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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

  • 1883
    William J. Donovan, American general, lawyer, and politician (d. 1959)
  • 1900
    Xavier Cugat, Spanish-born American singer-songwriter (d. 1990)
  • 1919
    Yoshio Tabata, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)  
  • 1921
    Ismail al-Faruqi, Palestinian-American philosopher and academic (d. 1986)  
  • 1967
    Gorsha Sur, Russian ice dancer, coach, and choreographer  

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January 2

  • 1882
    Herbert von Petersdorff, German swimmer (d. 1917)
  • 1904
    Truus Klapwijk, Dutch diver and swimmer (d. 1991)  
  • 1943
    Janet Akyüz Mattei, Turkish-American astronomer (d. 2004)  
  • 1963
    David Cone, American baseball player and sportscaster  
  • 1971
    Lisa Harrison, American basketball player  

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January 3

  • 1861
    William Renshaw, English tennis player (d. 1904)
  • 1916
    Maxene Andrews, American singer (The Andrews Sisters) (d. 1995)  
  • 1919
    Herbie Nichols, American pianist and composer (d. 1963)  
  • 1974
    Alessandro Petacchi, Italian cyclist  
  • 1982
    Atiqah Hasiholan, Indonesian actress and model  

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January 4

  • 1672
    Hugh Boulter, Anglo-Irish archbishop (d. 1742)
  • 1965
    Cait O'Riordan, Nigerian-English bass player and songwriter  
  • 1965
    Guy Forget, Moroccan-American tennis player  
  • 1987
    Nikolaj Misiuk, Lithuanian footballer  
  • 1990
    Toni Kroos, German footballer  

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January 5

  • 1910
    Jack Lovelock, New Zealand runner and journalist (d. 1949)  
  • 1954
    Alex English, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1956
    Tim Macartney-Snape, Australian mountaineer and author  
  • 1981
    Corey Flynn, New Zealand rugby player  
  • 1988
    Yago Fernández, Portuguese footballer  

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January 6

  • 1367
    Richard II of England (d. 1400)
  • 1934
    Harry M. Miller, Australian publicist  
  • 1935
    Nino Tempo, American singer and actor  
  • 1964
    Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler and manager  
  • 1976
    Johnny Yong Bosch, American actor and martial artist  

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January 7

  • 1903
    Ioannis Despotopoulos, Greek architect and academic (d. 1992)  
  • 1938
    Fred Whitfield, American baseball player (d. 2013)  
  • 1942
    Vasily Alekseyev, Russian-German weightlifter and coach (d. 2011)  
  • 1957
    Katie Couric, American journalist and author  
  • 1978
    Kevin Mench, American baseball player  

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January 8

  • 1899
    S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan politician, 4th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (d. 1959)
  • 1925
    Helmuth Hübener, German activist (d. 1942)  
  • 1933
    Nolan Miller, American fashion designer (d. 2012)  
  • 1952
    Mel Reynolds, American academic and politician  
  • 1997
    Fran Brodić, Croatian footballer  

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January 9

  • 1890
    Kurt Tucholsky, German-Swedish journalist and author (d. 1935)
  • 1933
    Wilbur Smith, Zambian-English journalist and author  
  • 1982
    Grétar Steinsson, Icelandic footballer  
  • 1986
    Jéferson Gomes, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1987
    Mao Inoue, Japanese actress  

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January 10

  • 1967
    Maciej Śliwowski, Polish footballer  
  • 1974
    Akari Kaida, Japanese pianist and composer  
  • 1985
    Sofia Yfantidou, Greek heptathlete  
  • 1990
    César Ruiz, Peruvian footballer  
  • 1998
    Xu Shilin, Chinese tennis player  

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January 11

  • 1800
    Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist and engineer (d. 1895)
  • 1924
    Slim Harpo, American singer and harmonica player (d. 1970)  
  • 1941
    Abdullah the Butcher, Canadian-American wrestler  
  • 1952
    Bille Brown, Australian actor and playwright (d. 2013)  
  • 1954
    Jaak Aaviksoo, Estonian physicist and politician, 26th Estonian Minister of Defence  

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January 12

  • 1944
    Carlos Villagrán, Mexican actor and journalist  
  • 1951
    Drew Pearson, American football player and sportscaster  
  • 1970
    Mig Ayesa, Filipino-Australian singer-songwriter and actor  
  • 1972
    Randy Sklar, American comedian and actor  
  • 1988
    Ytalo, Brazilian footballer  

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January 13

  • 1893
    Chaim Soutine, Belarusian-French painter (d. 1943)
  • 1901
    A. B. Guthrie, Jr., American historian and author (d. 1991)  
  • 1931
    Chris Wiggins, English-Canadian actor  
  • 1938
    Tord Grip, Swedish footballer and manager  
  • 1962
    Paul Higgins, Canadian ice hockey player  

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January 14

  • 1919
    Andy Rooney, American soldier and journalist (d. 2011)  
  • 1921
    Murray Bookchin, American author and philosopher (d. 2006)  
  • 1956
    Rosina Lippi, American linguist and author  
  • 1973
    Eva Bes, Spanish tennis player  
  • 1981
    Concepción Montaner, Spanish long jumper  

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January 15

  • 1925
    Ruth Slenczynska, American pianist and composer  
  • 1938
    Estrella Blanca, Mexican wrestler  
  • 1981
    Dylan Armstrong, Canadian shot putter and hammer thrower  
  • 1989
    Keiffer Hubbell, American ice dancer  
  • 1991
    Nicolai Jørgensen, Danish footballer  

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January 16

  • 1898
    Margaret Booth, American producer and editor (d. 2002)
  • 1958
    Lena Ek, Swedish politician, 9th Swedish Minister for the Environment  
  • 1969
    Rich Ward, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Fozzy, Stuck Mojo, and Adrenaline Mob)  
  • 1980
    Albert Pujols, Dominican-American baseball player  
  • 1994
    Charlotte Best, Australian model and actress  

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January 17

  • 1733
    Thomas Linley the elder English singer and conductor (d. 1795)
  • 1926
    Newton N. Minow, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1959
    Susanna Hoffs, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (The Bangles and Ming Tea)  
  • 1985
    Simone Simons, Dutch singer-songwriter (Epica)  
  • 1988
    Héctor Moreno, Mexican footballer  

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January 18

  • 1867
    Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan poet, journalist, and diplomat (d. 1916)
  • 1921
    Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)  
  • 1950
    Gianfranco Brancatelli, Italian race car driver  
  • 1952
    R. Stevie Moore, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1954
    Kiki Smith, American artist  

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January 19

  • 1920
    Bernard Dunstan, English painter and educator  
  • 1954
    Katharina Thalbach, German actress and director  
  • 1968
    Whitfield Crane, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1974
    Frank Caliendo, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter  
  • 1979
    Josu Sarriegi, Spanish footballer  

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January 20

  • 1292
    Elizabeth of Bohemia (d. 1330)
  • 1893
    Georg Åberg, Swedish triple jumper (d. 1946)
  • 1920
    Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian ski jumper and author (d. 2006)  
  • 1965
    Anton Weissenbacher, Romanian footballer  
  • 1980
    Petra Rampre, Slovenian tennis player  

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January 21

  • 1860
    Karl Staaff, Swedish lawyer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1915)
  • 1897
    René Iché, French sculptor (d. 1954)
  • 1941
    Elaine Showalter, American author and critic  
  • 1969
    Karina Lombard, Tahitian-American actress and singer  
  • 1974
    Malena Alterio, Argentinian-Spanish actress  

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January 22

  • 1740
    Noah Phelps, American soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 1809)
  • 1898
    Denise Legeay, French actress (d. 1968)
  • 1919
    Diomedes Olivo, Dominican baseball player and scout (d. 1977)  
  • 1920
    Alf Ramsey, English footballer and manager (d. 1999)  
  • 1963
    Andrei Tchmil, Russian-Belgian cyclist and politician  

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January 23

  • 1898
    Randolph Scott, American actor and producer (d. 1987)
  • 1915
    Herma Bauma, Austrian javelin thrower and handball player (d. 2003)  
  • 1969
    Brendan Shanahan, Canadian ice hockey player and actor  
  • 1974
    Rebekah Elmaloglou, French-Australian actress  
  • 1974
    Richard T. Slone, English painter  

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January 24

  • 1712
    Frederick the Great, Prussian king (d. 1786)
  • 1920
    Jerry Maren, American actor and stuntman  
  • 1956
    Jack Neo, Singaporean actor and director  
  • 1981
    Michael Wolf, German ice hockey player  
  • 1984
    Witold Kiełtyka, Polish drummer (Decapitated and Dies Irae) (d. 2007)  

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January 25

  • 1477
    Anne of Brittany (d. 1514)
  • 1885
    Kitahara Hakushū, Japanese poet and author (d. 1942)
  • 1913
    Witold Lutosławski, Polish composer and conductor (d. 1994)  
  • 1934
    Mimi Kok, Dutch actress and singer (d. 2014)  
  • 1952
    Sara Mandiano, French singer-songwriter  

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January 26

  • 1763
    Charles XIV John of Sweden (d. 1844)
  • 1924
    Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician, Mayor of Dallas (d. 1998)  
  • 1976
    Willie Adler, American guitarist and songwriter  
  • 1977
    Justin Gimelstob, American tennis player and coach  
  • 1982
    Yuki Koyanagi, Japanese singer  

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January 27

  • 1805
    Princess Sophie of Bavaria (d. 1872)
  • 1885
    Jerome Kern, American composer and songwriter (d. 1945)
  • 1968
    Mike Patton, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Tomahawk, and Lovage)  
  • 1969
    Patton Oswalt, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1973
    Valyantsin Byalkevich, Belarusian footballer and manager (d. 2014)  

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January 28

  • 1864
    Herbert Akroyd Stuart, English engineer; invented the Hot bulb engine and Hornsby-Akroyd oil engine (d. 1927)
  • 1940
    Carlos Slim, Mexican businessman; founded Grupo Carso  
  • 1943
    John Beck, American actor  
  • 1974
    Ramsey Nasr, Dutch author and poet  
  • 1975
    Shark Boy, American wrestler  

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January 29

  • 1943
    Molly Meldrum, Australian journalist, critic, and producer  
  • 1947
    Linda B. Buck, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1963
    Hardcore Holly, American wrestler and trainer  
  • 1966
    Romário, Brazilian footballer, manager, and politician  
  • 1984
    Natalie du Toit, South African swimmer  

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January 30

  • 1661
    Charles Rollin, French historian and educator (d. 1741)
  • 1720
    Charles De Geer, Swedish entomologist and archaeologist (d. 1778)
  • 1941
    Dick Cheney, American politician, 46th Vice President of the United States  
  • 1987
    Becky Lynch, Irish wrestler  
  • 1989
    Tomás Mejías, Spanish footballer  

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January 31

  • 1933
    Camille Henry, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1997)  
  • 1947
    Nolan Ryan, American baseball player  
  • 1967
    Irene Wan, Hong Kong actress  
  • 1967
    Joey Wong, Taiwanese-Hong Kong actress  
  • 1977
    Katherine Shindle, American actress, singer, and dancer  

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