On This Day

Birthdays in History in January 1934

  • Jan 3 Carla Hills, American lawyer and politician (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1975-77), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 4 Rudolf Schuster, President of Slovakia
  • Jan 6 Harry M. Miller, Australian entrepreneur, born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2018)
  • Jan 6 Tassos Papadopoulos, Cypriot politician & barrister (President, 2003–2008), born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 2008)
  • Jan 7 Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician (d. 2002)
  • Jan 8 Piet Dankert, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Stiens, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • Jan 8 Alexandra Ripley, American writer, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 2004)
  • Jan 10 Leonid Kravchuk, Ukrainian politician, born in Wołyń Voivodeship, Poland
  • Jan 11 Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare, Computer scientist

Person of interestJean Chretien

Jan 11 Jean Chrétien, 20th Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 1993-2003), born in Shawinigan, Quebec

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien
  • Jan 16 William Vollie Alexander Jr., American politician (Rep-D-AR, 1969- ), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 22 Graham Kerr, English-born chef (Galloping Gourmet), born in London, England
  • Jan 23 Pierre Bourgault, Quebec politician & essayist, born in East Angus, Canada (d. 2003)
  • Jan 24 Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish poet, born in Leszno, Poland (d. 1976)
  • Jan 26 Roger Landry, Quebec businessman and newspaper publisher
  • Jan 27 Donald Spiers, controller (Aircraft MoD)
  • Jan 27 Edithe Cresson, premier of France (1991-92)
  • Jan 27 Federico Mayor Zaragoza, UNESCO director (1987- ), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Jan 27 Julian Ogilvie Thompson, CEO (De Beers)
  • Jan 27 Raymond Boudon, French sociologist, born in Paris, France (d. 2013)
  • Jan 28 BR White, principal (Regent's Park College-Oxford)

About January 1934

How Old? 87 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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