January 23, 2014 11:16 AM EST


Russell Johnson, 89, actor best known for playing villains in westerns until he was cast as the Professor on the successful sitcom Gilligan’s Island, which ran from 1964 to 1967.


Hurdler Lolo Jones and sprinter Lauryn Williams, for the 2014 U.S. Olympic bobsled team; they are among the few U.S. athletes ever to compete in both the Summer and Winter Games.


Hiroo Onoda, 91, Japanese army officer who stayed at his jungle post in the Philippines for 29 years after World War II, not believing the war was over, then returned home to a hero’s welcome.


Suchitra Sen, 82, one of India’s best-known actresses, who starred in more than 50 films and remained famous long after retiring in 1978.


By a makeshift parliament, Catherine Samba-Panza, as interim President of the Central African Republic, with the goal of leading her civil-war-ravaged nation to elections.

This appears in the February 03, 2014 issue of TIME.

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