Died On January 9th

Discover the most famous people who died on January 9. The list includes people like Marco Polo, Katherine Mansfield, Amiri Baraka, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Caroline Herschel. Famous personalities featured on this list, include philosophers, essayists, poets and actors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Italy & Germany and many more countries.
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Bob Saget
(Stand-up Comedian)
Bob Saget
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Birthdate: May 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2022

Bob Saget was an American actor, director, television host, and stand-up comedian. Renowned for his adult-oriented stand-up comedy routine, Saget hosted popular TV shows, such as America's Funniest Home Videos. Also known for his charity work, Bob Saget served as one of the members of the board of the non-profit organization, Scleroderma Research Foundation.

 2 
Napoleon III
(President of France from 1848 to 1852 and Emperor of the French from 1852 to 1870)
Napoleon III
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Birthdate: April 20, 1808
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1873
Napoleon III, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, was the first president of France, from 1848 to 1852, and the French emperor from 1852 to 1870. He rebuilt Paris and other French cities, apart from reforming the French banks, railways, and marines. He lost the Franco-Prussian War and eventually died in exile.
 3 
Melinda Dillon
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘A Christmas Story’ and ‘Absence of Malice’)
Melinda Dillon
9
Birthdate: October 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas, United States
Died: 2023

Melinda Dillon is an American actress whose performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which marked her Broadway debut, earned her a Tony Award nomination in 1963. She then went on to earn two Academy Award nominations for delivering powerful performances in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Absence of Malice.

 4 
Peter Edward Cook
(Actor, Comedian, Satirist, Writer)
Peter Edward Cook
3
Birthdate: November 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Torquay, Devon, England
Died: 1995
 5 
Katherine Mansfield
(One of the Most Highly Regarded Short Story Writers of the 20th Century)
Katherine Mansfield
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 14, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wellington
Died: 1923

Katherine Mansfield was a New Zealand modernist writer best remembered for her short stories. Her life and career inspired several films, plays, novels, and TV series. In 1973, she became the subject of a BBC miniseries titled A Picture of Katherine Mansfield. In 2011, actress Kate Elliott played Mansfield in a TV biopic titled Bliss.

 6 
Dwayne Hickman
6
Birthdate: May 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2022
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 7 
Caroline Herschel
(Astronomer)
Caroline Herschel
7
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 16, 1750
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: 1848

Caroline Herschel was a German astronomer who is credited with the discovery of many comets, such as 35P/Herschel-Rigollet, which is named in her honor. In 1828, Herschel became the first woman to be honored with a Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society. She was also the first female scientist to receive a salary.

 8 
Amiri Baraka
(Writer)
Amiri Baraka
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 7, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newark
Died: 2014
 9 
John Gilbert
(Actor)
John Gilbert
3
Birthdate: July 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Logan, Utah, United States
Died: 1936
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 10 
Countee Cullen
(American poet)
Countee Cullen
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 30, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: 1946
 11 
Jesse White
(Portrayal as "Ol' Lonely" the repairman in Maytag television commercials from 1967 to 1988)
Jesse White
1
Birthdate: January 3, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York City, United States
Died: 1997
 12 
Maria Gaetana Agnesi
(First Woman to Write a Mathematics Handbook and the First Woman Appointed as a University Mathematics Professor)
Maria Gaetana Agnesi
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Birthdate: May 16, 1718
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: 1799

Italian mathematician Maria Gaetana Agnesi, daughter of an affluent silk trader, was well-versed in a number of languages as a child. Most of her work was regarding algebra, calculus, and the Witch of Agnesi. She was also the first female academic to write a math book and to teach math.

 13 
Félix González-Torres
(American Visual Artist Known for His Quiet, Minimal Installations and Sculptures)
Félix González-Torres
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Birthdate: November 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Guáimaro, Cuba
Died: 1996

Félix González-Torres was an American visual artist best remembered for his sculptures and minimal installations made out of everyday objects like lightbulbs, stacks of paper, clocks, and packaged hard candies. In 2010, his 1992 piece Untitled sold for $4.6 million at an auction. Félix González-Torres died at the age of 38 due to complications from AIDS.

 14 
James M. Buchanan
(Economist, University teacher)
James M. Buchanan
1
Birthdate: October 3, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Murfreesboro
Died: 2013
 15 
Antanas Smetona
(Former President of Lithuania)
Antanas Smetona
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 10, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Taujėnai
Died: 1944

The first president of Lithuania, Antanas Smetona was drawn into the revolutionary movements of his country soon after finishing law school. A major political figure of his country during the two World Wars, he came to power for a second time after launching a coup in 1926.

 16 
Victor Emmanuel II of Italy
(King of Italy (1861 - 1878))
Victor Emmanuel II of Italy
3
Birthdate: March 14, 1820
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Palazzo Carignano, Turin, Italy
Died: 1878

Victor Emmanuel II of Italy reigned as the king of Sardinia from 1849 to 1861. He then became the first king of a united Italy in 1861 and reigned as its king until his death in 1878. Since he played a major role in the Second Italian War of Independence, Italians started referring to him as Father of the Fatherland.

 17 
Michel de Certeau
(French Jesuit Priest and Philosopher)
Michel de Certeau
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Birthdate: May 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chambéry, France
Died: 1986

Michel de Certeau was a French scholar and Jesuit whose work combined philosophy, psychoanalysis, history, and the social sciences. He is credited with co-founding a journal called Christus in 1956, with which he was associated for the rest of his life. Michel de Certeau also taught at many universities in places like Paris, San Diego, and Geneva.

 18 
John Brown Gordon
(General)
John Brown Gordon
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 6, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Upson County, Georgia, United States
Died: 1904
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Imi Lichtenfeld
(Martial artist)
Imi Lichtenfeld
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1998
 20 
R. G. Collingwood
(Philosopher)
R. G. Collingwood
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Birthdate: February 22, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cartmel Fell, England
Died: 1943
 21 
Paul Gachet
(Physician)
Paul Gachet
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 30, 1828
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lille, France
Died: 1909
 22 
Catherine Pavlovna of Russia
(Queen)
Catherine Pavlovna of Russia
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Birthdate: May 10, 1788
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Catherine Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died: 1819

Catherine Pavlovna of Russia was the daughter of Duchess Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg and Tsar Paul I of Russia. Through her marriage with her first cousin Crown Prince William, she became Queen Catharina Pavlovna of Württemberg in 1816 when Prince William became King William I of Württemberg. Catherine died of erysipelas complicated by pneumonia, at the age of 30.

 23 
Anne of Brittany
(Queen)
Anne of Brittany
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Birthdate: January 25, 1477
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: 1514
 24 
Peter Yates
(British director)
Peter Yates
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Birthdate: July 24, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Aldershot, England
Died: 2011
 25 
Emily Greene Balch
(Central Leader of the 'Women's International League for Peace and Freedom' and Winner of 1946 Nobel Peace Prize)
Emily Greene Balch
2
Birthdate: January 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston
Died: 1961

Emily Greene Balch was an American sociologist, economist, and pacifist. She is best remembered for her work to deal with social issues like child labor, poverty, and immigration. She also worked towards reducing juvenile delinquency and uplifting poor immigrants. In 1946, Emily Greene Balch was honored with the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.

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Wang Yangming
(Chinese Calligrapher, Philosopher, Writer, Politician, and General)
Wang Yangming
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 26, 1472
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yuyao, Zhejiang Province
Died: 1529
 27 
Tom Longboat
(Onondaga Athlete Who Specialized in Distance Running)
Tom Longboat
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 4, 1886
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Six Nations Reserve Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Died: 1949

Tom Longboat was an Onondaga athlete who specialized in distance running. Nicknamed the bulldog of Britannia, Longboat also served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force as a soldier during the First World War. In 1996, Tom Longboat was honored posthumously with an induction into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame. 

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Cozy Cole
(Drummer)
Cozy Cole
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 17, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: East Orange, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1981
 29 
Franklin McCain
(Civil rights activist)
Franklin McCain
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 3, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Union County, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2014
 30 
Sultan Rahi
(Former Actor who received a reputation as Pakistan's "Clint Eastwood")
Sultan Rahi
1
Birthdate: June 24, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: 1996
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Souphanouvong
(President)
Souphanouvong
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 13, 1909
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Luang Phrabang, Laos
Died: 1995
 32 
Houston Stewart Chamberlain
(Philosopher)
Houston Stewart Chamberlain
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Birthdate: September 9, 1855
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Southsea, Hampshire, England
Died: 1927
 33 
Jorge Anaya
(Commander-in-Chief of the Argentine Navy)
Jorge Anaya
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 27, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Died: 2008

Jorge Anaya was an Argentine Navy officer best remembered for his service as the Commander-in-Chief of the Argentine Navy. He played an important role in the National Reorganisation Process and was one of the members of the Third Military Junta. Jorge Anaya also played a prominent role in the events leading up to the Falklands War. 

 34 
Ted Shawn
(Dancer)
Ted Shawn
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: October 21, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: 1972
 35 
Johann Strauss III
(Composer)
Johann Strauss III
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 16, 1866
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1939
 36 
Kenichi Fukui
(Japanese Chemist and Winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry)
Kenichi Fukui
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nara, Japan
Died: 1998

Nobel Prize-winning Japanese chemist Kenichi Fukui, best known for his research on frontier orbitals in chemical reactions, was initially hesitant to take up chemistry, as he hated memorizing equations. Following his stint at Kyoto University, where he studied engineering and earned a PhD, he developed an affinity for the subject.

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Samuel Gridley Howe
(Physician)
Samuel Gridley Howe
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: November 10, 1801
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1876
 38 
Louise Michel
(French Anarchist Who Fervently Preached Revolutionary Socialist Themes)
Louise Michel
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 29, 1830
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vroncourt-la-Côte, France
Died: 1905

A significant figure of the Paris Commune, Louise Michel was born as an illegitimate child of a maid. She had initially been trained to be a teacher but later began developing an interest in revolutionary socialist ideas. She was also once sent behind bars for inciting riots.

 39 
Kate Gleason
(Mechanical Engineer)
Kate Gleason
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 25, 1865
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rochester
Died: 1933

Known as successful businesswoman, Catherine Anselm Gleason had many firsts to her credit. The first woman to study engineering at Cornell University, she later became the first female to become receiver of a bankrupt company and successfully restored it.  Later, she also became the first female president of a national bank, and member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

 40 
Vantile Whitfield
(Actor)
Vantile Whitfield
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 2005
 41 
Halide Edib Adıvar
(Iconic Turkish Novelist Who Was Also a Socio-Political and Women's Rights Activist)
Halide Edib Adıvar
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 11, 1884
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Beşiktaş, Turkey
Died: 1964

Remembered as a pioneer of the modern Turkish novel, Turkish author Halide Edib Adıvar was also a champion for women’s rights and a teacher. Actively associated with the Turkish socio-political movements, she was a regular at Turkish social clubs and gained fame for works such as Yeni Turan and Handan.

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Toshiki Kaifu
(Former Prime Minister of Japan (1989 - 1991))
Toshiki Kaifu
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 2, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Died: 2022

Born to a photography studio owner in Nagoya City, Toshiki Kaifu grew up to be the prime minister of Japan. The Liberal-Democratic Party member has also held important portfolios such as the ministry of education. He was the first major political leader to visit China after the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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Daphne Akhurst
(Australian Tennis Player)
Daphne Akhurst
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 22, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ashfield, NSW, Australia
Died: 1933
 44 
Joseph Jarman
(Composer, Poet)
Joseph Jarman
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 14, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States
Died: 2019
 45 
Pier Luigi Nervi
(Engineer, Architect, Civil engineer, University teacher)
Pier Luigi Nervi
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: June 21, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sondrio
Died: 1979
 46 
Paul Hasluck
(Politician)
Paul Hasluck
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 1, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fremantle, Australia
Died: 1993
 47 
Ruth Fernández
(Contralto)
Ruth Fernández
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 23, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: 2012
 48 
Nissim Ezekiel
(poet)
Nissim Ezekiel
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 14, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: 2004
 49 
Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle
(Author)
Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 11, 1657
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: 1757
 50 
Wilhelm Busch
(German Painter & Poet Best Known for His Drawings, Which Were Accompanied by Wise, Satiric, Doggerel Verse)
Wilhelm Busch
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Birthdate: April 14, 1832
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wiedensahl, Germany
Died: 1908

German artist and poet Wilhelm Busch is best remembered for pioneering the illustrations known as Bilderbogen, believed to have inspired the modern-day comic strip format. A qualified mechanical engineer, he later deviated to art. His best-known work remains Max und Moritz, which influenced The Katzenjammer Kids.