BORN THIS WEEK
JANUARY 14 J.F. ARCHIBALD
Australian publisher born John Feltham Archibald in 1856. He worked as an accountant and journalist, changing his name to Jules Francois and co-founding The Bulletin. He died in 1919 leaving part of his fortune to establish the Archibald Prize and to build a fountain in Hyde Park.
Australian nun born in 1842. She was a teacher before dedicating her life to God in 1866. She later helped found the order of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. Excommunicated by Bishop Laurence Sheil in 1871 she was later exonerated and died in 1909 and was canonised in 2010.
British supermodel born in 1974. Discovered in 1988 and became one of the highest paid models in the fashion industry in the 1990s, with her waifish, natural look sometimes dubbed “heroin chic” which redefined modelling. She also dabbled in acting.
JANUARY 17 MAY GIBBS
Australian author born in England in 1877. She came with her family to Australia in 1881, studying art in Australia and in England she became famous for her children’s books set in the Australian bush including the Gumnut Babies and Snugglepot And Cuddlepie. She died in 1969.
JANUARY 18 OLIVER HARDY
American comic film actor born in 1892. He made his silent film debut in 1914 but became best known as the chubby member of the film comedy duo Laurel and Hardy with English-born Stan
Laurel appearing with him in more than 100 films. He died in 1957.
JANUARY 19 EDGAR ALLAN POE
American author born in 1809. He is best known for his poetry, such as The Raven, and short stories such as Murders in the Rue Morgue, often focusing on mysterious or macabre subject matter. He died in 1849.
JANUARY 20 BUZZ ALDRIN
American astronaut born Edwin Aldrin in 1930. A fighter pilot in the Korean War, he was the second man to walk on the moon during the moon landing in 1969
KATE MOSS BORN: 1974