January 1 - Births

Births

  • 871 – King Zwentibold of Lotharingia (d. 900)
  • 1431 – Pope Alexander VI (d. 1503)
  • 1449 – Lorenzo de' Medici (d. 1492)
  • 1467 – King Sigismund I the Old of Poland (d. 1548)
  • 1484 – Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss religious figure (d. 1531)
  • 1511 – Henry, Duke of Cornwall (d. 1511)
  • 1516 – Margaret Leijonhufvud, Swedish noblewoman (d. 1551)
  • 1557 – István Bocskay, Prince of Transylvania (d. 1606)
  • 1600 – Friedrich Spanheim, Dutch theologian (d. 1649)
  • 1614 – John Wilkins, English Bishop of Chester (d. 1672)
  • 1618 – Bartolomé Estéban Murillo, Spanish painter (d. 1682)
  • 1628 – Christoph Bernhard, German composer (d. 1692)
  • 1638 – Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (d. 1685)
  • 1648 – Elkanah Settle, English writer (d. 1724)
  • 1655 – Christian Thomasius, German jurist (d. 1728)
  • 1684 – Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar (d. 1748)
  • 1704 – Soame Jenyns, English writer (d. 1787)
  • 1709 – Johann Heinrich Hartmann Bätz, German-Dutch organ builder (d. 1770)
  • 1711 – Franz Freiherr von der Trenck, Austrian soldier (d. 1749)
  • 1714 – Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lithuanian poet (d. 1780)
  • 1714 – Giovanni Battista Mancini, Italian singer and author (d. 1800)
  • 1735 – Paul Revere, American patriot (d. 1818)
  • 1745 – Anthony Wayne, American general and politician (d. 1796)
  • 1750 – Frederick Muhlenberg, American politician (d. 1801)
  • 1752 – Betsy Ross, American seamstress (d. 1836)
  • 1767 – Maria Edgeworth, Anglo-Irish novelist (d. 1849)
  • 1774 – André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (d. 1860)
  • 1779 – William Clowes, English printer (d. 1847)
  • 1803 – Guglielmo Libri Carucci dalla Sommaja, Italian mathematician (d. 1869)
  • 1814 – Hong Xiuquan, Chinese rebel (d. 1864)
  • 1819 – Arthur Hugh Clough, English poet (d. 1861)
  • 1823 – Sándor Petőfi, Hungarian poet and revolutionary (d. 1849)
  • 1833 – Robert Lawson, New Zealand architect (d. 1902)
  • 1834 – Ludovic Halévy, French playwright (d. 1908)
  • 1848 – John Goff, Irish lawyer (d. 1924)
  • 1852 – Eugène-Anatole Demarçay, French chemist (d. 1904)
  • 1854 – Sir James George Frazer, Scottish anthropologist (d. 1941)
  • 1859 – Thibaw Min, King of Burma (d. 1916)
  • 1860 – John Cassidy, Irish sculptor and painter (d. 1939)
  • 1860 – Dan Katchongva, Native-American Hopi activist (d. 1972)
  • 1860 – Michele Lega, Roman Catholic Cardinal (d. 1935)
  • 1860 – Dirk van Erp, Dutch American coppersmith (d. 1933)
  • 1860 – Jan Vilímek, Czech illustrator and painter (d. 1938)
  • 1863 – Pierre de Coubertin, French aristocrat (d. 1937)
  • 1864 – Qi Baishi, Chinese painter (d. 1957)
  • 1864 – Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer (d. 1946)
  • 1867 – Lew Fields, American vaudeville performer (d. 1941)
  • 1868 – Snitz Edwards, American actor (d. 1937)
  • 1871 – Montagu Toller, English cricket player (d. 1948)
  • 1873 – Mariano Azuela, Mexican novelist (d. 1952)
  • 1874 – Frank Knox, American politician (d. 1944)
  • 1874 – Gustave Whitehead, German inventor (d. 1927)
  • 1876 – Harriet Brooks, Canadian physicist (d. 1933)
  • 1878 – Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist and engineer (d. 1929)
  • 1879 – E. M. Forster, English novelist (d. 1970)
  • 1879 – William Fox, Hungarian-born American producer (d. 1952)
  • 1881 – Vajiravudh, King of Thailand (d. 1925)
  • 1885 – Béla Balogh, Hungarian film director (d. 1945)
  • 1887 – Wilhelm Canaris, German admiral (d. 1945)
  • 1888 – John Garand, American inventor (d. 1974)
  • 1888 – Georgios Stanotas, Greek cavalry officer (d. 1965)
  • 1889 – Charles Bickford, American film actor (d. 1967)
  • 1890 – Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (d. 1966)
  • 1892 – Artur Rodziński, Croatian conductor (d. 1958)
  • 1892 – Manuel Roxas, Filipino statesman (d. 1948)
  • 1893 – Mordehai Frizis, Greek Army officer (d. 1940)
  • 1894 – Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian mathematician (d. 1974)
  • 1894 – Shitsu Nakano, Japanese supercentenarian (d. 2007)
  • 1895 – J. Edgar Hoover, American FBI director (d. 1972)
  • 1900 – Xavier Cugat, Spanish musician (d. 1990)
  • 1900 – Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat (d. 1986)
  • 1902 – Buster Nupen, South African cricketer (d. 1977)
  • 1904 – Vasilis Avlonitis, Greek actor (d. 1970)
  • 1904 – Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (d. 1982)
  • 1905 – Stanisław Mazur, Polish mathematician (d. 1981)
  • 1906 – Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (d. 1974)
  • 1908 – Bill Tapia, American musician (d. 2011)
  • 1909 – Dana Andrews, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1909 – Stepan Bandera, Ukrainian nationalist leader (d. 1959)
  • 1911 – Basil Dearden, British film director (d. 1971)
  • 1911 – Hank Greenberg, American baseball player (d. 1986)
  • 1911 – Roman Totenberg, Polish-born American violinist (d. 2012)
  • 1911 – Audrey Wurdemann, American poet (d.1960)
  • 1912 – Boris Vladimirovich Gnedenko, Russian mathematician (d. 1995)
  • 1912 – Kim Philby, British spy (d. 1988)
  • 1912 – Nikiforos Vrettakos, Greek writer and poet (d. 1991)
  • 1914 – Noor Inayat Khan, Indian princess and SOE agent (d. 1944)
  • 1917 – Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981)
  • 1917 – Albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004)
  • 1918 – Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish hero (d. 2000)
  • 1919 – Rocky Graziano, American boxer (d. 1990)
  • 1919 – Carole Landis, American film actress (d. 1948)
  • 1919 – J. D. Salinger, American novelist (d. 2010)
  • 1919 – Yoshio Tabata, Japanese singer
  • 1920 – Osvaldo Cavandoli, Italian cartoonist (d. 2007)
  • 1920 – Willie Fennell, Australian comedian, actor (d. 1992)
  • 1920 – Virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra) (d. 2009)
  • 1921 – Isma'il Raji al-Faruqi, Palestinian philosopher (d. 1986)
  • 1921 – César Baldaccini, French sculptor (d. 1998)
  • 1921 – Wadih El Safi, Lebanese singer and songwriter
  • 1922 – Ernest Hollings, American politician
  • 1922 – Jerry Robinson, American comic book artist (d. 2011)
  • 1923 – Daniel Gorenstein, American mathematician (d. 1992)
  • 1923 – Milt Jackson, American jazz vibraphonist (Modern Jazz Quartet) (d. 1999)
  • 1924 – Charlie Munger, American philanthropist
  • 1924 – Francisco Macías Nguema, Equatoguinean politician (d. 1979)
  • 1925 – Matthew "Stymie" Beard, American actor (d. 1981)
  • 1925 – Paul Bomani, Tanzanian politician and ambassador (d. 2005)
  • 1925 – Valentina Cortese, Italian actress
  • 1925 – Raymond Pellegrin, French actor (d. 2007)
  • 1926 – Richard Verreau, French-Canadian tenor (d. 2005)
  • 1927 – Maurice Béjart, French choreographer (d. 2007)
  • 1927 – Pat Heywood, Scottish actress
  • 1927 – Calum MacKay, Canadian hockey player (d. 2001)
  • 1927 – Yvonne Sanson, Greek film actress (d. 2003)
  • 1927 – Vernon L. Smith, American economist, Nobel laureat
  • 1927 – Doak Walker, American football star (d. 1998)
  • 1928 – Ernest Tidyman, American writer (d. 1984)
  • 1928 – Gerhard Weinberg, German-American historian
  • 1929 – Raymond Chow, Hong Kong film producer
  • 1929 – Joseph Lombardo, American organized crime boss
  • 1929 – Haruo Nakajima, Japanese actor
  • 1930 – Gaafar al-Nimeiry, Sudanese politician (d. 2009)
  • 1930 – Jean-Pierre Duprey, French poet and sculptor (d. 1959)
  • 1930 – Ty Hardin, American film actor
  • 1930 – Frederick Wiseman, American documentary filmmaker
  • 1932 – Jackie Parker, American football player (d. 2006)
  • 1932 – Giuseppe Patanè, Italian opera conductor (d. 1989)
  • 1933 – James Hormel, American philanthropist and diplomat
  • 1933 – Joseph Koo, Chinese composer
  • 1933 – Frederick Lowy, Canadian educator
  • 1933 – Joe Orton, English writer (d. 1967)
  • 1933 – Norman Yemm, Australian actor
  • 1934 – Lakhdar Brahimi, Algerian diplomat
  • 1935 – B. Kliban, American cartoonist (d. 1990)
  • 1936 – Don Nehlen, American football player and coach
  • 1936 – James Sinegal, American businessman
  • 1937 – John Fuller, English poet
  • 1937 – Petros Markaris, Greek writer
  • 1937 – Matt Robinson, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1937 – Adam Wiśniewski-Snerg, Polish author (d. 1995)
  • 1938 – Clay Cole, American television host and producer (d. 2010)
  • 1938 – Robert Jankel, British coachbuilder (d. 2005)
  • 1938 – Frank Langella, American actor
  • 1939 – Michèle Mercier, French actress
  • 1941 – Asrani, Indian actor and comedian
  • 1941 – Younoussi Touré, Malian prime minister
  • 1942 – Dennis Archer, American politician
  • 1942 – Martin Frost, American politician
  • 1942 – Al Hunt, American reporter and news anchor
  • 1942 – Country Joe McDonald, American musician (Country Joe and the Fish)
  • 1942 – Alassane Ouattara, Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire
  • 1942 – Gennadi Sarafanov, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 2005)
  • 1942 – Judy Stone, Australian pop singer
  • 1943 – Larry Clark, American director
  • 1943 – Tony Knowles, American politician
  • 1943 – Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Indian scientist
  • 1943 – Don Novello, American actor
  • 1943 – Ronald Perelman, American businessman
  • 1944 – Omar al-Bashir, Sudanese politician, President of Sudan
  • 1944 – Jimmy Hart, American wrestling manager
  • 1944 – Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Pakistani politician
  • 1945 – Peter Duncan, Australian politician
  • 1945 – Jacky Ickx, Belgian race car driver
  • 1945 – Max Julien, American actor
  • 1946 – Carl B. Hamilton, Swedish economist and politician
  • 1946 – Rick Hurst, American actor
  • 1946 – Rivelino, Brazilian football player
  • 1946 – Shelby Steele, American author and filmmaker
  • 1946 – Susannah McCorkle, American writer and singer (d. 2001)
  • 1946 – Alain Voss, Brazilian-French comics artist
  • 1947 – Jon Corzine, American politician
  • 1947 – James K. Glassman, American journalist and diplomat
  • 1947 – Leon Patillo, American Contemporary Christian singer and evangelist
  • 1947 – Leonard Thompson, American professional golfer
  • 1947 – Paula Tsui, Hong Kong singer
  • 1947 – Frances Yip, Hong Kong singer
  • 1948 – Devlet Bahçeli, Turkish politician
  • 1948 – Pavel Grachev, Russian general (d. 2012)
  • 1948 – Joe Petagno, American artist
  • 1948 – Ashok Saraf, Marathi/Hindi actor
  • 1948 – Ismael Zambada García, Mexican drug lord
  • 1948 – Ampon Tangnoppakul, Thai lèse majesté prisoner (d. 2012)
  • 1949 – Max Azria, French fashion designer
  • 1949 – Daniel E Gawthrop, American composer
  • 1949 – Borys Tarasyuk, Ukrainian politician
  • 1950 – Wayne Bennett, Australian rugby league coach
  • 1950 – Morgan Fisher, English musician (Mott the Hoople)
  • 1950 – Deepa Mehta, Indian-born Canadian film director and screenwriter
  • 1951 – Ashfaq Hussain, Urdu poet
  • 1951 – Nana Patekar, Indian actor
  • 1951 – Hans-Joachim Stuck, German race car driver
  • 1952 – Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatari ruler, Emir of Qatar
  • 1952 – Stephanie Faracy, American actress
  • 1952 – Rosario Marchese, Italian-Canadian politician
  • 1952 – Shaji N Karun, Indian Filmmaker, cinematographer
  • 1953 – Alpha Blondy, Ivorian reggae singer
  • 1953 – Greg Carmichael, British guitarist (Acoustic Alchemy)
  • 1953 – Gary Johnson, American politician
  • 1953 – Lynn Jones, American baseball player
  • 1954 – Richard Edson, American actor and musician (Sonic Youth, Konk])
  • 1954 – Bob Menendez, American politician
  • 1954 – Yannis Papathanasiou, Greek politician
  • 1955 – LaMarr Hoyt, American baseball player
  • 1955 – Gennady Lyachin, Commanding officer of the Russian submarine Kursk (d. 2000)
  • 1956 – Sergei Avdeyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1956 – Mark R. Hughes, American entrepreneur (d. 2000)
  • 1956 – Sheila McCarthy, Canadian actress
  • 1956 – Mike Mitchell, American basketball player (d. 2011)
  • 1956 – Ziad Rahbani, Lebanese composer
  • 1956 – Kōji Yakusho, Japanese actor
  • 1957 – Mark Hurd, American businessman
  • 1957 – Ewa Kasprzyk, Polish actress
  • 1957 – Evangelos Venizelos, Greek lawyer and politician
  • 1958 – Grandmaster Flash, Barbadian musician (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five)
  • 1958 – Dave Silk, American ice hockey player
  • 1958 – Ren Woods, American actress and singer
  • 1959 – Abdul Ahad Momand, Afghan cosmonaut
  • 1959 – Andy Andrews, American tennis player
  • 1959 – Azali Assoumani, Comorian president
  • 1959 – Panagiotis Giannakis, Greek basketball player and coach
  • 1959 – Michel Onfray, French philosopher
  • 1960 – Rayo de Jalisco, Jr., Mexican wrestler
  • 1960 – Leilani Kai, American wrestler
  • 1960 – Michael Seibert, American ice dancer
  • 1961 – Sergei Babayan, American classical pianist
  • 1961 – Sam Backo, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1961 – Sam Palahnuk, American video game designer
  • 1961 – Fiona Phillips, British television presenter
  • 1961 – Mark Wingett, British actor
  • 1962 – Ari Up, German musician (The Slits) (d. 2010)
  • 1963 – Alberigo Evani, Italian footballer
  • 1963 – Linda Henry, English actor
  • 1963 – Lina Kačiušytė, Lithuanian swimmer
  • 1963 – Dražen Ladić, Croatian footballer
  • 1963 – Jean-Marc Gounon, French race car driver
  • 1964 – Juliana Donald, American actress
  • 1964 – Dedee Pfeiffer, American actress
  • 1965 – John Sullivan, American politician
  • 1965 – Andrew Valmon, American athlete
  • 1966 – Anna Burke, Australian politician
  • 1966 – Tina Landon, Mexican-American choreographer
  • 1966 – Adam Paskowitz, American singer (The Flys)
  • 1967 – John Digweed, English DJ
  • 1967 – Tim Dog, American rapper
  • 1967 – Gorsha Sur, Russian ice dancer
  • 1967 – Derrick Thomas, American football player (d. 2000)
  • 1967 – Spencer Tunick, American artist
  • 1967 – Juanma Bajo Ulloa, Spanish film director
  • 1968 – Felix Chong, Hong Kong screenwriter
  • 1968 – Miki Higashino, Japanese composer
  • 1968 – Joey Stefano, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1968 – Davor Šuker, Croatian footballer
  • 1969 – Morris Chestnut, American actor
  • 1969 – Nicolle Dickson, Australian actress
  • 1969 – Melissa DiMarco, Canadian actress
  • 1969 – Paul Lawrie, Scottish golfer
  • 1969 – Christi Paul, American news anchor
  • 1969 – Verne Troyer, American actor
  • 1970 – Sergei Kiriakov, Russian footballer
  • 1970 – Kimberly Page, American manager and actress
  • 1971 – Sammie Henson, American wrestler
  • 1971 – Bobby Holik, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1971 – Phoebus, Greek songwriter
  • 1971 – Juan Carlos Plata, Guatemalan soccer player
  • 1971 – Chris Potter, American saxophonist
  • 1971 – Scott Riggs, American racing driver
  • 1971 – Fredro Starr, American rapper (Onyx)
  • 1971 – Ezra Weisz, American voice actor
  • 1972 – Garrett K. Gomez, American horse jockey
  • 1972 – Yermakhan Ibraimov, Kazakh boxer
  • 1972 – Neve McIntosh, Scottish actress
  • 1972 – Barron Miles, American Canadian football player
  • 1972 – Lilian Thuram, French footballer
  • 1973 – Shelda Bede, Brazilian beach volleyball player
  • 1973 – Li Fang, Chinese tennis player
  • 1973 – Danny Lloyd, American actor
  • 1973 – Anwar Mansoor Mangrio, Sindhi poet
  • 1973 – Magnus Sahlgren, Swedish musician (Lake of Tears)
  • 1973 – Bryan Thao Worra, Lao writer
  • 1974 – Christian Paradis, Canadian politician
  • 1974 – Hamilton Ricard, Colombian footballer
  • 1974 – Giorgos Theodotou, Greek-Cypriot footballer
  • 1975 – Chris Anstey, Australian basketball player
  • 1975 – Sonali Bendre, Indian model and actress
  • 1975 – Joe Cannon, American footballer
  • 1975 – Becky Kellar-Duke, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1975 – Eiichiro Oda, Japanese artist
  • 1975 – Bengt Sæternes, Norwegian footballer
  • 1975 – Fernando Tatis, Dominican baseball player
  • 1975 – Mohamed Albuflasa, Bahraini dissident poet
  • 1977 – Leoš Friedl, Czech tennis player
  • 1977 – María de la Paz Hernández, Argentinian field hockey player
  • 1977 – Robert Roode, Canadian wrestler
  • 1977 – Hasan Salihamidžić, Bosnian footballer
  • 1977 – Andrei Stoliarov, Russian tennis player
  • 1977 – Jerry Yan, Taiwanese actor and singer (F4)
  • 1978 – Vidya Balan, Indian model and actress
  • 1978 – Nina Bott, German actress
  • 1978 – Phillip Mulryne, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1978 – Tarik O'Regan, British composer
  • 1979 – Matthew Barnson, American composer
  • 1979 – Brody Dalle, Australian singer (The Distillers)
  • 1979 – Koichi Domoto, Japanese artist
  • 1979 – Fadi El Khatib, Lebanese basketball player
  • 1980 – Lazaros Agadakos, Greek basketball player
  • 1980 – Elin Nordegren, Swedish model
  • 1981 – Jonas Armstrong, English actor
  • 1981 – Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian racing driver
  • 1981 – Abdülkadir Koçak, Turkish boxer
  • 1981 – Mladen Petrić, Croatian footballer
  • 1981 – Eden Riegel, American actress
  • 1982 – David Nalbandian, Argentinian tennis player
  • 1982 – Luke Rodgers, English footballer
  • 1982 – Egidio Arévalo Ríos, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1983 – Calum Davenport, English footballer
  • 1983 – Thomas Morrison, English actor
  • 1983 – Emi Kobayashi, Japanese model
  • 1983 – Park Sung-Hyun, South Korean Olympic archer
  • 1984 – Christian Eigler, German footballer
  • 1984 – Mohammed Ghaddar, Lebanese footballer
  • 1984 – José Paolo Guerrero, Peruvian footballer
  • 1984 – Alok Kapali, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1984 – Stefano Pastrello, Italian footballer
  • 1984 – Michael Witt, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1984 – Cheung Kin Fung, Hong Kong footballer
  • 1985 – Jeff Carter, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985 – Steven Davis, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1985 – Tiago Splitter, Brazilian basketball player
  • 1985 – Eyjólfur Héðinsson, Icelandic footballer and model
  • 1986 – Pablo Cuevas, Uruguayan tennis player
  • 1986 – Glen Davis, American basketball player
  • 1986 – James Davis, American football player
  • 1986 – Colin Morgan, Irish actor
  • 1986 – Sungmin, South Korean singer (Super Junior)
  • 1987 – Gilbert Brule, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Chris Collins, American actor and comedian
  • 1987 – Devin Setoguchi, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1988 – Ghazala Javed, Pakistani singer (d. 2012)
  • 1988 – Grzegorz Panfil, Polish tennis player
  • 1988 – Nelufar Hedayat, English-Afghanistani television personality
  • 1990 – Safaa Rashed, Iraqi weightlifter
  • 1990 – Serkan Kurtuluş, Turkish footballer
  • 1991 – Berat Çetinkaya, Turkish footballer
  • 1992 – René Binder, Austrian racing driver
  • 1992 – He Kexin, Chinese gymnast
  • 1992 – Tim Menzel, German rugby player
  • 1992 – Jack Wilshere, English footballer
  • 1992 – Daniel Kofi Agyei, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1998 – Marlene Lawston, American actress

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