Is January 13th your birthday? Was someone special to you born on January 13th? 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 13th was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
January 13th Birthdays: Famous Artists
American Impressionist painter Lilla Cabot Perry (The Lack Hat, Lady with a Bowl of Violets and Snowy Monday) was born on January 13, 1848.
Jan Josephszoon van Goyen, Dutch landscape painter (Banks of a Canal, Panorama of The Hague and View of Dordrecht), was born on January 13, 1596.
January 13th Birthdays: Famous Athletes
American professional baseball player Robert Herbert (Bob) Forsch (Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals) was born on January 13, 1950.
Thomas Joseph (Tom) Gola, American professional basketball player (New York Knicks, Philadelphia Warriors and San Francisco Warriors), was born on January 13, 1933.
Meinhard Nehmer, German bobsledder and Olympic gold medalist (1976), was born on January 13, 1941.
Paul Smart, American yachtsman and Olympic gold medalist (1948), was born on January 13, 1892.
American professional football player William Thomas (Bill) Stanfill (Miami Dolphins) was born on January 13, 1947.
Peter Sundelin, Swedish yachtsman and Olympic gold medalist (1968), was born on January 13, 1947.
American professional baseball player Michael Ray (Mike) Tyson (Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals) was born on January 13, 1950.
January 13th Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
American author and Unitarian minister Horatio Alger (Cast Upon the Breakers, Joe the Hotel Boy, Luck and Pluck, Paul the Peddler, Phil the Fiddler, Ragged Dick and Tattered Tom) was born on January 13, 1832. Horatio Alger wrote more than 100 books, inspiring working-class readers to reach for the American dream of hard work and prosperity.
Armand (Army) Archerd, American celebrity columnist (Variety), was born on January 13, 1922.
Elmer Davis, American journalist (The New York Times), radio personality (CBS Radio) and author (But We Were Born Free, History of the New York Times, Not to Mention the Show Window and Two Minutes till Midnight), was born on January 13, 1890.
January 13th Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
Alfred Carl Fuller, Canadian- American entrepreneur and door-to-door salesman (The Fuller Brush Company), was born on January 13, 1885.
American entertainment executive Brandon Tartikoff (NBC and Paramount Pictures) was born on January 13, 1949.
January 13th Birthdays: Famous Performers
Tracy Darrell (Trace) Adkins, American country music guitarist, singer (“Arlington,” “Chrome,” “Every Light in the House,” “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” “Hot Mama,” “I Left Something Turned on at Home,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Lonely Won’t Leave Me Alone,” “The Rest of Mine,” “Rough & Ready,” “Songs About Me,” “Swing,” “Then They Do,” “This Ain’t No Thinkin’ Thing” and “You’re Gonna Miss This”) and television personality (The Celebrity Apprentice), was born on January 13, 1962.
American actor Kevin C. Anderson (Charlotte’s Web, Miles from Home, Nothing Sacred and Sleeping with the Enemy) was born on January 13, 1960.
Geof Barkley, American contemporary Christian music keyboardist and singer (Geoff Moore & the Distance), was born on January 13, 19–.
American actress (Baywatch, Beverly Hills 90210, Black Widow, D.R.E.A.M. Team, Demon Knight, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Longshot and Married with Children) and television personality (Celebrity Big Brother UK, Hollywood Squares, The Surreal Life and To Tell the Truth) Traci Bingham was born on January 13, 1968.
British actor Orlando Bloom (Black Hawk Down, Elizabethtown, The Kelly Gang, The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Wilde) was born on January 13, 1977.
Keith Coogan, American actor (Adventures in Babysitting, Book of Love, Cheetah, Cousins, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, Eight Is Enough, Fame, Fantasy Island, Hiding Out, Joan of Arcadia, Knight Rider, Python, Soulkeeper, Toy Soldiers and The Waltons), was born on January 13, 1970. Keith Coogan’s grandfather was actor Jackie Coogan.
Patrick (“McDreamy”) Dempsey, American actor (Can’t Buy Me Love, Enchanted, Fast Times, Grey’s Anatomy, Heaven Help Us, Loverboy, Meatballs,Mobsters, Outbreak, The Right to Remain Silent, Some Girls and Sweet Home Alabama), was born on January 13, 1966.
American actress Nicole Elizabeth Eggert (Baywatch and Charles in Charge) was born on January 13, 1972.
American actor William Thomas (Billy) Gray (Father Knows Best, Man of Courage, On Moonlight Bay, Porklips Now, Singing Guns and Two for the Seesaw) was born on January 13, 1938. Billy Gray’s mother was actress Beatrice Gray.
Elizabeth Jane (Liz Anderson) Haaby, American country music singer and songwriter (“All My Friends Are Gonna Be Strangers,” “The Lonesome Fugitive” and “Mama Spank”), was born on January 13, 1930. Liz Anderson’s daughter is country music singer Lynn Anderson.
Quentin (Butter) Jackson, American jazz trombonist (Cab Calloway Orchestra and Duke Ellington Orchestra), was born on January 13, 1909.
Russian-American comedienne, singer and actress Sonia (Sophie Tucker) Kalish (Broadway Melody of 1938, Follow the Boys, Gay Love, Honky Tonk and Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry) was born on January 13, 1884.
American comedienne, actress (Deconstructing Harry, Hannah and Her Sisters, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The New Adventures of Old Christine, North, Seinfeld and Watching Ellie), voice-over artist (A Bug’s Life) and television personality (Saturday Night Live) Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus was born on January 13, 1961. Julia Louis-Dreyfus married actor and comedian Brad Hall.
British ska-pop-rock singer Graham (Suggs) McPherson (Madness) was born on January 13, 1961.
Penelope Ann Miller, American actress (Adventures in Babysitting, All-American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story, Awakenings, Big Top Pee Wee, Biloxi Blues, Blonde Ambition, Carlito’s Way, Chaplin, Dead in a Heartbeat, Downtown, The Freshman, Funny Money, Kindergarten Cop, The Messengers, Miles from Home, Other People’s Money, The Relic, The Shadow, Vanished and Witch Hunt), was born on January 13, 1964.
Richard Moll, American actor (The Flintstones, Hard Country, Night Court, Sidekicks, Storybook and Sword and the Sorcerer), was born on January 13, 1943.
Irving (Jeff) Morrow, American radio personality (Dick Tracy) and actor (Blood Legacy, Bonanza, The Creature Walks Among Us, The Giant Claw, Harbor Lights, Kronos, The New Temperatures Rising, Octaman, Perry Mason, Police Story, The Robe, The Runaways and This Island Earth), was born on January 13, 1907.
South African-American progressive rock guitarist (Yes) and film score composer (American Outlaws, Armageddon, Coach Carter, Con Air, Deep Blue Sea, Enemy of the State, Flyboys, Get Smart, Gone in 60 Seconds, National Treasure, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Race to Witch Mountain, Remember the Titans, Rock Star and Snakes on a Plane), was born on January 13, 1954.
Charles Nelson Reilly, American comedian, actor (Cannonball Run, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Lidsville, The Life of Reilly and The X-Files), voice-over artist (All Dogs Go To Heaven and Rock A Doodle) and television personality (The Match Game), was born on January 13, 1931.
American actor (Airplane, Strike Force, The Untouchables and Written on the Wind) and television personality (Unsolved Mysteries) Robert Langford Modini Stack was born on January 13, 1919.
Frances Hussey Sternhagen, American actress (Another World, Bright Lights Big City, Cheers, Doc Hollywood, Driving Miss Daisy, ER, Fedora, The Hospital, Misery, The Mist, One Life to Live, Outland, Raising Cain, The Secret Storm, See You in the Morning, Sex and the City, Starting Over, Two People and Up the Down Staircase), was born on January 13, 1930.
American comedian, voice-over artist (The Addams Family, The Emperor’s New School and Here Comes the Grump), television personality (The Gong Show, Hollywood Squares, The Match Game and To Tell the Truth) and actor (Amazon Women on the Moon, The Brady Bunch Hour, Indecent Proposal, Jackass: The Movie, Life With Bonnie, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Things Are Tough All Over and Will & Grace) Charles Elmer (Rip) Taylor was born on January 13, 1934. Rip Taylor’s theme song was “Happy Days Are Here Again.”
American dancer and actress Gwyneth Evelyn (Gwen) Verdon (Can-Can, Cocoon, The Cotton Club, Damn Yankees, Damn Yankees and High Button Shoes) was born on January 13, 1925. Gwen Verdon was married to director and choreographer Bob Fosse.
Fred (Freddy) White, American R&B and funk percussionist and drummer (Earth Wind & Fire), was born on January 13, 1955. Freddy White’s brothers are musicians Maurice White and Verdine White.
January 13th Birthdays: Famous Scientists
Ross Granville Harrison, American zoologist and embryonic transplantation pioneer, was born on January 13, 1870.
French astronomer Felix Tisserand was born on January 13, 1845.
Wilhelm K. W. Wien, German physicist and Nobel Prize winner (1911), was born on January 13, 1864,
January 13th Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Salmon Portland Chase, American jurist, U.S. Senator (Ohio), Governor of Ohio, 25th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (under 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln), U.S. Supreme Court Justice and 6th U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, was born on January 13, 1808.
Earle Gilmore (Bus) Wheeler, American military leader, U.S. Army 4-star General, U.S. Army Chief of Staff and U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (under 36th U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson), was born on January 13, 1908.
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