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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.

January 1

  • 1952
    Stephanie Faracy, American actress  
  • 1953
    Lynn Jones, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1956
    Mark R. Hughes, American businessman, founded Herbalife (d. 2000)  
  • 1957
    Mark Hurd, American businessman  
  • 1966
    Anna Burke, Australian politician, 28th Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives  

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January 2

  • 1827
    Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky, Russian geographer and statistician (d. 1914)
  • 1918
    Willi Graf, German activist (d. 1943)  
  • 1933
    Seiichi Morimura, Japanese author  
  • 1955
    Vivien Savage, French singer-songwriter  
  • 1978
    Megumi Toyoguchi, Japanese voice actress and singer  

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January 3

  • 1911
    John Sturges, American director and producer (d. 1982)  
  • 1934
    Carla Anderson Hills, American lawyer and politician; 5th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development  
  • 1976
    Nicholas Gonzalez, American actor and producer  
  • 1988
    Ikechi Anya, Scottish-Nigerian footballer  
  • 1992
    Sandra Zaniewska, Polish tennis player  

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January 4

  • 1930
    Don Shula, American football player and coach  
  • 1941
    Kalpnath Rai, Indian politician (d. 1999)  
  • 1945
    Richard R. Schrock, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1962
    Robin Guthrie, Scottish guitarist and producer (Cocteau Twins)  
  • 1969
    Corie Blount, American basketball player  

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January 5

  • 1881
    Pablo Gargallo, Spanish sculptor and painter (d. 1934)
  • 1917
    Wieland Wagner, German director and producer (d. 1966)  
  • 1921
    Paul Governali, American football player and actor (d. 1978)  
  • 1954
    László Krasznahorkai, Hungarian author and screenwriter  
  • 1975
    Mike Grier, American ice hockey player and scout  

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January 6

  • 1587
    Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares (d. 1645)
  • 1924
    Earl Scruggs, American banjo player (Flatt and Scruggs) (d. 2012)  
  • 1936
    Rubén Amaro, Sr., Mexican baseball player and scout  
  • 1958
    Margus Hanson, Estonian politician, 23rd Estonian Minister of Defence  
  • 1994
    Jameis Winston, American football player  

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January 7

  • 1942
    Danny Steinmann, American director and screenwriter (d. 2012)  
  • 1948
    Ichirou Mizuki, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor  
  • 1958
    Donna Rice Hughes, American actress and activist  
  • 1961
    Supriya Pathak, Indian actress  
  • 1990
    Elene Gedevanishvili, Georgian figure skater  

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January 8

  • 1873
    Iuliu Maniu, Romanian lawyer and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1953)
  • 1917
    Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor, American author, playwright, and academic (d. 1994)  
  • 1936
    Zdeněk Mácal, Czech-American conductor  
  • 1966
    Andrew Wood, American singer-songwriter (Mother Love Bone and Malfunkshun) (d. 1990)  
  • 1971
    Jesper Jansson, Swedish footballer  

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January 9

  • 1881
    Édouard Beaupré, Canadian giant and strongman (d. 1904)
  • 1912
    Ralph Tubbs, English architect, designed the Dome of Discovery (d. 1996)  
  • 1921
    Lister Sinclair, Indian-Canadian broadcaster and playwright (d. 2006)  
  • 1923
    Suh Yun-bok, South Korean runner  
  • 1935
    Bob Denver, American actor and singer (d. 2005)  

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January 10

  • 1919
    Milton Parker, American businessman, co-founded the Carnegie Deli (d. 2009)  
  • 1922
    Billy Liddell, Scottish-English footballer (d. 2001)  
  • 1924
    Ludmilla Chiriaeff, Canadian ballerina, choreographer, and director (d. 1996)  
  • 1959
    Chris Van Hollen, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1990
    Stefano Lilipaly, Dutch-Indonesian footballer  

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January 11

  • 1890
    Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian poet and critic (d. 1954)
  • 1930
    Rod Taylor, Australian-American actor and screenwriter (d. 2015)  
  • 1965
    Aleksey Zhukov, Russian footballer and coach  
  • 1973
    Joanna Brodzik, Polish actress  
  • 1985
    Lucy Knisley, American author and illustrator  

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January 12

  • 1874
    Laura Adams Armer, American author and photographer (d. 1963)
  • 1910
    Luise Rainer, German-American actress (d. 2014)  
  • 1947
    Tom Dempsey, American football player  
  • 1956
    Marie Colvin, American-English journalist (d. 2012)  
  • 1972
    Randy Sklar, American comedian and actor  

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January 13

  • 1869
    Prince Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Aosta (d. 1931)
  • 1954
    Nikos Sarganis, Greek footballer  
  • 1966
    Shelagh Fogarty, English journalist and radio host  
  • 1973
    Nikolai Khabibulin, Russian ice hockey player  
  • 1982
    Constantinos Makrides, Cypriot footballer  

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January 14

  • 1883
    Nina Ricci, Italian-French fashion designer (d. 1970)
  • 1952
    Maureen Dowd, American journalist and author  
  • 1965
    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, English chef and critic  
  • 1978
    Shawn Crawford, American sprinter  
  • 1985
    Shawn Sawyer, Canadian figure skater  

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January 15

  • 1869
    Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish poet, playwright, and painter (d. 1907)
  • 1894
    Ecaterina Teodoroiu, Romanian soldier (d. 1917)
  • 1914
    Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian and academic (d. 2003)  
  • 1985
    Kenneth Emil Petersen, Danish footballer  
  • 1988
    Daniel Caligiuri, German footballer  

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January 16

  • 1749
    Vittorio Alfieri, Italian poet and playwright (d. 1803)
  • 1893
    Daisy Kennedy, Australian violinist (d. 1981)
  • 1956
    Martin Jol, Dutch footballer and manager  
  • 1979
    Brenden Morrow, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1986
    Mason Gamble, American actor  

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January 17

  • 1706
    Benjamin Franklin, American publisher and politician, 6th President of Pennsylvania (d. 1790)
  • 1911
    Busher Jackson, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1966)  
  • 1960
    Chili Davis, Jamaican-American baseball player and coach  
  • 1971
    Kid Rock, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor  
  • 1985
    Kangin, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (Super Junior)  

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January 18

  • 1840
    Henry Austin Dobson, English poet and author (d. 1921)
  • 1883
    George Oliver, American golfer (d. 1965)
  • 1925
    John V. Evans, American soldier and politician, 27th Governor of Idaho (d. 2014)  
  • 1932
    Robert Anton Wilson, American psychologist, author, poet, and playwright (d. 2007)  
  • 1937
    Dick Durock, American actor and stuntman (d. 2009)  

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January 19

  • 1930
    Tippi Hedren, American model and actress  
  • 1937
    Princess Birgitta of Sweden  
  • 1940
    Paolo Borsellino, Italian lawyer and judge (d. 1992)  
  • 1949
    Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Power Station) (d. 2003)  
  • 1974
    Jaime Moreno, Bolivian footballer and manager  

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January 20

  • 1915
    Ghulam Ishaq Khan, Pakistani businessman and politician, 7th President of Pakistan (d. 2006)  
  • 1940
    Carol Heiss, American figure skater and actress  
  • 1968
    Melissa Rivers, American actress, television host, and producer  
  • 1977
    Melody, Belgian singer  
  • 1987
    Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle racer (d. 2011)  

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January 21

  • 1846
    Pieter Hendrik Schoute, Dutch mathematician and academic (d. 1923)
  • 1883
    Eulogio Rodriguez, Filipino politician, 7th President of the Senate of the Philippines (d. 1964)
  • 1913
    William Ungar, Polish-American author and philanthropist, founded the National Envelope Corporation (d. 2013)  
  • 1972
    Cat Power, American singer-songwriter and actress  
  • 1976
    Emma Bunton, English singer-songwriter and actress (Spice Girls)  

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January 22

  • 1788
    Lord Byron, English poet and playwright (d. 1824)
  • 1880
    Frigyes Riesz, Hungarian mathematician and academic (d. 1956)
  • 1908
    Lev Landau, Azerbaijani-Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)  
  • 1909
    Ann Sothern, American actress and singer (d. 2001)  
  • 1962
    Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu, 17th Sultan of Terengganu  

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January 23

  • 1745
    William Jessop, English engineer, built the Cromford Canal (d. 1814)
  • 1897
    William Stephenson, Canadian captain and spy (d. 1989)
  • 1935
    Tom Reamy, American author (d. 1977)  
  • 1948
    David F. Ford, Irish theologian and academic  
  • 1982
    Andrew Rock, American sprinter  

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January 24

  • 1763
    Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, French-Russian general (d. 1831)
  • 1912
    Frederick Ashworth, American admiral (d. 2005)  
  • 1940
    Vito Acconci, American artist  
  • 1947
    Michio Kaku, American physicist and academic  
  • 1959
    Nils Mathisen, Norwegian keyboardist  

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January 25

  • 1736
    Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian-French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1813)
  • 1841
    John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, Sri Lankan-English admiral (d. 1920)
  • 1957
    Eskil Erlandsson, Swedish technologist and politician, Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs  
  • 1963
    Timo Rautiainen, Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus and Lyijykomppania)  
  • 1989
    Víctor Ruiz Torre, Spanish footballer  

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January 26

  • 1497
    Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557)
  • 1852
    Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Italian-French explorer (d. 1905)
  • 1933
    Ercole Baldini, Italian cyclist  
  • 1978
    Atsuko Kurusu, Japanese actress  
  • 1984
    Luo Xuejuan, Chinese swimmer  

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January 27

  • 1937
    Tigran Mansurian, Armenian composer of classical music and film scores  
  • 1961
    Dina Bonnevie, Filipino actress  
  • 1973
    Valyantsin Byalkevich, Belarusian footballer and manager (d. 2014)  
  • 1974
    Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Norwegian skier and biathlete  
  • 1987
    Lily Donaldson, English model  

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January 28

  • 1719
    Johann Elias Schlegel, German poet and critic (d. 1749)
  • 1843
    Mihkel Veske, Estonian poet and linguist (d. 1890)
  • 1910
    John Banner, Austrian actor (d. 1973)  
  • 1929
    Acker Bilk, English singer and clarinet player (d. 2014)  
  • 1976
    Emiko Kado, Japanese wrestler (d. 1999)  

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January 29

  • 1801
    Horatia Nelson, English daughter of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (d. 1881)
  • 1852
    Frederic Hymen Cowen, British composer (d. 1935)
  • 1867
    Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Spanish journalist and author (d. 1928)
  • 1938
    Shuji Tsurumi, Japanese gymnast  
  • 1985
    Athina Onassis Roussel, French horse rider  

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January 30

  • 1901
    Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (d. 1959)  
  • 1940
    Mitch Murray, English songwriter and producer  
  • 1966
    Neal Chase, American educator  
  • 1980
    João Soares de Almeida Neto, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1982
    Mark Nwokeji, English footballer  

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January 31

  • 1543
    Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japanese shogun (d. 1616)
  • 1902
    Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (d. 1968)  
  • 1915
    Thomas Merton, American monk and author (d. 1968)  
  • 1959
    Kelly Moore, American race car driver  
  • 1968
    Ulrica Messing, Swedish politician; 2nd Swedish Minister for Infrastructure  

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