On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1869

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 3 Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer
  • Jan 4 Tommy Corcoran, American baseball shortstop (MLB shortstop game assist record 14), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1960)
  • Jan 13 Emanuele F, duke of Aosta, Italian general (WWI)/fascist
  • Jan 15 Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist (d. 1907)
  • Jan 18 Willem De Vreese, Flemish linguist/biblographer
  • Jan 19 Alfred R Zimmerman, mayor (Rotterdam 1906-22)/Dir (League of Nations)

Person of interestGrigori Rasputin

Jan 21 Grigori Rasputin, Russian monk and confidant of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, born in Pokrovskoye, Sibera, Russian Empire (d. 1916)

  • Jan 23 Felice Boghen, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1945)
  • Jan 23 Herbert David Croly, American author (Promise of American Life), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1930)
  • Jan 27 Will Marion Cook, composer
  • Jan 29 Andrey Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
  • Jan 31 Henri Carton de Wiart, Belgian Count/literary/premier (1920-21)