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Who died on 23 January?

Celebrities who died on 23 January

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Oldest

101 years, 6 months, 2 days

Youngest

41 years, 4 months, 5 days

Born first

29 July 1879

Died first

23 January 1936

Born last

1 October 1975

Died last

23 January 2023

American singer and actor Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson

American singer and actor

1976
Spanish artist Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

Spanish artist

1989
Italian film director Joe D'Amato

Joe D'Amato

Italian film director

1999
American television and radio host  Larry King

Larry King

American television and radio host

2021
Talk show host Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson

Talk show host

2005
Polish historian Ryszard Kapuściński

Ryszard Kapuściński

Polish historian

2007
American baseball player and coach Ernie Banks

Ernie Banks

American baseball player and coach

2015
American actor, television director, and writer  Hal Holbrook

Hal Holbrook

American actor, television director, and writer

2021
American college football player, college football coach, College Football Hall of Fame Dan McGugin

Dan McGugin

American college football player, college football coach, College Football Hall of Fame

1936
French fashion designer and photographer  Thierry Mugler

Thierry Mugler

French fashion designer and photographer

2022
American baseball and basketball player Johnny Gee

Johnny Gee

American baseball and basketball player

1988
Comic book artist, illustrator Jean-Claude Mézières

Jean-Claude Mézières

Comic book artist, illustrator

2022
South African trumpeter Hugh Ramopolo Masekela

Hugh Ramopolo Masekela

South African trumpeter

2018
Indian actor and independence activist F. G. Natesa Iyer

F. G. Natesa Iyer

Indian actor and independence activist

1963
President of Guatemala  Álvaro Colom

Álvaro Colom

President of Guatemala

2023
professional baseball player Nick Koback

Nick Koback

professional baseball player

2015
Hungarian-born British film producer and director Alexander Korda

Alexander Korda

Hungarian-born British film producer and director

1956
French writer Jacques Abeille

Jacques Abeille

French writer

2022
American college coach Hank Crisp

Hank Crisp

American college coach

1970
American writer  Jim Lehrer

Jim Lehrer

American writer

2020
British-American child actor Freddie Bartholomew

Freddie Bartholomew

British-American child actor

1992
American critic Alexander Woollcott

Alexander Woollcott

American critic

1943
American economist Clayton Christensen

Clayton Christensen

American economist

2020
Spanish fashion model and singer Bimba Bosé

Bimba Bosé

Spanish fashion model and singer

2017
American composer Samuel Barber

Samuel Barber

American composer

1981
Austrian opera singer Franz Mazura

Franz Mazura

Austrian opera singer

2020
Austrian theologian Adolf Holl

Adolf Holl

Austrian theologian

2020
Turkish actress Ayşen Gruda

Ayşen Gruda

Turkish actress

2019
Japanese singer and actress Sumiko Sakamoto

Sumiko Sakamoto

Japanese singer and actress

2021
Polish actress Barbara Krafftówna

Barbara Krafftówna

Polish actress

2022
American sociologist Erik Olin Wright

Erik Olin Wright

American sociologist

2019
American baseball player Walt Williams

Walt Williams

American baseball player

2016
Lithuanian filmmaker Jonas Mekas

Jonas Mekas

Lithuanian filmmaker

2019
Italian film composer  Riz Ortolani

Riz Ortolani

Italian film composer

2014
Scottish biologist Adam Watson

Adam Watson

Scottish biologist

2019
United States Marine Bob Keeshan

Bob Keeshan

United States Marine

2004
Baseball umpire and executive Billy Evans

Billy Evans

Baseball umpire and executive

1956
American actor Jack Oakie

Jack Oakie

American actor

1978
American football player, coach John Symank

John Symank

American football player, coach

2002
German-Australian photographer Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton

German-Australian photographer

2004
American R&B singer and pianist Big Maybelle

Big Maybelle

American R&B singer and pianist

1972
British actor Gorden Kaye

Gorden Kaye

British actor

2017
American screenwriter and film producer  Walter Bernstein

Walter Bernstein

American screenwriter and film producer

2021
American screenwriter and film producer  Walter Bernstein

Walter Bernstein

American screenwriter and film producer

2021
American lawyer and activist  Edgar S. Cahn

Edgar S. Cahn

American lawyer and activist

2022
Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi

Oliver Mtukudzi

Zimbabwean musician

2019
American Mesoamericanist Matthew Stirling

Matthew Stirling

American Mesoamericanist

1975

Bradnee Chambers

2019