On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1935

  • Jan 1 Harold Martina, Netherland Antilles, pianist/conductor
  • Jan 1 Valentin Nikolaevich N Benderov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jan 1 B. Kliban, American cartoonist known for his drawings of cats, usually with horrible puns (Love to Eat Them Mousies), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1990)
  • Jan 3 David Vine, British sports broadcaster (BBC Match of the Day, World Snooker C'ships, Olympics coverage), born in Newton Abbot, England (d. 2009)
  • Jan 3 Jeremy Kemp, British actor (The Winds of War; The Blue Max), born in Chesterfield, England (d. 2019) [some sources give birth date as 3 Feb 1934]

Person of interestFloyd Patterson

Jan 4 Floyd Patterson, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1956-59, 1960-62, Olympic gold 1952), born in Waco, North Carolina (d. 2006)

Boxing Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Jan 4 Kenneth Money, Canadian scientist and CAF astronaut (STS 42-alt), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jan 5 Nancy L. Johnson, American politician (Rep-R-CT, 1983- ), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 6 Nino Tempo [Antonino LoTempio], American session saxophonist and pop vocalist ("Deep Purple"; "Sister James"), born in Niagara Falls, New York
  • Jan 6 Paul Wilson, American R&B-singer (Flamingos-Lovers Never Say Goodbye)
  • Jan 6 Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Jan 7 Noam Sheriff, Israeli composer, born in Ramat Gan, Israel (d. 2018)
  • Jan 7 Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov, Soviet/Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 6, 19, 36/35), born in Vyazniki, Russia (d. 2014)
  • Jan 7 Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist, born in Huntington, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jan 7 Tommy Johnson, American orchestral tubist (Jaws theme), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)

Person of interestElvis Presley

Jan 8 Elvis Presley, American singer and King of Rock and Roll (Blue Suede Shoes, Hounddog), born in Tupelo Mississippi (d. 1977)

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

  • Jan 8 Jesse Garon Presley, American stillborn twin brother of Elvis Presley, born in Tupelo, Mississippi (d. 1935)
  • Jan 8 Nolan Miller, American fashion & jewellery designer (Dynasty, Love Boat), born in Burkburnett, Texas (d. 2012)
  • Jan 8 Ian Bargh, Scottish-born Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Prestwick, Scotland (d. 2012)

Person of interestBob Denver

Jan 9 Bob Denver, American actor (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Gilligan's Island), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2005)

Actor Bob Denver
Actor
Bob Denver
  • Jan 9 Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • Jan 9 Buddy Scott, American blues guitarist, born in Goodman, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • Jan 9 Earl G. Graves, Sr., American businessman & publisher, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 9 Brian Harradine, Australian politician, born in Quorn, Australia (d. 2014)
  • Jan 10 Georg Katzer, German composer (electro-acoustic music), born in Habelschwerdt, Silesia (d. 2019)
  • Jan 10 Sherrill Milnes, American operatic baritone, born in Downers Grove, Illinois
  • Jan 10 Ronnie Hawkins, American-Canadian rock musician, born in Huntsville, Arkansas
  • Jan 10 Eddy Clearwater [Edward Harrington], American blues musician (West Side Strut), born in Macon, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • Jan 11 Chuck Barksdale, American singer (Dells-I Can Sing a Rainbow)
  • Jan 11 Ghita Nørby, Danish actress
  • Jan 11 Melvyn Hayes [Melvyn Hyams], English actor (Gunner "Gloria Beaumont in 'It Ain't Half Hot Mum'), born in London, England
  • Jan 12 Kreskin, American mentalist, born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Jan 12 Ron Harper, American actor (Wendy & Me, Planet of the Apes), born in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 12 William Lee Gloden, American country music singer (Oak Ridge Boys), born in Brewton, Alabama
  • Jan 13 Mauro Forghieri, Italian automotive & mechanical engineer (Scuderia Ferrari)
  • Jan 14 Lucille Wheeler, Canadian alpine skier, born in Mont-Tremblant, Canada

  • Jan 15 Malcolm Frager, American concert pianist, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • Jan 15 Robert Silverberg, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Regan's Planet), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestA. J. Foyt

Jan 16 A.J. Foyt, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1977; 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1967; Daytona 500, 1972; 24 Hours of Daytona, 1983, 1985; 12 Hours of Sebring 1985), born in Houston, Texas

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • Jan 16 Udo Lattek, German football striker (VfL Osnabrück) and coach (Bayern Munich, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona), born in Boże, Poland (d. 2015)
  • Jan 17 Paul O[sborne] Williams, American sci-fi author (Ends of the Circle)
  • Jan 17 Ruth Ann Minner, Governor of Delaware
  • Jan 18 Raymond Briggs, English author (Fungus the Bogeyman), born in Wimbledon, London
  • Jan 18 Jon Stallworthy, English poet, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2014)
  • Jan 18 Gad Yaacobi, Israeli minister, born in Kfar Vitkin, Israel (d. 2007)
  • Jan 19 [Augustus] Owsley Stanley III, American audio engineer and LSD cook who worked with the Grateful Dead, born in Kentucky (d. 2011)
  • Jan 19 Soumitra Chatterjee, Indian actor, playwright and poet (Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy), born in Calcutta, British India (d. 2020) [1]
  • Jan 20 Joan Weston, American Roller Derby Queen, born in Huntington Beach, California (d. 1997)
  • Jan 21 Ann Wedgeworth, actress (Tiger's Tale, Men's Club, Bogie), born in Abilene, Texas
  • Jan 22 Pierre S Du Pont IV, (gov-Del)
  • Jan 22 Seymour Cassel, American actor (Faces, Plain Clothes, Valentino), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2019)
  • Jan 24 Eric Ashton, English rugby league footballer, born in St Helens, United Kingdom (d. 2008)
  • Jan 24 Bamber Gascoigne, English television presenter (University Challenge), born in London, England
  • Jan 25 António Ramalho Eanes, 17th President of Portugal, born in Castelo Branco Municipality, Portugal
  • Jan 25 Conrad Burns, American politician (Senate-R-Montana 1989-2007), born in Gallatin, Missouri (d. 2016)
  • Jan 26 Bob Uecker, American catcher/actor (Mr Belvedere), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Jan 26 Henry Jordan, American NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland, Green Bay), born in Emporia, Virginia
  • Jan 26 Peter Ronnefeld, German composer and conductor (Die Nachtausgabe), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1965)
  • Jan 26 Zbigniew Penherski, Polish composer (Little Music for the End of Century), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2019)
  • Jan 26 Paula Rego, Portuguese born artist (Cast of Characters From Snow White), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Jan 27 Gillian Beer, professor/president (Clare Hall-Cambridge)
  • Jan 28 David John Lodge, British writer and literary critic (Soul & Bodies), born in London, England
  • Jan 28 Leonid Grabovsky, Ukranian contemporary classical composer (Meditation and Pathetic Recitative), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Jan 28 Manuel dos Santos Lima, Angolan revolutionary and poet (Pele do Diabo), born in Silva Porto, Portuguese Empire
  • Jan 28 Nicholas Pryor, American actor (The Hunger Games), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 30 Richard Brautigan, American novelist & poet (Trout Fishing in America), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jan 30 John George Hughes, British academic & 9th bishop of Kensington (1987-1994), born in England (d. 1994)
  • Jan 30 Elsa Martinelli, Italian actress (Indian Fighter), born in Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy (d. 2017)
  • Jan 31 Bojidar Dimov, Bulgarian pianist and composer ( Die Hochzeit von Susa), born in Lom, Bulgaria (d. 2003)
  • Jan 31 Kenzaburo Oe, Japanese novelist (Catch, Personal Matter) who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1994, born in Ōse, Japan

About January 1935

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

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