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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.

January 1

  • 1909
    Stepan Bandera, Ukrainian soldier and politician (d. 1959)  
  • 1935
    Brian G. Hutton, American actor and director (d. 2014)  
  • 1950
    Deepa Mehta, Indian-Canadian director and screenwriter  
  • 1960
    Michael Seibert, American ice dancer and choreographer  
  • 1979
    Brody Dalle, Australian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Distillers and Spinnerette)  

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January 2

  • 1873
    Antonie Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer and theorist (d. 1960)
  • 1933
    Ed Casey, Australian banker and politician (d. 2006)  
  • 1943
    Filiz Akın, Turkish actress  
  • 1975
    Reuben Thorne, New Zealand rugby player  
  • 1976
    Paz Vega, Spanish actress and singer  

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January 3

  • 1920
    Siegfried Buback, German lawyer and politician; Attorney General of Germany (d. 1977)  
  • 1939
    Ruben Reyes, Filipino lawyer and jurist  
  • 1953
    Mohammed Waheed Hassan, Maldivian educator and politician, 5th President of the Maldives  
  • 1954
    Ross the Boss, American guitarist and songwriter  
  • 1985
    Evan Moore, American football player  

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January 4

  • 1877
    Marsden Hartley, American painter (d. 1943)
  • 1956
    Sarojini Sahoo, Indian journalist, author, and poet  
  • 1960
    Jane Halton, Australian public servant  
  • 1979
    Shergo Biran, German footballer  
  • 1990
    Iago Falqué, Spanish footballer  

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January 5

  • 1935
    David Ryall, English actor (d. 2014)  
  • 1944
    Jo Ann Kelly, English singer and guitarist (d. 1990)  
  • 1960
    Glenn Strömberg, Swedish footballer and sportscaster  
  • 1968
    Carrie Ann Inaba, American actress, singer, dancer, and choreographer  
  • 1982
    Vadims Vasiļevskis, Latvian javelin thrower  

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January 6

  • 1913
    Edward Gierek, Polish politician (d. 2001)  
  • 1916
    Eugene Thomas Maleska, American journalist (d. 1993)  
  • 1933
    Fred L. Turner, American businessman (d. 2013)  
  • 1936
    Rubén Amaro, Sr., Mexican baseball player and scout  
  • 1962
    Michael Houser, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Widespread Panic and Brute) (d. 2002)  

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January 7

  • 1903
    Alan Napier, English-American actor (d. 1988)  
  • 1912
    Charles Addams, American cartoonist; created The Addams Family (d. 1988)  
  • 1924
    Pablo Birger, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1966)  
  • 1966
    Ehab Tawfik, Egyptian singer-songwriter  
  • 1993
    Varunya Wongteanchai, Thai tennis player  

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January 8

  • 1823
    Alfred Russel Wallace, Welsh-English geographer, biologist, and explorer (d. 1913)
  • 1885
    John Curtin, Australian journalist and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1945)
  • 1931
    Bill Graham, German-American businessman (d. 1991)  
  • 1939
    Carolina Herrera, Venezuelan-American fashion designer  
  • 1978
    Just Blaze, American DJ and producer  

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January 9

  • 1920
    Chan Canasta, Polish-English magician (d. 1999)  
  • 1934
    Mahendra Kapoor, Indian singer (d. 2008)  
  • 1941
    Gilles Vaillancourt, Canadian politician  
  • 1961
    Sandra Myers, American-Spanish sprinter  
  • 1966
    Jan Johansen, Swedish singer  

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January 10

  • 1873
    Jack O'Neill, Irish-American baseball player (d. 1935)
  • 1960
    Gurinder Chadha, Kenyan-English director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1980
    Bernat Martínez, Spanish motorcycle racer (d. 2015)  
  • 1984
    Ariane Friedrich, German high jumper  
  • 1996
    Paula Andrea Pérez, Colombian tennis player  

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January 11

  • 1918
    Robert C. O'Brien, American author and journalist (d. 1973)  
  • 1938
    Gavin Millar, Scottish director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1939
    Anne Heggtveit, Canadian skier  
  • 1943
    Jim Hightower, American journalist and politician  
  • 1985
    Newton Faulkner, English singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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January 12

  • 1901
    Karl Künstler, German SS officer (d. 1945)  
  • 1941
    Long John Baldry, English-Canadian singer-songwriter and voice actor (d. 2005)  
  • 1984
    Scott Olsen, American baseball player  
  • 1987
    Andi Muise, Canadian model  
  • 1993
    Simone Pecorini, Italian footballer  

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January 13

  • 1884
    Sophie Tucker, Ukrainian-American singer and actress (d. 1966)
  • 1911
    Joh Bjelke-Petersen, New Zealand-Australian farmer and politician, 31st Premier of Queensland (d. 2005)  
  • 1925
    Gwen Verdon, American actress and dancer (d. 2000)  
  • 1966
    Leo Visser, Dutch speed skater  
  • 1970
    Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (d. 2004)  

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January 14

  • 1931
    Martin Holdgate, English biologist and academic  
  • 1941
    Barry Jenner, American actor  
  • 1952
    Konstantinos Iosifidis, Greek footballer and manager  
  • 1953
    Denzil Douglas, Caribbean educator and politician; 2nd Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis  
  • 1954
    Jim Duggan, American wrestler and actor  

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January 15

  • 1955
    Khalid Islambouli, Egyptian army officer and assassin of Egypt's president Anwar Sadat (d. 1982)  
  • 1955
    Nigel Benson, English author and illustrator  
  • 1979
    Ken Chu, Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actor (F4)  
  • 1982
    Armando Galarraga, Venezuelan baseball player  
  • 1996
    Dove Cameron, American actress and singer  

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January 16

  • 1886
    John Hamilton, American actor (d. 1958)
  • 1901
    Fulgencio Batista, Cuban colonel and politician, 9th President of Cuba (d. 1973)  
  • 1925
    Peter Hirsch, English metallurgist and academic  
  • 1958
    Marla Frazee, American author and illustrator  
  • 1992
    Matt Doherty, Irish footballer  

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January 17

  • 1504
    Pope Pius V (d. 1572)
  • 1934
    Zlatko Papec, Croatian footballer and manager (d. 2013)  
  • 1943
    Geoffrey Deuel, American actor  
  • 1962
    Sebastian Junger, American journalist and author  
  • 1983
    Johannes Herber, German basketball player  

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January 18

  • 1880
    Paul Ehrenfest, Austrian-Dutch physicist and academic (d. 1933)
  • 1945
    Rocco Forte, English businessman  
  • 1978
    Bogdan Lobonț, Romanian footballer  
  • 1979
    Kenyatta Jones, American football player  
  • 1979
    Paulo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer  

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January 19

  • 1871
    Dame Gruev, Bulgarian educator and activist, co-founded the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (d. 1906)
  • 1941
    Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler, trainer, and referee  
  • 1975
    Noah Georgeson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer  
  • 1977
    Nicole, Chilean singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1980
    Luke Macfarlane, Canadian-American actor and singer  

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January 20

  • 1926
    Patricia Neal, American actress (d. 2010)  
  • 1934
    Tom Baker, English actor  
  • 1940
    Krishnam Raju, Indian actor and politician  
  • 1954
    Alison Seabeck, English politician  
  • 1978
    Joy Giovanni, American wrestler and actress  

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January 21

  • 1918
    Chichay, Filipino actress (d. 1993)  
  • 1953
    Paul Allen, American businessman and philanthropist; co-founded Microsoft  
  • 1969
    Tsubaki Nekoi, Japanese illustrator  
  • 1976
    Emma Bunton, English singer-songwriter and actress (Spice Girls)  
  • 1987
    Augustine Kiprono Choge, Kenyan runner  

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January 22

  • 1796
    Karl Ernst Claus, Estonian-Russian chemist, botanist, and academic (d. 1864)
  • 1831
    Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1917)
  • 1874
    Jay Hughes, American baseball player and coach (d. 1924)
  • 1920
    Alf Ramsey, English footballer and manager (d. 1999)  
  • 1931
    Galina Zybina, Russian shot putter and javelin thrower  

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January 23

  • 1840
    Ernst Abbe, German physicist and engineer (d. 1905)
  • 1903
    Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian lawyer and politician, 16th Minister of National Education of Colombia (d. 1948)  
  • 1915
    Herma Bauma, Austrian javelin thrower and handball player (d. 2003)  
  • 1918
    Florence Rush, American social worker (d. 2008)  
  • 1984
    Arjen Robben, Dutch footballer  

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January 24

  • 1746
    Gustav III of Sweden (d. 1792)
  • 1970
    Maria Balshaw, British museum director  
  • 1979
    Nik Wallenda, American acrobat and tightrope walker  
  • 1984
    Witold Kiełtyka, Polish drummer (Decapitated and Dies Irae) (d. 2007)  
  • 1987
    Luis Suárez, Uruguayan footballer  

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January 25

  • 1822
    William McDougall, Canadian lawyer and politician; Lieutenant Governor of the Northwest Territories (d. 1905)
  • 1882
    Virginia Woolf, English author and critic (d. 1941)
  • 1913
    Luis Marden, American photographer and journalist (d. 2003)  
  • 1918
    Ernie Harwell, American sportscaster (d. 2010)  
  • 1927
    Antônio Carlos Jobim, Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1994)  

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January 26

  • 1714
    Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (d. 1785)
  • 1891
    Frank Costello, Italian-American mob boss (d. 1973)
  • 1918
    Nicolae Ceaușescu, Romanian general and politician, 1st President of Romania (d. 1989)  
  • 1930
    Napoleon Abueva, Filipino sculptor  
  • 1958
    Anita Baker, American singer-songwriter  

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January 27

  • 1443
    Albert III, Duke of Saxony (d. 1500)
  • 1546
    Joachim III Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1608)
  • 1571
    Abbas I of Persia (d. 1629)
  • 1968
    Tricky, English rapper, producer, and actor  
  • 1981
    Tony Woodcock, New Zealand rugby player  

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January 28

  • 1797
    Charles Gray Round, English barrister and politician (d. 1867)
  • 1853
    José Martí, Cuban journalist, poet, and theorist (d. 1895)
  • 1865
    Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author and politician (d. 1928)
  • 1935
    David Lodge, English author and critic  
  • 1977
    Matt DeVries, American guitarist  

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January 29

  • 1843
    William McKinley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 25th President of the United States (d. 1901)
  • 1880
    W. C. Fields, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1946)
  • 1934
    Noel Harrison, English singer, actor, and skier (d. 2013)  
  • 1986
    Simon Vukčević, Montenegrin footballer  
  • 1988
    Stephanie Gilmore, Australian surfer  

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January 30

  • 1563
    Franciscus Gomarus, Dutch theologian and academic (d. 1641)
  • 1914
    David Wayne, American actor and singer (d. 1995)  
  • 1915
    John Profumo, English soldier and politician; Secretary of State for War (d. 2006)  
  • 1950
    Ahmed Tijani Ben Omar, Ghanaian-American scholar and theologian  
  • 1984
    Kid Cudi, American rapper, producer, and actor  

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January 31

  • 1921
    Bill Pritchett, Australian public servant (d. 2014)  
  • 1948
    Volkmar Groß, German footballer  
  • 1961
    Mako Ishino, Japanese singer and actress  
  • 1975
    Fred Coleman, American football player and coach  
  • 1984
    Jeremy Wariner, American runner  

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