Jackie Robinson famous desk


Famous Desks Throughout History: Best of January

Inside info on famous entrepreneurs, inventors, scientists and writers is often hard to find. At Robin, we’re always on the prowl for the tricks or habits that led these people to great success. Were they simply born with it? Or was there some magic fairy dust scattered inside their famous desks?

Each month we search the deep, dark web for prominent birthdays to discover the desks that propelled these people into stardom. Then, we share the fun facts on Twitter.

Here are our top ten from January:

1. J.R.R. Tolkien: January 3, 1892

 2. Stephen Hawking: January 8, 1942

3. Simone de Beauvoir: January 9, 1908

4. Alexander Hamilton: January, 11 1757

5. John Hancock: January 23, 1737

6. Virginia Woolf: January 25, 1882

7. Bessie Coleman: January 26, 1892

8. Oprah Winfrey: January 29, 1954

9. Douglas Engelbart: January 30, 1925

10. Jackie Robinson: January 31, 1919


Stay tuned on Twitter to see what famous desks we dig up next month. Let us know what famous business people inspire you. Who knows what we can find about their desks.