On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1871

  • Jan 1 Albert Griffiths ("Young Griffo"), Australian boxer (World Featherweight champion 1890-92), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1927)
  • Jan 5 Frederick Converse, American composer (The Pipe of Desire), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1940)
  • Jan 7 Émile Borel, French mathematician and politician (d. 1956)
  • Jan 8 James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish unionist politician and the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (1921-1940), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1940)
  • Jan 9 Charles Kortright, British(?) cricket player
  • Jan 10 Enrica Freiin von Handel-Manzetti, Austrian poet & writer (Jesse & Maria), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1955)
  • Jan 12 Paul Guthnick, German astronomer
  • Jan 14 Pauline Beersmans, Flemish actress (Hofslachter), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1942)
  • Jan 15 Bertram Shapleigh, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1940)

Person of interestDavid Beatty

Jan 17 David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet during World War I (Battle of Jutland), born in Nantwich, England (d. 1936)

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • Jan 22 Leon Jessel, German composer (The Parade of the Tin Soldiers), born in Stettin (d. 1942)
  • Jan 26 Warner Fabian [Samuel H Adams], American journalist/writer (Average Jones)
  • Jan 29 Eduardo Lopez-Chavarri y Marco, composer
  • Jan 30 Seymour Hicks, British actor & theatrical impresario (Scrooge), born in St. Hélier, Isle of Jersey, England (d. 1949)
  • Jan 30 Wilfred Lucas, Canadian actor (Pardon Us, Chump at Oxford), born in Ontario, Canada (d. 1940)