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People, Died on January 17 (12 found)

Johnny Otis

Real/Birth Name:
Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes
Also Known As:
John Veliotis
Johnny Otis Show
Nickname(s):
Godfather of Rhythm and Blues
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Brief Facts:

Greek ancestry. Book Listen to the Lambs. Songs Willie and the Hand Jive, Harlem Nocturne, Every Beat of My Heart, Double Crossing Blues. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994. Blues Hall of Fame 2000. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2017.

Erich Segal

Real/Birth Name:
Erich Wolf Segal
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Screenwiter for movies Love Story, Yellow Submarine

Bobby Fischer

Real/Birth Name:
Robert James Fischer
Also Known As:
Robert D. James
Gender:
Male
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Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Chess champion, in 1972 became the only American chessplayer to become the official World Chess Champion. His title was taken away in 1975. Lived in Hungary and Japan and Iceland, which granted him citizenship. Died in Iceland. Vocal anti-American and anti-Semitic statements. Invented a new type of digital chess clock. Books My 60 Memorable Games, Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess. Considered the greatest chess player who ever lived. United States Chess Hall of Fame 1985.

Virginia Mayo

Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Clara Jones
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Brief Facts:

Movies The Best Years of Our Lives, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Her singing was dubbed by others. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1992. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6620 Delmar Boulevard.

Richard Crenna

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Donald Crenna
Also Known As:
Dick Crenna
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Brief Facts:

Movies Leviathan, Wait Until Dark, First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rambo III. TV series Judging Amy Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6714 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 23 May 1988.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Barbara Jordan

Real/Birth Name:
Barbara Charline Jordan
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 35 days before her 60th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Brief Facts:

Gave keynote address at 1976 Democratic National Convention. National Women's Hall of Fame 1990. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1994. Texas Women's Hall of Fame 1984.

Helen Stephens

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Herring Stephens
Nickname(s):
The Fulton Flash
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75, 17 days before her 76th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Brief Facts:

Shot put and discus. Olympic Gold Medal 1936 100 meters. Olympic Gold Medal 1936 4x100 meter relay. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1983. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975. National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1964.

King Olav V of Norway

Real/Birth Name:
King Olav V of Norway
Alexander Edward Christian Fredrik, Prince of Denmark
Also Known As:
Crown Prince Olav of Norway
Prince Alexander
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22

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Son Harald born before Olav became King.

Thomas Cruise Mapother Jr.

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Cruise Mapother Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Grandfather of actors.

Doodles Weaver

Real/Birth Name:
Winstead Sheffield Weaver
Also Known As:
Doddles Weaver
Nickname(s):
The Mad Monk
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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A funny comedy routine for Spike Jones, with his famous horse character "Feitlebaum." Suicide by gunshot. Movie The Birds

William Shakespeare

Real/Birth Name:
William Valentine Shakespeare
Nickname(s):
Bill
The Bard of Staten Island
The Merchant of Menace
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Brief Facts:

Halfback, punter. Team University of Notre Dame. College Football Hall of Fame 1983.

Billy Stewart

Real/Birth Name:
Billy B. Stewart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Brief Facts:

Song I Do Love You. Died in a car crash with 3 band members.
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