Famous Birthdays on this Day, January 18:

885 - Daigo, Emperor of Japan (d. 930)
1519 - Isabella Jagiello, queen of Hungary (d. 1559)
1543 - Alfonso Ferrabosco, composer
1641 - Francois Michel le Tellier, French statesman (Marquis de Louvois)
1657 - Hendrik Casimir II, Dutch Fieldmarshal (Nassau)
1672 - Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (d. 1731)
1685 - Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch Classical prof, baptized
1688 - Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1765)
1689 - Charles de Montesquieu, France, philosopher/writer (Letters Persanes)
1726 - Hendrik D F L, prince of Prussia/diplomat
1732 - Jean-Guillain Cardon, composer
1751 - Ferdinand Kauer, composer
1779 - Peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)
1782 - Daniel Webster, Salisbury NH, orator/politician/lawyer
1793 - William Henry Havergal, composer
1795 - Anna Paulowna Romanova, monarch of Russia/daughter of czar Paul I
1809 - Richard Caswell Gatlin, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
1813 - Joseph Farwell Glidden, inventor (1st coml useable barbed wire)
1815 - James Chesnut Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1885
1815 - Richard Yates Gov, MC (Union), died in 1873
1815 - Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (d. 1874)
1817 - Jacques Gregoir, composer
1818 - Johannes van Vloten, Dutch literary/theologist
1820 - Abraham Buford, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1884
1829 - Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Blood to Bridge)
1831 - Edward Ferrero, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899
1835 - Caesar A Cui, Vilna Lithuania, fort architect/composer
1835 - Jan van Droogenbroeck, Flemish poet
1840 - Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer
1840 - Ernst Rudorff, composer
1841 - Alexis-Emmanuel Chabrier, France, composer (Le Roi Malgré Lui)
1842 - Albert Alonzo Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (d. 1911)
1848 - Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer (d. 1925)
1849 - Edmund Barton, 1st PM of Australia (1900-03)
1850 - Seth Low, American politician (d. 1916)
1854 - Thomas A Watson, needed by Bell, inventor assistant (Telephone)
1856 - Daniel Nathan Hale Williams, surgeon (1st open heart operation)
1856 - John Hyatt Brewer, composer
1857 - Otto von Below, German commandant (WW I)
1861 - Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist
1861 - Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer
1867 - Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan Journalist, Diplomat, Poet (d. 1916)
1869 - Willem De Vreese, Flemish linguist/biblographer
1870 - Berend Modderman, printer (Drukkers yearbook)
1872 - Paul Leautaud, [Maurice Boissard], France, writer (Petit ami)
1877 - Samuel Zemurray, U.S. businessman (d.1961)
1878 - Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician
1879 - Henri Giraud, French general (d. 1949)
1880 - Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Neth physicist (adiabates hypothesis)
1881 - Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (Librairie Gallimard) [or 1908]
1882 - Alan Alexander Milne, English author (Winnie-the-Pooh)
1882 - Jacob Clay, Dutch philospher/phyicist (Mesones)
1882 - Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist
1884 - Arthur Ransome, English author (Swallows & Amazons)
1886 - Antoine Pevsner, French sculptor
1886 - Peter Alma, Dutch painter/graphic artist
1892 - Oliver Hardy, Harlem Ga, comedy team member (Laurel & Hardy)
1892 - Paul Rostock, German surgeon (d. 1956)
1893 - John Lawrence Seymour, composer
1894 - Wilhelm HC Tenhaeff, Dutch parapsychologist
1896 - Hans H Holm, Norwegian poet (Jonsoknatt)
1896 - C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (d. 1967)
1901 - Arie Querido, Dutch social psychiatrist
1901 - Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1973)
1903 - Berthold Goldschmidt, German/British (opera)composer (Beatrice Cenci)
1904 - Cary Grant, England, actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest)
1904 - Henri-Georges Adam, French etcher/painter/sculptor (Grand Nude)
1904 - Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (d. 2006)
1905 - Chick Chandler, Kingston NY, actor (Barney-One Happy Family)
1905 - Joseph Bonanno, Italian-born gangster (d. 2002)
1906 - Hans Aeschbacher, Swiss sculptor (Venus de Six-Tours)
1907 - Janos Ferencsik, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Budapest Opera)
1908 - Albert P Morano, (Rep-R-Conn, 1951-59)
1908 - Jacob Bronowsky, British mathematician/cultural historian
1908 - Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1972)
1910 - Arthur John Howard, actor (Frieda, Last Holiday, Paradiso, Glass Cage)
1911 - Gabor Darvas, composer
1912 - Charles Moeller, Belgian theologist (Humanism et saintete)
1912 - William Sansom, English writer (Loving Eye)
1913 - Danny Kaye, Bkln NY, UNICEF/comedian/actor (Danny Kaye Show)
1914 - Arno Schmidt, writer
1915 - Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer and songwriter (d. 1984)
1916 - Alec Coxon, cricketer (England pace bowler in one Test, 2-90 & 1-82)
1917 - Oscar Lewenstein, impressario
1917 - Wang Yung-ching, Taiwanese businessman
1918 - Adriano Mandarino Hypolito, priest
1918 - Bohuslav Jeremias, composer, dies at 58
1918 - Ton Brandsteder, CEO/founder (Sony Nederland)
1918 - Gustave Gingras, French Canadian physician (d. 1996)
1919 - Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas, Santiago Chile, composer
1921 - Bruce Woodcock, boxer
1922 - Constance Moore, Sioux City Iowa, actress (Window on Main Street)
1922 - Yehezkiel Braun, composer
1922 - Bob Bell, American clown (d. 1997)
1924 - Donald Baverstock, TV producer
1925 - Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere, TV producer
1925 - Gilles Deleuze, philosopher
1925 - Roepie Kruize, Dutch field hockey player (Olympic-Bronze-48/Silver-52)
1927 - Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player (d. 1990)
1932 - Joe Schmidt, NFL Hall-of-Famer
1932 - Robert Anton Wilson, US, sci-fi author (Trick Top Hat)
1933 - David Bellamy, English botanist/tv-program maker
1933 - John Boorman, producer/dir (Exorcist II, Deliverance, Zardoz)
1933 - Ray Dolby, sound expert/inventor (Dolby noise limiting system)
1933 - Vladimir Yevgrafovich Bugrov, cosmonaut
1935 - Raymond Briggs, English author (Fungus the Bogeyman)
1935 - Jon Stallworthy, English poet
1935 - Gad Yaacobi, Israeli minister (d. 2007)
1938 - Curt Flood, American baseball player (d. 1997)
1939 - Bernard Glassman, NY, Zen teacher/head (Zen Center of NY)
1940 - Pedro Rodriguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1971)
1941 - Bobby Goldsboro, Marianna Fla, singer (Honey)
1941 - David Ruffin, Miss, vocalist (Temptations-Papa Was a Rolling Stone)
1941 - Iva Zanicchi, actress (Ragazza Tutta d'Oro)
1941 - Denise Bombardier, Quebec journalist, television host and novelist
1943 - Dave Greene, rocker
1943 - Kay Granger, American politician
1944 - Larry "Legs" Smith, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band-Urban Spaceman)
1944 - Relus ter Beek, Dutch Minister of defense (PvdA)
1944 - Paul Keating, twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia
1944 - Carl Morton, American baseball player (d. 1983)
1945 - José Luis Perales, Spanish singer
1946 - Katia Ricclarelli, actress (Falstaff, Otello, Turandot)
1946 - Joseph Deiss, Swiss Federal Councilor
1948 - Takeshi Kitano, Tokyo Japan, actor (Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence)
1949 - Philippe Starck, French designer
1949 - Bill Keller, American newspaper editor
1950 - Claudia de Colombia, Bogato Columbia, spanish singer (Yo Creo En Ti)
1950 - Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer
1950 - John Hughes, director (Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Weird Science)
1951 - Bob Latchford, English footballer
1951 - Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist (d. 1982)
1952 - R. Stevie Moore, American singer, songwriter, and home recording pioneer
1952 - Michael Behe, American advocate of Intelligent Design
1953 - Brett Hudson, Portland Ore, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)
1954 - Ted DiBiase, Retired Professional Wrestler
1955 - Johannes AM "Hans" van Tongeren, Dutch actor (Hunk)
1955 - Kevin Costner, LA Calif, actor (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham)
1955 - Mable Fergerson, LA Calif, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1972)
1956 - Mark Collie, Waynesboro Tn, country singer (Another Old Soldier)
1956 - Sharon Mitchell, American porn actress
1957 - Tom Bailey, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Thompson Twins-Doctor Doctor)
1958 - Jeffrey N Williams, Superior Wisc, Major Army/astronaut
1958 - Larry Smith, NBA player
1959 - Bob Rosenberg, rocker (Will To Power)
1961 - Mark D Messier, Edmonton Alberta, NHL Center (Edmonton, NY Rangers)
1961 - Peter Beardsley, English footballer
1961 - Jeff Yagher, American actor
1962 - Alison Arngrim, actress (Nellie-Little House of the Prairie)
1962 - David O'Connor, equestrian 3-day (Olympics-silver-96)
1963 - Jane Horrocks, Lancashire England, actress (Absolutely Fabulous)
1963 - Maxime Bernier, French Canadian politician
1963 - Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland
1963 - Yury Zakharevich, Soviet weightlifter
1964 - Brady Anderson, Silver Spring MD, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles)
1964 - Jenny Holliday, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1964 - Enrico Lo Verso, Italian actor
1965 - Richard Dunwoody, British(?) jockey)
1965 - Dave Attell, American writer and comedian
1966 - Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player
1966 - André Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver
1967 - Kim Perrot, WNBA guard (Houston Comets)
1967 - M C Tab, [Sharon Richard], NYC, rapper
1967 - Peter Cox Jr, Bronxville NY, fencer-sabre (Olympics-96)
1967 - Iván Zamorano, Chilean footballer
1968 - Frank Quitely, Scottish comic book artist
1969 - Larry Webster, defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens)
1969 - Marvin Pope, CFL defensive end (Calgary Stampeders)
1969 - Jesse L. Martin, American actor and singer
1969 - Dave Bautista, American professional wrestler
1970 - Leo Araguz, NLF/WLAF punter (Oakland Raiders, Rhein Fire)
1970 - DJ Quik, American rapper
1970 - Peter van Petegem, Belgian cyclist
1971 - Andre Coleman, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (SD Chargers)
1971 - Greg Engel, NFL center (SD Chargers)
1971 - Jonathan Davis, American singer (Ko?n)
1971 - Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver
1971 - Josep Guardiola, Spanish footballer
1971 - Seamus O'Regan, Canadian broadcast journalist
1972 - Dwayne Carswell, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1972 - Mike Lieberthal, Glendale CA, catcher (Phila Phillies)
1972 - Ryan Kuehl, defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
1972 - Steven Conley, linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1972 - Vinod Kambli, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1993-)
1973 - Crispian Mills, London, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker)
1973 - Edward Jasper, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
1973 - Junior Burrough, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
1973 - Regilio Vreede, soccer player (Blue White, RKC)
1974 - Devon Odessa, actor (Sharon-My So Called Life, Girl of Limberlost)
1974 - Shane Burton, defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
1974 - Michael Tunn, Australian television and radio
1974 - Christian Burns, English musician (BBMak)
1974 - Maulik Pancholy, American actor
1974 - Princess Claire of Belgium
1975 - Derek Smith, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1976 - Laurence Courtois, Kortrijk Belg, tennis star (1995 finalist Jakarta)
1976 - Vincent Polvliet, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1976 - Damien Leith, Australian Idol 2006
1977 - Curtis Cregan, American actor
1977 - Alina Jidkova, Russian tennis player
1977 - Richard Archer, British singer (lead singer of Hard-Fi)
1978 - Brian Falkenborg, American baseball player
1979 - Paulo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer
1979 - Jay Chou, Taiwanese singer and producer
1979 - Brian Gionta, American ice hockey player
1979 - Kenyatta Jones, American football player
1980 - Robert Green, English footballer
1980 - Julius Peppers, American football player
1980 - Jason Segel, American actor
1980 - Estelle Swaray, English singer
1981 - Kimberly Gloudemans, Miss California Teen USA (1997)
1981 - Latoya Farley, Miss Oklahoma Teen USA (1996)
1981 - Khari Stephenson, Jamaican footballer
1981 - Kang Dong-won, South Korean model and actor
1981 - Olivier Rochus, Belgian tennis player
1982 - Joanna Newsom, American harpist
1983 - Samantha Mumba, Irish singer and actress
1984 - Benji Schwimmer, American dancer
1984 - Maarja Kivi, Estonian singer
1984 - Seung-Hui Cho, shooter at Virginia Tech
1984 - Kristy Lee Cook, American Idol 7 cast member
1984 - Michael Kearney, American child prodigy
1985 - Dale Begg-Smith, Australian freestyle skier
1985 - Riccardo Montolivo, Italian soccer player
1985 - Minnisha Lamba, Indian Actress and Model
1988 - Ronald Guglielmone Jr., American singer-songwriter
1993 - Morgan York, American actress
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