Famous Birthdays on this Day, January 06:

1367 - Richard II, Bordeaux, France, king of England (1377-99)
1367 - Richard II of England (d. 1400)
1412 - Joan of Arc, Domremy, martyr
1412 - Joan of Arc, Roman Catholic Saint and national heroine of France (legendary date) (d. 1431)
1486 - Martin Agricola, [M Sore], German composer/cantor
1488 - Helius Eobanus Hessus, German poet (Silvae)
1525 - Caspar Peucer, German reformer (d. 1602)
1561 - Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician (d. 1656)
1580 - (baptised) John Smith of Jamestown (d. 1631)
1585 - Claude Favre baron de Perouges seigneur de Vaugelas, French grammarian
1587 - Gaspar de Guzman, Count of Olivares, Premier of Spain (1621-43)
1595 - Claude Favre de Vaugelas, French man of letters (d. 1650)
1602 - Karl Rabenhaupt, German/Dutch baron of Sucha/army leader
1617 - Kristoffer Gabel, Danish statesman (d. 1673)
1655 - Eleonore-Magdalena of Neuburg, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1720)
1655 - Jakob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1705)
1673 - 1st Duke of Chandos, English aristocrat, eponym of Handel's Chandos Anthems (d. 1744)
1683 - Francois de La Croix, composer
1692 - Rynoldus Popma van Oevering, composer
1695 - Giuseppe Sammartini, composer
1702 - Jose Melchior de Nebra Blascu, composer
1714 - Percivall Pott, English physician (d. 1788)
1728 - Charles-Joseph-Balthazar Sohier, composer
1728 - Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet
1732 - Matija A Reljkovic, Croatia, writer (Satir iliti divji covic)
1745 - Jacques Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (1st pioneer balloonist)
1745 - James Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (1st pioneer balloonist)
1745 - Étienne Montgolfier, French inventor (d. 1799)
1776 - Ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel
1791 - Jose Melchor Gomiz y Colomer, composer
1793 - James Madison Porter, American politician (d. 1862)
1794 - Kaspar Masek, composer
1795 - Anselme Payen, French chemist (d. 1871)
1798 - Ferdinand Simon Gassner, composer
1799 - Jedediah Strong Smith, US fur trader/explorer
1800 - Willem A Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Dutch politician
1802 - Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romania, author/novelist/writer (Gramatica)
1803 - Henri Herz, composer
1807 - Joseph Holt, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1894
1807 - Ludwig Erk, composer
1807 - Jozef Maximilián Petzval, Slovak inventor (d. 1891)
1808 - Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (d. 1864)
1811 - Charles Sumner, leading Reconstruction senator, died in 1874
1812 - Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary hero (d. 1919)
1819 - Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (d. 1886)
1822 - Heinrich Schliemann, German polyglot/archeologist (Troje)
1826 - Herman Grimm, Germany, writer/novelist (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
1827 - John Calvin Brown, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1889
1827 - John Wesley Frazer, Brig General (Confederate Army), die in 1906
1829 - Kanagaki Robun [Bunzo Nozaki], Japanese humorist/gesaku-author
1832 - Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)
1838 - Max Bruch, Koln (Cologne), Germany, composer
1842 - Clarence King, mining engineer (geologist)
1850 - Eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist (New Era)
1850 - Franz Xaver Scharwenka, German pianist/composer (Mataswintha)
1854 - Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft, fictional detective (via Arthur Conan Doyle)
1856 - Giuseppe Martucci, composer
1857 - Hugh Mahon, Irish-born Australian politician (d. 1931)
1857 - William E. Russell, 37th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
1859 - Samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Moral order & progress)
1861 - Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer
1861 - George Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940)
1864 - Ban Johnson, Norwalk Ct, baseball founder (American League)
1867 - Georges Martin Witkowski, composer
1868 - Vittorio Monti, composer
1870 - Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1944)
1872 - Alexander N Scriabin, Moscow, hallucinogenic composer (Prometheus)
1873 - Karl Straube, German organist/conductor
1874 - Fred Niblo, U.S. film actor, director, producer (d. 1948)
1878 - Carl Sandburg, US, poet/biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes)
1878 - Dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970)
1880 - Tom Mix, Mix Run PA, silent screen cowboy actor (Dick Turpin)
1880 - Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg, composer
1880 - Tom Mix, American actor (d. 1940)
1882 - Samuel Rayburn, Tenn, (Rep-D-Tx), speaker of the House (1940-57)
1882 - Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (d. 1949)
1882 - Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop (d. 1965)
1883 - Khalil Gibran, Lebanon, mystic poet (The Prophet, Broken Wings)
1889 - Alan M Bateman, Canadian geologist (Yale professor)
1891 - Ted McDonald, cricketer (great Australian quick of 20's)
1892 - Ludwig Berger, writer
1896 - Abram N Pritzker, US businessman (Hyatt Hotels, McCall's magazine)
1896 - Freerk Siemon Wolters, notary/resistance fighter
1897 - Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family)
1898 - Jan Filip Boon, Flemish author/editor (De Standaard 1929-39)
1898 - Charles E. Pont, American artist (d. 1971)
1899 - Phyllis Haver, Douglas KS, silent screen actress (What Price Glory)
1900 - Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Sarabande, Jeunesse)
1901 - Patrick Aherne, England, actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay, Q Planes)
1902 - Mark Brunswick, composer
1902 - Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte, composer
1902 - Helmut Poppendick, Nazi physician (d. 1994)
1903 - Boris Blacher, Newchwang China, German composer (Orchester-Ornament)
1903 - Francis L Sullivan, London England, actor (Missing Rembrandt)
1903 - Maurice Abravanel, Saloniki Greece, conductor/composer
1903 - Stanley Smith, KC MO, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts)
1905 - Eric Frank Russell, UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space, Dark Tides)
1906 - Benedict Vilakazi, S Africa, poet/educator (Zulu-English Dictionary)
1906 - Jaap Wagemaker, [Adrian B], Dutch sculptor
1907 - David Fleay, Australian naturalist (d. 1993)
1908 - Menahem Avidom, composer
1909 - Johannes H Moesman, Dutch surrealist painter (Rumor)
1909 - Keith Davis, voice tutor/author
1910 - Wright Morris, US writer
1911 - Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70)
1911 - Joey Adams, Bkln NY, comedian/actor/columnist (ABC's Back That Fact)
1911 - Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, actor (Telegram, Town People)
1911 - Yannis Andreou Papaioannou, composer
1912 - Jacques Cesar Ellul, writer
1913 - Edward Gierek, party leader (Polish CP)
1913 - Loretta Young, Salt Lake City Ut, actr (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger)
1913 - Tom Brown, NYC, actor (Ed-Gunsmoke, Lt Rovacs-Mr Lucky)
1914 - Arnold Richardson, composer
1914 - Danny Thomas, Deerfield Mich, comedian (Danny Thomas Show)
1914 - David Bruce, Kankakee Ill, actor (Harry-Beulah)
1915 - Alan Watts, Kent England, writer (Book on the Taboo)
1915 - Don Edwards, (Rep-D-CA, 1963- )
1915 - John C. Lilly, U.S. psychoanalyst, writer (d. 2001)
1916 - Philip Bezanson, composer
1916 - Vincent Serventy, Australian writer and conservationist (d. 2007)
1917 - Guillermo Rosario, Dutch Antilles, writer (E rais ku no ke muri)
1917 - Koo Chen-fu, Chinese negotiator (d. 2005)
1918 - Buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party)
1918 - Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat)
1919 - Sylvia Syms, US singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes)
1920 - Earl Kim, composer
1920 - Early Wynn, Hartford Ala, baseball Hall of famer (pitcher)
1920 - Sun Myung Moon, evangelist (Unification Church-Moonies)
1920 - Doris Stokes, British psychic medium (d. 1987)
1920 - John Maynard Smith, English biologist (d. 2004)
1921 - Cary Middlecoff, golfer (1956 Vardon Trophy, 1955 Byron Nelson Award)
1921 - Lou Harris, pollster (Lou Harris Poll)
1922 - Finn Einar Mortensen, composer
1923 - Leah Chase, master chef, in the creole tradition
1923 - Jacobo Timerman, Argentine writer (d. 1999)
1924 - Earl Scruggs, NC, bluegrass musician (& Flat-Ballad of Jed Clampett)
1925 - John Z DeLorean, former automaker (DeLorean)
1925 - John De Lorean, American auto maker (d. 2005)
1926 - Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (2002)
1926 - Kid Gavilan, Cuban boxer (d. 2003)
1926 - Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-born actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)
1926 - Ralph Branca, American baseball player
1926 - Kim Dae-jung, President of South Korea and Nobel laureate
1928 - Capucine, French actress (d. 1990)
1928 - George H. Ross, American businessman
1929 - Wilbert Harrison, R & B singer (Kansas City)
1929 - Babrak Karmal, Afghani politician (d. 1996)
1930 - Denis Pitts, journalist
1930 - Vic Tayback, Bkln NY, actor (Mel-Alice, Khan, Portrait of a Stripper)
1931 - Gerard van Muiden, Dutch MP (CDA)
1931 - Graeme Hole, cricketer (Australian batsman of the fifties)
1931 - E. L. Doctorow, American author
1932 - Sacha Distel, French singer
1932 - Stuart A. Rice, American chemist
1933 - Capucine, [Germaine Lefebvre], Toulon France, actress (Pink Panther)
1933 - Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian
1934 - Bobby Lord, Sanford Fla, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
1934 - Harry M. Miller, Australian entrepreneur
1934 - Tassos Papadopoulos, president of the Republic of Cyprus
1935 - Nino Tempo, Niagara Falls NY, rock vocalist (Deep Purple)
1935 - Paul Wilson, US R&B-singer (Flamingos-Lovers Never Say Goodbye)
1935 - Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria
1936 - Julio Maria Sanguinetti Cairolo, president of Uruguay (1985-90, 95- )
1936 - Rubén Amaro, Sr., Mexican baseball player
1936 - Darlene Hard, U.S. tennis player
1937 - Doris Troy, [Payne], US soul singer/songwriter (Just One Kiss)
1937 - Lou Holtz, US, football coach (NJ Jets)
1937 - Paolo Conte, Italian singer
1938 - Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor
1938 - Prof Adrienne Clarke, Australian botanist, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria
1938 - Mario Rodríguez Cobos "Silo", Argentine writer and spiritual leader
1939 - Murray Rose, Australian Olympic swimmer
1940 - Ed Zschau, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
1940 - Van McCoy, American musician (d. 1979)
1940 - Penny Lernoux, American journalist (d. 1989)
1941 - Sandy Denny, country singer (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go)
1942 - Barbara Lynn Alexander, producer
1943 - Osvaldo Soriano, writer
1943 - Paul James Nunn, mountaineer
1943 - Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager
1944 - Bonnie Franklin, Santa Monica Cal, TV actress (Ann-1 Day at a Time)
1944 - Henry Kravis, author (The Money Machine)
1944 - Robert Landers, Tarrant County TX, PGA golfer (Ft Worth-1976, 78, 80)
1944 - Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager [or 1943]
1944 - Van McCoy, US soul singer/songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle)
1944 - Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Swiss immunologist, Nobel laureate
1945 - Barry Holstein Lopez, US author (Of Wolves & Men)
1945 - Barry John, Welsh international rugby player
1945 - Pepe Le Pew, cartoon skunk (Au Dorable Kitty)
1945 - Allen Appel, American novelist
1946 - Harold Jackson, Hattiesburg, MS, NFL wide receiver (LA, New Engl)
1946 - Roger Keith (Syd) Barrett, lead guitarist (Pink Floyd-Brick in Wall)
1946 - Syd Barrett, Cambridge England, rocker (Pink Floyd-Wall)
1947 - Ian Millar, Halifax NS, dressage rider (World Cup 1988, 89, Oly-96)
1948 - Dayle Hadlee, cricketer (brother of Richard, NZ medium-pacer of 70's)
1948 - Guy Spencer Gardner, Alta Vista Va, Lt Col USAF/astro (STS 27, STS 35)
1948 - Robert E [Bob] Wise Jr, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
1949 - Michael Boit, Nandi Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1949 - Richard Horowitz, composer
1950 - Louis Freeh, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
1951 - Kim Wilson, rocker (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
1951 - Don Gullett, American baseball player
1952 - Armelia McQueen, NC (Bkln Conservatory), actress
1952 - Grant Goodeve, New Haven Conn, actor (David-8 is Enough, Dynasty)
1952 - Moondog Spot, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
1952 - Frank Sivero, Italian-born American actor
1953 - Malcolm Young, Glasgow Scotland, guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)
1954 - Anthony Minghella, director (English Patient)
1954 - Norbert Hahn, German DR, 2 man luge (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1954 - Hans Robert Hiegel, German architect
1954 - Yuji Horii, Japanese video game designer
1954 - Trudie Styler, English actress
1956 - Rowan Atkinson, England, comedian/actor (Mr Bean, Blackadder)
1957 - C Michael Foale, Louth England, astronaut (STS 45, 56, 63, 84/86)
1957 - Nancy Lopez Knight, Torrance Calif, pro golfer (1981 Dinah Shore)
1958 - Themos Anastasiadis, Greek journalist, television presenter and newspaper editor
1958 - Scott Bryce, American actor
1959 - John Singleton, LA Calif, director (Boyz n The Hood)
1959 - Kapil Dev, cricketer (India's finest all-rounder 1978-94, Cup-1982)
1959 - Kathy Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)
1959 - Nancy Rubin Sharff, New Kensington, LPGA golfer (1991 Jamie Farr-9th)
1960 - Paul William Azinger, Holyoke MA, PGA golfer (1987 Phoenix Open)
1960 - Nigella Lawson, English chef and writer
1961 - Dirk de Vries, Dutch pop bassist (Kong-Slauerhoff)
1961 - Howie Long, former NFL tackle/actor/broadcaster (Broken Arrow)
1961 - Paul Azinger, golfer
1962 - Philip Brown, Birmingham Engl, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1984)
1962 - Sean Landeta, NFL place kicker (NY Giants)
1963 - Norm Charlton, Fort Polk LA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
1963 - Paul Brindley, English pop bassist (Sundays, Can't Be Sure)
1963 - Philippe Perrin, Meknes Morocco, Lt Col FAF/astronaut
1964 - Charles Haley, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
1964 - Mark O'Toole, bassist/drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
1964 - Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (d. 2005)
1964 - Henry Maske, German boxer
1964 - Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler
1964 - Yuri, Mexican actress and singer
1965 - Christine Wachtel, E German running star (world indoor record 800m)
1965 - Jose Dejesus, US baseball pitcher (Kansas City Royals)
1965 - Lindsay H Burns, Big Timber Mont, rower (Olympics-silver-96)
1965 - Tim McDonald, NFL player (SF 49ers)
1965 - Bjorn Lomborg, Danish mathematician
1965 - Muhammed al-Ahari, American Muslim writer
1965 - Konnan, Cuban-born professional wrestler
1966 - Bob Kratch, NFL guard (NE Patriots)
1966 - Donnell Woolford, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears)
1966 - Shahid Saeed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in Test v India 1989)
1966 - Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (d. 1990)
1966 - Fernando Carrillo, Venezuelan actor
1966 - A. R. Rahman, Indian composer
1967 - David Belcher, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1967 - Larry Donald, Cincinnati Ohio, US boxer (Olympic-92)
1967 - Peter Loran, Teaneck NJ, rock vocalist (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
1968 - Jerry Crafts, NFL/WLAF tackle (Phila Eagles, Amsterdam Admirals)
1968 - John Singleton, director/screenwriter (Boyz in the Hood)
1968 - Vlastimil Plavucha, Banska Bystrica CZ, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
1969 - Alvin Morman, Rockingham NC, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1969 - Jason Childs, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
1969 - Nick A'Hern, Australian 20k walker (Olympics-22-92, 96)
1969 - Norman Reedus, American model and actor
1970 - Daniel Naulty, LA Calif, pitcher (Minn Twins)
1970 - Gabrielle Reece, Trinidad, volleyball star/model (Extremists)
1970 - Geert Brusselers, soccer player (NAC)
1970 - John Gerak, NFL tight end/guide (Minn Vikings, St Louis Rams)
1970 - Keenan McCardell, NFL wide receiver (Cleve Browns, Jaguars)
1970 - Kerrin Petty, Townshend Vt, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
1970 - René Binken, soccer player (Volendam)
1970 - Julie Chen, American television presenter
1971 - Jed DeVries, NFL tackle (Cleve Browns)
1971 - Mike Wells, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
1971 - Myron Baker, NFL linebacker (Chic Bears)
1971 - Gary Wiseman, American punk-rock drummer
1972 - Denis Montana, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes, Toronto Argonauts)
1972 - Shae Marks, New Orleans LA, playmate (May, 1994)
1972 - Willie Clark, NFL cornerback (SD Chargers, Phila Eagles)
1972 - Nek, Italian singer
1973 - Sairaj Bahatule, cricketer (promising Bombay leg-spin all-rounder)
1974 - Juan Roque, tackle (Detroit Lions)
1974 - Marcus Crandell, CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)
1974 - Paul Grant, NBA center (Minn Timberwolves)
1974 - Daniel Cordone, Argentine footballer
1975 - James Farrior, linebacker (NY Jets)
1975 - Laura Berg, Whittier CA, softball outfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1975 - Yukana, Japanese seiyu
1975 - Jason King, English radio DJ (Radio 1)
1976 - Agnieszka Zielinska, Miss Poland Universe (1997)
1976 - Danny Pintauro, Milltown NJ, actor (Jonathan-Who's the Boss)
1976 - Jeremy Linn, US, 100m breaststroke (Olympics-silver/gold-96)
1976 - Richard Zednik, Bystrica CZE, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Wash)
1977 - Amy Zappone, Wolcott Connecticut, Miss America-Connecticut (1996)
1977 - Stacey Gartrell, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1978 - Steve Hartsell, Ann Arbor Mich, pairs skater (& Danielle Hartsell)
1978 - Nikki Einfeld, Canadian opera singer
1978 - Casey Fossum, Major League Baseball player
1978 - Tara Spencer-Nairn, Canadian actress
1980 - Steed Malbranque, French footballer
1980 - Hiromi Oshima, Japanese adult model
1981 - Mike Jones, American rapper
1981 - Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress
1981 - Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor
1981 - Asante Samuel, National Football League Defensive Back
1982 - Gilbert Arenas, American basketball player
1982 - Brian Bass, American baseball player
1982 - Tiffany Pollard, American reality television personality
1984 - Sean O'Brien, Australian professional windsurfer
1984 - A.J. Hawk, American football player
1985 - RP Singh, Indian cricketer
1986 - Paul McShane, Irish footballer
1986 - Alex Turner, English musician (Arctic Monkeys)
1989 - Baby lion-tailed macaques, at Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle)
1991 - Nikola Saric , Danish footballer
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