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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

  • 1774
    André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist and academic (d. 1860)
  • 1905
    Stanisław Mazur, Ukrainian-Polish mathematician and theorist (d. 1981)  
  • 1934
    Alan Berg, American television personality, talk show presenter (d. 1984)  
  • 1986
    Lee Sungmin, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (Super Junior)  
  • 1987
    Estefanía Craciún, Uruguayan tennis player  

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January 2

  • 1860
    Dugald Campbell Patterson, Canadian engineer (d. 1931)
  • 1949
    Christopher Durang, American playwright and screenwriter  
  • 1952
    Robbie Ftorek, American ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1977
    Aleš Píša, Czech ice hockey player  
  • 1985
    Heather O'Reilly, American soccer player  

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January 3

  • 1793
    Lucretia Mott, American activist (d. 1880)
  • 1930
    Robert Loggia, American actor and director  
  • 1951
    Linda Dobbs, British lawyer and judge  
  • 1970
    Matt Ross, American actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1984
    Billy Mehmet, Cypriot-Irish footballer  

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January 4

  • 1858
    Carter Glass, American publisher and politician, 47th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1946)
  • 1924
    Sebastian Kappen, Indian priest and theologian (d. 1993)  
  • 1943
    Doris Kearns Goodwin, American historian and author  
  • 1963
    Till Lindemann, German singer-songwriter  
  • 1980
    Greg Cipes, American actor and singer  

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January 5

  • 1903
    Harold Gatty, Australian pilot and navigator (d. 1957)  
  • 1943
    Mary Gaudron, Australian lawyer and judge  
  • 1950
    John Manley, Canadian lawyer and politician; 8th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada  
  • 1954
    Alex English, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1971
    Mayuko Takata, Japanese actress  

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January 6

  • 1896
    Péter Veres, Hungarian politician; Minister of Defense of Hungary (d. 1970)
  • 1923
    Norman Kirk, New Zealand engineer and politician, 29th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1974)  
  • 1928
    Capucine, French actress and model (d. 1990)  
  • 1934
    Sylvia Syms, English actress  
  • 1972
    Nek, Italian singer-songwriter  

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January 7

  • 1935
    Valeri Kubasov, Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 2014)  
  • 1945
    Dick Marty, Swiss lawyer and politician  
  • 1978
    Ryan Star, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1985
    Austin Brown, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1989
    Miles Addison, English footballer  

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January 8

  • 1934
    Gene Freese, American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)  
  • 1939
    Alan Wilson, English mathematician and academic  
  • 1982
    Gaby Hoffmann, American actress  
  • 1983
    Felipe Colombo, Mexican-Argentinian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor  
  • 1988
    Adrián López Álvarez, Spanish footballer  

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January 9

  • 1624
    Empress Meishō of Japan (d. 1696)
  • 1907
    Eldred G. Smith, American patriarch (d. 2013)  
  • 1931
    Algis Budrys, Lithuanian-American author and critic (d. 2008)  
  • 1982
    Grétar Steinsson, Icelandic footballer  
  • 1989
    Nina Dobrev, Bulgarian-Canadian actress and singer  

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January 10

  • 1760
    Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, German composer and conductor (d. 1802)
  • 1890
    Pina Menichelli, Italian actress (d. 1984)
  • 1903
    Violet Wilkey, American actress (d. 1976)  
  • 1984
    Marouane Chamakh, Moroccan footballer  
  • 1998
    Xu Shilin, Chinese tennis player  

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January 11

  • 1890
    Harold Bride, English wireless officer on the RMS Titanic (d. 1956)
  • 1928
    Alan Bowness, English historian and curator  
  • 1942
    Bud Acton, American basketball player  
  • 1948
    Wajima Hiroshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, 54th Yokozuna  
  • 1970
    Chris Jent, American basketball player and coach  

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January 12

  • 1930
    Tim Horton, Canadian ice hockey player and businessman; founded Tim Hortons (d. 1974)  
  • 1947
    Richard Carwardine, English historian and academic  
  • 1948
    Kenny Allen, English footballer  
  • 1951
    Rush Limbaugh, American talk show host and author  
  • 1963
    Nando Reis, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer  

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January 13

  • 1893
    Chaim Soutine, Belarusian-French painter (d. 1943)
  • 1914
    Osa Massen, Danish actress (d. 2006)  
  • 1931
    Ian Hendry, English actor (d. 1984)  
  • 1954
    Trevor Rabin, South African-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer  
  • 1989
    Tim Matavž, Slovenian footballer  

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January 14

  • 1793
    John C. Clark, American lawyer and politician (d. 1852)
  • 1943
    Angelo Bagnasco, Italian cardinal  
  • 1948
    John Lescroart, American author  
  • 1965
    Slick Rick, English-American rapper and producer  
  • 1976
    Olive Loughnane, Irish race walker  

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January 15

  • 1891
    Osip Mandelstam, Russian poet and translator (d. 1938)
  • 1927
    Phyllis Coates, American actress  
  • 1939
    Neil Cossons, English curator and academic  
  • 1945
    Vince Foster, American lawyer and politician (d. 1993)  
  • 1982
    Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia  

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January 16

  • 1855
    Eleanor Marx, English activist and author (d. 1898)
  • 1967
    Dandy Sakano, Japanese comedian  
  • 1976
    Roselle Nava, Filipino actress and singer turned politician  
  • 1985
    Gintaras Januševičius, Russian-Lithuanian pianist  
  • 1987
    Lauren McAvoy, English model  

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January 17

  • 1918
    George M. Leader, American soldier and politician, 36th Governor of Pennsylvania (d. 2013)  
  • 1962
    Ari Up, German-English singer (d. 2010)  
  • 1974
    Yang Chen, Chinese footballer and manager  
  • 1983
    Álvaro Arbeloa, Spanish footballer  
  • 1985
    Kangin, South Korean singer, dancer, and actor (Super Junior)  

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January 18

  • 1879
    Tane Ikai, Japanese super-centenarian (d. 1995)
  • 1883
    George Oliver, American golfer (d. 1965)
  • 1968
    Dragana Mirković, Serbian singer  
  • 1970
    Peter Van Petegem, Belgian cyclist  
  • 1979
    Ruslan Fedotenko, Ukrainian ice hockey player  

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January 19

  • 1409
    René of Anjou (d. 1480)
  • 1676
    John Weldon, English organist and composer (d. 1736)
  • 1932
    Richard Lester, American-English director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1943
    Princess Margriet of the Netherlands  
  • 1944
    Peter Lynch, American businessman  

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January 20

  • 1573
    Simon Marius, German astronomer and academic (d. 1624)
  • 1965
    Colin Calderwood, Scottish footballer and manager  
  • 1986
    Kevin Parker, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1988
    Jeffrén Suárez, Spanish footballer  
  • 1992
    Jorge Zárate, Mexican footballer  

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January 21

  • 1901
    Ricardo Zamora, Spanish footballer and manager (d. 1978)  
  • 1928
    Gene Sharp, American political scientist and academic; founded the Albert Einstein Institution  
  • 1938
    Ken Maginnis, Northern Irish soldier, educator, and Unionist politician  
  • 1950
    Agnes van Ardenne, Dutch politician, Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation  
  • 1982
    Simon Rolfes, German footballer  

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January 22

  • 1949
    Mike Westhues, American-Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)  
  • 1956
    John Wesley Shipp, American actor and director  
  • 1965
    Steven Adler, American drummer and songwriter  
  • 1980
    Jonathan Woodgate, English footballer  
  • 1985
    Orianthi, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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January 23

  • 1688
    Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden (d. 1741)
  • 1913
    Wally Parks, American businessman, founded the National Hot Rod Association (d. 2007)  
  • 1924
    Frank Lautenberg, American soldier and politician (d. 2013)  
  • 1930
    William R. Pogue, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2014)  
  • 1976
    Nigel McGuinness, English-American wrestler  

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January 24

  • 1763
    Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, French-Russian general (d. 1831)
  • 1872
    Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (d. 1943)
  • 1958
    Jools Holland, English singer-songwriter and pianist  
  • 1986
    Ricky Ullman, Israeli-American actor and singer  
  • 1997
    Dylan Riley Snyder, American actor, singer, and dancer  

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January 25

  • 1627
    Robert Boyle, Anglo-Irish chemist and physicist (d. 1691)
  • 1917
    Jânio Quadros, Brazilian politician; 22nd President of Brazil (d. 1992)  
  • 1923
    Shirley Ardell Mason, American psychiatric patient upon whom a novel and two television miniseries were based (d. 1998)  
  • 1931
    Dean Jones, American actor and singer (d. 2015)  
  • 1974
    Emily Haines, Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player  

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January 26

  • 1880
    Douglas MacArthur, American general, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1964)
  • 1908
    Rupprecht Geiger, German painter and sculptor (d. 2009)  
  • 1954
    Kim Hughes, Australian cricketer and sportscaster  
  • 1958
    Anita Baker, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1967
    Col Needham, English businessman, co-founded the Internet Movie Database  

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January 27

  • 1805
    Princess Sophie of Bavaria (d. 1872)
  • 1886
    Balthasar van der Pol, Dutch physicist and academic (d. 1959)
  • 1901
    Willy Fritsch, German actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1973)  
  • 1902
    Carl Berner, German-American super-centenarian (d. 2013)  
  • 1910
    Edvard Kardelj, Slovene general, economist, and politician; 2nd Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia (d. 1979)  

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January 28

  • 1873
    Colette, French journalist and author (d. 1954)
  • 1892
    Ernst Lubitsch, German-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1947)
  • 1943
    John Beck, American actor  
  • 1949
    Gregg Popovich, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1978
    Jamie Carragher, English footballer and sportscaster  

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January 29

  • 1866
    Romain Rolland, French historian, author, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1944)
  • 1944
    Andrew Loog Oldham, English record producer and manager  
  • 1953
    Charlie Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1958
    Linda Smith, English comedian and actress (d. 2006)  
  • 1966
    Romário, Brazilian footballer, manager, and politician  

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January 30

  • 1883
    Peeter Süda, Estonian organist and composer (d. 1920)
  • 1914
    John Ireland, Canadian-American actor and director (d. 1992)  
  • 1977
    Deltha O'Neal, American football player  
  • 1981
    Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian footballer  
  • 1990
    Jake Thomas, American actor  

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January 31

  • 1915
    Garry Moore, American comedian and game show host (d. 1993)  
  • 1950
    Janice Rebibo, American-Israeli author and poet (d. 2015)  
  • 1982
    Yuniesky Betancourt, Cuban baseball player  
  • 1987
    Tyler Hubbard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Florida Georgia Line)  
  • 1992
    Tyler Seguin, Canadian ice hockey player  

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