On This Day

Birthdays in Film & TV on January 2

  • 1713 Marie Dumesnil, French actress (Iphigénie en Aulide), born in Paris, France (d. 1803)
  • 1886 Florence Lawrence, Canadian actress (Lady Helen's Escapade), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (d. 1938)
  • 1889 Walter Baldwin, American actor (The Best Years of Our Lives, The Long, Long Trailer), born in Lima, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1897 Jim Londos, Greek wrestler (d. 1975)
  • 1900 William Haines, American actor (Fast Life, Little Annie Rooney), born in Staunton, Virginia (d. 1973)
  • 1901 Rex O'Malley, British actor (Camille; Zara; Midnight, Thief), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1908 Ben Grauer, American newscaster (Big Story), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913 Anna Lee [Joan Boniface Winnifrith], British actress (General Hospital, How Green Was My Valley), born in Ightham, Kent, England (d. 2004)
  • 1922 Jason Evers, American actor (Wrangler, Channing), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Larry Harmon, American entertainer and TV producer (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Howard Caine, American actor (Brushfire), born in Nashville Tennessee (d. 1993)
  • 1938 John Considine, actor (Reginald Love-Another World)
  • 1943 Barış Manço, Turkish singer and television producer (d. 1999)
  • 1949 Christopher Durang, playwright/actor (Sister Mary), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1951 Nadia Cassini [Gianna Lou Muller], model (Oui), born in Woodstock, New York
  • 1952 Man-Tat Ng, Hong Kong actor (The Final Combat), born in Xiamen, China
  • 1952 Wendy Phillips, American actress (Executive Suite, Promised Land), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954 Cynthia Sikes, American actress (Flamingo Road, St Elsewhere), born in Coffeyville, Kansas
  • 1955 Tex Brashear, American voice actor
  • 1957 Joanna Pacula, Tomszowaubelski Poland, actress (Gorky Park, Kiss)

Person of interestGabrielle Carteris

1961 Gabrielle Carteris, American actress (Andrea in Beverly Hills 90210), born in Scottsdale, Arizona

  • 1961 Todd Haynes, American film director
  • 1961 Craig James, American NFL running back and sports commentator (Pro Bowl 1985; New England Patriots; ABC, ESPN), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • 1967 Tia Carrere [Althea Janairo], American actress (Wayne's World, True Lies), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1967 Jón Gnarr, Icelandic comedian
  • 1968 Cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)
  • 1968 Evan Parke, Jamaican actor

Person of interestChristy Turlington

1969 Christy Turlington, American model (Calvin Klein Eternity), born in San Francisco, California

Supermodel Christy Turlington
Christy Turlington

Person of interestTommy Morrison

1969 Tommy Morrison, American boxer (WBO heavyweight title 1993) and actor (Rocky V), born in Gravette, Arkansas (d. 2013)

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • 1970 Royce Clayton, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 1997; SF Giants, St Louis Cardinals) and actor (The Rookie, Moneyball), born in Burbank, California
  • 1971 Taye Diggs, American actor
  • 1973 Lucy Davis, British actress
  • 1973 Will Kirby, American actor
  • 1975 Dax Shepard, American actor
  • 1976 Mahée Paiement, Canadian actress
  • 1976 Paz Vega, Spanish actress
  • 1977 Brian Boucher, American NHL hockey goaltender, 1999-2013 (Philadelphia Flyers, Phoenix Coyotes, and 5 other teams; NHL modern record for longest shutout streak 332:01, 2003-04) and broadcaster, born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island
  • 1978 Devin Doherty, actor (Jimmy Clayton-Swan's Crossing)
  • 1978 Toyoguchi Megumi, Japanese seiyuu (voice actress)
  • 1978 Karina Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American ballroom dancer and TV personality (Dancing with the Stars), born in Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • 1979 Suranne Jones, British actress
  • 1983 Kate Bosworth, American actress (Superman Returns), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1987 Loui Batley, British actress