Famous People Born in January 1911

  • Jan 1 Endre Szervanszky, composer [or Dec 27]

Person of interestHank Greenberg

Jan 1 Hank Greenberg, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (5-time All Star, Detroit Tigers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • Jan 3 John Sturges, American director (Old Man & Sea, Magnificent 7)
  • Jan 5 Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (Lili, Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • Jan 6 Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70)
  • Jan 6 Joey Adams [Joseph Abramowitz], American comedian, actor and columnist (ABC's Back That Fact), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1952)
  • Jan 6 Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, Soviet film actor (Telegram, Town People), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1994)
  • Jan 6 Yannis Andreou Papaioannou, composer
  • Jan 6 Billy Sands, American actor (Phil Silvers Show, McHale's Navy), born in Bergen, New York (d. 1984)
  • Jan 7 Merv Waite, cricketer (S Australian all-rounder)
  • Jan 7 Butterfly McQueen [Thelma], American actress (Gone With the Wind, Flame of Barbary Coast), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1995)
  • Jan 8 Andrej Ocenas, composer
  • Jan 8 Gypsy Rose Lee [Rose Hovick], American burlesque actress (Gypsy), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)
  • Jan 9 Richard Selwyn Francis Schiling, British professor of occupational health, born in Kessingland, Suffolk (d. 1997)
  • Jan 9 Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, British newspaper editor
  • Jan 10 Tjalie Robinson [Jan Boon], Dutch East Indies writer and journalist (Tong Tong), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1974)
  • Jan 11 Nora Heysen, Australian artist (d. 2003)
  • Jan 11 Zenko Suzuki, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2004)
  • Jan 13 Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, premier (Queensland)
  • Jan 14 George Amadee Tremblay, composer
  • Jan 14 Helmut Degen, composer
  • Jan 14 Anatoly Rybakov, Russian writer (d. 1998)
  • Jan 15 Cy Feuer, Broadway producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jan 15 Wim Kan, Dutch cabaretier
  • Jan 16 Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar
  • Jan 16 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, HOF baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Jan 16 Roger Lap├ębie, French cyclist (d. 1996)
  • Jan 17 Hermann Pfrogner, Austrian musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus)
  • Jan 18 Gabor Darvas, composer
  • Jan 18 Danny Kaye [David Daniel Kaminski], American comedian and actor (Danny Kaye Show, White Christmas), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • Jan 21 Stanley William Reed, cineaste
  • Jan 22 Bruno Kreisky, Austrian bandleader/chancellor (1970-83)
  • Jan 22 Roberto Garcia Morillo, composer
  • Jan 22 Suzanne Danco, Belgian opera singer
  • Jan 23 Dan Smith, harmonica/gospel singer
  • Jan 24 C[atherine] L[ucille] Moore, American sci-fi author (Judgment Night)
  • Jan 26 Norbert Schultze, composer
  • Jan 26 Polykarp Kusch, American nuclear physicist: Nobel 1955
  • Jan 27 Benay Venuta [Benvenuta Rose Crooke], American actress, singer and dancer (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • Jan 27 George Pope, cricketer (Eng pace bowler, 1-49 & 0-36 in his only Test)
  • Jan 28 Johan van Hulst, Dutch teacher who helped save 600 children from the Nazis, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • Jan 29 George Burns, British major-general
  • Jan 29 Peter von Siemens, German industrialist (d. 1986)
  • Jan 30 Sir Alexander Ogston, British surgeon (discovered Staphylococcus), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1929)
  • Jan 30 Hugh Marlowe [Hipple], US actor (All About Eve, Ellery Queen), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • Jan 30 Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • Jan 31 A G Ogston, president (Trinity College-Oxford)
  • Jan 31 Christina Foyle, book seller
  • Jan 31 Eddie Byrne, British actor (Star Wars, Island of Terror), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1981)