Deaths on January 29

-199 :Ulrike Maier, skier, dies in ski crash at 26
1559 :Thomas Pope, English politician, benefactor, dies at about 52
1663 :Robert Sanderson, Bishop of Lincoln (1660-63), dies
1696 :Ivan V, co-tsar of Russia (1682-89), dies
1743 :André Hercule Fleury, French cardinal (1726-43), dies
1814 :Johann G Fichte, German philosopher (Wissenschaftslehre), dies at 51
1820 :George III, king of Great-Britain (1760-1820), dies at 81
1824 :Louise MC countess of Albany, Henegouws salon owner, dies at 71
1837 :Aleksandr Pushkin, poet/novelist (Golden Cockeral), killed in a duel
1879 :Antonia MB Antonucci, Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at 80
1888 :Edward Lear, poet/author, dies at 75
1899 :Alfred Sisley, painter, dies
1899 :Robert J Fruin, Dutch historian (80-year war), dies at 75
1906 :Christaan IX, King of Denmark (1893-1906), dies
1910 :Edouard Rod, French/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e), dies at 52
1912 :Hermann Bang, writer, dies at 54
1916 :Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvils, composer, dies at 62
1917 :Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general in Egypt, dies at 75
1921 :Billy Gunn, cricket (score 392 runs for Eng including a century), dies
1924 :Joseph Ludwig, composer, dies at 79
1928 :Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig/field marshal (WW I), dies at 66
1934 :Fritz Haber, German chemist (Nobel 1918), dies at 65
1941 :Ioannis Metaxas, Greek gen/dictator (1936-41), commits suicide at 69
1942 :Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal, composer, dies at 92
1944 :William Allen White, US journalist (Emporia Gazette), dies at 75
1946 :Harry L Hopkins, US min of Business (Loan & Lease law), dies at 55
1946 :Sidney James Jones, composer, dies at 84
1947 :Fred Barratt, cricket (5 wkts at 47 in 5 Tests for Eng 1929-30), dies
1951 :James Bridie, [Osborne Henry Mavor], dramatist, dies
1955 :Hans Hedtoft, premier of Denmark (1947.. 55), dies at 51
1956 :H[enry] L[ouis] Mencken, US essayist/critic (Smart Set), dies at 75
1960 :Louis Jean Heydt, actor (Joe-Waterfront), dies at 54
1962 :Fritz Kreisler, Austria/US violinist/composer, dies at 86
1963 :Robert Lee Frost, US poet (New Hampshire, 4 Pulitzers), dies at 88
1964 :Alan Ladd, actor (Shane), dies at 50 in Palm Springs Calif
1965 :John Larkin, actor (Saints & Sinners, 12 O'Clock High), dies at 52
1965 :Michael Spisak, composer, dies at 50
1966 :Josef Winckler, German dentist/writer (Tolle Bomberg), dies at 84
1966 :Pierre Mercure, composer, dies at 38
1967 :Wlodzimierz Pozniak, composer, dies at 62
1968 :Laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, cricketer (Test for India), dies
1970 :Basil H Liddell Hart, English military historian, dies at 74
1973 :Johannes Paul Thilman, composer, dies at 67
1973 :Ludwig Stossel, Austrian actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 89
1976 :Michael Gwynn, actor (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra), dies at 59
1977 :E P "Buster" Nupen, cricketer (50 wickets for S Af, lost eye), dies
1977 :Freddie Prinze, comedian/actor (Chico & the Man), shoots himself at 22
1978 :Tim McCoy, actor (Arizona Bound), dies at 86
1980 :Antonio Molina, composer, dies at 85
1980 :Jimmy Durante, comedian (Palooka, Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86
1981 :Cozy Cole, rocker (Topsy Part II), dies
1984 :Frances Goodrich, (Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 93 of lung cancer
1986 :Leif Erickson, actor (John-High Chaparral), dies at 74
1987 :Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski, composer, dies at 73
1988 :Bantcho Bantchevsky, US opera singer, commits suicide
1988 :James R Killian Jr, MIT pres (1948-59), dies at 83
1988 :Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch composer/conductor, dies at 46
1991 :Jan Odé, Dutch pianist/director Sweelinck Conservatory, dies
1991 :Yasushi Inoue, Japanese historian, dies
1992 :Willie Dixon, blues composer (I'm a Man, Backdoor Man), dies at 76
1993 :Hank Werba, [Herman Werblowski], US journalist (Variety), dies at 79
1993 :Michel Renault, French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies
1994 :Jevgeni P Leonov, Russian actor (Gori, Moja Zvezda), dies at 67
1994 :Nick Cravat, midget (Gremlin-Twilight Zone), dies of lung cancer at 81
1994 :Ulrike Maier, olympic skier, breaks neck during world cup skiing at 26
1995 :Arthur Guy Clutton-Brock, English agronomist (Rhodesia), dies at 88
1995 :Chris de Marigny, painter/designer, dies at 52
1995 :Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect, dies at 69
1995 :Richard Burnell, British rower (Olympics-gold-1948), dies at 77
1995 :Richard Desborough Burnell, oarsman, dies at 77
1996 :Jack Sutherland, journalist, dies at 79
1996 :John Terence Reese, bridge master, dies at 82
1997 :Eric Schneider, murderer of 2 teachers, executed in MO at 35
1997 :Louis Pauwels, writer/editor, dies at 76
1997 :Osvaldo Soriano, writer, dies at 54



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