Died On January 22nd

Discover the most famous people who died on January 22. The list includes people like Queen Victoria, Heath Ledger, Lyndon B. Johnson, Telly Savalas, Jean Simmons. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, cartoonists, political leaders and journalists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Australia and many more countries.
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Heath Ledger
(Australian Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘The Joker’ in the Film ‘The Dark Knight’)
Heath Ledger
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Birthdate: April 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
Died: 2008

An Australian actor, Heath Ledger grabbed limelight in America with the teen comedy 10 Things I Hate About You. However, it was role in Brokeback Mountain that made him a star and earned him comparisons with greats actors like Marlon Brando. The brilliant actor gave his last performance as Joker in The Dark Knight which became a massive success.

 2 
Queen Victoria
(Queen of the United Kingdom (1837-1901))
Queen Victoria
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Birthdate: May 24, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kensington Palace, London, United Kingdom
Died: 1901

The Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for over six decades, Queen Victoria reigned for longer than any of her predecessors. Her rule witnessed the vast expansion of the British Empire and ushered in a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific, and military changes. Her Golden and Diamond Jubilees were celebrated with great pomp and show.

 3 
Hank Aaron
(One of the Greatest Baseball Players in History)
Hank Aaron
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Died: 2021

Baseball player Hank Aaron, also known as Hammer or Hammerin' Hank, is remembered for his stint with the MLB teams Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers. He also competed as part of the Negro League team Indianapolis Clowns. He was named to The Sporting News 100 Greatest Baseball Players.

 4 
Lyndon B. Johnson
(36th President of the United States (1963 - 1969))
Lyndon B. Johnson
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stonewall, Texas, United States
Died: 1973

The era of Lyndon B Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, saw the passage of many important laws pertaining to civil rights, gun control and social security.  Also, his ‘war on poverty’ helped millions to rise above the poverty line. However, he was criticised for the escalation of the Vietnam War.

 5 
Telly Savalas
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Birthdate: January 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Garden City, New York, United States
Died: 1994

Telly Savalas was an American singer and actor. He was characterized by his deep, resonant voice and bald head. In a career spanning 40 years, he is best known for her role in the film On Her Majesty's Secret Service   He is also considered  asone of the greatest TV stars ever. As a philhellene and philanthropist, Savalas supported various Hellenic causes.

 6 
Jean Simmons
(Actress and Singer)
Jean Simmons
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Birthdate: January 31, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2010
Jean Simmons is best remembered as Ophelia from the 1948 movie Hamlet, a role that fetched her an Oscar nomination. She won an Emmy for The Thorn Birds and a Golden Globe for Guys and Dolls. She was also known for her association with the anti-drug charity Release.
 7 
Ursula K. Le Guin
(American Author Best Known for Her Works of Speculative Fiction)
Ursula K. Le Guin
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Birthdate: October 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States
Died: 2018

Ursula K. Le Guin was an American author. In a career spanning almost six decades, Ursula wrote about political and social themes like race and sexuality. Throughout her career, Ursula had a major influence on speculative fiction. Her book A Wizard of Earthsea is credited with inspiring ideas like 'wizard school', which was later popularized in the Harry Potter series.

 8 
Duke Kahanamoku
(Hawaiian Competition Swimmer Who Popularized the Sport of Surfing)
Duke Kahanamoku
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haleʻākala, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: 1968

Duke Kahanamoku was an American competitive swimmer and surfer. He is credited with popularizing the ancient Hawaiian surfing. As a swimmer, Kahanamoku won three gold medals in two different Olympics. Kahanamoku was inducted into both the Surfing Hall of Fame and International Swimming Hall of Fame. He has been also inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame.

 9 
Ann Miller
(Actress, Singer)
Ann Miller
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Birthdate: April 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chireno, Texas, United States
Died: 2004
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 10 
Herbert Marshall
(Screen and Radio Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Gaston Monescu’ in the Film ‘Trouble in Paradise’)
Herbert Marshall
1
Birthdate: May 23, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1966

Herbert Marshall was an English actor best remembered for playing important roles in popular Hollywood films during the 1930s and 1940s. He was one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood at the peak of his career. In 1960, Herbert Marshall was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the film industry.

 11 
Alan Hale
(Actor)
Alan Hale
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Birthdate: February 10, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 1950
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
Bill Mauldin
(Former Cartoonist of realistic infantrymen Willie and Joe during WWII)
Bill Mauldin
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Birthdate: October 29, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mountain Park, New Mexico, United States
Died: 2003
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Patsy Rowlands
(Actress)
Patsy Rowlands
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Birthdate: January 19, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2005
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 14 
Johann Friedrich Blumenbach
(German Physician & Naturalist Considered to be a Main Founder of 'Zoology' and 'Anthropology' as Comparative, Scientific Disciplines)
Johann Friedrich Blumenbach
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Birthdate: May 11, 1752
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gotha, Germany
Died: 1840

A pioneer of physical anthropology, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach laid down one of the first racial classification systems for humans after studying human skulls, dividing mankind into five racial groups. Born into a family of academics, he was a prodigy. He was against scientific racism, though his theory promoted the degenerative hypothesis.

 15 
Abbe Pierre
(French Catholic Priest and Founder of the Emmaus Movement)
Abbe Pierre
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: 2007

Abbe Pierre was a French Catholic priest and a member of the Resistance during World War II. Born into a wealthy Catholic family, he entered the Capuchin Order as a teenager and renounced all his inheritances. Later on, he founded the Emmaus movement to help poor and homeless people. He remained active until his death at the age of 94.

 16 
Walter Sickert
(Painter)
Walter Sickert
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Birthdate: May 31, 1860
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich
Died: 1942

Part of the Camden Town Group of painters, who showcased both Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, German-born British painter Walter Sickert liked painting both people and scenes. His work Jack the Ripper's Bedroom gave rise to speculations that he could have been either the killer or his accomplice.

 17 
Rose Kennedy
(American Philanthropist, Socialite, and Matriarch of the Kennedy Family)
Rose Kennedy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 22, 1890
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1995
Rose Kennedy, wife of investor and U.S. ambassador to the U.K., Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., and mother of President John F. Kennedy, was an avid philanthropist. She was also the sixth American lady to become a Papal countess and was later named to the International Best Dressed List.
 18 
Yordano Ventura
(Dominican Professional Baseball Pitcher)
Yordano Ventura
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Samana, Dominican Republic
Died: 2017
Dominican baseball player Yordano Ventura, who made a name for himself as part of the MLB team Kansas City Royals, also won the 2015 World Series with his team. He left his fans and teammates shocked when he died in a car crash at the tender age of 25.
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Tommie Agee
(Baseball Player)
Tommie Agee
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Magnolia, Alabama, United States
Died: 2001
 20 
Mary Hays
(Woman Who Fought in the American War of Independence at the Battle of Monmouth)
Mary Hays
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 13, 1754
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1832

Mary Ludwig Hays, an American brave heart who is considered to have fought at the Battle of Monmouth in June 1778 during the American War of Independence, is mostly identified as the woman behind the legend of Molly Pitcher. She reportedly took her husband's place working a gun after he was wounded and brought water to troops at the battle  

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Nadejda Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven
(Aristocrat)
Nadejda Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven
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Birthdate: March 28, 1896
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cannes, France
Died: 1963
 22 
Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France
(Queen)
Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France
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Birthdate: July 5, 1554
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1592

Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France, is considered by many as the most attractive member of the Habsburg dynasty. The second daughter of Maria of Spain and Maximilian II of the Holy Roman Empire, she became the queen consort of France by virtue of her marriage to King Charles IX.

 23 
Harald Bohr
(Danish Mathematician and Footballer)
Harald Bohr
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 22, 1887
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1951

Not only was Harald Bohr the younger brother of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Niels Bohr, but he was also a renowned mathematician in his own right. He is remembered for his research on periodic functions. Interestingly, he was also part of the silver-winning Danish football team at the 1908 London Olympics.

 24 
Mike Hawthorn
(British Racing Driver Who Became the United Kingdom’s First Formula One World Champion)
Mike Hawthorn
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mexborough, Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: 1959

Mike Hawthorn was a British racing driver best remembered as the first Formula One World Champion from the United Kingdom; he achieved the feat when he won the world championship in 1958. Having been affected by the demise of his friend Peter Collins in the 1958 German Grand Prix, Mike Hawthorn announced his retirement after winning the F1 title.  

 25 
Penelope Dudley-Ward
(Actress)
Penelope Dudley-Ward
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Birthdate: August 4, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1982
 26 
Camille Jordan
(Mathematician, Engineer, Professor)
Camille Jordan
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 5, 1838
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lyon
Died: 1922

Camille Jordan was a French mathematician best remembered for his influential Cours d'analyse and his foundational work in group theory. He also served as an educator, teaching at prestigious institutions like the Collège de France and École Polytechnique. The asteroid 25593 Camillejordan is named in his honor.

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Marc Blitzstein
(Composer)
Marc Blitzstein
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 2, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1964
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Billy MacKenzie
Billy MacKenzie
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dundee
Died: 1997
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 29 
Else Lasker-Schüler
(German Poet and Playwright Famous for Her Bohemian Lifestyle in Berlin and Her Poetry)
Else Lasker-Schüler
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 11, 1869
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Elberfeld, Wuppertal, Germany
Died: 1945

One of the rare female Expressionist authors, Else Lasker-Schüler is best remembered for plays such as Die Wupper. Known for her bohemian and eccentric lifestyle, she fled the Nazis and moved first to Switzerland and then to Jerusalem. Owing to her extravagant expenses, she died in poverty.

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Kōbō Abe
(Japanese Writer and Inventor Known for His Work: ‘The Woman in the Dunes’ and ‘The Face of Another’)
Kōbō Abe
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: 1993

Japanese surrealist author Kōbō Abe is remembered for his Kafka-esque style and his bestselling novels such as The Woman in the Dunes. Though he studied medicine, pushed into it by his physician father, he never practiced. The Akutagawa Prize winner was also initially a communist but was later expelled.

 31 
Janette Carter
(Musician)
Janette Carter
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maces Springs, Virginia, United States
Died: 2006
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Dick Tufeld
(American Actor, Announcer, Narrator and Voice Actor)
Dick Tufeld
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Birthdate: December 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2012
 33 
Carl Larsson
(Swedish Painter Known for His Watercolors of Idyllic Family Life)
Carl Larsson
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Birthdate: May 28, 1853
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1919

Part of the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century, Swedish painter Carl Larsson is best remembered for his iconic painting Midvinterblot, or Midwinter Sacrifice. Born to a poor casual laborer, he had a tough childhood and began working as an illustrator at age 18.

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Joseph Whitworth
(British Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor and Philanthropist Who Devised the 'British Standard Whitworth System')
Joseph Whitworth
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1803
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockport, Cheshire, England
Died: 1887

Mechanical engineer Joseph Whitworth is best remembered for devising the British Standard Whitworth system for screw threads. He contributed a lot to the development of Owens College, introduced a scholarship, and left most of his fortunes to the people of Manchester. He was also made a baronet of the U.K.

 35 
Fredrik Bajer
(Writer and pacifist politician who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1908 together with Klas Pontus Arnoldson)
Fredrik Bajer
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 21, 1837
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Næstved, Denmark
Died: 1922
 36 
Carlos Schwabe
(Painter)
Carlos Schwabe
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Birthdate: July 21, 1866
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Altona, Hamburg, Germany
Died: 1926
 37 
Andrew E. Lange
(Astrophysicist)
Andrew E. Lange
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 23, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Urbana, Illinois, United States
Died: 2010
 38 
William Joseph Chaminade
(Catholic priest)
William Joseph Chaminade
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 8, 1761
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingdom of France
Died: 1850
 39 
Xiao Hong
(Chinese Writer)
Xiao Hong
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 2, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hulan District, Harbin, China
Died: 1942

Xiao Hong was a Chinese writer who used pen names like Lingling and Qiao Yin. She was subjected to dramatic situations during her lifetime, which encouraged film director Huo Jianqi to make a biopic of Xiao Hong titled Falling Flowers. Xiao Hong's life and career have also inspired another biopic titled The Golden Era, which was directed by Ann Hui.

 40 
Betty Wilson
(Considered as One of the Greatest Woman Cricketer of All Time)
Betty Wilson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: 2010
 41 
Jaki Liebezeit
(Drummer)
Jaki Liebezeit
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 26, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: 2017
 42 
Paul Walden
(Russian, Latvian and German Chemist Who is Known for his Work in Stereochemistry)
Paul Walden
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 26, 1863
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cēsis
Died: 1957

Paul Walden was a chemist best remembered for his work in stereochemistry. He is credited with inventing the stereochemical reaction, which came to be known as Walden inversion. Over the course of his illustrious career, Paul Walden was honored with several prestigious awards, including the Gmelin-Beilstein Medal in 1954.

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Princess Margaret of Prussia
(Princess)
Princess Margaret of Prussia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 22, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Palace, Potsdam, Germany
Died: 1954
 44 
Muhammad I of Granada
(Ruler)
Muhammad I of Granada
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Birthdate: 1195 AD
Birthplace: Arjona, Spain
Died: 1273
 45 
Edward Seymour, 1st duke of Somerset
(Government Official)
Edward Seymour, 1st duke of Somerset
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1500 AD
Birthplace: England
Died: 1552
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Elisabeth Marbury
(Literary agent)
Elisabeth Marbury
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 19, 1856
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1933
 47 
Lord Pretender
(Vocalist)
Lord Pretender
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 8, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: 2002
 48 
Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant
(Prince)
Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 12, 1859
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Royal Castle of Laeken, Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
Died: 1869
 49 
Anne Hébert
(Canadian Author and Poet)
Anne Hébert
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 1, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sainte-Catherine de Fossanbault, Canada
Died: 2000

Anne Hébert was a French Canadian poet and author who won the Governor General's Award, which is regarded as Canada's top literary honor, on three occasions. During her career, she also won other prestigious awards like the Molson Prize and the Ludger-Duvernay Prize. Hébert's works have been translated into many languages, including Spanish, English, and German.

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Joe Paterno
(Former American Football Player and Head Coach for 'Penn State Nittany Lions')
Joe Paterno
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2012

College football player, athletic director, and coach, Joe Paterno, is best remembered for being the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 1966 to 2011. In his extensive coaching career, he registered 409 victories. His career ended abruptly when he was dismissed as a result of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal. He died shortly after.