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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

  • 1894
    Iván Petrovich, Serbian actor (d. 1962)
  • 1943
    Stanley Kamel, American actor (d. 2008)  
  • 1951
    Prospero Gallinari, Italian terrorist (d. 2013)  
  • 1957
    Evangelos Venizelos, Greek lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Greece  
  • 1964
    Juliana Donald, American actress  

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January 2

  • 1886
    Apsley Cherry-Garrard, English explorer (d. 1959)
  • 1916
    Zypora Spaisman, Polish-American midwife and Yiddish stage actress/producer (d. 2002)  
  • 1956
    Lynda Barry, American cartoonist and author  
  • 1958
    Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Russian pianist and educator  
  • 1967
    Francois Pienaar, South African rugby player  

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January 3

  • 1923
    Bud Adams, American businessman (d. 2013)  
  • 1936
    Michael Layard, English admiral  
  • 1952
    Gianfranco Fini, Italian journalist and politician; Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs  
  • 1977
    A. J. Burnett, American baseball player  
  • 1985
    Linas Kleiza, Lithuanian basketball player  

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January 4

  • 1890
    Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, American publisher, founded DC Comics (d. 1965)
  • 1896
    Jørgen Løvset, Norwegian professor of medicine, gynecology and obstetrics (d. 1981)
  • 1973
    Frank Høj, Danish cyclist  
  • 1984
    İbrahim Akın, Turkish footballer  
  • 1988
    Maximilian Riedmüller, German footballer  

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January 5

  • 1885
    Humbert Wolfe, Italian-English poet and civil servant (d. 1940)
  • 1910
    Jack Lovelock, New Zealand runner and journalist (d. 1949)  
  • 1940
    Michael O'Donoghue, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1994)  
  • 1954
    László Krasznahorkai, Hungarian author and screenwriter  
  • 1960
    Otar Korghalidze, Georgian footballer and manager  

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January 6

  • 1595
    Claude Favre de Vaugelas, French educator and courtier (d. 1650)
  • 1617
    Christoffer Gabel, Danish politician (d. 1673)
  • 1936
    Darlene Hard, American tennis player and coach  
  • 1956
    Clive Woodward, English rugby player and coach  
  • 1964
    Mark O'Toole, English bass player  

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January 7

  • 1934
    Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician; 29th Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 2002)  
  • 1949
    Marshall Chapman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1974
    John Rich, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer  
  • 1978
    Ryan Star, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1991
    Eden Hazard, Belgian footballer  

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January 8

  • 1933
    Willie Tasby, American baseball player  
  • 1947
    David Gates, American journalist and author  
  • 1979
    Stipe Pletikosa, Croatian footballer  
  • 1993
    Amanda Lim, Singaporean swimmer  
  • 1994
    Charlotte Römer, Ecuadorian tennis player  

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January 9

  • 1925
    Pierre Jalbert, Canadian-American actor (d. 2014)  
  • 1937
    Michael Nicholson, English journalist and author  
  • 1950
    David Johansen, American singer-songwriter and actor (New York Dolls)  
  • 1952
    Hugh Bayley, English politician  
  • 1961
    Henry Omaga-Diaz, Filipino journalist  

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January 10

  • 1938
    Willie McCovey, American baseball player  
  • 1945
    Gunther von Hagens, German anatomist, invented plastination  
  • 1966
    Murali Nair, Indian director and screenwriter  
  • 1966
    Steve Kramer, American engineer and politician  
  • 1985
    Jaroslav Kolbas, Slovak footballer  

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January 11

  • 1788
    William Thomas Brande, English chemist and academic (d. 1866)
  • 1901
    Kwon Ki-ok, North Korean pilot (d. 1988)  
  • 1907
    Pierre Mendès France, French lawyer and politician, 142nd Prime Minister of France (d. 1982)  
  • 1953
    Kostas Skandalidis, Greek engineer and politician  
  • 1978
    Vallo Allingu, Estonian basketball player  

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January 12

  • 1884
    Texas Guinan, Canadian-born American entertainer and businesswoman (d. 1933)
  • 1905
    Nihal Atsız, Turkish author, poet, and philosopher (d. 1975)  
  • 1936
    Brajanath Ratha, Indian poet and activist (d. 2014)  
  • 1974
    Tor Arne Hetland, Norwegian skier  
  • 1985
    Gerard Lawson, American football player  

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January 13

  • 1887
    Gabriel Gabrio, French actor (d. 1946)
  • 1932
    Bearcat Wright, American wrestler (d. 1982)  
  • 1950
    John McNaughton, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1970
    Shonda Rhimes, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1987
    Sven Wetzel, German rugby player  

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January 14

  • 1919
    Andy Rooney, American soldier and journalist (d. 2011)  
  • 1923
    Fred Beckey, American mountaineer and author  
  • 1927
    Zuzana Růžičková, Czech harpsichord player  
  • 1945
    Kees Bakels, Dutch conductor  
  • 1977
    Narain Karthikeyan, Indian race car driver  

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January 15

  • 1900
    William Heinesen, Faroese poet and author (d. 1991)
  • 1914
    Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian and academic (d. 2003)  
  • 1945
    Vince Foster, American lawyer and politician (d. 1993)  
  • 1965
    James Nesbitt, Irish actor  
  • 1982
    Armando Galarraga, Venezuelan baseball player  

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January 16

  • 1928
    Pilar Lorengar, Spanish soprano (d. 1996)  
  • 1958
    Lena Ek, Swedish politician, 9th Swedish Minister for the Environment  
  • 1961
    Kenneth Sivertsen, Norwegian guitarist and composer (d. 2006)  
  • 1988
    Jorge Torres Nilo, Mexican footballer  
  • 1993
    Hannes Anier, Estonian footballer  

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January 17

  • 1853
    T. Alexander Harrison, American painter (d. 1930)
  • 1899
    Robert Maynard Hutchins, American philosopher and academic (d. 1977)
  • 1911
    George Stigler, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)  
  • 1927
    Eartha Kitt, American actress and singer (d. 2008)  
  • 1965
    Nikos Nioplias, Greek footballer and manager  

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January 18

  • 1901
    Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1973)  
  • 1935
    Albert Millaire, Canadian actor and director  
  • 1965
    Dave Attell, American comedian, actor, and producer  
  • 1967
    Iván Zamorano, Chilean footballer  
  • 1980
    Estelle, English singer-songwriter and producer  

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January 19

  • 1863
    Werner Sombart, German economist and sociologist (d. 1941)
  • 1946
    Dolly Parton, American singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman, entrepreneur and philanthropist  
  • 1958
    Thomas Kinkade, American painter (d. 2012)  
  • 1974
    Frank Caliendo, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter  
  • 1984
    Thomas Vanek, Austrian ice hockey player  

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January 20

  • 1873
    Johannes V. Jensen, Danish author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1950)
  • 1926
    David Tudor, American pianist and composer (d. 1996)  
  • 1947
    Cyrille Guimard, French cyclist and sportscaster  
  • 1971
    Wakanohana Masaru, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 66th Yokozuna  
  • 1973
    Queen Mathilde of Belgium  

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January 21

  • 1878
    Vahan Tekeyan, Armenian poet and activist (d. 1948)
  • 1882
    Pavel Florensky, Russian mathematician and theologian (d. 1937)
  • 1971
    Tweet, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1976
    Aivaras Abromavičius, Lithuanian-Ukrainian banker and politician; 15th Minister of Economic of Ukraine  
  • 1985
    Álex Pérez, Spanish footballer  

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January 22

  • 1942
    Mimis Domazos, Greek footballer  
  • 1943
    Marília Pêra, Brazilian actress and singer  
  • 1974
    Cameron McConville, Australian race car driver and sportscaster  
  • 1980
    Christopher Masterson, American actor and producer  
  • 1981
    Beverley Mitchell, American actress and singer  

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January 23

  • 1846
    Hermann Clemenz, Estonian chess player (d. 1908)
  • 1929
    John Polanyi, German-Canadian chemist and academic; Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1938
    Georg Baselitz, German painter and sculptor  
  • 1943
    Özhan Canaydın, Turkish basketball player and businessman (d. 2010)  
  • 1976
    Harmen Fraanje, Dutch pianist  

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January 24

  • 1919
    Oral Roberts, American evangelist; founded Oral Roberts University and Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association (d. 2009)  
  • 1953
    Matthew Wilder, American singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1961
    William Van Dijck, Belgian runner  
  • 1980
    Rebecca Romero, English cyclist and rower  
  • 1986
    Michael Kightly, English footballer  

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January 25

  • 1794
    François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist, physician, physiologist, and lawyer (d. 1878)
  • 1925
    Giorgos Zampetas, Greek bouzouki player and songwriter (d. 1992)  
  • 1942
    Eusébio, Mozambican-Portuguese footballer (d. 2014)  
  • 1948
    Georgy Shishkin, Russian painter and illustrator  
  • 1980
    Michelle McCool, American wrestler and model  

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January 26

  • 1716
    George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville, English general and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1785)
  • 1919
    Bill Nicholson, English footballer and manager (d. 2004)  
  • 1934
    Charles Marowitz, American director, playwright, and critic  
  • 1969
    Michael O'Hearn, American bodybuilder and actor  
  • 1981
    Juan José Haedo, Argentinian cyclist  

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January 27

  • 1814
    Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect, designed the Lausanne Cathedral (d. 1879)
  • 1893
    Soong Ching-ling, Chinese politician; President of the People's Republic of China (d. 1981)
  • 1904
    James J. Gibson, American psychologist and academic (d. 1979)  
  • 1955
    John Roberts, American lawyer and judge; 17th Chief Justice of the United States  
  • 1971
    Fann Wong, Singaporean actress and singer  

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January 28

  • 1890
    Robert Stroud, American ornithologist (d. 1963)
  • 1908
    Paul Misraki, Turkish-French composer and historian (d. 1998)  
  • 1912
    Jackson Pollock, American painter (d. 1956)  
  • 1944
    Bobby Ball, English comedian, actor, and singer  
  • 1952
    Richard Glatzer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)  

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January 29

  • 1718
    Paul Rabaut, French pastor (d. 1794)
  • 1895
    Muna Lee, American poet and author (d. 1965)
  • 1948
    Cristina Saralegui, Cuban-American talk show host  
  • 1978
    Martin Schmitt, German ski jumper  
  • 1987
    José Abreu, Cuban baseball player  

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January 30

  • 1781
    Adelbert von Chamisso, German botanist and poet (d. 1838)
  • 1936
    Horst Jankowski, German pianist and composer (d. 1998)  
  • 1964
    Otis Smith, American basketball player, coach, and manager  
  • 1982
    Hidenori Tokuyama, Japanese actor and singer  
  • 1995
    Thia Megia, American singer  

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January 31

  • 1945
    Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, English lawyer, judge, and academic  
  • 1950
    Denise Fleming, American author and illustrator  
  • 1971
    Lee Young-ae, South Korean actress  
  • 1975
    Preity Zinta, Indian actress  
  • 1994
    Kenneth Zohore, Danish footballer  

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