Wednesday, January 18, 2012

January 18 Birthdays

* 885 – Daigo, Emperor of Japan (d. 930)
* 1519 – Isabella Jagiełło, queen of Hungary (d. 1559)
* 1543 – (baptised) Alfonso Ferrabosco the elder, Italian composer (d. 1588)
* 1641 – François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois, French war minister (d. 1691)
* 1659 – Damaris Cudworth Masham, English philosopher (d. 1708)
* 1672 – Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (d. 1731)
* 1688 – Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1765)
* 1689 – Montesquieu, French satirist and philosopher (d. 1755)
* 1743 – Louis Claude de Saint-Martin French philosopher, known as le philosophe inconnu. (d. 1803)
* 1779 – Peter Mark Roget, British lexicographer (d. 1869)
* 1782 – Daniel Webster, American statesman (d. 1852)
* 1795 – Anna Pavlovna of Russia, queen of The Netherlands (d. 1865)
* 1813 – Joseph Glidden, American farmer who patented barbed wire (d. 1906)
* 1815 – Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (d. 1874)
* 1840 – Henry Austin Dobson, English poet (d. 1921)
* 1841 – Emmanuel Chabrier, French composer (d. 1894)
* 1842 – A. A. Ames, Mayor of Minneapolis (d. 1911)
* 1848 – Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer (d. 1925)
* 1849 – Sir Edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1920)
* 1850 – Seth Low, American politician (d. 1916)
* 1853 – Marthinus Nikolaas Ras, South African Gunmaker (d. 1900)
* 1854 – Thomas Watson, American telephone pioneer (d. 1934)
* 1856 – Daniel Hale Williams, African-American surgeon (d. 1931)
* 1867 – Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan Journalist, Diplomat, Poet (d. 1916)
* 1877 – Samuel Zemurray, U.S. businessman (d. 1961)
* 1879 – Henri Giraud, French general (d. 1949)
* 1879 – Tane Ikai, Japanese supercentenarian. (d. 1995)
* 1880 – Paul Ehrenfest, Austrian physicist (d. 1933)
* 1881 – Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (d. 1975)
* 1882 – A. A. Milne, English author (d. 1956)
* 1886 – Clara Nordström, German writer and translator (d. 1962)
* 1888 – Thomas Sopwith, British aviation pioneer (d. 1989)
* 1892 – Oliver Hardy, American comedian and actor (d. 1957)
* 1892 – Paul Rostock, German surgeon (d. 1956)
* 1896 – C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (d. 1967)
* 1901 – Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1973)
* 1904 – Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (d. 2006)
* 1904 – Cary Grant, English actor (d. 1986)
* 1905 – Joseph Bonanno, Italian-born gangster (d. 2002)
* 1908 – Jacob Bronowski, Polish-born mathematician, poet, and physicist (d. 1974)
* 1908 – Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1972)
* 1910 – Kenneth E. Boulding, English economist (d. 1993)
* 1911 – José María Arguedas, Peruvian novelist, poet, and anthropologist (d. 1969).
* 1913 – Danny Kaye, American actor (d. 1987)
* 1913 – Giannis Papaioannou, Greek composer and musician (d. 1972)
* 1914 – Arno Schmidt, German author (d. 1979)
* 1914 – Vitomil Zupan, Slovenian writer (d. 1987)
* 1915 – Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer and songwriter (d. 1984)
* 1917 – Wang Yung-ching, Taiwanese businessman (d. 2008)
* 1918 – Gustave Gingras, French Canadian physician (d. 1996)
* 1921 – Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
* 1922 – Bob Bell, American clown (d. 1997)
* 1925 – Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher (d. 1995)
* 1927 – Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player (d. 1990)
* 1931 – Chun Doo-hwan, President of South Korea
* 1932 – Robert Anton Wilson, American author (d. 2007)
* 1933 – John Boorman, Irish film director
* 1933 – Ray Dolby, American inventor (Dolby noise reduction system)
* 1934 – Raymond Briggs, English writer and illustrator
* 1935 – Albert Millaire, Quebec actor and theatre director
* 1935 – Jon Stallworthy, English poet
* 1935 – Gad Yaacobi, Israeli minister (d. 2007)
* 1937 – Dick Durock, American actor d.2009
* 1937 – John Hume, Northern Irish politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998
* 1938 – Curt Flood, American baseball player (d. 1997)
* 1938 – Anthony Giddens, British sociologist
* 1940 – Pedro Rodriguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1971)
* 1941 – Denise Bombardier, Quebec journalist, television host and novelist
* 1941 – Bobby Goldsboro, American country/pop singer
* 1941 – David Ruffin, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1991)
* 1943 – Paul Freeman, British actor
* 1943 – Kay Granger, American politician
* 1944 – Paul Keating, twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia
* 1944 – Carl Morton, American baseball player (d. 1983)
* 1945 – José Luis Perales, Spanish singer
* 1946 – Joseph Deiss, Swiss Federal Councilor
* 1947 – Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese baseball player
* 1947 – Takeshi Kitano, Japanese actor and director
* 1949 – Bill Keller, American newspaper editor
* 1949 – Philippe Starck, French designer
* 1950 – Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian race car driver (d. 1982)
* 1951 – Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist (d. 1982)
* 1951 – Bob Latchford, English footballer
* 1952 – Michael Angelis, British actor
* 1952 – Michael Behe, American advocate of Intelligent Design
* 1952 – R. Stevie Moore, American singer, songwriter, and home recording pioneer
* 1953 – Brett Hudson, American musician
* 1954 – Ted DiBiase, Retired Professional Wrestler
* 1955 – Kevin Costner, American actor
* 1955 – Fergus Martin, Irish artist
* 1956 – Sharon Mitchell, American porn actress
* 1961 – Peter Beardsley, English footballer
* 1961 – Bobby Hansen, American basketball player
* 1961 – Mark Messier, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1961 – Jeff Yagher, American actor
* 1962 – Alison Arngrim, American actress
* 1962 – David O'Connor, American equestrian rider
* 1963 – Maxime Bernier, French Canadian politician
* 1963 – Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland
* 1963 – Yury Zakharevich, Soviet weightlifter
* 1964 – Brady Anderson, American baseball player
* 1964 – Jane Horrocks, British actress
* 1964 – Andrea Leand, American tennis player
* 1964 – Enrico Lo Verso, Italian actor
* 1965 – Dave Attell, American writer and comedian
* 1966 – Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player
* 1966 – André Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver
* 1967 – Kim Perrot, American basketball player (d. 1999)
* 1967 – Iván Zamorano, Chilean footballer
* 1968 – Frank Quitely, Scottish comic book artist
* 1969 – Dave Bautista, American professional wrestler
* 1969 – John Eder, American politician
* 1969 – Jesse L. Martin, American actor and singer
* 1969 – Jim O'Rourke, American musician and producer (Loose Fur and Wilco)
* 1970 – DJ Quik, American rapper
* 1970 – Peter van Petegem, Belgian cyclist
* 1971 – Jonathan Davis, American singer (KoЯn)
* 1971 – Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver
* 1971 – Josep Guardiola, Spanish footballer
* 1971 – Fabian Ribauw, Nauruan politician
* 1971 – Seamus O'Regan, Canadian broadcast journalist
* 1972 – Vinod Kambli, Indian cricket player
* 1972 – Mike Lieberthal, American baseball player
* 1973 – Burnie Burns, director, voice actor, producer, screenwriter, co-founder of Rooster Teeth Productions
* 1973 – Ben Jealous, African-American leader, president of the NAACP
* 1973 – Anthony Koutoufides, Australian rules footballer and Gladiator
* 1973 – Crispian Mills, British musician (The Jeevas and Kula Shaker)
* 1974 – Christian Burns, English musician (BBMak)
* 1974 – Princess Claire of Belgium
* 1974 – Devon Odessa, American actress
* 1974 – Maulik Pancholy, American actor
* 1974 – Michael Tunn, Australian television presenter and radio announcer
* 1976 – Laurence Courtois, Belgian tennis player
* 1976 – Damien Leith, Irish-born Australian singer, winner of Australian Idol 2006
* 1976 – Subhrajit Mitra, Indian filmmaker
* 1977 – Richard Archer, British singer (lead singer of Hard-Fi)
* 1977 – Curtis Cregan, American actor
* 1977 – Alina Jidkova, Russian tennis player
* 1977 – Richard Wall, Irish actor
* 1978 – Brian Falkenborg, American baseball player
* 1978 – Thor Hushovd, Norwegian cyclist
* 1978 – Bogdan Lobont, Romanian football player
* 1979 – Jay Chou, Taiwanese singer, producer, actor and director
* 1979 – Ruslan Fedotenko, Ukrainian ice hockey player
* 1979 – Paulo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer
* 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 – Kang Dong-won, South Korean model and actor
* 1981 – Olivier Rochus, Belgian tennis player
* 1981 – Khari Stephenson, Jamaican footballer
* 1982 – Quinn Allman, American Guitarist, The Used
* 1982 – Joanna Newsom, American harpist
* 1983 – Samantha Mumba, Irish singer and actress
* 1984 – Seung-Hui Cho, American spree killer (d. 2007)
* 1984 – Kristy Lee Cook, American singer
* 1984 – Ioannis Drymonakos, Greek swimmer
* 1984 – Makoto Hasebe, Japanese footballer
* 1984 – Michael Kearney, American child prodigy
* 1984 – Benji Schwimmer, American dancer
* 1985 – Dale Begg-Smith, Australian freestyle skier
* 1985 – Minissha Lamba, Indian actress and model
* 1985 – Riccardo Montolivo, Italian footballer
* 1986 – Grigoris Makos, Greek footballer
* 1986 – Marya Roxx, Estonian singer
* 1987 – Johan Djourou, Swiss footballer
* 1987 – Christopher Liebig, German rugby player
* 1988 – Ronnie Day, American singer-songwriter
* 1988 – Anastasios Kissas, Greek footballer
* 1991 – Diego Simões, Brazilian footballer
* 1993 – Morgan York, American actress
* 1994 – Gong Min-ji, South Korean pop singer, rapper, and dancer of 2NE1
* 1994 – Kang Ji-young, South Korean singer
* 1999 – Karan Brar, American actor

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