Saturday, January 28, 2012

January 28 Birthdays

* 1225 – Saint Thomas Aquinas (d. 1274)
* 1312 – Queen Joan II of Navarre (d. 1349)
* 1457 – King Henry VII of England (d. 1509)
* 1540 – Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610)
* 1582 – John Barclay, Scottish writer (d. 1621)
* 1600 – Pope Clement IX (d. 1669)
* 1608 – Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist (d. 1679)
* 1611 – Johannes Hevelius, Polish-born astronomer (d. 1687)
* 1622 – Adrien Auzout, French astronomer (d. 1691)
* 1701 – Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (d. 1774)
* 1706 – John Baskerville, English printer (d. 1775)
* 1712 – Tokugawa Ieshige, Japanese shogun (d. 1761)
* 1717 – Mustafa III, Ottoman sultan (d. 1774)
* 1719 – Johann Elias Schlegel, German critic and poet (d. 1749)
* 1755 – Samuel Thomas von Sömmering, German physician (d. 1830)
* 1784 – George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Prime Minister of the UK (d. 1860)
* 1818 – George S. Boutwell, American politician, 20th Governor of Massachusetts and later the 28th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1905)
* 1822 – Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1892)
* 1833 – Charles George 'Chinese' Gordon, British soldier and administrator (d. 1885)
* 1841 – Henry Morton Stanley, Welsh-born explorer and journalist (d. 1904)
* 1853 – José Martí, Cuban revolutionary (d. 1895)
* 1857 – William Seward Burroughs I, American inventor (d. 1898)
* 1858 – Tannatt William Edgeworth David, KBE, DSO, FRS, Welsh-born Australian geologist and Antarctic explorer (d. 1934)
* 1861 – Julián Felipe, Filipino musician (d. 1944)
* 1863 – Ernest William Christmas, Australian painter (d. 1918)
* 1864 – Charles W. Nash, American automobile entrepreneur (d. 1948)
* 1864 – Herbert Akroyd Stuart, English inventor (d. 1927)
* 1865 – Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1928)
* 1865 – Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, first president of Finland (d. 1952)
* 1873 – Colette, French writer (d. 1954)
* 1874 – Vsevolod Meyerhold, Russian theatre director (d. 1940)
* 1880 – Herbert Strudwick, English cricketer (d. 1970)
* 1884 – Auguste Piccard, Swiss physicist (d. 1962)
* 1886 – Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (d. 1973)
* 1886 – Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (d. 1976)
* 1887 – Arthur Rubinstein, Polish pianist (d. 1982)
* 1890 – Robert Stroud, American convict, the Birdman of Alcatraz (d. 1963)
* 1891 – Bill Doak, American baseball player (d. 1954)
* 1892 – Ernst Lubitsch, German-born film director (d. 1947)
* 1897 – Valentin Kataev, Russian writer (d. 1986)
* 1899 – Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (d. 1940)
* 1900 – Alice Neel, American artist (d. 1984)
* 1903 – Aleksander Kamiński, Polish writer (d. 1978)
* 1904 – Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (d. 1979)
* 1908 – Paul Misraki, French composer and songwriter (d. 1998)
* 1909 – John Thomson, Scottish footballer (d. 1931)
* 1910 – John Banner, Austrian actor (d. 1973)
* 1910 – Arnold Moss, American actor (d. 1989)
* 1911 – Johan van Hulst, Dutch politician
* 1912 – Jackson Pollock, American painter (d. 1956)
* 1915 – Nien Cheng, Chinese-born American writer (d. 2009)
* 1918 – Harry Corbett, English puppeteer (Sooty) (d. 1989)
* 1918 – Trevor Skeet, New Zealand-born British politician (d. 2004)
* 1919 – Francis Gabreski, American fighter pilot (d. 2002)
* 1922 – Robert W. Holley, American biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1993)
* 1924 – Marcel Broodthaers, Belgian painter (d. 1976)
* 1925 – Scotty Bloch, American stage and television actress
* 1927 – Per Oscarsson, Swedish actor (d. 2010)
* 1927 – Ronnie Scott, British tenor saxophonist and club owner (d. 1996)
* 1927 – Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director (d. 2001)
* 1929 – Acker Bilk, English jazz clarinetist
* 1929 – Claes Oldenburg, Swedish-born artist
* 1930 – Kurt Biedenkopf, German politician
* 1933 – Jack Hill, American film director
* 1934 – Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (d. 1990)
* 1934 – Mitr Chaibancha, Thai actor (d. 1970)
* 1935 – David Lodge, English author
* 1936 – Alan Alda, American actor, writer, and director
* 1936 – Ismail Kadare, Albanian writer
* 1938 – Leonid Zhabotynsky, Ukrainian weightlifter
* 1939 – John M. Fabian, NASA astronaut
* 1940 – Carlos Slim, Mexican businessman
* 1941 – Joel Crothers, American actor (d. 1985)
* 1941 – Osbourne 'King Tubby' Ruddock, Jamaican musician and sound engineer (d. 1989)
* 1943 – John Beck, American actor
* 1943 – Paul Henderson, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1943 – Dick Taylor, English musician (The Rolling Stones and The Pretty Things)
* 1944 – Susan Howard, American actress
* 1944 – John Tavener, English composer
* 1945 – Karen Lynn Gorney, American actress
* 1945 – Marthe Keller, Swiss actress
* 1945 – John Perkins, American author and activist
* 1945 – Robert Wyatt, English musician
* 1947 – Jeanne Shaheen, American politician, senior senator of New Hampshire
* 1948 – Charles Taylor, former (22nd) President of Liberia
* 1949 – Tom Downey, former American Congressman
* 1949 – Gregg Popovich, American basketball coach
* 1950 – Barbi Benton, American actress
* 1950 – David C. Hilmers, NASA astronaut
* 1950 – Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah, King of Bahrain
* 1950 – Bob Hay, American songwriter and musician
* 1951 – Brian Bilbray, American politician
* 1951 – Leonid Kadeniuk, Ukrainian cosmonaut
* 1953 – Colin Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player and executive
* 1953 – Chris Carter, English musician (Throbbing Gristle, Chris & Cosey)
* 1954 – Rick Warren, American pastor and author
* 1955 – Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France
* 1957 – Mark Napier, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1957 – Frank Skinner, British comedian
* 1957 – Nick Price, Zimbabwean golfer
* 1959 – Burkhard Dallwitz, German-born composer
* 1959 – Frank Darabont, American filmmaker
* 1959 – Megan McDonald, American children's literature author
* 1959 – Randi Rhodes, radio personality
* 1959 – Dave Sharp, Welsh guitarist (The Alarm)
* 1960 – Robert von Dassanowsky, American historian, writer, and producer
* 1961 – Arnaldur Indridason, Icelandic writer
* 1961 – Normand Rochefort, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1962 – Keith Hamilton Cobb, American actor
* 1962 – Creflo Dollar, American televangelist
* 1962 – Sam Phillips, American singer
* 1963 – Dan Spitz, American musician, guitarist (Anthrax)
* 1965 – Lynda Boyd, American actress
* 1967 – Jan Lamb, Chinese disc jockey & comedian
* 1968 – Sarah McLachlan, Canadian singer and songwriter
* 1968 – DJ Muggs, American musician (Cypress Hill)
* 1968 – Rakim (William Michael Griffin Jr.), American rapper
* 1969 – Kathryn Morris, American actress
* 1969 – Mo Rocca, American writer and comedian
* 1969 – Linda Sanchez, American politician
* 1971 – Anthony Hamilton, American soul singer
* 1972 – Nicky Southall, English footballer
* 1974 – Tony Delk, American basketball player
* 1974 – Jermaine Dye, American baseball player
* 1974 – Magglio Ordóñez, Venezuelan baseball player
* 1975 – Terri Colombino, American actress
* 1975 – Tanya Chua, Singaporean singer
* 1975 – Lee Latchford-Evans, English singer
* 1975 – Anne Montminy, Canadian diver
* 1975 – Junior Spivey, American baseball player
* 1976 – Lee Ingleby, British actor
* 1976 – Emiko Kado, Japanese wrestler (d. 1999)
* 1976 – Mark Madsen, American basketball player
* 1976 – Jarrod Montague, American drummer (Taproot)
* 1976 – Rick Ross, rapper
* 1976 – Miltiadis Sapanis, Greek footballer
* 1977 – Daunte Culpepper, American football player
* 1977 – Matt DeVries, American guitarist (Chimaira)
* 1977 – Joey Fatone, American singer (*NSYNC)
* 1977 – Lyle Overbay, American baseball player
* 1977 – Takuma Sato, Japanese racing driver
* 1978 – Gianluigi Buffon, Italian footballer
* 1978 – Jamie Carragher, English footballer
* 1978 – Papa Bouba Diop, Senegalese footballer
* 1978 – Stephen Farrelly, Irish professional wrestler
* 1979 – Ali Boulala, Swedish skateboarder
* 1980 – Nick Carter, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
* 1980 – Yasuhito Endo, Japanese footballer
* 1980 – Jesse James Hollywood, American drug dealer and fugitive
* 1981 – Elijah Wood, American actor
* 1984 – Stephen Gostkowski, American football player
* 1984 – Andre Iguodala, American basketball player
* 1985 – Daniel Carcillo, Canadian hockey player
* 1985 – J. Cole, American rapper
* 1985 – Arnold Mvuemba, French footballer
* 1985 – Libby Trickett, Australian swimmer
* 1986 – Jessica Ennis, British athlete
* 1986 – Shruti Haasan, Indian actress
* 1987 – Chelsea Brummet, American actress
* 1988 – Paul Henry, English footballer
* 1989 – Siem de Jong, Dutch footballer
* 1989 – Josh Coulson, English footballer
* 1990 – Kalifa Fai-Fai Loa, New Zealand rugby league footballer
* 1990 – Alexandra Krosney, American actress
* 1991 – Calum Worthy, Canadian actor and musician
* 1992 – Andrei Savchenko, Russian professional footballer
* 1993 – Will Poulter, English actor
* 1998 – Ariel Winter, American actress (Modern Family)

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