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History Births on January 29

Johann Reuchlin
Johann Reuchlin, German-born humanist and scholar (d. 1522)


Emanuel Swedenborg
Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish astronomer, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1772)


Nuno Morais
Nuno Morais, Portuguese footballer


Jody Scheckter
Jody Scheckter, South African race car driver and sportscaster


Petra Thümer
Petra Thümer, German swimmer and photographer


Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Malian academic and politician, Prime Minister of Mali


Susi Erdmann
Susi Erdmann, German luger and bobsledder


Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange
Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (d. 1647)


Andrew Loog Oldham
Andrew Loog Oldham, English record producer and manager


Raymond Keene
Raymond Keene, English chess player and author


Georges Catroux
Georges Catroux, French general and diplomat (d. 1969)


Lelio Sozzini
Lelio Sozzini, Italian humanist and reformer (d. 1562)


Henry Lee III
Henry Lee III, American general and politician, 9th Governor of Virginia (d. 1818)


Henry Ward Ranger
Henry Ward Ranger, American painter and academic (d. 1916)


Moses Cleaveland
Moses Cleaveland, American general, lawyer, and politician, founded Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1806)


Abdus Salam
Abdus Salam, Pakistani-British physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)


Edward Burns
Edward Burns, American actor, director, and producer


Mike Foligno
Mike Foligno, Canadian ice hockey player and coach


Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Spanish journalist and author (d. 1928)


Ernst Lubitsch
Ernst Lubitsch, German American film director, producer, writer, and actor (d. 1947)


Branko Miljkovi?
Branko Miljkovi?, Serbian poet and academic (d. 1961)


Dominik Hašek
Dominik Hašek, Czech ice hockey player


Franciscus Junius (the younger)
Franciscus Junius, pioneer of Germanic philology (d. 1677)


Wellington Koo
Wellington Koo, Chinese statesman (d. 1985)


Havergal Brian
Havergal Brian, English composer (d. 1972)


Natalie du Toit
Natalie du Toit, South African swimmer


Ann Jillian
Ann Jillian, American actress and singer


Marc Gasol
Marc Gasol, Spanish basketball player


Hassan Habibi
Hassan Habibi, Iranian lawyer and politician, 1st Vice President of Iran (d. 2013)


Jair Jurrjens
Jair Jurrjens, Dutch baseball player


Christian VII of Denmark
Christian VII of Denmark (d. 1808)


Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Indian colonel and politician


Jörg Hoffmann (swimmer)
Jörg Hoffmann, German swimmer


Katharina von Bora
Katharina von Bora, wife of Martin Luther; formerly a Roman Catholic nun (d. 1552)


Bettye LaVette
Bettye LaVette, American singer-songwriter


Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine, prominent for publishing Common Sense (1776), which established him as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States (d. 1809)


Greg Louganis
Greg Louganis, American diver and author


Romário, Brazilian footballer, manager, and politician


Peter Lundgren
Peter Lundgren, Swedish tennis player and coach


Pat Quinn (ice hockey)
Pat Quinn, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2014)


Ayd?n Y?lmaz
Ayd?n Y?lmaz, Turkish footballer


Sydney Chapman (mathematician)
Sydney Chapman, English mathematician and geophysicist (d. 1970)


Juhan Aavik
Juhan Aavik, Estonian-Swedish composer and conductor (d. 1982)


Süleyman Nazif
Süleyman Nazif, Turkish poet and civil servant (d. 1927)


Johann Georg Graevius
Johann Georg Graevius, German scholar and critic (d. 1703)


Sacha Distel
Sacha Distel, French singer and guitarist (d. 2004)


Ernst Kummer
Ernst Kummer, Polish-German mathematician and academic (d. 1893)


Tony Blackburn
Tony Blackburn, English radio and television host


Terry Kinney
Terry Kinney, American actor and director


Tatyana Chernova
Tatyana Chernova, Russian heptathlete


Germaine Greer
Germaine Greer, Australian journalist and author


W. C. Fields
W. C. Fields, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter (d. 1946)


Romain Rolland
Romain Rolland, French historian, author, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1944)


Pauline van der Wildt
Pauline van der Wildt, Dutch swimmer


Victor Mature
Victor Mature, American actor (d. 1999)


Giuseppe Bonno
Giuseppe Bonno, Austrian composer (d. 1788)


Patrick Lipton Robinson
Patrick Lipton Robinson, Jamaican lawyer and judge


Frederick Delius
Frederick Delius, English composer (d. 1934)


R. Norris Williams
R. Norris Williams, Swiss-American tennis player and banker (d. 1968)


Jan Jakub Kolski
Jan Jakub Kolski, Polish director, screenwriter, and cinematographer


Albert Gallatin
Albert Gallatin, Swiss-American ethnologist, linguist, and politician, 4th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1849)


Frederic Hymen Cowen
Frederic Hymen Cowen, Jamaican-English pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1935)


Ferenc Mádl
Ferenc Mádl, Hungarian academic and politician, 2nd President of Hungary (d. 2011)


Heather Graham
Heather Graham, American actress


Alice Catherine Evans
Alice Catherine Evans, American microbiologist (d. 1975)


Katharine Ross
Katharine Ross, American actress and author


Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck, American actor and businessman


Marián Varga
Marián Varga, Slovak organist and composer


Jim Nicholson (Northern Ireland politician)
Jim Nicholson, Northern Irish politician


John Forsythe
John Forsythe, American actor (d. 2010)


Evgeny Lovchev
Evgeny Lovchev, Russian footballer and manager


Kevin Shattenkirk
Kevin Shattenkirk, American ice hockey player


Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan, American economist and politician, 62nd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives


Anton Chekhov
Anton Chekhov, Russian playwright and short story writer (d. 1904)


Kunimitsu Takahashi
Kunimitsu Takahashi, Japanese motorcycle racer and race car driver


Sara Gilbert
Sara Gilbert, American actress, producer, and talk show host


Karol Olszewski
Karol Olszewski, Polish chemist, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1915)


Robin Morgan
Robin Morgan, American actress, journalist, and author


Countess Amalie Elisabeth of Hanau-Münzenberg
Countess Amalie Elisabeth of Hanau-Münzenberg (d. 1651)


Elio Petri
Elio Petri, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 1982)


Safee Sali
Safee Sali, Malaysian footballer


Tommy Ramone
Tommy Ramone, Hungarian-American drummer and producer (d. 2014)


Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey, American talk show host, actress, and producer, founded Harpo Productions


Yeshayahu Leibowitz
Yeshayahu Leibowitz, Russian-Israeli biochemist and philosopher (d. 1994)


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


Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst
Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, English field marshal and politician, 19th Governor General of Canada (d. 1797)


Daniel Auber
Daniel Auber, French composer (d. 1871)


Paul Rabaut
Paul Rabaut, French pastor (d. 1794)


Joe Primeau
Joe Primeau, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1989)


José Abreu (baseball)
José Abreu, Cuban baseball player


Linda B. Buck
Linda B. Buck, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate


Charlie Wilson (singer)
Charlie Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer


Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Japanese singer


Peter Baumann
Peter Baumann, German keyboard player and songwriter


Nakjoon, South Korean-American singer
Shay Logan, English footballer
Biagio Pagano, Italian footballer
Rachna Khatau, Indian-American actress and singer
Ivan Klasnic, German-Croatian footballer
Mohammed Yusuf, Nigerian Islamist leader, founded Boko Haram (d. 2009)
Stacey King, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
John Anthony Gallagher, English-New Zealand rugby player
Nicholas Turturro, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
Gia Carangi, American supermodel (d. 1986)
Gra?yna Miller, Italian journalist and poet
Ron Franscell, American author and journalist
Philippe Dintrans, French rugby player
Christian Bjelland IV, Norwegian businessman and art collector
Teresa Teng, Taiwanese singer (d. 1995)
Andy Roberts, Caribbean cricketer
Fereydoon Forooghi, Iranian singer-songwriter (d. 2001)
David Byron, English singer-songwriter (d. 1985)
Bobby Scott, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 1990)
Veturi Sundararama Murthy, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 2010)
Tommy Taylor, English footballer (d. 1958)
Raman Subba Row, English cricketer and referee
Leslie Bricusse, English playwright and composer
Joseph Kruskal, American mathematician and computer scientist (d. 2010)
Edward Abbey, American environmentalist and author (d. 1989)
Amelita Ramos, 11th First Lady of the Philippines
Paddy Chayefsky, American author and screenwriter (d. 1981)
Jack Burke Jr., American golfer
Geraldine Pittman Woods, American science administrator and embryologist (d. 1999)
John Raitt, American actor and singer (d. 2005)
John Serry Sr., Italian-American concert accordionist and composer (d.2003)
Bill Peet, American author and illustrator (d. 2002)
Barnett Newman, American painter and etcher (d. 1970)
E. P. Taylor, Canadian businessman and horse breeder (d. 1989)
Allen B. DuMont, American engineer and broadcaster, founded the DuMont Television Network (d. 1965)
Muna Lee, American poet and author (d. 1965)
Elizaveta Gerdt, Russian ballerina and educator (d. 1975)
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1960)
Julio Peris Brell, Spanish painter (d. 1944)
Florida Ruffin Ridley, African-American civil rights activist, teacher, editor, and writer (d. 1943)
Mary Whitwell Hale, American teacher, school founder, and hymnwriter (d. 1862)
Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 1857)
Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1777)
Juan de Galavís, Spanish Roman Catholic archbishop of Santo Domingo and Bogotá (d. 1739)
Giuliano Bugiardini, Italian painter (d. 1555)
Shi Zong, emperor of the Liao Dynasty (d. 951)