Birthdays in History in January 1949

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Nikolai Tikhonovich Moskalenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jan 1 Peter Dormer, arts writer
  • Jan 3 Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (d. 1965)
  • Jan 10 James Lapine, American stage director, born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • Jan 12 James Dietz, American rower, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 12 Michael W. Vannier, American radiologist, born in Hamilton City, California

Person of interestHaruki Murakami

Jan 12 Haruki Murakami, Japanese writer (Norwegian Wood), born in Kyoto, Japan

  • Jan 13 Rakesh Sharma, Indian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11), first Indian in space, born in Patiala, India
  • Jan 14 Mary Robison, American writer, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 18 Philippe Starck, French designer, born in Paris, France
  • Jan 18 Bill Keller, American newspaper editor (The Marshall Project)
  • Jan 23 Robert Cabana, American astronaut (STS 41, 53, 68, sk:88), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jan 24 Bart Gordon, (Rep-D-TN, 1985- )
  • Jan 25 John Cooper Clarke, English performance poet, born in Lancashire, England
  • Jan 26 Jonathan Carroll, American author
  • Jan 27 Ethan Mordden, American author
  • Jan 28 Thomas J Downey, (Rep-D-NY, 1975- )

Person of interestPeter Agre

Jan 30 Peter Agre, American biologist & Nobel laureate, born in Northfield, Minnesota

Molecular biologist Peter Agre
Molecular biologist
Peter Agre
  • Jan 31 Ken Wilber, American philosopher & writer, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

About January 1949

How Old? 70 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rat (Jan 1 - Jan 28), Ox (Jan 29 - Jan 31)
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)