Is January 15th your birthday? Was someone special to you born on January 15th? With whom will you choose to celebrate this excellent occasion?
If today is your birthday, then you are in excellent company.
January 15th was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
January 15th Birthdays: Famous Artists
French dancer and choreographer (Giselle) Jean Coralli was born on January 15, 1779.
Dorothy Hardy, British painter (Dangerous Competitor, The Favourite Comes to Grief, The Grey Leads, Spill at the Water Jump and We’ll Go A-Jumping Today), was born on January 15.
Irish film director Reginald Ingram Montgomery (Rex Ingram) Hitchcock (The Arab, Ben Hur, Broken Fetters, Chalice of Sorrow, The Conquering Power, The Flower of Doom, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Garden of Allah, The Great Problem, Hearts are Trump, The Magician, The Prisoner of Zenda, The Reward of Life, His Robe of Honour, Scaramouche, The Three Passions, Turn to the Right, Under Crimson Skies and Where the Pavement Ends) was born on January 15, 1892. Rex Ingram married actresses Doris Pawn and Alice Terry.
American painter Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Cactus, Famous Names, Horse Sense, Indian Tree, I See Red: Chief Sleepy Eye War Shirt, Red Sky, Tree of Life, War Shirt and Wisdom/Knowledge) was born on January 15, 1940.
January 15th Birthdays: Famous Athletes
American professional basketball player Ernest (Ernie) DiGregorio (Buffalo Braves, Kentucky Colonels and Los Angeles Clippers) was born on January 15, 1951.
Michele Granger, American softball player and Olympic gold medalist (1996), was born on January 15, 1970.
Stephen Joseph (Steve) Gromek, American professional baseball player (Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers), was born on January 15, 1920.
Matthew Thomas (Big Daddy) Holliday, American professional baseball player (Colorado Rockies and Oakland Athletics), was born on January 15, 1980.
American professional basketball player Nathaniel (Nate) Hawthorne (Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns) was born on January 15, 1951.
Louis Woodard Jones, American relay runner and Olympic gold medalist (1956), was born on January 15, 1932.
American professional baseball player Michael Grant (Mike) Mitchell (Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Seattle Pilots and Texas Rangers) was born on January 15, 1943.
Dean Smith, American relay runner and Olympic gold medalist (1952), was born on January 15, 1932.
Vera Sosulya, Russian toboggan athlete and Olympic gold medalist (1980), was born on January 15, 1956.
January 15th Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
Goodman (Goody Ace) Aiskowitz, American humorist, radio personality (Easy Aces) and author (The Better of Goodman Ace, The Book of Little Knowledge – Or More Than You Want to Know About Television, The Fine Art of Hypochondria – or How Are You and Ladies and Gentlemen Easy Aces), was born on January 15, 1899.
Jean-Baptiste (Moliere) Poquelin, French playwright (The Bourgeois Gentleman, The Imaginary Invalid, The Misanthrope, The Miser, The School for Wives and Tartuffe or the Hypocrite), was born on January 15, 1622.
January 15th Birthdays: Famous Performers
Sam Billen, American keyboardist, guitarist and banjo player (The Billions), was born on January 15, 19–. Sam Billen’s brother is musician Dan Billens.
Lloyd Bridges, American actor (Airplane, Airplane II, The Grace Kelly Story, The Great Wallendas, High Noon, Hot Shots, Hot Shots Part Deux, Joe Versus the Volcano, The Rainmaker, Roots and Sea Hunt), was born on January 15, 1913. Lloyd Bridges’ sons are actors Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges.
American actor Edmund (Eddie) Cahill (CSI: NY, Friends, Glory Days and Miracle) was born on January 15, 1978.
American new wave rock singer Martha Davis (The Motels) was born on January 15, 1951.
Regina King, American actress (Boyz ‘N the Hood, Enemy of the State, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Jerry Maguire, Leap of Faith, Love and Action in Chicago and Mighty Joe Young), was born on January 15, 1971.
American jazz and big band drummer, composer, bandleader and actor (Ball of Fire, The Gene Krupa Story and Some Like It Hot) Gene Krupa was born on January 15, 1909.
Charles (Chad) Lowe, American actor (24, Apprentice to Murder, April Morning, ER, An Inconvenient Woman, Life Goes On, Melrose Place, Nobody’s Perfect, Now and Again, Popular, Silence of the Heart, Spencer, Take Me Home: The John Denver Story, True Blood and Unfaithful) and film director (The Audition and Beautiful Ohio), was born on January 15, 1968. Chad Lowe is brother to actor Rob Lowe.
Canadian- American comedienne, actress (Guitarman, Rude Awakening, SCTV and Soup for One) and voice-over artist (Anastasia, Brother Bear 2, Earthworm Jim, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Kim Possible, The Simpsons and SpongeBob SquarePants) Andrea Louise Martin was born on January 15, 1947.
James Nesbitt, Irish actor (Bloody Sunday, The Canterbury Tales, Cinderella, Cold Feet, Jekyll, Lucky Break, Match Point, Millions, Murphy’s Law and Wall of Silence), was born on January 15, 1965.
Angela Maxine (Margaret) O’Brien, American actress (Babes on Broadway, The Canterville Ghost, Jane Eyre, Journey for Margaret, Little Women, Meet Me in St. Louis, Our Vines Have Tender Grapes, Rawhide, The Secret Garden and Thousands Cheer) and Academy Award winner (1945), was born on January 15, 1937.
Maria Margarethe Anna Schell, Austrian actress (The Brothers Karamazov, Christmas Lilies of the Field, Cimarron, Gervaise, The Hanging Tree, The Heart of the Matter, Le Notti Bianche, The Odessa File, Samson and Delilah, Superman: The Movie and Voyage of the Damned), was born on January 15, 1926. Maria Schell was the sister of actor Maximillian Schell.
Peter (Pete) Trewavas, British rock bassist and singer (Big Big Train, Marillon, The Metros and Transatlantic), was born on January 15, 1959.
American actor (Ali, All My Children, Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power, Exterminator 2, Full Eclipse, Heartbreak Ridge, Identity Crisis, Jaws: The Revenge, Killers In The House, L.A Riots, Los Locos, Love Kills, One Life to Live, Raw Nerve, Rude Awakening, Solo, South Bronx Heroes and Stag) and film director (Damages, Hard Luck, Malcolm Takes a Shot, New Jack City, Panther, Posse and Songs of Anarchy) Mario Van Peebles was born on January 15, 1957. Mario Van Peebles is the son of actor and film director Melvin Van Peebles.
Don Glen (Captain Beefheart) Van Vliet, American rock singer and songwriter (The Magic Band), was born on January 15, 1941.
American rock singer and songwriter Ronald Wayne (Ronnie) Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd) was born on January 15, 1948. Ronnie Van Zandt was brother to singers Donnie Van Zandt and Johnny Van Zandt.
Lisa (Lisa Lisa) Velez, American freestyle musician (Cult Jam), was born on January 15, 1967.
January 15th Birthdays: Famous Scientists
Austrian physician and psychoanalysis pioneer Josef Breuer was born on January 15, 1842.
Edward Teller, Hungarian-American atomic physicist, author (The Constructive Uses of Nuclear Explosives, The Legacy of Hiroshima and Memoirs: A Twentieth-Century Journey in Science and Politics) and U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom winner (2003), was born on January 15, 1908. Edward Teller is perhaps most remembered for the development of the hydrogen bomb.
Finnish chemist and Nobel Prize winner (1945) Artturi Ilmari Virtanen was born on January 15, 1895.
January 15th Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Portuguese King Alfonso V was born on January 15, 1432.
Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Faisal al-Saud, Saudi Arabian King, was born on January 15, 1902.
Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian-Yugoslavian Premier, was born on January 15, 1893.
Michel J.P. Debre, Premier of France, was born on January 15, 1912.
American clergyman, civil rights leader and Nobel Prize Winner (1964) Martin Luther King, Jr., was born on January 15, 1929.
Prussian Premier Wilhelm Marx was born on January 15, 1863.
Second Egyptian President Gabal Abdel Nasser was born on January 15, 1918.
Cornelius Calvin (Robert Carlyle Byrd) Sale, Jr., American legislator, U.S. Senator (D-WV) and author (Losing America), was born on January 15, 1917. Robert Byrd served as majority whip, majority leader and minority leader in the U.S. Senate.
Swedish Lutheran clergyman and Nobel Prize winner (1930) Lars Olof Jonathan (Nathan) Soderblom was born on January 15, 1866.
Noach Zjordanija, Georgian Premier, was born on January 15, 1868.
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Happy Birthday, January 15th.
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