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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

  • 1860
    Michele Lega, Italian cardinal (d. 1935)
  • 1909
    Stepan Bandera, Ukrainian soldier and politician (d. 1959)  
  • 1921
    John Strawson, English general (d. 2014)  
  • 1925
    Paul Bomani, Tanzanian politician and diplomat, 1st Tanzanian Minister of Finance (d. 2005)  
  • 1993
    Jon Flanagan, English footballer  

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January 2

  • 1925
    William J. Crowe, American admiral and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (d. 2007)  
  • 1948
    Joyce Wadler, American journalist and author  
  • 1968
    Anky van Grunsven, Dutch horse rider  
  • 1968
    Cuba Gooding, Jr., American actor and producer  
  • 1969
    Tommy Morrison, American boxer and actor (d. 2013)  

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January 3

  • 1883
    Duncan Gillis, Canadian discus thrower and hammer thrower (d. 1963)
  • 1954
    Ross the Boss, American guitarist and songwriter  
  • 1969
    Gerda Weissensteiner, Italian bobsledder  
  • 1973
    Rory Stewart, Hong Kong-English academic and politician  
  • 1975
    Danica McKellar, American actress, producer, screenwriter, and mathematician  

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January 4

  • 1945
    Vesa-Matti Loiri, Finnish actor and singer  
  • 1953
    Vicki Bruce, English psychologist and academic  
  • 1969
    Kostas Frantzeskos, Greek footballer  
  • 1970
    Chris Kanyon, American wrestler (d. 2010)  
  • 1990
    Toni Kroos, German footballer  

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January 5

  • 1908
    George Dolenz, Italian-American actor (d. 1963)  
  • 1942
    Charlie Rose, American journalist and talk show host  
  • 1962
    Andrew Rawnsley, English journalist and author  
  • 1968
    Joé Juneau, Canadian ice hockey player and engineer  
  • 1982
    Vadims Vasiļevskis, Latvian javelin thrower  

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January 6

  • 1799
    Jedediah Smith, American hunter, explorer, and author (d. 1831)
  • 1882
    Aleksandra Ekster, Polish-French painter and set designer (d. 1949)
  • 1945
    Barry John, Welsh rugby player  
  • 1963
    Paul Kipkoech, Kenyan runner (d. 1995)  
  • 1975
    James Farrior, American football player  

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January 7

  • 1928
    William Peter Blatty, American author and screenwriter  
  • 1959
    Kathy Valentine, American bass player and songwriter  
  • 1960
    David Marciano, American actor  
  • 1970
    Doug E. Doug, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1970
    Todd Day, American basketball player and coach  

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January 8

  • 1870
    Miguel Primo de Rivera, Spanish general and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1930)
  • 1924
    Ron Moody, English actor and singer (d. 2015)  
  • 1936
    Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-English zoologist, ecologist, and academic  
  • 1938
    Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens, English sociologist and academic  
  • 1952
    Peter McCullagh, Irish mathematician and academic  

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January 9

  • 1848
    Princess Frederica of Hanover (d. 1926)
  • 1890
    Karel Čapek, Czech author and playwright (d. 1938)
  • 1950
    Rio Reiser, German singer-songwriter (d. 1996)  
  • 1956
    Kimberly Beck, American actress  
  • 1978
    A. J. McLean, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor (Backstreet Boys)  

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January 10

  • 1780
    Martin Lichtenstein, German physician and explorer (d. 1857)
  • 1812
    Georg Hermann Nicolai, German architect and academic (d. 1881)
  • 1883
    Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Russian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1945)
  • 1980
    Sarah Shahi, American actress  
  • 1996
    María Paulina Pérez, Colombian tennis player  

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January 11

  • 1907
    Abraham Joshua Heschel, Polish-American rabbi, theologian, and philosopher (d. 1972)  
  • 1948
    Terry Williams, Welsh drummer  
  • 1957
    Peter Moore, Australian footballer  
  • 1978
    Vallo Allingu, Estonian basketball player  
  • 1982
    Tony Allen, American basketball player  

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January 12

  • 1930
    Jennifer Johnston, Irish author and playwright  
  • 1934
    Mick Sullivan, English rugby player and coach  
  • 1950
    Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (d. 1992)  
  • 1978
    Jeremy Camp, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1981
    Angus Macdonald, New Zealand rugby player  

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January 13

  • 1926
    Melba Liston, American trombonist and composer (d. 1999)  
  • 1938
    Tord Grip, Swedish footballer and manager  
  • 1960
    Matthew Bourne, English choreographer and director  
  • 1968
    Mike Whitlow, English footballer and coach  
  • 1970
    Shonda Rhimes, American director, producer, and screenwriter  

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January 14

  • 1806
    Matthew Fontaine Maury American astronomer, oceanographer, and historian (d. 1873)
  • 1917
    Billy Butterfield, American trumpet player (d. 1988)  
  • 1923
    Fred Beckey, American mountaineer and author  
  • 1950
    Rambhadracharya, Indian religious leader, scholar, and author  
  • 1973
    Katie Griffin, Canadian voice actress and singer  

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January 15

  • 1841
    Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, English captain and politician, 6th Governor General of Canada (d. 1908)
  • 1903
    Paul A. Dever, American lieutenant and politician, 58th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)  
  • 1950
    Marius Trésor, French footballer  
  • 1953
    Ta-Tanisha, American actress  
  • 1961
    Yves Pelletier, Canadian actor and director  

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January 16

  • 1477
    Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)
  • 1888
    Osip Brik, Russian author and critic (d. 1945)
  • 1903
    William Grover-Williams, English-French race car driver (d. 1945)  
  • 1978
    Alfredo Amézaga, Mexican baseball player  
  • 1988
    Jorge Torres Nilo, Mexican footballer  

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January 17

  • 1659
    Antonio Veracini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1745)
  • 1857
    Eugene Augustin Lauste, French-American engineer (d. 1935)
  • 1863
    David Lloyd George, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1945)
  • 1949
    Anita Borg, American computer scientist and academic (d. 2003)  
  • 1971
    Youki Kudoh, Japanese actress and singer  

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January 18

  • 1979
    Brian Gionta, American ice hockey player  
  • 1980
    Estelle, English singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1983
    Amir Blumenfeld, Israeli-American comedian, actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1986
    Marya Roxx, Estonian-American singer-songwriter  
  • 1991
    Britt McKillip, Canadian singer and actress (One More Girl)  

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January 19

  • 1833
    Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician and academic (d. 1872)
  • 1912
    Leonid Kantorovich, Russian mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)  
  • 1937
    Giovanna Marini, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1973
    Aaron Yonda, American comedian, actor, and director  
  • 1976
    Tarso Marques, Brazilian race car driver  

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January 20

  • 1804
    Eugène Sue, French author (d. 1857)
  • 1968
    Melissa Rivers, American actress, television host, and producer  
  • 1969
    Nicky Wire, Welsh singer-songwriter and bass player (Manic Street Preachers)  
  • 1981
    Jason Richardson, American basketball player  
  • 1991
    Ciara Hanna, American actress and model  

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January 21

  • 1864
    Paul Troje, German politician, Mayor of Marburg (d. 1942)
  • 1942
    Edwin Starr, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)  
  • 1965
    Jam Master Jay, American DJ, rapper, and producer (d. 2002)  
  • 1977
    Kirsten Klose, German hammer thrower  
  • 1982
    Go Shiozaki, Japanese wrestler  

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January 22

  • 1561
    Francis Bacon, English philosopher and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (d. 1626)
  • 1690
    Nicolas Lancret, French painter (d. 1743)
  • 1892
    Marcel Dassault, French businessman, founded Dassault Aviation (d. 1986)
  • 1913
    Henry Bauchau, Belgian psychoanalyst and author (d. 2012)  
  • 1919
    Diomedes Olivo, Dominican baseball player and scout (d. 1977)  

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January 23

  • 1915
    Potter Stewart, American lawyer and judge (d. 1985)  
  • 1930
    Derek Walcott, Saint Lucian poet and playwright; Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1943
    Gil Gerard, American actor and producer  
  • 1979
    Juan Rincón, Venezuelan baseball player  
  • 1983
    Irving Saladino, Panamanian long jumper  

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January 24

  • 1924
    Joe Albany, American pianist (d. 1988)  
  • 1963
    Arnold Vanderlyde, Dutch boxer  
  • 1983
    Scott Speed, American race car driver  
  • 1986
    Mischa Barton, English-American actress  
  • 1992
    Becky Downie, English gymnast  

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January 25

  • 1477
    Anne of Brittany (d. 1514)
  • 1796
    William MacGillivray, Scottish ornithologist and biologist (d. 1852)
  • 1968
    Eric Orie, Dutch footballer and manager  
  • 1978
    B.J. Whitmer, American wrestler  
  • 1984
    Robinho, Brazilian footballer  

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January 26

  • 1932
    Coxsone Dodd, Jamaican record producer (d. 2004)  
  • 1947
    Redmond Morris, 4th Baron Killanin, Irish peer, director, producer, and production manager  
  • 1958
    Salvador Sánchez, Mexican boxer (d. 1982)  
  • 1962
    Oscar Ruggeri, Argentinian footballer and manager  
  • 1989
    MarShon Brooks, American basketball player  

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January 27

  • 1832
    Lewis Carroll, English mathematician, photographer, and author (d. 1898)
  • 1908
    Hot Lips Page, American trumpet player, singer, and bandleader (d. 1954)  
  • 1919
    Ross Bagdasarian, Sr., American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor (d. 1972)  
  • 1929
    Mohamed Al-Fayed, Egyptian-Swiss businessman  
  • 1965
    Oktay Kaynarca, Turkish actor and producer  

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January 28

  • 1927
    Eşref Kolçak, Turkish actor  
  • 1955
    Nicolas Sarkozy, French lawyer and politician, 23rd President of France  
  • 1976
    Emiko Kado, Japanese wrestler (d. 1999)  
  • 1985
    Lauris Dārziņš, Latvian ice hockey player  
  • 1986
    Jessica Ennis-Hill, English heptathlete and hurdler  

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January 29

  • 1782
    Daniel Auber, French composer (d. 1871)
  • 1933
    Hugo Herrestrup, Danish actor (d. 2009)  
  • 1943
    Désiré Letort, French cyclist (d. 2012)  
  • 1953
    Peter Baumann, German keyboard player and songwriter (Tangerine Dream)  
  • 1967
    Cyril Suk, Czech-American tennis player  

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January 30

  • 1968
    Trevor Dunn, American bass player and songwriter  
  • 1974
    Olivia Colman, English actress and singer  
  • 1977
    Tom Malchow, American swimmer  
  • 1985
    Yuuri Morishita, Japanese model  
  • 1995
    Misaki Iwasa, Japanese singer  

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January 31

  • 36 BC
    Antonia Minor, Greek daughter of Mark Antony (d. 38 AD)
  • 1512
    Henry, King of Portugal (d. 1580)
  • 1896
    Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician and historian (d. 1966)
  • 1965
    Giorgos Gasparis, Greek basketball player and coach  
  • 1968
    Matt King, English actor, producer, and screenwriter  

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