Famous Birthdays on 15th January

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  • 1432 Afonso V "the African", king of Portugal (1438-1481)
  • 1481 Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (b. 1511)
  • 1507 Johann Oporinus [Herbster], Swiss book publisher (Koran)
  • 1538 Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general (d. 1599)
  • 1622 Molière, French playwright (d. 1673)
  • 1671 Abraham de la Pryme, English antiquarian (d. 1704)
  • 1674 Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (d. 1762)
  • 1716 Philip Livingston, American businessman and politician (signed Declaration of Independence)
  • 1730 John Malchair, composer
  • 1733 Joseph Lederer, composer
  • 1742 Eugene Godecharle, composer
  • 1747 John Aikin, English doctor and writer (d. 1822)
  • 1754 Richard Martin, Irish animal rights activist (d. 1834)
  • 1779 Jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer
  • 1791 Franz Gillparzer, Austrian tragic dramatist (Golden Fleece)
  • 1795 Willem de Clerq, Dutch merchant/man of letters
  • 1795 Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (d. 1829)
  • 1798 Thomas Crofton Croker, Irish story teller (Fairy legends)
  • 1803 Marjory Fleming, Scottish writer and poet (d. 1811)
  • 1809 Cornelia Connelly, Phila, founder (Society of the Holy Child Jesus)
  • 1809 Pierre Joseph Proudhon, France, politician (libertarian socialist)
  • 1812 Peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer
  • 1813 James Marion Sims, SC, surgeon/gynecologist (vesicovaginal operation)
  • 1815 Henry Morris Naglee, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
  • 1816 Marie LaFarge, French murderer (d. 1852)
  • 1817 Lewis Golding Arnold, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1871)
  • 1821 Lafayette McLaws, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • 1824 Marie Duplessis, French courtesan (d. 1847)
  • 1826 Mikhail Saltykov, Spas-Ugol Russia, satirist (Family of Noblemen)
  • 1841 Lord Frederick Stanley, presenter of hockey's Stanley Cup
  • 1842 Blessed Mary McKillop, Australian candidate for sainthood (d. 1909)
  • 1842 Josef Breuer, Austrian psychologist (d. 1925)
  • 1845 Ella Flagg Young, 1st woman pres (National Educational Association)
  • 1845 Heinrich Vogl, composer
  • 1850 Mihail Eminesco, [Eminovici], Romanian poet (Samanul Dionis)
  • 1850 Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician. (d. 1891)
  • 1855 Jacques Damala, Greek military officer and actor (d. 1889)
  • 1858 Giovanni Segantini, Italy, painter
  • 1859 Archibald Peake, Premier of South Australia (d. 1920)
  • 1863 Adolph Goldschmidt, German historian
  • 1863 Wilhelm Marx, premier (Prussia)
  • 1864 Frances Benjamin Johnston, Grafton West Virginia, early female photographer
  • 1866 Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1931)
  • 1868 Noach Zjordanija, Georgian veterinarian/premier (1918-21)
  • 1869 Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist (d. 1907)
  • 1870 Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer (Greenland)
  • 1870 Pierre S. du Pont, American businessman (d. 1954)
  • 1871 Bertram Shapleigh, composer
  • 1872 Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (d. 1944)
  • 1873 Max Adler, Austria sociologist/socialist theorist
  • 1875 Tom Burke, American runner (d. 1929)
  • 1877 Lewis M Terman, Ind, psychologist (developed Stanford-Binet IQ test)
  • 1878 Johanna Muller-Hermann, composer
  • 1879 Ernest Thesiger, actor (Bride of Frankenstein, Ghoul), born in London, England
  • 1879 Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author (d. 1961)
  • 1882 Florian Znaniecki, Polish/US sociologist (Polish Peasant in Europe)
  • 1882 Princess Margaret of Sweden (d. 1920)
  • 1885 Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician (d. 1973)
  • 1885 Huang Yuanyong, Chinese writer (d. 1915)
  • 1885 Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • 1888 Joseph Henabery, director (Cobra), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1890 Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)
  • 1891 Osip E Mandelstam, Warsaw Poland, Russian poet (Noise of Time)
  • 1891 Ray Chapman, American baseball player (d. 1920)
  • 1892 Frank Hutchens, composer
  • 1892 Rex Ingram, [Reginald IM Hitchcock], Irish director (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse) (d. 1950)
  • 1893 Ivor Novello (David Ivor Davies, Cardiff Wales, composer/writer/actor (Truth Game)
  • 1893 Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premiere of Yugoslavia (1939-4.)
  • 1894 Edmond Rubbens, Belgian attorney/minister of colonization
  • 1895 Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
  • 1896 Jacobo Ficher, composer
  • 1897 Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (d. 1931)
  • 1899 Goodman Ace, radio/TV actor/columnist/humorist (Better of Goodman)
  • 1900 Caesar Domela, Dutch painter (Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis son)
  • 1902 Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Faisal al-Saud, king (Saudi Arabia)
  • 1903 Paul A. Dever, 58th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • 1905 Torin Thatcher, English actor (d. 1981)
  • 1906 Aristotle Onassis, Greece, rich shipping magnate
  • 1906 Rezso Kokai, composer

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1908 Edward Teller, Budapest Hungary, fathered H-bomb (Manhattan Project), (d. 2003)

Physicist Edward Teller
Physicist
Edward Teller
  • 1908 Roberta Bitgood, composer
  • 1909 Elie Siegmeister, composer (Plough & the Stars), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909 Enrique Sasal y Chapi, composer
  • 1909 Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman's drummer (Sing Sing Sing)
  • 1909 Jean Bugatti, German-born automobile designer (d. 1939)
  • 1911 Cy Feuer, Broadway producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1911 Wim Kan, Dutch cabaretier
  • 1912 Michel Debré, French politician (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Lloyd Bridges, San Leandro California, actor (Sea Hunt, Roots, Airplane)
  • 1913 Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (d. 2005)
  • 1913 Alexander Marinesko, captain of the S-13 submarine, which sank the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff (d. 1963)
  • 1914 Lord Dacre of Glanton, British historian
  • 1916 Mikki Doyle, journalist
  • 1918 Andreas M Donner, Dutch jurist (constitutional law)
  • 1918 Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt (1954-1971)
  • 1918 João Figueiredo, President of Brazil (d. 1999)
  • 1920 John J "Cardinal" O'Connor, Phila, Roman Catholic Archbishop of NY
  • 1920 John Junor, British editor in chief (Sunday Express)
  • 1920 Steve Gromek, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • 1921 Frank Thornton, English actor
  • 1922 Sir Eric Willis, Australian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1923 Lee Teng-hui, president of ROC (Taiwan), head of KMT (1988- )
  • 1923 Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Keith Bentley, international racing cyclist
  • 1925 Ruth Slenczynska, pianist, born in Sacramento, California
  • 1926 Maria Schell, actress (Space 1999), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1926 Florence Buchsbaum, French theater director (d. 1996)
  • 1927 Francis Routh, composer
  • 1927 Norm Crosby, comedian (Young at Heart Comedians), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1929 "Queen Ida" Guillory, Ziadaco music
  • 1929 Eva Badura-Skoda, composer

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1929 Martin Luther King Jr., American clergyman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement (Nobel 1964), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1930 Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler (d. 1985)
  • 1931 Derek Meddings, special effects technician
  • 1931 Murad Kazhlayev, composer
  • 1931 Thomas Hoving, news correspondent (20/20), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932 Dean Smith, US actor/relay runner (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1932 Enrique Raxach, composer
  • 1932 Louis Woodard Jones, New Rochelle NY, 4X400m relayer (Oly-gold-56)
  • 1933 Ernest J. Gaines, American author
  • 1935 Malcolm Frager, St Louis, Missouri, pianist
  • 1935 Robert Silverberg, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Regan's Planet)
  • 1936 Concepcion Picciotto, American peace activist (longest political protest in US history, outside The White House), born in Vigo, Spain (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Margaret O'Brien, actress (Jane Eyre, Meet Me in St Louis), born in San Diego, California
  • 1938 Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer and cricketer
  • 1939 Charles Christopher Steel, composer
  • 1941 Captain Beefheart, [Don Van Vliet], rocker (Bongo Fury, Shiny Beast)
  • 1942 Edward "Sonny" Bivins, US singer (Manhattans-Kiss & Say Goodbye)
  • 1943 Mike Marshall, MLB pitcher (1974 Cy Young Award)
  • 1945 Vince Foster, Hope Arkansas, American lawyer (d. 1993)
  • 1945 William R. Higgins, USMC colonel (d. 1990)
  • 1945 Princess Michael of Kent, British royal
  • 1947 Andrea Martin, Portland ME, comediene (SCTV, Club Paradise)
  • 1947 Pete Waterman, rocker (Stock Aitken & Waterman-Road Block)
  • 1948 Dini Petty, Canadian talk show host (CITY-TV)
  • 1948 Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • 1948 Tommy Nolan, actor (Jody-Buckskin), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1949 Howard Allen Twitty, Phoenix AZ, PGA golfer (1979 BC Open)
  • 1949 Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 1987)
  • 1949 Panos Mihalopoulos, Greek actor
  • 1950 David Lynn Jones, Bexar Ark, country singer (Bonnie Jean)
  • 1950 Marius Trésor, French footballer

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1951 Charo [Maria Baeza], Spanish-American actress, comedienne and flamenco guitarist (Chico and the Man, Love Boat)

Actress Charo
Actress
Charo
  • 1951 Martha Davis, California, vocalist/guitar (Motels-Only the Lonely, Shame)
  • 1952 Melvyn Gale, rocker (ELO)
  • 1953 Boris Blank, rocker (Yello)
  • 1953 Randy White, NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1953 Kent Hovind, American evangelist
  • 1953 Ta-Tanisha, American actress
  • 1954 Nikos Sarganis, Greek footballer
  • 1954 Jose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino writer
  • 1955 Enrico Mentana, Milan Italy, Italian newscaster (RAI)
  • 1956 Paul Parker, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1981)
  • 1956 Vera Sosulya, USSR, toboggan (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1956 Mayawati, Indian politician
  • 1957 Mario Van Peebles, Mexico, actor (Posse, South Bronx Heroes)
  • 1957 Patrick Dixon, English entrepreneur
  • 1958 Julian Sands, actor (One Night Stand)
  • 1958 Boris Tadić, President of Serbia
  • 1959 Pete Trewavas, Middlesbrough, bassist, (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
  • 1959 Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian climber (d. 2008)
  • 1960 Tim Curtis, cricketer (England righty batsman in 5 Tests 1988-89)
  • 1960 Kelly Asbury, American director and actor
  • 1960 Aaron Jay Kernis, American composer
  • 1961 Iris DeMent, American country singer (Our Town), born in Paragould, Ar
  • 1961 Yves P. Pelletier, Canadian comedian and film director
  • 1962 Creflo Dollar, American televangelist
  • 1962 Conrad Lant, English musician
  • 1963 Erling Kagge, Norway, explorer (South Pole)
  • 1963 Lijuan Geng, Hebei China, Canadian tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • 1963 Richard Nasheim, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1963 Yaro Dachniwsky, team handball goalie (Olympics-1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 Cees van der de Linden, soccer player
  • 1964 Paula Schnurr, Kirkland Lake Ontario, 1.5k (Olympics-8-92, 96)
  • 1964 Osmo Tapio Räihälä, Finnish composer
  • 1965 Derek B, rocker (Bullet from a Gun)
  • 1965 Michael Clemons, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1965 Maurizio Fondriest, Italian cyclist
  • 1965 Bernard Hopkins, American boxer
  • 1965 James Nesbitt, Northern Irish actor
  • 1966 Betsy Mitchell, Cincinnati Ohio, American 100m backstroke swimmer
  • 1967 Lisa Lisa, [Velez], rock vocalist (& Cult Jam)
  • 1967 Richard Blakey, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in India 1993)
  • 1967 Ted N Tryba, Wilkes-Barre PA, PGA golfer (1995 Anheuser-Busch Golf)
  • 1968 Chad Lowe, Dayton Ohio, actor (Spencer, Apprentice to Murder)
  • 1968 Felton Spencer, NBA center (SF Warriors)
  • 1968 Laurie Fellner, Appleton Wisc, team handball goalie (Olympics-92, 96)
  • 1968 Steve McConaghy, Australian soling yachter (Olympics-96)
  • 1968 Iñaki Urdangarín, Spanish royalty
  • 1969 Adam Burt, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1969 Delino DeShields, Seaford DE, infielder (Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers)
  • 1969 Demetra Hampton, actress (Valentina)
  • 1969 Leonard Wheeler, NFL safety/cornerback (Cin Bengals, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1969 Marsha Miller, WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1995), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1969 Rob van Dijk, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1969 Rod de Highden, Australian 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Siupeli Malamala, NFL guard/tackle (NY Jets)
  • 1970 Dan Landry, volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics-96), born in San Diego, California
  • 1970 Elroy Kromheer, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1970 Michele Granger, Anaheim California, softball pitcher (Olympics-gold-96)