Born in 1935

Jan 1 B. Kliban a well-known and popular cartoonist born in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Jan 1 Kamel Maghur a Libyan lawyer and short book writer. He obtained his law Degree in Cairo, Egypt, in 1957
Jan 1 Eiko Kadono a Japanese author of children's literature, picture books, non-fiction and essays in Shōwa and Heisei period Japan.
Jan 1 Brian G. Hutton an American actor and film director whose most notable credits are for the action films Where Eagles Dare and Kelly's Heroes.
Jan 1 Hasan Turkmani a prominent Syrian military commander and Baath Party member, who served as minister of defense from 2004 to 2009.
Jan 2 Lolo Soetoro the Indonesian stepfather of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States.
Jan 2 David McKee a British writer and illustrator, chiefly of children's books and animations. He has used the pseudonym Violet Easton. He is frequently referenced as David McKee
Jan 2 K. Navaratnam a Sri Lankan Tamil politician and former Member of Parliament.
Jan 3 Camil Samson a politician in Quebec, Canada, Member of the National Assembly of Quebec , and leader of the Ralliement créditiste du Québec and other political parties.
Jan 3 Rafael Menjívar Larín a Salvadoran economist and politician. An outspoken left-wing critical of the Somoza dictatorship, he was director of the University of El Salvador before being thrown into jail and forced abroad into exile
Jan 3 Giovanni Lajolo a Cardinal and former President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State and President of the Governatorate of Vatican City State.
Jan 3 Richard M. Karp an American computer scientist and computational theorist at the University of California, Berkeley. He is most notable for his research in the theory of algorithms, for which he received a Turing Award in 1985, The Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science in 2004, and the Kyoto Prize in 2008
Jan 3 David Vine a British television sports presenter. He presented a wide variety of shows from the 1960s onwards
Jan 3 Raymond Garneau a Canadian businessman and politician.
Jan 3 Florencio Amarilla a Paraguayan footballer, coach and later actor. He played as a striker
Jan 4 Jean-Louis Millette a French-speaking Quebec actor and writer.
Jan 4 Floyd Patterson an American professional boxer and former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion. At 21, Patterson became the youngest man to win the world heavyweight title. He was also the first heavyweight boxer to regain the title. He had a record of 55 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw, with 40 wins by knockout. He won the gold medal at the 1952 Olympic Games as a middleweight
Jan 5 Heinz Schulz an East German featherweight boxer who competed for the United Team of Germany and won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 1964.
Jan 5 Iraj Ghaderi an Iranian film director and actor. Ghaderi was born in Tehran. He briefly studied to become a pharmacist, but soon dropped out. He died in Tehran on 6 May 2012, aged 77
Jan 5 Forough Farrokhzad an Iranian poet and film director. Forugh Farrokhzad is arguably one of Iran's most influential female poets of the twentieth century. She was a controversial modernist poet and an iconoclast
Jan 5 John Stibbon a senior British Army officer who served as Master-General of the Ordnance from 1987 to 1991.
Jan 6 Queen Margarita of Bulgaria the consort of Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria, whom she married after his exile. As such, she is also sometimes styled Tsaritsa Margarita; in this context, she may be styled as Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Duchess in Saxony, due to her husband's descent from those former ruling families. During her husband's tenure as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, she was sometimes referred as Mrs. Margarita Sakskoburggotska. Since Simeon had been exiled as a child and Bulgaria never returned to being a monarchy, Simeon's wife and children never received any royal titles from Bulgaria
Jan 6 Albert Chernenko a Russian philosopher, best known for his innovations in the field of social and legal philosophy. He was the son of Konstantin Chernenko, the fifth General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Jan 6 Gerald R. Molen an American film producer. He has worked closely with Steven Spielberg, having produced five of his films, and won an Academy Award for co-producing Schindler's List. Molen is now semi-retired and spends his time alternating between Montana and Las Vegas, Nevada
Jan 6 Nikita Lobanov (art collector) a Rurikid, geologist, banker and notable art collector of Russian stage design of the period of 1880-1930.
Jan 6 Nino Tempo an American musician, singer, and actor.
Jan 7 Ducky Schofield a Major League Baseball infielder.
Jan 7 Tommy Johnson (tubist) an American orchestral tuba player. He performed on more than 2,000 film soundtracks, most notably John Williams' Jaws score, in which he played a high-register tuba solo as the melodic theme for the shark
Jan 7 Valeri Kubasov a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on two missions in the Soyuz programme as a flight engineer: Soyuz 6 and Soyuz 19 , and commanded Soyuz 36 in the Intercosmos programme. On 21 July 1975, the Soyuz 7K-TM module used for ASTP landed in Kazakhstan at 5:51 p.m. and Kubasov was the first to exit the craft. Kubasov performed the first welding experiments in space, along with Georgy Shonin
Jan 7 Kenny Davern a jazz clarinetist.
Jan 8 Elvis Presley an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King"
Jan 8 Farid Habib a Lebanese politician and a member of the Lebanese Forces party. He was a member of the Lebanese Parliament as a representative of Koura district since the 2005 legislative elections. He was one of the two Lebanese Forces representatives in Qornet Shehwan Gathering, along with Eddy Abi Lamaa
Jan 8 Vasyl Symonenko a well-known Ukrainian poet, journalist, activist of dissident movement. He is considered one of the most important figures in Ukrainian literature of the early 1960s. By the opinion of the Museum of dissident movement in Kiev, the works and early death of Vasyl Symonenko had an enormous impact on the rise of the national democratic movement in Ukraine
Jan 8 Elvis Presley an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King"
Jan 8 Ian Bargh a Scottish born Canadian jazz pianist and composer.
Jan 8 Lewis H. Lapham an American writer. He was the editor of the American monthly Harper's Magazine from 1976 until 1981, and from 1983 until 2006. He is the founder of Lapham's Quarterly, a quarterly publication about history and literature, and has written numerous books on politics and current affairs
Jan 9 Dick Enberg an American sportscaster. He provides play-by-play for telecasts of San Diego Padres baseball on Fox Sports San Diego, following a long career calling various sports for such networks as NBC, CBS, and ESPN. Enberg is well known for his signature catchphrases "Touch em all" for home runs and that he uses after exciting and outstanding athletic plays. He also announced or hosted the Tournament of Roses Parade for many years, sometimes with the help of family members
Jan 9 Bob Denver an American comedic actor known for his roles as Gilligan on the television series Gilligan's Island and the beatnik Maynard Krebs on the 1959–1963 TV series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.
Jan 9 Brian Harradine an Australian politician who served as an independent member of the Australian Senate, from 1975 to 2005, representing the state of Tasmania. He was the longest-serving independent federal politician in Australian history and a Father of the Senate
Jan 9 Earl G. Graves Sr. an American entrepreneur, publisher, businessman, and philanthropist. A graduate of Morgan State University, he is the founder of Black Enterprise magazine and chairman of the media company Earl Graves, Ltd. He is the current director for Aetna and Executive Board member of the Boy Scouts of America. He is the father of Earl Graves, Jr
Jan 9 John McCormack (boxer) a Scottish boxer.
Jan 10 Ronnie Hawkins a rockabilly musician whose career has spanned more than half a century. Though his career began in Arkansas, USA, where he'd been born and raised, it was in Ontario, Canada where he found success and settled for most of his life. He is considered highly influential in the establishment and evolution of rock music in Canada
Jan 10 Sherrill Milnes an American operatic baritone most famous for his Verdi roles. From 1965 until 1997 he was associated with the Metropolitan Opera
Jan 10 Georg Katzer a German composer. He was one of the pioneers of electronic new music in the German Democratic Republic
Jan 11 Ghita Nørby a popular Danish actress with 117 film credits to her name from 1956–2005, making her one of the most active Danish actresses ever. She was born in Copenhagen, Denmark to opera singer Einar Nørby. She studied two years at the Danish Royal Theatre , and was actress there 1956–1959
Jan 11 Melvyn Hayes an English actor known for playing the effeminate Gunner "Gloria" Beaumont in the 1970s BBC sitcom It Ain't Half Hot Mum.
Jan 11 Asar Eppel a Russian writer and translator.
Jan 12 Kreskin a mentalist who became popular on North American television in the 1970s. He was inspired to become a mentalist by Lee Falk's famous comic strip Mandrake the Magician, which features a crime-fighting stage magician
Jan 12 Victor Gbeho a prominent Ghanaian lawyer and diplomat who has been President of the Economic Community of West African States Commission since 2010, to which position he was unanimously elected at the 37th Summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the 15 Member States. He was Ghana's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1997 to 2001, under President Jerry Rawlings, and he was the Member of Parliament for the Anlo constituency from January 2001 to January 2005. He was subsequently a foreign policy advisor to the government of President John Atta Mills
Jan 12 Tomiko Ishii a Japanese actress.