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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.

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

  • 1745
    Anthony Wayne, American general and politician (d. 1796)
  • 1900
    Xavier Cugat, Spanish-born American singer-songwriter (d. 1990)
  • 1926
    Kazys Petkevičius, Lithuanian basketball player and coach (d. 2008)  
  • 1971
    Bobby Holík, Czech-American ice hockey player  
  • 1984
    Stefano Pastrello, Italian footballer  

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January 2

  • 1713
    Marie Dumesnil, French actress (d. 1803)
  • 1904
    Truus Klapwijk, Dutch diver and swimmer (d. 1991)  
  • 1949
    Leijn Loevesijn, Dutch cyclist  
  • 1969
    Christy Turlington, American model  
  • 1971
    Yutaka Takenouchi, Japanese actor  

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January 3

  • 1698
    Metastasio, Italian poet and opera librettist (d. 1782)
  • 1803
    Douglas William Jerrold, English journalist and playwright (d. 1857)
  • 1953
    Mohammed Waheed Hassan, Maldivian educator and politician, 5th President of the Maldives  
  • 1975
    Danica McKellar, American actress, producer, screenwriter, and mathematician  
  • 1975
    Jason Marsden, American actor, director, and producer  

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January 4

  • 1891
    Edward Brooker, English-Australian sergeant and politician, 31st Premier of Tasmania (d. 1948)
  • 1902
    John McCone, American businessman and politician, 6th Director of Central Intelligence (d. 1991)  
  • 1924
    Marianne Werner, German shot putter  
  • 1925
    Veikko Hakulinen, Finnish skier and technician (d. 2003)  
  • 1944
    Charlie Manuel, American baseball player and manager  

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January 5

  • 1940
    Michael O'Donoghue, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1994)  
  • 1946
    Diane Keaton, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1966
    Kate Schellenbach, American drummer  
  • 1974
    Sarah-Jane Honeywell, English actress and dancer  
  • 1980
    Bennie Joppru, American football player  

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January 6

  • 1714
    Percivall Pott, English surgeon (d. 1788)
  • 1848
    Hristo Botev, Bulgarian poet and journalist (d. 1876)
  • 1937
    Paolo Conte, Italian singer-songwriter and pianist  
  • 1963
    Tina Landon, Mexican-American dancer and choreographer  
  • 1982
    Eddie Redmayne, English actor and singer  

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January 7

  • 1858
    Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Belarusian lexicographer and journalist (d. 1922)
  • 1972
    Vladimir Dubrovshchik, Belarusian discus thrower  
  • 1974
    John Rich, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer  
  • 1983
    Natalie Gulbis, American golfer  
  • 1988
    Haley Bennett, American actress and singer  

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January 8

  • 1911
    Tom Delaney, English race car driver (d. 2006)  
  • 1926
    Hanae Mori, Japanese fashion designer  
  • 1944
    Terry Brooks, American lawyer and author  
  • 1988
    Vitaliy Hoshkoderya, Ukrainian footballer  
  • 1991
    Emiliano Tabone, Argentinian footballer  

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January 9

  • 1939
    Susannah York, English actress, singer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)  
  • 1941
    Terry Hands, English director and producer  
  • 1965
    Eric Erlandson, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer  
  • 1984
    Benjamin Danso, German rugby player  
  • 1991
    3LAU, American DJ and producer  

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January 10

  • 1887
    Robinson Jeffers, American poet and philosopher (d. 1962)
  • 1966
    Murali Nair, Indian director and screenwriter  
  • 1973
    Félix Trinidad, Puerto Rican boxer  
  • 1982
    Misato Fukuen, Japanese voice actress  
  • 1984
    Trent Cutler, Australian rugby league footballer  

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January 11

  • 1642
    Johann Friedrich Alberti, German organist and composer (d. 1710)
  • 1911
    Zenkō Suzuki, Japanese politician, 70th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2004)  
  • 1963
    Tracy Caulkins, American-Australian swimmer  
  • 1978
    Michael Duff, Irish footballer  
  • 1985
    Kazuki Nakajima, Japanese race car driver  

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January 12

  • 1903
    Igor Kurchatov, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1960)  
  • 1970
    Zack de la Rocha, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1976
    Miki Nakatani, Japanese actress and singer  
  • 1981
    Amerie, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress  
  • 1984
    Andrew Chan, Australian drug trafficker (d. 2015)  

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January 13

  • 1720
    Richard Hurd, English bishop (d. 1808)
  • 1865
    Princess Marie of Orléans (d. 1908)
  • 1950
    Bob Forsch, American baseball player (d. 2011)  
  • 1972
    Vitaly Scherbo, Belarusian gymnast  
  • 1981
    Reggie Brown, American football player  

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January 14

  • 1615
    John Biddle, English minister and theologian (d. 1662)
  • 1937
    Ken Higgs, English cricketer and coach  
  • 1949
    Lawrence Kasdan, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1965
    Slick Rick, English-American rapper and producer  
  • 1984
    Brandon Meriweather, American football player  

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January 15

  • 1481
    Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (d. 1511)
  • 1902
    Saud of Saudi Arabia (d. 1969)  
  • 1922
    Eric Willis, Australian sergeant and politician, 34th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1999)  
  • 1933
    Frank Bough, English journalist and radio host  
  • 1987
    Michael Seater, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  

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January 16

  • 1920
    Alberto Crespo, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1991)  
  • 1935
    A. J. Foyt, American race car driver  
  • 1954
    Vasili Zhupikov, Russian footballer and coach (d. 2015)  
  • 1972
    Greg Page, Australian singer and actor (The Wiggles)  
  • 1980
    Seydou Keita, Malian footballer  

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January 17

  • 1472
    Guidobaldo da Montefeltro, Italian noble and Duke of Urbino (d. 1508)
  • 1908
    Cus D'Amato, American boxing manager and trainer (d. 1985)  
  • 1971
    Kid Rock, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor  
  • 1975
    Freddy Rodriguez, American actor and producer  
  • 1983
    Rick Kelly, Australian race car driver  

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January 18

  • 1891
    Nikolajs Švedrēvics, Latvian javelin thrower (d. 1937)
  • 1892
    Bill Meanix, American hurdler and coach (d. 1957)
  • 1947
    Takeshi Kitano, Japanese actor and director  
  • 1972
    Vinod Kambli, Indian cricketer, sportscaster, and actor  
  • 1987
    Johan Djourou, Swiss footballer  

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January 19

  • 1893
    Magda Tagliaferro, Brazilian pianist and educator (d. 1986)
  • 1918
    John H. Johnson, American publisher, founded the Johnson Publishing Company (d. 2005)  
  • 1942
    Michael Crawford, English actor and singer  
  • 1946
    Julian Barnes, English novelist, short story writer, essayist, and memoirist  
  • 1950
    Sébastien Dhavernas, Canadian actor  

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January 20

  • 1703
    Joseph-Hector Fiocco, Flemish violinist and composer (d. 1741)
  • 1798
    Anson Jones, American physician and politician, 5th President of the Republic of Texas (d. 1858)
  • 1893
    Georg Åberg, Swedish triple jumper (d. 1946)
  • 1920
    Federico Fellini, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1993)  
  • 1932
    Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player  

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January 21

  • 1824
    Stonewall Jackson, American general (d. 1863)
  • 1878
    Vahan Tekeyan, Armenian poet and activist (d. 1948)
  • 1956
    Robby Benson, American actor, singer, and director  
  • 1986
    Sushant Singh Rajput, Indian actor  
  • 2001
    Jackson Brundage, American actor  

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January 22

  • 1945
    Arthur Beetson, Australian rugby player and coach (d. 2013)  
  • 1949
    Mike Westhues, American-Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)  
  • 1951
    Steve J. Spears, Australian actor, singer, and playwright (d. 2007)  
  • 1952
    Ace Vergel, Filipino actor (d. 2007)  
  • 1978
    Joseph Calleja, Maltese tenor  

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January 23

  • 1780
    Georgios Karaiskakis, Greek general (d. 1827)
  • 1846
    Hermann Clemenz, Estonian chess player (d. 1908)
  • 1901
    Arthur Wirtz, American businessman (d. 1983)  
  • 1948
    David F. Ford, Irish theologian and academic  
  • 1981
    Rob Friend, Canadian footballer  

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January 24

  • 1540
    Edmund Campion, English priest and martyr (d. 1581)
  • 1928
    Desmond Morris, English zoologist, ethologist, and painter  
  • 1950
    Gennifer Flowers, American model and actress  
  • 1984
    Scott Kazmir, American baseball player  
  • 1986
    Mischa Barton, English-American actress  

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January 25

  • 1755
    Paolo Mascagni, Italian physician and anatomist (d. 1815)
  • 1917
    Jânio Quadros, Brazilian politician; 22nd President of Brazil (d. 1992)  
  • 1958
    Franco Pancheri, Italian footballer and manager  
  • 1984
    Stefan Kießling, German footballer  
  • 1986
    Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricketer  

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January 26

  • 1908
    Jill Esmond, English actress (d. 1990)  
  • 1927
    José Azcona del Hoyo, Honduran politician, President of Honduras (d. 2005)  
  • 1929
    Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist, screenwriter, and educator  
  • 1967
    Anatoly Komm, Russian chef and businessman  
  • 1982
    Gō Ayano, Japanese actor  

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January 27

  • 1741
    Hester Thrale, Welsh author (d. 1821)
  • 1936
    Samuel C. C. Ting, American physicist and academic; Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1956
    Susanne Blakeslee, American actress  
  • 1970
    Emmanuel Pahud, Swiss flute player  
  • 1976
    Ruby Lin, Taiwanese actress, singer, and producer  

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January 28

  • 1719
    Johann Elias Schlegel, German poet and critic (d. 1749)
  • 1908
    Paul Misraki, Turkish-French composer and historian (d. 1998)  
  • 1930
    Roy Clarke, English soldier and screenwriter  
  • 1945
    Maxwell Fuller, Australian chess player (d. 2013)  
  • 1988
    Seiya Sanada, Japanese wrestler  

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January 29

  • 1924
    Luigi Nono, Italian composer (d. 1990)  
  • 1938
    Shuji Tsurumi, Japanese gymnast  
  • 1949
    Evgeny Lovchev, Russian footballer and manager  
  • 1954
    Christian Bjelland IV, Norwegian businessman and art collector  
  • 1988
    Tatyana Chernova, Russian heptathlete  

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January 30

  • 1844
    Richard Theodore Greener, American diplomat and attorney (d.1922)
  • 1894
    Boris III of Bulgaria (d. 1943)
  • 1975
    Juninho Pernambucano, Brazilian footballer  
  • 1980
    Leilani Dowding, English model and actress  
  • 1995
    Viktoria Komova, Russian gymnast  

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January 31

  • 1961
    Fatih Kısaparmak, Turkish singer-songwriter  
  • 1965
    Ofra Harnoy, Canadian cellist.  
  • 1966
    Jorge González, Argentinian basketball player and wrestler (d. 2010)  
  • 1967
    Michelle Ruff, American voice actress  
  • 1980
    James Adomian, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter  

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