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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.

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

  • 1909
    Dana Andrews, American actor (d. 1992)  
  • 1917
    Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist and academic (d. 1981)  
  • 1941
    Martin Evans, English-Welsh geneticist and academic  
  • 1942
    Anthony Hamilton-Smith, 3rd Baron Colwyn, English dentist and politician  
  • 1969
    Verne Troyer, American actor and stuntman  

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January 2

  • 1647
    Nathaniel Bacon, English-American rebel leader (d. 1676)
  • 1947
    Calvin Hill, American football player  
  • 1967
    Jón Gnarr, Icelandic actor and politician; 20th Mayor of Reykjavik City  
  • 1970
    Royce Clayton, American baseball player  
  • 1978
    Kjartan Sveinsson, Icelandic keyboard player  

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January 3

  • 1710
    Richard Gridley, American soldier and engineer (d. 1796)
  • 1760
    Veerapandiya Kattabomman, Indian politician (d. 1799)
  • 1946
    Cissy King, American singer and dancer  
  • 1967
    Mayumi Wakamura, Japanese actress  
  • 1969
    Michael Schumacher, German race car driver  

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January 4

  • 1893
    Yone Minagawa, Japanese super-centenarian (d. 2007)
  • 1911
    Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz, Greek-Polish athlete and resistance member (d. 1943)  
  • 1944
    Angela Harris, Baroness Harris of Richmond, English politician  
  • 1972
    James Longley, American director and producer  
  • 1977
    Eric Fructuoso, Filipino actor  

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January 5

  • 1929
    Russ Manning, American illustrator (d. 1981)  
  • 1931
    Alvin Ailey, American dancer and choreographer; founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (d. 1989)  
  • 1942
    Jan Leeming, English journalist  
  • 1966
    Kate Schellenbach, American drummer  
  • 1979
    Giuseppe Gibilisco, Italian pole vaulter  

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January 6

  • 1807
    Joseph Petzval, German-Hungarian mathematician and physicist (d. 1891)
  • 1848
    Hristo Botev, Bulgarian poet and journalist (d. 1876)
  • 1861
    János Zsupánek, Slovene-Hungarian author and poet (d. 1951)
  • 1866
    Dante Cappelli, Italian actor (d. 1948)
  • 1916
    Eugene Thomas Maleska, American journalist (d. 1993)  

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January 7

  • 1355
    Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester, English politician, Lord High Constable of England (d. 1397)
  • 1912
    Charles Addams, American cartoonist; created The Addams Family (d. 1988)  
  • 1913
    Johnny Mize, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 1993)  
  • 1950
    Malcolm Macdonald, English footballer and manager  
  • 1983
    Liesbeth Mouha, Belgian volleyball player  

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January 8

  • 1883
    Pavel Filonov, Russian painter and poet (d. 1941)
  • 1924
    Benjamin Lees, Chinese-American soldier and composer (d. 2010)  
  • 1934
    Roy Kinnear, English actor (d. 1988)  
  • 1947
    David Gates, American journalist and author  
  • 1967
    Steven Jacobs, Australian television host and actor  

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January 9

  • 1778
    Hammamizade İsmail Dede Efendi, Turkish Ney player and composer (d. 1846)
  • 1971
    Hal Niedzviecki, Canadian author and critic  
  • 1975
    James Beckford, Jamaican long jumper  
  • 1976
    Hayes Carll, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1978
    Chad Johnson, American football player  

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January 10

  • 1908
    Bernard Lee, English actor (d. 1981)  
  • 1910
    Jean Martinon, French conductor and composer (d. 1976)  
  • 1946
    Aynsley Dunbar, English drummer and songwriter (The Jeff Beck Group, Journey, Jefferson Starship, UFO, The Mojos, and John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers)  
  • 1953
    Bobby Rahal, American race car driver  
  • 1990
    Wilhelm Ingves, Finnish footballer  

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January 11

  • 1858
    Harry Gordon Selfridge, American-English businessman, founded Selfridges (d. 1947)
  • 1897
    August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (d. 1979)
  • 1980
    Deanna Wright, American model and actress  
  • 1993
    Michael Keane, English footballer  
  • 1993
    Will Keane, English footballer  

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January 12

  • 1892
    Mikhail Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer; co-founded the Russian Aircraft Corporation (d. 1976)
  • 1916
    Jay McShann, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2006)  
  • 1932
    Des O'Connor, English comedian, singer, and television host  
  • 1950
    Bob McEwen, American politician  
  • 1960
    Oliver Platt, Canadian-American actor  

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January 13

  • 1865
    Princess Marie of Orléans (d. 1908)
  • 1878
    Geert Lotsij, Dutch rower (d. 1959)
  • 1980
    Mirko Soltau, German footballer  
  • 1989
    Triinu Kivilaan, Estonian singer (Vanilla Ninja)  
  • 1993
    Larry King, American murder victim (d. 2008)  

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January 14

  • 1966
    Rene Simpson, Canadian-American tennis player (d. 2013)  
  • 1967
    Saskia Wickham, English actress  
  • 1973
    Paul Tisdale, English footballer and manager  
  • 1981
    Hyleas Fountain, American heptathlete  
  • 1984
    Fred Matua, American football player (d. 2012)  

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January 15

  • 1869
    Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish poet, playwright, and painter (d. 1907)
  • 1914
    Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian and academic (d. 2003)  
  • 1943
    Mike Marshall, American baseball player  
  • 1968
    Barry Buchanan, American wrestler  
  • 1992
    Joshua King, Norwegian footballer  

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January 16

  • 1362
    Robert de Vere, Duke of Ireland, English Duke (d. 1392)
  • 1934
    Marilyn Horne, American soprano and actress  
  • 1950
    Robert Schimmel, American comedian, actor, and producer (d. 2010)  
  • 1969
    Roy Jones, Jr., American boxer, rapper, and actor  
  • 1995
    Mikaela Turik, Australian-Canadian cricketer  

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January 17

  • 1860
    Douglas Hyde, Irish academic and politician, 1st President of Ireland (d. 1949)
  • 1969
    Tiësto, Dutch DJ and producer (Gouryella and Kamaya Painters)  
  • 1971
    Lil Jon, American rapper  
  • 1972
    Benno Fürmann, German actor  
  • 1985
    Mark Briscoe, American wrestler  

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January 18

  • 1782
    Daniel Webster, American lawyer and politician, 14th United States Secretary of State (d. 1852)
  • 1943
    Kay Granger, American educator and politician  
  • 1967
    Kim Perrot, American basketball player (d. 1999)  
  • 1977
    Curtis Cregan, American actor and singer  
  • 1977
    Richard Archer, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Hard-Fi)  

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January 19

  • 1930
    Tippi Hedren, American model and actress  
  • 1949
    Dennis Taylor, Irish snooker player and sportscaster  
  • 1970
    Tim Foster, English rower  
  • 1972
    Joana Benedek, Romanian-Mexican model and actress  
  • 1977
    Margus Maiste, Estonian architect  

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January 20

  • 1878
    Ruth St. Denis, American dancer (d. 1968)
  • 1886
    Claude Jameson, American soccer player (d. 1943)
  • 1923
    Slim Whitman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)  
  • 1940
    Krishnam Raju, Indian actor and politician  
  • 1986
    Kevin Parker, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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January 21

  • 1882
    Francis Gailey, Australian-American swimmer (d. 1972)
  • 1959
    Alex McLeish, Scottish footballer and manager  
  • 1993
    Chiara Pierobon, Italian cyclist (d. 2015)  
  • 1994
    Booboo Stewart, American actor, singer, and dancer  
  • 2001
    Jackson Brundage, American actor  

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January 22

  • 1887
    Helen Hoyt, American poet and author (d. 1972)
  • 1962
    Sirous Ghayeghran, Iranian footballer and manager (d. 1998)  
  • 1972
    Norberto Téllez, Cuban runner  
  • 1986
    Daniel Wayne Smith, son of model Anna Nicole Smith (d. 2006)  
  • 1993
    Tommy Knight, English actor  

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January 23

  • 1897
    William Stephenson, Canadian captain and spy (d. 1989)
  • 1928
    Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player and manager (d. 2005)  
  • 1961
    Yelena Sinchukova, Russian long jumper  
  • 1969
    Brendan Shanahan, Canadian ice hockey player and actor  
  • 1983
    Irving Saladino, Panamanian long jumper  

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January 24

  • 1705
    Farinelli, Italian actor and singer (d. 1782)
  • 1907
    Tuts Washington, American pianist (d. 1984)  
  • 1986
    Ricky Ullman, Israeli-American actor and singer  
  • 1987
    Luis Suárez, Uruguayan footballer  
  • 1988
    Jade Ewen, English singer-songwriter and actress (Sugababes)  

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January 25

  • 1936
    Onat Kutlar, Turkish author and poet (d. 1995)  
  • 1942
    Eusébio, Mozambican-Portuguese footballer (d. 2014)  
  • 1976
    Mário Haberfeld, Brazilian race car driver  
  • 1980
    Xavi, Spanish footballer  
  • 1988
    Tatiana Golovin, French tennis player  

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January 26

  • 1907
    Dimitrios Holevas, Greek priest (d. 2001)  
  • 1927
    Bob Nieman, American baseball player and scout (d. 1985)  
  • 1944
    Angela Davis, American activist, author, and scholar  
  • 1984
    Iain Turner, Scottish footballer  
  • 1988
    Yukiyo Mine, Japanese softball player  

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January 27

  • 1875
    Elizabeth Israel, Dominican super-centenarian (d. 2003)
  • 1901
    Willy Fritsch, German actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1973)  
  • 1924
    Brian Rix, Baron Rix, English actor, producer, academic and life peer  
  • 1976
    Ruby Lin, Taiwanese actress, singer, and producer  
  • 1981
    Tony Woodcock, New Zealand rugby player  

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January 28

  • 1843
    Mihkel Veske, Estonian poet and linguist (d. 1890)
  • 1939
    John M. Fabian, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut  
  • 1943
    Paul Henderson, Canadian ice hockey player and minister  
  • 1966
    Seiji Mizushima, Japanese director and producer  
  • 1976
    Rick Ross, American rapper and producer  

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January 29

  • 1703
    Carlmann Kolb, German priest and composer (d. 1765)
  • 1782
    Daniel Auber, French composer (d. 1871)
  • 1940
    Kunimitsu Takahashi, Japanese motorcycle racer and race car driver  
  • 1954
    Terry Kinney, American actor and director  
  • 1984
    Safee Sali, Malaysian footballer  

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January 30

  • 1816
    Nathaniel P. Banks, American general and politician, 24th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1894)
  • 1937
    Boris Spassky, Russian chess player  
  • 1944
    Lynn Harrell, American cellist and academic  
  • 1959
    Mark Eitzel, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1985
    Yuuri Morishita, Japanese model  

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January 31

  • 1825
    Miska Magyarics, Hungarian-Slovenian poet (d. 1883)
  • 1905
    John O'Hara, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1970)  
  • 1921
    John Agar, American actor (d. 2002)  
  • 1959
    Kelly Lynch, American model and actress  
  • 1977
    Sergei Pareiko, Estonian footballer  

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