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Notable Birthdays on January 15

Afonso V "the African" - 1432 king of Portugal (1438-1481)
Ashikaga Yoshizumi - 1481 Japanese shogun (b. 1511)
Johann Oporinus [Herbster] - 1507 Swiss book publisher (Koran)
Maeda Toshiie - 1538 Japanese general
Black Box - 1567 [Catherine Quinol], Guadeloupe, vocalist (Love Sensation)
Molière - 1622 French playwright
Abraham de la Pryme - 1671 English antiquarian
Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon - 1674 French writer
Georg C Wagenzeil - 1715 Austria (court)composer/pianist
Philip Livingston - 1716 merchant (signed Declaration of Independence)
John Malchair - 1730 composer
Joseph Lederer - 1733 composer
Eugene Godecharle - 1742 composer
John Aikin - 1747 English doctor and writer
Richard Martin - 1754 Irish animal rights activist
Jean Coralli - 1779 Paris, ballet producer/choreographer
Franz Gillparzer - 1791 Austrian tragic dramatist (Golden Fleece)
Alexandr Griboyedov - 1795 Russian playwright
Willem de Clerq - 1795 Dutch merchant/man of letters
Thomas Crofton Croker - 1798 Irish story teller (Fairy legends)
Marjory Fleming - 1803 Scottish writer and poet
Cornelia Connelly - 1809 Phila, founder (Society of the Holy Child Jesus)
Pierre Joseph Proudhon - 1809 France, politician (libertarian socialist)
Peter C Asbjornsen - 1812 Norwegian fairy tale writer
James Marion Sims - 1813 SC, surgeon/gynecologist (vesicovaginal operation)
Henry Morris Naglee - 1815 Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
Marie LaFarge - 1816 French murderer
Lewis Golding Arnold - 1817 Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1871
Lafayette McLaws - 1821 Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
Marie Duplessis - 1824 French courtesan
Mikhail Saltykov - 1826 Spas-Ugol Russia, satirist (Family of Noblemen)
Lord Frederick Stanley - 1841 presenter of hockey's Stanley Cup
Blessed Mary McKillop - 1842 Australian candidate for sainthood
Josef Breuer - 1842 Austrian psychologist
Ella Flagg Young - 1845 1st woman pres (National Educational Association)
Heinrich Vogl - 1845 composer
Mihail Eminesco - 1850 [Eminovici], Romanian poet (Samanul Dionis)
Sofia Kovalevskaya - 1850 Russian mathematician
Sonya Kurtovsky Kovalevsky - 1850 mathemetician (Acad of Science)
Jacques Damala - 1855 Greek military officer and actor
Giovanni Segantini - 1858 Italy, painter
Archibald Peake - 1859 Premier of South Australia
Adolph Goldschmidt - 1863 German historian
Wilhelm Marx - 1863 premier (Prussia)
Nathan Söderblom - 1866 Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
Noach Zjordanija - 1868 Georgian veterinarian/premier (1918-21)
Stanisław Wyspiański - 1869 Polish dramatist
Johan Peter Koch - 1870 Danish officer/explorer (Greenland)
Pierre S. du Pont - 1870 American businessman
Bertram Shapleigh - 1871 composer
Arsen Kotsoyev - 1872 Russian writer
Max Adler - 1873 Austria sociologist/socialist theorist
Tom Burke - 1875 American runner
Lewis M Terman - 1877 Ind, psychologist (developed Stanford-Binet IQ test)
Johanna Muller-Hermann - 1878 composer
Ernest Thesiger - 1879 London England, actor (Bride of Frankenstein, Ghoul)
Mazo de la Roche - 1879 Canadian author
Florian Znaniecki - 1882 Polish/US sociologist (Polish Peasant in Europe)
Princess Margaret of Sweden - 1882
Grover Lowdermilk - 1885 American baseball player
Huang Yuanyong - 1885 Chinese writer
Lorenz Böhler - 1885 Austrian physician
Joseph Henabery - 1888 Omaha NE, director (Cobra)
Tommy Fleming - 1890 American soccer player
Ray Chapman - 1891 American baseball player
Frank Hutchens - 1892 composer
D Ivor D Novello - 1893 British composer/writer (Truth Game)
Dragisa Cvetkovic - 1893 Serbian premiere of Yugoslavia (1939-4.)
Ivor Novello - 1893 Cardiff Wales, actor (Lodger, Phantom Fiend)
Edmond Rubbens - 1894 Belgian attorney/minister of colonization
Artturi Ilmari Virtanen - 1895 Finnish chemist, Nobel laureate
Jacobo Ficher - 1896 composer
Xu Zhimo - 1897 Chinese poet
Goodman Ace - 1899 radio/TV actor/columnist/humorist (Better of Goodman)
Caesar Domela - 1900 Dutch painter (Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis son)
Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Faisal al-Saud - 1902 king (Saudi Arabia)
Paul A. Dever - 1903 58th Governor of Massachusetts
Torin Thatcher - 1905 English actor
Aristotle Onassis - 1906 Greece, rich shipping magnate
Rezso Kokai - 1906 composer
Edward Teller - 1908 Budapest Hungary, fathered H-bomb (Manhattan Project)
Roberta Bitgood - 1908 composer
Elie Siegmeister - 1909 NYC, composer (Plough " the Stars)
Enrique Sasal y Chapi - 1909 composer
Gene Krupa - 1909 Benny Goodman's drummer (Sing Sing Sing)
Jean Bugatti - 1909 German-born automobile designer
Cy Feuer - 1911 NYC, Bdwy producer (Feuer " Martin-Chorus Line)
Wim Kan - 1911 Dutch cabaretier
Michel Debré - 1912 French politician
Alexander Marinesko - 1913 captain of the S-13 submarine, which sank the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff
Lloyd Bridges - 1913 San Leandro Calif, actor (Sea Hunt, Roots, Airplane)
Miriam Hyde - 1913 Australian composer
Lord Dacre of Glanton - 1914 British historian
Mikki Doyle - 1916 journalist
Andreas M Donner - 1918 Dutch jurist (constitutional law)
Gamal Abdel Nasser - 1918 President of Egypt (1954-1971)
João Figueiredo - 1918 President of Brazil
John J "Cardinal" O'Connor - 1920 Phila, Roman Catholic Archbishop of NY
John Junor - 1920 British editor in chief (Sunday Express)
Steve Gromek - 1920 American baseball player
Frank Thornton - 1921 English actor
Sir Eric Willis - 1922 Australian politician
Ivor Cutler - 1923 Scottish poet
Lee Teng-hui - 1923 president of ROC (Taiwan), head of KMT (1988- )
Keith Bentley - 1925 international racing cyclist
Ruth Slenczynska - 1925 Sacramento, California, pianist
Florence Buchsbaum - 1926 French theater director
Maria Schell - 1926 Vienna Austria, actress (Space 1999)
Francis Routh - 1927 composer
Norm Crosby - 1927 Boston MA, comedian (Young at Heart Comedians)
"Queen Ida" Guillory - 1929 Ziadaco music
Eva Badura-Skoda - 1929 composer
Martin Luther King Jr - 1929 Atlanta, dreamer (Nobel 1964)
Eddie Graham - 1930 American professional wrestler
Derek Meddings - 1931 special effects technician
Murad Kazhlayev - 1931 composer
Thomas Hoving - 1931 NYC, news correspondent (20/20)
Dean Smith - 1932 US actor/relay runner (Olympic-gold-1952)
Enrique Raxach - 1932 composer
Louis Woodard Jones - 1932 New Rochelle NY, 4X400m relayer (Oly-gold-56)
Ernest J. Gaines - 1933 American author
Malcolm Frager - 1935 St Louis, Missouri, pianist
Robert Silverberg - 1935 US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Regan's Planet)
Margaret O'Brien - 1937 San Diego, actress (Jane Eyre, Meet Me in St Louis)
Chuni Goswami - 1938 Indian footballer and cricketer
Charles Christopher Steel - 1939 composer
Captain Beefheart - 1941 [Don Van Vliet], rocker (Bongo Fury, Shiny Beast)
Charo - 1941 Spanish entertainer
Edward "Sonny" Bivins - 1942 US singer (Manhattans-Kiss " Say Goodbye)
Mike Marshall - 1943 MLB pitcher (1974 Cy Young Award)
Princess Michael of Kent - 1945 British royal
Vince Foster - 1945 American lawyer
William R. Higgins - 1945 USMC colonel
Andrea Martin - 1947 Portland ME, comediene (SCTV, Club Paradise)
Pete Waterman - 1947 rocker (Stock Aitken " Waterman-Road Block)
Dini Petty - 1948 Canadian talk show host (CITY-TV)
Ronnie Van Zant - 1948 rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Tommy Nolan - 1948 Montreal Canada, actor (Jody-Buckskin)
Howard Allen Twitty - 1949 Phoenix AZ, PGA golfer (1979 BC Open)
Luis Alvarado - 1949 Puerto Rican baseball player
Panos Mihalopoulos - 1949 Greek actor
David Lynn Jones - 1950 Bexar Ark, country singer (Bonnie Jean)
Marius Trésor - 1950 French footballer
Martha Davis - 1951 Calif, vocalist/guitar (Motels-Only the Lonely, Shame)
Melvyn Gale - 1952 rocker (ELO)
Boris Blank - 1953 rocker (Yello)
Kent Hovind - 1953 American evangelist
Randy White - 1953 NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
Ta-Tanisha - 1953 American actress
Jose Dalisay - 1954 Jr., Filipino writer
Nikos Sarganis - 1954 Greek footballer
Enrico Mentana - 1955 Milan Italy, Italian newscaster (RAI)
Mayawati - 1956 Indian politician
Paul Parker - 1956 cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1981)
Vera Sosulya - 1956 USSR, toboggan (Olympic-gold-1980)
Mario Van Peebles - 1957 Mexico, actor (Posse, South Bronx Heroes)
Patrick Dixon - 1957 English entrepreneur
Boris Tadić - 1958 President of Serbia
Julian Sands - 1958 actor (One Night Stand)
Pavle Kozjek - 1959 Slovenian climber
Pete Trewavas - 1959 Middlesbrough, bassist, (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
Aaron Jay Kernis - 1960 American composer
Kelly Asbury - 1960 American director and actor
Tim Curtis - 1960 cricketer (England righty batsman in 5 Tests 1988-89)
Iris DeMent - 1961 Paragould Ar, country singer (Our Town)
Yves P. Pelletier - 1961 Canadian comedian and film director
Conrad Lant - 1962 English musician
Creflo Dollar - 1962 American televangelist
Erling Kagge - 1963 Norway, explorer (South Pole)
Lijuan Geng - 1963 Hebei China, Canadian tennis player (Olympics-96)
Richard Nasheim - 1963 hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
Yaro Dachniwsky - 1963 Chic Ill, team handball goalie (Olympics-1996)
Cees van der de Linden - 1964 soccer player
Osmo Tapio Räihälä - 1964 Finnish composer
Paula Schnurr - 1964 Kirkland Lake Ontario, 1.5k (Olympics-8-92, 96)
Bernard Hopkins - 1965 American boxer
Derek B - 1965 rocker (Bullet from a Gun)
James Nesbitt - 1965 Northern Irish actor
Maurizio Fondriest - 1965 Italian cyclist
Michael Clemons - 1965 CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
Lisa Lisa - 1967 [Velez], rock vocalist (" Cult Jam)
Richard Blakey - 1967 cricketer (England wicket-keeper in India 1993)
Ted N Tryba - 1967 Wilkes-Barre PA, PGA golfer (1995 Anheuser-Busch Golf)
Bob Dahl - 1968 NFL guard (Washington Redskins)
Chad Lowe - 1968 Dayton Ohio, actor (Spencer, Apprentice to Murder)
Iñaki Urdangarín - 1968 Spanish royalty
Laurie Fellner - 1968 Appleton Wisc, team handball goalie (Olympics-92, 96)
Steve McConaghy - 1968 Australian soling yachter (Olympics-96)
Adam Burt - 1969 Detroit, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
Delino DeShields - 1969 Seaford DE, infielder (Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers)
Demetra Hampton - 1969 actress (Valentina)
Leonard Wheeler - 1969 NFL safety/cornerback (Cin Bengals, Minn Vikings)
Marsha Miller - 1969 Rochester NY, WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1995)
Rob van Dijk - 1969 Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
Rod de Highden - 1969 Australian 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics-96)
Siupeli Malamala - 1969 NFL guard/tackle (NY Jets)
Dan Landry - 1970 San Diego Ca, volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics-96)
Elroy Kromheer - 1970 soccer player (FC Volendam)
Michele Granger - 1970 Anaheim Calif, softball pitcher (Olympics-gold-96)
LeShon Johnson - 1971 running back (Arizona Cardinals)
Max Beesley - 1971 English musician and actor
Regina King - 1971 LA Calif, actress (Brenda Jenkins-227)
Teanna Kai - 1971 American porn star
Claudia Winkleman - 1972 English television presenter
Ernie Reyes Jr - 1972 San Jose Calif, actor (Ernie-Sidekicks)
Kimberly Anne Massaro - 1972 St Louis Mo, Miss America (Missouri-5th-1997)
Kobe Tai - 1972 American porn star
Daniel Nijhof - 1973 Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
Essam El-Hadary - 1973 Egyptian footballer
Randy Srochenski - 1973 CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
Aubrey Jo Hiller - 1974 Missoula Montana, Miss America-Montana (1997)
Mike Minter - 1974 safety (Carolina Panthers)
Ray King - 1974 American baseball player
Edith Bowman - 1975 Scottish television and radio presenter
Greg Loveridge - 1975 cricketer (NZ leg-spinner, did not bowl v Zim 1996)
Mary Pierce - 1975 Montreal Canada, tennis star (1995 Australian Open)
Corey Chavous - 1976 American football player
Dorian Missick - 1976 American actor
Eddie Cahill - 1978 American actor
Franco Pellizotti - 1978 Italian cyclist
Drew Brees - 1979 American football player
Ken Chu - 1979 Taiwanese singer-actor and taichi champ
Martin Petrov - 1979 Bulgarian footballer
Young Dro - 1979 American rapper
Matt Holliday - 1980 American baseball player
El Hadji Diouf - 1981 Senegalese footballer
Howie Day - 1981 American singer
Sean Lamont - 1981 Scottish rugby union footballer
Armando Galarraga - 1982 Venezuelan baseball player
Prince Philip and Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia - 1982
Hugo Viana - 1983 Portuguese footballer
Jermaine Pennant - 1983 English footballer
Megan Jendrick - 1984 American swimmer
Victor Rasuk - 1984 American actor
Kenneth Emil Petersen - 1985 Danish footballer
Fred Davis - 1986 American football player
Aria C Jalali - 1987 American musician
David Knight - 1987 English footballer
Greg Inglis - 1987 Australian rugby league player
Michael Seater - 1987 Canadian actor
Chris Warren Jr. - 1990 American actor
Fernando Forestieri - 1990 Italian footballer
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