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January 25 – History, Events, Births, Deaths, Holidays and Observances On This Day

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  • AD 41 – After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman  by the Senate.
  •  – In the Battle of the Zab, the Abbasid rebels defeat the Umayyad Caliphate, leading to overthrow of the dynasty.
  •  – A strong earthquake strikes the South Alpine region of Friuli in modern , causing considerable damage to buildings as far away as Rome.
  •  – Alfonso II becomes King of Naples.
  •  – Coronation of Francis I of  takes place at Reims Cathedral, where the new monarch is anointed with the oil of Clovis and girt with the sword of Charlemagne.
  •  – Henry VIII of England secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.
  •  – São Paulo, , is founded by Jesuit priests.
  •  – Battle of Mikatagahara: In , Takeda Shingen defeats Tokugawa Ieyasu.
  •  – Luanda, the capital of Angola, is founded by the Portuguese navigator Paulo Dias de Novais.
  •  – The Battle of Ayubale results in the destruction of most of the Spanish missions in Florida.
  •  –  University is established on Tatiana Day.
  •  – Port Egmont, the first British settlement in the Falkland Islands near the southern tip of South America, is founded.
  •  – Shays’s Rebellion: The rebellion’s largest confrontation, outside the Springfield Armory, results in the killing of four rebels and the wounding of twenty.
  •  – The British Parliament passes the Constitutional Act of  and splits the old Province of Quebec into Upper  and Lower .
  •  – The London Corresponding Society is founded.
  •  – The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn is played at the marriage of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of , and becomes a popular wedding processional.
  •  – The Bulgarian National Bank is founded.
  •  – Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company.
  •  – Nellie Bly completes her round-the- journey in 72 days.
  •  – Richard Strauss’s opera Elektra receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.
  •  – Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
  •  – The Ukrainian People’s Republic declares independence from Soviet .
  •  – The  Winter  opens in Chamonix, in the French Alps, inaugurating the Winter .
  •  – Second Sino- War: The  National Revolutionary Army begins the defense of Harbin.
  •  – The Guiding Light debuts on NBC  from Chicago. In it moves to CBS television, where it remains until , .
  •  – Pope Pius XII elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to the dignity of a diocese. It becomes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.
  •  –  declares war on the and .
  •  – World War II: The Battle of the Bulge ends.
  •  – The United Mine Workers rejoins the American Federation of Labor.
  • 1946 –  Security Council Resolution 1 relating to Military Staff Committee is adopted.
  •  – Thomas Goldsmith Jr. files a patent for a “Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device”, the first ever electronic game.
  •  – The first Emmy  are presented; the venue is the  Athletic Club.
  •  – The National Association of Broadcasters reacts to the “payola” scandal by threatening fines for any disc jockeys who accept money for playing particular records.
  •  – In Washington, D.C.,  John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential television  conference.
  • 1961 –  Dalmatians premiered from .
  •  – Blue Ribbon , which would later become Nike, is founded by University of Oregon track and field athletes.
  •  – Brazilian Army captain Carlos Lamarca deserts in order to fight against the military dictatorship, taking with him ten machine guns and 63 rifles.
  •  – Charles Manson and three female “Family” members are found guilty of the 1969 Tate–LaBianca murders.
  • 1971 – Idi Amin leads a coup deposing Milton Obote and becomes Uganda’s president.
  •  – Pope John Paul II starts his first official papal visits outside Italy to The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, and .
  •  – Mother Teresa is honored with ’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.
  •  – The National Resistance Movement topples the government of Tito Okello in Uganda.
  •  – Five people are shot outside the CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Two are killed and three wounded.
  •  – The spacecraft Clementine by BMDO and NASA is launched.
  •  – The Norwegian rocket incident: Russia almost launches a nuclear attack after it mistakes Black Brant XII, a Norwegian research rocket, for a  Trident missile.
  •  – Billy Bailey becomes the last person to be hanged in the U.S.A.
  •  – During a historic visit to Cuba, Pope John Paul II demands political reforms and the release of political prisoners while condemning US attempts to isolate the .
  • 1998 – A suicide attack by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on ’s Temple of the Tooth kills eight and injures 25 others.
  •  – A 6.0 magnitude earthquake hits western  killing at least 1,000.
  •  – Invasion of Iraq: A group of people leave London, England, for Baghdad, Iraq, to serve as human shields, intending to prevent the U.S.-led coalition troops from bombing certain locations.
  •  – A stampede at the Mandhradevi temple in Maharashtra, India kills at least .
  •  – Mexican professional wrestler Juana Barraza is arrested in connection with the serial killing of at least ten elderly .
  • – Ethiopian Airlines Flight  crashes into the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Na’ameh, Lebanon, killing 90.
  •  – The first wave of the Egyptian revolution begins throughout the country, marked by street demonstrations, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes.
  •  – At least 50 people are killed and people are injured in a prison riot in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
  •  – A clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao in the killing members of Special Action Force (SAF), at least 18 from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and five from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters.
  •  – A mining company’s dam collapses in Brumadinho, Brazil, a south-eastern city, killing at least 7 people and leaving 200 missing.

Births on January 25

  • 750 – Leo IV the Khazar, Byzantine emperor (d. )
  •  – Katharina of Hanau, countess regent (d. )
  •  – Paul Hofhaimer, Austrian organist and composer (d. )
  • 1 – Anne of Brittany (probable;d. )
  •  – Giovanni Morone, Italian cardinal (d. )
  •  – Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (d. )
  •  – Govert Flinck, painter (d. )
  •  – Nicolaes Visscher I, Dutch engraver and cartographer (d. )
  •  – Robert Boyle, Irish- chemist and physicist (d. )
  •  – Gaspar Fagel, Dutch politician and diplomat (d. )
  •  – Daniel Casper von Lohenstein, German writer, diplomat and lawyer (d. )
  •  – William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and politician, Lord Steward of the Household (d. )
  •  – Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian-French mathematician and astronomer (d. )
  •  – Charles François Dumouriez, French and politician, French Minister of Defence (d. )
  •  – Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, German philosopher and author (d. )
  •  – Johann Gottfried Vierling, German organist and composer (d. 1813)
  • 1755 – Paolo Mascagni, Italian physician and anatomist (probable;d. )
  •  – Robert Burns, Scottish poet and songwriter (d. )
  •  – William Colgate, English-American businessman and philanthropist, founded Colgate-Palmolive (d. )
  •  – François- Raspail, French chemist, physician, physiologist, and lawyer (d. )
  • 1796 – William MacGillivray, Scottish ornithologist and biologist (d. )
  • 1813 – J. Marion Sims, American gynecologist and physician (d. )
  •  – Anna Gardner, American abolitionist and teacher (d. )
  •  – Charles Reed Bishop, American businessman, philanthropist, and politician, founded the Bishop Museum (d. 1915)
  • 1822 – William McDougall, Canadian lawyer and politician, Lieutenant of the Northwest Territories (d. )
  • 1823 – José María Iglesias, Mexican politician and interim President () (d. )
  •  – Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Indian poet and playwright (d. )
  •  – John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, English admiral (d. )
  • 1858 – Mikimoto Kōkichi, Japanese businessman (d. )
  •  – Charles Curtis, American lawyer and politician, 31st  of the United States (d. )
  •  – Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and author (d. )
  •  – Juventino Rosas, Mexican violinist and composer (d. )
  •  – W. Somerset Maugham, British playwright, novelist, and short story writer (d. )
  • 1878 – Ernst Alexanderson, Swedish-American engineer (d. )
  •  – Virginia Woolf, English novelist, essayist, short story writer, and critic (d. 1941)
  •  – Kitahara Hakushū, Japanese poet and author (d. 1942)
  •  – Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor and composer (d. 1954)
  •  – Florence Mills, American singer, dancer, and actress (d. )
  •  – Sleepy John Estes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. )
  • 1899 – Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian lawyer and politician, 46th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. )
  •  – István Fekete, Hungarian author (d. )
  • 1900 – Yōjirō Ishizaka, Japanese author and educator (d. 1986)
  • 1900 – Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukrainian geneticist and pioneer of evolutionary (d. 1975)
  • 1901 – Martín de Álzaga, Argentinian race car driver and pilot (d. )
  • 1901 – Mildred Dunnock, American actress (d. )
  • 1905 – Maurice Roy, Canadian cardinal (d. )
  • 1905 – Margery Sharp, English author and educator (d. 1991)
  •  – Toni Ulmen, German race car driver and motorcycle racer (d. )
  •  – Hsieh Tung-min, Taiwanese and Vice President of the Republic of  (d. )
  •  – Edgar V. Saks, Estonian historian, author, and politician, Estonian Minister of Education (d. )
  •  – Huang Hua, Chinese translator and politician, 5th Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China (d. 2010)
  • 1913 – Witold Lutosławski, Polish composer and conductor (d. 1994)
  • 1913 – Luis Marden, American photographer and (d. 2003)
  •  – William Strickland, American conductor and organist (d. 1991)
  • 1915 – Ewan MacColl, English singer-songwriter, and (d. )
  •  – Pop Ivy, American football player and coach (d. 2003)
  •  – Ilya Prigogine, Russian-Belgian chemist and physicist,  laureate (d. 2003)
  • 1917 – Jânio Quadros, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 22nd President of Brazil (d. )
  •  – Edwin Newman, American journalist and author (d. 2010)
  •  – Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist and academic (d. 2010)
  • 1921 – Josef Holeček, Czechoslovakian canoeist (d. 2005)
  •  – Raymond Baxter, English television host and pilot (d. 2006)
  •  – Arvid Carlsson, Swedish pharmacologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. )
  • 1923 – Shirley Ardell Mason, American psychiatric patient (d. 1998)
  • 1923 – Sally Starr, American actress and television host (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – Jean Taittinger, French politician, French Minister of Justice (d. )
  • 1924 – Lou Groza, American football player and coach (d. )
  • 1924 – Husein Mehmedov, Bulgarian-Turkish wrestler and coach (d. )
  • 1924 – Speedy West, American guitarist and producer (d. 2003)
  •  – Gordy Soltau, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2014)
  • 1925 – Giorgos Zampetas, Greek bouzouki player and songwriter (d. 1992)
  •  – Dick McGuire, American basketball player and coach (d. 2010)
  • 1927 – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1994)
  •  – Jérôme Choquette, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. )
  • 1928 – Eduard Shevardnadze, Georgian general and politician, 2nd President of  (d. 2014)
  • 1928 – Cor van der Hart, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2006)
  •  – Elizabeth Allen, American actress and singer (d. 2006)
  • 1929 – Robert Faurisson, English-French author and academic (d. 2018)
  • 1929 – Benny Golson, American saxophonist and composer
  •  – Tanya Savicheva, Russian child diarist (d. )
  •  – Dean Jones, and singer (d. 2015)
  •  – Corazon Aquino, Filipino politician, 11th President of the Philippines (d. 2009)
  •  – Conrad Burns, American soldier, journalist, and politician (d. )
  • 1935 – António Ramalho Eanes, Portuguese general and politician, 16th President of
  • 1936 – Diana Hyland, American actress (d. 1977)
  • 1936 – Onat Kutlar, Turkish author and poet (d. 1995)
  • 1937 – Ange-Félix Patassé, Central African engineer and politician, President of the Central African Republic (d. 2011)
  •  – Shotaro Ishinomori, Japanese author and (d. 1998)
  • 1938 – Etta James, American singer (d. 2012)
  • 1938 – Leiji Matsumoto, Japanese author, illustrator, and animator
  • 1938 – Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian singer-songwriter, actor, and poet (d. 1980)
  • 1941 – Buddy Baker, American race car driver and sportscaster (d. 2015)
  • 1942 – Carl Eller, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1942 – Eusébio, Mozambican-Portuguese footballer (d. 2014)
  •  – Tobe Hooper, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2017)
  • 1945 – Leigh Taylor-Young, American actress
  • 1945 – Dave Walker, English singer and guitarist
  • 1946 – Doc Bundy, American race car driver and technician
  • 1947 – Ángel Nieto, Spanish motorcycle racer (d. 2017)
  • 1947 – Tostão, Brazilian footballer, journalist, and physician
  •  – Ros Kelly, Australian educator and politician, 1st Australian Minister for Defence and Personnel
  • 1948 – Georgy Shishkin, and illustrator
  • 1949 – John Cooper Clarke, English poet and critic
  • 1949 – Paul Nurse, English geneticist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
  •  – Gloria Naylor, American novelist (d. 2016)
  • 1 – Steve Prefontaine, American runner (d. 1975)
  • 1952 – Peter Tatchell, Australian-English journalist and activist
  • 1952 – Timothy White, American journalist, author, and critic (d. )
  • 1954 – Ricardo Bochini, Argentinian footballer and manager
  • 1954 – Kay Cottee, Australian sailor
  • 1954 – Renate Dorrestein, Dutch journalist and author (d. 2018)
  •  – Andy Cox, English guitarist
  • 1956 – Dinah Manoff, American actress
  •  – Eskil Erlandsson, Swedish technologist and politician, Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs
  • 1957 – Andrew Harris, American politician
  • 1957 – Jenifer Lewis, American actress and singer
  •  – Franco Pancheri, Italian footballer and manager
  • 1961 – Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean ophthalmologist and politician, Singaporean Ministry of National Development
  •  – Chris Chelios, American ice player and manager
  •  – Fernando Haddad, Brazilian academic and politician, 61st Mayor of São Paulo
  • 1963 – Molly Holzschlag, American computer and author
  • 1964 – Billy Andrade, American golfer
  • 1964 – Stephen Pate, Australian cyclist
  • 1965 – Esa Tikkanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach
  •  – Chet Culver, American educator and politician, 41st Governor of Iowa
  • 1966 – Yiannos Ioannou, Cypriot footballer and manager
  •  –  Asaytono, Filipino basketball player
  • 1967 – David Ginola, French footballer, forward
  • 1967 – Randy McKay, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  •  – Eric Orie, Dutch footballer and manager
  • 1969 – Sergei Ovchinnikov, Russian volleyball player and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1970 – Stephen Chbosky, American author, screenwriter, and director
  • 1970 – Chris Mills, American basketball player
  • 1970 – Milt Stegall, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1971 – Luca Badoer, Italian race car driver
  • 1971 – Philip Coppens, Belgian journalist and author (d. 2012)
  • 1971 – Ana Ortiz, American actress
  • 1972 – Shinji Takehara, Japanese boxer
  •  – Geoff Johns, American author, screenwriter, and producer
  •  – Robert Budreau, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1974 – Emily Haines, Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1974 – Attilio Nicodemo, Italian footballer
  • 1975 – Duncan Jupp, Anglo-Scottish footballer, defender
  • 1975 – Mia Kirshner, Canadian actress
  • 1976 – Stephanie Bellars, and manager
  • 1976 – Mário Haberfeld, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1976 – Dimitris Nalitzis, Greek footballer
  • 1977 – Michael Brown, , midfielder, manager and pundit
  •  – Ahmet Dursun, Turkish footballer
  • 1978 – Denis Menchov, Russian cyclist
  • 1978 – Derrick Turnbow, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Rodrigo Ribeiro, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1980 – Alayna Burns, Australian track cyclist
  • 1980 – Xavi, Spanish footballer
  •  – Francis Jeffers, English footballer
  • 1981 – Alicia Keys, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress
  • 1981 – Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer (d. )
  • 1984 – Stefan Kießling, German footballer
  • 1984 – Robinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1984 – Fara Williams, English footballer
  • 1985 – Brent Celek, American football player
  • 1985 – Patrick Willis, American football player
  • 1985 – Hwang Jung-eum, South actress
  • 1986 – Chris O’Grady, English footballer
  •  – Maria Kirilenko, Russian player
  •  – Tatiana Golovin, French tennis player
  • 1988 – Ryota Ozawa, Japanese actor
  •  – Apostolos Giannou, Greek-Australian footballer
  • 1990 – Lee Jun-ho, South Korean singer and actor (2PM)
  • 1991 – Nigel Melker, Dutch race car driver

Deaths onJanuary 25

  •  – Gregory Nazianzus, theologian and Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 329)
  • 477 – Gaiseric, king of the Vandals (b. 389)
  • 750 – Ibrahim ibn al-Walid, Umayyad caliph
  •  – Pope Gregory IV (b. )
  •  – Charles of Provence, king (b. )
  • 951 – Ma Xiguang, ruler of Chu (Ten Kingdoms)
  •  – Lothair I, Margrave of the Nordmark
  •  – Emperor Yingzong of Song (b. )
  •  – Antipope Anacletus II
  •  – Godfrey I, Count of Louvain and Duke of Lower Lorraine (as Godfrey VI)
  •  – Henry Suso, German priest and mystic (b. )
  •  – Maud de Ufford, Countess of Oxford (b. )
  •  – , Duke of Lorraine (b. )
  •  – Ygo Gales Galama, Frisian warlord and rebel (b. )
  • 1494 – Ferdinand I of Naples (b. )
  •  – Christian II of Denmark (b. )
  •  – Mihrimah Sultan of the (b. )
  • 1586 – Lucas Cranach the Younger, German painter (b. 1515)
  • 1640 – Robert Burton, English physician and scholar (b. )
  •  – Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine (b. )
  •  – Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (b. )
  •  – Sir Gilbert Heathcote, 1st Baronet, English banker and politician, Lord Mayor of London (b. )
  •  – Paul Dudley, American lawyer, jurist, and politician (b. 1675)
  • 1852 – Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Russian admiral, cartographer, and explorer (b. )
  •  – Richard S. Ewell, American general (b. )
  • 1881 – Konstantin Thon, Russian architect, designed the Grand Kremlin Palace and Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (b. 1794)
  •  – Périclès Pantazis, Greek-Belgian painter (b. )
  • 1891 – Theo van Gogh, dealer, the brother of Vincent van Gogh (b. 1857)
  • 1900 – Princess Adelheid of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, German Duchess of Schleswig-Holstein (b. )
  •  – René Pottier, French cyclist (b. 1879)
  • 1908 – Ouida, English-Italian author (b. )
  • 1908 – Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player and theoretician (b. )
  • 1910 – W. G. Read Mullan, American Jesuit and academic (1860)
  •  – Dmitry Milyutin, Russian field marshal and politician (b. 1816)
  • 1925 – Juan Vucetich, Croatian-Argentinian anthropologist and police officer (b. 1858)
  •  – Charles Davidson Dunbar, Scottish soldier and bagpipe player (b. )
  • 1947 – Al Capone, American gangster and mob boss (b. 1899)
  • 1949 – Makino Nobuaki, Japanese politician, 15th Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. )
  • 1957 – Ichizō Kobayashi, Japanese businessman, founded Hankyu Hanshin Holdings (b. 1873)
  • 1957 – Kiyoshi Shiga, Japanese physician and bacteriologist (b. )
  • 1958 – Cemil Topuzlu, Turkish surgeon and politician, Mayor of Istanbul (b. )
  • 1958 – Robert R. Young, American businessman and financier (b. )
  • 1960 – Diana Barrymore, American actress (b. 1921)
  • 1966 – Saul Adler, Belarusian-English microbiologist and parasitologist (b. 1895)
  • 1968 – Louie Myfanwy Thomas, Welsh writer (b. 1908)
  • 1970 – Jane Bathori, French soprano (b. 1877)
  • 1970 – Eiji Tsuburaya, Japanese director and producer (b. 1901)
  • 1971 – Barry III, Guinean lawyer and politician (b. 1923)
  • 1972 – Erhard Milch, German field marshal (b. )
  • 1975 – Charlotte Whitton, Canadian journalist and politician, 46th Mayor of Ottawa (b. )
  • 1978 – Skender Kulenović, Bosnian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1910)
  • 1981 – Adele Astaire, American actress, singer, and dancer (b. 1896)
  • 1982 – Mikhail Suslov, Russian economist and politician (b. )
  • 1985 – Ilias Iliou, Greek jurist and politician (b. )
  • 1987 – Frank J. Lynch, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1922)
  • 1988 – Colleen Moore, American actress (b. 1899)
  • 1990 – Ava Gardner, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 1991 – Frank Soo, English footballer and manager (b. 1914)
  • 1992 – Mir Khalil ur Rehman, Founder and editor of the Jang Group of Newspapers (b. 1927)
  • 1994 – Stephen Cole Kleene, American mathematician, computer scientist, and academic (b. 1909)
  • 1996 – Jonathan Larson, American playwright and composer (b. 1960)
  •  – Dan Barry, American author and illustrator (b. 1923)
  • 1999 – Sarah Louise Delany, American author and educator (b. )
  • 1999 – Robert Shaw, American conductor (b. 1916)
  • 2001 – Alice Ambrose, American philosopher and logician (b. 1906)
  • 2002 – Cliff Baxter, employee at Enron (b. 1958)
  • 2003 – Sheldon Reynolds, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1923)
  • 2003 – Samuel Weems, American lawyer and author (b. 1936)
  •  – Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch runner and hurdler (b. 1918)
  • 2004 – Miklós Fehér, Hungarian footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2005 – Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (b. 1923)
  • 2005 – William Augustus Bootle, American lawyer and judge (b. 1902)
  • 2005 – Philip Johnson, American architect, designed the PPG Place and Crystal Cathedral (b. 1906)
  • 2005 – Manuel Lopes, Cape Verdean author and poet (b. 1907)
  • 2005 – Netti Witziers-Timmer, Dutch runner (b. 1923)
  • 2009 – Eleanor F. Helin, American astronomer (b. 1932)
  • 2009 – Ewald Kooiman, Dutch organist and educator (b. 1938)
  • 2009 – Kim Manners, American director and producer (b. )
  • 2010 – Ali Hassan al-Majid, Iraqi general and politician, Iraqi Minister of Defence (b. 1941)
  • 2011 – Vassilis C. Constantakopoulos Greek captain and businessman (b. 1935)
  • 2011 – Vincent Cronin, Welsh historian and author (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Paavo Berglund, Finnish violinist and conductor (b. 1929)
  • 2012 – Jacques Maisonrouge, French businessman (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Franco Pacini, Italian astrophysicist and academic (b. 1939)
  • 2012 – Robert Sheran, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1916)
  • 2013 – Martial Asselin, Canadian lawyer and politician, 25th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Kevin Heffernan, Irish footballer and manager (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Aase Nordmo Løvberg, Norwegian soprano and actress (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – Arthur Doyle, American singer-songwriter, saxophonist, and flute player (b. 1944)
  • 2014 – Heini Halberstam, Czech-English mathematician and academic (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – Dave Strack, American basketball player and coach (b. 1923)
  • 2015 – John Leggett, American author and academic (b. 1917)
  • 2015 – Richard McBrien, American priest, theologian, and academic (b. 1936)
  • 2015 – Bill Monbouquette, American baseball player and coach (b. 1936)
  • 2015 – Demis Roussos, Egyptian-Greek singer (b. 1946)
  • 2017 – Stephen P. Cohen, Canadian academic (b. 1945)
  • 2017 – Robert Garcia, American politician (b. 1933)
  • 2017 – John Hurt, English actor (b. )
  • 2017 – Harry Mathews, American novelist and poet (b. 1930)
  • 2017 – Marcel Prud’homme, Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • 2017 – Mary Tyler Moore, American actress, dancer, and producer (b. 1936)
  • 2018 – Neagu Djuvara, Romanian historian, essayist, philosopher, journalist, novelist and diplomat (b. 1916)

Holidays and observances on January 25

  • Burns Night ( and Scottish community)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Dydd Santes Dwynwen (Wales)
    • Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul (Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran churches, which concludes the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity)
    • Gregory the Theologian (Eastern (Byzantine) )
    • The last day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Christian ecumenism)
    • January 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Earliest day on which the first day of Carnival of Cádiz can fall, while is the latest; celebrated two Sundays before Ash until Ash (Cádiz)
  • Earliest day on which the Liberation of Auschwitz Memorial can fall, while is the latest; observed on the last in January (Netherlands)
  • National Nutrition Day ()
  • National Police Day (Egypt)
  • National Voters’ Day (India)
  • Revolution Day 2011 (Egypt)
  • Tatiana Day or Russian Students Day (Russia, Eastern Orthodox)
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