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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

  • 1431
    Pope Alexander VI (d. 1503)
  • 1516
    Margaret Leijonhufvud, Swedish wife of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1551)
  • 1945
    Martin Schanche, Norwegian race car driver  
  • 1981
    Mladen Petrić, Croatian footballer  
  • 1983
    Park Sung-hyun, South Korean archer  

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January 2

  • 1921
    Jan Slepian, American therapist and author  
  • 1969
    Glen Johnson, Jamaican boxer  
  • 1972
    Adam Elliot, Australian animator and screenwriter  
  • 1974
    Deborah Sengl, Austrian painter  
  • 1988
    Damien Tussac, French-German rugby player  

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January 3

  • 1719
    Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian (d. 1773)
  • 1883
    Duncan Gillis, Canadian discus thrower and hammer thrower (d. 1963)
  • 1933
    Anne Stevenson, American-English poet and author  
  • 1982
    Lasse Nilsson, Swedish footballer  
  • 1987
    Leonidas Panagopoulos, Greek footballer  

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January 4

  • 1896
    Everett Dirksen, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1969)
  • 1922
    Frank Wess, American saxophonist and flute player (New York Jazz Quartet) (d. 2013)  
  • 1926
    Eddie Cusic, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2015)  
  • 1982
    Lucie Škrobáková, Czech hurdler  
  • 1987
    Nikolaj Misiuk, Lithuanian footballer  

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January 5

  • 1926
    Hosea Williams, American businessman and activist (d. 2000)  
  • 1958
    Ron Kittle, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1968
    DJ BoBo, Swiss singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1976
    Matt Wachter, American bass player  
  • 1983
    Sean Dockery, American basketball player  

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January 6

  • 1486
    Martin Agricola, German composer and theorist (d. 1556)
  • 1874
    Fred Niblo, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1948)
  • 1928
    George H. Ross, American lawyer and businessman  
  • 1976
    Richard Zedník, Slovak ice hockey player  
  • 1980
    Pascual Romero, American musician and producer  

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January 7

  • 1871
    Émile Borel, French mathematician and politician (d. 1956)
  • 1911
    Butterfly McQueen, American actress and dancer (d. 1995)  
  • 1942
    Danny Williams, South African singer (d. 2005)  
  • 1956
    Uwe Ochsenknecht, German actor and singer  
  • 1967
    Irrfan Khan, Indian actor  

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January 8

  • 1928
    Gaston Miron, Canadian poet and author (d. 1996)  
  • 1940
    Jimmy O'Neill, American radio and television host (d. 2013)  
  • 1952
    Mel Reynolds, American academic and politician  
  • 1986
    Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian actress (d. 2003)  
  • 1993
    Marek Šovčík, Slovak footballer  

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January 9

  • 727
    Emperor Daizong of Tang (d. 779)
  • 1915
    Anita Louise, American actress and singer (d. 1970)  
  • 1953
    Shigeru So, Japanese runner  
  • 1971
    Hal Niedzviecki, Canadian author and critic  
  • 1982
    Timmy Bowers, American basketball player  

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January 10

  • 1915
    Cynthia Freeman, American author (d. 1988)  
  • 1931
    Peter Barnes, English playwright and screenwriter (d. 2004)  
  • 1937
    Thomas Penfield Jackson, American soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 2013)  
  • 1959
    Chris Van Hollen, American lawyer and politician  
  • 1972
    Thomas Alsgaard, Norwegian skier and sportscaster  

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January 11

  • 1908
    Lionel Stander, American actor (d. 1994)  
  • 1938
    John August Swanson, American painter and illustrator  
  • 1949
    Daryl Braithwaite, Australian singer-songwriter  
  • 1963
    Dean Reynolds, English snooker player  
  • 1995
    Klaartje Liebens, Belgian tennis player  

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January 12

  • 1856
    John Singer Sargent, Italian-English painter and educator (d. 1925)
  • 1948
    Kenny Allen, English footballer  
  • 1949
    Haruki Murakami, Japanese author, translator, and academic  
  • 1970
    Zack de la Rocha, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1989
    Thiemo-Jérôme Kialka, German footballer  

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January 13

  • 1893
    Clark Ashton Smith, American poet, sculptor, painter, and author (d. 1961)
  • 1949
    Rakesh Sharma, Indian commander, pilot, and astronaut  
  • 1963
    Kevin McClatchy, American businessman  
  • 1983
    Ronny Turiaf, French basketball player  
  • 1990
    Vincenzo Fiorillo, Italian footballer  

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January 14

  • 1131
    Valdemar I of Denmark (d. 1182)
  • 1800
    Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, Austrian composer, botanist, and publisher (d. 1877)
  • 1942
    Dave Campbell, American baseball player and sportscaster  
  • 1967
    Leonardo Ortolani, Italian author; created ''Rat-Man''  
  • 1986
    Yohan Cabaye, French footballer  

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January 15

  • 1795
    Alexander Griboyedov, Russian playwright, composer, and poet (d. 1829)
  • 1803
    Marjorie Fleming, Scottish poet and author (d. 1811)
  • 1895
    Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
  • 1949
    Alasdair Liddell, English businessman (d. 2012)  
  • 1949
    Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2001)  

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January 16

  • 1838
    Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (d. 1917)
  • 1888
    Osip Brik, Russian author and critic (d. 1945)
  • 1950
    Damo Suzuki, Japanese singer and guitarist (Can)  
  • 1974
    Kate Moss, English model and fashion designer  
  • 1977
    Ariel Ze'evi, Israeli martial artist  

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January 17

  • 1883
    Compton Mackenzie, English-Scottish author, poet, and playwright (d. 1972)
  • 1925
    Edgar Ray Killen, American Ku Klux Klan organizer  
  • 1969
    Tiësto, Dutch DJ and producer (Gouryella and Kamaya Painters)  
  • 1982
    Amanda Wilkinson, Canadian singer (The Wilkinsons and Small Town Pistols)  
  • 1991
    Willa Fitzgerald, American actress  

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January 18

  • 1883
    George Oliver, American golfer (d. 1965)
  • 1946
    Henrique Rosa, Bissau-Guinean politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (d. 2013)  
  • 1966
    Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player  
  • 1978
    Bogdan Lobonț, Romanian footballer  
  • 1979
    Mark Anthony Fernandez, Filipino actor  

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January 19

  • 1969
    Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-American author and academic  
  • 1969
    Luc Longley, Australian basketball player and coach  
  • 1972
    Jon Fisher, American businessman and author  
  • 1977
    Benjamin Ayres, Canadian actor, director, and photographer  
  • 1985
    Jake Allen, American football player  

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January 20

  • 1931
    Hachidai Nakamura, Japanese pianist and composer (d. 1992)  
  • 1936
    Frances Shand Kydd, English-Scottish mother of Diana, Princess of Wales (d. 2004)  
  • 1941
    Clift Tsuji, American politician  
  • 1976
    Gretha Smit, Dutch speed skater  
  • 1980
    Petra Rampre, Slovenian tennis player  

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January 21

  • 1901
    Ricardo Zamora, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 1978)  
  • 1947
    Jill Eikenberry, American actress  
  • 1971
    Adia Chan, Indonesian-Hong Kong actress and singer  
  • 1971
    Sergey Klevchenya, Russian speed skater  
  • 1972
    Rickard Falkvinge, Swedish businessman and politician  

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January 22

  • 1733
    Philip Carteret, English admiral and explorer (d. 1796)
  • 1889
    Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (d. 1935)
  • 1900
    Ernst Busch, German actor and singer (d. 1980)
  • 1908
    Prince Oana, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)  
  • 1911
    Bruno Kreisky, Austrian politician, 22nd Chancellor of Austria (d. 1990)  

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January 23

  • 1960
    Leilani Kai, American wrestler and trainer  
  • 1976
    Tsuyoshi Muro, Japanese actor  
  • 1984
    Arjen Robben, Dutch footballer  
  • 1984
    Robbie Farah, Australian rugby player  
  • 1987
    Felicia Brandström, Swedish singer  

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January 24

  • 1679
    Christian Wolff, German philosopher and academic (d. 1754)
  • 1945
    John Garamendi, American football player and politician, 1st United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior  
  • 1947
    Masashi Ozaki, Japanese baseball player and golfer  
  • 1972
    Naoshi Mizuta, Japanese bass player and composer  
  • 1989
    Ki Sung-yueng, South Korean footballer  

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January 25

  • 1899
    Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian politician, 46th Prime Minister of Belgium (d. 1972)
  • 1928
    Cor van der Hart, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2006)  
  • 1947
    Tostão, Brazilian footballer, journalist, and physician  
  • 1976
    Dimitris Nalitzis, Greek footballer  
  • 1979
    Pi Hongyan, Chinese-French badminton player  

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January 26

  • 1902
    Jokichi Ikarashi, Japanese super-centenarian (d. 2013)  
  • 1926
    Farman Fatehpuri, Pakistani linguist and scholar (d. 2013)  
  • 1927
    José Azcona del Hoyo, Honduran politician, President of Honduras (d. 2005)  
  • 1974
    Rokia Traoré, Malian singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1986
    Gerald Green, American basketball player  

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January 27

  • 1603
    Sir Harbottle Grimston, 2nd Baronet, English lawyer and politician, Speaker of the British House of Commons (d. 1685)
  • 1885
    Eduard Künneke, German composer (d. 1953)
  • 1912
    Arne Næss, Norwegian philosopher and environmentalist (d. 2009)  
  • 1974
    Andrei Pavel, Romanian tennis player and coach  
  • 1989
    Daisy Lowe, English model  

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January 28

  • 1853
    Vladimir Solovyov, Russian philosopher, poet, and critic (d. 1900)
  • 1936
    Ismail Kadare, Albanian author and poet  
  • 1944
    John Tavener, English composer (d. 2013)  
  • 1978
    Gianluigi Buffon, Italian footballer  
  • 1991
    Carl Klingberg, Swedish ice hockey player  

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January 29

  • 1910
    Colin Middleton, Irish painter and poet (d. 1983)  
  • 1947
    Linda B. Buck, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1961
    Mike Aldrete, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1964
    Andre Reed, American football player and sportscaster  
  • 1970
    Paul Ryan, American economist and politician  

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January 30

  • 1911
    Roy Eldridge, American trumpet player (d. 1989)  
  • 1920
    Carwood Lipton, American lieutenant (d. 2001)  
  • 1929
    Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian-Italian physician and humanitarian (d. 1996)  
  • 1942
    Marty Balin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1990
    Nils Miatke, German footballer  

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January 31

  • 1959
    Kelly Lynch, American model and actress  
  • 1964
    Dawn Prince-Hughes, American anthropologist and ethologist  
  • 1982
    Allan McGregor, Scottish footballer  
  • 1984
    Jeremy Wariner, American runner  
  • 1988
    Justine Ozga, German tennis player  

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