On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1937

  • Jan 1 Adam Wiśniewski-Snerg, Polish author (d. 1995)
  • Jan 2 Marianne McDonald, classicist/philanthropist
  • Jan 3 Glen Larson, American television producer & writer (Battlestar Galactica, Magnum PI, & Knight Rider), born in Long Beach, CA, (d. 2014)
  • Jan 4 Dyan Cannon [Samile Diane Friesen], American actress, director and producer (Heaven Can Wait), born in Tacoma, Washington

Person of interestGrace Bumbry

Jan 4 Grace Bumbry, mezzo-soprano (Venus in Tannhäuser), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Opera Singer Grace Bumbry
Opera Singer
Grace Bumbry
  • Jan 4 R Surendranath, cricketer (Indian pace bowler in 11 Tests early 60s)
  • Jan 6 Doris Troy [Doris Elaine Higginsen], US R&B singer and songwriter (Just One Look), born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2004)
  • Jan 6 Lou Holtz, American football coach (NJ Jets), born in Follansbee, West Virginia
  • Jan 6 Paolo Conte, Italian singer, born in Asti, Italy
  • Jan 8 Robert Moran, American composer, born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jan 8 Shirley Bassey, Welsh singer (Goldfinger, Moonraker), born in Tiger Bay, United Kingdom
  • Jan 9 Klaus Schlesinger, German writer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2001)
  • Jan 10 Thomas Penfield Jackson, American judge, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2013)
  • Jan 12 Liliana Cavani, Italian director (Berlin Affair), born in Carpi, Italy
  • Jan 12 Marie Dubois, French actress (Wise Guys, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France (d. 2014)
  • Jan 12 Vicente Sardinero, Spanish baritone, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2002)

  • Jan 14 Billie Jo Spears, American country singer, born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2011)
  • Jan 14 Ken Higgs, English cricketer (effective England pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1965-68), born in Kidsgrove, United Kingdom (d. 2016)
  • Jan 14 Erland Kops, Danish badminton player, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2017)
  • Jan 14 Shoban Babu, Indian actor, born in Nandigama, India (d. 2008)
  • Jan 15 Margaret O'Brien, American actress (Jane Eyre, Meet Me in St Louis), born in San Diego, California
  • Jan 16 Bob Bogle, American bassist & guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme), born in Wagoner, Oklahoma (d. 2009)
  • Jan 16 Conny Vandenbos, Dutch singer (My rose, my little rose), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2002)
  • Jan 16 Lorraine Bayly, Australian actress, born in Narrandera, Australia
  • Jan 16 Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2011)
  • Jan 18 Yukio Endo, Japanese gymnast (4 Olympic gold 1960, 64), born in Akita, Japan (d. 2009)
  • Jan 18 John Hume, Northern Irish politician (jointly awarded Nobel Peace Prize for Good Friday Agreement), born in Derry, Northern Ireland (d. 2020)
  • Jan 20 Dorothy Provine, American actress (Good Neighbor Sam, Darn Cat), born in Deadwood, South Dakota
  • Jan 21 Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria
  • Jan 22 Joseph Wambaugh, American police writer ("The Onion Fields"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 22 Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan rebel leader
  • Jan 25 Don Maynard, American football wide receiver (NY Jets: 633 receptions, 11,834 yards, 88 TDs), born in Crosbyton, Texas
  • Jan 25 Kathleen Tynan Halton, Canadian-British journalist & author, born in Canada (d. 1995)
  • Jan 25 Ange-Félix Patassé, President of the Central African Republic, born in Paoua, Central African Republic (d. 2011)
  • Jan 26 Gerrit Gerritse, Dutch politician (CDA)
  • Jan 26 Joseph Saidu Momoh, gen/president (Sierra Leone)
  • Jan 27 John Ogdon, pianist/composer, born in Manchester, England
  • Jan 28 Ken Hill, English playwright and director, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1995)
  • Jan 28 Bette Howland [Lee Sotonoff], American writer and literary critic (Blue in Chicago, The iron year), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Jan 29 Bobby Scott, American composer, arranger and jazz singer (He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother), born in Mt Pleasant, New York (d. 1990)
  • Jan 30 Boris Spassky, Russian chess player (world champion 1969-72, born in Leningrad, Russia
  • Jan 30 Vanessa Redgrave, British actress (Blow-Up, Julia, Orient Express), born in London, England
  • Jan 30 Ed Hansen, American film director & editor, born in Minnesota, United States (d. 2005)
  • Jan 31 Philip Glass, American minimalist composer (Einstein on the Beach), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 31 Steve Karmen, American jingle writer (I Love NY, This Bud's for You), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 31 Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (Birds, Emily-Bob Newhart Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 31 Regimantas Adomaitis, Lithuanian actor
  • Jan 31 Andrée Boucher, Canadian politician (mayor of Quebec City), born in Sainte-Foy, Quebec (d. 2007)

About January 1937

How Old? 83 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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