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JAN­UARY 15 RAY BOL­GER Amer­i­can ac­tor, dancer and singer born in 1904. He started out on vaude­ville be­fore get­ting a film con­tract with MGM, mak­ing his film de­but in 1936. His most fa­mous role was as the Scare­crow in The Wizard Of Oz. He died of can­cer in 1987. JAN­UARY 16 CA­ROLE LOMBARD Amer­i­can ac­tor born Jane Al­ice Peters in 1908. She made her film de­but in 1921, ap­pear­ing in films such as My Man God­frey and Mr & Mrs Smith. She mar­ried Clark Gable in 1939. She died in a plane crash in 1942. JAN­UARY 17 AL­BERT JACKA Aus­tralian war hero born in 1893. He en­listed in the AIF in 1914. He served at Gal­lipoli in 1915 and was awarded a Vic­to­ria Cross. He later served on the Western Front. He died of chronic nephri­tis in 1932. JAN­UARY 18 RUD­YARD KIPLING British au­thor born in 1865 in In­dia. He was ed­u­cated in Eng­land but later re­turned to In­dia where he be­came a jour­nal­ist. He later re­turned to Eng­land and pub­lished po­etry and sto­ries in­clud­ing The Jun­gle Book. He died of a per­fo­rated duo­de­nal ul­cer in 1936. JAN­UARY 19 BHAG­WAN SHREE RAJNEESH In­dian spir­i­tual leader born Chan­dra Mo­han Jain in 1931. After study­ing phi­los­o­phy he es­tab­lished com­munes in the US and Aus­tralia, teach­ing his ideas known as Ra­jneeshism. He was later ejected from the US over his cult’s il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties and died in In­dia in 1990 of heart fail­ure. JAN­UARY 20 PAUL BOCUSE French chef born in 1926. Founder of the restau­rant l’Au­berge Du Pont de Col­longes, he be­came one of the most in­flu­en­tial chefs of the 20th Cen­tury, closely as­so­ci­ated with the culi­nary style known as nou­velle cui­sine. He died of Parkin­son’s dis­ease in 2018. JAN­UARY 21 LOUIS XVI French King born in 1754. He came to the throne in 1774 and was king when the French Rev­o­lu­tion broke out in 1789. De­posed as king in 1792, he was ex­e­cuted by guil­lo­tine in 1793.


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