Famous Birthdays on January 18

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  • 885 Daigo, Emperor of Japan (d. 930)
  • 1519 Isabella Jagiełło, queen of Hungary (d. 1559)
  • 1543 Alfonso Ferrabosco, composer
  • 1641 Francois Michel le Tellier, French statesman (Marquis de Louvois)
  • 1657 Hendrik Casimir II, Dutch Fieldmarshal (Nassau)
  • 1672 Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (d. 1731)
  • 1685 Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch Classical prof, baptized
  • 1688 Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1765)
  • 1689 Charles de Montesquieu, France, philosopher/writer (Letters Persanes)
  • 1726 Hendrik D F L, prince of Prussia/diplomat
  • 1732 Jean-Guillain Cardon, composer
  • 1751 Ferdinand Kauer, composer
  • 1779 Peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)

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1782 Daniel Webster, US Secretary of State (1841-43, 1850-52), politician and lawyer, born in Salisbury, New Hampshire (d. 1852)

American Statesman Daniel Webster
American Statesman
Daniel Webster
  • 1793 William Henry Havergal, composer
  • 1795 Anna Paulowna Romanova, monarch of Russia/daughter of Tsar Paul I
  • 1809 Richard Caswell Gatlin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
  • 1813 Joseph Glidden, American inventor of 1st commercial usable barbed wire, born in Charlestown, New Hampshire (d. 1906)
  • 1815 James Chesnut Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)
  • 1815 Richard Yates Gov, MC (Union), (d. 1873)
  • 1815 Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (d. 1874)
  • 1817 Jacques Gregoir, composer
  • 1818 Johannes van Vloten, Dutch literary/theologist
  • 1820 Abraham Buford, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1884)
  • 1825 Edward Frankland, Lancaster, U.K, British structural chemist who co-discovered helium and developed the theory of valence
  • 1829 Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Blood to Bridge)
  • 1831 Edward Ferrero, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1899)
  • 1835 Caesar A Cui, Vilna Lithuania, fort architect/composer
  • 1835 Jan van Droogenbroeck, Flemish poet
  • 1840 Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer
  • 1840 Ernst Rudorff, composer
  • 1841 Alexis-Emmanuel Chabrier, France, composer (Le Roi Malgré Lui)
  • 1842 Albert Alonzo Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (d. 1911)
  • 1848 Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer (d. 1925)
  • 1849 Edmund Barton, 1st PM of Australia (1900-03)
  • 1850 Seth Low, American politician (d. 1916)
  • 1854 Thomas A Watson, needed by Bell, inventor assistant (Telephone)
  • 1856 John Hyatt Brewer, composer
  • 1857 Otto von Below, German commandant (WW I)

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1858 Daniel Williams, American heart surgeon who performed the 1st open heart surgery, born in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1931)

Heart surgeon Daniel Williams
Heart surgeon
Daniel Williams
  • 1861 Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist
  • 1861 Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer
  • 1867 Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan Journalist, Diplomat, Poet (d. 1916)
  • 1869 Willem De Vreese, Flemish linguist/biblographer
  • 1870 Berend Modderman, printer (Drukkers yearbook)
  • 1872 Paul Leautaud, [Maurice Boissard], France, writer (Petit ami)
  • 1877 Samuel Zemurray, U.S. businessman (d. 1961)
  • 1878 Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician
  • 1879 Henri Giraud, French general (d. 1949)
  • 1880 Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Neth physicist (adiabates hypothesis)
  • 1881 Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (Librairie Gallimard) [or 1908]

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1882 A. A. Milne, English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, born in Hampstead Middlesex (d. 1956)

Author A. A. Milne
Author
A. A. Milne
  • 1882 Jacob Clay, Dutch philospher/phyicist (Mesones)
  • 1884 Arthur Ransome, English author (Swallows & Amazons)
  • 1886 Antoine Pevsner, French sculptor
  • 1886 Peter Alma, Dutch painter/graphic artist

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1892 Oliver Hardy, American comic actor (Laurel & Hardy), born in Harlem, Georgia (d. 1957)

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy
  • 1892 Paul Rostock, German surgeon (d. 1956)
  • 1893 John Lawrence Seymour, composer
  • 1894 Wilhelm HC Tenhaeff, Dutch parapsychologist
  • 1896 Hans H Holm, Norwegian poet (Jonsoknatt)
  • 1896 C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (d. 1967)
  • 1901 Arie Querido, Dutch social psychiatrist
  • 1901 Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1973)
  • 1903 Berthold Goldschmidt, German/British (opera)composer (Beatrice Cenci)
  • 1904 Cary Grant [Archibald Alexander Leach], Bristol England, actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest)
  • 1904 Henri-Georges Adam, French etcher/painter/sculptor (Grand Nude)
  • 1904 Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (d. 2006)
  • 1905 Chick Chandler, actor (Barney-One Happy Family), born in Kingston, New York
  • 1905 Joseph Bonanno, Italian-born gangster (d. 2002)
  • 1906 Hans Aeschbacher, Swiss sculptor (Venus de Six-Tours)
  • 1907 Janos Ferencsik, conductor (Budapest Opera), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1908 Albert P Morano, (Rep-R-Conn, 1951-59)
  • 1908 Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1972)
  • 1908 Jacob Bronowski, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1974)
  • 1910 Arthur John Howard, actor (Frieda, Last Holiday, Paradiso, Glass Cage)
  • 1911 Gabor Darvas, composer
  • 1912 Charles Moeller, Belgian theologist (Humanism et saintete)
  • 1912 William Sansom, English writer (Loving Eye)
  • 1913 Danny Kaye, American comedian and actor (Danny Kaye Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1914 Arno Schmidt, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1979)
  • 1915 Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer and songwriter (d. 1984)
  • 1916 Alec Coxon, cricketer (England pace bowler in one Test, 2-90 & 1-82)
  • 1916 James Crow, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, geneticist and influential educator (Genetic Theories and Influences: Comments on the Value of Diversity), (d. 2012)
  • 1917 Oscar Lewenstein, impressario
  • 1917 Wang Yung-ching, Taiwanese businessman
  • 1918 Adriano Mandarino Hypolito, priest
  • 1918 Bohuslav Jeremias, composer, dies at 58
  • 1918 Ton Brandsteder, CEO/founder (Sony Nederland)
  • 1918 Gustave Gingras, French Canadian physician (d. 1996)
  • 1919 Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas, Santiago Chile, composer
  • 1921 Bruce Woodcock, English boxer (European Heavyweight Champion), born in Doncaster (d. 1997)
  • 1921 Robert Glaser, educational psychologist (National Assessment of Educational Progress), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2008), born in Tokyo (d. 2015)
  • 1922 Constance Moore, Sioux City Iowa, actress (Window on Main Street)
  • 1922 Yehezkiel Braun, composer
  • 1922 Bob Bell, American clown (d. 1997)
  • 1924 Donald Baverstock, TV producer
  • 1925 Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere, TV producer
  • 1925 Gilles Deleuze, philosopher
  • 1925 Roepie Kruize, Dutch field hockey player (Olympic-Bronze-48/Silver-52)
  • 1927 Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player (d. 1990)
  • 1932 Robert Anton Wilson, US, sci-fi author (Trick Top Hat)
  • 1933 David Bellamy, English botanist/tv-program maker
  • 1933 John Boorman, producer/dir (Exorcist II, Deliverance, Zardoz)
  • 1933 Ray Dolby, sound expert/inventor (Dolby noise limiting system), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Vladimir Yevgrafovich Bugrov, cosmonaut
  • 1935 Raymond Briggs, English author (Fungus the Bogeyman)
  • 1935 Jon Stallworthy, English poet
  • 1935 Gad Yaacobi, Israeli minister (d. 2007)
  • 1938 Curt Flood, American baseball player (d. 1997)
  • 1939 Bernard Glassman, NY, Zen teacher/head (Zen Center of NY)
  • 1940 Pedro Rodriguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1971)
  • 1941 Bobby Goldsboro, Marianna Fla, singer (Honey)
  • 1941 David Ruffin, Whynot Mississippi, early lead singer for The Temptations ("My Girl")
  • 1941 Iva Zanicchi, actress (Ragazza Tutta d'Oro)
  • 1941 Denise Bombardier, Quebec journalist, television host and novelist
  • 1943 Kay Granger, American politician
  • 1944 Larry "Legs" Smith, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band-Urban Spaceman)
  • 1944 Relus ter Beek, Dutch Minister of defense (PvdA)
  • 1944 Paul Keating, twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia
  • 1944 Carl Morton, American baseball player (d. 1983)
  • 1944 Alexander Van der Bellen, Austrian politician, President of Austria (2017-), born in Vienna
  • 1946 Katia Ricclarelli, actress (Falstaff, Otello, Turandot)
  • 1946 Joseph Deiss, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 1947 Takeshi Kitano, actor (The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, Fireworks), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1949 Philippe Starck, French designer
  • 1949 Bill Keller, American newspaper editor
  • 1950 Claudia de Colombia, Bogato Columbia, spanish singer (Yo Creo En Ti)
  • 1950 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer
  • 1950 John Hughes, director (Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Weird Science)
  • 1951 Bob Latchford, English footballer
  • 1951 Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist (d. 1982)
  • 1952 R. Stevie Moore, American singer, songwriter, and home recording pioneer
  • 1952 Michael Behe, American advocate of Intelligent Design
  • 1953 Brett Hudson, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1954 Ted DiBiase, Retired Professional Wrestler
  • 1955 Johannes AM "Hans" van Tongeren, Dutch actor (Hunk)

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1955 Kevin Costner, American actor (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1955 Mable Fergerson, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1972), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956 Mark Collie, Waynesboro Tn, country singer (Another Old Soldier)
  • 1956 Tom Bailey, English rock vocalist/keyboardist (Thompson Twins-Doctor Doctor), born in Halifax, West Yorkshire
  • 1958 Jeffrey N Williams, Superior Wisc, Major Army/astronaut
  • 1958 Larry Smith, NBA player
  • 1959 Bob Rosenberg, rocker (Will To Power)
  • 1960 Mark Rylance [David Mark Rylance Waters], English actor (Bridge of Spies) and theatre director, born in Ashford, Kent

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1961 Mark Messier, NHL Center (Edmonton, NY Rangers), born in Edmonton, Alberta

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • 1961 Peter Beardsley, English footballer
  • 1961 Jeff Yagher, American actor
  • 1962 Alison Arngrim, actress (Nellie-Little House of the Prairie)
  • 1962 David O'Connor, equestrian 3-day (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1963 Jane Horrocks, Lancashire England, actress (Absolutely Fabulous)
  • 1963 Maxime Bernier, French Canadian politician
  • 1963 Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland
  • 1963 Yury Zakharevich, Soviet weightlifter
  • 1964 Brady Anderson, Silver Spring MD, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 1964 Jenny Holliday, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1964 Enrico Lo Verso, Italian actor
  • 1965 Richard Dunwoody, British(?) jockey)
  • 1965 Dave Attell, American writer and comedian
  • 1966 Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player
  • 1966 André Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1967 Kim Perrot, WNBA guard (Houston Comets)
  • 1967 M C Tab, [Sharon Richard], American rapper, born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Peter Cox Jr, fencer-sabre (Olympics-96), born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1967 Iván Zamorano, Chilean footballer
  • 1968 Frank Quitely, Scottish comic book artist
  • 1969 Larry Webster, defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1969 Marvin Pope, CFL defensive end (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1969 Jesse L. Martin, American actor and singer
  • 1969 Dave Bautista, American professional wrestler
  • 1970 Leo Araguz, NLF/WLAF punter (Oakland Raiders, Rhein Fire)
  • 1970 DJ Quik, American rapper
  • 1970 Peter van Petegem, Belgian cyclist
  • 1971 Andre Coleman, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1971 Greg Engel, NFL center (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1971 Jonathan Davis, American singer (KoЯn)
  • 1971 Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1971 Josep Guardiola, Spanish footballer
  • 1971 Seamus O'Regan, Canadian broadcast journalist
  • 1971 Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan author and journalist, born in Nakuru, Rift Valley
  • 1972 Dwayne Carswell, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1972 Mike Lieberthal, catcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Glendale, California
  • 1972 Ryan Kuehl, defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972 Steven Conley, linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1972 Vinod Kambli, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1993-)
  • 1973 Crispian Mills, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker), born in London, England
  • 1973 Edward Jasper, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973 Junior Burrough, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1973 Regilio Vreede, soccer player (Blue White, RKC)
  • 1974 Devon Odessa, actor (Sharon-My So Called Life, Girl of Limberlost)
  • 1974 Shane Burton, defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1974 Michael Tunn, Australian television and radio
  • 1974 Christian Burns, English musician (BBMak)
  • 1974 Maulik Pancholy, American actor
  • 1974 Princess Claire of Belgium
  • 1975 Derek Smith, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1976 Laurence Courtois, Kortrijk Belg, tennis star (1995 finalist Jakarta)
  • 1976 Vincent Polvliet, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • 1976 Damien Leith, Australian Idol 2006