January 4, 1969

Marla Lee Runyan American professional track and field athlete who is legally blind is born.

January 24, 1925

Elizabeth Marie “Betty” Tallchief American Ballerina is born.

January 5, 2020

Awkwafina becomes the first Asian-American woman to win a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress

January 7, 1891

Zora Neale Hurston American author, anthropologist, and filmmaker was born.

January 31, 1921

On January 31, 1921 Carol Channing American actress, singer, dancer, and comedienne is born.

January 1, 1752

Betsy Ross American seamstress known for making the first American flag is born.