Famous Birthdays on 15th January

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1432 - Afonso V "the African", king of Portugal (1438-1481)
1481 - Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (b. 1511)
1507 - Johann Oporinus [Herbster], Swiss book publisher (Koran)
1538 - Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general (d. 1599)
1622 - Molière, French playwright (d. 1673)
1671 - Abraham de la Pryme, English antiquarian (d. 1704)
1674 - Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (d. 1762)
1716 - Philip Livingston, American businessman and politician (signed Declaration of Independence)
1730 - John Malchair, composer
1733 - Joseph Lederer, composer
1742 - Eugene Godecharle, composer
1747 - John Aikin, English doctor and writer (d. 1822)
1754 - Richard Martin, Irish animal rights activist (d. 1834)
1779 - Jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer
1791 - Franz Gillparzer, Austrian tragic dramatist (Golden Fleece)
1795 - Willem de Clerq, Dutch merchant/man of letters
1795 - Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (d. 1829)
1798 - Thomas Crofton Croker, Irish story teller (Fairy legends)
1803 - Marjory Fleming, Scottish writer and poet (d. 1811)
1809 - Cornelia Connelly, Phila, founder (Society of the Holy Child Jesus)
1809 - Pierre Joseph Proudhon, France, politician (libertarian socialist)
1812 - Peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer
1813 - James Marion Sims, SC, surgeon/gynecologist (vesicovaginal operation)
1815 - Henry Morris Naglee, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1816 - Marie LaFarge, French murderer (d. 1852)
1817 - Lewis Golding Arnold, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1871
1821 - Lafayette McLaws, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
1824 - Marie Duplessis, French courtesan (d. 1847)
1826 - Mikhail Saltykov, Spas-Ugol Russia, satirist (Family of Noblemen)
1841 - Lord Frederick Stanley, presenter of hockey's Stanley Cup
1842 - Blessed Mary McKillop, Australian candidate for sainthood (d. 1909)
1842 - Josef Breuer, Austrian psychologist (d. 1925)
1845 - Ella Flagg Young, 1st woman pres (National Educational Association)
1845 - Heinrich Vogl, composer
1850 - Mihail Eminesco, [Eminovici], Romanian poet (Samanul Dionis)
1850 - Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician. (d. 1891)
1855 - Jacques Damala, Greek military officer and actor (d. 1889)
1858 - Giovanni Segantini, Italy, painter
1859 - Archibald Peake, Premier of South Australia (d. 1920)
1863 - Adolph Goldschmidt, German historian
1863 - Wilhelm Marx, premier (Prussia)
1864 - Frances Benjamin Johnston, Grafton West Virginia, early female photographer
1866 - Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1931)
1868 - Noach Zjordanija, Georgian veterinarian/premier (1918-21)
1869 - Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist (d. 1907)
1870 - Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer (Greenland)
1870 - Pierre S. du Pont, American businessman (d. 1954)
1871 - Bertram Shapleigh, composer
1872 - Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (d. 1944)
1873 - Max Adler, Austria sociologist/socialist theorist
1875 - Tom Burke, American runner (d. 1929)
1877 - Lewis M Terman, Ind, psychologist (developed Stanford-Binet IQ test)
1878 - Johanna Muller-Hermann, composer
1879 - Ernest Thesiger, London England, actor (Bride of Frankenstein, Ghoul)
1879 - Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author (d. 1961)
1882 - Florian Znaniecki, Polish/US sociologist (Polish Peasant in Europe)
1882 - Princess Margaret of Sweden (d. 1920)
1885 - Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician (d. 1973)
1885 - Huang Yuanyong, Chinese writer (d. 1915)
1885 - Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (d. 1968)
1888 - Joseph Henabery, Omaha NE, director (Cobra)
1890 - Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)
1891 - Osip E Mandelstam, Warsaw Poland, Russian poet (Noise of Time)
1891 - Ray Chapman, American baseball player (d. 1920)
1892 - Frank Hutchens, composer
1892 - Rex Ingram, [Reginald IM Hitchcock], Irish director (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse) (d. 1950)
1893 - Ivor Novello (David Ivor Davies, Cardiff Wales, composer/writer/actor (Truth Game)
1893 - Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premiere of Yugoslavia (1939-4.)
1894 - Edmond Rubbens, Belgian attorney/minister of colonization
1895 - Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
1896 - Jacobo Ficher, composer
1897 - Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (d. 1931)
1899 - Goodman Ace, radio/TV actor/columnist/humorist (Better of Goodman)
1900 - Caesar Domela, Dutch painter (Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis son)
1902 - Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Faisal al-Saud, king (Saudi Arabia)
1903 - Paul A. Dever, 58th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
1905 - Torin Thatcher, English actor (d. 1981)
1906 - Aristotle Onassis, Greece, rich shipping magnate
1906 - Rezso Kokai, composer
Father of the H-bomb Edward TellerFather of the H-bomb Edward Teller (1908) 1908 - Edward Teller, Budapest Hungary, fathered H-bomb (Manhattan Project), (d. 2003)
1908 - Roberta Bitgood, composer
1909 - Elie Siegmeister, NYC, composer (Plough & the Stars)
1909 - Enrique Sasal y Chapi, composer
1909 - Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman's drummer (Sing Sing Sing)
1909 - Jean Bugatti, German-born automobile designer (d. 1939)
1911 - Cy Feuer, NYC, Bdwy producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line)
1911 - Wim Kan, Dutch cabaretier
1912 - Michel Debré, French politician (d. 1996)
1913 - Lloyd Bridges, San Leandro California, actor (Sea Hunt, Roots, Airplane)
1913 - Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (d. 2005)
1913 - Alexander Marinesko, captain of the S-13 submarine, which sank the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff (d. 1963)
1914 - Lord Dacre of Glanton, British historian
1916 - Mikki Doyle, journalist
1918 - Andreas M Donner, Dutch jurist (constitutional law)
1918 - Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt (1954-1971)
1918 - João Figueiredo, President of Brazil (d. 1999)
1920 - John J "Cardinal" O'Connor, Phila, Roman Catholic Archbishop of NY
1920 - John Junor, British editor in chief (Sunday Express)
1920 - Steve Gromek, American baseball player (d. 2002)
1921 - Frank Thornton, English actor
1922 - Sir Eric Willis, Australian politician (d. 1999)
1923 - Lee Teng-hui, president of ROC (Taiwan), head of KMT (1988- )
1923 - Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (d. 2006)
1925 - Keith Bentley, international racing cyclist
1925 - Ruth Slenczynska, Sacramento, California, pianist
1926 - Maria Schell, Vienna Austria, actress (Space 1999)
1926 - Florence Buchsbaum, French theater director (d. 1996)
1927 - Francis Routh, composer
1927 - Norm Crosby, Boston MA, comedian (Young at Heart Comedians)
1929 - "Queen Ida" Guillory, Ziadaco music
1929 - Eva Badura-Skoda, composer
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. (1929) 1929 - Martin Luther King Jr., Atlanta, American clergyman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement (Nobel 1964)
1930 - Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler (d. 1985)
1931 - Derek Meddings, special effects technician
1931 - Murad Kazhlayev, composer
1931 - Thomas Hoving, NYC, news correspondent (20/20)
1932 - Dean Smith, US actor/relay runner (Olympic-gold-1952)
1932 - Enrique Raxach, composer
1932 - Louis Woodard Jones, New Rochelle NY, 4X400m relayer (Oly-gold-56)
1933 - Ernest J. Gaines, American author
1935 - Malcolm Frager, St Louis, Missouri, pianist
1935 - Robert Silverberg, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Regan's Planet)
1937 - Margaret O'Brien, San Diego, actress (Jane Eyre, Meet Me in St Louis)
1938 - Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer and cricketer
1939 - Charles Christopher Steel, composer
1941 - Captain Beefheart, [Don Van Vliet], rocker (Bongo Fury, Shiny Beast)
1942 - Edward "Sonny" Bivins, US singer (Manhattans-Kiss & Say Goodbye)
1943 - Mike Marshall, MLB pitcher (1974 Cy Young Award)
1945 - Vince Foster, Hope Arkansas, American lawyer (d. 1993)
1945 - William R. Higgins, USMC colonel (d. 1990)
1945 - Princess Michael of Kent, British royal
1947 - Andrea Martin, Portland ME, comediene (SCTV, Club Paradise)
1947 - Pete Waterman, rocker (Stock Aitken & Waterman-Road Block)
1948 - Dini Petty, Canadian talk show host (CITY-TV)
1948 - Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1948 - Tommy Nolan, Montreal Canada, actor (Jody-Buckskin)
1949 - Howard Allen Twitty, Phoenix AZ, PGA golfer (1979 BC Open)
1949 - Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 1987)
1949 - Panos Mihalopoulos, Greek actor
1950 - David Lynn Jones, Bexar Ark, country singer (Bonnie Jean)
1950 - Marius Trésor, French footballer
Actress CharoActress Charo (1951) 1951 - Charo [Maria Baeza], Spanish-American actress, comedienne and flamenco guitarist (Chico and the Man, Love Boat)
1951 - Martha Davis, California, vocalist/guitar (Motels-Only the Lonely, Shame)
1952 - Melvyn Gale, rocker (ELO)
1953 - Boris Blank, rocker (Yello)
1953 - Randy White, NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
1953 - Kent Hovind, American evangelist
1953 - Ta-Tanisha, American actress
1954 - Nikos Sarganis, Greek footballer
1954 - Jose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino writer
1955 - Enrico Mentana, Milan Italy, Italian newscaster (RAI)
1956 - Paul Parker, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1981)
1956 - Vera Sosulya, USSR, toboggan (Olympic-gold-1980)
1956 - Mayawati, Indian politician
1957 - Mario Van Peebles, Mexico, actor (Posse, South Bronx Heroes)
1957 - Patrick Dixon, English entrepreneur
1958 - Julian Sands, actor (One Night Stand)
1958 - Boris Tadić, President of Serbia
1959 - Pete Trewavas, Middlesbrough, bassist, (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
1959 - Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian climber (d. 2008)
1960 - Tim Curtis, cricketer (England righty batsman in 5 Tests 1988-89)
1960 - Kelly Asbury, American director and actor
1960 - Aaron Jay Kernis, American composer
1961 - Iris DeMent, Paragould Ar, country singer (Our Town)
1961 - Yves P. Pelletier, Canadian comedian and film director
1962 - Creflo Dollar, American televangelist
1962 - Conrad Lant, English musician
1963 - Erling Kagge, Norway, explorer (South Pole)
1963 - Lijuan Geng, Hebei China, Canadian tennis player (Olympics-96)
1963 - Richard Nasheim, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
1963 - Yaro Dachniwsky, Chicago Illinois, team handball goalie (Olympics-1996)
1964 - Cees van der de Linden, soccer player
1964 - Paula Schnurr, Kirkland Lake Ontario, 1.5k (Olympics-8-92, 96)
1964 - Osmo Tapio Räihälä, Finnish composer
1965 - Derek B, rocker (Bullet from a Gun)
1965 - Michael Clemons, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
1965 - Maurizio Fondriest, Italian cyclist
1965 - Bernard Hopkins, American boxer
1965 - James Nesbitt, Northern Irish actor
1967 - Lisa Lisa, [Velez], rock vocalist (& Cult Jam)
1967 - Richard Blakey, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in India 1993)
1967 - Ted N Tryba, Wilkes-Barre PA, PGA golfer (1995 Anheuser-Busch Golf)
1968 - Bob Dahl, NFL guard (Washington Redskins)
1968 - Chad Lowe, Dayton Ohio, actor (Spencer, Apprentice to Murder)
1968 - Felton Spencer, NBA center (SF Warriors)
1968 - Laurie Fellner, Appleton Wisc, team handball goalie (Olympics-92, 96)
1968 - Steve McConaghy, Australian soling yachter (Olympics-96)
1968 - Iñaki Urdangarín, Spanish royalty
1969 - Adam Burt, Detroit, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
1969 - Delino DeShields, Seaford DE, infielder (Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers)
1969 - Demetra Hampton, actress (Valentina)
1969 - Leonard Wheeler, NFL safety/cornerback (Cin Bengals, Minnesota Vikings)
1969 - Marsha Miller, Rochester NY, WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1995)
1969 - Rob van Dijk, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
1969 - Rod de Highden, Australian 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics-96)
1969 - Siupeli Malamala, NFL guard/tackle (NY Jets)
1970 - Dan Landry, San Diego Ca, volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics-96)
1970 - Elroy Kromheer, soccer player (FC Volendam)
1970 - Michele Granger, Anaheim California, softball pitcher (Olympics-gold-96)
1971 - LeShon Johnson, running back (Arizona Cardinals)

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