January 21 - Births

Births

  • 1338 – King Charles V of France (d. 1380)
  • 1610 – Elizabeth Fones, English-born colonial American pioneer (d. 1673)
  • 1721 – James Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)
  • 1735 – Johann Gottfried Eckard, German pianist and composer (d. 1809)
  • 1804 – Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (d. 1887)
  • 1813 – John C. Frémont, American army officer, explorer and presidential candidate (d. 1890)
  • 1815 – John Bingham, American politician and lawyer (d. 1900)
  • 1824 – Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, American, Confederate army general (d. 1863)
  • 1825 – Imre Madách, Hungarian writer (d. 1864)
  • 1827 – Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (d. 1900)
  • 1829 – King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway (d. 1907)
  • 1846 – Pieter Hendrik Schoute, Dutch mathematician (d. 1923)
  • 1848 – Henri Duparc, French composer (d. 1933)
  • 1860 – Karl Staaff, Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1915)
  • 1864 – Paul Troje, German politician (d. 1942)
  • 1867 – Ludwig Thoma, German writer (d. 1921)
  • 1867 – Maxime Weygand, French general (d. 1965)
  • 1878 – Vahan Tekeyan, Armenian poet and public activist (d. 1948)
  • 1879 – Joseph Roffo, French rugby player (d. 1933)
  • 1881 – Arch McCarthy, American baseball player (d. unknown)
  • 1882 – Pavel Florensky (O.S. January 9), Russian Orthodox theologian and mathematician (d. 1937)
  • 1882 – Francis Gailey, Australian born American freestyle swimmer (d. 1972)
  • 1883 – Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet (d. 1929)
  • 1883 – Amang Rodriguez, Filipino politician (d. 1964)
  • 1884 – Roger Baldwin, American social activist (d. 1981)
  • 1885 – Umberto Nobile, Italian aeronautical engineer (d. 1978)
  • 1887 – Georges Vézina, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1926)
  • 1887 – Maude Farris-Luse, American supercentenarian who was the oldest living person at the age of 115. (d. 2002)
  • 1895 – Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish couturier (d. 1972)
  • 1897 – René Iché, French sculptor (d. 1954)
  • 1898 – Avery Claflin, American composer (d. 1979)
  • 1899 – Alexander Tcherepnin, Russian born American composer (d. 1977)
  • 1901 – Ricardo Zamora, Spanish footballer (d. 1978)
  • 1904 – Puck van Heel, Dutch footballer (d. 1984)
  • 1905 – Christian Dior, French fashion designer (d. 1957)
  • 1905 – Karl Wallenda, German acrobat (d. 1978)
  • 1906 – Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (d. 2007)
  • 1909 – Todor Skalovski, Macedonian composer (d. 2004)
  • 1910 – Albert Rosellini, American politician and 15th Governor of Washington (d. 2011)
  • 1910 – Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
  • 1912 – Konrad Emil Bloch, German-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
  • 1918 – Chichay, Filipino actress (d. 1993)
  • 1918 – Richard D. Winters, American war hero (d. 2011)
  • 1919 – Eric "Winkle" Brown, Scottish test pilot
  • 1921 – Lincoln Alexander, Canadian politician, 24th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (d. 2012)
  • 1921 – Howard Unruh, American murderer (d. 2009)
  • 1922 – Telly Savalas, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1922 – Paul Scofield, English actor (d. 2008)
  • 1923 – Lola Flores, Spanish singer (d. 1995)
  • 1924 – Benny Hill, English actor, comedian, and singer (d. 1992)
  • 1925 – Eva Ibbotson, Austrian-born British author
  • 1926 – Brian Brockless, English organist (d. 1995)
  • 1926 – Steve Reeves, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1927 – Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1985)
  • 1928 – Gene Sharp, American political theorist and pacifist
  • 1932 – John Chaney, American basketball coach
  • 1933 – Joseph W. Eschbach, American doctor (d. 2007)
  • 1934 – Audrey Dalton, Irish actress
  • 1935 – Ann Wedgeworth, American actress
  • 1936 – Koji Hashimoto, Japanese film director (d. 2005)
  • 1937 – Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria
  • 1938 – Wolfman Jack, American disk jockey and actor (d. 1995)
  • 1938 – John Savident, British actor
  • 1940 – Jack Nicklaus, American golfer
  • 1941 – Plácido Domingo, Spanish tenor
  • 1941 – Stathis Giallelis, Greek actor
  • 1941 – Richie Havens, American musician
  • 1941 – Mike Medavoy, American film producer
  • 1941 – Ivan Putski, Polish-born American professional wrestler
  • 1942 – Mac Davis, American musician
  • 1942 – Edwin Starr, American singer (d. 2003)
  • 1943 – Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek actor, songwriter and singer
  • 1945 – Martin Shaw, British actor
  • 1946 – Johnny Oates, American baseball player and manager (d. 2004)
  • 1947 – Jill Eikenberry, American actress
  • 1947 – Pye Hastings, English singer and musician (Caravan)
  • 1947 – Michel Jonasz, French singer and composer
  • 1950 – Agnes van Ardenne, Dutch politician and diplomat.
  • 1950 – Gary Locke, American politician, 21st Governor of Washington, 36th United States Secretary of Commerce, and United States Ambassador to China
  • 1950 – Billy Ocean, West Indian musician
  • 1951 – Eric Holder, American jurist, and 82nd United States Attorney General
  • 1952 – Marco Camenisch, Swiss environmental activist
  • 1952 – Cyril and Libbye Hellier, identical-twin sopranos
  • 1952 – Louis Menand, American writer and critic
  • 1953 – Paul Allen, American entrepreneur, co-founder of Microsoft
  • 1953 – Glenn Kaiser, Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Rock, R&B (Resurrection Band)
  • 1954 – Phil Thompson, English footballer and coach
  • 1954 – Idrissa Ouedraogo, Burkinabé filmmaker
  • 1955 – Jeff Koons, American artist
  • 1956 – Robby Benson, American actor
  • 1956 – Geena Davis, American actress
  • 1957 – Greg Ryan, American soccer coach
  • 1958 – Frank Ticheli, American composer
  • 1958 – Michael Wincott, Canadian actor
  • 1959 – Alex McLeish, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1960 – Toxey Haas, American entrepreneur, founder of Haas Outdoors, Inc.
  • 1962 – Tyler Cowen, American economist
  • 1962 – Marie Trintignant, French actress (d. 2003)
  • 1963 – Hakeem Olajuwon, Nigerian-born American basketball player
  • 1963 – Detlef Schrempf, German basketball player
  • 1965 – Jam Master Jay, American disc jockey (d. 2002)
  • 1966 – Robert Del Naja, English musician (Massive Attack)
  • 1966 – Candi Milo, American voice actress
  • 1967 – Artashes Minasian, Armenian chess Grandmaster
  • 1968 – Ulrica Messing, Swedish politician
  • 1968 – Charlotte Ross, American actress
  • 1968 – Sundar C., Film Director and Actor
  • 1969 – Eduard Hämäläinen, Finnish-Belarusian decathlete
  • 1969 – M. K. Hobson, American speculative fiction and fantasy writer
  • 1969 – Karina Lombard, American actress
  • 1969 – Tsubaki Nekoi, Japanese manga artist
  • 1970 – Ken Leung, American actor
  • 1970 – Mark Trojanowski, American musician (Sister Hazel)
  • 1971 – Alan McManus, Scottish snooker player
  • 1971 – Tweet, American singer
  • 1971 – Doug Weight, American ice hockey player
  • 1971 – Sergey Klevchenya, Russian speed skating World Champion
  • 1972 – Alan Benes, American baseball player
  • 1972 – Rick Falkvinge, Swedish politician
  • 1972 – Yasunori Mitsuda, Japanese composer
  • 1972 – Cat Power (Chan Marshall), American musician
  • 1974 – Rove McManus, Australian television host and comedian
  • 1974 – Alex Sperafico, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1975 – Nicky Butt, English footballer
  • 1975 – Thomas Castaignede, French rugby player
  • 1975 – Yuji Ide, Japanese racing driver
  • 1975 – Willem Korsten, Dutch footballer
  • 1975 – Ito, Spanish footballer
  • 1976 – Emma Bunton, English singer (Spice Girls)
  • 1976 – Patrick de Lange, Dutch baseball player
  • 1977 – Al Baxter, Australian rugby union footballer
  • 1977 – Phil Neville, English footballer
  • 1977 – Matt Perry, English rugby player
  • 1977 – Jerry Trainor, American comedic actor
  • 1978 – Bryan Gilmore, National Football League player
  • 1978 – Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin, American singer (Dru Hill)
  • 1978 – Phil Stacey, American singer
  • 1978 – Faris al-Sultan, German-Iraqi triathlete
  • 1978 – Andrei Zyuzin, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1979 – Byung-Hyun Kim, Korean baseball player
  • 1979 – Spider Loc, American rapper (G-Unit)
  • 1979 – Brian O'Driscoll, Irish rugby union footballer
  • 1980 – Dave Kitson, English footballer
  • 1980 – Nana Mizuki, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1980 – Mari Possa, Salvadorian-American pornographic actress
  • 1980 – Santhanam (actor), Excellent Comedian
  • 1980 – Brie Rippner, American tennis player
  • 1981 – Gillian Chung, Hong Kong singer and actress (Twins)
  • 1981 – Jamie Dalrymple, English cricketer
  • 1981 – Ivan Ergić, Serbian footballer
  • 1981 – Dany Heatley, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981 – Andy Lee, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
  • 1981 – Izabella Miko, Polish actress and model
  • 1981 – Michel Teló, Brazilian sertanejo singer-songwriter
  • 1982 – Nicolas Mahut, French tennis player
  • 1982 – Simon Rolfes, German footballer
  • 1982 – Go Shiozaki, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1982 – Dean Whitehead, English footballer
  • 1983 – Alex Acker, American basketball player
  • 1983 – Maryse Ouellet, Canadian model and professional wrestler
  • 1983 – Peter Philipakos, American/Greek soccer player
  • 1983 – Niels de Ruiter, Dutch dart player
  • 1983 – Moritz Volz, German footballer
  • 1984 – Raymond Gutierrez, Filipino actor and television host
  • 1984 – Richard Gutierrez, Filipino actor and television host
  • 1984 – Robert Ray, American baseball player
  • 1985 – Salvatore Giunta, Medal of Honor recipient
  • 1985 – Adrian Lewis, English darts player
  • 1985 – Álex Pérez, Spanish footballer
  • 1985 – Sasha Pivovarova, Russian model
  • 1985 – Matt Unicomb, Australian basketball player
  • 1986 – Peyton Hillis, American football player
  • 1986 – Jonathan Quick, American hockey player
  • 1986 – Sushant Singh Rajput, Indian actor
  • 1987 – Darren Helm, Canadian Ice Hockey player
  • 1987 – Henrico Drost, Dutch footballer
  • 1988 – Ashton Eaton, American decathlete
  • 1988 – Vanessa Hessler, Italian model
  • 1988 – William C. Woxlin, Swedish composer
  • 1989 – Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Armenian footballer
  • 1990 – Jacob Smith, American actor
  • 1993 – John Cofie, English footballer
  • 1994 – Laura Robson, British tennis player
  • 1994 – BooBoo Stewart, American actor and singer (T-Squad)
  • 1997 – Jeremy Shada, American actor
  • 2001 – Jackson Brundage, American actor
  • 2004 – Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway

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