Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January 31 Birthdays

* 36 BC – Antonia Minor, daughter of Mark Antony and Octavia Minor (d. 38 AD)
* 877 – Taejo of Goryeo of Korea (d. 943)
* 1512 – King Henry of Portugal (d. 1580)
* 1543 – Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan (d. 1616)
* 1550 – Henry I, Duke of Guise (d. 1588)
* 1597 – John Francis Regis, French saint (d. 1640)
* 1624 – Arnold Geulincx, Flemish philosopher (d. 1669)
* 1673 – Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest and saint (d. 1716)
* 1686 – Hans Egede, Norwegian Lutheran missionary (d. 1758)
* 1752 – Gouverneur Morris, American lawmaker and diplomat (d. 1816)
* 1759 – François Devienne, French composer (d. 1803)
* 1797 – Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (d. 1828)
* 1820 – William B. Washburn, American politician and 28th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1887)
* 1825 – Miska Magyarics, Slovene poet in Hungary (d. 1883)
* 1835 – King William Charles Lunalilo of Hawaiʻi (d. 1874)
* 1857 – George Jackson Churchward, British railroad engineer. (d. 1933)
* 1865 – Henri Desgrange, French sports figure and journalist (d. 1940)
* 1865 – Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1951)
* 1868 – Theodore William Richards, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1928)
* 1872 – Zane Grey, American novelist (d. 1939)
* 1881 – Irving Langmuir, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1957)
* 1884 – Theodor Heuss, German statesman (d. 1963)
* 1889 – Frank Foster, English cricketer (d. 1958)
* 1892 – Eddie Cantor, American actor and singer (d. 1964)
* 1894 – Isham Jones, American musician (d. 1956)
* 1896 – Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 1966)
* 1902 –Nat Bailey, Canadian restaurateur (d. 1978)
* 1902 – Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (d. 1968)
* 1902 – Alva Myrdal, Swedish politician, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
* 1905 – John O'Hara, American writer (d. 1970)
* 1911 – Eddie Byrne, British actor (d. 1981)
* 1913 – Don Hutson, American football player (d. 1997)
* 1914 – Carey Loftin, American actor and stuntman (d. 1997)
* 1914 – Faye Wright, American spiritual figure (d. 2010)
* 1914 – Jersey Joe Walcott, American boxer (d. 1994)
* 1915 – Alan Lomax, American musicologist (d. 2002)
* 1915 – Thomas Merton, American author and monk (d. 1968)
* 1915 – Garry Moore, American comedian (d. 1993)
* 1919 – Jackie Robinson, American baseball player (d. 1972)
* 1920 – Stewart Udall, American politician and 37th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 2010)
* 1920 – Bert Williams, English footballer
* 1921 – John Agar, American actor (d. 2002)
* 1921 – Carol Channing, American actress and singer
* 1921 – E. Fay Jones, American architect (d. 2004)
* 1921 – Mario Lanza, American singer (d. 1959)
* 1922 – Joanne Dru, American actress (d. 1996)
* 1923 – Norman Mailer, American writer and journalist (d. 2007)
* 1925 – Benjamin Hooks, American civil rights activist (d. 2010)
* 1926 – Tom Alston, American baseball player (d. 1993)
* 1927 – Norm Prescott, American animation producer (d. 2005)
* 1928 – Chuck Willis, American singer and songwriter (d. 1958)
* 1929 – Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist, Nobel laureate
* 1929 – Jean Simmons, English American actress (d. 2010)
* 1930 – Joakim Bonnier, Swedish race car driver (d. 1972)
* 1930 – Lynn Carlin, American actress
* 1931 – Ernie Banks, American baseball player
* 1931 – Christopher Chataway, English athlete, newscaster and politician
* 1933 – Camille Henry, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1997)
* 1933 – Bernardo Provenzano, Sicilian organized crime figure
* 1934 – James Franciscus, American actor (d. 1991)
* 1934 – Bob Turner, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
* 1935 – Kenzaburo Oe, Japanese writer, Nobel laureate
* 1937 – Regimantas Adomaitis, Lithuanian actor
* 1937 – Andrée Boucher, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
* 1937 – Philip Glass, American composer
* 1937 – Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (d. 2008)
* 1938 – Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
* 1938 – James G. Watt, American politician and 43rd United States Secretary of the Interior
* 1939 – Claude Gauthier, Canadian singer and songwriter
* 1940 – Kitch Christie, South African rugby union coach (d. 1998)
* 1941 – Richard A. Gephardt, American politician
* 1941 – Gerald McDermott, American filmmaker, children’s book author & illustrator
* 1941 – Jessica Walter, American actress
* 1942 – Daniela Bianchi, Italian actress
* 1942 – Derek Jarman, British director and writer (d. 1994)
* 1944 – Connie Booth, American writer and actress
* 1944 – Charlie Musselwhite, American musician
* 1945 – Joseph Kosuth, American conceptual artist
* 1946 – Terry Kath, American musician (Chicago) (d. 1978)
* 1946 – Glynn Turman, American actor
* 1947 – Jonathan Banks, American actor
* 1947 – Elena Nathanael, Greek actress (d. 2008)
* 1947 – Nolan Ryan, American baseball player
* 1948 – Muneo Suzuki, Japanese politician
* 1949 – Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer and sports journalist
* 1949 – Norris Church Mailer, American model and widow of Norman Mailer (d. 2010)
* 1949 – Ken Wilber, American author
* 1950 – Alexander Korzhakov, Soviet bodyguard for Boris Yeltsin
* 1951 – Dave Benton, Aruban singer
* 1951 – Harry Wayne Casey, American singer and musician (KC and the Sunshine Band)
* 1951 – Phil Manzanera, English guitarist (Roxy Music, Quiet Sun, 801)
* 1952 – Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (d. 1969)
* 1954 – Adrian Vandenberg, Dutch musician (Whitesnake)
* 1956 – John Lydon, English singer (Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd.)
* 1957 – Shirley Babashoff, American swimmer
* 1959 – Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor
* 1959 – Kelly Lynch, American actress
* 1959 – Kelly Moore, American stock car driver
* 1960 – Grant Morrison, British comic author
* 1961 – Lloyd Cole, British singer
* 1962 – Sophie Muller, British music video director
* 1964 – Sylvie Bernier, French-Canadian diver
* 1964 – Jeff Hanneman, American musician (Slayer)
* 1964 – Martha MacCallum, American news anchor
* 1964 – Billey Shamrock, Swedish singer
* 1966 – Dr Umar Alisha, Indian Sufi master
* 1966 – Dexter Fletcher, English actor
* 1967 – Chad Channing, American musician
* 1967 – Fat Mike, American musician
* 1967 – Irene Wan, Hong Kong actress
* 1967 – Joey Wong, Taiwanese actress
* 1967 – Jason Cooper, English musician (The Cure)
* 1968 – Matt King, British actor and comedian
* 1968 – Patrick Stevens, Belgian athlete
* 1970 – Minnie Driver, British actress
* 1970 – Danny Michel, Canadian Musician
* 1971 – Lee Young Ae, South Korean actress
* 1971 – Patrick Kielty, Northern Irish comedian
* 1971 – Dimitris Markos, Greek footballer
* 1971 – Patricia Velásquez, Venezuelan actress and model
* 1973 – Portia de Rossi, Australian actress
* 1974 – Wil Anderson, Australian comedian
* 1974 – Othella Harrington, American basketball player
* 1974 – Ariel Pestano, Cuban baseball player
* 1975 – Fred Coleman, American football player
* 1975 – Jackie O, Australian radio host
* 1975 – Preity Zinta, Indian actress
* 1976 – Traianos Dellas, Greek footballer
* 1976 – Tyrone Nesby, American basketball player
* 1976 – Buddy Rice, American race car driver
* 1976 – Paul Scheer, American comedian and actor
* 1977 – Mark Dutiaume, Canadian hockey player
* 1977 – Shingo Katori, Japanese actor and singer (SMAP)
* 1977 – Jim Kleinsasser, American football player
* 1977 – Bobby Moynihan, American comedian (Saturday Night Live)
* 1977 – Kate Shindle, American actress
* 1977 – Kerry Washington, American actress
* 1978 – Fabián Caballero, Argentine footballer
* 1978 – Brad Rutter, American game show contestant
* 1978 – Ray Shah, Irish radio presenter
* 1978 – Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, English noble
* 1979 – Daniel Tammet, British savant and author
* 1980 – James Adomian, American actor
* 1980 – Tiffany Limos, American actress
* 1981 – Julio Arca, Argentinian football player
* 1981 – Amrita Arora, Indian actress
* 1981 – Justin Timberlake, American singer
* 1982 – Yuniesky Betancourt, Cuban baseball player
* 1982 – Andreas Görlitz, German football player
* 1982 – Salvatore Masiello, Italian footballer
* 1982 – Allan McGregor, Scottish football player
* 1982 – Bruno Nogueira, Portuguese actor, comedian and TV host
* 1982 – Elena Paparizou, Greek singer
* 1982 – Jānis Sprukts, Latvian hockey player
* 1982 – Brad Thompson, American baseball player
* 1983 – James Sutton, British actor
* 1983 – Tom Vangeneugden, Belgian swimmer
* 1984 – Vernon Davis, American football player
* 1984 – Jeremy Wariner, American track and field athlete
* 1984 – Alessandro Zanni, Italian rugby player
* 1985 – Adam Federici, Australian footballer
* 1985 – Kalomira, Greek singer
* 1985 – Mario Williams, American football player
* 1986 – Yves Makabu-Makalambay, Belgian footballer
* 1987 – Sargon Duran, Austrian footballer
* 1987 – Kenny McKinley, American football player (d. 2010)
* 1987 – Raúl Richter, German actor
* 1988 – Justine Ozga, German tennis player
* 1990 – Nicolò De Cesare, Italian footballer
* 1990 – Jacopo Fortunato, Italian footballer
* 1990 – Kota Yabu, Japanese actor and singer
* 1992 – Tyler Seguin, Canadian hockey player
* 1996 – Joel Courtney, American film actor

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