Famous People Born in January 1908

  • Jan 1 Kinue Hitoma, Japan, 800m runner (Oly-silver-1928)
  • Jan 2 Ben Grauer, American newscaster (Big Story), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 2 Janis Kepitis, composer
  • Jan 5 George Dolenz, Trieste Italy, actor (Count of Monte Cristo)
  • Jan 6 Menachem Avidom, Israeli composer, born in Stanislaviv, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • Jan 7 Red Allen, American musician (d. 1967)
  • Jan 8 "Fearless" Nadia [Mary Ann Evans], Australian actress (Hunterwali), born in Perth, Western Australia (d. 1996)
  • Jan 8 William Hartnell, English actor (first Doctor in Doctor Who, Jackpot), born in London (d. 1975)

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Jan 9 Simone de Beauvoir, French author and feminist (The Mandarins, The Second Sex), born in Paris, France (d. 1986)

  • Jan 10 Bernard Lee, English actor (M in James Bond movies), born in London, England

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Jan 10 Paul Henreid, Austrian-American actor (Casablanca, Now, Voyager), born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1992)

  • Jan 11 Lionel Stander, American actor (Max-Hart to Hart, Unfaithfully Yours), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 12 Ben Seijes, Dutch historian (WWII)
  • Jan 12 Jose Limon, Mexican/US dancer (I, Odysseus)
  • Jan 12 Clement Hurd, American illustrator (d. 1988)
  • Jan 14 Carl Esmond, actor (Address Unknown, Hitler), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 14 Ruggiero de Rudolpho Columbo, US singer/actor (Miracle of Women)

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Jan 15 Edward Teller, Hungarian-American physicist, father of the Hydrogen bomb (Manhattan Project), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2003)

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  • Jan 15 Roberta Bitgood, composer
  • Jan 16 Ethel Merman, American stage and screen actress (Anything Goes, Call Me Madam), born in Queens, New York (d. 1984)
  • Jan 16 Günther Prien, German World War II submarine captain (d. 1941)
  • Jan 17 Akkineni LV Lakshmi Varaprasada Rao Prasad, producer
  • Jan 17 Cus D'Amato, American boxing manager (d. 1985)
  • Jan 18 Albert P Morano, (Rep-R-Conn, 1951-59)
  • Jan 18 Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1972)
  • Jan 18 Jacob Bronowski, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1974)
  • Jan 19 Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician (d. 1971)
  • Jan 20 Ian Peebles, cricketer (Scottish leg-spinner, England 1927-31)
  • Jan 20 Wilfred Conwell Bain, composer
  • Jan 23 Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist
  • Jan 23 Pak Saleman Siswowitono, Javan/Surinamese writer
  • Jan 25 Lord Iliffe, English publisher (Coventry Evening Telegraph/Autocar)
  • Jan 25 W H V "Hopper" Levett, cricket keeper (England in 1 Test in Calcutta)
  • Jan 26 Stephane Grappelli, French jazz/violinist
  • Jan 26 Jill Esmond, English actress, born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • Jan 27 William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate (Hearst Newspapers) and 1955 Pulitzer Prize winner, (d. 1993)
  • Jan 27 Oran Page, American musician (d. 1954)
  • Jan 28 Hans [Hendrik AJ] Tiemeijer, Dutch actor/director/writer (Fear)
  • Jan 28 Paul Misraki, French composer and songwriter (d. 1998)
  • Jan 29 Adam Clayton Powell, (Rep-D-NY, 1945-70)
  • Jan 31 René Simone Mathieu, French doubles tennis star (Wimbledon 1934)
  • Jan 31 Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine folk musician, born in Pergamino, Argentine (d. 1992)