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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

  • 1941
    Martin Evans, English-Welsh geneticist and academic  
  • 1942
    Alassane Ouattara, Ivorian economist and politician, President of the Ivory Coast  
  • 1945
    Jacky Ickx, Belgian race car driver  
  • 1950
    Tony Currie, English footballer  
  • 1992
    Jack Wilshere, English footballer  

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January 2

  • 1895
    Folke Bernadotte, Swedish lieutenant and diplomat (d. 1948)
  • 1905
    Jainendra Kumar, Indian author and translator (d. 1988)  
  • 1914
    Kenny Clarke, American drummer and composer (d. 1985)  
  • 1940
    S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician and academic  
  • 1950
    Anatoli Ushanov, Russian footballer and coach  

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January 3

  • 1819
    Charles Piazzi Smyth, Italian-Scottish astronomer and academic (d. 1900)
  • 1909
    Victor Borge, Danish-American pianist and conductor (d. 2000)  
  • 1969
    Michael Schumacher, German race car driver  
  • 1980
    Bryan Clay, American decathlete  
  • 1989
    Adas Juškevičius, Lithuanian basketball player  

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January 4

  • 1889
    M. Patanjali Sastri, Indian jurist, 2nd Chief Justice of India (d. 1963)
  • 1933
    Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, American author  
  • 1950
    John Louis Evans, American murderer (d. 1983)  
  • 1950
    Khondakar Ashraf Hossain, Bangladesh poet and academic (d. 2013)  
  • 1980
    Miguel Monteiro, Portuguese footballer  

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January 5

  • 1879
    Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946)
  • 1926
    Hosea Williams, American businessman and activist (d. 2000)  
  • 1941
    Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Indian cricketer (d. 2011)  
  • 1960
    Glenn Strömberg, Swedish footballer and sportscaster  
  • 1991
    Soner Aydoğdu, Turkish footballer  

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January 6

  • 1785
    Andreas Moustoxydis, Greek historian and philologist (d. 1860)
  • 1926
    Pat Flaherty, American race car driver (d. 2002)  
  • 1939
    Murray Rose, Australian swimmer and sportscaster (d. 2012)  
  • 1956
    Clive Woodward, English rugby player and coach  
  • 1980
    Sam Sallon, English singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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January 7

  • 1934
    Tassos Papadopoulos, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 5th President of Cyprus (d. 2008)  
  • 1965
    Alessandro Lambruschini, Italian runner  
  • 1970
    Todd Day, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1976
    Harish Raghavendra, Indian actor and singer  
  • 1977
    Dustin Diamond, American actor, director, and producer  

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January 8

  • 1870
    Miguel Primo de Rivera, Spanish general and politician, Prime Minister of Spain (d. 1930)
  • 1899
    S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan politician, 4th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (d. 1959)
  • 1947
    Samuel Schmid, Swiss politician; 90th President of the Swiss Confederation  
  • 1951
    Karen Tei Yamashita, American author and academic  
  • 1988
    Allison Harvard, American model and actress  

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January 9

  • 1674
    Reinhard Keiser, German composer (d. 1739)
  • 1829
    Thomas William Robertson, English director and playwright (d. 1871)
  • 1898
    Wally Baker, American super-centenarian (d. 2009)
  • 1945
    Levon Ter-Petrosyan, Syrian-Armenian politician, 1st President of Armenia  
  • 1989
    Michaëlla Krajicek, Dutch tennis player  

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January 10

  • 1900
    Violette Cordery, English racing driver (d. 1983)
  • 1908
    Paul Henreid, Italian-American actor and director (d. 1992)  
  • 1961
    Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Italian-American violinist, author, and educator  
  • 1974
    Akari Kaida, Japanese pianist and composer  
  • 1996
    Paula Andrea Pérez, Colombian tennis player  

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January 11

  • 1359
    Emperor Go-En'yū of Japan (d. 1393)
  • 1890
    Max Carey, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)
  • 1928
    Alan Bowness, English historian and curator  
  • 1930
    Ron Mulock, Australian lawyer and politician, 10th Deputy Premier of New South Wales (d. 2014)  
  • 1956
    Kuniaki Kobayashi, Japanese wrestler  

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January 12

  • 1970
    Mig Ayesa, Filipino-Australian singer-songwriter and actor  
  • 1972
    Priyanka Gandhi, Indian politician  
  • 1981
    Dan Klecko, American football player  
  • 1981
    João Paulo Daniel, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1984
    Daniel Sepulveda, American football player  

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January 13

  • 1925
    Gwen Verdon, American actress and dancer (d. 2000)  
  • 1938
    William B. Davis, Canadian actor and director  
  • 1947
    John Lees, English guitarist (Barclay James Harvest)  
  • 1969
    Stefania Belmondo, Italian skier  
  • 1995
    Qaasim Middleton, American actor, singer, and guitarist  

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January 14

  • 1939
    Kurt Moylan, Guamanian politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Guam  
  • 1970
    Fazıl Say, Turkish pianist and composer  
  • 1970
    Imam Samudra, Indonesian terrorist (d. 2008)  
  • 1979
    John Reuben, American rapper  
  • 1980
    Taeke Taekema, Dutch field hockey player  

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January 15

  • 1716
    Philip Livingston, American merchant and politician (d. 1778)
  • 1914
    Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian and academic (d. 2003)  
  • 1921
    Frank Thornton, English actor and singer (d. 2013)  
  • 1984
    Megan Jendrick, American swimmer  
  • 1994
    Jordy Croux, Belgian footballer  

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January 16

  • 1898
    Bedia Muvahhit, Turkish actress (d. 1994)
  • 1900
    Edith Frank, German-Dutch mother of Anne Frank (d. 1945)
  • 1906
    Diana Wynyard, English actress (d. 1964)  
  • 1975
    Gillian Iliana Waters, American actress  
  • 1986
    Paula Pareto, Argentinian martial artist  

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January 17

  • 1820
    Anne Brontë, English author and poet (d. 1849)
  • 1853
    T. Alexander Harrison, American painter (d. 1930)
  • 1948
    Anne Queffélec, French pianist  
  • 1955
    Steve Javie, American basketball player and referee  
  • 1977
    Kevin Thorn, American wrestler  

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January 18

  • 1952
    Michael Angelis, English actor  
  • 1961
    Mark Messier, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster  
  • 1965
    Dave Attell, American comedian, actor, and producer  
  • 1971
    Seamus O'Regan, Canadian journalist  
  • 1973
    Anthony Koutoufides, Australian footballer  

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January 19

  • 1409
    René of Anjou (d. 1480)
  • 1788
    Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (d. 1874)
  • 1933
    George Coyne, American priest, astronomer, and theologian  
  • 1956
    Carman, American singer-songwriter, actor, and television host  
  • 1972
    Troy Wilson, Australian footballer and race car driver  

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January 20

  • 1783
    Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist and composer (d. 1860)
  • 1891
    Mischa Elman, Ukrainian-American violinist (d. 1967)
  • 1893
    Georg Åberg, Swedish triple jumper (d. 1946)
  • 1923
    Nora Brockstedt, Norwegian singer  
  • 1986
    Kevin Parker, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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January 21

  • 1846
    Pieter Hendrik Schoute, Dutch mathematician and academic (d. 1923)
  • 1982
    Dean Whitehead, English footballer  
  • 1982
    Go Shiozaki, Japanese wrestler  
  • 1982
    Simon Rolfes, German footballer  
  • 1994
    Kang Seung-yoon, South Korean singer-songwriter and actor  

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January 22

  • 1900
    Ernst Busch, German actor and singer (d. 1980)
  • 1924
    Ján Chryzostom Korec, Slovak cardinal (d. 2015)  
  • 1980
    Subhash Ram Prajapati, Nepalese author and scholar  
  • 1987
    Astrid Jacobsen, Norwegian skier  
  • 1993
    Rio Haryanto, Indonesian race car driver  

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January 23

  • 1920
    Walter Frederick Morrison, American businessman; invented the Frisbee (d. 2010)  
  • 1946
    Arnoldo Alemán, Nicaraguan lawyer and politician, President of Nicaragua  
  • 1974
    Christian Longo, murderer  
  • 1976
    Angelica Lee, Malaysian-Taiwanese actress and singer  
  • 1987
    Leo Komarov, Finnish ice hockey player  

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January 24

  • 1779
    Elizabeth Alexeievna, German wife of Alexander I of Russia (d. 1826)
  • 1848
    Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (d. 1916)
  • 1913
    Norman Dello Joio, American organist and composer (d. 2008)  
  • 1953
    Yuri Bashmet, Russian violinist, viola player, and conductor  
  • 1987
    Luis Suárez, Uruguayan footballer  

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January 25

  • 1935
    Conrad Burns, American soldier, journalist, and politician  
  • 1961
    Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean ophthalmologist and politician; Singaporean Ministry of National Development  
  • 1966
    Chet Culver, American educator and politician; 41st Governor of Iowa  
  • 1978
    Charlene, Princess of Monaco  
  • 1979
    Christine Lakin, American actress and producer  

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January 26

  • 1931
    Mary Murphy, American actress (d. 2011)  
  • 1937
    Joseph Saidu Momoh, Sierra Leonean soldier and politician, 2nd President of Sierra Leone (d. 2003)  
  • 1962
    Guo Jian, Chinese-Australian painter  
  • 1964
    Paul Johansson, American-Canadian actor and director  
  • 1981
    Volador Jr., Mexican wrestler  

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January 27

  • 1814
    Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect, designed the Lausanne Cathedral (d. 1879)
  • 1875
    Elizabeth Israel, Dominican super-centenarian (d. 2003)
  • 1940
    Terry Harper, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1979
    Daniel Vettori, New Zealand cricketer and coach  
  • 1989
    Daisy Lowe, English model  

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January 28

  • 1857
    William Seward Burroughs I, American businessman, founded the Burroughs Corporation (d. 1898)
  • 1936
    Alan Alda, American actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1977
    Takuma Sato, Japanese race car driver  
  • 1991
    Calum Worthy, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1998
    Ariel Winter, American actress and singer  

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January 29

  • 1843
    William McKinley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 25th President of the United States (d. 1901)
  • 1884
    Douglass Cadwallader, American golfer (d. 1971)
  • 1931
    Ferenc Mádl, Hungarian academic and politician, 2nd President of Hungary (d. 2011)  
  • 1968
    Edward Burns, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1985
    Isabel Lucas, Australian model and actress  

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January 30

  • 1913
    Alfrēds Riekstiņš, Latvian military officer and freedom fighter (d. 1952)  
  • 1915
    Joachim Peiper, German SS officer (d. 1976)  
  • 1947
    Les Barker, English poet and author  
  • 1971
    Kimo von Oelhoffen, American football player  
  • 1979
    Tarmo Jallai, Estonian hurdler  

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January 31

  • 1543
    Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japanese shogun (d. 1616)
  • 1550
    Henry I, Duke of Guise (d. 1588)
  • 1915
    Thomas Merton, American monk and author (d. 1968)  
  • 1959
    Anthony LaPaglia, Australian footballer, actor, and producer  
  • 1982
    Allan McGregor, Scottish footballer  

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