People died on 16 January

(23 found)

Jo Jo White
basketball, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Henry White
Also Known As:
JoJo White
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

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Brief Facts:

Point guard. Teams University of Kansas, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Kansas City Kings. Olympic Gold Medal 1968.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Phanelli Deblasio
rapper, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin Batties
Also Known As:
Phanelli
Lil Man
Gender:
Male
Death Date:

Brief Facts:

Shot in the neck. Age 34.

Gene Cernan
space, moon

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Andrew Cernan
Also Known As:
Eugene Cernan
Nickname(s):
Gene
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Orbited the moon and descended in the LM without landing. The last man to stand on the moon.

Space Missions:

Apollo 10 (1969)
Dress rehearsal for first lunar landing; flew LM down to 50,000 feet (15 km) from lunar surface.
Apollo 17 (1972)
Only Saturn V night launch. Landed in Taurus-Littrow. First geologist on the Moon. Final manned Moon landing.
Gemini 9A (1966)
Rescheduled from May to rendezvous and dock with an Augmented Target Docking Adapter (ATDA) after the original Agena Target Vehicle failed to orbit. The ATDA shroud did not completely separate, making docking impossible. Three different types of rendezvous, two hours of EVA, and 44 orbits were completed.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dave Madden
actor

Real/Birth Name:
David Joseph Madden
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Partridge Family, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.

Ruth Duccini
actor, little person

Real/Birth Name:
Ruth L. Robinson
Also Known As:
Ruth Robinson Duccini
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Wizard of Oz as an uncredited member of The Munchkins.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry as a member of group The Munchkins.

Russell Johnson
actor, western, military, soap, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Russell David Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Gilligan's Island. Movies This Island Earth, Attack of the Crab Monsters, It Came from Outer Space, Tumbleweed, Seminole.

Abigail Van Buren
writer, columnist

Real/Birth Name:
Pauline Esther Friedman
Also Known As:
Pauline Phillips
Dear Abby
Nickname(s):
Popo
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

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Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Original writer advice column Dear Abby.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Carl Smith
singer, country, actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Milton Smith
Nickname(s):
Mister Country
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Goldie Hill, until her earlier death.
Older than Goldie Hill by 5 years.
ex-husband of
Older than June Carter Cash by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Let's Live a Little, You Are the One, Back Up Buddy, Hey Joe!, Loose Talk. Movies The Badge of Marshal Brennan, Buffalo Gun.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1517 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry

Andrew Wyeth
painter

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Newell Wyeth
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

American painter b. 1917. Best work is painting Christina's World.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Benny Parsons
auto racing, sports analyst, actor, NASCAR

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Stewart Parsons
Nickname(s):
BP
The Professor
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Movie Stroker Ace.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Pookie Hudson
singer, composer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Thornton James Hudson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight composer and vocalist. Member of doo wop and R&B group The Spaniels.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Virginia O'Brien
actor, singer, mayor

Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Lee O'Brien
Nickname(s):
Miss Deadpan
Frozen Face
Miss Ice Glacier
Miss Red Hot Frozen Face
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Kirk Alyn by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Du Barry Was a Lady, Ship Ahoy. Mayor of Wrightwood, California.

By Saam
sports analyst, baseball, football

Real/Birth Name:
Byrum Fred Saam Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster in Philadelphia.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Will Jones
singer, R&B

Real/Birth Name:
Will J. Jones
Also Known As:
Will "Dub" Jones
Dub Jones
Nickname(s):
Dub
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bass singer for group The Coasters. Sang Yakety Yak, Charlie Brown (the line "Why is everybody always picking on me") and the song Poison Ivy.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987 as a member of group The Coasters.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of group The Coasters.

Cliffie Stone
musician, country, dj, business, radio, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Clifford Gilpin Snyder
Also Known As:
Cliffie G. Stone
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Brief Facts:

Bass player. Radio show The Hollywood Barn Dance. Co-wrote song So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed. The Pioneer award by the Academy of Country Music is called the "Cliffie".

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1501 Vine Street for contributions to radio1 March 1989

Ennis Cosby
educator, murdered

Real/Birth Name:
Ennis William Cosby
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
27
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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Brief Facts:

Victim of a failed robbery attempt.

Glenn Corbett
soap, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Glenn Edwin Rothenburg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Shenandoah. TV series Dallas, The Road West, Route 66. Lung cancer.

Bernard Lee
actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
John Bernard Lee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

In the role of M, in the early James Bond movies Goldfinger, From Russia with Love, Dr. No, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, Live and Let Die, Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Man with the Golden Gun. Also movie The Third Man.

Ted Cassidy
actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Theodore Crawford Cassidy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 9 inches (205.74 cm)

Brief Facts:

Very deep bass voice. TV show The Addams Family role of the butler Lurch. Voice of Godzilla in animated TV series Godzilla. Movies Mackenna's Gold, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Voice actor.

Carole Lombard
actor, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Jane Alice Peters
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Clark Gable, until she died.
Younger than Clark Gable by 7 years.
daughter of
ex-wife of
Younger than William Powell by 16 years.

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Brief Facts:

Movie My Man Godfrey, Twentieth Century, Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Died in a plane crash near Las Vegas,with her mother.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6930 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Elizabeth Peters
relative, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Jayne Knight
Nickname(s):
Bessie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
66 or 67
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Born before 20 June 1876. Parents separated. Died in the same plane crash with her daughter.

Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
royalty, military

Real/Birth Name:
Arthur William Patrick Albert
(house of Windsor)
(house of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha)
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
uncle of
great great grandfather of
uncle of
grandfather of
younger brother of
Younger than King Edward VII by 8 years.
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
great grandfather of
uncle of
uncle of
son of
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany by 2 years.
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Princess Alice of the United Kingdom by 7 years.
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom by 6 years.
husband of
Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia, until her earlier death.
Older than Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia by 10 years.
father of
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
son of
uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Victoria, Princess Royal by 9 years.
uncle of

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Brief Facts:

Served as Governor-general of Canada.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Albert Medal 1931.

Ma Barker
criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Arizona Donnie Clark
Also Known As:
Kate Barker
Nickname(s):
Arrie
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head of the "Barker-Karpis Gang". Bank robber. Died in shootout with the FBI.
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