People died on 27 January

(22 found)

Mort Walker
cartoonist, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Addison Morton Walker
Also Known As:
Addison
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Creator of the cartoons Beetle Bailey, Hi and Lois.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

John Hurt
actor, painter, knighted

Real/Birth Name:
John Vincent Hurt
Also Known As:
Sir John Hurt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Jackie, Snowpiercer, A Man for All Seasons, Melancholia, V for Vendetta, Alien, The Elephant Man, The Osterman Weekend, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Hellboy, Contact. TV series I, Claudius. CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours List and a knighthood in the 2015 New Year Honours.

Pete Seeger
singer, composer, folk, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Seeger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

half-brother of
Older than Mike Seeger by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Wrote the songs Where Have All the Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, Turn! Turn! Turn!. Group The Weavers. Active in political causes.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of group The Weavers.

J.D. Salinger
writer

Real/Birth Name:
Jerome David Salinger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Author of the novel The Catcher in the Rye published 1951.

Zelda Rubinstein
soap, actor, little person, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Zelda May Rubinstein
Also Known As:
Zelda Rubenstein
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:
Height:
4 feet 3 inches (129.54 cm)

Brief Facts:

Movies Poltergeist, Poltergeist II: The Other Side, Poltergeist III, Anguish. TV series Picket Fences, Santa Barbara.

John Updike
writer, poet

Real/Birth Name:
John Hoyer Updike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Books The Witches of Eastwick, Rabbit, Run. Pulitzer Prizes for books Rabbit is Rich, Rabbit at Rest.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Mike Holovak
football, coach

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Joseph Holovak
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback, teams Boston College, Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Bears. Coach, teams Boston College, Boston Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Tige Andrews
actor, painter, singer, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Tiger Andrews
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Mod Squad. Movies Raid on Entebbe, Mister Roberts. Broadway play Mister Roberts.

Marcheline Bertrand
actor

Real/Birth Name:
Marcia Lynne Bertrand
Nickname(s):
Marcheline
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
mother of
ex-wife of
Younger than Jon Voight by 11 years.
grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of
grandmother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Man Who Loved Women.

Jack Paar
tv, comedy, writer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Harold Paar
Nickname(s):
King of Late Night TV
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show The Tonight Show from 1957-1962. Movies Down Among the Sheltering Palms, Love Nest, Walk Softly, Stranger.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Bill Kennedy
actor, western, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Willard Kennedy
Also Known As:
William Kennedy
Drew Kennedy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Gunslingers, Law of the West, I Shot Billy the Kid, The Royal Mounted Rides Again, Destination Tokyo. Announcer for TV series Adventures of Superman.

Claude Akins
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Claude Marion Akins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie From Here to Eternity, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Inherit the Wind. TV shows B.J. and the Bear, Movin' On.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sherm Feller
composer, radio, baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Sherman Feller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Co-wrote song Summertime, Summertime. Public address announcer at Fenway Park for team Boston Red Sox.

André the Giant
wrestling

Real/Birth Name:
André René Roussimoff
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:
Height:
7 feet 4 inches (223.52 cm)

Brief Facts:

Largest WWF wrestler, billed height was 7' 4", weight 520 lbs. Actual height was probably less. Movie The Princess Bride.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lilli Palmer
actor, Broadway, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Lilli Marie Peisner
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Rex Harrison by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Body and Soul, The Four Poster. Broadway Play Bell, Book and Candle.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Mahalia Jackson
singer, R&B, activist, gospel

Real/Birth Name:
Mahala Jackson
Nickname(s):
Halie
The Queen of Gospel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel singer, also active in the civil rights movement.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry1 September 1988

Gus Grissom
accident, space, Apollo 1

Real/Birth Name:
Virgil Ivan Grissom
Also Known As:
Virgil I. Grissom
Virgil Grissom
Nickname(s):
Gus
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Mercury-Redstone 4 suborbital flight. Orbited in first Gemini mission, Gemini 3. Died in a fire at a pre-flight test run in the Apollo 1 (Apollo 204) capsule. See Roger Chaffee, Edward White.

Space Missions:

Apollo 1 (1967) - Died in a fire during ground test
(AS-204). Planned as a low-orbit mission February 21, 1967, but a cabin fire in a rehearsal test on January 27 killed the three astronauts.
Gemini 3 (1965)
First manned Gemini flight, three orbits.
Mercury-Redstone 4 (1961)
Call sign: Liberty Bell 7. Suborbital test. Spacecraft sank during recovery when hatch unexpectedly blew off. Recovered by carrier USS Randolph.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Edward White
space, accident, aviator, Apollo 1

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Higgins White II
Nickname(s):
Ed
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and test pilot. Gemini 4 with EVA. The first US astronaut to walk in space. Died in a fire at a pre-flight test run in the Apollo 1 (Apollo 204) capsule. See Gus Grissom, Roger Chaffee.

Space Missions:

Apollo 1 (1967) - Died in a fire during ground test
(AS-204). Planned as a low-orbit mission February 21, 1967, but a cabin fire in a rehearsal test on January 27 killed the three astronauts.
Gemini 4 (1965)
Included first extravehicular activity (EVA) by an American. White's "space walk" was a 22-minute EVA exercise.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Roger Chaffee
accident, Apollo 1

Real/Birth Name:
Roger Bruce Chaffee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
31, 19 days before his 32nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in a fire at a pre-flight test run in the Apollo 1 (Apollo 204) capsule.

Space Missions:

Apollo 1 (1967) - Died in a fire during ground test
(AS-204). Planned as a low-orbit mission February 21, 1967, but a cabin fire in a rehearsal test on January 27 killed the three astronauts.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

John Farrow
director, writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
John Villiers Farrow
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58, 14 days before his 59th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Hondo, Around the World in Eighty Days.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Nellie Bly
writer, news, inventor

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Jane Cochran
Also Known As:
Elizabeth Jane Cochrane
Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman
Nickname(s):
Pinky
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

As a teenager, she added an 'e' to the end of her name. During her career she claimed 1867 as her birth year, but a baptism record shows 1864. Famed for two journalism feats - traveling around the world in 72 days, and faking insanity to investigate an asylum from the inside. Died of a stroke.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

John Audubon
painter, naturalist

Real/Birth Name:
Jean Rabin
Also Known As:
Jean-Jacques Fougère Audubon
John James Audubon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Born in Saint-Domique, now named Haiti. Later adopted by his father. Anglicized name to John James Audubon at age 18. Book of plates The Birds of America.
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