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January 28th

181 Notable deaths

André the Giant

French professional wrestler and actor (1946-1993).

Born May 19th, 1946 in Coulommiers. [ref]

Died January 28th, 1993 at 46 years old in 8th arrondissement of Paris (heart failure). [ref]

Cicely Tyson

American actress (1924-2021).

Born December 19th, 1933 in Harlem.

Died January 28th, 2021 at 87 years old in New York City. [ref]

William Butler Yeats

Irish poet and playwright (1865–1939).

Born June 13th, 1865 in Sandymount. [ref]

Died January 28th, 1939 at 73 years old in Menton, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. [ref]

Christa McAuliffe

American educator and astronaut.

Born September 2nd, 1948 in Boston.

Died January 28th, 1986 at 37 years old in Cape Canaveral (Space Shuttle Challenger disaster).

Zora Neale Hurston

African american folklorist, novelist, short story writer, and civic rights advocate (1891-1960).

Born January 7th, 1891 in Notasulga. [ref]

Died January 28th, 1960 at 69 years old in Fort Pierce (stroke).

John Banner

Austrian actor (1910-1973).

Born January 28th, 1910 in Vienna. [ref]

Died January 28th, 1973 at 63 years old in Vienna. [ref]

Lisa Loring

American actress (1958-2023).

Born February 16th, 1958 in Kwajalein. [ref]

Died January 28th, 2023 at 64 years old in Burbank (stroke). [ref]

Hal Smith

American actor (1916-1994).

Born August 24th, 1916 in Petoskey.

Died January 28th, 1994 at 77 years old in Santa Monica, Woodland Hills (myocardial infarction).

Ronald McNair

Physicist, astronaut (1950-1986).

Born October 21st, 1950 in Lake City.

Died January 28th, 1986 at 35 years old in Cape Canaveral (Space Shuttle Challenger disaster).

Paul Kantner

American musician (1941–2016).

Born March 17th, 1941 in San Francisco.

Died January 28th, 2016 at 74 years old in San Francisco (myocardial infarction). [ref]

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