Died On January 7th

Discover the most famous people who died on January 7. The list includes people like Nikola Tesla, Hirohito, Catherine of Aragon, Murray Rothbard, Trevor Howard. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, physicists, journalists and mathematicians and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Japan & Australia and many more countries.
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Nikola Tesla
(Inventor, Engineer & Futurist, Who Obtained Over 300 Patents)
Nikola Tesla
112
Birthdate: July 10, 1856
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Smiljan, Croatia
Died: 1943

Inventor, engineer and futurist, Nikola Tesla, is best remembered for his contribution to the development of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. A prolific inventor, he had around 300 patents for his inventions. Even though he earned a considerable amount of money, he had poor money management skills and died a poor man.

 2 
Hirohito
(Former Emperor of Japan)
Hirohito
48
Birthdate: April 29, 1901
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan
Died: 1989
Hirohito, or Emperor Showa, the longest-reigning Japanese emperor, reigned from 1926 to 1989 and supported the Axis Powers during World War II. He also served in the Japanese military. He was not prosecuted for war crimes by the U.S. and played a major role in the post-war reconstruction of Japan.
 3 
Catherine of Aragon
(Queen Consort of England (1509 - 1533))
Catherine of Aragon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 16, 1485
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Alcala de Henares, Spain
Died: 1536

Catherine of Aragon was one of the most popular English royal consorts of all time. A patron of Renaissance humanism, she gained widespread admiration for starting a program for the relief of the poor. A woman who was ahead of her time, Catherine commissioned The Education of a Christian Woman, a controversial book promoting women's right to education.

 4 
Neil Peart
(Best Known as the Drummer and Primary Lyricist of the Rock Band 'Rush')
Neil Peart
18
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada
Died: 2020

Neil Peart was a Canadian songwriter, author, and musician. Best known as the drummer of the popular rock band Rush, Peart was nicknamed The Professor for his technical proficiency. In 1983, Neil Peart became the youngest person ever to be inducted into the Modern Drummer publication's Readers Poll Hall of Fame.

 5 
Franz Beckenbauer
(One of the Greatest Football Players in the History of the Sport)
Franz Beckenbauer
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 2024
German former footballer Franz Beckenbauer spent most of his career with Bayern Munich, winning championships such as the European Cup. He won the World Cup for West Germany twice, first as a player in 1974 and then as a manager in 1990. He was also a Sky Germany analyst.
 6 
Rosemary Kennedy
(Sister of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy)
Rosemary Kennedy
20
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 2005
Rosemary Kennedy was the eldest daughter of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and sister of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy. A botched lobotomy conducted on her, to control her violent mood swings, rendered her unable to speak properly and paralyzed. Her family did not meet her for 20 years.
 7 
Tommy Lasorda
(Professional Baseball Pitcher and Manager)
Tommy Lasorda
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 22, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2021

Tommy Lasorda was a popular baseball player who later also served as a manager of the MLB team LA Dodgers. His coaching career saw him win two World Series for the Dodgers. He also led the American baseball team to a gold medal win at the Sydney Games.

 8 
Trevor Howard
(English Stage, Film, and Television Actor)
Trevor Howard
5
Birthdate: September 29, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cliftonville, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1988

British actor Trevor Howard achieved stardom with his bit role of Alec in the romantic drama film Brief Encounter. He started his career with Shakespearean stage roles and then served as a paratrooper during World War II. His performance as Walter Morel in Sons and Lovers got him nominated for the Academy Award.

 9 
Rod Taylor
(Australian Actor Known for His Films: ‘The Time Machine’, ‘One Hundred and One Dalmatians’ and ‘Inglourious Basterds’)
Rod Taylor
25
Birthdate: January 11, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lidcombe, Australia
Died: 2015
Australian actor Rod Taylor is best remembered for his roles in films such as Time Machine, The Birds, and Zabriskie Point. He also voiced Pongo in the 1961 film One Hundred and One Dalmatians and appeared on stage, too. His final film role was as Winston Churchill in Inglourious Basterds
 10 
Edmund Barton
(1st Prime Minister of Australia)
Edmund Barton
21
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 18, 1849
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glebe, Australia
Died: 1920

The first prime minister of Australia, Edmund Barton had also been a senior judge at the High Court of Australia. The federation movement leader was also a major force behind the drafting of the constitution of his country. After rejecting the knighthood thrice, he finally accepted the honor in 1902.

 11 
Heinrich Harrer
(Mountaineer)
Heinrich Harrer
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hüttenberg, Austria
Died: 2006

Austrian mountaineer, sportsman, geographer, and author Heinrich Harrer was part of the climbing team that made the first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger. He took part in expeditions to Alaska, the Andes, and the Mountains of the Moon in central Africa in his later years. As a writer, he published Seven Years in Tibet. 

 12 
France Gall
(French Yé-yé and Pop Singer)
France Gall
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 9, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2018
France Gall was a French yé-yé singer who debuted with Don't Be So Stupid and rose to pop fame in the 1960s with controversial hits. During her prolific music career, Gall released 11 studio albums and was a major hit among European teenagers. Her greatest hits include Fist Fight (2017), Same Old Song (1997), and Heartbeats (2010).
 13 
Bronko Nagurski
(American Football Player)
Bronko Nagurski
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rainy River, Canada
Died: 1990
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 14 
Babak Khorramdin
(Iranian Revolutionary Leader)
Babak Khorramdin
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 1, 0798
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Azerbaijan, Iran
Died: 0838

Babak Khorramdin was an Iranian revolutionary leader of the Iranian Khorram-Dinān, a local freedom movement fighting the Abbasid Caliphate. The rebellion spearheaded by Babak spread to the western and central parts of Iran and lasted for two decades before it was suppressed.  Babak was betrayed by one of his own men and put to death by the Abbasid Caliph.   

 15 
Lou Henry Hoover
(First Lady of the United States 1929 – 1933)
Lou Henry Hoover
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 29, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Waterloo, Iowa, United States
Died: 1944
 16 
John Berryman
(Poet, Writer, University teacher)
John Berryman
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 25, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: McAlester
Died: 1972
 17 
Magnus Magnusson
(Journalist)
Magnus Magnusson
1
Birthdate: October 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Kingdom of Iceland
Died: 2007
 18 
Gholamreza Takhti
(Wrestler)
Gholamreza Takhti
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: 1968

Gholamreza Takhti was an Iranian wrestler best remembered for winning the gold medal in the 87 kg category at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne. A two-time world champion, Takhti had also won a gold medal at the 1958 Asian Games. Thanks to his sportsmanship and chivalrous behavior, Gholamreza Takhti was the most famous Iranian athlete of the 20th century.

 19 
Ingrid Thulin
(Actress)
Ingrid Thulin
2
Birthdate: January 27, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sollefteå, Sweden
Died: 2004
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 20 
René Guénon
(Former Philosopher who remains an influential figure in the domain of metaphysics)
René Guénon
0
Birthdate: November 15, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Blois, France
Died: 1951
 21 
Run Run Shaw
(Hong Kong Philanthropist and Entertainment Mogul)
Run Run Shaw
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 23, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ningbo, China
Died: 2014
 22 
Susanne Cramer
(Actress)
Susanne Cramer
1
Birthdate: December 3, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Died: 1969
 23 
Ruth Cleveland
(Grover Cleveland's daughter)
Ruth Cleveland
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 3, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 1904
 24 
Mário Soares
(Politician, Lawyer)
Mário Soares
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lisbon
Died: 2017

Mário Soares was a Portuguese politician remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Portugal on two occasions; he served as the prime minister from 1976 to 1978 and again from 1983 to 1985. He also served as the President of Portugal from 1986 to 1996. Soares also served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs between 1974 and 1978.

 25 
Richard Dadd
(Painter, Illustrator)
Richard Dadd
1
Birthdate: August 1, 1817
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chatham
Died: 1886
 26 
François Fénelon
(Catholic Archbishop and the Author of 'The Adventures of Telemachus')
François Fénelon
0
Birthdate: August 6, 1651
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sainte-Mondane, France
Died: 1715

François Fénelon was a French writer, poet, theologian, and Catholic archbishop. He is best remembered for his book The Adventures of Telemachus, which was published in 1699. François Fénelon also served as a tutor of Louis, Duke of Burgundy, guiding the character formation of Louis, Grand Dauphin's eldest son.

 27 
James Fisk
(Stockbroker)
James Fisk
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 1, 1835
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pownal, Vermont, United States
Died: 1872
 28 
James Carr
(Singer)
James Carr
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Coahoma, Mississippi, United States
Died: 2001
 29 
Vladimir Prelog
(Organic Chemist Who Won Nobel Prize for His Research into the Stereochemistry of Organic Molecules and Reactions)
Vladimir Prelog
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 23, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died: 1998

Vladimir Prelog was a Croatian-Swiss organic chemist known for his research into the stereochemistry of organic molecules and reactions. He received his Sc.D under the guidance of prominent chemist and composer Emil Votoček. He had a successful academic career and received the 1975 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He was also a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.  

 30 
Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
(Queen)
Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
0
Birthdate: September 30, 1811
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Weimar, Germany
Died: 1890
 31 
Nat Hentoff
(Historian, Writer, Music historian, Record producer, Composer, Children's writer, Journalist)
Nat Hentoff
0
Birthdate: June 10, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston
Died: 2017
 32 
Thomas Lawrence
(Painter)
Thomas Lawrence
0
Birthdate: April 13, 1769
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: 1830
 33 
Mighty Igor
(Professional wrestler)
Mighty Igor
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 16, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dearborn, Michigan, United States
Died: 2002
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 34 
Georges Wolinski
(Cartoonist)
Georges Wolinski
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 28, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tunis, Tunisia
Died: 2015
 35 
Huell Howser
(Television presenter, Actor, Voice actor, Journalist)
Huell Howser
4
Birthdate: October 18, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gallatin
Died: 2013
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 36 
Jože Plečnik
(Architect)
Jože Plečnik
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: January 23, 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Died: 1957

Jože Plečnik was a Slovene architect best remembered for designing the Slovene National and University Library building. Plečnik had a great impact on the architecture of Ljubljana, Prague, and Vienna. Jože Plečnik's impact on the capital city of Slovenia is so great that it is often compared to the impact Antoni Gaudí i Cornet had on the city of Barcelona.

 37 
Klaus Wennemann
(Actor)
Klaus Wennemann
0
Birthdate: December 18, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oer-Erkenschwick, Germany
Died: 2000
 38 
Ashraf Pahlavi
(Iranian Writer, Diplomat and Politician)
Ashraf Pahlavi
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 26, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Died: 2016
 39 
Owen Bradley
(Musician)
Owen Bradley
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 21, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Westmoreland, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1998
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 40 
Richard Hamming
(Contributions Include the Hamming Code, The Hamming Window & Hamming Numbers)
Richard Hamming
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 11, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1998
 41 
Grant Gondrezick
(Basketball player)
Grant Gondrezick
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boulder, Colorado, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 42 
Sophia Jex-Blake
(English Physician, Feminist and the First Practising Female Doctor in Scotland)
Sophia Jex-Blake
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 21, 1840
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hastings, Sussex, England
Died: 1912

Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake was an English teacher, physician, and feminist. A pioneer of medical education for women, Jex-Blake was the first woman to practise medicine in Scotland. She was also involved in the establishment of two medical schools for women in Edinburgh and London at a time when no medical schools were training women.

 43 
Ana Lucrecia Taglioretti
(Violinist)
Ana Lucrecia Taglioretti
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 25, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paraguay
Died: 2020
 44 
Marcian
(Roman Emperor)
Marcian
0
Birthdate: 0392 AD
Birthplace: Thrace, Greece
Died: 0457

Eastern Roman emperor Marcian is said to have a peaceful “golden age.” He was initially a soldier and contributed to his kingdom’s finances as an emperor, by staying away from wars and refusing to pay an annual tribute to the Huns. He held the Fourth Ecumenical Council at Chalcedon.

 45 
Juan Rulfo
(Mexican Writer and Screenwriter Known for His 1955 Novel 'Pedro Páramo')
Juan Rulfo
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Gabriel, Jalisco, Mexico
Died: 1986

One of the greatest authors of 20th-century Latin literature, Mexican writer Juan Rulfo was one of the pioneers of magic realism and also inspired authors such as Gabriel García Márquez. Best known for his novel Pedro Páramo and short story collection El Llano en llamas, he was also a talented photographer.

 46 
Ignacy Łukasiewicz
(One of the Most Prominent Philanthropists in the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria)
Ignacy Łukasiewicz
2
Birthdate: March 8, 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zaduszniki, Poland
Died: 1882

One of the pioneers of the European oil industry, Ignacy Łukasiewicz was a Polish pharmacist who not only invented the kerosene lamp but also co-established the first petroleum extraction company and invented Europe’s first modern street lamp. As an affluent man, in his later years, he also became a prominent philanthropist.

 47 
Charles I of Naples
(King)
Charles I of Naples
1
Birthdate: March 21, 1226
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1285
 48 
André Courrèges
(French Fashion Designer Known for His Streamlined 1960s Designs Influenced by Modernism and Futurism)
André Courrèges
0
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 9, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
Died: 2016

André Courrèges was a French fashion designer whose designs were influenced by futurism and modernism. Courrèges is remembered for being one of the designers to have invented the miniskirt. He is also renowned for his extremely simple designs that were paired with go-go boots; the go-go boot was initially known as the Courrèges boot.

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George Pollard, Jr.
(Sailor)
George Pollard, Jr.
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 18, 1791
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1870
 50 
Elsa Cayat
(Psychiatrist)
Elsa Cayat
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: March 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sfax, Tunisia
Died: 2015