On This Day

Birthdays in History in January 1951

  • Jan 1 Frans Kellendonk, author (Ruin, The Good for Nothing)
  • Jan 1 Ashfaq Hussain, Urdu poet
  • Jan 2 Alexander Pogrebinsky, Russian painter
  • Jan 3 Frank Chikane, Secretary-General of South African Council of Churches
  • Jan 3 Gary Nairn, Australian politician
  • Jan 7 Talgat Musabayev, Kazakh test pilot & cosmonaut (TM-19, TM-27), born in Kargaly, Kazakhstan
  • Jan 7 Mike Ward, American politician, born in White Plains, New York
  • Jan 8 Kenny Anthony, Saint Lucian politician, born in Laborie, Saint Lucia

Person of interestRush Limbaugh

Jan 12 Rush Limbaugh, American right wing radio personality, born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri (d. 2021)

Radio Personality and Author Rush Limbaugh
Radio Personality and Author
Rush Limbaugh
  • Jan 12 Ann Althouse, American law professor, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jan 18 Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist, born in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles (d. 1982)
  • Jan 18 Elijah Cummings, American politician (Rep-Maryland (D) 1996-2019), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2019)
  • Jan 20 Magomed Omarovich Tolboyev, Russian cosmonaut & test-pilot, born in Sogratl', Russia

Person of interestEric Holder

Jan 21 Eric Holder, American lawyer and judge (1st African American US Attorney General 2009-2015), born in The Bronx, New York

82nd Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder
82nd Attorney General of the United States
Eric Holder

Person of interestChesley Sullenberger

Jan 23 Chesley Sullenberger III, American pilot (successfully executed emergency landing US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River), born in Denison, Texas

  • Jan 28 Gordon Prentice, British MP
  • Jan 28 Leonid Konstantinovich Kadenyuk, Kkishkov Ukraine, astronaut (STS 87)
  • Jan 28 Brian Bilbray, American politician
  • Jan 31 Presiley Baxendale, British QC, born in London, England

About January 1951

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

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