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Notable Deaths on January 31st

1992Mel Hein, NFL center (NY Giants), dies of stomach cancer at 82

1974Samuel Goldwyn, Polish/English/US film magnate (MGM), dies of natural causes at 91

1956A.A. Milne, English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, dies at 74

1606Guy Fawkes, convicted in the "Gunpowder Plot", executed at 35

January 31st Deaths
Date Event
743
Muhammad al-Baqir, Shia Imam (b. 676) 
1398
Emperor Sukō (b. 1334) 
1435
Xuande, Emperor of China (b. 1398) 
1561
Menno Simonsz, Dutch priest/vicar (Foundation Book), dies 
1561
Bairam Khan, Great Mughal General, regent for Akbar 
1580
Henry, King of Portugal, Cardinal, Epilepticus and Regent. Reigned 1578-80 (b. 1512) 
1606
Guy Fawkes, convicted in the "Gunpowder Plot", executed at 35 
1615
Claudio Aquaviva, Italian Jesuit (b. 1543) 
1632
Joost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (b. 1552) 
1665
Johannes Clauberg, German theologian and philosopher (b. 1622) 
1686
Jean Mairet, French dramatist (b. 1604) 
1720
Thomas Grey, 2nd Earl of Stamford, English privy councillor (c. 1654) 
1729
Jakob Roggeveen, Dutch explorer (b. 1659) 
1736
Filippo Juvara, Italian architect (b. 1678) 
1788
Francesco Zannetti, composer, dies at 50 
1788
[Bonnie Prince Charlie] Charles E Stuart, English pretender to the throne, dies at 67 
1790
Thomas Lewis, Irish-born Virginia settler (b. 1718) 
1794
Marriott Arbuthnot, British admiral (b. 1711) 
1815
José Félix Ribas, Venezuelan independentist leader (b. 1775) 
1828
Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter, dies at 35 
1844
Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general (b. 1773) 
1861
Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53 
1864
Hamilton Rowan Gamble, US judge/governor of Missouri (1861-64), dies 
1866
Friedrich Rückert, The Remains of the Day 
1888
John Bosco, Italian priest, youth worker, educator, founder of the Salesian Society (b. 1815) 
1891
Ernest Meissonier, French painter/etcher/sculptor, dies at 75 
1892
Charles Spurgeon, English preacher and evangelist (b. 1834) 
1907
Timothy Eaton, Canadian department store founder (b. 1834) 
1919
Paul Lindau, German playwright/critic (Estimate), dies at 79 
1919
Nat C. Goodwin, Oliver Twist 
1919
Paul Lindau, Der Andere 
1920
Gilda Langer, Struggling Souls 
1922
Heinrich Reinhardt, composer, dies at 56 
1926
George V. Hobart, The White Sister 
1927
Rudolf Del Zopp, Der Dornenweg 
1929
Marco Praga, Manon Lescaut 
1929
Jan Karafiát, Broucci 
1930
Dorothy Seastrom, Oh, Teacher! 
1931
Béla Vágó, A szerencse fia 
1932
Herbert Waring, Sleeping Partners 
1933
John Galsworthy, England, writer (Forsythe, Nobel 1932), dies at 65 
1933
John Galsworthy, The Skin Game 
1935
Frank B. Elser, The Farmer Takes a Wife 
1935
Richard Washburn Child, A Gentleman After Dark 
1938
Melville W. Brown, Check and Double Check 
1939
George Thornton, cricketer (1 Test for South Africa 1902, 1* & 1-20), dies 
1939
Roy Byford, Falstaff the Tavern Knight 
1940
René "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56 
1942
Henry Larkin, American baseball player (b. 1860) 
1942
Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (b. 1917) 
1942
Artturi Järviluoma, Pohjalaisia 
1942
Rolf Wenkhaus, Emil und die Detektive 
1943
Agis Winding, The Child 
1944
Jean Giraudoux, French writer (b. 1882) 
1944
Jean Giraudoux, Film socialisme 
1944
William Allen White, A Certain Rich Man 
1945
Eddie Slovik, 1st US executed for desertion since Civil War at 25 
1945
Harry Knight, Desert Phantom 
1945
Johan Gildemeijer, Koningin Elisabeth's dochter 
1945
Herbert L. Clarke, Hester Street 
1945
Richard Walton Tully, Omar the Tentmaker 
1946
James Notaro, Double or Nothing 
1947
Johnny Kling, World Series Baseball Game 
1947
Betty Ross Clarke, Murders in the Rue Morgue 
1948
Madame Chalif, The Iron Mask 
1949
Henri de Vries, [Hendricus Walterop], actor (Cleopatra), dies at 84 
1949
Otto Metzetti, Now or Never 
1949
Henri De Vries, The Night Hawk 
1950
Alfonso Esparza Oteo, Seabiscuit 
1951
Charles B. Cochran, Evergreen 
1952
George Broadhurst, What Happened to Jones 
1952
Hayden Stevenson, Blake of Scotland Yard 
1953
Jack Fuqua, Ace of Cactus Range 
1953
Edna Payne, The Higher Duty 
1954
Edwin H Armstrong, US radio inventor (FM), commits suicide at 63 
1954
Florence Bates, actress (Kismet, I Remember Mama), dies at 65 
1954
Adolfo Franci, Bicycle Thieves 
1954
James Cardwell, He Walked by Night 
1954
Florence Bates, Rebecca 
1955
John R Mott, US theologist/founder (YMCA, Nobel 1946), dies at 89 
1955
Ford Washington Lee, Cabin in the Sky 
1955
Joe Allen, Alice and the Dog Catcher 
1956
A.A. Milne, English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, dies at 74 
1956
Benö Tamás, Felszabadult föld 
1956
A.A. Milne, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh 
1956
Erich Carow, Der Trichter Nr. 9 
1956
Ismael Neto, Apolônio Brasil, Campeão da Alegria 
1957
Archie Twitchell, Young Bill Hickok 
1957
Richard Thorne, Eve Knew Her Apples 
1958
Wheaton Chambers, The Prowler 
1960
Lowell Gilmore, actor (Calcutta, Roadblock), dies at 53 
1960
Arnold Ferslev, Kampen mod uretten 
1960
Lowell Gilmore, The Picture of Dorian Gray 
1960
Izabella Nagy, John, the Hero 
1960
Duilio Cambellotti, The Last Days of Pompeii 
1960
Virginia Ray, One in a Million 
1961
Dorothy Thompson, Episode #3.39 
1962
Edward Kingsley, Les casse-pieds 
1966
Elizabeth Patterson, actress (Tall Story), dies at 90 
1966
A.E. Percival,  
1967
Chief Thundercloud, actor (Ambush, Colt 45, Typhoon), dies at 100 
1967
Otto Dibelius, German theologian/bishop, dies at 86 
1967
Eddie Tolan, American athlete (b. 1908) 
1969
Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer, dies at 77 
1969
Meher Baba, Indian guru (b. 1894) 
1970
Slim Harpo, [James Moore], rocker, dies at 28 
1972
Bir Bikram Shah Deva Mahendra, king of Nepal (1955-72), dies at 51 
1972
Howard Barlow, conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 79 
1972
Istvan Szelenyi, composer, dies at 67 
1973
Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist (Nobel 1969), dies at 77 
1974
Glenn Morris, olympian/actor (Tarzan's Revenge), dies at 61 
1974
Harry Baum, actor (Crime & Punishment), dies at 58 
1974
Paul Haesaerts, Flemish architect/painter (Flandre), dies at 72 
1974
Roger Pryor, actor (Lady by Choice), dies at 72 
1974
Samuel Goldwyn, Polish/English/US film magnate (MGM), dies of natural causes at 91 
1976
Ernesto Miranda, American litigant (b. 1941) 
1976
Buster Brown, American Graffiti 
1976
Evert Taube, The Apple War 
1976
Linton Wells, Suzanna 
1977
Daniel Mainwaring, Out of the Past 
1977
Zbigniew Roman, Historia jednego mysliwca 
1979
Vernon E. Clark, St. Louis, Missouri: October 24 - Prison Escapee Captured in Armed Robbery Shootout 
1979
Sid Marcus, The Pink Panther Show 
1979
Grant Green, Duplex 
1980
J P Duminy, cricket (30 runs at 5 & 1 wkt at 39 in 3 Test S Af), dies 
1981
Ferenc Gyulai Gaál, Bástyasétány hetvennégy 
1982
Jirí Srnka, Witchhammer 
1982
Ritchie Calder, Welfare of the Workers 
1983
Gaston Orbal, The Heroic Mr. Boniface 
1984
Joseph Stemmer, The Big Bust-Out 
1984
James Pirrie, Thunder Rock 
1984
Tony Page, Prince of the City 
1984
Jytte Høeg Brask, Vagabonden 
1985
Jimmy Noel, The Bounty Killer 
1985
Hellin Kahila-Matinpalo, Soldier's Bride 
1985
Tatsuzô Ishikawa, Ningen no kabe 
1986
Anthony Velona, Good Morning, Vietnam 
1986
Freddie Burke Frederick, The Crowd 
1986
John Blunk, Oregon Passage 
1986
Vilém Pfeiffer, Guard 13 
1987
Yves Allégret, French film director (b. 1907) 
1987
E. Darrell Hallenbeck, One Spy Too Many 
1987
Yves Allégret, The Proud and the Beautiful 
1987
Julian Józef Antonisz, Jak dziala jamniczek 
1987
Veriko Anjaparidze, The Legend of Suram Fortress 
1987
John Creamer, Obsession 
1988
Shirley Doble, Youth for the Kingdom 
1988
Don Lutenbacher, The Big Easy 
1988
Corry Vonk, Bleeke Bet 
1988
Nikolay Budashkin, Frosty 
1988
Roy Ingraham, The Movers 
1989
Jack Douglas, humorist (My Brother Was an Only Child), dies at 80 
1989
Yasushi Akutagawa, composer, dies at 63 
1989
Pierre Barale, Uncle Bentley and the Aunts 
1989
Jack Douglas, Episode #3.3 
1989
Fernando Namora, Retalhos da Vida de Um Médico 
1989
Yasushi Akutagawa, Fires on the Plain 
1989
Jozef Budský, Vlcie diery 
1989
Kenneth Kessler, The Rebel Set 
1989
Bob Dunn, In Town Today 
1990
Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian-born imam (b. 1935) 
1990
Roman Wasilewski, Zakazane piosenki 
1990
Arnold Locke, Keep Off the Grass 
1990
Hans Putz, Johannisnacht 
1990
Alexandru Tatos, Secvente 
1991
Homer Garrett, A Time to Die 
1991
Rosemarie Precht, Episode #1.192 
1991
Mieczyslaw Voit, Mother Joan of the Angels 
1992
Mel Hein, NFL center (NY Giants), dies of stomach cancer at 82 
1992
Wim van Heumen, field hockey coach (Netherlands), dies at 63 
1992
István Sárközi, Mexico City 1968: Games of the XIX Olympiad 
1992
Martin Held, The Captain from Köpenick 
1992
Laurel Lea, Episode dated 17 April 1975 
1993
Helga Görlin, Karl Fredrik Reigns 
1993
Arijoutsi, The May Day of All Times 
1994
Pierre Boulle, French writer (Executioner), dies at 81 
1994
Tomanija Djuricko, Face to Face 
1994
Erwin Strittmatter, Der Laden 
1995
George Abbott, playwright/actor/producer (Damn Yankees), dies at 105 
1995
James Johnson, English MP (Labour, 1950..83), dies at 86 
1995
Preston M. Fleet, Chronos 
1995
George Abbott, The Pajama Game 
1995
Quinto Albicocco, The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe 
1995
Ghigo De Chiara, March on Rome 
1995
Hank Wardle, Pat Reid 
1995
Mel Riddle, This Marriage Business 
1995
Ferenc Márkus, Pajkos diákok 
1995
Eino Kaipainen, Vaivaisukon morsian 
1996
Gustave Solomon, mathematician, dies at 65 
1996
Maurice Prince, At Long Last Love 
1996
Patricia George, The Burning Bed 
1996
Karen Norris, Pillow Talk 
1996
Paquita Ferrándiz, L'hostal de la Glòria 
1996
Beth Amos, Police Academy 
1997
Eve Lister, actress/singer (No Limit, Hyde Park), dies at 84 
1997
John Joseph Scanlan, Irish Catholic prelate (b. 1930) 
1997
Andrzej Szczepkowski, Story of the Golden Boot 
1997
Heiner Carow, Coming Out 
1997
Sveta Lukic, Siberian Lady Macbeth 
1997
Eve Lister, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 
1997
Jimmy Kane, Challenge to Be Free 
1997
Johnny Klein, The Lawrence Welk Show 
1998
Gary Nardino, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 
1998
Jean Gras, The Things of Life 
1998
Georges Combret, Frustrations 
1998
Luigi Compagnone, L'amara scienza 
1999
Norm Zauchin, American baseball player (b. 1929) 
1999
Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler 
1999
Ed Parks, Charlotte's Web 
1999
Jaianto Baba, Kaisha monogatari: Memories of You 
1999
Ilmari Tapiovaara, Herra Lahtinen lähtee lipettiin 
1999
Gaio Frattini, Hercules 
1999
Baris Manço, Çakallarla Dans 
2000
Gil Kane, Latvian-born comic book writer (b. 1926) 
2000
Martin Benrath, Stalingrad 
2000
Gil Kane, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes 
2000
K.N. Singh, Awaara 
2000
Ralph Manza, General Hospital 
2001
Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian writer (b. 1923) 
2001
Ancel Cook, Breakdown 
2001
Frank London, Steel 
2001
Bert Williams, The Usual Suspects 
2001
Michel 'Momon' Navratil, Titanic: Death of a Dream 
2001
John M. Reed, Fear on Trial 
2001
Gordon R. Dickson, The Flight of Dragons 
2002
Francis Gabreski, American fighter pilot (b. 1919) 
2002
Terri Carol, Funny Bones 
2002
Evelyn Scott, Wicked Woman 
2002
Zilda do Zé, Virou Bagunça 
2002
Daniel Pearl, Loose Change: Final Cut 
2003
Betty Barry, No Amnesty for Death 
2003
Terence Monk, The Cat Above and the Mouse Below 
2003
Julie Alexander, The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's 
2003
Kenneth MacLeod, Get 'Em Off 
2003
Istref Begolli, Zivot radnika 
2004
Eleanor Holm, American swimmer (b. 1913) 
2004
Shizuko Mori, Uzumaki 
2004
Germán Montaner, Torremolinos 73 
2004
Lottie Elwen, 'C'-Man 
2004
V.G. Jog, Brandichi Batli 
2004
Eleanor Holm, Tarzan's Revenge 
2004
George Tulloch, Titanic: Death of a Dream 
2005
Horace Hagedorn, Meet Mr. Miracle-Gro: The Horace Hagedorn Story 
2005
Fred Borges, Weasels Rip My Flesh 
2005
Otto Höpfner, Schlager beim Wort genommen 
2005
Warren Rothenberger, Trading Places 
2005
Diana Kjær, Dagmar's Hot Pants, Inc. 
2005
Malcolm Hardee, Malcolm Hardee: 25 Years in Showbiz 
2005
Erich Kaestner, The 65th Annual Academy Awards 
2005
Doug Miers,  
2006
Moira Shearer, Scottish actress (The Red Shoes) and ballerina (b. 1926) 
2006
Paul Regina, It's My Party 
2006
Moira Shearer, Peeping Tom 
2006
Nanette Ryder, Leeds United 
2006
Dick Bass, The Over-the-Hill Gag 
2006
Eva Ebner, Around the World in 80 Days 
2006
Carol Kittermaster, Long Road Home 
2006
Roman Wlaszyn, American Splendor 
2007
Kirka Babitzin, Finnish singer (b. 1950) 
2007
Molly Ivins, American political columnist and author (b. 1944) 
2007
Lee Bergere, American actor (b. 1924) 
2007
Adelaide Tambo, South African activist and wife of Oliver Tambo (b. 1929) 
2007
Jean-François Deniau, A Self-Made Hero 
2007
Molly Ivins, Dildo Diaries 
2007
Charlotte De Armond, Teenage Father 
2007
Kirka, Kirka, laulaja 
2007
Roselle Friedland, Mama's Family 
2007
Lee Bergere, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice 
2007
Ronald Muldrow, Collateral 
2008
Zeltim Odie Peterson, famous pug (b. 1997) 
2008
Bryan Langley, Number 17 
2008
Mark Schwed, Pamela Anderson 
2008
Gary Graffrath, Freejack 
2008
Volodia Teitelboim, Salvador Allende 
2008
Robert Guy Barrows, The Machine That Played God 
2008
Veronika Bayer, Rückfälle 
2009
Nagesh, Indian comedian actor in Kollywood (b. 1933) 
2009
Yoya Martínez, Treinta años 
2009
Nagesh, Apoorva Sagodharargal 
2009
Rolando Ochoa, Hitler soy yo 
2009
Clint Ritchie, One Life to Live 
2010
Keith Crown, The Pop Art Affair 
2010
Kenneth Wagner, Blood and Honor: Youth Under Hitler 
2010
Giulio Petroni, Death Rides a Horse 
2010
Tomás Eloy Martínez, Demon in the Blood 
2010
Pierre Vaneck, The Science of Sleep 
2010
Paul Fuemana, The Parent Trap 
2010
Patricia Gage, American Psycho 
2010
Paddie O'Neil, Norman Wisdom: The Early Bird 
2010
Gorm Erickson, Mama's Family 
2011
Michael Tolan, All That Jazz 
2011
Stanislav Stícha, Postaveni mimo hru 
2011
Khadisha Bukeyeva, Nash milyy doktor 
2011
Stuart Hood, Nemesis: Germany - February-May 1945 
2011
Phil Bondelli, Angels in Chains 
2011
Charles E. Sellier Jr., Ancient Secrets of the Bible 
2011
Charmian Innes, Dark Interval 
2012
mike Kelley, American artist, commits suicide at 57 
2012
Anthony Bevilacqua, American cardinal, dies at 88 
2012
Dorothea Tanning, American artist, dies at 101 
2012
Tristram Coffin, American folklorist, dies from pneumonia at 89 
2012
Mike Kelley, After Modernism: The Dilemma of Influence 
2012
Mike Kelley, The Source 
2012
Dorothea Tanning, Birthday - Die amerikanische Malerin Dorothea Tanning 
2012
Jean-Henri Roger, Neige 
2012
Greg Maurer, Spaced Out 
2012
Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua, Gregorian Chant: Songs of the Spirit 
2012
Robert Citron, The Violent Earth 
2012
Leslie Carter, Shrek 
2012
Juan Carlos Gené, Knocks at My Door 
2013
Timir Pinegin, Societ sailor, dies at 85 
2013
Joseph Cassidy, Radharc 
2013
Caleb Moore, Huevos 11 
2013
Mario Zelinotti, Prima puntata 
2013
Christiane Eisler, Freitags dienstbereit - Passage-Apotheke 
2013
R. Gilbert Clayton, Armageddon 
2013
Rubén Bonifaz Nuño, Homenaje al Dr. Ruben Bonifaz Nuño 
2013
Diane Wolkstein, Journey to the West 
2014
Christopher Jones, American actor, dies from cancer at 72 
2014
Gundi Busch, Hollywood Ice Revue 
2014
Leonard Hirshan, Under Suspicion 
2014
Miklós Jancsó, The Red and the White 
2014
Helmut Ketels, Episode dated 8 October 1971 
2014
Christopher Jones, Ryan's Daughter 
2014
Anna Gordy Gaye, Elf 
2014
Nina Andrycz, Horror w Wesolych Bagniskach 
2014
Bruce Hoy, The Pharoah: Part 2 
2014
Zizi El-Badrawy, El dakhil 
2014
Horst Mönnich, Kopfgeld 
2014
Rosemarie Kilian, Elektra 
2014
Emilio Del Giudice, Das Geheimnis des Wassers 
2015
Lizabeth Scott, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers 
2015
Don Covay, School of Rock 
2015
Kenji Goto Jogo, Sôryoku hôdô! The News 
2015
Udo Lattek, Show #123 
2015
Richard von Weizsäcker, Neuss Testament 
2015
Sanford Socolow, JFK: One PM Central Standard Time 
2015
Robert Blees, Magnificent Obsession 
2015
José Manuel Lara Bosch, Episode #8.16 
2015
Zsuzsa Gordon, Jacob the Liar 
2016
Terry Wogan, Beloved BBC Presenter, Dies at 77 
2016
Former president of El Salvador Francisco Flores dead at 56 
2017
'Father of Pac-Man' Masaya Nakamura dies aged 91 
2018
Auckland journalist Pat Booth dies aged 87 
2018
Former 'Glee' star Mark Salling dies of apparent suicide at 35 
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