Famous People Born On January 11th

Driven by a sense of social justice and a very kindhearted nature, people born on 11th of January are very idealistic. A little less ambitious than the other Capricorns, these are emotional individuals, who love helping others in whatever ways possible. Known for their trustworthiness and strong will power, people born on this day however, have a tendency to be a little stubborn and opinionated. However, with age, they learn to adapt to difficult situations and grow a little more tolerant. These are intelligent individuals, who owing to their focus and determination achieve great heights in their career. They are very optimistic who believe in fairness and justice, and attract a lot of friends with their charm and cheerful personality.

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 1 
Alexander Hamilton
(American Revolutionary and Founding Father of the United States)
Alexander Hamilton
118
Birth Year: 1755
Birthplace: Charlestown, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Died: July 12, 1804

Known as America’s one of the most influential Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and served as the first secretary of the treasury. He also fought in the American Revolutionary War and was considered as a leading votary of the strong central government.

 2 
Mary J. Blige
(Rapper, and Actress Known as "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul")
Mary J. Blige
67
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

Mary J. Blige is a popular singer-songwriter and actress. Having sold 80 million records worldwide, she is one of the best-selling female artists of all time. Referred to as the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary is credited with influencing the fusion of R&B and hip hop. She often gets featured in lists like The 100 Greatest Women in Music.

 3 
Jamie Vardy
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Jamie Vardy
52
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Considered a late bloomer in the world of soccer, Jamie Vardy became the oldest player to win the Premier League Golden Boot award when he scored the maximum number of goals during the 2019–20 Premier League season. Apart from his goal-scoring abilities, Jamie is also known for his direct approach and relentless running.

 4 
Carroll Shelby
(Automotive Designer & Racing Driver)
Carroll Shelby
24
Birth Year: 1923
Birthplace: Leesburg, Texas, United States
Died: May 10, 2012

An automobile designer known for his involvement with the AC Shelby Cobra and Ford Mustang, Carroll Shelby was also a well-known racing driver, and a successful entrepreneur, who established Shelby American after a heart ailment put an end to his racing career.  Meanwhile, he also ran a a high-performance driving school and published a memoir entitled The Carroll Shelby Story.

 5 
Rachel Riley
(TV Presenter)
Rachel Riley
24
Birth Year: 1986
Birthplace: Rochford, Essex
Rachel Riley is best known as a co-host of the puzzle show Countdown and its spin-off, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. An avid mathematician, she also co-hosted The Gadget Show and It's Not Rocket Science. She also participated in the 11th season of Strictly Come Dancing.
 6 
Son Ye-jin
(Actress)
Son Ye-jin
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Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Suseong District, Daegu, South Korea

Regarded as one of the most versatile actresses of South Korea, Son Ye-jin is also one of the highest-paid Korean actresses. She gained international recognition after playing prominent roles in films like The Truth Beneath and The Last Princess and in the popular TV series Crash Landing on You. She is also one of the most decorated South Korean actresses.

 7 
Amanda Peet
(Actress)
Amanda Peet
29
Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Actress Amanda Peet achieved wider recognition with crime comedy film The Whole Nine Yards. She later worked in a wide range of films including The Way, Way Back and Sleeping With Other People. The actress, who began her career on Broadway and did several commercials, has also appeared in television series Jack & Jill and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

 8 
Naomi Judd
(American Actress and Singer Best Remembered as One-Half of the Country Music Duo 'The Judds')
Naomi Judd
13
Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: Ashland

Naomi Judd was an American actress and singer. She is best remembered as one-half of the country music duo, The Judds, which won nine Country Music Association awards and five Grammy Awards between 1980 and 1991. Naomi Judd stopped performing in 1991 due to health reasons. In 2022, she was made an inductee of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

 9 
William James
(Philosopher, Psychologist)
William James
13
Birth Year: 1842
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 26, 1910

William James was an American psychologist and philosopher. Widely regarded as the father of American psychology and one of the most influential American philosophers, James was the first educator in the United States to offer a course in psychology. He is also credited with co-founding a psychological school of thought called functional psychology and establishing a philosophical school called pragmatism.

 10 
Shareef O'Neal
(American Professional Basketball Player Who Plays as a Power Forward / Center)
Shareef O'Neal
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Birth Year: 2000
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Shareef O'Neal, son of legendary basketball player Shaquille O'Neal, plays college basketball for the Southeastern Conference team LSU Tigers. He was redshirted in his first season with the UCLA Bruins. He had a heart condition and later underwent surgery and also wore a monitoring device during practice.
 11 
Marc Blucas
(American Actor Known for His TV Series: ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, ‘Necessary Roughness’ and ‘Underground’)
Marc Blucas
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Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
Illustrious for playing hearttrobe Riley Finn in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marc Blucas was initially seen playing supporting roles on television and films. Before embarking upon his acting career, he played basketball with Wake Forest Demon Decons. He also planed a career as an attorney, but found his calling in acting. 
 12 
Clarence Clemons
(Best Known as the Saxophonist of the Rock Band 'The E Street Band')
Clarence Clemons
7
Birth Year: 1942
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Died: June 18, 2011

Clarence Clemons, also popular as The Big Man, gained fame as the saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. While he joined the Maryland State College on both football and music scholarships, a car accident later ended his football dreams. He also had his own band, The Red Bank Rockers.

 13 
Leroy Sané
(German Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Winger)
Leroy Sané
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Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Essen, Germany

Leroy Sané is a German professional football player who played a prominent role in helping Manchester City win the EFL Cup and the Premier League for which he was named PFA Young Player of the Year for the 2017–18 season. Also an important member of the German national team, Sané can also represent France as he also holds French citizenship.

 14 
Theodosius I
(Emperor)
Theodosius I
14
Birth Year: 0347
Birthplace: Coca, Segovia, Spain
Died: January 17, 0395

Theodosius I, or Theodosius the Great, ruled as the Roman emperor from 379 to 395. He made Christianity the state religion of his empire and constructed architectural marvels, such as the Column of Theodosius, the Golden Gate, and the Theodosian Walls, in Constantinople. He ended conflicts with the Goths and barred pagan rituals in the Olympics.

 15 
Albert Hofmann
(The First Person to Synthesize LSD)
Albert Hofmann
8
Birth Year: 1906
Birthplace: Baden
Died: April 29, 2008

Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann was the first known person to synthesize the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Interested in science from a young age, he studied chemistry at the University of Zürich. As a chemist, he conducted several significant studies and authored more than 100 scientific articles and books. He was a recipient of the prestigious Scheele Award.

 16 
Alice Paul
(American Quaker, Feminist, Suffragist, and Women's Rights Activist)
Alice Paul
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Birth Year: 1885
Birthplace: Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey, United States
Died: July 9, 1977

Alice Paul was an American Quaker, feminist, suffragist, and women's rights activist. She is best remembered for strategizing events like the Silent Sentinels and the Woman Suffrage Procession, which resulted in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920. Alice Paul often displayed courage while confronting police brutality for her activism.

 17 
John A. Macdonald
(The First Prime Minister of Canada (1878 - 1891))
John A. Macdonald
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Birth Year: 1815
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: June 6, 1891

John A. Macdonald was the first prime minister of Canada. A dominant figure in Canadian politics for half a century, he was a lawyer by profession before venturing into politics. As a politician, he was influential in building Canada’s new government. To date, he remains one of the highest-rated prime ministers in Canadian history. 

 18 
Emile Heskey
(English Former Professional Footballer)
Emile Heskey
14
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Leicester, England
 19 
Rod Taylor
(Australian Actor Known for His Films: ‘The Time Machine’, ‘One Hundred and One Dalmatians’ and ‘Inglourious Basterds’)
Rod Taylor
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Birth Year: 1930
Birthplace: Lidcombe, Australia
Died: January 7, 2015
Australian actor Rod Taylor is best remembered for his roles in films such as Time Machine, The Birds, and Zabriskie Point. He also voiced Pongo in the 1961 film One Hundred and One Dalmatians and appeared on stage, too. His final film role was as Winston Churchill in Inglourious Basterds
 20 
Darryl Dawkins
(Basketball player)
Darryl Dawkins
3
Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida
Died: August 27, 2015
 21 
Danny Carvajal
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right Back)
Danny Carvajal
8
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: Leganés, Spain
 22 
Lindsay Arnold
(Professional Dancer)
Lindsay Arnold
13
Birth Year: 1994
Birthplace: Provo, Utah, United States
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Rockmond Dunbar
(Actor)
Rockmond Dunbar
5
Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, USA
 24 
Rahul Dravid
(Indian Cricket Coach and Former Captain of the Indian National Team)
Rahul Dravid
19
Birth Year: 1973
Birthplace: Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Nicknamed The Wall for his resilient batting in Test cricket, Rahul Dravid was known for his unmatched concentration. He was selected for the Indian cricket squad while pursuing his MBA. Apart from winning the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, he has also been named to the ICC Hall of Fame.

 25 
Möngke Khan
(4th Khagan-Emperor of the Mongol Empire from 1251 to 1259)
Möngke Khan
4
Birth Year: 1209
Birthplace: Gobi Desert
Died: August 11, 1259

Möngke Khan reigned as the fourth khagan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire. He made several important reforms to improve the Mongol Empire's administration. Under his reign, the empire conquered Syria and Iraq and had conflicts with the Delhi Sultanate of India.

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Paddy Mayne
(One of Britain's Most Highly Decorated Soldiers in Second World War)
Paddy Mayne
2
Birth Year: 1915
Birthplace: Newtownards, County Down, Ireland
Died: December 14, 1955

Paddy Mayne was not just a British Army lieutenant colonel but also a legendary rugby player who had represented both Ireland and the British Lions. He was also known for his reckless behavior, including his drunken brawls. He was part of a huge debate after being denied the Victoria Cross.

 27 
Tom Ward
(British Actor Known for His Role as ‘Dr. Harry Cunningham’ in the TV Series ‘Silent Witness’)
Tom Ward
4
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: Swansea, Wales

Son of academic John Powell Ward, Tom Ward is known for his decade-long role of Dr. Harry Cunningham in the series Silent Witness. He has previously won Celebrity Mastermind and has played the titular role in The Infinite Worlds of H. G. Wells. He is also a skilled stage fighter.

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Cody Simpson
(Australian swimmer, Actor and Singer-songwriter)
Cody Simpson
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Birth Year: 1997
Birthplace: Gold Coast, Australia
Apart from releasing three pop albums, Australian singer/actor Cody Simpson has also acted in the film The Smiley Face Killers and a Broadway musical. A Part of USC's Trojan Swim Elite team, he has qualified for the trials of the 100m butterfly event of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
 29 
John Piper
(American pastor)
John Piper
9
Birth Year: 1946
Birthplace: Chattanooga

John Piper is a theologian and pastor. He is the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Previously, he taught biblical studies at Bethel University and preached at Bethlehem Baptist Church. He believes in the theological doctrine of sola fide. He is the founder of desiringGod.org, named for his 1986 book Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist.  

 30 
Prithvi Narayan Shah
(First Ruler of the Kingdom of Nepal)
Prithvi Narayan Shah
6
Birth Year: 1723
Birthplace: Gorkha, Nepal
Died: January 15, 1775

Prithvi Narayan Shah reigned as the King of Gorkha from 1743 to 1768. He also reigned as the King of Nepal from 1768 to 1775. As the first ruler of the Kingdom of Nepal, Shah began the unification of Nepal. Due to his efforts to unify Nepal, Prithvi Narayan Shah is regarded as the Father of the Nation.

 31 
Jamelia
(Singer-songwriter)
Jamelia
5
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Handsworth, Birmingham, England
 32 
Kailash Satyarthi
(Child Rights Activist)
Kailash Satyarthi
18
Birth Year: 1954
Birthplace: Vidisha, India

Kailash Satyarthi is an Indian social reformer who won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. Satyarthi is best known for his campaign against child labor in India. Kailash Satyarthi is credited with founding several social activist organizations like Global March Against Child Labour, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, and Global Campaign for Education.

 33 
Christine Kaufmann
(First German Actress to Win the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year)
Christine Kaufmann
3
Birth Year: 1945
Birthplace: Lengdorf, Styria, Austria
Died: March 28, 2017

German-Austrian actress, author, and businesswoman Christine Kaufmann gained attention of post-war German movie audiences with her performances in films like Rosen-Resli, Der schweigende Engel and Ein Herz schlägt für Erika. She became the first German to be honoured with Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress for her performance in the drama film Town Without Pity.

 34 
Judith Exner
(American Writer and Memoirist)
Judith Exner
6
Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 24, 1999
 35 
Muhammed Lawal
(Wrestler)
Muhammed Lawal
3
Birth Year: 1981
Birthplace: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
 36 
Siti Nurhaliza
(Singer)
Siti Nurhaliza
11
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Kampung Awah, Malaysia
 37 
Grant Tinker
(Television producer and executive)
Grant Tinker
3
Birth Year: 1926
Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Died: November 28, 2016
 38 
Kaliko Kauahi
(Actress)
Kaliko Kauahi
2
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Lawai, Hawaii, United States
 39 
Tony Allen
(Basketball player)
Tony Allen
2
Birth Year: 1982
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 40 
Felix Silla
(Actor from Italy best known for his role as Cousin Itt in the series, The Addams Family)
Felix Silla
3
Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: Roccacasale, Abruzzo, Italy
Died: April 16, 2021
 41 
Lionel Stander
(Actor)
Lionel Stander
3
Birth Year: 1908
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Died: November 30, 1994
 42 
Harry Gordon Selfridge
(business magnate)
Harry Gordon Selfridge
3
Birth Year: 1856
Birthplace: Ripon
Died: May 8, 1947
 43 
Abdullah the Butcher
(Canadian Retired Professional Wrestler)
Abdullah the Butcher
4
Birth Year: 1941
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
 44 
Demario Davis
(Football player)
Demario Davis
4
Birth Year: 1989
Birthplace: Brandon, Mississippi, United States
 45 
Louisa Johnson
3
Birth Year: 1998
Birthplace: Thurrock, England
 46 
Kim Young-kwang
(Actor)
Kim Young-kwang
6
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea
 47 
Jean Chrétien
(20th Prime Minister of Canada (1993 - 2003))
Jean Chrétien
4
Birth Year: 1934
Birthplace: Shawinigan, Canada
Jean Chrétien was the Canadian prime minister from 1993 to 2003. He has previously served in cabinet posts such as the minister of justice and the minister of finance. He has led the Liberal Party of Canada and helped in the passage of the Clarity Act.
 48 
Leonard Skinner
(Basketball coach, Businessman)
Leonard Skinner
1
Birth Year: 1933
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Died: September 20, 2010
 49 
Eva Hesse
(American Sculptor)
Eva Hesse
1
Birth Year: 1936
Birthplace: Hamburg, GermanyEva Hesse
Died: May 29, 1970

Born in Germany, Eva Hesse moved with her family to England, and then to the U.S., in a bid to escape the Nazi regime. Her death due to brain tumor at age 34 cut short her dynamic career. A sculptor and painter, she experimented with media such latex, metal, and mesh.

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Aldo Leopold
(American Author & Environmentalist Who is Best Known for His Book 'A Sand County Almanac')
Aldo Leopold
4
Birth Year: 1887
Birthplace: Burlington
Died: April 21, 1948

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 11th

Personality
Those born on this particular day are extremely focused, composed individuals who can go to great lengths to achieve whatever they seek. With moon as their ruling planet, these individuals are extremely creative and instinctive. Blessed with artistic skills, these people are however, a tad low on their confidence and a little insecure in their relationships. These Capricorns are very good with assessing situations but tend to be a little inflexible at times.

Health
While being compassionate and taking care of others, these people often tend to overlook their own physical and emotional well-being. These individuals need to maintain a balanced and nutritious diet, and also need to inculcate a daily exercise routine into their lifestyle.

Finance
Those born on this day are experts when it comes to managing their finances, which is basically due to their good judgment skills. They earn well and at times tend to show off their riches.

Career
Being compassionate and kindhearted by nature, these people tend to prefer career options which offer them a chance to help others. The best suited career options for these people are teaching, counseling and psychology. They also thrive in fields like politics, social work and astrology.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
People born on 11th of January are extremely loyal and devoted in their relationships and tend to be drawn towards partners who inspire them. However, due to having a practical outlook towards life, these people are very picky when it comes to choosing a partner. They value tradition and culture and thus tend to make loving yet a little strict parents.

Trivia
Lucky Colors:  Black & Brown
Lucky Numbers: 2, 3
Lucky Days (of the Month): 2nd & 3rd
Lucky Days (of the Week): Saturday & Monday