Thursday, January 19, 2012

January 19 Birthdays

* 399 – Pulcheria, Byzantine empress (d. 453)
* 1544 – King Francis II of France (d. 1560)
* 1736 – James Watt, Scottish inventor (d. 1819)
* 1739 – Joseph Bonomi the Elder, Italian architect (d. 1808)
* 1752 – James Morris III, American army officer (d. 1820)
* 1757 – Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf, German Princess (d. 1831)
* 1798 – Auguste Comte, French philosopher (d. 1857)
* 1807 – Robert E. Lee, American Confederate general (d. 1870)
* 1808 – Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (d. 1887)
* 1809 – Edgar Allan Poe, American writer and poet (d. 1849)
* 1813 – Sir Henry Bessemer, English inventor (d. 1898)
* 1832 – Ferdinand Laub, Czech violinist (d. 1875)
* 1833 – Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician (d. 1872)
* 1839 – Paul Cézanne, French painter (d. 1906)
* 1848 – John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman (d. 1904)
* 1848 – Matthew Webb, English swimmer/diver (d. 1883)
* 1851 – Jacobus Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer (d. 1922)
* 1863 – Werner Sombart, German sociologist (d. 1941)
* 1871 – Dame Gruev, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1906)
* 1874 – Hitachiyama Taniemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 19th Yokozuna (d. 1922)
* 1876 – Wakashima Gonshirō, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 21st Yokozuna (d. 1943)
* 1876 – Dragotin Kette, Slovenian poet (d. 1899)
* 1878 – Herbert Chapman, English football player and manager (d. 1934)
* 1879 – Boris Savinkov, Russian writer (d. 1925)
* 1887 – Alexander Woollcott, American intellectual (d. 1943)
* 1889 – Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss painter and sculptor (d. 1943)
* 1892 – Ólafur Thors, Icelandic politician (d. 1964)
* 1893 – Magda Tagliaferro, Brazilian classical pianist (d. 1986)
* 1905 – Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (d. 1991)
* 1908 – Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician (d. 1971)
* 1909 – Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (d. 2003)
* 1911 – Choor Singh, Singaporean judge (d. 2009)
* 1912 – Leonid Kantorovich, Russian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
* 1913 – Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (d. 1955)
* 1914 – Bob Gerard, British racing driver (d. 1990)
* 1917 – John Raitt, American singer and actor (d. 2005)
* 1918 – John H. Johnson, American publisher (d. 2005)
* 1920 – Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian United Nations Secretary General
* 1921 – William 'Billy Batts' Devino, American gangster (d. 1970)
* 1921 – Patricia Highsmith, American author (d. 1995)
* 1922 – Guy Madison, American actor (d. 1996)
* 1923 – Jean Stapleton, American actress
* 1923 – Markus Wolf, German spy (d. 2006)
* 1924 – Nicholas Colasanto, American actor (d. 1985)
* 1924 – Jean-François Revel, French author (d. 2006)
* 1925 – Nina Bawden, English author
* 1926 – Fritz Weaver, American actor
* 1930 – Tippi Hedren, American actress
* 1931 – Robert MacNeil, Canadian journalist
* 1932 – Richard Lester, British director
* 1932 – Russ Hamilton, British singer (d. 2008)
* 1933 – George Coyne, American theologian
* 1934 – Lloyd Robertson, Canadian journalist
* 1935 – Soumitra Chatterjee, Indian actor
* 1935 – Johnny O'Keefe, Australian singer (d. 1978)
* 1936 – Ziaur Rahman, Seventh President of Bangladesh (d. 1981)
* 1937 – John Lions, Australian computer scientist (d. 1998)
* 1937 – Giovanna Marini, Italian singer-songwriter
* 1939 – Phil Everly, American musician
* 1940 – Paolo Borsellino, Italian magistrate (d. 1992)
* 1940 – Mike Reid, English comedian (d. 2007)
* 1941 – Tony Anholt, British actor (d. 2002)
* 1941 – Colin Gunton, British theologian (d. 2003)
* 1941 – Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler
* 1942 – Michael Crawford, British singer and actor
* 1942 – Thom Mayne, American Architect
* 1943 – Petchara Chaowarat, Thai film actress
* 1943 – Janis Joplin, American singer (d. 1970)
* 1943 – Princess Margriet of the Netherlands
* 1944 – Shelley Fabares, American actress
* 1944 – Laurie London, English singer
* 1944 – Peter Lynch, American investor
* 1944 – Dan Reeves, American football coach
* 1945 – Trevor Williams, English Bass Guitarist
* 1946 – Julian Barnes, English author
* 1946 – Dolly Parton, American singer and actress
* 1947 – Ann Compton, American news reporter
* 1947 – Paula Deen, American chef and restaurateur
* 1947 – Rod Evans, British musician (Deep Purple)
* 1948 – Frank McKenna, Canadian politician
* 1949 – Robert Palmer, English singer and guitarist (d. 2003)
* 1949 – Dennis Taylor, Northern Irish snooker player
* 1950 – Sébastien Dhavernas, Canadian actor
* 1950 – Grant Nordman, Canadian politician
* 1953 – Desi Arnaz, Jr., American actor
* 1953 – Linda Hayden, English actress
* 1953 – Richard Legendre, Canadian politician
* 1954 – Katey Sagal, American actress
* 1954 – Cindy Sherman, American photographer
* 1954 – Katharina Thalbach, German actress and film director
* 1955 – Simon Rattle, English conductor
* 1955 – Paul Rodriguez, Mexican/American actor and comedian
* 1956 – Carman Licciardello, American singer
* 1957 – Ottis Anderson, former American football player
* 1957 – Kenneth McClintock, Puerto Rican politician
* 1959 – Jeff Pilson, American bass guitarist
* 1961 – William Ragsdale, American actor
* 1962 – Hans Daams, Dutch cyclist
* 1962 – Jeff Van Gundy, American basketball coach
* 1962 – Chris Sabo, American baseball player
* 1963 – Michael Adams, American basketball player
* 1963 – Martin Bashir, Pakistani-born reporter
* 1963 – Caron Wheeler, British singer (Soul II Soul)
* 1964 – Janine Antoni, Bahamian artist
* 1964 – Ricardo Arjona, Guatemalan singer
* 1966 – Floris Jan Bovelander, Dutch field hockey player
* 1966 – Sylvain Côté, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1966 – Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player
* 1966 – Lena Philipsson, Swedish singer
* 1967 – Javier Cámara, Spanish actor
* 1968 – Whitfield Crane, American musician (Ugly Kid Joe)
* 1969 – Edwidge Danticat, Haitian/American author
* 1969 – Luc Longley, Australian basketball player
* 1969 – Predrag Mijatović, Yugoslavian footballer
* 1969 – Junior Seau, American football player
* 1969 – Casey Sherman, American author
* 1969 – Steve Staunton, Irish footballer
* 1970 – Kathleen Smet, Belgian triathlete
* 1970 – Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian
* 1971 – Shawn Wayans, American actor
* 1971 – John Wozniak, American singer and songwriter (Marcy Playground)
* 1972 – Angham, Egyptian singer, record producer and actress
* 1972 – Joana Benedek, Mexican actress
* 1972 – Jon Fisher, American entrepreneur
* 1972 – Princess Kalina of Bulgaria
* 1972 – Elena Kaliská, Slovak slalom canoer
* 1972 – Ron Killings, American professional wrestler
* 1972 – Drea de Matteo, American actress
* 1972 – Troy Wilson, Australian racing driver and AFL player
* 1973 – Antero Manninen, Finnish cellist
* 1973 – Yevgeny Sadovyi, Russian swimmer
* 1973 – Aaron Yonda, YouTube celebrity
* 1974 – Frank Caliendo, American comedian
* 1974 – Ian Laperrière, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1974 – Jaime Moreno, Bolivian footballer
* 1975 – Noah Georgeson, American musician
* 1976 – Natale Gonnella, Italian footballer
* 1976 – Tarso Marques, Brazilian racing driver
* 1977 – Benjamin Ayres, Canadian actor
* 1977 – Lauren Etame Mayer, Cameroonian footballer
* 1977 – Nicole, Chilean singer
* 1977 – Cocco, Japanese singer
* 1979 – Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast
* 1979 – Josu Sarriegi, Spanish/Basque footballer
* 1979 – Wiley, English rapper
* 1980 – Jenson Button, English Formula One driver
* 1980 – Kotoko, Japanese singer
* 1980 – Luke Macfarlane, Canadian actor
* 1981 – Kerby Raymundo, Filipino basketball player
* 1981 – Asier Del Horno, Spanish footballer
* 1981 – Lucho González, Argentine footballer
* 1981 – Dimosthenis Manousakis, Greek footballer
* 1981 – Bitsie Tulloch, American actress
* 1982 – Angela Chang, Taiwanese singer and actress
* 1982 – Mike Komisarek, American ice hockey player
* 1982 – Jodie Sweetin, American actress
* 1983 – Hikaru Utada, American/Japanese singer and songwriter
* 1984 – Fabio Catacchini, Italian footballer
* 1984 – Karun Chandhok, Indian racing driver
* 1984 – Jimmy Kebe, Malian footballer
* 1984 – Thomas Vanek, Austrian ice hockey player
* 1985 – Jake Allen, American football player
* 1985 – Benny Feilhaber, American soccer player
* 1985 – Esteban Guerrieri, Argentine racing driver
* 1985 – Rika Ishikawa, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
* 1986 – Claudio Marchisio, Italian footballer
* 1986 – Loren Galler-Rabinowitz, American ice dancer
* 1987 – Edgar Manucharyan, Armenian footballer
* 1987 – Angus Monfries, Australian league footballer
* 1988 – JaVale McGee, American Basketball Player
* 1991 – Erin Sanders, American actress
* 1992 – Logan Lerman, American actor
* 1992 – Shawn Johnson, American gymnast
* 1992 – Mac Miller, American rapper
* 1993 – Gus Lewis, English actor

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