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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.

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

  • 1919
    Yoshio Tabata, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)  
  • 1929
    Haruo Nakajima, Japanese actor, stuntman, and choreographer  
  • 1933
    Frederick Lowy, Canadian psychiatrist and academic  
  • 1965
    Andrew Valmon, American runner and coach  
  • 1979
    Brody Dalle, Australian-American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Distillers and Spinnerette)  

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January 2

  • 1884
    Ben-Zion Dinur, Russian-Israeli historian and politician; 4th Israeli Minister of Education (d. 1973)
  • 1923
    Rachel Waterhouse, English historian and author  
  • 1955
    Vivien Savage, French singer-songwriter  
  • 1980
    Mac Danzig, American mixed martial artist  
  • 1981
    Maxi Rodríguez, Argentinian footballer  

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January 3

  • 1816
    Samuel C. Pomeroy, American businessman and politician (d. 1891)
  • 1905
    Anna May Wong, American actress (d. 1961)  
  • 1915
    Mady Rahl, German actress and singer (d. 2009)  
  • 1930
    Robert Loggia, American actor and director  
  • 1991
    Jerson Cabral, Dutch footballer  

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January 4

  • 1957
    Patty Loveless, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1958
    Andy Borowitz, American comedian and author  
  • 1962
    Robin Guthrie, Scottish guitarist and producer (Cocteau Twins)  
  • 1977
    Ozell Wells, Dominican-American basketball player, coach, and scout  
  • 1980
    Greg Cipes, American actor and singer  

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January 5

  • 1846
    Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German philosopher and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1926)
  • 1940
    Michael O'Donoghue, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1994)  
  • 1969
    Shea Whigham, American actor  
  • 1972
    Sakis Rouvas, Greek singer-songwriter, producer and actor  
  • 1975
    Warrick Dunn, American football player  

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January 6

  • 1842
    Clarence King, American geologist, mountaineer, and critic (d. 1901)
  • 1912
    Jacques Ellul, French philosopher and critic (d. 1994)  
  • 1935
    Queen Margarita of Bulgaria  
  • 1937
    Paolo Conte, Italian singer-songwriter and pianist  
  • 1963
    Norm Charlton, American baseball player and coach  

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January 7

  • 1864
    Seo Jae-pil, South Korean-American journalist and activist (d. 1951)
  • 1930
    Jack Greene, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)  
  • 1974
    Svetlana Metkina, Russian actress  
  • 1978
    Asami Imajuku, Japanese model, actress, and singer  
  • 1983
    Edwin Encarnación, Dominican baseball player  

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January 8

  • 1928
    Gaston Miron, Canadian poet and author (d. 1996)  
  • 1957
    Nacho Duato, Spanish dancer and choreographer  
  • 1962
    Chris Marion, American singer and keyboard player  
  • 1967
    Torsten Gowitzke, German footballer  
  • 1990
    Claudine Mendy, French handball player  

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January 9

  • 1873
    Hayim Nahman Bialik, Ukrainian-Austrian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1934)
  • 1898
    Gracie Fields, English-Italian actress and singer (d. 1979)
  • 1967
    Dave Matthews, South African-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor  
  • 1988
    Katherine Copely, American ice dancer  
  • 1989
    Michael Beasley, American basketball player  

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January 10

  • 1883
    Francis X. Bushman, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1966)
  • 1935
    Georg Katzer, German composer and academic  
  • 1964
    Brad Roberts, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (Crash Test Dummies)  
  • 1966
    Murali Nair, Indian director and screenwriter  
  • 1996
    María Paulina Pérez, Colombian tennis player  

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January 11

  • 1757
    Samuel Bentham, English engineer and architect (d. 1831)
  • 1961
    Lars-Erik Torph, Swedish race car driver (d. 1989)  
  • 1968
    Anders Borg, Swedish economist and politician, Swedish Minister for Finance  
  • 1970
    Mustafa Sandal, Turkish singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and dancer  
  • 1990
    Ryan Griffin, American football player  

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January 12

  • 1576
    Petrus Scriverius, Dutch historian and scholar (d. 1660)
  • 1792
    Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist and academic (d. 1841)
  • 1932
    Tzeni Karezi, Greek actress and screenwriter (d. 1992)  
  • 1959
    Blixa Bargeld, German singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor  
  • 1989
    Thiemo-Jérôme Kialka, German footballer  

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January 13

  • 1885
    Alfred Fuller, Canadian-American businessman, founded the Fuller Brush Company (d. 1973)
  • 1901
    A. B. Guthrie, Jr., American historian and author (d. 1991)  
  • 1973
    Gloria Yip, Hong Kong actress and singer  
  • 1991
    Rob Kiernan, English-Irish footballer  
  • 1995
    Qaasim Middleton, American actor, singer, and guitarist  

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January 14

  • 1875
    Albert Schweitzer, French-Gabonese physician and philosopher, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
  • 1922
    Diana Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington (d. 2010)  
  • 1938
    Morihiro Hosokawa, Japanese journalist and politician, 79th Prime Minister of Japan  
  • 1974
    Kevin Durand, Canadian actor  
  • 1980
    Taeke Taekema, Dutch field hockey player  

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January 15

  • 1923
    Lee Teng-hui, Taiwanese-Chinese economist and politician, 4th President of the Republic of China  
  • 1929
    Earl Hooker, American guitarist (d. 1970)  
  • 1953
    Kent Hovind, American evangelist and theorist  
  • 1969
    Meret Becker, German actress and singer  
  • 1979
    Young Dro, American rapper and producer  

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January 16

  • 1961
    Kenneth Sivertsen, Norwegian guitarist and composer (d. 2006)  
  • 1973
    Josie Davis, American actress and producer  
  • 1982
    Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Danish actress  
  • 1984
    Stephan Lichtsteiner, Swiss footballer  
  • 1985
    Simon Richter, Danish footballer  

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January 17

  • 1914
    William Stafford, American poet and author (d. 1993)  
  • 1962
    Ari Up, German-English singer (d. 2010)  
  • 1964
    Michelle Fairley, Northern Irish actress  
  • 1969
    Dave Lamb, English actor, presenter, and comedian  
  • 1971
    Giorgos Balogiannis, Greek basketball player  

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January 18

  • 1938
    Curt Flood, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1997)  
  • 1963
    Yury Zakharevich, Russian weightlifter  
  • 1974
    Michael Tunn, Australian radio and television host  
  • 1980
    Estelle, English singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1991
    Britt McKillip, Canadian singer and actress (One More Girl)  

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January 19

  • 1839
    Paul Cézanne, French painter (d. 1906)
  • 1911
    Choor Singh, Indian-Singaporean lawyer and judge (d. 2009)  
  • 1921
    Patricia Highsmith, American novelist and screenwriter (d. 1995)  
  • 1979
    Josu Sarriegi, Spanish footballer  
  • 1992
    Logan Lerman, American actor  

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January 20

  • 1882
    Johnny Torrio, Italian-American mobster (d. 1957)
  • 1902
    Kevin Barry, Irish republican rebel (d. 1920)  
  • 1963
    Mark Ryden, American painter  
  • 1984
    Rene Mandri, Estonian cyclist  
  • 1995
    Joey Badass, American rapper (Pro Era)  

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January 21

  • 1922
    Telly Savalas, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1994)  
  • 1969
    Karina Lombard, Tahitian-American actress and singer  
  • 1971
    Adia Chan, Indonesian-Hong Kong actress and singer  
  • 1978
    Faris Al-Sultan, German triathlete  
  • 1983
    Alex Acker, American basketball player  

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January 22

  • 1890
    Fred M. Vinson, American judge and politician, 13th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1953)
  • 1909
    U Thant, Burmese diplomat, 3rd United Nations Secretary-General (d. 1974)  
  • 1962
    Dajan Ahmet, Estonian actor and director (d. 2006)  
  • 1981
    Guy Wilks, English race car driver  
  • 1981
    Willa Ford, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress  

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January 23

  • 1915
    W. Arthur Lewis, Saint Lucian-Barbadian economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)  
  • 1974
    Christian Longo, murderer  
  • 1974
    Richard T. Slone, English painter  
  • 1974
    Tiffani Thiessen, American actress, singer, and producer  
  • 1974
    Yosvani Pérez, Cuban baseball player  

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January 24

  • 1763
    Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, French-Russian general (d. 1831)
  • 1872
    Morris Travers, English chemist and academic (d. 1961)
  • 1930
    Bernard Matthews, English businessman, founded Bernard Matthews Farms (d. 2010)  
  • 1946
    Haji, Canadian-American actress (d. 2013)  
  • 1989
    Samba Diakité, Malian footballer  

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January 25

  • 1459
    Paul Hofhaimer, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1537)
  • 1896
    Florence Mills, American singer, dancer, and actress (d. 1927)
  • 1929
    Benny Golson, American saxophonist and composer  
  • 1933
    Corazon Aquino, Filipino politician, 11th President of the Philippines (d. 2009)  
  • 1934
    Mimi Kok, Dutch actress and singer (d. 2014)  

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January 26

  • 1927
    Bob Nieman, American baseball player and scout (d. 1985)  
  • 1941
    Joan A. Steitz, molecular biologist and academic  
  • 1944
    Angela Davis, American activist, author, and scholar  
  • 1947
    Patrick Dewaere, French actor and composer (d. 1982)  
  • 1986
    Kian Kazemi, Filipino-Persian actor  

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January 27

  • 1842
    Arkhip Kuindzhi, Ukrainian-Russian painter (d. 1910)
  • 1859
    Wilhelm II, German Emperor (d. 1941)
  • 1937
    Tigran Mansurian, Armenian composer of classical music and film scores  
  • 1983
    Tim Kasten, German rugby player  
  • 1994
    Rani Khedira, German footballer  

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January 28

  • 1818
    George S. Boutwell, American lawyer and politician, 28th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1905)
  • 1864
    Charles Williams Nash, American businessman, founded Nash Motors (d. 1948)
  • 1941
    King Tubby, Jamaican DJ, producer, and engineer (d. 1989)  
  • 1974
    Ramsey Nasr, Dutch author and poet  
  • 1989
    Ronny Philp, Romanian-German footballer  

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January 29

  • 1876
    Havergal Brian, English composer (d. 1972)
  • 1901
    E. P. Taylor, Canadian businessman and horse breeder (d. 1989)  
  • 1913
    Daniel Taradash, American director and screenwriter (d. 2003)  
  • 1961
    Petra Thümer, German swimmer and photographer  
  • 1988
    Margarita Žernosekova, Estonian footballer  

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January 30

  • 1615
    Thomas Rolfe, American son of Pocahontas (d. 1675)
  • 1781
    Adelbert von Chamisso, German botanist and poet (d. 1838)
  • 1899
    Max Theiler, South African-American virologist and academic; Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)
  • 1930
    Samuel Byck, American criminal (d. 1974)  
  • 1959
    Jody Watley, American singer-songwriter and producer  

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January 31

  • 1797
    Franz Schubert, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1828)
  • 1872
    Zane Grey, American dentist and author (d. 1939)
  • 1935
    Kenzaburō Ōe, Japanese author and academic; Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1964
    Jeff Hanneman, American guitarist and songwriter (Slayer) (d. 2013)  
  • 1966
    Umar Alisha, Indian journalist and philanthropist  

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