Famous People Born in January 1929

  • Jan 1 Holling Gustav Vincoeur, fictional character on "Northern Exposure"
  • Jan 3 Ernst Mahle, Brazilian composer
  • Jan 3 Marilyn Lloyd, American politician (Rep-D-TN, 1975-95), born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 2018)
  • Jan 3 Sergio Leone, Italian director who invented spaghetti westerns (The Man with No Name trilogy), born in Rome, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1989)
  • Jan 4 Amitai W Etzioni, US sociologist (Active Society)
  • Jan 4 Bobby Tulloch, ornithologist
  • Jan 4 Darrell Mudra, American College Football HOF coach (Adams State, North Dakota State, Uni of Arizona, Western Illinois Uni, Florida State, Eastern Illinois Uni; Montreal Alouettes), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2022)
  • Jan 5 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer ("Kansas City"; "Let's Work Together"), born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 1994)
  • Jan 6 Babrak Karmal, Afghani politician installed as President after Soviet invasion, born in Afghanistan (d. 1996)
  • Jan 7 Ken Henry, American speed skater (Olympic gold 500m, 1952), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • Jan 7 Mario Bergamaschi, Italian soccer midfielder (5 caps; Calcio Como, A.C. Milan, U.C. Sampdoria), born in Crema, Italy (d. 2020)
  • Jan 7 Terry Moore [Helen Luella Koford], American actress (Little Sheba), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 8 Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor (The Chess Players, Gandhi), born in Punjab, India (d. 2015)
  • Jan 9 Brian Friel, Irish dramatist "Irish Chekhov" (Dancing at Lughnasa), born in Omagh, County Tyrone (d. 2015)
  • Jan 9 Dorothea Puente, American serial killer, born in Redlands, California (d. 2011)
  • Jan 9 Heiner Müller, German dramatist (Ten Days That Shook The World; The Battle), and theater director, born in Eppendorf, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Jan 10 Derek Hammond-Stroud, English operatic baritone, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2012)
  • Jan 11 Nicoletta Orsomando, Italian TV presenter, born in Casapulla
  • Jan 11 Wanda Wilkomirska, Polish violinist, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2018)
  • Jan 12 Alasdair MacIntyre, Scottish-born American philosopher, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jan 13 Joe Pass [Passalaqua], American jazz guitarist ("The Trio" with Oscar Peterson; Ella Fitzgerald) and composer, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1994)
  • Jan 14 Aleksander Petrovic, French-born Serbian & Yugloslav film director, born in Paris, France (d. 1994)
  • Jan 14 Billy Walker, American country music singer and guitarist ("Charlie's Shoes"), born in Ralls, Texas (d. 2006)
  • Jan 15 "Queen" Ida [Lewis], Louisiana Creole accordionist, born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Jan 15 Eva Badura-Skoda, German-Austrian composer, born in Munich, Germany

Martin Luther King Jr.Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Jan 15 American clergyman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement (Nobel 1964), born in Atlanta, Georgia

  • Jan 15 Teizo Matsumura, Japanese composer ("Chinmoku / Silence"; "Hymn to Aurora") and haiku poet, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 2007)
  • Jan 16 Allard Lowenstein, radical (Students for Democratic Action)
  • Jan 16 Tage Nielsen, Danish composer, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 2003)
  • Jan 17 Grady Martin, country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), born in Chapel Hill, Tennessee (d. 2001)

Jacques PlanteJacques Plante (1929-1986)

Jan 17 Canadian NHL goaltender (#1) who was the first to wear a goaltender mask, born in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Quebec

  • Jan 19 Israel "Ulu" Grosbard, Belgian-born American actor and director (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 2012)
  • Jan 20 (Wilbur) Jimmy Cobb, American jazz drummer (Miles Davis' First Great Sextet), born in Washington D.C. (d. 2020)
  • Jan 20 Arte Johnson, American comedian (Laugh-in, Don't Call Me Charlie), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • Jan 20 Bob Denard, French soldier & mercenary, born in Grayan-et-l'Hôpital, France (d. 2007)
  • Jan 20 Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, American auto racer (Daytona 500 1962; NASCAR 33 wins), born in Tavares, Florida (d. 1964)
  • Jan 22 (Elijah) Doug Quattlebaum, American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter (Softee Man Blues), born in Florence, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • Jan 22 Rita Gillespie, British pioneering TV director, born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • Jan 22 Ron Richards, British record producer (Gerry and The Pacemakers; The Hollies), born in London (d. 2009)
  • Jan 23 Ian Thomson, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 9 wickets; Sussex), born in Walsall, England (d. 2021)
  • Jan 23 John Polanyi, Canadian chemist (Nobel 1986), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Jan 23 Patriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko) of Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate
  • Jan 25 Benny Golson, American jazz tenor saxophonist, arranger, and composer ("I Remember Clifford"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 25 Robert Faurisson, British-born French academic, born in Shepperton, United Kingdom (d. 2018)
  • Jan 26 Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (d. 2000)
  • Jan 26 Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist (Passionella)/author (Little Murders), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Bill English, American computer engineer who helped develop the computer mouse and the revolutionary NLS computer system, born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 2020)
  • Jan 27 Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist (d. 1984)
  • Jan 27 Mohamed Al Fayed, Egyptian business magnate (Harrods), born in Alexandria, Egypt
  • Jan 27 Richard Du Cann, English lawyer and QC, born in London (d. 1993)
  • Jan 28 (Bernard) "Acker" Bilk, British clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, born in Pensford, Somerset, England (d. 2014)
  • Jan 28 Claes Oldenburg, Swedish-American pop artist (Clothespin; Alphabet; Good Humor), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2022) [1]
  • Jan 28 Richard Clement Charles Thomas, rugby international/journalist
  • Jan 29 Elio Petri, Italian director (Property is no theft), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1982)
  • Jan 29 Puggy Pearson, American poker player (World Series of Poker Main Event 1973; 4 x World Series of Poker bracelets), born in Las Vegas, Nevada (d. 2006)
  • Jan 29 William McMillan, American sports shooter (Olympic gold 25m rapid fire pistol 1960; World C'ship gold 1952), born in Frostburg, Maryland (d. 2000)
  • Jan 30 Hugh Tayfield, South African cricketer (celebrated South African off-spinner 1949-60), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 1994)
  • Jan 30 Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian surgeon & international aid worker, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1996)
  • Jan 31 Jean Simmons, British actress (Thorn Birds, Guys & Dolls), born in London, England (d. 2010)
  • Jan 31 Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist, Nobel laureate

About January 1929

How Old? 93 or 94 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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