Famous People Born in January 1890

  • Jan 1 Alice Tissot, French actress (Italian Straw Hat), born in Paris, France (d. 1971)
  • Jan 1 Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (d. 1966)
  • Jan 1 Florence Lawrence, Canadian silent screen actress (Confidence), born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1938)
  • Jan 4 Mosa Pijade, Yugoslavian communist politician who worked with Tito, born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 1957)
  • Jan 5 Cora Witherspoon, American actress (Quality Street The Bank Dick), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1957)
  • Jan 7 Henny Porten, German silent screen star (Deception), born in Magdeburg, Germany (d. 1960)
  • Jan 7 Maurice McLoughlin, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1912-13), born in Carson City, Nevada (d. 1957)
  • Jan 8 Sandor Rado, Hungarian-American psychoanalyst, born in Kisvárda, Hungary (d. 1972)
  • Jan 9 Karel Čapek, Czech writer, playwright and critic (R.U.R.); coined the word "robot", born in Malé Svatoňovice, Hungary (d. 1938)
  • Jan 9 Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist and writer (Panther Tiger & Co), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1935)
  • Jan 10 Arthur O'Hara Wood, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1913), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1918)
  • Jan 10 Douglas MacLean, American silent film comedian/producer (Going Up), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • Jan 10 Ernest Milton, American actor (Cat Girl, Fiddler's Three), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1974)
  • Jan 10 Grigory Landsberg, Soviet physicist, born in Vologda, Russia (d. 1957)
  • Jan 11 Max Carey, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (World Series 1925; 10 × NL stolen base leader; Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Robins) and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1976)
  • Jan 11 Monte Blue, US silent film actor (Montana, Oh Boy), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1963)
  • Jan 11 Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian author (one of the modernist Group of Five), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1954)
  • Jan 12 Mordecai Wyatt Johnson, pastor and educator, born in Paris, Tennessee (d. 1976)
  • Jan 13 Jüri Uluots, Estonian Prime Minister (d. 1945)
  • Jan 15 Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)
  • Jan 16 Karl Freund, German cinematographer and film director (Dracula; I Love Lucy; The Mummy), born in Dvůr Králové (Königinhof), Bohemia, Austria-Hungarian Empire (d. 1969)
  • Jan 16 Lloyd Bacon, American actor (Charlie Chaplin), born in San Jose, California (d. 1955)
  • Jan 22 Fred M. Vinson, American Democratic politician, US Treasury Secretary (1945-46) and the 13th Chief Justice of US Supreme Court (1946-53), born in Louisa, Kentucky (d. 1953)
  • Jan 22 Vinko Zganec, Croatian ethnomusicologist, born in Vratišinec, Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia (d. 1976)
  • Jan 26 Charles Scribner III, American book publisher, born in New York City (d. 1952)
  • Jan 28 Robert Stroud, American murderer, convict, and ornithologist dubbed "Birdman of Alcatraz", born in Seattle Washington (d. 1963)
  • Jan 29 Marguerite Canal, French conductor and composer (1st woman in France to conduct an orchestra), born in Toulouse, France (d. 1978)
  • Jan 31 Adolf Bach, German language professor and sociologist (Deutsche Namenkunde) (d. 1972)