January 15 Birthdays in History - January 15 Deaths - January 15 Events



1975 Greg Loveridge, cricketer, New Zealand leg-spinner, did not bowl vs. Zim 1996
1975 Mary Pierce, born in Montreal, Canada, tennis star, 1995 Australian Open
1974 Aubrey Jo Hiller, born in Missoula, Montana, Miss America-Montana 1997
1974 Mike Minter, safety for the Carolina Panthers
1973 Daniel Nijhof, Dutch soccer player, FC Twente
1973 Randy Srochenski, CFL linebacker for the Saskatchewan Roughriders
1972 Ernie Reyes, Jr., born in San Jose, California, actor, Ernie-Sidekicks
1972 Kimberly Anne Massaro, born in St. Louis, Missouri, Miss America, Missouri-5th-1997
1971 LeShon Johnson, running back for the Arizona Cardinals
1971 Regina King, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Brenda Jenkins-227
1970 Dan Landry, born in San Diego, California, volleyball opposite hitter 1996 Olympics
1970 Elroy Kromheer, soccer player, FC Volendam
1970 Michele Granger, born in Anaheim, California, softball pitcher, 1996 Olympics gold
1969 Adam Burt, Detroit, NHL defenseman, Hartford Whalers
1969 Delino DeShields, Seaford DE, infielder, Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers
1969 Demetra Hampton, actress, Valentina
1969 Leonard Wheeler, NFL safety/cornerback, Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings
1969 Marsha Miller, born in Rochester, New York, WPVA volleyballer, National-17th-1995
1969 Rob van Dijk, Dutch soccer player, Feyenoord
1969 Rod de Highden, Australian 5k/10k/marathoner 1996 Olympics
1969 Siupeli Malamala, NFL guard and tackle for the New York Jets
1968 Bob Dahl, NFL guard for the Washington Redskins
1968 Chad Lowe, Dayton Ohio, actor, Spencer, Apprentice to Murder
1968 Felton Spencer, NBA center, SF Warriors
1968 Laurie Fellner, born in Appleton, Wisconsin, team handball goalie, 1992, 1996 Olympics
1968 Steve McConaghy, Australian soling yachter 1996 Olympics
1967 Lisa Lisa, rock vocalist, & Cult Jam
1967 Richard Blakey, cricketer, England wicket-keeper in India 1993
1967 Ted N Tryba, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, PGA golfer, 1995 Anheuser-Busch Golf
1965 Derek B, born in London, born Derek Boland, rapper, record producer, remixer, popular songs included 'Bad Young Brother' and 'Goodgroove'
1965 Michael Clemons, CFL running back for the Toronto Argonauts
1965 Adam Jones, American Musician
1964 Cees van der de Linden, soccer player
1964 Paula Schnurr, Kirkland Lake Ontario, 1.5k, Olympics-8-92, 96
1963 Erling Kagge, Norway, explorer, South Pole
1963 Lijuan Geng, Hebei China, Canadian tennis player 1996 Olympics
1963 Richard Nasheim, hockey forward, Team Austria 1998
1963 Yaro Dachniwsky, born in Chicago, Illinois, team handball goalie 1996 Olympics
1963 Bruce Schneier, born in America, computer security specialist, cryptographer, writer, founder, BT Counterpane, books include, 'Practical Cryptography', 'Schneier on Security'
1961 Iris DeMent, Paragould Ar, country singer, Our Town
1960 Tim Curtis, cricketer, England righty batsman in 5 Tests 1988-89
1959 Pete Trewavas, Middlesbrough, bassist, Marillion-Clutching at Straws
1958 Julian Sands, actor, One Night Stand
1957 Mario Van Peebles, Mexico, actor, Posse, South Bronx Heroes
1956 Paul Parker, cricketer, one Test England vs. Australia 1981
1956 Vera Sosulya, U.S.S.R., toboggan, 1980 Olympics gold
1955 Enrico Mentana, Milan Italy, Italian newscaster, RAI
1953 Randy White, NFL tackle for the Dallas Cowboys
1953 Alexander O'Neal, born in Natchez, Mississippi, singer, rhythm and blues genre, successful songs include 'Saturday Love', Never Knew Love Like This' and 'Fake'
1952 Melvyn Gale, born in London, England, musician, classical musician, cellist, member, Electronic Light Orchestra, ELO, runs CD factory
1952 Boris Blank, born in Switzerland, composer, musician, member of Yello, responsible for unique sound, influenced by Yello members Carlos Peron, Deiter Meier
1951 Charo, Murcia Spain, actress and singer, Chico and the Man, Love Boat
1951 Martha Davis, California, vocalist/guitar, Motels-Only the Lonely, Shame
1950 David Lynn Jones, Bexar, Arkansas, country singer, Bonnie Jean
1949 Howard Allen Twitty, born in Phoenix, Arizona, PGA golfer, 1979 BC Open
1948 Dini Petty, Canadian talk show host, CITY-TV
1948 Ronnie Van Zant, rocker, Lynyrd Skynyrd
1948 Tommy Nolan, Montreal Canada, actor, Jody-Buckskin
1947 Andrea Martin, Portland ME, comediene, SCTV, Club Paradise
1947 Pete Waterman, rocker, Stock Aitken and Waterman-Road Block
1945 Marie-Christine AHI von Leibnitz, German, British princess
1945 David Pleat, English Athlete
1943 Mike Marshall, MLB pitcher, 1974 Cy Young Award
1942 Edward "Sonny" Bivins, U.S. singer, Manhattans-Kiss and Say Goodbye
1941 Captain Beefheart, Don Van Vliet, rocker, Bongo Fury, Shiny Beast
1941 Don Van Vliet, American Artist
1939 Charles Christopher Steel, composer
1937 Margaret O'Brien, San Diego, actress, Jane Eyre, Meet Me in St. Louis
1935 Malcolm Frager, born in St. Louis, Missouri, pianist
1935 Robert Silverberg, U.S., sci-fi author, Hugo, Regan's Planet
1933 Ernest Gaines, American Writer
1932 Dean Smith, U.S. actor/relay runner 1952 Olympics gold
1932 Louis Woodard Jones, New Rochelle, New York, 4X400m relayer, Gold Medal 1956 Olympics
1931 Derek Meddings, special effects technician
1931 Murad Kazhlayev, composer
1931 Thomas Hoving, New York City, news correspondent, 20/20
1929 "Queen Ida" Guillory, Ziadaco music
1929 Eva Badura-Skoda, composer
1929 Martin Luther King, Jr., Atlanta, dreamer, Nobel 1964
1929 John Naisbitt, born in Salt Lake City, Utah, author, public speaker, futures studies, wrote, 'Megatrends', 1982, sold over 9 million copies in 57 countries, special assistant to Lyndon B. Johnson
1927 Francis Routh, composer
1927 Norm Crosby, born in Boston, Massachusetts, comedian, Young at Heart Comedians
1926 Maria Schell, Vienna Austria, actress, Space 1999
1925 Keith Bentley, international racing cyclist
1925 Ruth Slenczynska, Sacramento, California, pianist
1923 Lee Teng-hui, president of ROC, Taiwan, head of KMT, 1988-
1920 John J "Cardinal" O'Connor, Philadelphia, Roman Catholic Archbishop of NY
1920 John Junor, British editor in chief, Sunday Express
1920 John Cardinal O'Connor, American Clergyman
1918 Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt, 1954-1971
1916 Mikki Doyle, journalist
1914 Lord Dacre of Glanton, British historian
1914 Hugh Trevor-Roper, English Historian
1913 Lloyd Bridges, born in San Leandro, California, actor, Sea Hunt, Roots, Airplane
1912 Michel J-P Debre, premier of France, 1959-62
1911 Cy Feuer, New York City, Bdwy producer, Feuer and Martin-Chorus Line
1911 Wim Kan, Dutch cabaretier
1909 Elie Siegmeister, New York City, composer, Plough and the Stars
1909 Enrique Sasal y Chapi, composer
1909 Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman's drummer, Sing Sing Sing
1908 Edward Teller, born in Budapest, Hungary, fathered H-bomb, Manhattan Project
1908 Roberta Bitgood, composer
1906 Aristotle Onassis, born in Greece, rich shipping magnate
1902 Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Faisal al-Saud, king, Saudi Arabia
1902 Nazim Hikmet, Turkish Poet
1900 Cesar Domela, Dutch painter, Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis son
1900 William Heinesen, Faroes Island, writer, Noatun
1899 Goodman Ace, radio/TV actor/columnist/humorist, Better of Goodman
1896 Jacobo Ficher, composer
1894 Edmond Rubbens, Belgian attorney/minister of colonization
1893 D Ivor D Novello, British composer/writer, Truth Game
1893 Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premiere of Yugoslavia, 1939-4.
1893 Ivor Novello, born in Cardiff, Wales, actor, Lodger, Phantom Fiend
1893 Xu Zhimo, Roman Poet
1892 Frank Hutchens, composer
1892 Rex Ingram, Reginald IM Hitchcock, dir, 4 Horsemen of Apocalypse
1891 Osip E Mandelstam, Warsaw Poland, Russian poet, Noise of Time
1889 A. Philip Randolph, American Activist
1888 Joseph Henabery, born in Omaha, Nebraska, director, Cobra
1882 Florian Znaniecki, Polish/US sociologist, Polish Peasant in Europe
1879 Ernest Thesiger, born in London, England, actor, Bride of Frankenstein, Ghoul
1878 Johanna Muller-Hermann, composer
1877 Lewis M Terman, Indiana, psychologist, developed Stanford-Binet IQ test
1873 Max Adler, Austria sociologist/socialist theorist
1871 Bertram Shapleigh, composer
1870 Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer, Greenland
1868 Noach Zjordanija, Georgian veterinarian/premier, 1918-21
1866 Nathan Soderblom, Lutheran archbishop, internationalist, Nobel '30
1863 Adolph Goldschmidt, German historian
1863 Wilhelm Marx, premier, Prussia
1858 Giovanni Segantini, Italy, painter
1850 Mihail Eminesco, Eminovici, Romanian poet, Samanul Dionis
1850 Sonya Kurtovsky Kovalevsky, mathemetician, Academy of Science
1850 Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian Mathematician
1845 Ella Flagg Young, 1st woman President, National Educational Association
1845 Heinrich Vogl, composer
1844 Cole Younger, American Criminal
1841 Lord Frederick Stanley, presenter of hockey's Stanley Cup
1826 Mikhail Saltykov, Spas-Ugol Russia, satirist, Family of Noblemen
1821 Lafayette McLaws, Major General Confederate Army
1817 Lewis Golding Arnold, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1815 Henry Morris Naglee, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1814 Ludwig Schlafli, Swiss vicar/mathematician
1813 James Marion Sims, South Carolina, surgeon/gynecologist, vesicovaginal operation
1812 Peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer
1809 Cornelia Connelly, Philadelphia, founder, Society of the Holy Child Jesus
1809 Pierre Joseph Proudhon, France, politician, libertarian socialist
1798 Thomas Crofton Croker, Irish story teller, Fairy legends
1795 Willem de Clerq, Dutch merchant/man of letters
1793 Ferdinand G Waldmuller, Austrian painter
1791 Franz Gillparzer, Austrian tragic dramatist, Golden Fleece
1779 Jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer
1742 Eugene Godecharle, composer
1733 Joseph Lederer, composer
1730 John Malchair, composer
1716 Philip Livingston, merchant, signed Declaration of Independence
1715 Georg C Wagenzeil, Austria, court, composer/pianist
1622 Moliere, French Playwright
1567 Black Box, Catherine Quinol, Guadeloupe, vocalist, Love Sensation
1507 Johann Oporinus [Herbster], Swiss book publisher, Koran
1432 Afonso V "the African", king of Portugal, 1438-1481











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