Famous Birthdays on 21st January

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1338 - King Charles V, (Charles the Wise), of France (1364-80)
1571 - John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam)
1659 - Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect
1721 - James Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)
1735 - Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer
1743 - John Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton)
1746 - Johann H Pestalozzi, Zurich Switz, educator (Leonard & Gertrude) [NS]
1751 - Josephus Andreas Fodor, composer
1759 - Johan Valckenaer, Dutch politician/patriot
1762 - Giuseppe Antonio Silvani, composer
1771 - Arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director
1775 - Manuel Garcia, composer
1792 - Tsjalling Hiddes Halbertsma, Fries story teller (Rhymes & Tales)
1796 - John Gelinde van Blom, Frisian notary/author
1801 - Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer
1804 - Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (d. 1887)
1814 - Thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer
1815 - Horace Wells, dentist (pioneered use of medical anethesia)
1815 - John Bingham, American politician and lawyer (d. 1900)
1821 - John Cabell Breckinridge, (D) 14th US VP (1857-61)/mjr-gen (Confed)
1823 - Alexandre Edouard Goria, composer
Confederate General Thomas JacksonConfederate General Thomas Jackson (1824) 1824 - Thomas Jackson ["Stonewall"], Clarksburg, Virginia, Lt Gen 2nd Corps (ANV, Confed), (d. 1863)
1825 - Imre Madách, Hungarian writer (d. 1864)
1827 - Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (d. 1900)
1829 - Oscar II Frederik, King of Sweden (1872-1907)/Norway (-1905)/poet
1833 - Norman Willis, union leader (Britain's Trades Union Congress)
1840 - Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician
1848 - Henri Duparc, French composer
1855 - John M Browning, US, weapons manufacturer
1859 - Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, composer
1860 - Karl Staaff, Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1915)
1867 - James Marcus, New York, American actor (The Eagle, The Lonely Trail)
1867 - Maxime Weygard, French general/gov-gen (Algeria)
1867 - Willem C Royaards, Dutch theater director (Summer Games)
1867 - Ludwig Thoma, German writer (d. 1921)
1872 - Jonkhr Frans Beelaerts van Blokland, Dutch foreign minister
1875 - John Lindworsky, German jesuit/psychologist (Der Wille)
1875 - Paul E Kahle, Germany, professor of oriental studies
1878 - Egon Friedell, Austria, journalist/actor/writer (Der Partylowe)
1882 - Pavel Florensky, Russian mathematician (d. 1937)
1883 - Olav Aukrust, Norway, poet
1883 - Amang Rodriguez, Filipino politician (d. 1964)
1884 - Katie Sandwina, Germany, legendary woman weight-lifter
1884 - Roger Nash Baldwin, founder (American Civil Liberties Union)
1885 - Umberto Nobile, Italian general
1886 - Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Finance/Economy
1887 - Alfred Henry Ackley, composer
1887 - Georges Vézina, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1926)
1889 - Bert Collins, cricketer (Aussie batsman in the post WW I years)
1889 - Pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist (Social mobility)
1891 - Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese runner
1891 - Nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov, composer
1891 - Timothy Mather Spelman, composer
1895 - Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish couturier (d. 1972)
1897 - J Carrol Naish, NYC, actor (Charlie Chan-Adv of Charlie Chan)
1897 - René Iché, French sculptor (d. 1954)
1898 - Avery Claflin, composer
1898 - John George, Syria, actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu)
1901 - Ricardo Zamora, Spanish footballer (d. 1978)
1904 - Joseph Ford McGuinn, Brooklyn NY, actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men)
1904 - Richard P Blackmur, Mass, critic/poet (Good European)
Fashion Designer Christian DiorFashion Designer Christian Dior (1905) 1905 - Christian Dior, Normandy France, fashion designer (New Look)
1905 - Karl Wallenda, German acrobat (d. 1978)
1906 - Fred Fehl, Austrian/US Broadway photographer
1906 - John Putz, journalist
1906 - Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (d. 2007)
1909 - Todor Skalovski, composer
1910 - Lord Cayzer, British financier/swcheeps magnate/multi-millionaire
1910 - Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
1911 - Stanley William Reed, cineaste
1912 - Konrad Bloch, Germany, biochemist (studied cholesterol-Nobel 1964)
1915 - Alan Hewitt, NYC, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian)
1916 - [JW] Al James Woodie exander, songwriter/vocalist
1917 - Rohan Butler, historian
1918 - Geoffrey Dawes, physiologist
1918 - Richard D. Winters, American war hero
1918 - Chichay, Filipino actress (d. 1993)
1919 - Jinx Falkenburg, Barcelona Spain, actress (Masquerade Party)
1920 - Donald Cuthbert Coleman, economic historian
1920 - Errol Walton Barrow, PM of Barbados (DLP) (1966-76, 1986-87)
1920 - Torsten Nilsson, composer
1921 - Barney Clark, 1st to receive a permanent artificial heart
1921 - John Doucette, Brockton Mass, actor (Lock Up, Big Town)
1921 - Todor Popov, composer
1921 - Howard Unruh, American mass murderer
1922 - Jean P Vroom, Dutch sculptor
1922 - Paul Scofield, Hurst England, actor (Man for All Seasons, Train)
1922 - Telly Savalas, Garden City NJ, American actor (Kojak) (d. 1994)
1923 - Judith Merril, [Josephine Juliet Grossman], sci-fi writer
1924 - Benny Hill, Southampton England, comedian (Benny Hill Show)
1925 - Lola Flores, Cadiz Spain, singer/actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona)
1925 - Oswald "Ossie" Stevens Nock, railway writer
1926 - Franco Evangelisti, Italian composer
1926 - Paul Burke, New Orleans La, actor (Neal-Dynasty) [or Jul 21]
1926 - Raf Reymen, Flemish actor
1926 - Steve Reeves, Glasgow Montana, actor (Hercules, Hercules Unchained)
1926 - Brian Brockless, English organist (d. 1995)
1927 - Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1985)
1930 - Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev, Russia, cosmonaut
1932 - Boris Shakhlin, Russia, gymnast (Olympic-gold-1956-60-64)
1933 - Itzhak Fuks, Israeli El Al captain, crashed in Amsterdam
1933 - William Wrigley III, chewing gum mogul (Wrigleys)
1933 - Joseph W. Eschbach, American doctor (d. 2007)
1934 - Audrey Dalton, Irish actress
1935 - Ann Wedgeworth, Abilene Tx, actress (Tiger's Tale, Men's Club, Bogie)
1936 - Koji Hashimoto, Japanese film director (d. 2005)
1937 - Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria
1938 - Wolfman Jack, [Bob Smith], Brooklyn New York, American DJ (Midnight Special)
1938 - John Savident, British actor
1939 - Mary Ellen McAnally, Illinois, poet (Dance of the Zygotes)
Golfer Jack NicklausGolfer Jack Nicklaus (1940) 1940 - Jack Nicklaus, Columbus Ohio, golfer (Player of Yr 1967,72,73,75,76)
1940 - Marquis of Tavistock, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1941 - Edwin Starr, [Charles Hatcher], US singer (War)
1941 - Placido Domingo, Madrid Spain, opera tenor (Pinkerton-Mme Butterfly)
1941 - Richie Havens, Bkln, folk singer (Here Comes the Sun), (d. 2013)
1941 - Stathis Giallelis, Greek actor
1941 - Ivan Putski, Polish-born American professional wrestler
1942 - Mac Davis, Lubbock, Texas, American country music singer-songwriter, actor (Mac Davis Show, North Dallas 40)
1944 - Neely Bruce, composer
1945 - Andrew Stein, pres of NYC council (D)
1945 - Chris Britton, rocker (Troggs-Rock & Roll Goldmine)
1946 - Vincent Placoly, Martinique, writer (L'eau-de-mort guildive)
1947 - Jill Eikenberry, New Haven Ct, (Ann Kelsey-LA Law, Manhattan Project)
1947 - Jimmy Ibbotson, Penn, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
1947 - Pye Hastings, English singer and musician (Caravan)
1947 - Michel Jonasz, French singer and composer
1950 - Billy Ocean, [Leslie S Charles], Trinidad, singer (Caribbean Queen)
1950 - Joseph R Tanner, Danville Ill, astronaut (STS 66, 82, sk: 97)
1950 - Richie Ranno, rocker
1952 - Marco Camenisch, Swiss environmental activist
1952 - Louis Menand, American writer and critic
1953 - Fausto Bara, Mexico, actor (Gaucho-Renegades)
1953 - Paul Allen, American entrepreneur, co-founder of Microsoft
1955 - Peter Fleming, NJ, tennis player (US Open Doubles 1979, 81, 83)
1955 - Jeff Koons, American artist
1956 - Robby Benson, Dallas, Texas, American actor (One on One, Running Brave, Chosen)
1956 - Bob Brill, NYC, drummer (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away)
1957 - Geena [Virginia] Davis, Wareham Mass, actress (Beetlejuice, Fly)
1957 - Jacob Green, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawk)
1957 - Shaukat Dukanwala, cricketer (Baroda off-spinner, UAE World Cup 1996)
1958 - Miguel Alejandro, NYC, actor (Popi)
1959 - Alex McLeish, Scottish footballer and manager
1961 - Sherry Ramsay, Stauton Va, actress (Trish Mason-As the World Turns)
1962 - Marie Trintignant, French actress (d. 2003)
1962 - Tyler Cowen, American economist
1963 - Cindy Schreyer, Forest Park GA, LPGA golfer (1993 Sun-Times Challenge)
1963 - Detlef Schrempf, Germany, NBA forward (Mavericks, Pacers, Supersonics)
1963 - Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, Nigeria, NBA center (Rockets, Oly-gold-96)
1963 - Jessie Hester, NFL player (St Louis Rams)
1965 - Brian Bradley, Kitchener, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1965 - Cordell Crockett, rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)
1965 - Eric Moore, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns)
1965 - Tania Abitbol, Madrid Spain, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open-4th)
1965 - Jam Master Jay, American disc jockey (d. 2002)
1966 - Chris Hammond, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1966 - Katrine Michaelsen, Gentokte Denmark, Miss Denmark (1984)
1967 - Ulf Stenlund, Sweden, tennis star
1968 - Charlotte Ross, Chicago, actress (Eve-Days of Our Lives)
1968 - Tom Urbani, Santa Cruz CA, pitcher (St Louis Cards, Detroit Tigers)
1968 - Ulrica Messing, Swedish politician
1969 - Ashley Sheppard, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1969 - Matt Willig, NFL tackle/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Jets)
1969 - Rusty Greer, Ft Rucker AL, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
1969 - Ted Long, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1969 - Karina Lombard, American actress
1969 - Tsubaki Nekoi, Japanese manga artist
1970 - Brennan Little, St Thomas Ont, golfer (1994 Western States mini-tour)
1970 - Ian Salisbury, cricketer (Sussex & England leg-spinner 1992-96)
1970 - Ken Leung, American actor
1970 - Mark Trojanowski, American musician (Sister Hazel)
1971 - Doug Edwards, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1971 - Doug Weight, Warren MI, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers, Team USA 98)
1971 - Tommy Puett, Gary Ind, actor (Tyler-Life Goes On, America's Top 10)
1971 - Alan McManus, Scottish snooker player
1972 - Alan Benes, Evansville IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1972 - Howard Nathan, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
1972 - Shelley Looney, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
1972 - Rick Falkvinge, Swedish politician
1972 - Yasunori Mitsuda, Japanese composer
1972 - Cat Power (Chan Marshall), American musician
1973 - Bubba Miller, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
1973 - Grady Jackson, defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
1973 - Jamal Cox, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
1974 - Jerald Sowell, fullback (NY Jets)
1974 - Jerry Wunsch, tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1974 - Orpheus Roye, defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1974 - Rove McManus, Australian television host and comedian
1974 - Alex Sperafico, Brazilian racing driver
1975 - Anette Oldenborg, Miss Universe-Denmark (1996)
1975 - Faghma Absalom, Miss Universe-Namibia (1996)
1975 - Willem Korsten, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
1975 - Ito, Spanish footballer
1975 - Nicky Butt, English footballer
1975 - Casey FitzRandolph, American speed skater
1975 - Yuji Ide, Japanese racing driver
1976 - Amanda Little, Miss USA-Texas (1997, top 6)
Pop Star Emma Lee BuntonPop Star Emma Lee Bunton (1976) 1976 - Emma Lee Bunton, "Baby Spice", Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls)
1976 - Lynn Thomas, Newport News VA, playmate (May 1997)
1977 - Al Baxter, Australian rugby union footballer
1977 - Phil Neville, English footballer

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