Famous People Born in January 1893

  • Jan 1 Barney Stanley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame forward (Stanley Cup 1915, Vancouver Millionaires; coach Chicago Black Hawks 1927-28), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 1971)
  • Jan 2 Lillian Leitzel, German acrobat and strongwoman (d. 1931)
  • Jan 3 Godfried Devreese, Belgian violinist, composer (Gothic Symphony), and conductor, born in Kortrijk, Belgium (d. 1972)
  • Jan 3 Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, French novelist and essayist (Gilles), born in Paris, France (d. 1945)
  • Jan 4 Manuel Palau Boix, Spanish composer (Conservatory of Valencia), born in Alfara del Patriarca, Spain (d. 1967)
  • Jan 4 Yone Minagawa, Japanese, became worlds oldest living person January 29, 2007. (d. Aug. 13, 2007)
  • Jan 5 Friedrich Blume, German musicologist (Das Rassenproblem in der Musik), born in Schlüchtern, Germany (d. 1975)
  • Jan 5 Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (Autobiography of a Yogi), born in Gorakhpur, India (d. 1952)
  • Jan 5 Zoltán Böszörmény, Hungarian Nazi politician, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. unknown)
  • Jan 10 Albert Jacka, Australian soldier, first Australian World War I Victoria Cross winner (d. 1932)
  • Jan 12 Alfred Rosenberg, German Nazi official (d. 1946)

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Jan 12 German Nazi Party leader, convicted war criminal, Vice-Chancellor of Germany (1941-45) and World War I fighter pilot ace, born in Rosenheim, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire

  • Jan 13 Clarke Ashton Smith, American sci-fi author (Lost Worlds, Genius Loci), born in Long Valley, California (d. 1961)
  • Jan 13 Jan Evangelista Zelinka, Czech composer (Meluzina), born in Prague, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1969)
  • Jan 13 Roy Cazaly, Australian rules footballer (d. 1963)
  • Jan 15 Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian politician (Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia 1939-41), born in Niš, Kingdom of Serbia (d. 1969)
  • Jan 15 Ivor Novello [David Ivor Davies], Welsh composer, writer and actor (Keep the Home Fires Burning, The Truth Game), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1951)
  • Jan 16 Daisy Kennedy, Australian concert violinist, born in Burra-Burra (now Burra), Australia (d. 1981)
  • Jan 18 John Lawrence Seymour, American composer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1986)
  • Jan 20 Georg Åberg, Swedish athlete (Olympic silver triple jump; bronze long jump 1912), born in Norrköping, Sweden (d. 1946)
  • Jan 20 Kaj Birket-Smith, Danish etnologist and anthropologist ( Inuit and Eyak) (d. 1977)
  • Jan 22 Conrad Veidt, German actor (Casablanca, Cabinet of Dr Calgary), born in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1943)
  • Jan 23 Frank Carlson, American politician (Gov/Rep/Sen-R-Ks), born in Cloud County, Kansas (d. 1987)
  • Jan 26 Giuseppe Genco Russo, Sicilian mafioso (d. 1976)
  • Jan 27 Soong Ching-ling, Chinese wife of Sun Yat-sen (d. 1981)
  • Jan 28 Elliot Griffis, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1967)
  • Jan 29 Edric Cundell, British composer (Serbia; The Tragedy of Deirdre) conductor, and educator (Guildhall School of Music, 1938-56), born in London, England (d. 1961)
  • Jan 29 Martian Negrea, Romanian composer and conductor, born in Valea Viilor, Romania (d. 1973)
  • Jan 31 Freya Stark, English explorer and travel writer (The Southern Gates of Arabia), born in Paris, France (d. 1993)