Birthdays in History in January 1912

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Jan 1 Kim Philby, British spy and Soviet mole who was a member of the "Cambridge Five", born in Ambala, Punjab, India (d. 1988)

  • Jan 1 Victor Reuther, American labor leader, born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Jan 1 Boris Vladimirovich Gnedenko, Russian mathematician (d. 1995)
  • Jan 2 Renato Guttuso, Italian painter (Flight from Etna, Crucifixion)
  • Jan 3 Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and senator (d. 2002)
  • Jan 3 Armand Lohikoski, Finnish director (d. 2005)
  • Jan 5 Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53)
  • Jan 6 Jacques Cesar Ellul, writer
  • Jan 7 Charles Addams, cartoonist (New Yorker, Addams Family)
  • Jan 9 Ralph Tubbs, architect
  • Jan 10 Maria Mandel, Camp leader at Auschwitz (d. 1948)
  • Jan 11 Roger Lewis, aviation exec (Lockheed, Curtiss Wright, Pan Am)
  • Jan 15 Michel Debré, French politician (d. 1996)
  • Jan 16 Franz Tumler, Austrian author/novelist (Cloak, Aufruf)
  • Jan 18 Charles Moeller, Belgian theologist (Humanism et saintete)
  • Jan 18 William Sansom, English writer (Loving Eye)
  • Jan 19 Francis David Charteris, earl of Wemyss & March/Scottish landowner
  • Jan 19 Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans, Dutch soc dem chairman (1965-69)
  • Jan 19 Leonid V Kantorovich, economist (Nobel), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Jan 21 Konrad Bloch, German biochemist (studied cholesterol-Nobel 1964)
  • Jan 25 Lucius E Burch Jr, US lawyer/civil rights leader
  • Jan 26 Cora Baird, American puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Lawrence Durrell, Indian-British writer (Private Country, Alexandria Quartet), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, British India (d. 1990)
  • Jan 27 Arne Næss, Norwegian philosopher
  • Jan 27 E. R. Braithwaite, diplomat and writer (To Sir with Love), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 2016)

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Jan 28 Jackson Pollock, American expressionist painter (Lavender Mist), born in Cody, Wyoming (d. 1956)

  • Jan 28 William "Bill" Henson, English diplomat (Prague 1939)
  • Jan 29 Jacob "Jaap" Balk, journalist (AH, Onder de Keizerskroon)
  • Jan 30 Barbara Tuchman, American historian/author (Pulitzer, Guns of August)
  • Jan 30 Francis Schaeffer, American Evangelical theologian and pastor (d. 1984)