11th January 1966
Alberto Giacometti, Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker, dies. 50 years.
12th January 1976
Agatha Christie, English crime writer and creator of characters such as Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, dies. 40 years.
13th January 1941
James Joyce, Irish novelist and poet, best known for 'Ulysses', dies. 75 years.
14th January 1841
Berthe Morisot, French painter and printmaker who was associated with Impressionism, is born. 175 years.
14th January 1941
Dorothy Faye Dunaway, American actress, was born. 75 years.
14th January 1986
Donna Reed, American film and television actress and producer, died. 30 years.
14th January 2006
Shelley Winters, American stage, film and television actress, died. 10 years.
18th January 1841
Emmanuel Chabrier, French Romantic composer and pianist, most famous for two of his orchestral works, España and Joyeuse marche, is born. 175 years.
18th January 1936
Rudyard Kipling, English short-story writer, poet and novelist, dies. 80 years.
19th January 1966
Indira Gandhi, daughter of India's first prime minister, becomes the country's next leader. 50 years.
19th January 1766
Giovanni Niccolò Servandoni, Italian French painter and architect, dies. 250 years.
20th January 1716
Charles III, King of Spain and the Spanish Indies from 1759 to 1788, was born. 300 years.
20th January 1936
Edward VIII becomes King of the United Kingdom after the death of George V. 80 years.
20th January 1961
The Democrat John F. Kennedy is sworn in as the youngest ever elected president of the United States. 55 years.
21st January 1976
Concorde's first commercial flights from London Heathrow to Bahrain and from Paris to Rio. 40 years.
22nd January 1891
Antonio Gramsci, Italian writer and politician and founder of the Italian Communist Party, is born. 125 years.
22nd January 1901
Queen Victoria, the longest reigning British monarch in UK history, dies. 115 years.
22nd January 1946
Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). 70 years.
23rd January 1866
Thomas Love Peacock, English novelist, famous for 'Nightmare Abbey', dies. 150 years.
23rd January 1986
Joseph Beuys, German Fluxus, happening and performance artist, dies. 30 years.

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