Famous People Born in January 1906

  • Jan 1 Frank Stack, Canada, speed skater (Olympic-bronze-1932)
  • Jan 1 Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (d. 1974)
  • Jan 3 Roman Brandstaetter, writer
  • Jan 5 Kathleen Kenyon, 1st person to place date on remains of Jericho
  • Jan 6 Benedict Vilakazi, South Africa, poet/educator (Zulu-English Dictionary)
  • Jan 6 Jaap Wagemaker, [Adrian B], Dutch sculptor
  • Jan 8 Jan A H J S Bruins Slot, Dutch founder illegal Trouw/MP (ARP)
  • Jan 8 Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist
  • Jan 11 Albert Hofmann, Switzerland, chemist (discovered LSD)
  • Jan 11 Johannes Paul Thilman, composer
  • Jan 11 Robert Nesbitt, impresario
  • Jan 12 Tex Ritter, Texas, country singer (5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind)
  • Jan 12 Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (d. 1942)
  • Jan 13 Maxime Jacob, composer
  • Jan 13 Zhou Youguang [Zhou Yaoping], Chinese language scholar (father of pinyin), born in Changzhou (d. 2017)
  • Jan 14 Walter Knape, composer
  • Jan 14 William Bendix, American actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 15 Aristotle Onassis, Greece, rich shipping magnate
  • Jan 15 Rezso Kokai, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1962)
  • Jan 16 Clement Greenberg, art critic
  • Jan 16 Diana Winyard, actress (Cavalcade), born in London, England
  • Jan 18 Hans Aeschbacher, Swiss sculptor (Venus de Six-Tours)
  • Jan 19 Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn Bogue], Penns, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
  • Jan 19 Lanny Ross, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jan 21 Fred Fehl, Austrian/US Broadway photographer
  • Jan 21 John Putz, British journalist (Guardian) (d. 1995)
  • Jan 21 Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (d. 2007)
  • Jan 22 Robert E[rvin] Howard, US, sci-fi author (Conan the Conqueror)
  • Jan 22 Willa B Brown (Coffey), US African American air pioneer (NAAA)
  • Jan 22 Joe Gladwin, English actor (d. 1987)
  • Jan 23 Bob Steele, Pendleton Oregon, actor (Duffy-F Troop, Big Sleep)
  • Jan 24 Norman Cook, British museum curator (d. 1994)
  • Jan 27 Radames Gnattali, composer
  • Jan 28 Allan Walker, actor/writer (Red Buttons Show)
  • Jan 28 Harry van Kruiningen, [Henri A Janssen], painter/graphic artist
  • Jan 28 Henry Foley, cricketer (batted in New Zealand's 1st Test 1930)
  • Jan 29 Franciscus Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • Jan 29 Joe Primeau, NHL center
  • Jan 30 Greta Nissen, actress (Ambassador Bill)
  • Jan 31 Benjamin Frankel, composer
  • Jan 31 R W Bonham, founder (International Braille Chess Association)