Famous People Born in January 1906

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Frank Stack, Canadian speed skater (Olympic bronze 1932)
  • Jan 1 Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (d. 1974)
  • Jan 3 Roman Brandstaetter, writer
  • Jan 5 Kathleen Kenyon, 1st person to place date on remains of Jericho, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1978)
  • Jan 6 Benedict Vilakazi, South African Zulu poet & educator (Zulu-English Dictionary), born in KwaDukuza, Natal (d. 1947)
  • Jan 6 Jaap Wagemaker, Dutch sculptor, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1972)
  • Jan 8 Jan A H J S Bruins Slot, Dutch founder illegal Trouw/MP (ARP)
  • Jan 8 Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist
  • Jan 11 Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist (discovered LSD)
  • Jan 11 Johannes Paul Thilman, composer
  • Jan 11 Robert Nesbitt, impresario
  • Jan 12 Tex Ritter, American country singer (5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind), born in Murvaul, Texas (d. 1974)
  • Jan 13 Maxime Jacob, composer
  • Jan 13 Zhou Youguang [Zhou Yaoping], Chinese language scholar (father of pinyin), born in Changzhou (d. 2017)
  • Jan 14 Walter Knape, German conductor & composer, born in Bernburg, Germany (d. 2000)
  • Jan 14 William Bendix, American actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley), born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)

  • Jan 15 Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate, born in Konak, Turkey (d. 1975)
  • Jan 15 Rezso Kokai, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1962)
  • Jan 16 Clement Greenberg, art critic
  • Jan 16 Diana Wynyard, British actress (Cavalcade), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • Jan 18 Hans Aeschbacher, Swiss sculptor (Venus de Six-Tours)
  • Jan 19 Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn Bogue], Penns, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
  • Jan 19 Lanny Ross, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jan 19 Lilian Harvey, Briths actress (Invitation to the Waltz), born in London, England (d. 1968)
  • Jan 21 Fred Fehl, Austrian/US Broadway photographer
  • Jan 21 John Putz, British journalist (Guardian) (d. 1995)
  • Jan 21 Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (d. 2007)
  • Jan 22 Robert E. Howard, American pulp fiction author (Conan the Barbarian), born in Peaster, Texas (d. 1936)
  • Jan 22 Willa B Brown (Coffey), US African American air pioneer (NAAA)
  • Jan 22 Joe Gladwin, British actor (Nearest and Dearest, No Hard Feelings), born in Salford, Lancashire, England (d. 1987)
  • Jan 24 Norman Cook, British museum curator (d. 1994)
  • Jan 27 Radames Gnattali, composer
  • Jan 28 Harry van Kruiningen, [Henri A Janssen], painter and graphic artist
  • Jan 28 Henry Foley, cricketer (batted in New Zealand's 1st Test 1930)
  • Jan 29 Franciscus Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic gold 1920)
  • Jan 29 Joe Primeau, Canadian NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Lindsay, Ontario (d. 1989)
  • Jan 30 Greta Nissen, Norwegian-born American actress (Ambassador Bill), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1988)
  • Jan 31 Benjamin Frankel, British composer, born in London, England (d. 1973)
  • Jan 31 R W Bonham, founder (International Braille Chess Association)

About January 1906

How Old? 113 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: No

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