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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.

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January 1

  • 1860
    Dan Katchongva, American tribal leader and activist (d. 1972)
  • 1975
    Eiichiro Oda, Japanese illustrator  
  • 1981
    Eden Riegel, American actress  
  • 1989
    Stefan Reinartz, German footballer  
  • 1993
    Jon Flanagan, English footballer  

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January 2

  • 1462
    Piero di Cosimo, Italian painter (d. 1522)
  • 1952
    Indulis Emsis, Latvian politician, botanist, former Prime Minister of Latvia  
  • 1955
    Vivien Savage, French singer-songwriter  
  • 1972
    Mattias Norström, Swedish ice hockey player and manager  
  • 1980
    Jérôme Pineau, French cyclist  

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January 3

  • 1879
    Grace Coolidge, American wife of Calvin Coolidge; 32nd First Lady of the United States (d. 1957)
  • 1897
    Marion Davies, American actress, singer, and producer (d. 1961)
  • 1920
    Siegfried Buback, German lawyer and politician; Attorney General of Germany (d. 1977)  
  • 1958
    James J. Greco, American businessman  
  • 1986
    Allan Walker, Scottish footballer  

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January 4

  • 1672
    Hugh Boulter, Anglo-Irish archbishop (d. 1742)
  • 1838
    General Tom Thumb, American circus performer (d. 1883)
  • 1932
    Clint Hill, American secret service agent and author  
  • 1941
    Maureen Reagan, American actress and activist (d. 2001)  
  • 1972
    James Longley, American director and producer  

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January 5

  • 1614
    Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (d. 1662)
  • 1908
    George Dolenz, Italian-American actor (d. 1963)  
  • 1944
    Jo Ann Kelly, English singer and guitarist (d. 1990)  
  • 1982
    Darren Mackie, Scottish footballer  
  • 1988
    Azizulhasni Awang, Malaysian professional track cyclist  

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January 6

  • 1793
    James Madison Porter, American lawyer and politician, 18th United States Secretary of War (d. 1862)
  • 1931
    Juan Goytisolo, Spanish poet and author  
  • 1969
    Norman Reedus, American model and actor  
  • 1989
    Arisa Sugi, Japanese actress  
  • 1996
    Kishan Shrikanth, Indian actor and director  

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January 7

  • 1950
    Ross Grimsley, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1959
    Kathy Valentine, American bass player and songwriter  
  • 1963
    Clint Mansell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1980
    Merritt Wever, American actress  
  • 1983
    Marc Burns, Trinidadian sprinter  

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January 8

  • 1909
    Willy Millowitsch, German actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1999)  
  • 1942
    Stephen Hawking, English physicist and author  
  • 1945
    Kojo Nnamdi, Guyanese-American journalist and radio host  
  • 1947
    Laurie Walters, American actress  
  • 1967
    Torsten Gowitzke, German footballer  

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January 9

  • 1870
    Joseph Strauss, American engineer; co-designed the Golden Gate Bridge (d. 1938)
  • 1898
    Wally Baker, American super-centenarian (d. 2009)
  • 1955
    Michiko Kakutani, American journalist and critic  
  • 1986
    Amanda Mynhardt, South African netball player  
  • 1987
    Jami Puustinen, Finnish footballer  

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January 10

  • 1928
    Peter Mathias, English historian and academic  
  • 1933
    Anton Rodgers, English actor and director (d. 2007)  
  • 1957
    Paula Smith, American tennis player  
  • 1973
    Jakob Cedergren, Swedish-Danish actor  
  • 1981
    Inga Jankauskaitė, Lithuanian actress, singer, and pianist  

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January 11

  • 1924
    Roger Guillemin, French-American physician and endocrinologist, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1931
    Mary Rodgers, American composer and author (d. 2014)  
  • 1942
    Leo Cullum, American soldier, pilot, and cartoonist (d. 2010)  
  • 1951
    Willie Maddren, English footballer and manager (d. 2000)  
  • 1958
    Vicki Peterson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer  

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January 12

  • 1893
    Alfred Rosenberg, Estonian-German architect and politician (d. 1946)
  • 1906
    Emmanuel Levinas, Lithuanian-French historian, philosopher, and academic (d. 1995)  
  • 1961
    Tahawwur Hussain Rana, Pakistani-Canadian physician and terrorist  
  • 1965
    Rob Zombie, American singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and director  
  • 1975
    Jocelyn Thibault, Canadian ice hockey player  

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January 13

  • 1562
    Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet and soldier (d. 1601)
  • 1893
    Charles Arnison, English airman (d. 1974)
  • 1921
    Dachine Rainer, American-English author and poet (d. 2000)  
  • 1966
    Shelagh Fogarty, English journalist and radio host  
  • 1983
    Ronny Turiaf, French basketball player  

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January 14

  • 1850
    Pierre Loti, French captain and author (d. 1923)
  • 1921
    Kenneth Bulmer, American author (d. 2005)  
  • 1943
    José Luis Rodríguez, Venezuelan singer and actor  
  • 1963
    Steven Soderbergh, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1983
    Jason Krejza, Australian cricketer  

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January 15

  • 1905
    Torin Thatcher, Indian-American actor (d. 1981)  
  • 1922
    Eric Willis, Australian sergeant and politician, 34th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1999)  
  • 1939
    Neil Cossons, English curator and academic  
  • 1943
    Mike Marshall, American baseball player  
  • 1988
    Aija Putniņa, Latvian basketball player  

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January 16

  • 1917
    Carl Karcher, American businessman, founded Carl's Jr. (d. 2008)  
  • 1935
    Udo Lattek, German footballer, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2015)  
  • 1946
    Kabir Bedi, Indian actor  
  • 1969
    Marinus Bester, German footballer  
  • 1985
    Gintaras Januševičius, Russian-Lithuanian pianist  

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January 17

  • 1814
    Ellen Wood, English author (d. 1887)
  • 1886
    Glenn L. Martin, American pilot, founded the Glenn L. Martin Company (d. 1955)
  • 1927
    Eartha Kitt, American actress and singer (d. 2008)  
  • 1952
    Darrell Porter, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2002)  
  • 1965
    Sylvain Turgeon, Canadian ice hockey player  

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January 18

  • 1856
    Daniel Hale Williams, American surgeon and cardiologist (d. 1931)
  • 1879
    Henri Giraud, French general (d. 1949)
  • 1949
    Bill Keller, American journalist  
  • 1952
    Michael Angelis, English actor  
  • 1990
    Hayle Ibrahimov, Ethiopian-Azerbaijani runner  

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January 19

  • 1736
    James Watt, British chemist and engineer (d. 1819)
  • 1833
    Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician and academic (d. 1872)
  • 1936
    Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, American singer, harmonica player, and drummer (d. 2011)  
  • 1937
    Princess Birgitta of Sweden  
  • 1986
    Moussa Sow, Senegalese footballer  

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January 20

  • 1934
    Horst Mahseli, Polish footballer (d. 1999)  
  • 1952
    Paul Stanley, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor (Kiss and Wicked Lester)  
  • 1954
    Alison Seabeck, English politician  
  • 1954
    Ken Page, American actor and singer  
  • 1954
    Rudy La Scala, Venezuelan singer-songwriter and producer  

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January 21

  • 1867
    Ludwig Thoma, German paramedic and author (d. 1921)
  • 1925
    Eva Ibbotson, Austrian-English author (d. 2010)  
  • 1935
    Masamichi Noro, Japanese-French martial artist (d. 2013)  
  • 1940
    Jack Nicklaus, American golfer and sportscaster  
  • 1942
    Mac Davis, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor  

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January 22

  • 1889
    Amos Strunk, American baseball player and manager (d. 1979)
  • 1915
    Heinrich Albertz, German theologian and politician, Mayor of Berlin (d. 1993)  
  • 1953
    Myung-whun Chung, South Korean pianist and conductor  
  • 1991
    Alex MacDowall, English race car driver  
  • 1991
    Stefan Kolb, German footballer  

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January 23

  • 1832
    Édouard Manet, French painter (d. 1883)
  • 1918
    Florence Rush, American social worker (d. 2008)  
  • 1943
    Özhan Canaydın, Turkish basketball player and businessman (d. 2010)  
  • 1981
    Julia Jones, American actress  
  • 1981
    Sarai, American rapper and actress  

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January 24

  • 1841
    Robert Williams, American archer (d. 1914)
  • 1927
    Marvin Kaplan, American actor  
  • 1930
    Bernard Matthews, English businessman, founded Bernard Matthews Farms (d. 2010)  
  • 1930
    Mahmoud Farshchian, Iranian-Persian painter and academic  
  • 1954
    Jo Gartner, Austrian race car driver (d. 1986)  

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January 25

  • 1958
    Dinah Manoff, American actress and director  
  • 1970
    Stephen Chbosky, American author, screenwriter, and director  
  • 1976
    Dimitris Nalitzis, Greek footballer  
  • 1982
    Sho Sakurai, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor  
  • 1988
    Tatiana Golovin, French tennis player  

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January 26

  • 1892
    Zara Cully, American actress (d. 1978)
  • 1920
    Hans Holzer, Austrian-American paranormal researcher and author (d. 2009)  
  • 1936
    Huey "Piano" Smith, American pianist  
  • 1965
    Thomas Östros, Swedish politician  
  • 1989
    MarShon Brooks, American basketball player  

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January 27

  • 1859
    Wilhelm II, German Emperor (d. 1941)
  • 1901
    Art Rooney, American football player and coach, founded the Pittsburgh Steelers (d. 1988)  
  • 1959
    Göran Hägglund, Swedish politician; 28th Swedish Minister for Social Affairs  
  • 1967
    Bobby Deol, Indian actor and singer  
  • 1969
    Cornelius, Japanese singer, guitarist, and producer (Flipper's Guitar and Plastic Ono Band)  

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January 28

  • 1717
    Mustafa III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1774)
  • 1863
    Ernest William Christmas, Australian-American painter (d. 1918)
  • 1934
    Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1990)  
  • 1939
    John M. Fabian, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut  
  • 1980
    Jesse James Hollywood, American murderer  

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January 29

  • 1749
    Christian VII of Denmark (d. 1808)
  • 1922
    Gerda Steinhoff, German concentration camp guard (d. 1946)  
  • 1937
    Hassan Habibi, Iranian lawyer and politician; 1st Vice President of Iran (d. 2013)  
  • 1953
    Charlie Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1964
    Andre Reed, American football player and sportscaster  

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January 30

  • 1754
    John Lansing, Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1829)
  • 1846
    Angela of the Cross, Spanish nun and saint (d. 1932)
  • 1912
    Francis Schaeffer, American pastor and theologian (d. 1984)  
  • 1945
    Boots Anson-Roa, Filipino actress  
  • 1958
    Sayuri Ishikawa, Japanese singer  

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January 31

  • 1928
    Chuck Willis, American singer-songwriter (d. 1958)  
  • 1974
    Wil Anderson, Australian comedian and radio host  
  • 1977
    Katherine Shindle, American actress, singer, and dancer  
  • 1978
    Fabián Caballero, Argentinian footballer and manager  
  • 1996
    Joel Courtney, American actor  

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