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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

  • 1449
    Lorenzo de' Medici, Italian politician (d. 1492)
  • 1892
    Artur Rodziński, Polish-born American conductor (d. 1958)
  • 1977
    Jerry Yan, Taiwanese actor and singer (F4)  
  • 1978
    Yohann Diniz, French race walker  
  • 1984
    Rubens Sambueza, Argentinian footballer  

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January 2

  • 1885
    Gordon Flowerdew, Canadian lieutenant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1918)
  • 1895
    Folke Bernadotte, Swedish lieutenant and diplomat (d. 1948)
  • 1949
    Christopher Durang, American playwright and screenwriter  
  • 1951
    Stipe Božić, Croatian mountaineer and photographer  
  • 1953
    Jacques Tichelaar, Dutch educator and politician  

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January 3

  • 1894
    ZaSu Pitts, American actress and singer (d. 1963)
  • 1920
    Renato Carosone, Italian singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2001)  
  • 1938
    Robin Butler, Baron Butler of Brockwell, English politician  
  • 1947
    Zulema, American singer-songwriter (Faith Hope and Charity) (d. 2013)  
  • 1956
    Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver  

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January 4

  • 1581
    James Ussher, Irish archbishop (d. 1656)
  • 1785
    Jacob Grimm, German author and philologist (d. 1863)
  • 1902
    John McCone, American businessman and politician, 6th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1991)  
  • 1979
    Shergo Biran, German footballer  
  • 1986
    Steve Slaton, American football player  

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January 5

  • 1917
    Jane Wyman, American actress (d. 2007)  
  • 1944
    Ed Rendell, American lieutenant and politician; 45th Governor of Pennsylvania  
  • 1965
    Vinnie Jones, English footballer and actor  
  • 1976
    Diego Tristán, Spanish footballer  
  • 1981
    Corey Flynn, New Zealand rugby player  

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January 6

  • 1384
    Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent, English noblemen (d. 1408)
  • 1838
    Max Bruch, German composer and conductor (d. 1920)
  • 1932
    Stuart A. Rice, American chemist and academic  
  • 1935
    Joseph Rotman, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2015)  
  • 1954
    Yuji Horii, Japanese video game designer, created ''Dragon Quest''  

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January 7

  • 1903
    Ioannis Despotopoulos, Greek architect and academic (d. 1992)  
  • 1908
    Red Allen, American trumpet player (d. 1967)  
  • 1921
    Chester Kallman, American poet and translator (d. 1975)  
  • 1976
    Éric Gagné, Canadian baseball player  
  • 1984
    Jon Lester, American baseball player  

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January 8

  • 1939
    Carolina Herrera, Venezuelan-American fashion designer  
  • 1950
    Jos Hermens, Dutch runner  
  • 1962
    Chris Marion, American singer and keyboard player  
  • 1967
    R. Kelly, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor  
  • 1993
    Amanda Lim, Singaporean swimmer  

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January 9

  • 1735
    John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent, English admiral and politician (d. 1823)
  • 1873
    Harry Spanjer, American boxer (d. 1958)
  • 1875
    Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American sculptor and art collector; founded the Whitney Museum of American Art (d. 1942)
  • 1971
    Scott Thornton, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1972
    Warwick Saint, South African photographer  

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January 10

  • 1741
    Princess Elizabeth of Great Britain (d. 1759)
  • 1893
    Albert Jacka, Australian captain, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1932)
  • 1929
    Derek Hammond-Stroud, English actor and singer (d. 2012)  
  • 1947
    James Morris, American bass-baritone opera singer  
  • 1967
    Johan Laats, Belgian martial artist  

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January 11

  • 1868
    Cai Yuanpei, Chinese philosopher, academic, and politician (d. 1940)
  • 1889
    Calvin Bridges, American geneticist and academic (d. 1938)
  • 1953
    Kostas Skandalidis, Greek engineer and politician  
  • 1980
    Deanna Wright, American model and actress  
  • 1993
    Will Keane, English footballer  

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January 12

  • 1483
    Henry III of Nassau-Breda (d. 1538)
  • 1970
    Zack de la Rocha, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1978
    Jeremy Camp, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1978
    Maurizio Zaffiri, Italian rugby player  
  • 1992
    Samuele Longo, Italian footballer  

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January 13

  • 1883
    Nathaniel Cartmell, American runner and coach (d. 1967)
  • 1926
    Shakti Samanta, Indian director and producer (d. 2009)  
  • 1951
    Bruce Hart, Canadian wrestler and trainer  
  • 1962
    Paul Higgins, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1962
    Trace Adkins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor  

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January 14

  • 1906
    William Bendix, American actor and singer (d. 1964)  
  • 1938
    Jack Jones, American singer and actor  
  • 1942
    Ian Brayshaw, Australian cricketer and footballer  
  • 1949
    Lawrence Kasdan, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1982
    Víctor Valdés, Spanish footballer  

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January 15

  • 1870
    Pierre S. du Pont, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1954)
  • 1875
    Thomas Burke, American sprinter, coach, and journalist (d. 1929)
  • 1914
    Stefan Bałuk, Polish general (d. 2014)  
  • 1956
    Marc Trestman, American football player and coach  
  • 1987
    Nicole Matthews, Canadian wrestler  

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January 16

  • 1908
    Ethel Merman, American actress and singer (d. 1984)  
  • 1923
    Gene Feist, American director and playwright, co-founded the Roundabout Theatre Company (d. 2014)  
  • 1963
    James May, English journalist and television host  
  • 1974
    Marlon Anderson, American baseball player and sportscaster  
  • 1976
    Roselle Nava, Filipino actress and singer turned politician  

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January 17

  • 1917
    Ramón Cardemil, Chilean horse rider (d. 2007)  
  • 1931
    James Earl Jones, American actor  
  • 1962
    Sebastian Junger, American journalist and author  
  • 1972
    Ken Hirai, Japanese singer-songwriter, producer, and actor  
  • 1980
    Gareth McLearnon, Irish flute player  

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January 18

  • 1923
    Gerrit Voorting, Dutch cyclist (d. 2015)  
  • 1962
    David O'Connor, American horse rider  
  • 1969
    Jesse L. Martin, American actor and singer  
  • 1978
    Bogdan Lobonț, Romanian footballer  
  • 1983
    Amir Blumenfeld, Israeli-American comedian, actor, director, and screenwriter  

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January 19

  • 1757
    Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf (d. 1831)
  • 1911
    Choor Singh, Indian-Singaporean lawyer and judge (d. 2009)  
  • 1936
    Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, American singer, harmonica player, and drummer (d. 2011)  
  • 1966
    Yukiko Duke, Swedish journalist  
  • 1974
    Ian Laperrière, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  

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January 20

  • 1703
    Joseph-Hector Fiocco, Flemish violinist and composer (d. 1741)
  • 1927
    Qurratulain Hyder, Indian-Pakistani journalist, author, and academic (d. 2007)  
  • 1971
    Derrick Green, American singer-songwriter (Sepultura)  
  • 1987
    Evan Peters, American actor  
  • 1993
    Lorenzo Crisetig, Italian footballer  

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January 21

  • 1909
    Todor Skalovski, Macedonian composer and conductor (d. 2004)  
  • 1955
    Nikolina Shtereva, Bulgarian runner  
  • 1960
    Mamoru Nagano, Japanese animator and director  
  • 1971
    Tweet, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1972
    Rickard Falkvinge, Swedish businessman and politician  

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January 22

  • 1858
    Beatrice Webb, English sociologist and economist (d. 1943)
  • 1880
    Frigyes Riesz, Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. 1956)
  • 1948
    Northern Calloway, American actor and singer (d. 1990)  
  • 1950
    Paul Bew, Northern Irish historian and academic  
  • 1962
    Jimmy Herring, American guitarist (Widespread Panic, The Dead, and Phil Lesh and Friends)  

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January 23

  • 1737
    John Hancock, American general and politician, 1st Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1793)
  • 1905
    Erich Borchmeyer, German sprinter (d. 2000)  
  • 1928
    Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player and manager (d. 2005)  
  • 1932
    Bill Sharpe, American triple jumper  
  • 1935
    Teresa Żylis-Gara, Lithuanian-Polish soprano  

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January 24

  • 1709
    Dom Bédos de Celles, French monk and organist (d. 1779)
  • 1943
    Subhash Ghai, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1950
    Gennifer Flowers, American model and actress  
  • 1971
    Stanislas Merhar, French actor  
  • 1984
    Scott Kazmir, American baseball player  

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January 25

  • 1913
    Huang Hua, Chinese translator and politician; 5th Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China (d. 2010)  
  • 1913
    Luis Marden, American photographer and journalist (d. 2003)  
  • 1929
    Benny Golson, American saxophonist and composer  
  • 1952
    Peter Tatchell, Australian-English journalist and activist  
  • 1954
    Ricardo Bochini, Argentinian footballer  

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January 26

  • 1923
    Patricia Hughes, English radio host (d. 2013)  
  • 1945
    David Purley, English race car driver (d. 1985)  
  • 1958
    Ellen DeGeneres, American comedian, actress, and talk show host  
  • 1971
    Dorian Gregory, American actor  
  • 1985
    Heather Stanning, English rower  

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January 27

  • 1904
    James J. Gibson, American psychologist and academic (d. 1979)  
  • 1966
    Tamlyn Tomita, Japanese-American actress and singer  
  • 1973
    Valyantsin Byalkevich, Belarusian footballer and manager (d. 2014)  
  • 1976
    Ahn Jung-hwan, South Korean footballer  
  • 1981
    Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player  

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January 28

  • 1717
    Mustafa III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1774)
  • 1938
    Leonid Zhabotinsky, Ukrainian weightlifter  
  • 1957
    Nick Price, South African-Zimbabwean golfer  
  • 1968
    Rakim, American rapper (Eric B. & Rakim)  
  • 1975
    Tanya Chua, Singaporean singer-songwriter and producer  

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January 29

  • 1913
    Peter von Zahn, German journalist and author (d. 2001)  
  • 1953
    Charlie Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1954
    Doug Risebrough, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1960
    Gia Carangi, American model (d. 1986)  
  • 1982
    Wallis Bird, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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January 30

  • 133
    Didius Julianus, Roman emperor (d. 193)
  • 1822
    Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist and curator (d. 1899)
  • 1844
    Richard Theodore Greener, American diplomat and attorney (d.1922)
  • 1882
    Franklin D. Roosevelt, American lawyer and politician; 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)
  • 1982
    Hidenori Tokuyama, Japanese actor and singer  

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January 31

  • 1933
    Bernardo Provenzano, Italian mobster  
  • 1961
    Lloyd Cole, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Lloyd Cole and the Commotions)  
  • 1967
    Irene Wan, Hong Kong actress  
  • 1980
    James Adomian, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter  
  • 1982
    Allan McGregor, Scottish footballer  

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