Born in 1934

Jan 1 Kiyoshi Kodama a Japanese TV personality and actor. He hosted the Asahi Broadcasting Corporation quiz show Panel Quiz Attack 25 continuously for thirty-six years from its start in April 1975 until he was forced to step down due to poor health at the end of March 2011. His signature catchphrase on the show is "Attack Chance!"
Jan 1 Hans Huber (boxer) a boxer from Germany. He was born in Regensburg, Germany
Jan 1 Washington Cacciavillani an Uruguayan professional football player and coach. He also held Italian citizenship
Jan 1 Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga the Archbishop Emeritus of Quito. He served as archbishop of Quito and the Primate of Ecuador from 2003 to 2010 when Fausto Trávez Trávez was appointed to replace Archbishop Vela Chiriboga
Jan 1 Gheorghe Dinică a Romanian actor.
Jan 1 Lakhdar Brahimi an Algerian United Nations diplomat, who served as the United Nations and Arab League Special Envoy to Syria until May 14, 2014.
Jan 2 Víctor García de la Concha a Spanish philologist. He is currently the director of the Cervantes Institute and is a past director of the Royal Spanish Academy. He served three four-year terms in that position, from 1998 to 2010. This is considered quite an honor, as directors usually serve no more than two terms
Jan 3 Marpessa Dawn an American-born French actress, singer, and dancer, best remembered for her role in the film Black Orpheus.
Jan 3 Carla Anderson Hills an American lawyer and a public figure. She served as United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Gerald Ford administration, and as U.S. Trade Representative. She was the first woman to serve as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the third woman to serve as a cabinet officer
Jan 4 Rudolf Schuster President of Slovakia from 1999 to 2004. He was elected on 29 May 1999 and inaugurated on 15 June. In the presidential elections of April 2004, in which he sought re-election, Schuster was defeated. He received only 7.4% of the vote, with three other candidates receiving more than that. He was succeeded by Ivan Gašparovič
Jan 4 Zurab Tsereteli a Georgian-Russian painter, sculptor and architect who holds the office of President of the Russian Academy of Arts.
Jan 5 William Bendeck a Bolivian rally driver who won six national titles over the course of his career. He died on November 14, 1971 in a crash during a race
Jan 5 Phil Ramone a South African-born American recording engineer, record producer, violinist and composer, who in 1958 co-founded A & R Recording, Inc., a recording studio with business partner Jack Arnold at 112 West 48th Street, New York, above what was then Manny's Music. The success of that studio caused it to grow into several studios and a record producing company. He was described by Billboard as "legendary", and the BBC as a "CD pioneer"
Jan 5 Jorge Camacho (painter) a Cuban painter.
Jan 5 Eddy Pieters Graafland a former Dutch football goalkeeper, who played for Feyenoord and Ajax Amsterdam and was part of Feyenoord's European Cup victory in 1970. He earned 47 caps for the Netherlands national football team
Jan 5 Murli Manohar Joshi an Indian politician, a leading member of the Bharatiya Janata Party of which he was the President between 1991 & 1993, and the current Member of Parliament for Kanpur. He later became the Union Human Resources Development minister in the National Democratic Alliance government. He is best known for his views on Hindu socio-politics and for his affiliation with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh , of which he had been a pracharak
Jan 6 Harry M. Miller an Australian promoter, publicist and media agent.
Jan 6 Sylvia Syms an English actress, best known for her roles in the films Woman in a Dressing Gown , Ice Cold in Alex , No Trees in the Street , Victim and The Tamarind Seed. She remains active in films, television and theatre
Jan 6 Uri Amit an Israeli politician who served as the third mayor of Ramat Gan between 1983 and 1989.
Jan 6 Alan Carrington a British chemist and one of the leading spectroscopists in Britain in the late twentieth century. His "scientific family tree" is available here ]
Jan 6 John Wieners an American poet.
Jan 7 Charles Jenkins Sr. a former American athlete, winner of two gold medals at the 1956 Summer Olympics.
Jan 7 Jean Corbeil a Canadian politician.
Jan 7 Michael J. Matthews Mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey from 1982 to 1984. He was mayor for 21 months before he was recalled and sent to prison for extortion while serving as mayor
Jan 7 Joseph Naso an American serial killer, sentenced to death for the murder of six women. He was also a suspect in the so called “Alphabet murders” case
Jan 7 Tassos Papadopoulos a Cypriot politician who served as the fifth President of the Republic of Cyprus from February 28, 2003 to February 28, 2008.
Jan 8 Iván Szabó a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister of Finance between 1993 and 1994. He joined to the Hungarian Democratic Forum in 1988. He was chosen to the party's presidency in 1990. After the death of József Antall he served as manager president. Szabó was member of the National Assembly of Hungary since 1990. Between June 1990 and December 1991 he served as the Chairman of the Assembly's Economical Committee. He was appointed Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism in 1991. He became faction leader in 1994
Jan 8 Gene Freese a third baseman in American Major League Baseball for 12 seasons. A journeyman, he played for the Pittsburgh Pirates , Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox , Cincinnati Reds and Houston Astros, batting.254 with 115 home runs in 1,115 games. He batted and threw right-handed
Jan 8 Alexandra Ripley an American writer best known as the author of Scarlett , the sequel to Gone with the Wind. Her first novel was Who's the Lady in the President's Bed?. Charleston , her first historical novel, was a bestseller, as were her next books On Leaving Charleston , The Time Returns , and New Orleans Legacy. She attended the elite Ashley Hall, in Charleston, South Carolina, and Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York
Jan 8 Jacques Anquetil a French road racing cyclist and the first cyclist to win the Tour de France five times, in 1957 and from 1961 to 1964. He stated before the 1961 Tour that he would gain the yellow jersey on day one and wear it all through the tour, a tall order with two previous winners in the field—Charly Gaul and Federico Bahamontes—but he did His victories in stage races such as the Tour were built on an exceptional ability to ride alone against the clock in individual time trial stages, which lent him the name "Monsieur Chrono"
Jan 8 Roy Kinnear a British character actor. He was familiar to UK audiences for his appearances in many British television comedy shows, and is also remembered for his film appearances as Veruca Salt's father, Salt, in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and as Planchet in Richard Lester's The Three Musketeers and its two sequels. It was during the filming of the latter sequel that Kinnear died as a result of a riding accident
Jan 9 Stepan Oshchepkov a Soviet-born Russian sprint canoer who competed in the early 1960s. He was born in Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray. At the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, he won the gold in the C-2 1000 m event. He died in Vladivostok, aged 77
Jan 9 Bart Starr a former professional American football player and coach. He wore #15 and he was the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers from 1956 to 1971, during which time he became the only quarterback in NFL history to lead a team to five championships as well as Super Bowls I and He was less successful as the Packers' head coach, compiling a record of 52–76–3 from 1975 to 1983
Jan 9 Mahendra Kapoor an Indian playback singer.
Jan 10 Louis Killen an English folk singer from Gateshead, Tyneside. Killen also played English concertina and sang both unaccompanied and using this instrument to accompany herself while singing. Killen formed one of Britain's first folk clubs in 1958 in Newcastle upon Tyne and became a professional folk singer in 1961. In the 1970s Killen recalled: "When I started Folk Song and Ballad in Newcastle in 1958 there weren't twenty folk clubs in the whole country, and when I left for the States there were maybe three hundred." Recordings of Killen singing some Tyneside songs were included in The Iron Muse
Jan 10 Leonid Kravchuk a former Ukrainian politician and the first President of Ukraine, who served from December 5, 1991, until his resignation on July 19, 1994. He is also a former Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada and People's Deputy of Ukraine serving in the Social Democratic Party of Ukraine faction
Jan 11 Tony Hoare Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare FRS FREng , commonly known as Tony Hoare or A. Hoare, is a British computer scientist. He developed the sorting algorithm quicksort in 1960. He also developed Hoare logic for verifying program correctness, and the formal language Communicating Sequential Processes to specify the interactions of concurrent processes and the inspiration for the occam programming language
Jan 11 Jean Chrétien the 20th Prime Minister of Canada. He served in the position for over ten years, from November 4, 1993 to December 12, 2003
Jan 11 Mitchell Ryan an American actor known for playing Burke Devlin in the 1960s gothic soap opera Dark Shadows.
Jan 12 Mick Sullivan an English former professional Rugby League World Cup winning footballer of the 1950s and '60s. He set the record for the most appearances for the Great Britain Lions with 46. This record has been matched but never overtaken
Jan 12 James Fergason an American inventor and business entrepreneur. A member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Fergason is best known for his work on an improved Liquid Crystal Display, or LCD. He held over one hundred U.S. patents at the time of his death
Jan 12 Metin Serezli an eminent Turkish stage, movie, TV series and voice actor as well as theatre director.
Jan 12 Alan Sharp a Scottish novelist and screenwriter. He published two novels in the 1960s, and subsequently wrote the screenplays for about twenty films, mostly produced in the United States
Jan 13 Robin Milner Arthur John Robin Gorell Milner FRS FRSE , known as Robin Milner or J. G. Milner, was a prominent British computer scientist
Jan 13 Avraham Ravitz an Israeli politician and member of the Knesset for Degel HaTorah, which forms part of the United Torah Judaism alliance.
Jan 14 Alberto Rodriguez Larreta a racing driver from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He participated in one World Championship Formula One Grand Prix, the 1960 Argentine Grand Prix on 7 February 1960. Driving a Lotus 16 for Team Lotus, he qualified 15th and finished in ninth place. Larreta was reportedly offered a drive by Colin Chapman, but turned it down and continued competing in a wide variety of other motorsports until 1970. He died from a heart attack in 1977
Jan 14 Marek Hłasko a Polish writer.
Jan 14 Pierre Darmon a former French tennis player.
Jan 14 Richard Briers an English actor. His fifty-year career encompassed television, stage, film and radio
Jan 15 V. S. Ramadevi Ramadevi M.A, L.L.M, was the Chief Election Commissioner of India from 26 November 1990 to 11 December 1990. She was the first woman to became Chief Election Commissioner of India. She was succeeded by N. Seshan