December 31, 1880 – George Catlett Marshall, Jr., was an American military leader, Chief of Staff of the Army, Secretary of State, and the third Secretary of Defense.
January 1, 1989 – Edita Vilkeviciute is a Lithuanian model.
January 2, 1904 – James Melton, a popular singer in the 1920s and early 1930s, later began a career as an operatic singer when tenor voices went out of style in popular music around 1932-35.
January 3, 1888 – Herman Davis was a United States Infantry Private Company I, 113th Infantry Regiment, 29th division during World War I who achieved distinction by killing four German machine gunners, using a standard-issue 1903 Springfield with open sights, near Verdun during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.
January 4, 1643 – Sir Isaac Newton, Experimental Philosopher (d. 1727)
January 5, 1964 – Miguel Ángel Jiménez Rodríguez is a Spanish professional golfer. He has won 18 times on the European Tour.
January 6, 1878 – Carl Sandburg was an American writer and editor, best known for his poetry.