Birthdays of Personalities on January 1

1387 :Charles, The Angry One, king of Navarra (1349-87)
1431 :Alexander VI [Rodrigo Borgia], Spanish/Italian pope (1492-1503)
1449 :Lorenzo de'Medici, [The Magnificent] of Florence
1467 :Sigismund I, the old, king of Poland
1481 :Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss Protestant reformer
1504 :Caspar Cruciger, German church reformer
1520 :Franciscus Balduinus, [Francois Baudouin], lawyer
1618 :Bartolom? Esteban Murillo, Spain, Baroque artist [baptized]
1622 :Isaac Sweers, Dutch Admiral/general/Civil rights activist
1638 :Antoinette du Ligier de la Guard Deshoulieres, French poet/playwright
1709 :Johann H H B?tz, German/Dutch organ builder
1714 :Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lutheran pastor, Lithuanian poet (The Seas)
1734 :John F E Acton, cruel premier of Naples
1735 :Paul Revere, silversmith/US patriot (British are coming)
1745 :"Mad" Anthony Wayne, general
1752 :Elizabeth Griscom (Betsy) Ross, flag maker
1764 :John Kinker, Dutch linguist/philosopher/poet (Minderjarige Zangster)
1815 :Charles Renouvier, French philosopher (neocriticism)
1817 :Martin H Klaproth, Germany, chemist
1819 :Arthur Hugh Clough, poet, friend of Matthew Arnold
1819 :George Foster Shepley, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1878
1823 :S ndor Pet?fi, Kikk?r?s, Hungary, poet, revolutionary (J os Vit?z)
1827 :William Lewis "Old Tige" Cabell, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1838 :William Hugh Young, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901
1846 :Nikola Pasic, Serbian nationalist/premier (1891..1926)
1863 :Pierre de Coubertin, France, baron (revived Olympic games)
1864 :Alfred Stieglitz, US photographer/art dealer (Camera Work)
1867 :Lew Fields, comedian (of Weber & Fields)
1869 :Louis ?JM de la Vall?e-Poussin, Belgian indologist
1873 :Mariano Azuela, Mexico, novelist (The Flies, The Bosses)
1875 :Charles Rist, French economist
1876 :Johan C Altorf, sculptor (October 3rd monument)
1878 :Fran?ois Ambrosiny, French dancer/choreograph (L'oiseau enchant?)
1879 :Edward M Forster, England, novelist (Howards End, Passage to India)
1879 :Emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory)
1879 :Ernest Jones, British psychoanalyst (Life & Work of Sigmund Freud)
1879 :William Fox, US film pioneer (Nickelodeon)
1882 :W C Wendelaar, mayor of Alkmaar (1919-34)/Dutch MP (VVD)
1887 :Wilhelm Canaris, German admiral/head German military intelligence
1889 :Alexander Smallens, St Petersburg, Russia, conductor
1892 :Manuel Roxas y Acuna, 1st president Philippines
1895 :J Edgar Hoover, Mr FBI
1895 :Nathaniel Shilkret, NYC, conductor
1898 :George van Derton, Belgian
1898 :George van Derton, Belgian racer (won 500 race)
1900 :Hubert van Doorne, Dutch auto manufacturer (DAF)
1900 :Xavier Cugat, Barcelona Spain, bandleader (married Abbe Lane, Charo)
1901 :Christine WI Wittewaall van Stoetwegen, Dutch MP (CDD)
1905 :Melvin Price, (Rep-D-IL, 1945- )
1906 :Frank Stack, Canada, speed skater (Olympic-bronze-1932)
1908 :Kinue Hitoma, Japan, 800m runner (Oly-silver-1928)
1909 :Barry Goldwater, (Sen-R-Az, 1953-65, 69- )/Pres candidate (R) 1964)
1911 :Hank Greenberg, Hall-of-Fame 1st baseman (Detroit Tiger)
1912 :Kim Philby, British spy/Soviet mole
1912 :Victor Reuther, Wheeling WV, labor leader
1915 :Lewis Bingham Keeble, town planner
1916 :Earl Wrightson, Balt Md, singer (Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue)
1919 :Bernard Drukker, Dutch organist/pianist/orch leader (Devil's Wheel)
1919 :J[erome] D[avid] Salinger, NYC, novelist (Catcher in the Rye)
1921 :Alain Mimoun O'Kacha, Algerian/French cross country (Oly-gold-1956)
1922 :Ernest F Hollings, (Sen-D-SC, 1966- )
1923 :Chalmers Goodlin, US test pilot (XS-1)
1923 :Milton Jackson, US, vibraphonist (Milt of Bags)
1927 :Maurice B?jart, France, ballet choreographer (Rite of Spring)
1927 :Yuri Grigorovich, Leningrad, choreographer
1929 :Holling Gustav Vapor, character on Northern Exposure
1930 :Gaafar Muhammad Nimeiry, premier/president (Sudan)
1931 :Siddig El Nigoumi, ceramicist
1932 :Arnfried G D P, Dutch manufacturer (breadcrumbs)/drugs dealer
1933 :James A Abrahamson, USAF/astronaut
1935 :Harold Martina, Netherland Antilles, pianist/conductor
1935 :Valentin Nikolaevich N Benderov, Russia, cosmonaut
1936 :Eve Queler, NYC, conductor
1938 :Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, Queen of Netherlands (1980- )
1938 :Bill Emerson, (Rep-R-MO, 1981- )
1942 :Country Joe McDonald, Calif, rock guitarist/vocalist (& the Fish)
1942 :Don Novello, [Father Guido Sarducci], Ashtabula Oh, comedian (SNL)
1942 :Gennadi Vassilyevich Sarafanov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
1942 :Martin Frost, (Rep-D-TX, 1971- )
1945 :Jacques Ickx, Belgium, Le Mans auto race (6-time winner)
1946 :Manfred Stengl, Austria, 2 man lugist (Olympic-gold-1960)
1947 :Alexei Ivanovich Bobrov, Russia, cosmonaut
1947 :Peter Lankhorst, Dutch MP (PPR)
1947 :Vladimir Georgiyevich Titov, Rus cosmonaut (Soyuz T-8, TM-4, STS 63)
1949 :Nikolai Tikhonovich Moskalenko, Russia, cosmonaut
1950 :Morgan Fisher, rock keyboardist (British Lions)
1950 :Svetlana Georgievna Beregovkina, Russia, cosmonaut
1950 :Yevgeni Vladimirovich Saley, cosmonaut
1953 :Alpha Blondy, [Seydou Kone], Ivory coast, reggae singer (Jerusalem)
1953 :Rochelle S Abramson, violinist
1956 :Anatoli Borisovich Polonsky, Russia, lt-colonel/cosmonaut
1956 :Sergei Vasiliyevich Avdeyev, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-15, SK:TM-28)
1959 :Abdul Ahad Mohmand, Afghanistan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6)
1962 :Ravshanbek Aliyev, Kirgiz, cosmonaut
1965 :Andrew O Valmon, Brooklyn NY, 400m runner
1965 :Mark Dewey, US baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1966 :Mika Nieminen, Tampere FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland, Oly-br-1998)
1968 :John de Visser, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1969 :Reemt Pyka, Bremerhaven GER, hockey forward (Team Germany)
1970 :Tom Sier, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1970 :Vadim Glovatskiy, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1971 :Beno Bryant, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971 :Bobby Holik, Jihlava Cze, NHL left wing (NJ Devils, Team Czech Rep)
1971 :Bridget Pettis, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
1972 :Ivan Droppa, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
1973 :Clyde Wijnhard, soccer player (Ajax, RKC)
1973 :Mercury Hayes, wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
1975 :Becky Kellar, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)



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