January 5 Birthdays in History - January 5 Deaths - January 5 Events
1980 Garette Patrick Ratliff, actor, Return to Blue Lagoon
1979 Sarah Price, Miss Louisiana Teen USA 1997
1978 January Jones, American Actress
1975 Ray Morgan, announcer, I'd Like to See
1975 Warrick Dunn, running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1975 Bradley Cooper, American Actor
1975 Kylie Bax, New Zealander Model
1974 Calvin Collins, center/guard for the Atlanta Falcons
1974 John Drew Nichols, born in Oklahoma, rocker, PC Quest-Can You See
1974 Michelle Scerri, born in Melbourne, Australia, golfer, 1995 Tasmanian
1972 Joseph Patton, NFL guard for the Washington Redskins
1971 Eric Smith, NFL/WLAF wide receiver, Chicago Bears, Scotland Claymores
1971 Hillary Butler, WLAF linebacker for the Frankfurt Galaxy
1971 Jason Bates, born in Downey, California, infielder for the Colorado Rockies
1970 James Patton, NFL defensive end for the Buffalo Bills
1969 David Dixon, NFL guard for the Minnesota Vikings
1969 Derrick Ned, NFL fullback for the New Orleans Saints
1969 Kurt Barber, NFL defensive end for the New York Jets
1969 Marilyn Manson, singer and musician
1968 Felton Spencer, NBA center, Utah Jazz
1968 Jean Zedlitz, born in Stockton, California, LPGA golfer, 1994 Children's Med-14th
1968 Joe Juneau, Pont-rouge, NHL center for the Washington Capitals
1968 Leila Meskhi, Tbilisi Georgia SSR, tennis star, 1995 Hobart
1967 Chris Nabholz, U.S. baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox
1967 J B Brown, NFL cornerback, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers
1967 Ray Crockett, NFL defensive back, Denver Broncos Superbowl 32
1967 Ricky Paull Goldin, SF, actor, Doug-Hail to the Chief, Another World
1966 Kate Schellenbach, musician, Luscious Jackson
1966 Renaldo Turnbull, NFL defensive end, NO Saints, Carolina Panthers
1965 Rick Tuten, NFL punter for the Seattle Seahawks
1965 Vinnie Jones, born in Watford, England, professional soccer player, midfielder, won 1988 FA Cup Final with Wimbledon, actor, appeared in 'The Midnight Meat Train'
1965 Steven Cojocaru, Canadian Critic
1964 John Erickson, born in Woodland Hills, California, golfer, 1991 Windsor Charity
1964 Ted Harris Poley, born in Englewood, New Jersey, rocker, Danger Danger-Screw It
1964 Tracy Ham, CFL quarterback, Montreal Alouettes
1963 Jeff Fassero, born in Springfield, Illinois, pitcher for the Montreal Expos
1962 Brendon Kuruppu, cricketer, Sri Lankan batsman, 201* debut vs. New Zealand 1987
1962 Danny Jackson, U.S. baseball pitcher, Royals/Phillies/Cardinals
1962 Donald John Cowie, Auckland New Zealand, yachting Star class 1996 Olympics
1962 Joel Wyner, actor and director, Lyle Springer-Sirens, Listen, Club
1961 Curt Bader, born in Bloomfield, Iowa, sprint kayak 1996 Olympics
1959 Clancy Brown, American Actor
1958 Suzy Amis, Oklahoma City, actress, Blame it on Rio, Where the Heart is
1957 Vincent Calloway, Kentucky, trumpet player, Midnight Star-No Parking
1954 Bryan Hitt, rocker, REO Speedwagon-Keep on Loving You
1953 Pamela Sue Martin, Westport, Connecticut, actress, Nancy Drew, Fallon-Dynasty
1950 Michael O'Donoghue, writer/performer
1949 Chris Stein, Brooklyn, rock guitarist, Blondie-Heart of Glass, Call Me
1949 George Brown, rock drummer, Kool and the Gang
1948 Parthasarathy Sharma, cricketer, Indian batsman of the mid-70's
1948 Thom Mooney, born in Altoona, Pennsylvania, musician, drummer, played with Fuse, Nazz, The Curtis Brothers, Tattoo
1947 Mike DeWine, born in Springfield, Ohio, Representative-R-Ohio 1983 - 1991, Senator-R-Ohio 1995 - 2007
1947 Ted Lange, born in Oakland California, actor, Isaac-Love Boat, Mr. T and Tina
1947 Mike DeWine, American Politician
1946 Diane Keaton, born in Louisiana, actress, Annie Hall, Little Drummer Girl
1945 Sam Wyche, NFL coach for the Cincinnati Bengals
1944 Felix Arons, Dutch director/actor, Waaldrecht
1944 Edward G. Rendell, American Politician
1944 Carolyn McCarthy, American Politician
1944 Ed Rendell, American Politician
1943 Eusebio de Silva Ferreira, Mozamb/Port soccer star, Europa Cup 1 1962
1943 Ferreira da Silva Eusebio, Brazilan International soccer player
1942 Charlie Rose, Henderson, North Carolina, newscaster, CBS Night Watch
1942 Cliff Potts, born in Glendale California, actor, Ted-Lou Grant
1942 Maurizio Pollini, Milan Italy, pianist
1941 Bob Cunis, cricketer, New Zealand pace bowler of the late 60's
1941 Grady Thomas, U.S. rock vocalist, Parliaments, Funkadelic, Maggot Brain
1941 Mansur Ali Khan, cricketer, Nawab of Pataudi, Indian batsman and captain
1941 Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese Director
1940 Dany Saval, born in Oakland California, actress, Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot
1939 Bridget Parker, England, equestrian 3 day event, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics
1939 Peter Struycken, statues/computer expert/teacher
1938 Edwin Elliason, Washington, U.S. archer 1992 Olympics
1938 Jim Otto, NFL center for the Oakland Raiders
1938 Juan Carlos I, king of Spain, 1975-
1938 Leo Avery, abbot of Quarr
1938 Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer star
1935 Nancy Johnson, born in Chicago, Illinois, Representative-R-Connecticut 1983 - 2007
1932 Chuck Noll, Cleveland, NFL coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers
1932 Raisa Maximovna Titorenko Gorbachev, Russia's 1st lady, 1982-1991
1932 Umberto Eco, author, Name of the Rose
1931 Alfred Brendel, Wiesenberg Moravia, Austrian pianist
1931 Alvin Ailey, choreographer, American Dance Theater
1931 Robert Duvall, born in San Diego, California, actor, Great Santini, Taxi Driver
1931 Walter Davis, U.S., running high jumper 1952 Olympics gold
1930 Edward Galven Givens, Jr., Quanah Texas, Major USAF/astronaut
1930 Frederick Charles Tillis, composer
1930 Richard Hayes, Passaic, New Jersey, singer/emcee, Name That Tune
1929 Wilbert Harrison, singer
1928 Imtiaz Ahmed, cricketer, Pakistan wicket-keeper in 41 Tests 1952-62
1928 Walter Fritz Mondale, born in Ceylon, Minnesota, Senator-D-Minnesota 1964 - 1976, 42nd Vice President, 1977 - 1981
1928 Zulfikar Ali Khan Bhutto, president/premier, Pakistan
1928 Walter F. Mondale, American Lawyer
1928 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani Statesman
1928 Elizabeth Joan Smith, Canadian Politician
1926 Claude, Buddy, Young, NFL running back, Yankees, Texans, Colts
1926 Robert Earle, Baldwin, New York, TV host, GE College Bowl
1925 Wolf Morris, actor, Decoy
1923 Robert L Bernstein, New York City, publisher, Random House
1923 Sam Phillips, musician/record founder, Sun
1921 Friedrich Durrenmatt, born in Switzerland, playwright and novelist, Visit
1921 Jean BMRLAAM d'Aviano, grand duke of Luxembourg, 1964-
1920 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist
1920 Mohammad Aslam Khokhar, cricket, Pak bat scored 16 and 18 in only test
1918 Jean Dixon, psychic, Gift of Prophecy
1917 Jane Wyman, born in Missouri, actress, film, television, Academy Award-winner, first wife of U.S. President Ronald Reagan
1917 Reginald Smith Brindle, composer
1917 Wieland Wagner, German opera director
1915 Uta Graf, singer/teacher
1914 George Reeves, George Lescher Bessolo, actor, Superman
1912 Frank Pace, Jr., U.S. Secretary of Army, 1950 - 1953
1910 Erica Morini, Vienna Austria, concert violinist
1909 Jean-Pierre Aumont, Paris, France, actor, Cat and Mouse, Happy Hooker
1909 Simon Harcourt Nowell-Smith, bibliophile
1909 Stephen Cole Kleene, mathematician, Regular Expressions
1908 George Dolenz, Trieste Italy, actor, Count of Monte Cristo
1907 Anton Ingolic, Slavic author, After Splavih, After Prelomu
1907 Wilhelm J Soukop, Austrian/British sculptor
1907 Willi Soukop, sculptor
1906 Kathleen Kenyon, 1st person to place date on remains of Jericho
1905 Laszlo Papp, Hungary, middleweight boxer, Gold Medals 1948, 1952, 1956 Olympics
1903 Leighton Lucas, composer
1903 Telesforo A. Palm, Curaeao, composer/pianist
1902 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English author, Cold Comfort Farm
1902 Hubert Beuve-Mery, French newspaper publisher, Le Monde, The Voice,
1902 Pierre Palla, Dutch pianist/organist
1901 H L Honore comte d'Estienne d'Orves, French officer/resistance fighter
1901 Mario Scelba, premier Italy, 1954-55
1900 Paula Ludwig, writer
1900 Yves Tanguy, French/U.S. sailor/surrealistic painter
1897 Jack Wagner, Ohio, actor, Jive Junction
1897 Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer, Lady Fanny, Bel Ami
1896 Hendrik Algra, Dutch MP, ARP
1895 Jeannette Piccard, balloonist/Episcopal priest
1893 Friedrich Blume, German musicologist, Das Rassenproblem in der Musik
1893 Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian Leader
1892 Francesca Bertini, Florence Italy, actress, Odette, Assunta Spina
1882 Herbert Bayard Swope, American Editor
1881 Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer
1880 Nicolai Karlovich Medtner, composer
1879 Jack Norworth, American Musician
1876 Konrad Adenauer, Cologne Germany, chancellor of Germany, BRD, 1949
1874 Joseph Erlanger, doctor, shock therapy-Nobel 1944
1871 Frederick Shepherd Converse, Newton Massachusetts, composer
1859 DeWitt B Brace, inventor, spectrophotometer
1858 Gustaf af Geijerstam, Swedish author, Boken om Lillebror
1855 King Camp Gillette, inventor, safety razor
1853 Olympia Brown, American Activist
1850 Theodoor Verstraete, Flemish painter/etcher
1848 Khristo Botev, hero of Bulgarian revolt against Turkey, poet
1846 Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Germany, Idealist philosopher, Nobel 1908
1840 John Doby Kennedy, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1835 Friedrich Richard Faltin, composer
1835 Hendrik E van Rijgersma, Dutch gouvernement doctor on Saint Maarten
1828 August Valentine Kautz, Major General Union Army
1823 William Rockstro, composer
1822 Joseph Brevard Kershaw, Major General Confederate Army
1813 Thomas Neville Waul, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1811 Cyrus Hamlin, educator/missionary, est Robert College, Turkey
1810 Auguste Mermet, composer
1806 Andre H C van Hasselt, Belgian poet, La Belgium
1788 Kaspar Ett, German organist/composer
1787 John Burke, Irish genealogist, Burke's Peerage
1780 Claire EJ, countess of Remusat/Vergennes/French author, Salon
1779 Stephen Decatur, U.S., naval hero, War of 1812
1779 Zebulon Montgomery Pike, explorer, Pike's Peak
1778 Fortunato Santini, composer
1773 Pieter Fontijn, Dutch painter/drawer
1773 Richard Heber, English Celebrity
1769 Jean Baptiste Say, French economist, Political Economics
1759 Jacques Cathelineau, French royalist/army leader
1729 Paul C la Fargue, cartoonist/painter
1710 Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer
1679 Pietro Filippo Scarlotti, composer
1661 Jacob Balthasar Schutz, composer
1596 Henry Lawes, English composer
1592 Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor of India, 1628-58, built Taj Mahal
1560 William Cobbold, composer
1548 Francisco Suarez, Granada Spain, philosopher/theologian