Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Today's Birthdays, January 22

1263 - Ibn Taymiya, Islamic scholar (d. 1328)
1440 - Ivan III of Russia (d. 1505)
1553 - Mori Terumoto, Japanese warrior (d. 1625)
1561 - Sir Francis Bacon, English philosopher (d. 1626)
1570 - Sir Robert Bruce Cotton, English politician (d. 1631)
1592 - Pierre Gassendi, French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist (d. 1655)
1654 - Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (d. 1729)
1690 - Nicolas Lancret, French painter (d. 1743)
1729 - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, German author and philosopher (d. 1781)
1781 - François Antoine Habeneck, French violinist (d. 1849)
1788 - George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (Lord Byron), English poet (d. 1824)
1796 - Karl Claus, Russian chemist (d. 1864)
1797 - Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Empress of Brazil (d. 1826)
1799 - Ludger Duvernay, Canadian printer and publisher (d. 1852)
1820 - Joseph Wolf, German artist (d. 1899)
1840 - Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907)
1849 - August Strindberg, Swedish writer (d. 1912)
1858 - Beatrice Webb, English economist (d. 1943)
1869 - Grigori Rasputin, Russian monk (d. 1916)
1874 - Edward Harkness, American philanthropist (d. 1940)
1875 - D. W. Griffith, American film director (d. 1948)
1882 - Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer (d. 1956)
1886 - Roman Ungern von Sternberg, Russian counter-revolutionary (d. 1921)
1887 - Helen Hoyt, American poet (d. 1972)
1889 - Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (d. 1935)
1890 - Fred M. Vinson, 13th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1953)
1890 - Vinko Zganec, Croatian ethnomusicologist (d. 1976)
1891 - Antonio Gramsci, Italian Communist writer and politician (d. 1937)
1892 - Marcel Dassault, French industrialist (d. 1986)
1893 - Conrad Veidt, German actor (d. 1943)
1897 - Rosa Ponselle, American soprano (d. 1981)
1900 - Ernst Busch, German singer and actor (d. 1980)
1902 - Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (d. 1970)
1903 - Fritz Houtermans, Polish physicist (d. 1966)
1904 - George Balanchine, Russian choreographer (d. 1983)
1904 - Arkady Gaidar, Russian children's writer (d. 1941)
1906 - Joe Gladwin, English actor (d. 1987)
1906 - Robert E. Howard, American author (d. 1936)
1907 - Douglas Corrigan, American pilot (d. 1995)
1907 - Dixie Dean, English footballer (d. 1980)
1907 - Mary Dresselhuys, Dutch actress (d. 2004)
1908 - Lev Landau, Soviet physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)
1909 - Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican diplomat and international playboy (d. 1965)
1909 - Ann Sothern, American actress (d. 2001)
1909 - U Thant, Burmese 3rd United Nations Secretary General (d. 1974)
1911 - Bruno Kreisky, Chancellor of Austria (d. 1990)
1913 - William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (d. 1977)
1913 - Carl F. H. Henry, American theologian and publisher (d. 2003)
1914 - Dimitris Dragatakis, Greek composer (d. 2001)
1915 - Heinrich Albertz, German theologian and politician (d. 1993)
1916 - Bill Durnan, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1972)
1916 - Henri Dutilleux, French composer
1918 - Elmer Lach, Canadian ice hockey player
1920 - Sir Alf Ramsey, English football manager (d. 1999)
1922 - Howard Moss, American poet, dramatist, and critic (d. 1987)
1924 - J. J. Johnson, American jazz trombonist and composer (d. 2001)
1927 - Lou Creekmur, American football player
1928 - Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historian (d. 2004)
1931 - Sam Cooke, American singer (d. 1964)
1932 - Berthold Grünfeld, Norwegian psychiatrist and former sexologist
1932 - Piper Laurie, American actress
1934 - Bill Bixby, American actor (d. 1993)
1934 - Graham Kerr, British-born chef
1935 - Seymour Cassel, American actor
1936 - Alan J. Heeger, American chemist, Nobel laureate
1937 - Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan rebel leader
1937 - Joseph Wambaugh, American author
1938 - Altair, Brazilian footballer
1939 - Jeff Smith, American chef (d. 2004)
1939 - Jean-Claude Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1994)
1940 - Addie "Micki" Harris, singer (Shirelles) (d. 1982)
1940 - John Hurt, English actor
1940 - George Seifert, American football coach
1942 - Mimis Domazos, Greek footballer
1945 - Arthur Beetson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach
1946 - Malcolm McLaren, English impresario, musician and self-publicist
1946 - Serge Savard, Canadian ice hockey player
1948 - Gilbert Levine, American conductor
1949 - Mike Caldwell, American baseball player
1949 - Phil Miller, English guitarist (National Health, In Cahoots, Matching Mole)
1949 - Steve Perry, American singer and musician (Journey)
1951 - Ondrej Nepela, Slovak figure skater (d. 1989)
1952 - Teddy Gentry, American musician (Alabama)
1952 - Ace Vergel, Filipino actor (d. 2007)
1953 - Jim Jarmusch, American director
1954 - Tully Blanchard, American professional wrestler
1954 - Chris Lemmon, American actor
1954 - Peter Pilz, Austrian politician
1955 - Timothy R. Ferguson, American politician
1956 - John Wesley Shipp, American actor
1957 - Mike Bossy, Canadian ice hockey player
1957 - Francis Wheen, English writer and journalist
1958 - Nikos Anastopoulos, Greek football player and manager
1959 - Linda Blair, American actress
1960 - Michael Hutchence, Australian singer (INXS) (d. 1997)
1961 - Daniel Johnston, American singer-songwriter and artist
1962 - Choi Min-sik, South Korean actor
1962 - Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu, Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
1963 - Andrei Tchmil, Ukrainian-Belgian cyclist
1964 - Nikki Arizona, Pornographic Film Star
1965 - Bianca Gold, Bionca Bradley, Bionca Seven adult film star
1965 - Steven Adler, American drummer (Guns N' Roses)
1965 - DJ Jazzy Jeff, American rapper and actor
1965 - Diane Lane, American actress
1965 - Brian McCardie, Scottish actor
1965 - Andrew Roachford, English singer and songwriter
1965 - Chintara Sukapatana, Thai actress
1966 - Ecaterina Szabo, Romanian gymnast
1967 - Manabu Nakanishi, Japanese professional wrestler
1968 - Heath, Japanese bass guitarist (X Japan)
1968 - Frank Lebœuf, French footballer
1968 - Mauricio Serna, Colombian footballer
1969 - Olivia d'Abo, English actress
1969 - John Linton Roberson, American cartoonist
1970 - Abraham Olano, Spanish cyclist
1970 - Alex Ross, American comic book painter (Marvels, Kingdom Come)
1971 - Stan Collymore, English footballer
1972 - Gabriel Macht, American actor
1972 - Romi Paku, Japanese seiyu (voice actress)
1972 - Gonzalo Rodriguez, Uruguayan racing driver (d. 1999)
1973 - Rogerio Ceni, Brazilian footballer
1974 - Cameron McConville, Australian racing driver
1974 - Harmony Bliss Adult MILF Filmstar, Horny Housewives
1974 - Ava Devine Adult Film Star
1975 - Balthazar Getty, American actor
1975 - Felipe Giaffone, Brazilian racing driver
1975 - ZP Theart, South African singer
1975 - David Výborný, Czech ice hockey player
1976 - James Dearth, American football player
1976 - Mikko Luoma, Finnish ice hockey player
1977 - Jono Gibbes, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1977 - Hidetoshi Nakata, Japanese footballer
1978 - Chone Figgins, American baseball player
1980 - Jake Grove, American football player
1980 - Christopher Masterson, American actor
1980 - Ben Moody, American guitarist (Evanescence)
1980 - Jonathan Woodgate, English footballer
1981 - Willa Ford, American singer
1981 - Beverley Mitchell, American actress
1981 - Ibrahima Sonko, French footballer
1982 - Fabricio Coloccini, Argentine footballer
1982 - Jason Peters, American football player
1983 - Melrose Foxxx, Adult Film Star of Black Booty Worship and Phatty Girls
1983 - Shaun Cody, American football player
1983 - Robert Steinhäuser, German perpetrator of the Erfurt massacre (d. 2002)
1984 - Ben Eager, Canadian ice hockey player
1984 - Raica Oliveira, Brazilian supermodel
1984 - Leon Powe, American basketball player
1984 - Maceo Rigters, Dutch footballer
1985 - Mohamed Sissoko, Malian footballer
1986 - Lee Pa-ni, South Korean model
1986 - Robert O'Connor, Irish singer-songwriter, actor and model
1987 - Astrid Jacobsen, Norwegian cross-country skier
1988 - Greg Oden, American basketball player

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