Died On January 28th

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Discover the most famous people who died on January 28. The list includes people like Henry VIII of England, Charlemagne, Zora Neale Hurston, Klaus Fuchs, Joseph Brodsky. Famous personalities featured on this list, include astronauts, poets, novelists and playwrights and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Charlemagne
(1st Emperor of the Romans from 800 to 814)
Charlemagne
38
Birthdate: April 2, 0747
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aachen, Germany
Died: 0814
 2 
Henry VIII of England
(King of England (1509 - 1547))
Henry VIII of England
50
Birthdate: June 28, 1491
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kent, England
Died: 1547
 3 
Cicely Tyson
(Actress and Model Best Known for Her Films: 'Sounder' and ‘The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman’)
Cicely Tyson
29
Birthdate: December 18, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 4 
W B Yeats
(One of the Greatest English-Language Poets of the 20th Century and 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature Winner)
W B Yeats
18
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 13, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sandymount, Ireland
Died: 1939
 5 
Francis Drake
(Best Known for His Circumnavigation of the World in a Single Expedition)
Francis Drake
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1540 AD
Birthplace: Tavistock, Devon, England
Died: 1596
 6 
Christa McAuliffe
(American Astronaut Who was Killed on the Space Shuttle 'Challenger' on Mission STS-51-L)
Christa McAuliffe
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1986
 7 
Zora Neale Hurston
(Folklorist, Anthropologist)
Zora Neale Hurston
13
Birthdate: January 7, 1891
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Notasulga
Died: 1960
 8 
Jimmy Durante
(One of America's Most Popular Personalities of the 1920s through the 1970s)
Jimmy Durante
4
Birthdate: February 10, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 1980
 9 
John Banner
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Sergeant Schultz’ in Sitcom the ‘Hogan's Heroes’)
John Banner
8
Birthdate: January 28, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Died: 1973
 10 
Lisa Loring
(Actress)
Lisa Loring
10
Birthdate: February 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, U.S.
Died: 2023
 11 
Astrid Lindgren
(Swedish Writer Known for Her Children's Books: ‘Pippi Longstocking’ and ‘The Six Bullerby Children’)
Astrid Lindgren
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 14, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vimmerby, Sweden
Died: 2002
 12 
Hal Smith
(Actor)
Hal Smith
4
Birthdate: August 24, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Petoskey, Michigan, United States
Died: 1994
 13 
Ronald McNair
(Physicist, Astronaut)
Ronald McNair
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lake City
Died: 1986
 14 
Klaus Fuchs
(Theoretical Physicist and Atomic Spy)
Klaus Fuchs
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 29, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rüsselsheim, German Empire
Died: 1988
 15 
Judith Resnik
(Engineer)
Judith Resnik
5
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 5, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: 1986
 16 
Dick Scobee
(Officer, Astronaut)
Dick Scobee
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 19, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cle Elum
Died: 1986
 17 
Ali ibn Abi Talib
(1st Shia Imam (632-661))
Ali ibn Abi Talib
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0600 AD
Birthplace: Kaaba, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0661
 18 
Roza Shanina
(Soviet Sniper During World War II)
Roza Shanina
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Edma, Ustyansky District, Russia
Died: 1945
 19 
Lucien Carr
(Journalist)
Lucien Carr
1
Birthdate: March 1, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2005
 20 
Nicholas Parsons
(English Actor Known for His Radio Show ‘Just a Minute’ and Game Show ‘Sale of the Century’)
Nicholas Parsons
2
Birthdate: October 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
Died: 2020
Michael J. Smith
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Beaufort
Died: 1986
 22 
Jim Capaldi
(Drummer)
Jim Capaldi
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Evesham, Worcestershire, England
Died: 2005
 23 
Jerry Siegel
(Co-Creator of the DC Comics Superhero 'Superman')
Jerry Siegel
0
Birthdate: October 17, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland
Died: 1996
 24 
Red Grange
(American football halfback)
Red Grange
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 13, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Forksville, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1991
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 25 
Yue Fei
(Military General Whose Expertise in Martial Arts Made Him a National Folk Hero in China)
Yue Fei
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 24, 1103
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Anyang, China
Died: 1142
 26 
Gregory Jarvis
(Engineer, Astronaut, Officer)
Gregory Jarvis
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: 1986
 27 
Derek Bentley
(Epileptic British Man Convicted and Hanged for the Murder of a Policeman, at the Age of 19)
Derek Bentley
2
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Southwark, London, England
Died: 1953
 28 
Auguste Piccard
3
Birthdate: January 28, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: 1963
 29 
Joe Viterelli
2
Birthdate: March 10, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
Died: 2004
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 30 
Elroy Hirsch
(Football Player)
Elroy Hirsch
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wausau, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 2004
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 31 
Chris Doleman
(American football player)
Chris Doleman
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 16, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Indianapolis
Died: 2020
 32 
Paul Kantner
(Rock musician)
Paul Kantner
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 17, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Died: 2016
 33 
Ellison Onizuka
(Astronaut, engineer, and USAF test pilot from Kealakekua, Hawaii, who successfully flew into space with the Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-51-C)
Ellison Onizuka
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kealakekua, Hawaii, United States
Died: 1986
 34 
John McCrae
(Poet and Soldier Best Known as the Author of War Memorial Poem 'In Flanders Fields')
John McCrae
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 30, 1872
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Died: 1918
 35 
Carrie Buck
(Plaintiff)
Carrie Buck
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.
Died: 1983
 36 
Joseph Brodsky
(Poet, Essayist and Winner of 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Joseph Brodsky
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1996
 37 
Lloyd M. Bucher
(Military officer)
Lloyd M. Bucher
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pocatello, Idaho, United States
Died: 2004
 38 
Billy Fury
(English Musician and Singer Who Achieved Immense Popularity in the 1960s)
Billy Fury
3
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: April 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Liverpool
Died: 1983
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 39 
Karen Lancaume
(Adult film actor)
Karen Lancaume
1
Birthdate: January 19, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: 2005
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 40 
Yoskar Sarante
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Died: 2019
 41 
Johannes Hevelius
(Astronomer, Entrepreneur, Cartographer)
Johannes Hevelius
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 28, 1611
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gdańsk
Died: 1687
 42 
Jim Gray
(Computer scientist)
Jim Gray
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 2012
Isabella of Aragon, Queen of France
0
Birthdate: 1248 AD
Birthplace: Aragon, Spain
Died: 1271
 44 
Ferdinand Verbiest
(Dutch Jesuit Missionary Who Was Influential in China during the Qing Dynasty)
Ferdinand Verbiest
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 9, 1623
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pittem, Belgium
Died: 1688
 45 
Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 3, 1860
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1919
 46 
George Woodcock
(Writer, Literary critic, Poet, Historian, Biographer, Anarchist)
George Woodcock
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 8, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Winnipeg
Died: 1995
 47 
Beatrice Hsu
(Actor, Television actor)
Beatrice Hsu
0
Birthdate: November 13, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taipei
Died: 2007
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 48 
Jim Morris
(Bodybuilder)
Jim Morris
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2016
 49 
Frank Forde
(Politician)
Frank Forde
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 18, 1890
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mitchell, Australia
Died: 1983
 50 
Helen Sawyer Hogg
(Astronomer)
Helen Sawyer Hogg
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 1, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1993