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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.

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January 1

  • 1431
    Pope Alexander VI (d. 1503)
  • 1909
    Dattaram Hindlekar, Indian cricketer (d. 1949)  
  • 1922
    Ernest Hollings, American soldier and politician, 106th Governor of South Carolina  
  • 1946
    Shelby Steele, American journalist, author, and director  
  • 1975
    Bengt Sæternes, Norwegian footballer and manager  

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January 2

  • 1837
    Mily Balakirev, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1910)
  • 1914
    Noor Inayat Khan, Russian-English SOE agent (d. 1944)  
  • 1924
    Evgenios Spatharis, Greek puppeteer, actor, and director (d. 2009)  
  • 1967
    Tia Carrere, American actress and singer  
  • 1968
    Evan Parke, Jamaican-American actor  

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January 3

  • 1912
    Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2002)  
  • 1916
    Betty Furness, American actress and journalist (d. 1994)  
  • 1952
    Gianfranco Fini, Italian journalist and politician; Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs  
  • 1973
    Rory Stewart, Hong Kong-English academic and politician  
  • 1988
    Matt Frattin, Canadian ice hockey player  

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January 4

  • 1900
    James Bond, American ornithologist (d. 1989)
  • 1927
    Paul Desmarais, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)  
  • 1955
    Mark Hollis, English singer-songwriter  
  • 1982
    Paulo Ferrari, Argentinian footballer  
  • 1988
    Maximilian Riedmüller, German footballer  

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January 5

  • 1950
    Peter Goldsmith, Baron Goldsmith, English lawyer and politician; Attorney General for England and Wales  
  • 1962
    Danny Jackson, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1970
    Rick Campanelli, Canadian television host  
  • 1986
    Deepika Padukone, Danish-Indian model and actress  
  • 1988
    Pauline, French singer-songwriter  

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January 6

  • 1808
    Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American oncologist and paleontologist (d. 1864)
  • 1874
    Fred Niblo, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1948)
  • 1923
    Jacobo Timerman, Argentinian journalist and author (d. 1999)  
  • 1964
    Konnan, Cuban-American wrestler and sportscaster  
  • 1978
    Nikki Einfeld, Canadian soprano  

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January 7

  • 1870
    Gordon Hewart, 1st Viscount Hewart, English judge and politician; 7th Lord Chief Justice of England (d. 1943)
  • 1888
    Vera de Bosset, Russian-American ballerina (d. 1982)
  • 1946
    Jann Wenner, American publisher, co-founded ''Rolling Stone''  
  • 1970
    Andy Burnham, English politician, Secretary of State for Health  
  • 1970
    João Ricardo, Angolan footballer  

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January 8

  • 1556
    Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese daimyo (d. 1623)
  • 1888
    Matthew Moore, Irish-American actor and director (d. 1960)
  • 1934
    Gene Freese, American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)  
  • 1948
    Jerzy Kaczmarek, Polish fencer  
  • 1957
    Nacho Duato, Spanish dancer and choreographer  

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January 9

  • 1943
    Freddie Starr, English actor and singer  
  • 1948
    Bill Cowsill, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Cowsills) (d. 2006)  
  • 1972
    Warwick Saint, South African photographer  
  • 1978
    Maggie Rizer, American model, actress, and activist  
  • 1995
    Nicola Peltz, American actress  

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January 10

  • 1702
    Johannes Zick, German painter (d. 1762)
  • 1903
    Violet Wilkey, American actress (d. 1976)  
  • 1914
    Pierre Cogan, French cyclist (d. 2013)  
  • 1916
    Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)  
  • 1972
    Brian Christopher, American professional wrestler  

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January 11

  • 1870
    Alexander Stirling Calder, American sculptor and educator (d. 1945)
  • 1890
    Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian poet and critic (d. 1954)
  • 1895
    Laurens Hammond, American engineer and businessman; founded the Hammond Clock Company (d. 1973)
  • 1938
    Alastair Morton, English businessman (d. 2004)  
  • 1964
    Ralph Recto, Filipino politician  

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January 12

  • 1890
    Johannes Vares, Estonian poet, physician, and politician (d. 1946)
  • 1904
    Mississippi Fred McDowell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1972)  
  • 1961
    Simon Russell Beale, Malaysian-English actor  
  • 1972
    Randy Sklar, American comedian and actor  
  • 1974
    Claudia Conserva, Chilean model and actress  

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January 13

  • 1893
    Chaim Soutine, Belarusian-French painter (d. 1943)
  • 1914
    Ted Willis, Baron Willis, English author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1992)  
  • 1923
    Willem Slijkhuis, Dutch runner (d. 2003)  
  • 1977
    Elliot Mason, English trombonist and keyboard player  
  • 1987
    Alexandre Pliușchin, Moldovan cyclist  

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January 14

  • 1892
    Hal Roach, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1992)
  • 1920
    R. K. Srikantan, Indian singer (d. 2014)  
  • 1965
    Bob Essensa, Canadian ice hockey player and coach  
  • 1966
    Robert Flello, English politician  
  • 1998
    Ai Moritaka, Japanese model and actress  

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January 15

  • 1879
    Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author and playwright (d. 1961)
  • 1890
    Michiaki Kamada, Japanese Vice-Admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy and convicted war criminal (d. 1947)
  • 1921
    Frank Thornton, English actor and singer (d. 2013)  
  • 1976
    Scott Murray, Scottish rugby player  
  • 1990
    Konstantinos Sloukas, Greek basketball player  

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January 16

  • 1923
    Anthony Hecht, American soldier, poet, and academic (d. 2004)  
  • 1946
    Kabir Bedi, Indian actor  
  • 1983
    Emanuel Pogatetz, Austrian footballer  
  • 1984
    Kurt Travis, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1992
    Matt Doherty, Irish footballer  

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January 17

  • 1504
    Pope Pius V (d. 1572)
  • 1831
    Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria (d. 1903)
  • 1921
    Asghar Khan, Pakistani general and politician  
  • 1935
    Ruth Ann Minner, American businesswoman and politician, 72nd Governor of Delaware  
  • 1987
    Oleksandr Usyk, Ukrainian boxer  

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January 18

  • 1934
    Raymond Briggs, English author and illustrator  
  • 1966
    André Ribeiro, Brazilian race car driver  
  • 1978
    Brian Falkenborg, American baseball player  
  • 1982
    Tõnis Erm, Estonian cyclist and orienteerer  
  • 1984
    Benji Schwimmer, American dancer and choreographer  

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January 19

  • 1752
    James Morris III, American soldier (d. 1820)
  • 1863
    Werner Sombart, German economist and sociologist (d. 1941)
  • 1876
    Wakashima Gonshirō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 21st Yokozuna (d. 1943)
  • 1930
    Tippi Hedren, American model and actress  
  • 1993
    Gus Lewis, American-English actor  

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January 20

  • 1920
    Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian ski jumper and author (d. 2006)  
  • 1940
    Carol Heiss, American figure skater and actress  
  • 1965
    Sophie, Countess of Wessex  
  • 1966
    Rainn Wilson, American actor, director, and producer  
  • 1986
    Kevin Parker, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist  

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January 21

  • 1885
    André Lagache, French racing driver (d. 1938)
  • 1898
    Avery Claflin, American banker and composer (d. 1979)
  • 1971
    Adia Chan, Indonesian-Hong Kong actress and singer  
  • 1979
    Byung-hyun Kim, South Korean baseball player  
  • 1989
    Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Armenian footballer  

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January 22

  • 1874
    Jay Hughes, American baseball player and coach (d. 1924)
  • 1893
    Conrad Veidt, German-American actor, director, and producer (d. 1943)
  • 1908
    Lev Landau, Azerbaijani-Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)  
  • 1946
    Malcolm McLaren, English singer-songwriter and manager (d. 2010)  
  • 1956
    Steve Riley, American drummer  

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January 23

  • 1947
    Tom Carper, American captain and politician, 71st Governor of Delaware  
  • 1960
    Jean-François Sauvé, Canadian ice hockey player  
  • 1982
    Patrick Levis, American actor  
  • 1986
    Yukie Kawamura, Japanese model and actress  
  • 1994
    Wesley Jobello, French footballer  

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January 24

  • 1754
    Andrew Ellicott, American soldier and surveyor (d. 1820)
  • 1912
    Frederick Ashworth, American admiral (d. 2005)  
  • 1931
    Leonard Baker, American historian and author (d. 1984)  
  • 1946
    Michael Ontkean, Canadian actor  
  • 1976
    Shae-Lynn Bourne, Canadian ice dancer, coach, and choreographer  

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January 25

  • 1938
    Shotaro Ishinomori, Japanese author and illustrator (d. 1998)  
  • 1943
    Tobe Hooper, American director, producer, and screenwriter  
  • 1974
    Attilio Nicodemo, Italian footballer  
  • 1985
    Acie Law, American basketball player  
  • 1989
    Mikako Tabe, Japanese actress and singer  

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January 26

  • 1911
    Polykarp Kusch, German-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)  
  • 1931
    Mary Murphy, American actress (d. 2011)  
  • 1941
    Henry Jaglom, English-American director and screenwriter  
  • 1958
    Anita Baker, American singer-songwriter  
  • 1987
    Mia Rose, English singer-songwriter  

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January 27

  • 1795
    Eli Whitney Blake, American engineer, invented the Mortise lock (d. 1886)
  • 1915
    Jacques Hnizdovsky, Ukrainian-American painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 1985)  
  • 1919
    Ross Bagdasarian, Sr., American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor (d. 1972)  
  • 1979
    Rosamund Pike, English actress  
  • 1985
    Gerard Aafjes, Dutch footballer  

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January 28

  • 1945
    Karen Lynn Gorney, American actress and singer  
  • 1959
    Frank Darabont, American director and producer  
  • 1975
    Shark Boy, American wrestler  
  • 1975
    Tanya Chua, Singaporean singer-songwriter and producer  
  • 1990
    Kalifa Faifai Loa, New Zealand rugby player  

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January 29

  • 1858
    Henry Ward Ranger, American artist (d. 1916)
  • 1920
    José Luis de Vilallonga, Spanish actor and author (d. 2007)  
  • 1933
    Sacha Distel, French singer and guitarist (d. 2004)  
  • 1941
    Robin Morgan, American actress, journalist, and author  
  • 1981
    Rui En, Singaporean singer and actress  

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January 30

  • 1943
    Davey Johnson, American baseball player and manager  
  • 1947
    Małgorzata Braunek, Polish actress (d. 2014)  
  • 1956
    Keiichi Tsuchiya, Japanese race car driver and radio host  
  • 1985
    Yuuri Morishita, Japanese model  
  • 1989
    Tomás Mejías, Spanish footballer  

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January 31

  • 1857
    George Jackson Churchward, English engineer (d. 1933)
  • 1929
    Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)  
  • 1944
    Charlie Musselwhite, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player  
  • 1978
    Brad Rutter, American game show contestant; highest winning champion in ''Jeopardy!'' history  
  • 1994
    Kenneth Zohore, Danish footballer  

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