Famous People Born in January 1905

  • Jan 1 Charles Melvin Price, East St. Louis, Illinois, a longtime member of the US House of Representatives
  • Jan 1 Stanisław Mazur, Lemberg, Western Ukraine, Polish mathematician (d. 1981)
  • Jan 2 Lev Schnirelmann, Gomel, Russian Empire, mathematician (d. 1938)
  • Jan 2 Michael Kemp Tippett, British conductor and composer (A Child of Our Time), born in London (d. 1998)
  • Jan 3 Anna May Wong [Wong Liu-tsong], Chinese-American actress, 1st Asian-American movie star (Shanghai Express; Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), and 1st Asian-American on US currency (American Women series quarter, 2022), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1961)
  • Jan 3 Dante Giacosa, Italian engineer and automobile designer (Fiat), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1996)

Ray MillandRay Milland (1905-1986)

Jan 3 Welsh actor (Lost Weekend-Academy Award 1945), born in Neath, Wales

  • Jan 4 Sterling Holloway, American actor (The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland, The Aristocats, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree), born in Cedartown, Georgia (d. 1992)
  • Jan 6 Eric Frank Russell, British sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space, Dark Tides), born in Sandhurst, Berkshire (d. 1978)
  • Jan 8 Carl Gustav Hempel, German writer & philosopher, born in Oranienburg, Germany (d. 1997)
  • Jan 8 Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer and surrealist poet, born in La Spezia, Italy (d. 1988)
  • Jan 11 Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist (d. 1960)
  • Jan 11 John Henry Jacques, Northumberland, England, co-operative retailer
  • Jan 12 James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist, born in Atchison, Kansas (d. 1997)
  • Jan 13 Kay Francis [Katherine E Gibbs], American actress (False Madonna), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1968)
  • Jan 13 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • Jan 14 Takeo Fukuda, 67th Prime Minister of Japan, born in Gunma, Japan (d. 1995)
  • Jan 15 Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese film actor (Seven Samurai, The Hidden Fortress, Yojimbo), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1985)
  • Jan 15 Roosevelt Holts, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Tylertown, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • Jan 15 Torin Thatcher, British actor (Houdini, Isranbul, Lady Godiva), born in Bombay Presidency, British India (d. 1981)
  • Jan 16 Ernesto Halffter, Spanish classical and film score composer (Rapsodia portuguesa; Don Quixote de la Mancha), and conductor, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1989)
  • Jan 17 Franz Schmid, German ascended northside of Matterhorn (1931)
  • Jan 17 Grant Withers, American actor (Rio Grande, Oklahoma, Annie), born in Pueblo, Colorado (d. 1959)
  • Jan 17 Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
  • Jan 17 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Jan 18 Chick Chandler [Fehmer Chandler], American actor (Seven Doors to Death, One Happy Family), born in Kingston, New York (d. 1988)
  • Jan 18 Joseph Bonanno, Italian-American mafioso and crime boss of the Bonanno crime family, born in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy (d. 2002)
  • Jan 19 Anne Hummert, American radio pioneer and producer of daytime radio serials during the 1930s and 1940s (Just Plain Bill, The Romance of Helen Trent), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1996)
  • Jan 19 Oveta Culp Hobby, government official/newspaper publisher/CEO (Houston Post)

Christian DiorChristian Dior (1905-1957)

Jan 21 French fashion designer (New Look), born in Granville, France

  • Jan 21 Karl "The Great" Wallenda, German acrobat (The Flying Wallendas) (d. 1978)
  • Jan 23 David Newell, American actor (Runaway Bride, White Heat, Dangerous Curves), born in Carthage, Missouri (d. 1980)
  • Jan 23 Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński, Polish poet (Zielona Ges), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1953)
  • Jan 24 Dorothy Patten, American actress, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1975)
  • Jan 24 J. Howard Marshall [James Howard Marshall II), American businessman and husband of Anna Nicole Smith, born in Germantown, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Jan 25 Julia Smith, American composer (Prairie Kaleidoscope; Cynthia Parker), pianist (Orchestrette Classique), teacher, and musicologist (Aaron Copland: His Work and Contribution to American Music), born in Denton, Texas (d. 1989)
  • Jan 26 Charles Lane, American actor (Homer-Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • Jan 26 John Carmel Heenan, British clergyman, Catholic Cardinal (Archbishop of Westminster, 1963-75), born in Ilford, England (d. 1975)
  • Jan 26 Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austrian singer who inspired the "Sound of Music", born in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1987)
  • Jan 27 Howard McNear, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show, Anatomy of a Murder, Irma La Douce), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1969)
  • Jan 27 Luther Diamond, radio personality
  • Jan 28 Luther George Simjian, Turkish-American Inventor (teleprompter and first self-posing portrait camera)
  • Jan 29 Barnett Newmann, American abstract expressionist painter (Black Fire I), born in New York City (d. 1970)

Emilio G. SegrèEmilio G. Segrè (1905-1989)

Jan 30 Italian physicist & Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton), born in Tivoli, Italy

  • Jan 31 Anna Blaman [Johanna P Vrugt], Dutch writer (Wife & Friend)
  • Jan 31 John O'Hara, Pottstown Penn, novelist (Appointment at Samarra)

About January 1905

How Old? 117 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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