January 15 - Births

Births

  • 1342 – Philip II, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1404)
  • 1432 – King Afonso V of Portugal (d. 1481)
  • 1481 – Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (d. 1511)
  • 1538 – Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general (d. 1599)
  • 1622 – Molière, French playwright (d. 1673)
  • 1671 – Abraham de la Pryme, English antiquarian (d. 1704)
  • 1674 – Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (d. 1762)
  • 1716 – Philip Livingston, American founding father (d. 1778)
  • 1747 – John Aikin, English doctor and writer (d. 1822)
  • 1754 – Richard Martin, Irish animal rights activist (d. 1834)
  • 1760 – Jean-François Le Sueur, French composer (d. 1837)
  • 1791 – Franz Grillparzer, Austrian writer (d. 1872)
  • 1795 – Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (d. 1829)
  • 1803 – Marjory Fleming, Scottish writer and poet (d. 1811)
  • 1809 – Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French anarchist (d. 1865)
  • 1812 – Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Norwegian writer (d. 1885)
  • 1815 – William Bickerton, Mormon prophet (d. 1905)
  • 1816 – Marie LaFarge, French murderer (d. 1852)
  • 1824 – Marie Duplessis, French courtesan (d. 1847)
  • 1834 – Samuel Arza Davenport, American politician (d. 1911)
  • 1841 – Frederick Arthur Stanley, Governor General of Canada (d. 1908)
  • 1842 – Josef Breuer, Austrian psychiatrist (d. 1925)
  • 1842 – Mary MacKillop, Australian Saint (d. 1909)
  • 1850 – Leonard Darwin, son of Charles Darwin (d. 1943)
  • 1850 – Mihai Eminescu, Romanian poet (d. 1889)
  • 1850 – Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 1891)
  • 1855 – Jacques Damala, Greek military officer and actor (d. 1889)
  • 1859 – Archibald Peake, Premier of South Australia (d. 1920)
  • 1863 – Wilhelm Marx, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1866 – Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1931)
  • 1869 – Ruby Laffoon, 43rd Governor of Kentucky (d. 1941)
  • 1869 – Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist (d. 1907)
  • 1870 – Pierre S. du Pont, American businessman (d. 1954)
  • 1872 – Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (d. 1944)
  • 1872 – Hugo Rüster, German rower (death date unknown)
  • 1875 – Thomas Burke, American sprinter (d. 1929)
  • 1877 – Lewis Terman, American psychologist (d. 1956)
  • 1878 – Johanna Müller-Hermann, Austrian composer and pedagogue (d. 1941)
  • 1879 – Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author (d. 1961)
  • 1882 – Princess Margaret of Connaught (d. 1920)
  • 1885 – Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician (d. 1973)
  • 1885 – Miles Burke, American flyweight boxer (d. 1928)
  • 1885 – Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • 1885 – Huang Yuanyong, Chinese writer (d. 1915)
  • 1890 – Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)
  • 1891 – Ray Chapman, American baseball player (d. 1920)
  • 1891 – Osip Mandelstam, Russian poet (d. 1938)
  • 1892 – Rex Ingram, Irish director (d. 1950)
  • 1893 – Ivor Novello, Welsh composer and actor (d. 1951)
  • 1895 – Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
  • 1897 – Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (d. 1931)
  • 1899 – Goodman Ace, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1900 – William Heinesen, Faroese writer, poet and artist (d. 1991)
  • 1902 – King Saud of Saudi Arabia (d. 1969)
  • 1903 – Paul A. Dever, 58th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • 1905 – Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (d. 1985)
  • 1905 – Torin Thatcher, English actor (d. 1981)
  • 1906 – Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate (d. 1975)
  • 1908 – Edward Teller, Hungarian-born physicist (d. 2003)
  • 1909 – Jean Bugatti, German-born automobile designer (d. 1939)
  • 1909 – Gene Krupa, American drummer (d. 1973)
  • 1912 – Michel Debré, French politician (d. 1996)
  • 1913 – Eugène Brands, Dutch painter (d. 2002)
  • 1913 – Lloyd Bridges, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1913 – Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (d. 2005)
  • 1913 – Alexander Marinesko, captain of the S-13 submarine (d. 1963)
  • 1914 – Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian (d. 2003)
  • 1918 – João Figueiredo, President of Brazil (d. 1999)
  • 1918 – Édouard Gagnon, Canadian Roman Catholic cardinal (d. 2007)
  • 1918 – Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt (d. 1970)
  • 1919 – Maurice Herzog, French mountaineer, first to ascend an 8000m peak, Annapurna in 1950
  • 1920 – John Joseph O'Connor, American Catholic cardinal (d. 2000)
  • 1920 – Steve Gromek, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • 1921 – Babasaheb Bhosale, Indian politician (d. 2007)
  • 1921 – Frank Thornton, English actor
  • 1922 – Sir Eric Willis, Australian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1923 – Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (d. 2006)
  • 1923 – Lee Teng-hui, Taiwanese politician
  • 1925 – Ruth Slenczynska, U.S. pianist
  • 1926 – Maria Schell, Austrian actress (d. 2005)
  • 1927 – Phyllis Coates, American actress
  • 1929 – Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1968)
  • 1930 – Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler (d. 1985)
  • 1931 – Lee Bontecou, American artist
  • 1933 – Ernest J. Gaines, American author
  • 1935 – Malcolm Frager, American pianist
  • 1936 – Obo Addy, Ghanaian drummer and dancer (d. 2012)
  • 1937 – Margaret O'Brien, American actress
  • 1938 – Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer and cricketer
  • 1939 – Tony Bullimore, English sailor and adventurer
  • 1941 – Captain Beefheart, American musician and visual artist (d. 2010)
  • 1942 – Barbara Tarbuck, American actress
  • 1943 – Ashraf Aman, first Pakistani to reach the summit of K2
  • 1943 – Stuart E. Eizenstat, adviser to American Presidents Carter and Clinton
  • 1943 – Mike Marshall, American baseball player
  • 1944 – Jenny Nimmo, British author
  • 1945 – Vincent Foster Jr., American lawyer (d. 1993)
  • 1945 – William R. Higgins, USMC colonel (d. 1990)
  • 1945 – Princess Michael of Kent, British royal
  • 1947 – Andrea Martin, Canadian actress
  • 1948 – Ronnie Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1977)
  • 1949 – Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2001)
  • 1949 – Panos Mihalopoulos, Greek actor
  • 1950 – Marius Trésor, French footballer
  • 1952 – Andrzej Fischer, Polish footballer
  • 1953 – Kent Hovind, American evangelist
  • 1953 – Ta-Tanisha, American actress
  • 1953 – Randy White, American football player
  • 1954 – Jose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino writer
  • 1954 – Nikos Sarganis, Greek footballer
  • 1955 – Nigel Benson, English author
  • 1956 – Mayawati, Indian politician
  • 1956 – Miki Fujimura, Japanese singer (Candies)
  • 1956 – Vitaly Kaloyev, Russian architect and murderer
  • 1956 – Marc Trestman, CFL head coach
  • 1957 – Patrick Dixon, English entrepreneur
  • 1957 – Marty Lyons, American football player
  • 1957 – Mario Van Peebles, American actor
  • 1958 – Boris Tadić, President of Serbia
  • 1959 – Sister Carol, Jamaican reggae singer
  • 1959 – Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian climber (d. 2008)
  • 1959 – Pete Trewavas, English musician (Kino and Marillion)
  • 1960 – Kelly Asbury, American director and actor
  • 1960 – Jeremy Beck, American composer
  • 1960 – Aaron Jay Kernis, American composer
  • 1961 – Yves P. Pelletier, Canadian comedian and film director
  • 1963 – Conrad Lant, English musician (Venom)
  • 1963 – Bruce Schneier, American cryptographer, security expert, and writer
  • 1964 – Osmo Tapio Räihälä, Finnish composer
  • 1965 – Maurizio Fondriest, Italian cyclist
  • 1965 – Bernard Hopkins, American boxer
  • 1965 – Adam Jones, American musician (Tool)
  • 1965 – James Nesbitt, Northern Irish actor
  • 1966 – Lisa Lisa, American R&B singer
  • 1968 – Chad Lowe, American actor
  • 1968 – Iñaki Urdangarín, Spanish royalty
  • 1969 – Meret Becker, German actress and singer
  • 1969 – Delino DeShields, American baseball player
  • 1969 – Huck Seed, American professional poker player
  • 1970 – Shane McMahon, American professional wrestler
  • 1971 – Regina King, American actress
  • 1972 – Christos Kostis, Greek footballer
  • 1972 – Ernie Reyes, Jr. American actor and martial artist
  • 1972 – Kobe Tai, American porn star
  • 1972 – Claudia Winkleman, English television presenter
  • 1973 – Essam El-Hadary, Egyptian footballer
  • 1974 – Edith Bowman, Scottish television and radio presenter
  • 1974 – Ray King, American baseball player
  • 1974 – Tim Shaw, British radio DJ and television presenter
  • 1975 – Marc Cartwright, American Photographer
  • 1975 – Mary Pierce, French tennis player
  • 1975 – 9th Wonder (born Patrick Douthit), American producer
  • 1976 – Corey Chavous, American football player
  • 1976 – Doug Gottlieb, American basketball analyst
  • 1976 – Scott Murray, Scotland rugby player
  • 1978 – Eddie Cahill, American actor
  • 1978 – Franco Pellizotti, Italian cyclist
  • 1978 – Ryan Sidebottom, English Cricketer
  • 1979 – Drew Brees, American football player
  • 1979 – Ken Chu, Taiwanese singer-actor and taichi champ (F4)
  • 1979 – Young Dro, American rapper
  • 1979 – Michalis Morfis, Cypriot footballer
  • 1979 – Martin Petrov, Bulgarian footballer
  • 1980 – Matt Holliday, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Howie Day, American singer
  • 1981 – El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer
  • 1981 – Vanessa Henke, German tennis player
  • 1981 – Sean Lamont, Scottish rugby union footballer
  • 1981 – Pitbull, American rapper
  • 1982 – Benjamin Agosto, American skater
  • 1982 – Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia
  • 1982 – Armando Galarraga, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1982 – Brett Lebda, American hockey player
  • 1982 – Neil Nitin Mukesh, Indian actor
  • 1982 – Prince Philip of Yugoslavia
  • 1982 – Ari Pulkkinen, Finnish composer
  • 1982 – Francis Zé, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1983 – Jermaine Pennant, English footballer
  • 1983 – Matic Kralj, Slovenian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Hugo Viana, Portuguese footballer
  • 1984 – Megan Jendrick, American swimmer
  • 1984 – Victor Rasuk, American actor
  • 1985 – René Adler, German footballer
  • 1985 – Enrico Patrizio, Italian rugby player
  • 1985 – Kenneth Emil Petersen, Danish footballer
  • 1986 – Fred Davis, American football player
  • 1986 – Jessy Schram, American actress
  • 1986 – Isaia Toeava, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1987 – Greg Inglis, Australian rugby player
  • 1987 – Aria C Jalali, American musician (Railcars)
  • 1987 – Kelly Kelly, American WWE Diva
  • 1987 – David Knight, English footballer
  • 1987 – Michael Seater, Canadian actor
  • 1988 – Daniel Caligiuri, German footballer
  • 1988 – Kim Junsu, South Korean singer (2PM)
  • 1988 – Skrillex (born Sonny Moore), American producer
  • 1989 – Alexei Cherepanov, Russian hockey player (d. 2008)
  • 1989 – Keiffer Hubbell, American ice dancer
  • 1990 – Paul Blake, English paralympic athlete
  • 1990 – Fernando Forestieri, Italian footballer
  • 1990 – Konstantinos Sloukas, Greek basketball player
  • 1990 – Sophie Sumner, English model
  • 1990 – Catherine Thomas, English model
  • 1990 – Robert Trznadel, Polish footballer
  • 1991 – Marc Bartra, Spanish footballer
  • 1991 – Nicolai Jørgensen, Danish footballer
  • 1992 – Joshua King, Norwegian footballer
  • 1994 – Jordy Croux, Belgian footballer

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