Famous People Born in January 1912

Person of interestKim Philby

Jan 1 Kim Philby, British spy and Soviet mole who was a member of the "Cambridge Five", born in Ambala, Punjab, India (d. 1988)

  • Jan 1 Victor Reuther, American labor leader, born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Jan 1 Boris Vladimirovich Gnedenko, Russian mathematician (d. 1995)
  • Jan 2 Andre Ameller, composer
  • Jan 2 Barbara Pentland, Winnipeg Canada, composer
  • Jan 2 Renato Guttuso, Italian painter (Flight from Etna, Crucifixion)
  • Jan 3 Robert Flemyng, British actor (The Deadly Affair, Funny Face), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1995)
  • Jan 3 Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and senator (d. 2002)
  • Jan 3 Armand Lohikoski, Finnish director (d. 2005)
  • Jan 5 Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53)
  • Jan 6 Jacques Cesar Ellul, writer
  • Jan 7 Charles Addams, cartoonist (New Yorker, Addams Family)
  • Jan 7 Günter Wand, German conductor, composer (d. 2002)

Person of interestJosé Ferrer

Jan 8 José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor and director (Blood Tide, Dune), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1992)

  • Jan 8 Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer (True Face of Peace)
  • Jan 9 Ralph Tubbs, architect
  • Jan 10 Maria Mandel, Camp leader at Auschwitz (d. 1948)
  • Jan 11 Donald "Red" Barry, American actor (Adventures of Red Ryder, Jesse James' Women), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1980)
  • Jan 11 Roger Lewis, aviation exec (Lockheed, Curtiss Wright, Pan Am)
  • Jan 11 Lynwood Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1961)
  • Jan 12 Peter Pooley, broadcaster
  • Jan 15 Michel Debré, French politician (d. 1996)
  • Jan 16 Franz Tumler, Austrian author/novelist (Cloak, Aufruf)
  • Jan 17 Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer
  • Jan 18 Charles Moeller, Belgian theologist (Humanism et saintete)
  • Jan 18 William Sansom, English writer (Loving Eye)
  • Jan 18 Wilhelm Herz, German motorcycle racer (first to 200mph), born in Lampertheim, Germany (d. 1998)
  • Jan 19 Francis David Charteris, earl of Wemyss & March/Scottish landowner
  • Jan 19 Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans, Dutch soc dem chairman (1965-69)
  • Jan 19 Leonid V Kantorovich, economist (Nobel), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Jan 20 Christopher Casson, Irish-English actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita, The Riordans), born in Manchester, Lancashire, England
  • Jan 20 Walter Briggs, Jr., American sports executive (d. 1970)
  • Jan 21 Konrad Bloch, German biochemist (studied cholesterol-Nobel 1964)
  • Jan 24 Ken Weekes, cricketer (WI batsman v England 1939, 137 at The Oval)
  • Jan 25 Lucius E Burch Jr, US lawyer/civil rights leader
  • Jan 26 Cora Baird, American puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Arne Næss, Norwegian philosopher
  • Jan 27 E. R. Braithwaite, diplomat and writer (To Sir with Love), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 2016)

Person of interestJackson Pollock

Jan 28 Jackson Pollock, American expressionist painter (Lavender Mist), born in Cody, Wyoming (d. 1956)

  • Jan 28 William "Bill" Henson, English diplomat (Prague 1939)
  • Jan 29 Jacob "Jaap" Balk, journalist (AH, Onder de Keizerskroon)
  • Jan 30 Barbara Tuchman, American historian/author (Pulitzer, Guns of August)
  • Jan 30 Jadwiga Wajsowna-Marcinkiewicz, discus thrower (Olympic bronze 1932)
  • Jan 30 Francis Schaeffer, American Evangelical theologian and pastor (d. 1984)