Famous People Born in January 1875

  • Jan 1 Charles Rist, French economist (opposed Keynesian Revolution), born in Lausanne, Switzerland, France (d. 1955)
  • Jan 1 Frank Druce, English cricket batsman (5 Tests, 1 x 50; Surrey CCC), born in London, England (d. 1954)
  • Jan 7 Gustav Flatow, German gymnast (d. 1945)
  • Jan 9 Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American sculptor and art patron (founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art NYC), born in NYC, New York (d. 1942)
  • Jan 11 Reinhold Glière, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Kyiv, Ukraine (d. 1956)
  • Jan 12 Marika Stiernstedt, Swedish author (Ulla Bella), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1954)
  • Jan 14 Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian theologian & writer (Nobel 1954), born in Kayserberg, France (d. 1965)

Ibn SaudIbn Saud (1875-1953)

Jan 15 Founder and first King of Saudi Arabia (1932-53), born in Riyadh, Emirate of Nejd

  • Jan 15 Tom Burke, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m, 400m 1896), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1929)
  • Jan 16 Leonor Michaelis, German enzyme kinetic theorist (d. 1947)
  • Jan 17 Florencio Sánchez, Uruguayan dramatist (d. 1910)
  • Jan 21 John Lindworsky, German Jesuit and psychologist (Der Wille) (d. 1939)
  • Jan 21 Paul E. Kahle, German professor of oriental studies, born in Hohenstein, Prussia (d. 1964)
  • Jan 22 Bonifacius Cornelius de Jonge, Dutch politician (Governor General of the Dutch East Indies 1931-6) (d. 1958)

D. W. GriffithD. W. Griffith (1875-1948)

Jan 22 American film director and producer (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), born in LaGrange, Kentucky

  • Jan 22 Thomas W Ross, American actor (Without Limit, Kings Row, 17, Mortal Storm), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1959)
  • Jan 28 Julian Antonio Carillo Trujillo, Mexican composer, musician and conductor (developed theory of microtonal music "The Thirteenth Sound"), born in Ahualulco, Mexico (d. 1965)