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28th of January 1077 EVENT Walk to Canossa: The excommunication of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor is lifted.
28th of January 1521 EVENT The Diet of Worms begins, lasting until May 25.
28th of January 1547 EVENT Henry VIII dies. His nine year old son, Edward VI becomes King, and the first Protestant ruler of England.
28th of January 1573 EVENT Articles of the Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland.
28th of January 1624 EVENT Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on the island of Saint Kitts.
28th of January 1724 EVENT The Russian Academy of Sciences is founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented by Senate decree. It is called the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.
28th of January 1754 EVENT Horace Walpole coins the word serendipity in a letter to Horace Mann.
28th of January 1760 EVENT Pownal, Vermont is created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants.
28th of January 1813 EVENT Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.
28th of January 1820 EVENT A Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev discovers the Antarctic continent approaching the Antarctic coast.
28th of January 1846 EVENT The Battle of Aliwal, India, is won by British troops commanded by Sir Harry Smith.
28th of January 1851 EVENT Northwestern University becomes the first chartered university in Illinois.
28th of January 1855 EVENT The first locomotive runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean on the Panama Railway.
28th of January 1871 EVENT Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Paris ends in French defeat and an armistice.
28th of January 1878 EVENT Yale Daily News becomes the first daily college newspaper in the United States.
28th of January 1887 EVENT In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world's largest snowflakes are reported, 15 inches (38 cm) wide and 8 inches (20 cm) thick.
28th of January 1896 EVENT Walter Arnold of East Peckham, Kent became the first person to be convicted of speeding. He is fined 1 shilling, plus costs, for speeding at 8 mph (13 km/h), thus exceeding the contemporary speed limit of 2 mph (3.2 km/h).
28th of January 1902 EVENT The Carnegie Institution of Washington is founded in Washington, D.C. with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.
28th of January 1908 EVENT Members of the Portuguese Republican Party fail in their attempted coup d'etat against the administrative dictatorship of Prime Minister Joao Franco.
28th of January 1909 EVENT United States troops leave Cuba with the exception of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base after being there since the Spanish-American War.
28th of January 1915 EVENT An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.
28th of January 1917 EVENT Municipally owned streetcars take to the streets of San Francisco, California.
28th of January 1918 EVENT Finnish Civil War: Rebels seized control of the capital, Helsinki, and members of the Senate of Finland go underground.
28th of January 1922 EVENT Knickerbocker Storm, Washington D.C.'s biggest snowfall, causes the city's greatest loss of life when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre collapses.
28th of January 1932 EVENT Japanese forces attack Shanghai.
28th of January 1933 EVENT The name Pakistan is coined by Choudhary Rehmat Ali Khan and is accepted by the Indian Muslims who then thereby adopted it further for the Pakistan Movement seeking independence.
28th of January 1934 EVENT The first ski tow in the United States begins operation in Vermont.
28th of January 1935 EVENT Iceland becomes the first Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion.
28th of January 1938 EVENT The World Land Speed Record on a public road is broken by driver Rudolf Caracciola in the Mercedes-Benz W195 at a speed of 432.7 kilometres per hour (268.9 mph).
28th of January 1941 EVENT French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
28th of January 1945 EVENT World War II: Supplies begin to reach the Republic of China over the newly reopened Burma Road.
28th of January 1956 EVENT Elvis Presley made his first US TV appearance
28th of January 1958 EVENT The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
28th of January 1964 EVENT An unarmed USAF T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission is shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19.
28th of January 1965 EVENT The current design of the Flag of Canada is chosen by an act of Parliament.
28th of January 1977 EVENT The first day of the Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977, which severely affects and cripples much of Upstate New York, but Buffalo, NY, Syracuse, NY, Watertown, NY, and surrounding areas are most affected, each area accumulating close to 10 feet (3.0 m) of snow on this one day. Disintegration of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
28th of January 1980 EVENT USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.
28th of January 1981 EVENT Ronald Reagan lifts remaining domestic petroleum price and allocation controls in the United States helping to end the 1979 energy crisis and begin the 1980s oil glut.
28th of January 1982 EVENT US Army general James L. Dozier is rescued by Italian anti-terrorism forces from captivity by the Red Brigades.
28th of January 1984 EVENT Tropical Storm Domoina makes landfall in southern Mozambique, eventually causing 214 deaths and some of the most severe flooding so far recorded in the region.
28th of January 1985 EVENT Supergroup USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) records the hit single We Are the World, to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.
28th of January 1986 EVENT Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission : Space Shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff killing all seven astronauts on board.
28th of January 2002 EVENT TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia killing 92.
28th of January 2006 EVENT The roof of one of the buildings at the Katowice International Fair in Chorzow / Katowice, Poland, collapses due to the weight of snow, killing 65 and injuring more than 170 others.
28th of January 2010 EVENT Five murderers of President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh: Lieutenant Colonel Syed Faruq Rahman, Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Major AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, Major Bazlul Huda and Lieutenant Colonel Mohiuddin Ahmed are hanged.
28th of January 2011 EVENT Hundreds of thousands of protesters filled up the Egyptian's streets in demonstrations referred to as "Friday of Anger" against the Mubarak regime.
28th of January 1225 BIRTHDAY Saint Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274)
28th of January 1312 BIRTHDAY Queen Joan II of Navarre (d. 1349)
28th of January 1457 BIRTHDAY King Henry VII of England (d. 1509)
28th of January 1540 BIRTHDAY Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610)
28th of January 1582 BIRTHDAY John Barclay, Scottish writer (d. 1621)
28th of January 1600 BIRTHDAY Pope Clement IX (d. 1669)
28th of January 1608 BIRTHDAY Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist (d. 1679)
28th of January 1611 BIRTHDAY Johannes Hevelius, Polish-born astronomer (d. 1687)
28th of January 1622 BIRTHDAY Adrien Auzout, French astronomer (d. 1691)
28th of January 1701 BIRTHDAY Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (d. 1774)
28th of January 1706 BIRTHDAY John Baskerville, English printer (d. 1775)
28th of January 1712 BIRTHDAY Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (d. 1761)
28th of January 1717 BIRTHDAY Mustafa III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1774)
28th of January 1719 BIRTHDAY Johann Elias Schlegel, German critic and poet (d. 1749)
28th of January 1755 BIRTHDAY Samuel Thomas von Sommering, German physician (d. 1830)
28th of January 1784 BIRTHDAY George Hamilton Gordon Aberdeen, Prime Minister of the UK (d. 1860)
28th of January 1818 BIRTHDAY George S. Boutwell, American politican, 20th Governor of Massachusetts and later the 28th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1905)
28th of January 1822 BIRTHDAY Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1892)
28th of January 1833 BIRTHDAY Charles George 'Chinese' Gordon, British soldier and administrator (d. 1885)
28th of January 1841 BIRTHDAY Henry Morton Stanley, Welsh-born explorer and journalist (d. 1904)
28th of January 1853 BIRTHDAY Jose Marti, Cuban revolutionary (d. 1895)
28th of January 1855 BIRTHDAY William Seward Burroughs I, American inventor (d. 1898)
28th of January 1861 BIRTHDAY Julian Felipe, Filipino musician (d. 1944)
28th of January 1863 BIRTHDAY Ernst William Christmas, Australian painter (d. 1918)
28th of January 1864 BIRTHDAY Charles W. Nash, American automobile entrepreneur (d. 1948)
28th of January 1864 BIRTHDAY Herbert Akroyd Stuart, English inventor (d. 1927)
28th of January 1865 BIRTHDAY Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1928)
28th of January 1865 BIRTHDAY Kaarlo Juho Stahlberg, first president of Finland (d. 1952)
28th of January 1873 BIRTHDAY Colette, French writer (d. 1954)
28th of January 1874 BIRTHDAY Vsevolod Meyerhold, Russian theatre director (d. 1940)
28th of January 1880 BIRTHDAY Herbert Strudwick, English cricketer (d. 1970)
28th of January 1884 BIRTHDAY Auguste Piccard, Swiss physicist (d. 1962)
28th of January 1886 BIRTHDAY Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (d. 1973)
28th of January 1886 BIRTHDAY Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (d. 1976)
28th of January 1887 BIRTHDAY Arthur Rubinstein, Polish pianist (d. 1982)
28th of January 1890 BIRTHDAY Robert Stroud, American convict, the Birdman of Alcatraz (d. 1963)
28th of January 1891 BIRTHDAY Bill Doak, American baseball player (d. 1954)
28th of January 1892 BIRTHDAY Ernst Lubitsch, German-born film director (d. 1947)
28th of January 1897 BIRTHDAY Valentin Kataev, Russian writer (d. 1986)
28th of January 1899 BIRTHDAY Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (d. 1940)
28th of January 1900 BIRTHDAY Alice Neel, American artist (d. 1984)
28th of January 1903 BIRTHDAY Aleksander Kaminski, Polish writer (d. 1978)
28th of January 1904 BIRTHDAY Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (d. 1979)
28th of January 1908 BIRTHDAY Paul Misraki, French composer and songwriter (d. 1998)
28th of January 1909 BIRTHDAY John Thomson, Scottish footballer (d. 1931)
28th of January 1910 BIRTHDAY John Banner, Austrian actor (d. 1973)
28th of January 1910 BIRTHDAY Arnold Moss, American actor (d. 1989)
28th of January 1911 BIRTHDAY Johan van Hulst, Dutch politician
28th of January 1912 BIRTHDAY Jackson Pollock, American painter (d. 1956)
28th of January 1915 BIRTHDAY Nien Cheng, Chinese-born American writer (d. 2009)
28th of January 1918 BIRTHDAY Harry Corbett, English puppeteer (Sooty) (d. 1989)
28th of January 1918 BIRTHDAY Trevor Skeet, New Zealand-born British politician (d. 2004)
28th of January 1919 BIRTHDAY Francis Gabreski, American fighter pilot (d. 2002)
28th of January 1922 BIRTHDAY Robert W. Holley, American biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1993)
28th of January 1924 BIRTHDAY Marcel Broodthaers, Belgian painter (d. 1976)
28th of January 1925 BIRTHDAY Scotty Bloch, American stage and television actress
28th of January 1927 BIRTHDAY Per Oscarsson, Swedish actor (d. 2010)
28th of January 1927 BIRTHDAY Ronnie Scott, British tenor saxophonist and club owner (d. 1996)
28th of January 1927 BIRTHDAY Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director (d. 2001)
28th of January 1929 BIRTHDAY Acker Bilk, English jazz clarinetist
28th of January 1929 BIRTHDAY Claes Oldenburg, Swedish-born artist
28th of January 1930 BIRTHDAY Kurt Biedenkopf, German politician
28th of January 1933 BIRTHDAY Jack Hill, American film director
28th of January 1934 BIRTHDAY Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (d. 1990)
28th of January 1934 BIRTHDAY Mitr Chaibancha, Thai actor (d. 1970)
28th of January 1935 BIRTHDAY David Lodge, English author
28th of January 1936 BIRTHDAY Ismail Kadare, Albanian writer
28th of January 1936 BIRTHDAY Alan Alda, American actor, writer, and director
28th of January 1938 BIRTHDAY Leonid Zhabotynsky, Ukrainian weightlifter
28th of January 1939 BIRTHDAY John M. Fabian, NASA astronaut
28th of January 1940 BIRTHDAY Carlos Slim, Mexican businessman
28th of January 1941 BIRTHDAY Joel Crothers, American actor (d. 1985)
28th of January 1941 BIRTHDAY Osbourne 'King Tubby' Ruddock, Jamaican musician and sound engineer (d. 1989)
28th of January 1943 BIRTHDAY John Beck, American actor
28th of January 1943 BIRTHDAY Paul Henderson, Canadian ice hockey player
28th of January 1943 BIRTHDAY Dick Taylor, English musician (The Rolling Stones and The Pretty Things)
28th of January 1944 BIRTHDAY Susan Howard, American actress
28th of January 1944 BIRTHDAY John Tavener, English composer
28th of January 1945 BIRTHDAY Karen Lynn Gorney, American actress
28th of January 1945 BIRTHDAY John Perkins, American author and activist
28th of January 1945 BIRTHDAY Marthe Keller, Swiss actress
28th of January 1945 BIRTHDAY Robert Wyatt, English musician
28th of January 1947 BIRTHDAY Jeanne Shaheen, American Senator
28th of January 1948 BIRTHDAY Charles Taylor, former (22nd) President of Liberia
28th of January 1949 BIRTHDAY Tom Downey, former American Congressman
28th of January 1949 BIRTHDAY Gregg Popovich, American basketball coach
28th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Bob Hay, American songwriter and musician
28th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY David C. Hilmers, NASA astronaut
28th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah, King of Bahrain
28th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Barbi Benton, American actress
28th of January 1951 BIRTHDAY Brian Bilbray, American politician
28th of January 1951 BIRTHDAY Leonid Kadeniuk, Ukrainian cosmonaut
28th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY Colin Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player and executive
28th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY Chris Carter, English musician (Throbbing Gristle, Chris & Cosey)
28th of January 1954 BIRTHDAY Rick Warren, American pastor and author
28th of January 1955 BIRTHDAY Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France
28th of January 1957 BIRTHDAY Mark Napier, Canadian ice hockey player
28th of January 1957 BIRTHDAY Nick Price, Zimbabwean golfer
28th of January 1959 BIRTHDAY Burkhard Dallwitz, German-born composer
28th of January 1959 BIRTHDAY Frank Darabont, American filmmaker
28th of January 1959 BIRTHDAY Dave Sharp, Welsh guitarist (The Alarm)
28th of January 1959 BIRTHDAY Randi Rhodes, radio personality
28th of January 1960 BIRTHDAY Robert von Dassanowsky, American historian, writer, and producer
28th of January 1961 BIRTHDAY Normand Rochefort, Canadian ice hockey player
28th of January 1961 BIRTHDAY Arnaldur Indridason, Icelandic writer
28th of January 1962 BIRTHDAY Keith Hamilton Cobb, American actor
28th of January 1962 BIRTHDAY Creflo Dollar, American televangelist
28th of January 1962 BIRTHDAY Sam Phillips, American singer
28th of January 1963 BIRTHDAY Dan Spitz, American musician, guitarist (Anthrax)
28th of January 1965 BIRTHDAY Lynda Boyd, American actress
28th of January 1967 BIRTHDAY Jan Lamb, Chinese disc jockey & comedian
28th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY DJ Muggs, American musician (Cypress Hill)
28th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Sarah McLachlan, Canadian singer and songwriter
28th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Rakim (William Michael Griffin Jr.), American rapper
28th of January 1969 BIRTHDAY Kathryn Morris, American actress
28th of January 1969 BIRTHDAY Linda Sanchez, American politician
28th of January 1969 BIRTHDAY Mo Rocca, American writer and comedian
28th of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Anthony Hamilton, American soul singer
28th of January 1972 BIRTHDAY Nicky Southall, English footballer
28th of January 1974 BIRTHDAY Tony Delk, American basketball player
28th of January 1974 BIRTHDAY Magglio Ordonez, Venezuelan baseball player
28th of January 1974 BIRTHDAY Jermaine Dye, American baseball player
28th of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Terri Colombino, American actress
28th of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Tanya Chua, Singaporean singer
28th of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Anne Montminy, Canadian diver
28th of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Lee Latchford-Evans, English singer
28th of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Junior Spivey, American baseball player
28th of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Lee Ingleby, British actor
28th of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Emiko Kado, Japanese wrestler (d. 1999)
28th of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Mark Madsen, American basketball player
28th of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Rick Ross, rapper
28th of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Miltiadis Sapanis, Greek footballer
28th of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Jarrod Montague, American drummer (Taproot)
28th of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Daunte Culpepper, American football player
28th of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Joey Fatone, American singer (*NSYNC)
28th of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Lyle Overbay, American baseball player
28th of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Takuma Sato, Japanese racing driver
28th of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Matt DeVries, American guitarist (Chimaira)
28th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Gianluigi Buffon, Italian footballer
28th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Jamie Carragher, English footballer
28th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Stephen Farrelly, Irish professional wrestler
28th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Papa Bouba Diop, Senegalese footballer
28th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Ali Boulala, Swedish skateboarder
28th of January 1980 BIRTHDAY Nick Carter, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
28th of January 1980 BIRTHDAY Jesse James Hollywood, American drug dealer and fugitive
28th of January 1980 BIRTHDAY Yasuhito Endo, Japanese footballer
28th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Elijah Wood, American actor
28th of January 1984 BIRTHDAY Stephen Gostkowski, American football player
28th of January 1984 BIRTHDAY Andre Iguodala, American basketball player
28th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY J. Cole, American rapper
28th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Daniel Carcillo, Canadian hockey player
28th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Arnold Mvuemba, French footballer
28th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Libby Trickett, Australian swimmer
28th of January 1986 BIRTHDAY Jessica Ennis, British athlete
28th of January 1986 BIRTHDAY Shruti Haasan, Indian actress
28th of January 1987 BIRTHDAY Chelsea Brummet, American actress
28th of January 1988 BIRTHDAY Paul Henry, English footballer
28th of January 1989 BIRTHDAY Siem de Jong, Dutch footballer
28th of January 1990 BIRTHDAY Kalifa Fai-Fai Loa, New Zelander rugby league footballer
28th of January 1991 BIRTHDAY Calum Worthy, Canadian actor and musician
28th of January 1992 BIRTHDAY Andrei Savchenko, Russian professional footballer
28th of January 1993 BIRTHDAY Will Poulter, English actor
28th of January 0814 DEATH Charlemagne (Born 742)
28th of January 1061 DEATH Duke Spytihnev II of Bohemia (Born 1031)
28th of January 1271 DEATH Isabella of Aragon, queen of Philip III of France (Born 1247)
28th of January 1443 DEATH Robert le Macon, Chancellor of France
28th of January 1547 DEATH King Henry VIII of England (Born 1491)
28th of January 1613 DEATH Thomas Bodley, English diplomat and library founder (Born 1545)
28th of January 1621 DEATH Pope Paul V (Born 1550)
28th of January 1672 DEATH Pierre Seguier, Chancellor of France (Born 1588)
28th of January 1681 DEATH Richard Allestree, English royalist churchman (Born 1619)
28th of January 1687 DEATH Johannes Hevelius, Polish astronomer (Born 1611)
28th of January 1697 DEATH John Fenwick, English conspirator
28th of January 1754 DEATH Ludvig Holberg, Norwegian historian and writer (Born 1684)
28th of January 1832 DEATH Augustin Daniel Belliard, French general (Born 1769)
28th of January 1859 DEATH Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Born 1782)
28th of January 1864 DEATH Emile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (Born 1799)
28th of January 1903 DEATH Augusta Holmes, French composer (Born 1847)
28th of January 1912 DEATH Gustave de Molinari, Belgian economist (Born 1819)
28th of January 1915 DEATH Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (Born 1846)
28th of January 1918 DEATH John McCrae, Canadian poet (Born 1872)
28th of January 1930 DEATH Ema Destinnova, Czech opera singer (Born 1878)
28th of January 1935 DEATH Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian composer (Born 1859)
28th of January 1937 DEATH Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (Born 1862)
28th of January 1938 DEATH Bernd Rosemeyer, German racecar driver (Born 1909)
28th of January 1939 DEATH William Butler Yeats, Irish writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (Born 1865)
28th of January 1947 DEATH Reynaldo Hahn, French composer (Born 1875)
28th of January 1948 DEATH Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (Born 1902)
28th of January 1948 DEATH Hans Aumeier, German Nazi official and concentration camp commandant (Born 1906)
28th of January 1948 DEATH Arthur Liebehenschel, Commandant at Auschwitz concentration camp (Born 1901)
28th of January 1949 DEATH Jean-Pierre Wimille, French race car driver (Born 1908)
28th of January 1950 DEATH Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician (Born 1883)
28th of January 1951 DEATH Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, president of Finland (Born 1867)
28th of January 1953 DEATH James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (Born 1876)
28th of January 1953 DEATH Derek Bentley, British criminal (Born 1933)
28th of January 1959 DEATH Walter Beall, American baseball player (Born 1899)
28th of January 1960 DEATH Zora Neale Hurston, American author (Born 1891)
28th of January 1963 DEATH Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (Born 1884)
28th of January 1965 DEATH Tich Freeman, English cricketer (Born 1888)
28th of January 1965 DEATH Maxime Weygand, French soldier (Born 1867)
28th of January 1971 DEATH Donald Winnicott, British psychoanalyst (Born 1896)
28th of January 1973 DEATH John Banner, Austrian actor (Born 1910)
28th of January 1975 DEATH Ola Raknes, Norwegian psychoanalyst and philologist (Born 1887)
28th of January 1976 DEATH Marcel Broodthaers, Belgian painter (Born 1924)
28th of January 1979 DEATH Eileen Shanahan, Irish poet (Born 1901)
28th of January 1983 DEATH Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (Born 1890)
28th of January 1983 DEATH Billy Fury, British singer (Born 1940)
28th of January 1986 DEATH Greg Jarvis : crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (Born 1944)
28th of January 1986 DEATH Christa McAuliffe : crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (Born 1948)
28th of January 1986 DEATH Ronald McNair : crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (Born 1950)
28th of January 1986 DEATH Judith Resnik : crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (Born 1949)
28th of January 1986 DEATH Ellison Onizuka : crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (Born 1946)
28th of January 1986 DEATH Francis R. Scobee : commander of Space Shuttle Challenger (Born 1939)
28th of January 1986 DEATH Michael J. Smith : crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (Born 1945)
28th of January 1988 DEATH Klaus Fuchs, German physicist (Born 1911)
28th of January 1989 DEATH Choekyi Gyaltsen, 10th Panchen Lama, Tibetan religious figure (Born 1938)
28th of January 1994 DEATH Hal Smith, American actor (Born 1916)
28th of January 1996 DEATH Joseph Brodsky, Russian-born poet, Nobel Laureate (Born 1940)
28th of January 1996 DEATH Burne Hogarth, American cartoonist (Born 1911)
28th of January 1996 DEATH Jerry Siegel, American cartoonist (Born 1914)
28th of January 1999 DEATH Markey Robinson, Irish painter (Born 1918)
28th of January 1999 DEATH Torgny T:son Segerstedt, Swedish sociologist and philosopher (Born 1908)
28th of January 2001 DEATH Curt Blefary, American baseball player (Born 1943)
28th of January 2002 DEATH Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author (Born 1907)
28th of January 2002 DEATH Gustaaf Deloor, Belgian cyclist (Born 1913)
28th of January 2004 DEATH Lloyd M. Bucher, U.S. Navy officer (Born 1927)
28th of January 2004 DEATH Don Cholito, Puerto Rican radio host (Born 1923)
28th of January 2004 DEATH Don Stansauk, American professional wrestler (Born 1936)
28th of January 2004 DEATH Elroy Hirsch, American football player (Born 1923)
28th of January 2004 DEATH Joe Viterelli, American actor (Born 1937)
28th of January 2005 DEATH Jim Capaldi, English singer and songwriter (Born 1944)
28th of January 2005 DEATH Karen Lancaume, French actress (Born 1973)
28th of January 2005 DEATH Jacques Villeret, French actor (Born 1951)
28th of January 2006 DEATH Yitzchak Kaduri, rabbi
28th of January 2006 DEATH Henry McGee, English comedian (Born 1929)
28th of January 2007 DEATH Hsu Wei Lun, Taiwanese actress (Born 1978)
28th of January 2007 DEATH Carlo Clerici, Swiss road racing cyclist (Born 1929)
28th of January 2007 DEATH Father Robert Drinan, Roman Catholic priest and American politician (Born 1920)
28th of January 2007 DEATH Yelena Romanova, Russian athlete (Born 1963)
28th of January 2007 DEATH Karel Svoboda, Czech composer of popular music (Born 1938)
28th of January 2008 DEATH Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens and All Greece (Born 1939)
28th of January 2009 DEATH Billy Powell, American musician (Born 1952)