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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

  • 1848
    John W. Goff, Irish-American lawyer and politician (d. 1924)
  • 1909
    Stepan Bandera, Ukrainian soldier and politician (d. 1959)  
  • 1911
    Roman Totenberg, Polish-American violinist and educator (d. 2012)  
  • 1969
    Verne Troyer, American actor and stuntman  
  • 1979
    Fadi El Khatib, Lebanese basketball player  

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January 2

  • 1905
    Michael Tippett, English composer and conductor (d. 1998)  
  • 1943
    Janet Akyüz Mattei, Turkish-American astronomer (d. 2004)  
  • 1955
    Agathonas Iakovidis, Greek singer  
  • 1967
    Jón Gnarr, Icelandic actor and politician; 20th Mayor of Reykjavik City  
  • 1981
    Maxi Rodríguez, Argentinian footballer  

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January 3

  • 1920
    Siegfried Buback, German lawyer and politician; Attorney General of Germany (d. 1977)  
  • 1930
    Robert Loggia, American actor and director  
  • 1934
    Carla Anderson Hills, American lawyer and politician; 5th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development  
  • 1956
    Mel Gibson, American-Australian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1986
    Allan Walker, Scottish footballer  

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January 4

  • 1848
    Katsura Tarō, Japanese general and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)
  • 1957
    Brian Roy Goble, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2014)  
  • 1962
    Joe Kleine, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1978
    Paul Licuria, Australian footballer  
  • 1986
    Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwanese tennis player  

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January 5

  • 1917
    Jane Wyman, American actress (d. 2007)  
  • 1942
    Maurizio Pollini, Italian pianist  
  • 1956
    Tim Macartney-Snape, Australian mountaineer and author  
  • 1988
    Luke Daniels, English footballer  
  • 1993
    De'Anthony Thomas, American football player  

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January 6

  • 1832
    Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)
  • 1944
    Bonnie Franklin, American actress and singer (d. 2013)  
  • 1955
    Rowan Atkinson, English actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1970
    Gabrielle Reece, American volleyball player, sportscaster, and actress  
  • 1982
    Brian Bass, American baseball player  

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January 7

  • 1876
    William Hurlstone, English pianist and composer (d. 1906)
  • 1924
    Geoffrey Bayldon, English actor  
  • 1985
    Austin Brown, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1987
    Olga Panova, Russian tennis player  
  • 1990
    Michael Sam, American football player  

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January 8

  • 1926
    Hanae Mori, Japanese fashion designer  
  • 1929
    Saeed Jaffrey, Indian-English actor  
  • 1965
    Michelle Forbes, American actress  
  • 1978
    Marco Fu, Hong Kong-Canadian snooker player  
  • 1983
    Kim Jong-un, North Korean soldier and politician; 3rd Supreme Leader of North Korea  

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January 9

  • 1475
    Crinitus, Italian scholar and author (d. 1507)
  • 1923
    Suh Yun-bok, South Korean runner  
  • 1965
    Farah Khan, Indian actress, director, and choreographer  
  • 1972
    Sarah Beeny, English television host  
  • 1976
    Radek Bonk, Czech ice hockey player  

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January 10

  • 1892
    Melchior Wańkowicz, Polish soldier, journalist, and author (d. 1974)
  • 1943
    Jim Croce, American singer-songwriter (d. 1973)  
  • 1975
    Jake Delhomme, American football player  
  • 1978
    Tanel Tein, Estonian basketball player  
  • 1981
    James Coppinger, English footballer  

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January 11

  • 1924
    Roger Guillemin, French-American physician and endocrinologist, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1931
    Mary Rodgers, American composer and author (d. 2014)  
  • 1958
    Vicki Peterson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer  
  • 1966
    Kelley Law, Canadian curler  
  • 1977
    Shamari Buchanan, American football player  

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January 12

  • 1941
    Long John Baldry, English-Canadian singer-songwriter and voice actor (d. 2005)  
  • 1950
    Greg X. Volz, American singer  
  • 1951
    Drew Pearson, American football player and sportscaster  
  • 1974
    Claudia Conserva, Chilean model and actress  
  • 1996
    Ai Hashimoto, Japanese model and actress  

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January 13

  • 1926
    Shakti Samanta, Indian director and producer (d. 2009)  
  • 1945
    Peter Simpson, English footballer  
  • 1961
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, American actress and producer  
  • 1975
    Mailis Reps, Estonian academic and politician, 31st Estonian Minister of Education and Research  
  • 1989
    Bryan Arguez, American footballer  

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January 14

  • 1856
    J. F. Archibald, Australian journalist and publisher, co-founded ''The Bulletin'' (d. 1919)
  • 1892
    Hal Roach, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1992)
  • 1931
    Martin Holdgate, English biologist and academic  
  • 1954
    Masanobu Fuchi, Japanese wrestler and booker  
  • 1968
    Ruel Fox, English footballer and manager  

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January 15

  • 1926
    Maria Schell, Austrian-Swiss actress and producer (d. 2005)  
  • 1949
    Panos Mihalopoulos, Greek actor  
  • 1957
    Andrew Tyrie, English journalist and politician  
  • 1960
    Kelly Asbury, American actor and director  
  • 1963
    Bruce Schneier, American cryptographer and author  

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January 16

  • 1882
    Robert Lane, Canadian soccer player (d. 1940)
  • 1943
    Brian Ferneyhough, English composer and academic  
  • 1959
    Sade Adu, Nigerian-English singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1974
    Kate Moss, English model and fashion designer  
  • 1988
    Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer  

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January 17

  • 1871
    Nicolae Iorga, Romanian historian and politician, 34th Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1940)
  • 1922
    Nicholas Katzenbach, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 65th United States Attorney General (d. 2012)  
  • 1949
    Augustin Dumay, French violinist and conductor  
  • 1955
    Steve Javie, American basketball player and referee  
  • 1966
    António Zeferino, Cape Verdean runner  

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January 18

  • 1917
    Wang Yung-ching, Taiwanese-American businessman (d. 2008)  
  • 1952
    Michael Behe, American biochemist, author, and academic  
  • 1971
    Amy Barger, American astronomer  
  • 1983
    Amir Blumenfeld, Israeli-American comedian, actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1984
    Ioannis Drymonakos, Greek swimmer  

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January 19

  • 1851
    Jacobus Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer and academic (d. 1922)
  • 1931
    Robert MacNeil, Canadian-American journalist and author  
  • 1963
    Michael Adams, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1966
    Floris Jan Bovelander, Dutch field hockey player  
  • 1966
    Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player  

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January 20

  • 1918
    Juan García Esquivel, Mexican pianist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2002)  
  • 1939
    Paul Coverdell, American politician (d. 2000)  
  • 1954
    Alison Seabeck, English politician  
  • 1963
    Mark Ryden, American painter  
  • 1983
    Mari Yaguchi, Japanese singer and actress (Morning Musume)  

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January 21

  • 1906
    Igor Moiseyev, Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 2007)  
  • 1922
    Paul Scofield, English actor (d. 2008)  
  • 1938
    Wolfman Jack, American radio host and actor (d. 1995)  
  • 1957
    Greg Ryan, German-American soccer player and coach  
  • 1967
    Artashes Minasian, Armenian chess player  

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January 22

  • 1935
    Alexander Men, Russian priest and scholar (d. 1990)  
  • 1936
    Nyree Dawn Porter, New Zealand-English actress (d. 2001)  
  • 1949
    Mike Caldwell, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1956
    Steve Riley, American drummer  
  • 1968
    Mauricio Serna, Colombian footballer  

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January 23

  • 1813
    Camilla Collett, Norwegian author and activist (d. 1895)
  • 1907
    Dan Duryea, American actor and singer (d. 1968)  
  • 1939
    Sonny Chiba, Japanese actor and martial artist  
  • 1962
    Elvira Lindo, Spanish journalist and author  
  • 1974
    Sampsa Astala, Finnish singer-songwriter and drummer  

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January 24

  • 1872
    Morris Travers, English chemist and academic (d. 1961)
  • 1924
    C. B. Muthamma, Indian diplomat (d. 2009)  
  • 1942
    Gary Hart, American wrestler and manager (d. 2008)  
  • 1957
    Mark Eaton, American basketball player and sportscaster  
  • 1975
    Rónald Gómez, Costa Rican footballer and manager  

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January 25

  • 1759
    Robert Burns, Scottish poet and songwriter (d. 1796)
  • 1935
    J. G. Farrell, Anglo-Irish author (d. 1979)  
  • 1971
    Luca Badoer, Italian race car driver  
  • 1976
    Dimitris Nalitzis, Greek footballer  
  • 1985
    Tina Karol, Ukrainian singer and actress  

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January 26

  • 1885
    Harry Ricardo, English engine designer and researcher (d. 1974)
  • 1947
    Michel Sardou, French singer-songwriter and actor  
  • 1967
    Col Needham, English businessman, co-founded the Internet Movie Database  
  • 1978
    Corina Morariu, American tennis player and sportscaster  
  • 1982
    Brahim Takioullah, Moroccan giant  

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January 27

  • 1708
    Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (d. 1728)
  • 1934
    Édith Cresson, French politician; 160th Prime Minister of France  
  • 1958
    Susanna Thompson, American actress  
  • 1981
    Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player  
  • 1985
    Gerard Aafjes, Dutch footballer  

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January 28

  • 1885
    Vahan Terian, Armenian poet and activist (d. 1920)
  • 1980
    Jesse James Hollywood, American murderer  
  • 1985
    Lauris Dārziņš, Latvian ice hockey player  
  • 1988
    Seiya Sanada, Japanese wrestler  
  • 1993
    Will Poulter, English actor  

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January 29

  • 1927
    Edward Abbey, American environmentalist and author (d. 1989)  
  • 1952
    Tim Healy, English actor and singer  
  • 1966
    Romário, Brazilian footballer, manager, and politician  
  • 1984
    Nuno Morais, Portuguese footballer  
  • 1986
    Simon Vukčević, Montenegrin footballer  

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January 30

  • 1912
    Francis Schaeffer, American pastor and theologian (d. 1984)  
  • 1943
    Davey Johnson, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1949
    Jaak Salumets, Estonian basketball player and coach  
  • 1980
    Leilani Dowding, English model and actress  
  • 1981
    Mathias Lauda, Austrian race car driver  

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January 31

  • 1931
    Christopher Chataway, English runner, journalist, and politician (d. 2014)  
  • 1946
    Terry Kath, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1978)  
  • 1967
    Chad Channing, American singer and drummer  
  • 1984
    Josh Johnson, Canadian-American baseball player  
  • 1987
    Raúl Richter, German actor  

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