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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.

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January 1

  • 1928
    Ernest Tidyman, American author and screenwriter (d. 1984)  
  • 1932
    Leman Çıdamlı, Turkish actress (d. 2012)  
  • 1939
    Michèle Mercier, French actress  
  • 1948
    Dick Quax, New Zealand runner and politician  
  • 1987
    Gilbert Brulé, Canadian ice hockey player  

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January 2

  • 1914
    Vivian Stuart, English physician and author (d. 1986)  
  • 1923
    Rachel Waterhouse, English historian and author  
  • 1937
    Martin Lauer, German runner  
  • 1978
    Karina Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American dancer and actress  
  • 1980
    Jérôme Pineau, French cyclist  

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January 3

  • 1698
    Metastasio, Italian poet and opera librettist (d. 1782)
  • 1719
    Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian (d. 1773)
  • 1921
    Chetan Anand, Indian director and screenwriter (d. 1997)  
  • 1979
    Koit Toome, Estonian singer and actor  
  • 1986
    Greg Nwokolo, Indonesian footballer  

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January 4

  • 1870
    Percy Pitt, English organist and conductor (d. 1932)
  • 1953
    Richard Boden, English director and producer  
  • 1956
    Bernard Sumner, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer  
  • 1962
    Laila Elwi, Egyptian actress  
  • 1989
    Labrinth, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer  

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January 5

  • 1808
    Anton Füster, Austrian priest and activist (d. 1881)
  • 1942
    Maurizio Pollini, Italian pianist  
  • 1951
    Jagathy Sreekumar, Indian actor and screenwriter  
  • 1984
    Amanda Hearst, American model  
  • 1995
    Joyce Ching, Filipino actress and singer  

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January 6

  • 1881
    Ion Minulescu, Romanian poet and writer (d. 1944)
  • 1935
    Nino Tempo, American singer and actor  
  • 1944
    Bonnie Franklin, American actress and singer (d. 2013)  
  • 1981
    Asante Samuel, American football player  
  • 1986
    Paul McShane, Irish footballer  

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January 7

  • 1921
    Chester Kallman, American poet and translator (d. 1975)  
  • 1930
    Eddie LeBaron, American football player, manager, and sportscaster (d. 2015)  
  • 1945
    Dick Marty, Swiss lawyer and politician  
  • 1947
    Shobhaa De, Indian journalist and author  
  • 1981
    Alex Auld, Canadian ice hockey player  

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January 8

  • 1885
    A. J. Muste, Dutch-American clergyman and activist (d. 1967)
  • 1938
    Camille Yarbrough, American actress, television producer, poet and author  
  • 1947
    David Gates, American journalist and author  
  • 1965
    Michelle Forbes, American actress  
  • 1993
    Brooke Greenberg, American girl with a rare disease (d. 2013)  

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January 9

  • 1811
    Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English journalist and author (d. 1856)
  • 1931
    Paul Mantee, American actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1953
    Takeshi So, Japanese runner  
  • 1965
    Joely Richardson, English actress  
  • 1976
    Simon Gosejohann, German actor and screenwriter  

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January 10

  • 1916
    Eldzier Cortor, American painter  
  • 1922
    Hannelore Schroth, German actress (d. 1987)  
  • 1925
    Billie Sol Estes, American businessman (d. 2013)  
  • 1939
    William Levy, American-Dutch journalist, author, and poet  
  • 1946
    Robert Gadocha, Polish footballer  

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January 11

  • 1800
    Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist and engineer (d. 1895)
  • 1926
    Lev Dyomin, Russian colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1998)  
  • 1956
    Big Bank Hank, American rapper (The Sugarhill Gang) (d. 2014)  
  • 1972
    Marc Blucas, American actor  
  • 1974
    Jens Nowotny, German footballer  

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January 12

  • 1869
    Bhagwan Das, Indian Theosophist and public figure (d. 1958)
  • 1903
    Igor Kurchatov, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1960)  
  • 1949
    Haruki Murakami, Japanese author, translator, and academic  
  • 1972
    Priyanka Gandhi, Indian politician  
  • 1985
    Yohana Cobo, Spanish actress  

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January 13

  • 1926
    Shakti Samanta, Indian director and producer (d. 2009)  
  • 1941
    Pasqual Maragall i Mira, Catalan academic and politician, 127th President of the Generalitat de Catalunya  
  • 1961
    Suggs, English singer-songwriter and actor  
  • 1977
    William Ash, English actor  
  • 1987
    Florica Leonida, Romanian gymnast  

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January 14

  • 1850
    Pierre Loti, French captain and author (d. 1923)
  • 1919
    Andy Rooney, American soldier and journalist (d. 2011)  
  • 1944
    Nina Totenberg, American journalist  
  • 1973
    Eva Bes, Spanish tennis player  
  • 1983
    Cesare Bovo, Italian footballer  

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January 15

  • 1921
    Frank Thornton, English actor and singer (d. 2013)  
  • 1972
    Shelia Burrell, American heptathlete  
  • 1973
    Essam El-Hadary, Egyptian footballer  
  • 1983
    Matic Kralj, Slovenian ice hockey player  
  • 1987
    Nicole Matthews, Canadian wrestler  

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January 16

  • 1937
    Francis George, American cardinal (d. 2015)  
  • 1937
    Luiz Bueno, Brazilian race car driver (d. 2011)  
  • 1944
    Dieter Moebius, Swiss-German keyboard player and producer (Cluster, Harmonia, and Moebius & Plank) (d. 2015)  
  • 1949
    Oliver Humperdink, American wrestling manager (d. 2011)  
  • 1958
    Anatoli Boukreev, Russian mountaineer and explorer (d. 1997)  

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January 17

  • 1484
    George Spalatin, German priest and reformer (d. 1545)
  • 1905
    Jan Zahradníček, Czech poet and translator (d. 1960)  
  • 1914
    Anacleto Angelini, Italian-Chilean businessman (d. 2007)  
  • 1944
    Françoise Hardy, French singer and actress  
  • 1955
    Steve Javie, American basketball player and referee  

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January 18

  • 1795
    Anna Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1865)
  • 1926
    Randolph Bromery, American geologist and academic (d. 2013)  
  • 1954
    Jagdish Mali, Indian photographer (d. 2013)  
  • 1983
    Katie White, English singer-songwriter (The Ting Tings)  
  • 1988
    Anastasios Kissas, Greek footballer  

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January 19

  • 1923
    Markus Wolf, German spy (d. 2006)  
  • 1939
    Phil Everly, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Everly Brothers) (d. 2014)  
  • 1961
    Wayne Hemingway, English fashion designer, co-founded Red or Dead  
  • 1973
    Antero Manninen, Finnish cellist (Apocalyptica)  
  • 1982
    Mike Komisarek, American ice hockey player  

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January 20

  • 1902
    Leon Ames, American actor and singer (d. 1993)  
  • 1950
    Mahamane Ousmane, Nigerian politician, President of Niger  
  • 1963
    Mark Ryden, American painter  
  • 1978
    Sid Wilson, American DJ and pianist  
  • 1991
    Polona Hercog, Slovenian tennis player  

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January 21

  • 1884
    Roger Nash Baldwin, American author and activist, co-founded the American Civil Liberties Union (d. 1981)
  • 1953
    Paul Allen, American businessman and philanthropist; co-founded Microsoft  
  • 1963
    Detlef Schrempf, German basketball player and coach  
  • 1976
    Aivaras Abromavičius, Lithuanian-Ukrainian banker and politician; 15th Minister of Economic of Ukraine  
  • 1977
    Kirsten Klose, German hammer thrower  

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January 22

  • 826
    Montoku, Japanese emperor (d. 858)
  • 1956
    John Wesley Shipp, American actor and director  
  • 1972
    Katie Barberi, Mexican actress  
  • 1977
    Hidetoshi Nakata, Japanese footballer  
  • 1980
    Jonathan Woodgate, English footballer  

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January 23

  • 1933
    Chita Rivera, American actress, singer, and dancer  
  • 1947
    Megawati Sukarnoputri, Indonesian politician, 5th President of Indonesia  
  • 1950
    Danny Federici, American accordion player (E Street Band) (d. 2008)  
  • 1951
    Chesley Sullenberger, American captain and pilot  
  • 1986
    Steven Taylor, English footballer  

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January 24

  • 1917
    Ernest Borgnine, American actor and singer (d. 2012)  
  • 1930
    Bernard Matthews, English businessman, founded Bernard Matthews Farms (d. 2010)  
  • 1943
    Sharon Tate, American model and actress (d. 1969)  
  • 1989
    Gong Lijiao, Chinese shot putter  
  • 1989
    Ki Sung-yueng, South Korean footballer  

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January 25

  • 1739
    Charles François Dumouriez, French general and politician; French Minister of Defence (d. 1823)
  • 1933
    Corazon Aquino, Filipino politician, 11th President of the Philippines (d. 2009)  
  • 1935
    António Ramalho Eanes, Portuguese general and politician; 16th President of Portugal  
  • 1963
    Fernando Haddad, Brazilian academic and politician; 61st Mayor of São Paulo  
  • 1985
    Tina Karol, Ukrainian singer and actress  

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January 26

  • 1887
    Marc Mitscher, American admiral and pilot (d. 1947)
  • 1922
    Michael Bentine, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1996)  
  • 1929
    Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist, screenwriter, and educator  
  • 1982
    Yasushi Tsujimoto, Japanese wrestler  
  • 1989
    Yukari Kabutomushi, Japanese actress  

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January 27

  • 1826
    Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Russian journalist and author (d. 1889)
  • 1928
    Hans Modrow, Polish-German politician, 5th Prime Minister of East Germany  
  • 1929
    Mohamed Al-Fayed, Egyptian-Swiss businessman  
  • 1944
    Peter Akinola, Nigerian archbishop  
  • 1964
    Patrick van Deurzen, Dutch composer and academic  

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January 28

  • 1930
    Roy Clarke, English soldier and screenwriter  
  • 1944
    Tim Heald, English journalist and author  
  • 1950
    David C. Hilmers, American colonel, physician, and astronaut  
  • 1974
    Tony Delk, American basketball player and coach  
  • 1976
    Lee Ingleby, English actor  

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January 29

  • 1929
    Joseph Kruskal, American mathematician and computer scientist (d. 2010)  
  • 1957
    Grażyna Miller, Italian journalist and poet  
  • 1958
    Glen Cochrane, Canadian ice hockey player and scout  
  • 1965
    Dominik Hašek, Czech ice hockey player  
  • 1983
    Nedžad Sinanović, Bosnian basketball player  

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January 30

  • 1951
    Bobby Stokes, English footballer (d. 1995)  
  • 1956
    Darko Rundek, Croatian-French singer-songwriter and actor  
  • 1957
    Payne Stewart, American golfer (d. 1999)  
  • 1979
    Tarmo Jallai, Estonian hurdler  
  • 1990
    Nils Miatke, German footballer  

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January 31

  • 1550
    Henry I, Duke of Guise (d. 1588)
  • 1820
    William B. Washburn, American politician, 28th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1887)
  • 1945
    Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, English lawyer, judge, and academic  
  • 1971
    Lee Young-ae, South Korean actress  
  • 1977
    Sergei Pareiko, Estonian footballer  

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