Famous Birthdays on 8th January

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  • 1081 Henry V, Roman German king/emperor (1098/1111-25)
  • 1556 Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623)
  • 1583 Simon Episcopius, Dutch bishop/theologist
  • 1587 Johannes Fabricius, Denmark, astronomer (discovered sunspots)
  • 1589 Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatisch writer (Dubravka)
  • 1601 Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish writer (d. 1658)
  • 1628 Francois de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxemburg, French soldier
  • 1632 Samuel, Freiherr von Pufendorf, German jurist
  • 1635 Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero, Spanish Archbishop (d. 1709)
  • 1668 Jean Gilles, composer
  • 1735 John Carroll, American Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1815)
  • 1763 Edmond Charles Genêt, French diplomat (d. 1834)
  • 1767 Abraham de Veer, Dutch governor-general of Suriname (1822-28)
  • 1777 Filippo Traetta, Italy, composer/musicologist
  • 1779 John White, English organist and violinist (d. 1831)
  • 1786 Nicholas Biddle, made 2nd bank of US 1st effective central bank
  • 1787 Johann Ludwig Bohner, composer
  • 1788 Erik Drake, composer
  • 1788 Archduke Rudolph of Austria (d. 1831)
  • 1788 Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (d. 1874)
  • 1791 Jacob Collamer, (Sen-Vt)
  • 1792 Lowell Mason, Medfield Mass, organist/composer (Zebulo)

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1804 George Childress, Lawyer, statesman (author of Texas Declaration of Independence), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1841)

Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence George Childress
Author of the Texas Declaration of Independence
George Childress
  • 1805 John Bigler, American politician (d. 1871)
  • 1805 Orson Hyde, American religious leader (d. 1878)
  • 1812 Sigismond Fortune Francois Thalberg, composer
  • 1812 William Henry Holmes, composer
  • 1814 Johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist
  • 1814 Thomas Green, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1815 George Webb Morell, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • 1815 Lawrence Pike Graham, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • 1817 John Selden Roane, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1867)
  • 1817 Sir Theophilus Shepstone, South African statesman (d. 1893)

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1821 James Longstreet, Confederate general (1st Corps, ANV)

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet
  • 1822 Alfredo Carlo Piatti, composer

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1823 Alfred Russel Wallace, British zoologist/co-discoverer (evolution)

Naturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace
Naturalist, biologist, and explorer
Alfred Russel Wallace
  • 1824 Per August Olander, composer
  • 1824 [William] Wilkie Collins, English writer (Woman in White), born in London (d. 1889)
  • 1824 Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (d. 1861)
  • 1830 Gouverneur Kemble Warren, Major Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1882)
  • 1830 Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (d. 1894)
  • 1836 Fannie M Jackson, pioneer & educator, 1st US African American woman college grad
  • 1836 Lawrence Alma Tadema, Dutch/British painter/husband of Laura Epps
  • 1843 Frederick Abberline, British police investigator (d. 1929)
  • 1843 John H. Moffitt, American politician (d. 1926)
  • 1846 Albert Cahen, composer
  • 1846 William Wallace Gilchrist, composer
  • 1852 James Milton Carroll, American pastor and author (d. 1931)
  • 1860 Nancy Jones, US African American missionary in Africa
  • 1862 Frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher/founder (Doubleday & Co)
  • 1864 Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (d. 1892)
  • 1866 William G. Conley, American politician (d. 1940)
  • 1867 Emily Green Balch, US, sociologist/feminist/pacifist (Nobel 1946)
  • 1868 Frank Dyson, proved Einstein right about light bent by gravity
  • 1870 Miguel Primo de Rivera Orbaneja, dictator of Spain (1923-30)
  • 1871 James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish politician (d. 1940)
  • 1873 Lucien Capet, composer
  • 1873 Iuliu Maniu, Romanian politician (d. 1953)
  • 1873 Elena of Montenegro, queen of Italy (d. 1956)
  • 1881 Henrik Shipstead, American politician (d. 1960)
  • 1883 Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer
  • 1883 Pavel Filonov, Russian painter (d. 1941)
  • 1883 Patrick J. Hurley, United States Secretary of War (d. 1963)
  • 1885 John Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45)
  • 1885 A. J. Muste, Dutch pacifist and activist (d. 1967)
  • 1886 Noble Drew Ali, [Timothy Drew], NC, prophet (Moorish Science Temple)
  • 1888 Matt Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor (Coquette, Deluge)
  • 1888 Richard Courant, German-American mathematician (d. 1972)
  • 1888 Matthew Moore, Irish-American actor (d. 1960)
  • 1889 Paul Hartmann, Furth Germany, actor (Haunted Castle)
  • 1890 Sandor Rado, Hungarian/US psycho analyst
  • 1891 Bronislava Nijinska, ballet choreographer
  • 1891 Walter Bothe, Germany, subatomic particle physicist (Nobel 1954)
  • 1891 Storm Jameson, English writer (d. 1986)
  • 1892 Werner Wehrli, composer
  • 1894 St Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (d. 1941)
  • 1896 Jaromir Weinberger, Prague Czechoslovakia, composer (Bird's Opera)
  • 1896 Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chile, writer (Men of the South)
  • 1896 Arthur Ford, American psychic (d. 1971)
  • 1897 Dennis Wheatley, British author (d. 1977)
  • 1899 Solomon WRD Bandaranaike, premier of Ceylon (1956-59)
  • 1900 Queen Marie, of Yugoslavia
  • 1901 Edmond Vandercammen, French/Belgian writer (L'amour responsable)
  • 1902 Alexander Gray, Wrightsville Pa, actor (This is Music)
  • 1902 Carl R[ansom] Rogers, US, psychologist (Client-Centered Therapy)
  • 1902 Georgy M Malenkov, Stalin's successor as head of CPSU, PM (1953-55)
  • 1902 Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreography (Silent Song)
  • 1903 Gene Roth, [Eugene Stutenroth], SD, actor (She Demons, Spider)
  • 1904 Peter Arno, cartoonist (New Yorker), born in NYC, New York
  • 1904 Karl Brandt, Alsacian Nazi war criminal (d. 1948)
  • 1905 Carl Gustav Hempel, German Logical Positivist philosopher
  • 1905 Giacinto Scelsi, La Spezia, Italy, composer and surrealist poet
  • 1906 Jan A H J S Bruins Slot, Dutch founder illegal Trouw/MP (ARP)
  • 1906 Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist
  • 1908 (Fearless) Mary Nadia Wadia, actress
  • 1908 William Hartnell, actor (Agitator, Jackpot), born in London, England
  • 1909 Bruce Mitchell, cricketer (South African bat, their top run-scorer (3471))
  • 1909 Willy Millowitsch, German actor (d. 1999)
  • 1909 Evelyn Wood, American educator (d. 1995)
  • 1910 Richard Cromwell, [LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh], actor (Jezebel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1910 Galina Ulanova, St Petersburg Russia, ballerina (Bolshoi)
  • 1911 Andrej Ocenas, composer
  • 1912 José Ferrer, San Juan Puerto Rico, actor/director (Blood Tide, Dune)
  • 1912 Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer (True Face of Peace)
  • 1913 Horace Smith, cricketer (NZ, only Test wkt off his 1st ball (Paynter))
  • 1914 Charles Borromeo Mills, composer
  • 1915 Walker Cooper, American baseball player (d. 1991)
  • 1917 Peter Taylor, US writer
  • 1917 Stanley Prager, comedian (College Bowl), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Hendrikus J Wittebold, civil servant/resistance fighter
  • 1920 Douglas Wilmer, British actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1921 Herta Bothe, Nazi concentration camp guard
  • 1922 Abbey Simon, pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 Giorgio Tozzi, basso, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1923 Iva Michiels, [Rik Ceuppens], Flemish writer (Ksiega Alfa)
  • 1923 Johnny Wardle, cricketer (Yorkshire & England left-arm bowler of 50's)
  • 1923 Joseph Wiezenbaum, artificial intelligence pioneer
  • 1923 Larry Storch, comedian (F Troop, Larry Storch Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American author and computer scientist (d. 2008)
  • 1924 Antai Ribari, composer
  • 1924 Benjamin Lees, [Lysniansky], Harbin Manchuria, composer
  • 1924 Robert Starer, composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1924 Ron Moody, actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1925 James Saunders, English chemist/playwright (Ark)
  • 1925 Helmuth Hubener, German activist (d. 1942)
  • 1926 Evelyn Lear, [Shulman], soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Jani Christou, composer
  • 1926 Soupy Sales, [Milton Hines], NC, comedian (Soupy Sales Show)
  • 1926 Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian Odissi dancer (d. 2004)
  • 1927 Charles Tomlinson, British poet and translator, born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 2015)
  • 1928 Sander Vanocur, news anchor (NBC Weekend News), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1928 Gaston Miron, Quebec poet and editor (d. 1996)
  • 1929 Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor (The Chess Players, Gandhi), born in Punjab, India (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Doreen Wilber, US, archer (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1931 Bill Graham, Germany, rock promoter (Fillmore)
  • 1931 May Wynn, [Donna Lee Hickey], actress (Caine Mutiny, Noah's Ark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Charles Osgood, news anchor (CBS Weekend News), born in NYC, New York
  • 1933 Jean-Marie Straub, France, director (Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach)
  • 1934 Jacques Anquetil, France, Tour de France cyclist (5-time winner)
  • 1934 Michael Grierson Jarrett, archaeologist
  • 1934 Piet Dankert, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • 1934 Roy Kinnear, Lancashire England, actor (TW3, Help!, The 3 Musketeers)
  • 1934 Gene Freese, American baseball player, (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Alexandra Ripley, American writer (d. 2004)

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1935 Elvis Presley, Tupelo Miss, American singer and King of Rock and Roll (Blue Suede Shoes, Hounddog)

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1935 Jesse Garon Presley, stillborn twin brother of Elvis
  • 1935 Nolan Miller, Burkburnett Tx, fashion designer (Dynasty, Love Boat)
  • 1935 Ian Bargh, Prestwick, Scotland, Canadian jazz pianist and composer (d.2012)
  • 1936 Ferdinand Hartzenberg, South African minister of Education (1979-82)
  • 1936 Zdeněk Mácal, Czech conductor
  • 1936 Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-born British scientist
  • 1937 Robert Moran, composer
  • 1937 Shirley Bassey, Cardiff Wales, singer (Goldfinger, Moonraker)
  • 1938 Bob Eubanks, TV host (Newlywed Game), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1940 Anthony Gaurdine, (Little Anthony & Imperials-Goin Out of My Head)
  • 1940 Cristy Lane, US, country/gospel singer
  • 1940 Little Anthony [Gourdine], rocker (& Imperials)
  • 1941 Graham Chapman, England, comedian (Monty Python's Flying Circus)
  • 1941 Boris Vallejo, Peruvian illustrator
  • 1942 John Peterson, rocker

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1942 Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes)

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Physicist
Stephen Hawking
  • 1942 Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 23)
  • 1942 Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese politician
  • 1942 Yvette Mimieux, American actress (Time Machine, Where the Boys Are), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943 Lee Jackson, rocker (Nice)
  • 1943 Marcus Hutson, rock vocalist (Whispers)
  • 1944 Terry Brooks, US, sci-fi author (Sword of Shannara)
  • 1945 John Peters, rock drummer (Harpers Bizarre)
  • 1945 Terry Sylvester, rocker (Hollies)
  • 1946 Elaine Cheris, Dotham Al, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
  • 1946 Kathleen Noone, actress (All My Children, Party of 5, Knots Landing)
  • 1946 Robby Krieger, American guitarist (Doors-Light My Fire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Tod Brannan, VP (Logos Network Corp)
  • 1947 David Bowie [Jones], English singer-songwriter (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust), born in London, England (d. 2016)
  • 1947 Igor Ivanov, Leningrad, Canadian chess champion (1981-84, 1985- )
  • 1947 Terry Sylvester, rocker (Hollies-You are the Air that I Breathe)
  • 1947 Don Bendell, American author & karate master
  • 1947 Samuel Schmid, Swiss politician
  • 1948 Gillies Mackinnon, director (Playboys)
  • 1949 Lawrence Rowe, cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 302 v Eng 1974)
  • 1951 John McTiernan, actor (Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man), born in Albany, New York
  • 1951 Paul Dresher, composer
  • 1951 Kenny Anthony, Saint Lucian politician
  • 1952 Lauri Walters, actress (8 is Enough, Harrad Experiment), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1952 Norm Jarvis, Prince Albert Sask, golfer (1984 Chilliwack)
  • 1952 Vladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist
  • 1953 Bruce Sutter, pitcher (Cubs, Cards, Braves)
  • 1955 Mike Reno, rock vocalist (Loverboy), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1955 Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer
  • 1957 Nacho Duato, Spanish classical dancer and choreographer
  • 1958 Rey Misterio, Sr., Mexican wrestler
  • 1959 Michael Harwood, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1959 Paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005)
  • 1960 Jolanda Egger, Luzean Switz, playmate (June, 1983)
  • 1961 Shoaib Mohammad, cricketer (son of Hanif Patient & prolific batsman)
  • 1961 Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese creator of Yu-Gi-Oh
  • 1961 Calvin Smith, American athlete
  • 1962 Chris Marion, American musician
  • 1963 Hiromi Kobayashi, Fukushima Japan, LPGA golfer (1993 JAL Big Apple)
  • 1964 Peter [Ped] Gill, rocker (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax) [or 3/5]