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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

  • 1880
    Vajiravudh, Thai king (d. 1925)
  • 1904
    Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani lawyer and politician, 5th President of Pakistan (d. 1982)  
  • 1930
    Jean-Pierre Duprey, French poet and sculptor (d. 1959)  
  • 1946
    Shelby Steele, American journalist, author, and director  
  • 1984
    Michael Witt, Australian rugby player  

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January 2

  • 1885
    Gordon Flowerdew, Canadian lieutenant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1918)
  • 1947
    Jack Hanna, American zoologist and author  
  • 1957
    Beppe Gabbiani, Italian racing driver  
  • 1976
    Hrysopiyi Devetzi, Greek jumper  
  • 1978
    Karina Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American dancer and actress  

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January 3

  • 1883
    Duncan Gillis, Canadian discus thrower and hammer thrower (d. 1963)
  • 1886
    John Gould Fletcher, American poet and author (d. 1950)
  • 1910
    Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player and manager (d. 2000)  
  • 1978
    Liya Kebede, Ethiopian-American model, actress, and fashion designer  
  • 1991
    Özgür Çek, Turkish footballer  

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January 4

  • 1848
    Katsura Tarō, Japanese general and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)
  • 1948
    Cissé Mariam Kaïdama Sidibé, Malian politician, Prime Minister of Mali  
  • 1964
    Dot Jones, American actress  
  • 1986
    Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwanese tennis player  
  • 1995
    María Isabel, Spanish singer  

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January 5

  • 1919
    Hector Abhayavardhana, Sri Lankan theorist and politician (d. 2012)  
  • 1945
    Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-English director and producer  
  • 1969
    Paul McGillion, Scottish-Canadian actor and producer  
  • 1975
    Warrick Dunn, American football player  
  • 1980
    Sebastian Deisler, German footballer  

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January 6

  • 1793
    James Madison Porter, American lawyer and politician, 18th United States Secretary of War (d. 1862)
  • 1842
    Clarence King, American geologist, mountaineer, and critic (d. 1901)
  • 1965
    Murray McLachlan, British concert pianist  
  • 1980
    Apostolia Zoi, Greek singer  
  • 1989
    Max Pirkis, English actor and producer  

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January 7

  • 1922
    Alvin Dark, American baseball player and manager (d. 2014)  
  • 1926
    Kim Jong-pil, South Korean politician, 11th Prime Minister of South Korea  
  • 1976
    Harish Raghavendra, Indian actor and singer  
  • 1979
    Aloe Blacc, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1984
    Jon Lester, American baseball player  

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January 8

  • 1843
    Frederick Abberline, English police officer (d. 1929)
  • 1947
    David Bowie, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor  
  • 1949
    John Podesta, American lawyer and politician; 20th White House Chief of Staff  
  • 1978
    Marco Fu, Hong Kong-Canadian snooker player  
  • 1982
    Wesley Marquette, Mauritian footballer  

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January 9

  • 1475
    Crinitus, Italian scholar and author (d. 1507)
  • 1912
    Ralph Tubbs, English architect, designed the Dome of Discovery (d. 1996)  
  • 1929
    Tom Riley, American lawyer and politician (d. 2011)  
  • 1975
    Mattias Olsson, Swedish drummer  
  • 1986
    Amanda Mynhardt, South African netball player  

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January 10

  • 1928
    Peter Mathias, English historian and academic  
  • 1955
    Michael Schenker, German guitarist (UFO, Scorpions, Contraband, and McAuley Schenker Group)  
  • 1961
    Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Italian-American violinist, author, and educator  
  • 1970
    Alisa Marić, Serbian chess player and politician, Serbian Minister of Youth and Sports  
  • 1978
    Brent Smith, American singer-songwriter (Shinedown)  

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January 11

  • 1885
    Alice Paul, American activist (d. 1977)
  • 1954
    Kailash Satyarthi, Indian engineer, academic, and activist, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1973
    Rockmond Dunbar, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1979
    Joana Cortez, Brazilian tennis player  
  • 1988
    Junjun, Chinese-Japanese singer  

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January 12

  • 1928
    Lloyd Ruby, American race car driver (d. 2009)  
  • 1948
    Khalid Abdul Muhammad, American activist (d. 2001)  
  • 1950
    Bob McEwen, American politician  
  • 1952
    Walter Mosley, American author and actor  
  • 1981
    Luis Ernesto Pérez, Mexican footballer  

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January 13

  • 1749
    Maler Müller, German poet, painter, and playwright (d. 1825)
  • 1884
    Sophie Tucker, Ukrainian-American singer and actress (d. 1966)
  • 1919
    Robert Stack, American actor and producer (d. 2003)  
  • 1968
    Chara, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress  
  • 1970
    Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (d. 2004)  

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January 14

  • 1948
    Vasiliy Khmelevskiy, Belarusian hammer thrower (d. 2002)  
  • 1954
    Masanobu Fuchi, Japanese wrestler and booker  
  • 1963
    Steven Soderbergh, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1975
    Georgina Cates, English actress  
  • 1984
    Brandon Meriweather, American football player  

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January 15

  • 1902
    Saud of Saudi Arabia (d. 1969)  
  • 1934
    V. S. Ramadevi, Indian politician, 13th Governor of Karnataka (d. 2013)  
  • 1957
    Mario Van Peebles, American actor and director  
  • 1978
    Franco Pellizotti, Italian cyclist  
  • 1981
    Dylan Armstrong, Canadian shot putter and hammer thrower  

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January 16

  • 1915
    Leslie H. Martinson, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1929
    Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah, Sri Lankan anthropologist and academic (d. 2014)  
  • 1936
    Michael White, Scottish actor and producer  
  • 1955
    Jerry M. Linenger, American captain, physician, and astronaut  
  • 1956
    Wayne Daniel, Barbadian cricketer  

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January 17

  • 1484
    George Spalatin, German priest and reformer (d. 1545)
  • 1961
    Maia Chiburdanidze, Georgian chess player  
  • 1968
    Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, Dutch author, poet, and scholar  
  • 1970
    Jeremy Roenick, American ice hockey player and actor  
  • 1975
    Squarepusher, English singer-songwriter  

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January 18

  • 1943
    Charlie Wilson, American mortician and politician (d. 2013)  
  • 1954
    Ted DiBiase, American wrestler and manager  
  • 1970
    Peter Van Petegem, Belgian cyclist  
  • 1985
    Riccardo Montolivo, Italian footballer  
  • 1999
    Karan Brar, American actor  

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January 19

  • 1736
    James Watt, British chemist and engineer (d. 1819)
  • 1883
    Hermann Abendroth, German conductor (d. 1956)
  • 1966
    Sylvain Côté, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1984
    Fabio Catacchini, Italian footballer  
  • 1984
    Jimmy Kébé, Malian footballer  

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January 20

  • 1798
    Anson Jones, American physician and politician, 5th President of the Republic of Texas (d. 1858)
  • 1946
    David Lynch, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1981
    Crystal Lowe, Canadian actress  
  • 1987
    Janin Lindenberg, German sprinter  
  • 1995
    Joey Badass, American rapper (Pro Era)  

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January 21

  • 1912
    Konrad Emil Bloch, German-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)  
  • 1915
    Bill Sefton, American pole vaulter (d. 1982)  
  • 1942
    Edwin Starr, American singer-songwriter (d. 2003)  
  • 1947
    Jill Eikenberry, American actress  
  • 1971
    Doug Weight, American ice hockey player  

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January 22

  • 1914
    Dimitris Dragatakis, Greek violinist and composer (d. 2001)  
  • 1916
    Henri Dutilleux, French pianist, composer, and educator (d. 2013)  
  • 1931
    Galina Zybina, Russian shot putter and javelin thrower  
  • 1968
    Frank Leboeuf, French footballer, sportscaster, and actor  
  • 1981
    Beverley Mitchell, American actress and singer  

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January 23

  • 1872
    Paul Langevin, French physicist and academic (d. 1946)
  • 1920
    Walter Frederick Morrison, American businessman; invented the Frisbee (d. 2010)  
  • 1927
    Jack Quinlan, American sportscaster (d. 1965)  
  • 1974
    Rebekah Elmaloglou, French-Australian actress  
  • 1976
    Tsuyoshi Muro, Japanese actor  

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January 24

  • 1779
    Elizabeth Alexeievna, German wife of Alexander I of Russia (d. 1826)
  • 1928
    Desmond Morris, English zoologist, ethologist, and painter  
  • 1931
    Lars Hörmander, Swedish mathematician and academic (d. 2012)  
  • 1946
    Haji, Canadian-American actress (d. 2013)  
  • 1975
    Rónald Gómez, Costa Rican footballer and manager  

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January 25

  • 17
    Messalina, Roman wife of Claudius (d. 48)
  • 1864
    Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and author (d. 1934)
  • 1896
    Florence Mills, American singer, dancer, and actress (d. 1927)
  • 1943
    Tobe Hooper, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1973
    Ace Steel, American wrestler and trainer  

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January 26

  • 1882
    André Rischmann, French rugby player (d. 1955)
  • 1963
    Riddell Akua, Nauruan politician  
  • 1967
    Col Needham, English businessman, co-founded the Internet Movie Database  
  • 1983
    Petri Oravainen, Finnish footballer  
  • 1989
    Emily Hughes, American figure skater  

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January 27

  • 1701
    Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim, German historian and theologian (d. 1790)
  • 1912
    Arne Næss, Norwegian philosopher and environmentalist (d. 2009)  
  • 1926
    Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress and director (d. 2004)  
  • 1961
    Zarganar, Burmese comedian, actor, and director  
  • 1989
    Daisy Lowe, English model  

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January 28

  • 1890
    Robert Stroud, American ornithologist (d. 1963)
  • 1930
    Kurt Biedenkopf, German academic and politician; 54th President of the German Bundesrat  
  • 1961
    Arnaldur Indriðason, Icelandic author  
  • 1977
    Takuma Sato, Japanese race car driver  
  • 1991
    Carl Klingberg, Swedish ice hockey player  

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January 29

  • 1843
    William McKinley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 25th President of the United States (d. 1901)
  • 1967
    Cyril Suk, Czech-American tennis player  
  • 1980
    Ivan Klasnić, Croatian footballer  
  • 1980
    Jason James Richter, American actor and producer  
  • 1982
    Heidi Mueller, American actress  

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January 30

  • 1859
    Tony Mullane, Irish-American baseball player and manager (d. 1944)
  • 1861
    Charles Martin Loeffler, French-American violinist and composer (d. 1935)
  • 1947
    Les Barker, English poet and author  
  • 1958
    Sayuri Ishikawa, Japanese singer  
  • 1974
    Jemima Khan, English journalist and activist  

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January 31

  • 1820
    William B. Washburn, American politician, 28th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1887)
  • 1922
    Joanne Dru, American actress (d. 1996)  
  • 1951
    Harry Wayne Casey, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer  
  • 1968
    Ulrica Messing, Swedish politician; 2nd Swedish Minister for Infrastructure  
  • 1978
    Brad Rutter, American game show contestant; highest winning champion in ''Jeopardy!'' history  

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