Died on this Day

Anniversary Date: 20-Jan

Died on This Day (20-Jan)

Person Person Description Age Anniv
Paul Bocuse Paul Bocuse Paul Bocuse was a French chef based in Lyon who was known for the high quality of his restaurants and his innovative approaches to cuisine. French chef 91 2
Lord Weidenfeld Lord Weidenfeld George Weidenfeld, Baron Weidenfeld, GBE was a British publisher, philanthropist, and newspaper columnist. British publisher, philanthropist, and columnist 96 4
Claudio Abbado Claudio Abbado Claudio Abbado OMRI was an Italian conductor who was one of the leading conductors of his generation. Conductor 80 6
Bruce Gordon Bruce Gordon Bruce Gordon was an American actor best known for playing gangster Frank Nitti in the ABC television series The Untouchables. American actor 94 9
Per Borten Per Borten was a Norwegian politician from the Centre Party and the 25th prime minister of Norway from 1965 to 1971. Norwegian politician 91 15
Franklin E. Sigler Franklin E. Sigler Private First Class Franklin Earl Sigler was an American Marine who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Iwo Jima campaign – a one-man assault on a Japanese gun position which had been holding up the advance of his company for several days, and for annihilating the enemy gun crew with hand grenades. US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient 70 25
Gillis William Long Gillis William Long Gillis William Long was an American politician and lawyer who served as a U. Recipient of the Purple Heart medal 61 35
Richard Malik Richard Malik Richard Malik was a German international footballer. Association footballer 35 75
Benjamin F. Martin Benjamin F. Martin Benjamin Franklin Martin was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer and teacher from Virginia and West Virginia. American politician 66 125
Charles Yorke Charles Yorke Charles Yorke PC was briefly Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain. British politician 47 250
Person Person Description Age Anniv
Emma Tennant Emma Christina Tennant FRSL was an English novelist and editor of Scottish extraction, known for a post-modern approach to her fiction, often imbued with fantasy or magic. British novelist and editor 79 3
Ricardo dos Santos Ricardo dos Santos was a Brazilian surfer. Dos Santos reached the quarterfinals at the 2012 Billabong Pro event in Tahiti in defeating among others Kelly Slater. Brazilian surfer 24 5
Etta James Etta James Jamesetta Hawkins , known professionally as Etta James, was an American singer who performed in various genres, including gospel, blues, jazz, R&B, rock and roll, and soul. American blues, soul, rhythm-and-blues 73 8
Abraham Sutzkever Abraham Sutzkever Abraham Sutzkever was an acclaimed Yiddish poet. The New York Times wrote that Sutzkever was "the greatest poet of the Holocaust. Israeli poet 96 10
Ron Herbel Ron Herbel Ronald Samuel Herbel was an American Major League Baseball pitcher who appeared in 331 games, all but 79 in relief, for the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, New York Mets and Atlanta Braves. American baseball player 62 20
Barbara Stanwyck Barbara Stanwyck Barbara Stanwyck was an American actress, model and dancer. American actress, model, and dancer 82 30
George M. Humphrey George M. Humphrey George Magoffin Humphrey was an American lawyer, businessman and banker. American politician 79 50
Mato Celestin Medović Mato Celestin Medović Mato Celestin Medović was a Croatian painter. Best known for his large paintings depicting historical scenes, and his series of colourful landscapes and seascapes of his native Dalmatia, Medović is one of the earliest modern Croatian painters. Croatian painter 62 100
George Seymour George Seymour Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Francis Seymour GCB, GCH, PC was a Royal Navy officer. Royal Navy admiral of the fleet 82 150
Giovanni Maria Lancisi Giovanni Maria Lancisi Giovanni Maria Lancisi was an Italian physician, epidemiologist and anatomist who made a correlation between the presence of mosquitoes and the prevalence of malaria. Italian physician 65 300