Famous Birthdays on 5th January

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  • 1209 Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1272)
  • 1548 Francisco Suarez, Spanish theologian (d. 1617)
  • 1560 William Cobbold, composer
  • 1587 Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer (d. 1641)
  • 1592 Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor of India (1628-58), built Taj Mahal
  • 1596 Henry Lawes, English composer
  • 1614 Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (d. 1662)
  • 1661 Jacob Balthasar Schutz, composer
  • 1667 Antonio Lotti, Italian composer (b. 1740)
  • 1679 Pietro Filippo Scarlotti, composer
  • 1696 Giuseppe Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/painter (d. 1757)
  • 1710 Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer
  • 1717 William Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman (d. 1793)
  • 1729 Paul C la Fargue, cartoonist/painter
  • 1759 Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist/army leader
  • 1762 Constanze Mozart, wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d. 1842)
  • 1769 Jean Baptiste Say, French economist (Political Economics)
  • 1773 Pieter Fontijn, Dutch painter/drawer
  • 1778 Fortunato Santini, composer
  • 1779 Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)
  • 1779 Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak)
  • 1787 John Burke, Irish genealogist (Burke's Peerage)
  • 1788 Kaspar Ett, German organist/composer
  • 1806 Andre H C van Hasselt, Belgian poet (La Belgium)
  • 1810 Auguste Mermet, composer
  • 1811 Cyrus Hamlin, educator/missionary (est Robert College, Turkey)
  • 1813 Thomas Neville Waul, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1903)
  • 1822 Joseph Brevard Kershaw, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1894)
  • 1823 William Rockstro, composer
  • 1828 August Valentine Kautz, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1895)
  • 1829 Sir Roger Tichborne, missing U.K. heir who was the subject of the longest criminal trial in British history (d. c.1854)
  • 1834 William John Wills, English explorer of Australia, member of the Burke and Wills expedition (d. 1861)
  • 1835 Friedrich Richard Faltin, composer
  • 1835 Hendrik E van Rijgersma, Dutch gouvernement doctor on Saint Maarten
  • 1837 A Ch Swinburne, writer [or Apr 5]
  • 1838 Camille Jordan, French mathematician (d. 1922)
  • 1840 John Doby Kennedy, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
  • 1846 Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Germany, Idealist philosopher (Nobel 1908)
  • 1848 Khristo Botev, hero of Bulgarian revolt against Turkey, poet
  • 1848 Same Steele, Canadian soldier, born in Purbrook, Canada West, (d. 1919)
  • 1850 Theodoor Verstraete, Flemish painter/etcher
  • 1855 King Camp Gillette, inventor (safety razor)
  • 1858 Gustaf af Geijerstam, Swedish author (Boken om Lillebror)
  • 1859 DeWitt B Brace, inventor (spectrophotometer)
  • 1864 Bob Caruthers, American baseball player (d. 1911)
  • 1865 Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer (d. 1920)
  • 1871 Frederick Shepherd Converse, Newton Mass, composer

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1874 Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist (shock therapy-Nobel 1944), born in San Francisco, California

Physiologist Joseph Erlanger
Physiologist
Joseph Erlanger

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1876 Konrad Adenauer, chancellor of Germany (BRD, 1949), born in Cologne, Germany

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
German Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer
  • 1879 Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946)
  • 1880 Nicolai Karlovich Medtner, composer
  • 1881 Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer
  • 1882 Herbert Bayard Swope, U.S. journalist who coined the term "Cold War" (d. 1958)
  • 1885 Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (d. 1940)
  • 1889 Albert van Dalsum, Dutch actor/director (Little Rascal) [or 1899]
  • 1890 Cora Witherspoon, actress (Bank Dick), dies, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1891 Johan Boskamp, Dutch actor/singer (Potasch & Perlemoer) [or 1893]
  • 1892 Francesca Bertini, Florence Italy, actress (Odette, Assunta Spina)
  • 1893 Friedrich Blume, German musicologist (Das Rassenproblem in der Musik)
  • 1893 Zoltán Böszörmény, Hungarian Nazi politician (d. unknown)
  • 1893 Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (d. 1952)
  • 1895 Jeannette Piccard, balloonist/Episcopal priest
  • 1895 Elizabeth Cotten, American musician (d. 1987)
  • 1896 Hendrik Algra, Dutch MP (ARP)
  • 1897 Jack Wagner, OH, actor (Jive Junction)
  • 1897 Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami)
  • 1900 Dennis Gabor, Hung/Brit physicist (holography-Nobel 1971) [or Jun 5]
  • 1900 Paula Ludwig, writer
  • 1900 Yves Tanguy, French/US sailor/surrealistic painter
  • 1901 H L Honore comte d'Estienne d'Orves, French officer/resistance fighter
  • 1901 Mario Scelba, premier Italy (1954-55)
  • 1902 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English author (Cold Comfort Farm)
  • 1902 Pierre Palla, Dutch pianist/organist
  • 1903 Leighton Lucas, composer
  • 1903 Harold Gatty, Australian aviator, navigator with Wiley Post (d. 1957)
  • 1904 Erica Morini, concert violinist (d. 1995), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1904 Jeane Dixon, American astrologer "A Gift of Prophecy" (d. 1997)
  • 1906 Kathleen Kenyon, 1st person to place date on remains of Jericho
  • 1907 Anton Ingolic, Slavic author (After Splavih, After Prelomu)
  • 1907 Willi Soukop, sculptor and member of Royal Academy of Arts
  • 1908 George Dolenz, Trieste Italy, actor (Count of Monte Cristo)
  • 1909 Simon Harcourt Nowell-Smith, bibliophile
  • 1909 Stephen Cole Kleene, mathematician (Regular Expressions)
  • 1910 Hugh Brannum, American actor (d. 1987)
  • 1911 Jean-Pierre Aumont, actor (Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker) (d. 2001), born in Paris, France
  • 1912 Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53)

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1914 George Reeves, [George Lescher Bessolo], Ashland Ky, actor (Superman, Gone With the Wind)

  • 1914 Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter (d. 1955)
  • 1915 Mabel Leigh, potter
  • 1915 Uta Graf, singer/teacher
  • 1915 Arthur H. Robinson, Canadian-born cartographer (d. 2004)
  • 1917 Reginald Smith Brindle, composer
  • 1917 Wieland Wagner, German opera director
  • 1917 Jane Wyman, St. Joseph, Missouri, American actress (Magnificent Obsession) and 1st wife of Ronald Reagan (d. 2007)
  • 1917 Francis L. Kellogg, U.S. diplomat and prominent socialite (d. 2006)
  • 1919 Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist (d. 1992)
  • 1920 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist
  • 1920 Mohammad Aslam Khokhar, cricket (Pak bat scored 16 & 18 in only test)
  • 1921 Jean BMRLAAM d'Aviano, grand duke of Luxembourg (1964- )
  • 1921 Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Konolfingen, Bern, Swiss playwright and novelist (The Physicists, The Visit)
  • 1922 Admiral Sir Anthony Synnot, Chief of the Australian Defence Force (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Robert L Bernstein, publisher (Random House), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 Sam [Samuel] Phillips, Florence Alabama, record producer and founder of Sun Records (launched Elvis Presley's career)
  • 1924 Dr Gilbert Bogle, Australian scientist who died in the Bogle-Chandler case (1963)
  • 1925 Wolf Morris, actor (Decoy)
  • 1926 Claude (Buddy) Young, NFL running back (Yankees, Texans, Colts)
  • 1926 Robert Earle, Baldwin NY, TV host (GE College Bowl)
  • 1926 Hosea Williams, American activist (d. 2000)
  • 1926 William De Witt Snodgrass, American poet
  • 1928 Imtiaz Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistan wicket-keeper in 41 Tests 1952-62)
  • 1928 Walter Fritz Mondale, (Sen-D-Minn)/42nd VP (1977-81)
  • 1928 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, 4th President and 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • 1929 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City)
  • 1930 Edward Galven Givens Jr, Quanah Texas, Major USAF/astronaut
  • 1930 Frederick Charles Tillis, composer
  • 1930 Richard Hayes, singer/emcee (Name That Tune), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1931 Alfred Brendel, Wiesenberg Moravia, Austrian pianist
  • 1931 Alvin Ailey, choreographer (American Dance Theater)
  • 1931 Robert Duvall, actor (Great Santini, Taxi Driver), born in San Diego, California
  • 1931 Walter Davis, US, running high jumper (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1931 Joan Coxsedge, Australian politician

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1932 Chuck Noll, NFL coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Cleveland, Ohio

NFL Head Coach Chuck Noll
NFL Head Coach
Chuck Noll
  • 1932 Umberto Eco, Italian philosopher and author (Name of the Rose), born in Alessandria, Piedmont (d. 2016)
  • 1934 William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (d. 1971)
  • 1935 Nancy L Johnson, (Rep-R-CT, 1983- )
  • 1936 Florence King, American humorist
  • 1938 Edwin Elliason, Washington, US archer (Olympic-92)
  • 1938 Jim Otto, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1938 Juan Carlos I, king of Spain (1975- )
  • 1938 Leo Avery, abbot of Quarr
  • 1938 Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer star
  • 1938 Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Kenyan writer
  • 1939 Bridget Parker, England, equestrian 3 day event (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1939 Peter Struycken, statues/computer expert/teacher
  • 1940 Dany Saval, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot), born in Oakland, California
  • 1940 Michael O'Donoghue, Sauquoit, New York, American writer and performer (Saturday Night Live, Scrooged)
  • 1940 Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician
  • 1940 Athol Guy, Australian singer, member of The Seekers
  • 1940 General Sir Michael Rose, UK military officer, prominent in Bosnia
  • 1941 Bob Cunis, cricketer (New Zealand pace bowler of the late 60's)
  • 1941 Grady Thomas, US rock vocalist (Parliaments, Funkadelic, Maggot Brain)
  • 1941 Mansur Ali Khan, cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, Indian batsman & capt)
  • 1941 Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese filmmaker (Spirited Away), born in Tokyo

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1941 Chuck McKinley, American tennis player, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • 1942 Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch)
  • 1942 Cliff Potts, actor (Ted-Lou Grant), born in Glendale, California
  • 1942 Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist
  • 1942 Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader
  • 1942 Terenci Moix, Spanish writer (d. 2003)
  • 1943 Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, Portuguese footballer (top goalscorer-1966 World Cup), born in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique (d. 2014)
  • 1944 Felix Arons, Dutch director/actor (Waaldrecht)
  • 1944 Tommie Smith, US, 200m dash (Olympic-gold-1968) [or Jun 5]
  • 1945 Sam Wyche, NFL coach (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1945 Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-born film director

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1946 Diane Keaton [Hall], LA, actress (Annie Hall, Little Drummer Girl)

Actress Diane Keaton
Actress
Diane Keaton
  • 1947 Michael DeWine, (Rep-R-Oh, 1983- )
  • 1947 Ted Lange, actor (Isaac-Love Boat, Mr T & Tina), born in Oakland, California
  • 1947 Mercury Morris, American football player
  • 1948 Parthasarathy Sharma, cricketer (Indian batsman of the mid-70's)
  • 1948 Thom Mooney, rocker
  • 1949 George Brown, rock drummer (Kool & the Gang-Celebration)
  • 1950 Chris Stein, rock guitarist and co-founder of Blondie (Heart of Glass, Call Me) born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950 Ioan Petru Culianu, Romanian-born professor (d. 1991)
  • 1950 John Manley, Canadian politician
  • 1950 Charlie Richmond, Canadian entrepreneur
  • 1951 Steve Arnold, English footballer
  • 1953 Pamela Sue Martin, Westport Ct, actress (Nancy Drew, Fallon-Dynasty)
  • 1953 Steve Archer, American singer (The Archers)
  • 1953 Mike Rann, Australian politician
  • 1953 George Tenet, American CIA director
  • 1954 Bryan Hitt, rocker (REO Speedwagon-Keep on Loving You)
  • 1956 Chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef
  • 1957 Vincent Calloway, Kentucky, trumpet player (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • 1957 Kevin Hastings, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1958 Suzy Amis, actress (Blame it on Rio, Where the Heart is), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1960 Steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series)
  • 1960 Glenn Strömberg, Swedish footballer
  • 1961 Curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
  • 1962 Brendon Kuruppu, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman, 201* debut v NZ 1987)
  • 1962 Danny Jackson, US baseball pitcher (Royals/Phillies/Cardinals)
  • 1962 Donald John Cowie, yachting Star class (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1962 Joel Wyner, actor/director (Lyle Springer-Sirens, Listen, Club)
  • 1962 Suzy Amis, American actress
  • 1962 Perry Fenwick, English actor
  • 1963 Jeff Fassero, Springfield IL, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1963 Rick Ambrose, singer (Jewel)
  • 1964 John Erickson, Woodland Hills California, golfer (1991 Windsor Charity)
  • 1964 Ted Harris Poley, rocker (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1964 Tracy Ham, CFL quarterback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1965 Rick Tuten, NFL punter (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1965 Vinnie Jones, English-born Welsh footballer and actor
  • 1966 Kate Schellenbach, musician (Luscious Jackson)
  • 1966 Renaldo Turnbull, NFL defensive end (NO Saints, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1967 Chris Nabholz, US baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1967 J B Brown, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1967 Ray Crockett, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1967 Ricky Paull Goldin, SF, actor (Doug-Hail to the Chief, Another World)
  • 1967 Joe Flanigan, American actor
  • 1968 Carl Evans, Actor (Guilding Light)
  • 1968 Felton Spencer, NBA center (Utah Jazz)