Famous People Born in January 1950

  • Jan 1 Morgan Fisher, rock keyboardist (British Lions)
  • Jan 1 Svetlana Georgievna Beregovkina, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jan 1 Yevgeni Vladimirovich Saley, cosmonaut
  • Jan 2 David Shifrin, American classical clarinetist
  • Jan 3 Victoria Principal, American actress (Earthquake, Pamela-Dallas), born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Jan 3 Beth Anderson, American composer, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Jan 5 Chris Stein, American rock guitarist and co-founder of Blondie (Heart of Glass, Call Me) born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 5 Ioan Petru Culianu, Romanian-born professor (d. 1991)
  • Jan 5 John Manley, Canadian politician
  • Jan 5 Charlie Richmond, Canadian entrepreneur
  • Jan 6 Louis Freeh, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Jan 7 Erin Gray, actress (Silver Spoons, Buck Rogers), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jan 7 Ross Grimsley, American baseball player
  • Jan 7 Johnny Lever [John Prakasa Rao Janumala ], Indian Bollywood actor and comedian, born in Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh
  • Jan 7 Juan Gabriel, [Alberto Aguilera Valadez], Mexican singer, born in Michoacan state (d. 2016)
  • Jan 9 David Johansen, [Buster Poindexter], NY, singer (Hot! Hot! Hot!)
  • Jan 9 Rio Reiser, German rock singer (Ton Steine Scherben), (d. 1996)
  • Jan 9 Alec Jeffreys, British geneticist (developed techniques for DNA fingerprinting), born in Oxford, England
  • Jan 12 Bob McEwen, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1981-93), born in Hillsboro, Ohio
  • Jan 12 Marilyn R Smith, American microbiologist, born in Americus, Georgia
  • Jan 12 Sheila Jackson Lee, American politician
  • Jan 12 Göran Lindblad, Swedish politician
  • Jan 12 Dorrit Moussaieff, First Lady of Iceland
  • Jan 12 Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (d. 1992)
  • Jan 13 Bob Forsch, American baseball player
  • Jan 13 John McNaughton, American film director
  • Jan 15 David Lynn Jones, Bexar Ark, country singer (Bonnie Jean)
  • Jan 15 Marius Trésor, French footballer
  • Jan 16 Debbie Allen, dancer/actress (3 Girls 3, Lydia-Fame), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jan 16 Jesse Dizon, American actor, born in Oceanside, California
  • Jan 16 Brian Castro, Australian author, born in Hong Kong
  • Jan 16 Damo Suzuki, Japanese singer (Can)
  • Jan 17 Luis López Nieves, Latin American writer
  • Jan 18 Claudia de Colombia, Bogato Columbia, spanish singer (Yo Creo En Ti)
  • Jan 18 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer
  • Jan 19 Sébastien Dhavernas, Quebec actor
  • Jan 19 Grant Nordman, Canadian politician
  • Jan 20 Henk Batenburgh, cabaret performer/singer (Waaldrecht)
  • Jan 20 Liza Goddard, British actress
  • Jan 20 Edward Hirsch. American poet
  • Jan 20 Chuck Lefley, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jan 20 Mahamane Ousmane, President of Niger
  • Jan 21 Billy Ocean, [Leslie S Charles], Trinidad, singer (Caribbean Queen)
  • Jan 21 Joseph R Tanner, Danville Ill, astronaut (STS 66, 82, sk: 97)
  • Jan 21 Richie Ranno, American rocker (Starz), born in The Bronz, New York
  • Jan 23 Bill Cunningham, American original bass guitarist/keyboardist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 23 Danny Federici, rocker (E Street Band)
  • Jan 23 Richard Dean Anderson, actor (MacGyver, Emerald Pt NAS), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jan 23 Richard Gilliland, actor (Jonesy-Waltons, Tom-Heartland), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Jan 23 John Greaves, English musician (Henry Cow, National Health)
  • Jan 23 Luis Alberto Spinetta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, rock musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 24 Daniel Auteuil, Algeria, actor (Elegant Criminal, Manon of Spring)
  • Jan 24 Benjamin Urrutia, Ecuadorian-born American writer
  • Jan 25 Gloria Naylor, US author (Women of Brewster Place), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jan 25 Michael Cotton, rocker (Tubes)
  • Jan 26 Jorg Haider, Austrian polical leader (Austrian Freedom Pary)
  • Jan 26 Janet Lupo, American model
  • Jan 27 Amos Grunebaum, Israeli-born physician
  • Jan 27 Derek Acorah, English spirit medium and TV personality (Most Haunted), born in Bootle, England
  • Jan 28 Barbi Benton, [Klein], California, Playboy model (Hee Haw, Sugar Time!)
  • Jan 28 David Carl Hilmers, Iowa, Col USMC/astronaut (STS 51-J, 26, 36, 42)
  • Jan 28 Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain (1999 - present), born in Riffa, Bahrain
  • Jan 28 Bob Hay, American songwriter and musician
  • Jan 29 Ann Jillian, actress (Mr Mom, Jennifer Slept Here), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Jan 29 Jody Schecter, South African auto maker (World Driver's 1979)
  • Jan 30 Bruce Howard Lidington, actor (Sword of Valiant, Mosses)
  • Jan 30 Silvia Bertolaccini, LPGA golfer
  • Jan 30 Trinidad Silva, American actor (d. 1988)