Famous People Born in January 1941

  • Jan 3 Malcolm Dick, New Zealand rugby union winger (15 caps) and administrator (New Zealand Rugby Union council 1986-92), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jan 3 Shima Iwashita, actress (Red Lion, Hara-Kiri, Double Suicide)
  • Jan 4 John Bennett Perry, American actor (Falcon Crest), and singer, born in Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • Jan 4 Maureen Reagan, 1st daughter of Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 5 Bob Cunis, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (20 Tests, 51 wickets, BB 6/76; Auckland, Northern Districts CA), born in Whangarei, New Zealand (d. 2008)

Chuck McKinleyChuck McKinley (1941-1986)

Jan 5 American tennis player (1963 Wimbledon), born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • Jan 5 Grady Thomas, American rock vocalist (Parliaments, Funkadelic, Maggot Brain), born in Newark, New Jersey

Hayao MiyazakiHayao Miyazaki (82 years old)

Jan 5 Japanese filmmaker (Spirited Away), born in Tokyo, Japan

  • Jan 5 Mansur Ali Khan, Indian cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, Indian batsman & capt), born in Bhopal, India (d. 2011)
  • Jan 7 Ann Hills, British journalist (d. 1997)
  • Jan 7 Frederick Drew Gregory, American Colonel USAF/astronaut (STS 51-B, 33, 44), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 7 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor, born in sSalisbury, England (d. 2004)
  • Jan 7 John Walker, English chemist (1997 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for adenosine triphosphate), born in Halifax, England
  • Jan 7 Rod Hicks, American bassist (Paul Butterfield Blues Band), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Jan 8 Boris Vallejo, Peruvian illustrator, born in Lima, Peru
  • Jan 8 Graham Chapman, English comedian (Monty Python's Flying Circus), born in Leicester, England (d. 1989)
  • Jan 8 Little Anthony [Anthony Gourdine], American rhythm and blues singer (Little Anthony and the Imperials - "Goin' Out of My Head"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 9 Gilles Vaillancourt, Canadian politician, born in Laval-des-Rapides, Quebec

Joan BaezJoan Baez (82 years old)

Jan 9 American folk singer ("Diamonds & Rust"), and human rights advocate, born in Staten Island, New York

  • Jan 11 Gérson, Brazilian footballer
  • Jan 12 "Long" John Baldry, English blues vocalist ("Don't Try to Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll"), born in East Haddon, United Kingdom (d. 2005)
  • Jan 12 Jaime Fuster, American politician (Rep-D-PR, 1985-92), born in Guayama, Puerto Rico (d. 2007)
  • Jan 13 Meinhard Nehmer, German DR, 2 man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jan 13 Pasqual Maragall, Spanish politician

Faye DunawayFaye Dunaway (82 years old)

Jan 14 American actress (Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde), born in Bascom, Florida

  • Jan 14 Gibby Gilbert, American golfer (Masters 1980 runner-up), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Jan 14 Milan Kučan, Slovenian statesman, born in Križevci, Gornji Petrovci, Slovenia
  • Jan 15 Captain Beefheart [Don Van Vliet], American singer-songwriter ("Bongo Fury"; "Shiny Beast"), born in Glendale, California (d. 2010)
  • Jan 16 Christine Janes, British tennis player, born in Loughton, United Kingdom
  • Jan 16 Richard Bohringer, French actor (Diva, I Married a Shadow), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 17 Dame Gillian Weir, New Zealand organist, born in Martinborough, New Zealand
  • Jan 18 Bobby Goldsboro, American pop and country singer-songwriter (Honey), born in Marianna, Florida
  • Jan 18 David Ruffin, American soul musician and early lead singer for The Temptations ("My Girl"; "Ain't Too Proud to Beg"), born in Whynot, Mississippi (d. 1991)
  • Jan 18 Denise Bombardier, Quebec journalist, television host and novelist, born in Montreal, Canada
  • Jan 18 Iva Zanicchi, Italian actress (Ragazza Tutta d'Oro), born in Ligonchio, Italy
  • Jan 19 Colin Gunton, British theologian (d. 2003)
  • Jan 19 Pat Patterson, Canadian pro wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame; creator Royal Rumble), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2020)
  • Jan 19 Tony Anholt, British actor (d. 2002)
  • Jan 20 Pierre Lalonde, Canadian singer and television host, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • Jan 20 Richard Friedman, American psychoanalyst who proved sexual orientation was biological, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2020)
  • Jan 21 Ivan Putski, Polish-born American professional wrestler

Plácido DomingoPlácido Domingo (82 years old)

Jan 21 Spanish opera and Latin tenor, conductor and artistic director (Verdi's "Otello"), born in Madrid, Spain

  • Jan 21 Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist who opened the Woodstock Festival ("Freedom"; "Here Comes the Sun"), born in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • Jan 21 Stathis Giallelis, Greek actor
  • Jan 23 (Perry) "Buddy" Buie, American rock songwriter, and record producer (Atlanta Rhythm Section - "So Into You"; "Imaginary Lover"), born in Marianna, Florida (d. 2015)
  • Jan 24 Aaron Neville, American Grammy Award-winning R&B, soul, and pop singer, and keyboardist (Neville Brothers; "Don't Know Much"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 24 Michael Chapman, British progressive folk-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter (Looking for Eleven; Fully Qualified Survivor), born in Leeds, England (d. 2021)

Neil DiamondNeil Diamond (82 years old)

Jan 24 American singer-songwriter ("Sweet Caroline"; "I'm A Believer"; "Solitary Man"), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Jan 25 Elzie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver, born in Florence, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Jan 25 Gregory Sierra, American stage and screen actor (Barney Miller - "Chano"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2021)
  • Jan 26 Gary Moeller, American football coach (University of Michigan 1990-94; Uni of Illinois 1977-79; Detroit Lions), born in Lima, Ohio (d. 2022)
  • Jan 26 Henry Jaglom, actor (Eating, Lucky Ducks, Always), born in London, England
  • Jan 26 Scott Glenn, actor (Right Stuff, Personal Best, Backdraft), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 27 Bobby Hutcherson, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player ("Little B's Poem"; SFJAZZ Collective), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Jan 28 Joel Crothers, American actor (The Edge of Night), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1985)
  • Jan 28 King Tubby [Osbourne Ruddock], Jamaican sound engineer and record producer, born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1989)

Dick CheneyDick Cheney (81 years old)

Jan 30 American politician (Vice President: 2001-2009), born in Lincoln, Nebraska

  • Jan 30 Gregory Benford, American author & scientist, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Jan 30 Joe Terry (Terranova), American Doo-wop singer (Danny & The Juniors - "At The Hop"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • Jan 30 Tineke Lagerberg, Dutch swimmer, born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • Jan 31 Eugène Terre'Blanche, South African white supremacist and leader of the far-right Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging, born in Ventersdorp, Transvaal Province, South Africa (d. 2010)
  • Jan 31 George S Mickelson, (Gov-SD)
  • Jan 31 Jerry Scheff, American session and touring bassist (Elvis Presley, 1969 to 1977), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jan 31 Jessica Walter, American actress (Play Misty For Me, Arrested Development), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 31 Len Chappell, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1964 NY Knicks; All-American 1962 Wake Forest Uni), born in Portage, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Jan 31 Richard Gephardt, American politician (Rep-D-MO, 1977-2005), born in St. Louis, Missouri

About January 1941

How Old? 81 or 82 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon (Jan 1 - Jan 26), Snake (Jan 27 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)