People died on 28 January

(23 found)

Geoff Nicholls
musician, metal

Real/Birth Name:
Geoffrey James Nicholls
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68, 31 days before his 69th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Keyboardist, guitarist. Member of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Guitar Center RockWalk 1992 as a member of group Black Sabbath.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Black Sabbath.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2005 as a member of group Black Sabbath.

Paul Kantner
musician, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Lorin Kantner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vocals, guitar. Groups Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship. Album Summer of Love. Songs Somebody to Love, White Rabbit

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of group Jefferson Airplane.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of group Jefferson Starship.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of group Jefferson Airplane.

Signe Toly Anderson
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Signe Toly
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Also Jazz and folk. Member of rock band Jefferson Airplane. Album Summer of Love. Songs Somebody to Love, White Rabbit

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2014 as a member of group Jefferson Airplane.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1996 as a member of group Jefferson Airplane.

Tom Sherak
actor, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Mitchell Sherak
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 2009-2012. Movies The One, Rent

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6910 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 28 January 2014

Larry Packard
golf, architect

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Lawrence Packard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Designed or worked on over 600 golf courses.

Billy Powell
musician

Real/Birth Name:
William Norris Powell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Keyboardist of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Song Sweet Home Alabama. Injured in a plane crash.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of group Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006 as a member of group Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Glenn Davis (track)
track, coach, football, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Glenn Ashby Davis
Nickname(s):
Jeep
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Track athlete. Olympic Gold Medal 1956 400 m hurdles. Olympic Gold Medal 1960 400 m hurdles. Olympic Gold Medal 1960 4x400 relay. Wide receiver team Detroit Lions

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jim Capaldi
musician, composer

Real/Birth Name:
Nicola James Capaldi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer for group Traffic

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of group Traffic.

Elroy Hirsch
football, actor, military

Real/Birth Name:
Elroy Leon Hirsch
Also Known As:
Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch
Nickname(s):
Crazylegs
Crazy Legs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A Marine in World War II. Pro football for team Los Angeles Rams wide receiver. Nickname from his running style. Movies Crazylegs, Zero Hour!

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Judith Resnik
space, accident, engineer, Challenger

Real/Birth Name:
Judith Arlene Resnik
Also Known As:
Judith A. Resnik
Nickname(s):
Judy
J.R.
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The second American woman astronaut, logging 145 hours in orbit. On the Challenger shuttle flight when it exploded.

Space Missions:

STS-41-D
Shuttle Discovery, launched August 30, 1984

Duration: 6d 0h.
STS-51-L - Died on launch
Shuttle Challenger, launched January 28, 1986

Duration: 73s. Exploded shortly after takeoff killing all seven astronauts.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Michael Smith
aviator, accident, Challenger

Real/Birth Name:
Michael John Smith
Also Known As:
Michael J. Smith
Mike Smith
Nickname(s):
Mike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Pilot on the Challenger shuttle flight when it exploded before reaching space.

Space Missions:

STS-51-L - Died on launch
Shuttle Challenger, launched January 28, 1986

Duration: 73s. Exploded shortly after takeoff killing all seven astronauts.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ronald E. McNair
space, accident, scientist, Challenger

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Ervin McNair
Nickname(s):
Ron
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A physicist and NASA astronaut, he flew aboard Challenger in February 1984, as a mission specialist. He was on his second flight on the Challenger, when it exploded.

Space Missions:

STS-41-B
Shuttle Challenger, launched February 03, 1984

Duration: 7d 23h.
STS-51-L - Died on launch
Shuttle Challenger, launched January 28, 1986

Duration: 73s. Exploded shortly after takeoff killing all seven astronauts.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Christa McAuliffe
educator, accident, Challenger

Real/Birth Name:
Sharon Christa Corrigan
Nickname(s):
Teacher in Space
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

On the Challenger shuttle flight when it exploded before it reached space.

Space Missions:

STS-51-L - Died on launch
Shuttle Challenger, launched January 28, 1986

Duration: 73s. Exploded shortly after takeoff killing all seven astronauts.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Francis R. Scobee
aviator, space, accident, Challenger

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Richard Scobee
Also Known As:
Francis Scobee
Dick Scobee
Nickname(s):
Dick
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:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Commander of the Challenger shuttle flight when it exploded.

Space Missions:

STS-41-C
Shuttle Challenger, launched April 06, 1984

Duration: 6d 23h.
STS-51-L - Died on launch
Shuttle Challenger, launched January 28, 1986

Duration: 73s. Exploded shortly after takeoff killing all seven astronauts.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gregory B. Jarvis
accident, Challenger

Real/Birth Name:
Gregory Bruce Jarvis
Also Known As:
Gregory Jarvis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

On the Challenger shuttle flight when it exploded during launch before it reached space.

Space Missions:

STS-51-L - Died on launch
Shuttle Challenger, launched January 28, 1986

Duration: 73s. Exploded shortly after takeoff killing all seven astronauts.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ellison S. Onizuka
aviator, accident, Challenger

Real/Birth Name:
Ellison Shoji Onizuka
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. On the Challenger shuttle flight when it exploded before it reached space.

Space Missions:

STS-51-C
Shuttle Discovery, launched January 24, 1985

Duration: 3d 1h.
STS-51-L - Died on launch
Shuttle Challenger, launched January 28, 1986

Duration: 73s. Exploded shortly after takeoff killing all seven astronauts.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Billy Fury
singer

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Wycherley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

UK rock & roll.

Pepper Curtis
stunts, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Jo Goracke
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series F Troop, Adam-12, Perry Mason

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Red Grange
football, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Harold Edward Grange
Nickname(s):
Red
Galloping Ghost
Ice Man
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback, teams University of Illinois, Chicago Bears of the NFL. Credited with rise of professional football. Movie The Galloping Ghost

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Burt Mustin
actor, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Burton Hill Mustin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92, 11 days before his 93rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Petticoat Junction, All in the Family

John Banner
actor, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Johann Banner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Sergeant Hans Schultz in TV series Hogan's Heroes

Jean Piccard
aviator, inventor

Real/Birth Name:
Jean Felix Piccard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

twin brother of
The same age as Auguste Piccard.
husband of
Jeannette Piccard, until he died.
Older than Jeannette Piccard by 10 years.

Brief Facts:

High altitude balloonist. Invented the plastic balloon.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Kansas Joe McCoy
blues, composer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Wilbur Joe McCoy
Also Known As:
Kansas Joseph Allen McCoy
JoeMcCoy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Memphis Minnie by 7 years.
older brother of
Older than Papa Charlie McCoy by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Song When the Levee Breaks
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