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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

  • 1864
    Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer and curator (d. 1946)
  • 1879
    William Fox, Hungarian-American screenwriter and producer, founded the Fox Film Corporation and Fox Theatres (d. 1952)
  • 1941
    Martin Evans, English-Welsh geneticist and academic  
  • 1971
    Phoebus, Greek songwriter and producer  
  • 1978
    Philip Mulryne, Irish footballer  

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January 2

  • 1902
    Dan Keating, Irish Republican Army volunteer (d. 2007)  
  • 1930
    Julius La Rosa, American singer and actor  
  • 1952
    Indulis Emsis, Latvian politician, botanist, former Prime Minister of Latvia  
  • 1970
    Sanda Ladoși, Romanian singer  
  • 1981
    Hanno Balitsch, German footballer  

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January 3

  • 1775
    Francis Caulfeild, 2nd Earl of Charlemont (d. 1863)
  • 1884
    Raoul Koczalski, Polish pianist and composer (d. 1948)
  • 1920
    Siegfried Buback, German lawyer and politician; Attorney General of Germany (d. 1977)  
  • 1978
    Kimberley Locke, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1986
    Greg Nwokolo, Indonesian footballer  

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January 4

  • 1946
    S. Rajasekharan, Indian poet and critic  
  • 1955
    Cecilia Conrad, Norwegian economist and academic  
  • 1958
    Jim Powers, American wrestler  
  • 1962
    Michael France, American screenwriter (d. 2013)  
  • 1997
    Răzvan Popa, Romanian footballer  

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January 5

  • 1778
    Zebulon Pike, American general and explorer (d. 1813)
  • 1864
    Bob Caruthers, American baseball player and manager (d. 1911)
  • 1984
    Amanda Hearst, American model  
  • 1986
    J. P. Arencibia, American baseball player  
  • 1991
    Soner Aydoğdu, Turkish footballer  

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January 6

  • 1916
    Vincent Serventy, Australian ornithologist and author (d. 2007)  
  • 1953
    Malcolm Young, Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer  
  • 1955
    Alex Forsyth, American ice hockey player  
  • 1970
    José Carabalí, Venezuelan runner  
  • 1975
    Yukana, Japanese voice actress and singer  

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January 7

  • 1873
    Charles Péguy, French poet and journalist (d. 1914)
  • 1933
    Elliott Kastner, American-English film producer (d. 2010)  
  • 1961
    Andrew Thomson, Australian lawyer and politician  
  • 1977
    Dustin Diamond, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1983
    Edwin Encarnación, Dominican baseball player  

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January 8

  • 1843
    Frederick Abberline, English police officer (d. 1929)
  • 1860
    Emma Booth, English author (d. 1903)
  • 1883
    Pavel Filonov, Russian painter and poet (d. 1941)
  • 1949
    John Podesta, American lawyer and politician; 20th White House Chief of Staff  
  • 1978
    Boris Avrukh, Israeli chess player  

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January 9

  • 1745
    Caleb Strong, American lawyer and politician; 6th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1819)
  • 1938
    Peter Edelman, American lawyer and educator  
  • 1943
    Elmer MacFadyen, Canadian politician (d. 2007)  
  • 1947
    Ronnie Landfield, American painter and educator  
  • 1964
    Stan Javier, Dominican baseball player and manager  

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January 10

  • 1607
    Isaac Jogues, French priest and missionary (d. 1646)
  • 1939
    Bill Toomey, American decathlete and coach  
  • 1964
    Tony Gardner, English actor, screenwriter, and physician  
  • 1970
    Alisa Marić, Serbian chess player and politician, Serbian Minister of Youth and Sports  
  • 1980
    Bernat Martínez, Spanish motorcycle racer (d. 2015)  

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January 11

  • 1897
    Bernard DeVoto, American historian and author (d. 1955)
  • 1910
    Izler Solomon, American conductor (d. 1987)  
  • 1965
    Aleksey Zhukov, Russian footballer and coach  
  • 1973
    Rahul Dravid, Indian cricketer  
  • 1974
    Jens Nowotny, German footballer  

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January 12

  • 1890
    Johannes Vares, Estonian poet, physician, and politician (d. 1946)
  • 1894
    Georges Carpentier, French boxer and actor (d. 1975)
  • 1944
    Carlos Villagrán, Mexican actor and journalist  
  • 1949
    Haruki Murakami, Japanese author, translator, and academic  
  • 1949
    Ottmar Hitzfeld, German footballer and manager  

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January 13

  • 1749
    Maler Müller, German poet, painter, and playwright (d. 1825)
  • 1805
    Thomas Dyer, American politician, 18th Mayor of Chicago (d. 1862)
  • 1893
    Clark Ashton Smith, American poet, sculptor, painter, and author (d. 1961)
  • 1969
    John Kronus, American wrestler (d. 2007)  
  • 2004
    Anastasia and Tatiana Dogaru, Italian conjoined twins  

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January 14

  • 1793
    John C. Clark, American lawyer and politician (d. 1852)
  • 1928
    Garry Winogrand, American photographer and author (d. 1984)  
  • 1950
    Nicholas McGegan, British harpsichordist, flautist, and conductor  
  • 1954
    Vernee Watson-Johnson, American actress  
  • 1961
    Rob Hall, New Zealand mountaineer (d. 1996)  

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January 15

  • 1914
    Stefan Bałuk, Polish general (d. 2014)  
  • 1951
    Charo, Spanish singer, guitarist, and actress  
  • 1959
    Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian mountaineer and photographer (d. 2008)  
  • 1986
    Clara Lee, Swiss-Korean model and actress  
  • 1991
    Nicolai Jørgensen, Danish footballer  

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January 16

  • 1853
    Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton, Greek-English general (d. 1947)
  • 1957
    Ricardo Darín, Argentinian actor, director, and screenwriter  
  • 1975
    Anthony Taberna, Filipino journalist  
  • 1978
    Alfredo Amézaga, Mexican baseball player  
  • 1993
    Amandine Hesse, French tennis player  

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January 17

  • 1871
    Nicolae Iorga, Romanian historian and politician, 34th Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1940)
  • 1922
    Luis Echeverría, Mexican politician, 50th President of Mexico  
  • 1948
    Michael Rake, English businessman and academic  
  • 1962
    Sebastian Junger, American journalist and author  
  • 1966
    António Zeferino, Cape Verdean runner  

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January 18

  • 1945
    Balagangadharanatha Swamiji, Indian religious leader (d. 2013)  
  • 1963
    Martin O'Malley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 61st Governor of Maryland  
  • 1974
    Princess Claire of Belgium  
  • 1987
    Johan Djourou, Swiss footballer  
  • 1990
    Alex Pietrangelo, Canadian ice hockey player  

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January 19

  • 1942
    Thom Mayne, American architect, designed the San Francisco Federal Building and Phare Tower  
  • 1949
    Dennis Taylor, Irish snooker player and sportscaster  
  • 1966
    Sylvain Côté, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1968
    Whitfield Crane, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1969
    Casey Sherman, American journalist and author  

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January 20

  • 1906
    Aristotle Onassis, Turkish-Greek businessman (d. 1975)  
  • 1928
    Antonio de Almeida, French conductor and musicologist (d. 1997)  
  • 1929
    Arte Johnson, American actor, singer, and screenwriter  
  • 1931
    Hachidai Nakamura, Japanese pianist and composer (d. 1992)  
  • 1932
    Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player  

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January 21

  • 1899
    Alexander Tcherepnin, Russian-American pianist and composer (d. 1977)
  • 1918
    Chichay, Filipino actress (d. 1993)  
  • 1947
    Michel Jonasz, French singer-songwriter and actor  
  • 1973
    Rob Hayles, English cyclist  
  • 1994
    Booboo Stewart, American actor, singer, and dancer  

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January 22

  • 1887
    Helen Hoyt, American poet and author (d. 1972)
  • 1937
    Joseph Wambaugh, American police officer and author  
  • 1953
    Jim Jarmusch, American director and screenwriter  
  • 1970
    Abraham Olano, Spanish cyclist  
  • 1972
    Katie Barberi, Mexican actress  

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January 23

  • 1786
    Auguste de Montferrand, French-Russian architect, designed Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Alexander Column (d. 1858)
  • 1872
    Paul Langevin, French physicist and academic (d. 1946)
  • 1934
    Pierre Bourgault, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2003)  
  • 1961
    Mas Selamat bin Kastari, Indonesian-Singaporean criminal  
  • 1981
    Sarai, American rapper and actress  

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January 24

  • 76
    Hadrian, Roman emperor (d. 138)
  • 1933
    Claude Préfontaine, Canadian actor (d. 2013)  
  • 1936
    William Bogert, American actor  
  • 1983
    Scott Speed, American race car driver  
  • 1986
    Michael Kightly, English footballer  

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January 25

  • 1874
    W. Somerset Maugham, French-English author and playwright (d. 1965)
  • 1910
    Edgar V. Saks, Estonian historian, author, and politician; Estonian Minister of Education (d. 1984)  
  • 1913
    Huang Hua, Chinese translator and politician; 5th Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China (d. 2010)  
  • 1949
    Paul Nurse, English geneticist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate  
  • 1967
    David Ginola, French footballer and actor  

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January 26

  • 1914
    Princess Durru Shehvar of the Ottoman Empire (d. 2006)  
  • 1961
    Li Cunxin, Chinese-Australian ballet dancer  
  • 1967
    Toshiyuki Morikawa, Japanese voice actor  
  • 1981
    Volador Jr., Mexican wrestler  
  • 1993
    Peter Čerešňák, Slovak ice hockey player  

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January 27

  • 1859
    Wilhelm II, German Emperor (d. 1941)
  • 1920
    John Box, English production designer and art director (d. 2005)  
  • 1932
    Boris Shakhlin, Russian-Ukrainian gymnast (d. 2008)  
  • 1961
    Gillian Gilbert, English keyboard player and singer (New Order and The Other Two)  
  • 1961
    Zarganar, Burmese comedian, actor, and director  

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January 28

  • 1887
    Arthur Rubinstein, Polish-American pianist (d. 1982)
  • 1912
    Jackson Pollock, American painter (d. 1956)  
  • 1942
    Sjoukje Dijkstra, Dutch figure skater  
  • 1950
    David C. Hilmers, American colonel, physician, and astronaut  
  • 1988
    Seiya Sanada, Japanese wrestler  

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January 29

  • 1801
    Horatia Nelson, English daughter of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (d. 1881)
  • 1801
    Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1857)
  • 1858
    Henry Ward Ranger, American artist (d. 1916)
  • 1983
    Biagio Pagano, Italian footballer  
  • 1989
    Kevin Shattenkirk, American ice hockey player  

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January 30

  • 1781
    Adelbert von Chamisso, German botanist and poet (d. 1838)
  • 1936
    Horst Jankowski, German pianist and composer (d. 1998)  
  • 1943
    Davey Johnson, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1974
    Jemima Khan, English journalist and activist  
  • 1984
    Midori Kuzuoka, Japanese model  

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January 31

  • 1868
    Theodore William Richards, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)
  • 1884
    Nathaniel Moore, American golfer (d. 1910)
  • 1928
    Chuck Willis, American singer-songwriter (d. 1958)  
  • 1929
    Jean Simmons, British-American actress (d. 2010)  
  • 1974
    Wil Anderson, Australian comedian and radio host  

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