On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1927

  • Jan 1 Juliusz Luciuk, composer
  • Jan 1 Yuri Grigorovich, Leningrad, choreographer
  • Jan 1 Doak Walker, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1948; Pro Bowl 1950-51, 53–55; First-team All-Pro 1950–51, 53–54; Detroit Lions), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1998)
  • Jan 1 Maurice Béjart, French choreographer (d. 2007)
  • Jan 1 Patricia "Pat" Heywood, Scottish actress (10 Rillington Place, Lucky Feller), born in Gretna Green, Scotland

Person of interestVernon L. Smith

Jan 1 Vernon L. Smith, American economist and Nobel laureate, born in Wichita, Kansas

Economist Vernon L. Smith
Economist
Vernon L. Smith
  • Jan 1 Carl Scheib, American baseball pitcher (at the time [1943] youngest player in MLB history at 16; Philadelphia A’s), born in Gratz, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Jan 2 David Herbert, publisher
  • Jan 2 Richard Belmont Ray, (Rep-D-Ga) [or Feb 2]
  • Jan 4 Barbara Rush, American actress (Marsha-Peyton Place, It Came From Outer Space, Flamingo Road), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jan 4 Paul Desmarais, Canadian businessman
  • Jan 6 Jesse Leonard Steinfeld, 11th US Surgeon General (1969-73), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Jan 8 Charles Tomlinson, British poet & translator, born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 2015)
  • Jan 10 Gisele MacKenzie [LaFlèche], Canadian singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2003)
  • Jan 10 Johnnie Ray, American pop singer (Cry), born in Dallas, Oregon (d. 1990)
  • Jan 10 Lee Philips, American actor and director (Peyton Place, Ellery Queen), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)

  • Jan 10 Otto Stich, Swiss politician, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 2012)
  • Jan 10 Basu Chatterjee, Indian film director (Rajanigandha, Chhoti Si Baat), born in Ajmer, Merwara, British India (d. 2020)
  • Jan 11 John Hayes, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (15 Tests, 30 wickets), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2007)
  • Jan 11 Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair, saxophonist
  • Jan 12 Salvatore Martirano, American composer, born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1995)
  • Jan 13 Brock Adams, American politician (d. 2004)
  • Jan 13 Sydney Brenner, South African biologist known for his contributions on the genetic code and molecular biology (Nobel Laureate 2002), born in Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa
  • Jan 14 Ivan Kalita, Soviet equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1968), born in Tambov Governorate (d. 1996)
  • Jan 14 Zuzana Ruzickova, Czech harpsichordist & Holocaust survivor, born in Bohemia, Czech Republic (d. 2017)
  • Jan 14 John Mallard, English medical physicist (developed MRI and PET scans), born in Northampton, England (d. 2021)
  • Jan 15 Francis Routh, British composer, born in Worcestershire, England
  • Jan 17 Donald Erb, American composer known for large orchestral works, born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • Jan 17 Eartha Kitt, American singer (Santa Baby), dancer, activist, and actress (Batman - "Catwoman"), born in North, South Carolina (d. 2008)
  • Jan 17 Michael Herford Wooller, TV/film producer
  • Jan 17 Dr Tom Dooley, American humanitarian (d. 1961)
  • Jan 18 Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player, born in Mylapore, Chennai, India (d. 1990)
  • Jan 20 Geoffrey Atkins, British World Champion racket player (1954-72)
  • Jan 20 Olivier Strebelle, Belgian sculptor, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2017)
  • Jan 21 Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1985)
  • Jan 22 Joe Perry, NFL Hall-of-Famer

  • Jan 22 Lou Creekmur, American football player (Detroit Lions) and hall of famer, born in Hopelawn, New Jersey (d. 2009)
  • Jan 23 Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur & explorer, born in Solna Municipality, Sweden (d. 1994)
  • Jan 24 Paula Hawkins, American politician (Sen-R-FL, 1981-86), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2009)
  • Jan 24 Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet, British aristocrat (d. 2007)
  • Jan 25 Antônio Carlos Jobim [Tom Jobim], Brazilian singer-songwriter & composer (Getz/Gilberto), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1994)
  • Jan 25 Gregg Palmer [Palmer Edvind Lee], American actor (Scream, To Hell & Back), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • Jan 25 Seung Sahn, Korean zen teacher (Korean line), born in North Korea (d. 2004)
  • Jan 25 Fernie Flaman, Canadian NHL player (Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Dysart, Canada (d. 2012)
  • Jan 26 José Azcona del Hoyo, President of Honduras (1986-90), born in La Ceiba, Honduras (d. 2005)
  • Jan 26 William Redfield, American actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop, Marriage), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • Jan 26 Bob Nieman, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • Jan 27 Doretta Morrow, American actress (Because You're Mine), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • Jan 27 Joe Perry, AAFC/NFL Hall of Fame fullback (SF 49ers, Balt Colts)
  • Jan 27 Michael Craig [Gregson], American actor (Escape 2000, Vault of Horror), born in Poona, British India
  • Jan 27 Nancy Dickerson, pioneering American radio and TV journalist (NBC, CBS), born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (d. 1997)
  • Jan 28 Anthony Garner, director (Conservative Central Office)
  • Jan 28 J D Hughes, Principal (Ruskin College-Oxford)
  • Jan 28 Ronnie Scott [Schatt], British jazz saxophonist and club-owner, born in Aldgate, East London (d. 1996)
  • Jan 28 Don Fraser, American boxing promoter (LA venues; colourful wardrobe & offbeat PR gimmicks), born in Blythe, California (d. 2019)
  • Jan 28 Roy Caton, American trumpet player and session musician, born in Frackville, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • Jan 29 Edward Abbey, American author (Desert Solitaire)
  • Jan 30 Ahmed Abdul-Malik [Jonathan Tim, Jr.], American jazz double bassist and oud player (Odetta; Thelonius Monk), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • Jan 30 Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden (1969-76, 1982-86) assassinated, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1986)

Person of interestLorraine Warren

Jan 31 Lorraine Warren, American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting), born in Monroe, Connecticut (d. 2019)

Paranormal Investigator Lorraine Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Lorraine Warren

About January 1927

How Old? 94 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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