Famous Birthdays on 29th January

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  • 1584 Frederik Hendrik, count of Nassau/Prince of Orange
  • 1632 Johann Georg Graevius, German classical scholar and critic (d. 1703)
  • 1688 Emmanuel Swedenborg, Sweden, religious leader (Angelic Wisdom)
  • 1689 Hubert K Poot, Dutch poet
  • 1700 Daniel Bernoulli, Basel Switz, mathematician (10 time French award)
  • 1703 Carlmann Kolb, composer
  • 1711 Giuseppi Bonno, composer
  • 1715 Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian (court) composer/pianist
  • 1717 Jeffrey Amherst, English gov-gen of America/fieldmarshal
  • 1718 Paul Rabaut, French Huguenot pastor (d. 1794)

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1737 Thomas Paine, Thetford Great Britain, English/American political essayist (Common Sense, Age of Reason)

Voice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine
Voice of the American Revolution
Thomas Paine
  • 1749 King Christian VII of Denmark (d. 1808)
  • 1754 Moses Cleaveland, founder of Cleveland (d. 1806)
  • 1756 Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III, Congressman, Governor of Virginia and American General
  • 1761 Abraham AA "Albert" Gallatin, Switz, US minister of Finance (1801-14)
  • 1763 Johann Gottfried Seume, German writer (Spaziergang nach Syrakus), born in Poserna, Saxony-Anhalt, (d. 1810)
  • 1782 Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber, French opera composer (Fra Diavolo)
  • 1782 Franciszek Ścigalski, Polish composer, born in Grodzisk, Wielkopolski
  • 1783 Vasili A Zjukovski, Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus) [NS=Feb 9]
  • 1784 Ferdinand Ries, composer
  • 1798 Henry Neele, poet, born in London, England
  • 1801 Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer (Felix Meritis)
  • 1803 James Outram, Bulterley Hall Derbyshire, general
  • 1810 Earnest E Kummer, German mathematician
  • 1821 Isaac Ferdinand Quinby, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1891)
  • 1823 Franklin Gardner, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • 1824 Karl von Perfall, composer
  • 1836 Benjamin Franklin Potts, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1887)
  • 1836 James Meech Warner, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)

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1843 William McKinley, Niles Ohio, 25th US President (1897-1901), (d. 1901)

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
  • 1846 Karol Olszewski, Polish scientist (d. 1915)
  • 1850 Ebenezer Howard, pioneer of garden cities, born in London, England
  • 1850 Lawrence Hargrave, inventor (box kite)
  • 1852 Frederic Hymen Cowen, composer
  • 1852 Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian actor/playwright (O Noapte Furtunoasa)
  • 1854 Willem PC Knuttel, Dutch bibliographer/librarian

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1860 Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Tagarov Russia, playwright (Cherry Orchard)

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov
  • 1862 Frederick Delius, Bradford England, composer (Hiawatha)
  • 1864 Adolf Philipp, composer
  • 1866 Romain Rolland, France, writer (Jean-Christophe) (Nobel 1915)
  • 1867 Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Spain, writer (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse)
  • 1869 Andrey Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
  • 1871 Eduardo Lopez-Chavarri y Marco, composer
  • 1873 Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, Italy, explorer/climber (Mt St Elias)

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1874 John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, born in Cleveland, Ohio

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • 1874 Robert Lach, composer
  • 1876 Carl Henrik Ludolf Nielsen, composer
  • 1876 Havergal Brian, Dresden Staffordshire, composer
  • 1877 Georges Catroux, French general (d. 1969)
  • 1878 Barney Oldfield, Ohio, daredevil
  • 1880 W C Fields, [William Claude Dukenfield], Phila, actor (Bank Dick)
  • 1884 Juhan Aavic, composer
  • 1887 Albert Conti, Trieste Austria, actor (Jazz Heaven, Doomed Battalion)
  • 1889 Francisco Santiago, composer
  • 1889 Rudolf Mauersberger, composer
  • 1890 Marguerite Canal, composer
  • 1891 R Norris Williams, American tennis champ (US Open-1914) and survivor of the RMS Titanic sinking (d. 1968)
  • 1892 Clifford Gray, US, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1893 Edric Cundell, composer
  • 1893 Martian Negrea, composer
  • 1895 Muna Lee, American poet (d. 1965)
  • 1896 Teddy Hoad, cricketer (pioneering West Indian Test batsman)
  • 1898 Fernand Quinet, Belgian cellist/composer/conductor (La Guerre)
  • 1898 Karl Bjarnhof, Danish blind journalist/writer (History of Sascha)
  • 1900 Marco Tajcevic, composer
  • 1900 Willem F K Hussem, Dutch painter/poet (Coastline, Lookout on Sea)
  • 1901 Allen B DuMont, inventor (perfected coml practical cathode ray tube)
  • 1903 Cornelis H Edelman, Dutch geologist
  • 1905 Barnett Newmann, New York, US painter, (postpainterly abstraction)
  • 1906 Franciscus Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • 1906 Joe Primeau, NHL center
  • 1908 Adam Clayton Powell, (Rep-D-NY, 1945-70)
  • 1909 Alan Marshal, Australian actor (White Cliffs of Dover, Lydia), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1909 George Thomas, 1st Viscount Tonypandy, British politician (Speaker of the House of Commons), born in Port Talbot, Wales (d. 1997)
  • 1910 Paul Hodder-Williams, publisher
  • 1910 Colin Middleton, Irish artist (d. 1983)
  • 1911 George Burns, British major-general
  • 1911 Peter von Siemens, German industrialist (d. 1986)
  • 1912 "Professor" Irwin Corey, comedian (Car Wash, Doc), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1912 Jacob "Jaap" Balk, journalist (AH, Onder de Keizerskroon)
  • 1913 Victor Mature, Louisville KY, actor (1 Million BC, Samson & Delilah) (d. 1999)
  • 1913 Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1913 Peter von Zahn, German journalist and writer (d. 2001)
  • 1915 Frederic Ramsey Jr, folklorist/author
  • 1915 Halfdan Rasmussen, Danish poet/WWII resistance fighter (Skoven)
  • 1915 John Serry, Sr., American musician and arranger (d. 2003)
  • 1916 Barbara Skelton, writer
  • 1917 John Raitt, Santa Ana California, actor/singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game)
  • 1918 John Forsythe, actor (Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), born in Penns Grove, New Jersey (d. 2010)
  • 1918 William Rigney, baseball manager (SF Giants)
  • 1919 Norman F Simpson, British playwright (One Way Pendulum)
  • 1920 Alec Coppen, psychiatrist
  • 1920 José Luis de Villalonga, Spanish aristocrat (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Anthony George, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Gerda Steinhoff, Nazi concetration camp supervisor (d. 1946)
  • 1923 Paddy Chayevsky, [Sydney], US, dramatist (Marty, Hospital) (d. 1981)
  • 1924 Brian Trubshaw, British test pilot
  • 1924 John Gregson, British Labour politician and Lord
  • 1924 Luigi Nono, Venice Italy, composer (Canonic Variations)
  • 1924 Marcelle Ferron, Quebec painter and stained glass artist (d. 2001)
  • 1924 Peter Voulkos, American artist (d. 2002)
  • 1925 Anthony George, Endicott NY, actor (Untouchables, Checkmate)
  • 1925 Lane of Horsell, Lord
  • 1925 Pier Tania (Meinte Piet), radio/TV host (ANP, De Bezetting)
  • 1926 Abdus Salam, theoretical physicist
  • 1926 Bob Berry, cricketer (England slow lefty 1950)
  • 1927 Edward Abbey, US author (Desert Solitaire)
  • 1928 Bengt Hambraeus, composer
  • 1928 Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician
  • 1928 Peter Byrne, actor (Postcards from America, Carry on Cabby)
  • 1929 Elio Petri, Italy, director (Property is no theft)
  • 1929 William McMillan, US, rapid pistol (Olympic-gold-1960) [or Jul 3]
  • 1930 John Junkin, actor/writer (A Hard Day's Night)
  • 1930 Derek Bailey, English guitar virtuoso (d. 2005)
  • 1931 Leslie Bricuse, English/US composer (Stop the world I want to get off)
  • 1932 Clyde, Lord
  • 1932 Raman Subba Row, CEO (Test/County Cricket Board)
  • 1932 George Allen, English footballer
  • 1933 A C Alston, bibliographer
  • 1933 Margaret Laird, Commissioner (Third Church Estates)
  • 1934 Noel Harrison, singer/actor (Mark-Girl from UNCLE), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Paul Gutama Soegijo, composer
  • 1936 Malcolm Binns, concert pianist
  • 1936 James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records (d. 1983)
  • 1937 Bobby Scott, jazz singer
  • 1938 Bill Christian, US, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1939 Germaine Greer, Australian feminist/author (Female Eunich), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1939 O P Kolomitsev, cosmonaut
  • 1940 Katharine Ross, American actress
  • 1940 Kunimitsu Takahashi, Japanese motorcycle racer and racing driver
  • 1942 Arnaldo Tamayo-Mendez, Cuba, cosmonaut (Soyuz 38)
  • 1942 Claudine Longet, France, former Mrs Andy Williams/singer
  • 1942 F R Hartley, Vice-Chancellor (Cranfield University)
  • 1942 Katharine Ross, Hollywood Cal, actress (Graduate, Francesca-Colbys)
  • 1942 Richard Needham, British MP
  • 1942 Robin Morgan, Lake Worth Fla, actress (Dagmar-Mama)
  • 1943 Charles Fitzgerald-Lombard, Abbot of Downside
  • 1943 Timothy Andrew James Souster, composer
  • 1944 Barbara Moore, Wardell Mo, actress (Lisa Rogers-Man From UNCLE)
  • 1944 Hans Plomp, Dutch writer/poet (Venus in Holland)
  • 1944 Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda
  • 1944 Patrick Lipton Robinson, Jamaican judge
  • 1945 Donna Marie Caponi Young, LPGA golfer (US Open 1969, 70), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1945 James Nicholson, British MEP

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1945 Tom Selleck, actor (Lance-Rockford Files, Magnum PI), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1945 Jim Nicholson, Irish politician

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1945 Donna Caponi, LPGA Golfer and four-time Major winner, born in Detroit, Michigan

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 1947 David Byron, vocalist (Uriah Heep)
  • 1947 Israel Wetrin, managing director (Elonex)
  • 1947 Michael Mavor, Head Master (Rugby School)
  • 1947 Linda B. Buck, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1947 Marián Varga, Slovak musician
  • 1948 Bill Kirchen, singer/guitarist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen)
  • 1948 Felice Taylor, R&B singer (I Feel Love Comin' On)
  • 1948 Marc Singer, actor (V, Dallas), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1948 Pat Kenny, Irish TV presenter & radio host
  • 1950 Ann Jillian, Cambridge Massachusetts, actress (Mr Mom, Jennifer Slept Here)
  • 1950 Jody Schecter, South African auto maker (World Driver's 1979)
  • 1951 Andy Roberts, cricketer (brilliant WI quickie with 202 wickets 74-84)
  • 1952 Tommy Ramone, [Erdelyi], Budapest, Hungary, rock drummer/bassist (Ramones)
  • 1953 Dalila di Lazzaro, Udine Italy, covergirl/model (Vogue)
  • 1953 Hwang Woo-Suk, South Korean biomedical scientist
  • 1953 Teresa Teng, Taiwanese singer (d. 1995)
  • 1953 Lynne McGranger, Australian actress (Home and Away), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1954 Dick Manitoba, vocalist (Dictators)

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1954 Oprah Winfrey, Kosciusko Mississippi, Talk show host and actress ('The Oprah Winfrey Show' 'Colour Purple')

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey
  • 1954 Doug Risebrough, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and executive
  • 1955 John Tate, US, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1968)
  • 1957 Irlene Mandrell, Corpus Christi Tx, country singer (Mandrell Sisters)
  • 1957 Jac Bico, Dutch guitarist/singer (Tambourine)
  • 1957 Grazyna Miller, Italian poet, translator, and journalist
  • 1958 Judy Norton-Taylor, actress (Mary Ellen-Waltons), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1958 Ole Mortensen, cricketer (pace bowler for Derbyshire & Denmark)
  • 1960 Cho-Liang Lin, Taiwan, violinist (Queen Sophia 1st prize)
  • 1960 Eddie Jackson, bassist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
  • 1960 Gregory Efthimos Louganis, diver (Olympic-gold-1984, 88), born in San Diego, California
  • 1960 Matthew Ashford, American actor (Jack Devaraux-Days of Our Lives), born in Davenport Iowa
  • 1960 Sean Kerly, hockey player
  • 1960 Steve Sax, 2nd baseman (LA Dodgers, NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox)
  • 1960 Gia Carangi, American model (d. 1986)
  • 1960 J. G. Thirlwell, Australian-born musician
  • 1961 Mike Aldrete, US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics, NY Yankees)
  • 1962 Nicholas Turturro, actor (James Martinez-NYPD Blue), born in Queens, New York
  • 1963 Michelle Bell, Melrose MA, LPGA golfer (1981 Mass School Girls Champ)
  • 1963 Bob Holly, American professional wrestler
  • 1964 Andre Reed, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1964 John Gallagher, rugby league player
  • 1964 John Habyan, US baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1964 Roddy Frame, rock vocalist/guitarist (Aztec Camera-Stray)
  • 1964 Anna Ryder Richardson, British interior designer and television presenter
  • 1965 Dominik Hasek, Pardubice CZE, NHL goalie (Czech Oly-Gold-98, Buffalo)
  • 1965 Peter Lundgren, Sweden, tennis star
  • 1965 Tim Johnson, NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1966 Romário, Brazilian footballer
  • 1967 David Pitcher, CFL fullback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1967 Khalid Skah, Midelt Morocco, 5k/10k runner
  • 1967 Sean Burke, Windsor, NHL goalie (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1967 Stacey King, NBA forward/center (Miami Heat)
  • 1968 Aeneas Williams, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1968 Chris Pringle, (New Zealand cricket pace bowler (since 1990)