(Mathematician, Astronomer, University teacher)
John Couch Adams
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 5, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Laneast
Died: 1892
Princess Dorothea of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1881
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1967
 47 
Georges Méliès
(One of the First Filmmakers to Use Storyboards & Fictional Narratives in Movies)
Georges Méliès
3
Birthdate: December 8, 1861
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1938
 48 
Abraham Sofaer
0
Birthdate: October 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rangoon, Burma
Died: 1988
Princess Charlotte of Württemberg
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 9, 1807
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Died: 1873
 50 
Joseph Justus Scaliger
(French Calvinist Religious Leader and Scholar)
Joseph Justus Scaliger
0
Birthdate: August 5, 1540
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Agen, France
Died: 1609