Birthdays of Personalities on January 29

1584 :Frederik Hendrik, count of Nassau/Prince of Orange
1688 :Emmanuel Swedenborg, Sweden, religious leader (Angelic Wisdom)
1689 :Hubert K Poot, Dutch poet
1700 :Daniel Bernoulli, Basel Switz, mathematician (10 time French award)
1717 :Jeffrey Amherst, English gov-gen of America/fieldmarshal
1737 :Thomas Paine, political essayist (Common Sense, Age of Reason)
1756 :Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee, (Rep/Gov-Va)/general
1761 :Abraham AA "Albert" Gallatin, Switz, US minister of Finance (1801-14)
1783 :Vasili A Zjukovski, Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus) [NS=Feb 9]
1798 :Henry Neele, London, poet
1803 :James Outram, Bulterley Hall Derbyshire, general
1810 :Earnest E Kummer, German mathematician
1821 :Isaac Ferdinand Quinby, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1891
1823 :Franklin Gardner, Major General (Confederate Army)
1836 :Benjamin Franklin Potts, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1887
1836 :James Meech Warner, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1897
1843 :William McKinley, Niles Ohio, (R) 25th pres (1897-1901)
1850 :Ebenezer Howard, London, pioneer of garden cities
1850 :Lawrence Hargrave, inventor (box kite)
1854 :Willem PC Knuttel, Dutch bibliographer/librarian
1860 :Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Tagarov Russia, playwright (Cherry Orchard)
1873 :Luigi A, duke of the Abruzzes, Italy, explorer/climber (Mt St Elias)
1874 :John David Rockefeller Jr, Cleveland Ohio, philanthropist
1878 :Barney Oldfield, Ohio, daredevil
1892 :Clifford Gray, US, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1928)
1900 :Willem F K Hussem, Dutch painter/poet (Coastline, Lookout on Sea)
1901 :Allen B DuMont, inventor (perfected coml practical cathode ray tube)
1903 :Cornelis H Edelman, Dutch geologist
1905 :Barnett Newmann, US painter (postpainterly abstraction)
1906 :Franciscus Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1920)
1906 :Joe Primeau, NHL center
1908 :Adam Clayton Powell, (Rep-D-NY, 1945-70)
1909 :Tonypandy, Viscount
1910 :Paul Hodder-Williams, publisher
1911 :George Burns, British major-general
1912 :"Professor" Irwin Corey, Brooklyn NY, comedian (Car Wash, Doc)
1912 :Jacob "Jaap" Balk, journalist (AH, Onder de Keizerskroon)
1915 :Halfdan Rasmussen, Danish poet/WWII resistance fighter (Skoven)
1918 :William Rigney, baseball manager (SF Giants)
1919 :Norman F Simpson, British playwright (One Way Pendulum)
1920 :Alec Coppen, psychiatrist
1923 :Paddy Chayevsky, [Sydney], US, dramatist (Marty, Hospital)
1924 :Brian Trubshaw, British test pilot
1924 :Gregson, Lord
1925 :Lane of Horsell, Lord
1925 :Pier Tania (Meinte Piet), radio/TV host (ANP, De Bezetting)
1926 :Abdus Salam, theoretical physicist
1928 :Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician
1929 :William McMillan, US, rapid pistol (Olympic-gold-1960) [or Jul 3]
1932 :Clyde, Lord
1932 :Raman Subba Row, CEO (Test/County Cricket Board)
1933 :A C Alston, bibliographer
1933 :Margaret Laird, Commissioner (Third Church Estates)
1936 :Malcolm Binns, concert pianist
1937 :Bobby Scott, jazz singer
1938 :Bill Christian, US, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)
1939 :O P Kolomitsev, cosmonaut
1942 :Arnaldo Tamayo-Mendez, Cuba, cosmonaut (Soyuz 38)
1942 :Claudine Longet, France, former Mrs Andy Williams/singer
1942 :F R Hartley, Vice-Chancellor (Cranfield University)
1942 :Richard Needham, British MP
1943 :Charles Fitzgerald-Lombard, Abbot of Downside
1945 :James Nicholson, British MEP
1947 :David Byron, vocalist (Uriah Heep)
1947 :Michael Mavor, Head Master (Rugby School)
1948 :Bill Kirchen, singer/guitarist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen)
1948 :Felice Taylor, R&B singer (I Feel Love Comin' On)
1949 :Tommy Ramone, [Thomas Erdelyi], Budapest, rock drummer (Ramones)
1950 :Jody Schecter, South African auto maker (World Driver's 1979)
1951 :Earl Howe
1952 :Tommy Ramone, [Erdelyi], Hungary, rock drummer/bassist [Ramones)
1954 :Alejandro Casa?as, Havana Cuba, 110m hurdler (Olympic-silv-1976, 80)
1954 :Dick Manitoba, vocalist (Dictators)
1955 :John Tate, US, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1968)
1957 :Irlene Mandrell, Corpus Christi Tx, country singer (Mandrell Sisters)
1957 :Jac Bico, Dutch guitarist/singer (Tambourine)
1960 :Cho-Liang Lin, Taiwan, violinist (Queen Sophia 1st prize)
1960 :Eddie Jackson, bassist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
1960 :Gregory Efthimos Louganis, San Diego Ca, diver (Olympic-gold-1984, 88)
1960 :Sean Kerly, hockey player
1960 :Steve Sax, 2nd baseman (LA Dodgers, NY Yankees, Chic White Sox)
1961 :Mike Aldrete, US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics, NY Yankees)
1964 :John Gallagher, rugby league player
1964 :John Habyan, US baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1964 :Roddy Frame, rock vocalist/guitarist (Aztec Camera-Stray)
1965 :Dominik Hasek, Pardubice CZE, NHL goalie (Czech Oly-Gold-98, Buffalo)
1967 :David Pitcher, CFL fullback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1967 :Khalid Skah, Midelt Morocco, 5k/10k runner
1967 :Sean Burke, Windsor, NHL goalie (Hartford Whalers)
1968 :Kevin Roberson, US baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
1969 :Aeneas Williams, cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)
1970 :Scott Davis, guard (Atlanta Falcons)
1971 :Chris Vargas, CFL quarterback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1973 :Jason Schmidt, Lewiston ID, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
1973 :Scott Milanovich, quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1974 :David LaFleur, tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
1974 :Jeff Mitchell, corner (Baltimore Ravens)
1974 :Pat Walsh, WLAF Tackle (London Monarchs)
1975 :Maarten Kerkhof, soccer player (Vitesse, De Graafschap)
1977 :Martin Hohenberger, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)



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