Birthdays in History in January 1950

  • Jan 1 Svetlana Georgievna Beregovkina, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Jan 1 Yevgeni Vladimirovich Saley, cosmonaut
  • Jan 5 Ioan Petru Culianu, Romanian-born professor (d. 1991)
  • Jan 5 John Manley, Canadian politician
  • Jan 5 Charlie Richmond, Canadian entrepreneur
  • Jan 6 Louis Freeh, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Jan 12 Bob McEwen, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1981-93), born in Hillsboro, Ohio
  • Jan 12 Marilyn R Smith, American microbiologist, born in Americus, Georgia
  • Jan 12 Sheila Jackson Lee, American politician
  • Jan 12 Göran Lindblad, Swedish politician
  • Jan 12 Dorrit Moussaieff, First Lady of Iceland
  • Jan 12 Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (d. 1992)
  • Jan 16 Brian Castro, Australian author, born in Hong Kong
  • Jan 17 Luis López Nieves, Latin American writer
  • Jan 18 John Hughes, director (Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Weird Science)
  • Jan 19 Grant Nordman, Canadian politician
  • Jan 20 Edward Hirsch. American poet
  • Jan 20 Mahamane Ousmane, President of Niger
  • Jan 21 Joseph R Tanner, Danville Ill, astronaut (STS 66, 82, sk: 97)
  • Jan 24 Benjamin Urrutia, Ecuadorian-born American writer
  • Jan 25 Gloria Naylor, US author (Women of Brewster Place), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • Jan 26 Jorg Haider, Austrian polical leader (Austrian Freedom Pary)
  • Jan 27 Amos Grunebaum, Israeli-born physician
  • Jan 27 Derek Acorah, English spirit medium
  • Jan 28 David Carl Hilmers, Iowa, Col USMC/astronaut (STS 51-J, 26, 36, 42)
  • Jan 28 Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah, King of Bahrain