Died in 1974

Jan 2 Tex Ritter an American country music singer and movie actor popular from the mid-1930s into the 1960s, and the patriarch of the Ritter family in acting. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame
Jan 2 Fernand de Montigny a Belgian fencer and hockey player. He won two silver medals and two bronze in fencing and a bronze in hockey. He was also the architect of the 1920 Olympic Stadium
Jan 3 Jimmy McStay a Scottish football player and manager. He spent most of his career at Celtic, and was a captain and manager for the club. He took over the club captaincy from his brother, Willie McStay, in 1929
Jan 3 Anatoly Karelin a MiG-15 pilot of the Soviet Union. He was a flying ace during the Korean War, with around 11 victories. He was awarded Hero of the Soviet Union
Jan 4 Gopalswamy Doraiswamy Naidu D. Naidu was an Indian inventor and engineer who is also referred to as the Edison of India. He is credited with the manufacture of the first electric motor in India. His contributions were primarily industrial but also span the fields of electrical, mechanical, agricultural and automobile engineering. He had only primary education but excelled as a versatile genius. Among his hobbies was train travel to nearby cities
Jan 5 Lev Oborin a Russian pianist. He was the winner of the first International Chopin Piano Competition in 1927
Jan 6 David Alfaro Siqueiros a Mexican social realist painter, better known for his large murals in fresco. Along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, he established "Mexican Muralism." He was a Stalinist and member of the Mexican Communist Party who participated in an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Leon Trotsky in May 1940
Jan 7 Sergei Georgievich 8th Duke of Leuchtenberg the son of George Maximilianovich, 6th Duke of Leuchtenberg and his second wife Princess Anastasia of Montenegro. He succeeded his half-brother Alexander Georgievich as Duke of Leuchtenberg from 1942 until his death
Jan 9 Pyotr Nikiforov a Russian revolutionary, Soviet politician, and the third Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Far Eastern Republic.
Jan 9 Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat a Korvettenkapitän with the Kriegsmarine during World War He was also a 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 11 Yūzō Yamamoto a Japanese novelist and playwright. His real name was written 山本 勇造 but pronounced the same as his pen-name. He was born to a family of kimono makers in Tochigi-city, Tochigi Prefecture
Jan 12 Princess Patricia of Connaught a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. She relinquished her title of a British princess and the style of Royal Highness upon her marriage to the commoner Alexander Ramsay
Jan 13 Salvador Novo a Mexican writer, poet, playwright, translator, television presenter, entrepreneur, and the official chronicler of Mexico City. As a noted intellectual, he influenced popular perceptions of politics, media, the arts, and Mexican society in general. He was a member of Los Contemporáneos, a group of Mexican writers, as well as of the Mexican Academy of the Language
Jan 13 Raoul Jobin a French-Canadian operatic tenor, particularly associated with the French repertory.
Jan 14 Östen Undén a Swedish academic, civil servant and Social Democratic politician and acting Prime Minister of Sweden 6 October 1946 – 11 October 1946 following the death of Per Albin Hansson. In 1917, he was appointed professor and head of the department of civil law at Uppsala University, but he came to divide his career between politics and academia, which prompted his resignation from the position as rector magnificus of that university. He served as the foreign ministry's expert on international law, as Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden 1924–1926 and 1945–1962, minister without portfolio 1917–1920 and 1932–1936, the government's chancellor for universities 1937–1951, and he chaired the parliament's committee on foreign relations during World War II
Jan 15 Yosef Serlin a Zionist activist, lawyer and Israeli politician.
Jan 15 Charles Rosher a two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer who worked from the early days of silent films through the 1950s. Born in London, he was the first cinematographer to receive an Academy Award, along with 1929 co-winner Karl Struss
Jan 15 Nikolay Skvortsov (politician) the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Kazakh SSR from May 3, 1938 to September 14, 1945.
Jan 15 Harold D. Cooley an American politician of the Democratic Party. He represented the Fourth Congressional district of North Carolina from 1934 to 1967. Cooley remains the longest-serving Chairman in the history of the United States House Committee on Agriculture
Jan 18 Bill Finger an American comic strip and comic book writer best known as the belatedly credited co-creator, with Bob Kane, of the DC Comics character Batman, as well as the co-architect of the series' development. Years after Finger's death, Kane acknowledged his collaborator's contributions
Jan 19 Wiktor Biegański a Polish actor, film director and screenwriter. He appeared in 24 films between 1919 and 1966. He also directed eleven films between 1921 and 1929
Jan 19 Abram Khavin a Ukrainian chess master.
Jan 20 Edmund Blunden an English poet, author and critic. Like his friend Siegfried Sassoon, he wrote of his experiences in World War I in both verse and prose. For most of his career, Blunden was also a reviewer for English publications and an academic in Tokyo and later Hong Kong. He ended his career as Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford
Jan 20 Kuba Shaaban a Russian; Writer, historian, and playwright. famous for his advocacy of the Circassians Culture and he produced works in almost every literary form including plays, poetry, novels, essays, and historical works.
Jan 21 Arnaud Denjoy a French mathematician.
Jan 22 Antanas Sniečkus First Secretary of the Lithuanian Communist Party from August 1940 to January 22, 1974.
Jan 24 Antonio Roldán a Mexican boxer who competed in the featherweight division during his career as an amateur.
Jan 25 Stanislav Gustavovich Strumilin a Soviet economist. He played a leading role in the analysis of the planned economy of the Soviet type, including modeling, development of the five year plans and calculation of national income. His particular contributions include the "Strumilin index", a measure of labor productivity, and the "norm coefficient", relating to analysis of investment activity
Jan 26 Thomas Whitfield Davidson a United States federal judge.
Jan 27 Georgios Grivas a Cyprus-born general in the Greek Army, leader of the EOKA guerrilla organisation and EOKA B paramilitary organisation.
Jan 28 Giuseppe Moro an Italian football player. In eight season in Serie A Giuseppe Moro defended the goal of six different teams. One of his notable saves was from a shot by Mortensen in a classic England-Italy match played in London in 1949; in that game he produced miracles for 75 minutes before giving up goals to Rowley and Wright which did not diminish his stellar performance. His debut on the national team was in Budapest in 1949 and also made an appearance in the 1950 World Cup in a win against Paraguay substituting for Sentimenti. To this day, he is the goalkeeper with the most saved penalties in the history of Serie A; 16 of 44 from 1947 to 1955
Jan 28 Dillon Anderson a U.S. administrator. He served as the National Security Advisor from 2 April 1955 to 1 September 1956. He also was a member of the Draper Committee
Jan 30 Olav Roots an Estonian pianist and composer.
Jan 30 Bill Whitty an Australian Test cricketer who played 14 Tests from 1909 to 1912.
Jan 30 Jimmy Hogan an English football player and coach of Irish descent. He is counted amongst the great pioneers of the game on the European continent
Jan 31 Emil Väre a Finnish wrestler who won the gold medals in the lightweight class at the 1912 and 1920 Summer Olympics.
Jan 31 Pina Gallini an Italian film actress. She appeared in 82 films between 1935 and 1963. She was born in Bondeno, Italy and died in Bologna, Italy
Jan 31 Glenn Morris a U.S. track and field athlete. He won a gold medal in the Olympic decathlon in 1936, setting new world and Olympic records
Jan 31 Samuel Goldwyn a Polish American film producer. He was most well known for being the founding contributor and executive of several motion picture studios in Hollywood
Jan 31 Pedro Benítez (goalkeeper) a Paraguayan football goalkeeper. In 1930, he played the FIFA World Cup in Uruguay, for the Paraguayan team. In 1932, he played 9 matches in the Club Atlético Atlanta, on the Argentinian First League. Curiosly, this club, in these year, was contracted a complete team of Paraguayan footballers
Feb 2 Imre Lakatos a Hungarian philosopher of mathematics and science, known for his thesis of the fallibility of mathematics and its 'methodology of proofs and refutations' in its pre-axiomatic stages of development, and also for introducing the concept of the 'research programme' in his methodology of scientific research programmes.
Feb 3 Charlotte Bühler a German developmental psychologist.
Feb 4 Satyendra Nath Bose an Indian physicist specialising in mathematical physics. He was born in Calcutta. He is best known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s, providing the foundation for Bose–Einstein statistics and the theory of the Bose–Einstein condensate. A Fellow of the Royal Society, he was awarded India's second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan in 1954 by the Government of India
Feb 5 Manuel dos Reis Machado a mestre of the Afro-Brazilian martial art of "capoeira".
Feb 5 Dan Edward Garvey the eighth Governor of Arizona from 1948 to 1951.
Feb 7 Sigge Johannessen a Norwegian gymnast who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics.
Feb 7 Arline Judge an American actress who worked mostly in low-budget B movies, but gained some fame for marrying and divorcing seven times.
Feb 8 Fern Andra an American actress, film director, script writer and producer. Next to Henny Porten and Asta Nielsen she was one of the most popular and best-known actresses in German silent films of the 1910s
Feb 8 Fritz Zwicky a Swiss astronomer. He worked most of his life at the California Institute of Technology in the United States of America, where he made many important contributions in theoretical and observational astronomy
Feb 11 Anna Q. Nilsson a Swedish born American actress who achieved success in American silent movies.