Famous People Born in January 1879

E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster (1879-1970)

Jan 1 English writer and novelist (Howards End, Passage to India), born in Marylebone, Middlesex

  • Jan 1 Emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory), born in Eaux-Vives, Switzerland (d. 1940)
  • Jan 1 Ernest Jones, Welsh psychoanalyst (biographer of Freud - Life & Work of Sigmund Freud),born in Gowerton, Wales (d. 1958)
  • Jan 1 William Fox [Wilhem Fuchs], Hungarian-American movie theater pioneer and film producer (Fox Film Corporation), born in Tolcsva, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1952)
  • Jan 2 Johannes L "Jan" Walch, Dutch literary figure (Grimaces) (d. 1946)
  • Jan 2 Pieter Tesch, Dutch geologist (Pedestal of Nederlands) (d. 1961)
  • Jan 2 Sydney Baynes, British conductor, arranger, bandleader and composer (Destiny Waltz; Endure to Conquer), born in Sudbury, England (d. 1938)
  • Jan 3 Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, American First Lady (1923-29) wife of Calvin Coolidge, born in Burlington, Vermont (d. 1957)
  • Jan 5 Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1946)
  • Jan 11 Antonio Beltramelli, Italian writer (d. 1930)
  • Jan 12 Ray Harroun, American auto racer (inaugural Indianapolis 500 1911; Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2000), born in Spartansburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • Jan 15 Ernest Thesiger, English actor (Bride of Frankenstein, Ghoul), born in London, England (d. 1961)
  • Jan 15 Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author, born in Newmarket, Canada (d. 1961)
  • Jan 18 Henri Giraud, French general (French Committee of National Liberation in WWII), born in Paris, France (d. 1949)
  • Jan 19 Boris Savinkov, Russian writer (d. 1925)
  • Jan 22 Francis Picabia, French avante-garde artist, writer and typographist (Amorous Parade), born in Paris, France (d. 1953)
  • Jan 24 Stanislaw Lyudkevich, Ukranian composer, born in Jaroslaw, Habsburg Empire (now Poland) (d. 1979)
  • Jan 25 Dave Nourse, South African cricket all-rounder (45 Tests, 1 x 100, 41 wickets; Natal, Transvaal, Western Province), born in South Norwood, England (d. 1948)
  • Jan 26 Lode Baekelmans, Belgian writer (Tille), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1965)
  • Jan 27 Sven Holger K├Ârling, Swedish organist, music teacher, and composer of children's songs, born in Ystad, Sweden (d. 1948)