On This Day

Famous Birthdays on January 1 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 354 of 354

  • 1935 Harold Martina, Netherland Antilles, pianist/conductor
  • 1935 Valentin Nikolaevich N Benderov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1935 B. Kliban, American cartoonist known for his drawings of cats, usually with horrible puns (Love to Eat Them Mousies), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1990)
  • 1936 Eve Queler, American conductor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1936 James Sinegal, American businessman, co-founder and CEO of Costco, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1936 Don Nehlen, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Bowling Green 1968-76, West Virginia 1980-2000), born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • 1937 Adam Wiśniewski-Snerg, Polish author (d. 1995)
  • 1938 Bill Emerson, (Rep-R-MO, 1981- )
  • 1938 Frank Langella, American actor (Dracula, Frost/Nixon), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1938 Robert Jankel, British coachbuilder (d. 2005)
  • 1938 Fuad Masum, 7th President of Iraq (2014-2018), born in Koya, Kingdom of Iraq
  • 1939 Michèle Mercier, French actress (Angelique, Marquise des Anges.), born in Nice, France
  • 1939 Phil Read, MBE, English motorcycle road racer (first winner world championships in 125cc [1968], 250cc [1964-65, 68, 71] and 500 cc [1973-74] classes), born in Luton, England
  • 1940 Laszlo Sary, Hungarian composer, born in Győrasszonyfa
  • 1940 Richard Henry Orton, composer
  • 1940 Marlin McKeever, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1966; LA Rams), born in Cheyenne, Wyoming (d. 2006)
  • 1940 Ruly Carpenter, American baseball executive (principal owner and president Philadelphia Phillies 1972-81), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 2021)
  • 1942 Country Joe McDonald, California, rock guitarist/vocalist (& the Fish)
  • 1942 Gennadi Vassilyevich Sarafanov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • 1942 George Couroupos, composer
  • 1942 Martin Frost, (Rep-D-TX, 1971- )
  • 1942 Alassane Ouattara, Former Prime Minister of Ivory Coast
  • 1942 Judy Stone, Australian pop singer
  • 1942 Nevzat Güzelırmak, Turkish soccer defender (18 caps; Göztepe) and manager (Denizlispor; Turkey U21), born in İzmir, Turkey (d. 2020)
  • 1943 Jerilyn Britz, American golfer (US Women's Open 1979), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1943 Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Indian scientist
  • 1943 Tony Knowles, 9th Governor of Alaska
  • 1943 Jimmy Hart, American pro wrestling manager (WWF, WCW; Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Ted DiBiase and Jim Neidhart), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1944 Don Novello, American actor and comedian (Father Guido Sarducci-Saturday Night Live), born in Ashtabula, Ohio
  • 1944 Charlie Davis, West Indies cricket batsman (15 Tests, 4 x 100s, 54.20 average), born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
  • 1944 Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Pakistani politician

Omar al-Bashir

1944 Omar al-Bashir, Sudanese politician and 7th President of Sudan (1989-2019), born in Hosh Bannaga, Sudan

  • 1944 Dick Gordon, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 1970-71, Chicago Bears), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1945 Jacky Ickx, Belgian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1969, 75-77, 81-82; 8 x F1 wins; Dakar Rally 1983; Bathurst 1000 1977), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1945 Peter Duncan, Australian politician
  • 1945 Glen Loates, Canadian artist and painter of wildlife and landscapes, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1946 Carl B. Hamilton, Swedish economist and politician
  • 1946 Rivellino, Brazilian soccer midfielder and broadcaster (92 caps; 1970 FIFA World Cup; Corinthians; TV Cultura), born in São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • 1947 Alexei Ivanovich Bobrov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1947 Gary "BB" Coleman, blues vocal/guitarist/producer
  • 1947 Vladimir Georgiyevich Titov, Rus cosmonaut (Soyuz T-8, TM-4, STS 63)
  • 1947 Jon Corzine, American politician
  • 1947 Paula Tsui, Hong Kong singer
  • 1947 Leonard Thompson, American golfer (3 x PGA Tour, 3 x PGA Champions Tour wins), born in Laurinburg, North Carolina
  • 1948 Pavel Grachev, Russian general
  • 1949 Nikolai Tikhonovich Moskalenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1949 Peter Dormer, arts writer
  • 1949 Daniel E Gawthrop, American composer
  • 1950 Morgan Fisher, rock keyboardist (British Lions)
  • 1950 Svetlana Georgievna Beregovkina, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1950 Yevgeni Vladimirovich Saley, cosmonaut
  • 1950 Wayne Bennett, Australian rugby league coach (Australia 1998, 2004-05; England & Great Britain 2019; Brisbane Broncos, St. George, South Sydney), born in Allora, Australia
  • 1951 Frans Kellendonk, author (Ruin, The Good for Nothing)
  • 1951 Ashfaq Hussain, Urdu poet
  • 1951 Nana Patekar, Indian Bollywood actor, writer, philanthropist and filmmaker (Parinda, Angaar), born in Murud-Janjira, Bombay State
  • 1951 Hans-Joachim Stuck, German auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1986-87, 96; 24 Hours of Nürburgring 1970, 98, 2004; World Sportscar C'ship 1985), born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
  • 1953 Alpha Blondy [Seydou Kone], Ivory coast, reggae singer (Jerusalem)
  • 1953 Kevin Hangon, composer
  • 1953 Rochelle S Abramson, violinist
  • 1953 Greg Carmichael, British guitarist (Acoustic Alchemy)
  • 1953 Gary Johnson, American businessman, politician and Libertarian Party nominee for President in 2016, born in Minot, North Dakota
  • 1953 Zenon Plech, Polish motorcycle speedway rider (World C'ship individual 1979, pairs 1980 runner-up), born in Zwierzyn, Poland (d. 2020)
  • 1954 Fr David, rocker, born in Paris, France
  • 1954 Bob Menendez, American politician
  • 1955 LaMarr Hoyt, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1983; AL wins leader 1982-83; Chicago WS), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1955 Mary Beard, English classical scholar (University of Cambridge), born in Much Wenlock, England
  • 1956 Anatoli Borisovich Polonsky, Russian lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1956 Sergei Vasiliyevich Avdeyev, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-15, SK:TM-28)
  • 1956 Sergio Victor Palma, Argentine boxer (WBA Super Bantamweight champion 1980-82), born in La Tigra, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • 1956 Mark R. Hughes, American entrepreneur (d. 2000)
  • 1956 Kôji Yakusho, Japanese actor

Christine Lagarde

1956 Christine Lagarde, French lawyer and politician, 1st female head of the IMF, born in Paris

  • 1956 Mike Mitchell, American basketball small forward (NBA All Star 1981; Italian League top scorer 1998), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2011)
  • 1957 Ewa Kasprzyk, Polish actress
  • 1957 Evangelos Venizelos, Greek lawyer, professor and politician
  • 1957 Vladimir Kiselyov, Russian athlete (Olympic gold, Soviet Union, shot put 1980), born in Myski, Russia (d. 2021)
  • 1958 Grandmaster Flash [Joseph Saddler], American rocker (Message), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958 Ren Woods, actress (Fanta-Roots), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1958 Dave Silk, American ice hockey right wing (Olympic gold 1980), born in Scituate, Massachusetts
  • 1959 Abdul Ahad Mohmand, Afghanistan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6)
  • 1959 Azali Assoumani, Comorian president (2016 - present), born in Mitsoudjé, Comoros
  • 1959 Andy Andrews, American tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1982 runner-up), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1959 Panagiotis Giannakis, Greek basketball guard and coach (EuroLeague champion 1996, Panathinaikos; FIBA European Selection 1980, 87, 90; Greek League Best Coach 2004, 06), born in Athens, Greece
  • 1960 Michael David Morrison, actor (Caleb Snyder-As the World Turns)
  • 1961 Fiona Phillips, British television presenter
  • 1961 Mark Wingett, British actor
  • 1962 Ravshanbek Aliyev, Kirgiz, cosmonaut
  • 1962 Ari Up, German musician (The Slits)
  • 1962 Pierce Holt, American NFL defensive lineman (Pro Bowl, All-Pro selection 1992; San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons), born in Marlin, Texas
  • 1963 Lina Kačiušytė, Lithuanian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1980; WR 1979 2:28.36), born in Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1964 DeDee Pfeiffer, actress (Cybill)
  • 1964 Juliana Donald, American actress
  • 1965 Andrew Valmon, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1988, 92; World C'ship gold 1993), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966 Rawley Valberde, Oceanside California, actor (Amado-Santa Barbara)
  • 1967 Andy Heck, American NFL tackle and coach (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears; coach University of Virginia), born in Fargo, North Dakota
  • 1967 Derrick Thomas, American Pro and College Football Hall of Fame linebacker / end (Pro Bowl 1989–97; First-team All-Pro 1990–92; KC Chiefs), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2000)
  • 1967 Juanma Bajo Ulloa, Spanish film director
  • 1967 John Digweed, English DJ
  • 1967 Tim Dog, American rapper
  • 1968 Davor Šuker, Croatian soccer striker (68 caps; Sevilla; President Croatian FF), born in Osijek, Croatia
  • 1968 Miki Higashino, Japanese composer
  • 1969 Morris Chestnut, actor (Boyz N the Hood)
  • 1969 Christi Paul, American news anchor
  • 1969 Verne Troyer, American actor (Mini-Me in Austin Powers movies), born in Sturgis, Michigan (d. 2018)
  • 1969 Nicolle Dickson, Australian actress
  • 1969 Paul Lawrie, Scottish golfer (British Open 1999; Ryder Cup 2012), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1970 Gabriel Jarret, American actor
  • 1971 Bobby Holik, Czech ice hockey center (Stanley Cup 1995, 2000; New Jersey Devils; NHL All-Star 1998-99), born in Jihlava, Czech Republic
  • 1971 Bridget Pettis, American basketball guard (WNBA champion 2007, 09 assistant coach, Phoenix Mercury), born in East Chicago, Indiana
  • 1971 Scott Riggs, American auto racer (NASCAR Busch Series Rookie of the Year 2002), born in Bahama, North Carolina
  • 1972 Barron Miles, American Canadian Football Hall of Fame defensive back and coach (Montreal Alouettes, BC Lions), born in Roselle, New Jersey
  • 1972 Lilian Thuram, French soccer defender (record 142 caps; Monaco; Parma; Juventus; Barcelona), born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  • 1972 DJ Shadow, American DJ and songwriter
  • 1972 Garrett K. Gomez, American jockey (US Champion Jockey by earnings 2006-09; Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey 2007-08), born in Tucson, Arizona (d. 2016)
  • 1973 Anwar Mansoor Mangrio, Sindhi poet & research scholar.
  • 1975 Becky Kellar-Duke, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Olympics gold 2002, 06, 10; World C'ship gold 1999, 2000, 01, 04), born in Hagersville, Ontario
  • 1975 Eiichiro Oda, Japanese Manga artist (One Piece - best selling Manga series and comic series ever), born in Kumamoto, Japan
  • 1975 Sonali Bendre, Indian model and actress
  • 1975 Fernando Tatís Sr., Dominican baseball third baseman (MLB record 8 RBI in one inning, 1999; St. Louis Cardinals), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • 1976 Caleb Wyatt, American motocross rider (Winter X Games Moto X Best Trick gold 2005; first to perform successful backflip), born in Medford, Oregon
  • 1976 Georgina Chapman, British fashion designer and actress (Project Runway: All-Stars), born in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom

Chai Jing

1976 Chai Jing, Chinese broadcaster, author and documentary maker (Under the Dome), born in Linfen, Shanxi Province

  • 1977 Hasan Salihamidžić, Bosnian soccer utility (42 caps; Bayern Munich, 234 games, sporting director), born in Jablanica, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 1978 Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda, Indian spiritualist
  • 1978 Nina Bott, German actress
  • 1978 Philip Mulryne, Northern Irish soccer midfielder (27 caps; Norwich City) and Dominican friar and priest, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1978 Tarik O'Regan, British composer
  • 1979 Koichi Domoto, Japanese J-Pop singer-songwriter (KinKi Kids - "Glass no Shōnen / Glass Boy"), born in Ashiya, Hyōgo, Japan
  • 1979 Brody Dalle, Australian singer (The Distillers)
  • 1980 Elin Nordegren, Swedish model
  • 1981 Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian auto racer (German Formula Renault C'ship 1999), born in Debrecen, Hungary
  • 1981 Jonas Armstrong, Irish-born British actor (Robin Hood), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1981 Eden Riegel, American actress (All My Children), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1982 David Nalbandian, Argentine tennis player (ATP Finals 2005; Wimbledon 2002 runner-up), born in Unquillo, Argentina
  • 1982 Egidio Arévalo, Uruguayan soccer midfielder (90 caps; Bella Vista), born in Paysandú, Uruguay
  • 1983 Park Sung-hyun, South Korean archer (Olympics gold individual/team 2004, team 2008; women's WR in a FITA Round 1,405 points), born in Gunsan, South Korea
  • 1983 Ali Bastian, English actress and model
  • 1983 Emi Kobayashi, Japanese model
  • 1984 Paolo Guerrero, Peruvian soccer striker (102 caps; Hamburger SV, Internacional), born in Lima, Peru
  • 1984 Alok Kapali, Bangladeshi cricket all-rounder (17 Tests; 69 ODIs), born in Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • 1985 Steven Davis, Northern Irish soccer midfielder (117 caps [2019]; Rangers, Southampton), born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
  • 1985 Jeff Carter, Canadian ice hockey center (Stanley Cup 2012, 14; NHL All-Star 2009, 17; Philadelphia Flyers, LA Kings), born in London, Ontario
  • 1985 Tiago Splitter, Brazilian basketball forward and coach (NBA C'ship 2014, San Antonio Spurs; All-EuroLeague Team selection 2008-10), born in Blumenau, Brazil
  • 1986 Vidya Balan, Indian actress
  • 1986 Pablo Cuevas, Uruguayan tennis player (French Open doubles 2008 [with Luis Horna]), born in Concordia, Argentina
  • 1987 Meryl Davis, American ice dancer (Olympic gold with Charlie White 2014; World C'ships gold 2011, 13), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • 1989 Jason Pierre-Paul, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 2011-12; Super Bowl 2011, New York Giants), born in Deerfield Beach, Florida
  • 1991 Peter Burling, New Zealand sailor (Olympic gold 49er class 2016; helmsman America's Cup 2017; ISAF World Sailor of the Year 2015, 17), born in Tauranga, New Zealand
  • 1992 Jack Wilshere, English soccer midfielder (34 caps; Arsenal, West Ham Utd), born in Stevenage, England
  • 1993 Sifan Hassan, Oromo-Dutch athlete (Olympic gold 5,000m/10,000m 2020; World C'ship gold 1500, 10,000m 2019), born in Adama, Ethiopia
  • 1994 He Kexin, Chinese gymnast (Olympic gold uneven bars, team 2008; World C'ship gold uneven bars 2009), born in Beijing, China
  • 1995 Poppy [Moriah Rose Pereira], American pop singer-songwriter ("I Disagree"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1996 Mary Gibbs, American child actress
  • 1998 Marlene Lawston, American child actress