Famous People Born in January 1917

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981)
  • Jan 1 Albert Mol, Dutch actor (Kant aan m'n broek!), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • Jan 2 Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)
  • Jan 3 Vernon A. Walters, American diplomat and US permanent rep to the UN (1989-91), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • Jan 3 Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)
  • Jan 4 Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 5 Reginald Smith Brindle, British composer, born in Cuerden, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • Jan 5 Wieland Wagner, German opera director, born in Bayreuth, Germany (d. 1966)

Person of interestJane Wyman

Jan 5 Jane Wyman, American actress (Magnificent Obsession) and 1st wife of Ronald Reagan, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2007)

Actress Jane Wyman
Actress
Jane Wyman
  • Jan 5 Francis L. Kellogg, U.S. diplomat and prominent socialite, born in New York City, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jan 6 Koo Chen-fu, Taiwanese businessman & diplomat, born in Taichung, Taiwan (d. 2005)
  • Jan 7 Ulysses Sipmson Kay, composer
  • Jan 8 Peter Taylor, American novelist, born in Trenton, Tennessee (d. 1994)
  • Jan 8 Stanley Prager, American comedian (College Bowl), born in NYC, New York (d. 1972)
  • Jan 10 Jerry Wexler, American music producer who coined the term "rhythm and blues" (Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2008)
  • Jan 12 Walter Hendl, American conductor & composer, born in West New York, New Jersey (d. 2007)

  • Jan 12 Jimmy Skinner, Canadian hockey coach, born in Selkirk, Canada (d. 2007)
  • Jan 12 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru, born in Jabalpur, India (d. 2008)
  • Jan 13 Felix Guerro Diaz, composer
  • Jan 16 William "Buddy" Lester, American comedian and actor (Barney Miller, Phil Silvers Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • Jan 16 Carl Karcher, founded the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain (d. 2008)
  • Jan 17 Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran, (MGR), Indian film star, politician
  • Jan 17 Oskar Morawetz, Svetla Czechoslovakia, composer
  • Jan 17 Ulysses Simpson Kay, American composer, born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 1995)
  • Jan 17 Ramón Cardemil, Chilean huaso (d. 2007)
  • Jan 18 Oscar Lewenstein, impressario
  • Jan 18 Wang Yung-ching, Taiwanese businessman
  • Jan 19 Rudolf Maros, composer
  • Jan 21 Rohan Butler, historian
  • Jan 22 Albert "Pud" Brown, clarinetist/saxophonist
  • Jan 22 Herwig Hensen, [Flor Mielants], Flemish poet/playwright
  • Jan 23 Dusan Kostic, Serbian writer, born in Peja, Serbia (d. 1997)

Person of interestErnest Borgnine

Jan 24 Ernest Borgnine, American actor (Ice Station Zebra, McHale's Navy, Marty), born in Hamden, Connecticut (d. 2012)

  • Jan 25 Ilya Prigogine, Russian scientist & Nobel laureate, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2003)
  • Jan 25 Jânio Quadros, Brazilian politician, born in Campo Grande, Brazil (d. 1992)
  • Jan 29 John Raitt, American actor and singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game), born in Santa Ana, California (d. 2005)
  • Jan 30 Paul Frère, Belgian racing driver and motorsport journalist d. 2008)
  • Jan 31 Erich Geiringer, general practitioner campaigner
  • Jan 31 José Maceda, Filipino composer, born in Manila, Philippines (d. 2004)