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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.

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January 1

  • 1833
    Robert Lawson, New Zealand architect, designed the Otago Boys' High School and Knox Church (d. 1902)
  • 1892
    Artur Rodziński, Polish-born American conductor (d. 1958)
  • 1947
    Leonard Thompson, American golfer  
  • 1952
    Shaji N. Karun, Indian director and cinematographer  
  • 1978
    Nina Bott, German actress  

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January 2

  • 1857
    M. Carey Thomas, American educator and activist (d. 1935)
  • 1905
    Luigi Zampa, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1991)  
  • 1921
    Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)  
  • 1943
    Filiz Akın, Turkish actress  
  • 1993
    Kirill Minov, Russian ice dancer  

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January 3

  • 1897
    Marion Davies, American actress, singer, and producer (d. 1961)
  • 1912
    Armand Lohikoski, American-Finnish actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2005)  
  • 1920
    Siegfried Buback, German lawyer and politician; Attorney General of Germany (d. 1977)  
  • 1947
    Zulema, American singer-songwriter (Faith Hope and Charity) (d. 2013)  
  • 1994
    James Husband, English footballer  

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January 4

  • 1785
    Jacob Grimm, German author and philologist (d. 1863)
  • 1924
    Sebastian Kappen, Indian priest and theologian (d. 1993)  
  • 1961
    Sidney Green, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1969
    Corie Blount, American basketball player  
  • 1980
    Yaroslav Popovych, Ukrainian cyclist  

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January 5

  • 1908
    George Dolenz, Italian-American actor (d. 1963)  
  • 1926
    Hosea Williams, American businessman and activist (d. 2000)  
  • 1930
    Al Masini, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2010)  
  • 1967
    Joe Flanigan, American actor  
  • 1990
    Yoseob, South Korean singer, actor, and dancer (Beast)  

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January 6

  • 1912
    Danny Thomas, American actor and producer (d. 1991)  
  • 1926
    Pat Flaherty, American race car driver (d. 2002)  
  • 1962
    Kevin Rosier, American mixed martial artist and boxer (d. 2015)  
  • 1962
    Vangelis Vlachos, Greek footballer and manager  
  • 1989
    Max Pirkis, English actor and producer  

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January 7

  • 1877
    William Clarence Matthews, American baseball player, coach, and lawyer (d. 1928)
  • 1887
    Oskar Luts, Estonian author and playwright (d. 1953)
  • 1929
    Robert Juniper, Australian painter and sculptor (d. 2012)  
  • 1947
    Tony Elliott, English publisher; founded ''Time Out''  
  • 1970
    Doug E. Doug, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  

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January 8

  • 1883
    Pavel Filonov, Russian painter and poet (d. 1941)
  • 1931
    Bill Graham, German-American businessman (d. 1991)  
  • 1947
    Laurie Walters, American actress  
  • 1957
    Nacho Duato, Spanish dancer and choreographer  
  • 1979
    Stipe Pletikosa, Croatian footballer  

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January 9

  • 1941
    Terry Hands, English director and producer  
  • 1956
    Mike Walczewski, American announcer  
  • 1972
    Sarah Beeny, English television host  
  • 1975
    Julia Lutrova, Russian tennis player  
  • 1987
    Asami Kai, Japanese actress and model  

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January 10

  • 1859
    Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, Spanish philosopher and academic (d. 1909)
  • 1883
    Alfred Saalwächter, German admiral (d. 1945)
  • 1916
    Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)  
  • 1927
    Otto Stich, Swiss politician; 140th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 2012)  
  • 1953
    Bobby Rahal, American race car driver  

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January 11

  • 1961
    Karl von Habsburg, German-Austrian son of Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen  
  • 1972
    Amanda Peet, American actress and playwright  
  • 1984
    Dario Krešić, Croatian footballer  
  • 1985
    Aja Naomi King, American actress  
  • 1994
    Mathieu Marquet, Mauritian swimmer  

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January 12

  • 1884
    Texas Guinan, Canadian-born American entertainer and businesswoman (d. 1933)
  • 1916
    P. W. Botha, South African politician, 8th Prime Minister of South Africa (d. 2006)  
  • 1949
    Kentarō Haneda, Japanese pianist and composer (d. 2007)  
  • 1960
    Oliver Platt, Canadian-American actor  
  • 1968
    Rachael Harris, American actress  

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January 13

  • 1804
    Paul Gavarni, French illustrator (d. 1866)
  • 1865
    Princess Marie of Orléans (d. 1908)
  • 1904
    Nathan Milstein, Ukrainian-American violinist and composer (d. 1992)  
  • 1955
    Jay McInerney, American author and critic  
  • 1991
    Goo Ha-ra, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress  

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January 14

  • 1883
    Nina Ricci, Italian-French fashion designer (d. 1970)
  • 1897
    Hasso von Manteuffel, German general and politician (d. 1978)
  • 1966
    Dan Schneider, American actor, producer, and screenwriter; founded Schneider's Bakery  
  • 1974
    Kevin Durand, Canadian actor  
  • 1980
    Ossama Haidar, Lebanese footballer  

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January 15

  • 1795
    Alexander Griboyedov, Russian playwright, composer, and poet (d. 1829)
  • 1914
    Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian and academic (d. 2003)  
  • 1929
    Martin Luther King, Jr., American minister and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)  
  • 1936
    Obo Addy, Ghanaian drummer and dancer (d. 2012)  
  • 1981
    El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer  

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January 16

  • 1903
    William Grover-Williams, English-French race car driver (d. 1945)  
  • 1953
    John Stephen Hill, Canadian actor  
  • 1970
    Brendan O'Hare, Scottish drummer (Teenage Fanclub, Telstar Ponies, and Mogwai)  
  • 1988
    FKA twigs, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and producer  
  • 1992
    Matt Doherty, Irish footballer  

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January 17

  • 1472
    Guidobaldo da Montefeltro, Italian noble and Duke of Urbino (d. 1508)
  • 1831
    Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria (d. 1903)
  • 1917
    M. G. Ramachandran, Indian actor, director, and politician, 5th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (d. 1987)  
  • 1922
    Betty White, American actress, singer, and producer  
  • 1963
    Kai Hansen, German singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer  

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January 18

  • 1911
    José María Arguedas, Peruvian anthropologist, author, and poet (d. 1969)  
  • 1927
    Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player, actor, and singer (d. 1990)  
  • 1962
    David O'Connor, American horse rider  
  • 1979
    Ruslan Fedotenko, Ukrainian ice hockey player  
  • 1988
    Boy van Poppel, Dutch cyclist  

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January 19

  • 1757
    Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf (d. 1831)
  • 1833
    Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician and academic (d. 1872)
  • 1903
    Boris Blacher, German composer (d. 1975)  
  • 1959
    Danese Cooper, American computer scientist and programmer  
  • 1982
    Mike Komisarek, American ice hockey player  

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January 20

  • 1775
    André-Marie Ampère, French physicist and mathematician (d. 1836)
  • 1951
    Iván Fischer, Hungarian conductor and composer  
  • 1978
    Luciano Zauri, Italian footballer  
  • 1981
    Brendan Fevola, Australian footballer  
  • 1985
    Tanel Sokk, Estonian basketball player  

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January 21

  • 1905
    Christian Dior, French fashion designer, founded Christian Dior S.A. (d. 1957)  
  • 1949
    Gennaro Contaldo, Italian chef and restaurateur  
  • 1977
    Jerry Trainor, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1987
    Mulopo Kudimbana, Congolese footballer  
  • 1995
    Andrew Watson, Northern Irish racing driver  

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January 22

  • 1903
    Fritz Houtermans, Polish-German physicist and academic (d. 1966)  
  • 1917
    Huck Geary, American baseball player (d. 1981)  
  • 1920
    Alf Ramsey, English footballer and manager (d. 1999)  
  • 1965
    DJ Jazzy Jeff, American DJ, producer, and actor  
  • 1968
    Mauricio Serna, Colombian footballer  

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January 23

  • 1929
    Phillip Knightley, Australian journalist, author, and critic  
  • 1970
    Constantina Diță, Romanian-American runner  
  • 1979
    Juan Rincón, Venezuelan baseball player  
  • 1985
    Dong Fangzhuo, Chinese footballer  
  • 1985
    Yevgeny Lukyanenko, Russian pole vaulter  

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January 24

  • 1444
    Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Italian husband of Bona of Savoy (d. 1476)
  • 1754
    Andrew Ellicott, American soldier and surveyor (d. 1820)
  • 1931
    Leonard Baker, American historian and author (d. 1984)  
  • 1944
    David Gerrold, American author and screenwriter  
  • 1978
    Kristen Schaal, American actress and author  

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January 25

  • 17
    Messalina, Roman wife of Claudius (d. 48)
  • 1929
    Robert Faurisson, English-French author and academic  
  • 1978
    Jason Roberts, English footballer and sportscaster  
  • 1981
    Clara Morgane, French actress and singer  
  • 1986
    Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricketer  

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January 26

  • 1910
    Jean Image, Hungarian-French animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 1989)  
  • 1945
    Jacqueline du Pré, English cellist (d. 1987)  
  • 1967
    Bryan Callen, American actor and screenwriter  
  • 1981
    Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan violinist, composer, and conductor  
  • 1988
    Dimitrios Chondrokoukis, Greek high jumper  

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January 27

  • 1821
    John Chivington, American colonel and pastor (d. 1892)
  • 1904
    James J. Gibson, American psychologist and academic (d. 1979)  
  • 1937
    John Ogdon, English pianist and composer (d. 1989)  
  • 1959
    Göran Hägglund, Swedish politician; 28th Swedish Minister for Social Affairs  
  • 1973
    Valyantsin Byalkevich, Belarusian footballer and manager (d. 2014)  

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January 28

  • 1865
    Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author and politician (d. 1928)
  • 1878
    Walter Kollo, German composer (d. 1940)
  • 1884
    Auguste Piccard, Swiss physicist and explorer (d. 1962)
  • 1957
    Nick Price, South African-Zimbabwean golfer  
  • 1993
    Will Poulter, English actor  

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January 29

  • 1761
    Albert Gallatin, Swiss-American ethnologist, linguist, and politician, 4th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1849)
  • 1928
    Lee Shau-kee, Hong Kong businessman, founded Henderson Land Development  
  • 1931
    Ferenc Mádl, Hungarian academic and politician, 2nd President of Hungary (d. 2011)  
  • 1963
    Monica Horan, American actress  
  • 1979
    Sui Feifei, Chinese basketball player  

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January 30

  • 1919
    Nikolay Glazkov, Russian actor and poet (d. 1979)  
  • 1929
    Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian-Italian physician and humanitarian (d. 1996)  
  • 1944
    Colin Rimer, English lawyer and judge  
  • 1972
    Zoren Legaspi, Filipino actor  
  • 1982
    DeSagana Diop, Senegalese basketball player  

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January 31

  • 1923
    Norman Mailer, American journalist and author (d. 2007)  
  • 1941
    Dick Gephardt, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1961
    Fatih Kısaparmak, Turkish singer-songwriter  
  • 1979
    Emmett J. Scanlan, Irish actor and producer  
  • 1986
    Megan Ellison, American film producer; founded Annapurna Pictures  

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