Famous People Born in January 1955

  • Jan 1 Michael James Sullivan, PGA golfer (1980 Southern Open), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Jan 2 Tex Brashear, American voice actor
  • Jan 3 Cynthia Sykes, Coffeyville Ky, actress (Flamingo Road, St Elsewhere)
  • Jan 3 Palmolive, English musician (The Slits, The Raincoats)
  • Jan 4 Kathy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)
  • Jan 4 Mark Hollis, English pop musician (Talk Talk, Dum Dum Girl)

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Jan 6 Rowan Atkinson, English comedian and actor (Mr Bean, Blackadder), born in Consett, County Durham, England

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
  • Jan 7 Sandra Bernhard, Arizona (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy)
  • Jan 8 Mike Reno, rock vocalist (Loverboy), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 8 Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer
  • Jan 9 Michiko Kakutani, American literary critic
  • Jan 9 J. K. Simmons, American actor
  • Jan 10 Luci Martin, rocker vocalist (Chic)
  • Jan 10 Michael Schenker, German rock guitarist (MSG-Coming on Strong, Scorpions), born in Sarstedt, Germany
  • Jan 12 Patty Hayes, LPGA golfer
  • Jan 12 Rockne S. O'Bannon, American screenwriter
  • Jan 13 Fred White, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover)
  • Jan 13 Jay McInerney, American novelist (Bright Lights, Big City), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jan 13 Titus M Mafolo, South African journalist/ANC-leader
  • Jan 13 Trevor Rabin, rocker (Yes)
  • Jan 13 Paul Kelly, Australian singer
  • Jan 15 Enrico Mentana, Italian newscaster (RAI), born in Milan, Italy
  • Jan 16 Jerry M Linenger, PhD/Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 81/84), born in Mt Clemens, Michigan
  • Jan 17 Steve Earle, country singer (Guitar Town), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jan 18 Johannes AM "Hans" van Tongeren, Dutch actor (Hunk)

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Jan 18 Kevin Costner, American actor (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Jan 18 Mable Fergerson, 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1972), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 19 Simon Rattle, England, orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symph Orch)
  • Jan 19 Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-born actor and comedian
  • Jan 20 Joe Doherty, Irish IRA activist (jailed in US)
  • Jan 20 Wyatt Knight, American actor
  • Jan 20 Hiromi Ōta, Japanese singer
  • Jan 21 Peter Fleming, NJ, tennis player (US Open Doubles 1979, 81, 83)
  • Jan 21 Jeff Koons, American artist
  • Jan 22 Thomas David Jones, Balt Md, PhD/Astronaut (STS 59, 68, 80, sk: 98)
  • Jan 22 Timothy R. Ferguson, American politician
  • Jan 22 John Wesley Shipp, Norfolk, Virginia, American actor (Dawson's Creek, One Life to Live)
  • Jan 23 Reginald Calloway, trumpet player (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • Jan 23 Robin Zander, rocker vocalist/guitarist (Cheap Trick-Dream Police)
  • Jan 24 James Montgomery, US 100m swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1976)
  • Jan 26 Lucia Mendez, Mexican actress and singer (Lucia es Luna Moreno), born in León, Guanajuato, Mexico

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Jan 26 Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American rock guitarist (Van Halen-Jump, 1984), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands

Hall of Fame rocker Eddie Van Halen
Hall of Fame rocker
Eddie Van Halen
  • Jan 27 Richard Young, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • Jan 27 Brian Engblom, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jan 27 John G Roberts, 17th Chief Justice of the United States, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jan 27 Alexander Stuart, British author
  • Jan 27 Koji Ushikubo, Japanese racing driver

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Jan 28 Nicolas Sarkozy, 23rd President of France (2007-12), born in Paris, France

President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
President of France
Nicolas Sarkozy
  • Jan 29 John Tate, American heavyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • Jan 30 Curtis Strange, Norfolk VA, PGA golfer (1989 US Open)
  • Jan 30 Judith Tarr, American sci-fi author (Isle of Glass, Ars Magica)
  • Jan 30 Michael Thompson, guitarist (Afterburn, Fresh, Sahara, Gridlock'd)

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Jan 31 Virginia Ruzici, Romanian tennis star (1978 French Open champion), born in Campia Turzii, Romania

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Virginia Ruzici
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Virginia Ruzici