Birthdays in History in January 1921

  • Jan 1 Ismail al-Faruqi, Palestinian philosopher (d. 1986)
  • Jan 5 Jean BMRLAAM d'Aviano, grand duke of Luxembourg (1964- )
  • Jan 5 Friedrich D├╝rrenmatt, Konolfingen, Bern, Swiss playwright and novelist (The Physicists, The Visit)
  • Jan 6 Lou Harris, pollster (Lou Harris Poll)
  • Jan 8 Herta Bothe, Nazi concentration camp guard
  • Jan 13 Dachine Rainer, British writer (d. 2000)
  • Jan 14 Charles Gaupp, German/Dutch painter
  • Jan 14 Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (d. 2006)
  • Jan 16 Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (d. 2004)
  • Jan 17 Antonio Prohias, Cuban cartoonist (d. 1998)
  • Jan 18 Robert Glaser, educational psychologist (National Assessment of Educational Progress), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2012)
  • Jan 18 Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2008), born in Tokyo (d. 2015)
  • Jan 19 Patricia Highsmith, [Plangman], US/Swiss writer (Strangers on a Train)
  • Jan 19 "Billy Batts" Devino, American gangster (d. 1970)
  • Jan 20 Bernt Engelmann, Germany, writer
  • Jan 21 Barney Clark, 1st to receive a permanent artificial heart
  • Jan 21 Howard Unruh, American mass murderer
  • Jan 24 Bernard J Dwyer, (Rep-D-NJ, 1981- )
  • Jan 25 Russell Reading Braddon, Australian author
  • Jan 26 Akio Morita, Kasugaya Japan, CEO (Sony)
  • Jan 26 Eddie Barclay, French producer (Barclay Records) (d. 2005)
  • Jan 27 Donna Reed, Denison Iowa, (From Here to Eternity, Wonderful Life)
  • Jan 31 E. Fay Jones, American architect (d. 2004)