Famous People Born in January 1890

  • Jan 1 Florence Lawrence, Canadian silent screen actress (Confidence), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1938)
  • Jan 1 Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (d. 1966)
  • Jan 4 Mosa Pijade, Yugoslavia, MP (communist)
  • Jan 5 Cora Witherspoon, American actress (The Bank Dick), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1957)
  • Jan 7 Henny Porten, silent screen star (Deception), born in Magdeburg, Germany
  • Jan 7 Maurice E McLoughlin, tennis champ (US Open-1912)
  • Jan 8 Sandor Rado, Hungarian/US psycho analyst
  • Jan 9 Karel Capek, Czech, writer (R U R); coined the word "robot"
  • Jan 9 Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist/writer (Panther Tiger & Co)
  • Jan 10 Douglas MacLean, silent film comedian/producer (Going Up), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 10 Ernest Milton, actor (Cat Girl, Fiddler's Three), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 10 Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (d. 1957)
  • Jan 11 Monte Blue, American silent film actor (Montana, Oh Boy), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1963)
  • Jan 11 Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian author (d. 1954)
  • Jan 11 Max Carey, American baseball player, born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1976)
  • Jan 12 Mordecai Wyatt Johnson, pastor and educator, born in Paris, Tennessee (d. 1976)
  • Jan 13 Jüri Uluots, Estonian Prime Minister (d. 1945)
  • Jan 15 Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)
  • Jan 16 Karl Freund, Czech/Austrian cameraman/director
  • Jan 16 Lloyd Bacon, American actor (Charlie Chaplin), born in San Jose, California (d. 1955)
  • Jan 22 Fred M Vinson, Ky, 13th Chief Justice of US Supreme Court (1946-53)
  • Jan 22 Vinko Zganec, Croatian ethnomusicologist (d. 1976)
  • Jan 28 Robert Stroud, American convict, "Birdman of Alcatraz", born in Seattle Washington (d. 1963)
  • Jan 29 Marguerite Canal, composer
  • Jan 31 Adolf Bach, German language/sociologist (Deutsche Namenkunde)