Famous Birthdays on this Day, January 07:

1355 - Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester, son of Edward III of England (d. 1397)
1528 - Jeanne d'Albret, queen of Navarra/mother of French King Henry IV
1539 - Sebastian de Covarrubias Horozco, Spanish lexicographer
1611 - James Harrington, England, political author (Commonwealth of Oceans)
1612 - Paul de La Pierre, composer
1634 - Adam Krieger, German composer
1647 - Wilhelm Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1677)
1652 - Pavao Vitezovic, Croatia, writer/historian
1653 - Bernhard Albinus, Germany, court-physician (Frederick of Prussia)
1685 - Gerard George Clifford, Dutch director of East India Company
1685 - Jonas Alströmer, Swedish industrialist (d. 1761)
1706 - Johann Heinrich Zedler, German publisher (d. 1751)
1710 - Josef Antonin Sehling, composer
1718 - Israel Putnam, American Revolutionary War general (d. 1790)
1768 - Joseph Bonaparte, King of Naples (d. 1844)
1786 - John Catron, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1865)
1796 - Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (d. 1817)
1799 - Daniel Tyler, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1882
1800 - Millard Fillmore, Locke NY, (Whig) 13th president (1850-53)
1808 - Jacob Ammen, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1894
1816 - Stephen Miller, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1881
1821 - Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell, Brig General (Confed Army), died in 1891
1822 - Lucius C M Bakker, Frisian physician/author (Goethe)
1822 - Theodor Aufrecht, German indologist (Rigveda's Hymns)
1824 - James Morrison Hawes, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1889
1827 - Sir Sandford Fleming, Canadian engineer; introduced Universal Standard Time (d. 1915)
1830 - (Samuel) Emerson Opdycke, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1830 - Albert Bierstadt, Germany, painter (US landscapes)
1832 - James Munro, Premier of Victoria (d. 1908)
1834 - Johann Philipp Reis, German physicist and inventor (d. 1874)
1842 - Johan Lindegren, composer
1844 - Marie-Bernarde Soubirous, [St Bernadette of Lourdes], saint/visionary
1845 - Louis III, last king of Bavaria (1913-18)
1845 - Paul Deusen, German philosopher (Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft)
1853 - Nikolai Arkas, composer
1858 - Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, key figure in the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language (d. 1922)
1860 - Emanuil Mandlov, composer
1868 - Abraham M "Mark" Lidzbarski, Polish/German orientalist
1870 - Lord Gordon Hewart, British judge (d. 1943)
1871 - Émile Borel, French mathematician and politician (d. 1956)
1873 - Adolph Zukor, Hungary, movie producer/director/executive (Paramount)
1875 - Thomas Hicks, English/US marathon runner: (Olympic-gold-1904)
1875 - Gustav Flatow, German gymnast (d. 1945)
1876 - William Yeates Hurlstone, composer
1877 - Johannes F Buziau, Dutch cabaret performer (1 great dog)
1879 - St Bernadette (Marie-Bernarde Soubirous), 1844(?), religious visionary
1883 - Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (WW II)
1890 - Henny Porten, Magdeburg Germany, silent screen star (Deception)
1890 - Maurice E McLoughlin, tennis champ (US Open-1912)
1891 - Zora Neale Hurston, American writer (d. 1960)
1892 - Rudolf Moser, composer
1894 - Jose Rozo Contreras, composer
1895 - Marie-Dominique Chenu, French Roman Catholic theologist
1895 - Clara Haskil, Romanian pianist (d. 1960)
1895 - Sir Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and co-founder of QANTAS (d. 1974)
1896 - Arnold Ridley, Bath England, actor/dramatist (The Ghost Train)
1898 - Art Baker, NYC, TV host (You Asked For It)
1898 - Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer
1898 - Al Bowlly, British jazz singer (d. 1941)
1899 - Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc, Paris, composer/pianist (Les Biches)
1899 - Kenneth Thomson, Pitts, actor (Broadway Melody, Little Giant)
1900 - John Brownlee, Australian tenor (d. 1969)
1903 - Alan Napier, Birmingham England, actor (Alfred-Batman)
1903 - Albrecht Haushofer, writer
1903 - Shalva Azmayparashvili, composer
1903 - Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov, composer
1905 - Francis Taylor, builder
1907 - Nicanor Zabaleta, San Sebastian, Spain, harpist
1908 - Red Allen, American musician (d. 1967)
1910 - Alain JG de Rothschild, France, banker/baron
1910 - Jack Lovelock, NZ/US surgeon/runner (Olympic-gold-1936)
1910 - Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistani poet (d. 1984)
1910 - Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas (d. 1994)
1911 - Merv Waite, cricketer (S Australian all-rounder)
1912 - Charles Addams, cartoonist (New Yorker, Addams Family)
1912 - Günter Wand, German conductor, composer (d. 2002)
1913 - Francis De Wolff, England, actor (From Russia With Love)
1913 - Shirley Ross, Omaha NE, actress (Cafe Society, Prison Farm)
1913 - Johnny Mize, American baseball player (d. 1993)
1915 - Herman Musaph, Dutch psychiatrist/sexologist/founder (NVSH)
1916 - Gerrit Schulte, [Le Fou Pedalant], Dutch 6 day bicyclist
1916 - Paul Keres, USSR, chess grandmaster (1950)
1917 - Ulysses Sipmson Kay, composer
1918 - Alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)
1918 - Colin Snedden, cricketer (Test NZ v England 1947, 0-46, did not bat)
1920 - Albert Meltzer, anarchist
1920 - Aubrey Brabazon, jockey/trainer
1920 - Lionel Alexander Bethune [Alastair] Pilkington, engineer/Industrialist
1921 - John Lanigan, tenor
1922 - Jean-Pierre [Louis] Rampal, Marseilles France, flautist
1922 - Vincent Gardenia, Naples Italy, actor (All in the Family, LA Law)
1923 - Charles Russell Woolen, composer
1923 - Hugh Kenner, Canadian literary critic (d. 2003)
1924 - Roloff Beny, Alberta, painter/photographer (A Time of Gods)
1924 - Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (d. 1966)
1925 - Gerald Malcolm Durrell, Britain, zoologist/writer (Mockery Bird)
1928 - Rajindranath, cricketer (4 stumpings in his only Test for India)
1928 - William Peter Blatty, NYC, author/director (The Exorcist)
1929 - Douglas Kiker, NBC newsman (1970 Peabody Award)
1929 - Kenneth Henry, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1952)
1929 - Terry Moore, [Helen Luella Koford], LA Cal, actress (Little Sheba)
1931 - Mack Mattingly, (Sen-R-GA, 1981-86)
1932 - Joe Berinson, Australian politician
1933 - Elliot Kastner, NYC, producer (Bobo, Big Sleep, Ffolkes)
1934 - Charles Lamont Jenkins, NYC, 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1956)
1934 - Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician (d. 2002)
1935 - Noam Sheriff, composer
1935 - Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 6, 19, 36/35)
1935 - Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist (d. 2006)
1935 - Tommy Johnson, American tubist (d. 2006)
1936 - Eldee Young, US bassist (Young Holt Unlimited-Hang on Sloopy)
1936 - Ben Cropp, Australian shark hunter and photographer
1938 - Jasperina de Jong, Dutch cabaret performer (Jan Rao en z'n Maat)
1938 - Roland Topor, French illustrator (d. 1997)
1939 - David Buchan, ethno-musicologist
1939 - Tom Kierman, British(?) rugby player
1939 - Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark
1940 - William Elgin Swinton, child psychiatrist
1941 - Ann Susan Hills, freelance journalist
1941 - Frederick Drew Gregory, Wash DC, Col USAF/astro (STS 51-B, 33, 44)
1941 - Robert Hicks, rocker (Paul Butterfield Blues Band)
1941 - Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
1941 - John E. Walker, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1942 - Paul Revere, rock keyoardist (Good Thing)
1942 - Vasili Alexeyev, USSR, weightlifer (Olympic-gold-72, 76)
1942 - Vasily Alexeev, Russian weightlifter
1943 - Jim Lefebvre, Hawthorne Calif, baseball manager (Seattle Mariners)
1943 - Leona Williams, singer/songwriter (Ladies Get the Blues)
1943 - Nicholas Warner, test Pilot
1943 - Sadako Sasaki, Japanese child victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb (d. 1955)
1943 - Sir Richard Armstrong, British conductor
1944 - Ad [GB] Nijhuis, Dutch MP (VVD)
1944 - Mike McGear, Liverpool, singer (Paul McCartney's brother)
1944 - Arne Scheie, Norwegian sports commentator
1944 - Tony Whitlam, Australian judge
1945 - Tony Conigliaro, Mass, baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
1945 - Dick Marty, Swiss politician
1945 - Raila Odinga, Prime Minister of Kenya
1946 - Andy Brown, rock drummer (Fortunes Birmingham)
1946 - Jann S Wenner, publisher (Rolling Stone)
1947 - David Porcelijn, Dutch composer/conductor
1947 - Shobha De, Indian writer
1948 - Kaz Lux, Poland/Netherland, singer
1948 - Kenny Loggins, Everett WA, singer (& Messina-This is it, Footloose)
1949 - John Christopher Parry, rocker (Cure)
1949 - Marshall Chapman, Spartanburg SC, country singer
1949 - Anne Schedeen, American actress
1950 - Erin Gray, Honolulu Hawaii, actress (Silver Spoons, Buck Rogers)
1950 - Ross Grimsley, American baseball player
1950 - Johnny Lever, Indian actor
1951 - Talgat Amangeldyyevich Musabayev, Russian mjr/cosmonaut (TM-19, TM-27)
1951 - Mike Ward, Democratic Congressman for Kentucky & radio talk show host
1952 - Giuliano Ferrara
1953 - Agha Zahid, cricketer (open batting for Pak v WI 1975, scored 14 & 1)
1953 - Earl Wilber Force "Wire" Lindo, rocker (Bob Marley & the Wailers)
1954 - Alan Butcher, cricketer (one Test England v India, scored 14 & 20)
1955 - Sandra Bernhard, Arizona (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy)
1956 - Robin Walton, Boise ID, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Heartland Classic-15th)
1956 - Rosalyn Bryant, Chic Ill, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1976)
1956 - Trudie Styler, England, wife of Sting/sponsor (Rainforest Concert)
1957 - Katie Couric, [Katherine], Arlington VA, TV news host (Today)
1957 - Kristen Meadows, actress (Santa Barbara)
1957 - Nicholson Baker, American novelist
1957 - Julian Solis, Puerto Rican boxer
1957 - Reena Roy, Indian actress
1958 - Donna Rice, New Orleans La, model/Gary Hart's lover
1958 - Peter R Mokaba, president (South African Youth Congress)
1959 - Kathy Valentine, rocker (Go-Go's-We Got the Beat)
1960 - David Marciano, Newark NJ, actor (Det Ray Vecchio-Due South)
1960 - Tierre Turner, Detroit Mich, actor (Waverly Wonders, Cop & the Kid)
1960 - Loretta Sanchez, American politician
1961 - Andrew Thomson, Australian politician
1961 - Supriya Pathak, Indian actress
1961 - John Thune, American politician
1962 - Hallie Todd, actress (Check is in the Mail)
1962 - Jeff Montgomery, Wellston OH, pitcher (KC Royals)
1962 - Aleksandr Dugin, Russian politician
1963 - Craig Shipley, Australian/US baseball infielder (San Diego Padres)
1963 - Clint Mansell, English musician and composer
1964 - Francisco Maciel, Mexico, tennis star
1964 - Nicolas Cage, [Coppola], actor (Moonstruck, Racing with the Moon)
1965 - Mark Rushmere, cricketer (S Afr opening bat in comeback Test 1992)
1966 - Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, model/wife of John Kennedy Jr
1966 - Jennifer Luff, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1966 - Randy Burridge, Fort Erie, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
1966 - Ehab Tawfik, Egyptian singer
1967 - Guy Hebert, Troy, NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Team USA 98)
1967 - Scott Galbraith, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys)
1967 - Mark Lamarr, British comedian and broadcaster
1968 - Michael Rosati, hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998)
1968 - Nathaniel Bolton, WLAF running back (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1969 - Chris Hatcher, US baseball outfielder (Houston Astros)
1969 - Doug E Doug, actor (Cosby)
1969 - Erric Pegram, NFL running back (Pit Steelers, NY Giants, SD Chargers)
1969 - Todd Kinchen, NFL wide receiver (St Louis Rams, Atlanta Falcons)
1969 - David Yost, American actor
1970 - Darryl Williams, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks, Cin Bengals)
1970 - Frank "Cliff" Mannon, Amarillo TX, team handball (Olympics-1996)
1970 - Paul McCallum, CFL/WLAF kicker/punter (Claymores, Sask Roughriders)
1970 - Todd Day, NBA guard/forward (Boston Celtics)
1970 - Joao Ricardo, Angolan footballer
1971 - Bobby Hamilton, NFL/WLAF defensive end (Amsterdam Admirals, NY Jets)
1971 - Masato Itai, WLAF wide receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971 - Todd Yeaman, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants)
1971 - C.W. Anderson, American professional wrestler
1971 - Tina Anderson, American comic book writer
1972 - Aaron John Mcintosh, Auckland NZ, sailboard yachter (Olympics-96)
1972 - Chuck Levy, kick returner/running back (SF 49ers)
1972 - Donald Brashear, Bedford, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
1973 - Bobby Engram, wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
1973 - Brian Milne, fullback (Cincinnati Bengals)
1973 - Ricky Wood, Van Nuys Calif, diver (Olympics-96)
1973 - Robert Dunn, Glenn Cove NY, team handball left wing (Olympics-1996)
1973 - Jonna Tervomaa, Finnish singer
1974 - Jennifer LeRoy, Craig CO, playmate (Feb, 1993)
1975 - Robert Norman Waddell, Cambridge NZ, Single scull rower (Olympics-96)
1976 - Éric Gagné, Canadian baseball player
1976 - Alfonso Soriano, Dominican baseball player
1977 - Dustin Diamond, San Jose Calif, actor (Screech-Saved By Bell)
1977 - Michelle Behennah, British model
1977 - John Gidding, American architect and TV host (Designed to Sell)
1978 - Kevin Mench, American baseball player
1979 - Bipasha Basu, Indian model
1979 - Mariangel Ruiz, Venezuelan actress and model
1979 - Ryan Tedder, American singer
1981 - Alex Auld, Canadian ice hockey player
1981 - Marquis Daniels, American basketball player
1982 - Francisco Rodriguez, Venezuelan baseball player
1982 - Hannah Stockbauer, German swimmer
1982 - Ianina Zanazzi, Argentine racing driver
1983 - Liesbeth Mouha, Belgian beach volleyball player
1983 - Natalie Gulbis, American golfer
1984 - Jon Lester, American baseball player
1985 - Lewis Hamilton, English F1 racing driver
1986 - Grant Leadbitter, English footballer
1988 - Scott Pendlebury, Australian rules footballer
1988 - Haley Bennett, American Singer and Actress
1988 - Robert Sheehan, Irish actor
1989 - Emiliano Insúa, Argentine footballer
1990 - Liam Aiken, American actor
1990 - Elene Gedevanishvili, Georgian figure skater
1990 - Camryn Grimes, American actress
1990 - Gregor Schlierenzauer, Austrian skijumper
1991 - Max Morrow, Canadian actor
1996 - Abbey Speakman, England, born 19 days after her twin sister
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