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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

  • 1911
    Hank Greenberg, American baseball player and lieutenant (d. 1986)  
  • 1930
    Frederick Wiseman, American director and producer  
  • 1950
    James Richardson, American poet and academic  
  • 1984
    Mohammed Ghaddar, Lebanese footballer  
  • 1990
    Bugoy Cariño, Filipino actor  

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January 2

  • 1891
    Giovanni Michelucci, Italian architect, designed the Firenze Santa Maria Novella railway station (d. 1990)
  • 1943
    Barış Manço, Turkish singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1999)  
  • 1952
    Jimmy Santiago Baca, American poet and author  
  • 1964
    Michael McCann, Scottish politician  
  • 1988
    Damien Tussac, French-German rugby player  

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January 3

  • 1719
    Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian (d. 1773)
  • 1887
    August Macke, German-French painter (d. 1914)
  • 1929
    Ernst Mahle, German-Brazilian composer and conductor  
  • 1939
    Bobby Hull, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1973
    Rory Stewart, Hong Kong-English academic and politician  

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January 4

  • 1934
    Hellmuth Karasek, Czech-German journalist, author, and critic (d. 2015)  
  • 1947
    Marie-Thérèse Letablier, French sociologist  
  • 1965
    Rob Wilson, English politician  
  • 1973
    Frank Høj, Danish cyclist  
  • 1977
    Ozell Wells, Dominican-American basketball player, coach, and scout  

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January 5

  • 1778
    Zebulon Pike, American general and explorer (d. 1813)
  • 1879
    Marcel Tournier, French harp player and composer (d. 1951)
  • 1911
    Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor and screenwriter (d. 2001)  
  • 1950
    Peter Goldsmith, Baron Goldsmith, English lawyer and politician; Attorney General for England and Wales  
  • 1972
    Philip Davies, English politician  

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January 6

  • 1857
    William Russell, American lawyer and politician; 37th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
  • 1908
    Menachem Avidom, Hungarian-Israeli composer (d. 1995)  
  • 1919
    Roy Cochran, American hurdler and sprinter (d. 1981)  
  • 1954
    Anthony Minghella, English director and screenwriter (d. 2008)  
  • 1968
    John Singleton, American director, producer, and screenwriter  

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January 7

  • 1800
    Millard Fillmore, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 13th President of the United States (d. 1874)
  • 1845
    Ludwig III of Bavaria (d. 1921)
  • 1873
    Charles Péguy, French poet and journalist (d. 1914)
  • 1972
    Vladimir Dubrovshchik, Belarusian discus thrower  
  • 1982
    Priit Viks, Estonian biathlete  

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January 8

  • 1786
    Nicholas Biddle, American banker and financier (d. 1844)
  • 1885
    A. J. Muste, Dutch-American clergyman and activist (d. 1967)
  • 1939
    Ruth Maleczech, American actress (d. 2013)  
  • 1967
    Steven Jacobs, Australian television host and actor  
  • 1976
    Carl Pavano, American baseball player  

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January 9

  • 1907
    Eldred G. Smith, American patriarch (d. 2013)  
  • 1909
    Patrick Peyton, American priest and activist (d. 1992)  
  • 1928
    Palghat R. Raghu, Carnatic musician and percussionist  
  • 1956
    Mike Walczewski, American announcer  
  • 1967
    Gary Teichmann, Rhodesian-South African rugby player  

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January 10

  • 1644
    Louis François, duc de Boufflers, French general (d. 1711)
  • 1936
    Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1952
    Scott Thurston, American guitarist and songwriter (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and The Stooges)  
  • 1962
    Kathryn S. McKinley, American computer scientist and academic  
  • 1966
    Murali Nair, Indian director and screenwriter  

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January 11

  • 1885
    Jack Hoxie, American actor and rodeo performer (d. 1965)
  • 1897
    August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (d. 1979)
  • 1935
    Melvyn Hayes, English actor and singer  
  • 1941
    Abdullah the Butcher, Canadian-American wrestler  
  • 1968
    Saša Ćirić, Macedonian footballer  

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January 12

  • 1892
    Mikhail Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer; co-founded the Russian Aircraft Corporation (d. 1976)
  • 1917
    Walter Hendl, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2007)  
  • 1935
    Tomiko Ishii, Japanese actress  
  • 1978
    Kim Sa-rang, South Korean actress  
  • 1988
    Chris Casement, Irish footballer  

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January 13

  • 1832
    Horatio Alger, Jr., American journalist and author (d. 1899)
  • 1909
    Marinus van der Lubbe, Dutch anarchist (d. 1934)  
  • 1926
    Shakti Samanta, Indian director and producer (d. 2009)  
  • 1969
    Stefania Belmondo, Italian skier  
  • 1989
    Bryan Arguez, American footballer  

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January 14

  • 1882
    Hendrik Willem van Loon, Dutch-American historian and journalist (d. 1944)
  • 1963
    Gert-Jan Theunisse, Dutch cyclist  
  • 1966
    Marco Hietala, Finnish singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer  
  • 1972
    James Key, English engineer  
  • 1988
    Keren Shlomo, Israeli tennis player  

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January 15

  • 1891
    Ray Chapman, American baseball player (d. 1920)
  • 1907
    Janusz Kusociński, Polish runner (d. 1940)  
  • 1918
    João Figueiredo, Brazilian general and politician, 30th President of Brazil (d. 1999)  
  • 1984
    Victor Rasuk, American actor  
  • 1989
    Keiffer Hubbell, American ice dancer  

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January 16

  • 1895
    T. M. Sabaratnam, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (d. 1966)
  • 1937
    Luiz Bueno, Brazilian race car driver (d. 2011)  
  • 1979
    Jason Ward, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1980
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, American actor, playwright, and composer  
  • 1988
    Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer  

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January 17

  • 1914
    Anacleto Angelini, Italian-Chilean businessman (d. 2007)  
  • 1931
    James Earl Jones, American actor  
  • 1939
    Christodoulos of Athens, Greek archbishop (d. 2008)  
  • 1974
    Vesko Kountchev, Bulgarian viola player, composer, and producer (Amparanoia)  
  • 1986
    Max Adler, American actor  

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January 18

  • 1672
    Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French author (d. 1731)
  • 1850
    Seth Low, American academic and politician, 92nd Mayor of New York City (d. 1916)
  • 1964
    Enrico Lo Verso, Italian actor  
  • 1969
    Jim O'Rourke, American guitarist and producer  
  • 1974
    Devon Odessa, American actress  

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January 19

  • 1923
    Jean Stapleton, American actress and singer (d. 2013)  
  • 1953
    Desi Arnaz, Jr., American actor and singer  
  • 1955
    Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-American comedian and actor  
  • 1981
    Lucho González, Argentinian footballer  
  • 1992
    Shawn Johnson, American gymnast  

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January 20

  • 1906
    Aristotle Onassis, Turkish-Greek businessman (d. 1975)  
  • 1931
    David Lee, American physicist and academic; Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1939
    Paul Coverdell, American politician (d. 2000)  
  • 1981
    Owen Hargreaves, English footballer  
  • 1988
    Jeffrén Suárez, Spanish footballer  

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January 21

  • 1883
    Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet and educator (d. 1929)
  • 1924
    Benny Hill, English actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)  
  • 1974
    Alex Sperafico, Brazilian race car driver  
  • 1988
    William C. Woxlin, Swedish actor, playwright, and composer  
  • 1994
    Booboo Stewart, American actor, singer, and dancer  

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January 22

  • 1831
    Joseph Alfred Slade, American businessman (d. 1864)
  • 1890
    Vinko Žganec, Croatian lawyer and musicologist (d. 1976)
  • 1954
    Chris Lemmon, American actor and author  
  • 1973
    Rogério Ceni, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1987
    Shane Long, Irish footballer  

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January 23

  • 1832
    Édouard Manet, French painter (d. 1883)
  • 1923
    Walter M. Miller, Jr., American soldier and author (d. 1996)  
  • 1926
    Kyriakos Matsis, Cypriot EOKA member (d. 1958)  
  • 1929
    Myron Cope, American journalist and sportscaster (d. 2008)  
  • 1974
    Yosvani Pérez, Cuban baseball player  

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January 24

  • 1883
    Philip Schuster, American gymnast (d. 1926)
  • 1886
    Henry King, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1982)
  • 1888
    Vicki Baum, Austrian author and screenwriter (d. 1960)
  • 1931
    Leonard Baker, American historian and author (d. 1984)  
  • 1983
    Davide Biondini, Italian footballer  

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January 25

  • 1794
    François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist, physician, physiologist, and lawyer (d. 1878)
  • 1822
    Charles Reed Bishop, American businessman, philanthropist, and politician; founded Bishop Museum (d. 1915)
  • 1878
    Ernst Alexanderson, Swedish-American engineer (d. 1975)
  • 1929
    Elizabeth Allen, American actress and singer (d. 2006)  
  • 1989
    Sheryfa Luna, French singer and dancer  

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January 26

  • 1826
    Julia Grant, American wife of Ulysses S. Grant, 19th First Lady of the United States (d. 1902)
  • 1891
    Wilder Penfield, American-Canadian neurosurgeon and academic (d. 1976)
  • 1941
    Scott Glenn, American actor  
  • 1953
    Lucinda Williams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1983
    Petri Oravainen, Finnish footballer  

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January 27

  • 1443
    Albert III, Duke of Saxony (d. 1500)
  • 1826
    Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Russian journalist and author (d. 1889)
  • 1924
    Brian Rix, Baron Rix, English actor, producer, academic and life peer  
  • 1980
    Eva Padberg, German fashion model, singer, and actress  
  • 1989
    Alberto Botía, Spanish footballer  

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January 28

  • 1833
    Charles George Gordon, English general and politician (d. 1885)
  • 1864
    Charles Williams Nash, American businessman, founded Nash Motors (d. 1948)
  • 1887
    Arthur Rubinstein, Polish-American pianist (d. 1982)
  • 1929
    Nikolai Parshin, Russian footballer and manager (d. 2012)  
  • 1953
    Colin Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  

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January 29

  • 1718
    Paul Rabaut, French pastor (d. 1794)
  • 1948
    Marc Singer, Canadian-American actor  
  • 1959
    Mike Foligno, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1968
    Susi Erdmann, German luger and bobsledder  
  • 1973
    Jason Schmidt, American baseball player  

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January 30

  • 1917
    Paul Frère, Belgian race car driver and journalist (d. 2008)  
  • 1945
    Boots Anson-Roa, Filipino actress  
  • 1950
    Leili Pärnpuu, Estonian chess player  
  • 1976
    Andy Milonakis, American actor and rapper (Three Loco)  
  • 1984
    Midori Kuzuoka, Japanese model  

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January 31

  • 1942
    Derek Jarman, English director, stage designer, and author (d. 1994)  
  • 1944
    Charlie Musselwhite, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player  
  • 1949
    Norris Church Mailer, American model and educator (d. 2010)  
  • 1951
    Dave Benton, Aruban-Estonian singer and drummer  
  • 1960
    Željko Šturanović, Montenegrian politician; 31st Prime Minister of Montenegro (d. 2014)  

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