Be unique! Be resourceful! Be a birthday ninja!

January 0 Famous Birthdays

Tip: Click the free January famous birthdays ninja poster above to save the high quality version. A new design will be generated for you everyday. Collect all 16 ninja poses.

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.

Love ninja Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Try it today and improve your lovelife. Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)

January 1

  • 870
    Zwentibold, Frankish son of Arnulf of Carinthia (d. 900)
  • 1932
    Leman Çıdamlı, Turkish actress (d. 2012)  
  • 1948
    Pavel Grachev, Russian general and politician, 1st Russian Minister of Defence (d. 2012)  
  • 1971
    Sammie Henson, American wrestler  
  • 1981
    Jacqui Maxwell, Australian actress  

View the complete list of January 1st famous birthdays.

January 2

  • 1857
    M. Carey Thomas, American educator and activist (d. 1935)
  • 1886
    Florence Lawrence, Canadian-American actress (d. 1938)
  • 1914
    Kenny Clarke, American drummer and composer (d. 1985)  
  • 1956
    Lynda Barry, American cartoonist and author  
  • 1963
    David Cone, American baseball player and sportscaster  

View the complete list of January 2nd famous birthdays.

January 3

  • 1916
    Betty Furness, American actress and journalist (d. 1994)  
  • 1975
    Thomas Bangalter, French DJ and producer  
  • 1978
    Dimitra Kalentzou, Greek basketball player  
  • 1982
    Peter Clarke, English footballer  
  • 1988
    Ikechi Anya, Scottish-Nigerian footballer  

View the complete list of January 3rd famous birthdays.

January 4

  • 1872
    Albert Tyler, American pole vaulter (d. 1945)
  • 1895
    Leroy Grumman, American engineer and businessman; co-founded Grumman Aeronautical Engineering Co. (d. 1982)
  • 1914
    Herman Franks, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2009)  
  • 1960
    Michael Stipe, American singer-songwriter and producer (R.E.M. and Automatic Baby)  
  • 1995
    Maddie Hasson, American actress  

View the complete list of January 4th famous birthdays.

January 5

  • 1209
    Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, English-German king (d. 1272)
  • 1902
    Hubert Beuve-Méry, French journalist (d. 1989)  
  • 1929
    Aulis Rytkönen, Finnish footballer and manager (d. 2014)  
  • 1955
    Jacob Hård, Swedish journalist  
  • 1965
    Ricky Paull Goldin, American actor and producer  

View the complete list of January 5th famous birthdays.

January 6

  • 1673
    James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, English academic and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Radnorshire (d. 1744)
  • 1936
    Rubén Amaro, Sr., Mexican baseball player and scout  
  • 1945
    Allen Appel, American author, illustrator, and photographer  
  • 1981
    Jérémie Renier, Belgian-French actor  
  • 1989
    Andy Carroll, English footballer  

View the complete list of January 6th famous birthdays.

January 7

  • 1875
    Thomas Hicks, American runner (d. 1963)
  • 1929
    Terry Moore, American actress and producer  
  • 1979
    Ricardo Maurício, Brazilian race car driver  
  • 1980
    Zöe Salmon, Northern Irish model and television host, Miss Northern Ireland 1999  
  • 1990
    Camryn Grimes, American actress  

View the complete list of January 7th famous birthdays.

January 8

  • 1871
    James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish captain and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (d. 1940)
  • 1899
    S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike, Sri Lankan politician, 4th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (d. 1959)
  • 1902
    Georgy Malenkov, Russian engineer and politician (d. 1988)  
  • 1923
    Johnny Wardle, English cricketer (d. 1985)  
  • 1967
    Tom Watson, English politician  

View the complete list of January 8th famous birthdays.

January 9

  • 1854
    Lady Randolph Churchill, American-English wife of Lord Randolph Churchill (d. 1921)
  • 1924
    Sergei Parajanov, Georgian-Armenian director and screenwriter (d. 1990)  
  • 1944
    Mihalis Violaris, Cypriot singer-songwriter and actor  
  • 1957
    Bibie, Ghanaian-French singer  
  • 1959
    Rigoberta Menchú, Guatemalan activist and politician; Nobel Prize laureate  

View the complete list of January 9th famous birthdays.

January 10

  • 1903
    Voldemar Väli, Estonian-Swedish Greco-Roman wrestler (d. 1997)  
  • 1913
    Gustáv Husák, Slovak politician, 9th President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1991)  
  • 1918
    Arthur Chung, Guyanese lawyer and politician, 1st President of Guyana (d. 2008)  
  • 1931
    Rosalind Howells, Baroness Howells of St Davids, Grenadian-English academic and politician  
  • 1938
    Frank Mahovlich, Canadian ice hockey player and politician  

View the complete list of January 10th famous birthdays.

January 11

  • 1912
    Don "Red" Barry, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1980)  
  • 1928
    Mitchell Ryan, American actor  
  • 1957
    Darryl Dawkins, American basketball player and coach (d. 2015)  
  • 1981
    Tom Meighan, English singer-songwriter (Kasabian)  
  • 1987
    Scotty Cranmer, American motocross racer  

View the complete list of January 11th famous birthdays.

January 12

  • 1856
    John Singer Sargent, Italian-English painter and educator (d. 1925)
  • 1950
    Dorrit Moussaieff, Israeli-Icelandic jewelry designer and businesswoman; 5th First Lady of Iceland  
  • 1961
    Tahawwur Hussain Rana, Pakistani-Canadian physician and terrorist  
  • 1969
    David Mitchell, English author and translator  
  • 1987
    Naya Rivera, American actress and singer  

View the complete list of January 12th famous birthdays.

January 13

  • 1935
    Mauro Forghieri, Italian engineer  
  • 1948
    Gaj Singh, Indian politician  
  • 1972
    Atoosa Rubenstein, Iranian-American journalist  
  • 1972
    Yukiko Iwai, Japanese voice actress  
  • 1982
    Kamran Akmal, Pakistan cricketer  

View the complete list of January 13th famous birthdays.

January 14

  • 1940
    Trevor Nunn, English director and composer  
  • 1946
    Harold Shipman, English serial killer (d. 2004)  
  • 1948
    Al Feuerbach, American shot putter and technologist  
  • 1961
    Rob Hall, New Zealand mountaineer (d. 1996)  
  • 1979
    Angela Lindvall, American model and actress  

View the complete list of January 14th famous birthdays.

January 15

  • 1803
    Marjorie Fleming, Scottish poet and author (d. 1811)
  • 1866
    Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)
  • 1938
    Ashraf Aman, Pakistani engineer and mountaineer  
  • 1948
    Ronnie Van Zant, American singer-songwriter (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1977)  
  • 1986
    Mariya Abakumova, Russian javelin thrower  

View the complete list of January 15th famous birthdays.

January 16

  • 1945
    Wim Suurbier, Dutch footballer and manager  
  • 1958
    Andris Šķēle, Latvian politician and businessman, former Prime Minister of Latvia  
  • 1969
    Stevie Jackson, Scottish guitarist and songwriter (Belle and Sebastian and The Vaselines)  
  • 1979
    Toshiki Kashu, Japanese actor  
  • 1980
    Albert Pujols, Dominican-American baseball player  

View the complete list of January 16th famous birthdays.

January 17

  • 1905
    Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)  
  • 1940
    Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni, Egyptian-Armenian patriarch (d. 2015)  
  • 1960
    John Crawford, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Berlin)  
  • 1962
    Ari Up, German-English singer (d. 2010)  
  • 1964
    Andy Rourke, English bass player (The Smiths and Freebass)  

View the complete list of January 17th famous birthdays.

January 18

  • 1659
    Damaris Cudworth Masham, English philosopher and theologian (d. 1708)
  • 1914
    Vitomil Zupan, Yugoslav author, poet, and playwright (d. 1987)  
  • 1954
    Ted DiBiase, American wrestler and manager  
  • 1982
    Rolf Roosalu, Estonian singer and actor  
  • 1992
    Francesco Bardi, Italian footballer  

View the complete list of January 18th famous birthdays.

January 19

  • 1808
    Lysander Spooner, American philosopher and author (d. 1887)
  • 1809
    Edgar Allan Poe, American short story writer, critic, and poet (d. 1849)
  • 1863
    Werner Sombart, German economist and sociologist (d. 1941)
  • 1985
    Esteban Guerrieri, Argentinian race car driver  
  • 1992
    Logan Lerman, American actor  

View the complete list of January 19th famous birthdays.

January 20

  • 1965
    Greg K., American bass player (The Offspring)  
  • 1967
    Eric Quizon, Filipino actor, director, producer, and writer  
  • 1969
    Patrick K. Kroupa, American computer hacker and activist; co-founded MindVox  
  • 1979
    Will Young, English singer-songwriter and actor  
  • 1988
    Uwa Elderson Echiéjilé, Nigerian footballer  

View the complete list of January 20th famous birthdays.

January 21

  • 1915
    Orazio Mariani, Italian sprinter (d. 1981)  
  • 1943
    Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek singer-songwriter and actor  
  • 1947
    Jill Eikenberry, American actress  
  • 1950
    Gary Locke, American politician and diplomat; 36th United States Secretary of Commerce  
  • 1968
    Sundar C., Indian actor and director  

View the complete list of January 21st famous birthdays.

January 22

  • 1905
    Willy Hartner, German physicist, historian, and academic (d. 1981)  
  • 1935
    Alexander Men, Russian priest and scholar (d. 1990)  
  • 1937
    Joseph Wambaugh, American police officer and author  
  • 1945
    Christoph Schönborn, Bohemian-Austrian cardinal  
  • 1962
    Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu, 17th Sultan of Terengganu  

View the complete list of January 22nd famous birthdays.

January 23

  • 1899
    Glen Kidston, English race car driver and pilot (d. 1931)
  • 1927
    Fred Williams, Australian painter (d. 1982)  
  • 1952
    Omar Henry, South African cricketer  
  • 1953
    Antonio Villaraigosa, American politician, 41st Mayor of Los Angeles  
  • 1960
    Jean-François Sauvé, Canadian ice hockey player  

View the complete list of January 23rd famous birthdays.

January 24

  • 1922
    Daniel Boulanger, French actor and screenwriter (d. 2014)  
  • 1947
    Michio Kaku, American physicist and academic  
  • 1970
    Matthew Lillard, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1987
    Luis Suárez, Uruguayan footballer  
  • 1994
    Sean Kavanagh, Irish footballer  

View the complete list of January 24th famous birthdays.

January 25

  • 1813
    J. Marion Sims, American gynecologist and physician (d. 1883)
  • 1923
    Arvid Carlsson, Swedish pharmacologist and physician; Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1953
    Mark Weil, Russian-Uzbek director and producer (d. 2007)  
  • 1979
    Pi Hongyan, Chinese-French badminton player  
  • 1980
    Michelle McCool, American wrestler and model  

View the complete list of January 25th famous birthdays.

January 26

  • 1708
    William Hayes, English organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1777)
  • 1892
    Bessie Coleman, American pilot (d. 1926)
  • 1933
    Ercole Baldini, Italian cyclist  
  • 1977
    Vince Carter, American basketball player  
  • 1988
    Yukiyo Mine, Japanese softball player  

View the complete list of January 26th famous birthdays.

January 27

  • 1869
    Will Marion Cook, American violinist and composer (d. 1944)
  • 1958
    Susanna Thompson, American actress  
  • 1962
    Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer  
  • 1965
    Ignacio Noé, Argentinian author and illustrator  
  • 1989
    Alberto Botía, Spanish footballer  

View the complete list of January 27th famous birthdays.

January 28

  • 1886
    Marthe Bibesco, Romanian-French author and poet (d. 1973)
  • 1929
    Claes Oldenburg, Swedish-American sculptor and illustrator  
  • 1936
    Alan Alda, American actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1950
    David C. Hilmers, American colonel, physician, and astronaut  
  • 1962
    Sam Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist  

View the complete list of January 28th famous birthdays.

January 29

  • 1737
    Thomas Paine, English-American author, activist, and theorist (d. 1809)
  • 1928
    Lee Shau-kee, Hong Kong businessman, founded Henderson Land Development  
  • 1953
    Charlie Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1962
    Nicholas Turturro, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1986
    Drew Tyler Bell, American actor and dancer  

View the complete list of January 29th famous birthdays.

January 30

  • 1697
    Johann Joachim Quantz, German flute player and composer (d. 1773)
  • 1938
    Islam Karimov, Uzbek politician; 1st President of Uzbekistan  
  • 1947
    Małgorzata Braunek, Polish actress (d. 2014)  
  • 1968
    Tony Maudsley, English actor  
  • 1979
    Jaak Urmet, Estonian author and poet  

View the complete list of January 30th famous birthdays.

January 31

  • 1884
    Nathaniel Moore, American golfer (d. 1910)
  • 1929
    Jean Simmons, British-American actress (d. 2010)  
  • 1958
    Armin Reichel, German footballer and manager  
  • 1966
    Jorge González, Argentinian basketball player and wrestler (d. 2010)  
  • 1982
    Yukimi Nagano, Swedish singer-songwriter (Little Dragon)  

View the complete list of January 31st famous birthdays.

Quick jump to month of:
February / March / April / May / June / July / August / September / October / November / December

Astrology Sample Megapack

Get All 16 Astrology Reports

Where should we send the free sample megapack?