Birthdays in History on January 3

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106 BC Cicero, Roman statesman and philosopher, born in Arpinum (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
  • 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)
  • 1789 Carl G Carus, German physician/psychologist/philosopher
  • 1793 Lucretia Coffin Mott, US, teacher/minister/abolitionist/feminist
  • 1802 Charles Pelham Villiers, British House of Commons member (d. 1898)
  • 1803 Douglas William Jerrold, author/playwright/wit (Punch Mag), born in London, England
  • 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)
  • 1829 John G R Acquoy, theologist/church historian
  • 1829 Konrad Duden, German linguist (Der grosse Duden)
  • 1835 Larkin Goldsmith Mead, sculptor
  • 1836 Sakamoto Ryoma, Japanese revolutionary (d. 1867)
  • 1840 Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii
  • 1855 Hubert Bland, English socialist (d. 1914)
  • 1862 Sir Matthew Nathan, British Governor of Queensland and other places (d. 1939)
  • 1868 Franz V M Cumont, Belgian religious historian
  • 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)

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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)
  • 1886 John G Fletcher, US, poet (Epic of Arkansas)
  • 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]
  • 1893 Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, French novelist/essayist (Gilles)
  • 1900 Dorothy Arnzer, director
  • 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
  • 1905 Dante Giacosa, engineer/designer
  • 1906 Roman Brandstaetter, writer
  • 1910 Thomas Stuart Willan, historian
  • 1911 John Sturges, US, director (Old Man & Sea, Magnificent 7)
  • 1912 Renaude Lapointe, Canadian journalist and senator (d. 2002)
  • 1912 Armand Lohikoski, Finnish director (d. 2005)
  • 1917 Vernon A. Walters, American diplomat and US permanent rep to the UN (1989-91), born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1917 Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)
  • 1922 Morten Nielsen, Denmark, poet/resistance fighter
  • 1924 Andre Franquin, cartoonist
  • 1924 Henry M Fazzie, South African Union/UDF-leader
  • 1924 Roy Harding, British teacher
  • 1924 Doug Ellis, British entrepreneur
  • 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)
  • 1930 Marcel Dubé, Quebec playwright
  • 1932 Anatoli Petrovich Kuklin, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1934 Carla Hills, American lawyer and politician (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1975-77), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939 Janice Crosio, Australian politician
  • 1942 John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)
  • 1944 Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke
  • 1946 Cissy King, American entertainer
  • 1947 Sergey Filipovich Protchenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1949 Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (d. 1965)
  • 1951 Frank Chikane, sec-gen of South African Council of Churches
  • 1951 Gary Nairn, Australian politician
  • 1952 Jim Ross, American wrestling announcer
  • 1954 Ned Lamont, American businessman
  • 1957 Bojan Križај, Slovenian skier
  • 1962 Francesca Lia Block, American author
  • 1963 Alex Wheatle MBE, black British novelist
  • 1975 Thomas Bangalter, French DJ (Daft Punk)
  • 1979 Francesco Bellissimo, Italian mangaka
  • 1988 Rodrigo de la Cadena, Mexican artist and performer