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5th of January 1066 EVENT Edward the Confessor dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman Conquest of England.
5th of January 1355 EVENT Charles I of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy in Milan.
5th of January 1477 EVENT Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France.
5th of January 1500 EVENT Duke Ludovico Sforza conquers Milan.
5th of January 1527 EVENT Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zurich, is executed by drowning.
5th of January 1554 EVENT A great fire occurs in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
5th of January 1675 EVENT Battle of Colmar: the French army beats Brandenburg.
5th of January 1757 EVENT Louis XV of France survives an assassination attempt by Robert : Francois Damiens, the last person to be executed in France by drawing and quartering, the traditional and gruesome form of capital punishment used for regicides.
5th of January 1759 EVENT George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis.
5th of January 1781 EVENT American Revolutionary War: Richmond, Virginia, is burned by British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold.
5th of January 1782 EVENT American Revolutionary War: French troops begin a siege of a British garrison on Brimstone Hill in Saint Kitts.
5th of January 1846 EVENT The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
5th of January 1854 EVENT The San Francisco steamer sinks, killing 300 people.
5th of January 1895 EVENT Dreyfus Affair: French army officer Alfred Dreyfus is stripped of his rank and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil's Island.
5th of January 1896 EVENT An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Roentgen has discovered a type of radiation later known as X-rays.
5th of January 1900 EVENT Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
5th of January 1909 EVENT Colombia recognizes the independence of Panama.
5th of January 1911 EVENT Kappa Alpha Psi, the world's second oldest and largest black fraternity, is founded at Indiana University.
5th of January 1912 EVENT The Prague Party Conference takes place.
5th of January 1913 EVENT First Balkan War: During the Naval Battle of Lemnos, Greek admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis forces the Turkish fleet to retreat to its base within the Dardanelles, from which it did not venture for the rest of the war.
5th of January 1914 EVENT The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and a minimum wage of $5 for a day's labor.
5th of January 1918 EVENT The Free Committee for a German Workers Peace, which would become the Nazi party, is founded.
5th of January 1925 EVENT Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States.
5th of January 1933 EVENT Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.
5th of January 1940 EVENT FM radio is demonstrated to the Federal Communications Commission for the first time.
5th of January 1944 EVENT The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
5th of January 1945 EVENT The Soviet Union recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.
5th of January 1957 EVENT In a speech given to the United States Congress, President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces the establishment of what will later be called the Eisenhower Doctrine.
5th of January 1968 EVENT Alexander Dubcek comes to power: "Prague Spring" begins in Czechoslovakia.
5th of January 1969 EVENT Members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary damage property and assault occupants in the Bogside in Derry, Northern Ireland. In response, residents erect barricades and establish Free Derry.
5th of January 1971 EVENT The first One Day International cricket match is held between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
5th of January 1972 EVENT U.S. President Richard Nixon orders the development of a space shuttle program.
5th of January 1974 EVENT Warmest reliably measured temperature in Antarctica of +59?F (+15?C) recorded at Vanda Station
5th of January 1974 EVENT An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.
5th of January 1975 EVENT The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people.
5th of January 1976 EVENT Cambodia is renamed the Democratic Kampuchea by the Khmer Rouge.
5th of January 1976 EVENT Ten Protestant civilians are shot dead by a paramilitary group at Kingsmill in County Armagh, Northern Ireland (part of The Troubles).
5th of January 1991 EVENT Georgian troops attack Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, opening the 1991 : 1992 South Ossetia War.
5th of January 1993 EVENT The oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.
5th of January 1993 EVENT Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the last legal hanging in America).
5th of January 1996 EVENT Hamas bombmaker Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.
5th of January 2003 EVENT Police arrest seven suspects in connection with Wood Green ricin plot.
5th of January 2005 EVENT Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, is discovered by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.
5th of January 1209 BIRTHDAY Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, King of the Romans (d. 1272)
5th of January 1548 BIRTHDAY Francisco Suarez, Spanish theologian (d. 1617)
5th of January 1587 BIRTHDAY Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer (d. 1641)
5th of January 1592 BIRTHDAY Shah Jahan, Mughal Emperor of India (d. 1666)
5th of January 1614 BIRTHDAY Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (d. 1662)
5th of January 1667 BIRTHDAY Antonio Lotti, Italian composer (d. 1740)
5th of January 1696 BIRTHDAY Giuseppe Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/painter (d. 1757)
5th of January 1717 BIRTHDAY William Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman (d. 1793)
5th of January 1762 BIRTHDAY Constanze Mozart, wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d. 1842)
5th of January 1767 BIRTHDAY Jean-Baptiste Say, French economist, originator of Say's Law (d. 1832)
5th of January 1778 BIRTHDAY Zebulon Pike, American explorer (d. 1813)
5th of January 1779 BIRTHDAY Stephen Decatur, American naval officer (d. 1820)
5th of January 1808 BIRTHDAY Anton Fuster, Austrian priest and revolutionary activist (d. 1881)
5th of January 1829 BIRTHDAY Sir Roger Ichborne, British heir (d. c. 1854)
5th of January 1834 BIRTHDAY William John Wills, English explorer (d. 1861)
5th of January 1838 BIRTHDAY Camille Jordan, French mathematician (d. 1922)
5th of January 1846 BIRTHDAY Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1926)
5th of January 1855 BIRTHDAY King Camp Gillette, American inventor (d. 1932)
5th of January 1864 BIRTHDAY Bob Caruthers, American baseball player (d. 1911)
5th of January 1864 BIRTHDAY Ban Johnson, American baseball executive (d. 1931)
5th of January 1865 BIRTHDAY Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer (d. 1920)
5th of January 1866 BIRTHDAY Dimitrios Gounaris, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1922)
5th of January 1871 BIRTHDAY Frederick Converse, American composer (d. 1940)
5th of January 1874 BIRTHDAY Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
5th of January 1876 BIRTHDAY Konrad Adenauer, German statesman (d. 1967)
5th of January 1879 BIRTHDAY Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946)
5th of January 1880 BIRTHDAY Nikolay Medtner, Russian composer (d. 1951)
5th of January 1882 BIRTHDAY Herbert Bayard Swope, American journalist (d. 1958)
5th of January 1885 BIRTHDAY Humbert Wolfe, Italian-born British poet (d. 1940)
5th of January 1886 BIRTHDAY Markus Reiner, Israeli scientist (d. 1976)
5th of January 1893 BIRTHDAY Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (d. 1952)
5th of January 1893 BIRTHDAY Zoltan Boszormeny, Hungarian Nazi politician (d. unknown)
5th of January 1895 BIRTHDAY Elizabeth Cotten, American musician (d. 1987)
5th of January 1895 BIRTHDAY Jeannette Piccard, American priest, and aeronaut (d. 1981)
5th of January 1900 BIRTHDAY Yves Tanguy, French painter (d. 1955)
5th of January 1902 BIRTHDAY Stella Gibbons, English novelist (d. 1989)
5th of January 1903 BIRTHDAY Harold Gatty, Australian aviator (d. 1957)
5th of January 1904 BIRTHDAY Erica Morini, Austrian violinist (d. 1995)
5th of January 1904 BIRTHDAY Jeane Dixon, American astrologer (d. 1997)
5th of January 1906 BIRTHDAY Kathleen Kenyon, English archaeologist (d. 1978)
5th of January 1908 BIRTHDAY George Dolenz, American actor (d. 1963)
5th of January 1909 BIRTHDAY Stephen Cole Kleene, American mathematician (d. 1994)
5th of January 1909 BIRTHDAY Lucienne Bloch, Swiss-born American sculptor, muralist, photographer (d. 1995)
5th of January 1910 BIRTHDAY Hugh Brannum, American actor (d. 1987)
5th of January 1910 BIRTHDAY Jack Lovelock, New Zealand athlete (d. 1949)
5th of January 1911 BIRTHDAY Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (d. 2001)
5th of January 1914 BIRTHDAY Nicolas de Stael, French-Russian painter (d. 1955)
5th of January 1914 BIRTHDAY George Reeves, American actor (d. 1959)
5th of January 1915 BIRTHDAY Arthur H. Robinson, Canadian cartographer (d. 2004)
5th of January 1917 BIRTHDAY Wieland Wagner, German stage director (d. 1966)
5th of January 1917 BIRTHDAY Jane Wyman, American actress (d. 2007)
5th of January 1917 BIRTHDAY Francis L. Kellogg, American diplomat and socialite (d. 2006)
5th of January 1917 BIRTHDAY Lucienne Day, British textile designer (d. 2010)
5th of January 1919 BIRTHDAY Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist (d. 1992)
5th of January 1920 BIRTHDAY Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Italian pianist (d. 1995)
5th of January 1921 BIRTHDAY Friedrich Durrenmatt, Swiss writer (d. 1990)
5th of January 1921 BIRTHDAY Paul Governali, American professional football player (d. 1978)
5th of January 1921 BIRTHDAY Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
5th of January 1922 BIRTHDAY Sir Anthony Synnot, Australian naval officer (d. 2001)
5th of January 1923 BIRTHDAY Sam Phillips, American music producer (d. 2003)
5th of January 1924 BIRTHDAY Gilbert Bogle, Australian scientist (d. 1963)
5th of January 1926 BIRTHDAY Hosea Williams, American activist (d. 2000)
5th of January 1926 BIRTHDAY William De Witt Snodgrass, American poet
5th of January 1928 BIRTHDAY Walter Mondale, American politician, former United States Senator from Minnesota and 42nd Vice President of the United States
5th of January 1928 BIRTHDAY Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani statesman (d. 1979)
5th of January 1929 BIRTHDAY Wilbert Harrison, American singer (d. 1994)
5th of January 1930 BIRTHDAY Alfred Masini, American television producer (d. 2010)
5th of January 1931 BIRTHDAY Alfred Brendel, Austrian pianist
5th of January 1931 BIRTHDAY Alvin Ailey, American choreographer (d. 1989)
5th of January 1931 BIRTHDAY Joan Coxsedge, Australian politician
5th of January 1931 BIRTHDAY Robert Duvall, American actor
5th of January 1932 BIRTHDAY Umberto Eco, Italian writer
5th of January 1932 BIRTHDAY Chuck Noll, American football coach
5th of January 1932 BIRTHDAY Raisa Gorbacheva, wife of Mikhail Gorbachev (d. 1999)
5th of January 1934 BIRTHDAY William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (d. 1971)
5th of January 1936 BIRTHDAY Florence King, American humorist
5th of January 1938 BIRTHDAY King Juan Carlos I of Spain
5th of January 1938 BIRTHDAY Jim Otto, American football player
5th of January 1938 BIRTHDAY Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Kenyan writer
5th of January 1940 BIRTHDAY Michael O'Donoghue, American writer (d. 1994)
5th of January 1940 BIRTHDAY Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician
5th of January 1940 BIRTHDAY Sir Michael Rose, British military officer
5th of January 1940 BIRTHDAY Athol Guy, Australian singer (The Seekers)
5th of January 1941 BIRTHDAY Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese film maker
5th of January 1941 BIRTHDAY Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Indian cricketer
5th of January 1942 BIRTHDAY Terenci Moix, Spanish writer (d. 2003)
5th of January 1942 BIRTHDAY Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader
5th of January 1942 BIRTHDAY Charlie Rose, American talk show host
5th of January 1942 BIRTHDAY Maurizio Pollini, Italian pianist
5th of January 1943 BIRTHDAY Mary Gaudron, Australian jurist
5th of January 1944 BIRTHDAY Ed Rendell, American politician and 45th Governor of Pennsylvania
5th of January 1945 BIRTHDAY Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-born film director
5th of January 1945 BIRTHDAY Chuck McKinley, American tennis player (d. 1986)
5th of January 1946 BIRTHDAY Diane Keaton, American actress
5th of January 1947 BIRTHDAY Mike Dewine, American politician
5th of January 1947 BIRTHDAY Mercury Morris, American football player
5th of January 1948 BIRTHDAY Ted Lange, American actor
5th of January 1949 BIRTHDAY George Brown, American drummer (Kool & The Gang)
5th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Ioan Petru Culianu, Romanian educator (d. 1991)
5th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY John Manley, Canadian politician
5th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Charlie Richmond, Canadian entrepreneur
5th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Krzysztof Wielicki, Polish mountaineer
5th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Chris Stein, American guitarist (Blondie)
5th of January 1951 BIRTHDAY Steve Arnold, English footballer
5th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY Steve Archer, American singer (The Archers)
5th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY Pamela Sue Martin, American actress
5th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY George Tenet, American civil servant, university professor and 18th Director of Central Intelligence
5th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY Mike Rann, Australian politician
5th of January 1954 BIRTHDAY Alex English, American basketball player
5th of January 1954 BIRTHDAY Laszlo Krasznahorkai, Hungarian writer
5th of January 1956 BIRTHDAY Chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef
5th of January 1956 BIRTHDAY Tim Macartney-Snape, Australian mountaineer
5th of January 1957 BIRTHDAY Kevin Hastings, Australian rugby league footballer
5th of January 1958 BIRTHDAY Nancy Delahunt, Canadian athlete
5th of January 1959 BIRTHDAY Clancy Brown, American actor
5th of January 1960 BIRTHDAY Glenn Stromberg, Swedish footballer
5th of January 1960 BIRTHDAY Steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series)
5th of January 1960 BIRTHDAY Phil Thornalley, English bass guitarist (The Cure)
5th of January 1962 BIRTHDAY Suzy Amis, American actress and model
5th of January 1962 BIRTHDAY Perry Fenwick, English actor
5th of January 1962 BIRTHDAY Danny Jackson, American baseball player
5th of January 1963 BIRTHDAY Jeff Fassero, American baseball player
5th of January 1964 BIRTHDAY Grant Young (musician), American drummer (Soul Asylum)
5th of January 1965 BIRTHDAY Vinnie Jones, British footballer-turned-actor
5th of January 1966 BIRTHDAY Kate Schellenbach, American drummer (Luscious Jackson)
5th of January 1966 BIRTHDAY Steve Tuttle, Canadian ice hockey player
5th of January 1967 BIRTHDAY Joe Flanigan, American actor
5th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Ricky Paull Goldin, American actor
5th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Andrew Golota, Polish boxer
5th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY DJ Bobo, Swiss singer
5th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Carrie Ann Inaba, American dancer and choreographer
5th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Joe Juneau, Canadian ice hockey player
5th of January 1969 BIRTHDAY Marilyn Manson, American singer
5th of January 1969 BIRTHDAY Paul McGillion, Scottish actor
5th of January 1970 BIRTHDAY Rick Campanelli, Canadian TV presenter
5th of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Mayuko Takata, Japanese actress
5th of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Jayne Middlemiss, British TV presenter and celebrity chef
5th of January 1972 BIRTHDAY Sakis Rouvas, Greek singer
5th of January 1973 BIRTHDAY Phil Joel, New Zealand bassist (Newsboys)
5th of January 1974 BIRTHDAY Sarah Jane Honeywell, British television presenter
5th of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Kylie Bax, New Zealand model
5th of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Mike Grier, American ice hockey player
5th of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Bradley Cooper, American actor
5th of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Warrick Dunn, American football player
5th of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Matt Wachter, American bassist (30 Seconds to Mars)
5th of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Diego Tristan, Spanish footballer
5th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Sabrina Harman, American military figure and accused torturer
5th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY January Jones, American actress
5th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Franck Montagny, French Formula One driver
5th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Marcus Trick, German rugby player
5th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Ronnie O'Brien, Irish footballer
5th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Kyle Calder, Canadian ice hockey player
5th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Masami Tanaka, Japanese swimmer
5th of January 1980 BIRTHDAY Bennie Joppru, American football player
5th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Corey Flynn, New Zealand rugby union footballer
5th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Brooklyn Sudano, American actress
5th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Joel Thomas Zimmerman, Canadian musician
5th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Norichika Aoki, Japanese baseball player
5th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Darren Mackie, Scottish footballer
5th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Janica Kostelic, Croatian skier
5th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Benoit Vaugrenard, French cyclist
5th of January 1983 BIRTHDAY Sean Dockery, American basketball player
5th of January 1984 BIRTHDAY Amanda Hearst, American heiress and model
5th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor (d. 2001)
5th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Diego Vera, Uruguayan footballer
5th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Yoon So-Yi, South Korean actress
5th of January 1986 BIRTHDAY J. P. Arencibia, American baseball player
5th of January 1986 BIRTHDAY Deepika Padukone, Indian model and actress
5th of January 1986 BIRTHDAY Teppei Koike, Japanese actor and singer
5th of January 1987 BIRTHDAY Kristin Cavallari, American actress
5th of January 1988 BIRTHDAY Pauline, French singer
5th of January 1989 BIRTHDAY Krisztian Nemeth, Hungarian footballer
5th of January 1991 BIRTHDAY Daniel Pacheco, Spanish footballer
5th of January 1996 BIRTHDAY Max Baldry, English actor
5th of January 1999 BIRTHDAY Marc Yu, American musician
5th of January 0842 DEATH Al-Mu'tasim, Abbasid caliph (Born 794)
5th of January 1066 DEATH Edward the Confessor, King of England (Born 1004)
5th of January 1387 DEATH King Peter IV of Aragon (Born 1319)
5th of January 1400 DEATH John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English politician (Born c. 1350)
5th of January 1448 DEATH Christopher of Bavaria (Born 1416)
5th of January 1465 DEATH Charles, Duke of Orleans, French poet (Born 1394)
5th of January 1477 DEATH Charles, Duke of Burgundy (Born 1433)
5th of January 1524 DEATH Marko Marulic, Croatian poet (Born 1450)
5th of January 1527 DEATH Felix Manz, Swiss leader (executed) (Born 1498)
5th of January 1588 DEATH Qi Jiguang, Chinese general (Born 1528)
5th of January 1589 DEATH Catherine de' Medici, queen of Henry II of France (Born 1519)
5th of January 1713 DEATH Jean Chardin, French explorer (Born 1643)
5th of January 1740 DEATH Antonio Lotti, Italian composer (Born 1667)
5th of January 1762 DEATH Empress Elizabeth of Russia (Born 1709)
5th of January 1771 DEATH John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, British statesman (Born 1710)
5th of January 1796 DEATH Samuel Huntington,(statesman) (Born 1731)
5th of January 1823 DEATH Major George Johnston, Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales (Born 1764)
5th of January 1846 DEATH Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist (Born 1812)
5th of January 1858 DEATH Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Austrian field marshal (Born 1766)
5th of January 1860 DEATH Saint John Nepomucene Neumann, first American bishop to be canonized (Born 1811)
5th of January 1883 DEATH Charles Tompson, first Australian published poet (Born 1806)
5th of January 1888 DEATH Henri Herz, Austrian pianist (Born 1803)
5th of January 1891 DEATH Emma Abbott, American soprano (Born 1849)
5th of January 1904 DEATH Karl Alfred von Zittel, German palaeontologist (Born 1839)
5th of January 1910 DEATH Leon Walras, French economist (Born 1834)
5th of January 1919 DEATH Sumako Matsui, Japanese actress and singer (Born 1886)
5th of January 1922 DEATH Sir Ernest Shackleton, Irish explorer (Born 1874)
5th of January 1933 DEATH Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States (Born 1872)
5th of January 1937 DEATH Marie Booth, child of William and Catherine Booth (Born 1864)
5th of January 1939 DEATH Amelia Earhart, American aviator declared dead after disappearance in 1937 (Born 1897)
5th of January 1940 DEATH Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (Born 1885)
5th of January 1941 DEATH Amy Johnson, English aviator (Born 1903)
5th of January 1942 DEATH Tina Modotti, Italian photographer, model, actress, and revolutionary political activist (Born 1896)
5th of January 1943 DEATH George Washington Carver, American educator (Born 1864)
5th of January 1946 DEATH Kitty Cheatham, American singer (Born 1864)
5th of January 1951 DEATH Andrei Platonov, Russian writer (Born 1899)
5th of January 1952 DEATH Victor Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow, Viceroy of India (Born 1887)
5th of January 1952 DEATH Hristo Tatarchev, Bulgarian revolutionary (Born 1869)
5th of January 1954 DEATH Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (Born 1891)
5th of January 1956 DEATH Mistinguett, French singer (Born 1875)
5th of January 1963 DEATH Rogers Hornsby, American baseball player (Born 1896)
5th of January 1970 DEATH Max Born, German physicist, Nobel laureate (Born 1882)
5th of January 1970 DEATH Roberto Gerhard, Catalan composer (Born 1896)
5th of January 1970 DEATH Cyril Fagan, Irish astrologer (Born 1896)
5th of January 1971 DEATH Douglas Shearer, Canadian film engineer (Born 1899)
5th of January 1974 DEATH Lev Oborin, Russian pianist (Born 1907)
5th of January 1976 DEATH Mal Evans, Beatles' "roadie" (Born 1935)
5th of January 1976 DEATH John A. Costello, Taoiseach of Ireland (Born 1891)
5th of January 1978 DEATH Wyatt Cooper, American screenwriter (Born 1927)
5th of January 1979 DEATH Charles Mingus, American musician (Born 1922)
5th of January 1981 DEATH Harold C. Urey, American chemist, Nobel laureate (Born 1893)
5th of January 1981 DEATH Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher (Born 1901)
5th of January 1982 DEATH Sir Edmund Herring, Australian military commander, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (Born 1892)
5th of January 1982 DEATH Hans Conried, American actor (Born 1917)
5th of January 1982 DEATH Harvey Lembeck, American actor (Born 1923)
5th of January 1985 DEATH Robert L. Surtees, American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (Born 1906)
5th of January 1987 DEATH Herman Smith-Johannsen, Norwegian-born Canadian cross-country skier (Born 1875)
5th of January 1987 DEATH Margaret Laurence, Canadian author (Born 1926)
5th of January 1988 DEATH Pete Maravich, American basketball player (Born 1947)
5th of January 1990 DEATH Arthur Kennedy, American actor (Born 1914)
5th of January 1991 DEATH Vasko Popa, Yugoslav poet (Born 1922)
5th of January 1994 DEATH Tip O'Neill, American politician (Born 1912)
5th of January 1994 DEATH Brian Johnston, English cricket commentator (Born 1912)
5th of January 1996 DEATH Lincoln Kirstein, American writer, impresario, art connoisseur (Born 1907)
5th of January 1996 DEATH Yahya Ayyash, Palestinian Hamas member (Born 1966)
5th of January 1997 DEATH Andre Franquin, Belgian cartoonist (Gaston Lagaffe) (Born 1924)
5th of January 1997 DEATH Burton Lane, American composer and lyricist (Born 1912)
5th of January 1998 DEATH Sonny Bono, American entertainer and politician (Born 1935)
5th of January 1998 DEATH Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (Born 1943)
5th of January 2001 DEATH Nancy Parsons, American actress (Born 1942)
5th of January 2003 DEATH Massimo Girotti, Italian film actor (Born 1918)
5th of January 2003 DEATH Roy Jenkins, British politician (Born 1920)
5th of January 2003 DEATH Doreen Carwithen, British composer, widow of William Alwyn (Born 1922)
5th of January 2003 DEATH Jean Kerr, American author (Born 1923)
5th of January 2004 DEATH Tug McGraw, American baseball player, father of Tim McGraw (Born 1944)
5th of January 2004 DEATH Norman Heatley, member of the team of Oxford University scientists who developed penicillin (Born 1911)
5th of January 2005 DEATH Danny Sugerman, American music manager (The Doors) (Born 1954)
5th of January 2006 DEATH Lord Merlyn-Rees, British politician (Born 1920)
5th of January 2007 DEATH Momofuku Ando, inventor of instant noodles and cup noodles (Born 1910)
5th of January 2007 DEATH Chih Ree Sun, Chinese-American physicist and poet (Born 1923)
5th of January 2008 DEATH Clinton Grybas, Australian sports commentator (Born 1975)
5th of January 2009 DEATH Ned Tanen, American movie executive (Born 1931)
5th of January 2009 DEATH Jimmy Sullivan, American Musician (Born 1981)
5th of January 2009 DEATH Griffin Bell, American lawyer (Born 1918)
5th of January 2010 DEATH Murray Saltzman, Reform Jewish rabbi and civil rights leader (Born 1929)

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