January 3 - Births

Births

  • 106 BC – Cicero, Roman statesman and philosopher (d. 43 BC)
  • 1196 – Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1231)
  • 1698 – Pietro Metastasio, Italian poet (d. 1782)
  • 1710 – Richard Gridley, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1796)
  • 1719 – Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian (d. 1773)
  • 1722 – Fredric Hasselquist, Swedish naturalist (d. 1752)
  • 1760 – John Storm, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1835)
  • 1778 – Antoni Melchior Fijałkowski, Polish bishop (d. 1861)
  • 1793 – Lucretia Mott, American women's rights activist (d. 1880)
  • 1802 – Charles Pelham Villiers, British House of Commons member (d. 1898)
  • 1803 – Douglas William Jerrold, British playwright (d. 1857)
  • 1806 – Henriette Sontag, German soprano (d. 1854)
  • 1810 – Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie, French geographer (d. 1897)
  • 1819 – Charles Piazzi Smyth, Astronomer Royal for Scotland (d. 1900)
  • 1821 – Dragotin Dežman, Slovenian politician, archeologist and botanist (d. 1889)
  • 1831 – Savitribai Phule, Indian social activist and educator (d. 1897)
  • 1836 – Sakamoto Ryōma, Japanese revolutionary (d. 1867)
  • 1840 – Father Damien, Flemish missionary (d. 1889)
  • 1855 – Hubert Bland, British socialist (d. 1914)
  • 1856 – R. C. Lehmann, English writer (d. 1929)
  • 1861 – William Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904)
  • 1862 – Sir Matthew Nathan, British Governor of Queensland (d. 1939)
  • 1865 – Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (d. 1936)
  • 1870 – Henry Handel Richardson, Australian author (d. 1946)
  • 1873 – Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese businessman (d. 1957)
  • 1874 – Francis Newton, American golfer (d. 1946)
  • 1875 – Alexandros Diomidis, Greek banker and politician (d. 1950)
  • 1876 – Wilhelm Pieck, East Germany statesman (d. 1960)
  • 1879 – Grace Coolidge, First Lady of the United States (d. 1957)
  • 1880 – Francis Browne, Irish photographer (d. 1960)
  • 1883 – Clement Attlee, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1967)
  • 1884 – Raoul von Koczalski, Polish pianist and composer (d. 1948)
  • 1885 – Harry Elkins Widener, American book collector and victim of the RMS Titanic sinking (d. 1912)
  • 1886 – John Gould Fletcher, American poet and author (d. 1950)
  • 1886 – Josephine Hull, American actress (d. 1957)
  • 1887 – August Macke, German painter (d. 1914)
  • 1887 – Helen Parkhurst, American educator (d. 1973)
  • 1892 – J. R. R. Tolkien, British writer (d. 1973)
  • 1894 – ZaSu Pitts, American actress (d. 1963)
  • 1895 – Borys Lyatoshynsky, Ukrainian composer (d. 1968)
  • 1897 – Marion Davies, American actress (d. 1961)
  • 1898 – Carlos Keller, Chilean fascist politician (d. 1974)
  • 1900 – Donald J. Russell, North American railroad executive (d. 1985)
  • 1901 – Ngô Đình Diệm, South Vietnamese politician (d. 1963)
  • 1905 – Anna May Wong, American actress (d. 1961)
  • 1907 – Ray Milland, British actor (d. 1986)
  • 1909 – Victor Borge, Danish entertainer (d. 2000)
  • 1910 – Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (d. 2000)
  • 1911 – John Sturges, American director (d. 1982)
  • 1912 – Federico Borrell Garcia, Spanish Republican soldier (d. 1936)
  • 1912 – Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and senator (d. 2002)
  • 1912 – Armand Lohikoski, Finnish director (d. 2005)
  • 1915 – Jack Levine, American painter (d. 2010)
  • 1915 – Mady Rahl, German actress (d. 2009)
  • 1916 – Maxene Andrews, American singer (The Andrews Sisters) (d. 1995)
  • 1916 – Betty Furness, American actress (d. 1994)
  • 1916 – Bernard Greenhouse, American cellist (d. 2011)
  • 1916 – Warren King, American cartoonist (d. 1978)
  • 1917 – Albert Mol, Dutch author, actor and TV personality (d. 2002)
  • 1917 – Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)
  • 1917 – Vernon Walters, American military officer and diplomat (d. 2002)
  • 1919 – Herbie Nichols, jazz composer and pianist (d. 1963)
  • 1920 – Renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001)
  • 1920 – Siegfried Buback, Attorney-General of Germany (d. 1977)
  • 1921 – Chetan Anand, Indian director and screenwriter (d. 1997)
  • 1921 – John Russell, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1922 – Ronald Smith, British pianist (d. 2004)
  • 1922 – Bill Travers, British actor and director (d. 1994)
  • 1923 – Hank Stram, American football coach (d. 2005)
  • 1923 – Charles "Bud" Tingwell, Australian actor (d. 2009)
  • 1924 – Doug Ellis, British entrepreneur, former owner and now honorary president of Aston Villa F.C.
  • 1924 – André Franquin, Belgian cartoonist (Gaston Lagaffe) (d. 1997)
  • 1924 – Nell Rankin, American singer (d. 2005)
  • 1925 – Jill Balcon, British actress (d. 2009)
  • 1926 – W. Michael Blumenthal, American businessman, civil servant, and 64th United States Secretary of the Treasury
  • 1926 – George Martin, British record producer
  • 1929 – Sergio Leone, Italian director (d. 1989)
  • 1929 – Ernst Mahle, Brazilian composer
  • 1930 – Mara Corday, American actress and model
  • 1930 – Marcel Dubé, Quebec playwright
  • 1930 – Robert Loggia, American actor
  • 1932 – Dabney Coleman, American actor
  • 1932 – Coo Coo Marlin, American race car driver (d. 2005)
  • 1932 – Tongolele, American-born Mexican dancer
  • 1934 – Carla Hills, American jurist, civil servant, and 5th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • 1935 – Raymond Garneau, French Canadian politician and businessman
  • 1936 – David Vine, British sports commentator (d. 2009)
  • 1937 – Seri Wangnaitham, Thai dancer and choreographer (d. 2007)
  • 1939 – Nikos Alefantos, Greek football manager
  • 1939 – Janice Crosio, Australian politician
  • 1939 – Bobby Hull, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1939 – Ruben Reyes, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1939 – Gene Summers, American musician (The Rebels)
  • 1941 – Van Dyke Parks, American musician
  • 1942 – John Marsden, Australian lawyer (d. 2006)
  • 1942 – John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)
  • 1943 – Jarl Alfredius, Swedish news anchor (d. 2009)
  • 1944 – David Atherton, British conductor
  • 1944 – Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer
  • 1945 – Stephen Stills, American musician (Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Manassas)
  • 1946 – John Paul Jones, British musician (Led Zeppelin and Them Crooked Vultures)
  • 1946 – Cissy King, American entertainer
  • 1949 – Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (d. 1965)
  • 1950 – Beth Anderson, American composer
  • 1950 – Masha and Dasha Krivoshlyapova, Russian conjoined twins (d. 2003)
  • 1950 – Victoria Principal, American actress
  • 1951 – Gary Nairn, Australian politician
  • 1952 – Esperanza Aguirre, Spanish politician and former President of Madrid
  • 1952 – Gianfranco Fini, Italian politician
  • 1952 – Jim Ross, American wrestling announcer
  • 1953 – Justin Fleming, Australian playwright and writer
  • 1953 – Mohammed Waheed Hassan, President of the Maldives
  • 1954 – Dean Hart, Canadian wrestler (d. 1990)
  • 1954 – Ned Lamont, American businessman and political figure
  • 1954 – Ross the Boss, American guitarist (The Dictators and Manowar)
  • 1955 – Palmolive, British musician (The Slits, The Raincoats)
  • 1956 – Mel Gibson, American-Australian actor and director
  • 1956 – Willy T. Ribbs, American race-car driver
  • 1957 – Bojan Križај, Slovenian skier
  • 1958 – James J. Greco, American businessman
  • 1958 – Shim Hyung-rae, South Korean filmmaker
  • 1963 – Vic Grimes, American professional wrestler
  • 1963 – Alex Wheatle, British novelist
  • 1963 – Jerome Young, American professional wrestler
  • 1964 – Bruce LaBruce, Canadian filmmaker
  • 1965 – Steven A. LaChance, American Author
  • 1966 – Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer
  • 1969 – Michael Schumacher, German race car driver
  • 1969 – Gerda Weissensteiner, Italian bobsledder and luger
  • 1970 – Christian Duguay, American comic actor
  • 1970 – Mahaya Petrosian, Iranian actress
  • 1970 – Matt Ross, American actor
  • 1971 – Sarah Alexander, English actress
  • 1971 – Cory Cross, Canadian ice-hockey player
  • 1972 – Yoon Chan, South Korean actor
  • 1972 – Nichole Nordeman, American singer
  • 1973 – Dan Harmon, American writer and producer
  • 1974 – Robert-Jan Derksen, Dutch professional golfer
  • 1974 – Alessandro Petacchi, Italian cyclist
  • 1975 – Thomas Bangalter, French DJ (Daft Punk)
  • 1975 – Jason Marsden, American actor
  • 1975 – Danica McKellar, American actress
  • 1976 – Angelos Basinas, Greek footballer
  • 1976 – Alisen Down, Canadian actress
  • 1976 – Dinara Drukarova, Russian actress
  • 1976 – Nicholas Gonzalez, American actor
  • 1977 – Lee Bowyer, British footballer
  • 1977 – A.J. Burnett, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Mayumi Iizuka, Japanese voice actress
  • 1977 – Michelle Stephenson, British singer (Spice Girls)
  • 1978 – Dimitra Kalentzou, Greek basketball player
  • 1978 – Liya Kebede, Ethiopian model
  • 1978 – Kimberley Locke, American singer
  • 1978 – Park Sol-mi, South Korean actress
  • 1978 – Dominic Wood, English children's television presenter
  • 1978 – Mike York, American ice hockey player
  • 1979 – Chris Geddes, Canadian volleyball player
  • 1979 – Dina Tersago, Miss Belgium 2001 and TV personality
  • 1980 – Bryan Clay, American decathlete
  • 1980 – Angela Ruggiero, American ice hockey player
  • 1980 – David Tyree, American football player
  • 1981 – Naresh Iyer, Indian singer
  • 1981 – Eli Manning, American football player
  • 1982 – Lasse Nilsson, Swedish footballer
  • 1983 – Antti Arst, Estonian footballer
  • 1984 – Billy Mehmet, Irish footballer
  • 1984 – Arif Suyono, Indonesian footballer
  • 1985 – John David Booty, American football player
  • 1985 – Linas Kleiza, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1985 – Evan Moore, American football player
  • 1986 – Dana Hussain, Iraqi sprinter
  • 1986 – Jessica O'Rourke, American footballer
  • 1986 – Lloyd Polite, American singer (N-Toon)
  • 1986 – Jacob Timpano, Australian footballer
  • 1986 – Asa Akira, Japanese-american pornographic actress
  • 1987 – Leonidas Panagopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1987 – Anchal Joseph Indian/American fashion model
  • 1988 – Rodrigo de la Cadena, Mexican artist and performer
  • 1988 – Matt Frattin, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1988 – Ikechi Anya, Scottish-born Nigerian footballer
  • 1989 – Alex D. Linz, American actor
  • 1989 – Julia Nunes, American musician
  • 1989 – Anya Rozova, Russian/American fashion model
  • 1989 – Kōhei Uchimura, Japanese gymnast
  • 1989 – Ayaka Umeda, Japanese singer (AKB48)
  • 1991 – Jerson Cabral, Dutch footballer
  • 1992 – Sandra Zaniewska, Polish tennis player

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