Famous People Born in January 1942

  • Jan 1 Country Joe McDonald, California, rock guitarist/vocalist (& the Fish)
  • Jan 1 Gennadi Vassilyevich Sarafanov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • Jan 1 George Couroupos, composer
  • Jan 1 Martin Frost, (Rep-D-TX, 1971- )
  • Jan 1 Alassane Ouattara, Former Prime Minister of Ivory Coast
  • Jan 1 Judy Stone, Australian pop singer
  • Jan 2 Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Jan 3 John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)
  • Jan 3 John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)
  • Jan 4 John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)
  • Jan 5 Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch)
  • Jan 5 Cliff Potts, actor (Ted-Lou Grant), born in Glendale, California
  • Jan 5 Maurizio Pollini, pianist, born in Milan, Italy
  • Jan 5 Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader
  • Jan 5 Terenci Moix, Spanish writer (d. 2003)
  • Jan 7 Vasiliy Ivanovich Alekseyev, USSR, weightlifter (Olympic-gold-72, 76)
  • Jan 8 John Peterson, American drummer the Beau Brummels), born in Rudyard, Michigan (d. 2007)

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Jan 8 Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes), born in Oxford, England

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Physicist
Stephen Hawking
  • Jan 8 Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 23)
  • Jan 8 Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese politician
  • Jan 8 Yvette Mimieux, American actress (Time Machine, Where the Boys Are), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 9 K Callan, actress (Joe's World, Martha-Lois & Clark), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 9 Lee Kun-hee, Korean industrialist, chairman of Samsung
  • Jan 10 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Jan 10 Jack Regan, broadcaster
  • Jan 10 Jim Croce, rock vocalist (Time in a Bottle) (d. 1973), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 10 Walter Hill, director (48 Hours, Extreme Prejudice)
  • Jan 11 Clarence Clemons, rock saxophonist (Bruce Springsteen's E St Band)
  • Jan 12 Vladimir Sergeyevich Kozelsky, cosmonaut (Soyuz 24 backup)
  • Jan 12 Bernardine Dohrn, former leader of the radical leftist organization Weather Underground
  • Jan 14 Amichand Rajbansi, South African politician
  • Jan 14 Carol Bellamy, Planfield NJ, (City Council Pres-D- 1978-85), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 14 Ian Brayshaw, Australian cricketer and footballer
  • Jan 14 Dave Campbell, American baseball player
  • Jan 15 Edward "Sonny" Bivins, US singer (Manhattans-Kiss & Say Goodbye)
  • Jan 16 Barbara Lynn, US singer (You'll Lose a Good Thing),
  • Jan 16 Bill Francis Mobile Al, rocker (Dr Hook)
  • Jan 16 Tony P Hall, (Rep-D-OH, 1979- )
  • Jan 16 William Francis, rocker
  • Jan 16 René Angélil, Canadian music executive

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Jan 17 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], American world heavyweight boxing champion (1964-7 74-8), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2016)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
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Muhammad Ali
  • Jan 17 Randy Boone, actor (Cimarron Strip, Virginian), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Jan 17 Ita Buttrose, Australian journalist and businesswoman
  • Jan 17 Ulf Hoelscher, German violinist
  • Jan 17 Nancy Parsons, American actress (d. 2001)
  • Jan 19 Michael Crawford, England, Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera)
  • Jan 19 Shelley Fabares, American actress (Donna Reed Show, Coach), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jan 20 William Powell, American R&B singer (O'Jays), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • Jan 21 Edwin Starr, [Charles Hatcher], US singer (War)
  • Jan 21 Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter, actor (Mac Davis Show, North Dallas 40), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Jan 22 Mimis Domazos, Greek footballer
  • Jan 23 Ivan Ivanovich Bachurin, cosmonaut
  • Jan 23 Laurie Mayne, cricketer (Australian pace bowler in 6 Tests 1965-70)
  • Jan 23 Willy Bogner Jr, Munich, director (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
  • Jan 23 Razzak, Bangladeshi actor and director
  • Jan 24 Gary Hart, American professional wrestling manager and wrestler (d. 2008)
  • Jan 25 Carl Eller, American football player
  • Jan 26 Nigel Walmsley, chairman (Carlton UK Television)
  • Jan 26 William McLennan, CEO (Central Statistical Office)
  • Jan 26 Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (d. 2001)
  • Jan 27 Petr Kotik, Czech composer, born in Prague
  • Jan 27 John Witherspoon, American actor
  • Jan 29 Arnaldo Tamayo-Mendez, Cuba, cosmonaut (Soyuz 38)
  • Jan 29 Claudine Longet, France, former Mrs Andy Williams/singer
  • Jan 29 F R Hartley, Vice-Chancellor (Cranfield University)
  • Jan 29 Richard Needham, British MP
  • Jan 29 Robin Morgan, Lake Worth Fla, actress (Dagmar-Mama)
  • Jan 30 Andres, [Dries Holten], Dutch singer (Sandra & Andres)
  • Jan 30 Christopher Howes, Crown Estate Second Commissioner
  • Jan 30 Dave Brown, cricketer (Warwicks pace bowler, played 26X for England)
  • Jan 30 Marty Balin, singer (Jefferson Starship-Miracles), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 31 Derek Jarman, actor/director (Angelic Conversation, Edward II)
  • Jan 31 Gerald Chanberlain, rocker
  • Jan 31 Daniela Bianchi, Italian actress