January 13 Birthdays in History - January 13 Deaths - January 13 Events
1983 William Hung, born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, outsider musician, rose to fame for an off-key performance of 'She Bangs' by Ricky Martin on 'American Idol' show
1977 Orlando Bloom, born in Canterbury, England, actor, appeared in 'The Lord of the Rings', 'Pirates of the Caribbean', 'Kingdom of Heaven' films
1976 Gary Brent, cricketer, Zimbabwe ODI pace bowler 1996
1976 Vaclav Batlik, born in Costa Mesa, California, canoe alternate for 1996 Olympics
1975 Angela Holbeck, Australian rower 1996 Olympics
1974 Matt Lepsis, NFL tackle, Denver Broncos Superbowl 32
1974 Sergei Brylin, born in Moscow, Russia, NHL center for the New Jersey Devils
1973 Nikolai Khabibulin, Sverdlovsk Rus, NHL goalie, Winnipeg Jets
1972 Bryon Morris, running back for the Baltimore Ravens
1972 Byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers
1972 Nicole Eggert, born in Glendale California, actress, Charles in Charge, Baywatch
1972 Richard Woodley, NFL cornerback, Detroit Lions
1971 Elmer Dessens, Hermosillo Mexico, pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates
1970 Anne-Marie Goddard, born in Utrechtum, Netherlands, playmate, Jan, 94
1970 Frank Kooiman, soccer player, Sparta
1970 Keith Coogan, Palm Springs, actor, Adv in Babysitting, Hiding Out
1970 Keith Mitchell, born in Palm Springs, California, actor, Jeffrey-Waltons, Gun Shy
1970 Nachi Abe, WLAF tight end for the Scotland Claymores
1969 Andre Cason, U.S. runner, world record 50 indoor
1969 Dan Footman, NFL defensive end, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts
1969 John Flannery, guard/corner for the Dallas Cowboys
1969 Katarzyna Nowak, Lodz Poland, tennis star, 1994 Futures France
1969 Kevin Foster, U.S. baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs
1969 Orlando Miller, Changionola Panama, infielder for the Houston Astros
1969 Robert Wilson, NFL running back for the Miami Dolphins
1969 Stephen Hendry, British snookers player
1968 Kelly Boucher, Calgary Alberta, basketball forward 1996 Olympics
1968 Traci Bingham, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, actress, model, appeared on television series, 'Baywatch'
1966 Joseph Harper, Ventura California, canoe alternate for 1996 Olympics
1966 Marcus Turner, NFL cornerback and safety for the New York Jets
1966 Patrick Dempsey, Lewiston Me, actor, Mike-Fast Times
1964 Penelope Ann Miller, American Actress
1963 Dirk Tazelaar, cricketer, Queensland and Surrey left-arm pace bowler
1963 Felita Carr, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, dance skater, & Komarov-1995 Pac Champ
1963 Tim Patrick Kelly, Trenton, New Jersey, guitarist, Slaughter-Stick it Live
1962 Brett Maxie, NFL safety, Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers
1962 Kevin Mitchell, U.S. baseball outfielder, New York Met, San Francisco Giants, for the Cincinnati Reds
1962 Trace Adkins, born in Springhill, Louisiana, country music singer, successful album 'Songs About Me' was certified double multi-platinum
1961 Graham "Suggs" McPherson, Sussex, rock vocalist, Madness-Our House
1961 Julia Louis-Dreyfus, born in New York City, comedienne, SNL, Seinfeld, Soul Man, Troll
1961 Kelly Hrudey, Edmonton, NHL goalie for the Los Angeles Kings
1961 Kent Hull, NFL center for the Buffalo Bills
1961 Wayne Coyne, American Musician
1960 Matthew Bourne, English Dancer
1959 Kevin Anderson, Illinois, actor, Hoffa, Sleeping with the Enemy
1958 Ricardo Acuna, born in Santiago, Chile, former tennis player, ranked was 47th in the world, won three doubles titles during his career
1957 Christina Seufert, Sacraento California, diver 1984 Olympics bronze
1957 Don Snow, born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1992, changed name to John Savannah, musician, guitarist, drummer, saxophonist, toured with Van Morrison, member of Squeeze, Procol Harum, played Hammond organs, piano
1957 Mark Francis O'Meara, Goldsboro, North Carolina, PGA golfer, 1984 Greater Milw
1956 Janet Hubert-Whitten, actress, Vivian Banks-Fresh Prince of Bel Air
1956 Jay McInerney, writer, Bright Lights, Big City
1956 Malcolm Foster, rock bassist, Pretenders-Mystery Achievement
1955 Fred White, rocker, Earth Wind and Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover
1955 Jay McInerney, author, Bright Lights, Big City
1955 Titus M Mafolo, South Africa journalist/ANC-leader
1954 Vicki McCarty, born in Los Angeles, California, playmate, Sep, 1979
1954 Trevor Rabin, born in South Africa, musician, guitarist, singer, songwriter, member of Yes, a progressive British rock band, film composer
1952 Cornelius Bumpus, keyboardist, Doobie Bros-Minute by Minute
1952 Sharon Gabet, Fort Wayne, Indiana, actress, Edge of Night, Another World
1949 Brandon Tartikoff, TV executive, NBC
1949 Rakesh Sharma, India, cosmonaut, Soyuz T-11
1948 Kenia Jayantilal, cricketer, 5 at Kingston 71 his only inns for India
1947 John Lees, England, rock guitarist and vocalist, Medicine Man
1947 Peter Sundelin, Sweden, yachtsmen, Gold Medal 1968 Olympics
1947 Robert Martin, American Politician
1945 [Eileen] Joy[ce] Chant [Rutter], UK, sci-fi author, High Kings
1943 Richard Moll, Cal, actor, Night Court, House, Dungeonmaster, Survivor
1943 William Duckworth, composer
1941 Meinhard Nehmer, born in East Germany, 2 man bobsledder 1976 Olympics gold
1940 Edmund White, American Novelist
1938 Billy Gray, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Bud-Father Knows Best
1938 Paavo Johannes Heininen, composer
1937 Haje J Schartman, Dutch MP, CDA
1936 Edward Rell Madigan, born in Lincoln, Illinois, Representative-R-Illinois 1973 - 1983
1934 Rip Taylor, comedian, Gong Show, $1.98 Beauty Show
1934 Nick Clooney, American Politician
1933 Nurdin Jivraj, Tanzanian/British hotel magnate, Buckingham International
1933 Ron[ald Joseph] Goulart, U.S., sci-fi author, Deadwalk, Plunder
1933 Tom B Gola, NBA Hall-of-Famer
1931 Charles Nelson Reilly, born in New York, American actor, director, comedian, drama teacher, game show panelist
1930 Frances Sternhagen, Washington D.C., actress, Outland, Starting Over
1930 Liz Anderson, born in Roseau, Minnesota, country music singer, songwriter, Grammy Award nominee, wrote hits for Merle Haggard
1930 Roman Ciesiewicz, artist/graphic designer
1929 Joseph Anthony Pass, guitarist
1929 Wim Bary, Dutch actor/theater director, Nice Boys
1928 David Sheiner, New York City, actor, Paul-Mr Novak, Norman-Diana
1928 Gregory Walcott, Wilson, North Carolina, actor, 87th Precinct
1927 Sydney Brenner, British Scientist
1926 Carolyn Gold Heilbrun, born in East Orange, New Jersey, author and feminist, 'In the Last Analysis' and 'Writing a Woman's Life'
1926 Pamela M Cunnington, English architect/author, Change of Use
1925 Gwen Verdon, born in Louisiana, actress/singer/dancer, Cotton Club, Sweet Charity
1925 Rosemary Murphy, Munich Germany, actress, Margaret-Lucas Tanner
1924 Philip Rawson, artist/teacher
1923 Jack Watling, London, actor, Nanny, Adventure for 2, Naked Heart
1919 Army Archerd, Hollywood columnist/TV host, Movie Game
1919 Robert Stack, born in born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Eliot Ness-Untouchables, Airplane
1918 Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer
1918 Steve Dunne, Northampton Massachusetts, actor, Professional Father
1918 Ted Willis, prolific English screenwriter, It's Great to be Young
1917 Felix Guerro Diaz, composer
1916 Bella Lewitsky, choreographer
1916 Osa Massen, Copenhagen Denmark, actress, Jack London, Rocketship XM
1915 Edward Frederick Weston Goodman, property developer
1913 Jeff Morrow, New York City, actor, Bart-Union Pacific, Temperatures Rising
1913 Ralph Edwards, born in Merino, Colorado, TV host, This is Your Life
1911 Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, premier, Queensland
1909 Danny Barker, jazz guitarist
1909 Marinus van der Lubbe, Dutch communist
1907 Sabine Zlatin, nurse
1906 Maxime Jacob, composer
1905 Percy Humphrey, musician
1904 Richard Addinsell, born in London, England, composer, Taming of Shrew
1903 Kay Francis, Katherine E Gibbs, Oklahoma City, actress, False Madonna
1900 Yasuji Kiyose, composer
1898 Pedro DE Teixeira de Mattos, Dutch diplomat
1895 Anton Betzner, writer
1895 Fortunio Bonanova, Palma de Mallorca Spain, opera singer
1893 Clarke Ashton Smith, U.S., sci-fi author, Lost Worlds, Genius Loci
1893 Jan Evangelista Zelinka, composer
1892 Paul Smart, U.S., yachtsman 1948 Olympics gold
1885 Alfred Fuller, CEO, Fuller Brush Man
1884 Johannes Elsensohn, Dutch actor and writer, Arie, novel from the Jordan
1884 Sophie Tucker, Russia, singer/last of red hot mammas
1874 Jozef E van Roey, Flemish cardinal and archbishop of Mechlin
1870 Henryk Opienski, Polish composer and conductor, St. Moniuszko
1869 Emanuele F, duke of Aosta, Italian general, WW I, fascist
1866 Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov, composer
1866 G. I. Gurdjieff, born in Alexandropol, Armenia, mystic, spiritual teacher, created 'The Work' idea, representing work on oneself, also called, the Fourth Way
1864 Wilhelm K. W. Wien, German phyicist, Nobel 1911
1859 Karl Bleibtreu, German author, Revolution of Literature
1859 Kostis Palamas, Greek poet/scholar, Flogera tou Basilia
1850 Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer
1835 Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian jurist/minister of the Interior
1834 Horatio Alger, Jr., Revere Massachusetts, author, Lost at Sea, Work and Win
1824 Ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer
1815 William Henry French, Major General Union volunteers
1812 Humphrey Marshall, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1810 Ernestine Rose, Activist
1808 Salmon P Chase, Sen-R, cabinet member, 6th chief justice, 1864-73
1808 Salmon P. Chase, American Politician
1808 Salmon Portland Chase, American Politician
1807 Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, Major General Union volunteers
1802 Eduard von Bauernfeld, Vienna, comedic playwright
1788 Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer
1778 Anton Fischer, composer
1734 Luca Sorkocevic, composer
1727 Johann Christoph Schmugel, composer
1720 Richard Hurd, English Writer
1690 Gottfried Heinrich Stolzel, composer
1683 Johann Christoph Graupner, German composer
1674 Prosper Jolyot de Crebillon, French poet, Atree et Thyeste
1628 Charles Perrault, France, lawyer/writer, Mother Goose
1616 Antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic/French religious fanatic
1596 Jan J Goyen, Dutch landscape painter
1505 Joachim II Hector, ruler, Brandenburg
1406 Matteo Palmieri, Italian writer, Della vita civile
1381 St. Colette, abbess/reformer, Poor Clares