Sunday, January 15, 2012

January 15 Birthdays

* 1342 – Philip II, Duke of Burgundy (d. 1404)
* 1432 – King Afonso V of Portugal (d. 1481)
* 1481 – Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (d. 1511)
* 1538 – Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general (d. 1599)
* 1622 – Molière, French playwright (d. 1673)
* 1671 – Abraham de la Pryme, English antiquarian (d. 1704)
* 1674 – Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (d. 1762)
* 1716 – Philip Livingston, American founding father (d. 1778)
* 1747 – John Aikin, English doctor and writer (d. 1822)
* 1754 – Richard Martin, Irish animal rights activist (d. 1834)
* 1791 – Franz Grillparzer, Austrian writer (d. 1872)
* 1795 – Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (d. 1829)
* 1803 – Marjory Fleming, Scottish writer and poet (d. 1811)
* 1809 – Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French anarchist (d. 1865)
* 1812 – Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Norwegian writer (d. 1885)
* 1815 – William Bickerton, Mormon prophet (d. 1905)
* 1816 – Marie LaFarge, French murderer (d. 1852)
* 1824 – Marie Duplessis, French courtesan (d. 1847)
* 1834 – Samuel Arza Davenport, American politician (d. 1911)
* 1841 – Frederick Arthur Stanley, Governor General of Canada (d. 1908)
* 1842 – Josef Breuer, Austrian psychiatrist (d. 1925)
* 1842 – Saint Mary MacKillop, Australian Saint (d. 1909)
* 1850 – Leonard Darwin, son of Charles Darwin (d. 1943)
* 1850 – Mihai Eminescu, Romanian poet (d. 1889)
* 1850 – Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 1891)
* 1855 – Jacques Damala, Greek military officer and actor (d. 1889)
* 1859 – Archibald Peake, Premier of South Australia (d. 1920)
* 1863 – Wilhelm Marx, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1946)
* 1866 – Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1931)
* 1869 – Ruby Laffoon, 43rd Governor of Kentucky (d. 1941)
* 1869 – Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist (d. 1907)
* 1870 – Pierre S. du Pont, American businessman (d. 1954)
* 1872 – Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (d. 1944)
* 1875 – Thomas Burke, American sprinter (d. 1929)
* 1877 – Lewis Terman, American psychologist (d. 1956)
* 1878 – Johanna Müller-Hermann, Austrian composer and pedagogue (d. 1941)
* 1879 – Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author (d. 1961)
* 1882 – Princess Margaret of Connaught (d. 1920)
* 1885 – Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician (d. 1973)
* 1885 – Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (d. 1968)
* 1885 – Huang Yuanyong, Chinese writer (d. 1915)
* 1890 – Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)
* 1891 – Ray Chapman, American baseball player (d. 1920)
* 1891 – Osip Mandelstam, Russian poet (d. 1938)
* 1892 – Rex Ingram, Irish director (d. 1950)
* 1893 – Ivor Novello, Welsh composer and actor (d. 1951)
* 1895 – Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
* 1897 – Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (d. 1931)
* 1899 – Goodman Ace, American actor (d. 1982)
* 1900 – William Heinesen, Faroese writer, poet and artist (d. 1991)
* 1902 – King Saud of Saudi Arabia (d. 1969)
* 1903 – Paul A. Dever, 58th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
* 1905 – Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (d. 1985)
* 1905 – Torin Thatcher, English actor (d. 1981)
* 1906 – Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate (d. 1975)
* 1908 – Edward Teller, Hungarian-born physicist (d. 2003)
* 1909 – Jean Bugatti, German-born automobile designer (d. 1939)
* 1909 – Gene Krupa, American drummer (d. 1973)
* 1912 – Michel Debré, French politician (d. 1996)
* 1913 – Eugène Brands, Dutch painter (d. 2002)
* 1913 – Lloyd Bridges, American actor (d. 1998)
* 1913 – Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (d. 2005)
* 1913 – Alexander Marinesko, captain of the S-13 submarined. 1963)
* 1914 – Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian (d. 2003)
* 1918 – João Figueiredo, President of Brazil (d. 1999)
* 1918 – Édouard Gagnon, Canadian Roman Catholic cardinal (d. 2007)
* 1918 – Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt (d. 1970)
* 1919 – Maurice Herzog, French mountaineer, first to ascend an 8000m peak, Annapurna in 1950
* 1920 – John Joseph O'Connor, American Catholic cardinal (d. 2000)
* 1920 – Steve Gromek, American baseball player (d. 2002)
* 1921 – Babasaheb Bhosale, Indian politician (d. 2007)
* 1921 – Frank Thornton, English actor
* 1922 – Sir Eric Willis, Australian politician (d. 1999)
* 1923 – Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (d. 2006)
* 1923 – Lee Teng-hui, Taiwanese politician
* 1925 – Ruth Slenczynska, U.S. pianist
* 1926 – Maria Schell, Austrian actress (d. 2005)
* 1927 – Phyllis Coates, American actress
* 1929 – Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1968)
* 1930 – Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler (d. 1985)
* 1931 – Lee Bontecou, American artist
* 1933 – Ernest J. Gaines, American author
* 1935 – Malcolm Frager, American pianist
* 1937 – Margaret O'Brien, American actress
* 1938 – Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer and cricketer
* 1939 – Tony Bullimore, English sailor and adventurer
* 1940 – Anna Hazare, Indian social activist.
* 1941 – Captain Beefheart, American musician and visual artist (d. 2010)
* 1943 – Ashraf Aman, first Pakistani to reach the summit of K2
* 1943 – Stuart E. Eizenstat, adviser to American Presidents Carter and Clinton
* 1943 – Mike Marshall, American baseball player
* 1944 – Jenny Nimmo, British author
* 1945 – Vincent Foster Jr., American lawyer (d. 1993)
* 1945 – William R. Higgins, USMC colonel (d. 1990)
* 1945 – Princess Michael of Kent, British royal
* 1947 – Andrea Martin, Canadian actress
* 1948 – Ronnie Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1977)
* 1949 – Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 2001)
* 1949 – Panos Mihalopoulos, Greek actor
* 1950 – Marius Trésor, French footballer
* 1952 – Andrzej Fischer, Polish footballer
* 1953 – Kent Hovind, American evangelist
* 1953 – Ta-Tanisha, American actress
* 1953 – Randy White, American football player
* 1954 – Jose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino writer
* 1954 – Nikos Sarganis, Greek footballer
* 1955 – Nigel Benson, English author
* 1956 – Miki Fujimura, Japanese singer
* 1956 – Mayawati, Indian politician
* 1956 – Marc Trestman, CFL head coach
* 1957 – Patrick Dixon, English entrepreneur
* 1957 – Marty Lyons, American football player
* 1957 – Mario Van Peebles, American actor
* 1958 – Boris Tadić, President of Serbia
* 1959 – Sister Carol, Jamaican reggae singer
* 1959 – Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian climber (d. 2008)
* 1959 – Pete Trewavas, English musician
* 1960 – Kelly Asbury, American director and actor
* 1960 – Aaron Jay Kernis, American composer
* 1961 – Yves P. Pelletier, Canadian comedian and film director
* 1963 – Conrad Lant, English musician
* 1963 – Bruce Schneier, American cryptographer, security expert, and writer
* 1964 – Osmo Tapio Räihälä, Finnish composer
* 1965 – Maurizio Fondriest, Italian cyclist
* 1965 – Bernard Hopkins, American boxer
* 1965 – Adam Jones, American musician (Tool)
* 1965 – James Nesbitt, Northern Irish actor
* 1967 – Lisa Lisa, American R&B singer
* 1968 – Chad Lowe, American actor
* 1968 – Iñaki Urdangarín, Spanish royalty
* 1969 – Meret Becker, German actress and singer
* 1969 – Delino DeShields, American baseball player
* 1969 – Huck Seed, American professional poker player
* 1970 – Shane McMahon, American professional wrestler
* 1971 – Regina King, American actress
* 1972 – Christos Kostis, Greek footballer
* 1972 – Ernie Reyes, Jr. American actor and martial artist
* 1972 – Kobe Tai, American porn star
* 1972 – Claudia Winkleman, English television presenter
* 1973 – Essam El-Hadary, Egyptian footballer
* 1974 – Edith Bowman, Scottish television and radio presenter
* 1974 – Ray King, American baseball player
* 1974 – Tim Shaw, British radio DJ and television presenter
* 1975 – Mary Pierce, French tennis player
* 1975 – 9th Wonder, American producer
* 1976 – Corey Chavous, American football player
* 1976 – Doug Gottlieb, American basketball analyst
* 1976 – Scott Murray, Scotland rugby player
* 1978 – Eddie Cahill, American actor
* 1978 – Franco Pellizotti, Italian cyclist
* 1978 – Ryan Sidebottom, English Cricketer
* 1979 – Drew Brees, American football player
* 1979 – Ken Chu, Taiwanese singer-actor and taichi champ
* 1979 – Young Dro, American rapper
* 1979 – Michalis Morfis, Cypriot footballer
* 1979 – Martin Petrov, Bulgarian footballer
* 1980 – Matt Holliday, American baseball player
* 1981 – Howie Day, American singer
* 1981 – El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer
* 1981 – Sean Lamont, Scottish rugby union footballer
* 1981 – Pitbull, American rapper
* 1982 – Benjamin Agosto, American skater
* 1982 – Armando Galarraga, Venezuelan baseball player
* 1982 – Brett Lebda, American hockey player
* 1982 – Neil Nitin Mukesh, Indian actor
* 1982 – Prince Philip and Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia
* 1982 – Francis Zé, Cameroonian footballer
* 1983 – Jermaine Pennant, English footballer
* 1983 – Matic Kralj, Slovenian ice hockey player
* 1983 – Hugo Viana, Portuguese footballer
* 1984 – Megan Jendrick, American swimmer
* 1984 – Victor Rasuk, American actor
* 1985 – Rene Adler, German footballer
* 1985 – Enrico Patrizio, Italian rugby player
* 1985 – Kenneth Emil Petersen, Danish footballer
* 1986 – Fred Davis, American football player
* 1986 – Jessy Schram, American actress
* 1986 – Isaia Toeava, New Zealand All Black rugby player
* 1987 – Greg Inglis, Australian rugby league player
* 1987 – Aria C Jalali, American musician
* 1987 – Kelly Kelly, American WWE Diva
* 1987 – David Knight, English footballer
* 1987 – Michael Seater, Canadian actor
* 1988 – Sonny Moore (a.k.a Skrillex, American musician (From First to Last)
* 1989 – Alexei Cherepanov, Russian hockey player (d. 2008)
* 1989 – Keiffer Hubbell, American ice dancer
* 1990 – Fernando Forestieri, Italian footballer
* 1990 – Robert Trznadel, Polish footballer
* 1992 – Joshua King, Norwegian footballer

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