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January 19 – History, Events, Births, Deaths, Holidays and Observances On This Day

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  •  –  Gratian elevates Flavius Theodosius at Sirmium to Augustus, and gives him authority over all the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire.
  •  – Conquest of Kucha: The forces of Kucha surrender after a forty-day siege led by Tang dynasty  Ashina SheR;er, establishing Tang control over the northern Tarim Basin in Xinjiang.
  •  – Hundred Years’ War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England, completing his reconquest of Normandy.
  •  – The Italian city-fortress of Mirandola surrenders to the French.
  • 1 – Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of , is mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund and dies on .
  •  – San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is the oldest church still standing in the .
  •  – John Wilkes is expelled from the British House of Commons for seditious libel.
  • 1764 – Bolle Willum Luxdorph records in his diary that a mail bomb, possibly the ’s first, has severely injured the Danish Colonel Poulsen, residing at Børglum Abbey.
  •  – The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrive at Botany Bay.
  •  – The Batavian Republic is proclaimed in the Netherlands, bringing to an end the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands.
  •  – Britain occupies the  Cape Colony after the Battle of Blaauwberg.
  •  – An army of 5, soldiers, led by General José de San Martín, crosses the Andes from Argentina to liberate  and then .
  •  – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy receives its premiere performance.
  •  – The British  captures Aden.
  •  – Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Il trovatore receives its premiere performance in Rome.
  •  –  joins , Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in declaring secession from the .
  •  – American Civil War: Battle of Mill Springs: The Confederacy suffers its first significant defeat in the conflict.
  •  – Franco-Prussian War: In the Siege of Paris,  wins the Battle of St. Quentin. Meanwhile, the French attempt to break the siege in the Battle of Buzenval will end unsuccessfully the following day.
  •  – The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
  •  – Anglo-Egyptian Sudan is formed.
  •  – Georges Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising.
  • 1915 –  strategic bombing during : German zeppelins bomb the towns of Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn in the killing at least 20 people, in the first major aerial bombardment of a civilian target.
  •  – Silvertown explosion: A blast at a munitions factory in London kills 73 and injures over 400. The resulting fire causes over £2,000,000 worth of damage.
  •  – The United States Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.
  • 1920 – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is founded.
  •  – Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from to City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.
  •  – You Nazty Spy!, the first film of any kind to satirize  and the Nazis premieres, starring The Three Stooges, with Moe Howard as the character “Moe Hailstone” satirizing Hitler.
  •  – : HMS Greyhound and other escorts of convoy AS-12 sink Italian submarine Neghelli with all hands 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Falkonera.
  •  – World War II: The  conquest of Burma begins.
  •  – World War II: Soviet forces liberate the Łódź Ghetto. Of more than 200,000 inhabitants in 1940, less than had survived the Nazi occupation.
  •  – General Douglas MacArthur establishes the  Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war criminals.
  •  – Almost 72 percent of all television sets in the United States are tuned into I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.
  •  – and the United States sign the  Mutual Security Treaty
  •  – Student Jan Palach dies after setting himself on fire three days earlier in Prague’s Wenceslas Square to protest about the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the  in . His funeral turns into another major protest.
  •  – gains control over all the Paracel Islands after a military engagement between the naval forces of and South
  •  –  Gerald Ford pardons Iva Toguri D’Aquino (a.k.a. “Tokyo Rose”).
  •  – The last Volkswagen Beetle made in leaves VW’s plant in Emden. Beetle production in continues until .
  •  – Iran hostage crisis: United States and  officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
  •  – Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia.
  • 1983 – The  Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from  Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced.
  •  – The first IBM PC computer virus is released into the wild. A boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, it was created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, , reportedly to deter unauthorized copying of the software they had written.
  •  – Gulf War: Iraq fires a second Scud missile into Israel, causing 15 injuries.
  •  –  and  join the .
  •  – After being struck by lightning the crew of Bristow Flight 56C are forced to ditch. All 18 aboard are later rescued.
  •  – The barge North Cape oil spill occurs as an engine fire forces the tugboat Scandia ashore on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, .
  •  – Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
  •  – British Aerospace agrees to acquire the defence subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc, forming BAE Systems in November .
  •  – Turkish-Armenian  Hrant Dink is assassinated in front of his ’s Istanbul office by 17-year-old Turkish ultra-nationalist Ogün Samast.
  • 2007 – Four-man Team N2i, using only skis and kites, completes a 1,093-mile (1, km) trek to reach the Antarctic pole of inaccessibility for the first time since and for the first time ever without mechanical assistance.
  •  – The -based file-sharing website Megaupload is shut down by the FBI.
  •  – A bomb attack on an army convoy in the city of Bannu kills at least 26 Pakistani soldiers and injures 38 others.

Births on January 19

  •  – Pulcheria, Byzantine empress and saint (d. 453)
  •  – Dōgen Zenji, founder of Sōtō Zen (d. )
  •  – Francis II of  (d. )
  •  – Lucas Faydherbe, Flemish sculptor and architect (d. )
  •  – Charles Stanley, 8th Earl of Derby, noble (d. )
  •  – John Weldon, English organist and composer (d. )
  •  – Jean-Philippe Baratier, German scholar and author (d. )
  • 1736 – James Watt, Scottish-English chemist and engineer (d. )
  •  – Giuseppe Millico, Italian soprano, composer, and educator (d. )
  •  – Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect, designed Longford Hall and Barrells Hall (d. )
  •  – James Morris III, American captain (d. )
  •  – Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf (d. )
  • 1788 – Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (d. )
  •  – Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish poet and academic (d. )
  •  – Auguste Comte, French economist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. )
  •  – Robert E. Lee, American general and academic (d. )
  • 1808 – Lysander Spooner, American philosopher and author (d. )
  •  – , American short story writer, poet, and critic (d. )
  •  – Talhaiarn, Welsh poet and architect (d.)
  •  – Henry Bessemer, English engineer and businessman (d. )
  •  – Ferdinand Laub, Czech violinist and composer (d. )
  •  – Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician and academic (d. )
  • 1839 – Paul Cézanne, French painter (d. )
  •  – Arturo Graf, Italian poet, of German ancestry (d. ).
  • 1848 – John Fitzwilliam Stairs, Canadian businessman and politician (d. )
  • 1848 – Matthew Webb, English swimmer and diver (d. 1883)
  •  – Jacobus Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer and academic (d. )
  •  – Thomas Price, Welsh-Australian politician, 24th Premier of South  (d. )
  •  – Werner Sombart, German economist and sociologist (d. 1941)
  •  – Harry Davenport, American stage and film (d. )
  • 1871 – Dame Gruev, Bulgarian educator and activist, co-founded the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (d. 1906)
  • 1874 – Hitachiyama Taniemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 19th Yokozuna (d. 1922)
  •  – Wakashima Gonshirō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 21st Yokozuna (d. )
  • 1876 – Dragotin Kette, Slovenian poet and author (d. 1899)
  •  – Herbert Chapman, and manager (d. )
  •  – Boris Savinkov, Russian soldier and author (d. )
  •  – John Cain Sr., Australian politician, 34th Premier of Victoria (d. )
  • 1883 – Hermann Abendroth, German conductor (d. )
  • 1887 – Alexander Woollcott, , playwright, and critic (d. 1943)
  •  – Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss painter and sculptor (d. 1943)
  •  – Ólafur Thors, Icelandic lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Iceland (d. )
  •  – Magda Tagliaferro, Brazilian pianist and educator (d. 1986)
  •  – Boris Blacher, and playwright (d. )
  •  – Stanley Hawes, English-Australian director and (d. 1991)
  •  – Briggs Cunningham, American race car driver, sailor, and businessman (d. 2003)
  •  – Ish Kabibble, American comedian and cornet player (d. )
  • 1908 – Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician and theorist (d. )
  •  – Choor Singh, Indian-Singaporean lawyer and judge (d. )
  •  – Leonid Kantorovich, Russian mathematician and economist,  laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1913 – Rex Ingamells, Australian author and poet (d. )
  • 1913 – Rudolf Wanderone, American professional pocket billiards player (d. 1996)
  •  – John H. Johnson, American publisher, founded the Johnson Publishing Company (d. )
  • 1920 – Bernard Dunstan, English painter and educator (d. )
  • 1920 – Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian politician and diplomat, 135th Prime Minister of Peru (d. )
  •  – Patricia Highsmith, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1995)
  • 1922 – Arthur Morris, Australian and journalist (d. )
  • 1922 – Miguel Muñoz, Spanish footballer and manager (d. )
  •  – Jean Stapleton, American actress and singer (d. )
  •  – Nicholas Colasanto, American actor and director (d. )
  • 1924 – Jean-François Revel, French philosopher (d. )
  • 1925 – Nina Bawden, English author (d. 2012)
  •  – Hans Massaquoi, German-American journalist and author (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Fritz Weaver, American actor (d. )
  •  – Tippi Hedren, American model, actress, and animal rights-welfare activist
  • 1930 – John Waite, South African cricketer (d. )
  •  – Robert MacNeil, Canadian-American journalist and author
  •  – Russ Hamilton, English singer-songwriter (d. )
  • 1932 – Richard Lester, American-English director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1932 – Harry Lonsdale, American chemist, businessman, and politician (d. 2014)
  •  – George Coyne, American priest, astronomer, and theologian
  •  – Johnny O’Keefe, Australian singer-songwriter (d. 1978)
  •  – Ziaur Rahman, Bangladeshi general and politician, 7th President of Bangladesh (d. 1981)
  • 1936 – Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, American singer, harmonica player, and drummer (d. 2011)
  • 1936 – Fred J. Lincoln, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1937 – John Lions, Australian computer and academic (d. )
  •  – Phil Everly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
  • 1940 – Paolo Borsellino, Italian lawyer and judge (d. )
  • 1940 – Mike Reid, English comedian, actor, and author (d. 2007)
  • 1941 – Colin Gunton, English theologian and academic (d. 2003)
  • 1941 – Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler, trainer, and referee
  • 1942 – Michael Crawford, English actor and singer
  • 1942 – Paul-Eerik Rummo, Estonian poet and politician
  • 1943 – Larry Clark, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1943 – Janis Joplin, American singer-songwriter (d. )
  • 1943 – Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
  •  – Shelley Fabares, American actress and singer
  • 1944 – Thom Mayne, American architect and academic, designed the San Francisco Federal Building and Phare Tower
  • 1944 – Dan Reeves, American football player and coach
  • 1945 – Trevor Williams, English singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1946 – Julian Barnes, English novelist, short story writer, essayist, and critic
  • 1946 – Dolly Parton, American singer-songwriter and actress
  •  – Frank Aarebrot, Norwegian political scientist and academic (d. 2017)
  • 1947 – Paula Deen, American chef and author
  • 1947 – Rod Evans, English singer-songwriter
  •  – Nancy Lynch, American computer scientist and academic
  • 1948 – Frank McKenna, Canadian politician and diplomat, 27th Premier of New Brunswick
  • 1948 – Mal Reilly, English rugby league player and coach
  • 1949 – Arend Langenberg, Dutch voice actor and host (d. 2012)
  • 1949 – Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)
  •  – Sébastien Dhavernas, Canadian actor
  •  – Martha Davis, American singer
  •  – Dewey Bunnell, British-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1952 – Nadiuska, German television actress
  • 1952 – Bruce Jay , American computer scientist (d. 1999)
  • 1953 – Desi Arnaz, Jr., American actor and singer
  • 1953 – Richard Legendre, Canadian player and politician
  • 1953 – Wayne Schimmelbusch, Australian footballer and coach
  •  – Katey Sagal, American actress and singer
  • 1954 – Cindy Sherman, American photographer and director
  • 1954 – Esther Shkalim, Israeli poet and Mizrahi feminist
  • 1955 – Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-American comedian and actor
  • 1956 – Carman, American singer-songwriter, actor, and television host
  • 1956 – Susan Solomon, American atmospheric chemist
  • 1957 – Ottis Anderson, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1957 – Roger Ashton-Griffiths, English actor, screenwriter and film director
  • 1957 – Kenneth McClintock, Puerto Rican public servant and politician, 22nd Secretary of State of Puerto Rico
  •  – Thomas Kinkade, American painter (d. 2012)
  •  – Danese Cooper, American computer scientist and programmer
  • 1959 – Jeff Pilson, American bass player, songwriter, and actor
  •  – William Ragsdale, American actor
  • 1961 – Wayne Hemingway, English fashion designer, co-founded Red or Dead
  •  – Hans Daams, Dutch cyclist
  • 1962 – Chris Sabo, American baseball player and coach
  • 1962 – Jeff Van Gundy, American basketball player and coach
  •  – Michael Adams, American basketball player and coach
  • 1963 – Martin Bashir, English journalist
  • 1963 – John Bercow, English politician, Speaker of the House of Commons
  • 1964 – Janine Antoni, Bahamian sculptor and photographer
  • 1964 – Ricardo Arjona, Guatemalan singer-songwriter and basketball player
  •  – Sylvain Côté, Canadian ice player
  • 1966 – Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player and coach
  • 1966 – Lena Philipsson, Swedish singer-songwriter
  • 1968 – David Bartlett, Australian politician, 43rd Premier of Tasmania
  • 1968 – Whitfield Crane, American singer-songwriter
  • 1969 – Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-American novelist and short story writer
  • 1969 – Luc Longley, Australian basketball player and coach
  • 1969 – Predrag Mijatović, Montenegrin footballer and manager
  • 1969 – Junior Seau, American football player (d. 2012)
  • 1969 – Steve , Irish footballer and manager
  • 1970 – Steffen Freund, German footballer defensive midfielder and manager
  • 1970 – Kathleen Smet, Belgian triathlete
  • 1970 – Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian and singer
  • 1971 – Phil Nevin, American baseball player
  • 1971 – Shawn Wayans, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1971 – John Wozniak, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  •  – Ron Killings, and rapper
  • 1972 – Troy Wilson, Australian footballer and race car driver
  • 1972 – Sergei Zjukin, Estonian chess player and coach
  • 1972 – Yoon Hae-young, South actress
  •  – Antero Manninen, Finnish cellist
  • 1973 – Yevgeny Sadovyi, Russian swimmer and coach
  • 1974 – Dainius Adomaitis, Lithuanian basketball player and coach
  • 1974 – Frank Caliendo, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
  • 1974 – Ian Laperrière, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1974 – Jaime Moreno, Bolivian footballer and manager
  • 1975 – Natalie Cook, Australian volleyball player
  • 1975 – Zdeňka Málková, Czech tennis player
  •  – Natale Gonnella, Italian footballer
  • 1976 – Tarso Marques, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1977 – Benjamin Ayres, Canadian actor, director, and photographer
  •  – Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast and sportscaster
  • 1979 – Josu Sarriegi, Spanish footballer
  • 1979 – Wiley, English rapper and producer
  •  – Jenson Button, English race car driver
  • 1980 – Pasha Kovalev, Russian-American dancer and choreographer
  • 1980 – Luke Macfarlane, Canadian-American actor and singer
  • 1980 – Arvydas Macijauskas, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1980 – Michael Vandort, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1981 – Paolo Bugia, Filipino basketball player
  • 1981 – Asier del Horno, Spanish footballer
  • 1981 – Lucho González, Argentinian footballer
  •  – Pete Buttigieg, American politician
  • 1982 – Mike Komisarek, American ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Jodie Sweetin, American actress and singer
  • 1982 – Shane Tronc, Australian rugby league player
  • 1982 – Kim Yoo-suk, South Korean pole vaulter
  • 1982 – Robin tom Rink, German singer-songwriter
  • 1983 – Hikaru Utada, American-Japanese singer-songwriter and producer
  •  – Fabio Catacchini, Italian footballer
  • 1984 – Karun Chandhok, Indian race car driver
  • 1984 – Jimmy Kébé, Malian footballer
  • 1984 – Thomas Vanek, Austrian ice hockey player
  • 1985 – Jake Allen, American football player
  • 1985 – Pascal Behrenbruch, German decathlete
  • 1985 – Benny Feilhaber, American
  • 1985 – Esteban Guerrieri, Argentinian race car driver
  • 1985 – Rika Ishikawa, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1985 – Elliott Ward, English footballer
  • 1985 – Aleksandr Yevgenyevich Nikulin, Russian footballer
  • 1986 – Claudio Marchisio, Italian footballer
  • 1986 – Oleksandr Miroshnychenko, Ukrainian footballer
  • 1986 – Moussa Sow, Senegalese footballer
  •  – Edgar Manucharyan, Armenian footballer
  •  – JaVale McGee, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Tyler Breeze, Canadian wrestler
  • 1990 – Tatiana Búa, Argentine tennis player
  • 1991 – Petra Martić, Croatian tennis player
  • 1991 – Erin Sanders, American actress
  • 1992 – Shawn Johnson, American gymnast
  • 1992 – Logan Lerman, American actor
  • 1992 – Mac Miller, (d. )
  • 1993 – Erick Torres Padilla, Mexican footballer
  • 1994 – Matthias Ginter, German footballer
  • 1994 – Alfie Mawson, English footballer, centre back

Deaths on January 19

  • 520 – John of Cappadocia, patriarch of Constantinople
  •  – Dagobert I, king (b. 603)
  •  – García I, king of León
  •  – Kilian of Cologne, Irish abbot
  •  – Al-Hakim I, caliph of Cairo
  •  – Robert Bealknap, British justice
  •  – Isabella of , Danish queen (b. )
  •  – Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, English poet (b. )
  • 1565 – Diego Laynez, Spanish Jesuit theologian (b. )
  •  – Paris Bordone, Venetian painter (b. )
  •  – Hans Sachs, German poet and playwright (b. )
  •  – Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, Flemish painter (b.)
  •  – Thomas Venner, English rebel leader (b. )
  •  – William Congreve, English playwright and poet (b. )
  •  – Jean-Pierre Christin, French physicist, mathematician, and astronomer (b. )
  • 1757 – Thomas Ruddiman, Scottish scholar and academic (b. )
  •  – Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, Italian-French architect and painter (b. )
  •  – Jonathan Toup, English scholar and critic (b. )
  • 1833 – Ferdinand Hérold, French pianist and composer (b. )
  •  – Charles Bent, American soldier and politician, 1st  of New  (b. )
  • 1847 – Athanasios Christopoulos, Greek poet (b. )
  • 1851 – Esteban Echeverría, Argentinian poet and author (b. )
  • 1853 – Karl Faber, German historian and academic (b. )
  •  – Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and politician (b. 1809)
  • 1869 – Carl Reichenbach, German chemist and philosopher (b. 1788)
  • 1874 – August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, German poet and scholar (b. 1798)
  • 1878 – Henri Victor Regnault, French physicist and chemist (b. 1810)
  • 1905 – Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher and author (b. 1817)
  • 1906 – Bartolomé Mitre, Argentinian historian and politician, 6th President of Argentina (b. )
  • 1908 – Roberto Bompiani, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1821)
  •  – Liang Qichao, journalist, philosopher, and scholar (b. )
  • 1930 – Frank P. Ramsey, British mathematician, philosopher and economist (b. 1903)
  •  – Branislav Nušić, Serbian author, playwright, and journalist (b. )
  • 1945 – Gustave Mesny, French general (b. )
  • 1948 – Tony Garnier, French architect and urban planner, designed the Stade de Gerland (b. 1869)
  • 1954 – Theodor Kaluza, German mathematician and physicist (b. )
  • 1957 – József Dudás, Romanian-Hungarian activist and politician (b. 1912)
  • 1963 – Clement Smoot, American golfer (b. )
  • 1964 – Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (b. 1886)
  • 1965 – Arnold Luhaäär, Estonian weightlifter (b. 1905)
  • 1968 – Ray Harroun, American race car driver and engineer (b. 1879)
  • 1972 – Michael Rabin, American violinist (b. 1936)
  • 1973 –  Adrian, Irish-English actor (b. 1903)
  • 1975 – Thomas Hart Benton, American painter and educator (b. 1889)
  • 1976 – Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese engineer and academic (b. 1886)
  • 1979 – Moritz Jahn, German novelist and poet (b. 1884)
  • 1980 – William O. Douglas, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1898)
  • 1981 – Francesca Woodman, American photographer (b. 1958)
  • 1982 – Elis Regina, Brazilian soprano (b. 1945)
  • 1984 – Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1920)
  • 1987 – Lawrence Kohlberg, American psychologist and academic (b. )
  • 1990 – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Indian guru and mystic (b. 1931)
  • 1990 – Alberto Semprini, English pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1908)
  • 1990 – Herbert Wehner, German politician, 6th Minister of Intra-German Relations (b. 1906)
  • 1991 – Marcel Chaput, Canadian biochemist and journalist (b. 1918)
  • 1995 – Gene MacLellan, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 1996 – Don Simpson, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1943)
  • 1997 – James Dickey, American poet and novelist (b. 1923)
  • 1998 – Carl Perkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1932)
  • 1999 – Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby player (b. )
  •  – Amatu’l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum, Bahá’í  and wife of Shoghi Effendi (b. )
  • 2000 – Bettino Craxi, Italian lawyer and politician, 45th Prime Minister of  (b. 1934)
  • 2000 – Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-American actress, singer, and mathematician (b. 1913)
  •  – Dario Vittori, Italian-Argentinian actor and producer (b. 1921)
  •  – Vavá, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1934)
  • 2003 – Milton Flores, Honduran footballer (b. 1974)
  • 2003 – Françoise Giroud, French journalist, screenwriter, and politician, French Minister of Culture (b. )
  •  – Harry E. Claiborne, American lawyer and judge (b. 1917)
  • 2004 – David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1955)
  • 2005 – K. Sello Duiker, South African author and screenwriter (b. 1974)
  • 2006 – Anthony Franciosa, American actor (b. )
  • 2006 – Wilson Pickett, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)
  • 2006 – Awn Alsharif Qasim, Sudanese author and scholar (b. 1933)
  • 2006 – Geoff Rabone, cricketer and pilot (b. 1921)
  • 2007 – Hrant Dink, Turkish-Armenian journalist and activist (b. 1954)
  • 2007 – Denny Doherty, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2007 – Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer-songwriter (b. 1969)
  • 2008 – Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (b. 1937)
  • 2008 – John Stewart, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1939)
  • 2008 – Don Wittman, Canadian sportscaster (b. 1936)
  •  – Bill McLaren, Scottish rugby player and sportscaster (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Peter Åslin, Swedish ice hockey player (b. 1962)
  • 2012 – Sarah Burke, Canadian skier (b. 1982)
  • 2012 – Winston Riley, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1943)
  • 2012 – Rudi van Dantzig, Dutch ballet dancer and choreographer (b. 1933)
  • 2013 – Taihō Kōki, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 48th Yokozuna (b. 1940)
  • 2013 – Stan Musial, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – Frank Pooler, American conductor and composer (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Earl Weaver, American baseball player and manager (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Toktamış Ateş, Turkish academician, political commentator, columnist and writer (b. 1944)
  • 2014 – Azaria Alon, Ukrainian-Israeli environmentalist, co-founded the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (b. 1918)
  • 2014 – Christopher Chataway, English runner, journalist, and politician (b. 1931)
  • 2015 – Justin Capră, Romanian engineer and academic (b. 1933)
  • 2015 – Michel Guimond, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1953)
  • 2015 – Ward Swingle, American-French singer-songwriter and conductor (b. 1927)
  • 2016 – Richard Levins, American ecologist and geneticist (b. 1930)
  • 2016 – Ettore Scola, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1931)
  • 2016 – Sheila Sim, English actress (b. 1922)
  • 2017 – Miguel Ferrer, American actor (b. 1955)

Holidays and observances on January 19

  • Birthday of Edgar Allan Poe (commemorated by the Poe Toaster at his grave in Baltimore)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Bassianus of Lodi
    • Henry of Uppsala
    • Marius, Martha, Audifax, and Abachum
    • Mark of Ephesus (Eastern Orthodox Church)
    • Pontianus of Spoleto
    • Wulfstan, Bishop of Worcester
    • January 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Heroes Day (), and its related observance:
    • Robert E. Lee Day (Alabama, , Florida, Georgia and Mississippi)
  • Feast of Sultán (Sovereignty), first day of the 17th month of the Bahá’í calendar (Bahá’í Faith) (only if Nowruz falls on , otherwise the dates shifts)
  • Husband’s Day (Iceland)
  • Kokborok Day (Tripura, )
  • Theophany / Epiphany (Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy), and its related observances:
    • Timkat, or 20 during (Ethiopian Orthodox)
    • Vodici or Baptism of  (North Macedonia)
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