Famous Birthdays on January 3

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106 BC Cicero, Roman statesman and philosopher (d. 43 BC)

Roman Statesman & Philosopher Cicero
Roman Statesman & Philosopher
Cicero
  • 1196 Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1231)
  • 1624 William Tucker, 1st African American child born in America
  • 1680 Johann Baptist Zimmermann, German stucco worker
  • 1698 Pietro Metastasio, Italian poet (d. 1782)
  • 1710 Richard Gridley, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1796)
  • 1719 Francisco José Freire, Portuguese historian (d. 1773)
  • 1722 Fredric Hasselquist, Swedish naturalist (d. 1752)
  • 1730 Charles Palissot de Montenoy, French writer/politician
  • 1757 Johann Abraham Sixt, composer
  • 1760 John Storm, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1835)
  • 1763 Joseph Fesch, French cardinal/war commission/earl/senator
  • 1777 Louis Poinsot, French instrument worker
  • 1777 M A Elisa Bonaparte, Corsican monarch of Lucca/Piombino
  • 1778 Antoni Melchior Fijałkowski, Polish bishop (d. 1861)
  • 1786 [Johann Christian] Friedrich Schneider, German composer and conductor (d. 1853)
  • 1789 Carl G Carus, German physician/psychologist/philosopher
  • 1793 Lucretia Coffin Mott, US, teacher/minister/abolitionist/feminist
  • 1802 Feliks Ostrowski, composer
  • 1802 Charles Pelham Villiers, British House of Commons member (d. 1898)
  • 1803 Douglas William Jerrold, author/playwright/wit (Punch Mag), born in London, England
  • 1806 Henriette Sontag, German soprano (d. 1854)
  • 1810 Antoine T d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia) [or Jul 24]
  • 1810 Eliza Von Bretton di Zerega, Danish West Indies, baroness
  • 1819 Thomas Hill Watts, Atty Gen (Confederacy), (d. 1892)
  • 1819 Charles Piazzi Smyth, Astronomer Royal for Scotland (d. 1900)
  • 1823 Jaak-Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer
  • 1828 Karl Collan, Finnish composer
  • 1829 John G R Acquoy, theologist/church historian
  • 1829 Konrad Duden, German linguist (Der grosse Duden)
  • 1830 Alexander Ewing, composer
  • 1835 Larkin Goldsmith Mead, sculptor
  • 1836 Sakamoto Ryoma, Japanese revolutionary (d. 1867)
  • 1840 Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii
  • 1853 Iwan Knorr, German composer, born in Mewe (d. 1916)
  • 1855 Hubert Bland, English socialist (d. 1914)
  • 1861 William Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904)
  • 1862 Sir Matthew Nathan, British Governor of Queensland and other places (d. 1939)
  • 1865 Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (d. 1936)
  • 1868 Franz V M Cumont, Belgian religious historian
  • 1869 Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer
  • 1870 Henry Eichheim, composer
  • 1870 Henry Handel Richardson, Australia, novelist (Richard Mahoney)
  • 1873 Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese businessman (d. 1957)
  • 1876 Wilhelm Pieck, co-founder German Communist Party/pres (1949-60)
  • 1879 Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, US First Lady (1923-29)
  • 1882 Willem Benoy, Flemish actor/director (Pygmalion)

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1883 Clement Attlee, British Prime Minister (L-1945-51), born in Putney, London (d. 1967)

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • 1884 Eli S Jones, US, evangelist (Christ of Indian road)
  • 1884 Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, composer
  • 1886 Arthur Mailey, cricketer (great Aussie leg-spinner & cartoonist)
  • 1886 John G Fletcher, US, poet (Epic of Arkansas)
  • 1886 Josephine Hull, Newtonville MA, Academy award actress (Harvey)
  • 1887 Helen Parkhurst, US educator (Education on the Dalton plan)
  • 1887 August Macke, German painter (d. 1914)
  • 1891 Osip E Mandelstam, Polish/Russian poet/author (Kamenj) [NS=Jan 15]

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1892 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, South Africa, philologist/writer (Lord of Rings)

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 1893 Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, French novelist/essayist (Gilles)
  • 1894 ZaSu Pitts, American actress (d. 1963)
  • 1895 Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, composer
  • 1895 Mihail Andricu, composer
  • 1897 Marion Davies, [Marion Cecelia Douras], Bkln, actress (Operator 13)
  • 1897 Pola Negri, [Barbara A Chalupec], Polish/US actress (Madame Bovary)
  • 1898 Johannes Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • 1898 ZaSu Pitts, Parsons Kansas, actress (Life With Father, Dames)
  • 1900 Dorothy Arnzer, director
  • 1900 Maurice Jaubert, composer
  • 1901 Eric Voegelin, Germany, US philosopher (Order & History)
  • 1901 Ngo Dinh Diem, pres/dictator of South Vietnam (1955-63)
  • 1902 Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson, diplomat/politician
  • 1903 Charles Foulkes, Canada, general
  • 1904 Boris Kochno, Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte)
  • 1905 Dante Giacosa, engineer/designer
  • 1905 Ray Milland, Neath Wales, actor (Lost Weekend-Acad Award 1945)
  • 1905 Anna May Wong, American actress, 1st Chinese American moie star (Shanghai Express), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1961)
  • 1906 Roman Brandstaetter, writer
  • 1909 Victor Borge, [Borge Rosenbaum], Copenhagen Denmark, pianist/comedian
  • 1910 Thomas Stuart Willan, historian
  • 1910 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (d. 2000)
  • 1911 John Sturges, US, director (Old Man & Sea, Magnificent 7)
  • 1912 Robert Flemyng, actor (Windom's Way, Young Winston), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1912 Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and senator (d. 2002)
  • 1912 Armand Lohikoski, Finnish director (d. 2005)
  • 1914 Jean Louvel, Flemish pianist/conductor/composer
  • 1916 Antonio Estevez, composer
  • 1916 Betty Furness, actress/journalist/consumer activist (Studio 1), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916 Bernard Greenhouse, American cellist
  • 1917 Vernon Walters, US permanent rep to the UN, born in NYC, New York
  • 1917 Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)
  • 1918 Maxene Andrews, Minn, singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy)
  • 1919 Jesse White, Buf NY, actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Million Dollar Mermaid)
  • 1920 Renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001)
  • 1921 John Russell, American actor (Pale Rider, Rio Bravo), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1991)
  • 1922 Bill Travers, Newcastle-on-Tyne England, actor (Born Free, Gorgo)
  • 1922 Jacques Wildberger, Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning)
  • 1922 Morten Nielsen, Denmark, poet/resistance fighter
  • 1923 Dragutin Gostuski, composer
  • 1923 Charles Tingwell, Australian actor
  • 1924 Andre Franquin, cartoonist
  • 1924 Henry M Fazzie, South African Union/UDF-leader
  • 1924 Roy Harding, British teacher
  • 1924 Nell Rankin, American singer (d. 2005)
  • 1924 Doug Ellis, British entrepreneur
  • 1926 Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1926 George Martin, British record producer (The Beatles), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Frank Ross Anderson, Canada, International Chess Master (1954)
  • 1929 Marilyn Lloyd, (Rep-D-TN, 1975- )
  • 1929 Sergio Leone, Italian, director (Fist Full of Dollars)
  • 1929 Ernst Mahle, Brazilian composer
  • 1930 Eddie Egan, American actor (Joe Forrester), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930 Robert Loggia, actor (Officer & a Gentleman, Scarface), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Marcel Dubé, Quebec playwright
  • 1932 Anatoli Petrovich Kuklin, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1932 Jaswick Taylor, cricketer (WI pace bowler 50s, 10 wkts in 3 Tests)
  • 1932 Mara Corday, actress (Foxfire, Black Scorpion), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1932 Coo Coo Marlin, American race car driver (d. 2005)
  • 1934 Bryan George Kelly, composer
  • 1934 Carla Hills, American lawyer and politician (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1975-77), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1936 Betty Rollin, actress (Crossing Delancey)/author (Last Wish)
  • 1936 David Vine, British sport commentator
  • 1936 Jos Kunst, Dutch composer, born in Roermond (d. 1996)
  • 1937 Glen Larson, American television producer & writer (Battlestar Galactica, Magnum PI, & Knight Rider), born in Long Beach, CA, (d. 2014)

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1939 Bobby Hull, Pointe Anne Ontario, Canadian NHL forward (Chicago Blackhawk 1957-72)

NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull
  • 1939 Nikos Alefantos, Greek football manager
  • 1939 Janice Crosio, Australian politician
  • 1940 Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)
  • 1941 Shima Iwashita, actress (Red Lion, Hara-Kiri, Double Suicide)
  • 1941 Van Dyke Parks, Alabama, actor/musician (Bonino, Billy Crystal Hour)
  • 1942 John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)
  • 1942 John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)
  • 1944 Christina von Saltza, US, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960)
  • 1944 David Atherton, English conductor
  • 1944 Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke
  • 1945 Stephen Stills, songwriter/guitarist (Cosby Stills & Nash), born in Dallas, Texas

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1946 John Paul Jones [John Baldwin], rock bassist (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven)

Musician John Paul Jones
Musician
John Paul Jones
  • 1946 Cissy King, American entertainer
  • 1947 Sergey Filipovich Protchenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1948 Larry McNeeley, Lafayette Ind, banjo player (Glen Campbell Hour)
  • 1948 Manfred Kokot, East German runner (world record 50 m indoor)
  • 1949 Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (d. 1965)
  • 1950 Victoria Principal, American actress (Earthquake, Pamela-Dallas), born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • 1950 Beth Anderson, American composer, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1951 Frank Chikane, sec-gen of South African Council of Churches
  • 1951 Gary Nairn, Australian politician
  • 1952 Jim Ross, American wrestling announcer
  • 1953 Angelo Parisi, France, heavyweight judo (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1954 Ross The Boss [Ross Friedman], American guitarist (The Dictators), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1954 Dean Hart, Canadian wrestler (d. 1990)
  • 1954 Ned Lamont, American businessman
  • 1955 Cynthia Sykes, Coffeyville Ky, actress (Flamingo Road, St Elsewhere)
  • 1955 Palmolive, English musician (The Slits, The Raincoats)

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1956 Mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon)

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson
  • 1956 Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver, San Jose California
  • 1957 Frank Dicopoulos, actor (Frank Cooper-Guiding Light), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1957 Bojan Križај, Slovenian skier
  • 1958 Shim Hyung-rae, South Korean filmmaker
  • 1959 Rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band)
  • 1960 Joan Chen, [Chen Chung], Shanghai China, actress (Last Emperor)
  • 1960 Sandeep Marwah Founder of Film City, Noida, India
  • 1961 Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)
  • 1962 Darren Daulton, US baseball catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1962 Gavin Hastings, WLAF kicker (Scottish Claymores)
  • 1962 Mark Gardner, US baseball player (Florida Marlins)
  • 1962 Francesca Lia Block, American author
  • 1963 Aamer Malik, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 13 Tests 1987-90)
  • 1963 Ashley Chinner, Cape Town South Africa, golfer (1992 CGIA Canadian Tour)
  • 1963 Jim Everett, NFL quarterback (LA Raiders, NO Saints, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1963 Vic Grimes, American professional wrestler
  • 1963 Jerome Young, American professional wrestler
  • 1963 Alex Wheatle MBE, black British novelist
  • 1964 Cheryl Miller, Riverside California, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1964 Bruce LaBruce, Canadian filmmaker
  • 1965 Daniel Stubbs, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1965 Mark Dewey, pitcher (SF Giants), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1966 Chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987)
  • 1966 John Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1966 Luis Sojo, Venezuelan-born MLB infielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Petare, Edo Miranda
  • 1966 Wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1966 Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer
  • 1967 Demetri Davis, WLAF tight end (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1967 Magnus Gustafsson, Sweden, tennis star
  • 1968 Kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star
  • 1968 Kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa)
  • 1968 Shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah)
  • 1968 Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1969 Matt LaBounty, defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1969 Nikki Nelson, Topaz Lake Nev, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
  • 1969 Steve Poapst, Cornwall, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)

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1969 Michael Schumacher, Hurth, Germany, Formula One racing driver (seven time world champion)

Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 1970 James Brown, NFL tackle (NY Jets)
  • 1970 Tony Farmer, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1970 Trudi Jeffrey, Brisbane QLD, golfer (1990 Australian Jr Champion)
  • 1970 Yogi Johl, 130 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1970 Mahaya Petrosian, Iranian actress
  • 1970 Christian Duguay, American comic actor
  • 1970 Matt Ross, American actor
  • 1971 Cory Cross, Lloydminster, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1971 Ku'ualoha Taylor, Hawaii, Miss USA (Hawaii-Miss Congeniality-1996)
  • 1971 Rene van Rijswijk, Dutch soccer player (RKC)
  • 1972 Charles Johnson, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)