January 6 - Births

Births

  • 1367 – King Richard II of England (d. 1400)
  • 1412 – Joan of Arc, French military figure and Roman Catholic Saint (legendary date) (d. 1431)
  • 1486 – Martin Agricola, German composer (d. 1556)
  • 1488 – Helius Eobanus Hessus, German poet (d. 1540)
  • 1525 – Caspar Peucer, German reformer (d. 1602)
  • 1561 – Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician (d. 1656)
  • 1580 – (baptised) John Smith of Jamestown (d. 1631)
  • 1587 – Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, Spanish statesman (d. 1645)
  • 1595 – Claude Favre de Vaugelas, French man of letters (d. 1650)
  • 1617 – Kristoffer Gabel, Danish statesman (d. 1673)
  • 1655 – Empress Eleonore-Magdalena of Neuburg of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1720)
  • 1673 – James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, English noble (d. 1744)
  • 1695 – Giuseppe Sammartini, Italian composer and an oboist (d. 1750)
  • 1702 – José de Nebra, Spanish composer (d. 1768)
  • 1714 – Percivall Pott, English physician (d. 1788)
  • 1745 – Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, French inventor (d. 1799)
  • 1766 – Mihály Fazekas, Hungarian author (d. 1828)
  • 1785 – Andreas Mustoxydis, Greek historian and philologist (d. 1860)
  • 1793 – James Madison Porter, American politician, 18th United States Secretary of War and a founder of Lafayette College (d. 1862)
  • 1795 – Anselme Payen, French chemist (d. 1871)
  • 1799 – Jedediah Strong Smith, American hunter and explorer (d. 1831)
  • 1803 – Henri Herz, Austrian pianist, composer (d. 1888)
  • 1807 – Jozef Maximilián Petzval, Slovak inventor (d. 1891)
  • 1808 – Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (d. 1864)
  • 1811 – Charles Sumner, American politician (d. 1874)
  • 1812 – Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary figure (d. 1919)
  • 1819 – Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (d. 1886)
  • 1822 – Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist (d. 1890)
  • 1832 – Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)
  • 1836 – Ludwig Schüler, German politician (d. 1930)
  • 1838 – Max Bruch, German composer (d. 1920)
  • 1848 – Hristo Botev, Bulgarian poet and revolutionary figure (d. 1876)
  • 1850 – Franz Xaver Scharwenka, Polish-German pianist and composer (d. 1924)
  • 1856 – Giuseppe Martucci, Italian composer (d. 1909)
  • 1857 – Hugh Mahon, Irish-born Australian politician (d. 1931)
  • 1857 – William E. Russell, American politician (d. 1896)
  • 1859 – Samuel Alexander, Australian-born British philosopher (d. 1938)
  • 1861 – George Lloyd (bishop of Saskatchewan), Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940)
  • 1861 – János Zsupánek, Slovene (Prekmurian) poet and writer (d. 1951)
  • 1868 – Vittorio Monti, Italian composer (d. 1922)
  • 1870 – Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1944)
  • 1872 – Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer (d. 1915)
  • 1874 – Fred Niblo, American film actor, director, producer (d. 1948)
  • 1878 – Dame Adeline Genée, Danish-born British ballerina (d. 1970)
  • 1878 – Carl Sandburg, American poet and historian (d. 1967)
  • 1880 – Tom Mix, American actor (d. 1940)
  • 1882 – Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (d. 1949)
  • 1882 – Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop (d. 1965)
  • 1882 – Sam Rayburn, American politician (d. 1961)
  • 1883 – Khalil Gibran, Lebanese writer (d. 1931)
  • 1883 – Frank Haller, American featherweight boxer (d. 1939)
  • 1896 – Péter Veres, Hungarian writer and politician (d. 1970)
  • 1898 – James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (d. 1965)
  • 1898 – Charles E. Pont, American artist (d. 1971)
  • 1899 – Phyllis Haver, American actress (d. 1960)
  • 1899 – Heinrich Nordhoff, German automobile engineer (d. 1968)
  • 1900 – Kathryn Hulme, American novelist (d. 1981)
  • 1902 – Helmut Poppendick, German physician (d. 1994)
  • 1903 – Maurice Abravanel, Greek-born conductor (d. 1993)
  • 1903 – Francis L. Sullivan, English actor (d. 1956)
  • 1905 – Idris Davies, Welsh poet (d. 1953)
  • 1907 – David Fleay, Australian naturalist (d. 1993)
  • 1908 – Menachem Avidom, Austro-Hungarian born Israeli composer (d. 1995)
  • 1910 – G. N. Balasubramaniam, Indian Carnatic musician (d. 1960)
  • 1910 – Wright Morris, American writer (d. 1998)
  • 1912 – Danny Thomas, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1913 – Edward Gierek, Polish politician (d. 2001)
  • 1913 – Loretta Young, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1914 – Godfrey Edward Arnold, Austrian-born American otolaryngologist (d. 1989)
  • 1915 – Don Edwards, American politician
  • 1915 – John C. Lilly, American psychoanalyst (d. 2001)
  • 1915 – Alan Watts, English writer/philosopher (d. 1973)
  • 1916 – Eugene T. Maleska, American crossword puzzle creator and editor (d. 1993)
  • 1916 – Vincent Serventy, Australian writer and conservationist (d. 2007)
  • 1917 – Koo Chen-fu, Chinese negotiator (d. 2005)
  • 1920 – John Maynard Smith, English biologist (d. 2004)
  • 1920 – Sun Myung Moon, Korean evangelist (d. 2012)
  • 1920 – Doris Stokes, British psychic medium (d. 1987)
  • 1920 – Early Wynn, American baseball player (d. 1999)
  • 1921 – Cary Middlecoff, American golfer (d. 1998)
  • 1923 – Norman Kirk, New Zealander politician (d. 1974)
  • 1923 – Jacobo Timerman, Argentine writer (d. 1999)
  • 1924 – Earl Scruggs, American musician (Flatt and Scruggs) (d. 2012)
  • 1925 – John DeLorean, American auto maker (d. 2005)
  • 1926 – Ralph Branca, American baseball player
  • 1926 – Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
  • 1926 – Kid Gavilan, Cuban boxer (d. 2003)
  • 1926 – Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-born American actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)
  • 1928 – Capucine, French actress (d. 1990)
  • 1928 – George H. Ross, American businessman
  • 1929 – Anne Rogers Clark, American dog breeder and trainer (d. 2006)
  • 1929 – Babrak Karmal, Afghan politician (d. 1996)
  • 1930 – Vic Tayback, American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1931 – E. L. Doctorow, American author
  • 1931 – Juan Goytisolo, Spanish poet, essayist, and novelist
  • 1931 – Dickie Moore, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1932 – Stuart A. Rice, American chemist
  • 1933 – Leszek Drogosz, Polish boxer and actor (d. 2012)
  • 1933 – Oleg Makarov, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 2003)
  • 1933 – Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian
  • 1933 – Fred L. Turner, American restaurant industry executive
  • 1934 – Harry M. Miller, Australian entrepreneur
  • 1934 – Sylvia Syms, English actress
  • 1934 – John Wieners, American lyric poet (d. 2002)
  • 1935 – Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela, Spainsh wife of Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
  • 1935 – Nino Tempo, American singer and actor
  • 1936 – Rubén Amaro, Sr., Mexican baseball player
  • 1936 – Darlene Hard, American tennis player
  • 1936 – Julio María Sanguinetti Coirolo, Uruguayan politician
  • 1937 – Paolo Conte, Italian singer
  • 1937 – Lou Holtz, American football coach
  • 1937 – Doris Troy, American singer (d. 2004)
  • 1938 – Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor
  • 1938 – Adrienne Clarke, Australian botanist and politician
  • 1938 – Mario Rodríguez Cobos, Argentine writer and spiritual figure
  • 1939 – Murray Rose, Australian swimmer
  • 1940 – Penny Lernoux, American journalist (d. 1989)
  • 1940 – Van McCoy, American musician (d. 1979)
  • 1942 – Yiannis Boutaris, Greek businessman, mayor of Thessaloniki
  • 1943 – Hak Ja Han, Korean church leader
  • 1943 – Terry Venables, English football manager
  • 1944 – Bonnie Franklin, American actress
  • 1944 – Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Swiss immunologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1945 – Allen Appel, American novelist
  • 1946 – Syd Barrett, English guitarist, singer and songwriter (Pink Floyd and Stars) (d. 2006)
  • 1947 – Sandy Denny, English singer and songwriter (Fairport Convention and Fotheringay) (d. 1978)
  • 1947 – Ian Millar, Canadian equestrian
  • 1948 – Guy Gardner, American astronaut
  • 1950 – Louis Freeh, American jurist, and 10th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 1951 – Don Gullett, American baseball player
  • 1951 – Kim Wilson, American musician (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • 1952 – Moondog Spot, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • 1952 – Frank Sivero, Italian-born American actor
  • 1953 – Malcolm Young, Scottish-born Australian guitarist (AC/DC and Marcus Hook Roll Band)
  • 1954 – Hans Robert Hiegel, German architect
  • 1954 – Yuji Horii, Japanese video game designer
  • 1954 – Anthony Minghella, British film director (d. 2008)
  • 1954 – Karen Moras, Australian swimmer
  • 1954 – Trudie Styler, English actress
  • 1955 – Rowan Atkinson, English comedian and actor
  • 1955 – Richard Corbett, British politician
  • 1956 – Angus Deayton, English comedian and actor
  • 1956 – Justin Welby, English archbishop
  • 1957 – Michael Foale, American astronaut
  • 1957 – Nancy Lopez, American golfer
  • 1958 – Themos Anastasiadis, Greek journalist
  • 1958 – Scott Bryce, American actor
  • 1959 – Kapil Dev, Indian cricketer
  • 1959 – Kathy Sledge, American singer
  • 1960 – Paul Azinger, American golfer
  • 1960 – Kari Jalonen, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1960 – Nigella Lawson, English chef and writer
  • 1960 – Howie Long, American football player and analyst
  • 1960 – Andrea Thompson, American actress
  • 1962 – Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic) (d. 2002)
  • 1963 – Norm Charlton, American baseball player
  • 1963 – Tony Halme, Finnish boxer and politician (d. 2010)
  • 1964 – Denise Borino, American actress (d. 2010)
  • 1964 – Charles Haley, American football player
  • 1964 – Henry Maske, German boxer
  • 1964 – Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler
  • 1964 – Mark O'Toole, English musician (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
  • 1964 – Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (d. 2005)
  • 1964 – Yuri, Mexican actress and singer
  • 1965 – Muhammed al-Ahari, American Muslim writer
  • 1965 – Konnan, Cuban-born professional wrestler
  • 1965 – Bjørn Lomborg, Danish political scientist
  • 1966 – Fernando Carrillo, Venezuelan actor
  • 1966 – Sharon Cuneta, Filipina singer and actress
  • 1966 – A. R. Rahman, Indian composer
  • 1966 – Ipče Ahmedovski, Serbo-Macedonian folk singer
  • 1968 – John Singleton, American film director
  • 1969 – Norman Reedus, American model and actor
  • 1970 – José Carabalí, Venezuelan track and field athlete
  • 1970 – Julie Chen, American television presenter
  • 1970 – Gabrielle Reece, American volleyball player
  • 1971 – Irwin Thomas, Australian singer (Southern Sons, Electric Mary and She Said Yes)
  • 1971 – Gary Wiseman, American musician (Bowling for Soup)
  • 1972 – Nek, Italian singer
  • 1973 – Scott Ferguson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1973 – Vasso Karantasiou, Greek beach volleyball player
  • 1974 – Paul Grant, American basketball player
  • 1974 – Daniel Cordone, Argentine footballer
  • 1975 – Nick Clarke, Pro Bull Rider
  • 1975 – Nicole DeHuff, American actress (d. 2005)
  • 1975 – James Farrior, American football player
  • 1975 – Jason King, English radio DJ
  • 1975 – Yukana, Japanese voice actress
  • 1976 – Johnny Yong Bosch, American actor, and musician
  • 1976 – Danny Pintauro, American actor
  • 1976 – Daniel Tynell, Swedish cross-country skiier
  • 1976 – Lu Yi, Chinese actor
  • 1976 – Richard Zedník, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1977 – Marc Johnson, American skateboarder
  • 1978 – Nikki Einfeld, Canadian opera singer
  • 1978 – Bubba Franks, American football player
  • 1978 – Casey Fossum, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Tara Spencer-Nairn, Canadian actress
  • 1979 – Camila Grey, American musician (Mellowdrone and Uh Huh Her)
  • 1980 – Steed Malbranque, French footballer
  • 1981 – Mike Jones, American rapper
  • 1981 – Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress
  • 1981 – Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor
  • 1981 – Asante Samuel, American football player
  • 1982 – Gilbert Arenas, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Brian Bass, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Tiffany Pollard, American reality television personality
  • 1983 – Adam Burish, American ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Mithra Jin, South-Korean hip hop musician (Epik High)
  • 1986 – Paul McShane, Irish footballer
  • 1986 – Petter Northug, Norwegian skier
  • 1986 – Irina Shayk, Russian-born American model
  • 1986 – Benjamin Simm, German rugby player
  • 1986 – Mike Teel, American football player
  • 1986 – Alex Turner, English musician (Arctic Monkeys and The Last Shadow Puppets)
  • 1987 – Zhang Lin, Chinese swimmer
  • 1987 – Bongani Khumalo, South African footballer
  • 1989 – Andy Carroll, English footballer
  • 1989 – James Durbin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1992 – Aline Sokar, German actress
  • 1996 – Kishan Shrikanth, Indian film director, actor


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