Famous People Born in January 1903

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 2 Anton van Duinkerken, [Willem JMA Asselbergs], literary
  • Jan 3 Charles Foulkes, Canadian general
  • Jan 4 Joris Diels, Flemish actor and director (It's a Cruel World, Haagsche Comedy), born in Antwerpen, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • Jan 5 Leighton Lucas, English composer & conductor, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1982)
  • Jan 5 Harold Gatty, Australian aviator, navigator with Wiley Post, born in Campbell Town, Australia (d. 1957)
  • Jan 6 Boris Blacher, German composer (Orchester-Ornament), born in Yingkou, China (d. 1975)
  • Jan 6 Francis L. Sullivan, British actor (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, Missing Rembrandt), born in London, England (d. 1956)
  • Jan 6 Maurice Abravanel, American classical music conductor, born in Thessaloniki, Greece (d. 1993)
  • Jan 6 Stanley Smith, American actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1974)
  • Jan 7 Alan Napier, British actor (The Sword in the Stone, Batman), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jan 7 Albrecht Haushofer, writer
  • Jan 7 Shalva Azmayparashvili, composer
  • Jan 7 Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, composer
  • Jan 8 Gene Roth [Eugene Stutenroth], American actor (She Demons, Tormented, The Spider), born in Redfield, South Dakota (d. 1976)
  • Jan 9 Hem Vejakorn, Thai illustrator, born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 1969)
  • Jan 10 Barbara Hepworth, British abstract sculptor & actress (Rescued by Rover), born in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1975)

  • Jan 10 Jean Morel, French-born American conductor, born in Abbeville, France (d. 1975)
  • Jan 10 Voldemar Väli, Estonian wrestler, born in Kuressaare, Estonia (d. 1997)
  • Jan 10 Violet Wilkey, American actress, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1976)

Person of interestAlan Paton

Jan 11 Alan Paton, South African author (Cry, the Beloved Country, Too Late the Phalarope) and anti-apartheid activist, born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (d. 1988)

Author and Apartheid Activist Alan Paton
Author and Apartheid Activist
Alan Paton
  • Jan 12 Igor Kurchatov, Russian nuclear physicist, born in Sim, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia (d. 1960)
  • Jan 15 Paul A. Dever, 58th Governor of Massachusetts, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • Jan 17 Warren Hull, American actor (Strike it Rich, Who in the World), born in Gasport, New York (d. 1974)
  • Jan 17 Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Assamese poet, playwright, filmmaker (d. 1953)
  • Jan 18 Berthold Goldschmidt, German/British (opera)composer (Beatrice Cenci)
  • Jan 19 Alfred Lane Beit, connoisseur
  • Jan 20 Leon Ames, American actor (Mister Ed, Father of the Bride), born in Portland, Indiana (d. 1993)
  • Jan 20 Sybil Marion Rosenfeld, English theatre historian, born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • Jan 22 Robin Humphrey Milford, composer
  • Jan 22 Fritz Houtermans, Polish physicist (d. 1966)
  • Jan 23 Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian politician, born in Cucunubá, Colombia (d. 1948)
  • Jan 24 Robert Gwathmey, artist (Arts & Letters)
  • Jan 27 John Eccles, British physiologist/neurologist
  • Jan 27 Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (d. 1979)
  • Jan 28 Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, crystallographer (1st woman in Royal Society)
  • Jan 29 Cornelis H Edelman, Dutch geologist
  • Jan 30 G Evelyn Hutchinson, British zoologist (Treatise on Limnology)
  • Jan 31 Gardner Cowles, Iowa, publisher/founder (Look Magazine)