On This Day

Famous Birthdays on January 5

  • 1209 Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, born in Winchester Castle (d. 1272)
  • 1548 Francisco Suarez, Spanish theologian, born in Granada, Spain (d. 1617)
  • 1560 William Cobbold, composer
  • 1587 Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer, born in Jiangsu, China (d. 1641)
  • 1592 Shah Jahan, 5th Mughal Emperor of India (1628-58) who built the Taj Mahal for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, born in Lahore, Mughal Empire (d. 1666)
  • 1596 Henry Lawes, English composer, born in Dinton, United Kingdom (d. 1662)
  • 1614 Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (d. 1662)
  • 1661 Jacob Balthasar Schutz, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1700)
  • 1666 Guru Gobind Singh, Tenth Guru of Sikhism, founder and General of Khalsa Army, social reformist and poet, born in Patna Sahib (d. 1708)
  • 1667 Antonio Lotti, Italian Baroque composer, born in Venice, Italy (d. 1740)
  • 1679 Pietro Filippo Scarlotti, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1750)
  • 1688 Johann Georg Pisendel, German violinist and composer, born in Cadolzburg, Bavaria (d. 1755)
  • 1696 Giuseppe Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect & painter, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1757)
  • 1710 Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer
  • 1717 William Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman, born in Becket, Massachusetts (d. 1793)
  • 1729 Paulus Constantijn la Fargue, Dutch cartoonist & painter, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1782)
  • 1759 Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist & army leader, born in Le Pin-en-Mauges, France (d. 1793)
  • 1762 Constanze Mozart, wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born in Zell im Wiesental, Germany (d. 1842)
  • 1769 Jean Baptiste Say, French economist (Political Economics), born in Lyon, France (d. 1832)
  • 1773 Pieter Fontijn, Dutch painter & drawer, born in Dordrecht, Netherlands (d. 1839)
  • 1778 Fortunato Santini, Italian priest & composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1861)
  • 1779 Stephen Decatur, American naval hero (War of 1812), born in Sinepuxent, Maryland (d. 1820)
  • 1779 Zebulon Pike, American brigadier general and explorer (Pike's Peak), born in Lamington, New Jersey (d. 1813)
  • 1788 Kaspar Ett, German organist & composer, born in Eresing, Germany (d. 1847)
  • 1806 André Henri Constant van Hasselt, Belgian poet (La Belgium), born in Maastricht, Meuse-Inférieure (d. 1874)
  • 1810 Auguste Mermet, French opera composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1889)
  • 1811 Cyrus Hamlin, American educator/missionary (est Robert College, Turkey), born in Waterford, Maine (d. 1900)
  • 1813 Thomas Neville Waul, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Sumter County, South Carolina (d. 1903)
  • 1822 Joseph Brevard Kershaw, Major General (Confederate Army), born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 1894)
  • 1823 William Rockstro, English musicologist & composer, born in Cheam, Sutton (d. 1895)
  • 1828 August Valentine Kautz, German-American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Baden, Germany (d. 1895)
  • 1829 Sir Roger Tichborne, missing U.K. heir who was the subject of the longest criminal trial in British history (d. c.1854)
  • 1834 William John Wills, English explorer of Australia, member of the Burke and Wills expedition, born in Totnes, United Kingdom (d. 1861)
  • 1835 Friedrich Richard Faltin, Finnish composer, born in Gdańsk, Poland (d. 1918)
  • 1835 Hendrik van Rijgersma, Dutch naturalist & physician, born in Lemmer, Netherlands (d. 1877)
  • 1837 Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet & writer [or Apr 5], born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1909)
  • 1838 Camille Jordan, French mathematician, born in Lyon, France (d. 1922)
  • 1840 John Doby Kennedy, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 1896)
  • 1846 Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German idealist philosopher (Nobel 1908), born in Aurich, Germany (d. 1926)
  • 1848 Khristo Botev, Bulgarian poet & nationalist revolutionary, born in Kalofer, Bulgaria (d. 1876)
  • 1848 Same Steele, Canadian soldier, born in Purbrook, Canada West (d. 1919)
  • 1850 Theodoor Verstraete, Flemish painter & etcher, born in Ghent, Belgium

King C. Gillette

1855 King C. Gillette, American businessman and inventor of inexpensive and disposable safety razor blades, born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (d. 1932)

  • 1858 Gustaf af Geijerstam, Swedish author (Boken om Lillebror), born in Hed socken (d. 1909)
  • 1859 DeWitt Bristol Brace, inventor (spectrophotometer), born in Wilson, New York (d. 1905)
  • 1861 Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, Austrian violinist and composer (Kaleidoscope), born in Graz (d. 1928)
  • 1864 Bob Caruthers, American baseball player, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1911)
  • 1865 Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer, born in Bogotá, Colombia (d. 1920)
  • 1871 Frederick Converse, American composer (The Pipe of Desire), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1940)

Joseph Erlanger

1874 Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist (shock therapy-Nobel 1944), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1965)

Konrad Adenauer

1876 Konrad Adenauer, chancellor of Germany (BRD, 1949), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1967)

  • 1879 Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1946)
  • 1880 Nikolai Medtner, Russian pianist and composer (Skazi), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1951)
  • 1881 Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, Russian composer, born in Surazh, Russia (d. 1944)
  • 1882 Herbert Bayard Swope, U.S. journalist who coined the term "Cold War", born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1958)
  • 1885 Humbert Wolfe, Italian-born British poet, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1940)
  • 1888 George "Rube" Foster, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1915, 16; no-hitter 1916; Boston Red Sox), born in Lehigh, Oklahoma (d. 1976)
  • 1889 Albert van Dalsum, Dutch actor and director (Wilton's Zoo; Little Rascal), born in Nieuwer-Amstel, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1971)
  • 1890 Cora Witherspoon, American actress (Quality Street The Bank Dick), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1957)
  • 1892 Francesca Bertini, Italian actress (Odette, Assunta Spina), born in Florence, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1985)
  • 1892 Anne Morrison Chapin, American playwright, actress, (The Wild Westcotts), and screenwriter (The Sailor Takes A Wife), born in Shoals, Indiana (d. 1967)
  • 1893 Friedrich Blume, German musicologist (Das Rassenproblem in der Musik), born in Schlüchtern, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1893 Zoltán Böszörmény, Hungarian Nazi politician, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. unknown)
  • 1893 Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (Autobiography of a Yogi), born in Gorakhpur, India (d. 1952)
  • 1895 Jeannette Piccard, American high-altitude balloonist & Episcopal priest, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • 1895 Elizabeth Cotten, American folk and blues guitarist and songwriter ("Freight Train"), born in Carrboro, North Carolina (d. 1987)
  • 1896 Hendrik Algra, Dutch teacher, journalist, historian, and politician (ARP), born in Hurdegaryp, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1897 Jack Wagner, American actor (The Razor's Edge, Under Two Flags, Jive Junction), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • 1897 Theo Mackeben, German pianist & composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami), born in Starogard Gdański, Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1900 Paula Ludwig, Austrian-German poet, born in Vorarlberg, Austria (d. 1974)
  • 1900 Yves Tanguy, French surrealist painter, born in Paris, France (d. 1955)
  • 1901 Henri Honoré d'Estienne d'Orves, French officer/resistance fighter, born in Verrières-le-Buisson, France (d. 1941)
  • 1901 Mario Scelba, Italian politician (Prime Minister 1954-55), born in Caltagirone, Italy (d. 1991)
  • 1902 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English author (Cold Comfort Farm), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1989)
  • 1902 Pierre Palla, Dutch pianist & organist, born in Venlo, Netherlands (d. 1968)
  • 1903 Leighton Lucas, English composer & conductor, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1982)
  • 1903 Harold Gatty, Australian aviator, navigator with Wiley Post, born in Campbell Town, Australia (d. 1957)
  • 1904 Erica Morini, Austrian concert violinist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1995)
  • 1904 Jeane Dixon, American astrologer "A Gift of Prophecy", born in Medford, Wisconsin (d. 1997)
  • 1906 Kathleen Kenyon, 1st person to place date on remains of Jericho, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1978)
  • 1907 Anton Ingolic, Slavic author (After Splavih, After Prelomu), born in Spodnja Polskava, Slovenia (d. 1992)
  • 1907 Willi Soukop, sculptor and member of Royal Academy of Arts, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Volmari Iso-Hollo, Finnish athlete (Olympic gold 3,000m steeplechase 1936), born in Ylöjärvi, Finland (d. 1969)
  • 1908 George Dolenz [Jure Dolenc], Italian actor (Scared Stiff, Count of Monte Cristo), born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (d. 1963)
  • 1909 Simon Harcourt Nowell-Smith, bibliophile
  • 1909 Stephen Cole Kleene, American mathematician (Regular Expressions), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • 1910 Jack Lovelock, New Zealand athlete (Olympic gold 1,500m 1936), born in Crushington, New Zealand (d. 1949)
  • 1910 Hugh Brannum, American actor and singer (Captain Kangaroo - "Mr. Green Jeans"; The Fred Waring Show - "Lumpy"), born in Sandwich, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1910 Ed Widseth, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (University of Minnesota; Pro Bowl 1938; NY Giants), born in Gonvick, Minnesota (d. 1998)
  • 1911 Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (Lili, Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • 1912 Frank Pace Jr., US Secretary of Army (1950-53), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1988)
  • 1913 Jack Haig [John Cecil Coppin], English actor ('Allo, Allo!), born in London, England (d. 1989)

George Reeves

1914 George Reeves [Bessolo, né Brewer], American actor (Adventures of Superman; Gone With The Wind), born in Woolstock, Iowa (d. 1959)

  • 1914 Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1955)
  • 1915 Mabel Leigh, British potter (Shorter and Son), born in Coatesville, Indiana (d. 1971)
  • 1915 Uta Graf, German-American soprano and teacher, born in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; (d. 1995)
  • 1915 Arthur H. Robinson, Canadian-born cartographer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2004)
  • 1917 Reginald Smith Brindle, British composer, born in Cuerden, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • 1917 Wieland Wagner, German opera director, born in Bayreuth, Germany (d. 1966)

Jane Wyman

1917 Jane Wyman, American Academy Award-winning actress (Johnny Belinda; Magnificent Obsession) and 1st wife of Ronald Reagan, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2007)

  • 1917 Francis L. Kellogg, U.S. diplomat and prominent socialite, born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1919 Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist, born in Roccasecca, Italy (d. 1992)
  • 1920 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Italian pianist, born in Brescia, Italy (d. 1995)
  • 1920 Mohammad Aslam Khokhar, Pakistani cricketer (Pak bat scored 16 & 18 in only test), born in Lahore, Pakistan (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, born in Berg Castle, Luxembourg
  • 1921 Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss playwright and novelist (The Physicists, The Visit), born in Konolfingen, Switzerland (d. 1990)
  • 1922 Admiral Sir Anthony Synnot, Chief of the Australian Defence Force, born in Corowa, Australia (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Robert L. Bernstein, American publisher (Random House), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 Sam Phillips, American record producer and founder of Sun Records (launched Elvis Presley's career), born in Florence, Alabama (d. 2003)
  • 1923 (Patrick) "Buddy" Attaway, American country and Cajun fiddler, and songwriter ("I'm Sitting On Top Of The World"), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1968)
  • 1924 Dr Gilbert Bogle, Australian scientist who died in the Bogle-Chandler case (1963)
  • 1925 Wolf Morris, English actor (Decoy), born in Portsmouth, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • 1926 Claude (Buddy) Young, American NFL running back (Yankees, Texans, Colts), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1983)
  • 1926 Robert Earle, American TV host (GE College Bowl), born in Baldwin, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1926 Hosea Williams, American activist, born in Attapulgus, Georgia (d. 2000)
  • 1926 William De Witt Snodgrass, American poet under the pseudonym S. S. Gardons, born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • 1926 Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam, Singaporean opposition leader and former Secretary-General of Singapore's Worker's Party, born in Jaffna, British Ceylon (d. 2008)
  • 1928 Imtiaz Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistan wicket-keeper in 41 Tests 1952-62), born in Lahore, Pakistan (d. 2016)

Walter Mondale

1928 Walter Mondale, American politician (US Senator from Minnesota (D), 1964-76 ; 42nd Vice President, 1977-81), born in Ceylon, Minnesota (d. 2021)

  • 1928 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, 4th President and 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan, born in Ratodero Taluka, Pakistan (d. 1979)
  • 1928 Qian Qichen, Chinese diplomat and vice premier, born in Tianjin (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer ("Kansas City"; "Let's Work Together"), born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 1994)
  • 1930 Edward Galven Givens Jr., Major USAF/astronaut, born in Quanah, Texas (d. 1967)
  • 1930 Frederick Charles Tillis, American composer, born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1930 Richard Hayes, American actor & singer (Name That Tune), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • 1931 Alfred Brendel, Austrian pianist, born in Loučná nad Desnou, Czech Republic
  • 1931 Alvin Ailey, African-American dancer and choreographer (American Dance Theater), born in Rogers, Texas (d. 1989)

Robert Duvall

1931 Robert Duvall, American award-winning actor and filmmaker (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, MASH, Great Santini, Taxi Driver), born in San Diego, California

  • 1931 Walt Davis, American athlete (Olympic gold high jump 1952) and basketball center (NBA C'ship 1956, 58; Philadelphia Warriors, St. Louis Hawks), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2020)
  • 1931 Joan Coxsedge, Australian politician, born in Ballarat, Australia

Chuck Noll

1932 Chuck Noll, American NFL coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)

  • 1932 Umberto Eco, Italian philosopher & author (Name of the Rose), born in Alessandria, Piedmont (d. 2016)
  • 1934 William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver, born in Bolivia (d. 1971)
  • 1934 Phil Ramone [Rabinowitz], American 14-time Grammy Award-winning music producer (Burt Bacharach; Paul Simon; Billy Joel; Tony Bennett), and studio owner (co-founded A&R Recording), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Eddy Pieters Graafland OON, Dutch soccer goalkeeper (47 caps; Ajax; European Cup 1970, Feyenoord), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2020)
  • 1935 Nancy L. Johnson, American politician (Rep-R-CT, 1983- ), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936 Florence King, American humorist, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2016)
  • 1936 Terry Lineen, New Zealand rugby union centre (12 caps; Auckland), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2020)
  • 1938 Jim Otto, NFL center (Oakland Raiders), born in Wausau, Wisconsin

Juan Carlos I

1938 Juan Carlos I [Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias], King of Spain (1975-2014), born in Rome, Italy

  • 1938 Leo Avery, Abbot of Quarr Abbey, born in Wakefield, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • 1938 Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer star, born in Koog aan de Zaan, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • 1938 Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Kenyan writer, born in Kamirithu
  • 1939 Bridget Parker, British equestrian 3 day event (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1939 Peter Struycken, Dutch artist, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1940 Michael O'Donoghue, American writer and performer (Saturday Night Live, Scrooged), born in Sauquoit, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1940 Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician, born in Novosibirsk, Russia
  • 1940 Athol Guy, Australian singer (The Seekers), born in Colac, Australia
  • 1940 Michael Rose, British army officer, born in British India
  • 1941 Bob Cunis, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (20 Tests, 51 wickets, BB 6/76; Auckland, Northern Districts CA), born in Whangarei, New Zealand (d. 2008)
  • 1941 Grady Thomas, American rock vocalist (Parliaments, Funkadelic, Maggot Brain), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1941 Mansur Ali Khan, Indian cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, Indian batsman & capt), born in Bhopal, India (d. 2011)

Hayao Miyazaki

1941 Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese filmmaker (Spirited Away), born in Tokyo, Japan

  • 1942 Dany Sava [Danielle Savalle], French actress (Moon Pilot), born in Paris, France
  • 1942 Charlie Rose, American TV host (CBS This Morning), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • 1942 Cliff Potts, American television & film actor (Ted-Lou Grant), born in Glendale, California
  • 1942 Maurizio Pollini, Italian classical pianist, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1942 Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader, born in Dartford, United Kingdom
  • 1942 Terenci Moix, Spanish writer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2003)
  • 1943 Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, Portuguese footballer (top goalscorer-1966 World Cup), born in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique (d. 2014)
  • 1944 Felix Arons, Dutch director & actor (Waaldrecht), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1945 Sam Wyche, American NFL coach (Cincinnati Bengals 1984-91; Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1992-95; introduced no-huddle offence), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2020)
  • 1945 Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-British film director, born in Ottawa, Canada

Diane Keaton

1946 Diane Keaton, American actress (Annie Hall, Little Drummer Girl), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1947 Mike DeWine, American politician, senator-R-Ohio (1995-2007), Governor of Ohio (2019-), born in Springfield, Ohio
  • 1947 Ted Lange, American actor (Isaac-Love Boat, Mr T & Tina), born in Oakland, California
  • 1947 Mercury Morris, American football player, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 Parthasarathy Sharma, Indian cricket batsman (5 Tests, 1 x 50), born in Alwar, India (d. 2010)
  • 1948 Thom Mooney, American rocker (Nazz), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • 1949 George Brown, American rock drummer (Kool & the Gang - "Celebration"), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1950 Chris Stein, American rock guitarist and co-founder of Blondie ("Heart of Glass"; "Call Me"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1950 Ioan Petru Culianu, Romanian historian, born in Iași, Romania (d. 1991)
  • 1950 John Manley, Canadian politician, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • 1950 Charlie Richmond, Canadian entrepreneur, born in Pomona, California
  • 1951 Steve Arnold, English footballer, born in Willesden, London
  • 1953 Pamela Sue Martin, American actress (Nancy Drew: Dynasty - "Fallon"), born in Westport, Connecticut
  • 1953 Steve Archer, American singer (The Archers), born in Mojave, California
  • 1953 Mike Rann, Australian politician, born in Sidcup, United Kingdom
  • 1953 George Tenet, American CIA director, born in NYC, New York
  • 1954 Bryan Hitt, American rock drummer (REO Speedwagon - "Keep on Loving You"), born in Center, Texas
  • 1955 Mamata Banerjee, Indian politician (Chief Minister of West Bengal 2011-), born in Calcutta, India
  • 1956 Chen Kenichi [Ken'ichi Azuma], Japanese celebrity chef, "The Szechuan Sage" (Iron Chef Chinese), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1957 Vincent Calloway, American trumpet player (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1957 Kevin Hastings, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Surry Hills, Australia
  • 1958 Ezra Moseley, Barbadian cricket fast bowler (2 Tests; 9 ODIs, West Indies; Barbados; Glamorgan), born in Waldrons Village, Christ Church, Barbados (d. 2021)
  • 1959 Clancy Brown, American film, television, and voice actor (Carnivàle, Billions), born in Urbana, Ohio
  • 1960 Steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series)
  • 1960 Glenn Strömberg, Swedish footballer, born in Lundby, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1961 Iris DeMent, American country singer ("Our Town"), born in Paragould, Arizona
  • 1962 Suzy Amis, American actress (Blame it on Rio, Where the Heart is), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1962 Brendon Kuruppu, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman, 201* debut v NZ 1987), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1962 Danny Jackson, American baseball pitcher (Royals/Phillies/Cardinals), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1963 Jeff Fassero, American baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1963 Rick Ambrose, Dutch singer (Jewel - "Mystery Of Fate,"), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1964 Ted Harris Poley, American rocker (Danger Danger - "Screw It"), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1965 Rick Tuten, American NFL punter (Seattle Seahawks), born in Perry, Florida
  • 1965 Vinnie Jones, English-born Welsh footballer and actor, born in Watford, United Kingdom
  • 1965 Patrik Sjöberg, Swedish high jumper (WR 2.42m 1987; World C'ship gold 1987; Olympic silver 1984, 92; bronze 1988), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1966 Kate Schellenbach, American musician (Luscious Jackson), born in NYC, New York