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Notable Birthdays on January 12

Hendrik van Nassau-Dillenburg en Dietz - 1483 gov/viceroy of Holland
Henry III of Nassau-Breda - 1483 German noblem
Andreas Alicatus - 1492 Italian author
Charles Emanuel I - 1562 the great, Duke of Savoy
Peter Scriverius - 1576 Dutch lawyer/historian
Jan Baptist van Helmont - 1577 Flemish chemist
Jean Baptiste van Helmont - 1580 Belgian chemist, (found boiling pt temp)
Lord Alexander Ruthven - 1580 Scottish nobleman
John Winthrop - 1588 1st governor (Mass Bay Colony)
Jose Ribera [Lo Spagnoletto] - 1588 Spanish painter
José Ribera - 1591 Spanish painter
François Duquesnoy - 1597 French sculptor
Adrian van Utrecht - 1599 Flemish painter
Ernst R Tarhemberg - 1638 Austrian fieldmarshal (Turkish Wars)
Pierre de Fermat - 1665 French lawyer/mathematician
Reinhard Keiser - 1674 composer
Gaetano Latilla - 1711 composer
Jacques Duphly - 1715 composer
Antonio de Ulloa - 1716 Spanish general
Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick - 1721 Prussian general
Samuel Langdon - 1723 American college educator
Lazzaro Spallanzani - 1729 Modena Italy, physiologist
Johann Joachim Christoph Bode - 1730 composer
Brizio Petrucci - 1737 composer
John Hancock - 1737 patriot (1st to sign Declaration of Independence)
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi - 1746 Switzerland, educator [OS]
Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff - 1749 Austrian earl/prince/diplomat
Ferdinand I - 1751 king of Sicily " Naples
Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies - 1751
Jacob M R Lenz - 1751 writer (Das Leidende Weib)
Count Mikhail Speransky - 1772 Russian reformer
Wilhelm M L de Wette - 1780 German exegetist/theologist
Erik Gustaf Geijer - 1783 Swedish historian/poet (Natthimmelen)
Sir Robert Inglis - 1786 Bt, English politician
Johan August Arfwedson - 1792 Swedish chemist
Robert Patterson - 1792 Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1881
Gideon Brecher - 1797 Austrian physician
Hippolyte Monpou - 1804 composer
Jan T Beelen - 1807 Dutch/Belgian bible expert
Paul "the Great" Taglioni - 1808 Vienna, ballet choreographer
Ferdinand II - 1810 king of Sicily
Jones Mitchell Withers - 1814 Mjr General (Confederate Army), died in 1890
Zealous Bates Tower - 1819 Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1900
Nikolai Afanisev - 1821 composer
Étienne Lenoir - 1822 French engineer
Joseph Robert Davis - 1825 Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
Charles Cruft - 1826 Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883
Richard Waterhouse Jr - 1832 Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1876
Adolf Jensen - 1837 composer
Carlos Troyer - 1837 composer
Francois Coppee - 1842 French poet
Jean Béraud - 1849 French painter
Joseph J C Joffre - 1852 French fieldmarshal (Indo China, Marne)
Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro - 1853 Italian mathematician (tensor analysis)
John Singer Sargent - 1856 US, portrait painter (Wyndham Sisters)
Henry Larkin - 1860 American baseball player
Vivekananda - 1863 Calcutta, Hindu religious leader/reformer
Paul Guthnick - 1871 German astronomer
Spiridon Louis - 1873 Greek marathon runner
Marika Stiernstedt - 1875 Swedish author (Ulla Bella)
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari - 1876 Venice Italy, composer
Jack London - 1876 writer/socialist (Call of the Wild)
Frank J. Corr - 1877 American politician
Ferenc Molnar - 1878 Hungarian/US playwright (A Pal Utrai Fiuk)
Ray Harroun - 1879 American race car driver
Jakob Jud - 1882 Swiss linguist/etymologist
Milton Sills - 1882 American actor
Louis Horst - 1884 composer
Texas Guinan - 1884 American actress
Claude Delvincourt - 1888 composer
Mordecai W Johnson - 1890 educator
Mikhail Gurevich - 1892 Russian aircraft designer
Alfred Rosenberg - 1893 German Nazi official
Hermann Goering - 1893 propoganda minister (Nazi Germany)
Billy Gilbert - 1894 Louisville KY, actor (Paradise Alley, Safari, Rio)
David Wechsler - 1896 American psychologist
Rex Ingram - 1896 Ireland, actor/director (Elmer Gantry, God's Little Acre)
Hendrik J Valk - 1897 painter/cartoonist/graphic artist
Jose Forns y Cuadras - 1898 composer
Paul H Muller - 1899 Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948)
Pierre Bernac - 1899 French baritone
Vaino Hannikainen - 1900 composer
Ibn Abdul-Aziz Saud - 1902 Kuwait, king (Saudi Arabia)
Ray Teal - 1902 Grand Rapids Mich, actor (Sheriff Roy Coffee-Bonanza)
Simon H Spoor - 1902 Dutch gen/intelligence officer for Gen MacArthur
Igor V Kurtshatov - 1903 Russian nuclear physicist (1st Rus nuclear bomb)
Igor_Kurchatov - 1903 Russian physicist ,
Mississippi Fred McDowell - 1904 jazz artist
James Bennett Griffin - 1905 American archaeologist
Daniil Kharms - 1906 Russian playwright
Henny Youngman - 1906 England, comedian (Take my wife please...)
Tex Ritter - 1906 Texas, country singer (5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind)
Patsy Kelly - 1907 American actress
Sergei Korolev - 1907 scientist
Ben Seijes - 1908 Dutch historian (WW II)
Clement Hurd - 1908 American illustrator
Jose Limon - 1908 Mexican/US dancer (I, Odysseus)
Mauritz Hugo - 1909 Sweden, actor (Atomic Blonde, Road Agent)
Charles Martin - 1910 cartoonist
Luise Rainer - 1910 Austria, actress (Escapade, Good Earth, Big City)
Peter Pooley - 1912 broadcaster
Edqard John Gurney - 1914 politician
Ernest Armstrong - 1915 miner/politician
Frank Annunzio - 1915 (Rep-D-IL, 1965- )
Joseph Roy George Ralston - 1915 pilot
Joseph-Aurèle Plourde - 1915 Catholic archbishop of Ottawa
Martin Agronsky - 1915 journalist (1952 Peabody, 1961 DuPont-Columbia)
Paul Jarrico - 1915 American writer
A P[ieter] W Botha - 1916 Orange Free State, president of South Africa
Jay McShann - 1916 American musician
William Pleeth - 1916 British cellist
Jimmy Skinner - 1917 Canadian hockey coach
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - 1917 Indian spiritualist
Walter Hendl - 1917 West New York NJ, conductor
James Farmer - 1920 Marshall, Tex, civil rights leader
Prof Jerzy Zubrzycki - 1920 Polish-born Australian sociologist
John Henry Davis Jr - 1921 Smithtown NY, weightlifter (Olym-gold-1948, 52)
Leo Smit - 1921 Phila Penn, pianist/composer
Tadeusz Żychiewicz - 1922 Polish journalist and art historian
Ira Hayes - 1923 American soldier
Jan Willem Radecker - 1924 sculptor/son of John Raedecker
Bill Burrud - 1925 Hollywood Calif, host (Safari to Adventure, Animal World)
Laurentiu Profeta - 1925 composer
Ralph Legall - 1925 cricket wicket-keeper (WI v India 1954)
Scottie MacGregor - 1925 American actress
Morton Feldman - 1926 NYC, composer
Ray Price - 1926 country singer (Good Times)
Leopold Ahsen - 1927 writer
Salvatore Martirano - 1927 composer
Lew Gallo - 1928 Mt Kisko, actor (12 O'Clock High)
Ruth Brown - 1928 American singer
Alasdair MacIntyre - 1929 Scottis-born American philosopher
Colin Berry Haycraft - 1929 publisher
Glenn Yarborough - 1930 singer (Limeliters-Honey " Wine, Jubilee)
Jennifer P Johnston - 1930 Irish author (Fool's sanctuary)
Alain Teister - 1932 Dutch sculptor/writer
Des O'Connor - 1932 British television presenter
Michael Aspel - 1933 British talk show host
Burdette Haldorson - 1934 US, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
Mick Sullivan - 1934 English rugby league footballer
"Amazing" Kreskin - 1935 Montclair NJ, mentalist/telepath
Ron Harper - 1935 Turtle Creek Pa, actor (Wendy " Me, Planet of the Apes)
William Lee Gloden - 1935 Brewton Al, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys)
Liliana Cavani - 1937 Bologna Italy, director (Berlin Affair)
Marie Dubois - 1937 Paris France, actress (Wise Guys, Jules " Jim)
Vicente Sardinero - 1937 Spanish baritone
Lewis Fiander - 1938 Australian actor
Helmut Eisendle - 1939 writer
Jacobus M "Jacques" Hamelink - 1939 Dutch writer/poet (Cold Unrest)
Dick Motz - 1940 cricketer (1st NZer to take 100 Test wickets)
Jaime B Fuster - 1941 (Rep-D-PR, 1985- )
Long John Baldry - 1941 England, blues vocalist (Don't try to Lay No Boogie)
Bernardine Dohrn - 1942 former leader of the radical leftist organization Weather Underground
Vladimir Sergeyevich Kozelsky - 1942 cosmonaut (Soyuz 24 backup)
Henri J "Adriaan" Adriaansen - 1943 mime/director (Stinging Nettle King)
Ray Manzarek - 1943 rock keyboardist (Doors-People are Strange)
Carlos Villagrán - 1944 Mexican actor
Hans Henning Atrott - 1944 Prussian euthanasia advocate
Joe Frazier - 1944 Beaufort SC, HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1964)/champ (1968-73)
Viktoria Postnikova - 1944 Russian pianist
Vlastimil Hort - 1944 Czech/German chess player
Maggie Bell - 1945 Glasgow Scotland, rocker
Cynthia Robinson - 1946 rock trumpeteer (Sly " Family Stone-Everyday People)
George Duke - 1946 San Rafael Ca, rocker
Lady Cosgrove - 1946 Scottish judiciary figure
Tom Dempsey - 1947 NFL record-holder (longest field goal, 63 yards)
Anthony Andrews - 1948 London England, actor (Under the Volcano)
Kenny Allen - 1948 English footballer
Khalid Abdul Muhammed - 1948 American Nation of Islam spokesman
William Nicholson - 1948 English writer
Haruki Murakami - 1949 Japanese novelist
James W Dietz - 1949 rower
Kentaro Haneda - 1949 Japanese composer
Michael W. Vannier - 1949 American radiologist
Ottmar Hitzfeld - 1949 German football manager
Wayne Wang - 1949 director (Chan is Missing, Slamdance)
Bob McEwen - 1950 (Rep-R-OH, 1981- )
Dorrit Moussaieff - 1950 First Lady of Iceland
Göran Lindblad - 1950 Swedish politician
Marilyn R Smith - 1950 microbiologist
Ricky Ray Rector - 1950 American murderer
Sheila Jackson Lee - 1950 American politician
Ann Althouse - 1951 American law professor
Bill Madlock - 1951 4X NL batting champ (Chicago Cubs)
Chris Bell - 1951 Memphis Tn, rock guitarist (Big Star)
Drew Pearson - 1951 former NFL all-pro receiver
Kirstie Alley - 1951 Wichita Ks, actress (Star Trek II, Cheers-Rebecca)
Larry Hoppens - 1951 rocker (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me)
Rush Limbaugh - 1951 Girardeau Mo, extreme right radio personality
Charles Faulkner - 1952 American motivational speaker and author
Walter Mosley - 1952 American author
Howard Stern - 1954 Roosevelt NY, "Radio's Bad Boy" (WKRK, WYSP, WJFK)
Patty Hayes - 1955 LPGA golfer
Rockne S. O'Bannon - 1955 American screenwriter
John Lasseter - 1957 American animation director
Curt Fraser - 1958 American ice hockey coach
Blixa Bargeld - 1959 German singer and musician (Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)
Per Helmstad Gessle - 1959 Sweden, singer (Roxette-Must Have Been Love)
Dominique Wilkins - 1960 NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
Oliver Platt - 1960 Canadian actor
Rob Derksen - 1960 Australian baseball head coach (Olympics-1996)
Andrea Carnevale - 1961 soccer player (Napoli)
Richie Richardson - 1962 cricketer (elegant West Indian batsman 1983-95)
François Girard - 1963 French-Canadian film director and screenwriter
Jeff Bezos - 1964 American entrepreneur
Laura Gildemeister - 1964 Argentina, tennis star
Lynne Marie Thurik - 1964 Vancouver Wash, Miss Washington-America (1991)
Henry Thomas - 1965 defensive tackle (Detroit Lions, New England Patriots)
John Francis - 1965 model
Mark Moore - 1965 rocker (S'Express-Winter Course)
Rob Zombie - 1965 American musician
Craig Parry - 1966 Sunshine VIC, Australasia golfer
Linda Ferrando - 1966 Italy, tennis star
Olivier Martinez - 1966 French actor
Farrah Forke - 1967 Texas, actress (Dweebs, Mr Rhodes, Disclosure, Heat)
Marco Boogers - 1967 Dutch soccer player (RKC, Sparta, West Ham United)
Mike Simms - 1967 Whittier CA, outfielder (Houston Astros)
Ulf Dahlen - 1967 Ostersund SWE, NHL forward (Team Sweden, San Jose)
Vendela [Kirsebom] - 1967 Stockholm Sweden, model (Sports Illustrated 1993)
Heather Mills - 1968 Aldershot England, model/writer (Out on a Limb)
Junichi Masuda - 1968 Japanese composer
Mauro Silva - 1968 Brazilian footballer
Vince Buck - 1968 NFL safety (NO Saints)
Cam Russell - 1969 Halifax, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks)
Robert Prosinečki - 1969 Croatian footballer
Jenny Griffith - 1970 Burbank Calif, WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1995)
Nigel Wilson - 1970 Canadian/US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
Raekwon - 1970 American rapper
Takahiro Ikenoue - 1970 WLAF defensive linebacker (Rhein Fire)
Zack de la Rocha - 1970 American musician (Rage Against the Machine)
Andy Fox - 1971 Sacramento CA, infielder (NY Yankees)
Oscar Sturgis - 1971 NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
Scott Burrell - 1971 NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets)
Shane Dronett - 1971 NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos)
Dominique Ross - 1972 NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
Priyanka Gandhi - 1972 daughter of Rajiv Gandhi
Randy Sklar - 1972 American comedian
Dan Haseltine - 1973 American singer (Jars of Clay)
Greg Morton - 1973 Milwaukee Wisc, actor (Scarecrow " Mrs King)
Hande Yener - 1973 Turkish singer
Matt Wong - 1973 American musician (Reel Big Fish)
Melanie Jayne Chisholm - 1974 "Sporty Spice", Widnes, vocalist (Spice Girls)
Tor Arne Hetland - 1974 Norwegian cross-country skier
Chase Hampton - 1975 Okla City Okla, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)
Jason Freese - 1975 American musician
Jocelyn Thibault - 1975 Montreal, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens)
Miki Nakatani - 1976 Japanese actress and singer
Cade McNown - 1977 American football player
Dominic Etli - 1977 American soccer player
Piolo Pascual - 1977 Filipino actor
Sara Walsh - 1977 South Bend In, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
Yoandy Garlobo - 1977 Cuban baseball player
Amerie - 1978 American singer and songwriter
Bonaventure Kalou - 1978 Ivorian footballer
Jeremy Camp - 1978 American musician
Kim Sa Rang - 1978 Korean actress
Kris Roe - 1978 American musician (The Ataris)
Luis Ayala - 1978 Mexican baseball pitcher
Grzegorz Rasiak - 1979 Polish footballer
Jenny Schmidgall - 1979 ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
Bobby Crosby - 1980 American baseball player
Dan Klecko - 1981 American football player
Chris Ray - 1982 American baseball player
Dimitrios Tsiamis - 1982 Greek triple jumper
Dontrelle Willis - 1982 American baseball player
Hans Van Alphen - 1982 Belgian decathlete
Paul-Henri Mathieu - 1982 French tennis player
Sherzod Abdurahmonov - 1982 Uzbekistanian boxer
Scott Olsen - 1984 American baseball player
Artem Milevskiy - 1985 Ukrainian footballer
Yohana Cobo - 1985 Spanish actress
Miguel Ángel Nieto - 1986 Spanish footballer
Andrew Lawrence - 1987 Phila, actor (Andy Roman-Brotherly Love)
Naya Rivera - 1987 actress (Cindy-Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
Salvatore Sirigu - 1987 Italian footballer
Will Rothhaar - 1987 American actor
Chris Casement - 1988 Irish footballer
Joseph Dundas - 1988 British TV Presenter
Sergey Karjakin - 1990 Ukrainian chess player
Mao Kobayashi - 1992 Japanese gravure idol
Laurel McGoff - 1995 American singer
Sarah Morales - 1996 Mexico, Siamese twin (survived)
Sarahi Morales - 1996 Mexico, Siamese twin (died on Jan 27, 1996)
Nathan Gamble - 1998 American child actor
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