On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1933

  • Jan 1 Anders Bo Leif Linde, Swedish composer
  • Jan 1 James A. Abrahamson, American Air Force general and astronaut
  • Jan 1 Joe Orton, British actor and dramatist (Prick Up Your Ears), born in Leicester, England (d. 1967)
  • Jan 1 Frederick Lowy, Canadian educator
  • Jan 1 Ford Konno, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1,500m, 4x200m freestyle 1952; WR 200m freestyle 2:03.9, 400m freestyle 4:26.7), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jan 2 Ed Casey, Australian politician (d. 2006)
  • Jan 2 Morimura Seiichi, Japanese novelist
  • Jan 4 Ed Jenkins, (Rep-D-GA, 1977- )
  • Jan 4 Ilia II Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia.
  • Jan 6 Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian, born in Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Jan 6 Fred L. Turner, American businessman (CEO of McDonalds, 1977-2004), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2013)
  • Jan 7 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Angel Heart, Where Eagles Dare), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jan 7 Diane Leather, British athlete (first woman to run sub-5 minute mile), born in Streetly, England (d. 2018)
  • Jan 8 Charles Osgood, American news anchor (CBS Weekend News), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 8 Jean-Marie Straub, French director (Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach), born in Metz, France
  • Jan 9 Robert Garcia, American politician hit by Wedtech scandal (Rep-D-NY, 1978-83), born on Roosevelt Island, New York (d. 2017)

  • Jan 9 Sonia Garmers, Curaçao writer (Dear Queen), born in Curaçao
  • Jan 9 Wilbur Smith, Zambian novelist (War Cry, River God), born in Kabwe, Zambia
  • Jan 10 Akira Miyoshi, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2013)
  • Jan 10 Len Coldwell, English cricket player (England medium-fast bowler in 7 Tests 1962-64), born in Newton Abbot, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • Jan 11 Goldie Hill, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Karnes County, Texas
  • Jan 12 Michael Aspel, English television presenter, born in Battersea, London
  • Jan 13 Nurdin Jivraj, Tanzanian-British hotel magnate (Buckingham Intl.)
  • Jan 13 Ron Goulart, American sci-fi author (Deadwalk, Plunder)
  • Jan 13 Tom B Gola, NBA Hall-of-Famer, (d. 2014)
  • Jan 14 Stan Brakhage, American filmmaker, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • Jan 15 Ernest J. Gaines, African-American author, born in Oscar, Louisiana
  • Jan 16 Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A, 27, T-3), born in Udomlya, Russia (d. 2003)

Person of interestSusan Sontag

Jan 16 Susan Sontag, American author & film director (Benefactor, 1966 Pol Award), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)

Author Susan Sontag
Author
Susan Sontag
  • Jan 17 Aga Khan, religious leader (Muslims)
  • Jan 17 Bruno Schroder, British baron/banker/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 17 Dalida, Egyptian actress and singer, Miss Egypt (The 6th Day)
  • Jan 17 Sheree North [Dawn Bethel], American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2005)
  • Jan 17 Yolande Christina Dalida, Cairo Egypt
  • Jan 18 David Bellamy, English botanist & TV presenter, born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • Jan 18 John Boorman, English filmmaker (Exorcist II, Deliverance, Zardoz), born in Shepperton, United Kingdom

Person of interestRay Dolby

Jan 18 Ray Dolby, American sound expert & inventor (Dolby noise limiting system), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2013)

Inventor Ray Dolby
Inventor
Ray Dolby
  • Jan 18 Vladimir Yevgrafovich Bugrov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow
  • Jan 18 Jean Vuarnet, French alpine skier (Olympic gold downhill 1960; World C'ship gold 1960), born in Le Bardo, Tunisia (d. 2017)
  • Jan 20 Ron Townson, American rock vocalist (The 5th Dimension), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2001)
  • Jan 21 Norman Willis, English union leader (General Secretary of the UK's Trades Union Congress), born in Ashford, Middlesex (d. 2014)
  • Jan 21 Itzhak Fuks, Israeli El Al captain, crashed in Amsterdam
  • Jan 21 William Wrigley III, American chewing gum mogul (Wrigleys)
  • Jan 21 Joseph W. Eschbach, American doctor (d. 2007)
  • Jan 23 Chita Rivera, American actress (West Side Story, Sweet Charity), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 23 Joel Spiegelman, American composer, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jan 24 Zeke Carey, American R&B singer (Go, Johnny, Go!, Rock Rock Rock!), born in Bluefield, West Virginia (d. 1999)

Person of interestCorazon Aquino

Jan 25 Corazon Aquino, 11th President of the Philippines (1986-92), born in Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines (d. 2009)

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • Jan 26 Ercole Baldini, Italian cyclist
  • Jan 27 Rita Hennessy, matron-in-chief (QARANC)
  • Jan 29 Sacha Distel, French singer (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head cover), born in Paris, France (d. 2004)
  • Jan 29 A. C. Alston, bibliographer
  • Jan 29 Margaret Laird, Commissioner (Third Church Estates)
  • Jan 30 Louis Rukeyser, American financial journalist (Wall Street Week), born in New York (d. 2006)
  • Jan 30 Richard Dufallo, American clarinetist & conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • Jan 31 Joseph D Early, (Rep-D-MA, 1975- )
  • Jan 31 Bernardo Provenzano, Mafia Boss (Cosa Nostra), born in Corleone, Sicily (d.2016)

About January 1933

How Old? 87 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey (Jan 1 - Jan 25), Rooster (Jan 26 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)