Thursday, January 31, 2008

Today's Birthday's January 31

877 - Taejo of Goryeo, ruler of Korea (d. 943)
1512 - King Henry of Portugal (d. 1580)
1543 - Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan (d. 1616)
1550 - Henry I, Duke of Guise, French Catholic leader (d. 1588)
1597 - John Francis Regis, French saint (d. 1640)
1624 - Arnold Geulincx, Flemish philosopher (d. 1669)
1673 - Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest and saint (d. 1716)
1686 - Hans Egede, Norwegian Lutheran missionary (d. 1758)
1752 - Gouverneur Morris, American lawmaker and diplomat (d. 1816)
1759 - François Devienne, French composer (d. 1803)
1797 - Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (d. 1828)
1857 - George Jackson Churchward, GWR Chief mechanical engineer. (d. 1933)
1865 - Henri Desgrange, Founder of the Tour-de-France (d. 1940)
1865 - Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1951)
1866 - Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (d. 1938)
1868 - Theodore William Richards, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1928)
1872 - Zane Grey, American Western writer (d. 1939)
1881 - Irving Langmuir, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1957)
1884 - Theodor Heuss, 1st President of Germany (Bundespräsident) (d. 1963)
1889 - Frank Foster, English cricketer (d. 1958)
1892 - Eddie Cantor, American actor and singer (d. 1964)
1894 - Isham Jones, American musician (d. 1956)
1896 - Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 1966)
1902 - Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (d. 1968)
1902 - Alva Myrdal, Swedish politician, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
1905 - John O'Hara, American writer (d. 1970)
1911 - Eddie Byrne, British actor (d. 1981)
1913 - Don Hutson, American football player (d. 1997)
1914 - Carey Loftin, American actor and stuntman (d. 1997)
1914 - Sri Daya Mata, Hindu religious figure
1914 - Jersey Joe Walcott, American boxer (d. 1994)
1915 - Alan Lomax, American musicologist (d. 2002)
1915 - Thomas Merton, American author and monk (d. 1968)
1915 - Garry Moore, American comedian (d. 1993)
1919 - Jackie Robinson, American baseball player, and the first black player in Major League Baseball (d. 1972)
1921 - John Agar, American actor (d. 2002)
1921 - Carol Channing, American actress and singer
1921 - E. Fay Jones, American architect (d. 2004)
1921 - Mario Lanza, American singer (d. 1959)
1922 - Joanne Dru, American actress (d. 1996)
1923 - Norman Mailer, American writer and journalist (d. 2007)
1925 - Benjamin Hooks, American civil rights leader
1926 - Tom Alston, American baseball player (d. 1993)
1928 - Chuck Willis, American singer and songwriter (d. 1958)
1929 - Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist, Nobel laureate
1929 - Jean Simmons, English actress
1930 - Lynn Carlin, American actress
1931 - Ernie Banks, American baseball player
1931 - Christopher Chataway, English athlete, newscaster and politician
1933 - Camille Henry, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1997)
1933 - Bernardo Provenzano , Mafia Boss
1934 - James Franciscus, American actor (d. 1991)
1934 - Bob Turner, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
1935 - Kenzaburo Oe, Japanese writer, Nobel laureate
1937 - Regimantas Adomaitis, Lithuanian actor
1937 - Andrée Boucher, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
1937 - Philip Glass, American composer
1937 - Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (d. 2008)
1938 - Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
1938 - James G. Watt, American politician
1939 - Claude Gauthier, Canadian singer and songwriter
1940 - Kitch Christie, South African rugby union coach (d. 1998)
1941 - Richard A. Gephardt, American politician
1941 - Jessica Walter, American actress
1942 - Daniela Bianchi, Italian actress
1942 - Derek Jarman, British director and writer (d. 1994)
1944 - Charlie Musselwhite, American musician
1945 - Joseph Kosuth, American conceptual artist
1946 - Terry Kath, American musician (Chicago) (d. 1978)
1947 - Jonathan Banks, American actor
1947 - Nolan Ryan, American baseball player
1948 - Muneo Suzuki, Japanese politician
1949 - Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer and sports journalist
1949 - Ken Wilber, American philosopher
1950 - Alexander Korzhakov, Boris Yeltsin's bodyguard
1951 - Dave Benton, Aruban-born singer
1951 - Harry Wayne Casey, American singer and musician (KC and the Sunshine Band)
1951 - Phil Manzanera, English guitarist (Roxy Music, Quiet Sun, 801)
1952 - Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (d. 1969)
1954 - Adrian Vandenberg, Dutch musician (Whitesnake)
1956 - John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten, English singer (Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd.)
1959 - Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor
1959 - Kelly Lynch, American actress
1959 - Kelly Moore, American stock car driver
1960 - Grant Morrison, British comic book author
1961 - Lloyd Cole, British singer
1964 - Sylvie Bernier, Quebec diver
1964 - Jeff Hanneman, American musician (Slayer)
1964 - Billey Shamrock, Swedish singer
1966 - Dr Umar Alisha, A Sufi Master was Born at Pithapuram.
1967 - Fat Mike, American musician
1967 - Irene Wan, Hong Kong actress
1967 - Joey Wong, Taiwanese actress
1970 - Minnie Driver, British actress
1971 - Lee Young Ae, South Korean actress
1971 - Patrick Kielty, Northern Irish comedian
1971 - Dimitris Markos, Greek footballer
1973 - Portia de Rossi, Australian actress
1974 - Wil Anderson, Australian comedian
1974 - Ariel Pestano, Cuban baseball player
1975 - Fred Coleman, former National Football League wide receiver
1975 - Jackie O, Australian radio host
1975 - Preity Zinta, Indian actress
1976 - Traianos Dellas, Greek footballer
1976 - Buddy Rice, American race car driver
1977 - Mark Dutiaume, National Hockey League player
1977 - Shingo Katori, Japanese actor and singer (SMAP)
1977 - Jim Kleinsasser, National Football League tight end
1977 - Kate Shindle, American actress
1977 - Kerry Washington, American actress
1978 - Ray Shah, Irish DJ, TV, radio presenter
1978 - Brad Rutter, Jeopardy! champion
1979 - Daniel Tammet, British autistic savant
1980 - Ryan Kienle, American musician
1980 - Tiffany Limos, American actress
1981 - Julio Arca, Argentinian soccer player
1981 - Justin Timberlake, American singer
1982 - Yuniesky Betancourt, Major League Baseball shortstop
1982 - Andreas Görlitz, German soccer player
1982 - Bruno Nogueira, Portuguese actor, comedian and TV host
1982 - Elena Paparizou, Greek singer
1982 - Jānis Sprukts, National Hockey League player
1982 - Brad Thompson, Major League Baseball player
1983 - James Sutton, British television actor
1984 - Jeremy Wariner, American 400m runner

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