1 January


1449

 Lorenzo de’ Medici
Italian statesman (d. 1492)

1618

 Bartolomé Estéban Murillo
Spanish painter (d. 1682)

1735

 Paul Revere
American patriot (d. 1818)

1752

 Betsy Ross
American seamstress (d. 1836)

1863

 Pierre de Coubertin
French aristocrat (d. 1937)

1879

 E. M. Forster
English novelist (d. 1970)
 William Fox
Hungarian-born American producer (d. 1952)

1887

 Wilhelm Canaris
German admiral (d. 1945)

1888

 John Garand
American inventor (d. 1974)

1895

 J. Edgar Hoover
American FBI director (d. 1972)

1909

 Dana Andrews
American actor (d. 1992)

1911

 Basil Dearden
British film director (d. 1971)

1912

 Kim Philby
British spy (d. 1988)

1919

 Rocky Graziano
American boxer (d. 1990)
 Carole Landis
American film actress (d. 1948)
 J. D. Salinger
American novelist (d. 2010)
 Sheila Mercier
Sheila Mercier (born 1 January 1919) is an English actress and the elder sister of actor Brian Rix. She is best known for her role as the matriarch Annie Sugden in the long-running British soap opera Emmerdale. She was born Sheila Betty Rix in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

1925

 Stella Tanner
Stella Tanner (January 1, 1925 – March 26, 2012) was a British radio and television actress. She was cast in guest roles in numerous sitcoms, including an episode of The Rag Trade in 1963 and Fawlty Towers in 1979. (d. 2012)

1927

 Pat Heywood
Scottish actress.

1930

 Ty Hardin
American film actor.

1933

 Joe Orton
English writer (d. 1967)

1935

 B. Kliban
American cartoonist (d. 1990)

1938

 Frank Langella
American actor.

1942

 Country Joe McDonald
American musician (Country Joe and the Fish).

1944

 Suzy Kendall
Suzy Kendall (born 1 January 1944) is a British actress best known for her film roles in the late 1960s and early 1970s including ‘To Sir With Love’ and ‘Up The Junction’. Married actor Dudley Moore in 1968. Born Frieda Harrison in Belper, Derbyshire.

1945

 Jacky Ickx
Belgian race car driver.

1948

 Katya Wyeth
Katya Wyeth (b. January 1, 1948) is a German-born model and actress notable for her roles in several classic horror films of the 1960s and ’70s. She also appeared in A Clockwork Orange (1971) and two first season episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
 Anne Aston
Anne Aston (1 January 1948) is an actress and television presenter best known as the hostess of The Golden Shot in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Born Anne Lloyd in Glasgow, Scotland.

1954

 Richard Gibson
Richard Gibson (born 1 January 1954) is an English actor, probably best known for his role as the archetypal Gestapo Officer Herr Otto Flick in the BBC hit sitcom series, ‘Allo ‘Allo!.

1956

 Eleanor David
Eleanor David (born 1 January 1956) is an English actress. She has appeared in multiple films and television programmes including Pink Floyd The Wall. Born in Lincolnshire, England.

1958

 Grandmaster Flash
Barbadian musician (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five).

1959

 Adrian Hall
Adrian Hall (born 1 January 1959) is an English actor. He is best known for the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, in which he played the part of Jeremy Potts. Born in Staines, Middlesex.

1961

 Fiona Phillips
British television presenter.
 Mark Wingett
British actor.

1963

 Linda Henry
English actor.

1967

 Spencer Tunick
American artist.
 Sharon Small
Sharon Small (born 1 January 1967) is a Scottish actress acclaimed for her dramatic work in film, radio, theatre, and television. Her best-known TV role is that of Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers in the BBC television adaptation of the Inspector Lynley Mysteries.
 Michelle Holmes
Michelle Holmes (born 1 January 1967), is an English actress who has appeared in several television serials. She came to prominence as Sue, one of the babysitters in Rita, Sue and Bob Too. Born Corinne Michelle Cunliffe in Rochdale, Lancashire.

1969

 Verne Troyer
American actor.

1980

 Elin Nordegren
Swedish model.

1981

 Jonas Armstrong
English actor.

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