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20th of January 0250 EVENT Emperor Decius begins a widespread persecution of Christians in Rome. Pope Fabian is martyred.
20th of January 1265 EVENT In Westminster, the first English parliament conducts its first meeting held by Simon de Montfort in the Palace of Westminster, now also known colloquially as the "Houses of Parliament".
20th of January 1320 EVENT Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes king of Poland.
20th of January 1356 EVENT Edward Balliol abdicates as King of Scotland.
20th of January 1502 EVENT The present-day location of Rio de Janeiro is first explored.
20th of January 1523 EVENT Christian II is forced to abdicate as King of Denmark and Norway.
20th of January 1576 EVENT The Mexican city of Leon is founded by order of the viceroy Don Martin Enriquez de Almanza.
20th of January 1649 EVENT Charles I of England goes on trial for treason and other "high crimes".
20th of January 1783 EVENT The Kingdom of Great Britain signs a peace treaty with France and Spain, officially ending hostilities in the American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence).
20th of January 1788 EVENT The third and main part of First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay. Arthur Phillip decides that Botany Bay is unsuitable for the location of a penal colony, and decides to move to Port Jackson.
20th of January 1801 EVENT John Marshall is appointed the Chief Justice of the United States.
20th of January 1839 EVENT In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats an alliance between Peru and Bolivia.
20th of January 1841 EVENT Hong Kong Island is occupied by the British.
20th of January 1885 EVENT L.A. Thompson patents the roller coaster.
20th of January 1887 EVENT The United States Senate allows the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base.
20th of January 1920 EVENT The American Civil Liberties Union is founded.
20th of January 1921 EVENT The first Constitution of Turkey is adopted, making fundamental changes in the source and exercise of sovereignty by consecrating the principle of national sovereignty.
20th of January 1929 EVENT In Old Arizona, the first full-length talking motion picture filmed outdoors, is released.
20th of January 1934 EVENT Fujifilm, the photographic and electronics company, is founded in Tokyo, Japan.
20th of January 1936 EVENT Edward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom.
20th of January 1941 EVENT A Nazi officer is murdered in Bucharest, Romania, sparking a rebellion and pogrom by the Iron Guard, killing 125 Jews and 30 soldiers.
20th of January 1942 EVENT World War II: At the Wannsee Conference held in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee, senior Nazi German officials discuss the implementation of the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question".
20th of January 1945 EVENT World War II: Hungary agrees to an armistice with the Allies.
20th of January 1945 EVENT World War II: Germany begins the evacuation of 1.8 million people from East Prussia, a task which will take nearly two months.
20th of January 1949 EVENT Point Four Program a program for economic aid to poor countries announced by United States President Harry S. Truman in his inaugural address for a full term as President.
20th of January 1954 EVENT The National Negro Network is established with 40 charter member radio stations.
20th of January 1959 EVENT The first flight of the Vickers Vanguard.
20th of January 1960 EVENT Hendrik Verwoerd announces a plebiscite on whether South Africa should become a Republic.
20th of January 1969 EVENT East Pakistani police kill student activist Amanullah Asaduzzaman. The resulting outrage is in part responsible for the Bangladesh Liberation War.
20th of January 1972 EVENT Pakistan launched its Nuclear detterent program few weeks after its defeat in Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
20th of January 1981 EVENT Twenty minutes after Ronald Reagan is inaugurated, at age 69 the oldest man ever to be inaugurated as U.S. President, Iran releases 52 American hostages.
20th of January 1986 EVENT Martin Luther King, Jr. day is celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.
20th of January 1987 EVENT Church of England envoy Terry Waite is kidnapped in Lebanon.
20th of January 1990 EVENT Tragedy at Baku : The Red Army killed Azerbaijani people in Baku.
20th of January 1991 EVENT Sudan's government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country's Muslim north and Christian south.
20th of January 1992 EVENT Air Inter Flight 148 crashes near Strasbourg, France, killing 82 passengers and 5 crew.
20th of January 1999 EVENT The China News Service announces new government restrictions on Internet use aimed especially at Internet cafes.
20th of January 2001 EVENT Philippine president Joseph Estrada is ousted in a nonviolent 4-day revolution, and is succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
20th of January 2006 EVENT Witnesses report sightings of a Bottlenose whale swimming in the River Thames, the first time the species had been seen in the River Thames since records began in 1913.
20th of January 2007 EVENT A three-man team, using only skis and kites, completes a 1,093-mile (1,759 km) trek to reach the southern pole of inaccessibility for the first time since 1958 and for the first time ever without mechanical assistance.
20th of January 0225 BIRTHDAY Gordian III, Roman Emperor (d. 244)
20th of January 1292 BIRTHDAY Elisabeth of Bohemia (1292 : 1330) (d. 1330)
20th of January 1358 BIRTHDAY Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (d. 1382)
20th of January 1435 BIRTHDAY Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shogun (d. 1490)
20th of January 1554 BIRTHDAY King Sebastian of Portugal (d. 1578)
20th of January 1586 BIRTHDAY Johann Schein, German composer (d. 1630)
20th of January 1664 BIRTHDAY Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (d. 1718)
20th of January 1716 BIRTHDAY King Charles III of Spain (d. 1788)
20th of January 1716 BIRTHDAY Jean-Jacques Barthelemy, French writer and numismatist (d. 1795)
20th of January 1732 BIRTHDAY Richard Henry Lee, American statesman (d. 1794)
20th of January 1755 BIRTHDAY Sir Albemarle Bertie, 1st Baronet, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1824)
20th of January 1775 BIRTHDAY Andre-Marie Ampere, French physicist (d. 1836)
20th of January 1781 BIRTHDAY Joseph Hormayr Freiherr zu Hortenburg, Austrian politician (d. 1848)
20th of January 1783 BIRTHDAY Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist and composer (d. 1860)
20th of January 1798 BIRTHDAY Anson Jones, 5th and last President of Texas (d. 1858)
20th of January 1804 BIRTHDAY Eugene Sue, French novelist (d. 1857)
20th of January 1812 BIRTHDAY Thomas Meik, Scottish engineer (d. 1896)
20th of January 1834 BIRTHDAY George D. Robinson, 34th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
20th of January 1837 BIRTHDAY David Josiah Brewer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1910)
20th of January 1855 BIRTHDAY Ernest Chausson, French composer (d. 1899)
20th of January 1867 BIRTHDAY Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (d. 1944)
20th of January 1873 BIRTHDAY Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, Danish Nobel laureate (d. 1950)
20th of January 1876 BIRTHDAY Jozef Hofmann, Polish pianist (d. 1967)
20th of January 1878 BIRTHDAY Finlay Currie, British actor (d. 1968)
20th of January 1878 BIRTHDAY Ruth St. Denis, American dancer (d. 1968)
20th of January 1880 BIRTHDAY Walter W. Bacon, American politician and 60th Governor of Delaware (d. 1962)
20th of January 1889 BIRTHDAY Allan Haines Loughead, American aviation executive (d. 1969)
20th of January 1891 BIRTHDAY Mischa Elman, Ukrainian born violinist (d. 1967)
20th of January 1893 BIRTHDAY Georg Aberg, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
20th of January 1894 BIRTHDAY Walter Piston, American composer (d. 1976)
20th of January 1895 BIRTHDAY Gabor Szego, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1985)
20th of January 1896 BIRTHDAY George Burns, American actor, comedian (d. 1996)
20th of January 1896 BIRTHDAY Isabel Withers, American actress (d. 1968)
20th of January 1898 BIRTHDAY U Razak, Burmese politician (d. 1947)
20th of January 1899 BIRTHDAY Kenjiro Takayanagi, Japanese development of television (d. 1990)
20th of January 1899 BIRTHDAY Clarice Cliff, English ceramic artist (d. 1972)
20th of January 1900 BIRTHDAY Colin Clive, British actor (d. 1937)
20th of January 1902 BIRTHDAY Leon Ames, American actor (d. 1993)
20th of January 1903 BIRTHDAY Jennifer Ishikawa, Japanese singer (d. 1985)
20th of January 1907 BIRTHDAY Paula Wessely, Austrian actress (d. 2000)
20th of January 1908 BIRTHDAY Fleur Cowles, American writer, editor and artist (d. 2009)
20th of January 1910 BIRTHDAY Joy Adamson, Austrian naturalist and writer (d. 1980)
20th of January 1911 BIRTHDAY Wendell J. Westcott, American carillonneur (d. 2010)
20th of January 1912 BIRTHDAY Walter Briggs, Jr., American sports executive (d. 1970)
20th of January 1913 BIRTHDAY Cleon Skousen, American author (d. 2006)
20th of January 1915 BIRTHDAY Ghulam Ishaq Khan, President of Pakistan (d. 2006)
20th of January 1918 BIRTHDAY Juan Garcia Esquivel, Mexican bandleader (d. 2002)
20th of January 1918 BIRTHDAY Nevin S. Scrimshaw, American food scientist
20th of January 1920 BIRTHDAY Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (d. 2006)
20th of January 1920 BIRTHDAY Frank Kush, American football player and coach
20th of January 1920 BIRTHDAY DeForest Kelley, American actor (d. 1999)
20th of January 1920 BIRTHDAY Federico Fellini, Italian film director (d. 1993)
20th of January 1921 BIRTHDAY Telmo Zarraonaindia, Spanish footballer (d. 2006)
20th of January 1922 BIRTHDAY Ray Anthony, American trumpeter, bandleader and actor
20th of January 1922 BIRTHDAY Graham Stark, British actor
20th of January 1923 BIRTHDAY Nora Brockstedt, Norwegian singer
20th of January 1924 BIRTHDAY Slim Whitman, American singer
20th of January 1925 BIRTHDAY Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan theologian and politician
20th of January 1926 BIRTHDAY Qurratulain Hyder, Indian and Pakistani novelist (d. 2007)
20th of January 1926 BIRTHDAY Patricia Neal, American actress (d. 2010)
20th of January 1926 BIRTHDAY Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet, essayist and columnist
20th of January 1926 BIRTHDAY David Tudor, American pianist and composer (d. 1996)
20th of January 1928 BIRTHDAY Rudy Boesch, Contestant on Survivor: Borneo (3rd Place) and Survivor: All-Stars (17th Place)
20th of January 1929 BIRTHDAY Arte Johnson, American actor
20th of January 1929 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Cobb, American jazz drummer
20th of January 1929 BIRTHDAY Glenn Roberts, American race car driver (d. 1964)
20th of January 1930 BIRTHDAY Buzz Aldrin, American astronaut
20th of January 1931 BIRTHDAY David Lee, American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate
20th of January 1931 BIRTHDAY Hachidai Nakamura, Japanese songwriter and pianist (d. 1992)
20th of January 1932 BIRTHDAY Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player
20th of January 1933 BIRTHDAY Ron Townson, American singer (The 5th Dimension) (d. 2001)
20th of January 1934 BIRTHDAY Tom Baker, British actor
20th of January 1935 BIRTHDAY Joan Weston, Roller Derby Queen (d. 1997)
20th of January 1935 BIRTHDAY Alexander Men, Russian priest (d. 1990)
20th of January 1937 BIRTHDAY Dorothy Provine, American singer, dancer and actress (d. 2010)
20th of January 1938 BIRTHDAY William Berger, Austrian actor (d. 1993)
20th of January 1938 BIRTHDAY Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer (d. 2007)
20th of January 1939 BIRTHDAY Paul Coverdell, American politician (d. 2000)
20th of January 1940 BIRTHDAY Carol Heiss, American figure skater
20th of January 1940 BIRTHDAY Krishnam Raju, Indian actor and politician
20th of January 1941 BIRTHDAY Pierre Lalonde, Canadian singer and television host
20th of January 1942 BIRTHDAY Linda Moulton Howe, American investigative journalist and documentary producer-writer-director-editor
20th of January 1944 BIRTHDAY Farhad Mehrad, Iranian musician (d. 2002)
20th of January 1944 BIRTHDAY Jose Luis Garci, Spanish filmmaker
20th of January 1945 BIRTHDAY Robert Olen Butler, American writer
20th of January 1945 BIRTHDAY Christopher Martin-Jenkins, cricket commentator and correspondent
20th of January 1945 BIRTHDAY Eric Stewart, English musician and songwriter (10cc)
20th of January 1946 BIRTHDAY David Lynch, American film director
20th of January 1947 BIRTHDAY Cyrille Guimard, French cyclist and directeur sportif
20th of January 1948 BIRTHDAY Natan Sharansky, Russian-born physicist and politician
20th of January 1948 BIRTHDAY Nancy Kress, American writer
20th of January 1948 BIRTHDAY Mel Pritchard, British Musician
20th of January 1949 BIRTHDAY Goran Persson, Prime Minister of Sweden (1996-2006)
20th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Liza Goddard, British actress
20th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Chuck Lefley, Canadian ice hockey player
20th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Edward Hirsch. American poet
20th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Mahamane Ousmane, President of Niger
20th of January 1951 BIRTHDAY Ian Hill, British musician (Judas Priest)
20th of January 1951 BIRTHDAY Ivan Fischer, Hungarian conductor
20th of January 1952 BIRTHDAY Paul Stanley, American musician (Kiss)
20th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY Jeffrey Epstein, American financier and convicted sex offender
20th of January 1954 BIRTHDAY Ken Page, American cabaret singer and actor
20th of January 1954 BIRTHDAY Rudy La Scala, Venezuelan singer-songwriter
20th of January 1955 BIRTHDAY Wyatt Knight, American actor
20th of January 1955 BIRTHDAY Hiromi Ota, Japanese singer
20th of January 1955 BIRTHDAY Joe Doherty, Provisional Irish Republican Army member
20th of January 1956 BIRTHDAY Bill Maher, American actor, comedian, and political analyst
20th of January 1956 BIRTHDAY Maria Larsson, Swedish politician
20th of January 1958 BIRTHDAY Lorenzo Lamas, American actor
20th of January 1960 BIRTHDAY Apa Sherpa, Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer, summitted Everest 19 times
20th of January 1960 BIRTHDAY Scott Thunes, American musician (Frank Zappa)
20th of January 1960 BIRTHDAY Will Wright, American computer game designer
20th of January 1963 BIRTHDAY James Denton, American actor
20th of January 1963 BIRTHDAY Firebreaker Chip, American professional wrestler
20th of January 1964 BIRTHDAY Ozzie Guillen, Venezuelan-born baseball player and manager
20th of January 1964 BIRTHDAY Ron Harper, American basketball player
20th of January 1964 BIRTHDAY Kazushige Nojima, Japanese game scenario writer
20th of January 1965 BIRTHDAY Greg Kriesel, American bassist (The Offspring)
20th of January 1965 BIRTHDAY Colin Calderwood, Scottish footballer
20th of January 1965 BIRTHDAY Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, the wife of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
20th of January 1965 BIRTHDAY John Michael Montgomery, American singer
20th of January 1965 BIRTHDAY Anton Weissenbacher, Romanian footballer
20th of January 1965 BIRTHDAY Heather Small, British Soul Singer
20th of January 1966 BIRTHDAY Rainn Wilson, American actor
20th of January 1966 BIRTHDAY Stacey Dash, American actress
20th of January 1966 BIRTHDAY Tracii Guns, American guitarist
20th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Nick Anderson, American basketball player
20th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Melissa Rivers, American reporter and actress
20th of January 1969 BIRTHDAY Nicky Wire, British musician (Manic Street Preachers)
20th of January 1969 BIRTHDAY Patrick K. Kroupa, American computer hacker
20th of January 1970 BIRTHDAY Mitch Benn, UK comedian, songwriter, actor
20th of January 1970 BIRTHDAY Edwin McCain, American singer-songwriter
20th of January 1970 BIRTHDAY Skeet Ulrich, American actor
20th of January 1970 BIRTHDAY Kerri Kenney-Silver, American actress
20th of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Gary Barlow, English singer (Take That)
20th of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Derrick Green, American singer (Sepultura)
20th of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Wakanohana Masaru, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 66th Yokozuna
20th of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Brian Giles, American baseball player
20th of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, American drummer (The Roots)
20th of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Gerard McDonnell, Irish mountaineer (d. 2008)
20th of January 1973 BIRTHDAY Princess Mathilde, Duchess of Brabant
20th of January 1974 BIRTHDAY David Dei, Italian footballer
20th of January 1975 BIRTHDAY David Eckstein, American baseball player
20th of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Norberto Fontana, Argentine racing driver
20th of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Gretha Smit, Dutch speed skater
20th of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Kirsty Gallacher, Scottish television presenter
20th of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Sid Wilson, American Musician, (Slipknot)
20th of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Melody, Belgian singer
20th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Sonja Kesselschlager, German heptathlete
20th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Allan S?gaard, Danish footballer
20th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Joy Giovanni, American actress and glamour model
20th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Asaka Kubo, Japanese gravure idol of 20th Century
20th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Will Young, British singer
20th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Shang Yi, Chinese footballer
20th of January 1980 BIRTHDAY Brigitte Olivier, Belgian judoka
20th of January 1980 BIRTHDAY Philippe Cousteau, Jr., French oceanographer; grandson of Jacques Cousteau
20th of January 1980 BIRTHDAY Matt Tuck, Welsh musician (Bullet For My Valentine)
20th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Freddy Guzman, Dominican baseball player
20th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Jason Richardson, American basketball player
20th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Owen Hargreaves, English footballer
20th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Brendan Fevola, Australian Rules Football Player
20th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Daniel Cudmore, Canadian actor
20th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Crystal Lowe, Canadian actress
20th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Fredrik Str?mstad, Norwegian footballer
20th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Joe Swash, English actor
20th of January 1983 BIRTHDAY Mari Yaguchi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
20th of January 1983 BIRTHDAY Geovany Soto, Puerto Rican baseball player
20th of January 1983 BIRTHDAY Paula Taylor, English-Thai actress, model and presenter
20th of January 1984 BIRTHDAY Olivia Hallinan, English actress
20th of January 1984 BIRTHDAY Toni Gonzaga, Filipina actress and singer
20th of January 1986 BIRTHDAY Derek Fathauer, American professional golfer
20th of January 1988 BIRTHDAY Benjamin Ulrich, German rugby player
20th of January 1989 BIRTHDAY Washington, Brazilian footballer
20th of January 1991 BIRTHDAY Jolyon Palmer, English racing driver; son of Jonathan Palmer
20th of January 0250 DEATH Pope Fabian
20th of January 1156 DEATH Bishop Henry, patron saint of Finland
20th of January 1191 DEATH Frederick VI, Duke of Swabia (Born 1167)
20th of January 1479 DEATH King John II of Aragon (Born 1397)
20th of January 1568 DEATH Myles Coverdale, English Bible translator
20th of January 1612 DEATH Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (Born 1552)
20th of January 1663 DEATH Isaac Ambrose, English Puritan divine (Born 1604)
20th of January 1666 DEATH Anna of Austria, wife of Louis XIII of France and regent (Born 1601)
20th of January 1707 DEATH Humphrey Hody, English theologian (Born 1659)
20th of January 1709 DEATH Francois de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France (Born 1624)
20th of January 1739 DEATH Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (Born 1659)
20th of January 1751 DEATH John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician (Born 1665)
20th of January 1770 DEATH Charles Yorke, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (Born 1722)
20th of January 1779 DEATH David Garrick, English actor (Born 1717)
20th of January 1810 DEATH Benjamin Chew, Chief Justice of colonial Pennsylvania (Born 1722)
20th of January 1819 DEATH King Charles IV of Spain (Born 1748)
20th of January 1848 DEATH Christian VIII of Denmark (Born 1786)
20th of January 1850 DEATH Adam Oehlenschlager, Danish poet (Born 1779)
20th of January 1852 DEATH Onomatsu Midorinosuke, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 6th Yokozuna (Born 1794)
20th of January 1873 DEATH The Blessed Father Basil Anthony Marie Patrice Moreau, Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross (Born 1799)
20th of January 1875 DEATH Jean-Francois Millet, French painter (Born 1814)
20th of January 1877 DEATH Dato Maharajalela Lela, Malay nationalist.
20th of January 1891 DEATH David Kalakaua, King of Hawaii (Born 1836)
20th of January 1900 DEATH John Ruskin, English art critic (Born 1819)
20th of January 1901 DEATH Zenobe Gramme, Belgian engineer (Born 1826)
20th of January 1908 DEATH John Ordronaux, American Civil War army surgeon, a professor of medical jurisprudence, and pioneering mental health commissioner (Born 1830)
20th of January 1913 DEATH Jose Guadalupe Posada, Mexican engraver and illustrator (Born 1852).
20th of January 1920 DEATH Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (Born 1876)
20th of January 1936 DEATH King George V of the United Kingdom (Born 1865)
20th of January 1940 DEATH Omar Bundy, American army general (Born 1861)
20th of January 1944 DEATH James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist (Born 1860)
20th of January 1947 DEATH Josh Gibson, American baseball player (Born 1911)
20th of January 1954 DEATH Fred Root, English cricketer (Born 1890)
20th of January 1962 DEATH Robinson Jeffers, American poet (Born 1887)
20th of January 1965 DEATH Alan Freed, American disk jockey (Born 1922)
20th of January 1971 DEATH Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, American actor, director, writer, and producer (Born 1880)
20th of January 1971 DEATH Minanogawa Tozo, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 34th Yokozuna (Born 1903)
20th of January 1973 DEATH Lorenz Bohler, Austrian physician (Born 1885)
20th of January 1973 DEATH Amilcar Cabral, Guinea Bissauan and Cape Verdian politician (Born 1924)
20th of January 1979 DEATH Gustav Winckler, Danish singer (Born 1925)
20th of January 1983 DEATH Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (Born 1933)
20th of January 1984 DEATH Johnny Weissmuller, American swimmer and actor (Born 1904)
20th of January 1988 DEATH Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Pashtun Nationalist & non-violent freedom fighter (Born 1890)
20th of January 1988 DEATH Dora Stratou, Greek choreographer and folklorist (Born 1903)
20th of January 1989 DEATH Alamgir Kabir, Bangladeshi film director (Born 1938)
20th of January 1990 DEATH Hayedeh, Persian singer (Born 1942)
20th of January 1990 DEATH Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (Born 1907)
20th of January 1993 DEATH Audrey Hepburn, Anglo-Dutch actress (Born 1929)
20th of January 1994 DEATH Sir Matt Busby, Scottish football player and coach (Born 1909)
20th of January 1996 DEATH Gerry Mulligan, American musician (Born 1927)
20th of January 1997 DEATH Curt Flood, American baseball player (Born 1938)
20th of January 1998 DEATH Bobo Brazil, American professional wrestler (Born 1924)
20th of January 2002 DEATH Carrie Hamilton, actress and singer, daughter of comedienne/actress Carol Burnett (Born 1963).
20th of January 2003 DEATH Al Hirschfeld, American caricaturist (Born 1903)
20th of January 2003 DEATH Craig Kelly, American snowboarder (Born 1966)
20th of January 2003 DEATH Nedra Volz, American actress (Born 1908)
20th of January 2003 DEATH Bill Werbeniuk, Canadian snooker player (Born 1947)
20th of January 2004 DEATH Guinn Smith, American athlete (Born 1920)
20th of January 2005 DEATH Roland Frye, American literary critic and theologian (Born 1921)
20th of January 2005 DEATH Per Borten, Prime Minister of Norway (Born 1913)
20th of January 2005 DEATH Jan Nowak-Jezioranski, Polish journalist, writer, and politician (Born 1913)
20th of January 2005 DEATH Miriam Louisa Rothschild, British zoologist, entomologist, and author (Born 1908)
20th of January 2006 DEATH Dave Lepard, Swedish rock singer and guitarist (Born 1980)
20th of January 2009 DEATH Stephanos II Ghattas, Patriarch Emeritus of Alexandria for the Coptic Catholic Church (Born 1920)
20th of January 2009 DEATH Stan Hagen, Canadian politician (Born 1940)
20th of January 2009 DEATH David Newman, American jazz musician, nicknamed "Fathead" (Born 1933)
20th of January 2009 DEATH Sheila O'Nions Walsh (aka Sheila Walsh, Sophie Leyton), English romance writer (Born 1928)

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