Famous People Born in January 1898

  • Jan 1 George van Derton, Belgian racer (won 500 race)
  • Jan 1 Viktor Ullmann, opera composer (Der Kaiser von Atlantis)
  • Jan 3 Johannes Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • Jan 4 Roger Vuataz, composer
  • Jan 6 Jan Filip Boon, Flemish author/editor (De Standaard 1929-39)
  • Jan 6 Charles E. Pont, American artist (d. 1971)
  • Jan 7 Art Baker, American TV host (You Asked For It), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 7 Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer
  • Jan 7 Al Bowlly, British jazz singer (d. 1941)
  • Jan 9 Gracie Fields, [Stansfield], England, music hall/vaudeville performer
  • Jan 9 Vilma Banky, silent screen actress (Eagle, Rebel), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jan 9 Wally Baker, American supercentenarian
  • Jan 11 Hans Rudolf Krik, Danish writer/critic (Fiskerne, Slaven)
  • Jan 12 Jose Forns y Cuadras, composer
  • Jan 13 Pedro DE Teixeira de Mattos, Dutch diplomat
  • Jan 13 Kai Munk, Danish playwright and Lutheran pastor, martyr (d. 1944)
  • Jan 13 Carlo Tagliabue, Italian baritone (d. 1978)
  • Jan 14 Helen Flint, actress (Sea Devils, Married Before Breakfast), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 16 Margaret Booth, American film editor (d. 2002)
  • Jan 16 Irving Rapper, UK-US film director (d. 1999)
  • Jan 20 Colin Clive, [Greig], St Malo France, actor (Bride of Frankenstein)
  • Jan 20 U Razak, Burmese politician (d. 1947)
  • Jan 21 Avery Claflin, composer
  • Jan 21 John George, Syrian actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu)
  • Jan 22 Alexander Abramsky, composer
  • Jan 22 Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch writer (Arid Earth)
  • Jan 22 Gustaf Paulson, composer
  • Jan 22 Hans van Werveke, Flemish historian (Diocese Terwaan)
  • Jan 22 Ross R Barnett, lawyer/(Gov-D-Miss)
  • Jan 22 Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director (Battleship Potemkin), born in Riga, Latvia [NS] (d. 1948)
  • Jan 23 Randolph Scott, actor (Last of the Mohicans, Western Union)
  • Jan 23 Freda Utley, British scholar and author (d. 1978)
  • Jan 24 Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (d. 1939)
  • Jan 25 Joachim Wach, German/US philosopher/sociologist (Understanding)
  • Jan 28 Vittorio Rieti, composer
  • Jan 28 Wies Moens, Flemish writer/nazi
  • Jan 29 Fernand Quinet, Belgian cellist/composer/conductor (La Guerre)
  • Jan 29 Karl Bjarnhof, Danish blind journalist/writer (History of Sascha)