Famous People Born in January 1880

  • Jan 1 Edie Martin, British actress (Titfield Thunderbolt), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • Jan 2 Louis Charles Breguet, French aviation pioneer (founded the Compagnie des messageries aérienne which became Air France), born in Paris (d. 1955)
  • Jan 3 Donat Raymond, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame builder (head Canadian Arena Company, Montreal Forum rebuilt in 1968) and politician, born in St. Stanislas de Kostka, Quebec (d. 1963)
  • Jan 5 Nikolai Medtner, Russian pianist and composer (Skazi), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1951)
  • Jan 6 Tom Mix [Thomas Hezikiah Mix], American silent screen cowboy actor (Dick Turpin), born in Mix Run, Pennsylvania (d. 1940)
  • Jan 6 Yuliya Veysberg, Russian music critic & composer, born in Orenburg, Russia (d. 1942)
  • Jan 10 Eduard Meijers, Dutch lawyer (Short Cause), born in Den Helder, Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • Jan 10 Frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister & mayor of Antwerp, born in Roosdaal, Belgium (d. 1961)
  • Jan 10 Grock [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown and circus director, born in Loveresse, Canton of Bern (d. 1959)

Manuel AzañaManuel Azaña (1880-1940)

Jan 10 Prime Minister of Spain (1931-33) and 2nd President of the Spanish Republic (1936-39), born in Alcalá de Henares, Spain

  • Jan 11 Elisabeth Achelis, American heiress, writer, and proponent of the 13-month World Calendar, born in Brooklyn, NYC (d. 1973)
  • Jan 11 Rudolf Palm, Curaçaoan pianist and composer, born in Curaçao (d. 1950)
  • Jan 17 Mack Sennett, Canadian-American film director and producer (Keystone Kops), born in Richmond, Quebec (d. 1960)
  • Jan 18 Paul Ehrenfest, Austrian-Dutch theoretical physicist (phase transition, Ehrenfest theorem), born in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1933)
  • Jan 20 Walter W. Bacon, American politician (d. 1962)
  • Jan 25 Francis George Scott, Scottish composer, born in Hawick, Roxburghshire (d. 1958)

Douglas MacArthurDouglas MacArthur (1880-1964)

Jan 26 American general in World War II (Pacific theater, Philippines) and Korea, born in Little Rock, Arkansas

  • Jan 28 Herbert Strudwick, English cricketer (wicket-keeper before & after WWI), born in Mitcham, England (d. 1970)
  • Jan 28 Mary Boland, American comedienne and actress (Ruggles of Red Gap), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)
  • Jan 29 W. C. Fields [William Claude Dukenfield], American actor (Bank Dick), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1946)