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)
  • Jan 31 Tikhon of Moscow [Vasily Ivanovich Bellavin], 11th Patriarch of Moscow and all of Russia, born in Toropets District, Pskov, Russian Empire (d. 1925)

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)