On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1926

  • Jan 1 Claire Polin [Schaff], composer flautist/musicologist
  • Jan 1 Richard Verreau, French-Canadian tenor (d. 2005)
  • Jan 2 Gino Marchetti, Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Pro Bowl x 11), born in Smithers, West Virginia (d. 2019)
  • Jan 2 Howard Caine, American actor (Brushfire), born in Nashville Tennessee (d. 1993)
  • Jan 3 Danny Overbea, American rock singer and guitarist (40 Cups of Coffee), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)

Person of interestGeorge Martin

Jan 3 George Martin, British record producer (The Beatles; Jeff Beck; America), born in London, England (d. 2016)

Music Producer George Martin
Music Producer
George Martin
  • Jan 5 Claude (Buddy) Young, American NFL running back (Yankees, Texans, Colts), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1983)
  • Jan 5 Robert Earle, American TV host (GE College Bowl), born in Baldwin, New York (d. 2019)
  • Jan 5 Hosea Williams, American activist, born in Attapulgus, Georgia (d. 2000)
  • Jan 5 William De Witt Snodgrass, American poet, born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • Jan 5 Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam, Singaporean opposition leader and former Secretary-General of Singapore's Worker's Party, born in Jaffna, British Ceylon (d. 2008)
  • Jan 6 Pat Flaherty, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500, 1956), born in Glendale, California (d. 2002)
  • Jan 6 Kid Gavilan, Cuban boxer, born in Berrocal, Spain (d. 2003)
  • Jan 6 Miklós "Mickey" Hargitay, Hungarian-American actor, bodybuilder and the 1955 Mr. Universe, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2006)
  • Jan 6 Ralph Branca, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1947–49; pitched “Shot Heard Round the World”), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jan 6 Dick Rathmann, American auto racer (first Indy pole-sitter to complete no laps), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
  • Jan 7 Joe Marston, Australian soccer defender (1954 FA Cup Final), born in Leichhardt, NSW (d. 2015)
  • Jan 7 Kim Jong-pil, South Korean Prime Minister (1971-75, 1998-2000) and founder of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (now the National Intelligence Service), born in Buyeo County, Japanese Korea (d. 2018)
  • Jan 8 Evelyn Lear [Shulman], American soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jan 8 Jani Christou, Greek composer, born in Heliopolis, Egypt (d. 1970)
  • Jan 8 Soupy Sales [Milton Supman], American comedian, television, and radio personality, born in Franklinton, North Carolina (d. 2009)
  • Jan 8 Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian Odissi dancer, born in Raghurajpur, India (d. 2004)
  • Jan 9 Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian politician, Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 2002)
  • Jan 9 John "Bucky" Pizzarelli, American jazz guitarist, born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • Jan 10 Musallam Bseiso, Palestinian journalist, thinker, and politician, born in Beit She'an, Israel (d. 2017)
  • Jan 11 Grant Tinker, American TV executive (NBC), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • Jan 11 Lev Stepanovich Demin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • Jan 11 Phil Sidey, broadcaster
  • Jan 12 Morton Feldman, American composer (For Philip Guston; Rothko Chapel), born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • Jan 12 Ray Price, American country singer (Good Times), born in Perryville, Texas (d. 2013)
  • Jan 13 Carolyn Heilbrun [Amanda Cross], author (Lady Ottoline's Album)
  • Jan 13 Pamela M Cunnington, English architect/author (Change of Use)
  • Jan 13 Michael Bond, British writer
  • Jan 13 Melba Liston, American jazz trombonist, arranger, and composer, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1999) [1]
  • Jan 14 Frank Aletter, American character actor (Mac-It's About Time, Tom-Nancy), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jan 14 Harold Wolpe, South African lawyer & sociologist, born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1996)
  • Jan 14 Warren Mitchell, English actor (Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Jan 14 Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali writer & activist, born in Dhaka, British India (d. 2016)
  • Jan 15 Maria Schell, Austrian-Swiss star of German cinema (The Last Bridge, Gervaise), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2005)
  • Jan 15 Florence Buchsbaum, French theater director, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1996)
  • Jan 16 John "Jack" Layden, local politician
  • Jan 17 Sir Clyde Walcott, West Indian cricket batsman (44 Tests @ 56.68; 15 x 100s) and administrator (ICC chairman 1997-2000), born in St Michael, Barbados (d. 2006)
  • Jan 17 Moira Shearer, Scottish actress and ballerina (Red Shoes), born in Dunfermline Scotland (d. 2006)
  • Jan 17 Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer
  • Jan 17 Newton N. Minow, American lawyer and statesman
  • Jan 18 Bobby Edwards [Moncrief], American country singer-songwriter ("You're The Reason"), born in Anniston, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • Jan 19 Fritz Weaver, actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Jan 19 Libera Carlier, Flemish author (Action Station Go!)
  • Jan 20 David Tudor, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)

Person of interestPatricia Neal

Jan 20 Patricia Neal, American actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses) and wife of Roald Dahl, born in Packard, Kentucky (d. 2010)

Actress Patricia Neal
Actress
Patricia Neal
  • Jan 20 Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet & writer, born in New Delhi, India (d. 2015)
  • Jan 20 Qurratulain Hyder, Indian Urdu novelist & writer, born in Aligarh, India (d. 2007)
  • Jan 21 Franco Evangelisti, Italian composer
  • Jan 21 Raf Reymen, Flemish actor (Huisvuil, Het glas water), born in Gent, Flanders, Belgium (d. 1990)
  • Jan 21 Stephen "Steve" Reeves, American professional bodybuilder, actor, and philanthropist (Hercules, Goliath, Sandokan), born in Glasgow, Montana (d. 2000)
  • Jan 21 Brian Brockless, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Jan 22 Lord Erskine of Rerrick, peer
  • Jan 22 Tom Blackburn, writer
  • Jan 22 Aurèle Nicolet, Swiss flautist (Berlin Philharmonic), and educator, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland (d. 2016)
  • Jan 24 Robert Delpire, French publisher, editor and photographer, born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • Jan 24 Georges Lautner, French director & screenwriter, born in Nice, France (d. 2013)
  • Jan 24 Clyde Adler, American writer and voice actor (Soupy Sales Show - "White Fang"; "Black Tooth"), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • Jan 25 James Erb, American composer, arranger, and musicologist (Shenendoah), born in La Junta, Colorado (d. 2014)
  • Jan 26 Sir Charles Henderson Tidbury, British brewing executive, former chairman (Whitbread & Company), born in Camberley, Surrey (d. 2003)
  • Jan 26 José María Valverde, Spanish philosopher, poet and translator (La espera, Historia de la literatura universal), born in Valencia de Alcántara, Spain (d. 1996)
  • Jan 26 Ronnie Hilton, British radio presenter and singer (Moonraker), born in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2001)
  • Jan 26 Farman Fatehpuri [Syed Dildar Ali], Urdu scholar, linguist, critic and author, born in Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh, British India (d. 2013)
  • Jan 26 Fritz Spiegl, Austrian-British classical flautist, broadcaster, composer, and wit, born in Zurndorf, Austria (d. 2003)
  • Jan 27 Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (Cries & Whispers, Damned), born in Sollefteå, Sweden (d. 2004)
  • Jan 29 Abdus Salam, theoretical physicist
  • Jan 29 Bob Berry, cricketer (England slow lefty 1950)
  • Jan 30 Lizbeth Webb, English soprano & stage actress, born in Reading, United Kingdom (d. 2013)
  • Jan 31 Prunella Briance, founder (National Childbirth Trust)

About January 1926

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

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