8 January


1824

 Wilkie Collins
British novelist (d. 1889)

1830

 Hans von Bülow
German pianist and composer (d. 1894)

1862

 Frank Nelson Doubleday
American publisher (d. 1934)

1897

 Dennis Wheatley
British author (d. 1977)

1899

 Solomon Bandaranaike
Ceylonese Prime Minister (d. 1959)

1908

 William Hartnell
British actor (d. 1975)

1910

 Galina Sergeyevna Ulánova
Russian prima ballerina assoluta (d. 1998)

1912

 José Ferrer
Puerto Rican actor (d. 1992)

1923

 Larry Storch
American actor.

1924

 Ron Moody
Ron Moody (born 8 January 1924 – 11 June 2015) was a British actor, known for his Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated performance as Fagin in Oliver! Among his other better known roles was that of Prime Minister Rupert Mountjoy in the comedy The Mouse on the Moon (1963) Born Ronald Moodnick in Tottenham, Middlesex, England,. (d. 2015)

1926

 Soupy Sales
American comedian (d. 2009)

1929

 Saeed Jaffrey
Indian actor.

1934

 Roy Kinnear
English actor (d. 1988)

1935

 Elvis Presley
American singer (d. 1977)

1937

 Dame Shirley Bassey
Welsh singer.

1939

 Carolina Herrera
Venezuelan fashion designer.

1941

 Graham Chapman
British comedian (d. 1989)
 Boris Vallejo
Peruvian illustrator.

1942

 Stephen Hawking
English theoretical physicist and author.
 Yvette Mimieux
American actress.

1947

 David Bowie
English musician.

1967

 R. Kelly
American singer.

1983

 Kim Jong-un
North Korean leader (year disputed, possibly 1984).

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