Famous People Born in January 1938

  • Jan 1 Bill Emerson, American politician (Rep-R-MO, 1981-96), born in Saint Louis Missouri (d. 1996)
  • Jan 1 Frank Langella, American actor (Dracula, Frost/Nixon), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Jan 1 Fuad Masum, 7th President of Iraq (2014-2018), born in Koya, Kingdom of Iraq
  • Jan 1 Robert Jankel, British coachbuilder (d. 2005)
  • Jan 2 Hans Herbjørnsrud, Norwegian author
  • Jan 2 Ian Brady [Ian Duncan Stewart], British serial killer (Moors Murders), born in Glasgow (d. 2017)
  • Jan 2 John Considine, actor (Reginald Love-Another World)
  • Jan 5 Jim Otto, NFL center (Oakland Raiders), born in Wausau, Wisconsin

Juan Carlos IJuan Carlos I (84 years old)

Jan 5 King of Spain (1975-2014), born in Rome, Italy

  • Jan 5 Leo Avery, Abbot of Quarr Abbey, born in Wakefield, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • Jan 5 Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Kenyan writer, born in Kamirithu
  • Jan 5 Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer star, born in Koog aan de Zaan, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Jan 6 Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor, born in Greco
  • Jan 6 Mario Rodríguez Cobos (aka Silo), Argentine writer and spiritual leader, born in Mendoza, Argentina (d. 2010)
  • Jan 6 Prof Adrienne Clarke, Australian botanist, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jan 7 Jasperina de Jong, Dutch cabaret performer (Jan Rao en z'n Maat)
  • Jan 7 Lou Graham, American golfer (US Open 1975), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jan 7 Paul Revere [Dick], American rock organ player and pianist (Paul Revere & Raiders - "Kicks": "Indian Reservation"), born in Harvard Nebraska, (d. 2014)
  • Jan 7 Roland Topor, French illustrator (d. 1997)
  • Jan 7 Rory Storm [Alan Caldwell], British rock singer (Rory Storm & the Hurricanes), born in Stoneycroft, Liverpool, England (d. 1972)
  • Jan 8 Bob Eubanks, American DJ & television personality (Newlywed Game), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Jan 8 Jørn Elniff, Danish bebop jazz drummer (Music for Mice and Men; Bud Powell), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1991)
  • Jan 9 Aad Kosto, Dutch Labour Party politician who had his house blown up in a failed assassination attempt, born in Oegstgeest, Netherlands
  • Jan 9 Fred Goodall, New Zealand cricket umpire (24 Tests, 15 one-day internationals 1965-88), born in Greymouth, New Zealand (d. 2021)
  • Jan 10 Donald Knuth, American mathematician & computer scientist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Frank MahovlichFrank Mahovlich (84 years old)

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

Willie McCoveyWillie McCovey (1938-2018)

Jan 10 American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (6 x MLB All Star; NL MVP 1969; NL home run leader 1963, 68, 69; SF Giants), born in Mobile, Alabama

  • Jan 11 Arthur Scargill, British Marxist & trade unionist (National Union of Mineworkers), born in Barnsley, United Kingdom
  • Jan 11 Fischer S Black Jr, financial theorist
  • Jan 11 Michael Fenn, docker/socialist
  • Jan 12 Lewis Fiander, Australian actor, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2016)
  • Jan 13 Billy Gray, American actor (Father Knows Best - "Bud"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 13 Jean Cabut [Cabu], French caricaturist (Charlie Hebdo), born in Châlons-en-Champagne, France (d. 2015)
  • Jan 13 Paavo Heininen, Finnish contemporary classical composer (Tritopos; Veitsi - The Knife), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 2022)
  • Jan 13 Shiv Kumar Sharma, Indian santoor (100-string dulcimer-like instrument) master, and composer, born in Jammu, British India (d. 2022)
  • Jan 13 Tord Grip, Swedish football manager
  • Jan 13 William B. Davis, Canadian actor (The X Files - "Smoking Man"), director, and teacher, born in Toronto, Ontario

Allen ToussaintAllen Toussaint (1938-2015)

Jan 14 American pianist, songwriter and producer ("Mother-In-Law"; "Working In A Coal Mine"; "Southern Nights"), born in Gert Town, Louisiana

  • Jan 14 Jack Jones, American singer (Love Boat Theme), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 15 Chuni Goswami, Indian soccer striker and captain (30 caps; Mohun Bagan) and cricket all-rounder (captain Bengal), born in Kishoreganj, Bangladesh (d. 2020)
  • Jan 16 Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jan 16 Lou Angotti, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Chicago Black Hawks) and coach (St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2021)
  • Jan 16 Michael Pataki, American actor (Get Christie Love), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Jan 17 John Bellairs, American sci-fi author (Chessmen of Doom), born in Marshall, Michigan (d. 1991)
  • Jan 18 Anthony Giddens, English sociologist, born in Edmonton, London

Curt FloodCurt Flood (1938-1997)

Jan 18 American baseball player (St Louis Cards), born in Houston, Texas

  • Jan 18 Hargus “Pig” Robbins, American Nashville session piano player (Patsy Cline; Charlie Rich; Roger Miller; Bob Dylan; Ween), born Spring City, Tennessee (d. 2022) [1]
  • Jan 19 Denny Smith, American politician (Rep-R-OR, 1981-91), bornin Ontario, Oregon
  • Jan 19 Eskil Hemberg, Swedish composer, conductor (Stockholm University Chorus, 1959-84), and artistic director (Royal Swedish Opera, 1987-96), born in Stockholm (d. 2004)
  • Jan 21 John Savident, British actor
  • Jan 21 Romano Fogli, Italian soccer midfielder (13 caps; Torino FC, Bologna FC 1909, A.C. Milan, Calcio Catania) and manager (Bologna FC), born in Santa Maria a Monte, Italy (d. 2021)
  • Jan 21 Wolfman Jack [Robert Weston Smith], American disc jockey (The Midnight Special), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • Jan 22 Altair, Brazilian footballer
  • Jan 22 Corra Dirksen, South African rugby union winger (10 caps; Northern Transvaal), born in Vereeniging, South Africa (d. 2020)
  • Jan 22 Joe Esposito, American author and friend of Elvis, born in Chicago (d. 2016)
  • 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 Gyula Torok, Hungarian boxer (Oly Gold 1960), born in Kispest, Hungary (d. 2014)
  • Jan 24 Julius Arthur Hemphill, American saxophonist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 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 Leiji Matsumoto, Japanese creator of anime, born in Kurume, Japan
  • Jan 25 Shotaro Ishinomori, Japanese manga author, born in Tome, Japan (d. 1998)
  • Jan 26 Bill Wurtzel, American jazz and classical guitarist (Count Basie), born in Forestburgh, New York
  • 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 Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan (1991-2016), born in Samarkand (d. 2016)
  • Jan 30 Marcel van Dam, Dutch politician/CEO (VARA Radio/TV)
  • Jan 30 Marlies van Alcmaer [Smal], Dutch actress & director (Bridge too Far)
  • 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 Daevid Allen [Christopher David], Australian musician and performance artist (Soft Machine, Gong), born in Melbourne (d. 2015)
  • Jan 31 James G Watt, Colo, US Secretary of Interior (1981-83)

About January 1938

How Old? 84 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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