January 22 Birthdays in History - January 22 Deaths - January 22 Events
1981 Willa Ford, born in America, singer, songwriter, television personality, modeled for 'Playboy' magazine, debut album titled, 'Willa Was Here'
1981 Beverley Mitchell, American Actress
1979 Melanie Winiger, Miss Switzerland Universe 1997
1976 Balthazar Getty, actor, Young Guns 2, Lord of the Flies
1975 Lee Maxwell Francis Vertongen, Palmerston North New Zealand, cyclist 1996 Olympics
1974 Pavel Mikhalevitch, soccer player, NEC
1974 Stephanie Rottier, St. Niklaas Belgium, tennis star, 1995 semi Prague
1973 Deon Minor, Paris Texas, 400m runner
1973 George Noga, CFL linebacker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1973 Reggie Barlow, wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1973 Said Larossi, soccer player, Emmen/Vitesse
1973 Vincent Bradford, linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers
1972 Steve Scifres, guard and tackle for the Dallas Cowboys
1972 Toddrick McIntosh, NFL defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1971 Bucky Brooks, wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1971 Jennifer Christine Joseph, Wendover Nev, Miss America-Nevada 1996
1970 Brian Gaskill, actor, David Michaels-Models Inc, Bob-All My Children
1970 Keith Wagner, NFL/WLAF tackle, New York Giants, Redskins, Scottish Claymores
1969 Christina Marie Leardini, St. Petersburg, Florida, playmate, Apr, 1991
1969 Keith Gordon, U.S. baseball outfielder, Cincinnati Reds
1969 Ousmane Bary, WLAF cornerback, Barcelona Dragons
1969 Shelley Sandie, Australian basketball guard, 1988, 1996 Olympics
1969 Vinnie Clark, NFL cornerback for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1968 Andrey Sokolov, hockey defenseman, Team Kazakhstan, 1998 Olympics
1968 Brian Jones, NFL linebacker for the New Orleans Saints
1967 Manabu Nakanishi, born in Kyoto, Japan, professional wrestler, former IWGP Heavyweight Champion, wrestler for New Japan Pro Wrestling, competed in 1992 Summer Olympics
1967 Nicholas Gillingham, British swimmer, world record 200m freestyle
1967 Olivia d'Abo, born in London, England, actress, Wonder Years, Single Guy
1966 Carlton Haselrig, NFL guard for the New York Jets
1966 Nishantha Ranatunga, cricket, bro of Arjuna Sri Lankan ODI allrounder
1965 Jazzy Jeff Townes, rapper, Parents Just Don't Understand
1965 Ray Mayhew, rocker, Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111
1965 Steven Adler, born in Cleveland, Ohio, drummer, Guns and Roses-Sweet Child
1965 Tim Prukop, WLAF linebacker-secondary coach for the Amsterdam Admirals
1964 Ann Rowe, Auburn Maine, Miss Maine-America 1991
1964 Maria Ellingsen, Reykjavik Iceland, actress, Katrina-Santa Barbara
1964 Stojko Vrankovic, NBA center for the Los Angeles Clippers
1964 Wayne Kirby, born in Williamsburg, Virginia, outfielder, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers
1963 Jeff Treadway, U.S. baseball infielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers
1962 Robert Mailhouse, New Haven, Connecticut, actor, Brian-Days of our Life
1962 Melissa Bean, American Politician
1961 Barb Thomas Whitehead, Sibley, Iowa, LPGA golfer, 1995 Hawaiian Open
1960 Michael Hutchence, Australia, rock vocalist/actor, INXS-Dogs in Space
1959 Linda Blair, born in St. Louis, Missouri, actress, Exorcist, Chained Heat, Savage St
1957 Mike Bossy, NHL forward for the New York Islanders, 1st 50 goals in 50 game
1955 Thomas David Jones, born in Baltimore, Maryland, PhD/Astronaut, STS-59, 68, 80, sk: 98
1955 Neil Bush, American Businessman
1953 Myung-Whun Chung, Seoul South Korea, pianist/conductor
1953 Jim Jarmusch, American Director
1953 Steve Chabot, American Politician
1952 Karen Moe [Thornton], U.S. swimmer, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics
1952 Teddy Gentry, Fort Payne, Alabama, country music star, Alabama - Mountain Music
1949 James P Pennington, rocker, Exile
1949 Rein P Hummel, Dutch MP, PvdA
1949 Steve Perry, Hanford, California, vocalist, Journey-Open Arms, Oh Sherry
1945 Michael Cristofer, actor and writer, Little Drummer Girl
1943 Jim Saxton, born in Nicholson, Pennsylvania, Representative-R-New Jersey 1984 - 2009
1943 Jim Saxton, American Politician
1940 Addie "Micki" Harris, Passaic, New Jersey, singer, Shirelles-Soldier Boy
1940 John Hurt, England, actor, Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express
1940 Tilo Medek, German composer
1939 Jeff Smith, American Entertainer
1937 Eden Pastora Gomez, Nicaraguan contra leader
1937 Joseph Wambaugh, born in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, police writer, Onion Fields
1935 Pierre S Du Pont IV, gov-Del
1935 Sam Cooke, born in Chicago, Illinois, soul singer, Sam and Dave-You Send Me
1935 Seymour Cassel, Detroit, actor, Faces, Plain Clothes, Valentino
1935 Pete du Pont, American Politician
1934 Bill Bixby, born in San Francisco, California, actor, Incredible Hulk, My Favorite Martian
1934 Graham Kerr, chef, Galloping Gourmet
1932 Piper Laurie, Rosetta Jacobs, born in Detroit, Michigan, actress, Twin Peaks
1931 Galina Zybina, U.S.S.R., discus thrower, 15 world records between 1952-58
1931 Rauno Makinen, Finland, Greco-Roman featherweight 1956 Olympics gold
1929 Rita Gillespie, TV director
1929 Charles A. Beckwith, American Soldier
1928 Birch Bayh, born in Terre Haute, Indiana, Senator-D-Indiana 1963 - 1981
1927 Joe Perry, NFL Hall-of-Famer
1927 Lou Creekmur, Baseball Hall-of-Famer
1926 Lord Erskine of Rerrick, peer
1925 Leslie Silver, English paint manufacturer/multi-millionaire
1924 J J Johnson, composer/jazz trombonist
1924 Margaret Whiting, big band singer
1924 J. J. Johnson, American Musician
1923 Diana Douglas, Devonshire Bermuda, actress, The Cowboys
1923 Friedrich Zehm, composer
1923 Leslie Bassett, composer
1922 Howard Moss, poet/editor, New Yorker
1921 Andre Hodeir, born in Paris, France, violinist, composer, studied at the Conservatoire de Paris, founder and director of Jazz Groupe de Paris, comprised of nine musicians including Bobby Jaspar and Nat Peck
1921 Andy Ganteaume, cricketer, WI batsman, 112 in only Test innings 1948
1920 George Breakston, Paris, France, actor and director, Jungle Stampede
1920 Piet Van Lishout, Flemish writer, Eva and I
1920 William Warfield, singer, Show Boat
1917 Albert "Pud" Brown, clarinetist/saxophonist
1917 Herwig Hensen, Flor Mielants, Flemish poet/playwright
1916 Henri Dutilleux, Angers France, composer
1915 Tom Burtt, cricketer, slow left-armer took 33 wickets for New Zealand
1914 Dimitri Dragatakis, composer
1914 Suzanne Danco, Belgian singer
1913 Verdina Shlonsky, composer
1911 Bruno Kreisky, Austria, bandleader/chancellor, 1970-83
1911 Roberto Garcia Morillo, composer
1909 Ann Sothern, Harriette Lake, ND, actress, Lady in a Cage
1909 Lev D Landau, Russian physicist, Nobel 1962
1909 [Sithu] U Thant, Burma, 3rd United Nations Secretary-General, 1962-72
1909 U Thant, born in Pantanaw, Burma, born Pantanaw U Thant, diplomat and third Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1961 to 1971
1907 Marie Dressler, actress, Anna Christie, Dinner at 8
1907 Dixie Dean, English Athlete
1906 Robert E[rvin] Howard, U.S., sci-fi author, Conan the Conqueror
1906 Willa B Brown, Coffey, U.S. black air pioneer, NAAA
1906 Robert E. Howard, American Writer
1904 George Balanchine, composer/choreographer
1903 Robin Humphrey Milford, composer
1901 Hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer, Sonata Ritmica
1900 Franz Salmhofer, composer
1899 Martti Haavio, P Mastapaa, Finnish linguist/poet
1898 Alexander Abramsky, composer
1898 Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch writer, Arid Earth
1898 Gustaf Paulson, composer
1898 Hans van Werveke, Flemish historian, Diocese Terwaan
1898 Ross R Barnett, lawyer, Gov-D-Miss
1897 Josef Stanislav, composer
1897 Rosa Ponselle, opera diva, Casta Diva, La Forza del Destino
1894 Charles Morgan, England, writer, Fountain
1894 Matt McHugh, Pennsylvania, actor, Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast, Innocent Affair
1893 Conrad Veidt, Potsdam Germany, actor, Cabinet of Dr. Calgary
1892 Marcel Dassault, French airplane builder
1891 Franz Alexander, Hungarian/US psycho analytical
1891 Moise Kisling, Polish/French painter, La Souris Boiteuse
1890 Fred M Vinson, Kentucky, 13th Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1946-53
1890 Frederick M. Vinson, American Judge
1889 Guido Kisch, Czechoslovakian/German/U.S. historian, Jews in medieval Germany
1887 Ernest Holmes, born in Lincoln, Maine, author, teacher, spiritualist, founded Religious Science movement, considered 'Science of Mind', part of New Thought movement, wrote metaphysical books, including 'The Science of Mind', founded 'Science of Mind' magazine
1886 John Joseph Becker, composer
1878 Constance Collier, Windsor England, actress/writer, Kitty, Whirlpool
1878 Francis Picabia, French painter/illustrator
1877 Hjalmar Schacht, president of German Reichsbank/minister of Economics
1875 Bonifacius C de Jonge, governor, Dutch East Indies
1875 D. W. Griffith, movie producer/director, Birth of a Nation
1875 Thomas W. Ross, actor, Without Limit, Kings Row, 17, Mortal Storm
1875 D. W. Griffith, American Director
1874 Wincenty Witoz, Galicia, Prime Minister of Poland, 1920 - 1921, 1923, 1926
1871 Leon Jessel, composer
1870 Charles Arnold Tournemire, composer
1865 Friedrich Paschen, German physicist
1861 Karel Stecker, composer
1858 Beatrice Webb, born in Gloucester, England, sociologist, reformer, economist, co-authored 'History of Trade Unionism', 1894, co-founder of 'New Statesman' magazine
1858 Frederick Lugard, British captain/baron, Congo
1855 Ernst Kullak, composer
1852 Joshua Willis Alexander, American Judge
1849 August Strindberg, Sweden, dramatist and novelist, 'Apologia'
1848 Samuel Muller Fzn, Dutch historian/archivist, Middle Ages
1845 Jacob Verdam, Dutch philologist
1845 Paul Vidal de la Blanche, France, geographer
1842 Charles Henri Marechal, composer
1826 [Merriwether] Jeff Thompson, Partisan Confederate Army
1824 Josef Leopold Zvonar, composer
1820 Hermann von Lingg, German playwright and poet
1820 Johan Hendrik Koelman, portrait painter, Jahresringe
1815 Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger, composer
1802 Richard Upjohn, U.S., gothic architect, Trinity Chapel, New York
1788 Lord [George Gordon Noel] Byron, England, romantic poet, Don Juan
1788 Lord Byron, British Poet
1788 George Gordon Byron, Scottish Poet
1781 Francois-Antoine Habeneck, composer
1779 Stefano Pavesi, composer
1766 Antoine-Vincent Arnault, French writer, Les Venitiens
1756 Vincenzo Righini, composer
1753 Peter Fuchs, composer
1748 Lewis Edson, composer
1729 Giuseppe Luigi Tibaldi, composer
1729 Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, born in Kamenz, Germany, writer, dramatist, art critic, Enlightenment era writer, influenced development of German literature
1727 Claude-Benigne Balbastre, composer
1709 Joseph Reipel, composer
1707 Carl Hockh, composer
1655 Geleyn Evertsen, lt-admiral, Zealand
1654 Richard Blackmore, English Poet
1649 Pascal Collasse, composer
1592 Pierre Gassendi, Champtercier Provence, scientist/philosopher
1571 Robert Bruce Cotton, English antiquary, politician
1561 Francis Bacon, England, statesman/essayist, Novum Organum
1440 Ivan III, the Great, Russian czar, 1462-1505, conquered Lithuania