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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

  • 1912
    Nikiforos Vrettakos, Greek poet and academic (d. 1991)  
  • 1933
    Frederick Lowy, Canadian psychiatrist and academic  
  • 1955
    Gennady Lyachin, Russian captain (d. 2000)  
  • 1963
    Linda Henry, English actress  
  • 1987
    Meryl Davis, American ice dancer  

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January 2

  • 1937
    Martin Lauer, German runner  
  • 1938
    Goh Kun, South Korean politician; 31st Prime Minister of South Korea  
  • 1940
    Susan Wittig Albert, American author and academic  
  • 1969
    William Fox-Pitt, English horse rider  
  • 1975
    Jeff Suppan, American baseball player  

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January 3

  • 1793
    Lucretia Mott, American activist (d. 1880)
  • 1883
    Clement Attlee, English soldier, lawyer, and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1967)
  • 1951
    Gary Nairn, Australian surveyor and politician  
  • 1954
    Ned Lamont, American businessman and politician  
  • 1977
    A. J. Burnett, American baseball player  

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January 4

  • 1947
    Marie-Thérèse Letablier, French sociologist  
  • 1953
    Jackie Ballard, English journalist and politician  
  • 1967
    David Berman, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1967
    Johnny Nelson, English boxer and sportscaster  
  • 1989
    Kevin Pillar, American baseball player  

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January 5

  • 1944
    Ed Rendell, American lieutenant and politician; 45th Governor of Pennsylvania  
  • 1950
    Ioan P. Culianu, Romanian historian, philosopher, and author (d. 1991)  
  • 1954
    László Krasznahorkai, Hungarian author and screenwriter  
  • 1975
    Bradley Cooper, American actor and producer  
  • 1981
    Kyla, Filipino singer  

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January 6

  • 1842
    Clarence King, American geologist, mountaineer, and critic (d. 1901)
  • 1950
    Louis Freeh, American lawyer and jurist; 10th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation  
  • 1951
    Don Gullett, American baseball player and coach  
  • 1980
    Pascual Romero, American musician and producer  
  • 1983
    Natali Thanou, Serbian-Greek model and singer  

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January 7

  • 1910
    Orval Faubus, American soldier and politician; 36th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1994)  
  • 1938
    Roland Topor, French illustrator, painter, and actor (d. 1997)  
  • 1942
    Danny Steinmann, American director and screenwriter (d. 2012)  
  • 1944
    Tony Whitlam, Australian lawyer, judge, and politician  
  • 1988
    Scott Pendlebury, Australian footballer  

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January 8

  • 1910
    Galina Ulanova, Russian ballerina (d. 1998)  
  • 1938
    Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens, English sociologist and academic  
  • 1965
    Michelle Forbes, American actress  
  • 1968
    Lucy Winkett, English priest  
  • 1981
    Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player  

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January 9

  • 1902
    Rudolf Bing, Austrian-English opera manager (d. 1997)  
  • 1946
    Mohammad Ishaq Khan, Indian historian and academic (d. 2013)  
  • 1956
    Lucyna Langer, Polish hurdler  
  • 1972
    Warwick Saint, South African photographer  
  • 1976
    Raghava Lawrence, Indian actor, director, and choreographer  

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January 10

  • 1894
    Pingali Lakshmikantam, Indian poet and author (d. 1972)
  • 1913
    Gustáv Husák, Slovak politician, 9th President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1991)  
  • 1914
    Yu Kuo-hwa, Chinese politician, 23rd Premier of the Republic of China (d. 2000)  
  • 1965
    Butch Hartman, American animator, voice actor, and singer  
  • 1986
    Hideaki Ikematsu, Japanese footballer  

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January 11

  • 1755
    Alexander Hamilton, Nevisian-American general, economist and politician; 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1804)
  • 1885
    Alice Paul, American activist (d. 1977)
  • 1946
    Tony Kaye, English keyboard player  
  • 1952
    Ben Crenshaw, American golfer  
  • 1962
    Chris Bryant, Welsh politician, Minister of State for Europe  

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January 12

  • 1924
    Chris Chase, American model, actress, and journalist (d. 2013)  
  • 1940
    Ronald Shannon Jackson, American drummer and composer (d. 2013)  
  • 1950
    Dorrit Moussaieff, Israeli-Icelandic jewelry designer and businesswoman; 5th First Lady of Iceland  
  • 1973
    Dan Haseltine, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1981
    Amerie, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress  

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January 13

  • 1939
    Cesare Maniago, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1961
    Suggs, English singer-songwriter and actor  
  • 1966
    Shelagh Fogarty, English journalist and radio host  
  • 1980
    Mirko Soltau, German footballer  
  • 1985
    Qi Hui, Chinese swimmer  

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January 14

  • 1741
    Benedict Arnold, American-English general (d. 1801)
  • 1899
    Carlos P. Romulo, Filipino soldier and politician, President of the United Nations General Assembly (d. 1985)
  • 1906
    William Bendix, American actor and singer (d. 1964)  
  • 1957
    Anchee Min, Chinese-American painter, photographer, and author  
  • 1957
    Suzanne Danielle, English actress  

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January 15

  • 1842
    Mary MacKillop, Australian nun and saint, co-founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (d. 1909)
  • 1879
    Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author and playwright (d. 1961)
  • 1909
    Gene Krupa, American drummer, composer, and actor (d. 1973)  
  • 1921
    Frank Thornton, English actor and singer (d. 2013)  
  • 1928
    W. R. Mitchell, English journalist and author (d. 2015)  

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January 16

  • 1757
    Richard Goodwin Keats, English admiral and politician, 3rd Commodore-Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1834)
  • 1906
    Johannes Brenner, Estonian footballer and pilot (d. 1975)  
  • 1968
    Danni Ashe, American model, dancer, and businesswoman  
  • 1985
    Sidharth Malhotra, Indian actor  
  • 1992
    Maja Keuc, Slovenian singer  

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January 17

  • 1712
    John Stanley, English organist and composer (d. 1786)
  • 1732
    Stanisław August Poniatowski, Polish-Lithuanian king (d. 1798)
  • 1905
    Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)  
  • 1950
    Luis López Nieves, Puerto Rican author and academic  
  • 1956
    Mitch Vogel, American actor  

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January 18

  • 1901
    Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1973)  
  • 1905
    Joseph Bonanno, Italian-American mob boss (d. 2002)  
  • 1966
    Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player  
  • 1986
    Marya Roxx, Estonian-American singer-songwriter  
  • 1987
    Christopher Liebig, German rugby player  

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January 19

  • 1833
    Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician and academic (d. 1872)
  • 1909
    Hans Hotter, German opera singer (d. 2003)  
  • 1920
    Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian politician and diplomat, 135th Prime Minister of Peru  
  • 1966
    Yukiko Duke, Swedish journalist  
  • 1985
    Aleksandr Yevgenyevich Nikulin, Russian footballer  

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January 20

  • 1889
    Allan Haines Loughead, American engineer and businessman; founded the Alco Hydro-Aeroplane Company (d. 1969)
  • 1932
    Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1937
    Dorothy Provine, American singer, dancer, and actress (d. 2010)  
  • 1986
    Kevin Parker, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1988
    Callum MacLeod, English racing driver  

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January 21

  • 1881
    Ernst Fast, Swedish runner (d. 1959)
  • 1887
    Maude Farris-Luse, American super-centenarian (d. 2002)
  • 1941
    Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)  
  • 1941
    Sattam bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabian prince (d. 2013)  
  • 1962
    Tyler Cowen, American economist and academic  

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January 22

  • 1919
    Diomedes Olivo, Dominican baseball player and scout (d. 1977)  
  • 1949
    Mike Westhues, American-Finnish singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)  
  • 1968
    Mauricio Serna, Colombian footballer  
  • 1984
    Dennis Kipruto Kimetto, Kenyan runner  
  • 1987
    Astrid Jacobsen, Norwegian skier  

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January 23

  • 1905
    Erich Borchmeyer, German sprinter (d. 2000)  
  • 1907
    Dan Duryea, American actor and singer (d. 1968)  
  • 1915
    Herma Bauma, Austrian javelin thrower and handball player (d. 2003)  
  • 1920
    Walter Frederick Morrison, American businessman; invented the Frisbee (d. 2010)  
  • 1923
    Walter M. Miller, Jr., American soldier and author (d. 1996)  

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January 24

  • 1930
    Terence Bayler, New Zealand actor  
  • 1951
    Yakov Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American comedian and actor  
  • 1955
    Jim Montgomery, American swimmer and coach  
  • 1970
    Maria Balshaw, British museum director  
  • 1979
    Tatyana Ali, American actress and singer  

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January 25

  • 1899
    Sleepy John Estes, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)
  • 1917
    Ilya Prigogine, Russian-Belgian chemist and physicist; Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)  
  • 1923
    Jean Taittinger, French politician; French Minister of Justice (d. 2012)  
  • 1930
    Tanya Savicheva, Russian author (d. 1944)  
  • 1938
    Leiji Matsumoto, Japanese author, illustrator, and animator  

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January 26

  • 1929
    Gordon Solie, American wrestling announcer (d. 2000)  
  • 1947
    Redmond Morris, 4th Baron Killanin, Irish peer, director, producer, and production manager  
  • 1961
    Tom Keifer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Cinderella)  
  • 1984
    Wu Qian, Chinese pianist  
  • 1988
    Yukiyo Mine, Japanese softball player  

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January 27

  • 1850
    Samuel Gompers, English-American labor leader (d. 1924)
  • 1895
    Joseph Rosenstock, Polish-American conductor and manager (d. 1985)
  • 1912
    Francis Rogallo, American engineer, invented the Rogallo wing (d. 2009)  
  • 1940
    Terry Harper, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1969
    Patton Oswalt, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter  

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January 28

  • 1861
    Julián Felipe, Filipino composer and educator (d. 1944)
  • 1909
    John Thomson, Scottish footballer (d. 1931)  
  • 1950
    Barbi Benton, American model, actress, and singer  
  • 1974
    Magglio Ordóñez, Venezuelan baseball player and politician  
  • 1993
    Will Poulter, English actor  

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January 29

  • 1888
    Sydney Chapman, English mathematician and geophysicist (d. 1970)
  • 1943
    Désiré Letort, French cyclist (d. 2012)  
  • 1946
    Bettye LaVette, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1948
    Pat Kenny, Irish radio and television host  
  • 1954
    Oprah Winfrey, American talk show host, actress, media entrepreneur and producer; founded Harpo Productions  

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January 30

  • 1844
    Richard Theodore Greener, American diplomat and attorney (d.1922)
  • 1852
    Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian playwright and poet (d. 1912)
  • 1875
    Walter Middelberg, Dutch rower (d. 1944)
  • 1889
    Jaishankar Prasad, Indian poet and playwright (d. 1937)
  • 1918
    David Opatoshu, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1996)  

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January 31

  • 1624
    Arnold Geulincx, Flemish philosopher and academic (d. 1669)
  • 1955
    Virginia Ruzici, Romanian tennis player and manager  
  • 1960
    Grant Morrison, Scottish author and screenwriter  
  • 1977
    Shingo Katori, Japanese singer and actor  
  • 1982
    Allan McGregor, Scottish footballer  

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