Famous People Born in January 1920

  • Jan 1 Elisabeth Andersen, [Anna de Bruyn], Dutch actress (Yerma, Titania)
  • Jan 1 Roger Peacock, English writer (Thursday is Missing), born in Liverpool (d. 1996)
  • Jan 1 Virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  • Jan 2 Duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector

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Jan 2 Isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy)

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • Jan 2 Penelope Jessel, politcal activist
  • Jan 2 Peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker
  • Jan 3 Renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001)
  • Jan 4 Benito Perez Galdos, Spanish writer (Fortunata y Jacinta)
  • Jan 4 William Egan Colby, CIA director (Nixon)
  • Jan 5 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist
  • Jan 5 Mohammad Aslam Khokhar, cricket (Pak bat scored 16 & 18 in only test)
  • Jan 6 Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, born in Dinuba, California (d. 1998)
  • Jan 6 Early Wynn, Hartford Ala, baseball Hall of famer (pitcher)
  • Jan 6 Sun Myung Moon, evangelist (Unification Church-Moonies), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 6 Doris Stokes, British psychic medium (d. 1987)
  • Jan 6 John Maynard Smith, English biologist (d. 2004)
  • Jan 7 Albert Meltzer, anarchist
  • Jan 7 Aubrey Brabazon, jockey/trainer
  • Jan 7 Lionel Alexander Bethune [Alastair] Pilkington, engineer/Industrialist
  • Jan 8 Hendrikus J Wittebold, civil servant/resistance fighter
  • Jan 8 Douglas Wilmer, British actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Jan 9 Chan Canasta, Polish-British magician (d. 1999)
  • Jan 9 Clive Dunn, British actor, (d. 2012)
  • Jan 9 Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar
  • Jan 10 Georges Marchal, Nancy France, actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way)
  • Jan 10 Max Patkin, American baseball player (d. 1999)
  • Jan 11 John Powell, campaigner
  • Jan 12 James Farmer, Marshall, Tex, civil rights leader
  • Jan 12 Prof Jerzy Zubrzycki, Polish-born Australian sociologist
  • Jan 14 Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux)
  • Jan 14 Donald Beard, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the 1950's)
  • Jan 14 George Herman, newsman (CBS-TV)
  • Jan 15 John J "Cardinal" O'Connor, Roman Catholic Archbishop of NY, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 15 John Junor, British editor in chief (Sunday Express)
  • Jan 15 Steve Gromek, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • Jan 16 Elliott Reid, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Jan 17 Joseph George Handy Hendleman, musician
  • Jan 17 Nora Kaye, American prima ballerina, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 19 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian diplomat, 5th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1982-91) and Prime Minister of Peru (2000-01), born in Lima
  • Jan 20 DeForest Kelley, actor (Dr McCoy-Star Trek), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 20 Peter Clemoes, anglo-Saxon scholar
  • Jan 20 Richard John Copeland Atkinson, archaeologist
  • Jan 20 Sam M Gibbons, (Rep-D-FL, 1963- )
  • Jan 20 Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (d. 2006)

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Jan 20 Federico Fellini, Rimini, Kingdom of Italy, film director and scriptwriter (8 1/2, La Dolce Vita)

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • Jan 21 Donald Cuthbert Coleman, British economic historian (d. 1995)
  • Jan 21 Errol Walton Barrow, PM of Barbados (DLP) (1966-76, 1986-87)
  • Jan 21 Torsten Nilsson, composer
  • Jan 22 George Breakston, actor/director (Jungle Stampede), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 22 Piet Van Lishout, Flemish writer (Eva & I)
  • Jan 22 William Warfield, singer (Show Boat)
  • Jan 23 Erbet Pawel, biographer (Kafka)
  • Jan 24 Don Saddler, Van Nuys California, dancer (Holiday Hotel)
  • Jan 24 Jerry Maren, actor (munchkin-Wizard of Oz, Mayor McCheese)
  • Jan 26 Derek Bond, actor (Nicholas Nickelby), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jan 26 John Logan Gorlay, journalist
  • Jan 27 Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (d. 2002)
  • Jan 27 John Box, British film production designer and art director (d. 2005)
  • Jan 28 James Whyte, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
  • Jan 29 Alec Coppen, psychiatrist
  • Jan 29 José Luis de Villalonga, Spanish aristocrat (d. 2007)
  • Jan 30 George Skibine, Russ/US dancer/choreographer (Tragedy in Verona)
  • Jan 30 Patrick Heron, British abstract painter, born in Leeds, South Yorkshire (d. 1999)
  • Jan 30 Carwood Lipton, American WWII veteran (d. 2001)
  • Jan 31 Robert Hersant, press baron
  • Jan 31 Stewart L Udall, St Johns Ariz, US Secretary of Interior (1961-69)
  • Jan 31 Bert Williams, English footballer (Wolverhampton, 30 caps), born in Bradley, Staffordshire (d. 2014)