Saturday, January 21, 2012

January 21 Birthdays

* 1338 – King Charles V of France (d. 1380)
* 1610 – Elizabeth Fones, English-born colonial American pioneer (d. 1673)
* 1721 – James Murray, British military officer, governor of Quebec (d. 1794)
* 1804 – Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (d. 1887)
* 1813 – John C. Frémont, American army officer, explorer and presidential candidate (d. 1890)
* 1815 – John Bingham, American politician and lawyer (d. 1900)
* 1824 – Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, American, Confederate army general (d. 1863)
* 1825 – Imre Madách, Hungarian writer (d. 1864)
* 1827 – Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (d. 1900)
* 1829 – King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway (d. 1907)
* 1848 – Henri Duparc, French composer (d. 1933)
* 1860 – Karl Staaff, Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1915)
* 1864 – Paul Troje, German politician (d. 1942)
* 1867 – Ludwig Thoma, German writer (d. 1921)
* 1867 – Maxime Weygand, French general (d. 1965)
* 1881 – Arch McCarthy, American baseball player (d. unknown)
* 1882 – Pavel Florensky (O.S. January 9), Russian Orthodox theologian and mathematician (d. 1937)
* 1883 – Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet (d. 1929)
* 1883 – Amang Rodriguez, Filipino politician (d. 1964)
* 1884 – Roger Baldwin, American social activist (d. 1981)
* 1885 – Umberto Nobile, Italian aeronautical engineer (d. 1978)
* 1887 – Georges Vézina, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1926)
* 1887 – Maude Farris-Luse, American supercentenarian who was the oldest living person at the age of 115. (d. 2002)
* 1895 – Cristóbal Balenciaga, Spanish couturier (d. 1972)
* 1897 – René Iché, French sculptor (d. 1954)
* 1899 – Alexander Tcherepnin, Russian born American composer (d. 1977)
* 1901 – Ricardo Zamora, Spanish footballer (d. 1978)
* 1905 – Christian Dior, French fashion designer (d. 1957)
* 1905 – Karl Wallenda, German acrobat (d. 1978)
* 1906 – Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (d. 2007)
* 1909 – Todor Skalovski, Macedonian composer (d. 2004)
* 1910 – Albert Rosellini, American politician and 15th Governor of Washington (d. 2011)
* 1910 – Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
* 1912 – Konrad Emil Bloch, German-born biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
* 1918 – Chichay, Filipino actress (d. 1993)
* 1918 – Richard D. Winters, American war hero (d. 2011)
* 1919 – Eric "Winkle" Brown, Scottish test pilot
* 1921 – Howard Unruh, American mass murderer (d. 2009)
* 1922 – Telly Savalas, American actor (d. 1994)
* 1922 – Paul Scofield, English actor (d. 2008)
* 1923 – Lola Flores, Spanish singer (d. 1995)
* 1924 – Benny Hill, English actor, comedian, and singer (d. 1992)
* 1926 – Brian Brockless, English organist (d. 1995)
* 1926 – Steve Reeves, American actor (d. 2000)
* 1927 – Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1985)
* 1928 – Gene Sharp, American political theorist and pacifist
* 1932 – John Chaney, American basketball coach
* 1933 – Joseph W. Eschbach, American doctor (d. 2007)
* 1934 – Audrey Dalton, Irish actress
* 1935 – Ann Wedgeworth, American actress
* 1936 – Plácido Domingo, Spanish tenor
* 1936 – Koji Hashimoto, Japanese film director (d. 2005)
* 1937 – Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria
* 1938 – Wolfman Jack, American disk jockey and actor (d. 1995)
* 1938 – John Savident, British actor
* 1940 – Jack Nicklaus, American golfer
* 1941 – Stathis Giallelis, Greek actor
* 1941 – Richie Havens, American musician
* 1941 – Mike Medavoy, American film producer
* 1941 – Ivan Putski, Polish-born American professional wrestler
* 1942 – Mac Davis, American musician
* 1942 – Edwin Starr, American singer (d. 2003)
* 1943 – Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek actor, songwriter and singer
* 1945 – Martin Shaw, British actor
* 1946 – Johnny Oates, American baseball player and manager (d. 2004)
* 1947 – Jill Eikenberry, American actress
* 1947 – Pye Hastings, English singer and musician (Caravan)
* 1947 – Michel Jonasz, French singer and composer
* 1950 – Gary Locke, American politician, 21st Governor of Washington, and 36th United States Secretary of Commerce
* 1950 – Billy Ocean, West Indian musician
* 1951 – Eric Holder, American jurist, and 82nd United States Attorney General
* 1952 – Marco Camenisch, Swiss environmental activist
* 1952 – Cyril and Libbye Hellier, identical-twin sopranos
* 1952 – Louis Menand, American writer and critic
* 1953 – Paul Allen, American entrepreneur, co-founder of Microsoft
* 1954 – Phil Thompson, English footballer and coach
* 1954 – Idrissa Ouedraogo, Burkinabé filmmaker
* 1955 – Jeff Koons, American artist
* 1956 – Robby Benson, American actor
* 1956 – Geena Davis, American actress
* 1957 – Greg Ryan, American soccer coach
* 1958 – Frank Ticheli, American composer
* 1958 – Michael Wincott, Canadian actor
* 1959 – Alex McLeish, Scottish footballer and manager
* 1962 – Tyler Cowen, American economist
* 1962 – Marie Trintignant, French actress (d. 2003)
* 1963 – Hakeem Olajuwon, Nigerian-born American basketball player
* 1963 – Detlef Schrempf, German basketball player
* 1965 – Jam Master Jay, American disc jockey (d. 2002)
* 1966 – Robert Del Naja, English musician
* 1966 – Candi Milo, American voice actress
* 1967 – Artashes Minasian, Armenian chess Grandmaster
* 1968 – Ulrica Messing, Swedish politician
* 1968 – Charlotte Ross, American actress
* 1969 – Eduard Hämäläinen, Finnish-Belarusian decathlete
* 1969 – M. K. Hobson, American speculative fiction and fantasy writer
* 1969 – Karina Lombard, American actress
* 1969 – Tsubaki Nekoi, Japanese manga artist
* 1970 – Ken Leung, American actor
* 1970 – Mark Trojanowski, American musician (Sister Hazel)
* 1971 – Alan McManus, Scottish snooker player
* 1971 – Tweet, American singer
* 1971 – Doug Weight, American ice hockey player
* 1972 – Alan Benes, American baseball player
* 1972 – Rick Falkvinge, Swedish politician
* 1972 – Yasunori Mitsuda, Japanese composer
* 1972 – Cat Power (Chan Marshall), American musician
* 1973 – Duane Lee Chapman, II, American bounty hunter
* 1974 – Rove McManus, Australian television host and comedian
* 1974 – Alex Sperafico, Brazilian racing driver
* 1975 – Nicky Butt, English footballer
* 1975 – Thomas Castaignede, French rugby player
* 1975 – Yuji Ide, Japanese racing driver
* 1975 – Ito, Spanish footballer
* 1976 – Emma Bunton, English singer (Spice Girls)
* 1977 – Al Baxter, Australian rugby union footballer
* 1977 – Phil Neville, English footballer
* 1977 – Matt Perry, English rugby player
* 1977 – Jerry Trainor, American comedic actor (iCarly)
* 1978 – Bryan Gilmore, National Football League player
* 1978 – Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin, American singer
* 1978 – Phil Stacey, American Idol finalist
* 1978 – Faris al-Sultan, German-Iraqi triathlete
* 1978 – Andrei Zyuzin, Russian ice hockey player
* 1979 – Byung-Hyun Kim, Korean baseball player
* 1979 – Spider Loc, American rapper, member of G-Unit
* 1979 – Brian O'Driscoll, Irish rugby union footballer
* 1980 – Dave Kitson, English footballer
* 1980 – Nana Mizuki, Japanese voice actress and singer
* 1980 – Mari Possa, Salvadorian-American pornographic actress
* 1981 – Gillian Chung Yan-tung, Hong Kong singer (Twins)
* 1981 – Jamie Dalrymple, English cricketer
* 1981 – Ivan Ergić, Serbian footballer
* 1981 – Dany Heatley, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1981 – Andy Lee, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
* 1981 – Izabella Miko, Polish actress and model
* 1982 – Nicolas Mahut, French tennis player
* 1982 – Simon Rolfes, German footballer
* 1982 – Go Shiozaki, Japanese professional wrestler
* 1982 – Dean Whitehead, English footballer
* 1983 – Alex Acker, American basketball player
* 1983 – Maryse Ouellet, Canadian model and professional wrestler
* 1983 – Peter Philipakos, American/Greek soccer player
* 1983 – Moritz Volz, German footballer
* 1984 – Raymond Gutierrez, Filipino actor and television host
* 1984 – Richard Gutierrez, Filipino actor and television host
* 1984 – Robert Ray, American baseball player
* 1985 – Salvatore Giunta, Medal of Honor recipient
* 1985 – Adrian Lewis, English darts player
* 1985 – Alex Pérez, Spanish footballer
* 1985 – Sasha Pivovarova, Russian model
* 1985 – Matt Unicomb, Australian basketball player
* 1986 – Peyton Hillis, American football player
* 1986 – Sushant Singh Rajput, Indian actor
* 1987 – Joe Ledley, Welsh footballer
* 1988 – Vanessa Hessler, Italian model
* 1988 – William C. Woxlin, Swedish composer
* 1990 – Jacob Smith, American actor
* 1994 – Laura Robson, British tennis player
* 1994 – BooBoo Stewart, American actor and singer
* 2001 – Jackson Brundage, American actor
* 2004 – Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway

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