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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

  • 1877
    Alexander von Staël-Holstein, German sinologist and orientalist (d. 1937)
  • 1919
    Yoshio Tabata, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)  
  • 1962
    Anton Muscatelli, Italian-Scottish economist and academic  
  • 1977
    Leoš Friedl, Czech tennis player  
  • 1994
    Craig Murray, Scottish footballer  

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January 2

  • 1949
    Leijn Loevesijn, Dutch cyclist  
  • 1956
    Lynda Barry, American cartoonist and author  
  • 1969
    Robby Gordon, American race car driver  
  • 1980
    Jérôme Pineau, French cyclist  
  • 1987
    Jocelyn Oxlade, Filipino-British singer and model  

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January 3

  • 1810
    Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie, French geographer, ethnologist, linguist, and astronomer (d. 1897)
  • 1821
    Karel Dežman, Slovenian archaeologist, botanist, and politician, Mayor of Ljubljana (d. 1889)
  • 1875
    Alexandros Diomidis, Greek banker and politician; 145th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1950)
  • 1933
    Anne Stevenson, American-English poet and author  
  • 1941
    Van Dyke Parks, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor  

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January 4

  • 1900
    James Bond, American ornithologist (d. 1989)
  • 1938
    Eddie Southern, American hurdler  
  • 1940
    Helmut Jahn, German-American architect, designed Liberty Place and Messeturm  
  • 1962
    Michael France, American screenwriter (d. 2013)  
  • 1990
    Alberto Paloschi, Italian footballer  

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January 5

  • 1929
    Aulis Rytkönen, Finnish footballer and manager (d. 2014)  
  • 1933
    Leonard Marsh, American businessman; co-founded Snapple (d. 2013)  
  • 1947
    Mike DeWine, American lawyer and politician; 59th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio  
  • 1956
    Chen Kenichi, Japanese-Chinese chef  
  • 1972
    Sakis Rouvas, Greek singer-songwriter, producer and actor  

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January 6

  • 1921
    Marianne Grunberg-Manago, Russian-French biochemist and academic (d. 2013)  
  • 1938
    Mario Rodríguez Cobos, Argentinian philosopher and author (d. 2010)  
  • 1960
    Howie Long, American football player and actor  
  • 1962
    Michael Houser, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Widespread Panic and Brute) (d. 2002)  
  • 1978
    Tara Spencer-Nairn, Canadian actress  

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January 7

  • 1917
    Milton Resnick, Russian-American painter (d. 2004)  
  • 1949
    Anne Schedeen, American actress  
  • 1954
    Alan Butcher, English cricketer and coach  
  • 1982
    Francisco Rodríguez, Venezuelan baseball player  
  • 1987
    Stefan Babović, Serbian footballer  

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January 8

  • 1904
    Tampa Red, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1981)  
  • 1938
    Bob Eubanks, American game show host  
  • 1939
    Nanda, Indian actress (d. 2014)  
  • 1942
    Stephen Hawking, English physicist and author  
  • 1981
    Jeff Francis, Canadian baseball player  

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January 9

  • 1868
    S. P. L. Sørensen, Danish chemist and academic (d. 1939)
  • 1899
    Harald Tammer, Estonian journalist and weightlifter (d. 1942)
  • 1920
    Clive Dunn, English actor and singer (d. 2012)  
  • 1939
    Rik Kemp, English-Australian cartoonist  
  • 1954
    Philippa Gregory, Kenyan-English author and academic  

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January 10

  • 1607
    Isaac Jogues, French priest and missionary (d. 1646)
  • 1919
    Billy Varga, American professional wrestler and actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1972
    Mohammed Benzakour, Moroccan-Dutch journalist, poet, and author  
  • 1981
    Tamta, Georgian-Greek singer  
  • 1982
    Julien Brellier, French footballer  

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January 11

  • 1755
    Alexander Hamilton, Nevisian-American general, economist and politician; 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1804)
  • 1923
    Jerome Bixby, American author and screenwriter (d. 1998)  
  • 1952
    Diana Gabaldon, American author  
  • 1962
    Kim Coles, American actress  
  • 1975
    Kevin Koe, Canadian curler  

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January 12

  • 1878
    Ferenc Molnár, Hungarian-American author and playwright (d. 1952)
  • 1903
    Igor Kurchatov, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1960)  
  • 1935
    Kreskin, American magician and actor  
  • 1970
    Raekwon, American rapper  
  • 1989
    Arci Muñoz, Filipino actress  

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January 13

  • 1787
    John Davis, American lawyer and politician, 14th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1854)
  • 1890
    Jüri Uluots, Estonian journalist, lawyer, and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Estonia (d. 1945)
  • 1943
    Richard Moll, American actor and singer  
  • 1970
    Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (d. 2004)  
  • 1987
    Lee Seung-gi, South Korean singer and actor  

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January 14

  • 1683
    Gottfried Silbermann, German instrument maker (d. 1753)
  • 1928
    Hans Kornberg, German-English biologist and academic  
  • 1947
    Lembit Sibul, Estonian actor and journalist (d. 2001)  
  • 1967
    Emily Watson, English actress  
  • 1985
    Joel Rosario, Dominican-American jockey  

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January 15

  • 1896
    Marjorie Bennett, Australian-American actress and singer (d. 1982)
  • 1950
    Marius Trésor, French footballer  
  • 1987
    Michael Seater, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1990
    Paul Blake, English sprinter  
  • 1992
    Joshua King, Norwegian footballer  

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January 16

  • 1875
    Leonor Michaelis, German biochemist and physician (d. 1947)
  • 1901
    Frank Zamboni, American businessman, founded the Zamboni Company (d. 1988)  
  • 1935
    Udo Lattek, German footballer, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2015)  
  • 1972
    Alen Peternac, Croatian footballer  
  • 1988
    FKA twigs, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and producer  

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January 17

  • 1904
    Hem Vejakorn, Thai painter and illustrator (d. 1969)  
  • 1921
    Asghar Khan, Pakistani general and politician  
  • 1926
    Moira Shearer, Scottish ballerina and actress (d. 2006)  
  • 1955
    Steve Earle, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor  
  • 1969
    Dave Lamb, English actor, presenter, and comedian  

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January 18

  • 1921
    Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)  
  • 1953
    Patrick G. Halpin, American politician  
  • 1954
    Kiki Smith, American artist  
  • 1972
    Kjersti Plätzer, Norwegian race walker  
  • 1984
    Viktoria Shklover, Estonian figure skater  

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January 19

  • 1923
    Jean Stapleton, American actress and singer (d. 2013)  
  • 1948
    Nancy Lynch, American computer scientist and academic  
  • 1975
    Natalie Cook, Australian beach volleyball player  
  • 1981
    Bitsie Tulloch, American actress  
  • 1989
    Miles Addison, English footballer  

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January 20

  • 1783
    Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist and composer (d. 1860)
  • 1926
    Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet, playwright, and critic  
  • 1964
    Ron Harper, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1978
    Sonja Kesselschläger, German heptathlete  
  • 1980
    Philippe Gagnon, Canadian swimmer  

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January 21

  • 1921
    Lincoln Alexander, Canadian lawyer and politician, 23rd Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 2012)  
  • 1971
    Alan McManus, Scottish snooker player, golfer, and sportscaster  
  • 1983
    Moritz Volz, German footballer  
  • 1987
    Henrico Drost, Dutch footballer  
  • 1987
    Mulopo Kudimbana, Congolese footballer  

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January 22

  • 826
    Montoku, Japanese emperor (d. 858)
  • 1690
    Nicolas Lancret, French painter (d. 1743)
  • 1891
    Antonio Gramsci, Italian philosopher and politician (d. 1937)
  • 1981
    Beverley Mitchell, American actress and singer  
  • 1993
    Tommy Knight, English actor  

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January 23

  • 1840
    Ernst Abbe, German physicist and engineer (d. 1905)
  • 1927
    Jack Quinlan, American sportscaster (d. 1965)  
  • 1964
    Mariska Hargitay, American actress and producer  
  • 1981
    Sarai, American rapper and actress  
  • 1984
    Robbie Farah, Australian rugby player  

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January 24

  • 1872
    Morris Travers, English chemist and academic (d. 1961)
  • 1916
    Gene Mako, Hungarian-American tennis player and actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1951
    Yakov Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American comedian and actor  
  • 1955
    Jim Montgomery, American swimmer and coach  
  • 1972
    Daan Schuurmans, Dutch actor  

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January 25

  • 1868
    Juventino Rosas, Mexican violinist and composer (d. 1894)
  • 1929
    Elizabeth Allen, American actress and singer (d. 2006)  
  • 1952
    Peter Tatchell, Australian-English journalist and activist  
  • 1961
    Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean ophthalmologist and politician; Singaporean Ministry of National Development  
  • 1963
    Fernando Haddad, Brazilian academic and politician; 61st Mayor of São Paulo  

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January 26

  • 1934
    Charles Marowitz, American director, playwright, and critic  
  • 1947
    Les Ebdon, English chemist and academic  
  • 1984
    Iain Turner, Scottish footballer  
  • 1986
    Kim Jae-joong, South Korean singer-songwriter and actor (JYJ and TVXQ)  
  • 1989
    MarShon Brooks, American basketball player  

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January 27

  • 1832
    Carl Friedrich Schmidt, Estonian-Russian geologist and botanist (d. 1908)
  • 1875
    Elizabeth Israel, Dominican super-centenarian (d. 2003)
  • 1901
    Willy Fritsch, German actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1973)  
  • 1912
    Arne Næss, Norwegian philosopher and environmentalist (d. 2009)  
  • 1942
    Kate Wolf, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1986)  

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January 28

  • 1947
    Jeanne Shaheen, American educator and politician; 78th Governor of New Hampshire  
  • 1957
    Nick Price, South African-Zimbabwean golfer  
  • 1969
    Kathryn Morris, American actress  
  • 1986
    Antonis Petropoulos, Greek footballer  
  • 1998
    Ariel Winter, American actress and singer  

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January 29

  • 1926
    Abdus Salam, Pakistani-English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)  
  • 1951
    Fereydoon Forooghi, Iranian singer-songwriter (d. 2001)  
  • 1959
    Mike Foligno, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1965
    Peter Lundgren, Swedish tennis player and coach  
  • 1979
    Andrew Keegan, American actor and producer  

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January 30

  • 1563
    Franciscus Gomarus, Dutch theologian and academic (d. 1641)
  • 1931
    John Crosbie, Canadian lawyer and politician, 34th Canadian Minister of Justice  
  • 1940
    Mitch Murray, English songwriter and producer  
  • 1944
    Lynn Harrell, American cellist and academic  
  • 1950
    Trinidad Silva, American actor (d. 1988)  

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January 31

  • 1865
    Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader, founded BAPS (d. 1951)
  • 1929
    Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)  
  • 1949
    Norris Church Mailer, American model and educator (d. 2010)  
  • 1976
    Buddy Rice, American race car driver  
  • 1986
    George Elokobi, Cameroonian footballer  

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