Famous People Born On January 12th

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People born on 12th of January are more sociable and friendly as compared to others in the zodiac. Extremely sincere and devoted by nature, these people are persistent with whatever they pursue. Ruled by the planet Jupiter, those born on this day have great appetite for learning and are voracious readers. Very diplomatic by nature, these Capricorns love to socialize and are outspoken and hardly shy away from voicing their opinions. Though extremely ambitious by nature, achieve great heights in their career; however at times tend of show off. Their generosity may at times land them in trouble. These people also tend to preoccupy themselves in daydreaming, which is one of their very few negative traits.

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 1 
Jeff Bezos
(The Founder & Executive Chairman of Amazon)
Jeff Bezos
315
Birth Year: 1964
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

The founder and CEO of the multi-national technology company Amazon, Jeff Bezos is the wealthiest man in the world. Jeff, who left his lucrative job at an investment firm to fulfil his entrepreneurial ambition, also owns the newspaper, The Washington Post, and its affiliate publications along with a spaceflight company, Blue Origin.

 2 
Zayn Malik
(Singer)
Zayn Malik
121
Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Bradford, England
Popular singer Zayn Malik shot to fame with the television reality show The X Factor and later became a part of a hugely successful band One Direction. Afterwards, Zayn Malik set out to establish his solo career and released his debut album, Mind of Mine, which made him a star. The singer has also made an entry into fashion world.
 3 
Naya Rivera
(Actress and Singer Best Known for Playing 'Santana Lopez' on 'Glee (2009-2015)')
Naya Rivera
74
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: Valencia, Santa Clarita, California, United States
Died: July 8, 2020

A talented actress who felt deeply about social issues, Naya Rivera was known for playing roles that reflected her standing on issues like racism and queer representation. She openly championed for LGBT+ rights, immigrants' rights, and women's rights. The brilliant young woman met a tragic end when she drowned in a lake in 2020.

 4 
Kirstie Alley
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Rebecca Howe’ in the TV Series ‘Cheers’)
Kirstie Alley
38
Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: December 5, 2022

Kirstie Alley graduated from being an interior designer to participating in game shows, and then stepped into showbiz. She is known for her rib-tickling comedy and her Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning performance as Rebecca Howe in Cheers. She was also part of Dancing with the Stars and Celebrity Big Brother.

 5 
Joe Frazier
(The First Boxer to Defeat Muhammad Ali)
Joe Frazier
30
Birth Year: 1944
Birthplace: Beaufort, South Carolina, United States
Died: November 7, 2011
Joe Frazier, nicknamed “Smokin' Joe,” was a star heavyweight champion who won the boxing gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Known for his legendary 1971 “Fight of the Century” against Muhammad Ali and his defeat in the “Thrilla in Manila,” Frazier had scored 32 wins in his career.
 6 
Issa Rae
(Co-Creator, Co-Writer, and Star of the HBO Television Series ‘Insecure’)
Issa Rae
36
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Issa Rae is known for her award-winning YouTube series Awkward Black Girl and the HBO series Insecure. Her YouTube channel has promoted the works of Black artists. She made it to the Glamour 35 Under 35 and the Forbes 30 Under 30 lists and was also featured on TIME 100.

 7 
Rob Zombie
(Founding Member of the Heavy Metal band 'White Zombie')
Rob Zombie
21
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States

The founding member of the popular heavy metal band White Zombie, Rob Zombie is an American singer-songwriter, voice actor, and filmmaker. Having incorporated horror and sci-fi themes into his music and lyrics from the beginning of his career, Zombie often entertains his audience visually in his live shows; he is credited with popularizing shock rock theatricality.

 8 
Jack London
(Novelist & Journalist)
Jack London
18
Birth Year: 1876
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: November 22, 1916

Jack London was an American novelist, social activist, and journalist. A pioneer of American magazines and commercial fiction, London was one of the first authors from the US to become an international celebrity. His life and work inspired several films, such as the 1943 movie Jack London and 1980 film Klondike Fever. He was also portrayed in several TV series.

 9 
Rush Limbaugh
(Conservative Political Commentator and Host of 'The Rush Limbaugh Show')
Rush Limbaugh
73
Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
Died: February 17, 2021
Mostly known for his controversial comments on the LGBT community, sexual consent, and climate change, Rush Limbaugh has hosted The Rush Limbaugh Show, one of the highest-rated in the U.S. He has also hosted a TV show, written several books, including two bestsellers, and won the Presidential Medal of Freedom
 10 
Rachael Harris
(Actress)
Rachael Harris
16
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Worthington, Ohio, USA
 11 
Oliver Platt
(Best Known for His Roes in the Films: ‘Flatliners’, ‘Beethoven’, ‘Indecent Proposal’ and ‘The Three Musketeers’)
Oliver Platt
8
Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Windsor, Canada
Oliver Platt is best known for his Emmy-nominated roles in the series The West Wing, Huff, and Nip/Tuck. He has been part of movies such as Frost/Nixon, Dr. Doolittle, and Simon Birch, and has also voiced characters in animated films such as Wonder Woman and Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return.
 12 
Zack de la Rocha
(Vocalist and Lyricist of the Rock Band 'Rage Against the Machine')
Zack de la Rocha
16
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States

Rapper Zack de la Rocha, the vocalist for the rock band Rage Against the Machine, also formed the duo One Day as a Lion with drummer Jon Theodore. He supports vegetarianism and the Zapatista (EZLN) movement of Mexico. He also testified against the U.S.’s treatment of Abu-Jamal, at the U.N. 

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Toto Wolff
(Austrian Former Racing Driver, Investor and CEO of ‘Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team’)
Toto Wolff
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Birth Year: 1972
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Former racing driver Toto Wolff is the CEO and 30% stakeholder of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Formula One Team. He has been part of the Austrian and German Formula Ford championships. He later established the investment firms Marchfifteen and Marchsixteen. He supports underprivileged children through the Mary Bendet Foundation.
 14 
Haruki Murakami
14
Birth Year: 1949
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Japanese writer Haruki Murakami has authored bestselling works such as Norwegian Wood and Kafka on the Shore, which explore the genres of surrealism and magic realism. He has also translated works by J. D. Salinger and Raymond Carver. He has been named to Time 100 and has won numerous awards.
 15 
Do Kyung-soo
(K-Pop Singer)
Do Kyung-soo
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Birth Year: 1993
Birthplace: Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

South Korean singer and actor, Do Kyung-soo, is best known for his association with the South Korean-Chinese boy group, Exo. Interested in singing from primary school, he joined Exo in 2012. As an actor, he has appeared in many TV shows and films. In 2019, he enlisted as an active duty soldier for his mandatory military service.

 16 
Melanie C
(Singer-songwriter)
Melanie C
20
Birth Year: 1974
Birthplace: Whiston, England
 17 
Olivier Martinez
(French Actor Known for His Films: 'Un, deux, trois, soleil' and 'The Horseman on the Roof')
Olivier Martinez
10
Birth Year: 1966
Birthplace: Paris, France
French actor Olivier Martinez gained fame with his César Award-winning performance in Un, deux, trois, soleil. He has also appeared in Hollywood films such as Unfaithful and S.W.A.T. He is a polyglot who is fluent in French, Spanish, and English. He was married to Halle Berry in the past.
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Pixie Lott
(Singer-songwriter)
Pixie Lott
10
Birth Year: 1991
Birthplace: Bromley, London, England
 19 
Dominique Wilkins
(Basketball Player)
Dominique Wilkins
5
Birth Year: 1960
Birthplace: Paris, France
 20 
John Lasseter
(Animator & Director of Several Pixar Films Like 'Toy Story,' 'A Bug's Life,' & 'Cars')
John Lasseter
1
Birth Year: 1957
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Animator and director John Lasseter is best known for films such as Toy Story and A Bug's Life. He won two Academy Awards, one for Toy Story and the other for Tin Toy. He was the CEO of Pixar and Walt Disney Feature, but later quit amidst sexual misconduct allegations.
 21 
Tim Horton
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Defenceman)
Tim Horton
6
Birth Year: 1930
Birthplace: Cochrane, Ontario, Canada
Died: February 21, 1974
 22 
Ira Hayes
(Military Leader)
Ira Hayes
13
Birth Year: 1923
Birthplace: Sacaton, Arizona, United States
Died: January 24, 1955
 23 
Georgia May Jagger
(Fashion Model and Designer)
Georgia May Jagger
7
Birth Year: 1992
Birthplace: West End, London, England

Born to Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger and supermodel Jerry Hall, Georgia May Jagger was no stranger to the entertainment world in childhood. Now a popular model in her own right, she has promoted many brands such as Hudson Jeans and Louis Vuitton. She has also ventured into designing.

 24 
Charles Perrault
(Iconic French Author Who Laid the Foundations for a New Literary Genre, the 'Fairy Tale')
Charles Perrault
4
Birth Year: 1628
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: May 16, 1703

Most people have grown up reading fairy tales such as Little Red Riding Hood and Puss in Boots. However, they aren’t probably aware that these folk tales were first collated and presented under the genre fairy tales, as Tales of Mother Goose, by 17th-century French author Charles Perrault.

 25 
Jeremy Camp
(Singer, Musician)
Jeremy Camp
9
Birth Year: 1978
Birthplace: Lafayette

Jeremy Camp is an American singer and songwriter who specializes in Contemporary Christian music and Christian rock genres. Over the years, he has won several awards, such as the GMA Dove Awards and ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Awards. Jeremy Camp's life and career have inspired the 2020 Christian romantic drama film, I Still Believe.

 26 
Alexandra Wentworth
(Actress)
Alexandra Wentworth
6
Birth Year: 1965
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
 27 
Sam Richardson
(Actor)
Sam Richardson
7
Birth Year: 1984
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
 28 
Lee Bo-young
(Actress)
Lee Bo-young
12
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Lee Bo-young is a South Korean actress best known for playing Jang Hye-sung in the popular television series I Can Hear Your Voice, for which she received several awards, including three SBS Drama Awards. Also known for her charity work, Lee Bo-young frequently donates to charitable causes along with her husband Ji Sung. She is also active in environmental causes.

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Cynthia Addai-Robinson
3
Birth Year: 1985
Birthplace: London, England
 30 
Raekwon
(Rapper)
Raekwon
11
Birth Year: 1970
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, U.S.
 31 
John Singer Sargent
(American Expatriate Artist and One of the Leading Portrait Painters of His Generation)
John Singer Sargent
4
Birth Year: 1856
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: April 14, 1925

John Singer Sargent, an artist active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was considered the "leading portrait painter of his generation." Prolific in his output, he created more than 2,000 watercolors and around 900 oil paintings. He also made numerous sketches and charcoal drawings. He painted with remarkable technical acumen and was internationally known for his expertise.   

 32 
Tex Ritter
(Singer)
Tex Ritter
5
Birth Year: 1905
Birthplace: Murvaul, Texas, USA
Died: January 2, 1974
 33 
Ella Henderson
(Singer-songwriter)
Ella Henderson
5
Birth Year: 1996
Birthplace: Lincolnshire, England
 34 
Katherine MacGregor
(Actress)
Katherine MacGregor
3
Birth Year: 1925
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
Died: November 13, 2018
 35 
Luise Rainer
(The First Actress to Win Consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actress)
Luise Rainer
0
Birth Year: 1910
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: December 30, 2014

Luise Rainer, the first actor to win consecutive Academy Awards, had decided to make a career as an actor after watching a circus performance at age 6. A prominent stage actor in Germany, she secured an MGM movie deal and move to the U.S. during the Nazi regime.

 36 
Shirley Eaton
(Actress and Author Known for Her Role as ‘Jill Masterson’ in the Film ‘Goldfinger’)
Shirley Eaton
7
Birth Year: 1937
Birthplace: Edgware, Middlesex, England

Shirley Eaton is an English model and actress best known for her portrayal of Bond Girl Jill Masterson in the popular 1964 spy film Goldfinger. At the peak of her career, Eaton retired from acting in order to devote herself to her family. In 1999, she made a comeback as an author and published an autobiography titled Golden Girl.

 37 
Marián Hossa
(Slovak Former Professional Ice Hockey Right Winger)
Marián Hossa
1
Birth Year: 1979
Birthplace: Stará Ľubovňa, Slovakia

Marián Hossa is a Slovak retired ice hockey player best known for winning the prestigious Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010, 2013, and 2015. Marián Hossa, who accumulated 525 goals during his illustrious career, was made an inductee of the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2020.

 38 
Ray Price
(Singer)
Ray Price
0
Birth Year: 1926
Birthplace: Perryville, Texas, United States
Died: December 16, 2013
 39 
Tom Dempsey
(American Football Player)
Tom Dempsey
2
Birth Year: 1947
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
 40 
Scott Burrell
(Basketball coach)
Scott Burrell
0
Birth Year: 1971
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
 41 
James Farmer
(Civil Rights Activist)
James Farmer
1
Birth Year: 1920
Birthplace: Marshall, Texas, United States
Died: July 9, 1999
 42 
Raf Simons
(Belgian Fashion Designer)
Raf Simons
0
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Neerpelt, Belgium

Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons initially gained fame as a furniture designer and later established his own menswear label. Inspired by music and arts, his label has gradually turned its focus to simple silhouettes. He has also been associated with Dior and is now the co-creative director of Prada.

 43 
Amerie
(Singer-songwriter, author and actress)
Amerie
4
Birth Year: 1980
Birthplace: Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States
 44 
Heather Mills
(Former Model, Businesswoman and Ex-Wife of Paul McCartney)
Heather Mills
14
Birth Year: 1968
Birthplace: Aldershot, Hampshire, England
Model Heather Mills lost her left leg in an accident but continued to model using a prosthetic leg. She was previously married to singer Paul McCartney. An avid animal rights activist, she is associated with organizations such as Viva! She has appeared on reality shows like Dancing with The Stars.
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Drew Pearson
(American football player)
Drew Pearson
3
Birth Year: 1951
Birthplace: South River, New Jersey, United States
 46 
Christiane Amanpour
(Journalist, Television Host and Chief International Anchor for CNN)
Christiane Amanpour
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Birth Year: 1958
Birthplace: London, England
British-Iranian journalist Christiane Amanpour is best known as the anchor of the CNN interview show Amanpour. She has also hosted PBS’s Amanpour & Company. She was criticized for her biased and pro-Muslim coverage of the Bosnian War. She has also been a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of Expression.
 47 
Deena Nicole Cortese
(Television personality)
Deena Nicole Cortese
1
Birth Year: 1987
Birthplace: New Egypt, New Jersey, USA
 48 
Claude Giroux
(Canadian Ice Hockey Player Who Plays as a Forward)
Claude Giroux
0
Birth Year: 1988
Birthplace: Hearst, Ontario, Canada

Claude Giroux is a Canadian ice hockey player who plays as a forward for the Ottawa Senators of the NHL. He has also played for other popular clubs like the Florida Panthers and the Philadelphia Flyers. In 2022, Claude Giroux won the NHL All-Star Game MVP award.

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Joseph Joffre
(Commander-in-Chief of French Forces During the World War I)
Joseph Joffre
0
Birth Year: 1852
Birthplace: Rivesaltes, France
Died: January 3, 1931

Known as the Victor of the Marne and Papa Joffre, French military commander Joseph Joffre is remembered for his exploits at the Western Front during and after World War I. Following the German invasion of Verdun, he lost his command over the army and was made the Marshal of France.

 50 
Per Gessle
(Swedish Pop Singer Known as the Primary Songwriter and One Half of the Swedish Pop Rock Duo 'Roxette')
Per Gessle
1
Birth Year: 1959
Birthplace: Halmstad, Sweden

Per Gessle is a Swedish singer, musician, and songwriter. He is best known as one half of the famous pop rock duo Roxette, which he founded alongside Marie Fredriksson in 1986. Roxette achieved international success before its disbandment in 2019 following Fredriksson's death.

Personality Traits & Characteristics of Famous People Born on January 12th

Personality
Known for their single-mindedness and great commitment towards whatever they pursue, people born on this particular day achieve great heights in their career. Intellectually inclined, these people at times present themselves as more adventurous, than they really are. Outgoing by nature, they are also effective communicators, and can be relied upon with confidential matters. They also seek to be center of attention and in order to achieve their goals they tend to neglect their personal life.

Health
While pursuing their goals, people born on this day often tend to overlook their health. They may end up getting overweight and malnourished if they keep putting their work ahead of their physical well-being. It is advisable for them to keep an eye on their daily diet and also follow a regular exercise routine.

Finance
People born on January 12 are not very astute when it comes to handling their finances. Even though they earn well, their overspending habits may often put them under a lot of debt. Planning their finances in advance is very important for these Capricorns.  

Career
Very dedicated and hardworking individuals, those born on this particular day may achieve success in whatever they pursue; however, finalizing a career path is a challenge for them. Due to their focus, dedication and hardworking nature, they can achieve great success in politics, and sports coaching.

Relationships, Marriage & Children
Those born on this day are drawn to people who possess a relaxed and casual approach towards their life. However, some may also fall for those who are alike in their focus and dedication. However, due to their shyness, they may find it difficult to approach others. Parenthood helps them grow emotionally.

Trivia
Lucky Colors:  Purple & Black
Lucky Numbers: 3, 4
Lucky Days (of the Month): 3rd & 4th
Lucky Days (of the Week): Thursday & Saturday