Deaths on January 21

1118 :Paschalis II, [Raniero], pope (1099-1118), dies
1596 :John Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66
1609 :Joseph Justus Scaliger, French inventor of "Julian Period", dies at 68
1626 :John Dowland, English composer (In Darkness We Dwell), dies at 62
1665 :Domenico Mazzocchi, composer, dies at 72
1665 :Pierre de Fermat, French mathematician (Fermat therorem), dies at 63
1670 :Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright, dies at 80
1683 :Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st earl of Shaftesbury, dies at 61
1686 :Nicolas-Fran‡ois Blondel, French architect, dies
1704 :Willem B Schepers, Dutch merchant/ship owner, dies at about 83
1746 :Gottfried Kirkhoff, composer, dies at 60
1774 :Mustapha III, sultan of Turkey (1957-74), dies at 56
1793 :Louis XVI, French king (1774-93), beheaded by revolutionaries at 38
1815 :M Claudius, writer, dies at 74
1831 :Achim v Arnim, writer, dies at 49
1851 :Gustav Albert Lortzing, composer, dies at 49
1862 :Bozena Nemcov , [Barnora Panklov ], Czech author, dies at 41
1871 :John J Rochussen, gov-general of Neth-Indies (1845-51), dies at 73
1872 :Franz Grillparzer, Austrian playwright (Sappho/Libussa), dies at 81
1882 :Anton Emil Titl, composer, dies at 72
1883 :Jacopo Tomadini, composer, dies at 62
1884 :Auguste Franchomme, composer, dies at 75
1888 :Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer, dies at 83
1891 :Calixa Lavallee, composer, dies at 48
1892 :John Couch Adams, English co-discoverer of Neptune, dies
1894 :Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer, dies at 24
1903 :Hermanus J A M Schaepman, Dutch clergyman/politician, dies at 58
1924 :Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin, Russian leader, dies of a stroke at 53
1926 :Camillo Golgi, Ital medical research (malaria, Nobel 1906), dies at 81
1927 :Floris H Verster, Dutch painter/cartoonist/etcher, dies at 65
1931 :Felix Blumenfeld, composer, dies at 67
1932 :[Giles] Lytton Strachey, British biographer/critic, dies at 51
1942 :Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/musicologist/conductor, dies at 72
1943 :Otakar Sini, composer, dies at 61
1944 :Gustaaf DFL Schamelhout, Flemish physician/writer, dies at 74
1944 :Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, German major/pilot, shot down
1948 :Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, composer, dies at 72
1950 :George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46
1954 :Billy Jenkins, dies at 69
1955 :Maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/High Council, dies at 59
1957 :Arthur L Bowley, English statistician/economist, dies at 87
1959 :Cecil B[lount] de Mille, producer (10 Commandments), dies at 77
1959 :Lamar Stringfield, composer, dies at 61
1961 :Blaise Cendrars, Swiss/French poet (J'ai tu‚), dies at 73
1961 :John Joseph Becker, composer, dies a day before 75th birthday
1962 :Andr‚ Lhote, French painter/art historian, dies at 76
1963 :Al St John, actor (Law & Order, Devil Riders), dies at 70
1963 :Franz Jung, writer, dies at 74
1964 :Joseph Schildkraut, actor (Cleopatra, Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 68
1965 :Harvey Zorbaugh, doctor/TV host (Play the Game), dies at 68
1967 :Ann Sheridan, actress (Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies of cancer at 51
1971 :Richard B Russell, (Sen-D-Ga), dies at 73
1974 :Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author, dies at 48
1974 :Ken Viljoen, cricketer (played 27 Tests for S Africa 1930-47), dies
1974 :Lewis L Strauss, head US Atomic Energy Comm (1953-58), dies at 78
1975 :Marie Lohr, actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel, Escapade), dies at 84
1977 :John Vincent, composer, dies at 74
1977 :Zoltan Vasarhelyi, composer, dies at 76
1981 :Allyn Joslyn, actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), dies at 79
1984 :Jackie Wilson, US singer (I Get the Sweetest Feeling), dies at 49
1985 :Barbara Cowsill, rocker (Cowsills), dies of emphysema
1987 :Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (7th Day), dies at 83
1988 :Abraham Sofaer, actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk), dies
1991 :Frank Mitchell, actor (Music is Magic, Prairie Gunsmoke), dies
1991 :Howard "Red" Grange, football's galloping ghost, dies at 87
1991 :Richard Bolling, (Rep-D-Mo)/US civil-rights leader, dies at 74
1992 :William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/pianist, dies at 81
1994 :Basel al-Assad, Syrian pres Assad son, dies in car accident at 31
1995 :Flavio "Negao" Pires da Conceicao, drug Trafficker, dies at 25
1995 :John Halas, animator, dies at 82
1995 :Philippe Casado, Moroccan/French cyclist, dies at 30
1996 :Roman Ciesiewicz, artist/graphic designer, dies at 65
1996 :Sam Green, industrialist/inventor, dies at 88
1997 :Colonel Tom Parker, manager (Elvis Presley), dies at 87
1997 :Dennis Main Wilson, TV/radio producer, dies at 72
1997 :Michael Duane, educationalist, dies at 81



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