Died On January 5th

Discover the most famous people who died on January 5. The list includes people like Amelia Earhart, Calvin Coolidge, George Washington Carver, Pete Maravich, Charles Mingus. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, aviators, playwrights and soldiers 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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 1 
Amelia Earhart
(The First Female Aviator to Fly Solo Across the Atlantic Ocean)
Amelia Earhart
71
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 24, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atchison, Kansas, United States
Died: 1939
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 2 
Calvin Coolidge
(30th President of the United States (1923–1929))
Calvin Coolidge
26
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 4, 1872
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Plymouth, Vermont, United States
Died: 1933
 3 
George Washington Carver
(American Agricultural Scientist and Inventor Who Promoted Alternative Crops to Cotton and Methods to Prevent Soil Depletion)
George Washington Carver
39
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Diamond, Missouri, United States
Died: 1943
 4 
Catherine de' Medici
(Queen Consort of France (1547 - 1559))
Catherine de' Medici
25
Birthdate: April 13, 1519
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1589
 5 
Sonny Bono
(One-half of the Popular Singing Duo 'Sonny & Cher')
Sonny Bono
33
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 1998
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 6 
Sir Ernest Shackleton
(Anglo-Irish Antarctic Explorer)
Sir Ernest Shackleton
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 15, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kilkea, Ireland
Died: 1922
 7 
Pete Maravich
(American Professional Basketball Player and One of the Best Ball Handlers of All Time)
Pete Maravich
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1988
Edward the Confessor
12
Birthdate: 1003 AD
Birthplace: Islip
Died: 1066
 9 
Jerry Van Dyke
(Actor)
Jerry Van Dyke
5
Birthdate: July 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Danville, Illinois, USA
Died: 2018
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 10 
Charles Mingus
(One of The Greatest Jazz Musicians & Composers in History)
Charles Mingus
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nogales, Arizona, United States
Died: 1979
 11 
Eusébio
(Portuguese Footballer Known for His Speed and Exceptional Goal-Scoring Abilities)
Eusébio
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Maputo, Mozambique
Died: 2014
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 12 
Elizabeth of Russia
(Empress of Russia (1741 - 1762))
Elizabeth of Russia
8
Birthdate: December 29, 1709
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1762
 13 
Max Born
(German Physicist Who Won Nobel Prize for His Contribution to Quantum Mechanics)
Max Born
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 11, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: 1970
 14 
John Young
(American Astronaut and the Ninth Person to Walk on the Moon)
John Young
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 24, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 2018
 15 
Tip O'Neill
(The 47th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (1977 to 1987))
Tip O'Neill
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 9, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1994
 16 
Tug McGraw
(Baseball Player)
Tug McGraw
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Martinez, California, United States
Died: 2004
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 17 
Amy Johnson
(Aviator)
Amy Johnson
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 1, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: 1941
 18 
Momofuku Ando
(Inventor of Instant Noodles and the Creator of the Brands 'Top Ramen' and 'Cup Noodles')
Momofuku Ando
3
Birthdate: March 5, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Puzi City, Taiwan
Died: 2007
 19 
Rogers Hornsby
(Baseball player)
Rogers Hornsby
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Winters
Died: 1963
 20 
Arthur Kennedy
(Actor)
Arthur Kennedy
0
Birthdate: February 17, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S
Died: 1990
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 21 
Harold Urey
(American Physical Chemist Who Won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1934 for the Discovery of Deuterium)
Harold Urey
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 29, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Walkerton, Indiana, United States
Died: 1981
 22 
Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 16, 1763
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St James's Palace, London, England
Died: 1827
 23 
Joseph Radetzky von Radetz
(Governor-General of Lombardy–Venetia)
Joseph Radetzky von Radetz
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 2, 1766
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sedlčany, Czechia
Died: 1858
 24 
Pierre Boulez
(Composer)
Pierre Boulez
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 26, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montbrison, France
Died: 2016
 25 
Margaret Laurence
(Novelist, Writer, Children's writer)
Margaret Laurence
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Neepawa
Died: 1987
 26 
Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia
(General)
Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 18, 1856
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1929
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 27 
Charles, Duke of Orléans
(Poet)
Charles, Duke of Orléans
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 24, 1394
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1465
 28 
Károly Takács
(Olympic Shooter)
Károly Takács
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1976
 29 
Tina Modotti
(Photographer Known for Her Symbolic Close-Ups and Images of Mexican Workers)
Tina Modotti
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: August 17, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Udine, Italy
Died: 1942
 30 
Maria Cosway
(Artist)
Maria Cosway
0
Birthdate: June 11, 1760
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1838
 31 
Mistinguett
(Actress)
Mistinguett
0
Birthdate: April 5, 1873
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Enghien-les-Bains, France
Died: 1956
 32 
Dragoslav Sekularac
(Serbian Professional Footballer and Coach)
Dragoslav Sekularac
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Štip, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Died: 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 33 
Kenneth Noland
(American Painter Best Known For His Color Field Paintings)
Kenneth Noland
0
Birthdate: April 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.
Died: 2010
 34 
Charles the Bold
(Was the Duke of Burgundy from 1467 to 1477)
Charles the Bold
5
Birthdate: November 10, 1433
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dijon, France
Died: 1477
 35 
Philippa of England
(Queen of Denmark)
Philippa of England
0
Birthdate: July 4, 1394
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Peterborough Castle, Cambridgeshire
Died: 1430
 36 
Victor Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow
(Governor-General of India)
Victor Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 24, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queensferry, Scotland
Died: 1952
 37 
Lincoln Kirstein
(Writer)
Lincoln Kirstein
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 4, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, U.S.
Died: 1996
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 38 
Bob Brett
(Australian Tennis Coach and Tennis Player)
Bob Brett
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: 2021
 39 
Ben Rich
(American engineer)
Ben Rich
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 18, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Died: 1995
 40 
Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov
(Soldier)
Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 5, 1737
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lyutkino, Russia
Died: 1808
 41 
Osami Nagano
(Admiral)
Osami Nagano
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 15, 1880
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kōchi, Japan
Died: 1947
 42 
Frederica Sagor Maas
(Screenwriter, Playwright, Journalist, Autobiographer, Essayist, Writer)
Frederica Sagor Maas
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 6, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 2012
 43 
Herman Smith-Johannsen
(One of the Best All-Round Norwegian Skiers of All Time)
Herman Smith-Johannsen
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Horten, Norway
Died: 1987
 44 
Charles Dumas
(Olympic athlete)
Charles Dumas
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 2004
 45 
Griffin Bell
(Attorney General)
Griffin Bell
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 31, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Americus, Georgia, United States
Died: 2009
 46 
Münir Özkul
(Turkish Actor Best Known For His Performance in the Movie 'Sev Kardeşim')
Münir Özkul
0
Birthdate: August 15, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bakırköy, İstanbul, Turkey
Died: 2018
 47 
Don Carter
(Bowler)
Don Carter
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 29, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 2012
 48 
Jean Kerr
(Author)
Jean Kerr
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2003
 49 
John Rabe
(Rescuer of Civilians During the Nanking Massacre)
John Rabe
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 23, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 1950
 50 
Marko Marulic
(Poet)
Marko Marulic
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 18, 1450
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Split, Dalmatia, Croatia
Died: 1524