Famous People Born in January 1947

  • Jan 1 Alexei Ivanovich Bobrov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Jan 1 Gary "BB" Coleman, blues vocal/guitarist/producer
  • Jan 1 Peter Lankhorst, Dutch MP (PPR)
  • Jan 1 Vladimir Georgiyevich Titov, Rus cosmonaut (Soyuz T-8, TM-4, STS 63)
  • Jan 1 Jon Corzine, American politician
  • Jan 1 Paula Tsui, Hong Kong singer
  • Jan 2 Aleksandr Tikhonova, USSR, biathalon relay (Oly-gold-1968, 72, 76, 80)
  • Jan 2 Calvin Hill, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jan 2 Lanny Bassham, US, rifle-3 position (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Jan 2 Jack Hanna, American zoologist
  • Jan 3 Sergey Filipovich Protchenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jan 4 Chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)
  • Jan 4 Rick Stein, English chef and television presenter
  • Jan 5 Michael DeWine, (Rep-R-Oh, 1983- )
  • Jan 5 Ted Lange, actor (Isaac-Love Boat, Mr T & Tina), born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 5 Mercury Morris, American football player
  • Jan 6 Sandy Denny, country singer (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go), born in London, England
  • Jan 6 Ian Millar, Halifax NS, dressage rider (World Cup 1988, 89, Oly-96)
  • Jan 7 David Porcelijn, Dutch composer/conductor
  • Jan 7 Shobha De, Indian writer

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Jan 8 David Bowie [Jones], English singer-songwriter (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust), born in London, England (d. 2016)

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • Jan 8 Igor Ivanov, Leningrad, Canadian chess champion (1981-84, 1985- )
  • Jan 8 Terry Sylvester, rocker (Hollies-You are the Air that I Breathe)
  • Jan 8 Don Bendell, American author & karate master
  • Jan 8 Samuel Schmid, Swiss politician
  • Jan 9 Ronnie Landfield, American artist
  • Jan 10 George Alec Effinger, US, sci-fi author (Nick of Time)
  • Jan 10 Afeni Shakur, mother of Tupac Shakur, Black Panther Party member, born in Lumberton, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • Jan 11 Anna Calder-Marshall, Kensington England, actress (Zulu Dawn)
  • Jan 11 Bryan Robson, English international soccer star
  • Jan 12 Tom Dempsey, NFL record-holder (longest field goal, 63 yards)
  • Jan 13 John Lees, England, rock guitarist/vocalist (Medicine Man)
  • Jan 13 Peter Sundelin, Sweden, yachtsmen (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Jan 13 Jacek Majchrowski, Mayor of Kraków
  • Jan 13 Carles Rexach, former Spanish-Catalan footballer and coach
  • Jan 14 Bill Weberniuk, Canadian snookers player
  • Jan 15 Andrea Martin, Portland ME, comediene (SCTV, Club Paradise)
  • Jan 15 Pete Waterman, rocker (Stock Aitken & Waterman-Road Block)
  • Jan 16 Georgette Mosbacher, CEO (La Prairie cosmetics)
  • Jan 16 Juliet Berto, Grenoble France, actress (Le Sex Shop)
  • Jan 16 Magdalen Nabb, British author (d. 2007)
  • Jan 16 Harvey Proctor, British politician
  • Jan 17 Gail Toushin, LPGA golfer
  • Jan 17 Jane Elliot, American actress (Baby Boom, Gen Hospital, Knots Landing), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 17 Todd Susman, actor (Goodnight Beantown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 17 Ulysses Dove, dancer/choreographer
  • Jan 18 Takeshi Kitano, actor (The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, Fireworks), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 19 Alessandro Haber, actor (China is Near)
  • Jan 19 Ann Compton, news reporter (ABC TV)
  • Jan 19 Paula Deen, American chef and restaurateur
  • Jan 20 George Grantham, rocker (Poco-Crazy Eyes)
  • Jan 20 Malcolm McLaren, founded rock group (Sex Pistols-God Save the Queen)
  • Jan 20 Cyrille Guimard, French cyclist and directeur sportif
  • Jan 21 Jill Eikenberry, (Ann Kelsey-LA Law, Manhattan Project), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jan 21 Jimmy Ibbotson, Penn, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
  • Jan 21 Pye Hastings, English singer and musician (Caravan)
  • Jan 21 Michel Jonasz, French singer and composer
  • Jan 23 Thomas R Carper, (Rep-D-DE, 1983- )
  • Jan 23 Megawati Sukarnoputri, 5th President of Indonesia
  • Jan 23 Gatewood Galbraith, [Louis], Carlisle, Kentucky, Lawyer, American political activist, iconic Kentucky political figure, (d. 2012)
  • Jan 24 David Randall, British priest, founder of Cara (d. 1996)
  • Jan 24 Giorgio Chinaglia, Carrara Italy, soccer star (Lazio of Italy, NY Cosmos), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 24 Warren Zevon, rocker (Excitable Boy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 24 Masashi Ozaki, Japanese golfer
  • Jan 25 Tostão, Brazilian footballer
  • Jan 25 Ángel Nieto, Spanish motorcycle racer
  • Jan 26 Patrick Dewaere, [PJMH Bordeaux], France, actor (Les Valseuses)
  • Jan 26 Michel Sardou, French singer
  • Jan 27 Nedra Telley, American vocalist (Ronettes-Be My Little Baby), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Björn Afzelius, Swedish singer (d. 1999)
  • Jan 27 Vyron Polydoras, Greek politician
  • Jan 28 MJ Ainsworth, CEO (Institute of Chartered Secretaries)
  • Jan 28 Valerie Bragg, principal (City Technology College-Kingshurst)
  • Jan 29 David Byron, vocalist (Uriah Heep)
  • Jan 29 Israel Wetrin, managing director (Elonex)
  • Jan 29 Michael Mavor, Head Master (Rugby School)
  • Jan 29 Linda B. Buck, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • Jan 29 Marián Varga, Slovak musician
  • Jan 30 Martin Christoph Redel, composer
  • Jan 30 Steve Marriott, rock guitarist/vocalist (Humble Pie-Eat It, Faces)
  • Jan 30 Les Barker, English poet
  • Jan 31 Jim Nollman, American theatre composer, born in Boston

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Jan 31 Nolan Ryan, Refugio Texas, MLB pitcher (Mets, Angels, Astros) (7 no-hitters, 5,714 Ks)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan