On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1914

  • Jan 1 Noor Inayat Khan, Indian princess and British Special Operations Executive agent in WWII posthumously awarded the George Cross, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1944)
  • Jan 3 Jean Louvel, Flemish pianist/conductor/composer
  • Jan 4 Mohammed Sahir, shah (Afghanistan)
  • Jan 4 Herman Franks, American baseball player

Person of interestGeorge Reeves

Jan 5 George Reeves [Bessolo, né Brewer], American actor (Adventures of Superman; Gone With The Wind), born in Woolstock, Iowa (d. 1959)

  • Jan 5 Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1955)
  • Jan 7 Bobby McDermott, American Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame guard and coach (2 × NBL Coach of the Year 1944-45, Fort Wayne Pistons), born in NYC, NY (d. 1963)
  • Jan 8 Charles Borromeo Mills, composer
  • Jan 9 Derek Allhusen, English equestrian (Olympic gold 1968), born in Chelsea, London (d. 2000)
  • Jan 9 Kenny Clarke, American jazz drummer & bandleader (Epistrop), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
  • Jan 10 Claude Gallimard, French publisher (d. 1991)
  • Jan 10 Polly Rowles, American actress (Sweet Liberty, Jamie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • Jan 10 Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan, born in Fenghua District, China (d. 2000)
  • Jan 11 Dorothy Jeakins, costume designer
  • Jan 12 Edward John Gurney, American politician, US senator (1969-74), born in Portland, Maine (d. 1996)
  • Jan 14 Harold Russell, Canadian actor (Best Years of Our Life, Dogtown), born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 2002)

  • Jan 14 Thomas J. Watson Jr., American businessman and politician (President of IBM, 1952-1971, US Ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1979-1981), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • Jan 14 Dudley Randall, African-American poet who founded the pioneering publishing house "Broadside Press", born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2000)
  • Jan 15 Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian (The Last Days of Hitler), born in Glanton, England (d. 2003)
  • Jan 16 Roger Aubert, Belgian church historian (Le Pontificat de Pie IX)
  • Jan 16 Roger Wagner, French-American choral director, and educator, was born in Le Puy, France (d. 1992)
  • Jan 17 Anacleto Angelini, Chilean businessman (d. 2007)
  • Jan 18 Arno Schmidt, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1979)
  • Jan 19 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (d. 1990)
  • Jan 20 Wensley Pithey, South-African actor (Oliver!, The Saint, Little Women), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1993)
  • Jan 20 Gerald Holtom, British artist and graphic designer (Nuclear Disarmament (ND) logo, which later became an international peace symbol), born in Twickenham, England (d. 1985)
  • Jan 22 Dimitris Dragatakis, Greek composer, born in Platanoussa, Greece (d. 2001)
  • Jan 23 Napoleon L Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1997)
  • Jan 26 Kaye Webb, English writer/publisher (Puffin Club)
  • Jan 26 Princess Hadice Hayriye Ayshe Dürrühsehvar (d. 2006)
  • Jan 27 Anna Larina, revolutionary
  • Jan 28 Nelson Olmsted [or Olmstead], American voice actor (Sleep No More), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1992)
  • Jan 29 Menelaos Pallantios, Greek composer, born in Piraeus (d. 2012)
  • Jan 30 David Wayne, American stage & screen actor (Andromeda Strain, Adam's Rib), born in Traverse City, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • Jan 30 John Ireland, Canadian actor (All the King's Men, Rawhide, Gunfight at OK Corral), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1992)
  • Jan 30 Louis Osman, English architect & artist, born in Exeter, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • Jan 31 Carey Loftin, American actor (Duel, The French Connection), born in Blountstown, Florida (d. 1997)

Person of interestJersey Joe

Jan 31 Jersey Joe Walcott, American heavyweight boxing champion (1951-52), born in Merchantville, New Jersey (d. 1994)

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • Jan 31 Louis Osman, architect/artist/goldsmith
  • Jan 31 Sri Daya Mata, Hindu religious figure

About January 1914

How Old? 107 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox (Jan 1 - Jan 15), Tiger (Jan 16 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)