Famous People Born in January 1938

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Bill Emerson, (Rep-R-MO, 1981- )
  • Jan 1 Frank Langella, Bayonne, New Jersey, American actor (Dracula, Frost/Nixon)
  • Jan 1 Robert Jankel, British coachbuilder (d. 2005)
  • Jan 1 Fuad Masum, 7th President of Iraq (2014-present), born in Koya, Iraq
  • Jan 2 John Considine, actor (Reginald Love-Another World)
  • Jan 2 Ian Brady [Ian Duncan Stewart], British serial killer (Moors Murders), born in Glasgow (d. 2017)
  • Jan 2 Hans Herbjørnsrud, Norwegian author
  • Jan 5 Edwin Elliason, American archer (Olympic-92), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 5 Jim Otto, NFL center (Oakland Raiders), born in Wausau, Wisconsin

Person of interestJuan Carlos I

Jan 5 Juan Carlos I [Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias], King of Spain (1975-2014), born in Rome, Italy

King of Spain Juan Carlos I
King of Spain
Juan Carlos I
  • Jan 5 Leo Avery, Abbot of Quarr Abbey, born in Wakefield, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • Jan 5 Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer star, born in Koog aan de Zaan, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Jan 5 Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Kenyan writer, born in Kamirithu
  • Jan 6 Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor, born in Greco
  • Jan 6 Prof Adrienne Clarke, Australian botanist, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jan 6 Mario Rodríguez Cobos (aka Silo), Argentine writer and spiritual leader, born in Mendoza, Argentina (d. 2010)

  • Jan 7 Lou Graham, American golfer (US Open 1975), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jan 7 Jasperina de Jong, Dutch cabaret performer (Jan Rao en z'n Maat)
  • Jan 7 Paul Revere, American pianist (Paul Revere & Raiders), born in Harvard Nebraska, (d. 2014)
  • Jan 7 Roland Topor, French illustrator (d. 1997)
  • Jan 8 Bob Eubanks, American DJ & television personality (Newlywed Game), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Jan 9 Aad Kosto, Dutch politician, born in Oegstgeest, Netherlands

Person of interestFrank Mahovlich

Jan 10 Frank Mahovlich, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing, politician (6-time Stanley Cup winner, born in Timmins, Ontario

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • Jan 10 Ivan Twigden, English contractor/multi-millionaire (Twigden PLC)
  • Jan 10 Willie McCovey, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (6-time All Star), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • Jan 10 Donald Knuth, American mathematician & computer scientist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jan 11 Fischer S Black Jr, financial theorist
  • Jan 11 Michael Fenn, docker/socialist
  • Jan 11 Arthur Scargill, British Marxist & trade unionist (National Union of Mineworkers), born in Barnsley, United Kingdom
  • Jan 12 Lewis Fiander, Australian actor, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2016)
  • Jan 13 Billy Gray, American actor (Bud-Father Knows Best), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 13 Paavo Johannes Heininen, composer
  • Jan 13 William B. Davis, Canadian actor
  • Jan 13 Tord Grip, Swedish football manager
  • Jan 13 Jean Cabut [Cabu], French caricaturist (Charlie Hebdo), born in Châlons-en-Champagne, France (d. 2015)
  • Jan 14 Allen Toussaint [Naomi Neville], American R&B musician & songwriter (Mother-in-Law), born in Gert Town, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • Jan 14 Jack Jones, American singer (Love Boat Theme), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 15 Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer & cricketer, born in Kishoreganj District, Bangladesh
  • Jan 16 Michael Pataki, actor (Get Christie Love), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Jan 16 Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality
  • Jan 17 John Bellairs, American sci-fi author (Chessmen of Doom)

  • Jan 17 Tabaré Vázque, Uruguayan politician and President of Uruguay (2015-present), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Jan 18 Curt Flood, American baseball player (d. 1997)
  • Jan 19 Denny Smith, (Rep-R-OR, 1981- )
  • Jan 19 Eskil Hemberg, composer
  • Jan 21 Wolfman Jack [Robert Weston Smith], American disk jockey (Midnight Special), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • Jan 21 John Savident, British actor
  • Jan 22 Joe Esposito, American author and friend of Elvis, born in Chicago (d. 2016)
  • Jan 22 Altair, Brazilian footballer
  • Jan 23 Anatoly Marchenko, Soviet dissident, born in Barabinsk, Russia (d. 1986)
  • Jan 23 Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler, born in iigata Prefecture, Japan (d. 1999)
  • Jan 24 Julius Arthur Hemphill, saxophonist
  • Jan 24 Gyula Torok, Hungarian Boxer (Oly Gold 1960), (d. 2014)
  • Jan 25 Betico Croes, Arubian politician (Status Aparte), born in Aruba (d. 1986)
  • Jan 25 Etta James [Jamesetta Hawkins], American singer (Roll with Me, At Last), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • Jan 25 Shotaro Ishinomori, Japanese manga author, born in Tome, Japan (d. 1998)
  • Jan 25 Leiji Matsumoto, Japanese creator of anime, born in Kurume, Japan
  • Jan 26 Margaret Daly, British MEP
  • Jan 27 Timothy Elworthy, Captain of The Queen's Flight
  • Jan 28 Leonid Zhabotynsky, Ukrainian weightlifter
  • Jan 29 Bill Christian, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Jan 30 Marcel P. A. van Dam, Dutch politician/CEO (VARA Radio/TV)
  • Jan 30 Marlies van Alcmaer, [Smal], Dutch actress/director (Bridge too Far)
  • Jan 30 Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan (1991-2016), born in Samarkand (d. 2016)
  • Jan 31 Ajip Rosidi, Indonesian poet/writer (Madjalah Sunda, Pesta)
  • Jan 31 Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, former Queen of the Netherlands (1980-2013), born in Soestdijk Palace, Baarn, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jan 31 James G Watt, Colo, US Secretary of Interior (1981-83)
  • Jan 31 Daevid Allen [Christopher David], Australian musician and performance artist (Soft Machine, Gong), born in Melbourne (d. 2015)

About January 1938

How Old? 81 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox (Jan 1 - Jan 30), Tiger (Jan 31 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)