On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1842

  • Jan 2 Amy G C A Bonet-Maury, French reformed theologist
  • Jan 4 Frederic T. Greenhalge, 38th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
  • Jan 6 Clarence King, American geologist & mountaineer, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1901)
  • Jan 7 Johan Lindegren, composer

Person of interestWilliam James

Jan 11 William James, American psychologist & philosopher (The Principles of Psychology), born in New York (d. 1910)

Father of American psychology William James
Father of American psychology
William James
  • Jan 12 Francois Coppee, French poet
  • Jan 15 Blessed Mary McKillop, Australian nun & candidate for sainthood, born in Fitzroy, Australia (d. 1909)
  • Jan 15 Josef Breuer, Austrian psychologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1925)
  • Jan 18 Albert Alonzo Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (d. 1911)
  • Jan 22 Charles Henri Marechal, composer