Famous People Born in January 1936

  • Jan 1 Don Nehlen, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Bowling Green 1968-76, West Virginia 1980-2000), born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • 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 2 Paul Freeman, American conductor and composer (Chicago Sinfonietta, 1987 -2011; Czech National Symphony, 1996-2007), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2015)

Roger MillerRoger Miller (1936-1992)

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

  • 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 Margarita Sierra, Spanish-American actress (Surfside 6 - "Cha Cha"), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1963)
  • Jan 5 Terry Lineen, New Zealand rugby union centre (12 caps; Auckland), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2020)

Darlene HardDarlene Hard (1936-2021)

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

  • Jan 6 Ebo Taylor, Ghanaian highlife and Afrobeat musician and composer, born in Cape Coast, Gold Coast
  • 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)
  • Jan 7 (Edward) Hunter Davies, Scottish-British journalist, author (The Beatles: The Authorised Biography), and broadcaster, born in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland
  • Jan 7 Ben Cropp, Australian shark hunter and photographer, born in Buka Island, Papua New Guinea
  • Jan 7 Eldee Young, American jazz upright bassist (Ramsey Lewis Trio, 1956-66 'The In Crowd"; Young-Holt Unlimited - "Soulful Strut"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 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 Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-born British scientist, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jan 8 Zdeněk Mácal, Czech conductor, born in Bmo, Czech Republic
  • 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 9 Peter Fletcher, British orchestral and choral conductor, and music teacher (d. 1999)
  • Jan 9 Ralph Terry, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1962, 62²; World Series 1961, 62 [MVP]; NY Yankees, KC Athletics, Cleveland Indians, NY Mets), born in Big Cabin, Oklahoma (d. 2022)
  • Jan 10 Al Goldstein, American publisher & pornographer, born in Williamsburg, New York (d. 2013)
  • Jan 10 Burnum Burnum, Australian Aboriginal activist, actor, author and dreamer, born in Dignams Creek, Australia (d. 1997)
  • Jan 10 Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist & radio astronomer (1978 Nobel laureate), born in Houston, Texas

Stephen E. AmbroseStephen E. Ambrose (1936-2002)

Jan 10 American historian (Band of Brothers), born in Lovington, Illinois

  • Jan 11 Abdullah the Butcher [Lawrence Robert Shreve], Canadian professional wrestler, born in Windsor, Ontario
  • Jan 11 Eve Hesse, German born Jewish-American sculptor., born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Jan 11 Katie Webster [Kathyrne Jewel Thorne], American boogie pianist (The Swamp Boogie Queen), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 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 13 Ami Maayani, Israeli composer and conductor, born in Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Jan 13 Edward Rell Madigan, American politician (US Secretary of Agriculture 91-93, Rep-R-IL, 1973-91), born in Lincoln, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • Jan 13 Renato Bruson, Italian operatic baritone
  • Jan 14 Clarence Carter, American blues singer-songwriter ("Patches"), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Jan 14 Ludmila Pinayeva, Russian kayaker (Olympic gold 500m 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 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 22 Ong Teng Cheong, 5th President of Singapore (d. 2002)
  • 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, and clarinetist (Gamelan Son of Lion), born in New York City
  • Jan 24 Doug Kershaw, American Cajun, folk and bluegrass 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 24 Robert Downey, Sr [Elias Jr], American filmmaker (Putney Swope; Rittenhouse Square), and actor (You Gotta Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat), born in NYC (d. 2021)
  • Jan 25 Dan Schaefer, American politician (Rep-R-CO, 1983-99), born in Guttenberg, 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 Barry C. Barish, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2017, gravitational waves), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jan 27 Ismail Kadare, Albanian author/poet (Dimri i Madh)

Samuel C. C. TingSamuel C. C. Ting (87 years old)

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

  • Jan 27 Troy Donahue, American actor (Surfside Six, Cockfighter, Hawaiian Eye), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)

Alan AldaAlan Alda (87 years old)

Jan 28 American Emmy Award-winning actor and director (M*A*S*H - "Capt. 'Hawkeye' Pierce"; West Wing), born in NYC, New York

  • 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 James Jamerson, American session pop and R&B bass guitarist (Motown Records), born in Edisto, South Carolina (d. 1983)
  • Jan 29 Malcolm Binns, English concert pianist, born in Nottingham, England
  • 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 30 Horst Jankowski, German jazz and easy listening pianist ("A Walk In The Black Forest"), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1998)
  • 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? 87 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)