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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

  • 1779
    William Clowes, English publisher (d. 1847)
  • 1931
    Jimmy Smyth, Irish hurler (d. 2013)  
  • 1948
    Joe Petagno, American illustrator  
  • 1953
    Gary Johnson, American businessman and politician, 29th Governor of New Mexico  
  • 1983
    Melaine Walker, Jamaican hurdler  

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January 2

  • 1719
    Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder and merchant (d. 1797)
  • 1900
    William Haines, American actor and interior designer (d. 1973)
  • 1961
    Gabrielle Carteris, American actress  
  • 1964
    Luis d'Antin, Spanish motorcycle racer  
  • 1976
    Paz Vega, Spanish actress and singer  

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January 3

  • 1861
    William Renshaw, English tennis player (d. 1904)
  • 1897
    Marion Davies, American actress, singer, and producer (d. 1961)
  • 1917
    Albert Mol, Dutch author and actor (d. 2002)  
  • 1936
    Michael Layard, English admiral  
  • 1953
    Justin Fleming, Australian playwright and author  

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January 4

  • 1974
    Sjur Miljeteig, Norwegian trumpeter  
  • 1981
    Hitomi Obara, Japanese wrestler  
  • 1983
    Gemma Hunt, English television host  
  • 1989
    Jeff Gyasi, Nigerian footballer  
  • 1993
    Martin Paasoja, Estonian basketball player  

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January 5

  • 1922
    Anthony Synnot, Australian admiral (d. 2001)  
  • 1960
    Otar Korghalidze, Georgian footballer and manager  
  • 1965
    Ricky Paull Goldin, American actor and producer  
  • 1968
    Carrie Ann Inaba, American actress, singer, dancer, and choreographer  
  • 1982
    Darren Mackie, Scottish footballer  

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January 6

  • 1868
    Vittorio Monti, Italian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1922)
  • 1907
    David Fleay, Australian ornithologist and zoologist (d. 1993)  
  • 1912
    Jacques Ellul, French philosopher and critic (d. 1994)  
  • 1939
    Georgios Babiniotis, Greek linguist and philologist  
  • 1963
    Paul Kipkoech, Kenyan runner (d. 1995)  

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January 7

  • 1502
    Pope Gregory XIII (d. 1585)
  • 1877
    William Clarence Matthews, American baseball player, coach, and lawyer (d. 1928)
  • 1960
    Loretta Sanchez, American politician  
  • 1964
    Nicolas Cage, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1970
    João Ricardo, Angolan footballer  

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January 8

  • 1821
    James Longstreet, American general and diplomat (d. 1904)
  • 1933
    Willie Tasby, American baseball player  
  • 1945
    Kadir Topbaş, Turkish architect and politician, 31st Mayor of Istanbul  
  • 1977
    Melanie Seeger, German race walker  
  • 1983
    Chris Masters, American wrestler and actor  

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January 9

  • 1685
    Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch philologist and critic (d. 1766)
  • 1823
    Friedrich von Esmarch, German surgeon and academic (d. 1908)
  • 1876
    Arthur Darby, English rugby player (d. 1960)
  • 1967
    Gary Teichmann, Rhodesian-South African rugby player  
  • 1968
    Giorgos Theofanous, Greek-Cypriot composer and producer  

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January 10

  • 1905
    Albert Arlen, Australian pianist, composer, actor, and playwright (d. 1993)  
  • 1917
    Jerry Wexler, American journalist and producer (d. 2008)  
  • 1961
    Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Italian-American violinist, author, and educator  
  • 1984
    Marouane Chamakh, Moroccan footballer  
  • 1996
    Paula Andrea Pérez, Colombian tennis player  

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January 11

  • 1885
    Jack Hoxie, American actor and rodeo performer (d. 1965)
  • 1905
    Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist and theorist (d. 1960)  
  • 1932
    Alfonso Arau, Mexican actor and director  
  • 1939
    Anne Heggtveit, Canadian skier  
  • 1983
    Matthew Palleschi, Canadian soccer player  

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January 12

  • 1908
    Clement Hurd, American illustrator (d. 1988)  
  • 1948
    John Etheridge, English guitarist (Soft Machine)  
  • 1950
    Sheila Jackson Lee, American lawyer, judge, and politician  
  • 1951
    Ann Althouse, American scholar, author, and academic  
  • 1968
    Junichi Masuda, Japanese director, producer, and composer  

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January 13

  • 1914
    Ted Willis, Baron Willis, English author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1992)  
  • 1950
    Clive Betts, English economist and politician  
  • 1976
    Michael Peña, American actor  
  • 1983
    Imran Khan, American-Indian actor  
  • 1993
    Larry King, American murder victim (d. 2008)  

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January 14

  • 1741
    Benedict Arnold, American-English general (d. 1801)
  • 1824
    Vladimir Stasov, Russian critic (d. 1906)
  • 1934
    Alberto Rodriguez Larreta, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1977)  
  • 1942
    Gerben Karstens, Dutch cyclist  
  • 1981
    Abdelmalek Cherrad, Algerian footballer  

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January 15

  • 1481
    Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (d. 1511)
  • 1933
    Frank Bough, English journalist and radio host  
  • 1944
    Jenny Nimmo, English author  
  • 1958
    Boris Tadić, Serbian psychologist and politician, 16th President of Serbia  
  • 1992
    Joshua King, Norwegian footballer  

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January 16

  • 1093
    Isaac Komnenos, Byzantine son of Alexios I Komnenos (d. 1152)
  • 1749
    Vittorio Alfieri, Italian poet and playwright (d. 1803)
  • 1875
    Leonor Michaelis, German biochemist and physician (d. 1947)
  • 1962
    Denis O'Hare, American-Irish actor and singer  
  • 1976
    Viktor Maslov, Russian race car driver  

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January 17

  • 1484
    George Spalatin, German priest and reformer (d. 1545)
  • 1600
    Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish playwright and poet (d. 1681)
  • 1946
    Michèle Deslauriers, Canadian actress  
  • 1971
    Lil Jon, American rapper  
  • 1973
    Liz Ellis, Australian netball player  

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January 18

  • 1945
    Balagangadharanatha Swamiji, Indian religious leader (d. 2013)  
  • 1953
    Brett Hudson, American singer-songwriter and producer (Hudson Brothers)  
  • 1969
    John Eder, American politician  
  • 1972
    Vinod Kambli, Indian cricketer, sportscaster, and actor  
  • 1985
    Riccardo Montolivo, Italian footballer  

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January 19

  • 1918
    John H. Johnson, American publisher, founded the Johnson Publishing Company (d. 2005)  
  • 1943
    Janis Joplin, American singer-songwriter (Big Brother and the Holding Company) (d. 1970)  
  • 1944
    Shelley Fabares, American actress and singer  
  • 1966
    Yukiko Duke, Swedish journalist  
  • 1991
    Corinna Harrer, German runner  

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January 20

  • 1886
    Claude Jameson, American soccer player (d. 1943)
  • 1909
    Gōgen Yamaguchi, Japanese martial artist (d. 1989)  
  • 1926
    Patricia Neal, American actress (d. 2010)  
  • 1965
    Colin Calderwood, Scottish footballer and manager  
  • 1971
    Wakanohana Masaru, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 66th Yokozuna  

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January 21

  • 1610
    Elizabeth Fones, English-American settler (d. 1673)
  • 1827
    Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician and theorist (d. 1900)
  • 1882
    Pavel Florensky, Russian mathematician and theologian (d. 1937)
  • 1924
    Benny Hill, English actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)  
  • 1979
    Brian O'Driscoll, Irish rugby player  

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January 22

  • 1840
    Ernest Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907)
  • 1906
    Robert E. Howard, American author and poet (d. 1936)  
  • 1914
    Dimitris Dragatakis, Greek violinist and composer (d. 2001)  
  • 1917
    Huck Geary, American baseball player (d. 1981)  
  • 1993
    Rio Haryanto, Indonesian race car driver  

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January 23

  • 1870
    Ole Sæther, Norwegian target shooter (d. 1946)
  • 1897
    Ieva Simonaitytė, Lithuanian author (d. 1978)
  • 1946
    Zvonko Bušić, Croatian terrorist, hijacker of TWA Flight 355 (d. 2013)  
  • 1974
    Rebekah Elmaloglou, French-Australian actress  
  • 1981
    Rob Friend, Canadian footballer  

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January 24

  • 1922
    Charles W. Socarides, American psychiatrist, physician, and author (d. 2005)  
  • 1925
    Gus Mortson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2015)  
  • 1956
    Jack Neo, Singaporean actor and director  
  • 1962
    Argiris Kambouris, Greek basketball player  
  • 1986
    Michael Kightly, English footballer  

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January 25

  • 1906
    Toni Ulmen, German racing driver and motorcycle racer (d. 1976)  
  • 1913
    Witold Lutosławski, Polish composer and conductor (d. 1994)  
  • 1935
    Conrad Burns, American soldier, journalist, and politician  
  • 1966
    Chet Culver, American educator and politician; 41st Governor of Iowa  
  • 1973
    Ace Steel, American wrestler and trainer  

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January 26

  • 1763
    Charles XIV John of Sweden (d. 1844)
  • 1904
    Ancel Keys, American physiologist and nutritionist (d. 2004)  
  • 1961
    Tom Keifer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Cinderella)  
  • 1967
    Bryan Callen, American actor and screenwriter  
  • 1973
    Melvil Poupaud, French actor, director, and screenwriter  

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January 27

  • 1814
    Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect, designed the Lausanne Cathedral (d. 1879)
  • 1931
    Mordecai Richler, Canadian author and screenwriter (d. 2001)  
  • 1940
    Ahmet Kurtcebe Alptemoçin, Turkish engineer and politician; 35th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs  
  • 1951
    Brian Downey, Irish drummer and songwriter  
  • 1989
    Daisy Lowe, English model  

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January 28

  • 1911
    Johan van Hulst, Dutch academic and politician  
  • 1951
    Brian Bilbray, American politician  
  • 1974
    Tony Delk, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1976
    Emiko Kado, Japanese wrestler (d. 1999)  
  • 1988
    Paul Henry, English footballer  

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January 29

  • 1756
    Henry Lee III, American general and politician, 9th Governor of Virginia (d. 1818)
  • 1929
    Puggy Pearson, American poker player (d. 2006)  
  • 1933
    Sacha Distel, French singer and guitarist (d. 2004)  
  • 1946
    Bettye LaVette, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1968
    Sora Jung, South Korean actress  

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January 30

  • 1883
    Peeter Süda, Estonian organist and composer (d. 1920)
  • 1919
    Fred Korematsu, American activist (d. 2005)  
  • 1945
    Michael Dorris, American author and scholar (d. 1997)  
  • 1947
    Małgorzata Braunek, Polish actress (d. 2014)  
  • 1987
    Becky Lynch, Irish wrestler  

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January 31

  • 1550
    Henry I, Duke of Guise (d. 1588)
  • 1884
    Theodor Heuss, German journalist and politician, 1st President of the Federal Republic of Germany (d. 1963)
  • 1927
    Norm Prescott, American animator, producer, and composer, co-founded Filmation Studios (d. 2005)  
  • 1946
    Sylvia Hitchcock, American model, Miss Universe 1967 (d. 2015)  
  • 1975
    Fred Coleman, American football player and coach  

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