Birthdays in History in January 1939

  • Jan 2 Jim Bakker, televangelist (PTL Club)/rapist (Jessica Hahn)
  • Jan 3 Janice Crosio, Australian politician
  • Jan 5 Peter Struycken, statues/computer expert/teacher
  • Jan 7 Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark
  • Jan 10 Jared Carter, American poet, born in Elwood, Indiana
  • Jan 10 David Horowitz, American author and political commentator
  • Jan 10 William Levy, Dutch writer
  • Jan 12 Helmut Eisendle, writer
  • Jan 12 Jacobus M "Jacques" Hamelink, Dutch writer/poet (Cold Unrest)
  • Jan 18 Bernard Glassman, NY, Zen teacher/head (Zen Center of NY)
  • Jan 20 Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Indian astronomer
  • Jan 20 Paul Coverdell, American politician (d. 2000)
  • Jan 21 Mary Ellen McAnally, American poet (Dance of the Zygotes), born in Vandalia, Illinois
  • Jan 22 Jeff Smith, American chef (d. 2004)
  • Jan 25 Gabriel Romanus, Swedish politician
  • Jan 27 N R Bomford, head master (Harrow School)
  • Jan 28 John M Fabian, Goosecreek Tx, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 7, STS 51G)
  • Jan 29 Germaine Greer, Australian feminist/author (Female Eunich), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jan 29 O P Kolomitsev, cosmonaut
  • Jan 30 Eleanor Smeal, feminist/pres (NOW)
  • Jan 30 Frank R Wolf, (Rep-R-VA, 1981- )