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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

  • 1891
    Sampurnanand, Indian educator and politician, 3rd Governor of Rajasthan (d. 1969)
  • 1892
    Manuel Roxas, Filipino lawyer and politician, 5th President of the Philippines (d. 1948)
  • 1967
    Gorsha Sur, Russian ice dancer, coach, and choreographer  
  • 1975
    Eiichiro Oda, Japanese illustrator  
  • 1984
    Alok Kapali, Bangladeshi cricketer  

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January 2

  • 1882
    Herbert von Petersdorff, German swimmer (d. 1917)
  • 1913
    Anna Lee, English actress (d. 2004)  
  • 1967
    Jón Gnarr, Icelandic actor and politician; 20th Mayor of Reykjavik City  
  • 1978
    Megumi Toyoguchi, Japanese voice actress and singer  
  • 1984
    Otacílio Jales, Brazilian footballer  

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January 3

  • 1865
    Henry Lytton, English actor and singer (d. 1936)
  • 1912
    Armand Lohikoski, American-Finnish actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2005)  
  • 1916
    Warren King, American cartoonist (d. 1978)  
  • 1937
    Seri Wangnaitham, Thai dancer and choreographer (d. 2007)  
  • 1970
    Priit Reiska, Estonian footballer  

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January 4

  • 1848
    Katsura Tarō, Japanese general and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)
  • 1881
    Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German sculptor (d. 1919)
  • 1953
    Norberto Alonso, Argentinian footballer  
  • 1972
    Charlotte Hudson, English actress  
  • 1991
    Olivia Tennet, New Zealand actress and dancer  

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January 5

  • 1679
    Pietro Filippo Scarlatti, Italian organist and composer (d. 1750)
  • 1917
    Francis L. Kellogg, American diplomat (d. 2006)  
  • 1935
    David Ryall, English actor (d. 2014)  
  • 1973
    Phil Joel, New Zealand singer-songwriter and bass player (Newsboys)  
  • 1976
    Diego Tristán, Spanish footballer  

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January 6

  • 1695
    Giuseppe Sammartini, Italian oboe player and composer (d. 1750)
  • 1914
    Godfrey Edward Arnold, Austrian-American physician and academic (d. 1989)  
  • 1965
    Murray McLachlan, British concert pianist  
  • 1966
    A. R. Rahman, Indian singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1978
    Nikki Einfeld, Canadian soprano  

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January 7

  • 1899
    Francis Poulenc, French pianist and composer (d. 1963)
  • 1906
    Bobbi Trout, American pilot (d. 2003)  
  • 1957
    Reena Roy, Indian actress  
  • 1963
    Clint Mansell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1991
    Max Morrow, Canadian actor  

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January 8

  • 1933
    Charles Osgood, American soldier and journalist  
  • 1936
    Zdeněk Mácal, Czech-American conductor  
  • 1941
    Yoshinori Watanabe, Japanese mobster (d. 2012)  
  • 1947
    David Gates, American journalist and author  
  • 1959
    Kim Duk-koo, South Korean boxer (d. 1982)  

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January 9

  • 1848
    Princess Frederica of Hanover (d. 1926)
  • 1885
    Charles Bacon, American runner and hurdler (d. 1968)
  • 1929
    Tom Riley, American lawyer and politician (d. 2011)  
  • 1938
    Stuart Woods, American author  
  • 1987
    Sam Bird, English race car driver  

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January 10

  • 1715
    Christian August Crusius, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1775)
  • 1936
    Stephen E. Ambrose, American historian and author (d. 2002)  
  • 1951
    Rockwell Blake, American operatic tenor  
  • 1972
    Thomas Alsgaard, Norwegian skier and sportscaster  
  • 1988
    Marvin Martin, French footballer  

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January 11

  • 1923
    Eli Woods, English comedian and actor (d. 2014)  
  • 1953
    John Sessions, Scottish actor and screenwriter  
  • 1961
    Eva O, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Christian Death, Shadow Project and Super Heroines)  
  • 1973
    Joanna Brodzik, Polish actress  
  • 1977
    Devin Ratray, American actor and singer  

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January 12

  • 1879
    Ray Harroun, American race car driver (d. 1968)
  • 1932
    Tzeni Karezi, Greek actress and screenwriter (d. 1992)  
  • 1958
    Christiane Amanpour, Iranian-British journalist  
  • 1969
    Robert Prosinečki, Croatian footballer and manager  
  • 1970
    Raekwon, American rapper  

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January 13

  • 1946
    Eero Koivistoinen, Finnish saxophonist, composer, and conductor  
  • 1951
    Frank E. Peretti, American author, actor, and producer  
  • 1961
    Jeremy Bamber, English murderer  
  • 1978
    Nate Silver, American journalist and statistician, developed PECOTA  
  • 1987
    Sven Wetzel, German rugby player  

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January 14

  • 1937
    Sobhan Babu, Indian actor (d. 2008)  
  • 1965
    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, English chef and critic  
  • 1967
    Zakk Wylde, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (Black Label Society and Pride and Glory)  
  • 1968
    Efthimis Bakatsias, Greek basketball player  
  • 1980
    Taeke Taekema, Dutch field hockey player  

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January 15

  • 1863
    Wilhelm Marx, German lawyer and politician, 17th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1885
    Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician and author (d. 1973)
  • 1921
    Babasaheb Bhosale, Indian lawyer and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (d. 2007)  
  • 1929
    Martin Luther King, Jr., American minister and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)  
  • 1933
    Patricia Blair, American actress (d. 2013)  

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January 16

  • 1501
    Anthony Denny, English politician (d. 1559)
  • 1911
    Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (d. 1996)  
  • 1923
    Anthony Hecht, American soldier, poet, and academic (d. 2004)  
  • 1964
    Deyan Nedelchev, Bulgarian singer-songwriter  
  • 1982
    Tuncay Şanlı, Turkish footballer  

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January 17

  • 1659
    Antonio Veracini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1745)
  • 1867
    Carl Laemmle, German-American film producer, co-founded Universal Studios (d. 1939)
  • 1948
    Michael Rake, English businessman and academic  
  • 1960
    Tracey Moore, Canadian voice actress and singer  
  • 1984
    Samuel Shaw, American wrestler  

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January 18

  • 1904
    Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordion player and composer (d. 2006)  
  • 1926
    Randolph Bromery, American geologist and academic (d. 2013)  
  • 1976
    Damien Leith, Irish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1980
    Jason Segel, American actor, singer, and screenwriter  
  • 1992
    Francesco Bardi, Italian footballer  

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January 19

  • 1863
    Werner Sombart, German economist and sociologist (d. 1941)
  • 1892
    Ólafur Thors, Icelandic politician, 8th Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 1964)
  • 1969
    Steve Staunton, Irish footballer and manager  
  • 1970
    Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian and singer  
  • 1984
    Fabio Catacchini, Italian footballer  

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January 20

  • 1798
    Anson Jones, American physician and politician, 5th President of the Republic of Texas (d. 1858)
  • 1804
    Eugène Sue, French author (d. 1857)
  • 1956
    Maria Larsson, Swedish educator and politician, Swedish Minister of Health and Social Affairs  
  • 1959
    R. A. Salvatore, American author  
  • 1965
    Anton Weissenbacher, Romanian footballer  

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January 21

  • 1824
    Stonewall Jackson, American general (d. 1863)
  • 1885
    Umberto Nobile, Italian engineer and explorer (d. 1978)
  • 1942
    Martin Sharp, Australian painter, cartoonist, songwriter and film-maker (d. 2013)  
  • 1975
    Nicky Butt, English footballer and coach  
  • 1978
    Faris Al-Sultan, German triathlete  

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January 22

  • 1440
    Ivan III of Russia (d. 1505)
  • 1561
    Francis Bacon, English philosopher and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (d. 1626)
  • 1889
    Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (d. 1935)
  • 1909
    U Thant, Burmese diplomat, 3rd United Nations Secretary-General (d. 1974)  
  • 1982
    Fabricio Coloccini, Argentinian footballer  

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January 23

  • 1897
    Ieva Simonaitytė, Lithuanian author (d. 1978)
  • 1918
    Florence Rush, American social worker (d. 2008)  
  • 1923
    Cot Deal, American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)  
  • 1932
    Larri Thomas, American actress and dancer (d. 2013)  
  • 1942
    Herman Tjeenk Willink, Dutch judge and politician  

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January 24

  • 1763
    Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, French-Russian general (d. 1831)
  • 1909
    Ann Todd, English actress and producer (d. 1993)  
  • 1967
    Phil LaMarr, American actor, singer, and screenwriter  
  • 1986
    Cristiano Araújo, Brazilian singer-songwriter (d. 2015)  
  • 1990
    Mao Abe, Japanese singer-songwriter  

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January 25

  • 1509
    Giovanni Morone, Italian cardinal (d. 1580)
  • 1874
    W. Somerset Maugham, French-English author and playwright (d. 1965)
  • 1935
    Conrad Burns, American soldier, journalist, and politician  
  • 1936
    Onat Kutlar, Turkish author and poet (d. 1995)  
  • 1948
    Georgy Shishkin, Russian painter and illustrator  

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January 26

  • 1832
    George Shiras, Jr., American lawyer and jurist (d. 1924)
  • 1864
    József Pusztai, Slovene-Hungarian poet and journalist (d. 1934)
  • 1936
    Sal Buscema, American illustrator  
  • 1955
    Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Van Halen)  
  • 1979
    Sara Rue, American actress and producer  

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January 27

  • 1823
    Édouard Lalo, French violinist and composer (d. 1892)
  • 1850
    Edward Smith, English captain (d. 1912)
  • 1926
    Fritz Spiegl, Austrian flute player and journalist (d. 2003)  
  • 1941
    Beatrice Tinsley, New Zealand astronomer and cosmologist (d. 1981)  
  • 1987
    Katy Rose, American singer-songwriter and producer  

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January 28

  • 1540
    Ludolph van Ceulen, German-Dutch mathematician and academic (d. 1610)
  • 1706
    John Baskerville, English printer and typographer (d. 1775)
  • 1865
    Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, Finnish lawyer, judge, and politician, 1st President of Finland (d. 1952)
  • 1986
    Jessica Ennis-Hill, English heptathlete and hurdler  
  • 1993
    Will Poulter, English actor  

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January 29

  • 1901
    Allen B. DuMont, American engineer and broadcaster; founded the DuMont Television Network (d. 1965)  
  • 1920
    José Luis de Vilallonga, Spanish actor and author (d. 2007)  
  • 1928
    Lee Shau-kee, Hong Kong businessman, founded Henderson Land Development  
  • 1932
    Tommy Taylor, English footballer (d. 1958)  
  • 1958
    Linda Smith, English comedian and actress (d. 2006)  

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January 30

  • 1910
    Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Defence (d. 2000)  
  • 1923
    Marianne Ferber, Czech-American economist and author (d. 2013)  
  • 1930
    Gene Hackman, American actor and author  
  • 1957
    Payne Stewart, American golfer (d. 1999)  
  • 1995
    Viktoria Komova, Russian gymnast  

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January 31

  • 1911
    Eddie Byrne, Irish actor (d. 1981)  
  • 1931
    Christopher Chataway, English runner, journalist, and politician (d. 2014)  
  • 1952
    Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (d. 1969)  
  • 1982
    Maret Ani, Estonian tennis player  
  • 1988
    Taijo Teniste, Estonian footballer  

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