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Birthdays in History in January 1905

  • Jan 1 Charles Melvin Price, East St. Louis, Illinois, a longtime member of the US House of Representatives
  • Jan 1 Stanisław Mazur, Lemberg, Western Ukraine, Polish mathematician (d. 1981)
  • Jan 2 Lev Schnirelmann, Gomel, Russian Empire, mathematician (d. 1938)
  • Jan 3 Dante Giacosa, engineer/designer
  • Jan 6 Eric Frank Russell, British sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space, Dark Tides), born in Sandhurst, Berkshire (d. 1978)
  • Jan 8 Carl Gustav Hempel, German writer & philosopher, born in Oranienburg, Germany (d. 1997)
  • Jan 11 John Henry Jacques, Northumberland, England, co-operative retailer
  • Jan 11 Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist (d. 1960)
  • Jan 12 James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist, born in Atchison, Kansas (d. 1997)
  • Jan 14 Takeo Fukuda, 67th Prime Minister of Japan, born in Gunma, Japan (d. 1995)
  • Jan 17 Franz Schmid, German ascended northside of Matterhorn (1931)
  • Jan 18 Joseph Bonanno, Italian-American mafioso and crime boss of the Bonanno crime family, born in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy (d. 2002)
  • Jan 19 Anne Schumacher Hummert, Baltimore US, leading creator of daytime radio serials during the 1930s and 1940s
  • Jan 19 Oveta Culp Hobby, government official/newspaper publisher/CEO (Houston Post)

Person of interestChristian Dior

Jan 21 Christian Dior, French fashion designer (New Look), born in Granville, France (d. 1957)

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • Jan 21 Karl "The Great" Wallenda, German acrobat (The Flying Wallendas) (d. 1978)
  • Jan 23 Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński, Polish poet (Zielona Ges), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1953)
  • Jan 24 J. Howard Marshall [James Howard Marshall II), American businessman and husband of Anna Nicole Smith, born in Germantown, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Jan 26 John Carmel Heenan, Essex, cardinal archbp of Westminster (1963-75)
  • Jan 27 Luther Diamond, radio personality
  • Jan 28 Luther George Simjian, Turkish-American Inventor (teleprompter and first self-posing portrait camera)
  • Jan 29 Barnett Newmann, New York, American painter, (postpainterly abstraction)

Person of interestEmilio G. Segrè

Jan 30 Emilio G. Segrè, Italian physicist & Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton), born in Tivoli, Italy (d. 1989)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè
  • Jan 31 Anna Blaman [Johanna P Vrugt], Dutch writer (Wife & Friend)
  • Jan 31 John O'Hara, Pottstown Penn, novelist (Appointment at Samarra)

About January 1905

How Old? 116 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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