Famous Birthdays on 19th January

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 237

  • 399 Pulcheria, Byzantine empress (d. 453)
  • 1200 Dogen Kigen, Japan, Zen teacher, 1st patriarch of the Japanese Soto
  • 1544 Francis II de Valois-Angouleme, king of France (1559-60)
  • 1613 Jacques Huyn, composer
  • 1639 Noel Alexandre, French theologian/historian
  • 1676 John Weldon, composer
  • 1679 Girolamo Chiti, composer
  • 1686 Hakuin Ekakuborn, Japan, Zen Buddhist
  • 1736 James Watt, Scotland, inventor (steam engine)
  • 1736 Laurens P van de Spiegel, Dutch regent/secretary of State 1787-95
  • 1737 Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Fr writer (Paul et Virgin)
  • 1739 Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect (d. 1808)
  • 1749 Isaiah Thomas, US, printer/editor/publisher/historian
  • 1752 James Morris III, American army officer (d. 1820)
  • 1757 Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf, German Princess (d. 1831)
  • 1760 Melchor Lopez Jimenez, composer
  • 1790 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish historian/poet (Blommorna)
  • 1798 Auguste Comte, philosopher/founder (sociology & positivism)
  • 1802 [Jean] Silvain van de Weyer, 1st Belgium min of Foreign affairs (1831)
  • 1806 Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer

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1807 Robert E. Lee, Stratford Virginia, American Confederate General in Chief during US Civil War, (d. 1870)

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 1808 Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (d. 1887)

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1809 Edgar Allan Poe, author (Pit & the Pendulum), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1813 Henry Bessemer, engineer/inventor (Bessemer engine)
  • 1816 Henry Gray, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • 1820 John Haskell King, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1888)
  • 1827 Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentina, conductor (Rafagas,)
  • 1830 George Blake Cosby, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1909)
  • 1832 Ferdinand Laub, composer
  • 1832 Salvador Giner y Vidal, composer
  • 1837 William Williams Keen, surgeon (brain)
  • 1839 Bohumil Pazdirek, composer

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1839 Paul Cézanne, Aix-en-Provence Provence, French painter (d. 1906)

French Painter Paul Cézanne
French Painter
Paul Cézanne
  • 1848 John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman (d. 1904)
  • 1851 David Starr Jordan, NY, biologist/university pres (Leland Stanford)
  • 1851 Johannes C Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer
  • 1858 Eugene Brieux, French playwright (Blanchette, Lesson Avaries)
  • 1859 Alice Eastwood, botanist (Handbook of Trees of California), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1863 Werner Sombart, German fascist (Juden und das Wirtschaftsleben)
  • 1866 Harry Davenport, actor/director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin), born in NYC, New York
  • 1868 Gustav Meyrink, writer
  • 1869 Alfred R Zimmerman, mayor (Rotterdam 1906-22)/Dir (League of Nations)
  • 1873 Hans E Blaich, writer
  • 1878 Herbert Chapman, English football player and manager (d. 1934)
  • 1879 Marie Koenen, author/wife of Felix Rutten (Wassend Cereal)
  • 1879 Boris Savinkov, Russian writer (d. 1925)
  • 1883 Hermann Abendroth, German conductor
  • 1884 Albert Louis Wolff, composer
  • 1887 Alexander Woollcott, NJ, short story writer (Man Who Came to Dinner)
  • 1889 Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Davos Switzerland, painter, sculptor and dancer
  • 1892 Olafur Thors, Icelandic PM (6 times, 1942-63)
  • 1897 Natacha Rambova, Salt Lake City UT, costume designer
  • 1897 René Victor, Flemish lawyer/knight (Rechtskundig Weekblad)
  • 1899 [John] Herbert Whitton Sumsion, organist/composer
  • 1902 Heinrich Schmist-Barrien, German author (Moorkeerl)
  • 1903 Alfred Lane Beit, connoisseur
  • 1904 James Winston Watts, developer (Frontal Lobotomy)
  • 1905 Anne Schumacher Hummert, Baltimore US, leading creator of daytime radio serials during the 1930s and 1940s
  • 1905 Oveta Culp Hobby, government official/newspaper publisher/CEO (Houston Post)
  • 1906 Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn Bogue], Penns, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
  • 1906 Lanny Ross, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1907 Lillian Harvey, actress (Invitation to the Waltz), born in London, England
  • 1908 Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician (d. 1971)
  • 1909 Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (d. 2003)
  • 1910 Willi Schmidt, Germany, director
  • 1912 Francis David Charteris, earl of Wemyss & March/Scottish landowner
  • 1912 Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans, Dutch soc dem chairman (1965-69)
  • 1912 Leonid V Kantorovich, St Petersburg Russia, economist (Nobel)
  • 1913 Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author
  • 1913 Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (d. 1955)
  • 1913 "Minnesota Fats", American billiards player (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (d. 1990)
  • 1915 Alvy West, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1917 John Raitt, Bonnie Raitt's father/singer/actor (Pajama Game)
  • 1917 Rudolf Maros, composer
  • 1918 John H Johnson, US, publisher (Negro Digest, Ebony, Jet)
  • 1919 Anthony Dexter, [Walter Fleischmann], NB Canada, actor (Valentino)
  • 1919 Dharam Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1920 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian United Nations Secretary General
  • 1921 Patricia Highsmith, [Plangman], US/Swiss writer (Strangers on a Train)
  • 1921 "Billy Batts" Devino, American gangster (d. 1970)
  • 1922 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1922 Guy Madison, [Robert Moseley], California, actor (Wild Bill Hickok)
  • 1922 Ken Hughes, director (Casino Royale), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1923 Jean Stapleton, actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family) (d. 2013), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 Markus Wolf, German spy (d. 2006)
  • 1924 7th earl of Carnarvon, English large landowner
  • 1924 Jean Francois Revel, French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni Jesus)
  • 1924 Nicholas Colasanto, Providence RI, actor (Coach Ernie-Cheers)
  • 1925 Nina [Mary] Bawden, English author (Afternoon of a Good Woman), (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Fritz Weaver, Pitts Pa, actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin)
  • 1926 Libera Carlier, Flemish author (Action Station Go!)
  • 1928 Dainin Katagiri, Osaka Japan, Zen teacher, associate of Shunryu Suzuki
  • 1928 Edward Gerard Schurmann, composer
  • 1929 Ulu Grosbard, Belgium, actor (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love)
  • 1930 John Waite, cricket wicket-keeper (great South African)
  • 1930 Tippi Hedren, New Ulm, Minnesota, American actress (The Birds, Marnie)
  • 1931 Robert MacNeil, news anchor (NBC Weekend News, 1965-67), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1931 Ron Packard, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
  • 1932 Joe Schmidt, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (Detroit Lions)
  • 1932 Richard Lester, movie director (Hard Day's Night, Help!, Petulia)
  • 1933 Marc F A Andries, Flemish actor (Central Station)
  • 1936 Elliott Schwartz, composer, born in New York City
  • 1938 Denny Smith, (Rep-R-OR, 1981- )
  • 1938 Eskil Hemberg, composer
  • 1938 Phil Everly, Brownie Ky, singer (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
  • 1940 Barend J du Plessis, South African minister of Finance (1984- )

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1940 Mary Mills, Laurel Mississippi, LPGA golfer

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • 1940 Paolo Borsellino, Italian magistrate (d. 1992)
  • 1940 Mike Reid, English comedian (d. 2007)
  • 1941 Tony Anholt, British actor (d. 2002)
  • 1941 Colin Gunton, British theologian (d. 2003)
  • 1941 Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler
  • 1942 Michael Crawford, England, Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera)
  • 1942 Shelly Fabares, actress (Donna Reed Show, Coach), born in Santa Monica, California

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1943 Janis Joplin, American rocker and blues singer-songwriter (Down on Me), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1970)

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • 1943 Joe Butler, rocker
  • 1943 Margriet Francisca, Dutch Princess
  • 1943 Petchara Chaowarat, Thai film actress
  • 1944 Dan Reeves, NFL Coach (NY Giants, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1944 Pehr Henrik Nordgren, composer
  • 1944 Richard [Erskine Frere] Leakey, Nairobi Kenya, anthropologist
  • 1944 Shelley Fabares, American actress
  • 1944 Laurie London, English singer
  • 1944 Peter Lynch, American investor
  • 1945 Charles Amirkhanian, composer
  • 1945 Rod Evans, rocker (Deep Purple-Come Taste the Band)
  • 1945 Vadim Abdrashitov, director (Fox Hunt, Parade of Planets)
  • 1946 Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut

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1946 Dolly Parton, Sevierville Tn, country singer (Dolly, 9 to 5)

Country singer Dolly Parton
Country singer
Dolly Parton
  • 1946 Julian Barnes, England, writer (Before She Met Me)
  • 1947 Alessandro Haber, actor (China is Near)
  • 1947 Ann Compton, news reporter (ABC TV)
  • 1947 Paula Deen, American chef and restaurateur
  • 1948 Harvey Hinsley, rocker
  • 1949 Robert Palmer, Batley England, singer (Power Station)
  • 1950 Sébastien Dhavernas, Quebec actor
  • 1950 Grant Nordman, Canadian politician
  • 1952 Dewey Bunell, Yorkshire England, rock guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
  • 1953 Linda Hayden, Stanmore, Middlesex, English actress (The Blood on Satan's Claw, The Boys from Brazil)
  • 1953 Desi Arnaz Jr, actor (Craig-Here's Lucy, Fakeout, Joyride), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953 Richard Legendre, Canadian politician
  • 1954 Katey Sagal, singer/actress (Peggy Bundy-Married With Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 Steve DeBerg, NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers)
  • 1954 Cindy Sherman, American artist
  • 1954 Katharina Thalbach, German actress and film director
  • 1955 Simon Rattle, England, orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symph Orch)
  • 1955 Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-born actor and comedian
  • 1956 Carman Licciardello, American Christian singer
  • 1957 Mickael Virtue, rock keyboardist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 1957 Ottis "O J" Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants)
  • 1957 Kenneth McClintock, Puerto Rican politician
  • 1958 Thomas Kinkade, artist, born in Sacramento, California (d. 2012)
  • 1960 Alfrederick Joyner, American triple jumper (Olympic-gold-1984), Eastern St Louis
  • 1961 Paul McCrane, actor (Hotel New Hampshire, We're Fighting Back)
  • 1961 William Ragsdale, AK, actor (Fright Night, Mannequin 2, Smooth Talk)
  • 1962 Chris Sabo, third baseman (Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1962 Hans Daams, Dutch cyclist
  • 1963 Adele Peterson, LPGA golfer
  • 1963 Caron Wheeler, English singer (Soul II Soul-Keep on Movin')
  • 1963 Michael Adams, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1963 Martin Bashir, Pakistani-born reporter
  • 1964 Janine Antoni, Bahamian artist
  • 1964 Ricardo Arjona, Guatemalan singer
  • 1965 Ricky Reynolds, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
  • 1966 Anthony Young, US baseball pitcher (NY Met, Chicago Cubs)
  • 1966 Ronnie Williams, NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1966 Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player (Wimbledon 1988, US Open 1991), born in Västervik, Sweden
  • 1966 Sylvain Cote, Duberger, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • 1966 Lena Philipsson, Swedish singer
  • 1967 Christine Tucci, actress (Amanda Cory-Another World)
  • 1967 Javier Cámara, Spanish actor
  • 1968 Marty Conlon, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1968 Whitfield Crane, rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)
  • 1969 Andrew Murray Stone, Auckland NZ, Open 470 yachter (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Junior Seau, NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers), (d. 2012)
  • 1969 Luc Longley, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1969 Orlando Palmeiro, Hoboken NJ, outfielder (California Angels)
  • 1969 Predrag Mijatović, Yugoslavian footballer
  • 1969 Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-born American author
  • 1969 Steve Staunton, Irish footballer
  • 1970 Ghetty Chasun, Erie Penn, actress (Red Lips)
  • 1970 Rick Krivda, Mckeesport PA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 1970 T J Mathews, Belleville IL, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1970 Kathleen Smet, Belgian triathlete
  • 1970 Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian
  • 1971 Jeff Juden, Salem MA, baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, SF Giants)
  • 1971 Maurice Hofman, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
  • 1971 Reggie Brooks, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • 1971 Shawn Wayans, actor (In Living Color)
  • 1971 John Wozniak, American singer and songwriter (Marcy Playground)
  • 1972 Tyrone Wheatley, NFL running back (NY Giants)
  • 1972 Joana Benedek, Mexican actress
  • 1972 Ron Killings, American professional wrestler
  • 1972 Princess Kalina of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • 1972 Drea de Matteo, American actress (Swordfish, The Sopranos), born in Queens, New York
  • 1973 Chris Stynes, infielder (KC Royals), born in Queens, New York
  • 1973 Antero Manninen, Finnish Cellist
  • 1973 Aaron Yonda, YouTube celebrity
  • 1974 Amaury Telemaco, Higuey Dom Rep, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)