Famous Birthdays on 31st January

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36 BC - Antonia Minor, daughter of Mark Antony and Octavia Minor (d. 38 AD)
877 - Taejo of Goryeo, ruler of Korea (d. 943)
1512 - King Henry of Portugal (d. 1580)
1517 - Gioseffo Zarlino, composer
1543 - Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan (d. 1616)
1550 - Henry I, Duke of Guise, French Catholic leader (d. 1588)
1573 - Ambrosius Metzger, composer
1573 - Giulio Cesare Monteverdi, composer
1597 - John Francis Regis, French saint (d. 1640)
1601 - Pieter de Bloot, Dutch landscape painter
1607 - James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby
1612 - Hendrik Casimir I, count of Nassau-Dietz/mayor of Frisia
1614 - Nicolas Saboly, composer
1620 - Georg F von Waldeck, German commander-in-chief
1623 - Francois-Xavier de Laval
1633 - Nathaniel Crew, English bishop (Durham)
1673 - Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest and saint (d. 1716)
1686 - Hans Egede, Norwegian Lutheran missionary (d. 1758)
1734 - Julien-Amable Mathieu, composer
1734 - Robert Morris, merchant (signed Declaration of Independence)
1750 - Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War (1798-1800, 1803-06)
1752 - Gouverneur Morris, American lawmaker and diplomat (d. 1816)
1759 - Francois Devienne, composer
1778 - Franz Anton graaf von Kolowrat, Austrian premiere of Bohemia (1848)
1784 - Carl Wilhelm Henning, composer
Composer Franz SchubertComposer Franz Schubert (1797) 1797 - Franz Peter Schubert, Lichtenthal Austria, composer (Unfinished Symphony)
1798 - Karl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer
1802 - Jan C J van Speijk, Dutch naval hero
1804 - Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic
1810 - Daniel Ruggles, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
1812 - John Randolph Tucker, Capt (Confederate Navy), died in 1883
1813 - Samuel Sarphati, Amsterdam, physician/pharmacist/social activist
1817 - Antony Winkler Prins, Dutch writer (Groiler Encyclopaedia)
1818 - William Raine Peck, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1871
1820 - William B. Washburn, 28th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1887)
1830 - James G Blaine, the "Plumed Knight"
1835 - William Charles Lunalilo, Monarch of Hawaii (d. 1874)
1836 - Henryk Szulc, composer
1857 - George Jackson Churchward, Great Western Railway Chief mechanical engineer. (d. 1933)
1863 - F Henri Berz, French existensialist philosopher (Revue the Synthesis)
1865 - Henri Desgrange, Founder of the Tour-de-France (d. 1940)
1865 - Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1951)
1866 - Emil Strauss, Germany, writer (Naked Man)
1866 - Henry Forster, cricketer (Oxford blue 1887-89, later Aust Gov-General)
1868 - Theodore William Richards, chemist (atomic weights, Nobel-1914)
1869 - Henri Carton de Wiart, Belgian Count/literary/premier (1920-21)
1872 - Zane Grey, American West novelist (Riders of the Purple Sage)
1877 - Max Ettlinger, German philosopher
1878 - Willem J M van Eysinga, Dutch international law jurist
1881 - Irving Langmuir, inventor (tungsten filament lamp/Nobel 1932)
1881 - Joseph A Cushman, US, palaentologist
1882 - Anna Pavlova, St Petersburg Russia, ballerina/choreographer
1882 - Josephus RH van Schaik, Dutch lawyer/vice-premier
1884 - Nicholas Joy, Paris France, actor (Boss Lady)
1884 - Theodor Heuss, 1st President of Germany (Bundespräsident) (d. 1963)
1886 - Alfonso Lopez, Colombia, statesman (Pres UN security council-1948)
1889 - F R Foster, cricketer (330 runs & 45 wickets for England)
1890 - Adolf Bach, German language/sociologist (Deutsche Namenkunde)
1891 - Max Drischner, composer
1892 - Eddie Cantor, NYC, comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater)
1893 - Freya Stark, English explorer/ travel writer
1894 - Percy Helton, NY, actor (Jail Busters, Harbor of Missing Men)
1894 - Isham Jones, American musician (d. 1956)
1896 - Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 1966)
1900 - Betty Parsons, American artist and art dealer
1901 - Blaz Arnic, composer
1901 - Marie Luise Kaschnitz, writer
1902 - Alva Myrdal, Uppsala Sweden, diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize-1982)
1902 - Jean C M Picart le Doux, France, carpet designer
1902 - Julian H Steward, US anthropologist/professor
1903 - Gardner Cowles, Iowa, publisher/founder (Look Magazine)
1903 - Tallulah Bankhead, Huntsville Ala, actress (Lifeboat, Die Die Darling)
1904 - E van Ruller, Dutch journalist/ARP-alderman/co-founder (Trouw)
1905 - Anna Blaman, [Johanna P Vrugt], Dutch writer (Wife & Friend)
1905 - John O'Hara, Pottstown Penn, novelist (Appointment at Samarra)
1906 - Benjamin Frankel, composer
1906 - R W Bonham, founder (International Braille Chess Association)
1908 - René Simone Mathieu, France, doubles tennis star (Wimbledon 1934)
1909 - Foley Newns, British colonial administrator
1909 - Miron Grindea, literary editor
1910 - Herbert Ashworth, CEO (Nationwide Building Society)
1911 - A G Ogston, president (Trinity College-Oxford)
1911 - Christina Foyle, book seller
1911 - Eddie Byrne, British actor (d. 1981)
1913 - Don Hutson, NFL end (Packers)
1913 - Hector Iglesias Villoud, composer
1913 - Wayne Millner, NFL end (Boston/Washington Redskins)
1914 - Carey Lofton, Blountsville Fla, actor (Skinner-Troubleshooters)
1914 - Jersey Joe Walcott, heavyweight boxing champ (1951-52)
1914 - Louis Osman, architect/artist/goldsmith
1914 - Sri Daya Mata, Hindu religious figure
1915 - Bobby Hackett, Providence RI, trumpeteer/orchestra leader (Air Time '57)
1915 - Garry Moore, [Thomas Garrison Morfit], Balt, host (I've Got a Secret)
1915 - John Profumo, president (Toynbee Hall)
1915 - Thomas Merton, France, Trappist monk/poet/essayist (7 Storey Mt)
1915 - William Crosbie, artist
1915 - Alan Lomax, American musicologist (d. 2002)
1916 - Ciro D Crown, premier of Dutch Antilles (1968-69)
1916 - Frank A Parker, tennis champ (US Open-1944)
1916 - Violet Cane, statistician
1917 - Erich Geiringer, general practitioner campaigner
1917 - Jose Maceda, composer
Baseball Player Jackie RobinsonBaseball Player Jackie Robinson (1919) 1919 - Jackie Robinson, Ga, 1st black major league baseball player (Dodgers)
1919 - Robert Lowry, Baron Lowry. Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.
1920 - Patrick Heron, painter
1920 - Robert Hersant, press baron
1920 - Stewart L Udall, St Johns Ariz, US Secretary of Interior (1961-69)
1920 - Bert Williams, Bradley, Staffordshire, footballer (Wolverhampton, 30 caps), (d. 2014)
1921 - Carol Channing, Wash, actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello Dolly)
1921 - John Agar, Chicago, actor (Fort Apache, Sands of Iwo Jima)
1921 - Mario Lanza, Phila, actor/singer (Great Caruso, Toast of New Orleans)
1921 - E. Fay Jones, American architect (d. 2004)
1922 - Michael Wilford, diplomat
1922 - William Sylvester, Oakland California, actor (2001, Gorgo, Gemini Man)
1923 - Eddie Ryder, NYC, actor (Slick Jones-General Hospital)
1923 - Joanne Dru, Logan WV, actress (Guestwood Ho, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon)
Novelist Norman MailerNovelist Norman Mailer (1923) 1923 - Norman Mailer, Long Branch NJ, NYC mayoral candidate/novelist (Naked & the Dead), (d. 2007)
1924 - Robert Gatehouse, former High Court judge
1924 - Tengiz Abuladze, filmmaker
1925 - Benjamin Hooks, civil rights leader
1925 - Charles Aidman, Frankfort Ind, narrator (New Twilight Zone)
1925 - Fred Catherwood, MP
1926 - Prunella Briance, founder (National Childbirth Trust)
1926 - Tom Alston, American baseball player (d. 1993)
1927 - Lorraine Warren, Monroe Connecticut, American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting)
1928 - Chuck Willis, rock vocalist (C C Rider)
Paranormal Investigator Lorraine WarrenParanormal Investigator Lorraine Warren (1927) 1928 - Eric Ash, rector (Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine)
1928 - Richard Buckley, royal equerry
1928 - Robert Clatworthy, sculptor
1929 - Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist, Nobel laureate
1929 - Jean Simmons, London, England, actress (Thorn Birds, Guys & Dolls)
1930 - Lynn Carlin, Los Angeles California, actress (Joan Hunter-James at 15)
1930 - Joakim Bonnier, Swedish racecar driver (d. 1972)
1931 - Bill Watson, cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman mid-50s)
1931 - Christopher Chataway, British MP/athlete (world record 5k)
MLB shortstop Ernie BanksMLB shortstop Ernie Banks (1931) 1931 - Ernie Banks, Dallas Texas, "Mr Cub" Chicago Cubs, Hall-of-Famer (short stop/1st baseman)
1931 - Jean Burroughs, educationalist
1931 - Nicholas Gordon Lennox, diplomat
1932 - Pieter Brattinga, Dutch graphic artist
1932 - Rick Hall, country/R&B singer
1933 - Joseph D Early, (Rep-D-MA, 1975- )
1933 - Walter Paulis, mineworker/pilot/Dutch MP (CDA)
1933 - Bernardo Provenzano, Mafia Boss
1934 - Brian Bolus, cricketer (England opening batsman early 60's)
1934 - James Franciscus, Clayton Mo, actor (Mr Novak, Longstreet, Hunter)
1934 - Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist
1935 - Bojidar Dimov, composer
1935 - Oe Kenzaburo, Japanese novelist (Catch, Personal Matter)
1936 - Marvin Junior, singer (Dells-Oh What a Night)
1937 - Philip Glass, Baltimore Md, minimal composer (Einstein on the Beach)
1937 - Steve Karmen, Bronx NY, jingle writer (I Love NY, This Bud's for You)
1937 - Suzanne Pleshette, NYC, actress (Birds, Emily-Bob Newhart Show)
1937 - Regimantas Adomaitis, Lithuanian actor
1937 - Andrée Boucher, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
1938 - Ajip Rosidi, Indonesian poet/writer (Madjalah Sunda, Pesta)
1938 - Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, queen of Netherlands (1980- )
1938 - James G Watt, Colo, US Secretary of Interior (1981-83)
1939 - Claude Gauthier, Canadian singer and songwriter
1940 - Stuart Margolin, Davenport Iowa, actor (Love American Style)
1941 - Jessica Walter, Brooklyn, New York, American actress (Play Misty For Me, Arrested Development)
1941 - George S Mickelson, (Gov-SD)
1941 - Richard A Gephardt, (Rep-D-MO, 1977- )
1941 - Sharon Miller, LPGA golfer
1942 - Derek Jarman, actor/director (Angelic Conversation, Edward II)
1942 - Gerald Chanberlain, rocker
1942 - Daniela Bianchi, Italian actress
1944 - Anton Korteweg, Dutch poet (For the Good Order)
1944 - Charley Musselwhite, blues musician (Stand Back, Louisiana Fog)
1944 - Eugene Terre Blanche, S Afr leader of Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging
1944 - John Inverarity, cricketer (Australian batsman 1968-72)
1945 - Noah Creshevsky, composer
1946 - Glynn Turman, NYC, actor (Lew-Peyton Place, Manimal, Centennial)
1946 - Jonathan Banks, Wash DC, actor (Armed & Dangerous, Cold Steel)
1946 - Subroto Guha, cricketer (right arm swing bowler for India 1967-69)
1946 - Terry Kath, rocker (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now)
1947 - Jim Nollman, composer
1947 - Nolan Ryan, pitcher (Mets, Angels, Astros) (7 no-hitters, 5,714 Ks)
1948 - Muneo Suzuki, Japanese politician
1949 - Carol Hawkins, actress (Dialing for Dingbats)
1949 - Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer and sports journalist
1949 - Ken Wilber, American philosopher
1951 - Harry Casey, [KC], rock vocalist (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
1951 - Phil Manzanera, rock guitarist (Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together)
1951 - Presiley Baxendale, British QC
1951 - Dave Benton, Aruban-born singer
1952 - Rosanne Musgrave, headmistress (Blackheath HS)
1952 - Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (d. 1969)
1953 - Aart Mol, Dutch bassist (Catapult)
1954 - Adrian Vandenberg, Amsterdam Neth, rock guitarist (Whitesnake)
1954 - Sheik Faoud Ahamul Bacchus, cricketer (West Indian bat late 70's)
1955 - Virginia Ruzici, Romania, tennis star
1956 - Johnny Rotten, [John Lydon], rocker (Sex Pistols-God Save the Queen)
1956 - Lloyd Cole, rocker
1956 - Trevor A Manuel, South African UDF/ANC-leader
1957 - Brett "the Hitman" Hart, Alberta Canada, WWF champion
1957 - Shirley F Babashoff, California, swimmer (Olympics-6 silver/2 gold-72, 76)
1958 - Rafael Santana, shortstop (NY Mets, NY Yankees)
1958 - Tom Schuman, pianist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
1959 - Anthony LaPaglia, actor (Murder One)
1959 - Kelly Lynch, actress (Drugstore Cowboy)

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