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Famous January Birthdays

January 1, 2012 by staff 

Famous January BirthdaysFamous January Birthdays, January 1, 1735- Paul Revere, Revolutionary War.

January 1, 1752- Betsy Ross, designed first U.S.flag

January 1, 1895- J. Edgar Hoover, FBI Director

January 2, 1920- Isaac Asimov, Science Fiction Writer

January 3, 1892- J.R.R. Tolkien, Author of “Lord of the Rings”

January 3, 1950- Victoria Principal, Actress

January 3, 1956- Mel Gibson, actor, director

January 4, 1937- Dyan Cannon, Actress

January 5, 1946- Diane Keaton, Actress

January 6, 1412- Joan of Arc

January 7, 1800- Millard Fillmore, 13th President, (1850-1853)

January 7, 1948- Kenny Loggins, Singer/Songwriter

January 7, Katie Couric, Today Show host

January 7, 1964- Nicolas Cage, Actor

January 8, 1926- Soupy Sales, TV Actor

January 8, 1935- Elvis Presley, King of Rock ‘n Roll

January 9, 1913- Richard M. Nixon, 37th President (1969-1974)

January 9, 1935- Bob Denver, TV Actor “Gilligan”

January 9, 1951- Crystal Gayle, Country Singer

January 9, 1967- Dave Matthews, singer, band leader

January 10, 1945- Rod Stewart, Rock Singer

January 10, 1949- Heavyweight boxing champion, and creator of the “George Foreman Grill”

January 11, 1952- Ben Crenshaw, golfing great

January 12, 1944- Joe Frazier, heavyweight boxing champion

January 12, 1951- Rush Limbaugh, Ultra-conservative radio talk show host

January 12, 1954- Howard Stern, radio and TV “shock jock”

January 12, 1955- Kirstie Alley, TV Actress

January 13, 1919- Robert Stack, Actor”Elliot Ness” on Tv show “Untouchables”

January 13, 1961- Julia Louis-Dreyfus, comedy actress “Elaine” on the “Seinfeld Sow”

January 14, 1741- Benedict Arnold, traitor in American Revolutionary War.

January 14, 1919- Andy Rooney, author and commentator on “60 Minutes”

January 14, 1941- Faye Dunaway, Actress

January 15, 1906 Aristotle Onassis, Greek Shipping tycoon, married Jackie Bouvier-Kennedy

January 15, 1913- Lloyd Bridges, Actor, TV series “Sea Hunt”

January 15th, 1929- Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights Activist

January 15, 1951- Charo, Singer, dancer

January 16, 1853- Andre Michelin, inflatable auto tire inventor

January 16, 1909- Ethel Merman, Singer

January 16, 1935- A.J. Foyt, race car driver

January 17, 1706- Benjamin Franklin, inventor, statesman, writer

January 17, 1899- Al Capone, notorious 1920′s gangster

January 17, 1928- Vidal Sassoon, British hair stylist, fashion designer

January 17, 1934- Shari Lewis, TV children’s puppeteer

January 17, 1942- Mohammad Ali, formerly “Casius Clay”, arguably the best ever heavyweight boxing champion

January 18, 1779- Peter Roget, author of Roget’s Thesaurus

January 18, 1782- Daniel Webster, politician and speaker

January 18, 1882- A.A. Milne, author of Childrens’ storybooks. Created Winnie the Pooh and friends.

January 18, 1892- Oliver Hardy, “Ollie” in Stan and Laurel comedies

January 18, 1904- Cary Grant, Actor

January 18, 1913- Danny Kaye, comic actor

January 18, 1955- Kevin Costner, Actor

January 19, 1807- Robert E. Lee, Civil War Confederate Army General

January 19, 1809- Edgar Allen Poe, Author and Poet, most notably horror stories

January 19, 1943- Janis Joplin, 1960′s rock singer

January 19, 1946- Dolly Parton, buxom country western singer

January 20, 1896- George Burns, comedian

January 20, 1920 Deforrest Kelley, Doctor McCoy on Tv’s original “Star Trek”

January 20,1930- Edwin “Buzz Aldrin, Astronaut, walked on the moon

January 21, 1738- Ethan Allen, Revolutionary War Hero

January 21, 1824- Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Confederate Army general

January 21,1924- Telley Savalas, Tv’s “Kojak”

January 21, 1925- Benny Hill, British comedian

January 21, 1976- “Baby Spice” of The Spice Girls

January 22, 1934- Bill Bixby, the “Incredible Hulk” Star

January 23, 1737- John Hancck, politician, first to sign the Declaration of Independence.

January 24, 1917- Ernest Borgnine, Actor, most notably TV’s “McHales’ Navy”

January 24, 1941- Neil Diamond, singer

January 22, 1949- John Belushi, comedian, actor, SNL and Blues Brothers

January 24, 1968- Mary Lou Retton, won gold medal in Gymnastics, at 1984 Olympics

January 25, 1931- Dean Jones, actor, “The Love Bug”

January 25, 1981- Alicia Keys, singer, Grammy winner

January 26, 1880- Douglas MaCarthur, WWII General, Quote: “I shall return!”

January 26, 1925- Paul Newman, Oscar winning actor

January 26, 1955- Eddie Van Halen, singer, rock band

January 26, 1958- Ellen DeGeneres, actress, talk show hostess

January 26, 1961- Wayne Gretzky, Hockey’s “Great One”

January 27, 1756- Wolfgang Mozart, one of the greatest musical composers ever

January 27, 1832- Lewis Carroll, wrote “Alice in Wonderland”

January 27, 1921- Donna Reed,TV and movie actress

January 28, 1887- Arthur Rubenstein, classical pianist

January 28, 1936- Alan Alda, Hawkeye Pierce in Tv series “M*A*S*H”

January 29, 1843- William McKinley, 25th U.S. President(1897-1901), assassinated while in office.

January 29, 1880- W. C. Fields, comedian

January 29, 1918- John Forsythe, actor, Charlie’s Angels, Dynasty

January 29, 1945- Tom Selleck, Actor, “Magnum P.I.

January 29, 1954- Oprah Winfrey, talk show hostess

January 30, 1882- Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. President, elected to four terms (1933-1945)

January 30, 1922- Dick Martin, comedian

January 30, 1930- Gene Hackman, actor

January 30, 1937, Boris Spassky, World Chess champion

January 30, 1951- Phil Collins, singer

January 31, 1919- Jackie Robinson, first Afro-American to to play in Major League Baseball

January 31, 1923- Carol Channing, actress, “Hello Dolly”

January 31, 1937- Suzanne Pleshette, actress

January 31, 1947- Nolan Ryan, MLB pitcher for 27 years

January 31, 1981- Justin Timberlake, singer, member of NSYNC, Superbowl Halftime with Janet Jackson

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