January 8 Birthdays in History - January 8 Deaths - January 8 Events



1982 Gaby Hoffman, actress, Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck, Now and Then
1979 Sarah Polley, actress, Sweet Hereafter
1978 Petra Minarova, Miss Czech Republic Universe 1997
1977 Pearl Amoah, Miss Universe-Ghana 1996
1977 Ryan Frances, actor, Trevor-Sisters
1977 Amber Benson, born in Birmingham, Alabama, known for playing Tara Maclay on television show, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', produced, starred in film, 'Chance'
1976 Jenny Lewis, born in Las Vegas, Nevada, actress, Becky-Life With Lucy
1976 Brad Snyder, Ontario, shot putter 1996 Olympics
1975 Vitali Yachmenev, Chelyabinsk Rus, NHL right wing for the Los Angeles Kings
1974 Arjan Blaauw, Dutch soccer player, FC Groningen
1974 Brian Roberson, wide receiver for the New York Giants
1973 Sean Paul, Jamaican Musician
1972 Brandie Burton, San Bernardino California, LPGA golfer, 1993 du Maurier Ltd
1972 Devlin Murphy, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, canoe alternate for 1996 Olympics
1971 Billy Joe Hobert, NFL quarterback for the Oakland Raiders
1971 Branislav Janos, hockey forward, Team Slovakia 1998
1971 Brenda Lee Armstrong, Albert Lea, Minnesota, Miss Minn-America 1991
1971 Brook Mahealani Lee, Miss Universe/Miss USA, 1997-Hawaii
1971 Darren Langdon, Deere Lake, NHL left wing for the New York Rangers
1971 Jason Giambi, West Covina California, infielder for the Oakland A's
1971 Roosevelt Potts, NFL running back for the Indianapolis Colts
1971 Stephane Barin, hockey forward, Team France 1998
1970 Jon Klemm, Calgary, NHL defenseman for the Colorado Avalanche
1970 Dave Eggers, American Writer
1969 Brian Boehringer, born in St. Louis, Missouri, pitcher, New York Yankees
1969 R Kelly, singer, I Wish I Could Fly
1968 Alexander Alexeev, NHL defenseman, Belarus, 1998 Olympics
1968 Ami Dolenz, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, General Hospital, Can't Buy Me Love
1968 Brian Johnson, born in Oakland California, catcher for the San Diego Padres
1968 Mark Duane Croghan, born in Akron, Ohio, 3k steeplechase, Olympics-5th-96
1968 Paul Carey, U.S. baseball infielder for the Baltimore Orioles
1967 Hollis Conway, born in Chicago, Illinois, high jumper, Olympics-silv/bronze-88, 92
1967 Kent Jones, Portales, New Mexico, golfer, NM State Amateur-1990-91
1967 Roger Rowland, born in Jacksonville, Florida, Nike golfer, 1990 Macon Open-2nd
1967 Willie Anderson, U.S., NBA guard, New York Knicks, Olympic-bronze-1988
1966 Darryl Hall, CFL linebacker for the Calgary Stampeders
1966 Loretta Lee, Lee Lai Chan, China, actress, Happy Ghost
1965 Champaka Ramanayake, cricketer, Sri Lankan opening bowler
1965 Eric Wohlberg, Sudbury Ontario, cyclist 1996 Olympics
1965 Maria Pitillo, Matwah, New Jersey, actress, Ryan's Hope
1965 Michelle Forbes, actress, Julianna Cox-Homicide
1964 Virgil Hill, Missouri, middleweight boxer 1984 Olympics silver
1963 Hiromi Kobayashi, Fukushima Japan, LPGA golfer, 1993 JAL Big Apple
1961 Shoaib Mohammad, cricketer, son of Hanif Patient and prolific batsman
1960 Jolanda Egger, born in Luzean, Switzerland, playmate, June, 1983
1959 Michael Harwood, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer
1955 Mike Reno, Vancouver BC Canada, rock vocalist, Loverboy
1953 Bruce Sutter, pitcher, Cubs, Cards, Braves
1952 Lauri Walters, born in San Francisco, California, actress, 8 is Enough, Harrad Experiment
1952 Norm Jarvis, Prince Albert Sask, golfer, 1984 Chilliwack
1952 Charles F. Bass, American Politician
1952 Charles Foster Bass, American Politician
1951 John McTiernan, born in Albany, New York, actor, Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man
1951 Paul Dresher, born in Los Angeles, California, Paul Joseph Dresher, composer, drummer, minimalist and post-minimalist genres, studied at University of California, Berkeley, 2006 Guggenheim fellowship recipient
1949 Lawrence Rowe, cricketer, prolific WI batsman, 302 vs. England 1974
1948 Gillies Mackinnon, director, Playboys
1948 Mel Pritchard, born in Oldham, England, Melvyn Pritchard, Mel Pritchard, drummer, rocker, played progressive rock with Barclay James Harvest, worked with Les Holroyd
1947 David Bowie, born in London, England, singer and actor, Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust, also known as David Robert Hayward-Jones
1947 Igor Ivanov, Leningrad, Canadian chess champion, 1981-84, 1985-
1947 Terry Sylvester, rocker, Hollies-You are the Air that I Breathe
1947 Samuel Schmid, Swiss Politician
1946 Robby Krieger, rocker, Doors
1946 Elaine Cheris, Dotham Al, fencer-epee 1996 Olympics
1946 Kathleen Noone, actress, All My Children, Party of 5, Knots Landing
1946 Robbie Kreiger, born in Los Angeles, California, guitarist, Doors-Come on Baby Light My Fire
1946 Tod Brannan, Vice President, Logos Network Corp
1945 John Peters, rock drummer, Harpers Bizarre
1945 Terry Sylvester, rocker, Hollies
1944 Terry Brooks, U.S., sci-fi author, Sword of Shannara
1943 Lee Jackson, rocker, Nice
1943 Marcus Hutson, rock vocalist, Whispers
1942 Stephen Hawking, English physicist, Black Holes and Baby Universes
1942 Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov, U.S.S.R., cosmonaut, Soyuz 23
1942 Bob Taft, American Politician
1942 Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese Statesman
1941 Graham Chapman, England, comedian, Monty Python's Flying Circus
1941 Boris Vallejo, Peruvian Artist
1940 Anthony Gaurdine, Little Anthony and Imperials-Goin Out of My Head
1940 Cristy Lane, U.S., country/gospel singer
1940 Little Anthony [Gourdine], rocker, & Imperials
1939 Yvette Mimieux, Hollywood Cal, actress, Time Machine, Where the Boys Are
1938 Bob Eubanks, born in Flint, Michigan, TV host, Newlywed Game
1937 Robert Moran, born in Denver, Colorado, composer, operas include 'The Juniper Tree' co-composed with Philip Glass 'Night Passage'
1937 Shirley Bassey, Cardiff Wales, singer, Goldfinger, Moonraker
1936 Ferdinand Hartzenberg, South African minister of Education, 1979-82
1935 Nolan Miller, Burkburnett, Texas, fashion designer, Dynasty, Love Boat
1935 Elvis Presley, born in Tupelo, Mississippi, singer, Blue Suede Shoes, Hounddog
1934 Jacques Anquetil, France, Tour de France bicycle racer, 5-time winner
1934 Michael Grierson Jarrett, archaeologist
1934 Piet Dankert, Dutch politician, PvdA
1934 Roy Kinnear, Lancashire England, actor, TW3, Help!, The 3 Musketeers
1934 Alexandra Ripley, American Writer
1933 Charles Osgood, born in New York City, news anchor, CBS Weekend News
1933 Jean-Marie Straub, France, director, Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach
1931 Bill Graham, Germany, rock promoter, Fillmore
1931 May Wynn, Donna Lee Hickey, New York City, actress, Caine Mutiny, Noah's Ark
1930 Doreen Wilber, U.S., archer, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics
1929 Gerry Spence, American Lawyer
1928 Sander Vanocur, born in Cleveland, Ohio, news anchor, NBC Weekend News
1926 Evelyn Lear, Shulman, born in Brooklyn, New York, soprano
1926 Jani Christou, composer
1926 Soupy Sales, Milton Hines, North Carolina, comedian, Soupy Sales Show
1925 James Saunders, English chemist/playwright, Ark
1924 Benjamin Lees, Lysniansky, Harbin Manchuria, composer
1924 Robert Starer, Vienna Austria, composer
1924 Ron Moody, born in London, England, actor, 12 Chairs, Wrong is Right
1923 Giorgio Tozzi, born in Chicago, Illinois, basso
1923 Iva Michiels, Rik Ceuppens, Flemish writer, Ksiega Alfa
1923 Johnny Wardle, cricketer, Yorkshire and England left-arm bowler of 50's
1923 Joseph Wiezenbaum, artificial intelligence pioneer
1923 Larry Storch, New York City, comedian, F Troop, Larry Storch Show
1923 Joseph Weizenbaum, American Educator
1922 Abbey Simon, New York City, pianist
1920 Hendrikus J Wittebold, civil servant/resistance fighter
1917 Peter Taylor, U.S. writer
1917 Stanley Prager, New York City, comedian, College Bowl
1914 Charles Borromeo Mills, composer
1913 Horace Smith, cricketer, New Zealand, only Test wkt off his 1st ball, Paynter,
1912 Rudolf G Escher, Dutch composer, True Face of Peace
1911 Andrej Ocenas, composer
1911 Butterfly McQueen, Thelma, born in Tampa, Florida, actress, 'Gone With the Wind'
1910 Richard Cromwell, LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Jezebel
1909 Bruce Mitchell, cricketer, South African bat, their top run-scorer, 3471,
1909 Jose Ferrer, Santurce PR, oscar winning actor, Cyrano de Bergerac
1908 , Fearless, Mary Nadia Wadia, actress
1908 William Hartnell, born in London, England, actor, Agitator, Jackpot
1906 Jacob C van Marken, Dutch peanut butter maker, Calve-Delft
1906 Jan A H J S Bruins Slot, Dutch founder illegal Trouw/MP, ARP
1906 Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist
1905 Carl Gustav Hempel, German Logical Positivist philosopher
1905 Giacinto Scelsi, composer
1904 Peter Arno, New York City, cartoonist, New Yorker
1903 Gene Roth, born in South Dakota, actor, 'She Demons', 'Spider'
1902 Alexander Gray, Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, actor, This is Music
1902 Carl R[ansom] Rogers, U.S., psychologist, Client-Centered Therapy
1902 Georgy M Malenkov, Stalin's successor as head of CPSU, PM, 1953-55
1902 Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreography, Silent Song
1902 Carl Rogers, American Psychologist
1901 Edmond Vandercammen, French/Belgian writer, L'amour responsable
1900 Queen Marie, of Yugoslavia
1899 Solomon WRD Bandaranaike, premier of Ceylon, 1956-59
1896 Jaromir Weinberger, Prague Czechoslovakia, composer, Bird's Opera
1896 Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chile, writer, Men of the South
1892 Werner Wehrli, composer
1891 Bronislava Nijinska, ballet choreographer
1891 Storm Jameson, English novelist, The Green Man, Cousin Honore
1891 Walter Bothe, Germany, subatomic particle physicist, Nobel 1954
1891 Walther Bothe, German Physicist
1890 Sandor Rado, Hungarian/US psycho analyst
1889 Paul Hartmann, Furth Germany, actor, Haunted Castle
1888 Matt Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor, Coquette, Deluge
1888 Richard Courant, German/U.S. mathematician, What is mathematics?
1886 Noble Drew Ali, Timothy Drew, North Carolina, prophet, Moorish Science Temple
1885 John Curtin, Victoria, Australian PM, Labor, 1941-45
1885 A. J. Muste, American Activist
1883 Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer
1873 Lucien Capet, composer
1870 Miguel Primo de Rivera Orbaneja, dictator of Spain, 1923-30
1868 Frank Dyson, proved Einstein right about light bent by gravity
1867 Emily Green Balch, U.S., sociologist/feminist/pacifist, Nobel 1946
1863 Paul Scheerbart, Bruno Kufer, German writer, The Seasnake
1862 Frank Nelson Doubleday, publisher/founder, Doubleday and Co
1860 Nancy Jones, U.S. black missionary in Africa
1851 Gerard Leman, born in Liege, Belgium, Belgian general, war hero, provided King Albert I of Belgium with his military education, commander of the forts surrounding Liege in World War One, captured as a prisoner of War by the Germans and released at the end of the War
1846 Albert Cahen, composer
1846 William Wallace Gilchrist, composer
1836 Fannie M Jackson, pioneer and educator, 1st U.S. Black woman college grad
1836 Lawrence Alma Tadema, Dutch/British painter/husband of Laura Epps
1835 Henry James Byron, English Dramatist
1830 Gouverneur Kemble Warren, Major General Union volunteers
1830 Hans von Bulow, Dresden, pianist/virtuoso conductor/musical writer
1824 Per August Olander, composer
1824 William Wilkie Collins, English novelist, Woman in White
1824 Wilkie Collins, English Novelist
1823 Alfred Russel Wallace, British zoologist/co-discoverer, evolution
1822 Alfredo Carlo Piatti, composer
1821 James Longstreet, Confederate general, 1st Corps, ANV
1817 John Selden Roane, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1815 George Webb Morell, Major General Union volunteers
1815 Lawrence Pike Graham, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1814 Johannes Kneppelhout, Dutch humorist
1814 Thomas Green, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1812 Sigismond Fortune Francois Thalberg, composer
1812 William Henry Holmes, composer
1810 Robert Schumann, Zwickau Germ, composer, Neue Zeitschrift fuer Musik
1792 Lowell Mason, Medfield Massachusetts, organist/composer, Zebulo
1791 Jacob Collamer, Sen-Vt
1788 Erik Drake, composer
1787 Johann Ludwig Bohner, composer
1786 Nicholas Biddle, made 2nd bank of U.S. 1st effective central bank
1779 John White, composer
1777 Filippo Traetta, Italy, composer/musicologist
1767 Abraham de Veer, Dutch governor-general of Suriname, 1822-28
1668 Jean Gilles, composer
1658 Nicolas Coustou, French sculptor, Descente de Croix
1632 Samuel, Freiherr von Pufendorf, German jurist
1628 Francois de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxemburg, French soldier
1601 Baltasar Gracian, born in Belmonte, Aragon, Spain, Spanish Baroque prose writer, wrote 'El heroe' or 'The Hero', 'El politico', or 'The Politician', 'El discreto', 'The Discreet One', exiled for 'Criticon', or 'Faultfinder'
1589 Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatisch writer, Dubravka
1587 Johannes Fabricius, Denmark, astronomer, discovered sunspots
1583 Simon Episcopius, Dutch bishop/theologist
1081 Henry V, Roman German king/emperor, 1098/1111-25











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