Famous People Born in January 1939

  • Jan 1 Michèle Mercier, French actress
  • Jan 2 Jim Bakker, televangelist (PTL Club)/rapist (Jessica Hahn)

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Jan 3 Bobby Hull, Canadian NHL forward (Chicago Blackhawk 1957-72), born in Pointe Anne, Ontario

NHL Legend Bobby Hull
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  • Jan 3 Nikos Alefantos, Greek football manager
  • Jan 3 Janice Crosio, Australian politician
  • Jan 4 Jon Appleton, composer
  • Jan 5 Bridget Parker, England, equestrian 3 day event (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Jan 5 Peter Struycken, statues/computer expert/teacher
  • Jan 6 Murray Rose, Nairn Scotland, Australian Olympic swimmer (4x oly gold), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 7 David Buchan, ethno-musicologist
  • Jan 7 Tom Kierman, British(?) rugby player
  • Jan 7 Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark
  • Jan 9 Susannah York, English actress (They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Superman), born in London, England
  • Jan 10 Bill Toomey, decathelete (Olympic-gold-68), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 10 Sal Mineo, American actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 10 Jared Carter, American poet, born in Elwood, Indiana
  • Jan 10 David Horowitz, American author and political commentator
  • Jan 10 William Levy, Dutch writer
  • Jan 10 Scott McKenzie, American singer ('San Francisco;), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 11 Anne Heggtveit, Canadian alpine skier (Olympic-gold-1960), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jan 12 Helmut Eisendle, writer
  • Jan 12 Jacobus M "Jacques" Hamelink, Dutch writer/poet (Cold Unrest)
  • Jan 13 Jacek Gmoch, Polish footballer and coach
  • Jan 15 Charles Christopher Steel, composer
  • Jan 17 Antao D'Souza, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in six Tests 1959-62)
  • Jan 17 Maury Povich, TV host (Current Affair, Maury)/Mr Connie Chung
  • Jan 17 Toini Gustafson, Sweden, 5K/10K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1968)
  • Jan 18 Bernard Glassman, NY, Zen teacher/head (Zen Center of NY)
  • Jan 20 Murle Breer, LPGA golfer
  • Jan 20 Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Indian astronomer
  • Jan 20 Paul Coverdell, American politician (d. 2000)
  • Jan 21 Mary Ellen McAnally, Illinois, poet (Dance of the Zygotes)
  • Jan 22 Jeff Smith, American chef (d. 2004)
  • Jan 23 Ray Elliott, Irish rock pianist/saxophonist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Jan 23 Sonny Chiba, Japanese actor and martial artist
  • Jan 23 Arlene Golonka, American actress
  • Jan 24 Ray Stevens, Clarksdale Ga, singer (Ahab the Arab, Streak)
  • Jan 25 Gabriel Romanus, Swedish politician
  • Jan 26 Marshall Lieb, rocker (Teddy Bears)
  • Jan 27 Mike Hill, PGA golfer (1977 Ohio Kings Island Open), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • Jan 27 N R Bomford, head master (Harrow School)
  • Jan 27 Tigran Yegiayi Mansuryan, composer
  • Jan 28 John M Fabian, Goosecreek Tx, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 7, STS 51G)
  • Jan 29 Germaine Greer, Australian feminist/author (Female Eunich), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jan 29 O P Kolomitsev, cosmonaut
  • Jan 30 Eleanor Smeal, feminist/pres (NOW)
  • Jan 30 Frank R Wolf, (Rep-R-VA, 1981- )
  • Jan 30 Nick Gaselee, racehorse trainer
  • Jan 31 Claude Gauthier, Canadian singer and songwriter