Famous Birthdays on January 28

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  • 598 Li Shimin, Emperor Taizong of Tang, Emperor of China (626-49), born at Wugong (d. 649)

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1225 Saint Thomas Aquinas, Roccasecca Italy, Italian thelogian and saint

  • 1312 Queen Joan II of Navarre (d. 1349)
  • 1457 Henry VII, Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509)
  • 1540 Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610)
  • 1578 Cornelis Haga, Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39)
  • 1582 John Barclay, Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon) born Pont-à-Mousson France
  • 1600 Clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69)
  • 1608 Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer
  • 1611 Johannes Hevelius, Danzig, astronomer (star cataloger)
  • 1622 Adrien Auzout, French astronomer (d. 1691)
  • 1627 Alfonso Marsh, composer
  • 1645 Gottfried Vopelius, composer
  • 1688 Jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter
  • 1691 Johann Balthasar Konig, composer
  • 1693 Anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)
  • 1693 Gregor Joseph Werner, composer
  • 1701 Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (d. 1774)
  • 1702 Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer
  • 1706 John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor)
  • 1712 Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (d. 1761)
  • 1714 Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)
  • 1717 Mustafa III, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1774). Reigned 1757-74.
  • 1719 Johann Elias Schlegel, German critic and poet (d. 1749)
  • 1722 Johann Ernst Bach, composer
  • 1756 Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer
  • 1757 Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer
  • 1768 Frederick VI, Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814)

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1784 George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Peelite: 1852-55) and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1861)

British Prime Minister George Hamilton-Gordon
British Prime Minister
George Hamilton-Gordon
  • 1815 Andrew Jackson Hamilton, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1875)
  • 1818 George Sewall Boutwell, MC (Union), (d. 1905)

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1822 Alexander Mackenzie, Logierait Scotland, (L) 2nd PM of Canada (1873-78)

2nd Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie
2nd Prime Minister of Canada
Alexander Mackenzie
  • 1825 George Edward Pickett, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1875)
  • 1828 Michel Abeloos, Flemish sculptor
  • 1828 Thomas Carmichael Hindman, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1868)
  • 1831 Henry Brevard Davidson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
  • 1832 Franz Wullner, composer
  • 1833 Charles George Gordon, general (China, Khartoum), born in London, England

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1841 Henry Morton Stanley, Denbigh Wales, journalist and African explorer (found Livingstone in Africa) (d. 1904)

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley
  • 1841 Viktor Ernst Nessler, composer
  • 1853 Jose Martí y Perez, Cuba, poet/essayist/politician
  • 1855 William Seward Burroughs, NY, inventor (recording adding machine)
  • 1863 Ernst William Christmas, Australian painter (d. 1918)
  • 1864 Herbert Akroyd Stuart, English engineer - inventor of the first compression ignition engine (d. 1927)
  • 1865 Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1928)
  • 1865 Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, first president of Finland (d. 1952)
  • 1868 Frederick Archibald Lamond, composer
  • 1868 Julian Aguirre, composer

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1873 Colette [Sidonie-Gabrielle], French novelist and performer (Gigi), born in Paris, France

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
Colette
  • 1873 M A Noble, cricketer (great Australian all-rounder at turn of century)
  • 1875 Julian Antonio Carillo-Trujillo, composer
  • 1878 Walter Kollo [Kollodziepski], German composer (Der Juxbaron)
  • 1880 Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (England wicket-keeper before & after WW I)
  • 1880 Mary Boland, US, comedienne/actress (Ruggles of Red Gap), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1884 Auguste Piccard, Switzerland, scientist/explorer (balloonist), twin brother of Jean Felix Piccard
  • 1884 Jean Felix Piccard, Switzerland, scientist/explorer (balloonist) twin brother of Auguste Piccard
  • 1884 Lucien H d'Azambuja, France, astronomer (chromosome of sun)
  • 1886 Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (d. 1973)
  • 1886 Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (d. 1976)
  • 1887 Artur Rubinstein, Lodz Poland, pianist
  • 1887 Lily Theresa Strickland, composer
  • 1890 Robert Stroud, American convict, "Birdman of Alcatraz", born in Seattle Washington (d. 1963)
  • 1891 Camille Melloy, [Paepe], Belgian poet (Parfum des Buis)
  • 1891 Karel Boleslav Jirak, composer
  • 1891 Bill Doak, American baseball player (d. 1954)
  • 1892 Ernst Lubitsch, Germany, actor, producer and film director (Love Parade)
  • 1893 Elliot Griffis, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1897 Valentin Kataev, novelist/playwright (Embezzled), born in Odessa Ukraine (d. 1986)
  • 1898 Vittorio Rieti, composer
  • 1898 Wies Moens, Flemish writer/nazi
  • 1899 Zilner T Randolph, jazz trumpeter/arranger
  • 1899 Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (d. 1940)
  • 1900 Alexandre AM Stols [Chl van Halsbeke], publisher (History of Ecuador)
  • 1900 Anni Holdmann, Germany, 100m runner (Olympic-1928)
  • 1900 Hermann Kesten, German writer (Allert de Lange)
  • 1900 Michael Dewar Head, composer
  • 1900 Alice Neel, American artist (d. 1984)
  • 1903 Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, crystallographer (1st woman in Royal Society)
  • 1904 Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (d. 1979)
  • 1905 Luther George Simjian, Turkish-American Inventor (teleprompter and first self-posing portrait camera)
  • 1906 Allan Walker, actor/writer (Red Buttons Show)
  • 1906 Harry van Kruiningen, [Henri A Janssen], painter/graphic artist
  • 1906 Henry Foley, cricketer (batted in New Zealand's 1st Test 1930)
  • 1907 Constantin Regamey, composer
  • 1908 Hans [Hendrik AJ] Tiemeijer, Dutch actor/director/writer (Fear)
  • 1908 Paul Misraki, French composer and songwriter (d. 1998)
  • 1909 Lionel KP "Buster" Crabb, British diver (WW II-George Medal)
  • 1910 Arnold Moss, Bkln, actor (Loves of Carmen, Kim, Quebec, Viva Zapata)
  • 1910 John Banner, actor (Sgt Hans Schultz-Hogan's Heroes), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1910 Verda Bryant, American author

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1912 Jackson Pollock, Cody Wyoming, expressionist painter (Lavender Mist)

  • 1912 William "Bill" Henson, English diplomat (Prague 1939)
  • 1913 Jan Masseus, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam (d. 1999)
  • 1913 Oliver Chesterton, chartered surveyor
  • 1914 Nelson Olmsted [or Olmstead], American voice actor (Sleep No More), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1992)
  • 1916 Peter Crossley-Holland, composer
  • 1918 Harry M Corbett, Bradford, puppeteer/entertainer (Sooty, Some People)
  • 1918 Suzanne Flon, actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge), born in Paris, France
  • 1918 Trevor Skeet, British MP
  • 1918 Vito Scotti, actor (Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1918 Wilson Ferreira Aldunate, Uruguayan politician/human rights worker
  • 1920 James Whyte, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
  • 1921 Alfred Marks, actor/comedian (Desert Mice, Scream & Scream Again)
  • 1922 Robert W Holley, US, biochemist, worked with RNA (Nobel '68)
  • 1925 Henry Harris, British professor of medicine
  • 1927 Anthony Garner, director (Conservative Central Office)
  • 1927 J D Hughes, Principal (Ruskin College-Oxford)
  • 1927 Ronnie Scott, jazz musician/club-owner
  • 1928 MG Falcon, CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
  • 1928 Martin Sinnatt, Major-General/secretary (Kennel Club)
  • 1928 Slade Gorton, (Sen-R-WA, 1981- )
  • 1929 Acker Bilk, English clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, born in Pensford, Somerset (d. 2014)
  • 1929 Claes Oldenburg, US pop artist (Alphabet/Good Humor), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1929 Richard Clement Charles Thomas, rugby international/journalist
  • 1930 David Morris, British MEP
  • 1930 Luis de Pablo, composer
  • 1931 Timothy Kitson, former MP
  • 1932 David Thompson, CEO (Gestetner Holdings)
  • 1932 Thomas J Bliley Jr, (Rep-R-VA, 1981- )
  • 1932 W Parry O'Brien, California, shot putter (Oly-2 gold/silver-52, 56, 60, 64)
  • 1932 David Hennessy, Lord Windlesham, British peer and TV executive, Leader of the House of Lords (1973-4) (d. 2010)
  • 1934 BR White, principal (Regent's Park College-Oxford)
  • 1934 Bill White, US, 1st baseman (Cards), announcer (Yanks) and NL President (1989-1994)
  • 1934 Mitr Chaibancha, Thai actor (d. 1970)
  • 1935 David John Lodge, English writer (Soul & Bodies)
  • 1935 Leonid Grabovsky, composer
  • 1935 Manuel dos Santos Lima, Angolian revolutionary/poet (Pele do Diabo)
  • 1935 Nicholas Pryor, American actor (The Hunger Games), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1936 Alan Alda, [Alphonso D'Abruzzo], actor (Hawkeye Pierce-M*A*S*H), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936 Bill Jordan, British trade unionist
  • 1936 Enid Castle, principal (Cheltenham Ladies' College)
  • 1936 Jack Scott, vocalist (My True Love)
  • 1936 Robert Suderburg, composer
  • 1937 Ken Hill, playwright/director
  • 1938 Leonid Zhabotynsky, Ukrainian weightlifter
  • 1939 John M Fabian, Goosecreek Tx, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 7, STS 51G)
  • 1940 Carlos Slim Helú, Mexican businessman
  • 1941 Joel Crothers, actor (Edge of Night), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1943 Dick Taylor, rock vocalist (Pretty Thing-Cry on Me)
  • 1943 John Beck, Chic, actor (Mark-Dallas, Flamingo Road, Santa Barbara)
  • 1943 Susan Howard, Marshall Tx, actress (Donna-Dallas, Petrocelli)
  • 1943 Paul Henderson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1944 Arnold Muhren, Dutch pop bassist/singer (The Cats-Sailin' Home)
  • 1944 Brian Keenan, rock drummer (Chamber Bros-Time Has Come Today), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 James Cran, British MP
  • 1944 John Edmonds, British trade unionist
  • 1944 John Tavener, composer (The Whale), (d. 2013)
  • 1944 Martin Fried, rocker (Cyrkle-Red Rubber Ball)
  • 1945 Nick Raynsford, British MP
  • 1945 José Luis Perales, Spanish singer
  • 1945 Robert Wyatt, English musician
  • 1946 Renne Jarrett, American actress (Nancy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946 Rick Allen, Ark, rock bassist (Box Tops-Letter)
  • 1947 MJ Ainsworth, CEO (Institute of Chartered Secretaries)
  • 1947 Valerie Bragg, principal (City Technology College-Kingshurst)
  • 1948 Gareth Roscoe, legal adviser (BBC)
  • 1948 Mamoru Mohri, Yoichi-machi Hokkaido Japan, astronaut (STS 47)
  • 1948 Charles Taylor, President of Liberia
  • 1949 Thomas J Downey, (Rep-D-NY, 1975- )
  • 1949 Gregg Popovich, NBA Basketball Coach
  • 1950 Barbi Benton, [Klein], California, Playboy model (Hee Haw, Sugar Time!)
  • 1950 David Carl Hilmers, Iowa, Col USMC/astronaut (STS 51-J, 26, 36, 42)
  • 1950 Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah, King of Bahrain
  • 1950 Bob Hay, American songwriter and musician
  • 1951 Gordon Prentice, British MP
  • 1951 Leonid Konstantinovich Kadenyuk, Kkishkov Ukraine, astronaut (STS 87)
  • 1951 William Nelson Jr, US bassist (Connections & Disconnections)
  • 1951 Brian Bilbray, American politician
  • 1953 Debbie Steinbach, LPGA golfer
  • 1954 Anicee Alvina, actress (Friends), born in Paris, France
  • 1954 Shawn Murray, rock drummer (Mink Deville)
  • 1954 Rick Warren, American pastor and author

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1955 Nicolas Sarkozy, 23rd President of France (2007-12), born in Paris, France

President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
President of France
Nicolas Sarkozy
  • 1956 Peter Schilling, Stuttgart Germany, rocker
  • 1957 Harley Jane Kozak, actress (Arachnophobia, Necessary Roughness)

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1957 Nick Price, Durban South Africa, PGA golfer (1991 Byron Nelson Classic)

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Price
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Price
  • 1957 Frank Skinner English comedian
  • 1959 Dave Sharp, rock guitarist (Alarm-In the Summertime)
  • 1959 Frank Darabont, American filmmaker
  • 1959 Burkhard Dallwitz, German-born composer
  • 1959 Randi Rhodes, Nova M Radio personality
  • 1960 John Caliri, American actor (Vinnie-Square Pegs, Double Trouble), born in Providence Rhode Island
  • 1960 Robert von Dassanowsky, American cultural historian, writer, and producer
  • 1961 Luann L Lee, playmate (Jan, 1987), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1962 Keith Hamilton Cobb, Tarrytown NY, actor (Noah Keefer-All My Children)
  • 1962 Michael Cage, NBA forward/center (Cleveland Cavaliers, NJ Nets)
  • 1962 Sam Phillips, singer/actress (Die Hard with a Vengeance)
  • 1963 Colleen Harp, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1963 Danny Spitz, heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-Protest & Survive)
  • 1963 Denise Beillmann, Switz, figure skater (Olympics-4th-1980)
  • 1964 Dwight Stone, NFL receiver/running back (Car Panthers, GB Packers)
  • 1964 Emlyn Aubrey, PGA golfer (1995 Nestles-25th)
  • 1965 Lynda Boyd, American actress
  • 1966 Jeff Uhlenhake, NFL center (NO Saints, Washington Redskins)
  • 1966 Michal Pivonka, Kladno Cze, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • 1967 Peter Hofstede, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC, FC Utrecht), born in Oosterbeek, Gelderland
  • 1967 Tom Hodson, NFL quarterback (NO Saints)
  • 1967 Jan Lamb, Hong Kong disc jockey & stand-up comedian
  • 1968 Henry Hering, Pointe-Claire Quebec, rower (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • 1968 Marnie McBean, rower (Olympics-gold-92, 96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia