Famous Birthdays on 1st January

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 351

766 - Ali al-Rida, Shia Imam (d. 818)
1431 - Alexander VI [Rodrigo Borgia], Spanish/Italian pope (1492-1503)
1449 - Lorenzo de 'Medici (The Magnificent), Florentine statesman (d. 1492)
1467 - Sigismund I, the old, king of Poland
1484 - Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss Protestant leader (d. 1531)
1504 - Caspar Cruciger, German church reformer
1511 - Henry, Duke of Cornwall (d. 1511)
1516 - Margaret Leijonhufvud, Queen of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1551)
1520 - Franciscus Balduinus, [Francois Baudouin], lawyer
1557 - István Bocskay, Prince of Transylvania (d. 1606)
1600 - Friedrich Spanheim, Dutch theologian (d. 1649)
1614 - John Wilkins, English Bishop of Chester (d. 1672)
1618 - Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Spain, Baroque artist [baptized]
1622 - Isaac Sweers, Dutch Admiral/general/Civil rights activist
1628 - Christoph Bernhard, German composer
1638 - Antoinette du Ligier de la Guard Deshoulieres, French poet/playwright
1638 - Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (d. 1685)
1648 - Elkanah Settle, English writer (d. 1724)
1652 - Johann Krieger, composer
1655 - Christian Thomasius, German jurist (d. 1728)
1684 - Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar (d. 1748)
1697 - Johann Pfeiffer, composer
1704 - Soame Jenyns, English writer (d. 1787)
1709 - Johann H H Butz, German/Dutch organ builder
1711 - Franz Freiherr von der Trenck, Austrian soldier (d. 1749)
1714 - Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lutheran pastor, Lithuanian poet (The Seas)
1723 - Christian Friedrich Gregor, composer
1729 - Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [NS=Jan 12]
1734 - John F E Acton, cruel premier of Naples
American Patriot Paul RevereAmerican Patriot Paul Revere (1735) 1735 - Paul Revere, silversmith/US patriot (British are coming)
1745 - "Mad" Anthony Wayne, general
1748 - Giovanni Furno, composer
1750 - Frederick Muhlenberg, American statesman (d. 1801)
1752 - Betsy Ross [Elizabeth Griscom], seamstress widely credited with making the first American flag
1764 - John Kinker, Dutch linguist/philosopher/poet (Minderjarige Zangster)
1767 - Maria Edgeworth, Anglo-Irish novelist (d. 1849)
1774 - André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (d. 1860)
1777 - Micah Hawkins, composer
1779 - William Clowes, English printer (d. 1847)
Seamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag Betsy RossSeamstress Credited with Creating the First American Flag Betsy Ross (1752) 1784 - William Beale, composer
1800 - Sydney Nelson, composer
1800 - Vaclav Horak, composer
1809 - John Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet (Silver Fleet)
1814 - Hong Xiuquan, Chinese rebel (d. 1864)
1815 - Charles Renouvier, French philosopher (neocriticism)
1819 - Arthur Hugh Clough, poet, friend of Matthew Arnold
1819 - George Foster Shepley, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1878
1823 - Sándor Petőfi, Hungarian poet and revolutionary (d. 1849)
1827 - William Lewis "Old Tige" Cabell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1831 - William Joseph Westbrook, composer
1833 - Robert Lawson, New Zealand architect (d. 1902)
1834 - Ludovic Halévy, French playwright (d. 1908)
1838 - William Hugh Young, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1901
1843 - Nikolay Nikolayevich Lodizhensky, composer
1846 - Nikola Pasic, Serbian nationalist/premier (1891..1926)
1848 - John Goff, Irish lawyer (d. 1924)
1852 - Eugène-Anatole Demarçay, French chemist (d. 1904)
1853 - Hans Koessler, composer
1854 - James Frazer, Britain, anthropologist/author (The Golden Bough)
1862 - Snitz Edwards, Hungary, actor (College, Phantom of the Opera)
1863 - Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back)
1863 - Pierre de Coubertin, France, baron (revived Olympic games)
1864 - Alfred Stieglitz, US photographer/art dealer (Camera Work)
1865 - Giuseppe Ferrata, composer
1867 - Charles Edward Montague, English author/critic (Fiery Particles)
1867 - Lew Fields, comedian (of Weber & Fields)
1868 - Snitz Edwards, American actor (d. 1937)
1873 - Mariano Azuela, Mexico, novelist (The Flies, The Bosses)
1874 - Hugo Leichtentritt, composer
1874 - Gustave Whitehead, German inventor (d. 1927)
1874 - Frank Knox, American Secretary of the Navy (d. 1944)
1875 - Charles Rist, French economist
1875 - N F Druce, cricketer (5 Tests for England v Australia 1897-98)
1876 - Johan C Altorf, sculptor (October 3rd monument)
1876 - Harriet Brooks, Canadian physicist (d. 1933)
1878 - Edwin Franko Goldman, composer
1878 - Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist and engineer (d. 1929)
1879 - Edward M Forster, England, novelist (Howards End, Passage to India)
1879 - Emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory)
1879 - Ernest Jones, British psychoanalyst (Life & Work of Sigmund Freud)
1879 - William Fox, US film pioneer (Nickelodeon)
1880 - Edie Martin, London England, actress (Titfield Thunderbolt)
1880 - Shalom Asch, Poland, yiddish writer (Motke Ganev)
1881 - Carry van Bridges, [de Haan], Dutch author (Heleen, Eva)
1881 - Vajiravudh, King of Thailand (d. 1925)
1882 - W C Wendelaar, mayor of Alkmaar (1919-34)/Dutch MP (VVD)
1883 - Federigo Tozzi, Italian writer/journalist (La Torre, Tre Croci)
1883 - [Hei]ko E Arnoldi, Dutch actor (3 Drops of Water)/theater director
1885 - Roland Diggle, composer
1887 - Wilhelm Canaris, German admiral/head German military intelligence
1888 - John Garand, American inventor (d. 1974)
1889 - Alexander Smallens, St Petersburg, Russia, conductor
1889 - Charles Bickford, Cambridge Massachusetts, actor (John-The Virginian)
1889 - Tadeusz Jarecki, composer
1889 - Tom Dugan, Dublin Ireland, actor (Circus Clown, Drag, Skyway)
1890 - Florence Lawrence, Hamilton Ont, silent screen actress (Confidence)
1890 - Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (d. 1966)
1891 - Frank Pettingell, Liverpool England, actor (Gaslight, Goose Steps Out)
1892 - Artur Rodzinski, Spalato, Dalmatia, Poland, conductor/composer
5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas (1892) 1892 - Manuel Roxas y Acuna, 1st president Philippines
1892 - Miklos Radnai, composer
1894 - Shitsu Nakano, Japanese supercentenarian (d. 2007)
1894 - Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian mathematician (d. 1974)
1895 - J. Edgar Hoover, Washington, D.C., first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1924-72)
1895 - Nathaniel Shilkret, NYC, conductor
1896 - Maurice Jacobson, composer
1896 - Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japans actor/director (Jujiro, Jigoku-mon)
1896 - Yitzhak Edel, composer
1897 - Walter Greaza, St Paul Minn, actor (Martin Kane Private Eye)
1898 - George van Derton, Belgian racer (won 500 race)
First Director of the FBI J. Edgar HooverFirst Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover (1895) 1898 - Viktor Ullmann, opera composer (Der Kaiser von Atlantis)
1899 - Juozas Tallat-Kelpsa, composer
1899 - Lev V Kuleshov, Russian director/theorist (Po Zakonu)
1899 - Raymond Loucheur, composer
1900 - Hubert van Doorne, Dutch auto manufacturer (DAF)
1900 - William Haines, Staunton VA, actor (Fast Life, Little Annie Rooney)
1900 - Xavier Cugat, Barcelona Spain, bandleader (married Abbe Lane, Charo)
1900 - Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat (d. 1986)
1901 - Christine WI Wittewaall van Stoetwegen, Dutch MP (CDD)
1902 - Buster Nupen, cricketer (1-eyed South African quick, great on matting)
1902 - Dimiter Nenov, composer
1904 - Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (d. 1982)
1904 - Ethan Allen, American baseball player (d. 1993)
1905 - Charles Melvin Price, East St. Louis, Illinois, a longtime member of the US House of Representatives
1905 - Stanisław Mazur, Lemberg, Western Ukraine, Polish mathematician (d. 1981)
1905 - Kamatari Fujiwara, Tokyo, Japan, actor (d. 1985)
1906 - Frank Stack, Canada, speed skater (Olympic-bronze-1932)
1906 - Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (d. 1974)
1907 - Erich Schmid, composer
1908 - Kinue Hitoma, Japan, 800m runner (Oly-silver-1928)
1909 - Barry Goldwater, (Sen-R-Az, 1953-65, 69- )/Pres candidate (R) 1964)
1909 - D D Hindlekar, cricketer (Indian batsman & wicket-keeper 1936-46)
1909 - Dana Andrews, Collins Miss, actor (Battle of the Bulge, Laura)
1909 - Stepan Bandera, Ukrainian nationalist leader (d. 1959)
1910 - Russ Bender, actor/writer (Amazing Colossal Man, Space Monster)
1911 - Endre Szervanszky, composer [or Dec 27]
Baseball Player Hank GreenbergBaseball Player Hank Greenberg (1911) 1911 - Hank Greenberg, Hall-of-Fame 1st baseman (Detroit Tiger)
1912 - Kim Philby, British spy/Soviet mole
1912 - Victor Reuther, Wheeling WV, labor leader
1912 - Boris Vladimirovich Gnedenko, Russian mathematician (d. 1995)
1913 - Eliot Janeway, financial writer (Economics of Chaos)
1914 - Noor Inayat Khan, Indian princess and SOE agent (d. 1944)
1915 - Francois Bondy, writer
1915 - Lewis Bingham Keeble, town planner
1916 - Earl Wrightson, Balt Md, singer (Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue)
1917 - Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981)
1917 - Albert Mol, Dutch actor (d. 2004)
1918 - Willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer, (WR 100m, 1:04.06)
1918 - Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)
1919 - Bernard Drukker, Dutch organist/pianist/orchestra leader (Devil's Wheel)
1919 - Carole Landis, Fairchild WI, actress (One Million BC, Topper Returns)
Novelist J. D. SalingerNovelist J. D. Salinger (1919) 1919 - J[erome] D[avid] Salinger, NYC, novelist (Catcher in the Rye)
1919 - Rocky Graziano, New York City, US boxer (Middleweight champ) and entertainer (Pantomime Quiz, Miami Undercover)
1920 - Elisabeth Andersen, [Anna de Bruyn], Dutch actress (Yerma, Titania)
1920 - Roger Peacock, writer
1920 - Virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
1921 - Alain Mimoun O'Kacha, Algerian/French cross country (Oly-gold-1956), (d. 2013)
1921 - Ismail al-Faruqi, Palestinian philosopher (d. 1986)
1922 - Ernest F Hollings, (Sen-D-SC, 1966- )
1923 - Chalmers Goodlin, US test pilot (XS-1)
1923 - Milton Jackson, US, vibraphonist (Milt of Bags)
1923 - Daniel Gorenstein, American mathematician (d. 1992)
1924 - Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet
1925 - George Conner, NFL tackle, linebacker (Chicago Bears)
1925 - Valentina Cortesa, Milan Italy, actress (Kidnap Syndicate)
1925 - Matthew "Stymie" Beard, American actor (d. 1981)
1925 - Raymond Pellegrin, French actor
1926 - Claire Polin [Schaff], composer flautist/musicologist
1926 - Richard Verreau, French-Canadian tenor (d. 2005)
1927 - Barbara Baxley, Stockton CA, actress (Norma Rae, Countdown)
1927 - Juliusz Luciuk, composer
1927 - Yuri Grigorovich, Leningrad, choreographer
1927 - Doak Walker, American football star (d. 1998)
1927 - Calum MacKay, Canadian hockey player (d. 2001)
1927 - Maurice Béjart, French choreographer (d. 2007)
1927 - Pat Heywood, Scottish actress
Economist Vernon L. SmithEconomist Vernon L. Smith (1927) 1927 - Vernon L. Smith, American economist (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences)
1928 - Ernest R Tidyman, Ohio, novelist/screenwriter (French Connection)
1928 - Khan Mohammad, cricketer (Paki fast-med bowler, 54 wkts in 13 Tests)
1929 - Holling Gustav Vapor, character on Northern Exposure
1930 - Gaafar Muhammad Nimeiry, premier/president (Sudan)
1930 - Ty Hardin, NYC, actor (Riptide, Bronco)
1930 - Werner Heiden, composer
1930 - Frederick Wiseman, Boston, Massachusetts, documentary filmmaker
1931 - Carel Brons, composer
1931 - Siddig El Nigoumi, ceramicist
1932 - Arnfried G D P, Dutch manufacturer (breadcrumbs)/drugs dealer
1932 - Jackie Parker, American football player (d. 2006)
1933 - Anders Bo Leif Linde, composer
1933 - James A Abrahamson, USAF/astronaut
1933 - Joe Orton, England, actor/dramatist (Prick Up Your Ears) (d. 1967)
1933 - Frederick Lowy, Canadian educator
1933 - Norman Yemm, Australian actor
1935 - Harold Martina, Netherland Antilles, pianist/conductor
1935 - Valentin Nikolaevich N Benderov, Russia, cosmonaut
1935 - B. Kliban, American cartoonist (d. 1990)
1936 - Eve Queler, NYC, conductor
1936 - Willye B White, US jumper (Olympics-silver-1956)
1936 - James Sinegal, American businessman
1937 - Adam Wiśniewski-Snerg, Polish author (d. 1995)

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