On This Day

Birthdays in History in January 1914

  • Jan 1 Noor Inayat Khan, Indian princess and British Special Operations Executive agent in WWII posthumously awarded the George Cross, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1944)
  • Jan 4 Mohammed Sahir, shah (Afghanistan)
  • Jan 5 Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1955)
  • Jan 10 Claude Gallimard, French publisher (d. 1991)
  • Jan 10 Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan, born in Fenghua District, China (d. 2000)
  • Jan 11 Dorothy Jeakins, costume designer
  • Jan 12 Edward John Gurney, American politician, US senator (1969-74), born in Portland, Maine (d. 1996)
  • Jan 14 Thomas J. Watson Jr., American businessman and politician (President of IBM, 1952-1971, US Ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1979-1981), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • Jan 14 Dudley Randall, African-American poet who founded the pioneering publishing house "Broadside Press", born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2000)
  • Jan 15 Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian (The Last Days of Hitler), born in Glanton, England (d. 2003)
  • Jan 16 Roger Aubert, Belgian church historian (Le Pontificat de Pie IX)
  • Jan 17 Anacleto Angelini, Chilean businessman (d. 2007)
  • Jan 18 Arno Schmidt, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1979)
  • Jan 20 Gerald Holtom, British artist and graphic designer (Nuclear Disarmament (ND) logo, which later became an international peace symbol), born in Twickenham, England (d. 1985)
  • Jan 23 Napoleon L Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1997)
  • Jan 26 Kaye Webb, English writer/publisher (Puffin Club)
  • Jan 26 Princess Hadice Hayriye Ayshe Dürrühsehvar (d. 2006)
  • Jan 27 Anna Larina, revolutionary
  • Jan 30 Louis Osman, British artist, goldsmith, architect, and craftsman, born in Exeter, Devon, England (d. 1996)
  • Jan 31 Sri Daya Mata, Hindu religious figure

About January 1914

How Old? 107 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox (Jan 1 - Jan 15), Tiger (Jan 16 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)