On This Day

Birthdays in History in January 1913

  • Jan 1 Eliot Janeway, financial writer (Economics of Chaos)
  • Jan 2 Ernest Sidey, British air marshal
  • Jan 2 Juanita E Jackson Mitchell, US head (NAACP)
  • Jan 2 Leon P Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist
  • Jan 4 Malietoa Tanumafili II, King of West-Samoa (1962- )
  • Jan 6 Edward Gierek, Polish communist politician, born in Porąbka, Poland (d. 2001)
  • Jan 9 Peter John Norton, British navy officer, born in Germiston, South Africa (d. 2004)
  • Jan 10 Gustav Husak, Slovak politician & president of Czechoslavakia (1975-89), born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 1991)
  • Jan 10 Mehmet Shehu, Albanian politician, born in Çorrush, Albania (d. 1981)
  • Jan 14 Tillie Olsen, American writer (Tell Me a Riddle), born in Wahoo, Nebraska (d. 2007)
  • Jan 15 Alexander Marinesko, captain of the S-13 submarine, which sank the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff (d. 1963)
  • Jan 17 Werenfried [Flip] van Straaten, founder (Oostpriesterhulp)
  • Jan 19 Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author
  • Jan 19 Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (d. 1955)
  • Jan 22 William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (d. 1977)
  • Jan 22 Carl F. H. Henry, American theologian and publisher (d. 2003)
  • Jan 25 Luis Marden, American photojournalist, born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • Jan 28 Oliver Chesterton, chartered surveyor
  • Jan 29 Peter von Zahn, German journalist and writer (d. 2001)
  • Jan 30 Percy Thrower, English radio host, born in England, United Kingdom (d. 1988)
  • Jan 30 Amrita Sher-Gil, Hungarian-Indian painter described as the “Indian Frida Kahlo" and "one of the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century", born in Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1941)

About January 1913

How Old? 108 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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