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Famous January Birthdays

The following 7,519 famous people including celebrities were born in the month of January. A random sample was chosen for each day. Click the    after the name to explore the birth date info. You might also want to browse the filtered celebrity birthdays in January.

Zodiac signs for January are Capricorn and Aquarius . The modern birthstone for January is Garnet while the mystical gemstone (based on Tibetan origin) is Emerald.

January 1

  • 1929
    Joseph Lombardo, American mob boss  
  • 1929
    Larry L. King, American journalist, author, and playwright (d. 2012)  
  • 1977
    Leoš Friedl, Czech tennis player  
  • 1980
    Karina Jacobsgaard, Danish tennis player  
  • 1984
    Cheung Kin Fung, Hong Kong footballer  

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January 2

  • 1932
    Richard Thorp, English actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1953
    Jacques Tichelaar, Dutch educator and politician  
  • 1975
    Jeff Suppan, American baseball player  
  • 1989
    Romain Dedola, French footballer  
  • 1993
    Kirill Minov, Russian ice dancer  

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January 3

  • 1861
    William Renshaw, English tennis player (d. 1904)
  • 1884
    Raoul Koczalski, Polish pianist and composer (d. 1948)
  • 1917
    Vernon A. Walters, American general and diplomat; 17th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2002)  
  • 1926
    George Martin, English composer, conductor, and producer  
  • 1979
    Rie Tanaka, Japanese voice actress and singer  

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January 4

  • 1710
    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer, violinist, and organist (d. 1736)
  • 1953
    Richard Boden, English director and producer  
  • 1983
    Spencer Chamberlain, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1985
    Fernando Rees, Brazilian race car driver  
  • 1987
    Nikolaj Misiuk, Lithuanian footballer  

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January 5

  • 1614
    Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (d. 1662)
  • 1865
    Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer, mathematician, and engineer (d. 1920)
  • 1946
    Diane Keaton, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1976
    Matt Wachter, American bass player  
  • 1982
    Tiiu Nurmberg, Canadian-Estonian skier  

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January 6

  • 1670
    Alexander Gordon, Scottish-Russian general (d. 1752)
  • 1832
    Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)
  • 1944
    Bonnie Franklin, American actress and singer (d. 2013)  
  • 1964
    Konnan, Cuban-American wrestler and sportscaster  
  • 1978
    Bubba Franks, American football player  

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January 7

  • 1930
    Jack Greene, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)  
  • 1935
    Kenny Davern, American clarinet player and saxophonist (d. 2006)  
  • 1951
    Helen Worth, English actress  
  • 1976
    Éric Gagné, Canadian baseball player  
  • 1983
    Liesbeth Mouha, Belgian volleyball player  

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January 8

  • 1864
    Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (d. 1892)
  • 1917
    Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor, American author, playwright, and academic (d. 1994)  
  • 1981
    Genevieve Cortese, American actress  
  • 1993
    Marek Šovčík, Slovak footballer  
  • 1994
    Charlotte Römer, Ecuadorian tennis player  

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January 9

  • 1859
    Carrie Chapman Catt, American activist; founded the League of Women Voters and International Alliance of Women (d. 1947)
  • 1936
    Marko Veselica, Croatian academic and politician  
  • 1940
    Al Downing, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2005)  
  • 1959
    Mark Martin, American race car driver  
  • 1986
    Amanda Mynhardt, South African netball player  

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January 10

  • 1922
    Ester Mägi, Estonian composer  
  • 1954
    Greg Towns, Australian footballer  
  • 1956
    Shawn Colvin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1959
    Bernhard Hoff, German sprinter  
  • 1990
    Mirko Bortolotti, Italian race car driver  

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January 11

  • 1890
    Harold Bride, English wireless officer on the RMS Titanic (d. 1956)
  • 1934
    Tony Hoare, Sri Lankan-English computer scientist and engineer  
  • 1966
    Kelley Law, Canadian curler  
  • 1977
    Shamari Buchanan, American football player  
  • 1978
    Holly Brisley, Australian actress  

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January 12

  • 1932
    Des O'Connor, English comedian, singer, and television host  
  • 1933
    Michael Aspel, English television host  
  • 1978
    Luis Ayala, Mexican baseball player  
  • 1982
    Paul-Henri Mathieu, French tennis player  
  • 1990
    Sergei Muhhin, Estonian figure skater  

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January 13

  • 1938
    Tord Grip, Swedish footballer and manager  
  • 1940
    Edmund White, American author and playwright  
  • 1942
    Carol Cleveland, English actress  
  • 1950
    Bob Forsch, American baseball player (d. 2011)  
  • 1968
    Traci Bingham, American model and actress  

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January 14

  • 1507
    Luca Longhi, Italian painter (d. 1580)
  • 1938
    Jack Jones, American singer and actor  
  • 1943
    Holland Taylor, American actress and playwright  
  • 1965
    Bob Essensa, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1979
    John Reuben, American rapper  

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January 15

  • 1920
    Steve Gromek, American baseball player (d. 2002)  
  • 1924
    George Lowe, New Zealand-English mountaineer and explorer (d. 2013)  
  • 1956
    Mayawati, Indian educator and politician, 23rd Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh  
  • 1972
    Shelia Burrell, American heptathlete  
  • 1983
    Hugo Viana, Portuguese footballer  

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January 16

  • 1409
    René of Anjou (d. 1480)
  • 1728
    Niccolò Piccinni, Italian composer and educator (d. 1800)
  • 1923
    Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg (d. 2014)  
  • 1948
    Dalvanius Prime, New Zealand singer-songwriter (d. 2002)  
  • 1976
    Viktor Maslov, Russian race car driver  

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January 17

  • 1659
    Antonio Veracini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1745)
  • 1922
    Betty White, American actress, singer, and producer  
  • 1941
    Gillian Weir, New Zealand-English organist and educator  
  • 1943
    Chris Montez, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1968
    Rowan Pelling, English journalist and author  

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January 18

  • 1764
    Samuel Whitbread, English politician (d. 1815)
  • 1913
    Giannis Papaioannou, Greek composer (d. 1972)  
  • 1970
    Peter Van Petegem, Belgian cyclist  
  • 1971
    Jonathan Davis, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor  
  • 1990
    Alex Pietrangelo, Canadian ice hockey player  

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January 19

  • 1936
    Ziaur Rahman, Bangladeshi general and politician, 7th President of Bangladesh (d. 1981)  
  • 1947
    Frank Aarebrot, Norwegian political scientist and academic  
  • 1963
    Martin Bashir, English journalist  
  • 1966
    Floris Jan Bovelander, Dutch field hockey player  
  • 1976
    Natale Gonnella, Italian footballer  

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January 20

  • 1855
    Ernest Chausson, French composer (d. 1899)
  • 1878
    Finlay Currie, Scottish-English actor (d. 1968)
  • 1893
    Georg Åberg, Swedish triple jumper (d. 1946)
  • 1906
    Aristotle Onassis, Turkish-Greek businessman (d. 1975)  
  • 1941
    Pierre Lalonde, Canadian singer and television host  

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January 21

  • 1941
    Mike Medavoy, Chinese-American film producer, co-founded Orion Pictures  
  • 1969
    Karina Lombard, Tahitian-American actress and singer  
  • 1970
    Oren Peli, Israeli-American director, producer and screenwriter  
  • 1978
    Faris Al-Sultan, German triathlete  
  • 1979
    Byung-hyun Kim, South Korean baseball player  

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January 22

  • 826
    Montoku, Japanese emperor (d. 858)
  • 1917
    Huck Geary, American baseball player (d. 1981)  
  • 1924
    J. J. Johnson, American trombonist and composer (d. 2001)  
  • 1934
    Vijay Anand, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2004)  
  • 1936
    Ong Teng Cheong, Singaporean architect and politician; 5th President of Singapore (d. 2002)  

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January 23

  • 1896
    Alf Hall, English-South African cricketer (d. 1964)
  • 1900
    William Ifor Jones, Welsh organist and conductor (d. 1988)
  • 1951
    David Patrick Kelly, American actor and composer  
  • 1954
    Richard Finch, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (KC and the Sunshine Band)  
  • 1957
    Caroline, Princess of Hanover  

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January 24

  • 1940
    Vito Acconci, American artist  
  • 1943
    Julie Bennett, American actress  
  • 1961
    Guido Buchwald, German footballer and manager  
  • 1968
    Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast and actress  
  • 1977
    Kensuke Kita, Japanese singer and guitarist (Asian Kung-Fu Generation)  

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January 25

  • 1640
    William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and politician; Lord Steward of the Household (d. 1707)
  • 1917
    Jânio Quadros, Brazilian politician; 22nd President of Brazil (d. 1992)  
  • 1928
    Jérôme Choquette, Canadian lawyer and politician  
  • 1936
    Diana Hyland, American actress (d. 1977)  
  • 1948
    Georgy Shishkin, Russian painter and illustrator  

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January 26

  • 1929
    Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist, screenwriter, and educator  
  • 1981
    Colin O'Donoghue, Irish actor and singer  
  • 1981
    Juan José Haedo, Argentinian cyclist  
  • 1981
    Volador Jr., Mexican wrestler  
  • 1988
    Yukiyo Mine, Japanese softball player  

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January 27

  • 1862
    Eustaquio de Escandón, Mexican polo player (d. 1933)
  • 1902
    Carl Berner, German-American super-centenarian (d. 2013)  
  • 1903
    John Eccles, Australian-Swiss neurophysiologist and academic; Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)  
  • 1936
    Troy Donahue, American actor and singer (d. 2001)  
  • 1962
    Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer  

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January 28

  • 1864
    Charles Williams Nash, American businessman, founded Nash Motors (d. 1948)
  • 1903
    Aleksander Kamiński, Polish author and educator (d. 1978)  
  • 1909
    John Thomson, Scottish footballer (d. 1931)  
  • 1935
    David Lodge, English author and critic  
  • 1988
    Paul Henry, English footballer  

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January 29

  • 1936
    James Jamerson, American bass player (The Funk Brothers) (d. 1983)  
  • 1953
    Caesar Cervin, American soccer player and coach  
  • 1982
    Adam Lambert, American singer-songwriter and actor  
  • 1983
    Biagio Pagano, Italian footballer  
  • 1994
    Ayane Sakura, Japanese voice actress  

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January 30

  • 1929
    Lois Hole, Canadian politician, author, businesswoman, academician and professional gardener (d. 2005)  
  • 1937
    Boris Spassky, Russian chess player  
  • 1943
    Davey Johnson, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1944
    Gad Tsobari, Israeli wrestler  
  • 1990
    Jake Thomas, American actor  

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January 31

  • 1854
    David Emmanuel, Romanian mathematician and academic (d. 1941)
  • 1915
    Garry Moore, American comedian and game show host (d. 1993)  
  • 1915
    Thomas Merton, American monk and author (d. 1968)  
  • 1928
    Chuck Willis, American singer-songwriter (d. 1958)  
  • 1974
    Ariel Pestano, Cuban baseball player  

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