On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in January 1940

  • Jan 3 Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)
  • Jan 4 Anthony "Skooter" Teague, American screen and stage actor (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; No, No, Nanette), born in Jacksboro, Texas (d. 1989)
  • Jan 5 Michael O'Donoghue, American writer and performer (Saturday Night Live, Scrooged), born in Sauquoit, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jan 9 Jimmy Boyd, American singer ("I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"), and actor (Bachelor Father - "Howard"), born in Jayess, Mississippi (d. 2009)
  • Jan 19 Mike Reid, English comedian (d. 2007)
  • Jan 20 Krishnam Raju, Indian actor & politician, born in Mogalthur, India
  • Jan 22 John Hurt, English actor (Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express), born in Chesterfield (d. 2017)
  • Jan 26 Harold Lederman, American boxing judge, analyst (HBO), born in NYC, NY (d. 2019)
  • Jan 27 James Cromwell, American actor (Babe, The Green Mile), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 29 Katharine Ross, American actress (Graduate, Francesca-Colbys), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jan 31 Stuart Margolin, Davenport Iowa, actor (Love American Style)

About January 1940

How Old? 81 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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