Died On January 25th

Discover the most famous people who died on January 25. The list includes people like Al Capone, Ava Gardner, Philip Johnson, Mamadou Dia, Ferdinand II of Aragon. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, mathematicians, philosophers and sociologists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Mary Tyler Moore
(Known for Her Role in TV Sitcoms ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ and 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show')
Mary Tyler Moore
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Birthdate: December 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn Heights, New York, United States
Died: 2017

Actress and producer, Mary Tyler Moore, was well known for appearing in popular sitcoms in the 1960s and 1970s. She also appeared in a few movies and was nominated for an Academy Award. She advocated for animal rights and diabetes prevention and was the international chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

 2 
Ava Gardner
(Actress)
Ava Gardner
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Birthdate: December 24, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Grabtown, North Carolina, United States
Died: 1990

Ava Gardner was one of the top stars of the 1950s. She was also considered one of the leading Hollywood actresses of her time. In 1999, she was ranked 25th in the greatest female screen legends list issued by The American Film Institute. A truly international figure, a statue of Gardner has been erected in Tossa de Mar, Spain.

 3 
Cindy Williams
(Actress and Producer Known for Her Role as ‘Shirley Feeney’ on the TV Sitcom ‘Happy Days’)
Cindy Williams
10
Birthdate: August 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2023
Cindy Williams is best known for her Golden Globe-nominated role of Shirley Feeney in the series Laverne and Shirley. Fans also loved her as Laurie Henderson in the film American Graffiti, a role that earned her a BAFTA nomination. She has authored a memoir and promoted Visiting Angels.
 4 
Adele Astaire
(American Dancer, Actress and Singer)
Adele Astaire
5
Birthdate: September 10, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: 1981
 5 
Philip Johnson
(Architect)
Philip Johnson
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: July 8, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cleveland
Died: 2005

Philip Johnson was an American architect who organized the Modern architecture's first exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1932. A highly influential and respected architect, Johnson was honored with the prestigious AIA Gold Medal in 1978. The following year, he was honored with the first Pritzker Architecture Prize.

 6 
Demis Roussos
(Singer Known for His Solo Hits in the 1970s and 80s, Including 'Forever and Ever', 'Goodbye')
Demis Roussos
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 2015

Demis Roussos was a Greek singer-songwriter remembered for his work with the band Aphrodite's Child. He also had an illustrious career as a vocal soloist and sold over 60 million albums worldwide. His works have inspired musicians all over the world, including Bollywood music director R. D. Burman, whose song Mehbooba Mehbooba is based on Roussos' Say You Love Me.

 7 
Miklós Fehér
(Hungarian Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Miklós Fehér
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tatabánya, Hungary
Died: 2004
 8 
Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
(Aristocrat)
Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
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Birthdate: July 20, 1835
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Langenburg, Germany
Died: 1900
 9 
Fanny Blankers-Koen
(Dutch Track and Field Athlete)
Fanny Blankers-Koen
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 26, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lage Vuursche, Netherlands
Died: 2004
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 10 
Colleen Moore
(Actress)
Colleen Moore
1
Birthdate: August 19, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port Huron, Michigan, U.S.
Died: 1988
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 11 
Joseph Wheeler
(Military Commander)
Joseph Wheeler
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 10, 1836
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States
Died: 1906
 12 
Irene Castle
(Dancer)
Irene Castle
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: April 17, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York ,United States
Died: 1969
 13 
Princess Ludovika of Bavaria
(Aristocrat)
Princess Ludovika of Bavaria
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Birthdate: August 30, 1808
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 1892
 14 
Carl T. Hayden
(Senator)
Carl T. Hayden
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 2, 1877
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tempe, Arizona, United States
Died: 1972
 15 
Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton
Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton
2
Birthdate: December 3, 1830
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Died: 1896
 16 
Liang Wudong
(Physician)
Liang Wudong
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: China
Died: 2020
 17 
Robert Shaw
(American Conductor)
Robert Shaw
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 30, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Red Bluff, California, United States
Died: 1999
 18 
Jeane Dixon
(Psychic)
Jeane Dixon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Medford, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 1997
 19 
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen
(Russian Cartographer, Naval Officer, and Explorer)
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 20, 1778
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lahetaguse, Estonia
Died: 1852

Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen was a Russian cartographer, naval officer, and explorer. He is best remembered for his role in Russia's first circumnavigation of the world. Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen also led another circumnavigation that led to the discovery of Antarctica. 

 20 
Stephen Cole Kleene
(Mathematician, Computer scientist, Philosopher, University teacher)
Stephen Cole Kleene
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 5, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hartford
Died: 1994
 21 
Albert W. Tucker
(Mathematician, Topologist, University teacher)
Albert W. Tucker
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 28, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ontario
Died: 1995

Canadian mathematician Albert W. Tucker is remembered for his contribution to the field of operations research, primarily non-linear programming and game theory. The Princeton alumnus was also associated with Harvard as a research fellow and later taught math at Princeton. John Nash was one of his PhD students.

 22 
Neagu Djuvara
(Romanian Historian, Journalist, Academic, Diplomat, and Writer)
Neagu Djuvara
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 18, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: 2018

Romanian historian, journalist, and author Neagu Djuvara had also been a diplomat. His political activities got him exiled, and he remained in Paris for a while and then settled in Niger as a foreign ministry advisor. He also taught at the University of Niamey and, later, at the University of Bucharest.

 23 
Christian II of Denmark
(King)
Christian II of Denmark
3
Birthdate: July 1, 1481
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nyborg, Denmark
Died: 1559
 24 
Grigor Parlichev
(Bulgarian Writer, Educator and Translator Best Known for His Works ‘O Armatolos’ and ‘1762 leto’)
Grigor Parlichev
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 18, 1830
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ohrid, North Macedonia
Died: 1893

 Macedonian-Bulgarian writer, teacher and translator Grigor Parlichev is best-known for works like O Armatolos and 1762 leto. O Armatolos, written in Greek, won Parlichev 1st prize at Athens University Poetry Competition (1860). He held several academic positions, was an initiator of Bulgarian Men's High School of Thessaloniki, part of the Bulgarian Renaissance and since the late-1860’s wrote only in Bulgarian. 

 25 
Buchi Emecheta
(Nigerian-born Novelist)
Buchi Emecheta
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yaba Department
Died: 2017

Nigerian-born novelist Buchi Emecheta OBE, who was based in the UK since 1962, gained critical-acclaim and recognition for her literary works with themes including child-slavery, female independence, motherhood and freedom through education. Notable works of Emecheta include novels like Second Class CitizenThe Bride PriceThe Joys of Motherhood and The Slave Girl. The latter won her Jock Campbell Award

 26 
Herman Wedemeyer
(Actor)
Herman Wedemeyer
0
Birthdate: May 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Died: 1999
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 27 
Maria Anna Thekla Mozart
(Homekeeper)
Maria Anna Thekla Mozart
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 25, 1758
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany
Died: 1841
 28 
Heinrich Suso
(German Dominican Friar and the Most Popular Vernacular Writer of the Fourteenth Century)
Heinrich Suso
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 21, 1295
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Überlingen, Germany
Died: 1366

German mystic Heinrich Suso was a significant leader of the Friends of God movement. Best known for his work Little Book of Eternal Wisdom, he faced a lot of issues for his support of mystic Meister Eckhart. He apparently practiced austerity by wearing a shirt with 150 nails inside it.

 29 
Isaac II Angelos
(Emperor)
Isaac II Angelos
0
Birthdate: 1156
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: 1204
 30 
Lucas Cranach the Younger
(Painter)
Lucas Cranach the Younger
0
Birthdate: October 4, 1515
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wittenberg, Germany
Died: 1586
 31 
Ouida
(Novelist)
Ouida
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1839
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bury Saint Edmunds, England
Died: 1908
 32 
Kim Manners
(Film director, Film producer)
Kim Manners
0
Birthdate: January 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: United States
Died: 2009
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 33 
M. N. Roy
(Indian Marxist Revolutionary, Political Theorist and a Noted Philosopher of the 20th Century)
M. N. Roy
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 21, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Bengal, India
Died: 1954

Apart from being one of the co-founders of the Communist Party of India, M. N. Roy also established the Mexican Communist Party. Jailed for his political activities, he penned the nine-volume Prison Manuscripts in prison. He later joined the Indian National Congress but quit it soon after.

 34 
Thornton Dial
(Artist)
Thornton Dial
0
Birthdate: September 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Emelle, Alabama
Died: 2016
 35 
John J. Pettus
(Lawyer)
John J. Pettus
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 9, 1813
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wilson County, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1867
 36 
Geiseric
(Ruler of the Vandal Kingdom (428 - 477))
Geiseric
0
Birthdate: 0389 AD
Birthplace: Lake Balaton, Hungary
Died: 0477

King of the Vandals and Alans Gaiseric established the Vandal Kingdom with Germanic Vandal people, developing the comparatively trivial Germanic tribe into a significant Mediterranean power, which ruled in North Africa and the Mediterranean for over a century. Gaiseric led several campaigns against Western Roman Empire during 5th-century, most notably the capture and plundering of Rome in June 455. .

 37 
Kanno Sugako
(Journalist)
Kanno Sugako
0
Birthdate: 1881 AD
Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
Died: 1911
 38 
Sonny Schmidt
(Bodybuilder)
Sonny Schmidt
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 9, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Zealand
Died: 2004
 39 
Ross Milne
(Australian Alpine Skier)
Ross Milne
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Victoria, Australia
Died: 1964
 40 
Robin Coombs
(Immunologist)
Robin Coombs
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 9, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2006
 41 
Charles Philipon
(French Caricaturist, Lithographer, and Journalist)
Charles Philipon
0
Birthdate: April 19, 1800
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: 1861
 42 
Sveinn Björnsson
(President)
Sveinn Björnsson
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 27, 1881
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen
Died: 1952
 43 
Athanaric
(king)
Athanaric
0
Birthdate: 0318 AD
Died: 0381
 44 
Rodney Soher
(British Bobsledder and Olympic Silver Medalist)
Rodney Soher
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 27, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brighton, England
Died: 1983
 45 
Sir Isaac Shoenberg
(Inventor)
Sir Isaac Shoenberg
0
Birthdate: March 1, 1880
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pinsk, Belarus
Died: 1963
 46 
Werner Aspenström
(Poet)
Werner Aspenström
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Norrbarke, Sweden
Died: 1997
 47 
Beno Gutenberg
(Seismologist)
Beno Gutenberg
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 4, 1889
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: 1960
 48 
Mikhail Chigorin
(Russian Chess Player)
Mikhail Chigorin
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 12, 1850
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gatchina, Russia
Died: 1908

Unlike other renowned chess players, Mikhail Chigorin began playing chess quite late, at 16, and only began pursuing it seriously after leaving his job as a government officer. He was associated with the Romantic chess style and paved way for the Soviet chess school. He had also launched a chess magazine.

 49 
Elias Parish Alvars
(Composer)
Elias Parish Alvars
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 28, 1808
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Devon, England
Died: 1849
 50 
Claribel Alegría
(Neustadt Prize-Winning Nicaraguan-Salvadoran Author)
Claribel Alegría
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 12, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Estelí, Nicaragua
Died: 2018

Nicaraguan-Salvadoran author and poet Clara Isabel Alegría Vides, better known as Claribel Alegría, was an influential name in Central American literature. The Neustadt Prize winner was known for her masterpieces such as Flowers from the Volcano. She was highly critical of the Salvadoran military government and often wrote on socio-political issues.