On This Day

Birthdays in History in January 1908

Person of interestSimone de Beauvoir

Jan 9 Simone de Beauvoir, French author & feminist (The Mandarins, The Second Sex), born in Paris, France (d. 1986)

  • Jan 12 Clement Hurd, American illustrator, born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)

Person of interestEdward Teller

Jan 15 Edward Teller, Hungarian-American physicist, father of the Hydrogen bomb (Manhattan Project), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2003)

Physicist Edward Teller
Physicist
Edward Teller
  • Jan 16 Günther Prien, German World War II submarine captain (d. 1941)
  • Jan 17 Akkineni LV Lakshmi Varaprasada Rao Prasad, producer
  • Jan 18 Albert P. Morano, American politician (Rep-R-Conn, 1951-59), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1987)
  • Jan 18 Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, mother of the current King of Sweden, born in Schloss Friedenstein Gotha, Gotha, Germany (d. 1972)
  • Jan 19 Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician (d. 1971)
  • Jan 25 Lord Iliffe, English publisher (Coventry Evening Telegraph/Autocar), born in Coventry, United Kingdom (d. 1960)
  • Jan 27 William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate (Hearst Newspapers) and 1955 Pulitzer Prize winner, (d. 1993)

About January 1908

How Old? 112 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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