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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

  • 1909
    Stepan Bandera, Ukrainian soldier and politician (d. 1959)  
  • 1917
    Albert Mol, Dutch actor and author (d. 2004)  
  • 1928
    Gerhard Weinberg, German-American historian, author, and academic  
  • 1929
    Haruo Nakajima, Japanese actor, stuntman, and choreographer  
  • 1986
    Colin Morgan, Northern Irish actor  

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January 2

  • 1905
    Jainendra Kumar, Indian author and translator (d. 1988)  
  • 1946
    Sonny Ruberto, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2014)  
  • 1947
    David Shapiro, American poet, historian, and critic  
  • 1974
    Tomáš Řepka, Czech footballer  
  • 1989
    Bianca Knight, American sprinter  

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January 3

  • 1862
    Matthew Nathan, English soldier and politician, 13th Governor of Queensland (d. 1939)
  • 1919
    Dorothy Morrison, American actress  
  • 1920
    Renato Carosone, Italian singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2001)  
  • 1986
    Jacob Timpano, Australian footballer  
  • 1988
    Ikechi Anya, Scottish-Nigerian footballer  

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January 4

  • 1664
    Lars Roberg, Swedish physician and academic (d. 1742)
  • 1965
    Beth Gibbons, English singer-songwriter  
  • 1973
    Frank Høj, Danish cyclist  
  • 1974
    Sjur Miljeteig, Norwegian trumpeter  
  • 1991
    Stefan Nenadović, Montenegrin footballer  

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January 5

  • 1919
    Hector Abhayavardhana, Sri Lankan theorist and politician (d. 2012)  
  • 1970
    Mitoy Yonting, Filipino singer and actor  
  • 1972
    Philip Davies, English politician  
  • 1979
    Masami Tanaka, Japanese swimmer  
  • 1991
    Denis Alibec, Romanian footballer  

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January 6

  • 1861
    János Zsupánek, Slovene-Hungarian author and poet (d. 1951)
  • 1926
    Ralph Branca, American baseball player  
  • 1931
    P. J. Kavanagh, English poet and author (d. 2015)  
  • 1935
    Nino Tempo, American singer and actor  
  • 1954
    Anthony Minghella, English director and screenwriter (d. 2008)  

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January 7

  • 1949
    Steven Williams, American actor  
  • 1957
    Nicholson Baker, American historian, author, and academic  
  • 1965
    John Ondrasik, American singer-songwriter (Five For Fighting)  
  • 1970
    João Ricardo, Angolan footballer  
  • 1985
    Wayne Routledge, English footballer  

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January 8

  • 1925
    Helmuth Hübener, German activist (d. 1942)  
  • 1938
    Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens, English sociologist and academic  
  • 1967
    Steven Jacobs, Australian television host and actor  
  • 1976
    Carl Pavano, American baseball player  
  • 1979
    Seol Ki-hyeon, South Korean footballer  

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January 9

  • 1832
    Félix-Gabriel Marchand, Canadian journalist and politician; 11th Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)
  • 1892
    Eva Bowring, American politician (d. 1985)
  • 1965
    Haddaway, Trinidadian-German singer  
  • 1972
    Mat Hoffman, American BMX rider  
  • 1972
    Sarah Beeny, English television host  

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January 10

  • 1891
    Ann Shoemaker, American actress (d. 1978)
  • 1916
    Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)  
  • 1958
    Eddie Cheever, American race car driver  
  • 1970
    Alisa Marić, Serbian chess player and politician, Serbian Minister of Youth and Sports  
  • 1988
    Marvin Martin, French footballer  

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January 11

  • 1853
    Georgios Jakobides, Greek painter and sculptor (d. 1926)
  • 1953
    John Sessions, Scottish actor and screenwriter  
  • 1978
    Emile Heskey, English footballer  
  • 1979
    Michael Lorenz, German footballer  
  • 1983
    Adrian Sutil, German race car driver  

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January 12

  • 1786
    Sir Robert Inglis, 2nd Baronet, English politician (d. 1855)
  • 1912
    Richard Kuremaa, Estonian footballer (d. 1991)  
  • 1956
    Marie Colvin, American-English journalist (d. 2012)  
  • 1964
    Jeff Bezos, American businessman, founded Amazon.com  
  • 1986
    Kehoma Brenner, German rugby player  

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January 13

  • 1909
    Helm Glöckler, German racing driver (d. 1993)  
  • 1962
    Paul Higgins, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1975
    Rune Eriksen, Norwegian guitarist and composer  
  • 1982
    Mason Ryan, Welsh wrestler  
  • 1987
    Stefano Del Sante, Italian footballer  

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January 14

  • 1477
    Hermann of Wied, German archbishop (d. 1552)
  • 1897
    Hasso von Manteuffel, German general and politician (d. 1978)
  • 1920
    Bertus de Harder, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 1982)  
  • 1981
    Rosa López, Spanish singer  
  • 1989
    Liu Xiaodong, Chinese footballer  

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January 15

  • 1952
    Chris D., American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (The Flesh Eaters)  
  • 1955
    Khalid Islambouli, Egyptian army officer and assassin of Egypt's president Anwar Sadat (d. 1982)  
  • 1972
    Ernie Reyes, Jr. American actor, stuntman, and martial artist  
  • 1983
    Hugo Viana, Portuguese footballer  
  • 1983
    Matic Kralj, Slovenian ice hockey player  

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January 16

  • 1838
    Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (d. 1917)
  • 1911
    Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (d. 1996)  
  • 1949
    Caroline Munro, English actress and singer  
  • 1986
    Paula Pareto, Argentinian martial artist  
  • 1995
    Mikaela Turik, Australian-Canadian cricketer  

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January 17

  • 1886
    Ronald Firbank, English-Italian author (d. 1926)
  • 1887
    Ola Raknes, Norwegian psychoanalyst and philologist (d. 1975)
  • 1927
    Thomas Anthony Dooley III, American physician and humanitarian (d. 1961)  
  • 1938
    John Bellairs, American author and academic (d. 1991)  
  • 1960
    Tracey Moore, Canadian voice actress and singer  

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January 18

  • 1751
    Ferdinand Kauer, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1831)
  • 1892
    Bill Meanix, American hurdler and coach (d. 1957)
  • 1904
    Cary Grant, English-American actor and singer (d. 1986)  
  • 1925
    Sol Yurick, American soldier and author (d. 2013)  
  • 1934
    Raymond Briggs, English author and illustrator  

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January 19

  • 1932
    Richard Lester, American-English director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1955
    Simon Rattle, English conductor  
  • 1971
    John Wozniak, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1977
    Benjamin Ayres, Canadian actor, director, and photographer  
  • 1979
    Josu Sarriegi, Spanish footballer  

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January 20

  • 1703
    Joseph-Hector Fiocco, Flemish violinist and composer (d. 1741)
  • 1934
    Hennie Aucamp, South African poet, author, and academic (d. 2014)  
  • 1959
    R. A. Salvatore, American author  
  • 1962
    Laima Muktupāvela, Latvian writer  
  • 1986
    Kevin Parker, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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January 21

  • 1813
    John C. Frémont, American general, explorer, and politician, 5th Territorial Governor of Arizona (d. 1890)
  • 1899
    Alexander Tcherepnin, Russian-American pianist and composer (d. 1977)
  • 1905
    Karl Wallenda, German-American acrobat and tightrope walker, founded The Flying Wallendas (d. 1978)  
  • 1922
    Telly Savalas, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1994)  
  • 1984
    Alex Koslov, Moldovan-American wrestler  

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January 22

  • 1935
    Seymour Cassel, American actor  
  • 1943
    Marília Pêra, Brazilian actress and singer  
  • 1949
    Mike Caldwell, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1972
    Namrata Shirodkar, Indian model and actress; Femina Miss India 1993  
  • 1980
    Jonathan Woodgate, English footballer  

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January 23

  • 1923
    Cot Deal, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)  
  • 1932
    Bill Sharpe, American triple jumper  
  • 1946
    Zvonko Bušić, Croatian terrorist, hijacker of TWA Flight 355 (d. 2013)  
  • 1948
    David F. Ford, Irish theologian and academic  
  • 1974
    Joël Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player and manager  

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January 24

  • 1912
    Frederick Ashworth, American admiral (d. 2005)  
  • 1947
    Michio Kaku, American physicist and academic  
  • 1958
    Jools Holland, English singer-songwriter and pianist  
  • 1984
    Paulo Sérgio Moreira Gonçalves, Portuguese footballer  
  • 1984
    Scott Kazmir, American baseball player  

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January 25

  • 1783
    William Colgate, English-American businessman and philanthropist; founded Colgate-Palmolive (d. 1857)
  • 1796
    William MacGillivray, Scottish ornithologist and biologist (d. 1852)
  • 1841
    John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, Sri Lankan-English admiral (d. 1920)
  • 1886
    Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor and composer (d. 1954)
  • 1936
    Diana Hyland, American actress (d. 1977)  

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January 26

  • 1813
    Juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican philosopher and poet (d. 1876)
  • 1934
    Roger Landry, Canadian businessman and publisher  
  • 1979
    Sara Rue, American actress and producer  
  • 1983
    Petri Oravainen, Finnish footballer  
  • 1985
    Heather Stanning, English rower  

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January 27

  • 1823
    Édouard Lalo, French violinist and composer (d. 1892)
  • 1901
    Art Rooney, American football player and coach, founded the Pittsburgh Steelers (d. 1988)  
  • 1937
    Fred Åkerström, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1985)  
  • 1948
    Jean-Philippe Collard, French pianist  
  • 1955
    Brian Engblom, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster  

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January 28

  • 1864
    Herbert Akroyd Stuart, English engineer; invented the Hot bulb engine and Hornsby-Akroyd oil engine (d. 1927)
  • 1900
    Alice Neel, American painter (d. 1984)
  • 1924
    Marcel Broodthaers, Belgian painter and poet (d. 1976)  
  • 1930
    Roy Clarke, English soldier and screenwriter  
  • 1976
    Miltiadis Sapanis, Greek footballer  

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January 29

  • 1920
    José Luis de Vilallonga, Spanish actor and author (d. 2007)  
  • 1927
    Edward Abbey, American environmentalist and author (d. 1989)  
  • 1960
    Steve Sax, American baseball player and sportscaster  
  • 1968
    Edward Burns, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1994
    Lucas Hufnagel, German footballer  

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January 30

  • 1563
    Franciscus Gomarus, Dutch theologian and academic (d. 1641)
  • 1948
    Nick Broomfield, English director and producer  
  • 1955
    Curtis Strange, American golfer and sportscaster  
  • 1974
    Jemima Khan, English journalist and activist  
  • 1995
    Víctor Sánchez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2015)  

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January 31

  • 1946
    Glynn Turman, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1975
    Fred Coleman, American football player and coach  
  • 1978
    Ellen Stagg, American photographer  
  • 1982
    Allan McGregor, Scottish footballer  
  • 1987
    Raúl Richter, German actor  

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