Died On January 29th

Discover the most famous people who died on January 29. The list includes people like George III of the United Kingdom, Robert Frost, Alan Ladd, Jimmy Durante, Fritz Haber. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, emperors & kings, political leaders and poets and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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Robert Frost
(American Poet Who was Known for His Realistic Depictions of Rural Life)
Robert Frost
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 26, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 1963

Robert Frost was an American poet. An influential poet, Frost was honored with four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry, the only poet to receive four such awards. One of America's public literary figures, Robert Frost received the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960. His works influenced other poets like Robert Francis, James Wright, Edward Thomas, Richard Wilbur, and Seamus Heaney.

 2 
George III of the United Kingdom
(King of Great Britain and of Ireland from 1760 to 1801)
George III of the United Kingdom
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Birthdate: June 4, 1738
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1820

The King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for almost six decades, George III had a reign that was longer than those of any of his predecessors. His reign was marked by a series of military conflicts. He suffered from mental illness in his later years.

 3 
Freddie Prinze
(American Actor and Stand-up Comedian Known for His TV Sitcom ‘Chico and the Man’)
Freddie Prinze
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Birthdate: June 22, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York, United States
Died: 1977

Freddie Prinze, father of Freddie Prinze Jr., was best known as Chico Rodriguez from Chico and the Man. A trained ballet dancer, Freddie had dropped out of high school to become a stand-up comedian. He shot himself to death, though a jury later ruled it an accidental and medicine-induced death.

 4 
Alexander Pushkin
(The Greatest Russian Poet and the Founder of Modern Russian Literature)
Alexander Pushkin
20
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 26, 1799
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1837
Legendary Russian playwright, poet, and novelist Alexander Pushkin is considered one of the most prominent figures of the Romantic era and of Russian literature. He is remembered for his poem Ode to Liberty, one of his works that led him to be exiled by Tsar Alexander I. 
 5 
Alan Ladd
(Actor and Film Producer)
Alan Ladd
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Birthdate: September 3, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
Died: 1964
Alan Ladd soared to fame with Westerns and film noir of the 1940s-1950s. He often paired up with Veronica Lake and also appeared in radio plays. Some of his hits were The Blue Dahlia, The Carpetbaggers, and The Great Gatsby. He died of an accidental overdose of alcohol and drugs.
 6 
Fritz Haber
(Chemist)
Fritz Haber
9
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 9, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wrocław
Died: 1934

Fritz Haber was a German chemist who was honored with the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry for inventing the Haber-Bosch process. The process is used widely to synthesize ammonia from hydrogen gas and nitrogen gas. For his pioneering work in weaponizing poisonous gases like chlorine during World War I, Haber is referred to as the father of chemical warfare.

 7 
James Ingram
(Singer)
James Ingram
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, USA
Died: 2019
 8 
H. L. Mencken
(One of the Greatest and Most Influential American Literary Critic in the 1920s)
H. L. Mencken
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 12, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 1956

H. L. Mencken was an American journalist, cultural critic, essayist, satirist, and scholar of American English. His reporting on the Scopes Trial earned him national recognition. The trial came to be known as the Scopes Monkey Trial as Mencken had nicknamed it Monkey Trial in accordance with his satirical reporting of the trial.

 9 
Hélio Gracie
(Brazilian Martial Artist and Judo Player)
Hélio Gracie
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 1, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belém, State of Pará, Brazil
Died: 2009
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 10 
Willie Dixon
(Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Record producer)
Willie Dixon
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 1, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vicksburg
Died: 1992
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 11 
Harold Russell
(American 'Second World War' Veteran and Actor)
Harold Russell
1
Birthdate: January 14, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: 2002
 12 
Night Train Lane
(Football player)
Night Train Lane
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Died: 2002
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 13 
Colleen McCullough
(Novelist, Writer, Neurologist, Biographer, Science fiction writer)
Colleen McCullough
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wellington
Died: 2015

Australian author Colleen McCullough soared to fame with her bestselling novel The Thorn Birds, which was also made into a hit miniseries. Fans also lover her Masters of Rome and Carmine Delmonico series of novels. A former neuropsychologist, she has previously taught at the Yale School of Medicine.

 14 
Fritz Kreisler
(One of the Greatest Violinists of All Time - Known for His Sweet Tone and Expressive Phrasing)
Fritz Kreisler
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 2, 1875
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1962

Born to a doctor in Austria, Fritz Kreisler was a music prodigy. However, after being rejected by the Vienna Philharmonic, he had started studying medicine. He had also studied art and been part of the Austrian army, though he is chiefly remembered for his violin pieces such as Viennese Caprice.

 15 
Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
(Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1806 - 1826))
Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
2
Birthdate: January 2, 1784
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Coburg, Germany
Died: 1844

Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha reigned as the Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld from 9 December 1806 to 12 November 1826. He oversaw the construction of many projects, including a court theatre, in Coburg. Ernest is also remembered for the educational, constitutional, and economic development of his territories.

 16 
Lili St. Cyr
(Burlesque ecdysiast)
Lili St. Cyr
0
Birthdate: June 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Died: 1999
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 17 
Rod McKuen
(Poet)
Rod McKuen
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 29, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: 2015
 18 
Alfred Sisley
(Impressionist Landscape Painter)
Alfred Sisley
2
Birthdate: October 30, 1839
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1899
 19 
Sara Teasdale
(Poet, Writer)
Sara Teasdale
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Listed In:
Birthdate: August 8, 1884
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: 1933
 20 
John Chaney
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
John Chaney
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Died: 2021
 21 
Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
(Ruler)
Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
3
Birthdate: 1885 AD
Birthplace: Kuwait City
Died: 1950
 22 
H. E. Bates
(Writer)
H. E. Bates
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rushden, England
Died: 1974
 23 
La Goulue
(Dancer)
La Goulue
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: July 12, 1866
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Died: 1929

La Goulue was a French can-can dancer who became a favorite subject for painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec at the peak of her popularity. Dubbed the Queen of Montmartre, Goulue is remembered for performing at the Moulin Rouge near Montmartre where she was a star. After parting ways with Moulin Rouge, she lost a considerable amount of money and died poor.

 24 
Gildas
(Monk)
Gildas
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0500 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Strathclyde
Died: 0570
 25 
Ulrike Maier
(Two-Time World Champion Austrian Alpine Ski Racer Who Died During a Downhill Race)
Ulrike Maier
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rauris, Austria
Died: 1994

Austrian alpine ski racer Ulrike Maier was not just a 2-time Olympian but also a 2-time World Champion. Back when she competed, she was the only mother in the World Cup circuit. She died after breaking her neck in a downhill race in Germany at age 26.

 26 
Edward Lear
(English Artist, Illustrator, Musician and Poet)
Edward Lear
1
Birthdate: May 12, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Holloway, Middlesex, England
Died: 1888

Renowned for his absurdism and wit, Edward Lear was a British poet who popularized literary nonsense. A talented painter, too, he had worked for the London Zoo, illustrating birds, and had later released illustrated travel books. A pioneer of the modern limerick, he penned the iconic poem The Owl and the Pussycat.

 27 
Nam June Paik
(Artist, Video artist, University teacher)
Nam June Paik
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 20, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seoul
Died: 2006
 28 
Gladys Vanderbilt Szechenyi
(Heiress)
Gladys Vanderbilt Szechenyi
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 27, 1886
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Died: 1965
 29 
Thelma Furness, Viscountess Furness
(Mistress of King Edward VIII)
Thelma Furness, Viscountess Furness
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 23, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lucerne, Switzerland
Died: 1970
 30 
Louise of Lorraine
(Queen)
Louise of Lorraine
1
Birthdate: April 30, 1553
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nomeny, France
Died: 1601
 31 
Lawren Harris
(Painter)
Lawren Harris
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Birthdate: October 23, 1885
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brantford
Died: 1970

Lawren Harris was a Canadian painter best remembered as one of the most important members of the influential group of Canadian landscape painters, Group of Seven. Harris played an important and influential role in shaping early modernism in Canadian art. He is also credited with inspiring and mentoring several modernist painters like Emily Carr.

 32 
Jamie Uys
(Filmmaker)
Jamie Uys
0
Birthdate: May 30, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boksburg, Union of South Africa
Died: 1996
 33 
Tsuguharu Foujita
(Japanese–French Painter and Printmaker)
Tsuguharu Foujita
2
Birthdate: November 27, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: 1968

Tsuguharu Foujita was a Japanese expatriate painter, known for his nude paintings, portraits, city scenes and painting of cats. Moving to Paris at the age of 25, he made friends with many aspiring artists including Picasso and Matisse, shortly becoming famous for his Reclining Nude with Toile de Jouy. He turned to more religious subjects towards the end of his lucrative career.  

 34 
Angela Thirkell
(Novelist)
Angela Thirkell
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 30, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: 1961
 35 
Ralph McInerny
(Author)
Ralph McInerny
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 24, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2010
 36 
Stéphanie de Beauharnais
(Grand Duchess consort)
Stéphanie de Beauharnais
0
Birthdate: August 28, 1789
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: 1860
 37 
Yevgeny Leonov
(One of the Best-Loved Actors of Russia Who Specialized in Playing Comic Roles)
Yevgeny Leonov
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Birthdate: September 2, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1994

Yevgeny Leonov was a Soviet and Russian actor best remembered for playing important roles in many of Soviet's most famous films like Mimino, Gentlemen of Fortune, and Striped Trip. Widely regarded as one of the best-loved actors of Russia, Yevgeny Leonov specialized in playing comic roles and also voiced many Soviet cartoon characters, such as Winnie-the-Pooh.

 38 
Natalia Dudinskaya
(Prima ballerina)
Natalia Dudinskaya
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 21, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died: 2003

Natalia Dudinskaya was a Russian ballet dancer who dominated the Imperial Russian Ballet between the 1930s and the 1950s. Dudinskaya, who originated many roles during her illustrious career, won four Stalin Prizes. She also received the prestigious People's Artist of the USSR award in 1957. After her retirement, Natalia Dudinskaya served as a teacher and taught at the Vaganova Institute.

 39 
Hank Crawford
(Songwriter)
Hank Crawford
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 21, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2009
 40 
Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta
(Italian Prince and Royal Italian Navy Officer)
Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 9, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: 1948

A member of the Italian House of Savoy, Prince Aimone, the Duke of Aosta, also served as a Royal Italian Navy officer. He was later made the king of Croatia by Italian king Emmanuel III but refused to accept his kingship as a mark of protest against the Italian occupation of the Dalmatia region.

 41 
André-Hercule de Fleury
(Politician, Catholic priest)
André-Hercule de Fleury
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 22, 1653
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lodève
Died: 1743
 42 
Ernst Moritz Arndt
(Historian)
Ernst Moritz Arndt
0
Birthdate: December 26, 1769
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rügen, Germany
Died: 1860
 43 
William Cranch Bond
(American Astronomer)
William Cranch Bond
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 9, 1789
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Falmouth, Maine, United States
Died: 1859

Born to a clockmaker father, William Cranch Bond made his first clock at 15 and then took over his father’s William Bond Clock Shop. Watching a solar eclipse pushed him into astronomy, and he ended up discovering Hyperion, the eighth moon of Saturn. He was also the Harvard Observatory’s first director.

 44 
Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
(British Army Officer Who Commanded the 'British Expeditionary Force' During 'World War I')
Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 1928

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig was a British Army officer best remembered for his service as the commander of the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front during the First World War. He also commanded forces during the Battle of Arras, the Battle of the Somme, the Third Battle of Ypres, the Hundred Days Offensive, and the German Spring Offensive.

 45 
Michael Foster
(Physiologist)
Michael Foster
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 8, 1836
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huntingdon, England
Died: 1907

British physiologist Michael Foster scripted history as the first physiology professor at the University of Cambridge. As a teacher, he stressed on the importance of laboratory experiments and thus modernized the teaching methods for subjects such as biology and physiology. He had also tried his luck in politics.

 46 
Camilla Williams
(American Operatic Soprano)
Camilla Williams
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Danville, Virginia, United States
Died: 2012

Camilla Williams was an American operatic soprano who signed a regular contract with the New York City Opera, becoming the first African-American to receive a full contract with a major opera company in America. She also became the first African-American to perform a major role at the Vienna State Opera. Camilla Williams toured throughout the US as a concert artist.

 47 
Margaret Truman
(actor, novelist, writer, biographer)
Margaret Truman
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 17, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Independence
Died: 2008
 48 
Christian IX of Denmark
(Former King of Denmark (1863 – 1906))
Christian IX of Denmark
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Birthdate: April 8, 1818
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gottorf Castle, Schleswig, Germany
Died: 1906

Christian IX of Denmark was King of Denmark from 1863 to 1906, having claimed the throne following the death of King Frederick VII. During his early reign, the Danish saw defeat in the Second Schleswig War and lost several duchies. Recovering from a tumultuous start, he reigned over his nation for several years and was respected by his people.

 49 
Janet Frame
(Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Writer, Short Story Writer)
Janet Frame
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dunedin
Died: 2004

Initially trained to be a schoolteacher, Janet Frame later soared to fame with her short stories, poems, and her 3-part memoir, including An Angel at My Table. Misdiagnosed as schizophrenic, she spent almost a decade in mental hospitals. She wrote most of her works while in psychiatric care.

 50 
Johann Gottlieb Fichte
(Former Philosopher who became a founding figure of the philosophical movement known as German idealism)
Johann Gottlieb Fichte
2
Birthdate: May 19, 1762
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rammenau, Germany
Died: 1814