On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1925

  • Jan 1 Valentina Cortesa, Italian actress (Day for Night, Kidnap Syndicate), born in Milan, Italy
  • Jan 1 Matthew "Stymie" Beard, American actor (d. 1981)
  • Jan 1 Raymond Pellegrin, French actor
  • Jan 2 Andry Maryanovich Nikodemovich, composer
  • Jan 2 William J Crowe Jr, Kentucky, chairman joint chief of staff
  • Jan 2 Larry Harmon, American entertainer and TV producer (d. 2008)
  • Jan 4 Veikko Hakulinen, Finnish cross country skier (Olympic gold 1952, 56, 60), born in Kurkijoki, Finland (d. 2003)
  • Jan 4 Johnny Lujack, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1947; National C'ship 1943, 46-47; Notre Dame; Pro Bowl 1950-51; Chicago Bears), born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 5 Wolf Morris, English actor (Decoy), born in Portsmouth, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • Jan 6 John Z. DeLorean, American automaker (DeLorean), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • Jan 7 Gerald Malcolm Durrell, Britain, zoologist/writer (Mockery Bird)
  • Jan 8 James Saunders, English playwright (Ark), born in Islington, London (d. 2004)
  • Jan 8 Helmuth Hubener, German activist, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1942)
  • Jan 9 Abdelhamid ben Hadouga, Algerian writer, born in Mansoura, Algeria (d. 1996)
  • Jan 9 Lee Van Cleef, American actor (For a Few Dollars More, Escape from NY), born in Somerville, New Jersey (d. 1989)
  • Jan 12 Bill Burrud, American television host (Safari to Adventure, Animal World), born in Hollywood, California (d. 1990)

  • Jan 12 Laurentiu Profeta, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2006)
  • Jan 12 Ralph Legall, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests), born in St Michael, Barbados (d. 2003)
  • Jan 12 Katherine "Scottie" MacGregor, American actress (Little House on the Prairie), born in Glendale, California (d. 2018)
  • Jan 13 Gwyneth “Gwen” Verdon, American actress, singer and dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity), born in Culver City, California (d. 2000)
  • Jan 13 Rosemary Murphy, American actress (Margaret-Lucas Tanner), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2014)
  • Jan 14 Yukio Mishima, Japanese novelist (Temple of Golden Pavilion), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1970)
  • Jan 14 Louis Quilico, Canadian opera singer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)
  • Jan 14 Jean-Claude Beton, Algerian-born French businessman, entrepreneur and soft-drink manufacturer (Orangina), born in Boufarik, French Algeria (d. 2013)
  • Jan 15 Keith Bentley, international racing cyclist
  • Jan 15 Ruth Slenczynska, American pianist, born in Sacramento, California
  • Jan 17 A H Kardar, cricketer (Pak 1st Test capt, prev played for India)
  • Jan 17 Annie Delorie, Dutch opera singer (Scenes & Arias)
  • Jan 17 Duane Hanson, US sculptor
  • Jan 17 Robert Cormier, American author (d. 2000)
  • Jan 17 Edgar Ray Killen, American convict, former preacher, K.K.K. member and murderer, born in Philadelphia, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • Jan 18 Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere, British TV producer, born in Cheshire, England
  • Jan 18 Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher (Difference and Repetition), born in Paris, France (d. 1995)
  • Jan 18 Roepie Kruize, Dutch field hockey player (Olympic-Bronze-48/Silver-52), born in Heemstede, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Jan 18 Edouard Dermithe, Italian actor (Orpheus, Thomas the Impostor), born in Gallignana, Istria, Italian Empire (d. 1995)
  • Jan 19 Nina [Mary] Bawden, English author (Afternoon of a Good Woman), (d. 2012)

  • Jan 20 Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan Catholic priest, politician and writer, born in Granada, Nicaragua
  • Jan 20 Eugen Gomringer, Bolivian-born German poet, born in Cachuela Esperanza, Bolivia
  • Jan 21 George Conner, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle / linebacker (Pro Bowl 1950–53; First-team All-Pro 1950–53, 55; Chicago Bears), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • Jan 21 Oswald "Ossie" Stevens Nock, railway writer
  • Jan 22 Leslie Silver, English paint manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 23 Marty Paich, American musician, conductor, producer and arranger (Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson), born in Oakland, California (d. 1995)

Person of interestMaria Tallchief

Jan 24 Maria Tallchief, American prima ballerina, born in Fairfax, Oklahoma (d. 2013)

Ballerina Maria Tallchief
Ballerina
Maria Tallchief
  • Jan 24 William Hudson, American actor (I Led 3 Lives), born in Gilroy, California (d. 1974)
  • Jan 25 Eric Dempster, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow bowl of mid-50's, bowling avg 109.5), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2011)
  • Jan 25 Giorgos Zampetas, Greek musician & songwriter, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1992)
  • Jan 26 David Jenkins, Bishop (Durham)
  • Jan 26 Desmond Cassidi, British admiral
  • Jan 26 Joan Leslie, American actress (High Sierra, Yankee Doodle Dandy), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)

Person of interestPaul Newman

Jan 26 Paul Newman, American actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), racing car driver and charity food company founder (Newman's Own), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2008)

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • Jan 26 Claude Ryan, Quebec newspaper editor (d. 2004)
  • Jan 27 Geoffrey Tucker, British political consultant
  • Jan 27 John Bury, British stage designer who worked with Peter Hall (d. 2000)
  • Jan 28 Henry Harris, British professor of medicine
  • Jan 29 Pier Tania (Meinte Piet), radio/TV host (ANP, De Bezetting)
  • Jan 30 Dorothy Malone, American actress (At Gunpoint, Night & Day, Peyton Place), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2018)

Person of interestDouglas Engelbart

Jan 30 Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist (computer mouse, Engelbart's Law), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2013)

Computer Scientist Douglas Engelbart
Computer Scientist
Douglas Engelbart
  • Jan 30 Chalmers "Bump" Elliott, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback and coach (U of Michigan) and college athletics administrator (Iowa), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2019)
  • Jan 31 Benjamin Hooks, civil rights leader
  • Jan 31 Charles Aidman, American TV narrator (New Twilight Zone), born in Frankfort, Indiana
  • Jan 31 Fred Catherwood, British politician, Vice President of the European Parliament 1989-1992, born in Castledawson, County Londonderry (d. 2014)
  • Jan 31 Micheline Lannoy, Belgian figure skating pairs (Olympic gold 1948), born in Brussels, Belgium

About January 1925

How Old? 95 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Jan 23), Ox (Jan 24 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)