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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

  • 1854
    James George Frazer, Scottish anthropologist and academic (d. 1941)
  • 1977
    Craig Reucassel, Australian comedian and television presenter (The Chaser)  
  • 1978
    Nina Bott, German actress  
  • 1983
    Thomas Morrison, English actor  
  • 1987
    Meryl Davis, American ice dancer  

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January 2

  • 1949
    John Turner, English cricketer (d. 2012)  
  • 1967
    Francois Pienaar, South African rugby player  
  • 1972
    Mattias Norström, Swedish ice hockey player and manager  
  • 1977
    Ahu Türkpençe, Turkish actress  
  • 1993
    Kirill Minov, Russian ice dancer  

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January 3

  • 1886
    Josephine Hull, American actress and director (d. 1957)
  • 1940
    Leo de Berardinis, Italian actor and director (d. 2008)  
  • 1950
    Masha and Dasha Krivoshlyapova, Russian conjoined twins (d. 2003)  
  • 1953
    Justin Fleming, Australian playwright and author  
  • 1981
    Naresh Iyer, Indian singer  

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January 4

  • 1881
    Patrick Ryan, Irish-American hammer thrower (d. 1964)
  • 1920
    William Colby, American intelligence officer; 10th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1996)  
  • 1934
    Rudolf Schuster, Slovak politician, 2nd President of Slovakia  
  • 1962
    Michael France, American screenwriter (d. 2013)  
  • 1975
    Shane Carwin, American mixed martial artist and wrestler  

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January 5

  • 1950
    Chris Stein, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer  
  • 1953
    George Tenet, American civil servant and academic; 18th Director of Central Intelligence  
  • 1957
    Kevin Hastings, Australian rugby player and trainer  
  • 1969
    Marilyn Manson, American singer-songwriter, actor, and director  
  • 1990
    Yoseob, South Korean singer, actor, and dancer (Beast)  

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January 6

  • 1807
    Joseph Petzval, German-Hungarian mathematician and physicist (d. 1891)
  • 1882
    Sam Rayburn, American lawyer and politician; 48th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1961)
  • 1926
    Günter Rössler, German photographer and journalist (d. 2012)  
  • 1955
    Susan B. Horwitz, American computer scientist and academic (d. 2014)  
  • 1966
    A. R. Rahman, Indian singer-songwriter and producer  

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January 7

  • 1647
    William Louis, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1677)
  • 1934
    Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician; 29th Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 2002)  
  • 1949
    Steven Williams, American actor  
  • 1956
    David Caruso, American actor and producer  
  • 1977
    John Gidding, American architect and television host  

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January 8

  • 1786
    Nicholas Biddle, American banker and financier (d. 1844)
  • 1907
    Keizō Hayashi, Japanese civil servant and military official (d. 1991)  
  • 1942
    Stephen Hawking, English physicist and author  
  • 1968
    Lucy Winkett, English priest  
  • 2011
    Prince Vincent of Denmark  

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January 9

  • 1885
    Charles Bacon, American runner and hurdler (d. 1968)
  • 1902
    Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish priest and saint, founded Opus Dei (d. 1975)  
  • 1925
    Len Quested, English footballer and manager (d. 2012)  
  • 1938
    Claudette Boyer, Canadian educator and politician (d. 2013)  
  • 1993
    Ashley Argota, American actress and singer  

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January 10

  • 1931
    Massimo Vignelli, Italian-American graphic designer (d. 2014)  
  • 1966
    Steve Kramer, American engineer and politician  
  • 1973
    Félix Trinidad, Puerto Rican boxer  
  • 1979
    Simone Cavalli, Italian footballer  
  • 1988
    Marvin Martin, French footballer  

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January 11

  • 1815
    John A. Macdonald, Canadian lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1891)
  • 1942
    Bud Acton, American basketball player  
  • 1946
    Tony Kaye, English keyboard player  
  • 1976
    Kaire Vilgats, Estonian singer and actress  
  • 1984
    Kevin Boss, American football player  

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January 12

  • 1944
    Vlastimil Hort, Czech chess player  
  • 1952
    Ponvannan, Indian actor and director  
  • 1952
    Walter Mosley, American author and actor  
  • 1961
    Simon Russell Beale, Malaysian-English actor  
  • 1979
    Lee Bo-young, South Korean actress and model  

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January 13

  • 1720
    Richard Hurd, English bishop (d. 1808)
  • 1922
    Albert Lamorisse, French director and producer (d. 1970)  
  • 1936
    Renato Bruson, Italian opera singer  
  • 1974
    Sergei Brylin, Russian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1983
    Alan Webb, American runner  

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January 14

  • 1845
    Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, English politician, 34th Governor-General of India (d. 1927)
  • 1940
    Trevor Nunn, English director and composer  
  • 1945
    Kathleen Chalfant, American actress  
  • 1949
    Lawrence Kasdan, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1982
    Víctor Valdés, Spanish footballer  

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January 15

  • 1481
    Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (d. 1511)
  • 1842
    Josef Breuer, Austrian physician and psychiatrist (d. 1925)
  • 1905
    Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (d. 1985)  
  • 1965
    James Nesbitt, Irish actor  
  • 1988
    Jun. K, South Korean singer-songwriter and actor (2PM)  

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January 16

  • 1888
    Osip Brik, Russian author and critic (d. 1945)
  • 1916
    Philip Lucock, English-Australian minister and politician (d. 1996)  
  • 1958
    Tony Pulis, Welsh footballer and manager  
  • 1980
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, American actor, playwright, and composer  
  • 1981
    Bobby Zamora, English footballer  

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January 17

  • 1871
    Nicolae Iorga, Romanian historian and politician, 34th Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1940)
  • 1911
    Busher Jackson, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1966)  
  • 1973
    Aaron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster  
  • 1975
    Freddy Rodriguez, American actor and producer  
  • 1989
    Björn Dreyer, German footballer  

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January 18

  • 1888
    Thomas Sopwith, English ice hockey player, sailor, and pilot (d. 1989)
  • 1940
    Pedro Rodriguez, Mexican race car driver (d. 1971)  
  • 1941
    Bobby Goldsboro, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer  
  • 1955
    Fergus Martin, Irish painter  
  • 1982
    Joanna Newsom, American singer-songwriter and harp player (The Pleased)  

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January 19

  • 1863
    Werner Sombart, German economist and sociologist (d. 1941)
  • 1871
    Dame Gruev, Bulgarian educator and activist, co-founded the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (d. 1906)
  • 1874
    Hitachiyama Taniemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 19th Yokozuna (d. 1922)
  • 1942
    Michael Crawford, English actor and singer  
  • 1979
    Wiley, English rapper and producer (Roll Deep)  

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January 20

  • 1931
    David Lee, American physicist and academic; Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1950
    William Mgimwa, Tanzanian banker and politician, 13th Tanzanian Minister of Finance (d. 2014)  
  • 1951
    Iván Fischer, Hungarian conductor and composer  
  • 1960
    Apa Sherpa, Nepalese-American mountaineer  
  • 1972
    Nikki Haley, American accountant and politician, 116th Governor of South Carolina  

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January 21

  • 1813
    John C. Frémont, American general, explorer, and politician, 5th Territorial Governor of Arizona (d. 1890)
  • 1910
    Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (d. 1981)  
  • 1945
    Martin Shaw, English actor and producer  
  • 1986
    Sushant Singh Rajput, Indian actor  
  • 1994
    Kang Seung-yoon, South Korean singer-songwriter and actor  

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January 22

  • 1898
    Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director and screenwriter (d. 1948)
  • 1938
    Peter Beard, Australian photographer and author  
  • 1939
    J. C. Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player and scout (d. 1994)  
  • 1963
    Javier Ortiz, American baseball player  
  • 1977
    Jono Gibbes, New Zealand rugby player and coach  

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January 23

  • 1809
    Veer Surendra Sai, Indian activist (d. 1884)
  • 1857
    Andrija Mohorovičić, Croatian meteorologist and seismologist (d. 1936)
  • 1870
    Ole Sæther, Norwegian target shooter (d. 1946)
  • 1947
    Tom Carper, American captain and politician, 71st Governor of Delaware  
  • 1957
    Lou Schuler, American journalist and author  

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January 24

  • 1679
    Christian Wolff, German philosopher and academic (d. 1754)
  • 1915
    Vítězslava Kaprálová, Czech composer and conductor (d. 1940)  
  • 1949
    John Belushi, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1982)  
  • 1983
    Scott Speed, American race car driver  
  • 1986
    Ricky Ullman, Israeli-American actor and singer  

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January 25

  • 1822
    Charles Reed Bishop, American businessman, philanthropist, and politician; founded Bishop Museum (d. 1915)
  • 1900
    Yōjirō Ishizaka, Japanese author and educator (d. 1986)
  • 1928
    Cor van der Hart, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2006)  
  • 1948
    Ros Kelly, Australian educator and politician; 1st Australian Minister for Defence Science and Personnel  
  • 1951
    Steve Prefontaine, American runner (d. 1975)  

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January 26

  • 1761
    Jens Zetlitz, Norwegian priest and poet (d. 1821)
  • 1832
    George Shiras, Jr., American lawyer and jurist (d. 1924)
  • 1910
    Jean Image, Hungarian-French animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 1989)  
  • 1934
    Charles Marowitz, American director, playwright, and critic  
  • 1984
    Iain Turner, Scottish footballer  

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January 27

  • 1886
    Radhabinod Pal, Indian academic and jurist (d. 1967)
  • 1948
    Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian dancer, choreographer, and actor  
  • 1968
    Matt Stover, American football player  
  • 1969
    Cornelius, Japanese singer, guitarist, and producer (Flipper's Guitar and Plastic Ono Band)  
  • 1985
    Gerard Aafjes, Dutch footballer  

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January 28

  • 1457
    Henry VII of England (d. 1509)
  • 1956
    Richard Danielpour, American composer  
  • 1957
    Kent Kessler, American bassist  
  • 1974
    Tony Delk, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1975
    Hiroshi Kamiya, Japanese voice actor and singer  

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January 29

  • 1960
    Cho-Liang Lin, Taiwanese American violinist  
  • 1965
    Dominik Hašek, Czech ice hockey player  
  • 1978
    Rob Bironas, American football player (d. 2014)  
  • 1982
    Wallis Bird, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1996
    Juho Lammikko, Finnish ice hockey player  

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January 30

  • 1841
    Félix Faure, French politician, 7th President of France (d. 1899)
  • 1920
    Michael Anderson, English director and producer  
  • 1930
    Magnus Malan, South African general and politician; South African Minister of Defence (d. 2011)  
  • 1942
    Marty Balin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1990
    Fille Cainglet, Filipino volleyball player  

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January 31

  • 1902
    Alva Myrdal, Swedish sociologist and politician; Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)  
  • 1914
    Carey Loftin, American actor and stuntman (d. 1997)  
  • 1919
    Jackie Robinson, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1972)  
  • 1950
    Alexander Korzhakov, Russian general and bodyguard  
  • 1980
    James Adomian, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter  

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