Thursday, January 31, 2013

January 31

January 31, 2012 (Tuesday)
Armed conflicts and attacks
The People's Republic of China claims that 29 Chinese citizens abducted while working on a construction project in the Sudan are still missing.
Taliban insurgents attack a Pakistani military post in Jogi with the Pakistani Army suffering seven casualties and another 10 soldiers killed.
An Afghan woman was killed by her husband and mother-in-law 3 months after giving birth to her third daughter after not producing a son.
Six aid workers are kidnapped in Yemen's Al Mahwit Governorate.
Business and economy
Former Royal Bank of Scotland CEO Fred Goodwin loses his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II as a result of the near collapse of the bank in 2008.
Disasters
A search continues off Turkey's Black Sea coast for eight missing crew members of the Cambodia-flagged freighter the Vera.
Italian divers end their search for victims in the Costa Concordia disaster in the underwater section of the wreck.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory raises its alert warning for the Cleveland Volcano after it starts forming a new lava dome indicating that the mountain could explode.
International relations
2011–2012 Syrian uprising: The Arab League calls on the United Nations Security Council to back its proposal for the President of Syria Bashar al-Assad to hand over power to his deputy and prepare for elections.
The International Atomic Energy Agency gives its approval to nuclear reactor safety checks made by Japan.
Politics and elections
China tightens control of monasteries and on main roads in Tibet following deadly protests in the region.
Voters in the US state of Florida go to the polls for a Republican primary with Mitt Romney projected to win.
The Cabinet of Japan approves a bill to put a 40-year cap on the life of nuclear reactors following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
The Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu comfortably wins a leadership election for the Likud Party defeating Moshe Feiglin.
Democratic Party candidate Suzanne Bonamici wins a special election to represent the 1st congressional district of Oregon in the United States House of Representatives.

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)
1884 – Nathaniel Moore, American golfer (d. 1910)
1889 – Frank Foster, English cricketer (d. 1958)
1892 – Eddie Cantor, American actor and singer (d. 1964)
1894 – Isham Jones, American bandleader and 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)
1905 – Diana Napier, British actress (d. 1982)
1909 – Miron Grindea, Romanian literary journalist and editor (d. 1995)
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 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 – Nolan Ryan, American baseball player
1948 – Volkmar Groß, German footballer
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 – Mark Slavin, Israeli wrestler (d. 1972)
1954 – Adrian Vandenberg, Dutch musician (Whitesnake)
1956 – John Lydon, English singer (Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd.)
1957 – Shirley Babashoff, American swimmer
1958 – Armin Reichel, German footballer
1959 – Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor
1959 – Kelly Lynch, American actress
1959 – Kelly Moore, American stock car driver
1960 – Akbar Ganji, Iranian dissident journalist
1960 – Grant Morrison, British comic author
1961 – Lloyd Cole, British singer (Lloyd Cole and the Commotions)
1961 – Fatou Bensouda, Gambian lawyer, International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor, Trial Attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
1962 – Sophie Muller, British music video director
1964 – Sylvie Bernier, Canadian diver
1964 – Jeff Hanneman, American musician (Slayer)
1964 – Martha MacCallum, American news anchor
1964 – Dawn Prince-Hughes, American primatologist
1964 – Billey Shamrock, Swedish singer
1966 – Dr Umar Alisha, Indian Sufi master
1966 – Dexter Fletcher, English actor
1967 – Chad Channing, American musician (Nirvana)
1967 – Jason Cooper, English musician (The Cure)
1967 – Fat Mike, American musician (NOFX and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes)
1967 – Irene Wan, Hong Kong actress
1967 – Joey Wong, Taiwanese actress
1968 – Matt King, British actor and comedian
1968 – Patrick Stevens, Belgian athlete
1970 – Minnie Driver, British actress
1970 – Danny Michel, Canadian singer/songwriter
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
1977 – Kate Shindle, American actress
1977 – Kerry Washington, American actress
1978 – Fabián Caballero, Argentinian footballer
1978 – Brad Rutter, American game show contestant, the biggest all-time money winner on Jeopardy!
1978 – Ray Shah, Irish radio presenter
1978 – Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, English noble
1979 – Daniel Tammet, British savant and author
1979 – Emmett Scanlan, Irish actor
1980 – James Adomian, American actor
1980 – Tiffany Limos, American actress
1981 – Julio Arca, Argentinian footballer
1981 – Amrita Arora, Indian actress
1981 – Justin Timberlake, American singer ('N Sync)
1982 – Yuniesky Betancourt, Cuban baseball player
1982 – Andreas Görlitz, German footballer
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 (Antique)
1982 – Jānis Sprukts, Latvian hockey player
1982 – Brad Thompson, American baseball player
1983 – James Sutton, British actor
1983 – Fabio Quagliarella, Italian footballer
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, American/Greek singer
1985 – Mario Williams, American football player
1986 – Yves Ma-Kalambay, Belgian footballer
1986 – Pauline Parmentier, French tennis player
1987 – Sargon Duran, Austrian footballer
1987 – Kenny McKinley, American football player (d. 2010)
1987 – Marcus Mumford, English Musician
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 (Hey! Say! JUMP)
1992 – Tyler Seguin, Canadian hockey player
1994 – Kenneth Zohore, Danish footballer
1996 – Joel Courtney, American actor

January 31 Events in History


314 – Silvester I begins his reign as Pope of the Catholic Church, succeeding Pope Miltiades.
1504 – France cedes Naples to Aragon.
1606 – Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is executed for his plotting against Parliament and James I of England.
1747 – The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.
1801 – John Marshall is appointed the Chief Justice of the United States.
1814 – Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of Argentina.
1846 – After the Milwaukee Bridge War, Juneautown and Kilbourntown unify as the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1848 – John C. Frémont is court-martialed for mutiny and disobeying orders.
1849 – Corn Laws are abolished in the United Kingdom (following legislation in 1846).
1862 – Alvan Graham Clark discovers the white dwarf star Sirius B, a companion of Sirius, through an 18.5-inch (47 cm) telescope now located at Northwestern University.
1865 – American Civil War: The United States Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, abolishing slavery, submitting it to the states for ratification.
1865 – American Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee becomes general-in-chief.
1867 – Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board a French ship bound for Algeria
1891 – The first attempt at a Portuguese republican revolution breaks out in the northern city of Porto.
1900 – Datu Muhammad Salleh is assassinated in Kampung Teboh, Tambunan, ending the Mat Salleh Rebellion
1915 – World War I: Germany is the first to make large-scale use of poison gas in warfare in the Battle of Bolimów against Russia.
1917 – World War I: Germany announces that its U-boats will resume unrestricted submarine warfare after a two-year hiatus.
1918 – A series of accidental collisions on a misty Scottish night leads to the loss of two Royal Navy submarines with over a hundred lives, and damage to another five British warships.
1919 – The Battle of George Square takes place in Glasgow, Scotland.
1929 – The Soviet Union exiles Leon Trotsky.
1930 – 3M begins marketing Scotch Tape.
1942 – World War II: Allied forces are defeated by the Japanese at the Battle of Malaya and retreat to the island of Singapore.
1943 – German Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrenders to the Soviets at Stalingrad, followed 2 days later by the remainder of his Sixth Army, ending one of World War II's fiercest battles.
1944 – World War II: American forces land on Kwajalein Atoll and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.
1944 – World War II: During Anzio campaign 1st Ranger Battalion (Darby's Rangers) is destroyed behind enemy lines in a heavily outnumbered encounter at Battle of Cisterna, Italy.
1945 – US Army private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the Civil War.
1945 – World War II: About 3,000 inmates from the Stutthof concentration camp are forcibly marched into the Baltic Sea at Palmnicken (now Yantarny, Russia) and executed.
1946 – Yugoslavia's new constitution, modeling the Soviet Union, establishes six constituent republics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia).
1950 – President Harry S. Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb.
1953 – A North Sea flood causes over 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands and over 300 in the United Kingdom
1957 – Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.
1958 – Explorer program: Explorer 1 – The first successful launch of an American satellite into orbit.
1958 – James Van Allen discovers the Van Allen radiation belt.
1961 – Project Mercury: Mercury-Redstone 2 – Ham the Chimp travels into outer space.
1966 – The Soviet Union launches the unmanned Luna 9 spacecraft as part of the Luna program.
1968 – Viet Cong attack the United States embassy in Saigon, and other attacks, in the early morning hours, later grouped together as the Tet Offensive.
1968 – Nauru gains independence from Australia.
1971 – Apollo program: Apollo 14 – Astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.
1971 – The Winter Soldier Investigation, organized by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War to publicize war crimes and atrocities by Americans and allies in Vietnam, begin in Detroit, Michigan.
1990 – The first McDonald's in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow.
1995 – President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.
1996 – An explosives-filled truck rams into the gates of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka killing at least 86 and injuring 1,400.
1996 – Comet Hyakutake is discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Yuji Hyakutake.
2000 – Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crash: An MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 aboard.
2001 – In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
2003 – The Waterfall rail accident occurs near Waterfall, New South Wales, Australia.
2007 – Suspects are arrested in Birmingham in the UK, accused of plotting the kidnap, holding and eventual beheading of a serving Muslim British soldier in Iraq.
2009 – In Kenya, at least 113 people are killed and over 200 injured following an oil spillage ignition in Molo, days after a massive fire at a Nakumatt supermarket in Nairobi killed at least 25 people.
2010 – Avatar became the first film to gross over $2 billion worldwide.
2011 – A winter storm hit North America for the second time in the same month, causing $1.8 billion in damages across the United States and Canada and killing 24 people.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

January 30 Birthdays


58 BC – Livia, First Roman Empress the wife of Emperor Augustus (d. 29)
133 – Marcus Severus Didius Julianus, Roman Emperor (d. 193)
1563 – Franciscus Gomarus, Dutch theologian (d. 1641)
1615 – Thomas Rolfe, American colonial settler (d. 1675)
1661 – Charles Rollin, French historian (d. 1741)
1697 – Johann Joachim Quantz, German flautist and composer (d. 1773)
1720 – Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist and entomologist (d. 1778)
1754 – John Lansing, Jr., American statesman (d. 1829)
1775 – Walter Savage Landor, English writer (d. 1864)
1781 – Adelbert von Chamisso, German writer (d. 1838)
1816 – Nathaniel Prentice Banks, American politician (d. 1894)
1822 – Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist (d. 1899)
1832 – Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier (d. 1897)
1841 – Félix Faure, French politician (d. 1899)
1852 – Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian playwright and poet (d. 1912)
1859 – Tony Mullane, Irish-born American baseball player (d. 1944)
1861 – Charles Martin Loeffler, German composer (d. 1935)
1862 – Walter Johannes Damrosch, German composer (d. 1950)
1864 – James Mitchel, Irish-born American athlete (d. 1921)
1866 – Gelett Burgess, American literary humorist (d. 1951)
1873 – Georges Ricard-Cordingley, French painter (d. 1939)
1875 – Walter Middelberg, Dutch rower (d. 1944)
1878 – Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (d. 1940)
1882 – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)
1889 – Jaishankar Prasad, Indian poet and dramatist (d. 1937)
1890 – Bruno Kastner, German actor (d. 1932)
1894 – Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria (d. 1943)
1899 – Max Theiler, South African virologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1972)
1901 – Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (d. 1959)
1902 – Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (d. 1983)
1910 – Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician (d. 2000)
1911 – Roy Eldridge, American musician (d. 1989)
1912 – Werner Hartmann, German physicist (d. 1988)
1912 – Francis Schaeffer, American theologian and pastor (d. 1984)
1912 – Barbara W. Tuchman, American historian (d. 1989)
1913 – Percy Thrower, British Television Gardener (d. 1988)
1914 – Luc-Marie Bayle, French naval officer and artist (d. 2000)
1914 – John Ireland, Canadian actor (d. 1992)
1914 – David Wayne, American actor (d. 1995)
1915 – Joachim Peiper, German SS officer (d. 1976)
1915 – John Profumo, British cabinet minister (d. 2006)
1917 – Paul Frère, Belgian race car driver and journalist (d. 2008)
1918 – David Opatoshu, American television actor (d. 1996)
1919 – Nikolay Glazkov, Russian poet (d. 1979)
1919 – Fred Korematsu, Japanese-American civil rights activist (d. 2005)
1920 – Michael Anderson, English film director
1920 – Carwood Lipton, American WWII veteran (d. 2001)
1920 – Delbert Mann, American film director (d. 2007)
1922 – Dick Martin, American comedian (d. 2008)
1923 – Walt Dropo, American baseball player (d. 2010)
1924 – Lloyd Alexander, American writer (d. 2007)
1925 – Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist
1925 – Dorothy Malone, American actress
1927 – Ahmed Abdul-Malik, American musician (d. 1993)
1927 – Olof Palme, Swedish politician (d. 1986)
1927 – Bendapudi Venkata Satyanarayana, Indian dermatologist (d. 2005)
1928 – Hal Prince, American stage producer and director
1929 – Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian surgeon and aid worker (d. 1996)
1930 – Sandy Amorós, Cuban baseball player (d. 1992)
1930 – Samuel Byck, American criminal (d. 1974)
1930 – Gene Hackman, American actor
1930 – Jānis Krūmiņš, Latvian basketball player (d. 1994)
1930 – Magnus Malan, South African politician (d. 2011)
1931 – John Crosbie, Canadian politician
1931 – Allan W. Eckert, American naturalist and author
1931 – Shirley Hazzard, Australian author
1932 – Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician
1933 – Louis Rukeyser, American journalist (d. 2006)
1935 – Richard Brautigan, American writer and poet (d. 1984)
1936 – F. Vernon Boozer, American politician
1936 – Patrick Caulfield, British painter and printmaker (d. 2005)
1936 – Horst Jankowski, German pianist (d. 1998)
1937 – Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (d. 2005)
1937 – Vanessa Redgrave, English actress
1937 – Boris Spassky, Russian chess player
1938 – Islam Karimov, President of Uzbekistan
1941 – Gregory Benford, American author and scientist
1941 – Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States
1941 – Tineke Lagerberg, Dutch swimmer
1942 – Marty Balin, American musician (Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and KBC Band)
1943 – Davey Johnson, American baseball player and manager
1944 – Gad Tsobari, Israeli lightweight wrestler
1945 – Michael Dorris, American author (d. 1997)
1947 – Les Barker, English poet
1947 – Steve Marriott, English musician (Humble Pie and The Small Faces) (d. 1991)
1948 – Nick Broomfield, English documentarian
1948 – Paul Magee, Irish Republican Army figure
1948 – Miles Reid, English mathematician
1949 – Peter Agre, American biologist, Nobel laureate
1950 – Trinidad Silva, American actor (d. 1988)
1951 – Phil Collins, English musician (Genesis and Brand X)
1951 – Charles S. Dutton, American actor
1951 – Bobby Stokes, English footballer (d. 1995)
1952 – Doug Falconer, Canadian football player
1953 – Fred Hembeck, American cartoonist
1955 – John Baldacci, American politician
1955 – Tom Izzo, American basketball coach
1955 – Curtis Strange, American golfer
1955 – Judith Tarr, American author
1955 – Mychal Thompson, Bahamian basketball player
1956 – Jeremy Gittins, English actor
1956 – Darko Rundek, Croatian musician, actor and theatrical director (Haustor)
1956 – Keiichi Tsuchiya, Japanese racing driver
1957 – Payne Stewart, American golfer (d. 1999)
1958 – Brett Butler, American actress and comedian
1959 – Mark Eitzel, American singer and musician (American Music Club)
1959 – Jody Watley, American singer (Shalamar)
1960 – Tony O'Dell, American actor
1960 – Alex Titomirov, Russian-born American businessman
1961 – Dexter Scott King, American actor and film maker, son of Martin Luther King, Jr.
1962 – King Abdullah II of Jordan
1963 – Tina Malone, English actress
1964 – Otis Smith, American basketball player
1965 – Julie McCullough, American model and actress
1966 – Danielle Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player
1967 – Jay Gordon, American musician (Orgy)
1968 – Trevor Dunn, American musician (Mr. Bungle, Secret Chiefs 3, and Tomahawk)
1968 – Prince Felipe of Spain
1968 – Tony Maudsley, British film actor
1969 – Carolyn Kepcher, American businesswoman and reality contestant on The Apprentice
1971 – Darren Boyd, British actor
1971 – Kimo von Oelhoffen, American football player
1972 – Lupillo Rivera, Mexican singer
1972 – Chris Simon, Canadian ice hockey player
1973 – Jalen Rose, American basketball player
1974 – Christian Bale, English actor
1974 – Olivia Colman, English actress
1974 – Jemima Khan, English socialite
1975 – Juninho Pernambucano, Brazilian footballer
1975 – Yumi Yoshimura, Japanese singer (Puffy Amiyumi)
1976 – Andy Milonakis, American actor and comedian
1977 – Dan Hinote, American ice hockey player
1977 – Tom Malchow, American swimmer
1977 – Deltha O'Neal, American football player
1978 – Carmen Küng, Swiss curler
1978 – John Patterson, American baseball player
1979 – Trevor Gillies, Canadian ice hockey player
1980 – Leilani Dowding, British model
1980 – Josh Kelley, American singer
1980 – Pavel Ponomaryov, Russian-Estonian actor
1980 – Joãozinho, Brazilian footballer
1980 – Georgios Vakouftsis, Greek footballer
1980 – Wilmer Valderrama, American actor
1981 – Jonathan Bender, American basketball player
1981 – Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian footballer
1981 – Peter Crouch, English footballer
1981 – Mathias Lauda, Austrian racing driver
1982 – Jorge Cantu, Mexican baseball player
1982 – DeSagana Diop, Senegalese basketball player
1982 – Mark Nwokeji, English footballer
1984 – Jeremy Hermida, American baseball player
1984 – Kid Cudi, American rapper and musician (WZRD)
1984 – Xi Zhang, American Painter
1985 – Torrey Mitchell, Canadian ice hockey player
1985 – Trae Williams, American football player
1986 – Sam Duckworth, British singer-songwriter
1986 – Nick Evans, American baseball player
1987 – Rebecca Knox, Irish wrestler
1987 – Renato Santos, Brazilian footballer
1987 – Arda Turan, Turkish footballer
1988 – Rob Pinkston, American actor
1989 – Tomás Mejías, Spanish footballer
1989 – Khleo Thomas, American actor and rapper
1990 – Joe Colborne, Canadian ice hockey player
1990 – Eiza Gonzalez, Mexican actress and singer
1990 – Nils Miatke, German footballer
1990 – Luca Sbisa, Swiss ice hockey player
1990 – Jake Thomas, American actor and singer
1995 – Misaki Iwasa, Japanese singer (AKB48)
1995 – Viktoria Komova, Russian gymnast
1995 – Thia Megia, American singer
2005 – Prince Hashem bin Al Abdullah II of Jordan

January 30 in History


1018 – The Peace of Bautzen is signed between Poland and Germany.
1648 – Eighty Years' War: The Treaty of Münster and Osnabrück is signed, ending the conflict between the Netherlands and Spain.
1649 – King Charles I of England is beheaded.
1661 – Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed two years after his death, on the anniversary of the execution of the monarch he himself deposed.
1667 – The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth cedes Kiev, Smolensk, and left-bank Ukraine to the Tsardom of Russia in the Treaty of Andrusovo.
1703 – The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master.
1790 – The first boat specializing as a lifeboat is tested on the River Tyne.
1806 – The original Lower Trenton Bridge (also called the Trenton Makes the World Takes Bridge), which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened.
1820 – Edward Bransfield sights the Trinity Peninsula and claims the discovery of Antarctica.
1826 – The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales, is opened.
1835 – In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen.
1841 – A fire destroys two-thirds of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
1847 – Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.
1858 – The first Hallé concert is given in Manchester, England, marking the official founding of the Hallé Orchestra as a full-time, professional orchestra.
1862 – The first American ironclad warship, the USS Monitor is launched.
1889 – Archduke Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, is found dead with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in Mayerling.
1902 – The first Anglo-Japanese Alliance is signed in London.
1911 – The destroyer USS Terry (DD-25) makes the first airplane rescue at sea saving the life of James McCurdy 10 miles from Havana, Cuba.
1911 – The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy.
1913 – The British House of Lords rejects the Irish Home Rule Bill.
1925 – The Government of Turkey throws Patriarch Constantine VI out of Istanbul.
1933 – Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.
1942 – World War II: Japanese forces invade the island of Ambon in the Dutch East Indies.
1943 – World War II: Second day of the Battle of Rennell Island. The USS Chicago (CA-29) is sunk and a U.S. destroyer is heavily damaged by Japanese torpedoes.
1944 – World War II: The Battle of Cisterna, part of Operation Shingle, begins in central Italy.
1944 – World War II: American troops land on Majuro.
1945 – World War II: The Wilhelm Gustloff, overfilled with refugees, sinks in the Baltic Sea after being torpedoed by a Soviet submarine, leading to the deadliest known maritime disaster, killing approximately 9,400 people.
1945 – World War II: Raid at Cabanatuan: 126 American Rangers and Filipino resistance liberate 500 prisoners from the Cabanatuan POW camp.
1948 – Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi known for his non-violent freedom struggle is assassinated by Pandit Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist.
1956 – American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
1959 – MS Hans Hedtoft, said to be the safest ship afloat and "unsinkable" like the RMS Titanic, struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank, killing all 95 aboard.
1960 – The African National Party is founded in Chad, through the merger of traditionalist parties.
1964 – Ranger program: Ranger 6 is launched.
1964 – In a bloodless coup, General Nguyen Khanh overthrows General Duong Van Minh's military junta in South Vietnam.
1969 – The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.
1971 – Carole King's Tapestry album is released, it would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.
1972 – Bloody Sunday: British Paratroopers kill fourteen unarmed civil rights/anti internment marchers in Northern Ireland.
1972 – Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
1975 – The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary.
1979 – A Varig 707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Flight 820, disappears over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo.
1982 – Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner".
1989 – The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes.
1994 – Péter Lékó becomes the youngest chess grand master.
1995 – Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease.
1996 – Gino Gallagher, the suspected leader of the Irish National Liberation Army, is killed while waiting in line for his unemployment benefit.
2000 – Off the coast of Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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)
1703 – Carlmann Kolb, German priest, organist, and composer (d. 1765)
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 politician, 4th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1849)
1782 – Daniel Auber, French composer (d. 1871)
1801 – Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch composer, violinist and conductor (d. 1857)
1801 – Horatia Nelson, daughter of Emma Hamilton and Horatio Nelson (d. 1881)
1810 – Ernst Kummer, German mathematician (d. 1893)
1843 – William McKinley, American politician, 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)
1869 – Wilhelm Carstens, German rower (death date unknown)
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)
1884 – Douglass Cadwallader, American golfer (d. 1971)
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 (d.2002)
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)
1925 – Robert W. McCollum, American virologist, (d. 2010)
1925 – Harold C. Agerholm, American Marine (d. 1944)
1925 – Tofik Bahramov, Azerbaijani footballer (d. 1993)
1925 – Raúl Corrales, Cuban photographer (d. 2006)
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
1929 – George Ross Anderson, Jr., American federal judge United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
1930 – Derek Bailey, English guitarist (d. 2005)
1930 – John Junkin, English radio, television and film performer (d. 2006)
1931 – Jim Baumer, American baseball player (d. 1996)
1931 – Ferenc Madl, President of Hungary (d. 2011)
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, American biologist
1936 – Patrick Caulfield, English painter and printmaker (d. 2005)
1936 – James Jamerson, American bass guitarist (The Funk Brothers) (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 – 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
1943 – Désiré Letort, French cyclist (d. 2012)
1944 – Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda
1944 – Katharine Ross, American actress
1944 – Andrew Loog Oldham, English rock and roll producer
1944 – Patrick Lipton Robinson, Jamaican judge
1944 – Pauline van der Wildt, Dutch swimmer
1945 – Jim Nicholson, Irish politician
1945 – Tom Selleck, American actor, screenwriter and film producer
1945 – Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Malian prime minister
1946 – Bettye Lavette, American soul singer-songwriter
1947 – Linda B. Buck, American scientist, Nobel laureate
1947 – David Byron, English singer (Uriah Heep and Spice) (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, Finnish hockey player
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
1951 – Fereydoon Foroughi, Iranian singer,songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (d.2001)
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 – Richard Younger-Ross, British politician
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 (Los Lobos and Latin Playboys)
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
1955 – Femi Pedro, Nigerian politician
1956 – Jan Jakub Kolski, Polish film director
1956 – Irlene Mandrell, American musician, actress
1957 – Grazyna Miller, Italian poet, translator, and journalist
1958 – Glen Cochrane, Canadian ice hockey player
1958 – Linda Smith, British comedian (d. 2006)
1958 – Stephen Lerner, American labor organizer
1959 – Michael Sloane, American actor
1959 – Mike Foligno, Canadian ice hockey player
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 (Wiseblood and The Immaculate Consumptive)
1961 – Petra Thumer, German swimmer
1961 – Mike Aldrete, American baseball player
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 and Vamps)
1970 – Heather Graham, American actress
1970 – Jörg Hoffmann, German swimmer
1970 – Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Indian shooter
1970 – Paul Ryan, American politician
1971 – Clare Balding, British sports presenter
1972 – Matt Brandstein, American writer
1972 – Brian Wood, American 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
1976 – Karsten Kroon, Dutch professional road bicycle racer
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
1983 – Biagio Pagano, Italian footballer
1984 – Nuno Morais, Portuguese footballer
1984 – Mohd Safee Mohd Sali, Malaysian footballer
1984 – Natalie du Toit, South African swimmer
1984 – David Sencar, Austrian footballer
1985 – Marc Gasol, Spanish basketball player
1985 – Mikey Hachey, American musician (Suburban Legends)
1985 – Todd Herzog, American reality-show contestant Survivor: China
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

January 29 Events in History


904 – Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed antipope Christopher.
1676 – Feodor III becomes Tsar of Russia.
1814 – France defeats Russia and Prussia in the Battle of Brienne.
1819 – Stamford Raffles lands on the island of Singapore.
1834 – US President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute.
1845 – "The Raven" is published in the New York Evening Mirror, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe
1850 – Henry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress.
1856 – Queen Victoria institutes the Victoria Cross.
1861 – Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.
1863 – Bear River Massacre.
1886 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
1891 – Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch.
1900 – The American League is organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with 8 founding teams.
1907 – Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes the first Native American U.S. Senator.
1916 – World War I: Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins.
1918 – Ukrainian-Soviet War: The Bolshevik Red Army, on its way to besiege Kiev, is met by a small group of military students at the Battle of Kruty.
1918 – Ukrainian-Soviet War: An armed uprising organized by the Bolsheviks in anticipation of the encroaching Red Army begins at the Kiev Arsenal, which will be put down six days later.
1936 – The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.
1940 – Three trains on the Sakurajima Line, in Osaka, Japan, collide and explode while approaching Ajikawaguchi Station. 181 people are killed.
1941 – Alexandros Koryzis becomes Prime Minister of Greece upon the sudden death of his predecessor, dictator Ioannis Metaxas.
1943 – The first day of the Battle of Rennell Island, U.S. cruiser Chicago is torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers.
1944 – World War II: Approximately 38 men, women, and children die in the Koniuchy massacre in Poland.
1944 – In Bologna, Italy, the Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio is destroyed in an air-raid.
1963 – The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.
1967 – The "ultimate high" of the hippie era, the Mantra-Rock Dance, takes place in San Francisco and features Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, and Allen Ginsberg.
1979 – Brenda Spencer kills two people and wounds eight at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School shootings.
1985 – Final recording session of We Are The World, by the supergroup USA for Africa.
1989 – Hungary establishes diplomatic relations with South Korea, making it the first Eastern Bloc nation to do so
1991 – Gulf War: The Battle of Khafji, the first major ground engagement of the war, as well as its deadliest, begins.
1996 – President Jacques Chirac announces a "definitive end" to French nuclear weapons testing.
1996 – La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire.
1998 – In Birmingham, Alabama, a bomb explodes at an abortion clinic, killing one and severely wounding another. Serial bomber Eric Robert Rudolph is suspected as the culprit.
2001 – Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.
2002 – In his State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush describes "regimes that sponsor terror" as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.
2005 – The first direct commercial flights from mainland China (from Guangzhou) to Taiwan since 1949 arrived in Taipei. Shortly afterwards, a China Airlines flight lands in Beijing.

Monday, January 28, 2013

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)
1578 – Cornelius Haga, the first ambassador of the Dutch Republic to the Ottoman Empire (d. 1654)
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)
1693 – Gregor Werner, Austrian composer (d. 1766)
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, 1st 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)
1885 – Vahan Terian, Armenian poet, lyricist and public activist (d. 1920)
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)
1913 – Maurice Gosfield, American actor (d. 1964)
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 clarinetist
1929 – Nikolai Parshin, Russian footballer and manager (d. 2012)
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, screenwriter, and director
1936 – Ismail Kadare, Albanian writer
1937 – Karel Čáslavský, Czech historian and television host (d. 2013)
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)
1942 – Sjoukje Dijkstra, Dutch figure skater
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 (Soft Machine)
1947 – Jeanne Shaheen, American politician, senior senator of New Hampshire
1948 – Charles Taylor, 22nd President of Liberia
1949 – Thomas Downey, American politician
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 (Supercluster)
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, Canadian 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 (Eric B. & Rakim)
1969 – Kathryn Morris, American actress
1969 – Mo Rocca, American writer and comedian
1969 – Linda Sanchez, American politician
1971 – Anthony Hamilton, American soul singer
1972 – Léon van Bon, Dutch road racing cyclist
1972 – Nicky Southall, English footballer
1974 – Tony Delk, American basketball player
1974 – Jermaine Dye, American baseball player
1974 – Ramsey Nasr, Dutch author and poet
1974 – Magglio Ordóñez, Venezuelan baseball player
1975 – Terri Colombino, American actress
1975 – Tanya Chua, Singaporean singer
1975 – Lee Latchford-Evans, English singer (Steps)
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, American rapper
1976 – Miltiadis Sapanis, Greek footballer
1977 – Daunte Culpepper, American football player
1977 – Matt DeVries, American guitarist (Chimaira, Ringworm, Six Feet Under, and Fear Factory)
1977 – Joey Fatone, American singer (*NSYNC)
1977 – Lyle Overbay, American baseball player
1977 – Takuma Sato, Japanese racing driver
1978 – Sheamus, Irish wrestler and actor
1978 – Gianluigi Buffon, Italian footballer
1978 – Jamie Carragher, English footballer
1978 – Papa Bouba Diop, Senegalese footballer
1979 – Ali Boulala, Swedish skateboarder
1980 – Nick Carter, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
1980 – Yasuhito Endō, 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
1986 – Nathan Outteridge, Australian sailor
1986 – Antonis Petropoulos, Greek footballer
1986 – Asad Shafiq, Pakistani Cricketer
1987 – Chelsea Brummet, American actress
1988 – Paul Henry, English footballer
1989 – Siem de Jong, Dutch footballer
1989 – Ronny Philp, German footballer
1990 – Kalifa Fai-Fai Loa, New Zealand rugby league footballer
1990 – Alexandra Krosney, American actress
1991 – Carl Klingberg, Swedish ice hockey player
1991 – Calum Worthy, Canadian actor
1992 – Andrei Savchenko, Russian footballer
1992 – Sergio Araujo, Argentine footballer
1993 – Will Poulter, English actor
1993 – Richmond Boakye, Ghanaian footballer
1998 – Ariel Winter, American actress

January 28 in History


98 – Trajan succeeded his adoptive father Nerva as Roman emperor; under his rule the Roman Empire would reach its maximum extent.
1077 – Walk to Canossa: The excommunication of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor is lifted.
1393 – King Charles VI of France is nearly killed when several dancers' costumes catch fire during a masquerade ball.
1521 – The Diet of Worms begins, lasting until May 25.
1547 – Henry VIII dies. His nine year old son, Edward VI becomes King, and the first Protestant ruler of England.
1573 – Articles of the Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland.
1624 – Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on the island of Saint Kitts.
1701 – The Chinese storm Dartsedo.
1724 – The Russian Academy of Sciences is founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented by Senate decree. It is called the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.
1754 – Horace Walpole coins the word serendipity in a letter to Horace Mann.
1760 – Pownal, Vermont is created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants.
1813 – Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.
1820 – A Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev discovers the Antarctic continent approaching the Antarctic coast.
1821 – Alexander Island is first discovered by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen.
1846 – The Battle of Aliwal, India, is won by British troops commanded by Sir Harry Smith.
1851 – Northwestern University becomes the first chartered university in Illinois.
1855 – A locomotive, on the Panama Railway, runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean for the first time.
1871 – Franco-Prussian War: the Siege of Paris ends in French defeat and an armistice.
1878 – Yale Daily News becomes the first daily college newspaper in the United States.
1887 – In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world's largest snowflakes are reported, 15 inches (38 cm) wide and 8 inches (20 cm) thick.
1896 – Walter Arnold of East Peckham, Kent became the first person to be convicted of speeding. He was fined 1 shilling, plus costs, for speeding at 8 mph (13 km/h), thus exceeding the contemporary speed limit of 2 mph (3.2 km/h).
1902 – The Carnegie Institution of Washington is founded in Washington, D.C. with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.
1908 – Members of the Portuguese Republican Party fail in their attempted coup d'état against the administrative dictatorship of Prime Minister João Franco.
1909 – United States troops leave Cuba with the exception of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base after being there since the Spanish-American War.
1915 – An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.
1917 – Municipally owned streetcars take to the streets of San Francisco, California.
1918 – Finnish Civil War: Rebels seized control of the capital, Helsinki, and members of the Senate of Finland go underground.
1922 – Knickerbocker Storm, Washington D.C.'s biggest snowfall, causes the city's greatest loss of life when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre collapses.
1932 – Japanese forces attack Shanghai.
1933 – The name Pakistan is coined by Choudhary Rehmat Ali Khan and is accepted by the Indian Muslims who then thereby adopted it further for the Pakistan Movement seeking independence.
1934 – The first ski tow in the United States begins operation in Vermont.
1935 – Iceland becomes the first Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion.
1938 – The World Land Speed Record on a public road is broken by driver Rudolf Caracciola in the Mercedes-Benz W195 at a speed of 432.7 kilometres per hour (268.9 mph).
1941 – French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
1945 – World War II: Supplies begin to reach the Republic of China over the newly reopened Burma Road.
1956 – Elvis Presley made his first US TV appearance
1958 – The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
1958 – The last episode of the British radio comedy programme Goon Show was broadcast.
1964 – An unarmed USAF T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission is shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19.
1965 – The current design of the Flag of Canada is chosen by an act of Parliament.
1977 – The first day of the Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977, which severely affects and cripples much of Upstate New York, but Buffalo, NY, Syracuse, NY, Watertown, NY, and surrounding areas are most affected, each area accumulating close to 10 feet (3.0 m) of snow on this one day.
1980 – USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crewmembers.
1981 – Ronald Reagan lifts remaining domestic petroleum price and allocation controls in the United States helping to end the 1979 energy crisis and begin the 1980s oil glut.
1982 – US Army general James L. Dozier is rescued by Italian anti-terrorism forces from captivity by the Red Brigades.
1984 – Tropical Storm Domoina makes landfall in southern Mozambique, eventually causing 214 deaths and some of the most severe flooding so far recorded in the region.
1985 – Supergroup USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa) records the hit single We Are the World, to help raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.
1986 – Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission – Space Shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff killing all seven astronauts on board.
1988 – The Surpreme Court of Canada struck down all abortion laws which mean abortions where allowed in Canada in all 9 months of pregnancy.
2002 – TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia killing 92.
2006 – The roof of one of the buildings at the Katowice International Fair in Chorzów / Katowice, Poland, collapses due to the weight of snow, killing 65 and injuring more than 170 others.
2010 – Five murderers of President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh: Lieutenant Colonel Syed Faruq Rahman, Lieutenant Colonel Sultan Shahriar Rashid Khan, Major AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, Major Bazlul Huda and Lieutenant Colonel Mohiuddin Ahmed are hanged.
2011 – Hundreds of thousands of protesters filled up the Egyptian's streets in demonstrations referred to as "Friday of Anger" against the Mubarak regime.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

January 27 Birthdays


1443 – Albert, Duke of Saxony (d. 1500)
1546 – Joachim Friedrich, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1608)
1585 – Hendrick Avercamp, Dutch painter (d. 1634)
1603 – Harbottle Grimston, English politician (d. 1685)
1621 – Thomas Willis, English physician (d. 1675)
1662 – Richard Bentley, English classical scholar (d. 1742)
1687 – Johann Balthasar Neumann, German architect (d. 1753)
1701 – Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim, German historian (d. 1790)
1708 – Anna Petrovna of Russia (d. 1728)
1720 – Samuel Foote, English dramatist (d. 1777)
1741 – Hester Thrale, Welsh diarist (d. 1821)
1756 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer (d. 1791)
1775 – Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, German philosopher (d. 1854)
1795 – Eli Whitney Blake, American inventor (d. 1886)
1805 – Maria Anna of Bavaria, Queen consort of Saxony (d. 1877)
1805 – Sophie of Bavaria, Archduchess of Austria (d. 1872)
1805 – Samuel Palmer, English artist (d. 1881)
1806 – Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Spanish composer (d. 1826)
1807 – David Strauss, German theologian and writer (d. 1874)
1814 – Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (d. 1879)
1821 – John Chivington, American officer (d. 1892)
1823 – Edouard Lalo, French composer (d. 1892)
1826 – Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Russian writer (d. 1889)
1826 – Richard Taylor, American confederate general (d. 1879)
1827 – Nakahama Manjirō, Japanese translator (d. 1898)
1832 – Lewis Carroll, English author (d. 1898)
1836 – Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian writer (d. 1895)
1841 – Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (d. 1910)
1848 – Togo Heihachiro, Japanese admiral (d. 1934)
1850 – John Collier, British writer and painter (d. 1934)
1850 – Samuel Gompers, American labor leader (d. 1924)
1850 – Edward J. Smith, English captain of the RMS Titanic (d. 1912)
1858 – Neel Doff, Dutch author(d. 1942)
1859 – Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany (d. 1941)
1862 – Eustaquio de Escandón, Mexican polo player (d. 1933)
1869 – Will Marion Cook (d. 1944)
1875 – Elizabeth Israel, Purported world's oldest person (d. 2003)
1885 – Jerome Kern, American composer (d. 1945)
1885 – Eduard Künneke, German composer (d. 1953)
1885 – Maeda Seison, Japanese painter (d. 1977)
1886 – Radhabinod Pal, Indian jurist (d. 1967)
1886 – Balthasar van der Pol, Dutch physicist (d. 1959)
1891 – Ilya Ehrenburg, Russian writer (d. 1967)
1893 – Soong Ching-ling, Chinese wife of Sun Yat-sen (d. 1981)
1895 – Joseph Rosenstock, Polish conductor (d. 1985)
1895 – Harry Ruby, American composer (d. 1974)
1900 – Hyman Rickover, American admiral (d. 1986)
1901 – Willy Fritsch, German actor (d. 1973)
1901 – Art Rooney, Pittsburgh Steelers founder and owner (d. 1988)
1902 – Carl Berner, German-American super-centenarian (d. 2013)
1903 – John Carew Eccles, Australian neuropsychologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
1903 – Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (d. 1979)
1904 – James J. Gibson, American psychologist (d. 1979)
1905 – Howard McNear, American actor (d. 1969)
1908 – William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate (d. 1993)
1908 – Oran Page, American musician (jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader) (d. 1954)
1910 – Edvard Kardelj, Yugoslav Communist politician (d. 1979)
1912 – Arne Næss, Norwegian philosopher (d. 2009)
1912 – Francis Rogallo, American aeronautical engineer (d. 2009)
1915 – Jules Archer, American historian (d. 2008)
1915 – Jacques Hnizdovsky, Ukrainian-born artist (d. 1985)
1918 – Skitch Henderson, American bandleader (d. 2005)
1918 – Elmore James, American blues musician (d. 1963)
1918 – William Seawell, United States Army Brigadier General (d. 2005)
1919 – Ross Bagdasarian, Sr., American musician (d. 1972)
1920 – John Box, British film production designer and art director (d. 2005)
1920 – Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (d. 2002)
1921 – Donna Reed, American actress (d. 1986)
1924 – Sabu Dastagir, Indian actor (d. 1963)
1924 – Rauf Denktaş, Turkish politician (d. 2012)
1924 – Harvey Shapiro, American poet (d. 2013)
1926 – Fritz Spiegl, Austrian journalist (d. 2003)
1926 – Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (d. 2004)
1927 – Billy Barnes, American composer (d. 2012)
1927 – Jerry Haynes, American actor (d. 2011)
1928 – Michael Craig, British actor
1928 – Hans Modrow, German politician, premier of East Germany
1929 – Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist (d. 1984)
1930 – Bobby Blue Bland, American singer
1931 – Mordecai Richler, Canadian author, screenwriter and essayist (d. 2001)
1932 – Boris Shakhlin, Soviet gymnast (d. 2008)
1933 – Mohamed Al-Fayed, Egyptian businessman
1934 – George Follmer, American racecar driver
1934 – Jerry Buss, Majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers
1936 – Troy Donahue, American actor (d. 2001)
1936 – Samuel C. C. Ting, American physicist, Nobel laureate
1937 – John Ogdon, English pianist (d. 1989)
1937 – Fred Åkerström, Swedish singer (d. 1985)
1940 – James Cromwell, American actor
1940 – Terry Harper, Canadian ice hockey player
1940 – Petru Lucinschi, 2nd President of Moldova
1941 – Beatrice Tinsley, New Zealand astronomer and cosmologist (d. 1981)
1942 – Stewart Raffill, American film director
1942 – John Witherspoon, American actor
1942 – Kate Wolf, American folk singer and songwriter (d. 1986)
1944 – Peter Akinola, Nigerian religious leader
1944 – Mairéad Corrigan, Irish activist, Nobel laureate
1944 – Nick Mason, English drummer (Pink Floyd)
1945 – Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader (d. 2005)
1946 – Nedra Talley, American singer (Ronettes)
1947 – Björn Afzelius, Swedish singer (Hoola Bandoola Band)(d. 1999)
1947 – Vyron Polydoras, Greek politician
1947 – Cal Schenkel, American artist
1948 – Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian ballet dancer
1948 – Valeri Brainin, Russian/German musicologist, music manager, composer, and poet
1948 – Jean-Philippe Collard, French pianist
1949 – Ethan Mordden, American author
1950 – Derek Acorah, English spirit medium
1950 – Amos Grunebaum, Israeli-born physician
1950 – Alex Norton, Scottish actor
1951 – Brian Downey, Irish musician (Thin Lizzy)
1951 – Cees van der Knaap, Dutch politician
1952 – "White Shoes" Johnson, American football player
1954 – Peter Laird, American comic book artist
1954 – Stelios Papafloratos, Greek footballer
1954 – Ed Schultz, American radio talk show host
1954 – Jōkō Ninomiya, Japanese martial artist
1955 – Brian Engblom, Canadian ice hockey player
1955 – John G. Roberts, American jurist and the 17th Chief Justice of the United States
1955 – Alexander Stuart, British author
1955 – Koji Ushikubo, Japanese racing driver
1956 – Mimi Rogers, American actress
1957 – Janick Gers, British guitarist (Iron Maiden and White Spirit)
1957 – Frank Miller, American comic book author and film director
1957 – Frank Skinner, English writer and comedian
1958 – James Grippando, American novelist
1958 – Kadri Mälk, Estonian artist and jewelry designer
1958 – Susanna Thompson, American actress
1959 – Cris Collinsworth, American football player
1959 – Göran Hägglund, Swedish politician
1959 – Keith Olbermann, American news anchor & political commentator
1960 – Bernd Stieler, German footballer
1961 – Dina Bonnevie, Filipina actress
1961 – Gillian Gilbert, British musician (New Order and The Other Two)
1961 – Narciso Rodriguez, American fashion designer
1961 – Margo Timmins, Canadian singer (Cowboy Junkies)
1961 – Karen Velez, American model
1961 – Zarganar, Burmese comedian and dissident
1962 – Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer
1963 – Mark Moraghan, British actor and singer
1964 – Patrick van Deurzen, Dutch composer
1964 – Bridget Fonda, American actress
1964 – Jack Haley, American basketball player
1965 – Alan Cumming, Scottish actor
1965 – Mike Newell, English football manager
1965 – Ignacio Noe, Argentinan artist
1966 – Tamlyn Tomita, Japanese actress
1967 – Bobby Deol, Indian actor
1967 – Byron Mann, Hong Kong actor
1967 – Dave Manson, Canadian ice hockey player
1968 – Patrick Blondeau, French footballer
1968 – Mike Patton, American singer-songwriter (Faith No More)
1968 – Matt Stover, American football player
1968 – Deb Talan, American folk singer and songwriter (The Weepies)
1968 – Tricky, English rapper (The Wild Bunch and Massive Attack)
1969 – Cornelius, Japanese musician and producer (Flipper's Guitar)
1969 – Marc Forster, German/Swiss filmmaker
1969 – Michael Kulas, Canadian singer (James)
1969 – Patton Oswalt, American actor and writer
1970 – Emmanuel Pahud, Swiss flautist
1971 – Patrice Brisebois, Canadian ice hockey player
1971 – Lil Jon, American rapper
1971 – Fann Wong, Singaporean actress
1972 – Wynne Evans, Welsh operatic tenor
1972 – Janine Ilitch, Australian netballer
1972 – Mark Owen, English pop singer (Take That)
1972 – Josh Randall, American actor
1972 – Keith Wood, Irish rugby player
1974 – Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Nordic biathlete
1974 – Andrei Pavel, Romanian tennis player
1974 – Chaminda Vaas, Sri Lankan cricketer
1976 – Clint Ford, American voice actor
1976 – Ahn Jung-Hwan, Korean footballer
1976 – Ruby Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
1976 – Todd MacCulloch, American basketball player
1976 – Zoriah Miller, American photojournalist
1976 – Fred Taylor, American football player
1978 – Pete Laforest, Canadian baseball player
1978 – Jake Pavelka, American reality TV star
1979 – Mario Fatafehi, American football player
1979 – Rosamund Pike, British actress
1979 – Liesbet Van Breedam, Belgian beach volleyball player
1979 – Daniel Vettori, New Zealand cricketer
1980 – Chanda Gunn, American ice hockey player
1980 – Marat Safin, Russian tennis player
1981 – Yaniv Katan, Israeli Footballer
1981 – Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player
1981 – Tony Woodcock, New Zealand rugby union player
1982 – Danko Bošković, German footballer
1983 – Deon Anderson, American football player
1983 – Carlo Colaiacovo, Canadian ice hockey player
1983 – Paulo Colaiacovo, Canadian ice hockey player
1983 – Gavin Floyd, American baseball player
1983 – Tim Kasten, German rugby player
1983 – Mike Zagurski, American baseball player
1983 – Young Soft, Actress
1983 – Girl Breasts, American Actress
1984 – Davetta Sherwood, American actress
1985 – Gerard Aafjes, Dutch footballer
1985 – Dustley Mulder, Dutch footballer
1986 – Giorgi Loria, Georgian footballer
1987 – Lily Donaldson, British model
1987 – Katy Rose, American singer-songwriter
1987 – Anton Shunin, Russian footballer
1988 – Toni Gänge, German footballer
1988 – Kerlon, Brazilian footballer
1988 – Liu Wen, Chinese model
1989 – Daisy Lowe, British model
1989 – Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Dutch footballer
1989 – Alberto Botía, Spanish footballer
1990 – Maria-Elena Papasotiriou, American-Greek figure skater
1991 – Christian Bickel, German footballer
1992 – Stefano Pettinari, Italian footballer
1994 – Rani Khedira, German footballer
1996 – Braeden Lemasters, American actor

January 27 in History


447 – The Walls of Constantinople are severely damaged by an earthquake, destroying large parts of the wall, including 57 towers.
661 – The Rashidun Caliphate ends with death of Ali.
1142 – Execution, believed wrongful, of noted Song Dynasty General Yue Fei.
1186 – Henry VI, the son and heir of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, marries Constance of Sicily.
1343 – Pope Clement VI issues the Bull Unigenitus.
1593 – The Vatican opens seven year trial of scholar Giordano Bruno.
1606 – Gunpowder Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, ending with their execution on January 31.
1695 – Mustafa II becomes the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul on the death of Ahmed II. Mustafa rules until his abdication in 1703.
1776 – American Revolutionary War: Henry Knox's "noble train of artillery" arrives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1785 – The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States.
1825 – The U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the "Trail of Tears".
1868 – Boshin War: The Battle of Toba-Fushimi between forces of the Tokugawa shogunate and pro-Imperial factions begins, which will end in defeat for the shogunate, and is a pivotal point in the Meiji Restoration.
1869 – Boshin War: Tokugawa rebels establish the Ezo Republic in Hokkaidō.
1870 – The Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity is founded at DePauw University.
1888 – The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C..
1909 – The Young Left is founded in Norway.
1927 – Ibn Saud takes the title of King of Nejd.
1939 – First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
1943 – World War II: The VIII Bomber Command dispatched ninety-one B-17s and B-24s to attack the U-Boat construction yards at Wilhemshafen, Germany. This was the first American bombing attack on Germany of the war.
1944 – World War II: The 900-day Siege of Leningrad is lifted.
1945 – World War II: The Red Army liberates the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp built by the Nazi Germans on the territory of Poland.
1951 – Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site begins with a one-kiloton bomb dropped on Frenchman Flat.
1961 – Soviet submarine S-80 sinks with all hands lost.
1967 – Astronauts Gus Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee are killed in a fire during a test of their Apollo 1 spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
1967 – The United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign the Outer Space Treaty in Washington, D.C., banning deployment of nuclear weapons in space, and limiting use of the Moon and other celestial bodies to peaceful purposes.
1973 – The Paris Peace Accords officially end the Vietnam War. Colonel William Nolde is killed in action becoming the conflict's last recorded American combat casualty.
1974 – The Brisbane River breaches its banks causing the largest flood to affect the city of Brisbane in the 20th century.
1980 – Through cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian governments, six American diplomats secretly escape hostilities in Iran in the culmination of the Canadian caper.
1983 – The pilot shaft of the Seikan Tunnel, the world's longest sub-aqueous tunnel (53.85 km) between the Japanese islands of Honshū and Hokkaidō, breaks through.
1984 – Pop singer Michael Jackson suffers second degree burns to his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial in the Shrine Auditorium.
1993 – American-born sumo wrestler Akebono Tarō becomes the first foreigner to be promoted to the sport's highest rank of yokozuna.
1996 – In a military coup Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane.
1996 – Germany first observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
2002 – An explosion at a military storage facility in Lagos, Nigeria, kills at least 1,100 people and displaces over 20,000 others.
2003 – The first selections for the National Recording Registry are announced by the Library of Congress.
2006 – Western Union discontinues its Telegram and Commercial Messaging services.
2010 – The 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis ends when Porfirio Lobo Sosa becomes the new President of Honduras.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

January 26 in History


1500 – Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot on Brazil.
1531 – Lisbon, Portugal is hit by an earthquake--thousands die.
1564 – The Council of Trent issues its conclusions in the Tridentinum, establishing a distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.
1564 – The Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeats the Tsardom of Russia in the Battle of Ula during the Livonian War.
1565 – Battle of Talikota, fought between the Vijayanagara Empire and the Islamic sultanates of the Deccan, leads to the subjugation, and eventual destruction of the last Hindu kingdom in India, and the consolidation of Islamic rule over much of the Indian subcontinent.
1589 – Job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
1699 – Treaty of Carlowitz is signed.
1700 – The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake takes place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records.
1736 – Stanislaus I of Poland abdicates his throne.
1788 – The British First Fleet, led by Arthur Phillip, sails into Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement on the continent. Commemorated as Australia Day
1808 – Rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia.
1837 – Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state.
1838 – Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States
1841 – The United Kingdom formally occupies Hong Kong, which China later formally cedes.
1855 – Point No Point Treaty is signed in Washington Territory.
1856 – First Battle of Seattle. Marines from the USS Decatur drive off American Indian attackers after all day battle with settlers.
1861 – American Civil War: The state of Louisiana secedes from the Union.
1863 – American Civil War: General Ambrose Burnside is relieved of command of the Army of the Potomac after the disastrous Fredericksburg campaign. He is replaced by Joseph Hooker.
1863 – American Civil War: Governor of Massachusetts John Albion Andrew receives permission from Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent.
1870 – American Civil War: Virginia rejoins the Union.
1885 – Troops loyal to The Mahdi conquer Khartoum, killing the Governor-General Charles George Gordon.
1905 – The world's largest diamond ever, the Cullinan weighing 3,106.75 carats (0.62135 kg), is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.
1907 – The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the second oldest military rifle still in official use.
1911 – Glenn H. Curtiss flies the first successful American seaplane.
1911 – Richard Strauss' opera Der Rosenkavalier receives its debut performance at the Dresden State Opera.
1915 – The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the U.S. Congress.
1918 – Finnish Civil War: A group of Red Guards hangs a red lantern atop the tower of Helsinki Workers' Hall to symbolically mark the start of the war.
1920 – Former Ford Motor Company executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer.
1924 – Saint Petersburg, Russia, is renamed Leningrad.
1930 – The Indian National Congress declares 26 January as Independence Day or as the day for Poorna Swaraj (Complete Independence) which occurred 20 years later.
1934 – The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City.
1934 – German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact is signed.
1939 – Spanish Civil War – Catalonia Offensive: Troops loyal to nationalist General Francisco Franco and aided by Italy take Barcelona.
1942 – World War II: The first United States forces arrive in Europe landing in Northern Ireland.
1945 – World War II: The Red Army begins encircling the German Fourth Army near Heiligenbeil in East Prussia, which will end in destruction of the 4th Army two months later.
1949 – The Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory sees first light under the direction of Edwin Hubble, becoming the largest aperture optical telescope (until BTA-6 is built in 1976).
1950 – The Constitution of India comes into force, forming a republic. Rajendra Prasad is sworn in as its first President of India. Observed as Republic Day in India.
1952 – Black Saturday in Egypt: rioters burn Cairo's central business district, targeting British and upper-class Egyptian businesses.
1958 – Japanese ferry Nankai Maru capsizes off southern Awaji Island, Japan, 167 killed.
1960 – Danny Heater sets a worldwide high school basketball scoring record when he records 135 points for Burnsville High School (West Virginia)
1961 – John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be his physician. This is the first time a woman holds this appointment.
1962 – Ranger program: Ranger 3 is launched to study the moon. The space probe later misses the moon by 22,000 miles (35,400 km).
1965 – Hindi becomes the official language of India.
1966 – The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia.
1978 – The Great Blizzard of 1978, a rare severe blizzard with the lowest non-tropical atmospheric pressure ever recorded in the US until October 2010, strikes the Ohio – Great Lakes region with heavy snow and winds up to 100 mph (161 km/h).
1980 – Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations.
1991 – Mohamed Siad Barre is removed from power in Somalia, ending centralized government, and is succeeded by Ali Mahdi.
1992 – Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia will stop targeting United States cities with nuclear weapons.
1998 – Lewinsky scandal: On American television, U.S. President Bill Clinton denies having had "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
2001 – An earthquake hits Gujarat, India, causing more than 20,000 deaths.
2004 – President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan.
2004 – A whale explodes in the town of Tainan, Taiwan. A build-up of gas in the decomposing sperm whale is suspected of causing the explosion.
2005 – Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles.
2009 – Rioting breaks out in Antananarivo, Madagascar, sparking a political crisis that will result in the replacement of President Marc Ravalomanana with Andry Rajoelina.

January 26 Birthdays


1497 – Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (d. 1557)
1541 – Florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596)
1595 – Antonio Maria Abbatini, Italian composer (d. 1679)
1708 – William Hayes, English composer, organist, singer and conductor (d. 1777)
1714 – Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (d. 1785)
1716 – George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville, British soldier and politician (d. 1785)
1722 – Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader (d. 1805)
1761 – Jens Zetlitz, Norwegian priest and poet (d. 1821)
1763 – Charles XIV John of Sweden, Napoleonic general (d. 1844)
1781 – Ludwig Achim von Arnim, German poet (d. 1831)
1813 – Juan Pablo Duarte, Dominican founding father (d. 1876)
1826 – Julia Dent-Grant, First Lady of the United States (d. 1902)
1832 – George Shiras Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1924)
1842 – François Coppée, French poet and novelist (d. 1908)
1852 – Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza (Pietro Paolo Savorgnan di Brazzà), explorer (d. 1905)
1864 – József Pusztai, Slovene writer, poet and journalist in Hungary (d. 1934)
1866 – John Cady, American golfer (d. 1933)
1878 – Dave Nourse, South African cricketer (d. 1948)
1880 – Douglas MacArthur, American general and Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1964)
1882 – André Rischmann, French rugby player (d. 1955)
1885 – Michael Considine, Australian politician (d. 1959)
1887 – François Faber, Luxembourgian cyclist (d. 1915)
1887 – Marc Mitscher, American admiral (d. 1947)
1891 – Frank Costello, Italian-born American gangster (d. 1973)
1891 – August Froehlich, German Roman Catholic priest, member of the resistance against Nazism and martyr (d.1942)
1891 – Wilder Penfield, American-born Canadian neurosurgeon (d. 1976)
1892 – Bessie Coleman, American pioneer aviator (d. 1926)
1892 – Zara Cully, American actress (d. 1978)
1893 – Giuseppe Genco Russo, Sicilian mafioso (d. 1976)
1900 – Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (d. 1967)
1902 – Menno ter Braak, Dutch author and polemicist (d. 1940)
1904 – Ancel Keys, American scientist (d. 2004)
1904 – Seán MacBride, Irish statesman, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1988)
1905 – Charles Lane, American actor (d. 2007)
1905 – Maria von Trapp, Austrian-born singer (d. 1987)
1907 – Dimitrios Holevas, Greek Orthodox priest, member of the Greek Resistance movement (d. 2001)
1908 – Jill Esmond, English actress (d. 1990)
1908 – Rupprecht Geiger, German painter (d. 2009)
1908 – Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist (Quintette du Hot Club de France) (d. 1997)
1910 – Jean Image, Hungarian-born French animator (d. 1989)
1911 – Polykarp Kusch, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1993)
1911 – Norbert Schultze, German composer and songwriter (d. 2002)
1913 – Jimmy Van Heusen, American songwriter (d. 1990)
1914 – Princess Hadice Hayriye Ayshe Dürrühsehvar (d. 2006)
1915 – William Hopper, American actor (d. 1970)
1918 – Nicolae Ceauşescu, 1st President of Romania (d. 1989)
1918 – Philip José Farmer, American writer (d. 2009)
1919 – Valentino Mazzola, Italian footballer (d. 1949)
1919 – Bill Nicholson, English footballer and manager for Tottenham Hotspur. (d. 2004)
1920 – Hans Holzer, American paranormal researcher (d. 2009)
1921 – Eddie Barclay, French producer (Barclay Records) (d. 2005)
1921 – Akio Morita, Japanese businessman (d. 1999)
1922 – Michael Bentine, British comedian (d. 1996)
1922 – Seán Flanagan, Irish Gaelic footballer and politician (d. 1993)
1923 – Anne Jeffreys, American actress
1924 – Alice Babs, Swedish singer
1924 – Rauf Denktaş, Cypriot politician (d.2011)
1924 – Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician (d. 1998)
1925 – Joan Leslie, American actress
1925 – Paul Newman, American actor, philanthropist, race car driver and race team owner (d. 2008)
1925 – Claude Ryan, Canadian newspaper editor (d. 2004)
1926 – Farman Fatehpuri, Pakistani scholar
1927 – José Azcona del Hoyo, President of Honduras (d. 2005)
1927 – Bob Nieman, American baseball player (d. 1985)
1928 – Paul Marcotte, American politician (d. 2012)
1928 – Roger Vadim, French actor and director (d. 2000)
1929 – Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist and writer
1929 – Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (d. 2000)
1930 – Napoleón Abueva, Filipino sculptor
1931 – Mary Murphy, American film actress
1932 – Coxsone Dodd, Jamaican record producer
1932 – George Clements, American civil rights activist and Roman Catholic priest
1933 – Ercole Baldini, Italian cyclist
1934 – Roger Landry, Canadian businessman and newspaper publisher
1935 – Corrado Augias, Italian journalist, writer and TV personality
1935 – Bob Uecker, American baseball player and broadcaster
1936 – Sal Buscema, American comic book artist
1937 – Joseph Saidu Momoh, Sierra Leone political leader (d. 2003)
1941 – Scott Glenn, American actor
1941 – Henry Jaglom, English director
1942 – Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (d. 2001)
1943 – César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
1943 – Jean Knight, American singer
1943 – Austin "Jack" Warner, Trinidadian FIFA Vice-President and CONCACAF President
1944 – Angela Davis, American feminist and activist
1944 – Jerry Sandusky, Former Penn State football coach; convicted child-sex offender
1945 – Jacqueline du Pré, English cellist (d. 1987)
1946 – Gene Siskel, American film critic (d. 1999)
1947 – Patrick Dewaere, French actor (d. 1982)
1947 – Michel Sardou, French singer
1949 – Jonathan Carroll, American author
1949 – David Strathairn, American actor
1950 – Jörg Haider, Austrian far-right politician (d. 2008)
1950 – Janet Lupo, American model
1951 – Walt Willey, American actor
1953 – Alik L. Alik, vice-president of the Federate States of Micronesie
1953 – Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General of NATO
1953 – Lucinda Williams, American singer
1954 – Kim Hughes, Australian cricketer
1955 – Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American musician (Van Halen)
1958 – Anita Baker, American singer
1958 – Ellen DeGeneres, American actress and comedian
1958 – Salvador Sánchez, Mexican boxer
1960 – Road Warrior Animal, American professional wrestler
1960 – Charlie Gillingham, American musician (Counting Crows)
1961 – Li Cunxin, Chinese-Australian ballet dancer
1961 – Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey player
1961 – Tom Keifer, American musician (Cinderella)
1962 – Oscar Ruggeri, Argentine footballer
1963 – Riddell Akua, Nauruan politician
1963 – José Mourinho, Portuguese football manager
1963 – Andrew Ridgeley, English musician (Wham!)
1963 – Gisela Valcarcel, Peruvian Hostess
1964 – Peter Braunstein, American journalist, writer, and playwright
1964 – Paul Johansson, American actor
1965 – Thomas Östros, Swedish politician
1965 – Natalia Yurchenko, Soviet gymnast
1967 – Bryan Callen, American actor
1967 – Col Needham, English businessman, co-founded Internet Movie Database
1967 – Pradip Somasundaran, Indian singer
1968 – Ravi Teja, Tollywood film actor
1969 – George Dikeoulakos, Greek basketball coach
1969 – Michael O'Hearn, American bodybuilder
1970 – Kirk Franklin, American gospel singer (One Nation Crew)
1970 – Tracy Middendorf, American actress
1971 – Dorian Gregory, American actor
1972 – Peter Peschel, German footballer
1973 – Melvil Poupaud, French actor
1973 – Mayu Shinjo, Japanese manga artist
1974 – Shannon Hale, American author
1974 – Rokia Traoré, Malian singer
1975 – Frankie Rayder, American model
1976 – Willie Adler, American guitar player (Lamb of God)
1976 – Hitomi, Japanese singer and songwriter
1977 – Vince Carter, American basketball player
1977 – Justin Gimelstob, American tennis player
1977 – Tye Tribbett, American Singer
1978 – Estéban Germán, Dominican baseball player
1978 – Corina Morariu, American tennis player
1978 – Kelly Stables, American actress
1979 – Sara Rue, American actress
1980 – Brian Fallon, American musician (The Gaslight Anthem)
1980 – Sanae Kobayashi, Japanese voice actress
1981 – Colin O'Donoghue, Irish actor and musician
1981 – José de Jesús Corona, Mexican footballer
1981 – Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan Composer/Conductor
1981 – Juan Jose Haedo, Argentinian Cyclist
1982 – Brahim Takioullah, Moroccan Guinness World Records holder for the "World's largest feet"
1982 – Reggie Hodges, American football player
1983 – Petri Oravainen, Finnish footballer
1983 – Ryan Rowland-Smith, Australian baseball player
1983 – Su Hwan Lee, South Korean kickboxer
1984 – Layla Kayleigh, British television personality
1984 – Wu Qian, Chinese classical pianist
1984 – Iain Turner, Scottish footballer
1984 – Luo Xuejuan, Chinese swimmer
1986 – Gerald Green, American basketball player
1986 – Matt Heafy, American musician (Trivium and Capharnaum)
1986 – Jaejoong, South Korean singer (JYJ and TVXQ)
1986 – Shantelle Malawski, Canadian professional wrestler
1986 – Thiago Pereira, Brazilian swimmer
1987 – Vladimir Garin, Russian actor (d. 2003)
1987 – Sebastian Giovinco, Italian footballer
1987 – Mia Rose, English/Portuguese singer
1987 -  Dick Hurtz, Hilarious Name
1987 – Marlon Mario Brandao da Silveira, Brazilian footballer
1988 – Yukiyo Mine, Japanese footballer
1989 – Marshon Brooks, American basketball player
1989 – Emily Hughes, American figure skater
1989 – Torrey Smith, American football player
1990 – Christopher Massey, American actor
1990 – Sergio Pérez, Mexican racing driver
1993 – Cameron Bright, Canadian actor
1993 – Peter Čerešňák, Slovak ice hockey player
1996 – Tyger Drew-Honey, British actor
2008 – Paul the Octopus, English octopus (d. 2010)