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On January the 24th
Italian businessman, Gianni Agnelli, died at the age of 81. He was the founder and principal shareholder of the Fiat automotive company as well as the owner of the famous football club, Juventus.
American serial killer, Ted Bundy, was executed at the age of 42. He was one of the most active serial killers ever to be captured.
American actor, Larry Fine, died at the age of 72. He is best known for having been a member of the comedy act 'The Three Stooges'.
An Air India passenger jet crashed on Mont Blanc, resulting in the death of 117 people.
Prime minister of the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill, died at the age of 90. He was one of the most influential political figures of the 20th century, having been the prime minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War.
German actress, Nastassja Kinski, was born in Berlin. She is the daughter of actor Klaus Kinski.
American actor, John Belushi, was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is most remembered for his work on the hit comedy show 'Saturday Night Live' and cult movie The Blues Brothers. He died from what is known as a speedball, an injection of cocaine and heroin.
St. Petersburg, Russia was renamed to Leningrad. It was previously named, Petrograd, but was renamed back to St. Petersburg after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Italian artist, Amedeo Modigliani, died at the age of 35. He is considered as one of the most original painters and sculptors of the 20th century.
Lieutenant General of the British Army, Robert Baden-Powell, founded the Boy Scout movement.
German field marshal, Walter Model, was born in Genthin. Model committed suicide rather than be captured by the allies in 1945.
Italian soprano castrato, Farinelli, was born in Puglia. He was the most famous Italian soprano castrato singer of all time.
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