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History Deaths on January 29

Harold Russell
Harold Russell, Canadian-American soldier and actor (b. 1914)


Robert Frost
Robert Frost, American poet and playwright (b. 1874)


Willie Dixon
Willie Dixon, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1915)


Margaret Truman
Margaret Truman, American singer and author (b. 1924)


Bengt Lindström
Bengt Lindström, Swedish painter and sculptor (b. 1925)


Yasushi Inoue
Yasushi Inoue, Japanese author and poet (b. 1907)


Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg
Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1557)


Alfred Sisley
Alfred Sisley, French-English painter (b. 1839)


Ioannis Metaxas
Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general and politician, 130th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1871)


George Fernandes
George Fernandes, Indian politician (b. 1930)


Ephraim Kishon
Ephraim Kishon, Israeli author, screenwriter, and director (b. 1924)


An Lushan
An Lushan, Chinese general (b. 703)


Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset
Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet and courtier (b. 1638)


H. L. Mencken
H. L. Mencken, American journalist and critic (b. 1880)


Freddie Prinze
Freddie Prinze, American comedian and actor (b. 1954)


George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney
George Hamilton, 1st Earl of Orkney, Scottish-English field marshal and politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1666)


Hélio Gracie
Hélio Gracie, Brazilian martial artist (b. 1913)


Louis Racine
Louis Racine, French poet (b. 1692)


Alexander Vraciu
Alexander Vraciu, American commander and pilot (b. 1918)


Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé
Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, Canadian author (b. 1786)


Frank Moss (politician)
Frank Moss, American lawyer and politician (b. 1911)


Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti ruler (b. 1885)


Christian IX of Denmark
Christian IX of Denmark (b. 1818)


James Ingram
James Ingram, American musician (b. 1952)


Alan Ladd
Alan Ladd, American actor (b. 1913)


Fritz Kreisler
Fritz Kreisler, Austrian-American violinist and composer (b. 1875)


André-Hercule de Fleury
André-Hercule de Fleury, French cardinal (b. 1653)


Lili St. Cyr
Lili St. Cyr, American model and dancer (b. 1918)


Ali, cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad (b. 601)


Camilla Williams
Camilla Williams, American soprano and educator (b. 1919)


Frank Tarrant
Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer and umpire (b. 1880)


Rod McKuen
Rod McKuen, American singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1933)


Jacques Rivette
Jacques Rivette, French director, screenwriter, and critic (b. 1928)


Edward Lear
Edward Lear, English poet and illustrator (b. 1812)


Sara Teasdale
Sara Teasdale, American poet (b. 1884)


Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta
Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta (b. 1900)


Fritz Haber
Fritz Haber, Polish-German chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1868)


François Cavanna
François Cavanna, French journalist and author (b. 1923)


Frank Nicklin
Frank Nicklin, Australian politician, 28th Premier of Queensland (b. 1895)


Ulrike Maier
Ulrike Maier, Austrian skier (b. 1967)


Winifred Brunton
Winifred Brunton, South African painter and illustrator (b. 1880)


Jimmy Durante
Jimmy Durante, American entertainer (b. 1893)


Oscar Luigi Scalfaro
Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Italian lawyer and politician, 9th President of Italy (b. 1918)


Harry Hopkins
Harry Hopkins, American businessman and politician, 8th United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1890)


Henri Mathias Berthelot
Henri Mathias Berthelot, French general during World War I (b. 1861)


Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1797)


William Allen White
William Allen White, American journalist and author (b. 1868)


Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, Scottish field marshal (b. 1861)


Adolf, Count Palatine of the Rhine
Adolf, Count Palatine of the Rhine (b. 1300)


Jean-Marie Doré, Guinean lawyer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Guinea (b. 1938)
Colleen McCullough, Australian neuroscientist, author, and academic (b. 1937)
Ranjit Singh Dyal, Indian general and politician, 10th Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry (b. 1928)
Milton Babbitt, American composer, educator, and theorist (b. 1916)
Nam June Paik, South Korean-American artist, (b. 1932)
Janet Frame, New Zealand author and poet (b. 1924)
Adetokunbo Ademola, Nigerian lawyer and jurist, 2nd Chief Justice of Nigeria (b. 1906)
B. H. Liddell Hart, French-English soldier, historian, and journalist (b. 1895)
Allen Welsh Dulles, American banker, lawyer, and diplomat, 5th Director of Central Intelligence (b. 1893)
István Pauli, Hungarian-Slovenian priest and poet (b. 1760)
Paul François Jean Nicolas, vicomte de Barras, French captain and politician (b. 1755)
George III of the United Kingdom (b. 1738)
Jerónimo Lobo, Portuguese missionary and author (b. 1593)
Francis Meres, English priest and author (b. 1565)
Elias Ammerbach, German organist and composer (b. 1530)
Louis, Duke of Savoy (b. 1413)
Pope Gelasius II (b. 1060)
Salih ibn Wasif, Muslim general
Princess ?ku of Japan (b. 661)