Famous People Born in January 1899

  • Jan 1 Juozas Tallat-Kelpsa, Lithuanian composer and conductor, born in Kalnujai, Lithuania (d. 1949)
  • Jan 1 Lev Kuleshov, Russian filmmaker and film theorist (Po Zakonu, founder of Moscow film school), born in Tambov, Russian Empire (d. 1970)
  • Jan 1 Raymond Loucheur, French composer, born in Tourcoing, France (d. 1979)
  • Jan 2 Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian politician (Prime Minister of Belgium, Secretary-General of NATO 1957-61), born in Schaerbeek, Belgium, (d. 1972)
  • Jan 3 Johan Hin, Dutch yachtsman (Olympic gold 12' Dinghy 1920), born in Harlem, Netherlands (d. 1957)
  • Jan 6 Phyllis Haver, American silent screen actress (What Price Glory), born in Douglass, Kansas (d. 1960)
  • Jan 6 Sophie-Carmen "Sonia" Eckhardt-Gramatté, Russian-Canadian pianist and composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1974) [1]
  • Jan 7 Francis Poulenc, French pianist and composer (Concert champêtre; Les Biches), born in Paris, France (d. 1963)
  • 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 (WWI, 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)

Al CaponeAl Capone (1899-1947)

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

  • Jan 17 Nevil Shute [Norway], English-Australian novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice), born in London, England (d. 1960)
  • Jan 17 Robert Maynard Hutchins, American educational philosopher (University of Chicago), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1977)
  • Jan 17 Roel Houwink, Dutch writer and poet (1 Man Without Character), born in Breda (d. 1987)
  • Jan 19 Herbert Sumsion, English organist and composer (Gloucester cathedral), born in Gloucester, England (d. 1995)
  • Jan 20 Kenjiro Takayanagi, Japanese engineer, born in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka (d. 1990)
  • Jan 21 Alexander Tcherepnin, Russian 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-American Jewish historian (Jews in medieval Germany), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1985)
  • Jan 23 Glen Kidston, British aviator & racing driver, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1931)
  • Jan 23 Joseph Nathan Kane, American non-fiction writer & journalist (Famous Firsts), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • 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 Béla Guttmann, Hungarian soccer midfielder (4 caps; MTK Hungária, Hakoah Wien) and coach (Benfica, AC Milan, FC Porto; Hungary, Austria, Netherlands, Italy, Brazil, Uruguay, Portugal), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1981)
  • 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 28 Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (d. 1940)
  • Jan 28 Zilner Randolph, American jazz trumpeter, arranger, and music educator, born in Dermott, Arkansas (d. 1994)
  • Jan 30 Max Theiler, South African-American virologist who developed vaccine for Yellow Fever (Nobel Prize 1951), born in Pretoria (d. 1972)