On This Day

Birthdays in History in January 1917

  • Jan 1 Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981)
  • Jan 3 Vernon A. Walters, American diplomat and US permanent rep to the UN (1989-91), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • Jan 3 Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)
  • Jan 4 Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 5 Francis L. Kellogg, U.S. diplomat and prominent socialite, born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jan 6 Koo Chen-fu, Taiwanese businessman & diplomat, born in Taichung, Taiwan (d. 2005)
  • Jan 8 Peter Taylor, American novelist, born in Trenton, Tennessee (d. 1994)
  • Jan 12 Jimmy Skinner, Canadian hockey coach, born in Selkirk, Canada (d. 2007)
  • Jan 16 Carl Karcher, founded the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain (d. 2008)
  • Jan 17 Ramón Cardemil, Chilean huaso, born in Colchagua, Chile (d. 2007)
  • Jan 18 Oscar Lewenstein, British impresario, born in Hackney, London (d. 1997)
  • Jan 18 Wang Yung-ching, Taiwanese businessman, born in Xindian District, Taipei, Taiwan (d. 2008)
  • Jan 21 Rohan Butler, historian
  • Jan 22 Herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants], Flemish poet/playwright
  • Jan 23 Dusan Kostic, Serbian writer, born in Peja, Serbia (d. 1997)
  • Jan 25 Ilya Prigogine, Russian scientist & Nobel laureate, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2003)
  • Jan 25 Jânio Quadros, Brazilian politician, born in Campo Grande, Brazil (d. 1992)
  • Jan 31 Erich Geiringer, general practitioner campaigner

About January 1917

How Old? 103 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon (Jan 1 - Jan 22), Snake (Jan 23 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)