Famous People Born in January 1885

  • Jan 1 Roland Diggle, English-born American composer and organist (d. 1954)
  • Jan 2 José Méndez, Cuban Baseball HOF pitcher (NgL World Series 1924; 3 × NgL NL pennants; Kansas City Monarchs), born in Cárdenas, Cuba (d. 1928)
  • Jan 5 Humbert Wolfe, Italian-born British poet, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1940)
  • Jan 8 A. J. Muste, Dutch pacifist and activist (d. 1967)

John CurtinJohn Curtin (1885-1945)

Jan 8 Victoria, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (Labor: 1941-45), born in Creswick, Colony of Victoria

Alice PaulAlice Paul (1885-1977)

Jan 11 American suffragist (National Woman's Party), born in Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey

  • Jan 11 Jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (The White Outlaw), born in Kingfisher Creek, Oklahoma (d. 1965)
  • Jan 13 Alfred Fuller, Canadian-American businessman ('Fuller Brush Man'), born in Welsford, Canada (d. 1973)
  • Jan 15 Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player, born in Sandborn, Illinois (d. 1968)
  • Jan 15 Huang Yuanyong, Chinese writer, born in Jiujiang, China (d. 1915)
  • Jan 15 Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician, born in Wolfurt, Austria (d. 1973)
  • Jan 16 Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, Polish politician (President of Poland in-exile 1939-47), born in Kutaisi, Georgia, Russian Empire (d. 1947)
  • Jan 16 Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (d. 1967)
  • Jan 17 Emmy Hennings-Ball [Emma Cordsen], German poet and performer, born in Flensburg, German Empire (d. 1948)
  • Jan 17 Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader (d. 1952)
  • Jan 21 Umberto Nobile, Italian aviator and polar explorer (designed and flew 1st airship across the polar air cap), born in Lauro, Italy (d. 1978)
  • Jan 23 Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, Polish composer and conductor, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1944)
  • Jan 25 Else Mauhs [Alwine Julie Else Mauhs], German-Dutch actress (Eline Vere, L'aiglon), born in Mülheim an der Ruhr (d. 1959)
  • Jan 25 Kitahara Hakushū, Japanese poet & children's writers, born in Nankan, Japan (d. 1942)
  • Jan 27 Eduard Künneke, German conductor and theater composer, born in Emmerich, Germany (d. 1953)

Jerome KernJerome Kern (1885-1945)

Jan 27 American Broadway and film composer (Showboat; Roberta), born in NYC, New York

  • Jan 27 Maeda Seison, Japanese painter (d. 1977)
  • Jan 30 John Henry Towers, American naval aviator, born in Rome, Georgia (d. 1955)