Birthdays of Personalities on January 19

1200 :Dogen Kigen, Japan, Zen teacher, 1st patriarch of the Japanese Soto
1544 :Francis II de Valois-Angoul?me, king of France (1559-60)
1639 :No?l Alexandre, French theologian/historian
1686 :Hakuin Ekakuborn, Japan, Zen Buddhist
1736 :James Watt, Scotland, inventor (steam engine)
1736 :Laurens P van de Spiegel, Dutch regent/secretary of State 1787-95
1749 :Isaiah Thomas, US, printer/editor/publisher/historian
1790 :Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish historian/poet (Blommorna)
1798 :Auguste Comte, philosopher/founder (sociology & positivism)
1802 :[Jean] Silvain van de Weyer, 1st Belg min of Foreign affairs (1831)
1807 :Robert Edward Lee, Stratford Va, General-in-Chief (Confederacy)
1813 :Henry Bessemer, engineer/inventor (Bessemer engine)
1816 :Henry Gray, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
1820 :John Haskell King, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888
1827 :Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentina, conductor (R fagas)
1830 :George Blake Cosby, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1909
1837 :William Williams Keen, surgeon (brain)
1839 :Paul C?zanne, France, impressionist painter (Bathers)
1851 :David Starr Jordan, NY, biologist/university pres (Leland Stanford)
1851 :Johannes C Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer
1858 :Eugene Brieux, French playwright (Blanchette, Lesson Avaries)
1859 :Alice Eastwood, Toronto, botanist (Handbook of Trees of Calif)
1863 :Werner Sombart, German fascist (Juden und das Wirtschaftsleben)
1869 :Alfred R Zimmerman, mayor (Rotterdam 1906-22)/Dir (League of Nations)
1883 :Hermann Abendroth, German conductor
1889 :Sophie Taeuber/T?uber-Arp, Swiss sculptor/wife of Hans Arp (Dada)
1892 :Olafur Thors, Icelandic PM (6 times, 1942-63)
1897 :Natacha Rambova, Salt Lake City UT, costume designer
1897 :Ren? Victor, Flemish lawyer/knight (Rechtskundig Weekblad)
1903 :Alfred Lane Beit, connoisseur
1903 :Erwin Nyiregyh zi, Budapest Hungary, pianist
1904 :James Winston Watts, developer (Frontal Lobotomy)
1905 :Anne Schumacher Hummert, radio pioneer
1905 :Oveta Culp Hobby, govt official/newspaper publisher/CEO (Houston Post)
1906 :Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn Bogue], Penns, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
1906 :Lanny Ross, Seattle, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show)
1912 :Francis David Charteris, earl of Wemyss & March/Scottish landowner
1912 :Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans, Dutch soc dem chairman (1965-69)
1912 :Leonid V Kantorovich, St Petersburg Russia, economist (Nobel)
1914 :Lester Flatt, country musician (Flatt & Scruggs)
1915 :Alvy West, Bkln NY, orch leader (Andy Williams Show)
1918 :John H Johnson, US, publisher (Negro Digest, Ebony, Jet)
1919 :Dharam Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964)
1920 :Javier P?rez de Cu?llar, Lima Per?, 5th sec-gen of UN (1982-91)
1924 :7th earl of Carnarvon, English large landowner
1928 :Dainin Katagiri, Osaka Japan, Zen teacher, associate of Shunryu Suzuki
1931 :Robert MacNeil, Montreal, news anchor (NBC Weekend News, 1965-67)
1931 :Ron Packard, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
1938 :Denny Smith, (Rep-R-OR, 1981- )
1938 :Phil Everly, Brownie Ky, singer (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
1940 :Barend J du Plessis, S African minister of Finance (1984- )
1942 :Michael Crawford, England, Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera)
1943 :Janis Joplin, Port Arthur Tx, bluesy rock singer (Down on Me)
1943 :Margriet Francisca, Dutch Princess
1944 :Richard [Erskine Frere] Leakey, Nairobi Kenya, anthropologist
1946 :Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut
1946 :Dolly Rebecca Parton, Sevierville Tn, country singer (Dolly, 9 to 5)
1947 :Ann Compton, news reporter (ABC TV)
1949 :Robert Palmer, Batley England, singer
1952 :Dewey Bunell, Yorkshire England, rock guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
1955 :Simon Rattle, England, orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symph Orch)
1957 :Mickael Virtue, rock keyboardist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1960 :Alfrederick Joyner, E St Louis Ill, triple jumper (Olympic-gold-1984)
1962 :Chris Sabo, Detroit MI, pitcher (Cin Reds, Baltimore Orioles)
1963 :Caron Wheeler, English singer (Soul II Soul-Keep on Movin')
1966 :Anthony Young, US baseball pitcher (NY Met, Chicago Cubs)
1966 :Sylvain Cote, Duberger, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1969 :Orlando Palmeiro, Hoboken NJ, outfielder (California Angels)
1970 :Rick Krivda, Mckeesport PA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
1970 :T J Mathews, Belleville IL, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1971 :Jeff Juden, Salem MA, baseball pitcher (Phila Phillies, SF Giants)
1971 :Maurice Hofman, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
1973 :Chris Stynes, Queens NY, infielder (KC Royals)
1974 :Amaury Telemaco, Higuey Dom Rep, pitcher (Chic Cubs)
1974 :Gregory Playfair, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (PSV)
1974 :Tarik Oulida, soccer player (Ajax/Seville)
1974 :Walter Jones, tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
1993 :John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg, son of Caroline Kennedy



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