January 12 Birthdays in History - January 12 Deaths - January 12 Events



1987 Andrew Lawrence, Philadelphia, actor, Andy Roman-Brotherly Love
1987 Naya Rivera, actress, Cindy-Fresh Prince of Bel Air
1979 Jenny Schmidgall, ice hockey forward, USA, 1998 Olympics
1977 Sara Walsh, South Bend, Indiana, fencer-foil 1996 Olympics
1975 Chase Hampton, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, rocker, Party-Rodeo, That's Why
1975 Jocelyn Thibault, Montreal, NHL goalie, Montreal Canadiens
1974 Melanie Jayne Chisholm, "Sporty Spice", Widnes, vocalist, Spice Girls
1974 Melanie Chisholm, English Musician
1973 Greg Morton, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, actor, Scarecrow and Mrs. King
1972 Dominique Ross, NFL running back for the Dallas Cowboys
1971 Andy Fox, Sacramento California, infielder, New York Yankees
1971 Oscar Sturgis, NFL defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys
1971 Scott Burrell, NBA guard and forward, Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets
1971 Shane Dronett, NFL defensive end, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos
1970 Jenny Griffith, born in Burbank, California, WPVA volleyballer, National-13th-1995
1970 Nigel Wilson, Canadian/US baseball outfielder for the Florida Marlins
1970 Takahiro Ikenoue, WLAF defensive linebacker for the Rhein Fire
1970 Zack de la Rocha, American Musician
1969 Cam Russell, Halifax, NHL defenseman, Chicago Blackhawks
1968 Heather Mills, Aldershot England, model/writer, Out on a Limb
1968 Vince Buck, NFL safety for the New Orleans Saints
1967 Farrah Forke, Texas, actress, Dweebs, Mr. Rhodes, Disclosure, Heat
1967 Marco Boogers, Dutch soccer player, RKC, Sparta, West Ham United
1967 Mike Simms, Whittier California, outfielder for the Houston Astros
1967 Ulf Dahlen, Ostersund SWE, NHL forward, Team Sweden, San Jose
1967 Vendela [Kirsebom], Stockholm Sweden, model, Sports Illustrated 1993
1967 Vendela Kirsebom, Swedish Model
1966 Craig Parry, Sunshine VIC, Australasia golfer
1966 Olivier Martinez, French Actor
1966 Rob Zombie, American Musician
1965 Henry Thomas, defensive tackle, Detroit Lions, New England Patriots
1965 Mark Moore, rocker, S'Express-Winter Course
1964 Laura Gildemeister, Argentina, tennis star
1964 Lynne Marie Thurik, Vancouver Wash, Miss Washington-America 1991
1964 Jeff Bezos, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, founder, President of Amazon.com, previously a financial analyst for D.E. Shaw & Co.
1962 Richie Richardson, cricketer, elegant West Indian batsman 1983-95
1961 Andrea Carnevale, soccer player, Napoli
1960 Dominique Wilkins, NBA forward for the Atlanta Hawks
1960 Rob Derksen, Australian baseball head coach 1996 Olympics
1960 Oliver Platt, Canadian Actor
1959 Per Helmstad Gessle, Sweden, singer, Roxette-Must Have Been Love
1958 Christiane Amanpour, English Journalist
1954 Howard Stern, born in Roosevelt, New York, Radio's Bad Boy
1952 Ricky Van Shelton, country musician
1952 Walter Mosley, American Novelist
1951 Bill Madlock, 4X NL batting champ for the Chicago Cubs
1951 Chris Bell, born in Memphis, Tennessee, rock guitarist, Big Star
1951 Drew Pearson, former NFL all-pro receiver
1951 Kirstie Alley, Wichita, Kansas, actress, Star Trek II, Cheers-Rebecca
1951 Larry Hoppens, rocker, Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me
1951 Rush Limbaugh, born in Girardeau, Missouri, radio personality
1950 Bob McEwen, born in Hillsboro, Ohio, Representative-R-Ohio 1981 - 1993
1950 Sheila Jackson Lee, American Politician
1949 Wayne Wang, director, Chan is Missing, Slamdance
1949 Haruki Murakami, Japanese Writer
1948 Anthony Andrews, born in London, England, actor, Under the Volcano
1947 Tom Dempsey, NFL record-holder, longest field goal, 63 yards
1946 Cynthia Robinson, rock trumpeteer, Sly and Family Stone-Everyday People
1946 George Duke, born in San Rafael, California, rocker
1945 Maggie Bell, born in Glasgow, Scotland, rocker
1944 Joe Frazier, born in Beaufort, South Carolina, heavyweight boxer, 1964 Olympic gold medal, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion 1968 - 1973
1944 Vlastimil Hort, Czechoslovakian/German chess player
1943 Henri J "Adriaan" Adriaansen, mime/director, Stinging Nettle King
1943 Ray Manzarek, rock keyboardist, Doors-People are Strange
1942 Vladimir Sergeyevich Kozelsky, cosmonaut, Soyuz 24 backup
1941 Jaime Fuster, born in Guayama, Puerto Rico, Representative-D-Puerto Rico 1985 - 1992
1941 Long John Baldry, England, blues vocalist, Don't try to Lay No Boogie
1940 Dick Motz, cricketer, 1st New Zealander to take 100 Test wickets
1939 Jacobus M "Jacques" Hamelink, Dutch writer/poet, Cold Unrest
1937 Liliana Cavani, Bologna Italy, director, Berlin Affair
1937 Marie Dubois, Paris, France, actress, Wise Guys, Jules and Jim
1936 Emile Lahud, Lebanese Statesman
1936 Emile Lahoud, Lebanese Statesman
1935 "Amazing" Kreskin, Montclair, New Jersey, mentalist/telepath
1935 Ron Harper, Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, actor, Wendy and Me, Planet of the Apes
1935 William Lee Gloden, Brewton Al, country singer, Oak Ridge Boys
1934 Burdette Haldorson, U.S., basketball player, Gold Medals 1956, 1960 Olympics
1933 Michael Aspel, British talk show host
1932 Alain Teister, Dutch sculptor/writer
1930 Glenn Yarborough, singer, Limeliters-Honey and Wine, Jubilee
1930 Jennifer P Johnston, Irish author, Fool's sanctuary
1929 Colin Berry Haycraft, publisher
1928 Lew Gallo, Mount Kisko, actor, 12 O'Clock High
1927 Salvatore Martirano, composer
1926 Morton Feldman, New York City, composer
1926 Ray Price, country singer, Good Times
1925 Bill Burrud, born in Hollywood, California, host, Safari to Adventure, Animal World
1925 Laurentiu Profeta, composer
1925 Ralph Legall, cricket wicket-keeper, WI vs. India 1954
1924 Jan Willem Radecker, sculptor/son of John Raedecker
1923 Ira Hayes, American Soldier
1921 John Henry Davis, Jr., Smithtown, New York, weightlifter, Olym-gold-1948, 52
1921 Leo Smit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pianist/composer
1920 James Farmer, Marshall, Tex, civil rights leader
1920 James L. Farmer, Jr., American Activist
1917 Walter Hendl, West New York, New Jersey, conductor
1917 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, born in British India, brought Transcendental Meditation to Indian schools, universities
1916 A. P. W. Botha, Orange Free State, president of South Africa
1916 Jay McShann, American Musician
1915 Ernest Armstrong, miner/politician
1915 Frank Annunzio, born in Chicago, Illinois, Representative-D-Illinois 1965 - 1973 and 1973 - 1993
1915 Joseph Roy George Ralston, pilot
1915 Martin Agronsky, journalist, 1952 Peabody, 1961 DuPont-Columbia
1914 Edqard John Gurney, politician
1912 Peter Pooley, broadcaster
1910 Charles Martin, cartoonist
1910 Luise Rainer, Austria, actress, Escapade, Good Earth, Big City
1910 Patsy Kelly, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Rosemary's Baby, North Ave Irregulars
1909 Mauritz Hugo, Sweden, actor, Atomic Blonde, Road Agent
1908 Ben Seijes, Dutch historian, WW II
1908 Jose Limon, Mexican/US dancer, I, Odysseus
1907 Sergei Korolev, scientist
1906 Henny Youngman, England, comedian, Take my wife please...
1906 Tex Ritter, Texas, country singer, 5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind
1904 Mississippi Fred McDowell, jazz artist
1903 Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist, 1st Rus nuclear bomb
1902 Ibn Abdul-Aziz Saud, Kuwait, king, Saudi Arabia
1902 Ray Teal, Grand Rapids, Michigan, actor, Sheriff Roy Coffee-Bonanza
1902 Simon H. Spoor, Dutch gen/intelligence officer for General MacArthur
1902 Joe E. Lewis, born in New York City, New York, comedian, singer, famous for Al Capone's heavies beating him after he refused to renew his contract at Green Mill Cocktail Lounge in Chicago, Illinois, movie, book, 'The Joker is Wild'
1901 Kurt Jooss, Wurtemburg, Germany, ballet choreographer
1900 Vaino Hannikainen, composer
1899 Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist, DDT-Nobel 1948
1898 Jose Forns y Cuadras, composer
1897 Hendrik J Valk, painter/cartoonist/graphic artist
1896 Rex Ingram, Ireland, actor and director, Elmer Gantry, God's Little Acre
1894 Billy Gilbert, born in Louisville, Kentucky, actor, Paradise Alley, Safari, Rio
1893 Hermann Goering, propoganda minister, Nazi Germany
1890 Mordecai W. Johnson, educator
1888 Claude Delvincourt, composer
1884 Louis Horst, composer
1884 Texas Guinan, American Businessman
1882 Jakob Jud, Swiss linguist/etymologist
1878 Ferenc Molnar, Hungarian/US playwright, A Pal Utrai Fiuk
1876 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Venice Italy, composer
1876 Ferenc Molnar, writer
1876 Jack London, writer/socialist, Call of the Wild
1875 Marika Stiernstedt, Swedish author, Ulla Bella
1871 Paul Guthnick, German astronomer
1870 Marie Lloyd, British Musician
1863 Swami Vivekananda, born in Calcutta, India, founder of Ramakrishna Mission, chief disciple of Ramakrishna, responsible for bringing Vedanta and Yoga to Europe, America, introduced Hinduism at Parliament of World Religions at Chicago, 1893
1856 John Singer Sargent, U.S., portrait painter, Wyndham Sisters
1853 Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, Italian mathematician, tensor analysis
1852 Joseph J C Joffre, French Field Marshal, Indo China, Marne
1842 Francois Coppee, French poet
1837 Adolf Jensen, composer
1837 Carlos Troyer, composer
1832 Richard Waterhouse, Jr., Brigadier General Confederate Army
1826 Charles Cruft, Major General Union volunteers
1825 Joseph Robert Davis, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1825 Brooke Foss Westcott, English Theologian
1821 Nikolai Afanisev, composer
1819 Zealous Bates Tower, Major General Union Army
1814 Jones Mitchell Withers, Major General Confederate Army
1810 Ferdinand II, king of Sicily
1808 Paul "the Great" Taglioni, Vienna, ballet choreographer
1807 Jan T Beelen, Dutch/Belgian bible expert
1804 Hippolyte Monpou, composer
1792 Robert Patterson, Major General Union volunteers
1783 Erik Gustaf Geijer, Swedish historian/poet, Natthimmelen
1780 Wilhelm M L de Wette, German exegetist/theologist
1751 Ferdinand I, king of Sicily and Naples
1751 Jacob M R Lenz, writer, Das Leidende Weib
1749 Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, Austrian earl/prince/diplomat
1746 Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, born in Switzerland, educator
1746 Johann Pestalozzi, Swiss Educator
1737 Brizio Petrucci, composer
1737 John Hancock, patriot, 1st to sign Declaration of Independence
1730 Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer
1729 Edmund Burke, British author, Philosophy and Inquiry
1729 Lazzaro Spallanzani, Modena Italy, physiologist
1715 Jacques Duphly, composer
1711 Gaetano Latilla, composer
1674 Reinhard Keiser, composer
1665 Pierre de Fermat, French lawyer/mathematician
1638 Ernst R Tarhemberg, Austrian Field Marshal, Turkish Wars
1599 Adrian van Utrecht, Flemish painter
1588 John Winthrop, 1st governor, Mass Bay Colony
1588 Jose Ribera, Spanish painter
1580 Jean Baptiste van Helmont, Belgian chemist, found boiling pt temp
1576 Peter Scriverius, Dutch lawyer/historian
1562 Charles Emanuel I, the great, Duke of Savoy
1492 Andreas Alicatus, Italian author
1483 Hendrik van Nassau-Dillenburg en Dietz, gov/viceroy of Holland











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