Famous People Born in January 1913

  • Jan 1 Eliot Janeway, American financial writer (Economics of Chaos), born in New York City (d. 1993)
  • Jan 2 Anna Lee [Joan Boniface Winnifrith], British actress (General Hospital, How Green Was My Valley), born in Ightham, Kent, England (d. 2004)
  • Jan 2 Ernest Sidey, British air marshal (General of RAF Medical Services, Honorary Surgeon to the Queen), born in Alyth, Scotland (d. 2002)
  • Jan 2 Gardner Read, American composer (Quiet Music for Strings; Dance of the Locomotives), and pedagogue (Boston University, 1948-78), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • Jan 2 Juanita Jackson Mitchell, American lawyer (1st African American to practice law in Maryland, NAACP), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas (d. 1992)
  • Jan 4 Malietoa Tanumafili II, Chief and Head-of-Head of Samoa (1962-2007, born in Samoa (d. 2007))
  • Jan 5 Jack Haig [John Cecil Coppin], English actor ('Allo, Allo!), born in London, England (d. 1989)
  • Jan 6 Edward Gierek, Polish communist politician, born in Porąbka, Poland (d. 2001)

Loretta YoungLoretta Young (1913-2000)

Jan 6 American actress (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger), born in Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Jan 6 Tom Brown, American actor (Buck Privates Come Home, In Old Chicago), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • Jan 7 Francis De Wolff, British character actor (A Christmas Carol, From Russia With Love), born in Essex, England (d. 1984)
  • Jan 7 Johnny Mize, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (10 x MLB All Star; 5 × World Series champion; NL batting champion 1939; 4 × NL HR leader; St. Louis Cardinals, NY Giants, NY Yankees), born in Demorest, Georgia (d. 1993)
  • Jan 7 Shirley Ross [Bernice Maude Gaunt], American actress (Cafe Society, Prison Farm, Waikiki Wedding), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1975)
  • Jan 8 Horace Smith, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (1 Test; lone wicket off first ball), born in Toowoomba, Australia (d. 1986)
  • Jan 9 Dr. Hepcat [Albert Lavada Durst], American blues pianist, born in Austin, Texas (d. 1995)
  • Jan 9 Peter John Norton, British navy officer, born in Germiston, South Africa (d. 2004)

Richard NixonRichard Nixon (1913-1994)

Jan 9 American politician (37th US President (Republican 1969-74; Vice-President, 1953-61; US Senator from California, 1950-53) and navy veteran, born in Yorba Linda, California

  • Jan 10 Gustav Husak, Slovak politician & president of Czechoslavakia (1975-89), born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 1991)
  • Jan 10 Haywood Frank Henry, American jazz baritone saxophonist, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1994)
  • Jan 10 Mehmet Shehu, Albanian politician, born in Çorrush, Albania (d. 1981)
  • Jan 14 Tillie Olsen, American writer (Tell Me a Riddle), born in Wahoo, Nebraska (d. 2007)
  • Jan 15 Alexander Marinesko, captain of the S-13 submarine, which sank the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff (d. 1963)
  • Jan 15 Lloyd Bridges, American actor (Sea Hunt, Roots, Airplane!), born in San Leandro, California (d. 1998)
  • Jan 15 Miriam Hyde, Australian composer, born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 2005)
  • Jan 17 Werenfried van Straaten, Dutch anti-communist priest (founder of Oostpriesterhulp), born in Mijdrecht, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • Jan 17 Yadavendra Singh [Yuvraj of Patiala], Indian 9th and last ruling Maharaja of Patiala and cricketer (scored 24 & 60 in only Test India v England), born in Patiala City, British Raj (d. 1974)
  • Jan 18 Giannis "Yannis" Papaioannou, Greek musician and composer born in Kios, Ottoman Empire (now Gemlik, Turkey) (d. 1972)
  • Jan 19 Anthony Dexter [Walter Fleischmann], Canadian actor (The Phantom Planet, Captain John Smith and Pocahontas), born in Talmage, Nebraska (d. 2001)
  • Jan 19 Minnesota Fats [Rudolf Wanderone Jr], American billiard player and entertainer, born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • Jan 19 Phyllis Flowerdew, English school reading text author (Wide Range Reader series that sold over 7 million copies), born in Halifax, England (d. 1994)
  • Jan 19 Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (d. 1955)
  • Jan 22 Carl F. H. Henry, American theologian and publisher (d. 2003)
  • Jan 22 Verdina Shlonsky, Israeli pianist and avant-garde composer, born in Kremenchug, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1990)
  • Jan 22 William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (d. 1977)

Adrian QuistAdrian Quist (1913-1991)

Jan 23 Australian tennis player, analyst (Australian C'ship 1936, 40, 48), born in Medindie, South Australia

  • Jan 24 Norman Dello Joio [Nicodemo DeGioio], American classical composer (Choreography: Three Dances for Strings), born in New York City, New York (d. 2008)
  • Jan 25 Luis Marden, American photojournalist, born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • Jan 25 Witold Lutosławski, Polish pianist, composer, and conductor (Musique funèbre; Trois poèmes d'Henri Michaux), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1994)
  • Jan 26 Jimmy Van Heusen [Edward Chester Babcock], American Acadeny and Emmy Award-winning composer and songwriter ("All The Way"; "Love & Marriage"; "Come Fly With Me"), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1990)
  • Jan 26 William Prince, American actor (Spies Like Us, The Stepford Wives, City in Fear), born in Nichols, New York, (d. 1996)
  • Jan 27 Milton Adolphus, American pianist and composer, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 1988)
  • Jan 27 Valery Zhelobinsky, Russian pianist and composer, born in Tambov, Russia (d. 1946)
  • Jan 28 Jan Masseus, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam (d. 1999)
  • Jan 28 Oliver Chesterton, British businessman (Chestertons Estate Agency) (d. 2007)
  • Jan 29 Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • Jan 29 Peter von Zahn, German journalist and writer (d. 2001)
  • Jan 29 Victor Mature, American actor (I Wake Up Screaming, Samson and Delilah), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1999)
  • Jan 30 Amrita Sher-Gil, Hungarian-Indian painter described as the “Indian Frida Kahlo" and "one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century", born in Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1941)
  • Jan 30 Dicky Fuller, West Indian cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935, 1, 0-12), born in St. Ann Parish, Jamaica (d. 1987)
  • Jan 30 Percy Thrower, English radio host, born in England, United Kingdom (d. 1988)

Don HutsonDon Hutson (1913-1997)

Jan 31 American College, Pro Football Halls of Fame wide receiver (Green Bay Packers), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas

  • Jan 31 Héctor Iglesias Villoud, Argentine composer, born in San Nicolá, Argentina (d. 1988)
  • Jan 31 Wayne Millner, American NFL Hall of Fame football end, 1936-45 (Boston/Washington Redskins), and US Navy WWII veteran, born in Roxbury Massachusetts (d. 1976)

About January 1913

How Old? 110 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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