Famous People Born in January 1944

  • Jan 1 Don Novello, American actor and comedian (Father Guido Sarducci-Saturday Night Live), born in Ashtabula, Ohio
  • Jan 1 Charlie Davis, cricketer (WI batsman in 15 Tests 1968-73)
  • Jan 1 Jimmy Hart, American wrestling manager
  • Jan 1 Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Pakistani politician
  • Jan 2 Peter Eotvos, composer
  • Jan 2 Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician
  • Jan 3 Christina von Saltza, US, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960)
  • Jan 3 David Atherton, English conductor
  • Jan 3 Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke
  • Jan 4 Volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream)
  • Jan 5 Felix Arons, Dutch director/actor (Waaldrecht)
  • Jan 5 Tommie Smith, US, 200m dash (Olympic-gold-1968) [or Jun 5]
  • Jan 6 Bonnie Franklin, Santa Monica Cal, TV actress (Ann-1 Day at a Time), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 6 Henry Kravis, author (The Money Machine)
  • Jan 6 Robert Landers, Tarrant County TX, PGA golfer (Fort Worth-1976, 78, 80)
  • Jan 6 Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager [or 1943]
  • Jan 6 Van McCoy, US soul singer/songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle)
  • Jan 6 Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Swiss immunologist, Nobel laureate
  • Jan 7 Ad [GB] Nijhuis, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Jan 7 Mike McGear, singer (Paul McCartney's brother), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jan 7 Arne Scheie, Norwegian sports commentator
  • Jan 7 Tony Whitlam, Australian judge
  • Jan 8 Terry Brooks, US, sci-fi author (Sword of Shannara)

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Jan 9 Jimmy Page, rock guitarist (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven), born in London, England

Rock Star Jimmy Page
Rock Star
Jimmy Page
  • Jan 9 Scott Engel, vocalist (Walker Brothers-Sun Aint Gonna Shine Anymore)
  • Jan 9 Ian Hornak, American Painter, Draughtsman and Sculptor (d. 2002)
  • Jan 10 Frank Sinatra Jr, American singer/bandleader (Golddigers), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • Jan 10 Rory Byrne, South African racing car designer
  • Jan 10 Bernard Derome, Canadian news presenter (Le Téléjournal)
  • Jan 10 William Sanderson, American actor
  • Jan 11 York Georg Holler, composer
  • Jan 11 Mohammed Abed Elhai, Sudanese writer and academic (d. 1989)
  • Jan 11 Shibu Soren, Indian politician

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Jan 12 Joe Frazier, Beaufort South Carolina, HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1964)/champ (1968-73)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Jan 12 Vlastimil Hort, Czech/German chess player
  • Jan 12 Hans Henning Atrott, Prussian euthanasia advocate
  • Jan 12 Viktoria Postnikova, Russian pianist
  • Jan 12 Carlos Villagrán, Mexican actor
  • Jan 14 Graham Vivian Marsh, Kalgoorlie Australia, PGA golfer (1977 Heritage)
  • Jan 14 Marjoe Gortner, American evangelist
  • Jan 14 Nina Totenberg, American journalist
  • Jan 16 Chris de Marigny, painter/designer
  • Jan 16 Jim Stafford, Eloise Fla, singer (Spiders & Snakes, My Girl Bill)
  • Jan 17 Françoise Hardy, French singer
  • Jan 18 Larry "Legs" Smith, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band-Urban Spaceman)
  • Jan 18 Relus ter Beek, Dutch Minister of defense (PvdA)
  • Jan 18 Paul Keating, twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia
  • Jan 18 Carl Morton, American baseball player (d. 1983)
  • Jan 18 Alexander Van der Bellen, Austrian politician, President of Austria (2017-), born in Vienna
  • Jan 19 Dan Reeves, NFL Coach (NY Giants, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jan 19 Pehr Henrik Nordgren, composer
  • Jan 19 Richard [Erskine Frere] Leakey, Nairobi Kenya, anthropologist
  • Jan 19 Shelley Fabares, American actress
  • Jan 19 Laurie London, English singer
  • Jan 19 Peter Lynch, American investor
  • Jan 20 Eddie Shah, English publisher (Today, Post)
  • Jan 20 Isao Okano, Japan, middleweight judo (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Jan 20 Lieven Soete, Dutch publicist (Molotov-Ribbentrop-pact)
  • Jan 21 Neely Bruce, American composer
  • Jan 23 Jerry Lawson, US singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk)
  • Jan 23 Marty Russo, (Rep-D-IL, 1975- )
  • Jan 23 Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor (Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, Osterman Weekend)
  • Jan 23 Sergey Belov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Jan 24 David Gerrold, [Jerrold David Friedman], author (World of Star Trek)
  • Jan 24 Klaus Nomi, German singer (d. 1983)
  • Jan 25 Anita Pallenberg, Italian model
  • Jan 26 Angela Yvonne Davis, African American activist/professor
  • Jan 27 Kevin Coyne, English musician, born in Derby (d. 2004)
  • Jan 27 Nicholas Berkeley Mason, drummer (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)
  • Jan 27 Peter Akinola, Nigerian religious leader
  • Jan 28 Arnold Muhren, Dutch pop bassist/singer (The Cats-Sailin' Home)
  • Jan 28 Brian Keenan, American rock drummer (Chamber Bros-Time Has Come Today), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 28 James Cran, British MP
  • Jan 28 John Edmonds, British trade unionist
  • Jan 28 John Tavener, composer (The Whale), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 28 Martin Fried, rocker (Cyrkle-Red Rubber Ball)
  • Jan 29 Barbara Moore, Wardell Mo, actress (Lisa Rogers-Man From UNCLE)
  • Jan 29 Hans Plomp, Dutch writer/poet (Venus in Holland)
  • Jan 29 Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda
  • Jan 29 Patrick Lipton Robinson, Jamaican judge
  • Jan 30 John Thornton, English chocolate factory/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 30 Lynn Harrell, American cellist, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 31 Anton Korteweg, Dutch poet (For the Good Order)
  • Jan 31 Charley Musselwhite, blues musician (Stand Back, Louisiana Fog)
  • Jan 31 Eugene Terre Blanche, South African leader of Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging
  • Jan 31 John Inverarity, cricketer (Australian batsman 1968-72)