Famous People Born in January 1905

  • Jan 1 Charles Melvin Price, East St. Louis, Illinois, a longtime member of the US House of Representatives
  • Jan 1 Stanisław Mazur, Lemberg, Western Ukraine, Polish mathematician (d. 1981)
  • Jan 1 Kamatari Fujiwara, actor (d. 1985), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 2 Michael Kemp Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time)
  • Jan 2 Lev Schnirelmann, Gomel, Russian Empire, mathematician (d. 1938)
  • Jan 3 Dante Giacosa, engineer/designer
  • Jan 3 Ray Milland, Neath Wales, actor (Lost Weekend-Acad Award 1945)
  • Jan 3 Anna May Wong, American actress (Shanghai Express, Piccadilly), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 4 Sterling Holloway, Cedartown Georgia, actor (Waldo-Life of Riley)
  • Jan 6 Eric Frank Russell, UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space, Dark Tides)
  • Jan 7 Francis Taylor, builder
  • Jan 8 Carl Gustav Hempel, German Logical Positivist philosopher
  • Jan 8 Giacinto Scelsi, La Spezia, Italy, composer and surrealist poet
  • Jan 11 John Henry Jacques, Northumberland, England, co-operative retailer
  • Jan 11 Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist (d. 1960)
  • Jan 12 James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist (d. 1997)
  • Jan 13 Kay Francis, [Katherine E Gibbs], actress (False Madonna), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1968)
  • Jan 13 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • Jan 14 Takeo Fukuda, 67th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1995)
  • Jan 15 Torin Thatcher, English actor (d. 1981)
  • Jan 16 Ernesto Halffter, Spanish composer and conductor
  • Jan 17 Franz Schmid, Germany, ascended northside of Matterhorn (1931)
  • Jan 17 Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
  • Jan 17 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Jan 18 Chick Chandler, actor (Barney-One Happy Family), born in Kingston, New York
  • Jan 18 Joseph Bonanno, Italian-born gangster (d. 2002)
  • Jan 19 Anne Schumacher Hummert, Baltimore US, leading creator of daytime radio serials during the 1930s and 1940s
  • Jan 19 Oveta Culp Hobby, government official/newspaper publisher/CEO (Houston Post)

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Jan 21 Christian Dior, Normandy France, fashion designer (New Look)

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • Jan 21 Karl Wallenda, German acrobat (d. 1978)
  • Jan 23 David Newell, Missouri, actor (Runaway Bride, White Heat, Dangerous Curves)
  • Jan 23 Konstanty I Galczynski, Polish poet (Zielona Ges)
  • Jan 24 Dorothy Patten, American actress, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1975)
  • Jan 26 Charles Lane, actor (Homer-Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • Jan 26 John Carmel Heenan, Essex, cardinal archbp of Westminster (1963-75)
  • Jan 26 Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austria, singer, inspired "Sound of Music", (d. 2014)
  • Jan 26 Marquess of Bath, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 27 Howard McNear, actor (Floyd- "The Andy Griffith Show", "Jetsons"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 27 Luther Diamond, radio personality
  • Jan 28 Luther George Simjian, Turkish-American Inventor (teleprompter and first self-posing portrait camera)
  • Jan 29 Barnett Newmann, New York, US painter, (postpainterly abstraction)

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Jan 30 Emilio G. Segrè, Tivoli, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè
  • Jan 31 Anna Blaman, [Johanna P Vrugt], Dutch writer (Wife & Friend)
  • Jan 31 John O'Hara, Pottstown Penn, novelist (Appointment at Samarra)