Famous Birthdays on 2nd January

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 222

1642 - Mehmed IV, sultan (Turkey)
1647 - Nathaniel Bacon, leader of Bacon's Rebellion, Va (1676)
1699 - Osman III, sultan (Turkey)
1713 - Marie Dumesnil, French actress (d. 1803)
1719 - Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder (d. 1797)
1727 - James Wolfe, Westerham, Kent, England, British Army officer, defeated the French in Canada and captured Quebec
1728 - Louis Barbiano de Belgioioso, Austrian count/diplomat in Belgium
1732 - Franz Xaver Brixi, composer
1752 - Philip Freneau, poet of American Revolution (The American Village)
1777 - Christian D Rauch, German sculptor
1803 - Gugliemo Libri, [della Somaia], Ital/Fren mathematician/book collector
1807 - Tomasz Napoleon Nidecki, composer
1809 - Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, composer
British Army Officer James WolfeBritish Army Officer James Wolfe (1727) 1822 - Rudolph J E Clausius, Germany, physicist (thermodynamics)
1827 - Peter Semenov of Tian Shan, Russian explorer (d. 1914)
1830 - Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer
1831 - Justin Winston, historian/librarian (Harvard)
1833 - Frederick A. Johnson, American politician (d. 1893)
1835 - Charles Russell Lowell Jr, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
1836 - Queen Emma of Hawaii, Consort of King Kamehameha IV (d. 1885)
1836 - Mendele Moykher Sforim, Jewish writer (d. 1917)
1837 - Mili Alexeyevich Balakirev, Nizhny-Novgorod, Russia, composer (Tamara)
1842 - Amy G C A Bonet-Maury, French reformed theologist
1846 - Sandor Erkel, composer
1857 - Frederick Opper, cartoonist (Maud, Alphonse & Gaston)
1857 - Martha Carey Thomas, educator/president (Bryn Mawr College)
1860 - William C Mills, museum curator (excavated Ohio Indian mounds)
1861 - Helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12)
1863 - Lucia Zarate, became lightest known adult human (2.1 kg at 17)
1866 - Prof Gilbert Murray, Australian classical scholar (d. 1957)
1870 - Ernst Barlach, writer
1873 - Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer/marxist theorist (Communist Tactics)
1873 - Thérèse de Lisieux, French Roman-Catholic nun (d. 1897)
1877 - Slava Raskaj, Croatian painter (d.1906)
1879 - Johannes L "Jan" Walch, Dutch literary (Grimaces)
1879 - Pieter Tesch, Dutch geologist (Pedestal of Nederlands)
1880 - Louis Breguet, French aviation pioneer
1884 - Jacques Chardonne, [Boutelleau], French writer (l'Epithalame)
1885 - Johannes Ringers, Dutch water engineer (dikes)
1886 - Moyshe Leyb Halpern, Galican/US poet (In New-York)
1886 - Florence Lawrence, Canadian actress (d. 1938)
1886 - Apsley Cherry-Garrard, English Antarctic explorer (d. 1959)
1889 - Tito Schipa, Italy, tenor/composer (La Rondine)
1889 - Walter Baldwin, Ohio, actor (Gay Amigo)
1892 - Lura Anson, Nebraska, entertainer
1892 - Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (d. 1962)
1893 - Lillian Leitzel, German acrobat and strongwoman (d. 1931)
1894 - Robert Nathan, NYC, poet, novelist (Portrait of Jennie)
1895 - Count Folke Bernadotte, Sweden, statesman (Red Cross, UN)
1896 - Dziga Vertiv, [Denis A Kaufman], Russian director (Sjagai, Soviet!)
1896 - Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, composer
1896 - Sir Lawrence Wackett, Australian aircraft engineer (d. 1982)
1897 - Jim Londos, Greek wrestler (d. 1975)
1899 - Alexander Tcherepnin, St Petersburg Russia, composer
1899 - Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgium, premier/sec-gen of NATO (1957-61)
1901 - Rex O'Malley, London England, actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight)
1901 - Robert Marshall, founder (Wilderness Society)
1901 - Torsten Ralf, Swedish tenor (Daphne)
1902 - Dan Keating, Irish republican (d. 2007)
1902 - Barry Goldwater, American politician (d. 1998)
1903 - Anton van Duinkerken, [Willem JMA Asselbergs], literary
1904 - James Melton, Moultrie Ga, opera tenor (Ford Festival)
1904 - Sally Rand, Hickory County MO, stripper (fan dance)
1905 - Michael Kemp Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time)
1905 - Lev Schnirelmann, Gomel, Russian Empire, mathematician (d. 1938)
1907 - Edward Albert Radice, economist
1907 - Salvador Ley, composer
1908 - Ben Grauer, NYC, newscaster (Big Story)
1908 - Janis Kepitis, composer
1909 - Rene Etiemble, French literature historian (Parlez-vous Franglais)
1910 - Ulrich Becher, writer
1910 - Srirangam Srinivasarao, Telugu Poet (d. 1983)
1912 - Andre Ameller, composer
1912 - Barbara Pentland, Winnipeg Canada, composer
1912 - Renato Guttuso, Italian painter (Flight from Etna, Crucifixion)
1913 - Ernest Sidey, British air marshal
1913 - Gardner Read, Evanston, Illinois, composer
1913 - Juanita E Jackson Mitchell, US head (NAACP)
1913 - Leon P Teisserenc de Bort, France, meteorologist
1913 - Anna Lee, Ightham, Kent, English actress (General Hospital, How Green Was My Valley)
1915 - John Hope Franklin, historian
1917 - Vera Zorina, German dancer (d. 2003)
1918 - Willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943)
1920 - Duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector
Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac AsimovAuthor, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov (1920) 1920 - Isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy)
1920 - Penelope Jessel, politcal activist
1920 - Peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker
1921 - Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
1922 - Jason Evers, NYC, actor (Wrangler, Channing)
1922 - Nico Schuyt, composer
1922 - Renata Tebaldi, Pesaro Italy, lyric soprano
1925 - Andry Maryanovich Nikodemovich, composer
1925 - William J Crowe Jr, Kentucky, chairman joint chief of staff
1925 - Larry Harmon, American entertainer and TV producer (d. 2008)
1927 - David Herbert, publisher
1927 - Gino Marchetti, NFL defensive end (Dallas Texans, Baltimore Colts)
1927 - Richard Belmont Ray, (Rep-D-Ga) [or Feb 2]
1928 - Dan Rostenkowski, (Rep-D-Il, -94)
1928 - Gerhard Amanshauser, writer
1928 - Harry Hyams, English immovable goods owner (Center Point)
1928 - Howard Caine, Nashville TN, actor (Brushfire)
1928 - Tiberiu Olah, composer
1928 - Vaughn Beals, Cambridge Massachusetts, CEO (Harley Davidson motorcycle)
1928 - Avie Bennett, Canadian philanthropist
1928 - Daisaku Ikeda, Japanese writer
1929 - Art Prysock, jazz musician
1930 - Julius LaRosa, Brooklyn New York, American singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air)
1931 - Toshiki Kaifu, premier of Japan (1989-91)
1932 - Dabney Coleman, Austin Texas, (That Girl, Mary Hartman, Buffalo Bill)
1933 - Ed Casey, Australian politician (d. 2006)
1933 - Morimura Seiichi, Japanese novelist
Country Singer Roger MillerCountry Singer Roger Miller (1936) 1936 - Roger Miller, Fort Worth Tx, country singer (King of the Road, Dang Me)
1937 - Marianne McDonald, classicist/philanthropist
1938 - John Considine, actor (Reginald Love-Another World)
1938 - Ian Brady, British serial killer
1938 - Hans Herbjørnsrud, Norwegian author
1939 - Jim Bakker, televangelist (PTL Club)/rapist (Jessica Hahn)
1940 - S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician
1942 - Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
1943 - Barış Manço, Turkish singer and television producer (d. 1999)
1944 - Peter Eotvos, composer
1944 - Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Cambodian politician
1946 - Richard Cole, American tour manager (Led Zeppelin)
1947 - Aleksandr Tikhonova, USSR, biathalon relay (Oly-gold-1968, 72, 76, 80)
1947 - Calvin Hill, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
1947 - Lanny Bassham, US, rifle-3 position (Olympic-gold-1976)
1947 - Jack Hanna, American zoologist
1948 - Kerry Minnear, Dorset, English rocker (Gentle Giant)
1949 - Chick Churchill, Wales, keyboardist (Ten Years After-I'm Going Home)
1949 - Christopher Durang, Montclair NJ, playwright/actor (Sister Mary)
1950 - David Shifrin, American classical clarinetist
1951 - Nadia Cassini, [Gianna Lou Muller], Woodstock NY, model (Oui)
1951 - Alexander Pogrebinsky, Russian painter
1952 - Ricky Van Shelton, Grit Va, country singer (Wild-Eyed Dream)
1952 - Wendy Phillips, Brooklyn New York, American actress (Executive Suite, Promised Land)
1952 - Graeme Strachan, Australian rock singer (Skyhooks) (d. 2001)
1954 - Ludmila Borozna, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972)
1954 - Henry Bonilla, American politician
1954 - Dawn Silva, American singer (The Brides of Funkenstein, P-Funk)
1955 - Tex Brashear, American voice actor
1956 - Lynda Barry, American cartoonist
1957 - Joanna Pacula, Tomszowaubelski Poland, actress (Gorky Park, Kiss)
1958 - Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Russian pianist
1959 - Kirti Azad, cricketer (Indian off-spin all-rounder in 7 Tests 1981-83)
1960 - Raman Lamba, cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1986-87)
1960 - Naoki Urasawa, Japanese manga author
Actress Gabrielle CarterisActress Gabrielle Carteris (1961) 1961 - Gabrielle Carteris, Phoenix Az, actress (Andrea-Beverly Hills 90210)
1961 - Todd Haynes, American film director
1963 - David Cone, KC Mo, baseball pitcher (NY Mets/Tor Blue Jays/NY Yankees)
1963 - Edgar Martinez, NYC, baseball 1st baseman (Seattle Mariners)
1964 - Christopher John Gray, priest
1964 - Pernell Whitaker, boxer (Olympic-gold)
1964 - Rumesh Ratnayake, cricketer (Sri Lankan pacer in 23 Tests 1983-92)
1965 - Greg Swindell, Fort Worth TX, pitcher (Houston Astros, Cleve Indians)
1965 - Russ Courtnall, Duncan, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
1967 - Tia Carrere [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, Hawaii, American actress (Wayne's World, True Lies)
1967 - Harlon Barnett, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings)
1967 - Jón Gnarr, Icelandic comedian
1967 - Francois Pienaar, Vereeniging Transvaal (now known as Gauteng Province), South African rugby player and captain of the Springboks
1968 - Cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)
1968 - Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)
1968 - Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion
1968 - Evan Parke, Jamaican actor
1969 - Christy Turlington, SF California, model (Calvin Klein Eternity)
1969 - Rick Tabaracci, Toronto, NHL goalie (Calgary Flames)
1969 - Robert Svehla, Martin Cze, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers, Slovakia)
1969 - Stephen Davies, Aust field hockey forward/vice capt (Oly-sil-92, 96)
1969 - Karl-Heinz Grasser, Austrian politician
1969 - Glen Johnson, Jamaican boxer
Heavyweight Boxer Tommy MorrisonHeavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison (1969) 1969 - Tommy Morrison, American boxer, (d. 2013)
1970 - Aleksandr Shimin, hockey goaltender (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1970 - Anthony Stuart, cricketer (Australian ODI pace bowler, hat trick 1997)
1970 - Glenn Cadrez, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
1970 - Royce Clayton, Burbank CA, infielder (SF Giants, St Louis Cardinals)
1970 - Robert Fertitta, American opera singer
1970 - Sanda Ladoşi, Romanian singer
1971 - Aamer Nazir, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler 1993- )
1971 - Aaron Williams, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics)
1971 - Brad Parpan, WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
1971 - Horace Copeland, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1971 - Robert O' Neal, WLAF DB (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971 - Taye Diggs, American actor
1971 - Lisa Harrison, American basketball player
1972 - Jeff Jackson, US baseball outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
1972 - Lake Dawson, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
1972 - Mattias Norstrom, Mora SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings)
1972 - Christopher Lennertz, American composer
1973 - Abu Wilson, running back (Indianapolis Colts)
1973 - Chris Woodruff, Knoxville Tenn, tennis star (1993 NCAA Division I)
1973 - Fredric Ford, WLAF CB (Scotland Claymores)/NFL cornerback (Eagles)
1973 - Sarah Schwald, Bellingham Wash, 1.5k runner
1973 - Lucy Davis, British actress
1973 - Will Kirby, American actor
1974 - Juha Lind, NHL forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998, Dallas)
1975 - Chris Cheney, Australian musician (The Living End)
1975 - Doug Robb, American singer (Hoobastank)
1975 - Dax Shepard, American actor
1975 - Reuben Thorne, New Zealand rugby union player
1976 - Hrysopiyi Devetzi, Greek triple jumper
1976 - Danilo Di Luca, Italian cyclist

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