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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.

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.

January 1

  • 1923
    Daniel Gorenstein, American mathematician and academic (d. 1992)  
  • 1934
    Lakhdar Brahimi, Algerian politician, Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs  
  • 1946
    Rivellino, Brazilian footballer and manager  
  • 1960
    Toomas Vitsut, Estonian businessman and politician  
  • 1967
    Juanma Bajo Ulloa, Spanish director and screenwriter  

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January 2

  • 1732
    František Brixi, Czech organist and composer (d. 1771)
  • 1860
    Dugald Campbell Patterson, Canadian engineer (d. 1931)
  • 1976
    Hrysopiyi Devetzi, Greek jumper  
  • 1977
    Ahu Türkpençe, Turkish actress  
  • 1980
    Mac Danzig, American mixed martial artist  

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January 3

  • 1778
    Antoni Melchior Fijałkowski, Polish archbishop (d. 1861)
  • 1873
    Ichizō Kobayashi, Japanese businessman; founded the Hankyu Hanshin Holdings (d. 1957)
  • 1932
    Yolanda "Tongolele" Montes, American-Mexican dancer and actress  
  • 1954
    Ned Lamont, American businessman and politician  
  • 1969
    Gerda Weissensteiner, Italian bobsledder  

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January 4

  • 1710
    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer, violinist, and organist (d. 1736)
  • 1872
    Ottilie Sutro, American pianist (d. 1970)
  • 1960
    April Winchell, American actress, singer, and screenwriter  
  • 1974
    Sjur Miljeteig, Norwegian trumpeter  
  • 1991
    Olivia Tennet, New Zealand actress and dancer  

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January 5

  • 1921
    Paul Governali, American football player and actor (d. 1978)  
  • 1931
    Alfred Brendel, Austrian pianist, poet, and author  
  • 1932
    Umberto Eco, Italian philosopher and author  
  • 1965
    Vinnie Jones, English footballer and actor  
  • 1975
    Bradley Cooper, American actor and producer  

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January 6

  • 1861
    János Zsupánek, Slovene-Hungarian author and poet (d. 1951)
  • 1899
    Heinrich Nordhoff, German engineer (d. 1968)
  • 1962
    Michael Houser, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Widespread Panic and Brute) (d. 2002)  
  • 1964
    Denise Borino-Quinn, American actress (d. 2010)  
  • 1988
    Mikael Daez, Filipino model and actor  

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January 7

  • 1860
    Emanuil Manolov, Bulgarian composer (d. 1902)
  • 1877
    William Clarence Matthews, American baseball player, coach, and lawyer (d. 1928)
  • 1903
    Ioannis Despotopoulos, Greek architect and academic (d. 1992)  
  • 1924
    Pablo Birger, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1966)  
  • 1975
    Hossein Derakhshan, Iranian-Canadian journalist and blogger  

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January 8

  • 1883
    Pavel Filonov, Russian painter and poet (d. 1941)
  • 1934
    Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (d. 1987)  
  • 1962
    Chris Marion, American singer and keyboard player  
  • 1967
    Steven Jacobs, Australian television host and actor  
  • 1973
    Jason Stevens, Australian rugby player and sportscaster  

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January 9

  • 1941
    Terry Hands, English director and producer  
  • 1972
    Mat Hoffman, American BMX rider  
  • 1973
    Angela Bettis, American actress, director, and producer  
  • 1979
    Tomiko Van, Japanese singer-songwriter and actress (Do As Infinity)  
  • 1982
    Grétar Steinsson, Icelandic footballer  

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January 10

  • 1776
    George Birkbeck, English physician and academic, founded Birkbeck, University of London (d. 1841)
  • 1858
    Heinrich Zille, German illustrator and photographer (d. 1929)
  • 1966
    Jeremy Sims, Australian actor and director  
  • 1974
    Jemaine Clement, New Zealand actor, singer, and guitarist (Flight of the Conchords)  
  • 1990
    Wilhelm Ingves, Finnish footballer  

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January 11

  • 1885
    Alice Paul, American activist (d. 1977)
  • 1931
    Betty Churcher, Australian painter, historian, and curator (d. 2015)  
  • 1975
    Matteo Renzi, Italian politician; 56th Prime Minister of Italy  
  • 1980
    Gökdeniz Karadeniz, Turkish footballer  
  • 1992
    Dani Carvajal, Spanish footballer  

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January 12

  • 1937
    Shirley Eaton, English actress  
  • 1950
    Greg X. Volz, American singer  
  • 1957
    John Lasseter, American animator, director, and producer  
  • 1987
    Salvatore Sirigu, Italian footballer  
  • 1988
    Chris Casement, Irish footballer  

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January 13

  • 1947
    John Lees, English guitarist (Barclay James Harvest)  
  • 1972
    James O'Brien, English journalist and radio host  
  • 1972
    Mark Bosnich, Australian footballer and sportscaster  
  • 1981
    Yujiro Takahashi, Japanese wrestler  
  • 2004
    Anastasia and Tatiana Dogaru, Italian conjoined twins  

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January 14

  • 1950
    Nicholas McGegan, British harpsichordist, flautist, and conductor  
  • 1952
    Maureen Dowd, American journalist and author  
  • 1971
    Antonios Nikopolidis, Greek footballer and manager  
  • 1989
    Adam Clayton, English footballer  
  • 1995
    Georgios Diamantakos, Greek basketball player  

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January 15

  • 1834
    Samuel Arza Davenport, American lawyer and politician (d. 1911)
  • 1924
    George Lowe, New Zealand-English mountaineer and explorer (d. 2013)  
  • 1933
    Peter Maitlis, English chemist and academic  
  • 1956
    Miki Fujimura, Japanese singer (Candies)  
  • 1982
    Ari Pulkkinen, Finnish pianist and composer  

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January 16

  • 1853
    Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton, Greek-English general (d. 1947)
  • 1898
    Irving Rapper, English-American director and producer (d. 1999)
  • 1935
    A. J. Foyt, American race car driver  
  • 1959
    Sade Adu, Nigerian-English singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1966
    Anthony Washington, American discus thrower and hammer thrower  

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January 17

  • 1882
    Arnold Rothstein, American businessman (d. 1928)
  • 1918
    George M. Leader, American soldier and politician, 36th Governor of Pennsylvania (d. 2013)  
  • 1939
    Christodoulos of Athens, Greek archbishop (d. 2008)  
  • 1970
    Jeremy Roenick, American ice hockey player and actor  
  • 1975
    Freddy Rodriguez, American actor and producer  

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January 18

  • 1835
    César Cui, Russian composer (d. 1918)
  • 1925
    John V. Evans, American soldier and politician, 27th Governor of Idaho (d. 2014)  
  • 1955
    Kevin Costner, American actor, singer, director, and producer  
  • 1973
    Burnie Burns, American actor, director, and producer; co-founded Rooster Teeth Productions  
  • 1979
    Hirofumi Arai, Japanese-Korean actor  

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January 19

  • 1833
    Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician and academic (d. 1872)
  • 1947
    Paula Deen, American chef and author  
  • 1981
    Jaanus Nõmmsalu, Estonian volleyball player  
  • 1981
    Kerby Raymundo, Filipino basketball player  
  • 1992
    Mac Miller, American rapper, producer, and actor  

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January 20

  • 1893
    Georg Åberg, Swedish triple jumper (d. 1946)
  • 1940
    Mandé Sidibé, Malian economist and politician, Prime Minister of Mali (d. 2009)  
  • 1960
    Scott Thunes, American bass player  
  • 1980
    Matthew Tuck, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist  
  • 1995
    Joey Badass, American rapper (Pro Era)  

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January 21

  • 1738
    Ethan Allen, American general (d. 1789)
  • 1913
    William Ungar, Polish-American author and philanthropist, founded the National Envelope Corporation (d. 2013)  
  • 1952
    Marco Camenisch, Swiss activist and murderer  
  • 1975
    Nicky Butt, English footballer and coach  
  • 1990
    Corey Lof, Canadian actor  

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January 22

  • 1831
    Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1917)
  • 1937
    Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan politician  
  • 1958
    Nikos Anastopoulos, Greek footballer and manager  
  • 1974
    Joseph Muscat, Maltese journalist and politician; 13th Prime Minister of Malta  
  • 1986
    Daniel Wayne Smith, son of model Anna Nicole Smith (d. 2006)  

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January 23

  • 1786
    Auguste de Montferrand, French-Russian architect, designed Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Alexander Column (d. 1858)
  • 1862
    David Hilbert, Russian-German mathematician and academic (d. 1943)
  • 1905
    Erich Borchmeyer, German sprinter (d. 2000)  
  • 1962
    Aivar Lillevere, Estonian footballer and coach  
  • 1989
    April Pearson, English actress  

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January 24

  • 76
    Hadrian, Roman emperor (d. 138)
  • 1942
    Gary Hart, American wrestler and manager (d. 2008)  
  • 1970
    Matthew Lillard, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1976
    Cindy Pieters, Belgian cyclist  
  • 1983
    Shaun Maloney, Scottish footballer  

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January 25

  • 1822
    William McDougall, Canadian lawyer and politician; Lieutenant Governor of the Northwest Territories (d. 1905)
  • 1942
    Kenichi Shinoda, Japanese mobster  
  • 1976
    Mário Haberfeld, Brazilian race car driver  
  • 1985
    Michael Trevino, American actor  
  • 1991
    Nigel Melker, Dutch race car driver  

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January 26

  • 1899
    Günther Reindorff, Russian-Estonian graphic designer and illustrator (d. 1974)
  • 1918
    Philip José Farmer, American author (d. 2009)  
  • 1924
    Alice Babs, Swedish singer and actress (d. 2014)  
  • 1947
    Les Ebdon, English chemist and academic  
  • 1967
    Col Needham, English businessman, co-founded the Internet Movie Database  

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January 27

  • 1940
    Petru Lucinschi, Romanian politician, 2nd President of Moldova  
  • 1941
    Bobby Hutcherson, American vibraphone player and composer  
  • 1948
    Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian dancer, choreographer, and actor  
  • 1965
    Attila Sekerlioglu, Austrian footballer and manager  
  • 1969
    Patton Oswalt, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter  

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January 28

  • 1822
    Alexander Mackenzie, Scottish-Canadian soldier, journalist, and politician; 2nd Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1892)
  • 1858
    Tannatt William Edgeworth David, Welsh-Australian geologist and explorer (d. 1934)
  • 1940
    Carlos Slim, Mexican businessman; founded Grupo Carso  
  • 1944
    Bobby Ball, English comedian, actor, and singer  
  • 1951
    Leonid Kadeniuk, Ukrainian general, pilot, and astronaut  

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January 29

  • 1925
    Robert W. McCollum, American virologist and epidemiologist (d. 2010)  
  • 1926
    Abdus Salam, Pakistani-English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)  
  • 1930
    Christopher Collier, American historian and author  
  • 1951
    Fereydoon Forooghi, Iranian singer-songwriter (d. 2001)  
  • 1996
    Nora Foss al-Jabri, Iraqi-Norwegian singer  

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January 30

  • 1914
    Luc-Marie Bayle, French commander and painter (d. 2000)  
  • 1930
    Magnus Malan, South African general and politician; South African Minister of Defence (d. 2011)  
  • 1932
    Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician (d. 2007)  
  • 1981
    Peter Crouch, English footballer  
  • 1991
    Stefan Elliott, Canadian ice hockey player  

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January 31

  • 1915
    Alan Lomax, American historian, author, and scholar (d. 2002)  
  • 1968
    Ulrica Messing, Swedish politician; 2nd Swedish Minister for Infrastructure  
  • 1980
    James Adomian, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter  
  • 1987
    Marcus Mumford, American-English singer-songwriter  
  • 1988
    Taijo Teniste, Estonian footballer  

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