On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1928

  • Jan 1 Ernest R Tidyman, Ohio, novelist/screenwriter (The French Connection)
  • Jan 1 Khan Mohammad, Pakistani cricket fast bowler (13 Tests, 54 wickets; Pakistan's first ball and wicket in Test cricket), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan (d. 2009)
  • Jan 1 Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philanthropist (Edhi Foundation), born in Bantva, Gujarat (d. 2016)
  • Jan 2 Dan Rostenkowski, American politician (Rep-D-Il, 1959-94), convicted of mail fraud, born in Chicago, Illinois (2010)
  • Jan 2 Gerhard Amanshauser, writer
  • Jan 2 Harry Hyams, English immovable goods owner (Center Point)
  • Jan 2 Tiberiu Olah, composer
  • Jan 2 Vaughn Beals, CEO (Harley Davidson motorcycle), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Jan 2 Avie Bennett, Canadian philanthropist
  • Jan 2 Daisaku Ikeda, Japanese writer
  • Jan 2 Oskar Rabin, Russian painter and dissident during Soviet era, born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 2018)
  • Jan 2 Alberto Zedda, Italian opera conductor and musicologist, born in Milan, Italy (d. 2017)
  • Jan 3 Frank Ross Anderson, Canadian International Chess Master (1954)
  • Jan 5 Imtiaz Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistan wicket-keeper in 41 Tests 1952-62), born in Lahore, Pakistan (d. 2016)

Person of interestWalter Mondale

Jan 5 Walter Mondale, American politician (US Senator from Minnesota (D), 1964-76 ; 42nd Vice President, 1977-81), born in Ceylon, Minnesota (d. 2021)

42nd Vice President of the United States Walter Mondale
42nd Vice President of the United States
Walter Mondale
  • Jan 5 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, 4th President and 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan, born in Ratodero Taluka, Pakistan (d. 1979)

  • Jan 5 Qian Qichen, Chinese diplomat and vice premier, born in Tianjin (d. 2017)
  • Jan 6 Capucine [Germaine Lefebvre], French actress and fashion model (Pink Panther, What's New Pussycat?), born in Saint-Raphaël, Var, France (d. 1990)
  • Jan 6 George H. Ross, American businessman, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 7 Rajindranath, cricketer (4 stumpings in his only Test for India)

Person of interestWilliam Peter Blatty

Jan 7 William Peter Blatty, American scriptwriter and author of The Exorcist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
  • Jan 8 Sander Vanocur, American journalist (NBC Weekend News), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jan 8 May Wynn [Donna Lee Hickey], American actress (Caine Mutiny, Noah's Ark), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 8 Gaston Miron, Quebec poet & editor, born in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Canada (d. 1996)
  • Jan 9 Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter, born in Polignano A Mare, Apulia (d. 1994)
  • Jan 9 Fernand J St Germain, American politician (Rep-D-RI, 1961- ), born in Blackstone, Massachusetts (d. 2014)
  • Jan 9 Judith Krantz, Jewish-American novelist (Scruples, Princess Daisy, Dazzle), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 10 Donald Brooks, American fashion designer (Emmy 1983), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • Jan 10 Wallace Berry, Canadian-American composer (d. 1991)
  • Jan 10 Philip Levine, American poet, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Jan 11 David L Wolper, producer (Devil's Brigade)
  • Jan 11 Mitchell Ryan, American actor (Dark Shadows, Lethal Weapon, Chase, Executive Suite), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 12 Lew Gallo, American character actor & screenwriter (Get Smart, Gunsmoke, 12 O'Clock High), born in Mount Kisco, New York (d. 2000)
  • Jan 12 Ruth Brown, American actress & singer sometimes known as the "Queen of R&B" (So Long, Teardrops from My Eyes), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 2006)
  • Jan 12 Vic Toweel, South African boxer (undisputed world bantamweight champion), born in Benoni, South Africa (d. 2008)
  • Jan 13 David Sheiner, American actor (Paul-Mr Novak, Norman-Diana), born in NYC, New York

  • Jan 13 Gregory Walcott, American actor (Plan 9 from Outer Space, 87th Precinct), born in Wendell, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Jan 14 Gerald Arpino, American dancer & choreographer, born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2008)
  • Jan 14 Garry Winogrand, American photographer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • Jan 15 (Beverly) Joanne Linville, American character actress, born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2021)
  • Jan 16 Ezra Sims, American composer of microtonal music, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Jan 16 John William Fozard, aircraft designer
  • Jan 16 William Kennedy, American writer
  • Jan 16 Pilar Lorengar [Lorenza Pilar García], Aragones soprano, born in El Gancho, Zaragoza, Spain (d. 1996)
  • Jan 17 Ken Archer, cricketer (Australian batsman, 5 Tests early 50s)

Person of interestVidal Sassoon

Jan 17 Vidal Sassoon, British-American hair stylist and CEO of Vidal Sasson, born in London (d. 2012)

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon
  • Jan 17 Jean Barraqué, French composer, born in Hauts-de-Seine, France (d. 1973)
  • Jan 19 Dainin Katagiri, Zen teacher, associate of Shunryu Suzuki, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Jan 19 Gerard Schurmann, Dutch-British conductor, and composer of classical music (The Double Heart), and film scores, (The Bedford Incident), born in Java, Dutch East Indies (d. 2020) dies at 96
  • Jan 20 Peter Donat, Canadian-American actor (Flamingo Road, Different Story), born in Kentville, Canada (d. 2018)
  • Jan 20 Robert Satanowski, Polish opera conductor and general, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1997)
  • Jan 20 Lionel Hebert, American golfer (PGA Championship 1957), born in Lafayette, Louisiana (d. 2000)
  • Jan 21 Reynaldo Bignone, Argentine politician and human rights violator, 41st President (1982–1983), born in Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2018)
  • Jan 22 Birch Bayh, American politician, Senator (D) Indiana (1963-81), wrote 2 amendments to US constitution, born in Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Jan 22 Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historian (d. 2004)
  • Jan 23 Eugenio Monti, Italian bobsledder (2 x Olympic gold 2-man, 4-man 1968; World C'ships 9 x gold), born in Toblach, Italy (d. 2003)

  • Jan 23 Jeanne Moreau, French actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • Jan 23 Kees Broekman, Dutch speed skater (Olympic silver 1952), born in De Lier, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Jan 23 Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 2005)
  • Jan 24 Desmond Morris, English zoologist (Human Ape, Body Language), born in Purton, United Kingdom
  • Jan 24 Michel Serrault, French actor (Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud, La Cage aux Folles), born in Brunoy, France (d. 2007)

Person of interestEduard Shevardnadze

Jan 25 Eduard Shevardnadze, President of Georgia (1995-2003) and Soviet Foreign Minister (1985-90), born in Mamati, Georgia (d. 2014)

President of Georgia and Soviet Diplomat Eduard Shevardnadze
President of Georgia and Soviet Diplomat
Eduard Shevardnadze
  • Jan 25 Jérôme Choquette, Quebec lawyer and politician, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 26 Gene Snyder, (Rep-R-KY, 1963-65, 67- )
  • Jan 26 Roger Vadim, French director (And God Created Women, Barbarella)
  • Jan 27 Jean-Michel Damase, French pianist and composer, born in Bordueax (d. 2013)
  • Jan 27 Hans Modrow, a German politician, premier of East Germany
  • Jan 28 MG Falcon, CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
  • Jan 28 Martin Sinnatt, Major-General/secretary (Kennel Club)
  • Jan 28 Slade Gorton, American politician (Sen-R-WA, 1981-87, 1989-2001), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • Jan 29 Bengt Hambraeus, Swedish Canadian composer and organist, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2000)
  • Jan 29 Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician
  • Jan 29 Peter Byrne, British director and actor (Postcards from America, Carry on Cabby), born in West Ham, Essex
  • Jan 30 Andrew Salkey, Panamanian-Jamaican novelist, born in Colón, Panama (d. 1995)
  • Jan 30 Harold Prince, American producer & director (West Side Story, Evita), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2019)
  • Jan 30 Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • Jan 31 Chuck Willis, American rock vocalist (C C Rider), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1958)
  • Jan 31 Eric Ash, rector (Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine)
  • Jan 31 Richard Buckley, royal equerry
  • Jan 31 Robert Clatworthy, English sculptor, born in Bridgwater, Somerset
  • Jan 31 S. Newman Darby, American inventor of the sailboard, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)

About January 1928

How Old? 93 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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