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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.

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January 1

  • 1893
    Mordehai Frizis, Greek colonel (d. 1940)
  • 1936
    Don Nehlen, American football player and coach  
  • 1944
    Jimmy Hart, American wrestling manager and singer (The Gentrys)  
  • 1963
    Lina Kačiušytė, Lithuanian swimmer  
  • 1971
    Chris Potter, American saxophonist and composer  

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January 2

  • 1895
    Folke Bernadotte, Swedish lieutenant and diplomat (d. 1948)
  • 1949
    Iris Marion Young, American feminist philosopher (d. 2006)  
  • 1979
    Tim Cruz, American singer  
  • 1987
    Jocelyn Oxlade, Filipino-British singer and model  
  • 1990
    Maurício Alves Peruchi, Brazilian footballer (d. 2014)  

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January 3

  • 1775
    Francis Caulfeild, 2nd Earl of Charlemont (d. 1863)
  • 1876
    Wilhelm Pieck, German carpenter and politician; 1st President of the German Democratic Republic (d. 1960)
  • 1939
    Ruben Reyes, Filipino lawyer and jurist  
  • 1952
    Jim Ross, American wrestler and sportscaster  
  • 1975
    Thomas Bangalter, French DJ and producer  

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January 4

  • 1896
    Arnold Susi, Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of Education (d. 1968)
  • 1937
    Grace Bumbry, American soprano and actress  
  • 1963
    Dave Foley, Canadian comedian, actor, director, and producer  
  • 1966
    Deana Carter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1989
    Graham Rahal, American race car driver  

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January 5

  • 1945
    Chuck McKinley, American tennis player (d. 1986)  
  • 1962
    Suzy Amis, American actress and model  
  • 1971
    Jayne Middlemiss, English radio and television host  
  • 1975
    Bradley Cooper, American actor and producer  
  • 1979
    Kyle Calder, Canadian ice hockey player  

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January 6

  • 1367
    Richard II of England (d. 1400)
  • 1670
    Alexander Gordon, Scottish-Russian general (d. 1752)
  • 1812
    Melchora Aquino, Filipino activist (d. 1919)
  • 1926
    Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-American actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)  
  • 1966
    A. R. Rahman, Indian singer-songwriter and producer  

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January 7

  • 1796
    Princess Charlotte of Wales (d. 1817)
  • 1922
    Alvin Dark, American baseball player and manager (d. 2014)  
  • 1949
    Anne Schedeen, American actress  
  • 1957
    Katie Couric, American journalist and author  
  • 1966
    Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, American publicist (d. 1999)  

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January 8

  • 1824
    Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet and composer (d. 1861)
  • 1925
    Mohan Rakesh, Indian author and playwright (d. 1972)  
  • 1934
    Alexandra Ripley, American author (d. 2004)  
  • 1971
    Pascal Zuberbühler, Swiss footballer and coach  
  • 2011
    Princess Josephine of Denmark  

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January 9

  • 1923
    Suh Yun-bok, South Korean runner  
  • 1929
    Brian Friel, Irish author, playwright, and director (d. 2015)  
  • 1972
    Jay Powell, American baseball player  
  • 1977
    Beth Troutman, American television host  
  • 1989
    Nina Dobrev, Bulgarian-Canadian actress and singer  

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January 10

  • 1914
    Pierre Cogan, French cyclist (d. 2013)  
  • 1918
    Harry Merkel, German racing driver (d. 1995)  
  • 1930
    Roy E. Disney, American businessman (d. 2009)  
  • 1974
    Davide Dionigi, Italian footballer and manager  
  • 1983
    Li Nina, Chinese skier  

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January 11

  • 1815
    John A. Macdonald, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1891)
  • 1907
    Abraham Joshua Heschel, Polish-American rabbi, theologian, and philosopher (d. 1972)  
  • 1926
    Lev Dyomin, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1998)  
  • 1966
    Marc Acito, American author and screenwriter  
  • 1993
    Will Keane, English footballer  

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January 12

  • 1889
    Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, Indian-Pakistani spiritual leader (d. 1965)
  • 1947
    Richard Carwardine, English historian and academic  
  • 1950
    Bob McEwen, American politician  
  • 1965
    Mark Moore, English DJ and producer  
  • 1981
    Kristin Eubanks, American wrestler and model  

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January 13

  • 1610
    Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (d. 1665)
  • 1957
    Mark O'Meara, American golfer  
  • 1971
    John Mallory Asher, American actor and director  
  • 1976
    Michael Peña, American actor  
  • 1977
    James Posey, American basketball player and coach  

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January 14

  • 1684
    Jean-Baptiste van Loo, French painter (d. 1745)
  • 1904
    Emily Hahn, American journalist and author (d. 1997)  
  • 1943
    Shannon Lucid, American biochemist and astronaut  
  • 1953
    David Clary, English chemist and academic  
  • 1965
    Ellis Paul, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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January 15

  • 1859
    Archibald Peake, English-Australian politician, 25th Premier of South Australia (d. 1920)
  • 1913
    Eugène Brands, Dutch painter (d. 2002)  
  • 1929
    Martin Luther King, Jr., American minister and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)  
  • 1935
    Malcolm Frager, American pianist (d. 1991)  
  • 1956
    Marc Trestman, American football player and coach  

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January 16

  • 1923
    Anton-Günther, Duke of Oldenburg (d. 2014)  
  • 1940
    Lepa Lukić, Serbian singer  
  • 1949
    Caroline Munro, English actress and singer  
  • 1988
    Li Xiaoxia, Chinese table tennis player  
  • 1994
    Charlotte Best, Australian model and actress  

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January 17

  • 1789
    August Neander, German historian and theologian (d. 1850)
  • 1886
    Glenn L. Martin, American pilot, founded the Glenn L. Martin Company (d. 1955)
  • 1903
    Warren Hull, American actor, singer, and game show host (d. 1974)  
  • 1922
    Luis Echeverría, Mexican politician, 50th President of Mexico  
  • 1929
    Tan Boon Teik, Malaysian-Singaporean lawyer and politician, Attorney-General of Singapore (d. 2012)  

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January 18

  • 1782
    Daniel Webster, American lawyer and politician, 14th United States Secretary of State (d. 1852)
  • 1850
    Seth Low, American academic and politician, 92nd Mayor of New York City (d. 1916)
  • 1944
    Paul Keating, Australian economist and politician, 24th Prime Minister of Australia  
  • 1954
    Kiki Smith, American artist  
  • 1971
    Seamus O'Regan, Canadian journalist  

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January 19

  • 1863
    Werner Sombart, German economist and sociologist (d. 1941)
  • 1969
    Casey Sherman, American journalist and author  
  • 1972
    Elena Kaliská, Slovak canoe racer  
  • 1977
    Nicole, Chilean singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1981
    Lucho González, Argentinian footballer  

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January 20

  • 1937
    Dorothy Provine, American singer, dancer, and actress (d. 2010)  
  • 1954
    Alison Seabeck, English politician  
  • 1980
    Matthew Tuck, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1980
    Philippe Gagnon, Canadian swimmer  
  • 1981
    Brendan Fevola, Australian footballer  

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January 21

  • 1738
    Ethan Allen, American general (d. 1789)
  • 1980
    Dave Kitson, English footballer  
  • 1981
    Ivan Ergić, Serbian footballer  
  • 1985
    Salvatore Giunta, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient  
  • 1986
    Sushant Singh Rajput, Indian actor  

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January 22

  • 1561
    Francis Bacon, English philosopher and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (d. 1626)
  • 1908
    Prince Oana, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)  
  • 1960
    Michael Hutchence, Australian singer-songwriter and actor (INXS and Max Q) (d. 1997)  
  • 1962
    Eric Schaeffer, American actor and director  
  • 1975
    Felipe Giaffone, Brazilian race car driver  

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January 23

  • 1745
    William Jessop, English engineer, built the Cromford Canal (d. 1814)
  • 1916
    Airey Neave, English colonel, lawyer, and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (d. 1979)  
  • 1929
    John Polanyi, German-Canadian chemist and academic; Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1968
    Petr Korda, Czech-Monacan tennis player  
  • 1994
    Wesley Jobello, French footballer  

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January 24

  • 1918
    Gottfried von Einem, Austrian composer (d. 1996)  
  • 1953
    Matthew Wilder, American singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1959
    Nils Mathisen, Norwegian keyboardist  
  • 1980
    Rebecca Romero, English cyclist and rower  
  • 1986
    Vieirinha, Portuguese footballer  

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January 25

  • 1858
    Mikimoto Kōkichi, Japanese businessman (d. 1954)
  • 1934
    Mimi Kok, Dutch actress and singer (d. 2014)  
  • 1942
    Kenichi Shinoda, Japanese mobster  
  • 1971
    Ana Ortiz, American actress and singer  
  • 1978
    B.J. Whitmer, American wrestler  

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January 26

  • 1945
    Jacqueline du Pré, English cellist (d. 1987)  
  • 1970
    Tracy Middendorf, American actress  
  • 1973
    Mayu Shinjo, Japanese author and illustrator  
  • 1984
    Wu Qian, Chinese pianist  
  • 1996
    Tyger Drew-Honey, English actor and singer  

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January 27

  • 1869
    Will Marion Cook, American violinist and composer (d. 1944)
  • 1915
    Jacques Hnizdovsky, Ukrainian-American painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 1985)  
  • 1939
    Julius Lester, American author and academic  
  • 1940
    Petru Lucinschi, Romanian politician, 2nd President of Moldova  
  • 1968
    Mike Patton, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Tomahawk, and Lovage)  

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January 28

  • 1903
    Aleksander Kamiński, Polish author and educator (d. 1978)  
  • 1922
    Robert W. Holley, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)  
  • 1956
    Richard Danielpour, American composer  
  • 1976
    Emiko Kado, Japanese wrestler (d. 1999)  
  • 1989
    Siem de Jong, Dutch footballer  

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January 29

  • 1761
    Albert Gallatin, Swiss-American ethnologist, linguist, and politician, 4th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1849)
  • 1931
    Ferenc Mádl, Hungarian academic and politician, 2nd President of Hungary (d. 2011)  
  • 1945
    Tom Selleck, American actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1984
    Safee Sali, Malaysian footballer  
  • 1996
    Juho Lammikko, Finnish ice hockey player  

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January 30

  • 1915
    Joachim Peiper, German SS officer (d. 1976)  
  • 1925
    Dorothy Malone, American actress  
  • 1950
    Leili Pärnpuu, Estonian chess player  
  • 1987
    Arda Turan, Turkish footballer  
  • 1990
    Joe Colborne, Canadian ice hockey player  

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January 31

  • 1906
    Roosevelt Sykes, American singer and pianist (d. 1983)  
  • 1937
    Regimantas Adomaitis, Lithuanian actor  
  • 1961
    Fatih Kısaparmak, Turkish singer-songwriter  
  • 1983
    Fabio Quagliarella, Italian footballer  
  • 1987
    Raúl Richter, German actor  

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