Famous Birthdays on 5th January

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1209 - Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1272)
1548 - Francisco Suarez, Spanish theologian (d. 1617)
1560 - William Cobbold, composer
1587 - Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer (d. 1641)
1592 - Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor of India (1628-58), built Taj Mahal
1596 - Henry Lawes, English composer
1614 - Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (d. 1662)
1661 - Jacob Balthasar Schutz, composer
1667 - Antonio Lotti, Italian composer (b. 1740)
1679 - Pietro Filippo Scarlotti, composer
1696 - Giuseppe Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/painter (d. 1757)
1710 - Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer
1717 - William Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman (d. 1793)
1729 - Paul C la Fargue, cartoonist/painter
1759 - Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist/army leader
1762 - Constanze Mozart, wife of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (d. 1842)
1769 - Jean Baptiste Say, French economist (Political Economics)
1773 - Pieter Fontijn, Dutch painter/drawer
1778 - Fortunato Santini, composer
1779 - Stephen Decatur, US, naval hero (War of 1812)
1779 - Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer (Pike's Peak)
1787 - John Burke, Irish genealogist (Burke's Peerage)
1788 - Kaspar Ett, German organist/composer
1806 - Andre H C van Hasselt, Belgian poet (La Belgium)
1810 - Auguste Mermet, composer
1811 - Cyrus Hamlin, educator/missionary (est Robert College, Turkey)
1813 - Thomas Neville Waul, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1903
1822 - Joseph Brevard Kershaw, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1894
1823 - William Rockstro, composer
1828 - August Valentine Kautz, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 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 (d. 1861)
1835 - Friedrich Richard Faltin, composer
1835 - Hendrik E van Rijgersma, Dutch gouvernement doctor on Saint Maarten
1837 - A Ch Swinburne, writer [or Apr 5]
1838 - Camille Jordan, French mathematician (d. 1922)
1840 - John Doby Kennedy, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
1846 - Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Germany, Idealist philosopher (Nobel 1908)
1848 - Khristo Botev, hero of Bulgarian revolt against Turkey, poet
1850 - Theodoor Verstraete, Flemish painter/etcher
1855 - King Camp Gillette, inventor (safety razor)
1858 - Gustaf af Geijerstam, Swedish author (Boken om Lillebror)
1859 - DeWitt B Brace, inventor (spectrophotometer)
1864 - Bob Caruthers, American baseball player (d. 1911)
1865 - Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer (d. 1920)
1871 - Frederick Shepherd Converse, Newton Mass, composer
Physiologist Joseph ErlangerPhysiologist Joseph Erlanger (1874) 1874 - Joseph Erlanger, San Francisco, California, American physiologist (shock therapy-Nobel 1944)
1876 - Konrad Adenauer, Cologne Germany, chancellor of Germany (BRD, 1949)
1879 - Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician (d. 1946)
1880 - Nicolai Karlovich Medtner, composer
1881 - Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer
1882 - Herbert Bayard Swope, U.S. journalist who coined the term "Cold War" (d. 1958)
1885 - Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (d. 1940)
1889 - Albert van Dalsum, Dutch actor/director (Little Rascal) [or 1899]
1890 - Cora Witherspoon, New Orleans LA, actress (Bank Dick), dies
German Chancellor Konrad AdenauerGerman Chancellor Konrad Adenauer (1876) 1891 - Johan Boskamp, Dutch actor/singer (Potasch & Perlemoer) [or 1893]
1892 - Francesca Bertini, Florence Italy, actress (Odette, Assunta Spina)
1893 - Friedrich Blume, German musicologist (Das Rassenproblem in der Musik)
1893 - Zoltán Böszörmény, Hungarian Nazi politician (d. unknown)
1893 - Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (d. 1952)
1895 - Jeannette Piccard, balloonist/Episcopal priest
1895 - Elizabeth Cotten, American musician (d. 1987)
1896 - Hendrik Algra, Dutch MP (ARP)
1897 - Jack Wagner, OH, actor (Jive Junction)
1897 - Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami)
1900 - Dennis Gabor, Hung/Brit physicist (holography-Nobel 1971) [or Jun 5]
1900 - Paula Ludwig, writer
1900 - Yves Tanguy, French/US sailor/surrealistic painter
1901 - H L Honore comte d'Estienne d'Orves, French officer/resistance fighter
1901 - Mario Scelba, premier Italy (1954-55)
1902 - Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English author (Cold Comfort Farm)
1902 - Pierre Palla, Dutch pianist/organist
1903 - Leighton Lucas, composer
1903 - Harold Gatty, Australian aviator, navigator with Wiley Post (d. 1957)
1904 - Erica Morini, Vienna Austria, concert violinist (d. 1995)
1904 - Jeane Dixon, American astrologer "A Gift of Prophecy" (d. 1997)
1906 - Kathleen Kenyon, 1st person to place date on remains of Jericho
1907 - Anton Ingolic, Slavic author (After Splavih, After Prelomu)
1907 - Willi Soukop, sculptor and member of Royal Academy of Arts
1908 - George Dolenz, Trieste Italy, actor (Count of Monte Cristo)
1909 - Simon Harcourt Nowell-Smith, bibliophile
1909 - Stephen Cole Kleene, mathematician (Regular Expressions)
1910 - Hugh Brannum, American actor (d. 1987)
1911 - Jean-Pierre Aumont, Paris France, actor (Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker) (d. 2001)
1912 - Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53)
Actor George ReevesActor George Reeves (1914) 1914 - George Reeves, [George Lescher Bessolo], Ashland Ky, actor (Superman, Gone With the Wind)
1914 - Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter (d. 1955)
1915 - Mabel Leigh, potter
1915 - Uta Graf, singer/teacher
1915 - Arthur H. Robinson, Canadian-born cartographer (d. 2004)
1917 - Reginald Smith Brindle, composer
1917 - Wieland Wagner, German opera director
1917 - Jane Wyman, St. Joseph, Missouri, American actress (Magnificent Obsession) and 1st wife of Ronald Reagan (d. 2007)
1917 - Francis L. Kellogg, U.S. diplomat and prominent socialite (d. 2006)
1919 - Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist (d. 1992)
1920 - Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist
1920 - Mohammad Aslam Khokhar, cricket (Pak bat scored 16 & 18 in only test)
1921 - Jean BMRLAAM d'Aviano, grand duke of Luxembourg (1964- )
1921 - Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Konolfingen, Bern, Swiss playwright and novelist (The Physicists, The Visit)
1922 - Admiral Sir Anthony Synnot, Chief of the Australian Defence Force (d. 2001)
1923 - Robert L Bernstein, NYC, publisher (Random House)
1923 - Sam [Samuel] Phillips, Florence Alabama, record producer and founder of Sun Records (launched Elvis Presley's career)
1924 - Dr Gilbert Bogle, Australian scientist who died in the Bogle-Chandler case (1963)
1925 - Wolf Morris, actor (Decoy)
1926 - Claude (Buddy) Young, NFL running back (Yankees, Texans, Colts)
1926 - Robert Earle, Baldwin NY, TV host (GE College Bowl)
1926 - Hosea Williams, American activist (d. 2000)
1926 - William De Witt Snodgrass, American poet
1928 - Imtiaz Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistan wicket-keeper in 41 Tests 1952-62)
1928 - Walter Fritz Mondale, (Sen-D-Minn)/42nd VP (1977-81)
1928 - Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, 4th President and 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan
1929 - Wilbert Harrison, singer
1930 - Edward Galven Givens Jr, Quanah Texas, Major USAF/astronaut
1930 - Frederick Charles Tillis, composer
1930 - Richard Hayes, Passaic NJ, singer/emcee (Name That Tune)
1931 - Alfred Brendel, Wiesenberg Moravia, Austrian pianist
1931 - Alvin Ailey, choreographer (American Dance Theater)
1931 - Robert Duvall, San Diego California, actor (Great Santini, Taxi Driver)
1931 - Walter Davis, US, running high jumper (Olympic-gold-1952)
1931 - Joan Coxsedge, Australian politician
1932 - Chuck Noll, Cleveland, NFL coach (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1932 - Umberto Eco, Italian author (Name of the Rose)
1934 - William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (d. 1971)
1935 - Nancy L Johnson, (Rep-R-CT, 1983- )
1936 - Florence King, American humorist
1938 - Edwin Elliason, Washington, US archer (Olympic-92)
1938 - Jim Otto, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
1938 - Juan Carlos I, king of Spain (1975- )
1938 - Leo Avery, abbot of Quarr
1938 - Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer star
1938 - Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Kenyan writer
1939 - Bridget Parker, England, equestrian 3 day event (Olympic-gold-1972)
1939 - Peter Struycken, statues/computer expert/teacher
1940 - Dany Saval, Oakland California, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot)
1940 - Michael O'Donoghue, Sauquoit, New York, American writer and performer (Saturday Night Live, Scrooged)
1940 - Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician
1940 - Athol Guy, Australian singer, member of The Seekers
1940 - General Sir Michael Rose, UK military officer, prominent in Bosnia
1941 - Bob Cunis, cricketer (New Zealand pace bowler of the late 60's)
1941 - Grady Thomas, US rock vocalist (Parliaments, Funkadelic, Maggot Brain)
1941 - Mansur Ali Khan, cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, Indian batsman & capt)
1941 - Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese film maker
1942 - Charlie Rose, Henderson NC, newscaster (CBS Night Watch)
1942 - Cliff Potts, Glendale California, actor (Ted-Lou Grant)
1942 - Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist
1942 - Jan Leeming, English television presenter and newsreader
1942 - Terenci Moix, Spanish writer (d. 2003)
1943 - Eusebio de Silva Ferreira, Mozamb/Port soccer star (Europa Cup 1 1962)
1943 - Ferreira da Silva Eusebio, Brazilan intl soccer player
1944 - Felix Arons, Dutch director/actor (Waaldrecht)
1944 - Tommie Smith, US, 200m dash (Olympic-gold-1968) [or Jun 5]
1945 - Sam Wyche, NFL coach (Cincinnati Bengals)
1945 - Chuck McKinley, U.S. tennis player (d. 1986)
1945 - Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-born film director
Actress Diane KeatonActress Diane Keaton (1946) 1946 - Diane Keaton, [Hall], LA, actress (Annie Hall, Little Drummer Girl)
1947 - Michael DeWine, (Rep-R-Oh, 1983- )
1947 - Ted Lange, Oakland California, actor (Isaac-Love Boat, Mr T & Tina)
1947 - Mercury Morris, American football player
1948 - Parthasarathy Sharma, cricketer (Indian batsman of the mid-70's)
1948 - Thom Mooney, rocker
1949 - George Brown, rock drummer (Kool & the Gang-Celebration)
1950 - Chris Stein, rock guitarist and co-founder of Blondie (Heart of Glass, Call Me) born in Brooklyn, New York
1950 - Ioan Petru Culianu, Romanian-born professor (d. 1991)
1950 - John Manley, Canadian politician
1950 - Charlie Richmond, Canadian entrepreneur
1951 - Steve Arnold, English footballer
1953 - Pamela Sue Martin, Westport Ct, actress (Nancy Drew, Fallon-Dynasty)
1953 - Steve Archer, American singer (The Archers)
1953 - Mike Rann, Australian politician
1953 - George Tenet, American CIA director
1954 - Bryan Hitt, rocker (REO Speedwagon-Keep on Loving You)
1956 - Chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef
1957 - Vincent Calloway, Kentucky, trumpet player (Midnight Star-No Parking)
1957 - Kevin Hastings, Australian rugby league footballer
1958 - Suzy Amis, Oklahoma City, actress (Blame it on Rio, Where the Heart is)
1960 - Steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series)
1960 - Glenn Strömberg, Swedish footballer
1961 - Curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
1962 - Brendon Kuruppu, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman, 201* debut v NZ 1987)
1962 - Danny Jackson, US baseball pitcher (Royals/Phillies/Cardinals)
1962 - Donald John Cowie, Auckland NZ, yachting Star class (Olympics-96)
1962 - Joel Wyner, actor/director (Lyle Springer-Sirens, Listen, Club)
1962 - Suzy Amis, American actress
1962 - Perry Fenwick, English actor
1963 - Jeff Fassero, Springfield IL, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
1963 - Rick Ambrose, singer (Jewel)
1964 - John Erickson, Woodland Hills California, golfer (1991 Windsor Charity)
1964 - Ted Harris Poley, Englewood NJ, rocker (Danger Danger-Screw It)
1964 - Tracy Ham, CFL quarterback (Montreal Alouettes)
1965 - Rick Tuten, NFL punter (Seattle Seahawks)
1965 - Vinnie Jones, English-born Welsh footballer and actor
1966 - Kate Schellenbach, musician (Luscious Jackson)
1966 - Renaldo Turnbull, NFL defensive end (NO Saints, Carolina Panthers)
1967 - Chris Nabholz, US baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
1967 - J B Brown, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers)
1967 - Ray Crockett, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
1967 - Ricky Paull Goldin, SF, actor (Doug-Hail to the Chief, Another World)
1967 - Joe Flanigan, American actor
1968 - Carl Evans, Actor (Guilding Light)
1968 - Felton Spencer, NBA center (Utah Jazz)

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