On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1899

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Juozas Tallat-Kelpsa, composer
  • Jan 1 Lev V Kuleshov, Russian director/theorist (Po Zakonu)
  • Jan 1 Raymond Loucheur, composer
  • Jan 2 Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian premier/Secretary-General of NATO (1957-61)
  • Jan 6 Phyllis Haver, American silent screen actress (What Price Glory), born in Douglass, Kansas (d. 1960)
  • Jan 7 Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc, composer/pianist (Les Biches), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 7 Kenneth Thomson, American character actor (Broadway Melody, Little Giant), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • Jan 8 S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, 4th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (1956-59), born in Colombo, British Ceylon (d. 1959)
  • Jan 11 Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress and director (Resurrection), born in London, England (d. 1991)
  • Jan 12 Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948), born in Olten, Switzerland (d. 1965)
  • Jan 12 Pierre Bernac, French baritone, born in Paris, France (d. 1979)
  • Jan 14 Fritz Bayerlein, German general (WW I, Poland, Libya, St-Lo), born in German Empire (d. 1970)
  • Jan 14 Veronica Turleigh, Irish actress (Promoter), born in County Donegal, Ireland (d. 1971)
  • Jan 15 Goodman Ace, American writer, radio presenter, actor and humorist (Better of Goodman), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1982)

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Jan 17 Al Capone, American gangster (Chicago bootlegging), born in Brooklyn, New York

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  • Jan 17 Nevil Shute [Norway], novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice), born in London, England

  • Jan 17 Robert Maynard Hutchins, American educator/civil libertarian
  • Jan 17 Roel [Martinus F] Houwink, Dutch literary (1 Man Without Character)
  • Jan 19 [John] Herbert Whitton Sumsion, organist/composer
  • Jan 20 Alexander Tcherepnin, composer
  • Jan 20 Kenjiro Takayanagi, Japanese engineer, born in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka (d. 1990)
  • Jan 21 Alexander Tcherepnin, pianist and composer, born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1977)
  • Jan 21 Lido Manetti [Arnold Kent], Italian-born American actor (Quo Vardis), born in Florence (d. 1928)
  • Jan 22 Guido Kisch, Czech/German/American historian (Jews in medieval Germany)
  • Jan 23 Joseph Nathan Kane, American non-fiction writer & journalist (Famous Firsts), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • Jan 23 Glen Kidston, British aviator & racing driver, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1931)
  • Jan 25 Sleepy John Estes, American blues musician, born in Ripley, Tennessee (d. 1977)
  • Jan 26 Wyllis Cooper, American TV narrator (Volume One), born in Pekin, Illinois (d. 1955)
  • Jan 27 Granville English, American composer, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1968)
  • Jan 27 Sulo Nikolai Salonen, Finnish composer, born in Pyhtää (d. 1976)
  • Jan 27 Béla Guttmann, Hungarian footballer and coach (Benfica, 100 year curse), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • Jan 28 Zilner T Randolph, jazz trumpeter/arranger
  • Jan 28 Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (d. 1940)
  • Jan 30 Max Theiler, South African-American virologist who developed vaccine for Yellow Fever (Nobel Prize 1951), born in Pretoria (d. 1972)