Famous People Born in January 1956

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Anatoli Borisovich Polonsky, Russian lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • Jan 1 Sergei Vasiliyevich Avdeyev, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-15, SK:TM-28)
  • Jan 1 Mark R. Hughes, American entrepreneur (d. 2000)
  • Jan 1 Kôji Yakusho, Japanese actor

Person of interestChristine Lagarde

Jan 1 Christine Lagarde, French lawyer and politician, 1st female head of the IMF, born in Paris

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde
Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
Christine Lagarde
  • Jan 2 Lynda Barry, American cartoonist

Person of interestMel Gibson

Jan 3 Mel Gibson, American actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon) and filmmaker, born in Peekskill, New York

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson
  • Jan 3 Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver, born in San Jose, California
  • Jan 4 Ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger)
  • Jan 4 Bernard Sumner [Albrecht], English rock guitarist, vocalist (Joy Division and New Order), born in Salford, England
  • Jan 4 Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer
  • Jan 5 Chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 7 Robin Walton, American LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Heartland Classic-15th), born in Boise, Idaho
  • Jan 7 Rosalyn Bryant, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 7 David Caruso, American actor (NYPD Blue, Michael Hayes), born in Forest Hills, New York
  • Jan 9 David Smith, English cricketer (England lefty batsman in 2 Tests v WI 1986), born in Balham, London

  • Jan 9 Kimberly Beck Hilton, American actress (Kim-Peyton Place), born in Glendale, California
  • Jan 9 Imelda Staunton, British actress (Finding Your Feet, Maleficent), born in Archway, London
  • Jan 9 Mike Walczewski, American public address announcer
  • Jan 10 Don Letts, British film director & musician (Big Audio Dynamite), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jan 10 Shawn Colvin, American country folk singer-songwriter (Sunny Came Home), born in Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Jan 10 Antonio Muñoz Molina, Spanish writer (Royal Spanish Academy), born in Úbeda, Jaén, Spain
  • Jan 11 Kuniaki Kobayashi, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
  • Jan 11 Robert Earl Keen, American singer
  • Jan 13 Janet Hubert-Whitten, actress (Vivian Banks-Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
  • Jan 13 Malcolm Foster, rock bassist (Pretenders-Mystery Achievement)
  • Jan 14 Étienne Daho, French singer & songwriter, born in Oran, Algeria
  • Jan 14 Ben Heppner, Canadian tenor & broadcaster, born in Murrayville, British Columbia
  • Jan 15 Paul Parker, English cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1981), born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • Jan 15 Vera Sosulya, Soviet tobogganist (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Jan 15 Mayawati, Indian politician, born in New Delhi, India
  • Jan 16 Wayne Daniel, cricketer (WI fast bowler 1976-84)
  • Jan 16 Jennifer Dale, Canadian actress
  • Jan 16 Martin Jol, Dutch football manager
  • Jan 16 Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (d. 2007)
  • Jan 16 Saadeddine Othmani, Moroccan politician and Prime Minister of Morocco (2017-present), born in Inezgane, Morocco
  • Jan 17 Mitch Vogel, American actor (Jamie-Bonanza), born in Alhambra, California
  • Jan 17 Paul Young, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Every Time You Go Away)
  • Jan 18 George Mark Collie, American country singer (Another Old Soldier), born in Waynesboro Tennessee
  • Jan 18 Tom Bailey, English rock vocalist & keyboardist (Thompson Twins-Doctor Doctor), born in Halifax, West Yorkshire
  • Jan 19 Carman Licciardello, American Christian music singer, born in Trenton, New Jersey

Person of interestBill Maher

Jan 20 Bill Maher, American comedian & political commentator (Real Time with Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect), born in NYC, New York

Political Commentator and Comedian Bill Maher
Political Commentator and Comedian
Bill Maher
  • Jan 20 John McNally, American rapid fire pistol sport shooter (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Naha, Okinawa
  • Jan 20 John Phillips Naber, American swimmer (Olympic-4 gold/silver-76), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Jan 20 Maria Larsson, Swedish politician, born in Långasjö, Sweden
  • Jan 21 Robby Benson, American actor (One on One, Running Brave, Chosen), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 21 Bob Brill, American drummer (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 21 Geena Davis, American actress (Beetlejuice, Fly), born in Wareham, Massachusetts
  • Jan 22 Becky Pearson, American LPGA golfer
  • Jan 22 Steve Riley, American drummer, born in Revere, Massachusetts
  • Jan 23 Lazar Ristovski, Serbian keyboardist (Smak and Bijelo Dugme), born in Novi Pazar, Yugoslavia (d. 2007)
  • Jan 24 Hanne Krogh, Norwegian singer (Bobbysocks)
  • Jan 24 Lounès Matoub, a famous Berber Kabyle singer (d. 1998)
  • Jan 25 Andy Cox, British guitarist (Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy), born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Jan 26 Lisa Boray, [Schulte Nordholt], Dutch singer (Lovers Until the End)
  • Jan 26 Simon Howard, English large landowner (Castle Howard)
  • Jan 27 Mimi Rogers, actress (Paper Dolls, The Rousters), born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • Jan 27 Fred Quillan, WLAF offensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jan 28 Peter Schilling, rocker, born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Jan 30 Jeremy Gittins, English actor, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Jan 30 Keiichi Tsuchiya, Japanese racing driver, born in Tomi, Japan

Person of interestJohn Lydon

Jan 31 Johnny Rotten [John Lydon], English singer-songwriter & musician (Sex Pistols-God Save the Queen), born in Holloway, United Kingdom

Musician John Lydon
Musician
John Lydon
  • Jan 31 Trevor Manuel, South African politician, born in Cape Town, South Africa

About January 1956

How Old? 63 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn