People died on 05 January

(19 found)

John Young
space, moon

Real/Birth Name:
John Watts Young
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Apollo 10 (orbited the moon). SpaceLab 1 as Commander. Apollo 16 to the moon surface. Drove the Lunar Rover. Chief of the Astronaut Office from 1974-1987.

Space Missions:

Apollo 10 (1969)
Dress rehearsal for first lunar landing; flew LM down to 50,000 feet (15 km) from lunar surface.
Apollo 16 (1972)
Landed in Plain of Descartes.
Gemini 10 (1966)
First use of the Agena Target Vehicle's propulsion systems. The spacecraft also rendezvoused with the Agena Target Vehicle from Gemini 8. Collins had 49 minutes of EVA standing in the hatch and 39 minutes of EVA to retrieve experiments from the Agena. 43 orbits completed.
Gemini 3 (1965)
First manned Gemini flight, three orbits.
SpaceLab 1 (1983)
Shuttle mission STS-9 on Columbia.
STS-1
Shuttle Columbia, launched April 12, 1981

Duration: 2d 6h.
STS-9
Shuttle Columbia, launched November 28, 1983

Duration: 10d 7h.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jerry Van Dyke
actor, comedy

Real/Birth Name:
Jerry Van Dyke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Dick Van Dyke by 5 years.
father of
uncle of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Middle, Yes, Dear, Teen Angel, Coach, My Mother the Car, The Dick Van Dyke Show. Movies Angel in My Pocket, Love and Kisses

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Francesca Hilton
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Constance Francesca Gabor Hilton
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

half-sister of
Younger than Barron Hilton by 19 years.
daughter of
half-sister of
Younger than Conrad Hilton Jr. by 20 years.
niece of
granddaughter of
niece of
aunt of
aunt of
aunt of
daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

movies A Safe Place, Pterodactyl Woman from Beverly Hills. Died of heart attack or stroke.

Carmen Zapata
soap, actor, educator, producer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Carmen Margarita Zapata
Also Known As:
Marge Cameron
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Santa Barbara, Trapper John, M.D.. Broadway play The Innkeepers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6357 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater, ceremony date: 2 October 2003

Jerry Coleman
military, aviator, baseball, manager, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Gerald Francis Coleman
Nickname(s):
The Colonel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Second baseman. Team New York Yankees. TV show Game of the Week

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Freddy E
rapper, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Frederick Eugene Buhl
Gender:
Male
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shot himself in the head, Age 22.

Tug McGraw
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Edwin McGraw Jr.
Nickname(s):
Tug
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher for teams New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies. Excelled at the screwball.

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Nancy Parsons
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Anne Parsons
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58, 12 days before her 59th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Beulah Ballbricker in the movies Porky's, Porky's II: The Next Day, Porky's Revenge. Movie Steel Magnolias

Sonny Bono
singer, mayor, accident, US Representative

Real/Birth Name:
Salvatore Phillip Bono
Also Known As:
Sonny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Older than Cher by 11 years.
husband of
Mary Bono Mack, until he died.
Older than Mary Bono Mack by 26 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Sonny of the pop group Sonny & Cher. Also Mayor of Palm Springs. Died in a skiing accident. Movie Airplane II: The Sequel

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008 as a member of group Sonny & Cher.
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at Out of sidewalk, ceremony date: 18 May 1996
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry as a member of group Sonny & Cher.

Tip O'Neill
politician, US Representative

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Phillip O'Neill Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democrat. US Representative from Massachusetts, later Speaker.

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Arthur Kennedy
actor, western, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
John Arthur Kennedy
Nickname(s):
Johnny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway play Death of a Salesman, won a Tony Award. Movies Fantastic Voyage, Peyton Place, Devotion, Champion, Lawrence of Arabia

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6681 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1620 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Pete Maravich
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Press Maravich
Nickname(s):
Pistol Pete
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Atlanta Hawks. Died while playing a game of pick-up basketball.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hans Conried
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Hans Georg Conried Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The voice of Snidely Whiplash in Dudley Do-Right cartoons on Rocky and Bullwinkle. TV series Make Room for Daddy. Movie The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. Broadway musical Can-Can

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6664 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Sally Eilers
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothea Sally Eilers
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 25 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Hoot Gibson by 16 years.

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1928). Movies The Red Mill, Quick Millions, I Was a Prisoner on Devil's Island, She Made Her Bed, Three on a Honeymoon

Wyatt Cooper
writer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Wyatt Emory Cooper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of
husband of
Gloria Vanderbilt, until he died.
Younger than Gloria Vanderbilt by 3 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Fourth husband of Gloria Vanderbilt

Rogers Hornsby
baseball, manager, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Rogers Hornsby
Nickname(s):
The Rajah
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Infielder, manager, coach for teams St. Louis Browns, St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, Boston Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6699 Delmar Boulevard

Jack McCracken
basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Jack D. McCracken
Nickname(s):
Jumping Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward. Never turned professional. Team Northwest Missouri State Teachers College

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Rabbit Maranville
baseball, manager, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Walter James Vincent Maranville
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 5 inches (165.1 cm)

Brief Facts:

Shortstop. Teams Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Robins, St. Louis Cardinals. Known for his antics. Considered excellent at defensive play. Barbershop quartet tenor.

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George Washington Carver
educator, scientist, inventor

Real/Birth Name:
George Washington Carver
Gender:
Male
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born in the 1860s, in slavery. Botanist. Developed alternative crops to cotton. Professor at Tuskegee Insitutute.

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