Famous Birthdays on 28th January

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1225 - Saint Thomas Aquinas, Roccasecca Italy, Italian thelogian and saint
1312 - Queen Joan II of Navarre (d. 1349)
1457 - Henry VII, Pembroke Castle, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509)
1540 - Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610)
1578 - Cornelis Haga, Dutch lawyer/ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39)
1582 - John Barclay, Scottish satirist/poet (Euphormio's Satyricon)
1600 - Clement IX, [Giulio Rospigliosi], Pistoia, Italy, 238th pope (1667-69)
1608 - Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Naples, mathematician/astronomer
1611 - Johannes Hevelius, Danzig, astronomer (star cataloger)
1622 - Adrien Auzout, French astronomer (d. 1691)
1627 - Alfonso Marsh, composer
1645 - Gottfried Vopelius, composer
Saint Thomas AquinasSaint Thomas Aquinas (1225) 1688 - Jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter
1691 - Johann Balthasar Konig, composer
1693 - Anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)
1693 - Gregor Joseph Werner, composer
1701 - Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (d. 1774)
1702 - Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch lawyer
1706 - John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor)
1712 - Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (d. 1761)
1714 - Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Child with Pigeon)
1717 - Mustafa III, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1774). Reigned 1757-74.
1719 - Johann Elias Schlegel, German critic and poet (d. 1749)
1722 - Johann Ernst Bach, composer
1756 - Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer
1757 - Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer
1768 - Frederick VI, Danish king (1808-39); lost Norway to Sweden (1814)
1784 - George HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State
1815 - Andrew Jackson Hamilton, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1875
1818 - George Sewall Boutwell, MC (Union), died in 1905
2nd Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie2nd Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie (1822) 1822 - Alexander Mackenzie, Logierait Scotland, (L) 2nd PM of Canada (1873-78)
1825 - George Edward Pickett, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1875
1828 - Michel Abeloos, Flemish sculptor
1828 - Thomas Carmichael Hindman, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1868
1831 - Henry Brevard Davidson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1899
1832 - Franz Wullner, composer
1833 - Charles George Gordon, London, general (China, Khartoum)
1841 - Henry Morton Stanley, Denbigh Wales, journalist and African explorer (found Livingstone in Africa) (d.1904)
1841 - Viktor Ernst Nessler, composer
1853 - Jose Martí y Perez, Cuba, poet/essayist/politician
1855 - William Seward Burroughs, NY, inventor (recording adding machine)
1863 - Ernst William Christmas, Australian painter (d. 1918)
1864 - Herbert Akroyd Stuart, English engineer - inventor of the first compression ignition engine (d. 1927)
1865 - Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1928)
1865 - Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, first president of Finland (d. 1952)
1868 - Frederick Archibald Lamond, composer
1868 - Julian Aguirre, composer
Novelist and Performer ColetteNovelist and Performer Colette (1873) 1873 - Colette [Sidonie-Gabrielle], Paris, French novelist and performer (Gigi)
1873 - M A Noble, cricketer (great Australian all-rounder at turn of century)
1875 - Julian Antonio Carillo-Trujillo, composer
1878 - Walter Kollo [Kollodziepski], German composer (Der Juxbaron)
1880 - Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (England wicket-keeper before & after WW I)
1880 - Mary Boland, Phila, US, comedienne/actress (Ruggles of Red Gap)
1884 - Auguste Piccard, Switzerland, scientist/explorer (balloonist), twin brother of Jean Felix Piccard
1884 - Jean Felix Piccard, Switzerland, scientist/explorer (balloonist) twin brother of Auguste Piccard
1884 - Lucien H d'Azambuja, France, astronomer (chromosome of sun)
1886 - Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (d. 1973)
1886 - Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (d. 1976)
1887 - Artur Rubinstein, Lodz Poland, pianist
1887 - Lily Theresa Strickland, composer
1890 - Robert Stroud, American convict, the Birdman of Alcatraz (d. 1963)
1891 - Camille Melloy, [Paepe], Belgian poet (Parfum des Buis)
1891 - Karel Boleslav Jirak, composer
1891 - Bill Doak, American baseball player (d. 1954)
1892 - Ernst Lubitsch, Germany, actor, producer and film director (Love Parade)
1893 - Elliot Griffis, composer
1897 - Valentin Kataev, Odessa Ukraine, novelist/playwright (Embezzled) Died 1986
1898 - Vittorio Rieti, composer
1898 - Wies Moens, Flemish writer/nazi
1899 - Zilner T Randolph, jazz trumpeter/arranger
1899 - Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (d. 1940)
1900 - Alexandre AM Stols [Chl van Halsbeke], publisher (History of Ecuador)
1900 - Anni Holdmann, Germany, 100m runner (Olympic-1928)
1900 - Hermann Kesten, German writer (Allert de Lange)
1900 - Michael Dewar Head, composer
1900 - Alice Neel, American artist (d. 1984)
1903 - Dame Kathleen Lonsdale, crystallographer (1st woman in Royal Society)
1904 - Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (d. 1979)
1905 - Luther George Simjian, Turkish-American Inventor (teleprompter and first self-posing portrait camera)
1906 - Allan Walker, actor/writer (Red Buttons Show)
1906 - Harry van Kruiningen, [Henri A Janssen], painter/graphic artist
1906 - Henry Foley, cricketer (batted in New Zealand's 1st Test 1930)
1907 - Constantin Regamey, composer
1908 - Hans [Hendrik AJ] Tiemeijer, Dutch actor/director/writer (Fear)
1908 - Paul Misraki, French composer and songwriter (d. 1998)
1909 - Lionel KP "Buster" Crabb, British diver (WW II-George Medal)
1910 - Arnold Moss, Bkln, actor (Loves of Carmen, Kim, Quebec, Viva Zapata)
1910 - John Banner, Vienna Austria, actor (Sgt Hans Schultz-Hogan's Heroes)
1910 - Verda Bryant, American author
1912 - Jackson Pollock, Cody Wyoming, expressionist painter (Lavender Mist)
1912 - William "Bill" Henson, English diplomat (Prague 1939)
1913 - Jan Masseus, composer
1913 - Oliver Chesterton, chartered surveyor
1916 - Peter Crossley-Holland, composer
1918 - Harry M Corbett, Bradford, puppeteer/entertainer (Sooty, Some People)
1918 - Suzanne Flon, Paris France, actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge)
1918 - Trevor Skeet, British MP
1918 - Vito Scotti, SF California, actor (Flying Nun, Barefoot in the Park)
1918 - Wilson Ferreira Aldunate, Uruguayan politician/human rights worker
1920 - James Whyte, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
1921 - Alfred Marks, actor/comedian (Desert Mice, Scream & Scream Again)
1922 - Robert W Holley, US, biochemist, worked with RNA (Nobel '68)
1925 - Henry Harris, British professor of medicine
1927 - Anthony Garner, director (Conservative Central Office)
1927 - J D Hughes, Principal (Ruskin College-Oxford)
1927 - James Callaghan, British MP
1927 - Ronnie Scott, jazz musician/club-owner
1928 - MG Falcon, CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
1928 - Martin Sinnatt, Major-General/secretary (Kennel Club)
1928 - Slade Gorton, (Sen-R-WA, 1981- )
1929 - Acker Bilk, singer (Stranger on the Shore)
1929 - Claes Oldenburg, Stockholm Sweden, US pop artist (Alphabet/Good Humor)
1929 - Richard Clement Charles Thomas, rugby international/journalist
1930 - David Morris, British MEP
1930 - Luis de Pablo, composer
1931 - Timothy Kitson, former MP
1932 - David Thompson, CEO (Gestetner Holdings)
1932 - Thomas J Bliley Jr, (Rep-R-VA, 1981- )
1932 - W Parry O'Brien, California, shot putter (Oly-2 gold/silver-52, 56, 60, 64)
1932 - Windlesham, Lord
1934 - BR White, principal (Regent's Park College-Oxford)
1934 - Bill White, US, 1st baseman (Cards), announcer (Yanks) and NL President (1989-1994)
1934 - Mitr Chaibancha, Thai actor (d. 1970)
1935 - David John Lodge, English writer (Soul & Bodies)
1935 - Leonid Grabovsky, composer
1935 - Manuel dos Santos Lima, Angolian revolutionary/poet (Pele do Diabo)
1935 - Nicholas Pryor, actor (Beverly Hills 90210)
1936 - Alan Alda, [Alphonso D'Abruzzo], NYC, actor (Hawkeye Pierce-M*A*S*H)
1936 - Bill Jordan, British trade unionist
1936 - Enid Castle, principal (Cheltenham Ladies' College)
1936 - Jack Scott, vocalist (My True Love)
1936 - Robert Suderburg, composer
1937 - Ken Hill, playwright/director
1938 - Leonid Zhabotynsky, Ukrainian weightlifter
1939 - John M Fabian, Goosecreek Tx, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 7, STS 51G)
1940 - Carlos Slim Helú, Mexican businessman
1941 - Joel Crothers, Cincinnati OH, actor (Edge of Night)
1943 - Dick Taylor, rock vocalist (Pretty Thing-Cry on Me)
1943 - Jean Knight, rocker
1943 - John Beck, Chic, actor (Mark-Dallas, Flamingo Road, Santa Barbara)
1943 - Susan Howard, Marshall Tx, actress (Donna-Dallas, Petrocelli)
1943 - Paul Henderson, Canadian ice hockey player
1944 - Arnold Muhren, Dutch pop bassist/singer (The Cats-Sailin' Home)
1944 - Brian Keenan, NYC, rock drummer (Chamber Bros-Time Has Come Today)
1944 - James Cran, British MP
1944 - John Edmonds, British trade unionist
1944 - John Tavener, composer (The Whale), (d. 2013)
1944 - Martin Fried, rocker (Cyrkle-Red Rubber Ball)
1945 - Nick Raynsford, British MP
1945 - José Luis Perales, Spanish singer
1945 - Robert Wyatt, English musician
1946 - Renne Jarrett, Brooklyn New York, American actress (Nancy)
1946 - Rick Allen, Ark, rock bassist (Box Tops-Letter)
1947 - MJ Ainsworth, CEO (Institute of Chartered Secretaries)
1947 - Valerie Bragg, principal (City Technology College-Kingshurst)
1948 - Gareth Roscoe, legal adviser (BBC)
1948 - Mamoru Mohri, Yoichi-machi Hokkaido Japan, astronaut (STS 47)
1948 - Charles Taylor, President of Liberia
1949 - Thomas J Downey, (Rep-D-NY, 1975- )
1949 - Gregg Popovich, NBA Basketball Coach
1950 - Barbi Benton, [Klein], California, Playboy model (Hee Haw, Sugar Time!)
1950 - David Carl Hilmers, Iowa, Col USMC/astronaut (STS 51-J, 26, 36, 42)
1950 - Glyn Ford, British MEP
1950 - Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah, King of Bahrain
1950 - Bob Hay, American songwriter and musician
1951 - Gordon Prentice, British MP
1951 - Leonid Konstantinovich Kadenyuk, Kkishkov Ukraine, astronaut (STS 87)
1951 - William Nelson Jr, US bassist (Connections & Disconnections)
1951 - Brian Bilbray, American politician
1953 - Debbie Steinbach, LPGA golfer
1953 - Michael Day, rocker
1954 - Anicee Alvina, Paris France, actress (Friends)
1954 - Shawn Murray, rock drummer (Mink Deville)
1954 - Rick Warren, American pastor and author
President of France Nicolas SarkozyPresident of France Nicolas Sarkozy (1955) 1955 - Nicolas Sarkozy, Paris, President of France (2007-)
1956 - Peter Schilling, Stuttgart Germany, rocker
1957 - Harley Jane Kozak, actress (Arachnophobia, Necessary Roughness)
1957 - Nick Price, Durban South Africa, PGA golfer (1991 Byron Nelson Classic)
1957 - Frank Skinner English comedian
1959 - Dave Sharp, rock guitarist (Alarm-In the Summertime)
1959 - Frank Darabont, American filmmaker
1959 - Burkhard Dallwitz, German-born composer
1959 - Randi Rhodes, Nova M Radio personality
1960 - John Caliri, Providence RI, actor (Vinnie-Square Pegs, Double Trouble)
1960 - Robert von Dassanowsky, American cultural historian, writer, and producer
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Nick PriceGolfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Price (1957) 1961 - Luann L Lee, Santa Monica Ca, playmate (Jan, 1987)
1962 - Keith Hamilton Cobb, Tarrytown NY, actor (Noah Keefer-All My Children)
1962 - Michael Cage, NBA forward/center (Cleveland Cavaliers, NJ Nets)
1962 - Sam Phillips, singer/actress (Die Hard with a Vengeance)
1963 - Colleen Harp, Washington DC, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994)
1963 - Danny Spitz, heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-Protest & Survive)
1963 - Denise Beillmann, Switz, figure skater (Olympics-4th-1980)
1964 - Dwight Stone, NFL receiver/running back (Car Panthers, GB Packers)
1964 - Emlyn Aubrey, PGA golfer (1995 Nestles-25th)
1965 - Lynda Boyd, American actress
1966 - Jeff Uhlenhake, NFL center (NO Saints, Washington Redskins)
1966 - Michal Pivonka, Kladno Cze, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
1967 - Peter Hofstede, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC, FC Utrecht)
1967 - Tom Hodson, NFL quarterback (NO Saints)
1967 - Jan Lamb, Hong Kong disc jockey & stand-up comedian

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