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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

  • 1922
    Roz Howard, American race car driver (d. 2013)  
  • 1932
    Giuseppe Patanè, Italian conductor (d. 1989)  
  • 1953
    Gary Johnson, American businessman and politician, 29th Governor of New Mexico  
  • 1954
    Richard Edson, American drummer and actor (Sonic Youth and Konk)  
  • 1981
    Jacqui Maxwell, Australian actress  

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January 2

  • 1909
    Barry Goldwater, American general and politician (d. 1998)  
  • 1943
    Barış Manço, Turkish singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1999)  
  • 1969
    Robby Gordon, American race car driver  
  • 1977
    Stefan Koubek, Austrian tennis player  
  • 2001
    Christopher Barrios, Jr., American murder victim (d. 2007)  

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January 3

  • 1855
    Hubert Bland, English educator (d. 1914)
  • 1925
    Jill Balcon, English actress (d. 2009)  
  • 1940
    Bernard Blaut, Polish footballer and coach (d. 2007)  
  • 1969
    Jarmo Lehtinen, Finnish race car driver  
  • 1981
    Naresh Iyer, Indian singer  

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January 4

  • 1858
    Carter Glass, American publisher and politician, 47th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1946)
  • 1883
    Max Eastman, American author and poet (d. 1969)
  • 1951
    Barbara Cochran, American skier  
  • 1961
    Sidney Green, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1991
    Stefan Nenadović, Montenegrin footballer  

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January 5

  • 1855
    King C. Gillette, American businessman, founded the Gillette Company (d. 1932)
  • 1942
    Maurizio Pollini, Italian pianist  
  • 1948
    Ted Lange, American actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1959
    David Eastwood, English historian and academic  
  • 1960
    Steve Jones, English captain and pilot  

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January 6

  • 1872
    Alexander Scriabin, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1915)
  • 1933
    Fred L. Turner, American businessman (d. 2013)  
  • 1947
    Sandy Denny, English singer-songwriter (d. 1978)  
  • 1966
    Sharon Cuneta, Filipino singer and actress  
  • 1975
    Nicole DeHuff, American actress (d. 2005)  

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January 7

  • 1746
    George Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith, Scottish admiral and politician (d. 1823)
  • 1929
    Terry Moore, American actress and producer  
  • 1938
    Fred Whitfield, American baseball player (d. 2013)  
  • 1946
    Mike Wilds, English race car driver  
  • 1979
    Ricardo Maurício, Brazilian race car driver  

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January 8

  • 1934
    Alexandra Ripley, American author (d. 2004)  
  • 1938
    Yevgeny Nesterenko, Russian opera singer and educator  
  • 1939
    Ruth Maleczech, American actress (d. 2013)  
  • 1990
    Sascha Bigalke, German footballer  
  • 1993
    Amanda Lim, Singaporean swimmer  

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January 9

  • 1674
    Reinhard Keiser, German composer (d. 1739)
  • 1897
    Karl Löwith, German philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1973)
  • 1942
    K Callan, American actress  
  • 1943
    Freddie Starr, English actor and singer  
  • 1983
    Marek Doronin, Estonian basketball player  

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January 10

  • 1810
    Jeremiah S. Black, American jurist and politician, 23rd United States Secretary of State (d. 1883)
  • 1927
    Gisele MacKenzie, Canadian-American singer and actress (d. 2003)  
  • 1937
    Daniel Walker Howe, American historian and academic  
  • 1960
    Benoît Pelletier, Canadian lawyer and politician  
  • 1988
    Vladimir Zharkov, Russian ice hockey player  

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January 11

  • 1929
    Dmitri Bruns, Estonian architect and theorist  
  • 1936
    Jody Payne, American singer and guitarist (d. 2013)  
  • 1946
    John Piper, American theologian and author  
  • 1959
    Rob Ramage, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1987
    Scotty Cranmer, American motocross racer  

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January 12

  • 1906
    Emmanuel Levinas, Lithuanian-French historian, philosopher, and academic (d. 1995)  
  • 1925
    Katherine MacGregor, American actress and dancer  
  • 1949
    Hamadi Jebali, Tunisian engineer, journalist, and politician; 19th Prime Minister of Tunisia  
  • 1967
    Grigoriy Yegorov, Kazakhstani pole vaulter  
  • 1993
    Zayn Malik, British singer and songwriter  

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January 13

  • 1926
    Carolyn Gold Heilbrun, American author and academic (d. 2003)  
  • 1946
    Ordal Demokan, Turkish physicist and academic (d. 2004)  
  • 1955
    Paul Kelly, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer  
  • 1967
    Paul McCarthy, Australian actor and screenwriter  
  • 1978
    Ashmit Patel, Indian actor  

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January 14

  • 1702
    Emperor Nakamikado of Japan (d. 1737)
  • 1896
    John Dos Passos, American novelist, playwright, poet, and painter (d. 1970)
  • 1901
    Bebe Daniels, American actress, singer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1971)  
  • 1962
    Michael McCaul, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1983
    Jason Krejza, Australian cricketer  

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January 15

  • 1809
    Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French economist and politician (d. 1865)
  • 1879
    Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author and playwright (d. 1961)
  • 1951
    Charo, Spanish singer, guitarist, and actress  
  • 1952
    Andrzej Fischer, Polish footballer  
  • 1986
    Fred Davis, American football player  

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January 16

  • 1516
    Bayinnaung, Burmese king (d. 1581)
  • 1921
    Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (d. 2004)  
  • 1937
    Luiz Bueno, Brazilian race car driver (d. 2011)  
  • 1968
    Danni Ashe, American model, dancer, and businesswoman  
  • 1970
    Garth Ennis, Irish physiotherapist and author  

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January 17

  • 1793
    Antonio José Martínez, Spanish-American priest, rancher and politician (d. 1867)
  • 1895
    John Duff, Canadian race car driver (d. 1958)
  • 1970
    Genndy Tartakovsky, Russian-American animator, director, and producer  
  • 1971
    Sylvie Testud, French actress, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1974
    Vesko Kountchev, Bulgarian viola player, composer, and producer (Amparanoia)  

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January 18

  • 1925
    John V. Evans, American soldier and politician, 27th Governor of Idaho (d. 2014)  
  • 1964
    Andrea Leand, American tennis player  
  • 1969
    Dave Bautista, American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and actor  
  • 1980
    Julius Peppers, American football player  
  • 1982
    Mary Jepkosgei Keitany, Kenyan runner  

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January 19

  • 1736
    James Watt, British chemist and engineer (d. 1819)
  • 1907
    Briggs Cunningham, American race car driver, sailor, and businessman (d. 2003)  
  • 1947
    Frank Aarebrot, Norwegian political scientist and academic  
  • 1979
    Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast and sportscaster  
  • 1991
    Petra Martić, Croatian tennis player  

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January 20

  • 1902
    Leon Ames, American actor and singer (d. 1993)  
  • 1949
    Göran Persson, Swedish politician; 31st Prime Minister of Sweden  
  • 1952
    Nikos Sideris, Greek psychiatrist and poet  
  • 1964
    Kaho Minami, Japanese actress  
  • 1980
    Philippe Gagnon, Canadian swimmer  

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January 21

  • 1928
    John Olsen (artist), Australian painter  
  • 1937
    Nushiravan Keihanizadeh, Iranian-American journalist and historian  
  • 1955
    Jeff Koons, American painter and sculptor  
  • 1986
    Sushant Singh Rajput, Indian actor  
  • 1994
    Marny Kennedy, Australia actress, singer, and model  

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January 22

  • 1876
    Warren McLaughlin, American baseball player (d. 1923)
  • 1913
    Kalervo Toivonen, Finnish javelin thrower (d. 2006)  
  • 1952
    Ramón Avilés, Puerto Rican baseball player  
  • 1965
    DJ Jazzy Jeff, American DJ, producer, and actor  
  • 1984
    Ubaldo Jiménez, Dominican baseball player  

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January 23

  • 1894
    Jyotirmoyee Devi, Indian author (d. 1988)
  • 1964
    Mariska Hargitay, American actress and producer  
  • 1968
    Taro Hakase, Japanese musician and composer  
  • 1974
    Joël Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player and manager  
  • 1986
    José Enrique Sánchez, Spanish footballer  

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January 24

  • 1947
    Warren Zevon, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)  
  • 1959
    Nils Mathisen, Norwegian keyboardist  
  • 1968
    Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast and actress  
  • 1986
    Mischa Barton, English-American actress  
  • 1986
    Vieirinha, Portuguese footballer  

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January 25

  • 1736
    Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian-French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1813)
  • 1783
    William Colgate, English-American businessman and philanthropist; founded Colgate-Palmolive (d. 1857)
  • 1885
    Kitahara Hakushū, Japanese poet and author (d. 1942)
  • 1931
    Dean Jones, American actor and singer (d. 2015)  
  • 1981
    Francis Jeffers, English footballer  

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January 26

  • 1892
    Bessie Coleman, American pilot (d. 1926)
  • 1900
    Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (d. 1967)
  • 1902
    Jokichi Ikarashi, Japanese super-centenarian (d. 2013)  
  • 1960
    Charlie Gillingham, American pianist and accordion player  
  • 1990
    Peter Sagan, Slovak cyclist  

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January 27

  • 1826
    Richard Taylor, American general, historian, and politician (d. 1879)
  • 1850
    Edward Smith, English captain (d. 1912)
  • 1947
    Björn Afzelius, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)  
  • 1957
    Frank Miller, American illustrator, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1965
    Ignacio Noé, Argentinian author and illustrator  

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January 28

  • 1937
    Karel Čáslavský, Czech historian and television host (d. 2013)  
  • 1954
    Peter Lampe, German theologian and historian  
  • 1965
    Lynda Boyd, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer  
  • 1966
    Seiji Mizushima, Japanese director and producer  
  • 1976
    Miltiadis Sapanis, Greek footballer  

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January 29

  • 1715
    Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1777)
  • 1810
    Ernst Kummer, Polish-German mathematician and academic (d. 1893)
  • 1934
    Branko Miljković, Serbian poet (d. 1961)  
  • 1941
    Robin Morgan, American actress, journalist, and author  
  • 1960
    Gia Carangi, American model (d. 1986)  

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January 30

  • 1924
    Lloyd Alexander, American soldier and author (d. 2007)  
  • 1931
    John Crosbie, Canadian lawyer and politician, 34th Canadian Minister of Justice  
  • 1958
    Brett Butler, American actress and producer  
  • 1977
    Deltha O'Neal, American football player  
  • 1984
    Midori Kuzuoka, Japanese model  

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January 31

  • 1917
    Fred Bassetti, American architect, founded Bassetti Architects (d. 2013)  
  • 1925
    Benjamin Hooks, American minister, lawyer, and activist (d. 2010)  
  • 1971
    Patrick Kielty, Northern Irish comedian and television host/presenter  
  • 1978
    Arthur Wellesley, Marquess of Douro  
  • 1982
    Jānis Sprukts, Latvian ice hockey player  

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