Famous Birthdays on 12th January

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1483 - Count Henry III of Nassau-Breda, Stadholder of Holland and Zeeland 1515-1521 (d. 1538)
1492 - Andreas Alicatus, Italian author
1562 - Charles Emanuel I, the great, Duke of Savoy
1576 - Peter Scriverius, Dutch lawyer/historian
1579 - Jan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist, (found boiling point temperature)
1580 - Lord Alexander Ruthven, Scottish nobleman (d. 1600)
1588 - John Winthrop, 1st governor (Mass Bay Colony)
1591 - José Ribera/Jusepe de Ribera, Spanish painter and printmaker, nicknamed Lo Spagnoletto (d. 1652)
1597 - François Duquesnoy, French sculptor (d. 1643)
1599 - Adrian van Utrecht, Flemish painter
1628 - Charles Perrault, Paris France, author (Mother Goose)
1638 - Ernst R Tarhemberg, Austrian fieldmarshal (Turkish Wars)
1674 - Reinhard Keiser, composer
1711 - Gaetano Latilla, composer
Fairytale writer Charles PerraultFairytale writer Charles Perrault (1628) 1715 - Jacques Duphly, composer
1716 - Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general (d. 1795)
1721 - Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick, Prussian general (d. 1792)
1723 - Samuel Langdon, American college educator (d. 1797)
1729 - Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [OS=Jan 1]
1729 - Lazzaro Spallanzani, Modena Italy, physiologist
1730 - Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer
1737 - Brizio Petrucci, composer
1746 - Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Switzerland, educator [OS]
1749 - Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, Austrian earl/prince/diplomat
1751 - Ferdinand I, king of Sicily & Naples. (d. 1825)
1751 - Jacob M R Lenz, writer (Das Leidende Weib)
1772 - Count Mikhail Speransky, Russian reformer (d. 1839)
1780 - Wilhelm M L de Wette, German exegetist/theologist
1783 - Erik Gustaf Geijer, Swedish historian/poet (Natthimmelen)
1786 - Sir Robert Inglis, Bt, English politician (d. 1855)
1792 - Robert Patterson, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1881
1792 - Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (d. 1841)
1797 - Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician (d. 1873)
1804 - Hippolyte Monpou, composer
1807 - Jan T Beelen, Dutch/Belgian bible expert
1808 - Paul "the Great" Taglioni, Vienna, ballet choreographer
1810 - Ferdinand II, king of Sicily
1814 - Jones Mitchell Withers, Mjr General (Confederate Army), died in 1890
1819 - Zealous Bates Tower, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1900
1821 - Nikolai Afanisev, composer
1822 - Étienne Lenoir, French engineer (d. 1900)
1825 - Joseph Robert Davis, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
1826 - Charles Cruft, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883
1832 - Richard Waterhouse Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1876
1837 - Adolf Jensen, composer
1837 - Carlos Troyer, composer
1842 - Francois Coppee, French poet
1849 - Jean Béraud, French painter (d. 1935)
1852 - Joseph J C Joffre, French fieldmarshal (Indo China, Marne)
1853 - Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, Italian mathematician (tensor analysis)
1856 - John Singer Sargent, US, portrait painter (Wyndham Sisters)
1860 - Henry Larkin, American baseball player (d. 1942)
1861 - James Mark Baldwin, Columbia South Carolina, American Philosopher and Psychologist
1863 - Vivekananda, Calcutta, Hindu religious leader/reformer
1871 - Paul Guthnick, German astronomer
1873 - Spiridon Louis, Greek marathon runner (d. 1940)
1875 - Marika Stiernstedt, Swedish author (Ulla Bella)
1876 - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Venice Italy, composer
1876 - Jack London, American writer/socialist (Call of the Wild)
1877 - Frank J. Corr, American politician (d. 1934)
1878 - Ferenc Molnar, Hungarian/US playwright (A Pal Utrai Fiuk)
1879 - Ray Harroun, American race car driver (d. 1968)
1882 - Jakob Jud, Swiss linguist/etymologist
1882 - Milton Sills, American actor (d. 1930)
1884 - Louis Horst, composer
1884 - Texas Guinan, American actress (d. 1933)
1888 - Claude Delvincourt, composer
1890 - Mordecai W Johnson, educator
1892 - Mikhail Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (d. 1976)
Nazi Politician Hermann GoeringNazi Politician Hermann Goering (1893) 1893 - Hermann Goering, Rosenheim, Bavaria, leading Nazi politician and party member
1893 - Alfred Rosenberg, German Nazi official (d. 1946)
1896 - Rex Ingram, Ireland, actor/director (Elmer Gantry, God's Little Acre)
1896 - David Wechsler, American psychologist (d.1981)
1897 - Hendrik J Valk, painter/cartoonist/graphic artist
1898 - Jose Forns y Cuadras, composer
1899 - Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948)
1899 - Pierre Bernac, French baritone (d. 1979)
1900 - Vaino Hannikainen, composer
1902 - Ibn Abdul-Aziz Saud, Kuwait, king (Saudi Arabia)
1902 - Ray Teal, Grand Rapids Mich, actor (Sheriff Roy Coffee-Bonanza)
1902 - Simon H Spoor, Dutch gen/intelligence officer for Gen MacArthur
1903 - Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist - helped develop 1st Soviet nuclear weapon
1904 - Mississippi Fred McDowell, jazz artist
1905 - James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist (d. 1997)
1906 - Henny Youngman, England, comedian (Take my wife please...)
1906 - Tex Ritter, Texas, country singer (5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind)
1906 - Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (d. 1942)
1907 - Sergei Korolev, scientist
1907 - Patsy Kelly, American actress (d. 1981)
1908 - Ben Seijes, Dutch historian (WW II)
1908 - Jose Limon, Mexican/US dancer (I, Odysseus)
1908 - Clement Hurd, American illustrator (d. 1988)
1909 - Mauritz Hugo, Sweden, actor (Atomic Blonde, Road Agent)
1910 - Charles Martin, cartoonist
1910 - Luise Rainer, Austria, actress (Escapade, Good Earth, Big City)
1910 - Patsy Kelly, Bkln, actress (Rosemary's Baby, North Ave Irregulars)
1912 - Peter Pooley, broadcaster
1914 - Edqard John Gurney, politician
1915 - Ernest Armstrong, miner/politician
1915 - Frank Annunzio, (Rep-D-IL, 1965- )
1915 - Joseph Roy George Ralston, pilot
1915 - Martin Agronsky, journalist (1952 Peabody, 1961 DuPont-Columbia)
1915 - Paul Jarrico, American writer (d. 1997)
1915 - Joseph-Aurèle Plourde, Catholic archbishop of Ottawa
1916 - A P[ieter] W Botha, Orange Free State, president of South Africa
1916 - Jay McShann, American musician (d. 2006)
1916 - William Pleeth, British cellist (d. 1999)
1917 - Walter Hendl, West New York NJ, conductor
1917 - Jimmy Skinner, Canadian hockey coach (d. 2007)
1917 - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian spiritualist (d. 2008)
1920 - James Farmer, Marshall, Tex, civil rights leader
1920 - Prof Jerzy Zubrzycki, Polish-born Australian sociologist
1921 - John Henry Davis Jr, Smithtown NY, weightlifter (Olym-gold-1948, 52)
1921 - Leo Smit, Phila Penn, pianist/composer
1922 - Tadeusz Żychiewicz, Polish journalist and art historian (d. 1994)
1923 - Ira Hayes, American soldier (d. 1955)
1924 - Jan Willem Radecker, sculptor/son of John Raedecker
1925 - Bill Burrud, Hollywood California, host (Safari to Adventure, Animal World)
1925 - Laurentiu Profeta, composer
1925 - Ralph Legall, cricket wicket-keeper (WI v India 1954)
1925 - Scottie MacGregor, American actress
1926 - Morton Feldman, NYC, composer
1926 - Ray Price, country singer (Good Times), (d. 2013)
1927 - Leopold Ahsen, writer
1927 - Salvatore Martirano, composer
1928 - Lew Gallo, Mt Kisko, actor (12 O'Clock High)
1928 - Ruth Brown, American singer (d. 2006)
1929 - Colin Berry Haycraft, publisher
1929 - Alasdair MacIntyre, Scottis-born American philosopher
NHL Defenseman & Businessman Tim HortonNHL Defenseman & Businessman Tim Horton (1930) 1930 - [Miles] Tim Horton, Cochrane Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons
1930 - Glenn Yarborough, singer (Limeliters-Honey & Wine, Jubilee)
1930 - Jennifer P Johnston, Irish author (Fool's sanctuary)
1932 - Alain Teister, Dutch sculptor/writer
1932 - Des O'Connor, British television presenter
1933 - Michael Aspel, British talk show host
1934 - Burdette Haldorson, US, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
1934 - Mick Sullivan, English rugby league footballer
1935 - "Amazing" Kreskin, Montclair NJ, mentalist/telepath
1935 - Ron Harper, Turtle Creek Pa, actor (Wendy & Me, Planet of the Apes)
1935 - William Lee Gloden, Brewton Al, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys)
1937 - Liliana Cavani, Bologna Italy, director (Berlin Affair)
1937 - Marie Dubois, Paris France, actress (Wise Guys, Jules & Jim)
1937 - Vicente Sardinero, Spanish baritone (d. 2002)
1938 - Lewis Fiander, Australian actor
1939 - Helmut Eisendle, writer
1939 - Jacobus M "Jacques" Hamelink, Dutch writer/poet (Cold Unrest)
1940 - Dick Motz, cricketer (1st NZer to take 100 Test wickets)
1941 - Jaime B Fuster, (Rep-D-PR, 1985- )
1941 - Long John Baldry, England, blues vocalist (Don't try to Lay No Boogie)
1942 - Vladimir Sergeyevich Kozelsky, cosmonaut (Soyuz 24 backup)
1942 - Bernardine Dohrn, former leader of the radical leftist organization Weather Underground
1943 - Henri J "Adriaan" Adriaansen, mime/director (Stinging Nettle King)
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe FrazierBoxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier (1944) 1944 - Joe Frazier, Beaufort South Carolina, HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1964)/champ (1968-73)
1944 - Vlastimil Hort, Czech/German chess player
1944 - Hans Henning Atrott, Prussian euthanasia advocate
1944 - Viktoria Postnikova, Russian pianist
1944 - Carlos Villagrán, Mexican actor
1945 - Maggie Bell, Glasgow Scotland, rocker
1946 - Cynthia Robinson, rock trumpeteer (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People)
1946 - George Duke, San Rafael Ca, rocker, (d. 2013)
1946 - Lady Cosgrove, Scottish judiciary figure
1947 - Tom Dempsey, NFL record-holder (longest field goal, 63 yards)
1948 - Anthony Andrews, London England, actor (Under the Volcano)
1948 - Kenny Allen, English footballer
1948 - Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman (d. 2001)
1948 - William Nicholson, English writer
1949 - James W Dietz, rower
1949 - Wayne Wang, director (Chan is Missing, Slamdance)
1949 - Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer (d. 2007)
1949 - Ottmar Hitzfeld, German football manager
1949 - Haruki Murakami, Japanese novelist
1949 - Michael W. Vannier, American radiologist
1950 - Bob McEwen, (Rep-R-OH, 1981- )
1950 - Marilyn R Smith, microbiologist
1950 - Sheila Jackson Lee, American politician
1950 - Göran Lindblad, Swedish politician
1950 - Dorrit Moussaieff, First Lady of Iceland
1950 - Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (d. 1992)
1951 - Bill Madlock, 4X NL batting champ (Chicago Cubs)
1951 - Chris Bell, Memphis Tn, rock guitarist (Big Star)
1951 - Drew Pearson, former NFL all-pro receiver
1951 - Kirstie Alley, Wichita Ks, actress (Star Trek II, Cheers-Rebecca)
1951 - Larry Hoppens, rocker (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me)
1951 - Rush Limbaugh, Girardeau Missouri, American right wing radio personality
1951 - Ann Althouse, American law professor
1952 - Ricky Van Shelton, country musician
1952 - Charles Faulkner, American motivational speaker and author
1952 - Walter Mosley, American author
Radio shock jock Howard SternRadio shock jock Howard Stern (1954) 1954 - Howard Stern, Roosevelt NY, "Radio's Bad Boy" (WKRK, WYSP, WJFK)
1955 - Patty Hayes, LPGA golfer
1955 - Rockne S. O'Bannon, American screenwriter
1957 - John Lasseter, American animation director
1958 - Curt Fraser, American ice hockey coach
1959 - Per Helmstad Gessle, Sweden, singer (Roxette-Must Have Been Love)
1959 - Blixa Bargeld, German singer and musician (Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)
1959 - Lasana M. Sekou, Saint Martin, Caribbean, poet/author (The Salt Reaper
1960 - Dominique Wilkins, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
1960 - Rob Derksen, Australian baseball head coach (Olympics-1996)
1960 - Oliver Platt, Canadian actor
1961 - Andrea Carnevale, soccer player (Napoli)

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