On This Day

Famous People Born in January 1948

  • Jan 1 Pavel Grachev, Russian general
  • Jan 2 Kerry Minnear, Dorset, English rocker (Gentle Giant)
  • Jan 3 Larry McNeeley, banjo player (Glen Campbell Hour), born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • Jan 3 Manfred Kokot, East German athlete (world record 50m indoor sprint 5.61s 1973), born in Templin, Germany
  • Jan 4 Eugeniusz Wycisło, Polish politician
  • Jan 5 Parthasarathy Sharma, Indian cricketer (Indian batsman of the mid-70's), born in Alwar, India (d. 2010)
  • Jan 5 Thom Mooney, American rocker (Nazz), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 6 Dayle Hadlee, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (brother of Sir Richard; NZ 26 Tests, 71 wickets), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • Jan 6 Guy Gardner, US Air Force officer & astronaut (STS 27, STS 35), born in Altavista, Virginia
  • Jan 6 Bob Wise, American politician (Rep-D-WV, 1983- ), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 7 Kaz Lux, Dutch singer, born in Oosterhout, Netherlands
  • Jan 7 Kenny Loggins, American singer (Loggins and Messina-This is it, Footloose), born in Everett, Washington
  • Jan 8 Gillies Mackinnon, Scottish film director & writer (Playboys), born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Jan 9 Bill Cowsill, American singer & musician (The Cowsills - We Can Fly), born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • Jan 9 Paul King, English rocker (Blue Oyster Cult), born in Dagenham, Essex

Person of interestDonald Fagen

Jan 10 Donald Fagen, American rock vocalist & keyboardist (Steely Dan), born in Passaic, New Jersey

Singer Donald Fagen
Singer
Donald Fagen

  • Jan 10 Mischa Maisky, Latvian cellist, born in Riga, Latvia
  • Jan 10 Bernard Thévenet, French cyclist, born in Saint-Julien-de-Civry, France
  • Jan 11 Madeline Manning-Mimms, American athlete (Olympic gold 800m 1968), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jan 11 Terry Williams, Welsh rock drummer (Dire Straits), born in Swansea, Wales
  • Jan 12 Anthony Andrews, English actor (Under the Volcano), born in London, England
  • Jan 12 Kenny Allen, English footballer, born in Fenton, Michigan
  • Jan 12 Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2001)
  • Jan 12 William Nicholson, English writer, born in Lewes, United Kingdom
  • Jan 12 John Etheridge, British guitarist (Soft Machine), born in Lambeth, England
  • Jan 13 Kenia Jayantilal, cricketer (5 at Kingston 71 his only inns for India)
  • Jan 13 Gaj Singh, Maharaja of Jodhpur
  • Jan 14 Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett, American musician & producer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 14 Carl Weathers, American actor (Apollo Creed-Rocky), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 15 Dini Petty, Canadian talk show host (CITY-TV), born in Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
  • Jan 15 Ronnie Van Zant, American rock musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1977)
  • Jan 15 Tommy Nolan, Canadian actor (Jody-Buckskin), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 16 Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov, Soviet cosmonaut (TM-5,9,15,26, STS 71), born in Riga, Latvia
  • Jan 16 Cliff Thorburn, Canadian champion snooker player, born in Victoria, British Columbia

Person of interestJohn Carpenter

Jan 16 John Carpenter, American film director (Halloween, The Thing), born in Carthage, New York

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter
  • Jan 16 Dalvanius Prime, New Zealand entertainer, born in Patea, New Zealand (d. 2002)

  • Jan 16 Ruth Reichl, American magazine editor, born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • Jan 17 Alexander "Alec" Erwin, South African worker's union leader, born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Jan 17 Mick Taylor, American rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar), born in Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
  • Jan 17 Anne Queffélec, French pianist, born in Paris, France
  • Jan 19 Harvey Hinsley, British musician, born in Northampton, United Kingdom
  • Jan 20 Jerry Ross, American Air Force officer & NASA astronaut (STS 61B, 27, 37, 55, 74, sk:88), born in Crown Point, Indiana
  • Jan 20 Mel Pritchard, British progressive rock drummer (Barclay James Harvest), born in Oldham, Lancashire (d. 2004)
  • Jan 20 Natan Sharansky, Israeli politician & human rights activist, born in Donetsk, Ukraine
  • Jan 20 Nancy Kress, American science fiction writer, born in Buffalo, New york
  • Jan 22 Gilbert Levine, American conductor, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 22 Northern Calloway, American actor (d. 1990)
  • Jan 23 Anita Pointer, American rock vocalist (Pointer Sisters-She's So Shy), born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 24 Elliott Abrams, American ass. secretary of state/supplied arms to the Contras, born in New York
  • Jan 24 Michael Des Barres, British actor & rock singer, born in Hove, United Kingdom
  • Jan 25 Gueorgui Chichkine, Russian painter, born in Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • Jan 25 Ros Kelly, Australian politician, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jan 26 Laurence "Corky" Laing, Canadian rock drummer and songwriter (Mountain, Cork), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 27 Kim Gardner, English rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in London (d. 2001)
  • Jan 27 Chuck Larsen, rocker (Snuff)
  • Jan 27 Mikhail Baryshnikov, Riga Latvia, ballet dancer (That's Dancing)
  • Jan 28 Gareth Roscoe, legal adviser (BBC)
  • Jan 28 Mamoru Mohri, Yoichi-machi Hokkaido Japan, astronaut (STS 47)
  • Jan 28 Charles Taylor, President of Liberia
  • Jan 29 Felice Taylor, R&B singer (I Feel Love Comin' On)
  • Jan 29 Marc Singer, actor (V, Dallas), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 29 Pat Kenny, Irish TV presenter & radio host
  • Jan 30 Nicholas Broomfield, English documentary film director (Dark Obsession, Heidi Fleiss), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 30 Paul Magee, Provisional IRA member, born in Belfast, Ireland
  • Jan 30 Akira Yoshino, Japanese chemist (lithium-ion battery), 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, born in Suita, Japan
  • Jan 31 Muneo Suzuki, Japanese politician, born in Hokkaido, Japan

About January 1948

How Old? 72 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: Yes

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