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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.

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January 1

  • 1942
    Gennadi Sarafanov, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2005)  
  • 1955
    Gennady Lyachin, Russian captain (d. 2000)  
  • 1971
    Phoebus, Greek songwriter and producer  
  • 1973
    Li Fang, Chinese tennis player  
  • 1993
    Michael Olaitan, Nigerian footballer  

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January 2

  • 1969
    Róbert Švehla, Slovak ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1970
    Sanda Ladoși, Romanian singer  
  • 1972
    Mattias Norström, Swedish ice hockey player and manager  
  • 1977
    Brian Boucher, American ice hockey player  
  • 1988
    Damien Tussac, French-German rugby player  

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January 3

  • 1917
    Albert Mol, Dutch author and actor (d. 2002)  
  • 1922
    Bill Travers, English actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1994)  
  • 1943
    Jarl Alfredius, Swedish journalist (d. 2009)  
  • 1975
    Lisa Misipeka, American Samoan hammer thrower and shot putter  
  • 1989
    Anya Rozova, Russian-American model  

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January 4

  • 1881
    Patrick Ryan, Irish-American hammer thrower (d. 1964)
  • 1889
    M. Patanjali Sastri, Indian jurist, 2nd Chief Justice of India (d. 1963)
  • 1891
    Bryn Lewis, Welsh international rugby player (d. 1917)
  • 1966
    La Parka II, Mexican wrestler  
  • 1997
    Răzvan Popa, Romanian footballer  

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January 5

  • 1209
    Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, English-German king (d. 1272)
  • 1917
    Wieland Wagner, German director and producer (d. 1966)  
  • 1954
    László Krasznahorkai, Hungarian author and screenwriter  
  • 1958
    Ron Kittle, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1963
    Jeff Fassero, American baseball player and coach  

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January 6

  • 1850
    Franz Xaver Scharwenka, Polish-German pianist and composer (d. 1924)
  • 1882
    Fan S. Noli, Albanian-American bishop and politician; 14th Prime Minister of Albania (d. 1965)
  • 1910
    Wright Morris, American author and photographer (d. 1998)  
  • 1926
    Ralph Branca, American baseball player  
  • 1983
    Mithra Jin, South Korean rapper (Epik High)  

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January 7

  • 1355
    Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester, English politician, Lord High Constable of England (d. 1397)
  • 1929
    Terry Moore, American actress and producer  
  • 1970
    João Ricardo, Angolan footballer  
  • 1983
    Liesbeth Mouha, Belgian volleyball player  
  • 1991
    Max Morrow, Canadian actor  

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January 8

  • 1830
    Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (d. 1894)
  • 1843
    Karl Eduard Heusner, German admiral (d. 1891)
  • 1908
    William Hartnell, English actor (d. 1975)  
  • 1949
    John Podesta, American lawyer and politician; 20th White House Chief of Staff  
  • 1982
    Wesley Marquette, Mauritian footballer  

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January 9

  • 1876
    Arthur Darby, English rugby player (d. 1960)
  • 1931
    Paul Mantee, American actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1942
    Lee Kun-hee, South Korean businessman  
  • 1965
    Darren Bennett, Australian-American football player  
  • 1980
    Sergio García, Spanish golfer  

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January 10

  • 1898
    Katharine Burr Blodgett, American physicist and engineer (d. 1979)
  • 1953
    Guido Kratschmer, German decathlete  
  • 1965
    Wally Bell, American baseball umpire (d. 2013)  
  • 1969
    Janko Kastelic, Canadian-Slovene conductor  
  • 1972
    Brian Christopher, American professional wrestler  

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January 11

  • 1905
    Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist and theorist (d. 1960)  
  • 1912
    Don "Red" Barry, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1980)  
  • 1941
    Gérson, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1980
    Deanna Wright, American model and actress  
  • 1987
    Daniel Semenzato, Italian footballer  

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January 12

  • 1792
    Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist and academic (d. 1841)
  • 1849
    Jean Béraud, Russian-French painter (d. 1935)
  • 1916
    P. W. Botha, South African politician, 8th Prime Minister of South Africa (d. 2006)  
  • 1987
    Naya Rivera, American actress and singer  
  • 1993
    Yu Inaba, Japanese actor  

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January 13

  • 1881
    Essington Lewis, Australian engineer and businessman (d. 1961)
  • 1971
    Phil Whyman, English paranormal investigator  
  • 1979
    Katy Brand, English actress and screenwriter  
  • 1980
    Argo Meresaar, Estonian volleyball player  
  • 2004
    Anastasia and Tatiana Dogaru, Italian conjoined twins  

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January 14

  • 1705
    Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, French sailor, explorer, and politician (d. 1786)
  • 1928
    Gerald Arpino, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2008)  
  • 1937
    Sobhan Babu, Indian actor (d. 2008)  
  • 1945
    Kathleen Chalfant, American actress  
  • 1983
    Jason Krejza, Australian cricketer  

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January 15

  • 1432
    Afonso V of Portugal (d. 1481)
  • 1892
    Rex Ingram, Irish actor, director, and producer (d. 1950)
  • 1908
    Edward Teller, Hungarian-American physicist and academic (d. 2003)  
  • 1954
    Jose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino poet, author, and screenwriter  
  • 1989
    Ronny Vencatachellum, Mauritian swimmer  

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January 16

  • 1951
    Glenn Ordway, American sportscaster  
  • 1961
    Ronnie Lee Gardner, American criminal (d. 2010)  
  • 1969
    Neil Back, English rugby player and coach  
  • 1975
    Greg Strause, American director and producer  
  • 1982
    Preston, English singer-songwriter (The Ordinary Boys)  

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January 17

  • 1882
    Arnold Rothstein, American businessman (d. 1928)
  • 1925
    Patricia Owens, Canadian-American actress (d. 2000)  
  • 1957
    Steve Harvey, American comedian, actor, and game show host  
  • 1964
    Michelle Obama, American lawyer and activist; 46th First Lady of the United States  
  • 1982
    Hwanhee, South Korean singer and actor (Fly to the Sky)  

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January 18

  • 1905
    Joseph Bonanno, Italian-American mob boss (d. 2002)  
  • 1934
    Raymond Briggs, English author and illustrator  
  • 1935
    Gad Yaacobi, Israeli academic and diplomat, 10th Israel Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2007)  
  • 1941
    Bobby Goldsboro, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer  
  • 1973
    Guo Degang, Chinese actor  

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January 19

  • 1931
    Robert MacNeil, Canadian-American journalist and author  
  • 1970
    Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian and singer  
  • 1972
    Troy Wilson, Australian footballer and race car driver  
  • 1981
    Bitsie Tulloch, American actress  
  • 1991
    Petra Martić, Croatian tennis player  

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January 20

  • 1834
    George D. Robinson, American lawyer and politician, 34th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
  • 1878
    Ruth St. Denis, American dancer (d. 1968)
  • 1945
    Eric Stewart, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer  
  • 1964
    Ron Harper, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1982
    Fredrik Strømstad, Norwegian footballer  

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January 21

  • 1885
    Umberto Nobile, Italian engineer and explorer (d. 1978)
  • 1910
    Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (d. 1981)  
  • 1950
    Gary Locke, American politician and diplomat; 36th United States Secretary of Commerce  
  • 1987
    Henrico Drost, Dutch footballer  
  • 1989
    Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Armenian footballer  

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January 22

  • 1890
    Vinko Žganec, Croatian lawyer and musicologist (d. 1976)
  • 1893
    Conrad Veidt, German-American actor, director, and producer (d. 1943)
  • 1952
    Ace Vergel, Filipino actor (d. 2007)  
  • 1956
    John Wesley Shipp, American actor and director  
  • 1993
    Tasuku Nagase, Japanese actor  

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January 23

  • 1927
    Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American businessman and explorer (d. 1994)  
  • 1930
    Derek Walcott, Saint Lucian poet and playwright; Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1947
    Megawati Sukarnoputri, Indonesian politician, 5th President of Indonesia  
  • 1966
    Oleg Sakirkin, Kazakhstani triple jumper (d. 2015)  
  • 1990
    Alex Silva, Canadian wrestler  

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January 24

  • 1862
    Edith Wharton, American author and poet (d. 1937)
  • 1957
    Mark Eaton, American basketball player and sportscaster  
  • 1959
    Akira Maeda, Japanese wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor  
  • 1976
    Cindy Pieters, Belgian cyclist  
  • 1985
    Yuki Ito, Japanese actor and musician  

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January 25

  • 1874
    W. Somerset Maugham, French-English author and playwright (d. 1965)
  • 1906
    Toni Ulmen, German racing driver and motorcycle racer (d. 1976)  
  • 1923
    Jean Taittinger, French politician; French Minister of Justice (d. 2012)  
  • 1938
    Etta James, American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)  
  • 1965
    Esa Tikkanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach  

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January 26

  • 1919
    Valentino Mazzola, Italian footballer (d. 1949)  
  • 1958
    Salvador Sánchez, Mexican boxer (d. 1982)  
  • 1974
    Rokia Traoré, Malian singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1993
    Cameron Bright, Canadian actor  
  • 1996
    Tyger Drew-Honey, English actor and singer  

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January 27

  • 1842
    Arkhip Kuindzhi, Ukrainian-Russian painter (d. 1910)
  • 1947
    Vyron Polydoras, Greek politician; Greek Minister for Public Order  
  • 1965
    Ignacio Noé, Argentinian author and illustrator  
  • 1967
    Bobby Deol, Indian actor and singer  
  • 1980
    Marat Safin, Russian tennis player and politician  

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January 28

  • 1719
    Johann Elias Schlegel, German poet and critic (d. 1749)
  • 1886
    Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese engineer and academic (d. 1976)
  • 1930
    Kurt Biedenkopf, German academic and politician; 54th President of the German Bundesrat  
  • 1972
    Léon van Bon, Dutch cyclist  
  • 1989
    Ronny Philp, Romanian-German footballer  

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January 29

  • 1928
    Lee Shau-kee, Hong Kong businessman, founded Henderson Land Development  
  • 1940
    Kunimitsu Takahashi, Japanese motorcycle racer and race car driver  
  • 1948
    Cristina Saralegui, Cuban-American talk show host  
  • 1954
    Doug Risebrough, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1996
    Juho Lammikko, Finnish ice hockey player  

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January 30

  • 1852
    Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian playwright and poet (d. 1912)
  • 1862
    Walter Damrosch, German-American conductor and composer (d. 1950)
  • 1931
    Shirley Hazzard, Australian author  
  • 1972
    Zoren Legaspi, Filipino actor  
  • 1973
    Jalen Rose, American basketball player and sportscaster  

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January 31

  • 1931
    Ernie Banks, American baseball player and coach (d. 2015)  
  • 1944
    Charlie Musselwhite, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player  
  • 1947
    Jonathan Banks, American actor  
  • 1952
    Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (d. 1969)  
  • 1964
    Sylvie Bernier, Canadian diver  

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