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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

  • 1905
    Stanisław Mazur, Ukrainian-Polish mathematician and theorist (d. 1981)  
  • 1938
    Robert Jankel, English businessman, founded Panther Westwinds (d. 2005)  
  • 1952
    Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatari ruler, 7th Emir of Qatar  
  • 1971
    Phoebus, Greek songwriter and producer  
  • 1977
    María de la Paz Hernández, Argentinian field hockey player  

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January 2

  • 1886
    Apsley Cherry-Garrard, English explorer (d. 1959)
  • 1924
    Evgenios Spatharis, Greek puppeteer, actor, and director (d. 2009)  
  • 1925
    Larry Harmon, American clown, actor, and producer (d. 2008)  
  • 1969
    Glen Johnson, Jamaican boxer  
  • 1986
    Ediz Bahtiyaroğlu, Turkish-Bosnian footballer (d. 2012)  

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January 3

  • 1887
    August Macke, German-French painter (d. 1914)
  • 1947
    Zulema, American singer-songwriter (Faith Hope and Charity) (d. 2013)  
  • 1971
    Cory Cross, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1974
    Alessandro Petacchi, Italian cyclist  
  • 1989
    Alex D. Linz, American actor  

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January 4

  • 1883
    Johanna Westerdijk, Dutch plant pathologist (d. 1961)
  • 1935
    Walter Mahlendorf, German sprinter  
  • 1947
    Marie-Thérèse Letablier, French sociologist  
  • 1948
    Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé, Malian politician, Prime Minister of Mali  
  • 1991
    Olivia Tennet, New Zealand actress and dancer  

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January 5

  • 1928
    Walter Mondale, American soldier, lawyer, and politician; 42nd Vice President of the United States  
  • 1950
    Chris Stein, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer  
  • 1958
    Ron Kittle, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1969
    Shea Whigham, American actor  
  • 1991
    Daniel Pacheco, Spanish footballer  

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January 6

  • 1937
    Doris Troy, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)  
  • 1964
    Mark O'Toole, English bass player  
  • 1964
    Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan swimmer and sportscaster (d. 2005)  
  • 1976
    Johnny Yong Bosch, American actor and martial artist  
  • 1980
    Steed Malbranque, French footballer  

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January 7

  • 1879
    John Bissinger, American gymnast (d. 1941)
  • 1942
    Danny Steinmann, American director and screenwriter (d. 2012)  
  • 1949
    Anne Schedeen, American actress  
  • 1970
    Todd Day, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1991
    Caster Semenya, South African runner  

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January 8

  • 1928
    Slade Gorton, American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 14th Attorney General of Washington  
  • 1971
    Mike Süsser, German chef and author  
  • 1981
    Genevieve Cortese, American actress  
  • 1982
    Emanuele Calaiò, Italian footballer  
  • 1987
    Carmen Klaschka, German tennis player  

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January 9

  • 1778
    Hammamizade İsmail Dede Efendi, Turkish Ney player and composer (d. 1846)
  • 1956
    Lucyna Langer, Polish hurdler  
  • 1965
    Farah Khan, Indian actress, director, and choreographer  
  • 1968
    Jimmy Adams, Jamaican cricketer and coach  
  • 1971
    Angie Martinez, American rapper, actress, and radio host  

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January 10

  • 1480
    Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (d. 1530)
  • 1903
    Voldemar Väli, Estonian-Swedish Greco-Roman wrestler (d. 1997)  
  • 1919
    Terukuni Manzō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 38th Yokozuna (d. 1977)  
  • 1939
    Jared Carter, American poet and author  
  • 1965
    Yuji Tanaka, Japanese comedian  

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January 11

  • 1671
    François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French general and diplomat (d. 1745)
  • 1890
    Max Carey, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)
  • 1941
    Abdullah the Butcher, Canadian-American wrestler  
  • 1949
    Frederick "Dennis" Greene, American singer and actor (Sha Na Na) (d. 2015)  
  • 1989
    Darko Bodul, Croatian footballer  

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January 12

  • 1884
    Texas Guinan, Canadian-born American entertainer and businesswoman (d. 1933)
  • 1936
    Brajanath Ratha, Indian poet and activist (d. 2014)  
  • 1940
    Ronald Shannon Jackson, American drummer and composer (d. 2013)  
  • 1986
    Miguel Ángel Nieto, Spanish footballer  
  • 1987
    Andi Muise, Canadian model  

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January 13

  • 1878
    Geert Lotsij, Dutch rower (d. 1959)
  • 1910
    Yannis Tsarouchis, Greek painter and illustrator (d. 1989)  
  • 1921
    Dachine Rainer, American-English author and poet (d. 2000)  
  • 1957
    Mary Glindon, English politician  
  • 1966
    Leo Visser, Dutch speed skater  

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January 14

  • 1920
    R. K. Srikantan, Indian singer (d. 2014)  
  • 1952
    Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, Romanian engineer and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Romania  
  • 1954
    Vernee Watson-Johnson, American actress  
  • 1972
    Dion Forster, South African minister, theologian, and author  
  • 1988
    Jack P. Shepherd, English actor  

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January 15

  • 1872
    Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian author and translator (d. 1944)
  • 1903
    Paul A. Dever, American lieutenant and politician, 58th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)  
  • 1969
    Delino DeShields, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1986
    Mariya Abakumova, Russian javelin thrower  
  • 1990
    Sophie Sumner, English model and actress  

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January 16

  • 1948
    Ruth Reichl, American journalist and critic  
  • 1976
    Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie, Bahamian sprinter  
  • 1977
    Jeff Foster, American basketball player  
  • 1982
    Preston, English singer-songwriter (The Ordinary Boys)  
  • 1995
    Mikaela Turik, Australian-Canadian cricketer  

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January 17

  • 1935
    Ruth Ann Minner, American businesswoman and politician, 72nd Governor of Delaware  
  • 1962
    Ari Up, German-English singer (d. 2010)  
  • 1970
    James Wattana, Thai snooker player  
  • 1973
    Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Mexican footballer and actor  
  • 1977
    Kevin Thorn, American wrestler  

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January 18

  • 1782
    Daniel Webster, American lawyer and politician, 14th United States Secretary of State (d. 1852)
  • 1969
    Jesse L. Martin, American actor and singer  
  • 1971
    Jonathan Davis, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor  
  • 1979
    Brian Gionta, American ice hockey player  
  • 1991
    Britt McKillip, Canadian singer and actress (One More Girl)  

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January 19

  • 1892
    Ólafur Thors, Icelandic politician, 8th Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 1964)
  • 1936
    Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, American singer, harmonica player, and drummer (d. 2011)  
  • 1962
    Chris Sabo, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1966
    Lena Philipsson, Swedish singer-songwriter  
  • 1969
    Steve Staunton, Irish footballer and manager  

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January 20

  • 1893
    Georg Åberg, Swedish triple jumper (d. 1946)
  • 1915
    Ghulam Ishaq Khan, Pakistani businessman and politician, 7th President of Pakistan (d. 2006)  
  • 1927
    Qurratulain Hyder, Indian-Pakistani journalist, author, and academic (d. 2007)  
  • 1938
    Derek Dougan, Irish-English footballer and journalist (d. 2007)  
  • 1956
    Maria Larsson, Swedish educator and politician, Swedish Minister of Health and Social Affairs  

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January 21

  • 1941
    Stathis Giallelis, Greek actor  
  • 1943
    Rosemary Butler, English-Welsh politician  
  • 1965
    Jam Master Jay, American DJ, rapper, and producer (d. 2002)  
  • 1987
    Maša Zec Peškirič, Slovenian tennis player  
  • 1994
    Booboo Stewart, American actor, singer, and dancer  

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January 22

  • 1915
    Heinrich Albertz, German theologian and politician, Mayor of Berlin (d. 1993)  
  • 1964
    Nigel Benn, English-Australian boxer  
  • 1975
    Balthazar Getty, American actor and producer  
  • 1977
    Jono Gibbes, New Zealand rugby player and coach  
  • 1987
    Shane Long, Irish footballer  

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January 23

  • 1924
    Frank Lautenberg, American soldier and politician (d. 2013)  
  • 1946
    Arnoldo Alemán, Nicaraguan lawyer and politician, President of Nicaragua  
  • 1953
    Antonio Villaraigosa, American politician, 41st Mayor of Los Angeles  
  • 1958
    Sergey Litvinov, Russian hammer thrower  
  • 1982
    Wily Mo Peña, Dominican baseball player  

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January 24

  • 1913
    Norman Dello Joio, American organist and composer (d. 2008)  
  • 1924
    Joe Albany, American pianist (d. 1988)  
  • 1928
    Michel Serrault, French actor and singer (d. 2007)  
  • 1970
    Maria Balshaw, British museum director  
  • 1980
    Rebecca Romero, English cyclist and rower  

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January 25

  • 1615
    Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (d. 1660)
  • 1841
    John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, Sri Lankan-English admiral (d. 1920)
  • 1937
    Ange-Félix Patassé, Central African engineer and politician; President of the Central African Republic (d. 2011)  
  • 1951
    Leonid Telyatnikov, Kazakhstani-Ukrainian firefighter (d. 2004)  
  • 1984
    Robinho, Brazilian footballer  

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January 26

  • 1900
    Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (d. 1967)
  • 1904
    Ancel Keys, American physiologist and nutritionist (d. 2004)  
  • 1925
    Paul Newman, American actor, director, race car driver, and businessman, co-founded Newman's Own (d. 2008)  
  • 1946
    Christopher Hampton, Portuguese-English director, screenwriter, and playwright  
  • 1982
    Brahim Takioullah, Moroccan giant  

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January 27

  • 1832
    Lewis Carroll, English mathematician, photographer, and author (d. 1898)
  • 1885
    Eduard Künneke, German composer (d. 1953)
  • 1920
    Helmut Zacharias, German violinist and composer (d. 2002)  
  • 1951
    Cees van der Knaap, Dutch soldier and politician  
  • 1981
    Tony Woodcock, New Zealand rugby player  

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January 28

  • 1918
    Trevor Skeet, New Zealand-English lawyer and politician (d. 2004)  
  • 1922
    Robert W. Holley, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)  
  • 1934
    Mitr Chaibancha, Thai actor and producer (d. 1970)  
  • 1942
    Sjoukje Dijkstra, Dutch figure skater  
  • 1991
    Carl Klingberg, Swedish ice hockey player  

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January 29

  • 1905
    Barnett Newman, American painter and etcher (d. 1970)  
  • 1923
    Ivo Robić, Croatian singer-songwriter (d. 2000)  
  • 1955
    Femi Pedro, Nigerian banker and politician  
  • 1968
    Sora Jung, South Korean actress  
  • 1986
    Simon Vukčević, Montenegrin footballer  

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January 30

  • 1864
    James Mitchel, Irish-American hammer thrower (d. 1921)
  • 1925
    Dorothy Malone, American actress  
  • 1947
    Małgorzata Braunek, Polish actress (d. 2014)  
  • 1965
    Julie McCullough, American model and actress  
  • 1974
    Alvin Elchico, Filipino journalist  

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January 31

  • 1881
    Irving Langmuir, American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)
  • 1894
    Isham Jones, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1956)
  • 1945
    Joseph Kosuth, American photographer and illustrator  
  • 1964
    Martha MacCallum, American journalist  
  • 1974
    Ariel Pestano, Cuban baseball player  

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