Died On January 27th

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Discover the most famous people who died on January 27. The list includes people like Francis Drake, John Hurt, Nellie Bly, J. D. Salinger, Giuseppe Verdi. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, actors, poets and emperors & kings and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, Germany & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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 1 
André the Giant
(French Professional Wrestler Known for His Great Size)
André the Giant
68
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Coulommiers, France
Died: 1993
Height: 7'4" (224 cm)
 2 
John Hurt
(Actor)
John Hurt
12
Birthdate: January 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, UK
Died: 2017
 3 
Gus Grissom
(Astronaut)
Gus Grissom
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mitchell, Indiana, United States
Died: 1967
 4 
Cloris Leachman
(Actress and Comedienne Known for Role as ‘Phyllis Lindstrom’ in the TV Sitcom ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’)
Cloris Leachman
10
Birthdate: April 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 5 
Marcheline Bertrand
(American Actress and Former Wife of Actor ‘Jon Voight’)
Marcheline Bertrand
8
Birthdate: May 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blue Island, Illinois, United States
Died: 2007
 6 
Nellie Bly
(Journalist and Writer Known for Her Record-Breaking Trip Around the World in 72 Days)
Nellie Bly
20
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 5, 1864
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cochrans Mills, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1922
 7 
J. D. Salinger
(American Author Best Known for His Novel 'The Catcher in the Rye')
J. D. Salinger
18
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 2010
 8 
Humayun
(Mughal Emperor (1530-40))
Humayun
16
Birthdate: March 6, 1508
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan
Died: 1556
 9 
Giuseppe Verdi
(One of the Greatest Opera Composers of the 19th Century)
Giuseppe Verdi
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 10, 1813
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Le Roncole, Italy
Died: 1901
 10 
Mahalia Jackson
(Singer, Television Personality)
Mahalia Jackson
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died: 1972
 11 
Claude Akins
9
Birthdate: May 25, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nelson, Georgia, United States
Died: 1994
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 12 
Pete Seeger
(American Folk Singer Best-Known for His Songs: ‘Where Have All the Flowers Gone?’ & ‘Turn! Turn! Turn!’)
Pete Seeger
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 3, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 2014
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 13 
Ingvar Kamprad
(Founder of IKEA)
Ingvar Kamprad
12
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pjätteryd, Sweden
Died: 2018
 14 
Thomas Crapper
(Businessman)
Thomas Crapper
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 28, 1836
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Waterside, Thorne, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1910
 15 
John Updike
(Poet, Novelist)
John Updike
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 18, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2009
 16 
Nerva
(Roman Emperor)
Nerva
3
Birthdate: November 8, 0030
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Narni, Italy
Died: 0098
 17 
Louis de Funès
1
Birthdate: July 31, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Courbevoie, France
Died: 1983
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 18 
John James Audubon
(Naturalist, Painter, Ornithologist)
John James Audubon
2
Birthdate: April 26, 1785
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Les Cayes
Died: 1851
 19 
Ed White
(Engineer)
Ed White
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 14, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Died: 1967
 20 
Jack Paar
(Actor)
Jack Paar
1
Birthdate: May 1, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States
Died: 2004
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 21 
Zelda Rubinstein
6
Birthdate: May 28, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 2010
Height: 4'3" (130 cm)
 22 
Gordon B. Hinckley
(Religious Leader)
Gordon B. Hinckley
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: 2008
 23 
Howard Zinn
(Historian)
Howard Zinn
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2010
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 24 
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim
(6th President of Finland (1944 - 1946))
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 4, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Askainen, Finland
Died: 1951
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 25 
Lilli Palmer
(Actress)
Lilli Palmer
2
Birthdate: May 24, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Poznań, Poland
Died: 1986
 26 
Roger B. Chaffee
(Officer, Aviator, Astronaut)
Roger B. Chaffee
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grand Rapids
Died: 1967
 27 
John Farrow
(Film Director Best Known for His Films: 'Wake Island' and 'Around the World in Eighty Days')
John Farrow
1
Birthdate: February 10, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: 1963
 28 
Jacobo Árbenz
(Politician, Military personnel)
Jacobo Árbenz
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Quetzaltenango
Died: 1971
 29 
Emmanuelle Riva
(Former Actress best known for her roles in the films Hiroshima mon amour (1959) and Amour (2012))
Emmanuelle Riva
0
Birthdate: February 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cheniménil, France
Died: 2017
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 30 
Mort Walker
(Comics artist, Writer)
Mort Walker
1
Birthdate: September 3, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: El Dorado, Kansas, United States
Died: 2018
 31 
Charles H. Townes
0
Birthdate: July 28, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Died: 2015
 32 
Galla Placidia
0
Birthdate: 0392 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: 0450
 33 
Bartolomeo Cristofori
(Musical instrument maker, Piano maker, Inventor)
Bartolomeo Cristofori
0
Birthdate: May 4, 1655
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Padua
Died: 1731
 34 
Salvador Laurel
(8th Vice President of the Philippines, 5th Prime Minister of the Philippines)
Salvador Laurel
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 18, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Died: 2004
 35 
Ramaswamy Venkataraman
(President , lawyer, politician)
Ramaswamy Venkataraman
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 4, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rajamadam
Died: 2009
 36 
Isaac Babel
(Journalist, Writer)
Isaac Babel
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 13, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine
Died: 1940
 37 
Johannes Rau
(Former President of Germany (1999 - 2004))
Johannes Rau
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 16, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wuppertal, Germany
Died: 2006
Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 12, 1724
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Butleigh
Died: 1816
 39 
Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 27, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lubin
Died: 1980
 40 
Gene McFadden
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Olanta, South Carolina, United States
Died: 2006
 41 
Bharmal
(Ruler of Amer)
Bharmal
0
Birthdate: 1498 AD
Birthplace: Amber, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Died: 1574
 42 
Endre Ady
(One of the Greatest Hungarian Poets of the 20th Century)
Endre Ady
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 22, 1877
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ady Endre, Romania
Died: 1919
 43 
Luigi Tenco
(Singer-songwriter)
Luigi Tenco
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 21, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cassine, Italy
Died: 1967
 44 
Friedrich Gulda
(Pianist, Composer, Singer, Jazz musician)
Friedrich Gulda
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: 2000
 45 
Oskar Homolka
1
Birthdate: August 12, 1898
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1978
 46 
Alphonse Juin
(French general)
Alphonse Juin
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 16, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Annaba, Algeria
Died: 1967
 47 
Richard Courant
(Mathematician, University teacher)
Richard Courant
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 8, 1888
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lubliniec
Died: 1972
 48 
Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
1
Birthdate: January 25, 1891
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1992
 49 
Betty Lou Keim
0
Birthdate: September 27, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Malden, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2010
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 50 
Erich Heckel
(Painter)
Erich Heckel
0
Birthdate: July 31, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Döbeln, Germany
Died: 1970