Famous Birthdays on 6th January

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  • 1367 Richard II, Bordeaux, France, King of England (1377-99) (d. 1400)

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1412 Joan of Arc, Domrémy, Roman Catholic Saint and national heroine of France (legendary date) (d. 1431)

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • 1486 Martin Agricola, [M Sore], German composer/cantor
  • 1488 Helius Eobanus Hessus, German poet (Silvae)
  • 1525 Caspar Peucer, German reformer (d. 1602)
  • 1561 Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician (d. 1656)

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1580 (baptised) John Smith, English explorer (Jamestown)

Explorer John Smith
Explorer
John Smith
  • 1585 Claude Favre baron de Perouges seigneur de Vaugelas, French grammarian
  • 1587 Gaspar de Guzman, Count of Olivares, Premier of Spain (1621-43)
  • 1595 Claude Favre de Vaugelas, French man of letters (d. 1650)
  • 1602 Karl Rabenhaupt, German/Dutch baron of Sucha/army leader
  • 1617 Kristoffer Gabel, Danish statesman (d. 1673)
  • 1655 Eleonore-Magdalena of Neuburg, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1720)
  • 1655 Jakob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1705)
  • 1673 1st Duke of Chandos, English aristocrat, eponym of Handel's Chandos Anthems (d. 1744)
  • 1683 Francois de La Croix, composer
  • 1692 Rynoldus Popma van Oevering, composer
  • 1695 Giuseppe Sammartini, composer
  • 1702 Jose Melchior de Nebra Blascu, composer
  • 1714 Percivall Pott, English physician (d. 1788)
  • 1728 Charles-Joseph-Balthazar Sohier, composer
  • 1728 Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet
  • 1732 Matija A Reljkovic, Croatia, writer (Satir iliti divji covic)
  • 1745 Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, Annonay, Ardèche, French inventors and 1st pioneer balloonist (Montgolfière-style hot air balloon)
  • 1776 Ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel
  • 1791 Jose Melchor Gomiz y Colomer, composer
  • 1793 James Madison Porter, American politician (d. 1862)
  • 1794 Kaspar Masek, composer
  • 1795 Anselme Payen, French chemist (d. 1871)
  • 1798 Ferdinand Simon Gassner, composer
  • 1799 Jedediah Strong Smith, US fur trader/explorer
  • 1800 Willem A Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Dutch politician
  • 1802 Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romania, author/novelist/writer (Gramatica)
  • 1803 Henri Herz, Austrian pianist and composer, born in Vienna (d. 1888)
  • 1807 Joseph Holt, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1894)
  • 1807 Ludwig Erk, German composer and folk song collector, born in Wetzlar (d. 1883)
  • 1807 Jozef Maximilián Petzval, Slovak inventor (d. 1891)
  • 1808 Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (d. 1864)
  • 1811 Charles Sumner, leading Reconstruction senator, (d. 1874)
  • 1812 Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary hero (d. 1919)
  • 1819 Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (d. 1886)
  • 1822 Heinrich Schliemann, German polyglot/archaeologist (rediscovered Troy)
  • 1826 Herman Grimm, Germany, writer/novelist (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • 1827 John Calvin Brown, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)
  • 1827 John Wesley Frazer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), die in 1906
  • 1829 Kanagaki Robun [Bunzo Nozaki], Japanese humorist/gesaku-author
  • 1832 Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)
  • 1838 Max Bruch, Koln (Cologne), Germany, composer
  • 1842 Clarence King, mining engineer (geologist)
  • 1850 Eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist (New Era)
  • 1850 Franz Xaver Scharwenka, German pianist/composer (Mataswintha)
  • 1854 Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft, fictional detective (via Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • 1856 Giuseppe Martucci, composer
  • 1857 Hugh Mahon, Irish-born Australian politician (d. 1931)
  • 1857 William E. Russell, 37th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
  • 1859 Samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Moral order & progress)
  • 1861 Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer
  • 1861 George Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940)
  • 1864 Ban Johnson, Norwalk Ct, baseball founder (American League)
  • 1867 Georges Martin Witkowski, composer
  • 1868 Vittorio Monti, composer
  • 1870 Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1944)
  • 1872 Alexander N Scriabin, Moscow, hallucinogenic composer (Prometheus)
  • 1873 Karl Straube, German organist/conductor
  • 1874 Fred Niblo, U.S. film actor, director, producer (d. 1948)
  • 1878 Carl Sandburg, US, poet/biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes)
  • 1878 Dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970)
  • 1880 Tom Mix, Mix Run PA, silent screen cowboy actor (Dick Turpin), (d. 1940)
  • 1880 Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg, composer
  • 1882 Samuel Rayburn, Tenn, (Rep-D-Tx), speaker of the House (1940-57)
  • 1882 Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (d. 1949)
  • 1882 Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop (d. 1965)
  • 1883 Khalil Gibran, Lebanon, mystic poet (The Prophet, Broken Wings)
  • 1889 Alan M Bateman, Canadian geologist (Yale professor)
  • 1891 Ted McDonald, cricketer (great Australian quick of 20's)
  • 1892 Ludwig Berger, writer
  • 1896 Abram N Pritzker, US businessman (Hyatt Hotels, McCall's magazine)
  • 1896 Freerk Siemon Wolters, notary/resistance fighter
  • 1897 Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family)
  • 1898 Jan Filip Boon, Flemish author/editor (De Standaard 1929-39)
  • 1898 Charles E. Pont, American artist (d. 1971)
  • 1899 Phyllis Haver, Douglas KS, silent screen actress (What Price Glory)
  • 1900 Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Sarabande, Jeunesse)
  • 1901 Patrick Aherne, England, actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay, Q Planes)
  • 1902 Mark Brunswick, composer
  • 1902 Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte, composer
  • 1902 Helmut Poppendick, Nazi physician (d. 1994)
  • 1903 Boris Blacher, Newchwang China, German composer (Orchester-Ornament)
  • 1903 Francis L Sullivan, actor (Missing Rembrandt), born in London, England
  • 1903 Maurice Abravanel, Saloniki Greece, conductor/composer
  • 1903 Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1905 Eric Frank Russell, UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space, Dark Tides)
  • 1906 Benedict Vilakazi, South Africa, poet/educator (Zulu-English Dictionary)
  • 1906 Jaap Wagemaker, [Adrian B], Dutch sculptor
  • 1907 David Fleay, Australian naturalist (d. 1993)
  • 1908 Menachem Avidom, Israeli composer, born in Stanislaviv, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1909 Johannes H Moesman, Dutch surrealist painter (Rumor)
  • 1909 Keith Davis, voice tutor/author
  • 1910 Wright Morris, US writer
  • 1911 Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70)
  • 1911 Joey Adams, American comedian/actor/columnist (ABC's Back That Fact), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1911 Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, actor (Telegram, Town People)
  • 1911 Yannis Andreou Papaioannou, composer
  • 1912 Jacques Cesar Ellul, writer
  • 1913 Edward Gierek, party leader (Polish CP)
  • 1913 Loretta Young, Salt Lake City Ut, actress (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger)
  • 1913 Tom Brown, actor (Ed-Gunsmoke, Lt Rovacs-Mr Lucky), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914 Arnold Richardson, composer
  • 1914 Danny Thomas, Deerfield Mich, comedian (Danny Thomas Show)
  • 1914 David Bruce, Kankakee Ill, actor (Harry-Beulah)
  • 1915 Alan Watts, Kent England, writer (Book on the Taboo)
  • 1915 Don Edwards, American politician and civil rights champion (Rep-D-CA, 1963-94), born in San Jose, California (d. 2015)
  • 1915 John C. Lilly, U.S. psychoanalyst, writer (d. 2001)
  • 1916 Philip Bezanson, composer
  • 1916 Vincent Serventy, Australian writer and conservationist (d. 2007)
  • 1917 Guillermo Rosario, Dutch Antilles, writer (E rais ku no ke muri)
  • 1917 Koo Chen-fu, Chinese negotiator (d. 2005)
  • 1918 Buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party)
  • 1918 Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat)
  • 1920 Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, born in Dinuba, California (d. 1998)
  • 1920 Early Wynn, Hartford Ala, baseball Hall of famer (pitcher)
  • 1920 Sun Myung Moon, evangelist (Unification Church-Moonies), (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Doris Stokes, British psychic medium (d. 1987)
  • 1920 John Maynard Smith, English biologist (d. 2004)
  • 1921 Cary Middlecoff, golfer (1956 Vardon Trophy, 1955 Byron Nelson Award)
  • 1921 Lou Harris, pollster (Lou Harris Poll)
  • 1922 Finn Einar Mortensen, composer
  • 1923 Leah Chase, master chef, in the creole tradition
  • 1923 Jacobo Timerman, Argentine writer (d. 1999)
  • 1924 Earl Scruggs, NC, bluegrass musician (& Flat-Ballad of Jed Clampett), (d. 2012)
  • 1925 John Z DeLorean, former automaker (DeLorean)
  • 1926 Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
  • 1926 Kid Gavilan, Cuban boxer (d. 2003)
  • 1926 Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-born actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)
  • 1926 Ralph Branca, American baseball player
  • 1926 Kim Dae-jung, President of South Korea and Nobel laureate
  • 1928 Capucine [Germaine Lefebvre], French actress and fashion model (Pink Panther, What's New Pussycat?)
  • 1928 George H. Ross, American businessman
  • 1929 Babrak Karmal, Afghani politician (d. 1996)
  • 1930 Denis Pitts, journalist
  • 1930 Vic Tayback, American actor (Mel-Alice, Khan, Portrait of a Stripper), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1931 Gerard van Muiden, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1931 Graeme Hole, cricketer (Australian batsman of the fifties)
  • 1931 E. L. Doctorow, American author (Ragtime, Billy Bathgate), born in The Bronx, New York (d.2015)
  • 1931 P J [Patrick Joeseph] Kavanagh, poet, actor and journalist (The Perfect Stranger), born in Worthing, Sussex (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Sacha Distel, French singer
  • 1932 Stuart A. Rice, American chemist
  • 1933 Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian
  • 1934 Bobby Lord, Sanford Fla, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • 1934 Harry M. Miller, Australian entrepreneur
  • 1934 Tassos Papadopoulos, president of the Republic of Cyprus
  • 1935 Nino Tempo, Niagara Falls NY, rock vocalist (Deep Purple)
  • 1935 Paul Wilson, US R&B-singer (Flamingos-Lovers Never Say Goodbye)
  • 1935 Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria
  • 1936 Julio Maria Sanguinetti Cairolo, president of Uruguay (1985-90, 95- )
  • 1936 Rubén Amaro, Sr., Mexican baseball player

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1936 Darlene Hard, American tennis player, born in Los Angeles, California

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • 1937 Doris Troy, [Payne], US soul singer/songwriter (Just One Kiss)
  • 1937 Lou Holtz, US, football coach (NJ Jets)
  • 1937 Paolo Conte, Italian singer
  • 1938 Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor
  • 1938 Prof Adrienne Clarke, Australian botanist, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria
  • 1938 Mario Rodríguez Cobos "Silo", Argentine writer and spiritual leader
  • 1939 Murray Rose, Nairn Scotland, Australian Olympic swimmer (4x oly gold), (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Ed Zschau, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
  • 1940 Van McCoy, American musician (d. 1979)
  • 1940 Penny Lernoux, American journalist (d. 1989)
  • 1943 Osvaldo Soriano, writer
  • 1943 Paul James Nunn, mountaineer
  • 1943 Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager
  • 1944 Bonnie Franklin, Santa Monica Cal, TV actress (Ann-1 Day at a Time), (d. 2013)
  • 1944 Henry Kravis, author (The Money Machine)
  • 1944 Robert Landers, Tarrant County TX, PGA golfer (Fort Worth-1976, 78, 80)
  • 1944 Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager [or 1943]
  • 1944 Van McCoy, US soul singer/songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle)
  • 1944 Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Swiss immunologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1945 Barry Holstein Lopez, US author (Of Wolves & Men)
  • 1945 Barry John, Welsh rugby player
  • 1945 Pepe Le Pew, cartoon skunk (Au Dorable Kitty)
  • 1945 Allen Appel, American novelist
  • 1946 Harold Jackson, Hattiesburg, MS, NFL wide receiver (LA, New Engl)

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1946 Syd Barrett, Cambridge England, musician (early Pink Floyd band member)

Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
  • 1947 Sandy Denny, country singer (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go), born in London, England
  • 1947 Ian Millar, Halifax NS, dressage rider (World Cup 1988, 89, Oly-96)
  • 1948 Dayle Hadlee, cricketer (brother of Richard, NZ medium-pacer of 70's)
  • 1948 Guy Spencer Gardner, Alta Vista Va, Lt Col USAF/astro (STS 27, STS 35)
  • 1948 Robert E [Bob] Wise Jr, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
  • 1949 Michael Boit, Nandi Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1972)
  • 1949 Richard Horowitz, composer
  • 1950 Louis Freeh, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 1951 Kim Wilson, rocker (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • 1951 Don Gullett, American baseball player
  • 1952 Armelia McQueen, NC (Bkln Conservatory), actress
  • 1952 Grant Goodeve, actor (David-8 is Enough, Dynasty), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1952 Moondog Spot, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • 1952 Frank Sivero, Italian-born American actor
  • 1953 Malcolm Young, guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1954 Anthony Minghella, director and screenwriter (The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley), born in London (d. 2008)
  • 1954 Norbert Hahn, German DR, 2 man luge (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1954 Hans Robert Hiegel, German architect