Sunday, January 29, 2012

January 29 Birthdays

* 1584 – Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (d. 1647)
* 1632 – Johann Georg Graevius, German classical scholar and critic (d. 1703)
* 1688 – Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish scientist and philosopher (d. 1772)
* 1711 – Giuseppe Bonno, Austrian composer (d. 1788)
* 1715 – Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian composer (d. 1777)
* 1717 – Jeffrey Amherst, British military leader (d. 1797)
* 1718 – Paul Rabaut, French Huguenot pastor (d. 1794)
* 1737 – Thomas Paine, English-born American patriot (d. 1809)
* 1749 – King Christian VII of Denmark (d. 1808)
* 1754 – Moses Cleaveland, founder of Cleveland (d. 1806)
* 1756 – Henry Lee III, American General (d. 1818)
* 1761 – Albert Gallatin, Swiss-American ethnologist, linguist, politician, and 4th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1849)
* 1782 – Daniel Auber, French composer (d. 1871)
* 1801 – Horatia Nelson, daughter of Emma Hamilton and Horatio Nelson (d. 1881)
* 1810 – Ernst Kummer, German mathematician (d. 1893)
* 1843 – William McKinley, American politician, 39th Governor of Ohio, and 25th President of the United States (d. 1901)
* 1846 – Karol Olszewski, Polish scientist (d. 1915)
* 1860 – Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (d. 1904)
* 1862 – Frederick Delius, English composer (d. 1934)
* 1866 – Julio Peris Brell, Spanish painter (d. 1944)
* 1866 – Romain Rolland, French writer, Nobel Laureate (d. 1944)
* 1867 – Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Spanish writer (d. 1928)
* 1874 – John D. Rockefeller Jr., American entrepreneur (d. 1960)
* 1876 – Havergal Brian, British composer (d. 1972)
* 1877 – Georges Catroux, French general (d. 1969)
* 1880 – W. C. Fields, American actor (d. 1946)
* 1888 – Sydney Chapman, British mathematician and geophysicist (d. 1970)
* 1891 – Elizaveta Gerdt, Russian ballerina (d. 1975)
* 1891 – R. Norris Williams, American survivor of the RMS Titanic sinking (d. 1968)
* 1895 – Muna Lee, American poet (d. 1965)
* 1901 – Allen B. DuMont, American scientist and inventor (d. 1965)
* 1905 – Barnett Newman, American painter (d. 1970)
* 1910 – Colin Middleton, Irish artist (d. 1983)
* 1911 – Peter von Siemens, German industrialist (d. 1986)
* 1913 – Victor Mature, American actor (d. 1999)
* 1913 – Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
* 1913 – Peter von Zahn, German journalist and writer (d. 2001)
* 1915 – Bill Peet, American children's book illustrator
* 1915 – John Serry, Sr., American musician and arranger (d. 2003)
* 1918 – John Forsythe, American actor (d. 2010)
* 1920 – José Luis de Vilallonga, Spanish aristocrat (d. 2007)
* 1921 – Anthony George, American actor (d. 2005)
* 1922 – Gerda Steinhoff, Nazi concentration camp supervisor (d. 1946)
* 1923 – Paddy Chayefsky, American writer (d. 1981)
* 1923 – Ivo Robić, Croatian singer and songwriter (d. 2000)
* 1924 – Marcelle Ferron, French-Canadian painter and stained glass artist (d. 2001)
* 1924 – Luigi Nono, Italian composer (d. 1990)
* 1924 – Peter Voulkos, American artist (d. 2002)
* 1926 – Franco Cerri, Italian musician
* 1926 – Abdus Salam, Pakistani physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1996)
* 1927 – Edward Abbey, American author and environmentalist (d. 1989)
* 1928 – Lee Shau Kee, Hong Kong property developer
* 1930 – Derek Bailey, English guitar virtuoso (d. 2005)
* 1930 – John Junkin, English radio, television and film performer (d. 2006)
* 1931 – Jim Baumer, Tulsa, Oklahoma
* 1931 – Ferenc Madl, President of Hungary
* 1932 – George Allen, English footballer
* 1932 – Tommy Taylor, English footballer (d. 1958)
* 1933 – Sacha Distel, French singer and guitarist (d. 2004)
* 1933 – Hugo Herrestrup, Danish actor
* 1933 – Paul Sally, American mathematician
* 1934 – Branko Miljković, Serbian poet (d. 1961)
* 1935 – Roger Payne, New York City
* 1936 – James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records (d. 1983)
* 1937 – Bobby Scott, American musician, producer and songwriter (d. 1990)
* 1938 – Shuji Tsurumi, Men's artistic gymnastics
* 1939 – Germaine Greer, Australian writer
* 1940 – Katharine Ross, American actress
* 1940 – Kunimitsu Takahashi, Japanese motorcycle racer and racing driver
* 1941 – Robin Morgan, American feminist and activist
* 1942 – Claudine Longet, French singer and dancer
* 1943 – Tony Blackburn, English disc jockey
* 1944 – Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda
* 1944 – Andrew Loog Oldham, English rock and roll producer
* 1944 – Patrick Lipton Robinson, Jamaican judge
* 1945 – Jim Nicholson, Irish politician
* 1945 – Tom Selleck, American actor, screenwriter and film producer
* 1946 – Bettye Lavette, American soul singer-songwriter
* 1947 – Linda B. Buck, American scientist, Nobel laureate
* 1947 – David Byron, English singer (Uriah Heep) (d. 1985)
* 1947 – Marián Varga, Slovak musician
* 1948 – Pat Kenny, Irish TV presenter and radio host
* 1948 – Cristina Saralegui, American talk-show host
* 1948 – Marc Singer, Canadian-born actor
* 1949 – Tommi Salmelainen, Helsinki, FIN
* 1949 – Evgeny Lovchev, Russian footballer
* 1950 – Ann Jillian, American actress
* 1950 – Jody Scheckter, South African race car driver
* 1950 – Miklós Vámos, Hungarian writer, television host
* 1951 – Andy Roberts, West Indian cricketer
* 1952 – Klaus-Peter Hanisch, German footballer (d. 2009)
* 1952 – Rupert Hanley, South African cricketer
* 1952 – Tommy Ramone, Hungarian-born musician and record producer (The Ramones)
* 1953 – Peter Baumann, German musician (Tangerine Dream)
* 1953 – Paulin Bordeleau, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1953 – Caesar Cervin, American soccer player
* 1953 – Paul Fusco, American puppeteer, voice-over artist and character actor
* 1953 – Steve March-Tormé, American musician
* 1953 – Lynne McGranger, Australian actress
* 1953 – Ronnie Moore, English footballer
* 1953 – Louie Pérez, American songwriter, percussionist and guitarist
* 1953 – Dwight Takamine, Okinawan-American Hawaii state senator
* 1953 – Teresa Teng, Taiwanese singer (d. 1995)
* 1953 – Charlie Wilson, American singer (The Gap Band)
* 1953 – Hwang Woo-Suk, South Korean biomedical scientist
* 1954 – Terry Kinney, American actor
* 1954 – Richard Manitoba, American singer (The Dictators and MC5)
* 1954 – Doug Risebrough, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and executive
* 1954 – Oprah Winfrey, American talk show host and actress
* 1955 – Eddie Jordan, American basketball player and head coach
* 1956 – Jan Jakub Kolski, Wrocław, Poland
* 1957 – Grazyna Miller, Italian poet, translator, and journalist
* 1957 – Rino Schreuder, Dutch publisher
* 1958 – Glen Cochrane, Cranbrook, BC, CAN
* 1958 – Linda Smith, British comedian (d. 2006)
* 1958 – Stephen Lerner, United Farm Workers of America
* 1959 – Michael Sloane, Los Angeles, California
* 1959 – Mike Foligno, Sudbury, Ontario, CAN
* 1960 – Matthew Ashford, American actor
* 1960 – Gia Carangi, American model (d. 1986)
* 1960 – Sean Kerly, English field hockey player
* 1960 – Greg Louganis, American diver
* 1960 – Steve Sax, American baseball player
* 1960 – J. G. Thirlwell, Australian-born musician
* 1961 – Petra Thumer, German swimmer
* 1961 – Mike Aldrete, Carmel, California
* 1962 – Nicholas Turturro, American actor
* 1963 – Bob Holly, American professional wrestler
* 1963 – Monica Horan, American actress
* 1964 – Andre Reed, American football player
* 1964 – Anna Ryder Richardson, British interior designer and television presenter
* 1965 – Dominik Hašek, Czech ice hockey player
* 1965 – Peter Lundgren, Swedish tennis coach
* 1966 – Romário, Brazilian footballer
* 1967 – Stacey King, American basketball player
* 1967 – Cyril Suk, Czech tennis player
* 1968 – Edward Burns, American actor
* 1968 – Susi Erdmann, German bobsledder and luger
* 1968 – Sora Jung, Korean actress
* 1969 – Hyde, Japanese singer (L'Arc-en-Ciel)
* 1970 – Heather Graham, American actress
* 1970 – Jörg Hoffmann, German swimmer
* 1970 – Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Indian shooter
* 1971 – Clare Balding, British sports presenter
* 1972 – Brian Wood, writer and artist of graphic novels
* 1973 – Jason Schmidt, American baseball player
* 1974 – Michael Andersen, Danish basketball player
* 1975 – Sara Gilbert, American actress
* 1976 – Chris Castle, American singer-songwriter
* 1976 – Charles Divins, American model and actor
* 1977 – Justin Hartley, American actor
* 1977 – Chaly Jones, Dutch footballer
* 1978 – Rob Bironas, American football player
* 1978 – Martin Schmitt, German ski jumper
* 1979 – Marvin Agustin, Filipino actor and entrepreneur
* 1979 – Sui Feifei, Chinese basketball player
* 1979 – Andrew Keegan, American actor
* 1979 – April Scott, American actress and model
* 1979 – Andreas Thorstensson, Swedish website developer
* 1979 – Joseph Todd, Arena Football League player
* 1980 – Yael Bar-Zohar, Israeli actress and model
* 1980 – Ingimundur Ingimundarson, Icelandic handball player
* 1980 – Ivan Klasnić, Croatian football player
* 1980 – Jason James Richter, American actor
* 1981 – Rui En, Singaporean actress & singer
* 1981 – Jonny Lang, American musician
* 1981 – Darío Lopilato, Argentine actor
* 1981 – Álex Ubago, Spanish musician
* 1982 – Adam Lambert, American actor and singer
* 1982 – Heidi Mueller, American actress
* 1982 – Irina Shabayeva American fashion designer
* 1983 – Nedžad Sinanović, Bosnian basketball player
* 1985 – Marc Gasol, Spanish basketball player
* 1985 – Mikey Hachey, American musician (Suburban Legends)
* 1985 – Todd Herzog, American reality-show contestant
* 1985 – Isabel Lucas, Australian actress
* 1985 – Athina Onassis, French heiress
* 1986 – Drew Tyler Bell, American actor
* 1986 – Mark Howard, English football player
* 1986 – Jair Jurrjens, Dutch baseball player
* 1986 – Simon Vukčević, Montenegrin footballer
* 1987 – Matthew Wilson, English world rally driver
* 1987 – Alex Avila, American baseball player
* 1988 – Tatyana Chernova, Russian heptathlete
* 1988 – Stephanie Gilmore, Australian surfer
* 1989 – Kevin Shattenkirk, American ice hockey player
* 1991 – Hugh Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor, son of the Duke of Westminster
* 1993 – Michelle Larcher de Brito, Portuguese tennis player
* 1993 – Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Japanese model, blogger and recording artist


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