Birthdays January


Famous January Birthdays

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Who was Born in January on Your Birthday?

Do you know who was born on your birthday? There are many famous January birthdays displayed below. We hope you find famous and historic people who share your special day.  See who was born in your birth month below.

Famous January Birthdays

January 1, 1735- Paul Revere, Revolutionary War.

January 1, 1752- Betsy Ross, designed the first U.S.flag

January 1, 1895- J. Edgar Hoover, FBI Director

January 2, 1920- Isaac Asimov, Science Fiction Writer

January 3, 1892- J.R.R. Tolkien, Author of “Lord of the Rings”

January 3, 1950- Victoria Principal, Actress

January 3, 1956- Mel Gibson, actor, director

January 4, 1643 – Isaac Newton, Astronomer, Physicist, Mathematician

January 4, 1937- Dyan Cannon, Actress

January 5, 1946- Diane Keaton, Actress

January 6, 1412- Joan of Arc

January 7, 1800- Millard Filmore, 13th President, (1850-1853)

January 7, 1948- Kenny Loggins, Singer/Songwriter

January 7, Katie Couric, Today Show host

January 7, 1964- Nicolas Cage, Oscar-winning Actor

January 8, 1889 – Edward Elijah Perkins, creator of Kool-Aid. See National Kool-Aid Day

January 8, 1926- Soupy Sales, TV Actor

January 8, 1935- Elvis Presley, King of Rock ‘n Roll

January 8, 1942 – Stephen Hawking, world-renowned physicist, and author.

January 9, 1913 – Richard M. Nixon, 37th President (1969-1974)

January 9, 1935- Bob Denver, TV Actor “Gilligan”

January 9, 1951- Crystal Gayle, Country Singer

January 9, 1967- Dave Matthews, singer, band leader, songwriter –  Dave Matthews Band

January 10, 1945- Rod Stewart, rock singer

January 10, 1949- George Foreman, Heavyweight boxing champion, and creator of the “George  Foreman Grill”

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January 11, 1952- Ben Crenshaw, golfing great

January 12, 1944- Joe Frazier, heavyweight boxing champion

January 12, 1951- Rush Limbaugh, Ultra-conservative radio talk show host

January 12, 1954- Howard Stern, radio and TV “shock jock”

January 12, 1955- Kirstie Alley, TV actress

January 12, 1964 – Jeff Bezos, founder, and CEO of

January 13, 1919- Robert Stack, Actor”Elliot Ness” on the Tv show “Untouchables”

January 13, 1961- Julia Louis-Dreyfus, comedy actress “Elaine” on the “Seinfeld Sow”

January 13, 1966 – Patrick Dempsey, “McDreamy” on the television drama “Grey’s Anatomy”.

January 14, 1741- Benedict Arnold, a traitor in American Revolutionary War.

January 14, 1919- Andy Rooney, author and commentator on “60 Minutes”

January 14, 1941- Faye Dunaway, Actress

January 14, 1968 – LL Cool J, born James Todd Smith. singer, actor television series NCIS Los Angeles.

January 15, 1906 –  Aristotle Onassis, Greek Shipping tycoon, married Jackie Bouvier-Kennedy

January 15, 1913- Lloyd Bridges, Actor, TV series “Sea Hunt”

January 15th, 1929- Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights Activist

January 15, 1951- Charo, Singer, dancer

January 15, 1979 – Drew Brees, NFL New Orleans Saints quarterback.

January 16, 1853- Andre Michelin, inflatable auto tire inventor

January 16, 1909- Ethel Merman, Singer

January 16, 1935- A.J. Foyt, race car driver

January 17, 1706- Benjamin Franklin, inventor, statesman, writer

January 17, 1899- Al Capone, notorious 1920s gangster

January 17, 1922 – Betty White, actress, television series “Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Golden Girls”.

January 17, 1928- Vidal Sassoon, British hair stylist, fashion designer

January 17, 1934- Shari Lewis, TV children’s puppeteer

January 17, 1942- Mohammad Ali, formerly “Cassius Clay”, arguably the best-ever heavyweight boxing champion

January 17, 1962 – Jim Carey, actor, comedian.

January 18, 1779- Peter Roget, author of Roget’s Thesaurus

January 18, 1782- Daniel Webster, politician and speaker 

January 18, 1882- A.A. Milne, author of Children’s storybooks. Created Winnie the Pooh and friends.

January 18, 1892- Oliver Hardy, “Ollie” in Stan and Laurel comedies

January 18, 1904- Cary Grant, Actor

January 18, 1913- Danny Kaye, comic actor

January 18, 1955- Kevin Costner, Actor

January 19, 1807- Robert E. Lee, Civil War Confederate Army General

January 19, 1809- Edgar Allen Poe, Author, and Poet, most notably macabre and horror stories

January 19, 1943- Janis Joplin, 1960’s rock singer

January 19, 1946- Dolly Parton, buxom country western singer and actress

January 19, 1947 – Paula Deen, chef, cookbook author

January 20, 1896- George Burns, comedian

January 20, 1920, Deforrest Kelley, Doctor McCoy on Tv’s original “Star Trek”

January 20,1930 – Edwin “Buzz Aldrin, Astronaut, walked on the moon

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Who was born on your January birthday?

January 21, 1738- Ethan Allen, Revolutionary War Hero

January 21, 1824- Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Confederate Army general

January 21, 1924 – Telley Savalas, Tv’s “Kojak”

January 21, 1925- Benny Hill, British comedian

January 21, 1940 – Jack Nicklaus, “The Golden Bear”, one of the greatest golfers of all time

January 21, 1976- “Baby Spice” of The Spice Girls

January 22, 1934- Bill Bixby, the “Incredible Hulk” Star

January 22, 1949- John Belushi, comedian, actor, SNL, and Blues Brothers

January 23, 1737- John Hancock, a politician, first to sign the Declaration of Independence.

January 24, 1917- Ernest Borgnine, Actor, most notably in TV’s “McHales’ Navy”

 January 24, 1941 – Neil Diamond, Singer, composer

January 24, 1968- Mary Lou Retton, won the gold medal in Gymnastics, at the 1984 Olympics

January 25, 1931- Dean Jones, actor, “The Love Bug”

January 25, 1981- Alicia Keys, singer, Grammy winner

January 26, 1880- Douglas MacArthur, WWII General, Quote: “I shall return!”

January 26, 1925- Paul Newman, Oscar-winning actor

January 26, 1955- Eddie Van Halen, singer, rock band

January 26, 1958- Ellen DeGeneres, actress, talk show hostess 

January 26, 1961- Wayne Gretzky, Hockey’s “Great One”

January 27, 1756- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the greatest musical composers ever

January 27, 1832- Lewis Carroll, wrote “Alice in Wonderland”

January 27, 1921- Donna Reed, TV, and movie actress

January 28, 1887- Arthur Rubenstein, classical pianist

January 28, 1936- Alan Alda, Hawkeye Pierce in TV series “M*A*S*H”

January 29, 1843 – William McKinley, 25th U.S. President(1897-1901), was assassinated while in office.

January 29, 1880- W. C. Fields, comedian, actor

January 29, 1918- John Forsythe, actor, Charlie’s Angels, Dynasty

January 29, 1945- Tom Selleck, actor, TV series “Magnum P.I., Blue Bloods

January 29, 1954- Oprah Winfrey, talk show hostess

January 30, 1882 – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. President, elected to four terms (1933-1945)

January 30, 1922- Dick Martin, comedian

January 30, 1930- Gene Hackman, Oscar-winning actor, The French Connection

January 30, 1937, Boris Spassky, World Chess champion

January 30, 1951- Phil Collins, singer

January 31, 1919- Jackie Robinson, the first Afro-American to play in Major League Baseball

January 31, 1923- Carol Channing, actress, “Hello Dolly”

January 31, 1937- Suzanne Pleshette, actress

January 31, 1947- Nolan Ryan, MLB pitcher for 27 years

January 31, 1981- Justin Timberlake, singer, and member of NSYNC, Superbowl Halftime with Janet Jackson

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