Thursday, January 12, 2012

January 12 Birthdays

* 1483 – Henry III of Nassau-Breda, German nobleman (d. 1538)
* 1562 – Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1630)
* 1576 – Petrus Scriverius, Dutch writer (d. 1660)
* 1577 – Jan Baptist van Helmont, Flemish chemist (d. 1644)
* 1580 – Lord Alexander Ruthven, Scottish nobleman (d. 1600)
* 1588 – John Winthrop, English-born governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (d. 1649)
* 1591 – José Ribera, Spanish painter (d. 1652)
* 1597 – François Duquesnoy, French sculptor (d. 1643)
* 1628 – Charles Perrault, French folklorist (d. 1703)
* 1715 – Jacques Duphly, French composer (d. 1789)
* 1716 – Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general (d. 1795)
* 1721 – Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick, Prussian general (d. 1792)
* 1723 – Samuel Langdon, American college educator (d. 1797)
* 1729 – Edmund Burke, Irish statesman and philosopher (d. 1797)
* 1737 – John Hancock, American merchant, statesman, & Founding Father; 4th & 13th President of the Continental Congress; and 1st & 3rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1793)
* 1746 – Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss pedagogue (d. 1827)
* 1751 – King Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (d. 1825)
* 1772 – Count Mikhail Speransky, Russian reformer (d. 1839)
* 1786 – Sir Robert Inglis, Bt, English politician (d. 1855)
* 1792 – Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (d. 1841)
* 1797 – Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician (d. 1873)
* 1810 – King Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (d. 1859)
* 1822 – Étienne Lenoir, French engineer (d. 1900)
* 1837 – Adolf Jensen, German pianist, composer (d. 1879)
* 1849 – Jean Béraud, French painter (d. 1935)
* 1856 – John Singer Sargent, American artist (d. 1925)
* 1863 – Swami Vivekananda, Indian philosopher (d. 1902)
* 1873 – Spiridon Louis, Greek marathon runner (d. 1940)
* 1876 – Jack London, American author (d. 1916)
* 1876 – Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Italian composer (d. 1948)
* 1876 – Fevzi Çakmak, Turkish Field Marshal and Prime Minister (d. 1950)
* 1877 – Frank J. Corr, American politician (d. 1934)
* 1878 – Ferenc Molnár, Hungarian writer (d. 1952)
* 1879 – Ray Harroun, American race car driver (d. 1968)
* 1879 – Anton Uesson, Estonian politician and engineer (d. 1942)
* 1882 – Milton Sills, American actor (d. 1930)
* 1884 – Texas Guinan, American actress (d. 1933)
* 1889 – Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad, 2nd Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and 2nd successor to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (d. 1965)
* 1892 – Mikhail Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (d. 1976)
* 1893 – Hermann Göring, German Nazi official (d. 1946)
* 1893 – Alfred Rosenberg, German Nazi official (d. 1946)
* 1894 – Georges Carpentier, French boxer (d. 1975)
* 1895 – Leo Aryeh Mayer, Israeli professor and scholar of Islamic art (d. 1959)
* 1896 – David Wechsler, American psychologist (d. 1981)
* 1899 – Pierre Bernac, French baritone (d. 1979)
* 1899 – Paul Hermann Müller, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
* 1903 – Igor Kurchatov, Russian physicist (d. 1960)
* 1904 – Fred McDowell, American blues musician (d. 1972)
* 1905 – James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist (d. 1997)
* 1905 – Tex Ritter, American country singer and actor (d. 1974)
* 1906 – Emmanuel Levinas, French philosopher (d. 1995)
* 1907 – Sergei Korolev, Russian rocket scientist (d. 1966)
* 1908 – Jean Delannoy, French film director (d. 2008)
* 1908 – Clement Hurd, American illustrator (d. 1988)
* 1910 – Patsy Kelly, American actress (d. 1981)
* 1910 – Luise Rainer, German actress
* 1915 – Paul Jarrico, American writer (d. 1997)
* 1915 – Joseph-Aurèle Plourde, Catholic archbishop of Ottawa
* 1916 – P. W. Botha, South African politician (d. 2006)
* 1916 – Jay McShann, American musician (d. 2006)
* 1916 – William Pleeth, British cellist (d. 1999)
* 1917 – Walter Hendl, American conductor (d. 2007)
* 1917 – Jimmy Skinner, Canadian hockey coach (d. 2007)
* 1917 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian spiritualist (d. 2008)
* 1920 – James L. Farmer, Jr., American activist (d. 1999)
* 1920 – Prof Jerzy Zubrzycki, Polish-born Australian sociologist (d. 2009)
* 1922 – Tadeusz Żychiewicz, Polish journalist and art historian (d. 1994)
* 1923 – Ira Hayes, US Marine (d. 1955)
* 1924 – Olivier Gendebien, Belgian racing driver (d. 1998)
* 1924 – Grethe Holmer, Danish actress (d. 2004)
* 1925 – Bill Burrud, American television host (d. 1990)
* 1925 – Scottie MacGregor, American actress
* 1925 – Bodil Udsen, Danish actress (d. 2008)
* 1926 – Morton Feldman, American composer (d. 1987)
* 1926 – Ray Price, American singer
* 1928 – Ruth Brown, American singer (d. 2006)
* 1928 – Lloyd Ruby, American race car driver (d. 2009)
* 1929 – Alasdair MacIntyre, Scottish-born American philosopher
* 1930 – Tim Horton, Canadian hockey player (d. 1974)
* 1930 – Glenn Yarborough, American singer
* 1932 – Tzeni Karezi, Greek actress (d. 1992)
* 1932 – Des O'Connor, British television presenter
* 1933 – Michael Aspel, English broadcaster
* 1934 – Mick Sullivan, English rugby league footballer
* 1935 – Kreskin, American mentalist
* 1935 – Tomiko Ishii, Japanese actress
* 1936 – Raimonds Pauls, Latvian Composer
* 1937 – Marie Dubois, French actress
* 1937 – Shirley Eaton, British actress
* 1937 – Vicente Sardinero, Spanish baritone (d. 2002)
* 1938 – Lewis Fiander, Australian actor
* 1941 – Long John Baldry, British blues singer (d. 2005)
* 1942 – Bernardine Dohrn, former leader of the radical leftist organization Weather Underground
* 1944 – Joe Frazier, American boxer (d. 2011)
* 1944 – Hans Henning Atrott, Prussian euthanasia advocate
* 1944 – Vlastimil Hort, Czechoslovakian chess player
* 1944 – Viktoria Postnikova, Russian pianist
* 1944 – Carlos Villagrán, Mexican actor
* 1945 – Maggie Bell, Scottish singer (Stone the Crows)
* 1946 – Lady Cosgrove, Scottish judiciary figure
* 1946 – George Duke, American musician
* 1946 – Cynthia Robinson, American musician (Sly & the Family Stone)
* 1947 – Tom Dempsey, American football player
* 1948 – Kenny Allen, English footballer
* 1948 – Anthony Andrews, English actor
* 1948 – Gordon Campbell, Premier of British Columbia
* 1948 – Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman (d. 2001)
* 1948 – William Nicholson, English writer
* 1949 – Kentarō Haneda, Japanese composer (d. 2007)
* 1949 – Ottmar Hitzfeld, German football manager
* 1949 – Haruki Murakami, Japanese novelist
* 1949 – Michael W. Vannier, American radiologist
* 1949 – Wayne Wang, Hong Kong-born American film director
* 1950 – Sheila Jackson Lee, American politician
* 1950 – Göran Lindblad, Swedish politician
* 1950 – Bob McEwen, American politician
* 1950 – Dorrit Moussaieff, First Lady of Iceland
* 1950 – Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (d. 1992)
* 1951 – Kirstie Alley, American actress
* 1951 – Ann Althouse, American law professor
* 1951 – Rush Limbaugh, American radio personality, author and political commentator
* 1951 – Drew Pearson, American football player
* 1952 – Charles Faulkner, American motivational speaker and author
* 1952 – Walter Mosley, American author
* 1952 – John Walker, New Zealand middle distance runner
* 1953 – Mary Harron, Canadian screenwriter
* 1954 – Howard Stern, American radio personality and author
* 1955 – Rockne S. O'Bannon, American screenwriter
* 1957 – John Lasseter, American animation director
* 1958 – Christiane Amanpour, American news anchor
* 1958 – Curt Fraser, American ice hockey coach
* 1959 – Blixa Bargeld, German singer and musician (Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)
* 1959 – Per Gessle, Swedish songwriter and musician (Roxette)
* 1959 – Nick Nairn, British celebrity chef
* 1960 – Oliver Platt, Canadian actor
* 1960 – Jorge Pupo, Cuban American actor
* 1960 – Dominique Wilkins, American basketball player
* 1962 – Luna Vachon, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2010)
* 1963 – Nando Reis, Brazilian singer and composer
* 1963 – François Girard, French-Canadian film director and screenwriter
* 1964 – Jeff Bezos, American entrepreneur
* 1964 – Laura Gildemeister, Argentine tennis player
* 1964 – Clare Holman, British actress
* 1965 – Mark Moore, British record producer
* 1965 – Rob Zombie, American musician and film director (White Zombie, Solo)
* 1966 – Olivier Martinez, French actor
* 1967 – Vendela Kirsebom, Swedish supermodel
* 1968 – Keith Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter
* 1968 – Rachael Harris, American actress
* 1968 – Junichi Masuda, Japanese composer
* 1968 – Heather Mills, British activist and model
* 1968 – Mauro Silva, Brazilian footballer
* 1969 – Margaret Nagle, American screenwriter and TV producer
* 1969 – Robert Prosinečki, Croatian footballer
* 1970 – Mig Ayesa, Australian musician
* 1970 – Raekwon, American rapper
* 1970 – Zack de la Rocha, American musician (Rage Against the Machine)
* 1971 – Scott Burrell, American basketball player
* 1972 – Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of Rajiv Gandhi
* 1972 – Espen Knutsen, Norwegian ice hockey player
* 1972 – Jason Sklar, American comedian
* 1972 – Randy Sklar, American comedian
* 1973 – Dan Haseltine, American singer (Jars of Clay)
* 1973 – Matthew Wong, American musician (Reel Big Fish)
* 1973 – Hande Yener, Turkish singer
* 1974 – Melanie Chisholm, British singer (Spice Girls)
* 1974 – Claudia Conserva, Chilean television presenter
* 1974 – Tor Arne Hetland, Norwegian cross-country skier
* 1975 – Jason Freese, American musician (Green Day)
* 1975 – Jocelyn Thibault, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1976 – Miki Nakatani, Japanese actress and singer
* 1977 – Yoandy Garlobo, Cuban baseball player
* 1977 – Cade McNown, American football player
* 1977 – Piolo Pascual, Filipino actor
* 1978 – Luis Ayala, Mexican baseball pitcher
* 1978 – Jeremy Camp, American musician
* 1978 – Bonaventure Kalou, Ivorian footballer
* 1978 – Kim Sa-rang, Korean actress
* 1978 – Kris Roe, American musician (The Ataris)
* 1978 – Maurizio Zaffiri, Italian rugby player
* 1979 – Lee Bo-young, South Korean actress and model
* 1979 – Marián Hossa, Slovak ice hockey player
* 1979 – Grzegorz Rasiak, Polish footballer
* 1979 – David Zabriskie, American cyclist
* 1980 – Bobby Crosby, American baseball player
* 1981 – Amerie, American singer
* 1981 – Dan Klecko, American football player
* 1981 – Angus Macdonald, New Zealand All Black rugby player
* 1981 – João Paulo, Brazilian footballer
* 1982 – Sherzod Abdurahmonov, Uzbek boxer
* 1982 – Paul-Henri Mathieu, French tennis player
* 1982 – Chris Ray, American baseball player
* 1982 – Dimitrios Tsiamis, Greek triple jumper
* 1982 – Hans Van Alphen, Belgian decathlete
* 1982 – Dontrelle Willis, American baseball player
* 1984 – Scott Olsen, American baseball player
* 1984 – Daniel Sepulveda, American football player
* 1985 – Yohana Cobo, Spanish actress
* 1985 – Gerard Lawson, American football player
* 1985 – Artem Milevskiy, Ukrainian footballer
* 1986 – Gemma Arterton, English actress
* 1986 – Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, Italian Argentine footballer
* 1986 – Kehoma Brenner, Greman rugby player
* 1986 – Miguel Ángel Nieto, Spanish footballer
* 1986 – Kieron Richardson, English actor
* 1987 – Naya Rivera, American actress
* 1987 – Will Rothhaar, American actor
* 1987 – Salvatore Sirigu, Italian footballer
* 1988 – Chris Casement, Irish footballer
* 1988 – Claude Giroux, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1988 – Andrew Lawrence, American actor
* 1988 – Ytalo, Brazilian footballer
* 1990 – Sergey Karjakin, Ukrainian chess player
* 1991 – Pixie Lott, English singer
* 1992 – Mao Kobayashi, Japanese gravure idol
* 1993 – Aika Mitsui, Japanese singer
* 1993 – Zayn Malik, Member of British/Irish boy band One Direction
* 1995 – Laurel McGoff, American reality show contestant
* 1998 – Nathan Gamble, American actor

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