On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1936

  • Jan 1 Eve Queler, American conductor, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 1 James Sinegal, American businessman, co-founder and CEO of Costco, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 1 Don Nehlen, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Bowling Green 1968-76, West Virginia 1980-2000), born in Mansfield, Ohio

Person of interestRoger Miller

Jan 2 Roger Miller, American country singer-songwriter ("King of the Road"; "Dang Me"), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1992)

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • Jan 2 Paul Freeman, American conductor and composer (Chicago Sinfonietta, 1987 -2011; Czech National Symphony, 1996-2007), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2015)
  • Jan 3 Betty Rollin, actress (Crossing Delancey)/author (Last Wish)
  • Jan 3 Jos Kunst, Dutch composer, born in Roermond, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Jan 5 Florence King, American humorist, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2016)
  • Jan 5 Terry Lineen, New Zealand rugby union centre (12 caps; Auckland), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • Jan 6 Julio Maria Sanguinetti Cairolo, Uruguayan politician (President, 1985-90, 1995-2000), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Jan 6 Rubén Amaro, Sr., Mexican baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Nuevo Laredo (d. 2017)

Person of interestDarlene Hard

Jan 6 Darlene Hard, American tennis player (US C'ships 1960-61, French C'ships 1960; 18 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Los Angeles, California

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • Jan 6 Ebo Taylor, Ghanaian musician and composer (highlife, afrobeat), born in Cape Coast, Gold Coast
  • Jan 7 Eldee Young, American jazz upright bassist (Ramsey Lewis Trio; Young-Holt Unlimited - "Soulful Strut"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Jan 7 Ben Cropp, Australian shark hunter and photographer, born in Buka Island, Papua New Guinea
  • Jan 7 Richard Podolor, American session guitarist, sound engineer and, record producer (Three Dog Night; Steppenwolf), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 8 Ferdinand Hartzenberg, South African Minister of Education (1979-82), born in Lichtenburg, South Africa
  • Jan 8 Zdeněk Mácal, Czech conductor, born in Bmo, Czech Republic
  • Jan 8 Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-born British scientist, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jan 9 Peter Fletcher, British orchestral and choral conductor, and music teacher (d. 1999)
  • Jan 9 Anne Rivers Siddons, American writer, born in Fairburn, Georgia
  • Jan 9 Mike Davies, Welsh tennis player, entrepreneur and administrator (ED ATP; GM ITF; Grand Slam Cup creator), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2015)
  • Jan 10 Burnum Burnum, Australian Aboriginal activist, actor, author and dreamer, born in Dignams Creek, Australia (d. 1997)

Person of interestStephen E. Ambrose

Jan 10 Stephen E. Ambrose, American historian (Band of Brothers), born in Lovington, Illinois (d. 2002)

  • Jan 10 Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist & radio astronomer (1978 Nobel laureate), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jan 10 Al Goldstein, American publisher & pornographer, born in Williamsburg, New York (d. 2013)
  • Jan 11 Linda Lawson, actress (Don't Call Me Charlie), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Jan 11 Meindert Leerling, Dutch TV director/MP (RPF)
  • Jan 11 Katie Webster [Kathyrne Jewel Thorne], American boogie pianist (The Swamp Boogie Queen), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Jan 11 Eve Hesse, German born Jewish-American sculptor., born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Jan 13 Ami Maayani, Israeli composer and conductor, born in Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Jan 13 Edward R Madigan, (Rep-R-IL, 1973- )
  • Jan 13 Renato Bruson, Italian operatic baritone
  • Jan 14 Clarence Carter, American blues singer-songwriter ("Patches"), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Jan 14 Ludmila Pinayeva, Soviet 500m kayaker (Olympic gold 1964, 1968, 1972), born in Krasnoye Selo, Russia
  • Jan 14 Reiner Klimke, German equestrian (Olympic gold 1984), born in Münster, Germany (d. 1999)
  • Jan 15 Concepcion Picciotto, American peace activist (longest political protest in US history, outside The White House), born in Vigo, Spain (d. 2016)
  • Jan 16 Michael White, British theater & film producer (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), born in Glasgow (d. 2016)
  • Jan 17 Jerry Fogel, actor (Jerry-Mothers-in-Law, White Shadow), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jan 19 Elliott Schwartz, composer, born in New York City
  • Jan 20 Luther Tucker, American blues guitarist, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1983)
  • Jan 21 Koji Hashimoto, Japanese film director (d. 2005)
  • Jan 22 Alan J. Heeger, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Jan 22 Ong Teng Cheong, 5th President of Singapore (d. 2002)
  • Jan 22 Noel Kelly, Australian rugby league hooker (25 Tests; Queensland, NSW, Western Suburbs) and coach (Western Suburbs, North Sydney), born in Ipswich, Australia (d. 2020)
  • Jan 23 Arlene Golonka, American actress (The Andy Griffith Show - "Millie Hutchins"; Mayberry R.F.D. - "Millie Swanson"), born in Chicago, Illinois (D. 2021)
  • Jan 23 Jerry Kramer, American football player (Green Bay Packers) and author (Instant Replay), born in Jordan, Montana
  • Jan 24 Daniel Goode, American composer, born in New York
  • Jan 24 Doug Kershaw, American fiddle player, born in Cameron Parrish, Louisiana
  • Jan 24 Jack Scott, Canadian rock and roll singer-songwriter (My True Love), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 2019)
  • Jan 25 Dan Schaefer, American politician (Rep-R-CO, 1983- ), born in Gutternberg, Iowa (d. 2006)
  • Jan 25 Diana Hyland, American actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • Jan 26 Sal Buscema, American comic book artist
  • Jan 27 Ismail Kadare, Albanian author/poet (Dimri i Madh)
  • Jan 27 Troy Donahue, American actor (Surfside Six, Cockfighter, Hawaiian Eye), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)

Person of interestSamuel C. C. Ting

Jan 27 Samuel C. C. Ting, American physicist and Nobel Laureate (1976 J/ψ particle), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Samuel C. C. Ting
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Samuel C. C. Ting
  • Jan 27 Barry C. Barish, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2017, gravitational waves), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Person of interestAlan Alda

Jan 28 Alan Alda [Alphonso D'Abruzzo], American actor (Hawkeye Pierce-M*A*S*H), born in NYC, New York

Actor, Director and Comedian Alan Alda
Actor, Director and Comedian
Alan Alda
  • Jan 28 Bill Jordan, British trade unionist
  • Jan 28 Enid Castle, principal (Cheltenham Ladies' College)
  • Jan 28 Robert Suderburg, American pianist, composer, and conductor, born in Spencer, Iowa (d. 2013)
  • Jan 29 Malcolm Binns, concert pianist
  • Jan 29 James Jamerson, American session pop and R&B bass guitarist (Motown Records), born in Edisto, South Carolina (d. 1983)
  • Jan 29 Patrick Caulfield, British painter and printmaker, born in London (d. 2005)
  • Jan 30 F. Vernon Boozer, American politician, born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Jan 31 Marvin Junior, American R&B baritone singer (The Dells - "Oh What a Nite"), born in Harold, Arkansas (d. 2013)

About January 1936

How Old? 85 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Feb 10), Pig (Feb 4 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)