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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.

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January 1

  • 1890
    Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer and academic (d. 1966)
  • 1917
    Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist and academic (d. 1981)  
  • 1933
    Joseph Koo, Chinese composer  
  • 1956
    Sergei Avdeyev, Russian engineer and astronaut  
  • 1977
    Leoš Friedl, Czech tennis player  

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January 2

  • 1951
    Jim Essian, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1952
    Graeme Strachan, Australian singer-songwriter (Skyhooks) (d. 2001)  
  • 1952
    Indulis Emsis, Latvian politician, botanist, former Prime Minister of Latvia  
  • 1956
    Jishu Dasgupta, Indian actor and director (d. 2012)  
  • 1972
    Paweł Januszewski, Polish hurdler  

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January 3

  • 1810
    Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie, French geographer, ethnologist, linguist, and astronomer (d. 1897)
  • 1855
    Hubert Bland, English educator (d. 1914)
  • 1897
    Marion Davies, American actress, singer, and producer (d. 1961)
  • 1917
    Vernon A. Walters, American general and diplomat; 17th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2002)  
  • 1950
    Victoria Principal, American actress and producer  

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January 4

  • 1878
    Rosa Grünberg, Swedish actress and soprano (d. 1960)
  • 1966
    La Parka II, Mexican wrestler  
  • 1980
    Happy Salma, Indonesian model, actress and writer  
  • 1982
    Paulo Ferrari, Argentinian footballer  
  • 1983
    Gemma Hunt, English television host  

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January 5

  • 1903
    Harold Gatty, Australian pilot and navigator (d. 1957)  
  • 1914
    George Reeves, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1959)  
  • 1946
    Prince Tomohito of Mikasa (d. 2012)  
  • 1950
    Peter Goldsmith, Baron Goldsmith, English lawyer and politician; Attorney General for England and Wales  
  • 1972
    Philip Davies, English politician  

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January 6

  • 1819
    Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (d. 1886)
  • 1861
    János Zsupánek, Slovene-Hungarian author and poet (d. 1951)
  • 1936
    Nida Blanca, Filipino actress (d. 2001)  
  • 1939
    Georgios Babiniotis, Greek linguist and philologist  
  • 1986
    Petter Northug, Norwegian skier  

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January 7

  • 1870
    Gordon Hewart, 1st Viscount Hewart, English judge and politician; 7th Lord Chief Justice of England (d. 1943)
  • 1938
    Roland Topor, French illustrator, painter, and actor (d. 1997)  
  • 1946
    Michael Roizen, American anesthesiologist and author  
  • 1989
    Emiliano Insúa, Argentinian footballer  
  • 1990
    Elene Gedevanishvili, Georgian figure skater  

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January 8

  • 1873
    Elena of Montenegro (d. 1956)
  • 1948
    Gillies MacKinnon, Scottish director and screenwriter  
  • 1952
    Mel Reynolds, American academic and politician  
  • 1959
    Paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005)  
  • 1981
    Jeff Francis, Canadian baseball player  

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January 9

  • 1951
    M. L. Carr, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1953
    Javad Alizadeh, Iranian cartoonist and painter  
  • 1956
    Waltraud Meier, German soprano and mezzo-soprano  
  • 1961
    Sandra Myers, American-Spanish sprinter  
  • 1977
    Beth Troutman, American television host  

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January 10

  • 1929
    Derek Hammond-Stroud, English actor and singer (d. 2012)  
  • 1934
    Leonid Kravchuk, Ukrainian politician, 1st President of Ukraine  
  • 1940
    Harry Gant, American race car driver  
  • 1955
    Franco Tancredi, Italian footballer and manager  
  • 1963
    Kira Ivanova, Russian figure skater (d. 2001)  

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January 11

  • 889
    Abd-ar-Rahman III, Spanish ruler, 8th Emir of Córdoba (d. 961)
  • 1956
    Robert Earl Keen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1979
    Siti Nurhaliza, Malaysian singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1981
    Tom Meighan, English singer-songwriter (Kasabian)  
  • 1984
    Kevin Boss, American football player  

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January 12

  • 1901
    Karl Künstler, German SS officer (d. 1945)  
  • 1965
    Mark Moore, English DJ and producer  
  • 1966
    Olivier Martinez, French-American actor  
  • 1979
    Marián Hossa, Slovak ice hockey player  
  • 1982
    Hans Van Alphen, Belgian decathlete  

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January 13

  • 1922
    Albert Lamorisse, French director and producer (d. 1970)  
  • 1957
    Mark O'Meara, American golfer  
  • 1972
    James O'Brien, English journalist and radio host  
  • 1972
    Mark Bosnich, Australian footballer and sportscaster  
  • 1990
    Liam Hemsworth, Australian actor  

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January 14

  • 1683
    Gottfried Silbermann, German instrument maker (d. 1753)
  • 1684
    Johann Matthias Hase, German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer (d. 1742)
  • 1943
    José Luis Rodríguez, Venezuelan singer and actor  
  • 1966
    Rene Simpson, Canadian-American tennis player (d. 2013)  
  • 1989
    Frankie Sandford, English singer-songwriter and dancer  

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January 15

  • 1896
    Marjorie Bennett, Australian-American actress and singer (d. 1982)
  • 1949
    Ian Stewart, Scottish runner  
  • 1982
    Benjamin Agosto, American skater  
  • 1982
    Emina Jahović, Serbian-Turkish singer-songwriter and actress  
  • 1988
    Aija Putniņa, Latvian basketball player  

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January 16

  • 1757
    Richard Goodwin Keats, English admiral and politician, 3rd Commodore-Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1834)
  • 1898
    Irving Rapper, English-American director and producer (d. 1999)
  • 1943
    Gavin Bryars, English bassist and composer  
  • 1972
    Ang Christou, Australian footballer  
  • 1988
    Li Xiaoxia, Chinese table tennis player  

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January 17

  • 1857
    Wilhelm Kienzl, Austrian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1941)
  • 1914
    Anacleto Angelini, Italian-Chilean businessman (d. 2007)  
  • 1952
    Darrell Porter, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2002)  
  • 1957
    Steve Harvey, American comedian, actor, and game show host  
  • 1966
    Stephin Merritt, American singer-songwriter  

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January 18

  • 1925
    Sol Yurick, American soldier and author (d. 2013)  
  • 1961
    Peter Beardsley, English footballer and manager  
  • 1979
    Kenyatta Jones, American football player  
  • 1984
    Makoto Hasebe, Japanese footballer  
  • 1991
    Diego Simões, Brazilian footballer  

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January 19

  • 1920
    Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian politician and diplomat, 135th Prime Minister of Peru  
  • 1954
    Clifford Tabin, American geneticist and academic  
  • 1962
    Hans Daams, Dutch cyclist  
  • 1976
    Tarso Marques, Brazilian race car driver  
  • 1987
    Edgar Manucharyan, Armenian footballer  

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January 20

  • 1798
    Anson Jones, American physician and politician, 5th President of the Republic of Texas (d. 1858)
  • 1931
    Hachidai Nakamura, Japanese pianist and composer (d. 1992)  
  • 1952
    Nikos Sideris, Greek psychiatrist and poet  
  • 1959
    Tami Hoag, American author  
  • 1964
    Ron Harper, American basketball player and coach  

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January 21

  • 1927
    Clive Churchill, Australian rugby player and coach (d. 1985)  
  • 1940
    Jack Nicklaus, American golfer and sportscaster  
  • 1956
    Geena Davis, American actress and producer  
  • 1968
    Charlotte Ross, American actress  
  • 1979
    Brian O'Driscoll, Irish rugby player  

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January 22

  • 1570
    Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Baronet, of Connington, English politician, founded the Cotton library (d. 1631)
  • 1906
    Joe Gladwin, English actor (d. 1987)  
  • 1945
    Jean-Pierre Nicolas, French race car driver and manager  
  • 1971
    Stan Collymore, English footballer and sportscaster  
  • 1981
    Guy Wilks, English race car driver  

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January 23

  • 1898
    Sergei Eisenstein, Latvian-Russian director and screenwriter (d. 1948)
  • 1939
    Sonny Chiba, Japanese actor and martial artist  
  • 1970
    Constantina Diță, Romanian-American runner  
  • 1982
    Patrick Levis, American actor  
  • 1992
    Reina Triendl, Japanese model  

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January 24

  • 1888
    Vicki Baum, Austrian author and screenwriter (d. 1960)
  • 1915
    Vítězslava Kaprálová, Czech composer and conductor (d. 1940)  
  • 1931
    Ib Nørholm, Danish composer and organist  
  • 1945
    John Garamendi, American football player and politician, 1st United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior  
  • 1978
    Kristen Schaal, American actress and author  

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January 25

  • 1750
    Johann Gottfried Vierling, German organist and composer (d. 1813)
  • 1954
    Ricardo Bochini, Argentinian footballer  
  • 1963
    Fernando Haddad, Brazilian academic and politician; 61st Mayor of São Paulo  
  • 1967
    David Ginola, French footballer and actor  
  • 1969
    Sergei Ovchinnikov, Russian volleyball player and coach (d. 2012)  

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January 26

  • 1722
    Alexander Carlyle, Scottish minister and author (d. 1805)
  • 1866
    John Cady, American golfer (d. 1933)
  • 1922
    Ellen Vogel, Dutch actress (d. 2015)  
  • 1937
    Joseph Saidu Momoh, Sierra Leonean soldier and politician, 2nd President of Sierra Leone (d. 2003)  
  • 1976
    Hitomi, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress  

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January 27

  • 1862
    Eustaquio de Escandón, Mexican polo player (d. 1933)
  • 1903
    John Eccles, Australian-Swiss neurophysiologist and academic; Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)  
  • 1936
    Florin Piersic, Romanian actor  
  • 1987
    Lily Donaldson, English model  
  • 1989
    Daisy Lowe, English model  

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January 28

  • 1887
    Arthur Rubinstein, Polish-American pianist (d. 1982)
  • 1944
    Susan Howard, American actress and screenwriter  
  • 1952
    Tomokazu Miura, Japanese actor (RC Succession)  
  • 1985
    Libby Trickett, Australian swimmer  
  • 1986
    Asad Shafiq, Pakistani cricketer  

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January 29

  • 1938
    Shuji Tsurumi, Japanese gymnast  
  • 1940
    Kunimitsu Takahashi, Japanese motorcycle racer and race car driver  
  • 1945
    Jim Nicholson, Irish farmer and politician  
  • 1957
    Ron Franscell, American journalist and author  
  • 1986
    Simon Vukčević, Montenegrin footballer  

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January 30

  • 1866
    Gelett Burgess, American author, poet, and critic (d. 1951)
  • 1949
    Jaak Salumets, Estonian basketball player and coach  
  • 1956
    Darko Rundek, Croatian-French singer-songwriter and actor  
  • 1979
    Jaak Urmet, Estonian author and poet  
  • 1980
    Wilmer Valderrama, American actor and producer  

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January 31

  • 1933
    Bernardo Provenzano, Italian mobster  
  • 1950
    Alexander Korzhakov, Russian general and bodyguard  
  • 1967
    Irene Wan, Hong Kong actress  
  • 1967
    Joey Wong, Taiwanese-Hong Kong actress  
  • 1976
    Paul Scheer, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter  

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