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January 8 - Births

Calendar Date January 8th:
January 8th - Births:
1556 – Uesugi Kagekatsu - Japanese samurai & warlord (d. 1623)
1583 – Simon Episcopius - Dutch theologian (d. 1643)
1587 – Johannes Fabricius - German astronomer (d. 1616)
1601 – Baltasar Gracián y Morales - Spanish writer (d. 1658)
1628 – François Henri de Montmorency-Bouteville - duc de Luxembourg, French general (d. 1695)
1632 – Samuel Pufendorf - German jurist (d. 1694)
1635 – Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero - Spanish Archbishop (d. 1709)
1735 – John Carroll - American Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1815)
1763 – Edmond Charles Genêt - French diplomat (d. 1834)
1786 – Nicholas Biddle - American banking executive (d. 1844)
1788 – Archduke Rudolph of Austria (d. 1831)
1788 – Pavel Kiselyov - Russian general & politician (d. 1874)
1792 – Lowell Mason - American composer (d. 1872)
1805 – John Bigler - American politician (d. 1871)
1805 – Orson Hyde - American religious leader (d. 1878)
1812 – Sigismond Thalberg - Swiss virtuoso pianist & composer (d. 1871)
1817 – Sir Theophilus Shepstone - South African statesman (d. 1893)
1821 – James Longstreet - American Confederate general (d. 1904)
1821 – W.H.L. Wallace - American Union general (d. 1862)
1823 – Alfred Russel Wallace - British naturalist & biologist (d. 1913)
1824 – Francisco González Bocanegra - Mexican poet (d. 1861)
1824 – Wilkie Collins - British novelist (d. 1889)
1830 – Albert Bierstadt - German/American painter (d. 1902)
1830 – Hans von Bülow - German pianist & composer (d. 1894)
1836 – Lawrence Alma-Tadema - Dutch artist (d. 1912)
1843 – Frederick Abberline - British police investigator (d. 1929)
1843 – John H. Moffitt - American politician (d. 1926)
1852 – James Milton Carroll - American pastor & author (d. 1931)
1860 – Emma Booth - daughter of William & Catherine Booth (d. 1903)
1862 – Frank Nelson Doubleday - American publisher (d. 1934)
1864 – Prince Albert Victor - Duke of Clarence & Avondale (d. 1892)
1866 – William G. Conley - American politician (d. 1940)
1867 – Emily Greene Balch - American writer & pacifist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (d. 1961)
1870 – Miguel Primo de Rivera - Spanish politician (d. 1930)
1871 – James Craig - 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish politician (d. 1940)
1873 – Iuliu Maniu - Romanian politician (d. 1953)
1873 – Elena of Montenegro - queen of Italy (d. 1956)
1881 – Henrik Shipstead - American politician (d. 1960)
1883 – Pavel Filonov - Russian painter (d. 1941)
1883 – Patrick J. Hurley - United States Secretary of War (d. 1963)
1885 – John Curtin - Australian politician (d. 1945)
1885 – A. J. Muste - Dutch pacifist & activist (d. 1967)
1888 – Richard Courant - German-American mathematician (d. 1972)
1888 – Matthew Moore - Irish-American actor (d. 1960)
1891 – Walther Bothe - German physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (d. 1957)
1891 – Storm Jameson - English writer (d. 1986)
1891 – Bronislava Nijinska - Russian choreographer (d. 1972)
1894 – St Maximilian Kolbe - Polish martyr (d. 1941)
1896 – Arthur Ford - American medium (d. 1971)
1896 – Jaromir Weinberger - Czech-American composer (d. 1967)
1897 – Dennis Wheatley - British author (d. 1977)
1899 – Solomon Bandaranaike - Ceylonese Prime Minister (d. 1959)
1900 – Dame Merlyn Myer - Australian philanthropist (d. 1982)
1902 – Georgy Malenkov - Soviet politician (d. 1988)
1902 – Carl Rogers - American psychologist (d. 1987)
1903 – Igor Kurchatov - Russian physicist (d. 1960)
1904 – Karl Brandt - Alsatian Nazi war criminal (d. 1948)
1905 – Giacinto Scelsi - Italian composer (d. 1988)
1905 – Franjo Cardinal Seper - Croatian Catholic cardinal (d. 1981)
1908 – William Hartnell - British actor (d. 1975)
1909 – Willy Millowitsch - German actor (d. 1999)
1909 – Bruce Mitchell - South African cricketer (d. 1995)
1909 – Evelyn Wood - American educator (d. 1995)
1910 – Galina Sergeyevna Ulanova - Russian ballerina (d. 1988)
1911 – Tom Delaney - British racing driver (d. 2006)
1911 – Gypsy Rose Lee - American actress & entertainer (d. 1970)
1912 – José Ferrer - Puerto Rican actor (d. 1992)
1912 – Lawrence E. Walsh - American jurist
1915 – Walker Cooper - American baseball player (d. 1991)
1921 – Herta Bothe - Nazi concentration camp guard
1922 – Abbey Simon - U.S. pianist
1923 – Larry Storch - American actor
1923 – Giorgio Tozzi - American bass
1923 – Johnny Wardle - English cricketer (d. 1985)
1923 – Joseph Weizenbaum - German-American author & computer scientist (d. 2008)
1924 – Benjamin Lees - American composer
1924 – Ron Moody - English actor
1925 – Helmuth Hubener - German activist (d. 1942)
1926 – Evelyn Lear - American soprano
1926 – Kelucharan Mohapatra - Indian Odissi dancer (d. 2004)
1926 – Hanae Mori - Japanese fashion designer
1926 – Soupy Sales - American comedian (d. 2009)
1927 – Charles Tomlinson - British poet & translator
1928 – Gaston Miron - Quebec poet & editor (d. 1996)
1928 – Slade Gorton - American politician
1929 – Saeed Jaffrey - Indian actor
1931 – Bill Graham - German-born American music promoter (d. 1991)
1933 – Charles Osgood - American journalist & commentator
1933 – Jean-Marie Straub - French film director
1933 – Ko Un - Korean poet
1934 – Jacques Anquetil - French cyclist (d. 1987)
1934 – Gene Freese - American baseball player
1934 – Roy Kinnear - English actor (d. 1988)
1934 – Alexandra Ripley - American writer (d. 2004)
1935 – Elvis Presley - American singer (d. 1977)
1936 – Zdeněk Mácal - Czech conductor
1936 – Robert May - Baron May of Oxford, Australian-born British scientist
1937 – Dame Shirley Bassey - Welsh singer
1938 – Bob Eubanks - American game show host
1939 – Carolina Herrera - Venezuelan fashion designer
1938 – Yevgeny Nesterenko - Russian bass-baritone
1941 – Graham Chapman - British comedian (d. 1989)
1941 – Boris Vallejo - Peruvian illustrator
1942 – Valya Balkanska - Bulgarian folk singer
1942 – Stephen Hawking - English theoretical physicist & author
1942 – Junichiro Koizumi - Japanese politician
1942 – Yvette Mimieux - American actress
1944 – Terry Brooks - American writer
1945 – Jeannie Lewis - Australian actress & singer
1945 – Kojo Nnamdi - Guyanese-born American radio host
1945 – Kathleen Noone - American actress
1946 – Robby Krieger - American musician (The Doors)
1947 – Don Bendell - American author & karate master
1947 – David Bowie - English musician
1947 – Samuel Schmid - Swiss politician
1947 – Terry Sylvester - British singer & musician
1948 – Gillies MacKinnon - Scottish film director
1951 – Kenny Anthony - Saint Lucian politician
1951 – John McTiernan - American film director
1952 – Vladimir Feltsman - Russian-American pianist
1953 – Bruce Sutter - American baseball player
1955 – Spiros Livathinos - Greek footballer
1955 – Mike Reno - Canadian musician
1957 – Nacho Duato - Spanish classical dancer & choreographer
1958 – Rey Misterio - Sr., Mexican wrestler
1959 – Paul Hester - Australian drummer (Crowded House) (d. 2005)
1959 – Duk Koo Kim - Korean boxer (d. 1982)
1961 – Calvin Smith - American athlete
1961 – Kazuki Takahashi - Japanese comic book writer & artist
1962 – Chris Marion - American musician
1965 – Michelle Forbes - American actress
1965 – Maria Pitillo - American actress
1966 – Igor Vyazmikin - Russian ice hockey player
1967 – R. Kelly - American singer
1968 – Keith Mullings - American boxer
1969 – Jeff Abercrombie - American musician
1969 – Ami Dolenz - American actress
1970 – Rachel Friend - Australian actress
1971 – Jason Giambi - American baseball player
1971 – Pascal Zuberbühler - Swiss footballer
1972 – Sean McKeever - American writer
1973 – Mark Knight - English sound designer
1973 – Sean Paul - Jamaican singer
1973 – Jason Stevens - Australian rugby league footballer
1973 – Henning Solberg - Norwegian rally driver
1974 – Maria Matsouka - Greek politician
1975 – DJ Clue - American DJ & producer
1975 – Harris Jayaraj - Indian music composer
1976 – Jenny Lewis - American actress & musician
1976 – Josh Meyers - American actor
1976 – Carl Pavano - American baseball player
1976 – Brad Snyder - Canadian shot putter
1977 – Amber Benson - American actress
1977 – Ron Pederson - Canadian actor
1977 – Lee Yoo-jin - Korean actress
1978 – Boris Avrukh - Israeli chess grandmaster
1978 – Marco Fu - Hong Kong snooker player
1979 – Torry Castellano - American musician (The Donnas)
1979 – Seol Ki-Hyeon - South Korean footballer
1979 – Mirella van Melis - Dutch track & road cyclist
1979 – Adrian Mutu - Romanian footballer
1979 – Sarah Polley - Canadian actress
1979 – Stipe Pletikosa - Croatian footballer
1980 – Rachel Nichols - American actress
1981 – Jeff Francis - Canadian baseball player
1981 – Xie Xingfang - Chinese badminton player
1982 – Emanuele Calaiò - Italian footballer
1982 – wiL Francis - American singer
1982 – Gaby Hoffmann - American actress
1982 – John Utaka - Nigerian footballer
1983 – Chris Mordetzky - American wrestler
1983 – Felipe Colombo - Argentine/Mexican actor & singer
1984 – Jeff Francoeur - American baseball player
1985 – Rachael Lampa - American singer
1986 – Jaclyn Linetsky - Canadian actress (d. 2003)
1986 – Maria Ozawa - Japanese/French Canadian Pornstar
1986 – David Silva - Spanish footballer
1988 – Allison Harvard - American artist & fashion model
1991 – Asuka Hinoi - Japanese singer
2000 – Noah Cyrus - American actress


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