On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1865

  • Jan 1 Giuseppe Ferrata, composer
  • Jan 3 Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (The Mikado), born in London, England (d. 1936)
  • Jan 5 Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer, born in Bogotá, Colombia (d. 1920)
  • Jan 10 Mary Ingalls, sister of American author Laura Ingalls Wilder, born in Pepin County, Wisconsin (d. 1928)
  • Jan 13 Princess Marie of Orléans (d. 1908)
  • Jan 17 Gen Sir Charles Fergusson, Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1951)
  • Jan 20 Friedrich A H von Waldeck, brother of queen Emma/last ruler of Waldeck
  • Jan 22 Friedrich Paschen, German physicist
  • Jan 23 Benjamin Delmonte, Dutch theater director & actor (Black Haired Whore), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • Jan 28 Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1928)
  • Jan 28 Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, first president of Finland (d. 1952)
  • Jan 30 Samuel Pierre l'Honoré Naber, Dutch rear-admiral and librarian, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1936)

Person of interestHenri Desgrange

Jan 31 Henri Desgrange, French cyclist and journalist, founder of the Tour-de-France, born in Paris, France (d. 1940)

Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France Henri Desgrange
Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France
Henri Desgrange
  • Jan 31 Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1951)