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12th of January 0475 EVENT Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople.
12th of January 1528 EVENT Gustav I of Sweden crowned king of Sweden.
12th of January 1539 EVENT Treaty of Toledo signed by King Francis I of France and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.
12th of January 1773 EVENT The first public Colonial American museum opens in Charleston, South Carolina.
12th of January 1777 EVENT Mission Santa Clara de Asis is founded in what is now Santa Clara, California.
12th of January 1808 EVENT The organizational meeting that led to the creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
12th of January 1848 EVENT The Palermo rising takes place in Sicily against the Bourbon kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
12th of January 1866 EVENT The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
12th of January 1872 EVENT Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.
12th of January 1875 EVENT Kwang-su becomes emperor of China.
12th of January 1895 EVENT The National Trust is founded in the United Kingdom.
12th of January 1898 EVENT Ito Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan.
12th of January 1899 EVENT 13 crew members and 5 apprentices are rescued off the coast of England by the Lynmouth Lifeboat.
12th of January 1906 EVENT Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's cabinet (which included amongst its members H. H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election.
12th of January 1908 EVENT A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
12th of January 1911 EVENT The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.
12th of January 1915 EVENT The Rocky Mountain National Park is formed by an act of U.S. Congress.
12th of January 1915 EVENT The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote.
12th of January 1918 EVENT Finland's "Mosaic Confessors" law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
12th of January 1921 EVENT Acting to restore confidence in baseball after the Black Sox Scandal, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis is elected as Major League Baseball's first commissioner.
12th of January 1926 EVENT Original Sam 'n' Henry aired on Chicago radio later renamed Amos 'n' Andy in 1928.
12th of January 1932 EVENT Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.
12th of January 1942 EVENT World War II: President Franklin Roosevelt creates the National War Labor Board.
12th of January 1964 EVENT Rebels in Zanzibar begin a revolt known as the Zanzibar Revolution and proclaim a republic.
12th of January 1966 EVENT Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.
12th of January 1967 EVENT Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation.
12th of January 1970 EVENT Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
12th of January 1971 EVENT The Harrisburg Seven: The Reverend Philip Berrigan and five others are indicted on charges of conspiring to kidnap Henry Kissinger and of plotting to blow up the heating tunnels of federal buildings in Washington, D.C.
12th of January 1976 EVENT The UN Security Council votes 11-1 to allow the Palestine Liberation Organization to participate in a Security Council debate (without voting rights).
12th of January 1986 EVENT Space Shuttle program: Congressman Bill Nelson lifts off from Kennedy Space Center aboard Columbia on mission STS-61C as a Mission Specialist.
12th of January 1991 EVENT Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
12th of January 1998 EVENT Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
12th of January 2004 EVENT The world's largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
12th of January 2005 EVENT Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket.
12th of January 2006 EVENT A stampede during the Stoning the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims.
12th of January 2006 EVENT Turkey releases Mehmet Ali Agca from jail after he served 25 years for shooting Pope John Paul II.
12th of January 2006 EVENT The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.
12th of January 2007 EVENT Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught) reaches perihelion becoming the brightest comet in more than 40 years.
12th of January 2010 EVENT The 2010 Haiti earthquake occurs killing an estimated 316,000 and destroying the majority of the capital Port-au-Prince.
12th of January 1483 BIRTHDAY Henry III of Nassau-Breda, German nobleman (d. 1538)
12th of January 1562 BIRTHDAY Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1630)
12th of January 1576 BIRTHDAY Petrus Scriverius, Dutch writer (d. 1660)
12th of January 1577 BIRTHDAY Jan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist (d. 1644)
12th of January 1580 BIRTHDAY Lord Alexander Ruthven, Scottish nobleman (d. 1600)
12th of January 1591 BIRTHDAY Jose Ribera, Spanish painter (d. 1652)
12th of January 1597 BIRTHDAY Francois Duquesnoy, French sculptor (d. 1643)
12th of January 1628 BIRTHDAY Charles Perrault, French folklorist (d. 1703)
12th of January 1715 BIRTHDAY Jacques Duphly, French composer (d. 1789)
12th of January 1716 BIRTHDAY Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general (d. 1795)
12th of January 1721 BIRTHDAY Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick, Prussian general (d. 1792)
12th of January 1723 BIRTHDAY Samuel Langdon, American college educator (d. 1797)
12th of January 1729 BIRTHDAY Edmund Burke, Irish statesman and philosopher (d. 1797)
12th of January 1737 BIRTHDAY John Hancock, American merchant, statesman, & Founding Father; 4th & 13th President of the Continental Congress; and 1st & 3rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1793)
12th of January 1746 BIRTHDAY Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss pedagogue (d. 1827)
12th of January 1751 BIRTHDAY King Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (d. 1825)
12th of January 1772 BIRTHDAY Count Mikhail Speransky, Russian reformer (d. 1839)
12th of January 1786 BIRTHDAY Sir Robert Inglis, Bt, English politician (d. 1855)
12th of January 1792 BIRTHDAY Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (d. 1841)
12th of January 1797 BIRTHDAY Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician (d. 1873)
12th of January 1810 BIRTHDAY King Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (d. 1859)
12th of January 1822 BIRTHDAY Etienne Lenoir, French engineer (d. 1900)
12th of January 1837 BIRTHDAY Adolf Jensen, German pianist, composer (d. 1879)
12th of January 1849 BIRTHDAY Jean Beraud, French painter (d. 1935)
12th of January 1856 BIRTHDAY John Singer Sargent, American artist (d. 1925)
12th of January 1863 BIRTHDAY Swami Vivekananda, Indian philosopher (d. 1902)
12th of January 1873 BIRTHDAY Spiridon Louis, Greek marathon runner (d. 1940)
12th of January 1876 BIRTHDAY Jack London, American author (d. 1916)
12th of January 1876 BIRTHDAY Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Italian composer (d. 1948)
12th of January 1876 BIRTHDAY Fevzi Cakmak, Turkish Field Marshal and Prime Minister (d. 1950)
12th of January 1877 BIRTHDAY Frank J. Corr, American politician (d. 1934)
12th of January 1878 BIRTHDAY Ferenc Molnar, Hungarian writer (d. 1952)
12th of January 1879 BIRTHDAY Ray Harroun, American race car driver (d. 1968)
12th of January 1879 BIRTHDAY Anton Uesson, Estonian politician and engineer (d. 1942)
12th of January 1882 BIRTHDAY Milton Sills, American actor (d. 1930)
12th of January 1884 BIRTHDAY Texas Guinan, American actress (d. 1933)
12th of January 1892 BIRTHDAY Mikhail Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (d. 1976)
12th of January 1893 BIRTHDAY Hermann Goring, German Nazi official (d. 1946)
12th of January 1893 BIRTHDAY Alfred Rosenberg, German Nazi official (d. 1946)
12th of January 1894 BIRTHDAY Georges Carpentier, French boxer (d. 1975)
12th of January 1895 BIRTHDAY Leo Aryeh Mayer, Israeli professor and scholar of Islamic art (d. 1959)
12th of January 1896 BIRTHDAY David Wechsler, American psychologist (d. 1981)
12th of January 1899 BIRTHDAY Pierre Bernac, French baritone (d. 1979)
12th of January 1899 BIRTHDAY Paul Hermann Muller, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
12th of January 1903 BIRTHDAY Igor Kurchatov, Russian physicist (d. 1960)
12th of January 1904 BIRTHDAY Fred McDowell, American blues musician (d. 1972)
12th of January 1905 BIRTHDAY James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist (d. 1997)
12th of January 1905 BIRTHDAY Tex Ritter, American country singer and actor (d. 1974)
12th of January 1906 BIRTHDAY Emmanuel Levinas, French philosopher (d. 1995)
12th of January 1907 BIRTHDAY Sergei Korolev, Russian rocket scientist (d. 1966)
12th of January 1908 BIRTHDAY Jean Delannoy, French film director (d. 2008)
12th of January 1908 BIRTHDAY Clement Hurd, American illustrator (d. 1988)
12th of January 1910 BIRTHDAY Patsy Kelly, American actress (d. 1981)
12th of January 1910 BIRTHDAY Luise Rainer, German actress
12th of January 1915 BIRTHDAY Paul Jarrico, American writer (d. 1997)
12th of January 1915 BIRTHDAY Joseph-Aurele Plourde, Catholic archbishop of Ottawa
12th of January 1916 BIRTHDAY Pieter Willem Botha, South African politician (d. 2006)
12th of January 1916 BIRTHDAY Jay McShann, American musician (d. 2006)
12th of January 1916 BIRTHDAY William Pleeth, British cellist (d. 1999)
12th of January 1917 BIRTHDAY Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian spiritualist (d. 2008)
12th of January 1917 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Skinner, Canadian hockey coach (d. 2007)
12th of January 1917 BIRTHDAY Walter Hendl, American conductor (d. 2007)
12th of January 1920 BIRTHDAY James L. Farmer, Jr., American activist (d. 1999)
12th of January 1920 BIRTHDAY Prof Jerzy Zubrzycki, Polish-born Australian sociologist (d. 2009)
12th of January 1922 BIRTHDAY Tadeusz Zychiewicz, Polish journalist and art historian (d. 1994)
12th of January 1923 BIRTHDAY Ira Hayes, US Marine (d. 1955)
12th of January 1924 BIRTHDAY Olivier Gendebien, Belgian racing driver (d. 1998)
12th of January 1924 BIRTHDAY Grethe Holmer, Danish actress (d. 2004)
12th of January 1925 BIRTHDAY Bill Burrud, American television host (d. 1990)
12th of January 1925 BIRTHDAY Scottie MacGregor, American actress
12th of January 1925 BIRTHDAY Bodil Udsen, Danish actress (d. 2008)
12th of January 1926 BIRTHDAY Morton Feldman, American composer (d. 1987)
12th of January 1926 BIRTHDAY Ray Price, American singer
12th of January 1928 BIRTHDAY Ruth Brown, American singer (d. 2006)
12th of January 1928 BIRTHDAY Lloyd Ruby, American race car driver (d. 2009)
12th of January 1929 BIRTHDAY Alasdair MacIntyre, Scottish-born American philosopher
12th of January 1930 BIRTHDAY Tim Horton, Canadian hockey player (d. 1974)
12th of January 1930 BIRTHDAY Glenn Yarborough, American singer
12th of January 1932 BIRTHDAY Des O'Connor, British television presenter
12th of January 1932 BIRTHDAY Tzeni Karezi, Greek actress (d. 1992)
12th of January 1933 BIRTHDAY Michael Aspel, English broadcaster
12th of January 1934 BIRTHDAY Mick Sullivan, English rugby league footballer
12th of January 1935 BIRTHDAY Tomiko Ishii, Japanese actress
12th of January 1935 BIRTHDAY Kreskin, American mentalist
12th of January 1936 BIRTHDAY Raimonds Pauls, Latvian Composer
12th of January 1937 BIRTHDAY Marie Dubois, French actress
12th of January 1937 BIRTHDAY Shirley Eaton, British actress
12th of January 1937 BIRTHDAY Vicente Sardinero, Spanish baritone (d. 2002)
12th of January 1938 BIRTHDAY Lewis Fiander, Australian actor
12th of January 1941 BIRTHDAY Long John Baldry, British blues singer (d. 2005)
12th of January 1942 BIRTHDAY Bernardine Dohrn, former leader of the radical leftist organization Weather Underground
12th of January 1944 BIRTHDAY Hans Henning Atrott, Prussian euthanasia advocate
12th of January 1944 BIRTHDAY Joe Frazier, American boxer
12th of January 1944 BIRTHDAY Vlastimil Hort, Czechoslovakian chess player
12th of January 1944 BIRTHDAY Viktoria Postnikova, Russian pianist
12th of January 1944 BIRTHDAY Carlos Villagran, Mexican actor
12th of January 1945 BIRTHDAY Maggie Bell, Scottish singer (Stone the Crows)
12th of January 1946 BIRTHDAY Lady Cosgrove, Scottish judiciary figure
12th of January 1946 BIRTHDAY George Duke, American musician
12th of January 1946 BIRTHDAY Cynthia Robinson, American musician (Sly & the Family Stone)
12th of January 1947 BIRTHDAY Tom Dempsey, American football player
12th of January 1948 BIRTHDAY Anthony Andrews, English actor
12th of January 1948 BIRTHDAY Gordon Campbell, Premier of British Columbia
12th of January 1948 BIRTHDAY Kenny Allen, English footballer
12th of January 1948 BIRTHDAY Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman (d. 2001)
12th of January 1948 BIRTHDAY William Nicholson, English writer
12th of January 1949 BIRTHDAY Ottmar Hitzfeld, German football manager
12th of January 1949 BIRTHDAY Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer (d. 2007)
12th of January 1949 BIRTHDAY Michael W. Vannier, American radiologist
12th of January 1949 BIRTHDAY Haruki Murakami, Japanese novelist
12th of January 1949 BIRTHDAY Wayne Wang, Hong Kong-born American film director
12th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Goran Lindblad, Swedish politician
12th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Sheila Jackson Lee, American politician
12th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (d. 1992)
12th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Bob McEwen, American politician
12th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Dorrit Moussaieff, First Lady of Iceland
12th of January 1951 BIRTHDAY Kirstie Alley, American actress
12th of January 1951 BIRTHDAY Ann Althouse, American law professor
12th of January 1951 BIRTHDAY Rush Limbaugh, American radio personality, author and political commentator
12th of January 1951 BIRTHDAY Drew Pearson, American football player
12th of January 1952 BIRTHDAY Charles Faulkner, American motivational speaker and author
12th of January 1952 BIRTHDAY Walter Mosley, American author
12th of January 1952 BIRTHDAY John Walker, New Zealand middle distance runner
12th of January 1954 BIRTHDAY Howard Stern, American radio personality and author
12th of January 1955 BIRTHDAY Rockne S. O'Bannon, American screenwriter
12th of January 1957 BIRTHDAY John Lasseter, American animation director
12th of January 1958 BIRTHDAY Curt Fraser, American ice hockey coach
12th of January 1958 BIRTHDAY Christiane Amanpour, American news anchor
12th of January 1959 BIRTHDAY Blixa Bargeld, German singer and musician (Einsturzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)
12th of January 1959 BIRTHDAY Per Gessle, Swedish songwriter and musician (Roxette)
12th of January 1959 BIRTHDAY Nick Nairn, British celebrity chef
12th of January 1960 BIRTHDAY Oliver Platt, Canadian actor
12th of January 1960 BIRTHDAY Jorge Pupo, Cuban American actor
12th of January 1960 BIRTHDAY Dominique Wilkins, American basketball player
12th of January 1962 BIRTHDAY Luna Vachon, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2010)
12th of January 1963 BIRTHDAY Nando Reis, Brazilian singer and composer
12th of January 1963 BIRTHDAY Francois Girard, French-Canadian film director and screenwriter
12th of January 1964 BIRTHDAY Jeff Bezos, American entrepreneur
12th of January 1964 BIRTHDAY Laura Gildemeister, Argentine tennis player
12th of January 1964 BIRTHDAY Clare Holman, British actress
12th of January 1965 BIRTHDAY Mark Moore, British record producer
12th of January 1965 BIRTHDAY Rob Zombie, American musician and film director (White Zombie, Solo)
12th of January 1966 BIRTHDAY Olivier Martinez, French actor
12th of January 1967 BIRTHDAY Vendela Kirsebom, Swedish supermodel
12th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Rachael Harris, American actress
12th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Keith Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter
12th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Junichi Masuda, Japanese composer
12th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Heather Mills, British activist and model
12th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Mauro Silva, Brazilian footballer
12th of January 1969 BIRTHDAY Margaret Nagle, American screenwriter and TV producer
12th of January 1969 BIRTHDAY Robert Prosinecki, Croatian footballer
12th of January 1970 BIRTHDAY Mig Ayesa, Australian musician
12th of January 1970 BIRTHDAY Raekwon, American rapper
12th of January 1970 BIRTHDAY Zack de la Rocha, American musician (Rage Against the Machine)
12th of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Scott Burrell, American basketball player
12th of January 1972 BIRTHDAY Espen Knutsen, Norwegian ice hockey player
12th of January 1972 BIRTHDAY Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of Rajiv Gandhi
12th of January 1972 BIRTHDAY Randy Sklar, American comedian
12th of January 1972 BIRTHDAY Jason Sklar, American comedian
12th of January 1973 BIRTHDAY Dan Haseltine, American singer (Jars of Clay)
12th of January 1973 BIRTHDAY Matthew Wong, American musician (Reel Big Fish)
12th of January 1973 BIRTHDAY Hande Yener, Turkish singer
12th of January 1974 BIRTHDAY Melanie Chisholm, British singer (Spice Girls)
12th of January 1974 BIRTHDAY Claudia Conserva, Chilean television presenter
12th of January 1974 BIRTHDAY Tor Arne Hetland, Norwegian cross-country skier
12th of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Jason Freese, American musician (Green Day)
12th of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Jocelyn Thibault, Canadian ice hockey player
12th of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Miki Nakatani, Japanese actress and singer
12th of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Yoandy Garlobo, Cuban baseball player
12th of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Piolo Pascual, Filipino actor
12th of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Cade McNown, American football player
12th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Luis Ayala, Mexican baseball pitcher
12th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Bonaventure Kalou, Ivorian footballer
12th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Kim Sa Rang, Korean actress
12th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Camp, American musician
12th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Kris Roe, American musician (The Ataris)
12th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Maurizio Zaffiri, Italian rugby player
12th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY David Zabriskie, American cyclist
12th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Grzegorz Rasiak, Polish footballer
12th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Lee Bo-young, South Korean actress and model
12th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Marian Hossa, Slovak ice hockey player
12th of January 1980 BIRTHDAY Bobby Crosby, American baseball player
12th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Joao Paulo, Brazilian footballer
12th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Amerie, American singer
12th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Dan Klecko, American football player
12th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Angus Macdonald, New Zealand All Black rugby player
12th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Chris Ray, American baseball player
12th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Sherzod Abdurahmonov, Uzbekistanian boxer
12th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Hans Van Alphen, Belgian decathlete
12th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Dimitrios Tsiamis, Greek triple jumper
12th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Dontrelle Willis, American baseball player
12th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Paul-Henri Mathieu, French tennis player
12th of January 1984 BIRTHDAY Scott Olsen, American baseball player
12th of January 1984 BIRTHDAY Daniel Sepulveda, American football player
12th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Yohana Cobo, Spanish actress
12th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Artem Milevskiy, Ukrainian footballer
12th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Gerard Lawson, American football player
12th of January 1986 BIRTHDAY Miguel Angel Nieto, Spanish footballer
12th of January 1986 BIRTHDAY Kehoma Brenner, Greman rugby player
12th of January 1986 BIRTHDAY Kieron Richardson, English actor
12th of January 1986 BIRTHDAY Gemma Arterton, English actress
12th of January 1987 BIRTHDAY Will Rothhaar, American actor
12th of January 1987 BIRTHDAY Salvatore Sirigu, Italian footballer
12th of January 1987 BIRTHDAY Naya Rivera, American actress
12th of January 1988 BIRTHDAY Claude Giroux, Canadian ice hockey player
12th of January 1988 BIRTHDAY Chris Casement, Irish footballer
12th of January 1988 BIRTHDAY Ytalo, Brazilian footballer
12th of January 1988 BIRTHDAY Andrew Lawrence, American actor
12th of January 1990 BIRTHDAY Sergey Karjakin, Ukrainian chess player
12th of January 1991 BIRTHDAY Pixie Lott, English singer
12th of January 1992 BIRTHDAY Mao Kobayashi, Japanese gravure idol
12th of January 1993 BIRTHDAY Aika Mitsui, Japanese singer
12th of January 1995 BIRTHDAY Laurel McGoff, American reality show contestant
12th of January 1998 BIRTHDAY Nathan Gamble, American actor
12th of January 0690 DEATH Benedict Biscop, saint (Born 628)
12th of January 1167 DEATH Ailred of Rievaulx, saint (Born 1110)
12th of January 1321 DEATH Maria of Brabant, wife of Philip III of France (Born 1256)
12th of January 1519 DEATH Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (Born 1459)
12th of January 1665 DEATH Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician and lawyer (Born 1601)
12th of January 1674 DEATH Giacomo Carissimi, Italian composer (Born 1605)
12th of January 1700 DEATH Marguerite Bourgeoys, saint (Born 1620)
12th of January 1705 DEATH Luca Giordano, Italian artist (Born 1634)
12th of January 1732 DEATH John Horsley, British archaeologist (Born 1685)
12th of January 1735 DEATH John Eccles, English composer (Born 1668)
12th of January 1759 DEATH Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (Born 1709)
12th of January 1765 DEATH Johann Melchior Molter, German composer (Born 1696)
12th of January 1777 DEATH Hugh Mercer, American Revolutionary War officer (mortally wounded in battle) (Born 1726)
12th of January 1781 DEATH Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (Born 1691)
12th of January 1817 DEATH Juan Andres, Spanish Jesuit (Born 1740)
12th of January 1829 DEATH Friedrich von Schlegel, German poet (Born 1772)
12th of January 1833 DEATH Marie-Antoine Careme, French chef (Born 1784)
12th of January 1834 DEATH William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Born 1759)
12th of January 1856 DEATH Ludovit Stur, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language, (Born 1815)
12th of January 1861 DEATH Vaclav Hanka, Czech philologist, (Born 1791)
12th of January 1892 DEATH William Reeves, bishop, antiquarian (Born 1815)
12th of January 1897 DEATH Isaac Pitman, British inventor (Pitman Shorthand) (Born 1813)
12th of January 1899 DEATH Hiram Walker, American distiller (Born 1816)
12th of January 1909 DEATH Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician (Born 1864)
12th of January 1921 DEATH Gervase Elwes, English tenor (Born 1866)
12th of January 1926 DEATH Sir Austin Chapman, Australian politician (Born 1864)
12th of January 1934 DEATH Pawel Kochanski, Polish violinist, composer and arranger (Born 1887)
12th of January 1938 DEATH Gosta Ekman, Swedish actor (Born 1890)
12th of January 1940 DEATH Edward Smith, English soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (Born 1899)
12th of January 1943 DEATH Jan Campert, Dutch journalist and writer (Born 1902)
12th of January 1944 DEATH Lance C. Wade, American pilot (Born 1915)
12th of January 1956 DEATH Norman Kerry, American actor (Born 1894)
12th of January 1958 DEATH Charles Mallory Hatfield, U.S. rainmaker (Born 1875)
12th of January 1960 DEATH Nevil Shute, English writer (Born 1899)
12th of January 1962 DEATH Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian writer and feminist (Born 1869)
12th of January 1965 DEATH Lorraine Hansberry, American writer (Born 1936)
12th of January 1974 DEATH Princess Patricia of Connaught (Born 1886)
12th of January 1976 DEATH Agatha Christie, English writer (Born 1890)
12th of January 1977 DEATH Henri-Georges Clouzot, French film director and screenwriter (Born 1907)
12th of January 1983 DEATH Nikolai Podgorny, President of the USSR (Born 1903)
12th of January 1983 DEATH Rebop Kwaku Baah, Ghanaian percussionist (Born 1944)
12th of January 1988 DEATH Connie Mulder, South African politician (Born 1925)
12th of January 1990 DEATH Laurence J. Peter, Canadian-born educator and writer (Born 1919)
12th of January 1996 DEATH Joachim Nitsche, German mathematician (Born 1926)
12th of January 1997 DEATH Jean-Edern Hallier, French author (Born 1936)
12th of January 1997 DEATH Charles B. Huggins, Canadian-born cancer researcher, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Born 1901)
12th of January 1999 DEATH Betty Lou Gerson, American voice actress (Born 1914)
12th of January 1999 DEATH Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (Born 1961)
12th of January 2000 DEATH Marc Davis, American animator (Born 1913)
12th of January 2000 DEATH Bobby Phills, American basketball player (Born 1969)
12th of January 2001 DEATH Affirmed, American racehorse (Born 1975)
12th of January 2001 DEATH Luiz Bonfa, Brazilian guitarist and composer (Born 1922)
12th of January 2001 DEATH William Hewlett, American engineer and businessman (Born 1913)
12th of January 2002 DEATH Stanley Unwin, South African comedian (Born 1911)
12th of January 2002 DEATH Cyrus Vance, 57th U.S. Secretary of State (Born 1917)
12th of January 2003 DEATH Kinji Fukasaku, Japanese director (Born 1930)
12th of January 2003 DEATH Dean Amadon, American ornithologist (Born 1912)
12th of January 2003 DEATH Leopoldo Galtieri, dictator of Argentina (Born 1926)
12th of January 2003 DEATH Alan Nunn May, English physicist and Soviet spy (Born 1911)
12th of January 2003 DEATH Maurice Gibb, British singer, songwriter, and musician (Bee Gees) (Born 1949)
12th of January 2004 DEATH Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (Born 1921)
12th of January 2004 DEATH Randy VanWarmer, American singer and songwriter (Born 1955)
12th of January 2005 DEATH Alessia di Matteo, first survivor of eight transplants in one operation (Born 2003)
12th of January 2005 DEATH Edmund S. Valtman, Estonian-born cartoonist (Born 1914)
12th of January 2005 DEATH Amrish Puri, Indian actor (Born 1932)
12th of January 2007 DEATH Sir James Killen, Australian politician (Born 1925)
12th of January 2007 DEATH Alice Coltrane, American jazz musician (Born 1937)
12th of January 2009 DEATH Claude Berri, French movie director (Born 1934)
12th of January 2009 DEATH Arne Naess, Norwegian philosopher (Born 1912)
12th of January 2010 DEATH Hasib Sabbagh, Palestinian businessman and philanthropist, co-founder of Consolidated Contractors Company (Born 1920)
12th of January 2010 DEATH Daniel Bensaid, French philosopher (Born 1946)

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