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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.

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January 1

  • 1848
    John W. Goff, Irish-American lawyer and politician (d. 1924)
  • 1922
    Ernest Hollings, American soldier and politician, 106th Governor of South Carolina  
  • 1945
    Peter Duncan, Australian politician  
  • 1978
    Vidya Balan, Indian model and actress  
  • 1983
    Emi Kobayashi, Japanese model and actress  

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January 2

  • 1873
    Thérèse of Lisieux, French nun and saint (d. 1897)
  • 1904
    Truus Klapwijk, Dutch diver and swimmer (d. 1991)  
  • 1949
    Christopher Durang, American playwright and screenwriter  
  • 1950
    Anatoli Ushanov, Russian footballer and coach  
  • 1990
    Karel Abraham, Czech motorcycle racer  

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January 3

  • 1932
    Yolanda "Tongolele" Montes, American-Mexican dancer and actress  
  • 1939
    Bobby Hull, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1946
    John Paul Jones, English bass player, songwriter, and producer (Led Zeppelin and Them Crooked Vultures)  
  • 1959
    Alessandro Andrei, Italian shot putter  
  • 1976
    Nicholas Gonzalez, American actor and producer  

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January 4

  • 1672
    Hugh Boulter, Anglo-Irish archbishop (d. 1742)
  • 1878
    A. E. Coppard, English poet and author (d. 1957)
  • 1958
    Matt Frewer, American-Canadian actor and singer  
  • 1975
    Shane Carwin, American mixed martial artist and wrestler  
  • 1993
    Marlo Mortel, Filipino actor and singer  

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January 5

  • 1209
    Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, English-German king (d. 1272)
  • 1928
    Walter Mondale, American soldier, lawyer, and politician; 42nd Vice President of the United States  
  • 1953
    Pamela Sue Martin, American actress  
  • 1956
    Tim Macartney-Snape, Australian mountaineer and author  
  • 1992
    Julian Derstroff, German footballer  

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January 6

  • 1924
    Earl Scruggs, American banjo player (Flatt and Scruggs) (d. 2012)  
  • 1940
    Penny Lernoux, American journalist and author (d. 1989)  
  • 1945
    Allen Appel, American author, illustrator, and photographer  
  • 1964
    Denise Borino-Quinn, American actress (d. 2010)  
  • 1965
    Christine Wachtel, German runner  

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January 7

  • 1933
    Elliott Kastner, American-English film producer (d. 2010)  
  • 1950
    Erin Gray, American actress  
  • 1954
    José María Vitier, Cuban pianist and composer  
  • 1961
    Andrew Thomson, Australian lawyer and politician  
  • 1970
    João Ricardo, Angolan footballer  

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January 8

  • 1894
    Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr and saint (d. 1941)
  • 1931
    Chuck Metcalf, American bassist (d. 2012)  
  • 1981
    Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player  
  • 1990
    Hassan Adhuham, Maldivian footballer  
  • 1992
    Stefanie Dolson, American basketball player  

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January 9

  • 1811
    Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English journalist and author (d. 1856)
  • 1898
    Wally Baker, American super-centenarian (d. 2009)
  • 1938
    Claudette Boyer, Canadian educator and politician (d. 2013)  
  • 1945
    John Doman, American actor  
  • 1972
    Mat Hoffman, American BMX rider  

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January 10

  • 1848
    Reinhold Sadler, American merchant and politician, 9th Governor of Nevada (d. 1906)
  • 1931
    Massimo Vignelli, Italian-American graphic designer (d. 2014)  
  • 1939
    Jared Carter, American poet and author  
  • 1963
    David Dewayne Johnson, American murderer (d. 2000)  
  • 1984
    Nando Rafael, Angolan-German footballer  

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January 11

  • 1788
    William Thomas Brande, English chemist and academic (d. 1866)
  • 1911
    Nora Heysen, Australian painter (d. 2003)  
  • 1938
    Vladimir Krpan, Croatian pianist  
  • 1962
    Steve Hislop, Scottish motorcycle racer (d. 2003)  
  • 1971
    Mary J. Blige, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress  

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January 12

  • 1792
    Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist and academic (d. 1841)
  • 1901
    Karl Künstler, German SS officer (d. 1945)  
  • 1949
    Ottmar Hitzfeld, German footballer and manager  
  • 1968
    Junichi Masuda, Japanese director, producer, and composer  
  • 1987
    Will Rothhaar, American actor  

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January 13

  • 1858
    Oskar Minkowski, Lithuanian-German biologist and academic (d. 1931)
  • 1901
    A. B. Guthrie, Jr., American historian and author (d. 1991)  
  • 1938
    Tord Grip, Swedish footballer and manager  
  • 1959
    Ernie Irvan, American race car driver  
  • 1990
    Liam Hemsworth, Australian actor  

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January 14

  • 1931
    Martin Holdgate, English biologist and academic  
  • 1934
    Richard Briers, English actor and singer (d. 2013)  
  • 1940
    Vasilka Stoeva, Bulgarian discus thrower  
  • 1981
    Hyleas Fountain, American heptathlete  
  • 1982
    Víctor Valdés, Spanish footballer  

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January 15

  • 1885
    Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician and author (d. 1973)
  • 1902
    Saud of Saudi Arabia (d. 1969)  
  • 1973
    Essam El-Hadary, Egyptian footballer  
  • 1983
    Jermaine Pennant, English footballer  
  • 1991
    Marc Bartra, Spanish footballer  

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January 16

  • 1931
    Robert L. Park, American physicist and academic  
  • 1937
    Luiz Bueno, Brazilian race car driver (d. 2011)  
  • 1954
    Wolfgang Schmidt, German discus thrower  
  • 1963
    James May, English journalist and television host  
  • 1982
    Tuncay Şanlı, Turkish footballer  

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January 17

  • 1871
    Nicolae Iorga, Romanian historian and politician, 34th Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1940)
  • 1936
    John Boyd, English academic and diplomat, British ambassador to Japan  
  • 1939
    Maury Povich, American talk show host, producer, and actor  
  • 1948
    Jim Ladd, American radio host and producer  
  • 1991
    Trevor Bauer, American baseball player  

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January 18

  • 1880
    Paul Ehrenfest, Austrian-Dutch physicist and academic (d. 1933)
  • 1933
    Ray Dolby, American engineer and businessman, founded Dolby Laboratories (d. 2013)  
  • 1940
    Pedro Rodriguez, Mexican race car driver (d. 1971)  
  • 1944
    Carl Morton, American baseball player (d. 1983)  
  • 1966
    André Ribeiro, Brazilian race car driver  

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January 19

  • 398
    Pulcheria, Byzantine empress and saint (d. 453)
  • 1739
    Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect, designed Longford Hall and Barrells Hall (d. 1808)
  • 1918
    John H. Johnson, American publisher, founded the Johnson Publishing Company (d. 2005)  
  • 1982
    Jodie Sweetin, American actress  
  • 1993
    Erick Torres Padilla, Mexican footballer  

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January 20

  • 1896
    George Burns, American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1996)
  • 1940
    Carol Heiss, American figure skater and actress  
  • 1955
    Hiromi Ōta, Japanese singer  
  • 1963
    Mark Ryden, American painter  
  • 1969
    Patrick K. Kroupa, American computer hacker and activist; co-founded MindVox  

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January 21

  • 1882
    Francis Gailey, Australian-American swimmer (d. 1972)
  • 1882
    Pavel Florensky, Russian mathematician and theologian (d. 1937)
  • 1969
    Eduard Hämäläinen, Finnish-Belarusian decathlete  
  • 1982
    Nicolas Mahut, French tennis player  
  • 1986
    Sushant Singh Rajput, Indian actor  

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January 22

  • 1592
    Pierre Gassendi, French mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (d. 1655)
  • 1907
    Mary Dresselhuys, Dutch actress (d. 2004)  
  • 1913
    William Conway, Irish cardinal (d. 1977)  
  • 1977
    Hidetoshi Nakata, Japanese footballer  
  • 1978
    Chone Figgins, American baseball player  

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January 23

  • 1923
    Cot Deal, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)  
  • 1939
    Sonny Chiba, Japanese actor and martial artist  
  • 1953
    Alister McGrath, Irish historian and theologian  
  • 1962
    David Arnold, English composer  
  • 1990
    Şener Özbayraklı, Turkish footballer  

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January 24

  • 1776
    E. T. A. Hoffmann, German jurist, author, and composer (d. 1822)
  • 1864
    Marguerite Durand, French actress, journalist, and activist (d. 1936)
  • 1930
    Bernard Matthews, English businessman, founded Bernard Matthews Farms (d. 2010)  
  • 1941
    Aaron Neville, American singer  
  • 1986
    Mischa Barton, English-American actress  

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January 25

  • 1822
    Charles Reed Bishop, American businessman, philanthropist, and politician; founded Bishop Museum (d. 1915)
  • 1935
    António Ramalho Eanes, Portuguese general and politician; 16th President of Portugal  
  • 1949
    John Cooper Clarke, English poet and critic  
  • 1981
    Charlie Bewley, English actor  
  • 1984
    Fara Williams, English footballer  

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January 26

  • 1908
    Stéphane Grappelli, French violinist (d. 1997)  
  • 1927
    José Azcona del Hoyo, Honduran politician, President of Honduras (d. 2005)  
  • 1953
    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Danish politician and diplomat, 39th Prime Minister of Denmark  
  • 1973
    Brendan Rodgers, Irish footballer and manager  
  • 1979
    Sara Rue, American actress and producer  

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January 27

  • 1756
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1791)
  • 1924
    Brian Rix, Baron Rix, English actor, producer, academic and life peer  
  • 1932
    Boris Shakhlin, Russian-Ukrainian gymnast (d. 2008)  
  • 1942
    Stewart Raffill, American director and screenwriter  
  • 1976
    Ruby Lin, Taiwanese actress, singer, and producer  

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January 28

  • 1904
    Canuplin, Filipino magician and actor (d. 1979)  
  • 1938
    Leonid Zhabotinsky, Ukrainian weightlifter  
  • 1944
    Rosalía Mera, Spanish businesswoman; co-founded Inditex and Zara (d. 2013)  
  • 1976
    Rick Ross, American rapper and producer  
  • 1985
    Lauris Dārziņš, Latvian ice hockey player  

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January 29

  • 1880
    W. C. Fields, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1946)
  • 1945
    Tom Selleck, American actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1948
    Marc Singer, Canadian-American actor  
  • 1970
    Jörg Hoffmann, German swimmer  
  • 1975
    Sara Gilbert, American actress, producer, and talk show host  

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January 30

  • 1861
    Charles Martin Loeffler, French-American violinist and composer (d. 1935)
  • 1955
    Tom Izzo, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1961
    Dexter Scott King, American actor and activist  
  • 1979
    Tarmo Jallai, Estonian hurdler  
  • 1986
    Nick Evans, American baseball player  

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January 31

  • 1911
    Eddie Byrne, Irish actor (d. 1981)  
  • 1966
    Umar Alisha, Indian journalist and philanthropist  
  • 1976
    Traianos Dellas, Greek footballer and manager  
  • 1977
    Jim Kleinsasser, American football player  
  • 1982
    Maret Ani, Estonian tennis player  

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