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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

  • 1711
    Baron Franz von der Trenck, Austrian soldier (d. 1749)
  • 1774
    André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist and academic (d. 1860)
  • 1938
    Frank Langella, American actor  
  • 1938
    Robert Jankel, English businessman, founded Panther Westwinds (d. 2005)  
  • 1972
    Garrett K. Gomez, American jockey  

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January 2

  • 1836
    Mendele Mocher Sforim, Russian author (d. 1917)
  • 1866
    Gilbert Murray, Australian-English playwright and scholar (d. 1957)
  • 1909
    Barry Goldwater, American general and politician (d. 1998)  
  • 1942
    Ray Moore, English radio host (d. 1989)  
  • 1972
    Hristos Meletoglou, German-Greek triple jumper  

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January 3

  • 1775
    Francis Caulfeild, 2nd Earl of Charlemont (d. 1863)
  • 1923
    Hank Stram, American football player and coach (d. 2005)  
  • 1931
    Yashawant Dinkar Phadke, Indian historian and activist (d. 2008)  
  • 1977
    Lee Bowyer, English footballer  
  • 1988
    Ikechi Anya, Scottish-Nigerian footballer  

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January 4

  • 1890
    Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, American publisher, founded DC Comics (d. 1965)
  • 1896
    Everett Dirksen, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1969)
  • 1927
    Barbara Rush, American actress  
  • 1946
    Lisa Appignanesi Polish-English author and academic  
  • 1991
    Stefan Nenadović, Montenegrin footballer  

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January 5

  • 1935
    David Ryall, English actor (d. 2014)  
  • 1936
    Florence King, American author and journalist  
  • 1950
    John Manley, Canadian lawyer and politician; 8th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada  
  • 1971
    Jayne Middlemiss, English radio and television host  
  • 1978
    January Jones, American actress  

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January 6

  • 1874
    Fred Niblo, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1948)
  • 1935
    Queen Margarita of Bulgaria  
  • 1953
    Malcolm Young, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer  
  • 1964
    Henry Maske, German boxer and actor  
  • 1977
    Marc Johnson, American skateboarder  

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January 7

  • 1786
    John Catron, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1865)
  • 1962
    Hallie Todd, American actress, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1982
    Sho Tomita, Japanese actor  
  • 1984
    Antonino Saviano, Italian footballer  
  • 1987
    Jimmy Smith, English footballer  

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January 8

  • 1909
    Nikolaos Platon, Greek archaeologist (d. 1992)  
  • 1945
    Nancy Bond, American author and academic  
  • 1952
    Peter McCullagh, Irish mathematician and academic  
  • 1989
    Kristján Einar, Icelandic race car driver  
  • 1990
    Sascha Bigalke, German footballer  

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January 9

  • 1901
    Vilma Bánky, Hungarian-American actress (d. 1991)  
  • 1955
    J. K. Simmons, American actor  
  • 1961
    Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter and producer  
  • 1965
    Muggsy Bogues, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1970
    Lara Fabian, Belgian-Italian singer-songwriter and actress  

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January 10

  • 1945
    Jerome Drayton, Canadian runner  
  • 1966
    Murali Nair, Indian director and screenwriter  
  • 1980
    Bernat Martínez, Spanish motorcycle racer (d. 2015)  
  • 1985
    Abdulkader Dakka, Syrian footballer  
  • 1986
    Erika Padilla, Filipino actress and host  

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January 11

  • 1941
    Abdullah the Butcher, Canadian-American wrestler  
  • 1962
    Chris Bryant, Welsh politician, Minister of State for Europe  
  • 1972
    Amanda Peet, American actress and playwright  
  • 1977
    Olexiy Lukashevych, Ukrainian long jumper  
  • 1980
    Mike Williams, American football player  

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January 12

  • 1924
    Grethe Holmer, Danish actress (d. 2004)  
  • 1924
    Olivier Gendebien, Belgian race car driver (d. 1998)  
  • 1925
    Bodil Udsen, Danish actress (d. 2008)  
  • 1938
    Lewis Fiander, Australian actor  
  • 1980
    Ares, Swiss-American wrestler  

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January 13

  • 1926
    Carolyn Gold Heilbrun, American author and academic (d. 2003)  
  • 1943
    William Duckworth, American composer and author (d. 2012)  
  • 1983
    Ronny Turiaf, French basketball player  
  • 1986
    Laura Ludwig, German volleyball player  
  • 1989
    Triinu Kivilaan, Estonian singer (Vanilla Ninja)  

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January 14

  • 1702
    Emperor Nakamikado of Japan (d. 1737)
  • 1919
    Andy Rooney, American soldier and journalist (d. 2011)  
  • 1940
    Vasilka Stoeva, Bulgarian discus thrower  
  • 1948
    T Bone Burnett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer  
  • 1981
    Hyleas Fountain, American heptathlete  

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January 15

  • 1674
    Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French poet and playwright (d. 1762)
  • 1879
    Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author and playwright (d. 1961)
  • 1941
    Captain Beefheart, American singer-songwriter (d. 2010)  
  • 1976
    Scott Murray, Scottish rugby player  
  • 1991
    Marc Bartra, Spanish footballer  

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January 16

  • 1947
    Sara Jane Olson, American criminal  
  • 1953
    John Stephen Hill, Canadian actor  
  • 1980
    Lin-Manuel Miranda, American actor, playwright, and composer  
  • 1984
    Kurt Travis, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1995
    Mikaela Turik, Australian-Canadian cricketer  

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January 17

  • 1686
    Archibald Bower, Scottish historian and author (d. 1766)
  • 1888
    Babu Gulabrai, Indian philosopher and author (d. 1963)
  • 1968
    Svetlana Masterkova, Russian runner  
  • 1970
    Masaaki Mochizuki, Japanese wrestler  
  • 1984
    Kelvin Fletcher, English actor and model  

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January 18

  • 1842
    A. A. Ames, American physician and politician, Mayor of Minneapolis (d. 1911)
  • 1971
    Seamus O'Regan, Canadian journalist  
  • 1979
    Brian Gionta, American ice hockey player  
  • 1981
    Khari Stephenson, Jamaican footballer  
  • 1981
    Olivier Rochus, Belgian tennis player  

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January 19

  • 1848
    Matthew Webb, English swimmer and diver (d. 1883)
  • 1926
    Hans Massaquoi, German-American journalist and author (d. 2013)  
  • 1943
    Petchara Chaowarat, Thai actress  
  • 1956
    Carman, American singer-songwriter, actor, and television host  
  • 1963
    Michael Adams, American basketball player and coach  

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January 20

  • 1781
    Joseph Hormayr, Baron zu Hortenburg, Austrian-German historian and politician (d. 1848)
  • 1932
    Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1981
    Freddy Guzmán, Dominican baseball player  
  • 1985
    Tanel Sokk, Estonian basketball player  
  • 1988
    Jeffrén Suárez, Spanish footballer  

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January 21

  • 1934
    Audrey Dalton, Irish actress  
  • 1962
    Marie Trintignant, French actress (d. 2003)  
  • 1970
    Oren Peli, Israeli-American director, producer and screenwriter  
  • 1971
    Adia Chan, Indonesian-Hong Kong actress and singer  
  • 1974
    Arthémon Hatungimana, Burundian runner  

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January 22

  • 1882
    Theodore Kosloff, Russian-American actor, dancer, and choreographer (d. 1956)
  • 1941
    Jaan Kaplinski, Estonian poet, philosopher, and critic  
  • 1947
    Vladimir Oravsky, Czech-Swedish author and director  
  • 1956
    John Wesley Shipp, American actor and director  
  • 1987
    Astrid Jacobsen, Norwegian skier  

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January 23

  • 1907
    Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)  
  • 1918
    Florence Rush, American social worker (d. 2008)  
  • 1920
    Henry Eriksson, Swedish runner (d. 2000)  
  • 1964
    Mariska Hargitay, American actress and producer  
  • 1987
    Felicia Brandström, Swedish singer  

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January 24

  • 1674
    Thomas Tanner, English bishop (d. 1735)
  • 1957
    Mark Eaton, American basketball player and sportscaster  
  • 1976
    Cindy Pieters, Belgian cyclist  
  • 1983
    Davide Biondini, Italian footballer  
  • 1986
    Ricky Ullman, Israeli-American actor and singer  

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January 25

  • 1928
    Cor van der Hart, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2006)  
  • 1953
    The Honky Tonk Man, American wrestler and actor  
  • 1973
    Ace Steel, American wrestler and trainer  
  • 1976
    Dimitris Nalitzis, Greek footballer  
  • 1982
    Sho Sakurai, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor  

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January 26

  • 1923
    Patrick J. Hannifin, American admiral (d. 2014)  
  • 1926
    Joseph Bacon Fraser, Jr., American businessman, co-founded the Sea Pines Company (d. 2014)  
  • 1980
    Sanae Kobayashi, Japanese voice actress  
  • 1981
    Volador Jr., Mexican wrestler  
  • 1993
    Peter Čerešňák, Slovak ice hockey player  

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January 27

  • 1908
    William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American journalist and publisher (d. 1993)  
  • 1929
    Mohamed Al-Fayed, Egyptian-Swiss businessman  
  • 1952
    Billy Johnson, American football player and coach  
  • 1961
    Dina Bonnevie, Filipino actress  
  • 1966
    Tamlyn Tomita, Japanese-American actress and singer  

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January 28

  • 1887
    Arthur Rubinstein, Polish-American pianist (d. 1982)
  • 1910
    Arnold Moss, American actor (d. 1989)  
  • 1945
    Maxwell Fuller, Australian chess player (d. 2013)  
  • 1976
    Lee Ingleby, English actor  
  • 1985
    Libby Trickett, Australian swimmer  

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January 29

  • 1929
    Puggy Pearson, American poker player (d. 2006)  
  • 1940
    Kunimitsu Takahashi, Japanese motorcycle racer and race car driver  
  • 1981
    Jonny Lang, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1993
    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Japanese singer and model  
  • 1996
    Juho Lammikko, Finnish ice hockey player  

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January 30

  • 1878
    Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (d. 1940)
  • 1931
    Shirley Hazzard, Australian author  
  • 1941
    Tineke Lagerberg, Dutch swimmer  
  • 1982
    Jorge Cantú, Mexican baseball player  
  • 1995
    Víctor Sánchez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2015)  

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January 31

  • 1884
    Mammad Amin Rasulzade, Azerbaijani scholar and politician, 1st President of The Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan (d. 1955)
  • 1951
    Won Sei-hoon, South Korean intelligence officer  
  • 1966
    Umar Alisha, Indian journalist and philanthropist  
  • 1973
    Portia de Rossi, Australian-American actress  
  • 1975
    Preity Zinta, Indian actress  

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