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January 11 – History, Events, Births, Deaths, Holidays and Observances On This Day

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  •  – Nika riots in Constantinople: A quarrel between supporters of different chariot teams—the Blues and the Greens—in the Hippodrome escalates into violence.
  •  – Conquest of Mecca: The   and his followers conquer the city, Quraysh surrender.
  •  –  Tai Zong of the Khitan-led Liao Dynasty invades the Later Jin, resulting in the destruction of the Later Jin.
  •  – Theodora is crowned empress of the Byzantine Empire.
  •  – Vladislaus II, Duke of Bohemia becomes King of Bohemia.
  •  – First recorded lottery in England.
  •  – Austrian nobility is granted freedom of .
  •  – Arauco War: A Spanish army is defeated by local Mapuche-Huilliches as it tries to cross Bueno River in Southern .
  •  – A powerful earthquake destroys parts of Sicily and .
  • 59 – The first American life insurance company, the Corporation for Relief of Poor and Distressed Presbyterian Ministers and of the Poor and Distressed Widows and Children of the Presbyterian Ministers (now part of Unum Group), is incorporated in Philadelphia, .
  •  – Ching-Thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
  •  – William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus.
  •  – The Michigan Territory is created.
  •  – : Alabama secedes from the .
  •  – American Civil War: Battle of Post:  John McClernand and Admiral David Dixon Porter capture the Arkansas River for the Union.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: CSS Alabama encounters and sinks the USS Hatteras off Galveston Lighthouse in .
  •  – The Anglo-Zulu War begins.
  •  – Grand Canyon National Monument is created.
  •  – Immigrant textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts,  on strike when wages are reduced in response to a mandated shortening of the work week.
  •  – The Kingsland munitions factory explosion occurs as a result of sabotage.
  •  – First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.
  •  – Occupation of the Ruhr: Troops from  and Belgium occupy the Ruhr area to force  to make its  reparation payments.
  •  – Louis B. Mayer, head of film studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), announces the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at a banquet in , .
  •  – Amelia Earhart becomes the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
  •  –  forces capture Kuala Lumpur, the capital of the Federated Malay States.
  • 1942 – War II: Japanese forces attack Tarakan in Borneo, Netherlands Indies (Battle of Tarakan)
  •  – The Republic of  agrees to the Sino-British New Equal Treaty and the Sino-American New Equal Treaty.
  • 1943 – Italian-American anarchist Carlo Tresca is assassinated in  City.
  •  – Enver Hoxha, Secretary General of the  of Albania, declares the People’s Republic of Albania with himself as head of state.
  •  – The first “networked” television broadcasts took place as -TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania goes on the air connecting the east coast and mid-west programming.
  •  – The African Convention is founded in Dakar, Senegal.
  • 1 – Throgs Neck Bridge over the East River, linking New York City’s boroughs of The Bronx and Queens, opens to road traffic.
  •  – Cold War: While tied to its pier in Polyarny, the Soviet submarine B-37 is destroyed when fire breaks out in its torpedo compartment.
  • 1962 – An avalanche on Huascarán in  causes around 4,000 deaths.
  •  – Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Luther Terry, M.D., publishes the landmark report Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking national and worldwide anti-smoking efforts.
  •  – East  renames itself Bangladesh.
  •  – Major League Baseball owners vote in approval of the American League adopting the designated hitter position.
  •  – The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane, Queensland,  is officially opened.
  •  – The Irish Government announces the end of a 15-year broadcasting on the IRA and its political arm Sinn Féin.
  •  – Space Shuttle program: STS-72 launches from the Kennedy Space Center marking the start of the 74th Space Shuttle mission and the 10th flight of Endeavour.
  •  – Over 100 people are killed in the Sidi-Hamed massacre in Algeria.
  •  – Illinois  George Ryan commutes the death sentences of 167 prisoners on Illinois’s death row based on the Jon Burge scandal.
  •  – One French soldier and 17 militants are killed in a failed attempt to free a French hostage in Bulo Marer, .

Births on January 11

  •  – Theodosius I, (d. )
  •  – Abd-ar-Rahman III, first Caliph of Córdoba (d. 961)
  •  – Wang Chongyang, religious leader and poet (d. )
  •  – Möngke Khan, Mongolian emperor (d. )
  •  – Emperor Kōmyō of (d. )
  •  – Emperor Go-En’yū of Japan (d. )
  •  – Michele of Valois, daughter of Charles VI of France (d. )
  •  – Parmigianino, Italian artist (d. )
  •  – William Strode, politician (d. )
  •  – Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire (d. )
  •  – Bastiaan Govertsz van der Leeuw, (d. )
  •  – John Rogers, English-American minister, physician, and academic (d. )
  •  – Nicolas Steno, Danish bishop and anatomist (d. )
  •  – Johann Friedrich Alberti, organist and composer (d. )
  •  – Diana Glauber, -German painter (d. )
  •  – François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French general and diplomat (d. )
  •  – Alexander Hamilton, Nevisian-American general, economist and politician, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. )
  •  – Samuel Bentham, English engineer and architect (d. )
  •  – Oliver Wolcott Jr., American lawyer and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of the Treasury, 24th Governor of Connecticut (d. )
  •  – Vincenzo Borg, Maltese merchant and rebel leader (d. )
  •  – Joseph Jackson Lister, English physicist (d. )
  •  – William Thomas Brande, English chemist and academic (d. )
  •  – Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist and engineer (d. )
  •  – Ezra Cornell, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Western Union and Cornell University (d. )
  •  – James Paget, English surgeon and pathologist (d. )
  •  – John A. Macdonald, Scottish-Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of  (d. )
  •  – Bayard Taylor, American poet, author, and critic (d. )
  •  – Eugenio María de Hostos, Puerto Rican lawyer, philosopher, and sociologist (d. )
  •  – William James, American psychologist and philosopher (d. )
  •  – Adolf Eberle, German painter (d. )
  •  – Albert Victor Bäcklund, Swedish mathematician and physicist (d. 1912)
  •  – Joseph Charles Arthur, American pathologist and mycologist (d. 1942)
  •  – Constantin Fehrenbach, German lawyer and politician, 4th Chancellor of Weimar Germany (d. )
  •  – Georgios Jakobides, Greek painter and sculptor (d. )
  •  – Christian Sinding, Norwegian pianist and composer (d. )
  •  – Fred Archer, English jockey (d. )
  •  – Harry Gordon Selfridge, American-English businessman, founded Selfridges (d. )
  •  – George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, English politician, 35th Governor-General of  (d. )
  •  – Thomas Dixon, Jr., American minister, lawyer, and politician (d. 1946)
  •  – Edward B. Titchener, English psychologist and academic (d. 1927)
  •  – Cai Yuanpei, Chinese philosopher, academic, and politician (d. )
  •  – Alexander Stirling Calder, American sculptor and educator (d. )
  •  – G. W. Pierce, American physicist and academic (d. )
  •  – John Callan O’Laughlin, American soldier and (d. 1949)
  •  – Reinhold Glière, Russian composer and academic (d. 1956)
  •  – Elmer Flick, American baseball player (d. )
  • 1876 – Thomas Hicks, American runner (d. )
  • 1878 – Theodoros Pangalos, Greek general and politician,  of  (d. 1952)
  •  – Alice Paul, American activist and suffragist (d. )
  •  – Aldo Leopold, American ecologist and author (d. )
  •  – Joseph B. Keenan, American jurist and politician (d. )
  •  – Calvin Bridges, American geneticist and academic (d. )
  •  –  Carey, American baseball player and manager (d. )
  • 1890 – Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian poet and critic (d. 1954)
  • 1891 – Andrew Sockalexis, American runner (d. )
  •  – Ellinor Aiki, Estonian painter (d. )
  • 1893 – Charles Fraser, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. )
  • 1893 – Anthony M. Rud, American journalist and author (d. 1942)
  • 1895 – Laurens Hammond, American engineer and businessman, founded the Hammond Clock Company (d. 1973)
  •  – Bernard DeVoto, American historian and author (d. )
  • 1897 – August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (d. )
  • 1899 – Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress, director, and (d. )
  •  – Kwon Ki-ok, pilot (d. )
  •  – Maurice Duruflé, French organist and composer (d. 1986)
  • 1903 – Alan Paton, South African author and activist (d. 1988)
  •  – Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist and theorist (d. )
  •  – Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist and academic, discoverer of LSD (d. )
  •  – Pierre Mendès France, French lawyer and politician, 142nd Prime Minister of France (d. )
  • 1907 – Abraham Joshua Heschel, Polish-American rabbi, theologian, and philosopher (d. 1972)
  • 1908 – Lionel Stander, and activist (d. 1994)
  • 1910 – Arthur Lambourn, rugby player (d. )
  • 1910 – Shane Paltridge, Australian soldier and politician (d. )
  •  – Tommy Duncan, American singer-songwriter (d. )
  • 1911 – Nora Heysen, Australian painter (d. 2003)
  • 1911 – Zenkō Suzuki, Japanese politician, 70th Prime Minister of Japan (d. )
  • 1912 – Don “Red” Barry, American , producer, and screenwriter (d. )
  •  – Karl Stegger, Danish actor (d. 1980)
  •  – Luise Krüger, German javelin thrower (d. )
  • 1915 – Paddy Mayne, British colonel and lawyer (d. 1955)
  •  – Bernard Blier, Argentinian-French actor (d. )
  • 1917 – John Robarts, Canadian lawyer and politician, 17th Premier of Ontario (d. 1982)
  •  – Robert C. O’Brien, American author and journalist (d. 1973)
  •  – Mick McManus, English wrestler (d. 2013)
  •  – Gory Guerrero, and trainer (d. )
  • 1921 – Juanita M. Kreps, American economist and politician, 24th United States Secretary of Commerce (d. )
  • 1923 – Jerome Bixby, American author and screenwriter (d. 1998)
  • 1923 – Ernst Nolte, German historian and philosopher (d. )
  • 1923 – Carroll Shelby, American race car driver, engineer, and businessman, founded Carroll Shelby  (d. )
  •  – Roger Guillemin, French-American physician and endocrinologist,  laureate
  • 1924 – Sam B. Hall, Jr., American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1994)
  • 1924 – Slim Harpo, American blues singer-songwriter and musician (d. )
  • 1925 – Grant Tinker, American television producer, co-founded MTM Enterprises (d. 2016)
  • 1926 – Lev Dyomin, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1998)
  •  – David L. Wolper, American director and producer (d. 2010)
  •  – Dmitri Bruns, Estonian architect and theorist (d. )
  •  – Ron Mulock, Australian lawyer and politician, 10th Deputy Premier of New South Wales (d. )
  • 1930 – Rod Taylor, Australian-American actor and screenwriter (d. )
  •  –  Churcher, Australian painter, historian, and curator (d. 2015)
  • 1931 – Mary Rodgers, American composer and author (d. 2014)
  • 1932 – Alfonso Arau, Mexican actor and director
  •  – Goldie Hill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. )
  •  – Jean Chrétien, Canadian lawyer and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Canada
  •  – Eva Hesse, German-American sculptor and educator (d. 1970)
  • 1938 – Arthur Scargill, English miner, activist, and politician
  •  – Anne Heggtveit, Canadian alpine skier
  • 1940 – Andres Tarand, Estonian geographer and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Estonia
  • 1941 – Gérson, Brazilian footballer
  • 1942 – Bud Acton, American basketball player
  • 1942 – Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist and actor (d. )
  •  – Mohammed Abdul-Hayy, Sudanese poet and academic (d. 1989)
  • 1944 – Shibu Soren, Indian politician, 3rd Chief Minister of Jharkhand
  • 1945 – Christine Kaufmann, German actress, author, and businesswoman (d. )
  • 1946 – Naomi Judd, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1946 – Tony Kaye, English progressive rock keyboard player and songwriter (Yes)
  • 1946 – John Piper, American theologian and author
  • 1947 – Hamish Macdonald, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1948 – Fritz Bohla, German footballer and manager
  • 1948 – Joe Harper, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1948 – Madeline Manning, American runner and coach
  • 1948 – Wajima Hiroshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 54th Yokozuna
  • 1948 – Terry Williams, Welsh drummer
  • 1949 – Daryl Braithwaite, Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1949 – Mohammad Reza Rahimi, lawyer and politician, 2nd  of Iran
  •  – Charlie Huhn, American rock singer and guitarist
  • 1951 – Willie Maddren, and manager (d. )
  • 1951 – Philip Tartaglia, Scottish archbishop
  • 1952 – Bille Brown, Australian actor and playwright (d. 2013)
  • 1952 – Ben Crenshaw, American golfer and architect
  • 1952 – Michael Forshaw, Australian lawyer and politician
  • 1952 – Diana Gabaldon, American author
  • 1952 – Lee Ritenour, American guitarist, composer, and producer
  •  – Graham Allen, English politician, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
  • 1953 – Kostas Skandalidis, Greek engineer and politician, Greek Minister of Agricultural Development and Food
  • 1954 – Jaak Aaviksoo, Estonian physicist and politician, 26th Estonian Minister of Defence
  • 1954 – Kailash Satyarthi, Indian engineer, academic, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1956 – Big Bank Hank, (d. 2014)
  • 1957 – Darryl Dawkins, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1957 – Peter Moore, Australian rules footballer and coach
  • 1957 – Bryan Robson, English footballer and manager
  •  – Vicki Peterson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  •  – Brett Bodine, American NASCAR driver
  • 1959 – Rob Ramage, Canadian ice player and coach
  •  – Lars-Erik Torph, Swedish racing driver (d. 1989)
  • 1962 – Chris Bryant, Welsh politician, Minister of State for Europe
  • 1962 – Susan Lindauer, American journalist and activist
  • 1962 – Brian Moore, English rugby player
  •  – Tracy Caulkins, American-Australian swimmer
  • 1963 – Petra Schneider, German swimmer
  • 1964 – Ralph Recto, Filipino lawyer and politician
  • 1964 – Albert Dupontel, French actor and director
  •  – Mascarita Sagrada, Mexican wrestler
  • 1965 – Aleksey Zhukov, Russian footballer and coach
  • 1966 – Marc Acito, American author and screenwriter
  • 1967 – Michael Healy-Rae, Irish politician
  •  – Anders Borg, Swedish economist and politician, Swedish Minister for Finance
  • 1968 – Tom Dumont, American guitarist and producer
  • 1969 – Manny Acta, Dominican-American baseball player, coach, manager, and sportscaster
  • 1970 – Manfredi Beninati, Italian painter and sculptor
  • 1970 – Chris Jent, American basketball player and coach
  • 1970 – Malcolm D. Lee, American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor
  • 1970 – Ken Ueno, American composer
  • 1971 – Mary J. Blige, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1971 – Jeff Orford, Australian rugby league player
  • 1971 – Chris Willsher, English singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor
  • 1972 – Christian Jacobs, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1972 – Anthony Lledo, Danish composer
  • 1972 – Amanda Peet, American actress and playwright
  • 1973 – Rockmond Dunbar, American actor
  • 1973 –  Dravid, Indian and captain
  •  – Roman Görtz, German footballer
  • 1974 – Cody McKay, Canadian baseball player
  • 1974 – Jens Nowotny, German footballer
  •  – Rory Fitzpatrick, American ice hockey player
  • 1975 – Dan Luger, English rugby player and coach
  • 1975 – Matteo Renzi, Italian politician, 56th Prime Minister of
  • 1976 – Efthimios Rentzias, Greek basketball player
  • 1977 – Shamari Buchanan, American football player
  • 1977 – Anni Friesinger-Postma, German speed skater
  • 1977 – Olexiy Lukashevych, Ukrainian long jumper
  •  – Vallo Allingu, Estonian basketball player
  • 1978 – Holly Brisley, Australian actress
  • 1978 – Michael Duff, Irish footballer
  • 1978 – Emile Heskey, English footballer
  • 1979 – Darren Lynn Bousman, American director and screenwriter
  • 1979 – Michael Lorenz, German footballer
  • 1979 – Henry Shefflin, Irish hurler
  • 1980 – Josh Hannay, Australian rugby league player
  • 1980 – Mike Williams, American football player
  • 1982 – Tony Allen, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Blake Heron, American actor (d. 2017)
  • 1982 – Son Ye-jin, South Korean actress
  •  – Turner Battle, American basketball player
  • 1983 – André Myhrer, Swedish skier
  • 1983 – Ted Richards, Australian rules footballer
  • 1983 – Adrian Sutil, German racing driver
  •  – Kevin Boss, American football player
  • 1984 – Dario Krešić, Croatian footballer
  • 1984 – Matt Mullenweg, American web developer and businessman, co-created WordPress
  • 1984 – Stijn Schaars, Dutch footballer
  •  – Newton Faulkner, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1985 – Lucy Knisley, American author and
  •  – Scotty Cranmer, American Professional BMX rider
  • 1987 – Danuta Kozák, Hungarian sprint canoer
  • 1987 – Daniel Semenzato, Italian footballer
  • 1987 – Jamie Vardy, English footballer
  • 1987 – Kim Young-kwang, South Korean actor and model
  • 1988 – Rodrigo José Pereira, Brazilian footballer
  • 1989 – Kane Linnett, Australian rugby league player
  • 1990 – Ryan Griffin, American football player
  • 1991 – Andrea Bertolacci, Italian footballer
  •  – Dani Carvajal, Spanish footballer
  • 1992 – Lee Seung-hoon, South Korean rapper and dancer
  •  – Michael Keane, English footballer
  • 1993 – Will Keane, English footballer
  • 1996 – Leroy Sané, German footballer
  •  – Cody Simpson, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor

Deaths on January 11

  •  – Pope Hyginus, Bishop of Rome (b. 74)
  •  – Pope John VI (b. )
  •  – Emperor Kōnin of Japan (b. )
  •  – Staurakios, Byzantine emperor
  •  – Michael I Rangabe, Byzantine emperor (b. )
  •  – Boso of Provence,  nobleman
  •  – Cao, empress of Later Tang
  • 937 – Li Chongmei, prince of Later Tang
  • 937 – Li Congke, emperor of Later Tang (b. )
  • 937 – Liu, empress of Later Tang
  • 1055 – Constantine IX Monomachos, Byzantine emperor (b. )
  •  – Egbert I, Margrave of Meissen
  •  – Otto of Nordheim (b. )
  •  – Swietopelk II, Duke of Pomerania
  •  – Thomas Charlton, Bishop of Hereford and Lord Chancellor of Ireland
  •  – Eleanor of Lancaster, English noblewoman (b. )
  •  – Isidore Glabas, Metropolitan bishop of Thessalonica (b.c. )
  •  – Skirgaila, Grand Duke of Lithuania
  •  – Domenico Ghirlandaio, Italian painter (b. )
  •  – Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal (b. )
  •  – Gaudenzio Ferrari, Italian painter and sculptor (b. c. )
  •  – Pietro Bembo, Italian poet, scholar, and theorist (b. )
  •  – Min Bin, king of Arakan (b. )
  •  – Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet and painter (b. )
  •  – Charles Albanel, French priest, missionary, and explorer (b. )
  •  – Johann Georg Graevius, German scholar and critic (b. )
  •  – Pierre Jurieu, French priest and theologian (b. )
  •  – Danilo I, Metropolitan of Cetinje (b. )
  •  – Hans Sloane, Irish-English physician and academic (b. )
  • 1757 – Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician and philosopher (b. )
  •  – Louis-François Roubiliac, French-English sculptor (b. )
  •  – Caspar Abel, German poet, historian, and theologian (b. )
  •  – Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d’Argens, French philosopher and author (b. )
  • 1788 – François Joseph Paul de Grasse, French admiral (b. )
  •  – William Williams Pantycelyn, Welsh composer and poet (b. )
  •  – Heraclius II of  (b. )
  •  – Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer and educator (b. )
  •  – Thomas Mullins, 1st Baron Ventry, Anglo-Irish politician and peer (b. )
  •  – John Molson, Canadian businessman, founded the Molson Brewing Company (b. 1763)
  • 1843 – Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, author, and songwriter (b. 1779)
  • 1866 – Gustavus Vaughan Brooke, Irish actor (b. )
  • 1866 – John Woolley, English minister and academic (b. )
  • 1867 – Stuart Donaldson, English-Australian businessman and politician, 1st Premier of New South Wales (b. )
  •  – Theodor Schwann, German physiologist and biologist (b. )
  • 1891 – Georges-Eugène Haussmann, French urban planner (b. )
  • 1902 – Johnny Briggs, English cricketer and rugby player (b. )
  •  – William Sawyer, Canadian merchant and politician (b. 1815)
  • 1914 – Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer and philanthropist (b. 1842)
  • 1920 – Steinar Schjøtt, Norwegian philologist and lexicographer (b. )
  • 1923 –  of Greece (b. 1868)
  • 1928 – Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet (b. )
  • 1931 – James Milton Carroll, American pastor, historian, and author (b. 1852)
  •  – Nuri Conker, Turkish colonel and politician (b. 1882)
  • 1941 – Emanuel Lasker, German mathematician, philosopher, and chess player (b. 1868)
  • 1944 – Galeazzo Ciano, Italian politician, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1903)
  • 1947 – Eva Tanguay, Canadian singer (b. 1879)
  • 1952 – Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, French general (b. 1889)
  • 1952 – Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor and educator (b. 1885)
  • 1953 – Noe Zhordania, Georgian journalist and politician, Prime Minister of Georgia (b. 1868)
  • 1954 – Oscar Straus, Austrian composer (b. 1870)
  • 1957 – Robert Garran, Australian lawyer and politician, Solicitor-General of Australia (b. 1867)
  • 1958 – Alec Rowley, English organist and composer (b. )
  • 1958 – Edna Purviance, American actress (b. 1895)
  • 1961 – Elena Gerhardt, German soprano and actress (b. )
  • 1963 – Arthur Nock, English-American scholar, theologian, and academic (b. 1902)
  • 1965 – Wally Pipp, American baseball player (b. 1893)
  • 1966 – Alberto Giacometti, Swiss sculptor and painter (b. 1901)
  • 1966 – Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian academic and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of India (b. 1904)
  • 1968 – Moshe Zvi Segal, Israeli linguist and scholar (b. 1876)
  • 1969 – Richmal Crompton, English author and educator (b. 1890)
  • 1972 – Padraic Colum, Irish poet and playwright (b. )
  • 1975 – Max Lorenz, German tenor and actor (b. 1901)
  • 1980 – Barbara Pym, English author (b. 1913)
  • 1981 – Beulah Bondi, American actress (b. 1889)
  • 1982 – Paul Lynde, American Actor and comedian (b. 1926)
  • 1985 – Edward Buzzell, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1895)
  • 1985 – William McKell, Australian lawyer and politician, 12th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1891)
  • 1986 – Sid Chaplin, English author and screenwriter (b. 1916)
  • 1986 – Andrzej Czok, Polish mountaineer (b. 1948)
  • 1987 – Albert Ferber, Swiss-English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1911)
  • 1988 – Pappy Boyington, American colonel and pilot,  recipient (b. 1912)
  • 1988 – Isidor Isaac Rabi, Polish-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. )
  • 1989 – Ray Moore, English host (b. 1942)
  • 1990 – Carolyn Haywood, American author and illustrator (b. 1898)
  • 1991 – Carl David Anderson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
  • 1994 – Helmut Poppendick, German physician (b. 1902)
  •  – Josef Gingold, Belarusian-American violinist and educator (b. )
  • 1995 – Onat Kutlar, Turkish author and poet (b. 1936)
  • 1995 – Lewis Nixon, U.S. Army captain (b. 1918)
  • 1995 – Theodor Wisch, German general (b. 1907)
  • 1996 – Roger Crozier, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1942)
  • 1999 – Fabrizio De André, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1940)
  • 1999 – Naomi Mitchison, Scottish author and poet (b. 1897)
  • 1999 – Brian Moore, Irish-Canadian author and screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • 2000 – Ivan Combe, American businessman, invented Clearasil (b. 1911)
  • 2000 – Bob Lemon, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
  • 2001 – Denys Lasdun, English architect, co-designed the Royal National Theatre (b. 1914)
  •  – Henri Verneuil, French-Armenian director and playwright (b. 1920)
  • 2003 – Jože Pučnik, Slovenian sociologist and politician (b. 1932)
  •  – Solveig Dommartin, French-German actress (b. 1961)
  • 2007 – Robert Anton Wilson, American psychologist, author, poet, and playwright (b. 1932)
  • 2008 – Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer and explorer (b. 1919)
  • 2008 – Carl Karcher, American businessman, co-founded Carl’s Jr. (b. 1917)
  • 2010 – Miep Gies, Austrian-Dutch humanitarian (b. 1909)
  • 2010 – Éric Rohmer, French director, screenwriter, and critic (b. 1920)
  • 2011 – David , American actor, director, and producer (b. 1936)
  • 2012 – Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, Iranian physicist and academic (b. 1980)
  • 2012 – Gilles Jacquier, French journalist and photographer (b. 1968)
  • 2012 – Edgar Kaiser, Jr, American-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1942)
  • 2012 – Wally Osterkorn, American basketball player (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – Steven Rawlings, English astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic (b. 1961)
  • 2012 – David Whitaker, English composer and conductor (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – Aaron Swartz, American programmer (b. 1986)
  • 2013 – Guido Forti, Italian businessman, founded the Forti Racing Team (b. 1940)
  • 2013 – Nguyễn Khánh, Vietnamese general and politician, 3rd President of South  (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – Mariangela Melato, Italian actress (b. 1941)
  • 2013 – Tom Parry Jones, Welsh chemist, invented the breathalyzer (b. 1935)
  • 2013 – Alemayehu Shumye, Ethiopian runner (b. 1988)
  • 2014 – Keiko Awaji, Japanese actress (b. 1933)
  • 2014 – Muhammad Habibur Rahman, Indian-Bangladeshi jurist and politician, Prime Minister of Bangladesh (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Chai Trong-rong, Taiwanese educator and politician (b. 1935)
  • 2014 – Ariel Sharon, Israeli general and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Jenő Buzánszky, Hungarian footballer and coach (b. 1925)
  • 2015 – Anita Ekberg, Swedish-Italian model and actress (b. 1931)
  • 2015 – Chashi Nazrul , Bangladeshi director and producer (b. 1941)
  • 2015 – Vernon Benjamin Mountcastle, American neuroscientist and academic (b. 1918)
  • 2016 – Monte Irvin, American baseball player (b. 1919)
  • 2016 – David Margulies, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 2017 – Adenan Satem, politician and Chief Minister of Sarawak,  (b. 1944)
  •  – Edgar Ray Killen, American murderer (b.1925)
  •  – Michael Atiyah, British-Lebanese mathematician (b.1929)

Holidays and observances on January 11

  • Children’s Day (Tunisia)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Anastasius of Suppentonia (Roman Catholic)
    • Leucius of Brindisi (Roman Catholic)
    • Mary Slessor (Church of England)
    • Paulinus II of Aquileia
    • Pope Hyginus
    • Theodosius the Cenobiarch
    • Thomas of Cori
    • Vitalis of Gaza (Roman Catholic)
    • January 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Earliest day on which Triodion can fall, while is the latest; celebrated 70 days before Easter. (Eastern Orthodox)
  • Eugenio María de Hostos Day (Puerto Rico)
  • Independence Resistance Day (Morocco)
  • Kagami biraki (Japan)
  • National Human Trafficking Awareness Day (United States)
  • Republic Day (Albania)
  • Carmentalia (January 11th and January 15th), (Rome)
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