Famous People Born in January 1896

  • Jan 1 Maurice Jacobson, composer
  • Jan 1 Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japans actor/director (Jujiro, Jigoku-mon)
  • Jan 1 Yitzhak Edel, composer
  • Jan 2 Dziga Vertiv, [Denis A Kaufman], Russian director (Sjagai, Soviet!)
  • Jan 2 Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, composer
  • Jan 2 Sir Lawrence Wackett, Australian aircraft engineer (d. 1982)
  • Jan 4 Everett Dirksen, American politician (Sen-R-Ill) (d. 1969)
  • Jan 5 Hendrik Algra, Dutch MP (ARP)
  • Jan 6 Abram N Pritzker, US businessman (Hyatt Hotels, McCall's magazine)
  • Jan 6 Freerk Siemon Wolters, notary/resistance fighter
  • Jan 7 Arnold Ridley, Bath England, actor/dramatist (The Ghost Train)
  • Jan 8 Jaromir Weinberger, composer (Bird's Opera), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Jan 8 Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chile, writer (Men of the South)
  • Jan 8 Arthur Ford, American psychic (d. 1971)
  • Jan 9 Warwick Braithwaite, New Zealand-born British conductor (d. 1971)
  • Jan 11 Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), born in London, England (d. 1991)
  • Jan 11 Paddy Driscoll, NFL QB/coach (Chic Cardinals, Bears)
  • Jan 12 Rex Ingram, Ireland, actor/director (Elmer Gantry, God's Little Acre)
  • Jan 12 David Wechsler, American psychologist (d. 1981)
  • Jan 14 John dos Passos, novelist (1919, Big Money, 42nd Parallel)
  • Jan 15 Jacobo Ficher, composer
  • Jan 16 Ruth Rose, American screenwriter (d. 1978)
  • Jan 17 Harry Reser, American banjo player and bandleader (Sammy Kaye Show), born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • Jan 18 Hans H Holm, Norwegian poet (Jonsoknatt)
  • Jan 18 C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (d. 1967)
  • Jan 20 Elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Janne Kubik)
  • Jan 20 George Burns, [Nathan Birnbaum], American actor/comedian (Oh God), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 20 Rolfe Sedan, American actor (Mailman-George Burns Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 20 Isabel Withers, American actress (d. 1968)
  • Jan 23 Charlotte A E M W, grand duchess of Luxembourg (1919-64)
  • Jan 25 John Moores, British gambling magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 29 Teddy Hoad, cricketer (pioneering West Indian Test batsman)
  • Jan 31 Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 1966)