Is January 28th your birthday? Was someone special to you born on January 28th? 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 28th was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
January 28th Birthdays: Famous Artists
James Richmond Barthe, American sculptor (Haiti’s Toussaint L’Ouverture), was born on January 28, 1901.
American film director Frank Darabont (Buried Alive, Fahrenheit 451, The Green Mile, Hello Goodbye, The Majestic, The Mist and The Shawshank Redemption) was born on January 28, 1959.
German film director Ernst Lubitsch (Broken Lullaby, Deception, Design for Living, The Eyes of the Mummy, Gypsy Blood, Heaven Can Wait, Lady Windermere’s Fan, The Love Parade, The Loves of Pharaoh, The Man I Killed, The Marriage Circle, The Merry Widow, Monte Carlo, Ninotchka, One Hour with You, Rosita, The Shop Around the Corner, The Smiling Lieutenant, So This Is Paris, The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg, That Lady in Ermine, That Uncertain Feeling, To Be or Not to Be and Trouble in Paradise) was born on January 28, 1947. Ernst Lubitsch received an honorary award for Lifetime Achievement at the 1947 Academy Awards.
Alice Neel, American portrait painter (Isabel Bishop, Dana Gordon and John), was born on January 28, 1900.
Claes Oldenburg, Swedish-American Pop-Art sculptor (The Bottle of Notes, Clothespin, Crusoe Umbrella and Typewriter Eraser), was born on January 28, 1929.
Jackson Pollock, American Abstract Expressionist painter (Blue, Cathedral, The Deep and Lavender Mist), was born on January 28, 1912. Jackson Pollock is best remembered for his spatter technique of painting.
January 28th Birthdays: Famous Athletes
American race car driver and Indianapolis 500 winner (1985) Jim Bryan was born on January 28, 1927.
John Richard (Jack) Egers, Canadian professional hockey player (New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals), was born on January 28, 1949.
Canadian professional hockey player Paul Henderson (Atlanta Flames, Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs) was born on January 28, 1943.
Fred Hoaglin, American professional football player (Baltimore Colts, Cleveland Browns, Houston Oilers and Seattle Seahawks) and coach (Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots and New York Giants), was born on January 28, 1944.
Marnie McBean, Canadian rower and Olympic gold medalist (1992 and 1996), was born on January 28, 1968.
William Patrick (Parry) O’Brien, American shot putter was born on January 28, (1952 and 1956), was born on January 28, 1932.
Zimbabwean professional golfer Nicholas Raymond Leige (Nick) Price was born on January 28, 1957.
American professional baseball player William DeKova (Bill) White (New York Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals) was born on January 28, 1934.
January 28th Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
French novelist Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (The Cat, Cheri, Claudine at School, Gigi, The Innocent Wife and The Vagrant) was born on January 28, 1873. Colette was married to author Henry Gauthier-Villars, also known as Willy.
British-American explorer and author (The Exploration Diaries of H. M. Stanley, I Found Livingstone, In Darkest Africa and Through the Dark Continent) Sir Henry Morton Stanley was born on January 28, 1841. Sir Henry Morton Stanley is perhaps best remembered for his famous quotation, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” although he may never actually have uttered these words. He did find explorer David Livingstone in Tanganyika, Africa, in November of 1871.
Richard Duane (Rick) Warren, American pastor and author (The Purpose-Driven Church and The Purpose-Driven Life), was born on January 28, 1954.
January 28th Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
William Seward Burroughs, American calculating machine inventor, was born on January 28, 1857.
January 28th Birthdays: Famous Performers
John Banner, Austrian actor (Hogan’s Heroes, The Interns, Never Say Goodbye, Operation Eichmann and To The Victor), was born on January 28, 1910.
John Beck, American actor (A Climate for Killing, Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan, The Big Bus, Dallas, Extreme Limits, Flamingo Road, Nichols, Paperback Hero, Rollerball, Sleeper, Suspect Device, Three in the Attic and Time Machine), was born on January 28, 1943.
British jazz clarinetist Bernard Stanley (Acker) Bilk (Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazz Band) was born on January 28, 1929.
Nickolas Gene (Nick) Carter, American pop singer (The Backstreet Boys), was born on January 28, 1980. Nick Carter is brother to pop singer Aaron Carter.
Greg Cook, American country music bass guitarist, trumpeter and singer (Ricochet), was born on January 28, 1965.
American actor (The Aviator, California Suite, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Flirting with Disaster, The Four Seasons, M*A*S*H, Paper Lion, Same Time Next Year, The Seduction of Joe Tynan and The West Wing) and television personality (Scientific American Frontiers) Alphonso (Alan Alda) D’Abruzzo was born on January 28, 1936. Alan Alda’s father was actor Robert Alda.
Joseph Anthony (Joey) Fatone, Jr., American pop singer (‘N Sync) and television personality (Dancing with the Stars and The Singing Bee), was born on January 28, 1977.
American hip hop and rap artist William Michael (Rakim Allah) Griffin, Jr., (Eric B. and Rakim) was born on January 28, 1968.
Anthony Hamilton, American R&B singer (“Charlene” and “Comin’ from Where I’m From”), was born on January 28, 1971.
Brian Edmund Peter Keenan, British rock drummer (The Chambers Brothers, The Losers and Manfred Mann), was born on January 28, 1943.
Swiss actress Marthe Keller (And Now My Love, Black Sunday, Bobby Deerfield, Fedora, Funeral in Berlin, Marathon Man and Wilder Reiter GmbH) was born on January 28, 1945.
Susan Jane Karen (Harley Jane) Kozak, American actress (All I Want for Christmas, Arachnophobia, The Favor, Guiding Light, Parenthood, Santa Barbara, Texas and When Harry Met Sally) and author (Dating Dead Men, Dating Is Murder: A Novel and Dead Ex), was born on January 28, 1957.
Canadian pianist, singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan (“Building a Mystery,” “Last Dance,” “Steaming” and “Vox”) was born on January 28, 1968. Sarah McLachlan married drummer Ashwin Sood.
Jeri Lynn (Susan Howard) Mooney, American actress (Dallas, Petrocelli, The Power Within and Sidewinder One), was born on January 28, 1944.
Kathryn Morris, American actress (As Good as It Gets, Cold Case, Cool as Ice, Double Cross, Family Values, Inferno, Inherit the Wind, Minority Report, Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, Paycheck, Pensacola: Wings of Gold and Screenplay), was born on January 28, 1969.
American hip-hop deejay Lawrence (DJ Muggs) Muggerud (Cypress Hill) was born on January 28, 1968.
Bill Phillips, American country music singer (“Georgia Town Blues” and “Put It Off Until Tomorrow”), was born on January 28, 1936.
American contemporary Christian singer and songwriter (“Holding onto the Earth”) Leslie Ann (Sam) Phillips was born on January 28, 1962.
British actress Rosamund Pike (Die Another Day, The Libertine and Pride and Prejudice) was born on January 28, 1979.
Nicholas David (Nicholas Pryor) Probst, American actor (Airplane, Beverly Hills 90210, The Bronx Zoo, Damien: Omen II, The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh, Force Five, General Hospital, The Happy Hooker, Hoffa, Pacific Heights, Port Charles and Risky Business), was born on January 28, 1935.
American rapper William Leonard (Rick Ross) Roberts, II, was born on January 28, 1976.
Arthur Rubinstein, Polish-American concert pianist, was born on January 28, 1887.
American Gospel singer Marvin Sapp (Commissioned) was born on January 28, 19–.
Ronald (Ronnie Scott) Schatt, British jazz saxophonist (Club Eleven Band, The Jazz Couriers and The Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band), was born on January 28, 1927. Ronnie Scott played with Tito Burns, Mike Carr, Johnny Claes, Johnny Dankworth, Victor Feldman, Johnny Griffin, Cab Kaye, Pete King, Jack Parnell, Phil Seamen, Hank Shaw, Stan Tracey, Kenny Wheeler and other jazz artists.
British rock guitarist Dave Sharp (The Alarm) was born on January 28, 1959.
Dan Spitz, American heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax), was born on January 28, 1963. Dan Spitz is brother to rock bassist Dave Spitz (Black Sabbath).
Richard (Dick) Taylor, British rock guitarist (The Pretty Things), was born on January 28, 1943.
American actor Elijah Wood (The Adventures of Huck Finn, Avalon, Deep Impact, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Faculty, Flipper,The Good Son, The Hobbit, The Ice Storm, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Radio Flyer and Sin City) was born on January 28, 1981.
January 28th Birthdays: Famous Scientists
Robert W. Holley, American biochemist, geneticist and Nobel Prize winner (1968), was born on January 28, 1922.
January 28th Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Henry VII, King of England, was born on January 28, 1457.
Frederick VI, King of Denmark, was born on January 28, 1768.
French President Nicolas Paul Stephane Sarkozy de Nagy-Bocsa was born on January 28, 1955. Nicolas Sarkozy married French singer and model Carla Bruni.
Kaarlo Juho Stahlberg, 1st President of Finland, was born on January 28, 1865.
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