Famous Birthdays on 8th January

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1081 - Henry V, Roman German king/emperor (1098/1111-25)
1556 - Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623)
1583 - Simon Episcopius, Dutch bishop/theologist
1587 - Johannes Fabricius, Denmark, astronomer (discovered sunspots)
1589 - Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatisch writer (Dubravka)
1601 - Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish writer (d. 1658)
1628 - Francois de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxemburg, French soldier
1632 - Samuel, Freiherr von Pufendorf, German jurist
1635 - Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero, Spanish Archbishop (d. 1709)
1658 - Nicolas Coustou, French sculptor (Descente de Croix)
1668 - Jean Gilles, composer
1735 - John Carroll, American Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1815)
1763 - Edmond Charles Genêt, French diplomat (d. 1834)
1767 - Abraham de Veer, Dutch governor-general of Suriname (1822-28)
1777 - Filippo Traetta, Italy, composer/musicologist
1779 - John White, composer
1786 - Nicholas Biddle, made 2nd bank of US 1st effective central bank
1787 - Johann Ludwig Bohner, composer
1788 - Erik Drake, composer
1788 - Archduke Rudolph of Austria (d. 1831)
1788 - Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (d. 1874)
1791 - Jacob Collamer, (Sen-Vt)
1792 - Lowell Mason, Medfield Mass, organist/composer (Zebulo)
1805 - John Bigler, American politician (d. 1871)
1805 - Orson Hyde, American religious leader (d. 1878)
1812 - Sigismond Fortune Francois Thalberg, composer
1812 - William Henry Holmes, composer
1814 - Johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist
1814 - Thomas Green, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1815 - George Webb Morell, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883
1815 - Lawrence Pike Graham, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1905
1817 - John Selden Roane, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1867
1817 - Sir Theophilus Shepstone, South African statesman (d. 1893)
Confederate General James LongstreetConfederate General James Longstreet (1821) 1821 - James Longstreet, Confederate general (1st Corps, ANV)
1822 - Alfredo Carlo Piatti, composer
1823 - Alfred Russel Wallace, British zoologist/co-discoverer (evolution)
1824 - Per August Olander, composer
1824 - William Wilkie Collins, English novelist (Woman in White)
1824 - Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (d. 1861)
1830 - Gouverneur Kemble Warren, Major Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1882
1830 - Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (d. 1894)
1836 - Fannie M Jackson, pioneer & educator, 1st US African American woman college grad
1836 - Lawrence Alma Tadema, Dutch/British painter/husband of Laura Epps
Naturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel WallaceNaturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace (1823) 1843 - Frederick Abberline, British police investigator (d. 1929)
1843 - John H. Moffitt, American politician (d. 1926)
1846 - Albert Cahen, composer
1846 - William Wallace Gilchrist, composer
1852 - James Milton Carroll, American pastor and author (d. 1931)
1860 - Nancy Jones, US African American missionary in Africa
1862 - Frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher/founder (Doubleday & Co)
1864 - Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (d. 1892)
1866 - William G. Conley, American politician (d. 1940)
1867 - Emily Green Balch, US, sociologist/feminist/pacifist (Nobel 1946)
1868 - Frank Dyson, proved Einstein right about light bent by gravity
1870 - Miguel Primo de Rivera Orbaneja, dictator of Spain (1923-30)
1871 - James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish politician (d. 1940)
1873 - Lucien Capet, composer
1873 - Iuliu Maniu, Romanian politician (d. 1953)
1873 - Elena of Montenegro, queen of Italy (d. 1956)
1881 - Henrik Shipstead, American politician (d. 1960)
1883 - Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer
1883 - Pavel Filonov, Russian painter (d. 1941)
1883 - Patrick J. Hurley, United States Secretary of War (d. 1963)
1885 - John Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM (Labor, 1941-45)
1885 - A. J. Muste, Dutch pacifist and activist (d. 1967)
1886 - Noble Drew Ali, [Timothy Drew], NC, prophet (Moorish Science Temple)
1888 - Matt Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor (Coquette, Deluge)
1888 - Richard Courant, German-American mathematician (d. 1972)
1888 - Matthew Moore, Irish-American actor (d. 1960)
1889 - Paul Hartmann, Furth Germany, actor (Haunted Castle)
1890 - Sandor Rado, Hungarian/US psycho analyst
1891 - Bronislava Nijinska, ballet choreographer
1891 - Walter Bothe, Germany, subatomic particle physicist (Nobel 1954)
1891 - Storm Jameson, English writer (d. 1986)
1892 - Werner Wehrli, composer
1894 - St Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (d. 1941)
1896 - Jaromir Weinberger, Prague Czechoslovakia, composer (Bird's Opera)
1896 - Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chile, writer (Men of the South)
1896 - Arthur Ford, American psychic (d. 1971)
1897 - Dennis Wheatley, British author (d. 1977)
1899 - Solomon WRD Bandaranaike, premier of Ceylon (1956-59)
1900 - Queen Marie, of Yugoslavia
1901 - Edmond Vandercammen, French/Belgian writer (L'amour responsable)
1902 - Alexander Gray, Wrightsville Pa, actor (This is Music)
1902 - Carl R[ansom] Rogers, US, psychologist (Client-Centered Therapy)
1902 - Georgy M Malenkov, Stalin's successor as head of CPSU, PM (1953-55)
1902 - Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreography (Silent Song)
1903 - Gene Roth, [Eugene Stutenroth], SD, actor (She Demons, Spider)
1904 - Peter Arno, NYC, cartoonist (New Yorker)
1904 - Karl Brandt, Alsacian Nazi war criminal (d. 1948)
1905 - Carl Gustav Hempel, German Logical Positivist philosopher
1905 - Giacinto Scelsi, La Spezia, Italy, composer and surrealist poet
1906 - Jan A H J S Bruins Slot, Dutch founder illegal Trouw/MP (ARP)
1906 - Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist
1908 - (Fearless) Mary Nadia Wadia, actress
1908 - William Hartnell, London England, actor (Agitator, Jackpot)
1909 - Bruce Mitchell, cricketer (South African bat, their top run-scorer (3471))
1909 - Willy Millowitsch, German actor (d. 1999)
1909 - Evelyn Wood, American educator (d. 1995)
1910 - Richard Cromwell, [LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh], Los Angeles California, actor (Jezebel)
1910 - Galina Ulanova, St Petersburg Russia, ballerina (Bolshoi)
1911 - Andrej Ocenas, composer
1912 - José Ferrer, San Juan Puerto Rico, actor/director (Blood Tide, Dune)
1912 - Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer (True Face of Peace)
1913 - Horace Smith, cricketer (NZ, only Test wkt off his 1st ball (Paynter))
1914 - Charles Borromeo Mills, composer
1915 - Walker Cooper, American baseball player (d. 1991)
1917 - Peter Taylor, US writer
1917 - Stanley Prager, NYC, comedian (College Bowl)
1920 - Hendrikus J Wittebold, civil servant/resistance fighter
1921 - Herta Bothe, Nazi concentration camp guard
1922 - Abbey Simon, NYC, pianist
1923 - Giorgio Tozzi, Chicago Illinois, basso
1923 - Iva Michiels, [Rik Ceuppens], Flemish writer (Ksiega Alfa)
1923 - Johnny Wardle, cricketer (Yorkshire & England left-arm bowler of 50's)
1923 - Joseph Wiezenbaum, artificial intelligence pioneer
1923 - Larry Storch, NYC, comedian (F Troop, Larry Storch Show)
1923 - Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American author and computer scientist (d. 2008)
1924 - Antai Ribari, composer
1924 - Benjamin Lees, [Lysniansky], Harbin Manchuria, composer
1924 - Robert Starer, Vienna Austria, composer
1924 - Ron Moody, London England, actor (12 Chairs, Wrong is Right)
1925 - James Saunders, English chemist/playwright (Ark)
1925 - Helmuth Hubener, German activist (d. 1942)
1926 - Evelyn Lear, [Shulman], Brooklyn, NY, soprano, (d. 2012)
1926 - Jani Christou, composer
1926 - Soupy Sales, [Milton Hines], NC, comedian (Soupy Sales Show)
1926 - Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian Odissi dancer (d. 2004)
1927 - Charles Tomlinson, British poet and translator
1928 - Sander Vanocur, Cleve Ohio, news anchor (NBC Weekend News)
1928 - Gaston Miron, Quebec poet and editor (d. 1996)
1929 - Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor
1930 - Doreen Wilber, US, archer (Olympic-gold-1972)
1931 - Bill Graham, Germany, rock promoter (Fillmore)
1931 - May Wynn, [Donna Lee Hickey], NYC, actress (Caine Mutiny, Noah's Ark)
1933 - Charles Osgood, NYC, news anchor (CBS Weekend News)
1933 - Jean-Marie Straub, France, director (Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach)
1933 - Ko Un, Korean poet
1934 - Jacques Anquetil, France, Tour de France bicycle racer (5-time winner)
1934 - Michael Grierson Jarrett, archaeologist
1934 - Piet Dankert, Dutch politician (PvdA)
1934 - Roy Kinnear, Lancashire England, actor (TW3, Help!, The 3 Musketeers)
1934 - Gene Freese, American baseball player, (d. 2013)
1934 - Alexandra Ripley, American writer (d. 2004)
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley (1935) 1935 - Elvis Presley, Tupelo Miss, American singer and King of Rock and Roll (Blue Suede Shoes, Hounddog)
1935 - Jesse Garon Presley, stillborn twin brother of Elvis
1935 - Nolan Miller, Burkburnett Tx, fashion designer (Dynasty, Love Boat)
1935 - Ian Bargh, Prestwick, Scotland, Canadian jazz pianist and composer (d.2012)
1936 - Ferdinand Hartzenberg, South African minister of Education (1979-82)
1936 - Zdeněk Mácal, Czech conductor
1936 - Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian-born British scientist
1937 - Robert Moran, composer
1937 - Shirley Bassey, Cardiff Wales, singer (Goldfinger, Moonraker)
1938 - Bob Eubanks, Flint Mich, TV host (Newlywed Game)
1940 - Anthony Gaurdine, (Little Anthony & Imperials-Goin Out of My Head)
1940 - Cristy Lane, US, country/gospel singer
1940 - Little Anthony [Gourdine], rocker (& Imperials)
1941 - Graham Chapman, England, comedian (Monty Python's Flying Circus)
1941 - Boris Vallejo, Peruvian illustrator
1942 - John Peterson, rocker
Physicist Stephen HawkingPhysicist Stephen Hawking (1942) 1942 - Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes)
1942 - Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 23)
1942 - Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese politician
1942 - Yvette Mimieux, Los Angeles California, American actress (Time Machine, Where the Boys Are)
1943 - Lee Jackson, rocker (Nice)
1943 - Marcus Hutson, rock vocalist (Whispers)
1944 - Terry Brooks, US, sci-fi author (Sword of Shannara)
1945 - John Peters, rock drummer (Harpers Bizarre)
1945 - Terry Sylvester, rocker (Hollies)
1946 - Elaine Cheris, Dotham Al, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
1946 - Kathleen Noone, actress (All My Children, Party of 5, Knots Landing)
1946 - Robby Krieger, Los Angeles, California, American guitarist (Doors-Light My Fire)
1946 - Tod Brannan, VP (Logos Network Corp)
1946 - Robbie Krieger, Los Angeles California, Guitarist and Songwriter (The Doors - Light My Fire)
1947 - David Bowie, [Jones], London, singer/actor (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust)
1947 - Igor Ivanov, Leningrad, Canadian chess champion (1981-84, 1985- )
1947 - Terry Sylvester, rocker (Hollies-You are the Air that I Breathe)
1947 - Don Bendell, American author & karate master
1947 - Samuel Schmid, Swiss politician
1948 - Gillies Mackinnon, director (Playboys)
1949 - Lawrence Rowe, cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 302 v Eng 1974)
1951 - John McTiernan, Albany NY, actor (Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man)
1951 - Paul Dresher, composer
1951 - Kenny Anthony, Saint Lucian politician
1952 - Lauri Walters, SF California, actress (8 is Enough, Harrad Experiment)
1952 - Norm Jarvis, Prince Albert Sask, golfer (1984 Chilliwack)
1952 - Vladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist
1953 - Bruce Sutter, pitcher (Cubs, Cards, Braves)
1955 - Mike Reno, Vancouver BC Canada, rock vocalist (Loverboy)
1955 - Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer
1957 - Nacho Duato, Spanish classical dancer and choreographer
1958 - Rey Misterio, Sr., Mexican wrestler
1959 - Michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer
1959 - Paul Hester, Australian drummer (d. 2005)
1960 - Jolanda Egger, Luzean Switz, playmate (June, 1983)
1961 - Shoaib Mohammad, cricketer (son of Hanif Patient & prolific batsman)
1961 - Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese creator of Yu-Gi-Oh
1961 - Calvin Smith, American athlete
1962 - Chris Marion, American musician
1963 - Hiromi Kobayashi, Fukushima Japan, LPGA golfer (1993 JAL Big Apple)

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