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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

  • 1892
    Mahadev Desai, Indian activist (d. 1942)
  • 1944
    Omar al-Bashir, Sudanese field Marshal and politician, 7th President of Sudan  
  • 1963
    Lina Kačiušytė, Lithuanian swimmer  
  • 1967
    Derrick Thomas, American football player (d. 2000)  
  • 1973
    Bryan Thao Worra, Laotian-American author, poet, and playwright  

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January 2

  • 1928
    Daisaku Ikeda, Japanese religious leader  
  • 1928
    Robert Goralski, American journalist and author (d. 1988)  
  • 1937
    David Bailey, English photographer and painter  
  • 1960
    Raman Lamba, Indian cricketer (d. 1998)  
  • 1967
    Francois Pienaar, South African rugby player  

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January 3

  • 1969
    Michael Schumacher, German race car driver  
  • 1971
    Cory Cross, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1972
    Janek Kiisman, Estonian footballer  
  • 1982
    Chisu, Finnish singer, songwriter and producer  
  • 1985
    Nicole Beharie, American actress  

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January 4

  • 1839
    Carl Humann, German archaeologist, architect, and engineer (d. 1896)
  • 1869
    Tommy Corcoran, American baseball player and umpire (d. 1960)
  • 1960
    Michael Stipe, American singer-songwriter and producer (R.E.M. and Automatic Baby)  
  • 1969
    Mary Macleod, English politician  
  • 1980
    Yaroslav Popovych, Ukrainian cyclist  

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January 5

  • 1915
    Arthur H. Robinson, Canadian geographer and cartographer (d. 2004)  
  • 1953
    Steve Archer, American singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1966
    Kate Schellenbach, American drummer  
  • 1969
    Paul McGillion, Scottish-Canadian actor and producer  
  • 1982
    Darren Mackie, Scottish footballer  

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January 6

  • 1587
    Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares (d. 1645)
  • 1900
    Maria of Yugoslavia (d. 1961)
  • 1950
    Louis Freeh, American lawyer and jurist; 10th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation  
  • 1951
    Kim Wilson, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player  
  • 1981
    Asante Samuel, American football player  

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January 7

  • 1864
    Seo Jae-pil, South Korean-American journalist and activist (d. 1951)
  • 1970
    Andy Burnham, English politician, Secretary of State for Health  
  • 1970
    Todd Day, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1975
    Shawn Phelan, American actor (d. 1998)  
  • 1988
    Haley Bennett, American actress and singer  

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January 8

  • 1941
    Yoshinori Watanabe, Japanese mobster (d. 2012)  
  • 1945
    Kadir Topbaş, Turkish architect and politician, 31st Mayor of Istanbul  
  • 1947
    Luke Williams, New Zealand-American wrestler  
  • 1975
    Tift Merritt, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1994
    Charlotte Römer, Ecuadorian tennis player  

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January 9

  • 1753
    Luísa Todi, Portuguese soprano and actress (d. 1833)
  • 1854
    Lady Randolph Churchill, American-English wife of Lord Randolph Churchill (d. 1921)
  • 1936
    Marko Veselica, Croatian academic and politician  
  • 1943
    Jerry Yester, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer  
  • 1978
    Maggie Rizer, American model, actress, and activist  

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January 10

  • 1873
    George Orton, Canadian runner and hurdler (d. 1958)
  • 1921
    Rodger Ward, American race car driver (d. 2004)  
  • 1922
    Hannelore Schroth, German actress (d. 1987)  
  • 1928
    Philip Levine, American poet and academic (d. 2015)  
  • 1946
    Robert Gadocha, Polish footballer  

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January 11

  • 1859
    George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, English politician; 35th Governor-General of India (d. 1925)
  • 1942
    Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist and actor (d. 2011)  
  • 1964
    Ralph Recto, Filipino politician  
  • 1971
    Chris Willsher, English singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor  
  • 1981
    Jamelia, English singer-songwriter and actress  

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January 12

  • 1715
    Jacques Duphly, French organist and composer (d. 1789)
  • 1905
    Nihal Atsız, Turkish author, poet, and philosopher (d. 1975)  
  • 1925
    Bill Burrud, American television host, producer, and actor (d. 1990)  
  • 1957
    B. Brian Blair, American wrestler and politician  
  • 1985
    Gerard Lawson, American football player  

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January 13

  • 1683
    Christoph Graupner, German harpsichord player and composer (d. 1760)
  • 1808
    Salmon P. Chase, American jurist and politician, 6th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1873)
  • 1948
    Gaj Singh, Indian politician  
  • 1980
    Krzysztof Czerwiński, Polish organist and conductor  
  • 1982
    Mason Ryan, Welsh wrestler  

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January 14

  • 1887
    Hugo Steinhaus, Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1972)
  • 1911
    Anatoly Rybakov, Russian-American author (d. 1998)  
  • 1919
    Andy Rooney, American soldier and journalist (d. 2011)  
  • 1943
    Angelo Bagnasco, Italian cardinal  
  • 1995
    Georgios Diamantakos, Greek basketball player  

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January 15

  • 1716
    Philip Livingston, American merchant and politician (d. 1778)
  • 1918
    Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egyptian colonel and politician, 2nd President of Egypt (d. 1970)  
  • 1943
    Margaret Beckett, English metallurgist and politician; Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs  
  • 1951
    Charo, Spanish singer, guitarist, and actress  
  • 1956
    Vitaly Kaloyev, Russian architect  

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January 16

  • 1501
    Anthony Denny, English politician (d. 1559)
  • 1821
    John C. Breckinridge, American general and politician, 14th Vice President of the United States (d. 1875)
  • 1935
    A. J. Foyt, American race car driver  
  • 1968
    David Chokachi, American actor  
  • 1991
    Matt Duchene, Canadian ice hockey player  

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January 17

  • 1863
    Constantin Stanislavski, Russian actor and director (d. 1938)
  • 1916
    Peter Frelinghuysen, Jr., American lieutenant and politician (d. 2011)  
  • 1927
    Eartha Kitt, American actress and singer (d. 2008)  
  • 1966
    Stephin Merritt, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1985
    Pablo Barrientos, Argentinian footballer  

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January 18

  • 1743
    Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, French mystic and philosopher (d. 1803)
  • 1779
    Peter Mark Roget, English physician, lexicographer, and theologian (d. 1869)
  • 1927
    Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player, actor, and singer (d. 1990)  
  • 1961
    Mark Rylance, English actor, director, and playwright  
  • 1973
    Guo Degang, Chinese actor  

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January 19

  • 1954
    Clifford Tabin, American geneticist and academic  
  • 1966
    Lena Philipsson, Swedish singer-songwriter  
  • 1981
    Jaanus Nõmmsalu, Estonian volleyball player  
  • 1981
    Kerby Raymundo, Filipino basketball player  
  • 1993
    Erick Torres Padilla, Mexican footballer  

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January 20

  • 1964
    Ozzie Guillén, Venezuelan-American baseball player and manager  
  • 1965
    Heather Small, English singer-songwriter and actress  
  • 1965
    John Michael Montgomery, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1969
    Noriko Kinohara, Japanese actress  
  • 1978
    Luciano Zauri, Italian footballer  

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January 21

  • 1915
    Bill Sefton, American pole vaulter (d. 1982)  
  • 1921
    Lincoln Alexander, Canadian lawyer and politician, 23rd Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 2012)  
  • 1934
    Audrey Dalton, Irish actress  
  • 1955
    Nikolina Shtereva, Bulgarian runner  
  • 1982
    Go Shiozaki, Japanese wrestler  

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January 22

  • 1907
    Douglas Corrigan, American pilot and engineer (d. 1995)  
  • 1908
    Prince Oana, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)  
  • 1924
    Ortvin Sarapu, New Zealand chess player (d. 1999)  
  • 1977
    Mario Domm, Mexican singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (Camila)  
  • 1985
    Mohamed Sissoko, Malian footballer  

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January 23

  • 1688
    Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden (d. 1741)
  • 1881
    Luisa Casati, Italian model (d. 1957)
  • 1919
    Bob Paisley, English footballer and manager (d. 1996)  
  • 1951
    Chesley Sullenberger, American captain and pilot  
  • 1964
    Jonatha Brooke, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Story)  

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January 24

  • 1679
    Christian Wolff, German philosopher and academic (d. 1754)
  • 1872
    Morris Travers, English chemist and academic (d. 1961)
  • 1984
    Paulo Sérgio Moreira Gonçalves, Portuguese footballer  
  • 1989
    Gong Lijiao, Chinese shot putter  
  • 2012
    Princess Athena of Denmark  

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January 25

  • 1921
    Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist and academic (d. 2010)  
  • 1938
    Shotaro Ishinomori, Japanese author and illustrator (d. 1998)  
  • 1961
    Willie Revillame, Filipino actor, singer, and game show host  
  • 1978
    Ahmet Dursun, Turkish footballer  
  • 1978
    Jason Roberts, English footballer and sportscaster  

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January 26

  • 1595
    Antonio Maria Abbatini, Italian composer (d. 1679)
  • 1761
    Jens Zetlitz, Norwegian priest and poet (d. 1821)
  • 1931
    Alfred Lynch, English actor (d. 2003)  
  • 1953
    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Danish politician and diplomat, 39th Prime Minister of Denmark  
  • 1961
    Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  

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January 27

  • 1918
    Elmore James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1963)  
  • 1940
    Ahmet Kurtcebe Alptemoçin, Turkish engineer and politician; 35th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs  
  • 1952
    Tam O'Shaughnessy, American tennis player, psychologist, and academic  
  • 1958
    Kadri Mälk, Estonian jewelry designer  
  • 1976
    Ahn Jung-hwan, South Korean footballer  

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January 28

  • 1600
    Pope Clement IX (d. 1669)
  • 1818
    George S. Boutwell, American lawyer and politician, 28th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1905)
  • 1974
    Tony Delk, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1986
    Asad Shafiq, Pakistani cricketer  
  • 1986
    Shruti Haasan, Indian actress and singer  

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January 29

  • 1876
    Havergal Brian, English composer (d. 1972)
  • 1925
    Raúl Corrales Forno, Cuban photographer (d. 2006)  
  • 1960
    Steve Sax, American baseball player and sportscaster  
  • 1961
    Petra Thümer, German swimmer and photographer  
  • 1987
    Matthew Wilson, English race car driver  

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January 30

  • 1864
    James Mitchel, Irish-American hammer thrower (d. 1921)
  • 1913
    Amrita Sher-Gil, Hungarian-Indian painter (d. 1941)  
  • 1944
    Gad Tsobari, Israeli wrestler  
  • 1975
    Dark Ozz, Mexican wrestler  
  • 1983
    Rockstar Spud, English wrestler  

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January 31

  • 1759
    François Devienne, French flute player and composer (d. 1803)
  • 1960
    Željko Šturanović, Montenegrian politician; 31st Prime Minister of Montenegro (d. 2014)  
  • 1960
    Grant Morrison, Scottish author and screenwriter  
  • 1964
    Martha MacCallum, American journalist  
  • 1976
    Paul Scheer, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter  

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