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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

  • 1511
    Henry, Duke of Cornwall (d. 1511)
  • 1711
    Baron Franz von der Trenck, Austrian soldier (d. 1749)
  • 1911
    Hank Greenberg, American baseball player and lieutenant (d. 1986)  
  • 1967
    Sharon Small, Scottish actress  
  • 1990
    Bugoy Cariño, Filipino actor  

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January 2

  • 1901
    Bob Marshall, American activist; co-founded The Wilderness Society (d. 1939)  
  • 1914
    Noor Inayat Khan, Russian-English SOE agent (d. 1944)  
  • 1944
    Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian field marshal and politician; 1st Prime Minister of Cambodia  
  • 1952
    Robbie Ftorek, American ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1991
    Katrin Loo, Estonian footballer  

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January 3

  • 1886
    Josephine Hull, American actress and director (d. 1957)
  • 1898
    Carlos Keller, Chilean historian, academic, and politician (d. 1974)
  • 1928
    Abdul Rahman Ya'kub, Malaysian politician, 3rd Chief Minister of Sarawak (d. 2015)  
  • 1950
    Victoria Principal, American actress and producer  
  • 1986
    Jessica O'Rourke, American footballer  

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January 4

  • 1077
    Emperor Zhezong of Song (d. 1100)
  • 1938
    Eddie Southern, American hurdler  
  • 1958
    Jim Powers, American wrestler  
  • 1965
    Guy Forget, Moroccan-American tennis player  
  • 1979
    Tristan Gommendy, French race car driver  

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January 5

  • 1879
    Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946)
  • 1931
    Robert Duvall, American actor and director  
  • 1945
    Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-English director and producer  
  • 1971
    Mayuko Takata, Japanese actress  
  • 1982
    Darren Mackie, Scottish footballer  

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January 6

  • 1902
    Helmut Poppendick, German physician (d. 1994)  
  • 1968
    John Singleton, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1973
    Scott Ferguson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1973
    Vasso Karantasiou, Greek volleyball player  
  • 1974
    Daniel Cordone, Argentinian footballer  

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January 7

  • 1746
    George Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith, Scottish admiral and politician (d. 1823)
  • 1860
    Emanuil Manolov, Bulgarian composer (d. 1902)
  • 1898
    Robert LeGendre, American pentathlete (d. 1931)
  • 1967
    Irrfan Khan, Indian actor  
  • 1967
    Nick Clegg, English academic and politician; Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom  

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January 8

  • 1886
    Thomas January, American soccer player (d. 1957)
  • 1929
    Saeed Jaffrey, Indian-English actor  
  • 1951
    Karen Tei Yamashita, American author and academic  
  • 1965
    Michelle Forbes, American actress  
  • 1987
    Carmen Klaschka, German tennis player  

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January 9

  • 1907
    Eldred G. Smith, American patriarch (d. 2013)  
  • 1916
    Vic Mizzy, American soldier, pianist, and composer (d. 2009)  
  • 1958
    Stephen Neale, English philosopher and academic  
  • 1986
    Uwe Hünemeier, German footballer  
  • 1993
    Katarina Johnson-Thompson, English long jumper and heptathlete  

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January 10

  • 1810
    Ferdinand Barbedienne, French engineer (d. 1892)
  • 1875
    Issai Schur, German mathematician and academic (d. 1941)
  • 1938
    Jim Bailey, American actor and singer (d. 2015)  
  • 1958
    Eddie Cheever, American race car driver  
  • 1982
    Tomasz Brzyski, Polish footballer  

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January 11

  • 1931
    Mary Rodgers, American composer and author (d. 2014)  
  • 1953
    Kostas Skandalidis, Greek engineer and politician  
  • 1978
    Vallo Allingu, Estonian basketball player  
  • 1992
    Dani Carvajal, Spanish footballer  
  • 1993
    Will Keane, English footballer  

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January 12

  • 1908
    Jean Delannoy, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2008)  
  • 1920
    Jerzy Zubrzycki, Polish-Australian sociologist and academic (d. 2009)  
  • 1925
    Katherine MacGregor, American actress and dancer  
  • 1978
    Jeremy Camp, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1987
    Salvatore Sirigu, Italian footballer  

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January 13

  • 1892
    Ermanno Aebi, Italian-Swiss footballer (d. 1976)
  • 1893
    Chaim Soutine, Belarusian-French painter (d. 1943)
  • 1967
    Annie Jones, Australian actress  
  • 1981
    Reggie Brown, American football player  
  • 1983
    Mauricio Martín Romero, Argentinian footballer  

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January 14

  • 1850
    Jean de Reszke, Polish-French tenor and educator (d. 1925)
  • 1892
    Martin Niemöller, German pastor and theologian (d. 1984)
  • 1904
    Emily Hahn, American journalist and author (d. 1997)  
  • 1950
    Nicholas McGegan, British harpsichordist, flautist, and conductor  
  • 1980
    Sosuke Sumitani, Japanese announcer  

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January 15

  • 1932
    Cleven "Goodie" Goudeau, art director and cartoonist (d. 2015)  
  • 1945
    David Pleat, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster  
  • 1975
    9th Wonder, American rapper and producer (Little Brother)  
  • 1981
    Dylan Armstrong, Canadian shot putter and hammer thrower  
  • 1990
    Konstantinos Sloukas, Greek basketball player  

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January 16

  • 1874
    Robert W. Service, English-Canadian poet and author (d. 1958)
  • 1901
    Fulgencio Batista, Cuban colonel and politician, 9th President of Cuba (d. 1973)  
  • 1905
    Ernesto Halffter, Spanish composer and conductor (d. 1989)  
  • 1946
    Ronnie Milsap, American singer and pianist  
  • 1968
    Danni Ashe, American model, dancer, and businesswoman  

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January 17

  • 1686
    Archibald Bower, Scottish historian and author (d. 1766)
  • 1926
    Moira Shearer, Scottish ballerina and actress (d. 2006)  
  • 1934
    Donald Cammell, Scottish-American director and screenwriter (d. 1996)  
  • 1977
    Kevin Thorn, American wrestler  
  • 1980
    Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Ukrainian-American dancer and choreographer  

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January 18

  • 1966
    Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player  
  • 1973
    Luther Dickinson, American singer and guitarist  
  • 1982
    Joanna Newsom, American singer-songwriter and harp player (The Pleased)  
  • 1984
    Kristy Lee Cook, American singer  
  • 1986
    Marya Roxx, Estonian-American singer-songwriter  

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January 19

  • 1676
    John Weldon, English organist and composer (d. 1736)
  • 1953
    Desi Arnaz, Jr., American actor and singer  
  • 1964
    Ricardo Arjona, Guatemalan singer-songwriter and basketball player  
  • 1973
    Aaron Yonda, American comedian, actor, and director  
  • 1975
    Natalie Cook, Australian beach volleyball player  

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January 20

  • 1870
    Guillaume Lekeu, Belgian composer (d. 1894)
  • 1889
    G. H. Luce, British colonial scholar in Burma (d. 1979)
  • 1891
    Mischa Elman, Ukrainian-American violinist (d. 1967)
  • 1964
    Kazushige Nojima, Japanese screenwriter and songwriter  
  • 1983
    Mari Yaguchi, Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume)  

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January 21

  • 1610
    Elizabeth Fones, English-American settler (d. 1673)
  • 1941
    Plácido Domingo, Spanish tenor and conductor  
  • 1969
    Tsubaki Nekoi, Japanese illustrator  
  • 1976
    Patrick de Lange, Dutch baseball player  
  • 2001
    Jackson Brundage, American actor  

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January 22

  • 1875
    D. W. Griffith, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1948)
  • 1942
    Mimis Domazos, Greek footballer  
  • 1950
    Paul Bew, Northern Irish historian and academic  
  • 1975
    Balthazar Getty, American actor and producer  
  • 1980
    Jonathan Woodgate, English footballer  

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January 23

  • 1897
    Subhas Chandra Bose, Indian activist and politician (d. 1945)
  • 1897
    William Stephenson, Canadian captain and spy (d. 1989)
  • 1928
    Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player and manager (d. 2005)  
  • 1954
    Richard Finch, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (KC and the Sunshine Band)  
  • 1974
    Sampsa Astala, Finnish singer-songwriter and drummer  

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January 24

  • 1947
    Masashi Ozaki, Japanese baseball player and golfer  
  • 1980
    Rebecca Romero, English cyclist and rower  
  • 1984
    Paulo Sérgio Moreira Gonçalves, Portuguese footballer  
  • 1986
    Mischa Barton, English-American actress  
  • 1986
    Vieirinha, Portuguese footballer  

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January 25

  • 1924
    Husein Mehmedov, Bulgarian-Turkish wrestler (d. 2014)  
  • 1937
    Ange-Félix Patassé, Central African engineer and politician; President of the Central African Republic (d. 2011)  
  • 1948
    Georgy Shishkin, Russian painter and illustrator  
  • 1957
    Eskil Erlandsson, Swedish technologist and politician, Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs  
  • 1958
    Franco Pancheri, Italian footballer and manager  

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January 26

  • 1942
    Soad Hosny, Egyptian actress and singer (d. 2001)  
  • 1946
    Gene Siskel, American journalist and critic (d. 1999)  
  • 1962
    Guo Jian, Chinese-Australian painter  
  • 1964
    Paul Johansson, American-Canadian actor and director  
  • 1984
    Wu Qian, Chinese pianist  

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January 27

  • 1944
    Peter Akinola, Nigerian archbishop  
  • 1973
    Valyantsin Byalkevich, Belarusian footballer and manager (d. 2014)  
  • 1974
    Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Norwegian skier and biathlete  
  • 1987
    Anton Shunin, Russian footballer  
  • 1987
    Lily Donaldson, English model  

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January 28

  • 1943
    Paul Henderson, Canadian ice hockey player and minister  
  • 1951
    Brian Bilbray, American politician  
  • 1955
    Vinod Khosla, Indian-American businessman; co-founded Sun Microsystems  
  • 1959
    Frank Darabont, American director and producer  
  • 1986
    Shruti Haasan, Indian actress and singer  

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January 29

  • 1920
    José Luis de Vilallonga, Spanish actor and author (d. 2007)  
  • 1932
    Tommy Taylor, English footballer (d. 1958)  
  • 1985
    Martynas Mažeika, Lithuanian basketball player  
  • 1996
    Juho Lammikko, Finnish ice hockey player  
  • 1998
    Mion Mukaichi, Japanese idol, singer, and actress (AKB48)  

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January 30

  • 58 BC
    Livia, Roman wife of Augustus (d. 29)
  • 1890
    Bruno Kastner, German actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1932)
  • 1918
    David Opatoshu, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1996)  
  • 1947
    Les Barker, English poet and author  
  • 1951
    Phil Collins, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Genesis, Brand X, and Flaming Youth)  

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January 31

  • 1921
    John Agar, American actor (d. 2002)  
  • 1947
    Nolan Ryan, American baseball player  
  • 1959
    Kelly Lynch, American model and actress  
  • 1981
    Amrita Arora, Indian actress  
  • 1988
    Taijo Teniste, Estonian footballer  

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