Famous People Born in January 1949

  • Jan 1 Nikolai Tikhonovich Moskalenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jan 1 Peter Dormer, arts writer
  • Jan 1 Daniel E Gawthrop, American composer
  • Jan 2 Chick Churchill, Wales, keyboardist (Ten Years After-I'm Going Home)
  • Jan 2 Christopher Durang, playwright/actor (Sister Mary), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Jan 3 Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (d. 1965)
  • Jan 4 Mick Mills, British(?) soccer player
  • Jan 5 George Brown, rock drummer (Kool & the Gang-Celebration)
  • Jan 6 Michael Boit, Nandi Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • Jan 6 Richard Horowitz, composer
  • Jan 7 John Christopher Parry, rocker (Cure)
  • Jan 7 Marshall Chapman, Spartanburg SC, country singer
  • Jan 7 Anne Schedeen, American actress
  • Jan 8 Lawrence Rowe, cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 302 v Eng 1974)

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Jan 10 George Foreman, American World Heavyweight boxing champ (1973-74, 95), born in Marshall, Texas

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Jan 10 Teresa Graves, actress (Laugh-in, Get Christie Love), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jan 10 Walter S Browne, US chess champion (1974-78, 1980-84)
  • Jan 10 James Lapine, American stage director
  • Jan 11 Tom Netherton, singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Munich. Germany
  • Jan 11 [Frederick] Dennis Greene, American singer (Sha Na Na), born in New York, (d. 2015)
  • Jan 11 Daryl Braithwaite, Australian rock singer
  • Jan 12 James Dietz I, American rower, born in new York City
  • Jan 12 Wayne Wang, director (Chan is Missing, Slamdance)
  • Jan 12 Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer (d. 2007)
  • Jan 12 Ottmar Hitzfeld, German football manager
  • Jan 12 Michael W. Vannier, American radiologist

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Jan 12 Haruki Murakami, Japanese writer (Norwegian Wood), born in Kyoto, Japan

  • Jan 13 Brandon Tartikoff, TV exec (NBC)
  • Jan 13 Rakesh Sharma, India, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11)
  • Jan 14 Christine Belford, actress (Banacek, Empire, 90210), born in Amityville, New York
  • Jan 14 Lawrence Kasdan, director/writer (Accidental Tourist), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jan 14 Paul Chubb, Australian actor (d. 2002)
  • Jan 14 Mary Robison, American writer
  • Jan 15 Howard Allen Twitty, PGA golfer (1979 BC Open), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Jan 15 Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 1987)
  • Jan 15 Panos Mihalopoulos, Greek actor
  • Jan 16 Caroline Munro, Windsor, Berkshire, English actress, model (The Spy Who Loved Me, Maniac) [or 12/16]
  • Jan 17 Andy Kaufman, American comedian/actor (Latka Gravas-Taxi), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 17 Debbie Watson, La Mirada California, actress (Karen, Tammy)
  • Jan 18 Philippe Starck, French designer
  • Jan 18 Bill Keller, American newspaper editor
  • Jan 19 Robert Palmer, Batley England, singer (Power Station)
  • Jan 20 Kieron Walsh, academic
  • Jan 22 James P Pennington, rocker (Exile)
  • Jan 22 Steve Perry, Hanford California, vocalist (Journey-Open Arms, Oh Sherry)
  • Jan 22 Mike Caldwell, American baseball player
  • Jan 23 Robert Cabana, Mjr USMC/astronaut (STS 41, 53, 68, sk:88), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jan 24 Bart Gordon, (Rep-D-TN, 1985- )
  • Jan 24 John Belushi, comedian/actor (SNL, Blues Brothers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 25 John Cooper Clarke, English punk-poet
  • Jan 26 Derek Holt, rocker (Climax Blues Band)
  • Jan 26 Paul Nurse, dr/director-general elect (Imperial Cancer Research Fund)
  • Jan 26 David Strathairn, American actor (LA Confidential, The Bourne Ultimatum), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 26 Jonathan Carroll, American author
  • Jan 27 Ethan Mordden, American author
  • Jan 28 Thomas J Downey, (Rep-D-NY, 1975- )
  • Jan 28 Gregg Popovich, NBA Basketball Coach
  • Jan 30 William King, Alabama, soul trumpeteer (Commodores-Easy)

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Jan 30 Peter Agre, American biologist and Nobel laureate, born in Northfield, Minnesota

Molecular biologist Peter Agre
Molecular biologist
Peter Agre
  • Jan 31 Carol Hawkins, actress (Dialing for Dingbats)
  • Jan 31 Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer and sports journalist
  • Jan 31 Ken Wilber, American philosopher