Birthdays in History in January 1903

  • Jan 2 Anton van Duinkerken, [Willem JMA Asselbergs], literary
  • Jan 3 Charles Foulkes, Canada, general
  • Jan 5 Harold Gatty, Australian aviator, navigator with Wiley Post (d. 1957)
  • Jan 7 Albrecht Haushofer, writer
  • Jan 9 Hem Vejakorn, Thai illustrator (d. 1969)
  • Jan 11 Alan Paton, South African writer (Cry, the Beloved Country)
  • Jan 12 Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist - helped develop 1st Soviet nuclear weapon
  • Jan 15 Paul A. Dever, 58th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • Jan 19 Alfred Lane Beit, connoisseur
  • Jan 20 Sybil Marion Rosenfeld, theatre historian
  • Jan 22 Fritz Houtermans, Polish physicist (d. 1966)
  • Jan 23 Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian politician (d. 1948)
  • Jan 24 Robert Gwathmey, artist (Arts & Letters)
  • Jan 27 John Eccles, British physiologist/neurologist
  • Jan 27 Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (d. 1979)
  • Jan 28 Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, crystallographer (1st woman in Royal Society)
  • Jan 29 Cornelis H Edelman, Dutch geologist
  • Jan 30 G Evelyn Hutchinson, British zoologist (Treatise on Limnology)
  • Jan 31 Gardner Cowles, Iowa, publisher/founder (Look Magazine)