Famous People Born in January 1904

  • Jan 1 Ethan Allen, American baseball center fielder (inventor Cadaco-Ellis board game All Star Baseball; Yale University), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • Jan 1 Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (d. 1982)
  • Jan 2 James Melton, American pop (1920-30's) and operatic tenor (Metropolitan Opera, 1942-50), born in Moultrie, Georgia (d. 1961)
  • Jan 2 Walter Heitler, German physicist, quantum field theorist, philosopher, and writer (Man and Science), born in Karlsruhe, German Empire (d. 1981)
  • Jan 3 Boris Kochno, Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte) and librettist, born in Moscow (d. 1990)
  • Jan 4 Erik Chisholm, Scottish conductor, composer (Hindustani Piano Concerto), and educator (South African College of Music, 1949-65), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1965)
  • Jan 5 Erica Morini, Austrian concert violinist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1995)
  • Jan 5 Jeane Dixon [Lydia Pinckert], American celebrity psychic and astrologer (A Gift of Prophecy), born in Medford, Wisconsin (d. 1997)
  • Jan 8 Karl Brandt, Alsacian Nazi war criminal (d. 1948)
  • Jan 8 Peter Arno, American cartoonist (New Yorker), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • Jan 10 Jesus Garcia Leoz, Spanish composer, born in Olite, Spain (d. 1953)
  • Jan 10 Ray Bolger, American dancer, actor, and singer (The Wizard of Oz - "Scarecrow"; Partridge Family - "Grandpa Renfrew"), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • Jan 11 Frederick Boland, Irish diplomat (President of the UN General Assembly), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1985)
  • Jan 12 "Mississippi" Fred McDowell, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Rossville, Tennessee (d. 1972)
  • Jan 13 Richard Addinsell, English composer (Warsaw Concerto, Alice in Wonderland), born in London (d. 1977)
  • Jan 14 (Charles) "Babe" Siebert, Canadian NHL ice hockey player, 1925-39, 3X All-Star (Montreal Maroons, Boston Bruins, and 2 other teams), born in Plattsville, Ontario (d. 1939)
  • Jan 14 Cecil Beaton, English photographer, born in Hampstead, United Kingdom (d. 1980)
  • Jan 14 Emily Hahn, American journalist & author, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • Jan 16 Max Vredenburg, Dutch composer and music critic, born in Brussels, Netherlands (d. 1976)
  • Jan 17 Patsy Ruth Miller, American actress (Quebec, Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • Jan 18 Anthony Galla-Rini, American concert accordionist,and arranger, born in Manchester, Connecticut (d. 2006)

Cary GrantCary Grant (1904-1986)

Jan 18 British-born American actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest), born in Horfield, Bristol, England

  • Jan 18 Henri-Georges Adam, French engraver & sculptor (Grand Nude), born in Paris, France (d. 1967)
  • Jan 19 James W. Watts, American neurosurgeon, developer of the Frontal Lobotomy, born in Lynchburg, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • Jan 19 Pei Wenzhong, Chinese anthropologist and archaeologist (Peking Man), born in Fengnan, China (d. 1982)
  • Jan 20 Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician, born in Campania, Italy (d. 1959)
  • Jan 20 Theodore Brameld, American philosopher & educator (Use of Explosive Ideas), born in Neillsville, Wisconsin (d. 1987)
  • Jan 21 Joseph Ford McGuinn, American director and actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1971)
  • Jan 21 Richard P. Blackmur, American critic and poet (Good European), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1965)
  • Jan 21 Robert "Juice" Wilson, American jazz violinist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • Jan 22 Arkady Gaidar, Russian children's writer (d. 1941)

George BalanchineGeorge Balanchine (1904-1983)

Jan 22 Russian-American ballet composer and choreographer who founded the New York City Ballet, born in St. Petersburgh, Russian Empire

  • Jan 23 Theodor Schaefer, Czech composer & pedagogue, born in Telč, Czech Republic (d. 1969)
  • Jan 25 Frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist (Het Parool), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • Jan 26 Ancel Keys, American scientist (d. 2004)
  • Jan 26 Douglas Evans, American actor (At War with the Army, South Pacific Trail), born in Madison, Virginia (d. 1968)

Seán MacBrideSeán MacBride (1904-1988)

Jan 26 Chief of Staff of the Irish Republican Army and founder of Amnesty International (Nobel 1974), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • Jan 28 Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (d. 1979)
  • Jan 31 Leon Junschlaeger, Dutch sailor, soldier, and head of military intelligence in Dutch Indonesia, born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1956)

About January 1904

How Old? 119 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)