Born in 1919

Jan 1 Manuel F. Segura a colonel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines with assigned serial number 0-3547 AFP. He was G-1 and Adjutant General in the General Headquarters of the Cebuano guerrillas during World War II, with Col. James Cushing as his commanding officer. Segura has written at least two books on the guerrilla story in Cebu. He was replaced and re-joining the group of soldiers and officers under the pre-war 82nd Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army at the general headquarters in Babag, Cebu City begins the fall of Liberation in Cebu on 1945
Jan 1 Bones McKinney an American professional basketball player and coach.
Jan 1 Daniil Granin an author born in the former Soviet Union.
Jan 1 Yoshio Tabata a Japanese ryūkōka and enka singer, songwriter, and electric guitarist. His debut song "Shima no Funauta" was released in 1939. Along with enka-shi Haruo Oka's 1939 debut, his debut had a big impact on Japanese popular music because Japanese popular ryūkōka music of that time was mainly sung by classical music singers such as Ichiro Fujiyama and Noriko Awaya. He was born in Matsusaka, Mie prefecture, Japan
Jan 1 Carole Landis an American film and stage actress, who worked as a contract-player for Twentieth Century-Fox in the 1940s. Her breakthrough role was as the female lead in the 1940 film One Million B.C., with United Artists
Jan 1 J. D. Salinger Jerome David "J. D." Salinger was an American writer who won acclaim early in life. He led a very private life for more than a half-century. He published his final original work in 1965 and gave his last interview in 1980
Jan 1 Rocky Graziano an American boxer. Graziano was considered one of the greatest knockout artists in boxing history, often displaying the capacity to take his opponent out with a single punch. He was ranked 23rd on The Ring magazine list of the greatest punchers of all time. His life story was the basis of the 1956 Oscar-winning drama film, Somebody Up There Likes Me, based on his 1955 autobiography of the same title
Jan 3 Robin Boyd an influential Australian architect, writer, teacher and social commentator. He, along with Harry Seidler, stands as one of the foremost proponents for the International Modern Movement in Australian architecture. He is the author of the influential book The Australian Ugliness
Jan 3 Herbie Nichols an American jazz pianist and composer who wrote the jazz standard "Lady Sings the Blues". Obscure during his lifetime, he is now highly regarded by many musicians and critics
Jan 5 Herb Peterson an American fast food executive and food scientist most known for being the inventor of the McDonald's Egg McMuffin in 1972. The breakfast business that he pioneered with this item had grown to an estimated $4–5 billion in annual revenues for the fast food restaurant chain McDonald's by 1993
Jan 5 Hector Abhayavardhana a Sri Lankan Trotskyist theoretician, a long-standing member of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party and a founder-member of the Bolshevik-Leninist Party of India, Ceylon and Burma.
Jan 6 Jacques Laurent a French writer and journalist. He was born in Paris, the son of a barrister. During World War II he fought with the Algerian Tirrailleurs
Jan 7 George Stephen Morrison a United States Navy rear admiral and naval aviator. Morrison was commander of the U.S. naval forces in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Gulf of Tonkin Incident of August 1964, which sparked an escalation of American involvement in the Vietnam War. He was the father of Jim Morrison, the lead singer of the rock band The Doors
Jan 7 Vasili Trofimov a Soviet football player.
Jan 7 Robert Duncan (poet) an American poet and a devotee of H.D. and the Western esoteric tradition who spent most of his career in and around San Francisco. Though associated with any number of literary traditions and schools, Duncan is often identified with the poets of the New American Poetry and Black Mountain College. Duncan's mature work emerged in the 1950s in the literary context of Beat culture. Duncan was a key figure in the San Francisco Renaissance
Jan 7 William Ganz a Slovakian-born American cardiologist who co-invented the pulmonary artery catheter, often referred to as the Swan-Ganz catheter, with Jeremy Swan in 1970. The catheter is used to monitor heart conditions, especially in intensive care units. Ganz was also one of the first cadiologists to use enzymes to open clogged arteries, which can lead to heart attacks
Jan 9 William Morris Meredith Jr. an American poet and educator. He was Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1978 to 1980
Jan 10 Amzie Strickland an American character actress who began in radio, made some 650 television appearances, had roles in two dozen films, appeared in numerous television movies and also worked in TV commercials. In a six-decade career, from the 1940s to 2001, she amassed well over 100 credits
Jan 10 Billy Varga an American professional wrestler and actor. He was born to Rose and Joe Varga; his father was a professional wrestler in Europe known as Count Joseph Varga and taught his son wrestling at the age of five. He attended Hollywood High School and graduated from the University of Southern California. Varga won the world's light-heavyweight title in 1941 and later joined the Navy until he arrived home in 1947. Varga's wrestling career began to fall apart in the 1970s as he was busy in television and movie work
Jan 10 Janko Bobetko a Croatian Army general and Chief of the General Staff during the Croatian War of Independence from 1992 until his retirement in 1995. Bobetko had been charged with war crimes by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia but died before he could be tried. He was one of the founding members of 1st Sisak Partisan Detachment, armed anti-fascist military unit in Yugoslavia
Jan 10 Rex Marshall None
Jan 10 Terukuni Manzō a sumo wrestler from Ogachi, Akita Prefecture, Japan. He was the sport's 38th yokozuna. He was promoted to yokozuna without any top division tournament titles to his name, although he later attained two
Jan 10 Milton Parker a co-owner of the Carnegie Deli, located at 55th Street and Seventh Avenue next to Carnegie Hall in the New York City borough of Manhattan, serving as the behind-the-scenes preparer of towering pastrami sandwiches while his partner Leo Steiner was the tummler who entertained celebrities, locals and tourists.
Jan 11 Stan Pearson an English football player. He was born in Salford
Jan 11 Ihsan Abdel Quddous an Egyptian writer, novelist, and journalist and editor in the Al Akhbar and Al-Ahram newspapers. He is known to have written many novels that have been adapted in films
Jan 13 Robert Stack a multilingual American actor and television host. In addition to acting in more than 40 feature films, he starred in the 1959–63 television series The Untouchables and later hosted Unsolved Mysteries from 1987 until 2002
Jan 13 Dina Kaminskaya a lawyer and human rights activist in the Soviet Union who was forced to emigrate in 1977 to avoid arrest. She and her husband moved to the United States. She was born in Yekaterinoslav
Jan 13 Igor Gouzenko a cipher clerk for the Soviet Embassy to Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. He defected on September 5, 1945, with 109 documents on Soviet espionage activities in the West. This forced Prime Minister Mackenzie King to call a Royal Commission to investigate espionage in Canada
Jan 14 Joe Seneca an American film and television actor who had a lengthy Hollywood career, portraying bit parts in many major films- He played the role of daddy/Ezra to Mal in the big screen film Silverado, and television sitcoms spanning from the 1970s to the 1990s.
Jan 14 Andy Rooney an American radio and television writer. He was best known for his weekly broadcast "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney," a part of the CBS News program 60 Minutes from 1978 to 2011. His final regular appearance on 60 Minutes aired October 2, 2011. He died one month later, on November 4, 2011, at age 92
Jan 14 Giulio Andreotti the 41st Prime Minister of Italy and leader of the Christian Democracy party. Occupying all the major offices of state over the course of a forty-year political career, he was a figure who reassured the civil service, business community, and the Vatican, while guiding Italy's European Union integration. In foreign policy, he established closer relations with the Arab world. Admirers of Andreotti saw him as having mediated political and social contradictions, enabling the transformation of a substantially rural country into the fifth-biggest economy in the world. Critics said he had done nothing against a system of patronage that had led to pervasive corruption. Despite a wry sense of humour that could sound like cynicism, Andreotti was a devout Catholic with a relatively modest lifestyle who did not use his position to enrich himself or his family
Jan 14 Kaifi Azmi an Indian Urdu poet. He will always be remembered who brought Urdu literature to Indian motion pictures. Together with Pirzada Qasim, Jon Elia and others he participated in the most memorable mushairas of the twentieth century
Jan 15 Maurice Herzog a French mountaineer and administrator who was born in Lyon, France. He led the expedition that first climbed a peak over 8000m, Annapurna, in 1950, and reached the summit with Louis Lachenal. Upon his return, he wrote a best-selling book about the expedition
Jan 15 Åke Seyffarth a Swedish speed skater who specialised in long distance events. He was born in Stockholm
Jan 15 George Cadle Price The Right Honourable George Cadle Price, P.C. was a Belizean statesman who served twice as the head of government of Belize from 1961–84 and 1989–93. He served as First Minister and Premier under British rule until independence in 1981 and was the nation's first prime minister after independence that year. He is considered to have been one of the principal architects of Belizean independence. Today he is referred to by many as the "Father of the Nation." Price effectively dominated Belizean politics from the early 1960s until his 1996 retirement, serving as the nation's head of government under various titles for most of that period
Jan 16 Pete Harman an American businessman best known for having struck a deal with Colonel Harland Sanders to open the first KFC franchise. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah it opened for business in August 1952
Jan 16 Jerome Horwitz an American scientist; his affiliations included the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Michigan Cancer Foundation.
Jan 17 Mingote a Spanish cartoonist, writer, and journalist. He drew a daily cartoon in ABC since 1953 until his death in 2012
Jan 18 Horst Hofmann a watch officer and coxswain on a Kriegsmarine U-boat in World War II and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership
Jan 18 Toni Turek a German football goalkeeper.
Jan 19 Simone Melchior the wife and business partner of undersea explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. The first woman scuba diver and aquanaut, Simone was at Jacques's side during his major underwater accomplishments. She led him to the men and money who would build his scuba invention, she helped buy their beloved Calypso, saved the ship during a storm, and made sure each exploration achieved its objective
Jan 19 Bernard Gregory a prominent French physicist and director-general of CERN.
Jan 20 Silva Kaputikyan a prominent Armenian poet, writer, academian and public activist. She is recognized as "the leading poetess of Armenia"
Jan 21 Eric Brown (pilot) a British former Royal Navy officer and test pilot who flew 487 different types of aircraft, more than anyone else in history. He also holds the world record for most aircraft carrier landings performed and is the Fleet Air Arm's most decorated living pilot
Jan 22 Diomedes Olivo a Dominican professional baseball player and scout. The left-handed pitcher appeared in 85 Major League Baseball pitched over all or part of three seasons between 1960 and 1963 for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Louis Cardinals. Prior to his minor league and Major League career, Olivo spent many years playing in his native Dominican Republic. He was the brother of fellow major leaguer Chi-Chi Olivo, and the father of major league pitcher Gilberto Rondón
Jan 22 John Russell (art critic) a British American art critic.
Jan 23 Frances Bay a Canadian American character actress, best known for playing quirky, eccentric, albeit usually sweet natured elderly women on film and television. She didn't enter the acting industry of television and film until she was in her late 50s, in which she appeared in many prolific and memorable roles, although she had worked in radio and in theatre, in which she won a Drama-Logue Award, she was also a Gemini Award winner, an honour in her native Canada
Jan 23 Bob Paisley an English footballer and manager who spent almost fifty years with Liverpool as a wing half, physiotherapist, coach and manager. Following his achievements as Liverpool manager, Paisley is widely regarded as one of the greatest football managers of all time. He and Carlo Ancelotti are the only managers to have won the European Cup three times
Jan 23 Ernie Kovacs an American comedian, actor, and writer.
Jan 23 Hans Hass an Austrian biologist and diving pioneer. He was known mainly for being among the first scientists to popularize coral reefs, stingrays and sharks. He pioneered the making of documentaries filmed underwater. He led development of the aqualung and of a make of rebreather. He is known, too, for his energon theory and his commitment to protecting the environment