On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1934

  • Jan 3 Bryan George Kelly, composer
  • Jan 3 Carla Hills, American lawyer and politician (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1975-77), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 4 Rudolf Schuster, President of Slovakia
  • Jan 5 William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver, born in Bolivia (d. 1971)
  • Jan 5 Phil Ramone [Rabinowitz], South-African born American music producer (co-founded A&R records), born in Cape Town
  • Jan 5 Eddy Pieters Graafland OON, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (47 caps; Ajax; European Cup 1970, Feyenoord), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • Jan 6 Bobby Lord, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Sanford, Florida (d. 2008)
  • Jan 6 Sylvia Syms, English actress (Asylum, Moonraker, Shirley Valentine), born in Woolwich, London
  • Jan 6 Harry M. Miller, Australian entrepreneur, born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2018)
  • Jan 6 Tassos Papadopoulos, Cypriot politician & barrister (President, 2003–2008), born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 2008)
  • Jan 7 Charles Jenkins Snr., American athlete (Olympic gold 400m, 4x400m relay 1956), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 7 Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician (d. 2002)
  • Jan 8 Jacques Anquetil, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1957, 61-64; first 5-time winner)), born in Mont-Saint-Aignan, France (d. 1987)
  • Jan 8 Piet Dankert, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Stiens, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • Jan 8 Roy Kinnear, English character actor (TW3, Help!, The 3 Musketeers), born in Wigan, United Kingdom (d. 1988)
  • Jan 8 Gene Freese, American baseball player, born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 2013)

  • Jan 8 Alexandra Ripley, American writer, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 2004)
  • Jan 9 Bart Starr, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, coach (Green Bay Packers), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • Jan 9 Julian B Coco, Dutch guitarist (Princess Christina), born in Willemstad, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • Jan 10 Leonid Kravchuk, Ukrainian politician, born in Wołyń Voivodeship, Poland
  • Jan 11 Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare, Computer scientist

Person of interestJean Chretien

Jan 11 Jean Chrétien, 20th Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 1993-2003), born in Shawinigan, Quebec

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien
  • Jan 12 Mick Sullivan, English rugby league footballer, born in Pudsey, England (d. 2016)
  • Jan 14 Richard Briers, English actor, born in Raynes Park, London (d. 2013)
  • Jan 16 William Vollie Alexander Jr., American politician (Rep-D-AR, 1969- ), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 16 Marilyn Horne, American mezzo-soprano, born in Bradford, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 16 Richard Wernick, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 17 Donald Cammell, film director
  • Jan 17 Shari Lewis, American ventriloquist, puppeteer (Lamb Chop), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1998)
  • Jan 17 Sydney Phillip Hodkinson, composer
  • Jan 20 Tom Baker, English actor (fourth Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jan 21 Audrey Dalton, Irish actress

Person of interestBill Bixby

Jan 22 Bill Bixby, American actor, director and producer (Incredible Hulk, My Favorite Martian), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1993)

Actor Bill Bixby
Actor
Bill Bixby
  • Jan 22 Graham Kerr, English-born chef (Galloping Gourmet), born in London, England
  • Jan 23 Lou Antonio, American actor (Barney-Snoop Sisters, Makin' It), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jan 23 Pierre Bourgault, Quebec politician & essayist, born in East Angus, Canada (d. 2003)

  • Jan 24 Burdette Haldorson, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Austin, Minnesota
  • Jan 24 Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish poet, born in Leszno, Poland (d. 1976)
  • Jan 25 Elizabeth Allen, American actress (Laura-Bracken's World), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jan 26 Joe Erskine, Welsh heavyweight boxer (British heavyweight champion 1956-58), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1990)
  • Jan 26 Huey "Piano" Smith, American rhythm and blues pianist (Rockin' Pneumonia & Boogie Woogie Flu, Having a Good Time), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 26 Roger Landry, Quebec businessman and newspaper publisher
  • Jan 27 Donald Spiers, controller (Aircraft MoD)
  • Jan 27 Edithe Cresson, premier of France (1991-92)
  • Jan 27 Federico Mayor Zaragoza, UNESCO director (1987- ), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Jan 27 Julian Ogilvie Thompson, CEO (De Beers)
  • Jan 28 BR White, principal (Regent's Park College-Oxford)
  • Jan 28 Bill White, American 1st baseman (Cards), announcer (Yanks) and NL President (1989-1994)
  • Jan 28 Mitr Chaibancha, Thai actor (d. 1970)
  • Jan 29 Noel Harrison, singer/actor (Mark-Girl from UNCLE), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Jan 29 Paul Gutama Soegijo, composer
  • Jan 30 Tammy Grimes, American actress (Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Jan 31 Brian Bolus, English cricket batsman (7 Tests @ 41.33; Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire), born in Leeds, England (d. 2020)
  • Jan 31 James Franciscus, American actor (Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Mr Novak, Longstreet), born in Clayton, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • Jan 31 Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist

About January 1934

How Old? 86 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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