On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1941

  • Jan 3 Shima Iwashita, actress (Red Lion, Hara-Kiri, Double Suicide)
  • 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 4 John Bennett Perry, singer/actor (Falcon Crest), 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 cricketer (New Zealand pace bowler of the late 60's), born in Whangarei, New Zealand (d. 2008)
  • Jan 5 Grady Thomas, American rock vocalist (Parliaments, Funkadelic, Maggot Brain), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jan 5 Mansur Ali Khan, Indian cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, Indian batsman & capt), born in Bhopal, India (d. 2011)

Person of interestHayao Miyazaki

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

Animated filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki
Animated filmmaker
Hayao Miyazaki

Person of interestChuck McKinley

Jan 5 Chuck McKinley, American tennis player, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1986)

Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • Jan 7 Ann Susan Hills, freelance journalist
  • Jan 7 Frederick Drew Gregory, Col USAF/astro (STS 51-B, 33, 44), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 7 Rod Hicks, American bassist (Paul Butterfield Blues Band), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Jan 7 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
  • Jan 7 John E. Walker, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 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 8 Graham Chapman, English comedian (Monty Python's Flying Circus), born in Leicester, England (d. 1989)

  • Jan 8 Boris Vallejo, Peruvian illustrator, born in Lima, Peru
  • Jan 9 Joan Baez, American folk singer ("Diamonds & Rust"), and human rights advocate, born in Staten Island, New York
  • Jan 9 Gilles Vaillancourt, Canadian politician, born in Laval-des-Rapides, Quebec
  • Jan 11 Gérson, Brazilian footballer
  • Jan 12 Jaime Fuster, American politician (Rep-D-PR, 1985- ), born in Guayama, Puerto Rico (d. 2007)
  • 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 13 Meinhard Nehmer, German DR, 2 man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Jan 13 Pasqual Maragall, Spanish politician
  • Jan 14 Gibby Gilbert, American golfer (Masters 1980 runner-up), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Person of interestFaye Dunaway

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

Actress Faye Dunaway
Actress
Faye Dunaway
  • 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 Iva Zanicchi, Italian actress (Ragazza Tutta d'Oro), born in Ligonchio, Italy
  • Jan 18 Denise Bombardier, Quebec journalist, television host and novelist, born in Montreal, Canada
  • Jan 19 Tony Anholt, British actor (d. 2002)

  • 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 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)

Person of interestPlácido Domingo

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

Opera Singer and Conductor Plácido Domingo
Opera Singer and Conductor
Plácido Domingo
  • 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 21 Ivan Putski, Polish-born American professional wrestler
  • Jan 24 Aaron Neville, American singer & keyboardist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 24 Michael Chapman, English musician (Looking for 11), born in Leeds, England

Person of interestNeil Diamond

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

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond
  • Jan 25 Elzie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver, born in Florence, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Jan 25 Gregory Sierra, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • 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, actor (Edge of Night), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 28 King Tubby [Osbourne Ruddock], Jamaican sound engineer and record producer, born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1989)

Person of interestDick Cheney

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

46th Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney
46th Vice President of the United States
Dick Cheney
  • Jan 30 Gregory Benford, American author & scientist, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Jan 30 Tineke Lagerberg, Dutch swimmer, born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • Jan 31 Jessica Walter, American actress (Play Misty For Me, Arrested Development), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 31 George S Mickelson, (Gov-SD)
  • Jan 31 Richard A Gephardt, (Rep-D-MO, 1977- )
  • 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 Len Chappell, American NBA forward (All Star 1964), born in Portage, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Jan 31 Jerry Scheff, American session and touring bassist (Elvis Presley, 1969 to 1977), born in Denver, Colorado

About January 1941

How Old? 80 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)