Died on this Day
Anniversary Date: 31-Jan
Died on This Day (31-Jan)
Pierre Nanterme was a French business executive. He was the chairman and chief executive officer of Accenture, a global management consulting and professional services firm.
French business executive
Sir Michael Terence Wogan was an Irish radio and television broadcaster who worked for the BBC in the UK for most of his career.
Radio and television broadcaster
William Frank Jones , better known as Christopher Jones, was an American stage, movie, and television actor.
Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua was an American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.
Kage Baker was an American science fiction and fantasy writer.
Eleanor G. Holm was an American competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist.
American swimmer, Olympic gold medalist
Gil Kane was a Latvian-born American comics artist whose career spanned the 1940s to the 1990s and virtually every major comics company and character.
comic book artist
Joseph Burke was the longest-tenured judge in the history of the Illinois Appellate Court.
Edward Marvin Head was a professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1940 to 1946.
American baseball player
Edward Donald Slovik was a United States Army soldier during World War II and the only American soldier to be court-martialled and executed for desertion since the American Civil War.
Maren Margrethe Thomsen, known as Maren Margrethe "Grethe" Bartram and "Thora" , was a Danish woman who informed on at least 53 people from the Danish resistance movement during the Second World War, resulting in the early communist resistance groups being dismantled and many of their members being sent to Nazi concentration camps.
Richard von Weizsacker
Richard Karl Freiherr von Weizsäcker was a German politician , who served as President of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1984 to 1994.
President of West Germany
Hassan Ebrahim Habibi was an Iranian politician, lawyer, scholar and the first vice president from 1989 until 2001 under Presidents Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami.
Michael Tolan was an American actor.
Franz-Joseph Schulze was a German general who was the Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Central Europe .
German general and Knight's Cross recipients
Horace L. Hahn was an American actor best known for working with Cecil B.
George Francis Abbott was an American theater producer and director, playwright, screenwriter, and film director and producer whose career spanned eight decades.
Józef Mackiewicz was a Polish writer, novelist and political commentator; best known for his documentary novels Nie trzeba głośno mówić , and Droga donikąd .
Mikhail Leontyevich Mil was a Russian aerospace engineer and scientist.
Soviet helicopter designer
Wilhelm Friedrich Philipp Pfeffer was a German botanist and plant physiologist born in Grebenstein.