Born in 1910

Jan 1 Mahamane Haidara a politician from Mali who was elected to the French Senate in 1948.
Jan 1 Aloys Grillmeier a German Jesuit priest, theologian and cardinal-deacon of the Catholic Church. Pope John Paul II created him cardinal-deacon of San Nicola in Carcere on 26 November 1994
Jan 2 Ulrich Becher a German author and playwright.
Jan 3 Frenchy Bordagaray an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as an outfielder and third baseman for the Chicago White Sox, Brooklyn Dodgers, Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, and New York Yankees between 1934 and 1945. He had a.283 batting average for his career
Jan 3 John Sturges an American film director. His movies include Bad Day at Black Rock , Gunfight at the O.K. Corral , The Magnificent Seven , The Great Escape and Ice Station Zebra. The Great Escape was entered into the 3rd Moscow International Film Festival. He was not related to director Preston Sturges
Jan 4 Ljubiša Stevanović an football player who represented Yugoslavia.
Jan 4 Arthur Villeneuve a Québécois painter and member of the Order of Canada.
Jan 5 Hugh Brannum an American vocalist, arranger, composer and actor best known for his role as "Mr. Green Jeans" on the children's television show Captain Kangaroo. During his days with Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians, he used his childhood nickname "Lumpy"
Jan 5 Jack Lovelock a New Zealand athlete, and the 1936 Olympic champion in the 1500 metres.
Jan 6 Wright Morris an American novelist, photographer, and essayist. He is known for his portrayals of the people and artifacts of the Great Plains in words and pictures, as well as for experimenting with narrative forms. Wright Morris died April 25, 1998 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Chapman Cemetery
Jan 6 Yiannis Papaioannou a Greek composer and teacher of the Modern Era. He studied piano with Marika Laspopoulou and composition with Alekos Kontis at the Hellenic Conservatory in Athens , as well as the piano and orchestration with Emilios Riadis in Thessaloniki. In 1949, he visited the major European music centres on a UNESCOgrant and he became familiar with new compositional developments. In particular, in Paris he attended Arthur Honegger's class. Between 1951 and 1961 he taught music at an Athens high-School and from 1953 he was professor of counterpoint and composition at the Hellenic Conservatory. He was the first president of both the Greek section of the ISCM and the Hellenic Association for Contemporary Music
Jan 6 G. N. Balasubramaniam a vocalist in the Carnatic tradition. He innovated the art through emphasis on laya control & reducing the gamakas which eventually made Carnatic music appeal to the lay and the learned alike.He was also a Tamil film actor
Jan 7 Orval Faubus the 36th Governor of Arkansas, serving from 1955 to 1967. He is best known for his 1957 stand against the desegregation of the Little Rock School District during the Little Rock Crisis, in which he defied a unanimous decision of the United States Supreme Court by ordering the Arkansas National Guard to stop African-American students from attending Little Rock Central High School
Jan 7 Frank Lubin an American-Lithuanian basketball player.
Jan 7 Konstantin Zaslonov a notable Soviet partisan commander in Belorussia, a hero of the Great Patriotic War. He rose through the ranks from the position of a single partisan unit commander to later become a partisan brigade commander and ending up in charge of all partisan forces in the Orsha region
Jan 8 Giorgi Abashvili a Soviet naval commander, vice-admiral.
Jan 8 Galina Ulanova a Russian ballet dancer. She is frequently cited as being one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century
Jan 9 Mian Arshad Hussain Foreign Minister of Pakistan. In 1959 Mian Arshad Husain was appointed Pakistan's Ambassador to Sweden, in 1961 to Moscow, and in 1963 he was appointed High Commissioner to India
Jan 10 Bill Fiedler an American soccer midfielder who played seven seasons in the American Soccer League. He was on the U.S. national soccer team at both the 1934 FIFA World Cup and 1936 Summer Olympics. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jan 10 Paul Birch (basketball) an American basketball player and coach. He coached the now-defunct Pittsburgh Ironmen of the Basketball Association of America in 1946, and the NBA's Fort Wayne Pistons from 1951 through 1954. Birch had played for the Pistons during the early 1940s
Jan 10 Jean Martinon a French conductor and composer.
Jan 11 Schoolboy Rowe an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, primarily for the Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies. He was a three-time All-Star , and a member of three Tigers' World Series teams
Jan 11 Nikos Kavvadias a Greek poet and writer; who used his travels around the world as a sailor, and life at sea and its adventures, as powerful metaphors for the escape of ordinary people outside the boundaries of reality.
Jan 11 Shane Paltridge an Australian politician. He was a Senator in the Parliament of Australia representing Western Australia from 1951 until his death in 1966. During that period he held a number of ministerial portfolios
Jan 11 Izler Solomon an American orchestra conductor, active mostly in the Midwest.
Jan 12 Mary Haas an American linguist who specialized in North American Indian languages, Thai, and historical linguistics.
Jan 12 Luise Rainer a retired German-born Austrian and American film actress. She was the first actor to win multiple Academy Awards and the first person to win them consecutively. She was discovered by American studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer talent scouts while acting on stage in Austria and Germany and after appearing in Austrian films. She is the longest-lived person ever to receive an Academy Award and is among the few surviving leading ladies from the 1930s. Luise currently resides in the United Kingdom
Jan 12 Géry Leuliet a French prelate of the Roman Catholic Church and the oldest bishop of the Catholic Church at 104 years of age.
Jan 12 Patsy Kelly an American stage, radio, film and television actress. She is best known for her role as the brash, wisecracking sidekick to Thelma Todd in a series of short comedy films produced by Hal Roach in the 1930s. Known as the "Queen of Wisecracks", Kelly's career continued after Todd's death in 1935 in similar roles
Jan 12 José Salazar López a Mexican Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Guadalajara from 1970 to 1987, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 1973
Jan 13 Jack Mercer an American animator, storyman and voice actor. He is best known as the voice of cartoon characters Popeye the Sailor and Felix the Cat. The son of vaudeville and Broadway performers, he also performed on the vaudeville and legitimate stage
Jan 13 Viktors Arājs a Latvian collaborator and Nazi SS officer, who took part in the Holocaust during the German occupation of Latvia and Belarus as the leader of the Arājs Kommando. The Arajs Kommando murdered about half of Latvia's Jews
Jan 13 Yannis Tsarouchis a Greek painter.
Jan 16 Dizzy Dean an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a pitcher for the Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and the Louis Browns. A brash and colorful personality, Dean was the last National League pitcher to win 30 games in one season. After his playing career, he became a popular television sports commentator. Dean was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1953. When the Cardinals reopened the team Hall of Fame in 2014, Dean was inducted among the inaugural class
Jan 16 Walter Schellenberg a German SS-Brigadeführer who rose through the ranks of the SS to become the head of foreign intelligence following the abolition of the Abwehr in 1944.
Jan 16 Ivan Mariz an association footballer in midfielder role. He was born in Belém, Brazil and died in Rio de Janeiro
Jan 16 David McCampbell an American naval aviator, who became the US Navy’s all-time leading ace with 34 aerial victories during World War The third-highest scoring US flying ace of World War II, he was the highest-scoring ace to survive the war.
Jan 16 Adalberts Bubenko a Latvian athlete, who competed mainly in the 50 kilometre walk.
Jan 18 Frans Alfred Meeng an Indonesian football midfielder who played for the Dutch East Indies in the 1938 FIFA World Cup. He also played for SVVB Batavia
Jan 18 Kenneth E. Boulding an economist, educator, peace activist, poet, religious mystic, devoted Quaker, systems scientist, and interdisciplinary philosopher. He was cofounder of General Systems Theory and founder of numerous ongoing intellectual projects in economics and social science. He was married to Elise Boulding
Jan 20 Lauritz Lauritzen a German politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. He was born in Kiel and died in Bad Honnef
Jan 20 Silvio Confortola an Italian cross country skier who competed in the 1930s.
Jan 20 Joy Adamson a naturalist, artist, and author best known for her book, Born Free, which describes her experiences raising a lion cub named Elsa. Born Free was printed in several languages, and made into an Academy Award-winning movie of the same name. In 1977, she was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art
Jan 21 Eua Sunthornsanan a singer,] composer and bandleaderof Suntharaporn band in the 1940s. He was a pioneer in introducing Western music into Thai culture. He started the trend of international style Thai music, or Phleng Thai Sakon, under the help of the Music Association of Thailand under the patronage of his majesty the king. He composed over 2,000 songs that were popular for many centuries, for example Songkran songs, and Thai traditional songs. In 1975, He was given an insignia by the king. In 1981 He died of cancer. In 2007, the Ministry of Culture of Thailand nominated Kru Eua for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization to honor Kru Eua Sunthornsanan as one of the world personalities on the list of Anniversary of World Personalities and Historic Events 2010-2011, which was granted two years later
Jan 21 Károly Takács the first shooter to win two Olympic gold medals in the 25 metre rapid fire pistol event, both with his left hand after his right hand was seriously injured. He is the third known physically disabled athlete to have competed in the Olympic Games after George Eyser in 1904 and Olivér Halassy in 1928, followed by Liz Hartel in 1952 and Neroli Fairhall in 1984
Jan 21 Albert Rosellini an American politician, the 15th governor of the state of Washington for two terms, from 1957 to 1965, and was the first Italian American and Catholic governor elected west of the Mississippi River.
Jan 22 Prince Oana a professional baseball player for 23 years from 1929 to 1951. He played portions of three seasons in Major League Baseball as an outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1934, and as a pinch hitter and pitcher for Detroit Tigers in 1943 and 1945. When Oana debuted with the Phillies, he became the fourth Hawaiian player to appear in the major leagues. He compiled a.308 batting average and a 3.77 earned run average in three major league seasons
Jan 22 Hazi Aslanov an Azerbaijani Major-General of the Soviet armoured troops during World War Aslanov was awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union title twice.
Jan 23 Irene Sharaff an American costume designer for stage and screen. Her work earned her five Academy Awards and a Tony Award
Jan 23 Django Reinhardt a Belgium-born French guitarist and composer of Romani ethnicity.