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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

  • 1878
    Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish mathematician, statistician, and engineer (d. 1929)
  • 1922
    Ernest Hollings, American soldier and politician, 106th Governor of South Carolina  
  • 1950
    Morgan Fisher, English keyboard player and songwriter (Mott the Hoople and Morgan)  
  • 1978
    Yohann Diniz, French race walker  
  • 1983
    Thomas Morrison, English actor  

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January 2

  • 1642
    Mehmed IV, Ottoman sultan (d. 1693)
  • 1732
    František Brixi, Czech organist and composer (d. 1771)
  • 1889
    Bertram Stevens, Australian accountant and politician, 25th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1973)
  • 1893
    Lillian Leitzel, German acrobat and strongwoman (d. 1931)
  • 1979
    Jonathan Greening, English footballer and coach  

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January 3

  • 1710
    Richard Gridley, American soldier and engineer (d. 1796)
  • 1880
    Francis Browne, Irish priest and photographer (d. 1960)
  • 1919
    Dorothy Morrison, American actress  
  • 1932
    Yolanda "Tongolele" Montes, American-Mexican dancer and actress  
  • 1958
    Shim Hyung-rae, South Korean actor, director, and producer  

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January 4

  • 1909
    J. R. Simplot, American businessman, founded the Simplot Company (d. 2008)  
  • 1912
    Noro Morales, Puerto Rican-American pianist and bandleader (d. 1964)  
  • 1924
    Marianne Werner, German shot putter  
  • 1965
    Beth Gibbons, English singer-songwriter  
  • 1980
    Alexandra Jiménez, Spanish actress  

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January 5

  • 1865
    Ban Johnson, American businessman, founded the Western League (d. 1931)
  • 1886
    Markus Reiner, Israeli physicist and engineer (d. 1976)
  • 1928
    Walter Mondale, American soldier, lawyer, and politician; 42nd Vice President of the United States  
  • 1969
    Marilyn Manson, American singer-songwriter, actor, and director  
  • 1980
    Bennie Joppru, American football player  

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January 6

  • 1883
    Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese-American poet, painter, and philosopher (d. 1931)
  • 1898
    James Fitzmaurice, Irish soldier and pilot (d. 1965)
  • 1912
    Danny Thomas, American actor and producer (d. 1991)  
  • 1944
    Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Swiss immunologist and academic; Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1964
    Richard Nerurkar, English runner  

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January 7

  • 1922
    Alvin Dark, American baseball player and manager (d. 2014)  
  • 1942
    Danny Williams, South African singer (d. 2005)  
  • 1950
    Erin Gray, American actress  
  • 1965
    John Ondrasik, American singer-songwriter (Five For Fighting)  
  • 1972
    Donald Brashear, American-Canadian ice hockey player and mixed martial artist  

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January 8

  • 1830
    Albert Bierstadt, German-American painter (d. 1902)
  • 1923
    Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American computer scientist and author (d. 2008)  
  • 1929
    Saeed Jaffrey, Indian-English actor  
  • 1942
    Royce Waltman, American basketball player and coach (d. 2014)  
  • 1952
    Mel Reynolds, American academic and politician  

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January 9

  • 727
    Emperor Daizong of Tang (d. 779)
  • 1879
    John B. Watson, American psychologist and academic (d. 1958)
  • 1925
    Len Quested, English footballer and manager (d. 2012)  
  • 1948
    Cassie Gaines, American singer (The Honkettes) (d. 1977)  
  • 1986
    Amanda Mynhardt, South African netball player  

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January 10

  • 1940
    K. J. Yesudas, Indian singer-songwriter and actor  
  • 1961
    Evan Handler, American actor  
  • 1973
    Ryan Drummond, American actor and singer  
  • 1991
    Romain Wattel, French golfer  
  • 1998
    Xu Shilin, Chinese tennis player  

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January 11

  • 1807
    Ezra Cornell, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Western Union and Cornell University (d. 1874)
  • 1899
    Eva Le Gallienne, British-American actress, director, and producer (d. 1991)
  • 1910
    Nikos Kavvadias, Greek poet and author (d. 1975)  
  • 1929
    Dmitri Bruns, Estonian architect and theorist  
  • 1982
    Ashley Taylor Dawson, English actor and singer  

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January 12

  • 1591
    Jusepe de Ribera, Spanish painter (d. 1652)
  • 1912
    Richard Kuremaa, Estonian footballer (d. 1991)  
  • 1939
    Jim Palosaari, American evangelist (d. 2011)  
  • 1945
    André Bicaba, Burkinabé sprinter  
  • 1959
    Blixa Bargeld, German singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor  

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January 13

  • 1925
    Ron Tauranac, Australian engineer and designer  
  • 1930
    Frances Sternhagen, American actress  
  • 1938
    Anna Home, English screenwriter and producer  
  • 1964
    Penelope Ann Miller, American actress  
  • 1993
    Xénia Krizsán, Hungarian heptathlete  

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January 14

  • 1798
    Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, Dutch historian, jurist, and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of the Netherlands (d. 1872)
  • 1909
    Joseph Losey, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1984)  
  • 1967
    Saskia Wickham, English actress  
  • 1971
    Antonios Nikopolidis, Greek footballer and manager  
  • 1993
    Daniel Bessa, Brazilian footballer  

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January 15

  • 1905
    Torin Thatcher, Indian-American actor (d. 1981)  
  • 1935
    Robert Silverberg, American author  
  • 1949
    Ian Stewart, Scottish runner  
  • 1983
    Hugo Viana, Portuguese footballer  
  • 1988
    Skrillex, American singer-songwriter, DJ, and producer  

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January 16

  • 1925
    Harold Switzer, American actor and singer (d. 1967)  
  • 1950
    Debbie Allen, American actress, dancer, and choreographer  
  • 1976
    Martina Moravcová, Slovak swimmer  
  • 1979
    Brenden Morrow, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1984
    Jared Slingerland, Canadian guitarist  

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January 17

  • 1560
    Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist, physician, and academic (d. 1624)
  • 1934
    Zlatko Papec, Croatian footballer and manager (d. 2013)  
  • 1942
    Ulf Hoelscher, German violinist and educator  
  • 1962
    Sebastian Junger, American journalist and author  
  • 1974
    Danny Bhoy, Scottish comedian and actor  

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January 18

  • 1949
    Bill Keller, American journalist  
  • 1967
    Kim Perrot, American basketball player (d. 1999)  
  • 1969
    Jim O'Rourke, American guitarist and producer  
  • 1971
    Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver  
  • 1976
    Damien Leith, Irish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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January 19

  • 1912
    Leonid Kantorovich, Russian mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)  
  • 1936
    Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, American singer, harmonica player, and drummer (d. 2011)  
  • 1963
    John Bercow, English politician, Speaker of the House of Commons  
  • 1974
    Frank Caliendo, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter  
  • 1981
    Asier del Horno, Spanish footballer  

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January 20

  • 1703
    Joseph-Hector Fiocco, Flemish violinist and composer (d. 1741)
  • 1894
    Walter Piston, American composer, theorist, and academic (d. 1976)
  • 1918
    Juan García Esquivel, Mexican pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2002)  
  • 1987
    Evan Peters, American actor  
  • 1995
    Joey Badass, American rapper (Pro Era)  

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January 21

  • 1815
    John Bingham, American lawyer, judge, and politician, 7th United States Ambassador to Japan (d. 1900)
  • 1884
    Roger Nash Baldwin, American author and activist, co-founded the American Civil Liberties Union (d. 1981)
  • 1940
    Jack Nicklaus, American golfer and sportscaster  
  • 1974
    Arthémon Hatungimana, Burundian runner  
  • 1980
    N. Santhanam, Indian actor and producer  

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January 22

  • 1889
    Amos Strunk, American baseball player and manager (d. 1979)
  • 1906
    Joe Gladwin, English actor (d. 1987)  
  • 1950
    Paul Bew, Northern Irish historian and academic  
  • 1977
    Anna Linkova, Russian tennis player  
  • 1982
    Fabricio Coloccini, Argentinian footballer  

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January 23

  • 1919
    Ernie Kovacs, American actor and game show host (d. 1962)  
  • 1929
    Phillip Knightley, Australian journalist, author, and critic  
  • 1938
    Georg Baselitz, German painter and sculptor  
  • 1957
    Caroline, Princess of Hanover  
  • 1982
    Andrew Rock, American sprinter  

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January 24

  • 1946
    Michael Ontkean, Canadian actor  
  • 1947
    Masashi Ozaki, Japanese baseball player and golfer  
  • 1947
    Michio Kaku, American physicist and academic  
  • 1968
    Michael Kiske, German singer-songwriter  
  • 1989
    Ki Sung-yueng, South Korean footballer  

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January 25

  • 1640
    William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and politician; Lord Steward of the Household (d. 1707)
  • 1794
    François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist, physician, physiologist, and lawyer (d. 1878)
  • 1952
    Sara Mandiano, French singer-songwriter  
  • 1981
    Charlie Bewley, English actor  
  • 1989
    Mikako Tabe, Japanese actress and singer  

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January 26

  • 1852
    Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Italian-French explorer (d. 1905)
  • 1893
    Giuseppe Genco Russo, Italian mob boss (d. 1976)
  • 1933
    Ercole Baldini, Italian cyclist  
  • 1986
    Mustapha Yatabaré, French-Malian footballer  
  • 1989
    Yukari Kabutomushi, Japanese actress  

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January 27

  • 1918
    William Seawell, American general (d. 2005)  
  • 1936
    Florin Piersic, Romanian actor  
  • 1958
    Susanna Thompson, American actress  
  • 1959
    Göran Hägglund, Swedish politician; 28th Swedish Minister for Social Affairs  
  • 1966
    Tamlyn Tomita, Japanese-American actress and singer  

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January 28

  • 1701
    Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (d. 1774)
  • 1919
    Gabby Gabreski, American colonel and pilot (d. 2002)  
  • 1944
    Tim Heald, English journalist and author  
  • 1989
    Ronny Philp, Romanian-German footballer  
  • 1990
    Zhang Kailin, Chinese tennis player  

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January 29

  • 1715
    Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1777)
  • 1913
    Daniel Taradash, American director and screenwriter (d. 2003)  
  • 1956
    Jan Jakub Kolski, Polish director, screenwriter, and cinematographer  
  • 1960
    Greg Louganis, American diver and author  
  • 1968
    Susi Erdmann, German luger and bobsledder  

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January 30

  • 1852
    Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian playwright and poet (d. 1912)
  • 1882
    Franklin D. Roosevelt, American lawyer and politician; 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)
  • 1947
    Steve Marriott, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (d. 1991)  
  • 1972
    Chris Simon, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1981
    Mathias Lauda, Austrian race car driver  

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January 31

  • 1942
    Derek Jarman, English director, stage designer, and author (d. 1994)  
  • 1959
    Kelly Moore, American race car driver  
  • 1964
    Martha MacCallum, American journalist  
  • 1977
    Katherine Shindle, American actress, singer, and dancer  
  • 1983
    Fabio Quagliarella, Italian footballer  

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