19 January


1736

 James Watt
Scottish inventor (d. 1819)

1807

 Robert E. Lee
American Confederate general (d. 1870)

1809

 Edgar Allan Poe
American writer and poet (d. 1849)

1813

 Sir Henry Bessemer
English inventor (d. 1898)

1839

 Paul Cézanne
French painter (d. 1906)

1848

 Matthew Webb
English swimmer/diver (d. 1883)

1920

 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar
Peruvian United Nations Secretary General.

1921

 Patricia Highsmith
American author (d. 1995)

1923

 Jean Stapleton
American actress.
 Markus Wolf
German spy (d. 2006)

1924

 Nicholas Colasanto
American actor (d. 1985)

1925

 Nina Bawden
English author.

1930

 Tippi Hedren
American actress.

1932

 Richard Lester
British director.

1939

 Phil Everly
Phillip “Phil” Everly (January 19, 1939 – January 3, 2014) with his brother Don (The Everly Brothers) were American country-influenced rock and roll singers, known for steel-string guitar playing and close harmony singing. The duo were elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. Well known for the single “Bye Bye Love”. Born in Chicago, Illinois. (d. 2014)

1940

 Mike Reid
English comedian (d. 2007)

1941

 Tony Anholt
British actor (d. 2002)

1942

 Michael Crawford
British singer and actor.

1943

 Janis Joplin
American singer (Big Brother and the Holding Company) (d. 1970)

1944

 Laurie London
English singer.

1946

 Julian Barnes
English author.
 Dolly Parton
American singer and actress.

1949

 Robert Palmer
English singer and guitarist (Power Station) (d. 2003)
 Dennis Taylor
Northern Irish snooker player.

1953

 Desi Arnaz Jr.
American actor.
 Linda Hayden
English actress.

1954

 Katey Sagal
American actress.

1955

 Simon Rattle
English conductor.

1963

 Martin Bashir
Pakistani-born reporter.

1966

 Stefan Edberg
Swedish tennis player.

1980

 Jenson Button
English Formula One driver.

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