Birthdays in History on January 3

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106 BC Cicero, Roman statesman and philosopher (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]

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1892 J. R. R. Tolkien, British author (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings), born in Bloemfontein, South Africa (d. 1973)

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 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