Famous People Born in January 1920

  • Jan 1 Roger Peacock, English writer (Thursday is Missing), born in Liverpool (d. 1996)
  • Jan 1 Virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
  • Jan 2 Duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector

Person of interestIsaac Asimov

Jan 2 Isaac Asimov, Russian scientist and sci-fi writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy), born in Petrovichi, Russia (d. 1992)

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • Jan 2 Penelope Jessel, politcal activist
  • Jan 2 Peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker
  • Jan 3 Renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001)
  • Jan 4 William Egan Colby, CIA director (Nixon)
  • Jan 4 Rosalie Crutchley, British actress (Armchair Theatre: Black Limelight, Four Weddings and a Funeral), born in London, England (d. 1997)
  • Jan 5 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist
  • Jan 5 Mohammad Aslam Khokhar, cricket (Pak bat scored 16 & 18 in only test)
  • Jan 6 Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, born in Dinuba, California (d. 1998)
  • Jan 6 Early Wynn, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (9-time All Star), born in Hartford, Alabama (d. 1999)
  • Jan 6 Doris Stokes, British psychic medium (d. 1987)
  • Jan 6 John Maynard Smith, English biologist (d. 2004)
  • Jan 7 Albert Meltzer, anarchist
  • Jan 7 Aubrey Brabazon, jockey/trainer
  • Jan 7 Lionel Alexander Bethune [Alastair] Pilkington, British engineer/Industrialist (float glass), born in Calcutta, India (d. 1995)
  • Jan 7 Vincent Gardenia, Italian-American actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Moonstruck, Little Shop of Horrors), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1992)
  • Jan 8 Hendrikus J Wittebold, civil servant/resistance fighter
  • Jan 8 Douglas Wilmer, British actor (Sherlock Holmes, Octopussy, El Cid), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Jan 9 Chan Canasta, Polish-British magician (d. 1999)
  • Jan 9 Clive Dunn, British actor (Dad's Army, The Avengers), born in Brixton, London (d. 2012)
  • Jan 9 Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar
  • Jan 10 Georges Marchal, French actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way, La mort en ce jardin), born in Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France (d. 1997)
  • Jan 10 Max Patkin, American baseball player (d. 1999)
  • Jan 11 John Powell, campaigner
  • Jan 12 James Farmer, Marshall, Tex, civil rights leader
  • Jan 12 Prof Jerzy Zubrzycki, Polish-born Australian sociologist
  • Jan 14 Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux)
  • Jan 14 Donald Beard, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the 1950's)
  • Jan 14 George Herman, newsman (CBS-TV)
  • Jan 15 John J "Cardinal" O'Connor, Roman Catholic Archbishop of NY, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 15 John Junor, British editor in chief (Sunday Express)
  • Jan 15 Steve Gromek, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • Jan 16 Edgeworth Blair "Elliott" Reid, American actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Jan 17 George Handy [George Joseph Hendleman], American jazz musician (Handyland, U.S.A.), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • Jan 17 Nora Kaye, American prima ballerina, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 18 Constance Moore, American singer and actress (Buck Rogers, Show Business, Atlantic City), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 2005)
  • Jan 19 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian diplomat, 5th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1982-91) and Prime Minister of Peru (2000-01), born in Lima
  • Jan 20 DeForest Kelley, American actor, screenwriter, poet and singer (Star Trek), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1999)
  • Jan 20 Peter Clemoes, anglo-Saxon scholar
  • Jan 20 Richard John Copeland Atkinson, archaeologist
  • Jan 20 Sam M Gibbons, (Rep-D-FL, 1963- )
  • Jan 20 Michael Higgins, American actor (Angel Heart, 1918, Wanda, Black Stallion), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • Jan 20 Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (d. 2006)

Person of interestFederico Fellini

Jan 20 Federico Fellini, Italian film director and scriptwriter (8 1/2, La Dolce Vita), born in Rimini, Italy (d. 1993)

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • Jan 21 Donald Cuthbert Coleman, British economic historian (d. 1995)
  • Jan 21 Errol Walton Barrow, PM of Barbados (DLP) (1966-76, 1986-87)
  • Jan 21 Torsten Nilsson, composer
  • Jan 22 George Breakston, French-American producer, actor and director (Jungle Stampede, It Happened One Night), born in Paris, France (d. 1973)
  • Jan 22 Piet Van Lishout, Flemish writer (Eva & I)
  • Jan 22 William Warfield, singer (Show Boat)
  • Jan 23 Erbet Pawel, biographer (Kafka)
  • Jan 24 Don Saddler, Van Nuys California, dancer (Holiday Hotel)
  • Jan 24 Jerry Maren [Gerard Marenghi], American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Mayor McCheese), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 98)
  • Jan 26 Derek Bond, British actor (Nicholas Nickelby, Armchair Theatre), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2006)
  • Jan 26 John Logan Gorlay, journalist
  • Jan 27 Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (d. 2002)
  • Jan 27 John Box, British film production designer and art director (d. 2005)
  • Jan 28 James Whyte, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
  • Jan 29 Alec Coppen, psychiatrist
  • Jan 29 José Luis de Villalonga, Spanish aristocrat (d. 2007)
  • Jan 30 George Skibine, Russ/US dancer/choreographer (Tragedy in Verona)
  • Jan 30 Patrick Heron, British abstract painter, born in Leeds, South Yorkshire (d. 1999)
  • Jan 30 Carwood Lipton, American WWII veteran (d. 2001)
  • Jan 31 Robert Hersant, press baron
  • Jan 31 Stewart L Udall, St Johns Ariz, US Secretary of Interior (1961-69)
  • Jan 31 Bert Williams, English footballer (Wolverhampton, 30 caps), born in Bradley, Staffordshire (d. 2014)