Famous Birthdays on 22nd January

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  • 1263 Ibn Taymiya, Islamic scholar (d. 1328)

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1440 Ivan III, the Great, Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia (1462-1505)/conquered Lithuania

Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia Ivan the Great
Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia
Ivan the Great
  • 1553 Mori Terumoto, Japanese warrior (d. 1625)

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1561 Francis Bacon, Strand, statesman/essayist (Novum Organum), born in London, England (d. 1626)

Statesman/Philosopher Francis Bacon
Statesman/Philosopher
Francis Bacon
  • 1571 Robert Bruce Cotton, English antiquary, politician
  • 1592 Pierre Gassendi, Champtercier Provence, scientist/philosopher
  • 1649 Pascal Collasse, composer
  • 1654 Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (d. 1729)
  • 1655 Geleyn Evertsen, lt-admiral (Zealand)
  • 1690 Nicolas Lancret, French painter (d. 1743)
  • 1707 Carl Hockh, German composer and violinist (d. 1773)
  • 1709 Joseph Reipel, composer
  • 1727 Claude-Benigne Balbastre, composer
  • 1729 Giuseppe Luigi Tibaldi, composer
  • 1729 Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Germany, critic/dramatist
  • 1733 Philip Carteret, British Naval Officer
  • 1748 Lewis Edson, composer
  • 1753 Peter Fuchs, composer
  • 1756 Vincenzo Righini, composer
  • 1779 Stefano Pavesi, composer
  • 1781 Francois-Antoine Habeneck, composer
  • 1788 Lord [George Gordon Noel] Byron, England, romantic poet (Don Juan)
  • 1796 Karl Claus, Russian chemist (d. 1864)
  • 1797 Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Empress of Brazil (d. 1826)
  • 1799 Ludger Duvernay, Canadian printer and publisher (d. 1852)
  • 1802 Richard Upjohn, US, gothic architect (Trinity Chapel, NY)
  • 1815 Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger, composer
  • 1820 Hermann von Lingg, German playwright/poet
  • 1820 Johan Hendrik Koelman, portrait painter (Jahresringe)
  • 1820 Joseph Wolf, German artist (d. 1899)
  • 1824 Josef Leopold Zvonar, composer
  • 1826 [Merriwether] Jeff Thompson, Partisan (Confederate Army), (d. 1876)
  • 1840 Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907)
  • 1842 Charles Henri Marechal, composer
  • 1845 Jacob Verdam, Dutch philologist
  • 1845 Paul Vidal de la Blanche, France, geographer
  • 1848 Samuel Muller Fzn, Dutch historian/archivist (Middle Ages)
  • 1849 August Strindberg, Sweden, dramatist/novelist (Apologia)
  • 1855 Ernst Kullak, composer
  • 1855 Albert Neisser [Albert Ludwig Sigesmund Neisser], Schweidnitz Prussia, German physician who discovered the bacterias that cause gonorrhea and leprosy
  • 1858 Beatrice Potter Webb, England, economist
  • 1858 Frederick Lugard, British captain/baron (Congo)
  • 1861 Karel Stecker, composer
  • 1865 Friedrich Paschen, German physicist
  • 1869 Grigori Rasputin, Russian monk and confidant of Russian Tsar Nicholas II (d. 1916)
  • 1870 Charles Arnold Tournemire, composer
  • 1871 Leon Jessel, composer
  • 1874 Wincenty Witoz, Galicia, PM of Poland (1920-21, 1923, 1926)
  • 1874 Edward Harkness, American philanthropist (d. 1940)
  • 1875 Bonifacius C de Jonge, governor (Dutch East Indies)

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1875 D.W. Griffith, LaGrange, Kentucky, American film director/producer (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance)

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith
  • 1875 Thomas W Ross, actor (Without Limit, Kings Row, 17, Mortal Storm)
  • 1877 Hjalmar Schacht, president of German Reichsbank/minister of Economics
  • 1878 Constance Collier, Windsor England, actress/writer (Kitty, Whirlpool)
  • 1878 Francis Picabia, French painter/illustrator
  • 1882 Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer (d. 1956)
  • 1886 John Joseph Becker, composer
  • 1887 Helen Hoyt, American poet (d. 1972)
  • 1889 Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (d. 1935)
  • 1890 Fred M Vinson, Ky, 13th Chief Justice of US Supreme Court (1946-53)
  • 1890 Vinko Zganec, Croatian ethnomusicologist (d. 1976)
  • 1891 Franz Alexander, Hungarian/US psycho analytical
  • 1891 Moise Kisling, Polish/French painter (La Souris Boiteuse)
  • 1892 Marcel Dassault, [Bloch], French airplane builder
  • 1893 Conrad Veidt, Potsdam Germany, actor (Cabinet of Dr Calgary)
  • 1894 Charles Morgan, England, writer (Fountain)
  • 1894 Matt McHugh, PA, actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast, Innocent Affair)
  • 1897 Josef Stanislav, composer
  • 1897 Rosa Ponselle, opera diva (Casta Diva, La Forza del Destino)
  • 1897 "Blind" Willie Johnson American blues/spiritual singer and guitarist
  • 1898 Alexander Abramsky, composer
  • 1898 Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch writer (Arid Earth)
  • 1898 Gustaf Paulson, composer
  • 1898 Hans van Werveke, Flemish historian (Diocese Terwaan)
  • 1898 Ross R Barnett, lawyer/(Gov-D-Miss)
  • 1898 Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director (Battleship Potemkin), born in Riga, Latvia [NS] (d. 1948)
  • 1899 Guido Kisch, Czech/German/US historian (Jews in medieval Germany)
  • 1900 Franz Salmhofer, composer
  • 1901 Hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Sonata Ritmica)
  • 1902 Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (d. 1970)
  • 1903 Robin Humphrey Milford, composer
  • 1903 Fritz Houtermans, Polish physicist (d. 1966)

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1904 George Balanchine [Giorgi Balanchivadze], ballet composer/choreographer, (d. 1983), [OS=Jan 9]

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • 1904 Arkady Gaidar, Russian children's writer (d. 1941)
  • 1906 Robert E[rvin] Howard, US, sci-fi author (Conan the Conqueror)
  • 1906 Willa B Brown (Coffey), US African American air pioneer (NAAA)
  • 1906 Joe Gladwin, English actor (d. 1987)
  • 1907 Douglas Corrigan, American pilot (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Dixie Dean, English footballer (d. 1980)
  • 1907 Mary Dresselhuys, Dutch actress (d. 2004)
  • 1909 Ann Sothern, [Harriette Lake], ND, actress (Lady in a Cage)
  • 1909 Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962)
  • 1909 [Sithu] U Thant, Burma, 3rd UN sec-genl (1962-72)
  • 1909 Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican diplomat and international playboy (d. 1965)
  • 1911 Bruno Kreisky, Austria, bandleader/chancellor (1970-83)
  • 1911 Roberto Garcia Morillo, composer
  • 1911 Suzanne Danco, Belgian opera singer
  • 1913 Verdina Shlonsky, composer
  • 1913 William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (d. 1977)
  • 1913 Carl F. H. Henry, American theologian and publisher (d. 2003)
  • 1914 Dimitri Dragatakis, composer
  • 1915 Tom Burtt, cricketer (slow left-armer took 33 wickets for NZ)
  • 1916 Henri Dutilleux, Angers France, composer
  • 1916 Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati Author, Poet, Astrologist (Gujarat is a State of India) (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Albert "Pud" Brown, clarinetist/saxophonist
  • 1917 Herwig Hensen, [Flor Mielants], Flemish poet/playwright
  • 1918 Richard Eastham, Opelousas La, actor (Falcon Crest) [or Jun 22]
  • 1918 Elmer Lach, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Nokomis, Saskatchewan
  • 1920 George Breakston, actor/director (Jungle Stampede), born in Paris, France
  • 1920 Piet Van Lishout, Flemish writer (Eva & I)
  • 1920 William Warfield, singer (Show Boat)
  • 1921 Andre Hodeir, composer
  • 1921 Andy Ganteaume, cricketer (WI batsman, 112 in his sole Test innings 1948), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Howard Moss, poet/editor (New Yorker)
  • 1923 Diana Douglas, actress (The Cowboys), born in Devonshire Bermuda (d. 2015)
  • 1923 Friedrich Zehm, composer
  • 1923 Leslie Bassett, classical composer (Variations for Orchestra - Pulitzer Prize 1966), born in Hanford, California (d. 2016)
  • 1924 J J Johnson, composer/jazz trombonist
  • 1925 Leslie Silver, English paint manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • 1926 Lord Erskine of Rerrick, peer
  • 1926 Tom Blackburn, writer
  • 1927 Joe Perry, NFL Hall-of-Famer
  • 1927 Lou Creekmur, Baseball Hall-of-Famer
  • 1928 Birch Bayh, (Sen-D-Ind)
  • 1928 Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historian (d. 2004)
  • 1929 Rita Gillespie, TV director
  • 1931 Galina Zybina, USSR, discus thrower (15 world records between 1952-58)
  • 1931 Sam Cooke, soul singer (You Send Me), born in Clarksdale Mississippi (d. 1964)
  • 1932 Piper Laurie, [Rosetta Jacobs], actress (Twin Peaks), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1932 Berthold Grünfeld, Norwegian psychiatrist and former sexologist

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1934 Bill Bixby, actor (Incredible Hulk, My Favorite Martian), born in San Francisco, California

Actor Bill Bixby
Actor
Bill Bixby
  • 1934 Graham Kerr, English-born chef (Galloping Gourmet)
  • 1935 Pierre S Du Pont IV, (gov-Del)
  • 1935 Seymour Cassel, actor (Faces, Plain Clothes, Valentino), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1936 Alan J. Heeger, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1936 Ong Teng Cheong, 5th President of Singapore (d. 2002)
  • 1937 Joseph Wambaugh, American police writer ("The Onion Fields"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1937 Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan rebel leader
  • 1938 Altair, Brazilian footballer
  • 1939 Jeff Smith, American chef (d. 2004)
  • 1940 Addie "Micki" Harris, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1940 John Hurt, England, actor (Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express)
  • 1940 Tilo Medek, German composer
  • 1940 George Seifert, American football coach
  • 1942 Mimis Domazos, Greek footballer
  • 1943 H James "Jim" Saxton, (Rep-R-NJ, 1984- )
  • 1943 Marília Pêra, Brazilian actress
  • 1945 Michael Cristofer, actor/writer (Little Drummer Girl)
  • 1946 Andrew Rubin, New Bedford Mass, actor (Hometown, Joe Bash) [or Jun 22]
  • 1948 Gilbert Levine, American conductor
  • 1948 Northern Calloway, American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1949 James P Pennington, rocker (Exile)
  • 1949 Rein P Hummel, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1949 Steve Perry, Hanford California, vocalist (Journey-Open Arms, Oh Sherry)
  • 1949 Mike Caldwell, American baseball player
  • 1951 Ondrej Nepela, Slovak figure skater (d. 1989)
  • 1952 Karen Moe [Thornton], US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1972)
  • 1952 Teddy Gentry, Fort Payne Ala, country music star (Alabama-Mt Music)
  • 1952 Ace Vergel, Filipino actor (d. 2007)
  • 1953 Myung-Whun Chung, Seoul South Korea, pianist/conductor (Chung Trio)
  • 1953 Jim Jarmusch, American director
  • 1954 Chris Lemmon, actor (Brothers & Sisters, Duet) [or Jun 22], born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 Tully Blanchard, American professional wrestler
  • 1954 Peter Pilz, Austrian politician
  • 1955 Thomas David Jones, Balt Md, PhD/Astronaut (STS 59, 68, 80, sk: 98)
  • 1955 Timothy R. Ferguson, American politician
  • 1955 John Wesley Shipp, Norfolk, Virginia, American actor (Dawson's Creek, One Life to Live)
  • 1956 Becky Pearson, LPGA golfer
  • 1956 Steve Riley, American drummer

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1957 Mike Bossy, NHL forward (NY Islanders), 1st 50 goals in 50 game, born in Montreal, Quebec

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1957 Francis Wheen, English writer and journalist
  • 1957 Rene Requiestas, Filipino comedian (d. 1993)
  • 1958 Nikos Anastopoulos, Greek football player and manager
  • 1959 Linda Blair, actress (Exorcist, Chained Heat, Savage St), born in St Louis, Missouri

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1960 Michael Hutchence, Australian rock vocalist/actor (INXS, Dogs in Space), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1997)

INXS rocker Michael Hutchence
INXS rocker
Michael Hutchence
  • 1961 Barb Thomas Whitehead, Sibley IA, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian Open)
  • 1961 Daniel Johnston, American musician and artist ("Hi, How Are You"), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1962 Robert Mailhouse, actor (Brian-Days of our Life), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1962 Choi Min-sik, South Korean actor
  • 1962 Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu, Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
  • 1963 Jeff Treadway, US baseball infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • 1963 Andrei Tchmil, Ukrainian-Belgian cyclist
  • 1964 Ann Rowe, Auburn Maine, Miss Maine-America (1991)
  • 1964 Maria Ellingsen, Reykjavik Iceland, actress (Katrina-Santa Barbara)
  • 1964 Stojko Vrankovic, NBA center (LA Clippers)
  • 1964 Wayne Kirby, Williamsburg VA, outfielder (Cleve Indians, LA Dodgers)
  • 1965 Diane Lane, American actress (The Perfect Storm, Lady Beware, Lonesome Dove), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Jazzy Jeff Townes, rapper (Parents Just Don't Understand)
  • 1965 Ray Mayhew, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • 1965 Steven Adler, drummer (Guns & Roses-Sweet Child), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1965 Tim Prukop, WLAF linebacker-secondary coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1965 Brian McCardie, Scottish actor
  • 1965 Chintara Sukapatana, Thai actress
  • 1966 Carlton Haselrig, NFL guard (NY Jets)
  • 1966 Nishantha Ranatunga, cricket (bro of Arjuna Sri Lankan ODI allrounder)
  • 1967 Manabu Nakanishi, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1967 Nicholas Gillingham, British swimmer (world record 200m freestyle)
  • 1967 Ecaterina Szabo, Romanian gymnast
  • 1968 Andrey Sokolov, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • 1968 Brian Jones, NFL linebacker (NO Saints)