January 29 Birthdays in History - January 29 Deaths - January 29 Events



1981 Jonny Lang, born in Fargo, North Dakota, born Jon Gordon Langseth, Jr., singer, songwriter, guitarist, rock, gospel, blues musician, plays Benedict guitars, Fender Telecaster Thinline, voice sounds like veteran blues singer, toured with Sting, performed for President Bill Clinton
1980 Jason James Richter, Medford OR, actor, Free Willy
1979 Andrew Keegan, actor, Step by Step, Party of Five
1977 Martin Hohenberger, hockey forward, Team Austria 1998
1976 Ilmira Shamsutdinova, Miss Universe-Russia/best costume 1996
1975 Hendrik Dreekmann, Germany, tennis star
1975 Kelly Packard, born in Glendale California, actress, Tiffani Smith-California Dreams
1975 Lorraine Magwenzi, Miss Zimbabwe Universe 1997
1975 Maarten Kerkhof, soccer player, Vitesse, De Graafschap
1975 Sara Gilbert, born in Santa Monica, California, actress, Melissa-Roseanne
1974 David LaFleur, tight end for the Dallas Cowboys
1974 Jeff Mitchell, corner for the Baltimore Ravens
1974 Kris Burley, Truro Nova Scotia, gymnast 1996 Olympics
1974 Pat Walsh, WLAF Tackle for the London Monarchs
1973 Darnell Stephens, NFL linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1973 Jason Schmidt, Lewiston ID, pitcher, Atlanta Braves
1973 Scott Milanovich, quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1972 Hessley Hempstead, NFL guard, Detroit Lions
1972 Scott Davis, Great Falls Mont, figure skater 1994 Olympics
1972 Simon Cook, cricketer, Victorian pace bowler joined NSW 1995-96
1971 Chris Vargas, CFL quarterback for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1971 Jamal Fountaine, NFL defensive end, San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons
1970 Eric Gouka, cricketer, Netherlands pace bowler 1996 World Cup
1970 Heather Graham, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, actress, Drugstore Cowboy, Diggstown
1970 Scott Davis, guard for the Atlanta Falcons
1970 Paul Ryan, American Politician
1969 Aeneas Williams, cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals
1969 Flora Perfetti, Faenza Italy, tennis star, 1995 Futures-Reims-FRA
1969 Karen Fonteyne, Calgary Alberta, synchro swimmer, 1996 Olympics silver
1969 Robert Young, NFL player for the St. Louis Rams
1969 Thomas Jane, American Actor
1968 Aeneas Williams, NFL cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals
1968 Chris Pringle, New Zealand cricket pace bowler, since 1990
1968 Ed Burns, director/actor, Brothers McMullen
1968 Harold Green, NFL running back, Cincinnati Bengals, Atlanta Falcons
1968 John Hudson, NFL center/guard, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles
1968 Kevin Roberson, U.S. baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs
1968 Edward Burns, American Actor
1967 David Pitcher, CFL fullback for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1967 Khalid Skah, Midelt Morocco, 5k/10k runner
1967 Sean Burke, Windsor, NHL goalie, Hartford Whalers
1967 Stacey King, NBA forward and center for the Miami Heat
1965 Dominik Hasek, Pardubice, Czechoslovakia, NHL goalie, Gold Medal 1998 Olympics, Buffalo
1965 Peter Lundgren, Sweden, tennis star
1965 Tim Johnson, NFL defensive tackle for the Washington Redskins
1964 Andre Reed, NFL wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills
1964 John Gallagher, rugby league player
1964 John Habyan, U.S. baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals
1964 Roddy Frame, rock vocalist and guitarist, Aztec Camera-Stray
1963 Michelle Bell, Melrose, Massachusetts, LPGA golfer, 1981 Mass School Girls Champ
1962 Nicholas Turturro, Queens, New York, actor, James Martinez-NYPD Blue
1962 Lee Terry, American Politician
1961 Mike Aldrete, U.S. baseball infielder, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees
1960 Cho-Liang Lin, Taiwan, violinist, Queen Sophia 1st prize
1960 Eddie Jackson, bassist, Queensryche-Breaking the Silence
1960 Gregory Efthimos Louganis, born in San Diego, California, diver, Gold Medals 1984, 1988 Olympics
1960 Matthew Ashford, Davenport, Iowa, actor, Jack Devaraux-Days of Our Lives
1960 Sean Kerly, born in Whitstable, Kent, England, Sean Robin Kerly, athlete, field hockey player, awarded bronze medal at 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, 1984, scored eight goals at 1988 Olympics in Seoul, playing for Great Britain and Northern Ireland squad
1960 Steve Sax, 2nd baseman, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox
1958 Judy Norton-Taylor, born in Santa Monica, California, actress, Mary Ellen-Waltons
1958 Ole Mortensen, cricketer, pace bowler for Derbyshire and Denmark
1957 Irlene Mandrell, born in Corpus Christi, Texas, country singer, Mandrell Sisters
1957 Jac Bico, Dutch guitarist/singer, Tambourine
1955 John Tate, U.S., heavyweight boxer 1968 Olympics bronze
1954 Alejandro Casanas, Havana Cuba, 110m hurdler, Olympic-silv-1976, 80
1954 Richard Manitoba, born in The Bronx, New York, born Richard Blum, nicknamed 'Handsome Dick', musician, punk rock genre, vocalist, radio personality, lead singer for The Dictators, MC5
1954 Oprah Winfrey, born in Mississippi, actress/TV host, Color Purple, Oprah
1953 Dalila di Lazzaro, Udine Italy, covergirl/model, Vogue
1952 Tommy Ramone, Erdelyi, Hungary, rock drummer/bassist [Ramones
1951 Andy Roberts, cricketer, brilliant WI quickie with 202 wickets 74-84
1951 Earl Howe, born in England, British politician, Conservative, front bench member, House of Lords, Health spokesman
1950 Ann Jillian, Cambridge Massachusetts, actress, Mr Mom, Jennifer Slept Here
1950 Jody Schecter, South African auto maker, World Driver's 1979
1950 Tom Brown, Jr., American Celebrity
1949 Tommy Ramone, Thomas Erdelyi, Budapest, rock drummer, Ramones
1948 Bill Kirchen, singer/guitarist, Commander Cody and Lost Planet Airmen
1948 Felice Taylor, R&B singer, I Feel Love Comin' On
1948 Marc Singer, Vancouver Canada, actor, V, Dallas
1947 David Byron, vocalist, Uriah Heep
1947 Israel Wetrin, managing director, Elonex
1947 Michael Mavor, Head Master, Rugby School
1945 Donna Marie Caponi Young, Detroit, LPGA golfer, U.S. Open 1969, 70
1945 James Nicholson, British MEP
1945 Tom Selleck, born in Detroit, Michigan, actor, Lance-Rockford Files, Magnum PI
1944 Barbara Moore, Wardell, Missouri, actress, Lisa Rogers-Man From UNCLE
1944 Hans Plomp, Dutch writer/poet, Venus in Holland
1943 Charles Fitzgerald-Lombard, Abbot of Downside
1943 Timothy Andrew James Souster, composer
1942 Arnaldo Tamayo-Mendez, Cuba, cosmonaut, Soyuz 38
1942 Claudine Longet, France, former Mrs. Andy Williams/singer
1942 F R Hartley, Vice-Chancellor, Cranfield University
1942 Katharine Ross, Hollywood Cal, actress, Graduate, Francesca-Colbys
1942 Richard Needham, British MP
1942 Robin Morgan, Lake Worth, Florida, actress, Dagmar-Mama
1939 Germaine Greer, born in Melbourne, Australia, feminist/author, Female Eunich
1939 O P Kolomitsev, cosmonaut
1938 Bill Christian, U.S., ice hockey player 1960 Olympics gold
1937 Bobby Scott, born in Mt. Pleasant, New York, jazz singer, producer, songwriter, instrumentalist, toured with Louis Prima, No. 13 Billboard hit 'Chain Gang' 1956
1936 Malcolm Binns, concert pianist
1934 Paul Gutama Soegijo, composer
1933 A C Alston, bibliographer
1933 Margaret Laird, Commissioner, Third Church Estates
1932 James Clyde, born in England, Baron Clyde, son of James Latham Clyde, Lord Clyde, British judge, Chancellor to the Bishop of Argyll, Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland
1932 Raman Subba Row, CEO, Test/County Cricket Board
1932 Derek Bailey, English Musician
1931 Leslie Bricuse, English/US composer, Stop the world I want to get off
1931 Ferenc Madl, Hungarian Statesman
1930 John Junkin, actor and writer, A Hard Day's Night
1929 Elio Petri, Italy, director, Property is no theft
1928 Bengt Hambraeus, composer
1928 Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician
1928 Peter Byrne, actor, Postcards from America, Carry on Cabby
1927 Edward Abbey, U.S. author, Desert Solitaire
1926 Abdus Salam, theoretical physicist
1926 Bob Berry, cricketer, England slow lefty 1950
1925 Anthony George, Endicott, New York, actor, Untouchables, Checkmate
1925 Peter Lane, born in England, Baron Lane of Horsell, Lord Land of Horsell, politician, businessman, Conservative Party, served in Royal Navy, life peer, House of Lords
1925 Pier Tania, Meinte Piet, radio/TV host, ANP, De Bezetting
1924 Brian Trubshaw, British test pilot
1924 Luigi Nono, Venice Italy, composer, Canonic Variations
1924 Marcelle Ferron, Canadian Artist
1923 Paddy Chayevsky, Sydney, U.S., dramatist, Marty, Hospital
1920 Alec Coppen, psychiatrist
1919 Norman F Simpson, British playwright, One Way Pendulum
1918 John Forsythe, born in New Jersey, actor, Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty
1918 William Rigney, baseball manager for the San Francisco Giants
1917 John Raitt, born in Santa Ana California, actor/singer, Chevy Show, Pajama Game
1916 Barbara Skelton, writer
1915 Frederic Ramsey, Jr., folklorist/author
1915 Halfdan Rasmussen, Danish poet/WWII resistance fighter, Skoven
1915 Victor Mature, born in Louisville, Kentucky, actor, 1 Million BC, Samson and Delilah
1912 "Professor" Irwin Corey, born in Brooklyn, New York, comedian, Car Wash, Doc
1912 Jacob "Jaap" Balk, journalist, AH, Onder de Keizerskroon
1910 Henri Queffelec, French writer, Au bout du monde
1910 Paul Hodder-Williams, publisher
1909 Alan Marshal, born in Sydney, Australia, actor, White Cliffs of Dover, Lydia
1906 Franciscus Hin, Holland, yachtsman, Gold Medal 1920 Olympics
1906 Joe Primeau, NHL center
1905 Barnett Newmann, U.S. painter, postpainterly abstraction
1905 Barnett Newman, American Artist
1903 Cornelis H Edelman, Dutch geologist
1901 Allen B DuMont, inventor, perfected coml practical cathode ray tube
1900 Marco Tajcevic, composer
1900 Willem F K Hussem, Dutch painter and poet, Coastline, Lookout on Sea
1898 Fernand Quinet, Belgian cellist/ composer and conductor, La Guerre
1898 Karl Bjarnhof, Danish blind journalist and writer, History of Sascha
1896 Teddy Hoad, cricketer, pioneering West Indian Test batsman
1893 Edric Cundell, composer
1893 Martian Negrea, composer
1892 Clifford Gray, U.S., bobsled 1928 Olympics gold
1891 R N Williams II, tennis champ, U.S. Open-1914
1890 Marguerite Canal, composer
1889 Francisco Santiago, composer
1889 Rudolf Mauersberger, composer
1887 Albert Conti, born in Trieste, Austria, actor, Jazz Heaven, Doomed Battalion
1884 Juhan Aavic, composer
1880 W. C. Fields, Philadelphia, actor
1878 Barney Oldfield, Ohio, daredevil
1876 Carl Henrik Ludolf Nielsen, composer
1876 Havergal Brian, Dresden Staffordshire, composer
1874 John David Rockefeller, Jr., born in Cleveland, Ohio, philanthropist
1874 Robert Lach, composer
1874 John D. Rockefeller, Jr., American Businessman
1873 Luigi A, duke of the Abruzzes, Italy, explorer/climber, Mount St. Elias
1871 Eduardo Lopez-Chavarri y Marco, composer
1869 Andrey Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
1867 Vicente Blasco Ibanez, Spain, writer, 4 Horsemen of Apocalypse
1866 Romain Rolland, born in France, writer, Jean-Christophe, Nobel 1915
1864 Adolf Philipp, composer
1862 Frederick Delius, Bradford England, composer, Hiawatha
1860 Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Tagarov Russia, playwright, Cherry Orchard
1860 Anton Chekhov, Russian Dramatist
1854 Willem PC Knuttel, Dutch bibliographer/librarian
1852 Frederick Hymen Cowen, composer
1852 Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian actor and playwright, O Noapte Furtunoasa
1850 Ebenezer Howard, London, pioneer of garden cities
1850 Lawrence Hargrave, inventor, box kite
1843 William McKinley, Niles Ohio, R, 25th President, 1897-1901
1841 Henry Morton Stanley, Welsh Explorer
1836 Benjamin Franklin Potts, Major General Union volunteers
1836 James Meech Warner, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1824 Karl von Perfall, composer
1823 Franklin Gardner, Major General Confederate Army
1821 Isaac Ferdinand Quinby, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1810 Earnest E Kummer, German mathematician
1803 James Outram, Bulterley Hall Derbyshire, general
1801 Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist and composer, Felix Meritis
1798 Henry Neele, London, poet
1784 Ferdinand Ries, composer
1783 Vasili A. Zjukovski, Russian folk poet/translator, Homerus
1782 Daniel-Franeois-Esprit Auber, French opera composer, Fra Diavolo
1782 Frantiszek Tucek Scigalski, composer
1763 Johann Gottfried Seume, born in Poserna, Germany, writer, lyric poet, wrote 'Mein Sommer in Jahr' 1805, 'Spaziergang nach Syrakus' 1803
1761 Abraham AA "Albert" Gallatin, born in Switzerland, U.S. minister of Finance, 1801 - 1814
1761 Albert Gallatin, Swiss Statesman
1756 Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee, Rep/Gov-Va, general
1737 Thomas Paine, political essayist, Common Sense, Age of Reason
1717 Jeffrey Amherst, English Governor-General of America/Field Marshal
1717 Lord Amherst, British Soldier
1715 Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian, court, composer/pianist
1711 Giuseppi Bonno, composer
1703 Carlmann Kolb, composer
1700 Daniel Bernoulli, born in Basel, Switzerland, mathematician, 10 time French award
1689 Hubert K Poot, Dutch poet
1688 Emmanuel Swedenborg, Sweden, religious leader, Angelic Wisdom
1688 Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish Environmentalist
1584 Frederik Hendrik, count of Nassau/Prince of Orange











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