Famous Birthdays on January 7

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  • 1355 Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester, son of Edward III of England (d. 1397)
  • 1502 Gregory XIII [Ugo Boncompagni], Bologna, Papal States, Italian pope (1572-85), introduced Gregorian calendar in 1582
  • 1528 Jeanne d'Albret, queen of Navarra/mother of French King Henry IV
  • 1539 Sebastian de Covarrubias Horozco, Spanish lexicographer
  • 1611 James Harrington, England, political author (Commonwealth of Oceans)
  • 1612 Paul de La Pierre, composer
  • 1634 Adam Krieger, German composer
  • 1647 Wilhelm Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1677)
  • 1652 Pavao Vitezovic, Croatia, writer/historian
  • 1653 Bernhard Albinus, Germany, court-physician (Frederick of Prussia)
  • 1685 Gerard George Clifford, Dutch director of East India Company
  • 1685 Jonas Alströmer, Swedish industrialist (d. 1761)
  • 1706 Johann Heinrich Zedler, German publisher (d. 1751)
  • 1710 Josef Antonin Sehling, composer
  • 1718 Israel Putnam, American Revolutionary War general (d. 1790)
  • 1745 Johann Christian Fabricius, Tønder, Danish Entomologist (named nearly 10,000 species)
  • 1755 Stephen Groombridge, Goudhurst Kent, English Astronomer (Catalogue of Circumpolar Stars)
  • 1768 Joseph Bonaparte, King of Naples (d. 1844)
  • 1786 John Catron, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1865)
  • 1796 Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (d. 1817)
  • 1799 Daniel Tyler, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1882)

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1800 Millard Fillmore, Locke NY, (Whig) 13th president (1850-53)

13th US President Millard Fillmore
13th US President
Millard Fillmore
  • 1808 Jacob Ammen, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • 1813 Ann Rutledge, said to be Abraham Lincoln's true love, born in Henderson, Kentucky (d. 1835)
  • 1816 Stephen Miller, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1881)
  • 1821 Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell, Brigadier General (Confed Army), (d. 1891)
  • 1822 Lucius C M Bakker, Frisian physician/author (Goethe)
  • 1822 Theodor Aufrecht, German indologist (Rigveda's Hymns)
  • 1824 James Morrison Hawes, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)
  • 1827 Sir Sandford Fleming, Scottish-Canadian engineer; introduced Universal Standard Time (d. 1915)
  • 1830 (Samuel) Emerson Opdycke, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1830 Albert Bierstadt, Germany, painter (US landscapes)
  • 1832 James Munro, Premier of Victoria (d. 1908)
  • 1833 Henry Enfield Roscoe, English Chemist (vanadium and photochemistry), born in London, England
  • 1834 Johann Philipp Reis, German physicist and inventor (d. 1874)
  • 1842 Johan Lindegren, composer
  • 1844 Marie-Bernarde Soubirous, [St Bernadette of Lourdes], saint/visionary
  • 1845 Louis III, last king of Bavaria (1913-18)
  • 1845 Paul Deusen, German philosopher (Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft)
  • 1853 Nikolai Arkas, composer
  • 1858 Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, key figure in the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language (d. 1922)
  • 1860 Emanuil Manolov, composer
  • 1868 Abraham M "Mark" Lidzbarski, Polish/German orientalist
  • 1870 Lord Gordon Hewart, British judge (d. 1943)
  • 1871 Émile Borel, French mathematician and politician (d. 1956)
  • 1873 Adolph Zukor, Hungary, movie producer/director/executive (Paramount)
  • 1875 Thomas Hicks, English/US marathon runner: (Olympic-gold-1904)
  • 1875 Gustav Flatow, German gymnast (d. 1945)
  • 1876 William Yeates Hurlstone, composer
  • 1877 Johannes F Buziau, Dutch cabaret performer (1 great dog)
  • 1879 St Bernadette (Marie-Bernarde Soubirous), 1844(?), religious visionary
  • 1883 Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (WW II)
  • 1890 Henny Porten, silent screen star (Deception), born in Magdeburg, Germany
  • 1890 Maurice E McLoughlin, tennis champ (US Open-1912)
  • 1891 Zora Neale Hurston, Notasulga Alabama, American writer
  • 1892 Rudolf Moser, composer
  • 1894 Jose Rozo Contreras, Colombian composer (d. 1976)
  • 1895 Marie-Dominique Chenu, French Roman Catholic theologist
  • 1895 Clara Haskil, Romanian pianist (d. 1960)
  • 1895 Sir Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and co-founder of QANTAS (d. 1974)
  • 1896 Arnold Ridley, Bath England, actor/dramatist (The Ghost Train)
  • 1898 Art Baker, American TV host (You Asked For It), born in NYC, New York
  • 1898 Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer
  • 1898 Al Bowlly, British jazz singer (d. 1941)
  • 1899 Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc, composer/pianist (Les Biches), born in Paris, France
  • 1899 Kenneth Thomson, Pitts, actor (Broadway Melody, Little Giant)
  • 1900 John Brownlee, Australian tenor (d. 1969)
  • 1903 Alan Napier, actor (Alfred-Batman), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1903 Albrecht Haushofer, writer
  • 1903 Shalva Azmayparashvili, composer
  • 1903 Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, composer
  • 1905 Francis Taylor, builder
  • 1907 Nicanor Zabaleta, San Sebastian, Spain, harpist
  • 1908 Red Allen, American musician (d. 1967)
  • 1910 Alain JG de Rothschild, France, banker/baron
  • 1910 Jack Lovelock, NZ/US surgeon/runner (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1910 Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistani poet (d. 1984)
  • 1910 Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas (d. 1994)
  • 1911 Merv Waite, cricketer (S Australian all-rounder)
  • 1911 Butterfly McQueen, [Thelma], actress (Gone With the Wind), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1912 Charles Addams, cartoonist (New Yorker, Addams Family)
  • 1912 Günter Wand, German conductor, composer (d. 2002)
  • 1913 Francis De Wolff, England, actor (From Russia With Love)
  • 1913 Shirley Ross, actress (Cafe Society, Prison Farm), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1913 Johnny Mize, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1915 Herman Musaph, Dutch psychiatrist/sexologist/founder (NVSH)
  • 1916 Gerrit Schulte, [Le Fou Pedalant], Dutch 6 day cyclist
  • 1916 Paul Keres, USSR, chess grandmaster (1950)
  • 1916 Elena Ceausescu, wife of Romania's Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu (d. 1989)
  • 1917 Ulysses Sipmson Kay, composer
  • 1918 Alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)
  • 1918 Colin Snedden, cricketer (Test NZ v England 1947, 0-46, did not bat)
  • 1920 Albert Meltzer, anarchist
  • 1920 Aubrey Brabazon, jockey/trainer
  • 1920 Lionel Alexander Bethune [Alastair] Pilkington, engineer/Industrialist
  • 1921 John Lanigan, Australian operatic tenor (Covent Garden), born in Seddon, Victoria (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Jean-Pierre [Louis] Rampal, Marseilles France, flautist
  • 1922 Vincent Gardenia, Naples Italy, actor (All in the Family, LA Law)
  • 1922 Alvin Dark, American baseball player & manager, born in Comanche, Oklahoma, (d. 2014)
  • 1923 Charles Russell Woolen, composer
  • 1923 Hugh Kenner, Canadian literary critic (d. 2003)
  • 1924 Roloff Beny, Alberta, painter/photographer (A Time of Gods)
  • 1924 Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (d. 1966)
  • 1925 Gerald Malcolm Durrell, Britain, zoologist/writer (Mockery Bird)
  • 1928 Rajindranath, cricketer (4 stumpings in his only Test for India)

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1928 William Peter Blatty, American scriptwriter and author of The Exorcist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
  • 1929 Douglas Kiker, NBC newsman (1970 Peabody Award)
  • 1929 Kenneth Henry, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1929 Terry Moore, [Helen Luella Koford], LA Cal, actress (Little Sheba)
  • 1931 Mack Mattingly, (Sen-R-GA, 1981-86)
  • 1932 Joe Berinson, Australian politician
  • 1933 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Angel Heart, Where Eagles Dare), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1934 Charles Lamont Jenkins, American 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1956), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician (d. 2002)
  • 1935 Noam Sheriff, composer
  • 1935 Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 6, 19, 36/35), (d. 2014)
  • 1935 Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist (d. 2006)
  • 1935 Tommy Johnson, American tubist (d. 2006)
  • 1936 Eldee Young, US bassist (Young Holt Unlimited-Hang on Sloopy)
  • 1936 Ben Cropp, Australian shark hunter and photographer
  • 1938 Jasperina de Jong, Dutch cabaret performer (Jan Rao en z'n Maat)
  • 1938 Paul Revere, American pianist (Paul Revere & Raiders), born in Harvard Nebraska, (d. 2014)
  • 1938 Roland Topor, French illustrator (d. 1997)
  • 1939 David Buchan, ethno-musicologist
  • 1939 Tom Kierman, British(?) rugby player
  • 1939 Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark
  • 1940 William Elgin Swinton, child psychiatrist
  • 1941 Ann Susan Hills, freelance journalist
  • 1941 Frederick Drew Gregory, Col USAF/astro (STS 51-B, 33, 44), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1941 Robert Hicks, rocker (Paul Butterfield Blues Band)
  • 1941 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
  • 1941 John E. Walker, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1942 Vasiliy Ivanovich Alekseyev, USSR, weightlifter (Olympic-gold-72, 76)
  • 1943 Jim Lefebvre, Hawthorne California, baseball manager (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1943 Leona Williams, singer/songwriter (Ladies Get the Blues)
  • 1943 Nicholas Warner, test Pilot
  • 1943 Sadako Sasaki, Japanese child victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb (d. 1955)
  • 1943 Sir Richard Armstrong, British conductor
  • 1944 Ad [GB] Nijhuis, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1944 Mike McGear, singer (Paul McCartney's brother), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1944 Arne Scheie, Norwegian sports commentator
  • 1944 Tony Whitlam, Australian judge
  • 1945 Tony Conigliaro, Mass, baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1945 Dick Marty, Swiss politician
  • 1945 Raila Odinga, Prime Minister of Kenya
  • 1946 Andy Brown, rock drummer (Fortunes Birmingham)
  • 1946 Jann S Wenner, publisher (Rolling Stone)
  • 1947 David Porcelijn, Dutch composer/conductor
  • 1947 Shobha De, Indian writer
  • 1948 Kaz Lux, Poland/Netherland, singer
  • 1948 Kenny Loggins, Everett WA, American singer (Loggins and Messina-This is it, Footloose)
  • 1949 John Christopher Parry, rocker (Cure)
  • 1949 Marshall Chapman, Spartanburg SC, country singer
  • 1949 Anne Schedeen, American actress
  • 1950 Erin Gray, actress (Silver Spoons, Buck Rogers), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1950 Ross Grimsley, American baseball player
  • 1950 Johnny Lever [John Prakasa Rao Janumala ], Indian Bollywood actor and comedian, born in Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh
  • 1950 Juan Gabriel, [Alberto Aguilera Valadez], Mexican singer, born in Michoacan state (d. 2016)
  • 1951 Talgat Amangeldyyevich Musabayev, Russian mjr/cosmonaut (TM-19, TM-27)
  • 1951 Mike Ward, Democratic Congressman for Kentucky & radio talk show host
  • 1952 Giuliano Ferrara, Italian politician, journalist and founding editor (Il Foglio)
  • 1953 Agha Zahid, cricketer (open batting for Pak v WI 1975, scored 14 & 1)
  • 1953 Earl Wilber Force "Wire" Lindo, rocker (Bob Marley & the Wailers)
  • 1954 Alan Butcher, cricketer (one Test England v India, scored 14 & 20)
  • 1955 Sandra Bernhard, Arizona (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy)
  • 1956 Robin Walton, Boise ID, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Heartland Classic-15th)
  • 1956 Rosalyn Bryant, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956 David Caruso, American actor (NYPD Blue, Michael Hayes), born in Forest Hills, New York
  • 1957 Katie Couric, [Katherine], Arlington VA, TV news host (Today)
  • 1957 Kristen Meadows, actress (Santa Barbara)
  • 1957 Nicholson Baker, American novelist
  • 1957 Julian Solis, Puerto Rican boxer
  • 1957 Reena Roy, Indian actress
  • 1958 Donna Rice, model/Gary Hart's lover, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1958 Peter R Mokaba, president (South African Youth Congress)
  • 1959 Kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat)
  • 1960 David Marciano, American actor (Det Ray Vecchio-Due South), born in Newark New Jersey
  • 1960 Tierre Turner, American actor (Waverly Wonders, Cop & the Kid), born in Detroit Michigan
  • 1960 Loretta Sanchez, American politician
  • 1960 Mohammed Javad Zarif, Iranian politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs), born in Broujerd
  • 1961 Andrew Thomson, Australian politician
  • 1961 Supriya Pathak, Indian actress
  • 1961 John Thune, American politician
  • 1962 Hallie Todd, actress (Check is in the Mail)
  • 1962 Jeff Montgomery, Wellston OH, pitcher (KC Royals)
  • 1962 Aleksandr Dugin, Russian politician
  • 1963 Craig Shipley, Australian/US baseball infielder (San Diego Padres)
  • 1963 Clint Mansell, English musician and composer

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1963 Rand Paul, US politician (Senate-R-Kentucky 2011-), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

United States Senator Rand Paul
United States Senator
Rand Paul
  • 1964 Francisco Maciel, Mexico, tennis star

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1964 Nicolas Cage, [Coppola], actor (Moonstruck, Racing with the Moon)

  • 1965 Mark Rushmere, cricketer (South African opening bat in comeback Test 1992)
  • 1966 Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, model/wife of John Kennedy Jr
  • 1966 Jennifer Luff, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Randy Burridge, Fort Erie, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1966 Ehab Tawfik, Egyptian singer
  • 1966 Corrie Sanders, Pretoria, South Africa, boxer, (WBO heavyweight champion, 2003), (d. 2012)
  • 1967 Guy Hebert, Troy, NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Team USA 98)
  • 1967 Scott Galbraith, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1967 Mark Lamarr, British comedian and broadcaster