Famous Birthdays on this Day, January 20:

225 - Gordian III, Roman Emperor (d. 244)
1292 - Elisabeth I of Bohemia (d. 1330)
1358 - Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (d. 1382)
1435 - Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shogun (d. 1490)
1554 - King Sebastian of Portugal (d. 1578)
1586 - Johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Fontana d'Israel)
1622 - Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns
1654 - Michiel de Swaen, South Netherland physician/poet
1664 - Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (d. 1718)
1681 - Francesco Bartolomeo Conti, composer
1703 - Joseph-Hector Fiocco, composer
1716 - Carlos III, king of Naples/Spain (1759-88) Pompei/Jesuits
1716 - King Charles III of Spain (d. 1788)
1716 - Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (d. 1795)
1732 - Richard H Lee, US farmer (signed Declaration of Independence)
1743 - Pascal Boyer, composer
1761 - Giovanni Domenico Perotti, composer
1762 - Jerome-Joseph de Momigny, composer
1763 - Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish patriot
1775 - André-Marie Ampère, French physicist (d. 1836)
1781 - Joseph Hormayr Freiherr zu Hortenburg, Austrian politician (d. 1848)
1782 - Johan B J F S, archduke of Austria
1783 - Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist and composer (d. 1860)
1798 - Anson Jones, 5th and last President of Texas (d. 1858)
1804 - Eugène Sue, French novelist (d. 1857)
1806 - Nathaniel Willis, writer/editor/founder (American Monthly Mag)
1809 - Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (La Paloma)
1812 - Ralph Pomeroy Buckland, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1892
1812 - Thomas Meik, Scottish engineer (d. 1896)
1813 - Jacon Gartner Lauman, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
1820 - Anne Jemima Clough, England, promoted higher education for women
1831 - Pieter J Joubert, general (South Africa)
1834 - George D. Robinson, 34th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
1837 - David Josiah Brewer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1910)
1843 - Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)
1844 - Johan Peter Selmer, composer
1847 - W R Pettiford, Founder (Alabama Penny Savings Bank)
1855 - Amedee-Ernest Chausson, composer
1865 - Friedrich A H von Waldeck, brother of queen Emma/last ruler of Waldeck
1866 - Richard Le Gallienne, English writer (Maker of Gainborg)
1867 - Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (d. 1944)
1870 - Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer
1873 - Charles A Ellwood, US, sociologist/psychologist
1873 - Johannes V Jensen, Denmark, novelist/poet (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944)
1876 - Józef Hofmann, Polish pianist (d. 1967)
1877 - Ruth St Denis, Newark NJ, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses)
1878 - Finlay Currie, Scotland, actor (Quo Vadis, Ivanhoe, Avengers)
1880 - Walter W. Bacon, American politician (d. 1962)
1883 - Betram Home Ramsay, English admiral/Commander Allied Naval Forces
1884 - A[braham P] Merritt, US, sci-fi author (Moon Pool, Creep Shadow!)
1888 - Leadbelly, Louisiana, blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line)
1889 - Allan Haines Loughead, American aviation executive (d. 1969)
1891 - Mischa Elman, Talnoye Ukraine, US violinist
1892 - Roscoe Ates, Grange Miss, actor (Dep Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass)
1893 - Kaj Birket-Smith, Danish etnologist/anthropologist (Eskimos)
1893 - Georg Åberg, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
1894 - Harold L Gray, creator (Little Orphan Annie)
1894 - Walter Hamor Piston, Rockland Maine, composer (Incredible Flutis)
1895 - Eva A Jessye, US singer/actress/songwriter (Hallelujah)
1896 - Elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Janne Kubik)
1896 - George Burns, [Nathan Birnbaum], NYC, actor/comedian (Oh God)
1896 - Rolfe Sedan, NYC, actor (Mailman-George Burns Show)
1896 - Isabel Withers, American actress (d. 1968)
1897 - Mae Busch, Australian/US actress (Cowboy Socialist)
1898 - Colin Clive, [Greig], St Malo France, actor (Bride of Frankenstein)
1898 - U Razak, Burmese politician (d. 1947)
1899 - Alexander Tcherepnin, composer
1899 - Kenjiro Takayanagi, VP (JVC)
1900 - Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer
1900 - Doris Deane, WI, entertainer
1900 - Colin Clive, British actor (d. 1937)
1903 - Leon Ames, Portland Indiana, actor (Mr Ed, Father of the Bride)
1903 - Sybil Marion Rosenfeld, theatre historian
1904 - Alexandra Danilova, Peterhof Russia, ballerina (Turning Point)
1904 - Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/grandson of Bakunin
1904 - Theodore Brameld, author/educator (Use of Explosive Ideas)
1907 - Roy Welensky, Premier (Rhodesia/Nyasaland 1956-63)
1908 - Ian Peebles, cricketer (Scottish leg-spinner, England 1927-31)
1908 - Paula Wessely, Austrian actress/producer (Masquerade)
1908 - Wilfred Conwell Bain, composer
1910 - Abram Hill, director/playwright/founder (American Negro Theater)
1910 - Ennio Porrino, composer
1910 - Joy Adamson, naturalist/author (Born Free)
1910 - Lauritz Lauritzen, German politician
1910 - Nina Verchinina, dancer choreographer/teacher
1912 - Christopher Casson, Irish actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita)
1912 - Walter Briggs, Jr., American sports executive (d. 1970)
1914 - Wensley Pithey, Cape Town South Africa, actor (Winston Churchill-Ike)
1915 - C W Ceram, [Kurt W Marek], German/US writer (March of Archaeology)
1915 - Joe Hitchcock, darts player (leader of St Dunstan's Four)
1915 - Ghulam Ishaq Khan, President of Pakistan (d. 2006)
1916 - Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier of Suriname (1963-69)
1916 - Walter Bartley, biochemist
1919 - Alex Nicol, Ossining NY, actor (Man From Laramie, Air Cadet)
1919 - Royalton Kisch, British(?) conductor
1919 - Stepan Lucky, composer
1920 - DeForest Kelley, Atlanta GA, actor (Dr McCoy-Star Trek)
1920 - Peter Clemoes, anglo-Saxon scholar
1920 - Richard John Copeland Atkinson, archaeologist
1920 - Sam M Gibbons, (Rep-D-FL, 1963- )
1920 - Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (d. 2006)
1921 - Bernt Engelmann, Germany, writer
1921 - Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (d. 2006)
1922 - Lord James Hanson, English industrialist/House of Lords (Conservative)
1922 - Ray Anthony, Penn, orch leader (Ray Anthony Show, Peter Gunn Theme)
1922 - Ray Anthony, American trumpeter, bandleader and actor
1923 - Nora Brockstedt, Norwegian singer
1924 - Yvonne Loriod, Houilles France, pianist
1924 - Slim Whitman, American singer
1925 - E Cardenal, writer
1925 - Edwin Gordon, NYC, VOA correspondant
1925 - Eugen Gomringer, writer
1925 - George Connol, NFL Hall-of-Famer
1926 - David Eugene Tudor, Phila Penn, composer
1926 - Michael Higgins, Brooklyn NY, actor (1918, Wanda, Black Stallion)
1926 - Patricia Neal, Packard Ky, actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses)
1926 - Robert L Van Citters, cardiology/advisory panelist/UW dean
1926 - Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet, essayist and columnist
1926 - Qurratulain Hyder, Pakistani novelist (d. 2007)
1927 - Geoffrey WT Atkins, British World Champion racket player (1954-72)
1927 - Olivier Strebelle, Belgian sculptor/ceramist
1928 - Martin Landau, Bkln NY, actor (Mission Impossible, Tucker, Space 1999)
1928 - Peter Donat, Kentville Nova Scotia, (Flamingo Road, Different Story)
1928 - William Berger, Austria, actress (Adventure of Hercules)
1929 - Arte Johnson, Chicago Ill, comedian (Laugh-in, Don't Call Me Charlie)
1929 - Bob Denard, French mercenary
1930 - Edwin E "Buzz" Aldrin Jr, Montclair NJ, USAF/astro (Gem 12, Ap 11)
1931 - Sawako Ariyoshi, Japanese writer (Compound Pollution, Doctor's Wife)
1931 - Thomas Roy Garrett, museum curator
1931 - Hachidai Nakamura, Japanese songwriter and pianist (d. 1992)
1932 - Lou Fontinato, Canadian ice hockey player
1933 - Ron Townson, St Louis Mo, rock vocalist (5th Dimension-Up Up & Away)
1934 - Tom Baker, actor (Angels Die Hard, Vault of Horror)
1934 - Tom Baker, British actor
1935 - Joan Weston, Roller Derby Queen (d. 1997)
1936 - Eldred G Maduro, minister (Netherland Antilles)
1937 - Dorothy Provine, Deadwood SD, actress (Good Neighbor Sam, Darn Cat)
1938 - William Berger, Austrian actor (d. 1993)
1939 - Murle Breer, LPGA golfer
1939 - Nalin Chandra Wickramasinghe, Indian astronomer
1939 - Paul Coverdell, American politician (d. 2000)
1940 - Carol Heiss Jenkins, NYC, figure skater (Oly-gold/silver-56, 60)
1940 - Jorge Peixinho, composer
1940 - Krishnam Raju, Indian actor and politician
1941 - Pierre Lalonde, Quebec singer and television host
1942 - Slim Whitman, yoddler/country singer (Home on the Range)
1943 - Roeland HG "Roel" van Duyn, Dutch Provo politician
1943 - Farhad Mehrad, Iranian musician
1944 - Eddie Shah, English publisher (Today, Post)
1944 - Isao Okano, Japan, middleweight judo (Olympic-gold-1964)
1944 - Lieven Soete, Dutch publicist (Molotov-Ribbentrop-pact)
1945 - Eric Stewart, rock guitarist (10cc-I'm Not in Love)
1945 - Peter Beckwith, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
1945 - Christopher Martin-Jenkins, cricket commentator and correspondent
1946 - David Lynch, Missoula Montana, actor/director (Dune, Eraserhead)
1947 - George Grantham, rocker (Poco-Crazy Eyes)
1947 - Malcolm McLaren, founded rock group (Sex Pistols-God Save the Queen)
1947 - Ronald Townson, rock singer (5th Dimension-We Can Fly)
1947 - Cyrille Guimard, French cyclist and directeur sportif
1948 - Jerry Ross, Ind, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (STS 61B, 27, 37, 55, 74,sk:88)
1948 - Melvyn John Pritchard, England, rocker (Barclay James Harvest)
1948 - Natan Sharansky, Russian-born physicist and politician
1948 - Nancy Kress, American writer
1949 - Ivana Trump, former wife of Donald
1949 - Kieron Walsh, academic
1950 - Henk Batenburgh, cabaret performer/singer (Waaldrecht)
1950 - Liza Goddard, British actress
1950 - Edward Hirsch. American poet
1950 - Chuck Lefley, Canadian ice hockey player
1950 - Mahamane Ousmane, President of Niger
1951 - Magomed Omarovich Tolboyev, Russian cosmonaut
1951 - Ivan Fischer, Hungarian conductor
1952 - Ian Hill, bass guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin the Law)
1952 - Paul Stanley, [Eisen], rock guitarist (KISS-Beth)
1955 - Joe Doherty, Ireland, IRA activist (jailed in US)
1955 - Michael Anthony, rock bassist/singer (Van Halen-Pretty Woman)
1955 - Wyatt Knight, American actor
1955 - Joe Doherty, Provisional Irish Republican Army member
1955 - Hiromi Ota, Japanese singer
1956 - Bill Maher, comedian (Politically Incorrect)
1956 - John McNally, Naha Okinawa, US rapid fire pistol (Oly-84, 88, 92, 96)
1956 - John Phillips Naber, Evanston Ill, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold/silver-76)
1956 - Maria Larsson, Swedish politician
1957 - Leonard C Clements, Cherry Point NC, PGA golfer (1994 Bob Hope-2nd)
1958 - Lorenzo Lamas, LA Calif, actor (Lance-Falcon Crest, California Fever)
1959 - Lea Antonoplis, West Covina Cat, tennis star
1963 - Scott Fisher, San Jose Calif, Australian basketball forward (Oly-96)
1963 - James Denton, American actor
1964 - Ozzie Guillen, Oculare del Tuy Venezuela, shortstop (Chic White Sox)
1964 - Roger Smith, Freeport Bahamas, tennis doubles player
1964 - Ron Harper, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
1964 - Victoria Sellers, London England, actress (Crime Zone, Warlords)
1964 - Kazushige Nojima, Japanese game scenario writer
1965 - Brad Brink, US baseball pitcher (SF Giants, Phila Phillies)
1965 - Anton Weissenbacher, Romanian footballer
1965 - Colin Calderwood, Scottish footballer
1965 - Greg Kriesel, American bassist (The Offspring)
1965 - John Michael Montgomery, American singer
1966 - Bert Weidner, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins)
1966 - Chris Morris, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)
1966 - Rich Gannon, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs)
1966 - Tracii Guns, rock guitarist (LA Guns-It's Over Now)
1967 - Joe Pasquale, rocker (Prey)
1967 - Mark Stepnoski, NFL center (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
1967 - Stacey Dash, Bronx NY, actress (Dionne-Clueless)
1968 - Junior Murray, cricketer (WI keeper, no relation to Derryck or David)
1968 - Nick Anderson, NBA guard/forward (Orlando Magic)
1968 - Rainn Wilson, American actor
1969 - Andre Romal Cason, Virginia Beach VA, 100m runner
1969 - Melissa Rivers, NYC, TV hostess (MTV, CBS Morning News)
1969 - Tia Marie Zorne, Las Vegas Nevada, Miss Nevada-America (1991)
1969 - Patrick K. Kroupa, American computer hacker
1969 - Nicky Wire, British Musician (Manic Street Preachers)
1970 - Anita St Rose, Miss Universe-Great Britain (1996)
1970 - Dennis Hulshof, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1970 - Deon Figures, cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1970 - Marvin Benard, Bluefields Nicaragua, outfielder (SF Giants)
1970 - Rob Gaudreau, Lincoln, NHL center (Ottawa Senators)
1970 - Ron Carpenter, NFL/WLAF safety (NY Jets, Amsterdam Admirals)
1970 - Skeet Ulrich, actor (Scream)
1970 - Terry Kirby, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, SF 49ers)
1970 - Thomas "Tom" Murray, Buffalo NY, rower (Olympics-1996)
1970 - Mitch Benn, UK comedian, songwriter, actor
1971 - Alan Young, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
1971 - Andrei Skabelka, NHL forward (Belarus, Oly-98)
1971 - Johnny Mitchell, NFL tight end (NY Jets)
1971 - Karin Smith, Miss Minnesota USA (1996)
1971 - Gary Barlow, English singer (Take That)
1971 - Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, American drummer (The Roots)
1971 - Brian Giles, American baseball player
1972 - Alcides Catanho, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots)
1973 - Eddie Kennison, wide receiver (St Louis Rams)
1973 - Jalen Rose, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
1973 - Princess Mathilde, Duchess of Brabant
1974 - Calvin Harrison, Orlando Florida, 200m/400m runner
1974 - Rae Carruth, wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
1975 - David Eckstein, American baseball player
1975 - Norberto Fontana, Argentine racing driver
1977 - Paul "Goggo" Adams, cricketer (lefty very unorthodox bowler for S Afr)
1977 - Melody, Belgian singer
1978 - Sonja Kesselschläger, German heptathlete
1978 - Allan Søgaard, Danish footballer
1978 - Joy Giovanni, American actress and glamour model
1979 - Rob Bourdon, American musician (Linkin Park)
1979 - Asaka Kubo, Japanese gravure idol of 20th Century
1979 - Will Young, British singer
1980 - Philippe Cousteau Jr., Freanch oceanographer; grandson of Jacques Cousteau
1980 - Brigitte Olivier, Belgian judoka
1980 - Matthew Tuck, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine)
1981 - Freddy Guzmán, Dominican baseball player
1981 - Christine Bleakley, BBC Television Host
1981 - Owen Hargreaves, English international footballer
1981 - Crystal Lowe, Canadian actress
1983 - Geovany Soto, Puerto Rican baseball player
1983 - Paula Taylor, English-Thai actress, model and presenter
1983 - Mari Yaguchi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
1984 - Olivia Hallinan, English Actress
1984 - Toni Gonzaga, Filipina Actress and Singer
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