Birthdays in History in January 1944

  • Jan 1 Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Pakistani politician
  • Jan 2 Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician
  • Jan 3 Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke
  • Jan 6 Henry Kravis, author (The Money Machine)
  • Jan 6 Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Swiss immunologist, Nobel laureate
  • Jan 7 Ad Nijhuis, Dutch politician (VVD)
  • Jan 7 Tony Whitlam, Australian judge
  • Jan 8 Terry Brooks, American sci-fi author (Sword of Shannara)
  • Jan 9 Ian Hornak, American Painter, Draughtsman and Sculptor (d. 2002)
  • Jan 10 Rory Byrne, South African racing car designer
  • Jan 10 Bernard Derome, Canadian news presenter (Le Téléjournal)
  • Jan 11 Mohammed Abed Elhai, Sudanese writer and academic (d. 1989)
  • Jan 11 Shibu Soren, Indian politician
  • Jan 12 Vlastimil Hort, Czech/German chess player
  • Jan 12 Hans Henning Atrott, Prussian euthanasia advocate
  • Jan 14 Marjoe Gortner, American evangelist
  • Jan 14 Nina Totenberg, American journalist
  • Jan 16 Chris de Marigny, painter/designer
  • Jan 18 Relus ter Beek, Dutch Minister of defense (PvdA)
  • Jan 18 Paul Keating, twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia
  • Jan 18 Alexander Van der Bellen, Austrian politician, President of Austria (2017-), born in Vienna
  • Jan 19 Peter Lynch, American investor
  • Jan 20 Eddie Shah, English publisher (Today, Post)
  • Jan 20 Lieven Soete, Dutch publicist (Molotov-Ribbentrop-pact)
  • Jan 23 Marty Russo, (Rep-D-IL, 1975- )
  • Jan 26 Angela Yvonne Davis, African American activist/professor
  • Jan 27 Peter Akinola, Nigerian religious leader
  • Jan 28 James Cran, British MP
  • Jan 28 John Edmonds, British trade unionist
  • Jan 29 Hans Plomp, Dutch writer/poet (Venus in Holland)
  • Jan 29 Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda
  • Jan 29 Patrick Lipton Robinson, Jamaican judge
  • Jan 30 John Thornton, English chocolate factory/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 31 Anton Korteweg, Dutch poet (For the Good Order)
  • Jan 31 Eugene Terre Blanche, South African leader of Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging