Is January 12th your birthday? Was someone special to you born on January 12th? With whom will you choose to celebrate this excellent occasion?
If today is your birthday, then you are in excellent company.
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January 12th was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
January 12th Birthdays: Famous Artists
John Alan Lasseter, American animator, film director (A Bug’s Life, Cars, Knick Knack, Luxo Jr., Pinocchio, Red’s Dream, Tin Toy, Toy Story and Toy Story 2), film executive (Pixar Studios) and Academy Award winner (1988 and 1995), was born on January 12, 1957.
American Impressionist painter (Agnew of Lochnaw, Boboli, Girl in a Pink Dress, Lady in a Hayloft and Spanish Dancer) John Singer Sargent was born on January 12, 1856.
Wayne Wang, Chinese-American film director (Anywhere But Here, Chan Is Missing, Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart, The Joy Luck Club, The Princess of Nebraska, Smoke and A Thousand Years of Good Prayers), was born on January 12, 1949.
January 12th Birthdays: Famous Athletes
John Henry Davis, Jr., American weightlifter and Olympic gold medalist (1948 and 1952), was born on January 12, 1921.
Joseph William (Joe) Frazier, American heavyweight boxer and Olympic gold medalist (1964), was born on January 12, 1944.
American professional football player Tucker Frederickson (New York Giants) was born on January 12, 1943.
Burdette Eliele (Burdie) Haldorson, American basketball player and Olympic gold medalist (1956 and 1960), was born on January 12, 1934.
Canadian professional hockey player Miles Gilbert (Tim) Horton (Buffalo Sabres, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs), was born on January 12, 1930.
Randall Leo (Randy) Jones, American professional baseball player (New York Mets and San Diego Padres), was born on January 12, 1950.
American professional football player (Dallas Cowboys) Drew Pearson was born on January 12, 1951.
Jacques Dominique Wilkins, American professional basketball player (Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic and San Antonio Spurs), was born on January 12, 1960.
Dontrelle Wayne (D-Money or D-Train) Willis, American professional baseball player (Detroit Tigers and Florida Marlins), was born on January 12, 1982.
January 12th Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
American television journalist Martin Agronsky (Agronsky & Company, At Issue and Face the Nation) was born on January 12, 1915.
Edmund Burke, British philosopher and author (Philosophy and Inquiry), was born on January 12, 1729. Edmund Burke has been credited with the famous quotation, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
Rush Limbaugh, American author (See I Told You So and The Way Things Ought To Be) and radio personality (The Rush Limbaugh Show), was born on January 12, 1951.
John Griffith (Jack) London, American author (Burning Daylight, The Call of the Wild,Martin Eden, Smoke Bellew, The Cruise of the Snark, The Iron Heel, The People of the Abyss, The Sea-Wolf, The Son of the Wolf: Tales of the Far North and White Fang), was born on January 12, 1876.
American crime novelist Walter Ellis Mosley (Black Betty, Blonde Faith, Blue Light, Cinnamon Kiss, Devil in a Blue Dress, Fear Itself, Fear of the Dark, Fearless Jones, Fortunate Son, Gone Fishin’, Little Scarlet, A Little Yellow Dog, A Red Death, Six Easy Pieces, Walkin’ the Dog and White Butterfly) was born on January 12, 1952.
French author Charles Perrault (Bluebeard, Cinderella, Donkeyskin, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Sleeping Beauty and The Ridiculous Wishes) was born on January 12, 1628.
American radio personality (The Howard Stern Show) and author (Miss America and Private Parts) Howard Stern was born on January 12, 1954.
January 12th Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
American entrepreneur and Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos was born on January 12, 1964.
January 12th Birthdays: Famous Performers
American actress (Blind Date, Champions, Cheers, Deconstructing Harry, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Fat Actress, For Richer or Poorer, It Takes Two, The Last Don, Look Who’s Talking, Look Who’s Talking Now, Loverboy, Madhouse, Masquerade, North and South, Peter and the Wolfe, Runaway, Salem Witch Trials, Shoot to Kill, Sibling Rivalry, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Summer School, Toothless and Veronica’s Closet) Kirsten Louise (Kirstie) Alley was born on January 12, 1951. Kirstie Alley was married to actor Parker Stevenson.
Anthony Andrews, British actor (Brideshead Revisited, Hands of a Murderer, Hanna’s War, Haunted, Ivanhoe and The Scarlet Pimpernel), was born on January 12, 1948.
American rock drummer Tom Ardolino (NRBQ) was born on January 12, 1956.
Chris Bell, American pop guitarist, singer and songwriter (Big Star), was born on January 12, 1951.
British blue-rock singer Maggie Bell (Stone the Crows) was born on January 12, 1945.
American contemporary Christian guitarist, singer and worship leader Jeremy Thomas Camp (“Beautiful,” “I Still Believe,” “Take You Back” and “Walk by Faith”) was born on January 12, 1978.
Melanie Jayne (Sporty Spice) Chisholm, British pop singer (The Spice Girls) and actress (Spice World), was born on January 12, 1974.
Robert (Rob Zombie) Cummings, American rock musician (White Zombie) and filmmaker (The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween and House of 1000 Corpses), was born on January 12, 1966.
Mexican-American rapper and rock singer Zacarias Manuel (Zack) de la Rocha (One Day As a Lion and Rage Against the Machine) was born on January 12, 1970.
American jazz pianist and singer George Duke (The George Duke Trio) was born on January 12, 1946.
Farrah R. Forke, American actress (Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Wings) and voice-over artist (Batman Beyond and Justice League Unlimited) was born on January 12, 1968.
Swedish pop guitarist, harmonica player and singer Per Hakan Gessle (Gyllene Tider and Roxette) was born on January 12, 1959.
Charlie Gillingham, American rock keyboardist, guitarist, pianist and accordion player (Counting Crows, Train and Zip Code Revue), was born on January 12, 1960.
William Lee Golden, American country music singer (The Oak Ridge Boys), was born on January 12, 1939.
American actor Ronald Robert (Ron) Harper (87th Precinct, Garrison’s Gorillas, The Jean Arthur Show, Land of the Lost, Love of Life, Planet of the Apes, Tales of Wells Fargo, Touched, Wendy and Me and Where the Heart Is) was born on January 12, 1936.
Rachael Elaine Harris, American comedienne, television personality (Best Week Ever,The Daily Show, I Love the 80s, I Love the 90s and Smoking Gun) and actress (Best in Show, Daddy Day Care, Fat Actress, For Your Consideration, Kicking & Screaming, A Mighty Wind, Notes from the Underbelly, SeaQuest DSV, Sister Sister and Starsky & Hutch), was born on January 12, 1968. Rachael Harris was married to actor Adam Paul.
Dan Haseltine, American Christian rock singer (Jars of Clay), was born on January 12, 1973.
Vendela Kirsebom, Swedish model (Sports Illustrated), actress (Batman and Robin, Muppets Tonight, Murphy Brown and The Parent Trap) and author (Model Mommy), was born on January 12, 1967.
Joseph (Joe E. Lewis) Klewan, American comedian, singer and actor (The Holy Terror,Lady in Cement, Private Buckaroo and Too Many Husbands), was born on January 12, 1902.
George Joseph (The Amazing Kreskin) Kresge, Jr., American mentalist and illusionist, was born on January 12, 1935.
American actor (Blossom, Bones, Brotherly Love, Fingerprints, The Guardian, Horse Sense, Jack Frost, Jumping Ship, The Least of These, Miles from Nowhere, Runaway, Tucker and White Man’s Burden) and voice-over artist (Recess) Andrew James (Andy) Lawrence was born on January 12, 1988. Andy Lawrence’s brothers are actors Joey Lawrence and Martin Lawrence.
Olivier Martinez, French actor (Blood and Chocolate, The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone, S.W.A.T., Taking Lives, Un Deux Trois Soleil and Unfaithful), was born on January 12, 1966.
Canadian- American actor Oliver Platt (Ash Wednesday, Bicentennial Man, Bulworth, Crusoe, Doctor Dolittle, Flatliners, Gun Shy, Huff, Indecent Proposal, Married to the Mob, Simon Birch and The Three Musketeers) was born on January 12, 1960. Oliver Platt’s father, Nicholas Platt, served as U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, the Philippines and Zambia.
American country music singer Ray Price (“Crazy Arms,” “For the Good Times,” “I Won’t Mention It Again,” “Make the World Go Away” and “Nightlife”) was born on January 12, 1926.
Luise Rainer, German actress (Dramatic School, The Emperor’s Candlesticks, The Gambler, The Good Earth, The Great Waltz, The Great Ziegfeld and Hollywood Chinese) and Academy Award winner (1936 and 1937), was born on January 12, 1910.
American country music singer (“Daddy’s Last Letter,” “Deck of Cards,” “Get Along Little Dogie,” “Goodbye Ole Paint,” “High Noon – Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darlin’,” “I’m Wastin’ My Tears on You,” “Jingle Jangle Jingle,” “Rye Whiskey,” “Sam Hall,” “There’s a New Moon over My Shoulder” and “You Two Timed Me One Time Too Often”), actor (Headin’ for the Rio Grande, Rainbow over the Range, Rollin’ Westward, Song of the Buckaroo, Song of the Gringo, Sundown on the Prairie, Trouble in Texas and Utah Trail), radio personality (Bobby Benson’s Adventures, Cowboy Tom’s Roundup,Death Valley Days, The Lone Star Rangers and WHN Barndance), television personality (Five Star Jubilee, Ozark Jubilee, Ranch Party and Town Hall Party) and Academy Award winner (1953) Woodward Maurice (Tex) Ritter was born on January 12, 1905. Tex Ritter’s son was actor John Ritter. Tex Ritter helped to found the United Cerebral Palsy Association.
Cynthia Robinson, American soul-funk-rock trumpeter and singer (Sly and the Family Stone and The Stoners), was born on January 12, 1946.
American R&B singer (“1 Thing,” “Gotta Work,” “I’m Coming Out,” “Take Control,” “Talkin’ About,” “Talkin’ to Me,” “Touch” and “Why Don’t We Fall in Love”) and actress (First Daughter) Amerie Mi Marie Rogers was born on January 12, 1980.
Will Rothhaar, American actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hearts in Atlantis, Jack Frost, Listen Up, Mad About You and Must Love Dogs), was born on January 12, 1987.
Ricky van Shelton, American country music singer (“Don’t We All Have the Right,” “From a Jack to a King,” “I Am a Simple Man,” “I’ll Leave This World Loving You,” “I’ve Cried My Last Tear for You,” “Keep It Between the Lines,” “Life Turned Her That Way,” “Living Proof,” “Rockin’ Years” and “Somebody Lied”), was born on January 12, 1952.
Matt Wong, Hawaiian-American punk rock bassist (Reel Big Fish), was born on January 12, 1973.
American rap singer Corey (Raekwon) Woods (Wu-Tang Clan) was born on January 12, 1970.
Glenn Yarbrough, American folk singer (The Limelighters), was born on January 12, 1930.
January 12th Birthdays: Famous Scientists
Paul H. Muller, Swiss chemist, DDT inventor and Nobel Prize winner (1948), was born on January 12, 1899.
January 12th Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
American civil rights leader (The Freedom Rides) and 1998 U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom winner James Farmer was born on January 12, 1920.
John Hancock, American patriot, Revolutionary War leader and famous first signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born on January 12, 1737.
American Puritan leader and co-founder of Massachusetts Bay Colony John Winthrop was born on January 12, 1588.
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