Birthdays in History in January 1920

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Roger Peacock, English writer (Thursday is Missing), born in Liverpool (d. 1996)
  • Jan 2 Duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector

Person of interestIsaac Asimov

Jan 2 Isaac Asimov, Russian scientist and sci-fi writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy), born in Petrovichi, Russia (d. 1992)

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • Jan 2 Penelope Jessel, politcal activist
  • Jan 2 Peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker
  • Jan 4 William Egan Colby, CIA director (Nixon)
  • Jan 6 Doris Stokes, British psychic medium, born in Grantham, United Kingdom (d. 1987)
  • Jan 6 John Maynard Smith, English biologist, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2004)
  • Jan 7 Albert Meltzer, anarchist
  • Jan 7 Lionel Alexander Bethune [Alastair] Pilkington, British engineer/Industrialist (float glass), born in Calcutta, India (d. 1995)
  • Jan 9 Chan Canasta, Polish-British magician, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1999)
  • Jan 9 Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar & medical researcher, born in New Delhi, India (d. 1998)
  • Jan 11 John Powell, campaigner
  • Jan 12 James Farmer, American civil rights leader, born in Marshall, Texas (d. 1999)
  • Jan 12 Prof Jerzy Zubrzycki, Polish-born Australian sociologist, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 2009)
  • Jan 15 John O'Connor, Roman Catholic Archbishop of NY, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2000)

  • Jan 15 John Junor, Scottish journalist (Sunday Express), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • Jan 19 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian diplomat, 5th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1982-91) and Prime Minister of Peru (2000-01), born in Lima
  • Jan 20 Peter Clemoes, British historian, born in Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • Jan 20 Richard J. C. Atkinson, British archaeologist, born in Evershot, United Kingdom (d. 1994)
  • Jan 20 Sam Gibbons, American politician (Rep-D-FL, 1963- ), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2012)
  • Jan 21 Donald Cuthbert Coleman, British economic historian (d. 1995)
  • Jan 21 Errol Walton Barrow, Prime Minister of Barbados (DLP) (1966-76, 1986-87)
  • Jan 22 Piet Van Lishout, Flemish writer (Eva & I)
  • Jan 23 Erbet Pawel, biographer (Kafka)
  • Jan 26 John Logan Gorlay, journalist
  • Jan 28 James Whyte, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
  • Jan 29 Alec Coppen, psychiatrist
  • Jan 29 José Luis de Villalonga, Spanish aristocrat (d. 2007)
  • Jan 30 Patrick Heron, British abstract painter, born in Leeds, South Yorkshire (d. 1999)
  • Jan 30 Carwood Lipton, American WWII veteran (d. 2001)
  • Jan 31 Robert Hersant, press baron
  • Jan 31 Stewart L Udall, St Johns Ariz, US Secretary of Interior (1961-69)

About January 1920

How Old? 99 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation or the G.I. Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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