Shahab-ud-din Muhammad Khurram (5 January 1592 – 22 January 1666) better known by his regnal name Shah Jahan (Persian: “King of the World”), was the fifth Mughal emperor, who reigned from 1628 to 1658. Born Shahab-ud-din Muhammad Khurram in Lahore, Pakistan. (d. 1666)
King Camp Gillette
King Camp Gillette (January 5, 1855 – July 9, 1932) was an American businessman. He invented a best selling version of the safety razor. Gillette’s innovation was the thin, inexpensive, disposable blade of stamped steel. Born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. (d. 1932)
Konrad Adenauer (5 January 1876 – 19 April 1967) was a German statesman who served as the first post-war Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) from 1949 to 1963. Born Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer in Cologne, German Empire. (d. 1967)
Jack Haig (born 5 January 1913 – 4 July 1989) was an English actor who specialised in supporting roles, mainly in TV comedy. He was seen in a long list of British TV favourites: Hugh and I, Dad’s Army, Are You Being Served?, Terry and June and others. He was in the Crossroads soap opera as occasional character Archie Gibbs from 1967 to 1982. He achieved his greatest success as Monsieur Roger LeClerc in BBC’s ‘Allo ‘Allo!, a role he played until his death. Born John Cecil Coppin in London, England. (d. 1989)
George Reeves (January 5, 1914 – June 16, 1959) was an American actor. He is best known for his role as Superman in the 1950s television program Adventures of Superman. Born George Keefer Brewer in Woolstock, Iowa. (d. 1959)
Jane Wyman (January 5, 1917 – September 10, 2007) was an American actress, singer, dancer and philanthropist whose career spanned seven decades. She was also the first wife of 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan. Born Sarah Jane Mayfield in Saint Joseph, Missouri. (d. 2007)
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (5 January 1928 – 4 April 1979) was a Pakistani politician who served as Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1973 to 1977, and prior to that as the fourth President of Pakistan from 1971 to 1973. Born in Larkana, Sind, Bombay Presidency, British India. (d. 1979)
Walter Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician, diplomat and lawyer who served as the 42nd Vice President of the United States from 1977 to 1981, and as a United States Senator from Minnesota (1964-76). He was the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee in the United States presidential election of 1984, but lost to Ronald Reagan in a landslide. Born Walter Frederick Mondale in Ceylon, Minnesota.
Alfred Brendel KBE (born 5 January 1931) is an Austrian pianist, poet and author, known particularly for his performances of Mozart, Schubert, Schoenberg, and especially Beethoven. Born in Wiesenberg, Czechoslovakia.
Robert Duvall (born January 5, 1931) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for seven Academy Awards (winning for his performance in Tender Mercies), seven Golden Globes (winning four), and has multiple nominations and one win each of the BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Emmy Award. He received the National Medal of Arts in 2005. Duvall has starred in numerous films and television series, including To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), The Twilight Zone (1963), The Outer Limits (1964), Bullitt (1968), True Grit (1969), MASH (1970), The Godfather (1972), Apocalypse Now (1979), and Lonesome Dove (1989). Born Robert Selden Duvall in San Diego, California.
Umberto Eco OMRI (5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016) was an Italian novelist, essayist, literary critic, philosopher, and semiotician. He is best known for his groundbreaking 1980 historical mystery novel Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose), an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory. Born in Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy. (d. 2016)
King Juan Carlos I
Juan Carlos (born 5 January 1938) reigned as King of Spain from 1975 until his abdication in 2014. Juan Carlos is the grandson of Alfonso XIII, the last king of Spain prior to the monarchy’s abolition in 1931. Born Juan Carlos Alfonso Víctor María de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias in Rome, Kingdom of Italy.
Sir Michael Rose
General Sir Mike Rose, KCB, CBE, DSO, QGM (born 5 January 1940) is a retired British Army general. As well as Special Air Service Regiment commanding officer, he was Commander UNPROFOR Bosnia in 1994 during the Yugoslav Wars. Born Hugh Michael Rose in British India.
Hayao Miyazaki (born January 5, 1941) is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist. Through a career that has spanned over five decades, Miyazaki has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime feature films and, along with Isao Takahata, co-founded Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio. In November 2014, Miyazaki was awarded an Honorary Academy Award for his impact on animation and cinema. Born in Bunkyō, Tokyo.
Jan Leeming (born 5 January 1942) is an English TV presenter and newsreader. She worked as an actress and presenter in Australia and New Zealand before a stint presenting the BBC One afternoon show Pebble Mill at One between 1974 and 1979. During the 1980s she became one of the United Kingdom’s best-known newsreaders on that channel and also hosted the 1982 Eurovision Song Contest. Born Janet Dorothy Atkins in Dartford, Kent, England.
Diane Keaton (born January 5, 1946) is an American film actress, director and producer. Her first major film role was as Kay Adams-Corleone in The Godfather (1972), but the films that shaped her early career were those with director and co-star Woody Allen, beginning with Play It Again, Sam in 1972. Her next two films with Allen, Sleeper (1973) and Love and Death (1975), established her as a comic actor. Her fourth, Annie Hall (1977), won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Born Diane Hall in Los Angeles, California.
Ted Lange (born January 5, 1948) is an American actor, director, and screenwriter best known for his role as the bartender, Isaac Washington, in the TV series The Love Boat. Born Theodore William Lange in Oakland, California.
Teri Scoble was born on January 5, 1949 in Hammersmith, London, England as Teresa Scoble. She is known for her work on Get It Together (1977), The Elephant Man (1980) and Village of the Damned (1960). Born Teresa Anne Scoble in Hammersmith, London, England.
Lesley Scoble was born on January 5, 1949 in Hammersmith, London, England as Lesley Clare Scoble. She is known for her work on The Elephant Man (1980), Village of the Damned (1960) and Ouijageist (2017). Born Lesley Clare Scoble in Hammersmith, London, England.
Chris Stein (born January 5, 1950) is the co-founder and guitarist of the new wave band Blondie. He is also writer of the soundtrack for the film Union City. Born Christopher Stein in Brooklyn, New York.
Pamela Sue Martin
Pamela Sue Martin (born January 5, 1953) is an American actress best known for playing Nancy Drew on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries TV series and Fallon Carrington Colby on the ABC nighttime soap opera Dynasty. Born in Hartford, Connecticut.
Jimmy Mulville (born 5 January 1955) is an English comedian, comedy writer, producer and television presenter. Mulville is best known for co-founding in 1986 the British independent television production company Hat Trick Productions with Denise O’Donoghue and Rory McGrath (who left in 1992). Born James Thomas Mulville in Liverpool, England.
Vinnie Jones (born 5 January 1965) is a British actor and former professional footballer who played as a midfielder from 1984 to 1999. Since his retirement from football, he has capitalised on his tough man image and is now known as an actor. Born Vincent Peter Jones in Watford, Hertfordshire, England.
Marilyn Manson (born January 5, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, composer, actor, painter, author and former music journalist. He is known for his controversial stage personality and image as the lead singer of the band Marilyn Manson. Born Brian Hugh Warner in Canton, Ohio.
Jayne Middlemiss (born 3 February 1971) is an English television and radio presenter. She began presenting music television shows such as Top of the Pops in the mid-1990s, before presenting a variety of other television and radio shows, including on BBC Radio 6 Music. She has won both Celebrity MasterChef and former reality show Celebrity Love Island. Born in Bedlington, Northumberland, England.
January Jones (born January 5, 1978) is an American actress and model, best known for portraying the role of Betty Draper in the television series Mad Men (2007-2015), which she received two Golden Globe nominations and one Emmy nomination. Born January Kristen Jones in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.