Famous People Born in January 1918

  • Jan 1 Willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer, (WR 100m, 1:04.06)
  • Jan 1 Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)
  • Jan 2 Willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943)
  • Jan 3 Maxene Andrews, Minn, singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy)
  • Jan 6 Buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party)
  • Jan 6 Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat)
  • Jan 7 Alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)
  • Jan 7 Colin Snedden, cricketer (Test NZ v England 1947, 0-46, did not bat)
  • Jan 10 Arthur Chung, President of Guyana (d. 2008)
  • Jan 11 Albert Weisser, composer
  • Jan 13 Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer
  • Jan 13 Steve Dunne, Northampton Mass, actor (Professional Father)
  • Jan 13 Ted Willis, prolific English screenwriter (It's Great to be Young)
  • Jan 15 Andreas M Donner, Dutch jurist (constitutional law)
  • Jan 15 Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt (1954-1971)
  • Jan 15 João Figueiredo, President of Brazil (d. 1999)
  • Jan 16 Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter
  • Jan 16 Nel Benschop, Dutch poet (d. 2005)
  • Jan 16 Clem Jones, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Australia (d. 2007)
  • Jan 17 Joseph Walker Barr, banker/politician
  • Jan 18 Adriano Mandarino Hypolito, priest
  • Jan 18 Bohuslav Jeremias, composer, dies at 58
  • Jan 18 Ton Brandsteder, CEO/founder (Sony Nederland)
  • Jan 18 Gustave Gingras, French Canadian physician (d. 1996)
  • Jan 19 John H Johnson, US, publisher (Negro Digest, Ebony, Jet)
  • Jan 21 Geoffrey Dawes, physiologist
  • Jan 21 Richard D. Winters, American war hero
  • Jan 21 Chichay, Filipino actress (d. 1993)
  • Jan 22 Richard Eastham, Opelousas La, actor (Falcon Crest) [or Jun 22]
  • Jan 22 Elmer Lach, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Nokomis, Saskatchewan

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Jan 23 Gertrude B. Elion, American biochemist and drug researcher who developed groundbreaking leukemia and herpes drug treatments (Nobel 1988), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)

Biochemist and Drug Researcher Gertrude B. Elion
Biochemist and Drug Researcher
Gertrude B. Elion
  • Jan 24 Gottfried von Einem, Bern Switzerland, Austrian composer (Dantons Tod)
  • Jan 24 John McLiam, actor (Parker-Men From Shiloh), born in Alberta, Canada (d. 1994)
  • Jan 24 Oral Roberts, Pontotoc County Oklahoma, American Televangelist, founder Oral Roberts College
  • Jan 25 Ken Mayers, actor (Robbie Robertson-Space Patrol)
  • Jan 25 Ernie Harwell, American baseball sportscaster

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Jan 26 Nicolae Ceausescu, Communist dictator of Romania (1967-89), born in Scornicești, Romania (d. 1989)

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • Jan 26 Philip José Farmer, Terre Haute Indiana, American science fiction novelist (Riverworld)
  • Jan 27 Elmore James, musician (Dust My Broom)
  • Jan 27 Skitch Henderson, orchestra leader (Tonight Show), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jan 27 William Seawell, United States Army Brigadier General (d. 2005)
  • Jan 28 Harry M Corbett, Bradford, puppeteer/entertainer (Sooty, Some People)
  • Jan 28 Suzanne Flon, actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 28 Trevor Skeet, British MP
  • Jan 28 Vito Scotti, actor (Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 28 Wilson Ferreira Aldunate, Uruguayan politician/human rights worker
  • Jan 29 John Forsythe, actor (Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), born in Penns Grove, New Jersey (d. 2010)
  • Jan 29 William Rigney, baseball manager (SF Giants)
  • Jan 30 David Opatoshu, American actor (Bonino, Secret Empire, Masada), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 30 Jarl Andre Bjerke, [Bernhard Borge], Norwegian poet/writer