Birthdays in History in January 1906

  • Jan 3 Roman Brandstaetter, writer
  • Jan 5 Kathleen Kenyon, 1st person to place date on remains of Jericho
  • Jan 6 Benedict Vilakazi, South Africa, poet/educator (Zulu-English Dictionary)
  • Jan 6 Jaap Wagemaker, [Adrian B], Dutch sculptor
  • Jan 8 Jan A H J S Bruins Slot, Dutch founder illegal Trouw/MP (ARP)
  • Jan 11 Albert Hofmann, Switzerland, chemist (discovered LSD)
  • Jan 11 Robert Nesbitt, impresario
  • Jan 12 Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (d. 1942)
  • Jan 15 Aristotle Onassis, Greece, rich shipping magnate
  • Jan 16 Clement Greenberg, art critic
  • Jan 18 Hans Aeschbacher, Swiss sculptor (Venus de Six-Tours)
  • Jan 21 Fred Fehl, Austrian/US Broadway photographer
  • Jan 21 John Putz, British journalist (Guardian) (d. 1995)
  • Jan 21 Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (d. 2007)
  • Jan 22 Robert E[rvin] Howard, US, sci-fi author (Conan the Conqueror)
  • Jan 22 Willa B Brown (Coffey), US African American air pioneer (NAAA)
  • Jan 24 Norman Cook, museum curator
  • Jan 28 Harry van Kruiningen, [Henri A Janssen], painter/graphic artist
  • Jan 31 R W Bonham, founder (International Braille Chess Association)