Famous People Born in January 1892

  • Jan 1 Artur Rodzinski, Polish conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1933-43; New York Philharmonic, 1943-47; Chicago Symphony, 1947-48), born in Split, Kingdom of Dalmatia (d. 1958)

Manuel RoxasManuel Roxas (1892-1948)

Jan 1 5th President of the Philippines (1946-48), born in Capiz, Philippines

  • Jan 1 Miklos Radnai, Hungarian composer and critic (d. 1935)
  • Jan 2 Lura Anson, American silent film actress, born in Nebraska (d. 1968)

J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973)

Jan 3 British author (The Hobbit; The Lord of the Rings), born in Bloemfontein, South Africa

  • Jan 3 Kathryn Minner (née White), American character actress (Little Old Lady from Pasadena), born in New York City (d. 1969)
  • Jan 5 Anne Morrison Chapin, American playwright, actress, (The Wild Westcotts), and screenwriter (The Sailor Takes A Wife), born in Shoals, Indiana (d. 1967)
  • Jan 5 Francesca Bertini, Italian actress (Odette, Assunta Spina), born in Florence, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1985)
  • Jan 6 Ludwig Berger, German film director and cinematographer (The Thief of Bagdad), born in Mainz (d. 1969)
  • Jan 7 Rudolf Moser, Swiss composer, born in Niederuzwyl, Switzerland (d. 1960)
  • Jan 8 Werner Wehrli, Swiss composer, pedagogue, and conductor, born in Aarau, Switzerland (d. 1944)
  • Jan 9 Eva Bowring, American politician (d. 1985)
  • Jan 10 Dumas Malone, American historian (Jefferson & His Time), born in Coldwater, Mississippi (d. 1986)
  • Jan 12 Mikhail Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (d. 1976)
  • Jan 13 Paul Smart, American yachtsman (Olympic gold 1948), born in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia (d. 1979)
  • Jan 14 Hal Roach, American producer & director (1 Million BC), born in Elmira, New York (d. 1992)
  • Jan 14 Martin Niemöller, German theologian who supported, then opposed the Nazi regime, famous for his widely quoted poem "First they came ...", born in Lippstadt, Germany (d. 1984)
  • Jan 15 Frank Hutchens, New Zealand-born composer working in Australia, born in Leeston, New Zealand (d. 1965)
  • Jan 15 Rex Ingram [Reginald Hitchcock], Irish director (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1950)

Oliver HardyOliver Hardy (1892-1957)

Jan 18 American comic actor (Laurel & Hardy), born in Harlem, Georgia

  • Jan 18 Paul Rostock, German surgeon, born in Kręcko, Poland (d. 1956)
  • Jan 19 Ólafur Thors, Icelandic Prime Minister (5 times between 1942-63), born in Borgarnes, Iceland (d. 1964)
  • Jan 22 Marcel Dassault [Bloch], French airplane engineer and manufacturer, born in Paris, France (d. 1986)

Bessie ColemanBessie Coleman (1892-1926)

Jan 26 American aviator and 1st African-American woman and Native American to hold a pilot license, born in Atlanta, Texas [1]

  • Jan 26 Zara Cully, American actress (The Jeffersons -"Mother Jefferson"), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • Jan 27 Mitya Stillman, Russian-American violist and composer, born in Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1936)
  • Jan 29 Clifford Gray, American bobsledder (Olympic gold 5-man 1928, 4-man 1932), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1969)
  • Jan 29 Ernst Lubitsch, German actor, producer and film director (To Be or Not to Be, Love Parade), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1947)
  • Jan 30 Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, American composer, pianist and lecturer (Tre Ritratti Characteristici), born in Delta, Ohio (d. 1978)
  • Jan 30 Grigore Gafencu, Romanian Minister of Foreign affairs (1938-39), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1957)
  • Jan 31 Eddie Cantor, American comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater), born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)