Famous Birthdays on 29th January

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1584 - Frederik Hendrik, count of Nassau/Prince of Orange
1632 - Johann Georg Graevius, German classical scholar and critic (d. 1703)
1688 - Emmanuel Swedenborg, Sweden, religious leader (Angelic Wisdom)
1689 - Hubert K Poot, Dutch poet
1700 - Daniel Bernoulli, Basel Switz, mathematician (10 time French award)
1703 - Carlmann Kolb, composer
1711 - Giuseppi Bonno, composer
1715 - Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian (court) composer/pianist
1717 - Jeffrey Amherst, English gov-gen of America/fieldmarshal
1718 - Paul Rabaut, French Huguenot pastor (d. 1794)
1737 - Thomas Paine, Thetford Great Britain, English/American political essayist (Common Sense, Age of Reason)
1749 - King Christian VII of Denmark (d. 1808)
Voice of the American Revolution Thomas PaineVoice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine (1737) 1754 - Moses Cleaveland, founder of Cleveland (d. 1806)
1756 - Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III, Congressman, Governor of Virginia and American General
1761 - Abraham AA "Albert" Gallatin, Switz, US minister of Finance (1801-14)
1763 - J G Seume, writer
1782 - Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber, French opera composer (Fra Diavolo)
1782 - Frantiszek Tucek Scigalski, composer
1783 - Vasili A Zjukovski, Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus) [NS=Feb 9]
1784 - Ferdinand Ries, composer
1798 - Henry Neele, London, poet
1801 - Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer (Felix Meritis)
1803 - James Outram, Bulterley Hall Derbyshire, general
1810 - Earnest E Kummer, German mathematician
1821 - Isaac Ferdinand Quinby, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1891
1823 - Franklin Gardner, Major General (Confederate Army)
1824 - Karl von Perfall, composer
1836 - Benjamin Franklin Potts, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1887
1836 - James Meech Warner, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1897
25th US President William McKinley25th US President William McKinley (1843) 1843 - William McKinley, Niles Ohio, 25th US President (1897-1901), (d. 1901)
1846 - Karol Olszewski, Polish scientist (d. 1915)
1850 - Ebenezer Howard, London, pioneer of garden cities
1850 - Lawrence Hargrave, inventor (box kite)
1852 - Frederic Hymen Cowen, composer
1852 - Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian actor/playwright (O Noapte Furtunoasa)
1854 - Willem PC Knuttel, Dutch bibliographer/librarian
1860 - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Tagarov Russia, playwright (Cherry Orchard)
1862 - Frederick Delius, Bradford England, composer (Hiawatha)
1864 - Adolf Philipp, composer
1866 - Romain Rolland, France, writer (Jean-Christophe) (Nobel 1915)
Author and Playwright Anton ChekhovAuthor and Playwright Anton Chekhov (1860) 1867 - Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Spain, writer (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse)
1869 - Andrey Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
1871 - Eduardo Lopez-Chavarri y Marco, composer
1873 - Prince Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi, Italy, explorer/climber (Mt St Elias)
1874 - John D. Rockefeller Jr, Cleveland Ohio, American financier and philanthropist
1874 - Robert Lach, composer
1876 - Carl Henrik Ludolf Nielsen, composer
1876 - Havergal Brian, Dresden Staffordshire, composer
1877 - Georges Catroux, French general (d. 1969)
1878 - Barney Oldfield, Ohio, daredevil
1880 - W C Fields, [William Claude Dukenfield], Phila, actor (Bank Dick)
Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller JrFinancier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr (1874) 1884 - Juhan Aavic, composer
1887 - Albert Conti, Trieste Austria, actor (Jazz Heaven, Doomed Battalion)
1889 - Francisco Santiago, composer
1889 - Rudolf Mauersberger, composer
1890 - Marguerite Canal, composer
1891 - R Norris Williams, American tennis champ (US Open-1914) and survivor of the RMS Titanic sinking (d. 1968)
1892 - Clifford Gray, US, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1928)
1893 - Edric Cundell, composer
1893 - Martian Negrea, composer
1895 - Muna Lee, American poet (d. 1965)
1896 - Teddy Hoad, cricketer (pioneering West Indian Test batsman)
1898 - Fernand Quinet, Belgian cellist/composer/conductor (La Guerre)
1898 - Karl Bjarnhof, Danish blind journalist/writer (History of Sascha)
1900 - Marco Tajcevic, composer
1900 - Willem F K Hussem, Dutch painter/poet (Coastline, Lookout on Sea)
1901 - Allen B DuMont, inventor (perfected coml practical cathode ray tube)
1903 - Cornelis H Edelman, Dutch geologist
1905 - Barnett Newmann, New York, US painter, (postpainterly abstraction)
1906 - Franciscus Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1920)
1906 - Joe Primeau, NHL center
1908 - Adam Clayton Powell, (Rep-D-NY, 1945-70)
1909 - Alan Marshal, Sydney Aust, actor (White Cliffs of Dover, Lydia)
1909 - Tonypandy, Viscount
1910 - Paul Hodder-Williams, publisher
1910 - Colin Middleton, Irish artist (d. 1983)
1911 - George Burns, British major-general
1911 - Peter von Siemens, German industrialist (d. 1986)
1912 - "Professor" Irwin Corey, Brooklyn NY, comedian (Car Wash, Doc)
1912 - Jacob "Jaap" Balk, journalist (AH, Onder de Keizerskroon)
1913 - Victor Mature, Louisville KY, actor (1 Million BC, Samson & Delilah) (d. 1999)
1913 - Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
1913 - Peter von Zahn, German journalist and writer (d. 2001)
1915 - Frederic Ramsey Jr, folklorist/author
1915 - Halfdan Rasmussen, Danish poet/WWII resistance fighter (Skoven)
1915 - John Serry, Sr., American musician and arranger (d. 2003)
1916 - Barbara Skelton, writer
1917 - John Raitt, Santa Ana California, actor/singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game)
1918 - John Forsythe, NJ, actor (Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty)
1918 - William Rigney, baseball manager (SF Giants)
1919 - Norman F Simpson, British playwright (One Way Pendulum)
1920 - Alec Coppen, psychiatrist
1920 - José Luis de Villalonga, Spanish aristocrat (d. 2007)
1921 - Anthony George, American actor (d. 2005)
1922 - Gerda Steinhoff, Nazi concetration camp supervisor (d. 1946)
1923 - Paddy Chayevsky, [Sydney], US, dramatist (Marty, Hospital) (d. 1981)
1924 - Brian Trubshaw, British test pilot
1924 - Gregson, Lord
1924 - Luigi Nono, Venice Italy, composer (Canonic Variations)
1924 - Marcelle Ferron, Quebec painter and stained glass artist (d. 2001)
1924 - Peter Voulkos, American artist (d. 2002)
1925 - Anthony George, Endicott NY, actor (Untouchables, Checkmate)
1925 - Lane of Horsell, Lord
1925 - Pier Tania (Meinte Piet), radio/TV host (ANP, De Bezetting)
1926 - Abdus Salam, theoretical physicist
1926 - Bob Berry, cricketer (England slow lefty 1950)
1927 - Edward Abbey, US author (Desert Solitaire)
1928 - Bengt Hambraeus, composer
1928 - Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician
1928 - Peter Byrne, actor (Postcards from America, Carry on Cabby)
1929 - Elio Petri, Italy, director (Property is no theft)
1929 - William McMillan, US, rapid pistol (Olympic-gold-1960) [or Jul 3]
1930 - John Junkin, actor/writer (A Hard Day's Night)
1930 - Derek Bailey, English guitar virtuoso (d. 2005)
1931 - Leslie Bricuse, English/US composer (Stop the world I want to get off)
1932 - Clyde, Lord
1932 - Raman Subba Row, CEO (Test/County Cricket Board)
1932 - George Allen, English footballer
1933 - A C Alston, bibliographer
1933 - Margaret Laird, Commissioner (Third Church Estates)
1934 - Noel Harrison, London, singer/actor (Mark-Girl from UNCLE), (d. 2013)
1934 - Paul Gutama Soegijo, composer
1936 - Malcolm Binns, concert pianist
1936 - James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records (d. 1983)
1937 - Bobby Scott, jazz singer
1938 - Bill Christian, US, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)
1939 - Germaine Greer, Melbourne Australia, feminist/author (Female Eunich)
1939 - O P Kolomitsev, cosmonaut
1940 - Katharine Ross, American actress
1940 - Kunimitsu Takahashi, Japanese motorcycle racer and racing driver
1942 - Arnaldo Tamayo-Mendez, Cuba, cosmonaut (Soyuz 38)
1942 - Claudine Longet, France, former Mrs Andy Williams/singer
1942 - F R Hartley, Vice-Chancellor (Cranfield University)
1942 - Katharine Ross, Hollywood Cal, actress (Graduate, Francesca-Colbys)
1942 - Richard Needham, British MP
1942 - Robin Morgan, Lake Worth Fla, actress (Dagmar-Mama)
1943 - Charles Fitzgerald-Lombard, Abbot of Downside
1943 - Timothy Andrew James Souster, composer
1944 - Barbara Moore, Wardell Mo, actress (Lisa Rogers-Man From UNCLE)
1944 - Hans Plomp, Dutch writer/poet (Venus in Holland)
1944 - Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda
1944 - Patrick Lipton Robinson, Jamaican judge
1945 - Donna Marie Caponi Young, Detroit, LPGA golfer (US Open 1969, 70)
1945 - James Nicholson, British MEP
Actor Tom SelleckActor Tom Selleck (1945) 1945 - Tom Selleck, Detroit Mich, actor (Lance-Rockford Files, Magnum PI)
1945 - Jim Nicholson, Irish politician
1945 - Donna Caponi, Detroit Michigan, LPGA Golfer and four-time Major winner
1947 - David Byron, vocalist (Uriah Heep)
1947 - Israel Wetrin, managing director (Elonex)
1947 - Michael Mavor, Head Master (Rugby School)
1947 - Linda B. Buck, American scientist, Nobel laureate
1947 - Marián Varga, Slovak musician
1948 - Bill Kirchen, singer/guitarist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen)
1948 - Felice Taylor, R&B singer (I Feel Love Comin' On)
LPGA Golfer Donna CaponiLPGA Golfer Donna Caponi (1945) 1948 - Marc Singer, Vancouver Canada, actor (V, Dallas)
1948 - Pat Kenny, Irish TV presenter & radio host
1950 - Ann Jillian, Cambridge Massachusetts, actress (Mr Mom, Jennifer Slept Here)
1950 - Jody Schecter, South African auto maker (World Driver's 1979)
1951 - Andy Roberts, cricketer (brilliant WI quickie with 202 wickets 74-84)
1952 - Tommy Ramone, [Erdelyi], Budapest, Hungary, rock drummer/bassist (Ramones)
1953 - Dalila di Lazzaro, Udine Italy, covergirl/model (Vogue)
1953 - Hwang Woo-Suk, South Korean biomedical scientist
1953 - Teresa Teng, Taiwanese singer (d. 1995)
1953 - Lynne McGranger, Australian actress
1954 - Dick Manitoba, vocalist (Dictators)
Talk show host Oprah WinfreyTalk show host Oprah Winfrey (1954) 1954 - Oprah Winfrey, Kosciusko Mississippi, Talk show host and actress ('The Oprah Winfrey Show' 'Colour Purple')
1954 - Doug Risebrough, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and executive
1955 - John Tate, US, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1968)
1955 - Lynne McGranger, Australian actress
1957 - Irlene Mandrell, Corpus Christi Tx, country singer (Mandrell Sisters)
1957 - Jac Bico, Dutch guitarist/singer (Tambourine)
1957 - Grazyna Miller, Italian poet, translator, and journalist
1958 - Judy Norton-Taylor, Santa Monica California, actress (Mary Ellen-Waltons)
1958 - Ole Mortensen, cricketer (pace bowler for Derbyshire & Denmark)
1959 - Paul McGann, actor (Dr Who)
1960 - Cho-Liang Lin, Taiwan, violinist (Queen Sophia 1st prize)
1960 - Eddie Jackson, bassist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
1960 - Gregory Efthimos Louganis, San Diego Ca, diver (Olympic-gold-1984, 88)
1960 - Matthew Ashford, Davenport IA, actor (Jack Devaraux-Days of Our Lives)
1960 - Sean Kerly, hockey player
1960 - Steve Sax, 2nd baseman (LA Dodgers, NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox)
1960 - Gia Carangi, American model (d. 1986)
1960 - J. G. Thirlwell, Australian-born musician
1961 - Mike Aldrete, US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics, NY Yankees)
1962 - Nicholas Turturro, Queens NY, actor (James Martinez-NYPD Blue)
1963 - Michelle Bell, Melrose MA, LPGA golfer (1981 Mass School Girls Champ)
1963 - Bob Holly, American professional wrestler
1964 - Andre Reed, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
1964 - John Gallagher, rugby league player
1964 - John Habyan, US baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1964 - Roddy Frame, rock vocalist/guitarist (Aztec Camera-Stray)
1964 - Anna Ryder Richardson, British interior designer and television presenter
1965 - Dominik Hasek, Pardubice CZE, NHL goalie (Czech Oly-Gold-98, Buffalo)
1965 - Peter Lundgren, Sweden, tennis star
1965 - Tim Johnson, NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
1966 - Romário, Brazilian footballer
1967 - David Pitcher, CFL fullback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1967 - Khalid Skah, Midelt Morocco, 5k/10k runner
1967 - Sean Burke, Windsor, NHL goalie (Hartford Whalers)
1967 - Stacey King, NBA forward/center (Miami Heat)

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