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January 26 – History, Events, Births, Deaths, Holidays and Observances On This Day

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  •  – The Rashidun Caliphate is effectively ended with the assassination of Ali, the last caliph.
  • – The co-emperors Stephen and Constantine are overthrown and forced to become monks by Constantine VII, who becomes the sole of the Byzantine Empire.
  •  – Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first to set foot on .
  •  – The 6.4–7.1 Mw Lisbon earthquake kills about thirty thousand people.
  • 1564 – The Council of Trent establishes an official distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.
  • 1564 – The Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeats the Tsardom of  in the Battle of Ula during the Livonian War.
  • 1565 – Battle of Talikota, fought between the Vijayanagara Empire and the Deccan sultanates, leads to the subjugation, and eventual destruction of the last Hindu kingdom in , and the consolidation of Islamic rule over much of the Indian subcontinent.
  •  – For the first time, the  permanently cedes territory to the Christian powers.
  •  – The 8.7–.2 Mw Cascadia earthquake takes place off the west coast of , as evidenced by records.
  •  – Stanislaus I of  abdicates his throne.
  • 88 – The British First Fleet, led by Arthur Phillip, sails into Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement on . Commemorated as  Day.
  •  – The Rum Rebellion is the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in New South Wales.
  • 7 – Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state.
  •  – Tennessee enacts the first prohibition  in the .
  •  – James Bremer takes formal possession of  Island at what is now Possession Point, establishing British .
  •  – Point No Point Treaty is signed in Washington Territory.
  •  – First Battle of Seattle. Marines from the USS Decatur drive off American Indian attackers after all day battle with settlers.
  •  – : The state of Louisiana secedes from the Union.
  •  – American Civil War:  Ambrose Burnside is relieved of command of the Army of the Potomac after the disastrous Fredericksburg campaign. He is replaced by Joseph Hooker.
  • 1863 – American Civil War:  of Massachusetts John Albion Andrew receives permission from the Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent.
  •  – Reconstruction Era: Virginia rejoins the Union.
  •  – Troops loyal to The Mahdi conquer Khartoum, killing the Governor-General Charles George Gordon.
  •  – The ’s largest diamond ever, the Cullinan weighing 3,.75 carats (0.621350 kg), is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South .
  •  – Glenn Curtiss flies the first successful American seaplane.
  •  – The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the U.S. Congress.
  •  – Finnish Civil War: A group of Red Guards hangs a red lantern atop the tower of Helsinki Workers’ Hall to symbolically mark the start of the war.
  •  – Former Ford Motor Company executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer.
  •  – The first demonstration of the television by John Logie Baird.
  •  – The  declares 26 January as Independence Day or as the day for Poorna Swaraj (“Complete Independence😉 which occurred 17 years later.
  •  – The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, City.
  • 1934 – -Polish Non-Aggression Pact is signed.
  •  – Spanish Civil War: Catalonia Offensive: Troops loyal to nationalist General Francisco Franco and aided by  take Barcelona.
  •  – : The first United States forces arrive in Europe landing in Northern Ireland.
  •  – World War II: The Red Army begins encircling the German Fourth Army near Heiligenbeil in East , which will end in destruction of the 4th Army two months later.
  • 1945 – World War II: Audie Murphy displays valor and bravery in action for which he will later be awarded the .
  •  – The Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory sees first light under the direction of Edwin , becoming the largest aperture optical telescope (until BTA-6 is built in ).
  •  – The Constitution of India comes into force, forming a republic. Rajendra Prasad is sworn in as its first  of India. Observed as Republic Day in India.
  •  – Black  in Egypt: rioters burn Cairo’s central business district, targeting British and upper-class Egyptian businesses.
  • – the cedes Porkkala back to Finland.
  •  – John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be the first woman Physician to the President.
  •  – Ranger 3 is launched to study the Moon. The space probe later misses the moon by 22,000 miles (35,400 km).
  •  – Hindi becomes the official language of India.
  •  – JAT Fight  is destroyed by a terrorist bomb, killing 27 of the 28 people on board the DC-9. Flight attendant Vesna Vulović survives with critical injuries.
  •  – Egypt–Israel relations are formally established.
  •  – The Ugandan government of Tito Okello is overthrown by the National Resistance Army, led by Yoweri Museveni.
  •  – Mohamed Siad Barre is removed from power in , ending centralized government, and is succeeded by Ali Mahdi.
  •  – Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia will stop targeting United States with nuclear weapons.
  •  – Lewinsky scandal: On American television, U.S. President  denies having had “sexual relations” with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
  •  – The 7.7 Mw Gujarat earthquake shakes Western India with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), leaving 13,–20,023 dead and about 166, injured.
  •  – Rioting breaks out in Antananarivo, Madagascar, sparking a political crisis that will result in the replacement of President Marc Ravalomanana with Andry Rajoelina.
  •  – An aircraft crashes at Los Llanos Air Base in Albacete, , killing 11 people and injuring 21 others.
  •  – A Sikorsky S-76B flying from John Wayne Airport to Camarillo Airport crashes in Calabasas, 30 miles west of , killing all nine people on board including former five time NBA champion Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant.

Births on January 26

  • 183 – Lady Zhen, wife of Cao Pi (d. 221)
  •  – Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset, Lancastrian military commander (d. )
  •  – Guillaume Budé, French scholar (d. )
  •  – Emperor -Nara of (d. )
  •  – Florent Chrestien, French poet and translator (d. )
  •  – Jakob Ebert, German theologian (d. )
  •  – Giovanni Lanfranco, Italian painter (d. )
  •  – Antonio Maria Abbatini, Italian composer (d. )
  •  – George William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. )
  •  – William Wake, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. )
  •  – William Hayes, organist, composer, and conductor (d. )
  •  – Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor and educator (d. )
  •  – Claude Adrien Helvétius, French philosopher (d. )
  •  – George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville, English general and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1785)
  •  – Alexander Carlyle, Scottish minister and author (d. )
  •  – Charles XIV John of  (d. )
  •  – Ludwig Achim von Arnim, German poet and author (d. )
  •  – Juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican philosopher and poet (d. )
  •  – Emil Czyrniański, Polish chemist (d. )
  •  – George Shiras, Jr., American lawyer and jurist (d. )
  •  – François Coppée, French poet and author (d. )
  •  – Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Italian-French explorer (d. 1905)
  •  –  (d. )
  • 1861 – Louis Anquetin, French painter (d. )
  •  – József Pusztai, Slovene-Hungarian poet and (d. 1934)
  •  – John Cady, American golfer (d. )
  •  – Kees van Dongen, painter (d. )
  •  – Dave Nourse, English-South African and coach (d. )
  •  – Douglas MacArthur, American general, Medal of Honor recipient (d. )
  • 1885 – Michael Considine, Irish-Australian politician (d. )
  • 1885 – Harry Ricardo, English engineer and academic (d. )
  • 1885 – Per Thorén, Swedish figure skater (d. 1962)
  •  – François Faber, French-Luxembourgian cyclist (d. 1915)
  • 1887 – Marc Mitscher, American admiral and pilot (d. )
  • 1887 – Dimitris Pikionis, Greek architect and academic (d. 1968)
  •  – Frank Costello, Italian-American mob boss (d. )
  • 1891 – August Froehlich, German priest and martyr (d. 1942)
  • 1891 – Wilder Penfield, American-Canadian neurosurgeon and academic (d. 1976)
  •  – Bessie Coleman, American pilot (d. 1926)
  •  – Giuseppe Genco Russo, Italian mob boss (d. 1976)
  •  – Günther Reindorff, Russian-Estonian graphic designer and (d. 1974)
  •  – Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (d. )
  •  – Menno ter Braak, Dutch author (d. )
  •  – Ancel Keys, American physiologist and nutritionist (d. )
  • 1904 – Seán MacBride, Irish lawyer and politician, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade  laureate (d. )
  • 1905 – Charles Lane, and singer (d. )
  • 1905 – Maria von Trapp, Austrian-American singer (d. )
  •  – Henry Cotton, English golfer (d. 1987)
  • 1907 – Dimitrios Holevas, Greek priest and philologist (d. 2001)
  • 1908 – Jill Esmond, English actress (d. )
  • 1908 – Rupprecht Geiger, German painter and sculptor (d. 2009)
  • 1908 – Stéphane Grappelli, French violinist (d. )
  • 1 – Jean Image, Hungarian-French animator, director, and screenwriter (d. )
  • 1911 – Polykarp Kusch, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. )
  • 1911 – Norbert Schultze, and conductor (d. )
  •  – Jimmy Van Heusen, American pianist and composer (d. 1990)
  •  – Dürrüşehvar Sultan, Imperial Princess of the Ottoman Empire (d. )
  • 1915 – William Hopper, American (d. )
  •  – Louis Zamperini, American runner and captain (d. )
  • 1918 – Nicolae Ceaușescu, Romanian dictator, 1st President of Romania (d. 1989)
  • 1918 – Philip José Farmer, American author (d. 2009)
  •  – Valentino Mazzola, Italian footballer (d. 1949)
  • 1919 – Bill Nicholson, and manager (d. 2004)
  • 1919 – Hyun Soong-jong, South politician, 24th Prime Minister of  (d. 2020)
  • 1920 – Hans Holzer, Austrian-American paranormal researcher and author (d. 2009)
  •  – Eddie Barclay, French record , founded Barclay Records (d. )
  • 1921 – Akio Morita, Japanese businessman, co-founded Sony (d. )
  •  – Michael Bentine, English actor and screenwriter (d. )
  • 1922 – Seán Flanagan, Irish footballer and politician, 7th Irish Minister for Health (d. 1993)
  • 1922 – Gil Merrick, English footballer (d. )
  •  – Patrick J. Hannifin, American admiral (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Anne Jeffreys, American actress and singer (d. )
  • 1924 – Alice Babs, Swedish singer and actress (b. 1924)
  • 1924 – Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician, Mayor of Dallas (d. 1998)
  •  – David Jenkins, English bishop and theologian (d. )
  • 1925 – Joan Leslie, American actress (d. 2015)
  • 1925 – Paul Newman, American actor, activist, director, race car driver, and businessman, co-founded Newman’s Own (d. )
  • 1925 – Ben Pucci, American football player and sportscaster (d. )
  • 1925 – Claude Ryan, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2004)
  • 1926 – Farman Fatehpuri, Pakistani linguist and scholar (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Joseph Bacon Fraser, Jr., American architect and businessman, co-founded the Sea Pines Company (d. 2014)
  •  – José Azcona del Hoyo, Honduran businessman and politician, President of Honduras (d. 2005)
  • 1927 – Bob Nieman, American baseball player and scout (d. )
  • 1927 – Hubert Schieth, German footballer and manager (d. 2013)
  •  – Roger Vadim, French actor and director (d. )
  •  – Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter, and educator
  • 1934 – Roger Landry, Canadian businessman and publisher (d. 2020)
  • 1934 – Charles Marowitz, American director, playwright, and critic (d. 2014)
  • 1934 – Huey “Piano” Smith, American pianist and songwriter
  • 1934 – Bob Uecker, American baseball player, sportscaster and actor
  •  – Corrado Augias, and politician
  • 1935 – Henry Jordan, American football player (d. )
  • 1935 – Paula Rego, Portuguese-born British visual artist
  •  – Sal Buscema, American illustrator
  •  – Joseph Saidu Momoh, Sierra Leonean soldier and politician, 2nd President of Sierra Leone (d. )
  • 1937 – Francisco Gonzales, former Summer yachting team member and murderer
  •  – Henry Jaglom, English-American director and screenwriter
  • 1940 – Séamus Hegarty, Irish bishop
  • 1940 – Frank Large, English footballer, centre forward and cricketer (d. 2003)
  •  – César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player and manager (d. 2005)
  • 1943 – Jack Warner, Trinidadian businessman and politician
  •  – Angela Davis, American activist, academic, and author
  • 1944 – Jerry Sandusky, American football coach and criminal
  • 1945 – Jacqueline du Pré, English cellist (d. 1987)
  • 1945 – David Purley, English race car driver (d. 1985)
  • 1 – Christopher Hampton, Portuguese-English director, screenwriter, and playwright
  • – Gene Siskel, American journalist and film critic (d. 1999)
  • 1946 – Susan Friedlander, American mathematician
  • 1947 – Patrick Dewaere, French actor and composer (d. )
  • 1947 – Les Ebdon, English chemist and academic
  • 1947 – Redmond Morris, 4th Baron Killanin, Irish director, producer, and production manager
  • 1947 – Michel Sardou, French singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1948 – Alda Facio, Costa Rican jurist, writer and teacher
  • 1949 – Jonathan Carroll, American author
  • 1949 – David Strathairn, American actor
  • 1950 – Jörg Haider, Austrian lawyer and politician, Governor of Carinthia (d. 2008)
  •  – David Briggs, Australian guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1951 – Andy Hummel, American singer-songwriter and bass player (d. 2010)
  • 1951 – Anne Mills, English economist and academic
  •  – Alik L. Alik, Micronesian politician, 7th  of the Federated States of Micronesia
  • 1953 – Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Danish politician and diplomat, 39th Prime Minister of Denmark
  • 1953 – Lucinda Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  •  – Kim Hughes, Australian cricketer
  •  – Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  •  – Road Warrior Hawk, (d. 2003)
  •  – Anita Baker, American singer-songwriter
  • 1958 – Ellen DeGeneres, American comedian, actress, and talk show host
  • 1961 – Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice player and coach
  • 1961 – Tom Keifer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1962 – Guo Jian, -Australian painter, sculptor, and photographer
  • 1962 – Tim May, Australian cricketer
  • 1962 – Oscar Ruggeri, Argentinian footballer and manager
  •  – José Mourinho, Portuguese footballer and manager
  • 1963 – Simon O’Donnell, Australian footballer, cricketer, and sportscaster
  • 1963 – Tony Parks, English footballer and manager
  • 1963 – Andrew Ridgeley, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1964 – Adam Crozier, Scottish businessman
  • 1965 – Thomas Östros, Swedish businessman and politician
  • 1965 – Natalia Yurchenko, Russian gymnast and coach
  •  – Kazushige Nagashima, Japanese baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1967 – Anatoly Komm, Russian chef and businessman
  • 1967 – Col Needham, English businessman, co-founded Internet Movie Database
  • 1968 – Jupiter , Brazilian singer-songwriter, film director, and actor (d. 2015)
  •  – George Dikeoulakos, Greek-Romanian basketball player and coach
  • 1970 – Kirk Franklin, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1973 – Larissa Lowing, Canadian artistic gymnast
  • 1973 – Melvil Poupaud, French actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1973 – Brendan Rodgers, Northern Irish footballer and manager
  • 1973 – Mayu Shinjo, Japanese author and illustrator
  • 1977 – Vince Carter, American basketball player
  • 1977 – Justin Gimelstob, American player and coach
  •  – Corina Morariu, American tennis player and sportscaster
  •  – José de Jesús Corona, Mexican footballer
  • 1981 – Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan violinist, composer, and conductor
  • 1981 – Juan José Haedo, Argentinian cyclist
  • 1981 – Colin O’Donoghue, Irish actor
  • 1982 – Reggie Hodges, American football player
  •  – Petri Oravainen, Finnish footballer
  • 1983 – Eric Werner, American ice hockey player
  •  – Ryan Hoffman, Australian rugby league player
  • 1984 – Iain Turner, Scottish footballer
  • 1984 – Luo Xuejuan, Chinese swimmer
  • 1985 – Heather Stanning, English rower
  • 1986 – Gerald Green, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Kim Jae-joong, South Korean singer, songwriter, actor, director and designer.
  • 1986 – Mustapha Yatabaré, French-Malian footballer
  • 1987 – Sebastian Giovinco, Italian footballer
  • 1988 – Dimitrios Chondrokoukis, Greek high jumper
  • 1989 – MarShon Brooks, American basketball player
  • 1989 – Emily Hughes, American figure skater
  • 1990 – Sergio Pérez, Mexican race car driver
  • 1990 – Peter Sagan, Slovak professional cyclist
  • 1990 – Nina Zander, German tennis player
  • 1991 – Tom Meechan, English footballer
  • 1992 – Sasha Banks, American professional wrestler
  • 1993 – Lana Clelland, Scottish footballer
  • 1993 – Florian Thauvin, French footballer
  •  – Sione Katoa, rugby league player
  • 1997 – Gedion Zelalem, German-born American
  • 2001 – Latalia Bevan, Welsh artistic gymnast

Deaths on January 26

  •  – Yazid II, Umayyad caliph (b. )
  •  – John of Dailam, Syrian monk and saint (b. )
  • 910 – Luo Yin, Chinese statesman and poet
  • 946 – Eadgyth, Queen consort of (b.c 910)
  •  – Ismat ad-Din Khatun, wife of Saladin
  •  – Adolph IX, Count of Holstein-Kiel (b.c )
  • 1567 – Nicholas Wotton, English courtier and diplomat (b. )
  • 1568 – Lady Catherine Grey, Countess of Hertford (b. 1540)
  •  – Amar Singh I, ruler of Mewar (b. )
  •  – Henry Briggs, English mathematician and astronomer (b. )
  •  – Jean Hotman, Marquis de Villers-St-Paul, French diplomat (b. )
  •  – Lawrence Hyde, English lawyer (b. )
  •  – Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician and theorist (b. )
  •  – Ludwig Andreas von Khevenhüller, Austrian field marshal (b. )
  •  – Albert Schultens, Dutch philologist and academic (b. )
  •  – Thomas Hudson, English painter (b. )
  •  – Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, German harpsichord player and composer (b. )
  •  – Gabriel Christie, Scottish general (b. 1722)
  •  – Edward Jenner, English physician and immunologist (b. )
  • 1824 – Théodore Géricault, French painter and lithographer (b. )
  • 1831 – Sangolli Rayanna, Indian soldier (b. )
  • 1831 – Anton Delvig, Russian poet and journalist (b. 1798)
  •  – Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet, playwright, and physician (b. )
  • 1855 – Gérard de Nerval, French poet and translator (b. 1808)
  •  – Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient, opera singer (b. )
  •  – Duncan Gordon Boyes, English soldier; Victoria Cross recipient (b. )
  • 1870 – Victor de Broglie, French politician, 9th Prime Minister of  (b. 1785)
  • 1885 – Edward Davy, English-Australian physician and engineer (b. )
  • 1885 – Charles George Gordon, English general and politician (b. )
  •  – David Rice Atchison, American general and politician (b. )
  • 1887 – Anandi Gopal Joshi, One of the first female Indian physicians (b. )
  • 1891 – Nicolaus Otto, German engineer, invented the Internal combustion engine (b. 1833)
  • 1893 – Abner Doubleday, American general (b. )
  •  – Arthur Cayley, English mathematician and academic (b. )
  • 1904 – Whitaker Wright, English businessman (b. 1846)
  • 1926 – John Flannagan, American priest and academic (b. 1860)
  • 1932 – William Wrigley, Jr., American businessman, founded the Wrigley Company (b. 1861)
  • 1942 – Felix Hausdorff, German mathematician and academic (b. )
  • 1943 – Harry H. Laughlin, American sociologist and eugenicist (b. 1880)
  • 1943 – Nikolai Vavilov, Russian botanist and geneticist (b. 1887)
  • 1946 – Oskar Kallas, Estonian linguist and diplomat (b. 1868)
  • 1946 – Adriaan van Maanen, Dutch-American astronomer and academic (b. )
  • 1947 – Grace Moore, American soprano and actress (b. )
  • 1948 – Kâzım Karabekir, Turkish general and politician, 5th Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (b. )
  • 1948 – Fred Conrad Koch, American biochemist and endocrinologist (born 1876)
  • 1948 – John Lomax, American musicologist and academic (b. )
  • 1952 – Khorloogiin Choibalsan, Mongolian general and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Mongolia (b. 1895)
  • 1953 – Athanase David, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1882)
  • 1957 – Helene Costello, American actress (b. )
  • 1962 – Lucky Luciano, Italian-American mob boss (b. )
  • 1968 – Merrill C. Meigs, American publisher (b. )
  • 1973 – Edward G. Robinson, Romanian-American actor (b. 1893)
  •  – Donald Sheldon, American bush pilot (b. 1921)
  • 1976 – João Branco Núncio, Portuguese bullfighter (b. )
  • 1977 – Filopimin Finos, Greek production manager and producer, founded Finos Film (b. 1908)
  •  –  Rockefeller, American businessman and politician, 41st Vice President of the United States (b. 1908)
  • 1980 – Simon Kapwepwe, Zambian politician, 2nd Vice President of Zambia (b. 1922)
  • 1983 – Bear Bryant, American football player and coach (b. 1913)
  • 1985 – Kenny Clarke, American jazz drummer and bandleader (b. 1914)
  • 1990 – Bob Gerard, English race car driver and businessman (b. 1914)
  • 1990 – Lewis Mumford, American sociologist and historian (b. 1895)
  • 1992 – José Ferrer, Puerto Rican-American actor (b. )
  • 1993 – Jan Gies, Dutch businessman and humanitarian (b. 1905)
  • 1993 – Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and painter (b. 1912)
  • 1993 – Jeanne Sauvé, Canadian journalist and politician, 23rd Governor General of  (b. 1922)
  • 1996 – Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg (b. 1921)
  • 1996 – Harold Brodkey, American author and academic (b. 1930)
  • 1996 – Frank Howard, American football player and coach (b. )
  • 1996 – Henry Lewis, American bassist and conductor (b. 1932)
  • 1997 – Jeane Dixon, American astrologer and psychic (b. 1904)
  • 2000 – Don Budge, American tennis player and coach (b. 1915)
  • 2000 – Kathleen Hale, English author and illustrator (b. 1898)
  • 2000 – A. E. van Vogt, Canadian-American author (b. 1912)
  • 2001 – Al McGuire, American basketball player and coach (b. 1928)
  • 2003 – Valeriy Brumel, Russian high jumper (b. 1942)
  • 2003 – Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian and academic (b. 1917)
  • 2003 – George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, Scottish banker and politician, Secretary of State for  (b. )
  • 2004 – Fred Haas, American golfer (b. )
  • 2006 – Khan Abdul Wali Khan, Pakistani politician (b. 1917)
  • 2007 – Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)
  • 2008 – Viktor Schreckengost, American sculptor and designer (b. 1906)
  • 2010 – Louis Auchincloss, American novelist and essayist (b. 1917)
  •  – David Kato Kisule, Ugandan teacher and LGBT rights activist, considered a father of Uganda’s gay rights movement (b. 1964)
  • 2011 – Charlie Louvin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1927)
  •  – Roberto Mieres, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Christine M. Jones, American educator and politician (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Stefan Kudelski, Polish-Swiss engineer, invented the Nagra (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Padma Kant Shukla, Indian physicist and academic (b. 1950)
  • 2013 – Shōtarō Yasuoka, Japanese author (b. 1920)
  • 2014 – Tom Gola, American basketball player, coach, and politician (b. 1933)
  • 2014 – Paula Gruden, Slovenian-Australian poet and translator (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – José Emilio Pacheco, Mexican poet and author (b. 1939)
  • 2014 – Ralph T. Troy, American banker and politician (b. 1935)
  • 2015 – Cleven “Goodie” Goudeau, American director and cartoonist (b. 1932)
  • 2015 – Tom Uren, Australian soldier and politician (b. 1921)
  • 2016 – Sahabzada Yaqub Khan, Pakistani politician and diplomat, 14th Pakistani Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1920)
  • 2016 – Abe Vigoda, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 2017 – Mike Connors, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 2017 – Tam Dalyell, Scottish politician (b. 1932)
  • 2017 – Lindy Delapenha, Jamaican footballer and journalist (b. 1927)
  • 2017 – Barbara Hale, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 2020 – John Altobelli, American baseball coach (b. 1963)
  • 2020 – Kobe Bryant, American basketball player (b. 1978)

Holidays and observances on January 26

  • Christian feast day:
    • Alberic
    • Founders of Cîteaux (Alberic of Cîteaux, Robert of Molesme, Stephen Harding)
    • Blessed Gabriele Allegra
    • Paula
    • Timothy and Titus
    • January 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Australia Day (Australia)
  • Duarte Day (Dominican Republic)
  • Engineer’s Day ()
  • Customs Day
  • Liberation Day (Uganda)
  • Republic Day (India)
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