29 January


1688

 Emanuel Swedenborg
Swedish scientist and philosopher (d. 1772)

1737

 Thomas Paine
English-born American patriot (d. 1809)

1754

 Moses Cleaveland
founder of Cleveland (d. 1806)

1843

 William McKinley
American politician, 25th President of the United States (d. 1901)

1860

 Anton Chekhov
Russian writer (d. 1904)

1862

 Frederick Delius
English composer (d. 1934)

1880

 W. C. Fields
American actor (d. 1946)

1913

 Victor Mature
American actor (d. 1999)

1918

 John Forsythe
American actor (d. 2010)

1923

 Paddy Chayefsky
American writer (d. 1981)

1930

 John Junkin
English radio, television and film performer (d. 2006)

1931

 Leslie Bricusse
Leslie Bricusse (born 29 January 1931) is an English composer, lyricist, and playwright, most prominently working in musicals and also film theme songs. Although best known for his partnership with Anthony Newley, Bricusse has worked with many other composers. His songs include “What Kind of Fool Am I?”, “Feeling Good”, “If I Ruled the World”, and the No. 1 hit “The Candy Man” (from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory).

1933

 Sacha Distel
French singer and guitarist (d. 2004)

1934

 Noel Harrison
Noel John Christopher Harrison (29 January 1934 – 19 October 2013) was an English singer, actor, and Olympic skier. He was the son of British actor Sir Rex Harrison. (d. 2013)

1939

 Germaine Greer
Australian writer.

1940

 Katharine Ross
American actress.

1942

 Claudine Longet
French singer and dancer.

1943

 Tony Blackburn
English disc jockey.

1944

 Andrew Loog Oldham
English rock and roll producer.

1945

 Tom Selleck
American actor, screenwriter and film producer.

1948

 Marc Singer
Marc Singer (born January 29, 1948) is a Canadian-born American actor best known for his roles in the Beastmaster film series, as Mike Donovan in the original 1980s TV series V, and his role in Dallas as Matt Cantrell. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia.

1949

 Tommy Ramone
Thomas Erdelyi (January 29, 1949 – July 11, 2014), better known by his stage name Tommy Ramone, was a Hungarian American record producer and musician. He was the drummer for the influential punk rock band the Ramones for four years. Born in Budapest, Hungary. (d. 2014)

1950

 Jody Scheckter
South African race car driver.
 Ann Jillian
Ann Jillian (born January 29, 1950) is an American actress. Jillian appeared as Dainty June in the Rosalind Russell-Natalie Wood 1962 movie version of Gypsy. She is best known for her role as Cassie Cranston on the 1980s sitcom It’s a Living. Born Ann Jura Nauseda in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1952

 Tim Healy
Timothy Malcolm Healy (born 29 January 1952) is an English actor. He is probably best known for playing Dennis Patterson in the television series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.

1953

 Paul Fusco
American puppeteer, voice-over artist and character actor.

1954

 Oprah Winfrey
American talk show host and actress.

1958

 Linda Smith
British comedian (d. 2006)

1960

 Sean Kerly
English field hockey player.
 Greg Louganis
American diver.

1962

 Nicholas Turturro
American actor.

1963

 Monica Horan
Monica Louise Horan (born January 29, 1963) is an American actress best known for her role as Amy MacDougall-Barone on the television sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. Born in Darby, Pennsylvania.

1964

 Anna Ryder Richardson
British interior designer and television presenter.

1968

 Edward Burns
American actor.

1970

 Heather Graham
American actress.
 Paul Ryan
American politician.

1971

 Clare Balding
British sports presenter.

1975

 Sara Gilbert
American actress.

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