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January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 358 days remain until the end of the year (359 in leap years).

Events

  • 1131Canute Lavard was murdered at Haraldsted, Denmark by his cousin, Magnus I of Sweden.
  • 1325Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal.
  • 1558France takes Calais, the last continental possession of England.
  • 1566Pope Pius V is elected.
  • 1608 – Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia.
  • 1610Galileo Galilei makes his first observation of the four Galilean moons: Ganymede, Callisto, Io and Europa, although he is not able to distinguish the last two until the following day.
  • 1782 – The first American commercial bank, the Bank of North America, opens.
  • 1785 – Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries travel from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in a gas balloon.
  • 1797 – The modern Italian flag is first used.
  • 1835Template:HMS drops anchor off the Chonos Archipelago.
  • 1894William Kennedy Dickson receives a patent for motion picture film.
  • 1904 – The distress signal "CQD" is established only to be replaced two years later by "SOS".
  • 1919Montenegrin guerrilla fighters rebel against the planned annexation of Montenegro by Serbia, but fail.
  • 1920 – The New York State Assembly refuses to seat five duly elected Socialist assemblymen.
  • 1922Dáil Éireann ratifies the Anglo-Irish Treaty by a 64–57 vote.
  • 1927 – The first transatlantic telephone service is established from New York, New York to London.
  • 1931Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand's west coast.
  • 1935Benito Mussolini and French Foreign minister Pierre Laval sign the Franco-Italian Agreement.
  • 1940Winter War: The Finnish 9th Division stop and completely destroy the numerically superior Soviet forces on the Raate-Suomussalmi road.
  • 1942World War II: The siege of the Bataan Peninsula begins.
  • 1945 – World War II: British General Bernard Montgomery holds a press conference in which he claims credit for victory in the Battle of the Bulge.
  • 1948Kentucky Air National Guard pilot Thomas Mantell crashes while in pursuit of a supposed UFO.
  • 1954Georgetown-IBM experiment: The first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM.
  • 1955 – Contralto Marian Anderson becomes the first person of color to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in Giuseppe Verdi's Un ballo in maschera.
  • 1959 – The United States recognizes the new Cuban government of Fidel Castro.
  • 1968Surveyor Program: Surveyor 7, the last spacecraft in the Surveyor series, lifts off from launch complex 36A, Cape Canaveral.
  • 1973Mark Essex fatally shoots ten people and wounds 13 others at Howard Johnson's Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, before being shot to death by police officers.
  • 1979Third Indochina War: Cambodian–Vietnamese War: Phnom Penh falls to the advancing Vietnamese troops, driving out Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge.
  • 1980 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.
  • 1984Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
  • 1985Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launches Sakigake, Japan's first interplanetary spacecraft and the first deep space probe to be launched by any country other than the United States or the Soviet Union.
  • 1991Roger Lafontant, former leader of the Tonton Macoute in Haiti under François Duvalier, attempts a coup d'état, which ends in his arrest.
  • 1992 – The Jeep Grand Cherokee is introduced at the Detroit Auto Show.
  • 1993 – The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
  • 1993 – Bosnian War: The Bosnian Army executes a surprise attack at the village of Kravica in Srebrenica.
  • 1999 – The Senate trial in the impeachment of U.S. President Bill Clinton begins.
  • 2010 – Muslim gunmen in Egypt open fire on a crowd of Coptic Christians, killing eight of them and one Muslim bystander.
  • 2012 – A hot air balloon crashes near Carterton, New Zealand, killing all 11 people on board.
  • 2015 – Two gunmen commit mass murder at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, shooting twelve people execution style, and wounding eleven others.
  • 2015 – A car bomb explodes outside a police college in the Yemeni capital Sana'a with at least 38 people reported dead and more than 63 injured.

Births

  • 889Li Bian, emperor of Southern Tang (d. 943)
  • 1355Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester, English politician, Lord High Constable of England (d. 1397)
  • 1502Pope Gregory XIII (d. 1585)
  • 1634Adam Krieger, German organist and composer (d. 1666)
  • 1647William Louis, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1677)
  • 1685Jonas Alströmer, Swedish agronomist and businessman (d. 1761)
  • 1706Johann Heinrich Zedler, German publisher (d. 1751)
  • 1713Giovanni Battista Locatelli, Italian director and manager (d. 1785)
  • 1718Israel Putnam, American general (d. 1790)
  • 1746George Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith, Scottish admiral and politician (d. 1823)
  • 1768Joseph Bonaparte, Italian king (d. 1844)
  • 1786John Catron, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1865)
  • 1800Millard Fillmore, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 13th President of the United States (d. 1874)
  • 1827Sandford Fleming, Scottish-Canadian engineer, created Universal Standard Time (d. 1915)
  • 1831Heinrich von Stephan, German postman, founded the Universal Postal Union (d. 1897)
  • 1832James Munro, Scottish-Australian publisher and politician, 15th Premier of Victoria (d. 1908)
  • 1834Johann Philipp Reis, German physicist and academic, invented the Reis telephone (d. 1874)
  • 1837Thomas Henry Ismay, English businessman, founded the White Star Line Shipping Company (d. 1899)
  • 1844Bernadette Soubirous, French nun and saint (d. 1879)
  • 1858Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Belarusian lexicographer and journalist (d. 1922)
  • 1860Emanuil Manolov, Bulgarian composer (d. 1902)
  • 1864Seo Jae-pil, South Korean-American journalist and activist (d. 1951)
  • 1870Gordon Hewart, 1st Viscount Hewart, English judge and politician, 7th Lord Chief Justice of England (d. 1943)
  • 1871Émile Borel, French mathematician and politician (d. 1956)
  • 1873Charles Péguy, French poet and journalist (d. 1914)
  • 1873 – Adolph Zukor, Hungarian-American film producer, co-founded Paramount Pictures (d. 1976)
  • 1875Gustav Flatow, German gymnast (d. 1945)
  • 1876William Hurlstone, English pianist and composer (d. 1906)
  • 1877William Clarence Matthews, American baseball player, coach, and lawyer (d. 1928)
  • 1885Edwin Swatek, American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1966)
  • 1887Oskar Luts, Estonian author and playwright (d. 1953)
  • 1888Vera de Bosset, Russian-American ballerina (d. 1982)
  • 1891Zora Neale Hurston, American novelist, short story writer, and folklorist (d. 1960)
  • 1895Hudson Fysh, Australian pilot and businessman, co-founded Qantas Airways Limited (d. 1974)
  • 1898Robert LeGendre, American pentathlete and dentist (d. 1931)
  • 1899Al Bowlly, Mozambican-English singer-songwriter (d. 1941)
  • 1899 – Francis Poulenc, French pianist and composer (d. 1963)
  • 1900John Brownlee, Australian actor and singer (d. 1969)
  • 1903Ioannis Despotopoulos, Greek architect and academic (d. 1992)
  • 1903 – Alan Napier, English actor (d. 1988)
  • 1905James Simpson, Jr., American race car driver and politician (d. 1960)
  • 1906Red Allen, American trumpet player (d. 1967)
  • 1906 – Bobbi Trout, American pilot (d. 2003)
  • 1910Orval Faubus, American soldier and politician, 36th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1994)
  • 1911Butterfly McQueen, American actress and dancer (d. 1995)
  • 1912Charles Addams, American cartoonist, created The Addams Family (d. 1988)
  • 1912 – Günter Wand, German conductor and composer (d. 2002)
  • 1913Johnny Mize, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 1993)
  • 1914Bobby McDermott, American basketball player (d. 1963)
  • 1916W. L. Jeyasingham, Sri Lankan geographer and academic (d. 1989)
  • 1916 – Paul Keres, Estonian-Finnish chess player and theoretician (d. 1975)
  • 1916 – Babe Pratt, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1988)
  • 1917Ulysses Kay, American composer and educator (d. 1995)
  • 1917 – Milton Resnick, Russian-American painter and educator (d. 2004)
  • 1919Steve Belichick, American football player, coach and scout (d. 2005)
  • 1920Vincent Gardenia, Italian-American actor and singer (d. 1992)
  • 1921Esmeralda Arboleda Cadavid, Colombian politician (d. 1997)
  • 1921 – Chester Kallman, American poet and translator (d. 1975)
  • 1922Alvin Dark, American baseball player and manager (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Eric Jupp, English-Australian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2003)
  • 1922 – Jean-Pierre Rampal, French flute player (d. 2000)
  • 1923Hugh Kenner, Canadian scholar and critic (d. 2003)
  • 1924 – Pablo Birger, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1966)
  • 1924 – Gene L. Coon, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1973)
  • 1925Gerald Durrell, Indian-English zookeeper, conservationist and author, founded Durrell Wildlife Park (d. 1995)
  • 1926Kim Jong-pil, South Korean lieutenant and politician, 11th Prime Minister of South Korea
  • 1928William Peter Blatty, American author and screenwriter (d. 2017)
  • 1929Robert Juniper, Australian painter and sculptor (d. 2012)
  • 1929 – Terry Moore, American actress
  • 1930Jack Greene, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
  • 1930 – Eddie LeBaron, American football player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2015)
  • 1931Mirja Hietamies, Finnish skier (d. 2013)
  • 1932Joe Berinson, Australian pharmacist, lawyer, and politician; Attorney-General of Western Australia
  • 1933Elliott Kastner, American-English film producer (d. 2010)
  • 1933 – Phil Mulkey, American decathlete and coach
  • 1934Jean Corbeil, Canadian lawyer and politician, 29th Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 2002)
  • 1934 – Charles Jenkins Sr., American sprinter and coach
  • 1934 – Tassos Papadopoulos, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 5th President of Cyprus (d. 2008)
  • 1935Kenny Davern, American clarinet player and saxophonist (d. 2006)
  • 1935 – Valeri Kubasov, Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 2014)
  • 1935 – Ducky Schofield, American baseball player
  • 1936G. Robert Blakey, American lawyer and academic
  • 1936 – Ben Cropp, Australian hunter and photographer
  • 1936 – Hunter Davies, Scottish author and journalist
  • 1936 – Ian La Frenais, English screenwriter and producer
  • 1938Lou Graham, American golfer and soldier
  • 1938 – Paul Revere, American rock keyboard player and songwriter (d. 2014)
  • 1938 – Roland Topor, French illustrator, painter, and actor (d. 1997)
  • 1938 – Fred Whitfield, American baseball player (d. 2013)
  • 1939Tom Kiernan, Irish rugby player and coach
  • 1940 – Anton Norris, Barbadian high jumper and cricketer
  • 1941Iona Brown, English violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
  • 1941 – Frederick D. Gregory, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1941 – Manfred Schellscheidt, German-American soccer player and coach
  • 1941 – John E. Walker, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1942Vasily Alekseyev, Russian-German weightlifter and coach (d. 2011)
  • 1942 – Jim Lefebvre, American baseball player and manager
  • 1942 – Danny Steinmann, American director and screenwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1942 – Danny Williams, South African singer (d. 2005)
  • 1943Richard Armstrong, English organist and conductor
  • 1944Kotaro Suzumura, Japanese economist and academic
  • 1944 – Tony Whitlam, Australian lawyer, judge, and politician
  • 1945Tony Conigliaro, American baseball player and journalist (d. 1990)
  • 1945 – Dick Marty, Swiss lawyer and politician
  • 1945 – Raila Odinga, Kenyan engineer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Kenya
  • 1946Michael Roizen, American anesthesiologist and author
  • 1946 – Jann Wenner, American publisher, co-founded Rolling Stone
  • 1946 – Mike Wilds, English race car driver and pilot
  • 1947Tony Elliott, English publisher, founded Time Out
  • 1947 – Mohammad-Reza Lotfi, Iranian setar player and composer (d. 2014)
  • 1948Kenny Loggins, American singer-songwriter
  • 1948 – Ichirou Mizuki, Japanese singer-songwriter
  • 1950Juan Gabriel, Mexican singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
  • 1950 – Ross Grimsley, American baseball player and coach
  • 1950 – Malcolm Macdonald, English footballer and manager
  • 1952Sammo Hung, Hong Kong actor, director, producer, and martial artist
  • 1953Robert Longo, American painter and sculptor
  • 1953 – Morris Titanic, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1954Alan Butcher, English cricketer and coach
  • 1954 – José María Vitier, Cuban pianist and composer
  • 1956David Caruso, American actor
  • 1956 – Mike Liut, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1956 – Kostas Petropoulos, Greek basketball player and coach
  • 1957Nicholson Baker, American novelist and essayist
  • 1957 – Katie Couric, American television journalist, anchor, and author
  • 1959Angela Smith, Baroness Smith of Basildon, English accountant and politician
  • 1959 – Kathy Valentine, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1960Loretta Sanchez, American politician
  • 1961Andrew Thomson, Australian lawyer and politician
  • 1961 – John Thune, American lawyer and politician
  • 1962Aleksandr Dugin, Russian sociologist and philosopher
  • 1962 – Hallie Todd, American actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1963Rand Paul, American ophthalmologist and politician
  • 1964Nicolas Cage, American actor
  • 1965Alessandro Lambruschini, Italian runner
  • 1965 – John Ondrasik, American singer-songwriter
  • 1967Nick Clegg, English academic and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • 1967 – Tim Donaghy, American basketball player and referee
  • 1967 – Guy Hebert, American ice hockey player
  • 1967 – Ricky Stuart, Australian rugby player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1970Andy Burnham, English politician, Secretary of State for Health
  • 1970 – Todd Day, American basketball player and coach
  • 1970 – Park Won-sang, South Korean actor
  • 1971Jeremy Renner, American actor
  • 1972Donald Brashear, American-Canadian ice hockey player and mixed martial artist
  • 1972 – Shane Kelly, Australian cyclist
  • 1974Alenka Bikar, Slovenian sprinter and politician
  • 1976Vic Darchinyan, Armenian-Australian boxer
  • 1976 – Éric Gagné, Canadian baseball player
  • 1976 – Tomas Ražanauskas, Lithuanian footballer and manager
  • 1976 – Alfonso Soriano, Dominican baseball player
  • 1977John Gidding, American architect and television host
  • 1977 – Sofi Oksanen, Finnish author and playwright
  • 1977 – Marco Storari, Italian footballer
  • 1978Dean Cosker, English cricketer
  • 1978 – Kevin Mench, American baseball player
  • 1979Ha Jae-sook, South Korean actress
  • 1979 – Ricardo Maurício, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1980Campbell Johnstone, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1980 – Ivan L. Moody, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1980 – Zöe Salmon, Northern Irish model and television host, Miss Northern Ireland 1999
  • 1980 – Reece Simmonds, Australian rugby league player
  • 1980 – Merritt Wever, American actress
  • 1981Alex Auld, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981 – Marquis Daniels, American basketball player
  • 1981 – Travis Friend, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1982Francisco Rodríguez, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1982 – Hannah Stockbauer, German swimmer
  • 1983Edwin Encarnación, Dominican baseball player
  • 1983 – Natalie Gulbis, American golfer
  • 1984Diego Balbinot, Italian footballer
  • 1984 – Gong Hyun-joo, South Korean actress
  • 1984 – Jon Lester, American baseball player
  • 1984 – Antonino Saviano, Italian footballer
  • 1985Austin Brown, American singer-songwriter
  • 1985 – Lewis Hamilton, English race car driver
  • 1986Grant Leadbitter, English footballer
  • 1987Stefan Babović, Serbian footballer
  • 1987 – Lyndsy Fonseca, American actress
  • 1987 – Olga Panova, Russian tennis player
  • 1987 – Jimmy Smith, English footballer
  • 1988Scott Pendlebury, Australian footballer
  • 1988 – Lim Ju-eun, South Korean actress
  • 1989Miles Addison, English footballer
  • 1990Michael Sam, American football player
  • 1990 – Gregor Schlierenzauer, Austrian ski jumper
  • 1991Eden Hazard, Belgian footballer
  • 1991 – Caster Semenya, South African sprinter
  • 1992Tohu Harris, New Zealand rugby league player

Deaths

  • 312Lucian of Antioch, Turkish martyr, saint, and theologian (b. 240)
  • 672Tenji, Japanese emperor (b. 626)
  • 856Aldric, bishop of Le Mans
  • 1131Canute Lavard, Danish prince and saint (b. 1096)
  • 1285Charles I of Naples (b. 1226)
  • 1325Denis of Portugal (b. 1261)
  • 1400Thomas Holland, 1st Duke of Surrey, English politician (b. 1374)
  • 1451Antipope Felix V (b. 1383)
  • 1536Catherine of Aragon (b. 1485)
  • 1566Louis de Blois, Flemish monk and author (b. 1506)
  • 1619Nicholas Hilliard, English painter and goldsmith (b. 1547)
  • 1625Ruggiero Giovannelli, Italian composer and author (b. 1560)
  • 1655Pope Innocent X (b. 1574)
  • 1658Theophilus Eaton, American farmer and politician, 1st Governor of the New Haven Colony (b. 1590)
  • 1694Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire (b. 1618)
  • 1700Raffaello Fabretti, Italian scholar and author (b. 1618)
  • 1715François Fénelon, French archbishop, theologian, and poet (b. 1651)
  • 1758Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet and playwright (b. 1686)
  • 1767Thomas Clap, American minister and academic (b. 1703)
  • 1770Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician and diplomat (b. 1695)
  • 1783William Tans'ur, English composer and educator (b. 1700)
  • 1786Jean-Étienne Guettard, French physician and mineralogist (b. 1715)
  • 1812Joseph Dennie, American journalist and author (b. 1768)
  • 1830John Thomas Campbell, Irish-Australian public servant and politician (b. 1770)
  • 1830 – Thomas Lawrence, English painter and educator (b. 1769)
  • 1858Mustafa Reşid Pasha, Ottoman politician, Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1800)
  • 1864Caleb Blood Smith, American journalist and politician, 6th U.S. Secretary of the Interior (b. 1808)
  • 1876Juste Olivier, Swiss poet and academic (b. 1807)
  • 1878François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist, physician, and physiologist (b. 1794)
  • 1892Tewfik Pasha, Egyptian ruler (b. 1852)
  • 1893Josef Stefan, Slovenian physicist and mathematician (b. 1835)
  • 1904Emmanuel Rhoides, Greek journalist and author (b. 1836)
  • 1913Jack Boyle, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1866)
  • 1919Henry Ware Eliot American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Washington University in St. Louis (b. 1843)
  • 1920Edmund Barton, Australian judge and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849)
  • 1927Nikolaos Kalogeropoulos, Greek politician, 99th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1851)
  • 1931Edward Channing, American historian and author (b. 1856)
  • 1932André Maginot, French sergeant and politician (b. 1877)
  • 1936Guy d'Hardelot, French pianist and composer (b. 1858)
  • 1941Charles Finger, English journalist and author (b. 1869)
  • 1943Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist and engineer (b. 1856)
  • 1944Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek lawyer and poet (b. 1888)
  • 1951René Guénon, French-Egyptian philosopher and author (b. 1886)
  • 1953Osa Johnson, American explorer, director, and producer (b. 1894)
  • 1960Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers, English tennis player and coach (b. 1878)
  • 1963Arthur Edward Moore, New Zealand-Australian farmer and politician, 23rd Premier of Queensland (b. 1876)
  • 1964Reg Parnell, English race car driver and manager (b. 1911)
  • 1966Allan Chapman, Scottish lawyer and politician (b. 1897)
  • 1967David Goodis, American author and screenwriter (b. 1917)
  • 1967 – Carl Schuricht, German-Swiss conductor (b. 1880)
  • 1968J. L. B. Smith, South African chemist and academic (b. 1897)
  • 1972John Berryman, American poet and scholar (b. 1914)
  • 1980Larry Williams, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1935)
  • 1981Alvar Lidell, English journalist (b. 1908)
  • 1981 – Eric Robinson, Australian businessman and politician, 2nd Australian Minister for Finance (b. 1926)
  • 1984Alfred Kastler, German-French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
  • 1986P. D. Eastman, American author and illustrator (b. 1909)
  • 1986 – Juan Rulfo, Mexican author, screenwriter, and photographer (b. 1917)
  • 1988Trevor Howard, English actor (b. 1913)
  • 1989Hirohito, Japanese emperor (b. 1901)
  • 1990Bronko Nagurski, Canadian-American football player and wrestler (b. 1908)
  • 1990 – Horace Stoneham, American businessman (b. 1903)
  • 1992Richard Hunt, American puppeteer and voice actor (b. 1951)
  • 1995Murray Rothbard, American economist, historian, and theorist (b. 1926)
  • 1996Károly Grósz, Hungarian politician, 51st Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1930)
  • 1996 – Tarō Okamoto, Japanese painter and sculptor (b. 1911)
  • 1998Owen Bradley, American record producer (b. 1915)
  • 1998 – Vladimir Prelog, Croatian-Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
  • 2000Gary Albright, American wrestler (b. 1963)
  • 2001James Carr, American singer (b. 1942)
  • 2002Avery Schreiber, American comedian and actor (b. 1935)
  • 2004Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (b. 1926)
  • 2005Pierre Daninos, French author (b. 1913)
  • 2006Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer, geographer, and author (b. 1912)
  • 2007Bobby Hamilton, American race car driver and businessman (b. 1957)
  • 2007 – Magnus Magnusson, Icelandic journalist, author, and academic (b. 1929)
  • 2008Alwyn Schlebusch, South African academic and politician, Vice State President of South Africa (b. 1917)
  • 2011Derek Gardner, English engineer (b. 1931)
  • 2012Ibrahim Aslan, Egyptian journalist and author (b. 1935)
  • 2012 – Tony Blankley, British-born American child actor, journalist and pundit (b. 1948)
  • 2012 – Milburn E. Calhoun, American physician, philanthropist, and publisher (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – George Livingston, American politician (b. 1933)
  • 2012 – Herbert Wilf, American mathematician and academic (b. 1931)
  • 2013Richard Ben Cramer, American journalist and author (b. 1950)
  • 2013 – Ada Louise Huxtable, American curator and critic (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Harvey Shapiro, American poet and editor (b. 1924)
  • 2014Paul Goggins, English politician (b. 1953)
  • 2014 – Run Run Shaw, Chinese-Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist, founded Shaw Brothers Studio and TVB (b. 1907)
  • 2015Subhas Anandan, Indian-Singaporean lawyer (b. 1947)
  • 2015 – Mompati Merafhe, Botswana general and politician, Vice-President of Botswana (b. 1936)
  • 2015 – Arch A. Moore, Jr., American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 28th Governor of West Virginia (b. 1923)
  • 2015 – J. P. Parisé, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (b. 1941)
  • 2015 – Herb Simpson, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • 2015 – Rod Taylor, Australian-American actor and screenwriter (b. 1930)
  • 2015 – Georges Wolinski, Tunisian-French cartoonist (b. 1934)
  • 2016Bill Foster, American basketball player and coach (b. 1929)
  • 2016 – John Johnson, American basketball player (b. 1947)
  • 2016 – Kitty Kallen, American singer (b. 1921)
  • 2016 – Judith Kaye, American lawyer and jurist (b. 1938)
  • 2016 – Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Home Affairs (b. 1936)
  • 2017 – Mário Soares, Portuguese politician; 16th President of Portugal (b. 1924)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian Feast Day:
    • André Bessette (Canada)
    • Canute Lavard
    • Charles of Sezze
    • Lucian of Antioch
    • Raymond of Penyafort
    • Synaxis of John the Forerunner & Baptist (Julian Calendar)
    • January 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Earliest day on which Plough Monday can fall, while January 13 is the latest; celebrated on Monday after Epiphany (Europe).
  • Christmas (Eastern Orthodox Churches and Oriental Orthodox Churches using the Julian Calendar, Rastafari)
    • Christmas in Russia
    • Christmas in Ukraine
    • Christmas (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    • Remembrance Day of the Dead (Armenia)
  • Distaff Day (medieval Europe)
  • Nanakusa no sekku (Japan)
  • Pioneer's Day (Liberia)
  • Tricolour day or Festa del Tricolore (Italy)
  • Victory from Genocide Day (Cambodia)

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